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Navy's new gender-neutral carriers won't have urinals
CNN ^ | 7/16/2012

Posted on 07/16/2012 12:00:33 PM PDT by A'elian' nation

"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.

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.

Heads will be attached to berthing compartments. Currently, many sailors have to traverse a passageway between a berthing and a head.

Urinal drain pipes clog more than toilets and therefore can be smellier and costlier to maintain."

Poor Gerald Ford. Still can't get any respect. These new class of carriers should have Obama's name on every 'head.' Navy vet here just shaking his head - the one on my shoulders.

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KEYWORDS: aircraftcarriers; altereddate; gender; navy; squattopee; urinals
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1 posted on 07/16/2012 12:00:37 PM PDT by A'elian' nation
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To: A'elian' nation

Get used to sitting on a bunch of wet seats after waiting in a long line.


2 posted on 07/16/2012 12:03:34 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: A'elian' nation
Always breaking new ground in the ongoing struggle for equality.

Aren't we proud.

3 posted on 07/16/2012 12:05:16 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: A'elian' nation

You vill be das sitzpinkler!!


4 posted on 07/16/2012 12:05:16 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: A'elian' nation

My God.


5 posted on 07/16/2012 12:06:43 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY- IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: A'elian' nation

Non-story. Many newer ships were already sans urinals. Sea water clogs the smaller pipes too easily.


6 posted on 07/16/2012 12:07:40 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: A'elian' nation
Gonna need one of these up in every one of them now.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1121/593475153_2d553be0cb.jpg

7 posted on 07/16/2012 12:08:07 PM PDT by KC_Lion (The Supreme Court issued their ruling on Obamacare. Soon, We the People shall issue ours.)
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To: A'elian' nation

“Urinal drain pipes clog more than toilets and therefore can be smellier and costlier to maintain.”

I see no reason to believe THIS piece of excrement from CNN over any other POS they excrete.


8 posted on 07/16/2012 12:08:34 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: A'elian' nation

They also don’t have poop decks. Maybe they didn’t like the French origin of the word.


9 posted on 07/16/2012 12:10:32 PM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: A'elian' nation

Procedures for number 1: Go topside, pee in a cup and toss piss over the side. Don’t let the XO see you.


10 posted on 07/16/2012 12:10:53 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: A'elian' nation

hehehe...toilet seats soon to be covered with black shoe polish in the female heads.

hehehe...clear plastic soon to be placed and pulled tight between the toilet seat and the toilet bowl.

LOLLOLOLOLOL


11 posted on 07/16/2012 12:11:57 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: A'elian' nation

Love to see how they deal with “hot bunking”.


12 posted on 07/16/2012 12:17:54 PM PDT by AU72
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To: A'elian' nation

“Urinal drain pipes clog more than toilets and therefore can be smellier and costlier to maintain.”

Huh? Does that make sense to anyone?


13 posted on 07/16/2012 12:18:12 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: A'elian' nation

Pee over the rail and there is a reason that they call it the “poop” deck.
;-)
LLS


14 posted on 07/16/2012 12:18:47 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: A'elian' nation

it is obvious that these here so called “designers” have never had to pee in gale force seas........ what a bunch of blithering idiots..

although you could bolt a trough to the bulkhead, with downspouts emptying into the commodes....

just make sure to flush ALL the commodes when done....


15 posted on 07/16/2012 12:18:58 PM PDT by joe fonebone (I am the 15%)
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To: central_va
There's an upwind and down wind joke in here somewhere...hehehe
16 posted on 07/16/2012 12:19:29 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Melas

“Sea water clogs the smaller pipes too easily.”

I kinda doubt that even Sailors piss sea water!/sarc.


17 posted on 07/16/2012 12:20:36 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: A'elian' nation

SOOOOOOO! Who cleans the toilets sprayed all over and drenched in Urine from those who suck at aiming their magical wands? Thats one of the primary reasons for Urinals! STUPID! Teach the women to pee in them! It works!


18 posted on 07/16/2012 12:21:12 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: SandRat

Take one of those little plastic ketchup packets, fold it in half and place it, crimped ends in, between the seat bumpers and the bowl.


19 posted on 07/16/2012 12:28:19 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: A'elian' nation
Ah, WTH, go ahead and neuter everybody in the Navy. That's what their goal is anyway.

These admirals and Sec Nav’s need to be keel-hauled.

20 posted on 07/16/2012 12:29:41 PM PDT by ryan71
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To: A'elian' nation

Women don’t normally share public restrooms with men. Being a man, I have. I think they will be amazed how many times they have to wipe the seat before they sit down.


21 posted on 07/16/2012 12:30:41 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: A'elian' nation

Liberal men see no problem with this.

they’ve been squatting to pee all of their lives


22 posted on 07/16/2012 12:32:38 PM PDT by digger48
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To: A'elian' nation
This is ridiculous. I suppose next they will be putting dividers between the toilets so you can't see each other.

Or will this just be what both the men AND the women use:


23 posted on 07/16/2012 12:33:04 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Beagle8U

hehe...we’re both having flash backs to the stunts we’d pull in H.S..


24 posted on 07/16/2012 12:33:28 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Beagle8U

There is a south park joke here, but I’ll keep my mouth shut...


25 posted on 07/16/2012 12:36:32 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama Kills))
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To: A'elian' nation

On our boat

Men at Sea Sit Down to Pee!
-— by order of the Skipper


26 posted on 07/16/2012 12:37:26 PM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: A'elian' nation

“Heads will be attached to berthing compartments.”

Did anyone but me read that as “birthing compartments”?

In the near future shall our ships come with nurseries?


27 posted on 07/16/2012 12:39:33 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: A'elian' nation

They’ve got a whole freaking ocean. What do they need urinals for?..............


28 posted on 07/16/2012 12:39:33 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: LibLieSlayer

and why so many sailors go missing overboard at night...


29 posted on 07/16/2012 12:40:35 PM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: A'elian' nation

Chickification.


30 posted on 07/16/2012 12:43:29 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: silverleaf

Captain’s Mast for leaving the seat up!


31 posted on 07/16/2012 12:49:09 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: Beagle8U

Urinal cakes dissipate in air. The small pieces often get wedged in the trap and do not melt due to submergence. Second, uric acid crystals work havoc on these systems and can clog over time. Crappers just flush it all away.


32 posted on 07/16/2012 12:52:28 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: A'elian' nation

My grandfather must be rolling over in his grave. He served 20 years in the U.S. Navy. He served in WWII and on the USS Pennsylvania. He was a proud patriot and I think he would not like this one bit.

When will the Navy provide prayer rooms for the Muslims? Will there also be special date nights for the homosexuals?

I wonder how many years it will take, before all of the insanity is truly considered normal.


34 posted on 07/16/2012 1:02:21 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: True Republican Patriot

You know, I have to wonder what female sailors during “that time of the month” anyway? As a woman, I cannot imagine dealing with that little detail in any sort of wartime or in those sorts of accommodations. It’s a simple fact of biology that men don’t deal with and women do (most women anyway). What on earth are we thinking?!


35 posted on 07/16/2012 1:07:22 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: cuban leaf

I detest the trend toward unisex toilets in public places (they aren’t everywhere but I do run into them on occasion). However, I always wipe the seat nowadays anyway, because even the ladies (I use the term loosely) restrooms are prone to being “sprinkled”. I blame hovering but who knows what the real reason is. Whatever it is, in the past 20 or 25 years many women have become piggys in the bathroom.


36 posted on 07/16/2012 1:10:00 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: Beagle8U
Huh? Does that make sense to anyone?

None what so ever.....

37 posted on 07/16/2012 1:12:46 PM PDT by Gamecock (We don't come to Christ to be born again; rather, we are born again in order to come to Christ. RCS)
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To: A'elian' nation

No urinals?

The muslims just stand in them to wash their feet anyway.


38 posted on 07/16/2012 1:14:46 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: A'elian' nation

This was inevitable as the whole point of having women and gays Was to feminize the military, make it less aggressive and weaken morale.


39 posted on 07/16/2012 1:16:17 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: A'elian' nation

Back when I was on the submarine, the only rest I got was when I was sitting on the throne...looks like the skimmers will get to take some additional breaks!

I remember when a supply officer wandered into the head to sit on the throne and he flushed when they were blowing sanitaries...

The dingleberries were hanging off his face because he was looking down to make sure it went through the ball valve hole

Great fun...except for the SA that had to clean it up...


40 posted on 07/16/2012 1:19:19 PM PDT by montomike (Politics should be about service and not a lucrative, money-making opportunity!)
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To: A'elian' nation

When sequestration hits next January 1, all bathrooms on all naval surface ships will consist of an Obama unisex toilet—a ladder to a toilet seat mounted five feet off the side of the ship.


41 posted on 07/16/2012 1:21:33 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Da Bro' Gotsta Go!)
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To: cuban leaf

The urinals have dividers on land so that the homos can’t look at your willy.


42 posted on 07/16/2012 1:24:48 PM PDT by USAF80
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To: A'elian' nation

It is still sexist until they have coed showers and berthing compartments.

/s


43 posted on 07/16/2012 1:28:39 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: treetopsandroofs

it’s true..sea water and urine together create calcium deposits in pipes..a real PITA when underway. After being on the last class of subs that had them (585 class) the only way you can unclog them is large amounts of Citric acid. Put up with that for years on my last Fast Boat..USS Shark SSN 591.


44 posted on 07/16/2012 1:34:29 PM PDT by Bottom_Gun (Crush depth dummy - proud NRA member & Certified Instructor)
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To: cuban leaf
Why is one guy standing? Is he timing them?


45 posted on 07/16/2012 1:41:15 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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“Why is one guy standing? Is he timing them?”

Just checking for anyone prone to wide stances.


46 posted on 07/16/2012 2:22:06 PM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: A'elian' nation

the next step in the Navy’s dive into liberalism will be
co-ed restrooms and showers


47 posted on 07/16/2012 2:33:34 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: silverleaf
I thought the missing sailors were caused by Mermaids... dang... you learned me sumthin’! :-)

LLS

48 posted on 07/16/2012 3:30:10 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: SandRat

I like where you are going with this!

LLS


49 posted on 07/16/2012 3:32:03 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: brytlea

Those are just transvestite men dressing up to look like women!

LLS


50 posted on 07/16/2012 3:37:31 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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