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Army mulls pros and cons of French manicures, tattoos in revised grooming policy
Yahoo ^ | October 28, 2011 | Laura Rozen

Posted on 10/28/2011 3:46:55 PM PDT by EveningStar

... Raymond Chandler, the sergeant major of the Army, tells Army Times correspondent Lance Bacon that in preparing updated Army regulations on grooming and appearance, he's taken to Facebook to debate the finer points of French manicures, earrings, pony tails, and tattoos for U.S. troops...

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: army; dadt; feminist; grooming; progressive; romantic
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1 posted on 10/28/2011 3:46:59 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

No more DADT and now we have the Army discussing French manicures, earrings, pony tails and that’s just the men......./S


2 posted on 10/28/2011 3:51:21 PM PDT by Lockbox (`)
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To: EveningStar

It won’t take long to turn our military into just a larger version of the Dutch Army, complete with a union, transvestite troopers, and an elite Bicycle Corps.


3 posted on 10/28/2011 3:52:12 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Lockbox

Pretty soon they will give the option of civilian clothing while on duty.


4 posted on 10/28/2011 3:53:05 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: EveningStar

SOLDIER: “Yeth, but where can I go to get a Brazillian body wax???”


5 posted on 10/28/2011 3:55:58 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: EveningStar

6 posted on 10/28/2011 3:56:42 PM PDT by Bobalu (More rubble, less trouble)
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Do You Love FR?

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Then Keep Your Forum Running And Donate

7 posted on 10/28/2011 4:06:08 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: EveningStar

Talking about this shows what a cluster f*** the services have become.


8 posted on 10/28/2011 4:13:32 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: EveningStar

Can’t have someone chip a nail on the battlefield.....

OMG it would like so totally ruin your entire day....


9 posted on 10/28/2011 4:17:38 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: EveningStar

This could get ugly. It smells like pre-GWOT, garrison Army stuff starting to come back now that the GWOT is (prematurely) winding down.

The only reason I don’t start howling at the moon in protest is b/c this SMA is the guy who killed the beret in ACUs, so he obviously has some common sense.

Time will tell.


10 posted on 10/28/2011 4:21:09 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: boomop1
Talking about this shows what a cluster f*** the services have become.
Not so fast ... at the least, we still separate men and women in boot camp.

Semper Fi ...
11 posted on 10/28/2011 4:23:41 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Argus

It won’t take long to turn our military into just a larger version of the Dutch Army, complete with a union, transvestite troopers, and an elite Bicycle Corps

Yep. Saw them in Kosovo. Would not have recognized except they were armed.


12 posted on 10/28/2011 4:29:18 PM PDT by animal172 (All aboard the Cain Train.)
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To: Argus
It won’t take long to turn our military into just a larger version of the Dutch Army, complete with a union, transvestite troopers, and an elite Bicycle Corps.

I don't believe the Dutch army has won a war since the War of the Palatine Succession ended in 1697.

13 posted on 10/28/2011 4:30:15 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: EveningStar

I am in mourning for my country. I grieve for my grandchildren and great grand children.
Please dear God save us and restore us to what we were before the PC crowd took over. Amen


14 posted on 10/28/2011 4:37:58 PM PDT by taillightchaser (The last hope for America--2012)
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To: Fiji Hill

And they barely squeaked by in that one.


15 posted on 10/28/2011 4:53:17 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Lockbox; Responsibility2nd; boomop1
Lockbox: No more DADT and now we have the Army discussing French manicures, earrings, pony tails and that’s just the men (emphasis mine)

Responsibility2nd: SOLDIER: “Yeth, but where can I go to get a Brazillian body wax???”

boomop1: Talking about this shows what a cluster f*** the services have become.

On behalf of those of us serving in the Army, especially those who are standing on the wall tonight, thank all of you for your continued support. Your comments truly show what you REALLY think about us.

16 posted on 10/28/2011 4:53:31 PM PDT by Gamecock (I’m so thankful for [the] active obedience of Christ. No hope without it. JGM)
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To: Gamecock

Get a sense of humor.


17 posted on 10/28/2011 4:56:31 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

Take a flying leap.


18 posted on 10/28/2011 5:00:55 PM PDT by Gamecock (I’m so thankful for [the] active obedience of Christ. No hope without it. JGM)
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To: Gamecock

Your sarc tag is broken.

I have the utmost repect for real soldiers who enlisted in a real army.

Too bad for you that the fags are now welcome. But - who didn’t see all this coming?


19 posted on 10/28/2011 5:03:35 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Gamecock
Your comments truly show what you REALLY think about us.

The comment was towards the policy which the political leaders made and not towards the military members who are serving.

20 posted on 10/28/2011 5:08:55 PM PDT by Lockbox (`)
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To: Gamecock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6cxNR9ML8k


21 posted on 10/28/2011 5:15:18 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Lockbox

That’s not what you said, now is it?


22 posted on 10/28/2011 5:17:01 PM PDT by Gamecock (I’m so thankful for [the] active obedience of Christ. No hope without it. JGM)
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To: Bobalu
Some women actually pay good $$$ for some nice woman to take quite a lot of time and effort and apply this hardened goop to their fingernails.

I'm a woman. I like nice clothes and a good hair style. I understand manicures/pedicures...but the bizarre fingernails made out of liquid acrylic? I am suspect of any female who does this. Not only does it look tacky (from just plain poor taste to the ridiculous)...but it makes me wonder what kind of mind they have. Honestly. I normally don't judge people, too much, on appearance if they are clean and neat...but these just set off a red flag...The longer and more intricately “designed” the bigger the flag.

Am I the only one?

Anyway, rant over. I'm sickened to see our wonderful military (the one thing the govt. does well) messed with.

No. No ear rings for men and no fake talons for the women. Stick with the tried and true. It has worked well...oh, I know, saying that makes me a “hater”. YET ANOTHER thing I hate...the ghetto-ization of our language. Arrrrrrrrrrrrgh.

23 posted on 10/28/2011 5:20:12 PM PDT by Pigsley
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To: EveningStar

Saddle shoes, vinyl bustiers, and toe rings were also mentioned.

One more step in taking our military professionalism down a few more notches.


24 posted on 10/28/2011 6:29:18 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Gamecock

Best to say we disagree and leave it at that.


25 posted on 10/28/2011 6:49:59 PM PDT by Lockbox (`)
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To: Lockbox; EveningStar
Don't worry the Taliban are way ahead of us ...


Yes the taliban enjoy eyeliner and yes they're holding hands ...
Article from: Photographs that show the Taliban in a new, unexpected light

Gallery found at: Thomas Dworzak: Portfolio (NWEB_DWT_CENTER)

Just weird ...BTW I had to wiki "french manicure" ... not nearly as interesting as its name. ;-)

26 posted on 10/28/2011 6:51:23 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Gamecock
It is not about the Troops it is about the head shed putting good people through degrading PC training. I pray for my comrades enduring these times for me.
27 posted on 10/28/2011 7:56:06 PM PDT by boomop1
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