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Navy's new gender-neutral carriers won't have urinals
CNN ^ | July 11, 2012 | Unattributed

Posted on 07/12/2012 11:55:30 AM PDT by QT3.14

Updated at 6:17 p.m. ET] The U.S. Navy's new class of carriers will be the first to go without urinals, a decision made in part to give the service flexibility in accommodating female sailors, the Navy says.

The change heralded by the Gerald R. Ford class of carriers – starting with the namesake carrier due in late 2015 – is one of a number of new features meant to improve sailors' quality of life and reduce maintenance costs, Capt. Chris Meyer said Wednesday.

Omitting urinals lets the Navy easily switch the designation of any restroom – or head, in naval parlance – from male to female, or vice versa, helping the ship adapt to changing crew compositions over time, Meyer said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: diversity; geldings; homosexualagenda; military; navy; urinal
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As we march forward in the feminization and emasculation of the military what next for the Navy?

A new enlisted rating Interior Decoratorman?

1 posted on 07/12/2012 11:55:47 AM PDT by QT3.14
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To: QT3.14

Yes they will...


2 posted on 07/12/2012 11:56:42 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1268 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: QT3.14

How much extra water will it waste to flush the five times a day or so that everyone needs to do a #1 with a #2 quantity of water which generally is only done once a day?


3 posted on 07/12/2012 11:59:05 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: QT3.14

Urinals were removed from the current carrier fleet years ago. Not really that big of a change as it sounds.


4 posted on 07/12/2012 12:00:58 PM PDT by America always
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To: Vigilanteman

Can’t they #1 off the bow?


5 posted on 07/12/2012 12:00:58 PM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: QT3.14

Urinals were removed from the current carrier fleet years ago. Not really that big of a change as it sounds.


6 posted on 07/12/2012 12:01:30 PM PDT by America always
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To: QT3.14

That’s swell!

Men, if you know there’s a queer waiting to use the stall after you, don’t bother to raise the seat, let him sit in your urine!


7 posted on 07/12/2012 12:01:29 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: QT3.14

palm trees inside each head to eliminate the odor?

Or are they no longer allowed to call the head, the head?


8 posted on 07/12/2012 12:02:32 PM PDT by RaceBannon (I wont vote for a gay marriage marxist gun grabber, or vote for Obama, either)
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To: Vigilanteman

That’s not much of a concern since Carriers make their own fresh water out of seawater.


9 posted on 07/12/2012 12:02:32 PM PDT by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: null and void

I know whay you mean but it WON’T be Urine!


10 posted on 07/12/2012 12:04:14 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: QT3.14
New male-specific UCMJ violations:

1. Failure to raise seat.

2. Leaving seat up.

11 posted on 07/12/2012 12:04:28 PM PDT by QT3.14 (USA: Likely only country in history with laws and policies that ensure self-destruction!)
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To: QT3.14
It is going to take a lot of stalls with doors.

Now is the time to buy stock in companies that make stalls.

12 posted on 07/12/2012 12:05:07 PM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: Sopater

P!$$ into the wind? Not THIS sailor .....


13 posted on 07/12/2012 12:07:03 PM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: QT3.14

But they will have tampon dispencers ......


14 posted on 07/12/2012 12:07:55 PM PDT by Kozak (The means of defence against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: Sopater
Can’t they #1 off the bow?

Nope. It's against the first law of the sea, Don't piss into the wind! The stern or the fantail maybe.

15 posted on 07/12/2012 12:09:12 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: QT3.14

Well, all I know is that I was up all night studying for my urine test...and I passed!


16 posted on 07/12/2012 12:09:21 PM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: Sopater

You try it with 30+ knots of wind coming over the bow.....
(:-)


17 posted on 07/12/2012 12:10:12 PM PDT by Kozak (The means of defence against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: Vigilanteman

Doesn’t matter, US Navy ships use salt water for flushing(got ALOT of that).


18 posted on 07/12/2012 12:10:18 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: QT3.14

urine trouble


19 posted on 07/12/2012 12:10:38 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Sopater

For the same reason you don’t spit into the wind.


20 posted on 07/12/2012 12:11:41 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Sporke

I spent time on the USS Ranger, making fresh water.


21 posted on 07/12/2012 12:13:10 PM PDT by brivette
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To: QT3.14

USS Fighting Goddess?

Capt. Chris Meyer said it improve sailors’ quality of life

Chris?

Admiral Pat Slickmountain agrees.


22 posted on 07/12/2012 12:13:55 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: tgusa

I thought everyone had enough sense to stand at the *leeward* rail.


23 posted on 07/12/2012 12:14:01 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: QT3.14
"Some things I can figure out myself"

some things I can figure out for myself

24 posted on 07/12/2012 12:14:45 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: QT3.14

3. Putting Black Boot Polish on the toilet seat.


25 posted on 07/12/2012 12:14:45 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: TurboZamboni
urine trouble

LOL! You mused be pissed off [pun intended].

26 posted on 07/12/2012 12:15:57 PM PDT by QT3.14 (USA: Likely only country in history with laws and policies that ensure self-destruction!)
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To: QT3.14

USS PAUL LYNDE
“Keeping The Seat Down”


27 posted on 07/12/2012 12:16:56 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Future generations will curse what we've done to them.)
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To: dragnet2
Coming soon.

The USS Raging Queen, visiting such man's ports as Key West and San Francisco.


28 posted on 07/12/2012 12:17:14 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: tgusa

Yeah, I’m no sailor. However, I believe that my understanding of wind direction and speed would lead me to the best place to relieve myself. ;-)


29 posted on 07/12/2012 12:17:29 PM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: QT3.14

30 posted on 07/12/2012 12:18:10 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: QT3.14
Every CV I was on (pre-wussification of the military) had a weather deck urinal bolted to the starboard side of the island, adjacent to the bomb farm and just outside of Flight Deck Control. Used at sea during flight ops because the ship's crew and air wing personnel literally did not have enough time between launches & recoveries to strike below for a p!$$. So what now, is there a port-a-potty on the flight deck to accommodate the hothouse flowers and Socialist bureaucrats running the Navy?
31 posted on 07/12/2012 12:18:45 PM PDT by twister881
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To: QT3.14

Male sailors will be forced to sit when urinating for sanitary reasons.


32 posted on 07/12/2012 12:18:56 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The First Bystander must be removed!)
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To: Vigilanteman
There was a piece on the Reagan awhile ago. It uses vacuum flush instead of water and it is a disaster.

There are two vacuum pumps (port and starboard) and they were nonfunctional more than not. The crewmembers were suffering from UTIs and kidney problems because they had to hold it too long due to down equipment.

On a single gender ship (in the good old days) you cold hang it over the side or ...go to the poop deck.

33 posted on 07/12/2012 12:20:20 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: pfflier
On a single gender ship (in the good old days) you cold hang it over the side or ...go to the poop deck.

I think the term "poop deck" is about to get a new meaning.

34 posted on 07/12/2012 12:21:25 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: QT3.14

Frees up a head they can use as a birthing room/nursery for the sex that doesn’t happen aboard ship.


35 posted on 07/12/2012 12:21:54 PM PDT by tbpiper
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To: Psycho_Bunny; All
USS PAUL LYNDE
“Keeping The Seat Down”

Navy's toilet designed for female crewmembers.


36 posted on 07/12/2012 12:22:27 PM PDT by QT3.14 (USA: Likely only country in history with laws and policies that ensure self-destruction!)
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To: dfwgator

Here is a picture of Capt. Chris Meyer and Admiral Pat Slickmountain, on board the USS Fighting Goddess.

37 posted on 07/12/2012 12:23:47 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: QT3.14
The change heralded by the Gerald R. Ford class of carriers –

Well, that pretty much explains it, the carrier named for one of this country's BIGGEST DISGRACES, wuss, p*ssy, RINO, bottom-feeding, POS, posing as a "Republican," so it stands to reason that all who serve aboard should be expected to "Squat to pee!"

This girly-guy, "cross the aisle" and bow to the wishes of the Rat Party in the name of "Bi-partisanship," abrogated his sworn obligation to uphold the Constitution and ignored our "Committment" as outlined in the Paris Peace Accords to intervene on the side of our allies (S. Vietnam) should the North make an effort to take over or conquer the South.

THIS Asshat, stood by and allowed this to happen which consigned HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of S. Vietnam (WHO WERE NAIVE ENOUGH TO "TRUST" US) to re-education camps, torture, executions and deaths as they attempted to escape their new COMMUNIST masters.

To this day, I have no idea what happened to the dozens and dozens of personal "Friends" and others (Vietnamese Army Personnel I worked with) I had developed during my 18-months tour of duty.

That was when I left the Republican Party and have since, been an "Independent, Conservative."

38 posted on 07/12/2012 12:23:56 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: QT3.14

Will there be a Kotex™ dispenser in every head?


39 posted on 07/12/2012 12:24:01 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: dragnet2
Chris and Pat....how appropriate


40 posted on 07/12/2012 12:26:46 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: brivette

That’s cool. I seem to remember spending a lot of my time making paint chips, and sparks. lol


41 posted on 07/12/2012 12:27:00 PM PDT by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: Sporke
Carriers make their own fresh water out of seawater.

s Been like that for a long time.

In my daye, sewage eas carried off in seawater.

42 posted on 07/12/2012 12:27:27 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Vigilanteman

Saltwater is used in the toilets


43 posted on 07/12/2012 12:30:47 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Sopater

Check wind direction, choose your rail and let fly.

Could also use the deck bucket.


44 posted on 07/12/2012 12:30:58 PM PDT by Argus
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To: QT3.14

Geesh, whatever happened to peeing over the side? they scared a fish might bite or saltspray might irritate their uhh skin.. bunch of wusses .. yup.


45 posted on 07/12/2012 12:31:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Sporke

All ships make fresh water, and fresh water is always a concern on carriers (nukes not so much), but toilets use seawater.


46 posted on 07/12/2012 12:32:55 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: QT3.14

What’s wrong with having a urinal there and still letting the women use the head.

Haven’t these people been to a Stanford football game?


47 posted on 07/12/2012 12:33:20 PM PDT by super7man
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To: QT3.14

Would this be the new Sitzen Pissen class carriers?


48 posted on 07/12/2012 12:34:52 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: central_va
Will there be a Kotex™ dispenser in every head?

Kamo Kombat Kotex?


49 posted on 07/12/2012 12:37:31 PM PDT by QT3.14 (USA: Likely only country in history with laws and policies that ensure self-destruction!)
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To: QT3.14
It seems to me like you could put 3 urinals in the same amount of space as two sit downs. On a ship were space is premium can a woman not use a sit down in the same room as a urinal. A room that has 2-3 urinals and a few sit downs is still gender neutral as long as both sex don't occupy at the same time.
50 posted on 07/12/2012 12:37:43 PM PDT by bayoung18
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