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Does the active duty and Air National Guard/reserve screen officers for mental defect?
Witnes | 21 Dec 2011 | Racehorse

Posted on 12/21/2011 3:28:19 PM PST by Racehorse

I was just getting my hair cut at the Lackland AFB (now something called a joint base) when this guy in a leather flight jacket . . . probably from the National Guard or the Air Force reserves next door . . . challenges his femsle barber . . . "Do you smoke?"

This pissy officer explains, barbers smoke and he can't stand the smell of tobacco smoke on their breath as they cut his hair.

But, he can smell and enjoy the scent of JP-4.

This flying officer needs to be identified and removed from flying status . . . or removed from training and discharged.


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KEYWORDS: military; officercorps; vanity
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1 posted on 12/21/2011 3:28:21 PM PST by Racehorse
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To: Racehorse

Yes, the Air Force does screen its pilots for mental defect. If they have one—or more, they are qualified to fly.


2 posted on 12/21/2011 3:30:31 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama means crooked.)
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To: Racehorse

I’m not sure that discharging servicemen for being rude is in our national best interests.


3 posted on 12/21/2011 3:30:31 PM PST by Egon (The difference between Theory and Practice: In Theory, there is no difference.)
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To: Racehorse

Smokers stink. Is that news to you?


4 posted on 12/21/2011 3:30:52 PM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: Racehorse
Lots of officers are crazy. Some are brilliant.

If he doesn't like the haircut at the BX, he should have his long-suffering wife cut his hair.

/johnny

5 posted on 12/21/2011 3:31:22 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: Egon
I’m not sure that discharging servicemen for being rude is in our national best interests.

I would like to discharge their CIC for being rude, though.

6 posted on 12/21/2011 3:32:09 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
If it's a 4-ship flight, it's got a 160 IQ.

/johnny

7 posted on 12/21/2011 3:32:24 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: pgkdan

I smoke . . . wael . . . sometimes I do.

Bet on your best day, I smell better than you.

Trust me . . . you do not want to advance another silly insult my way.


8 posted on 12/21/2011 3:38:39 PM PST by Racehorse (Always preach the Gospel . . . . Use words if necessary.)
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To: Racehorse

And what do you fly ?

Or rather, what type of desk do you fly ?


9 posted on 12/21/2011 3:38:57 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Racehorse

Mental illness is about self disclosure. You can’t diagnose it. They guy was probably just a dick.


10 posted on 12/21/2011 3:42:15 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: Racehorse
This has to be the dumbest vanity I have ever read.

Congratulations on filling up FR bandwidth with useless drivel!

11 posted on 12/21/2011 3:46:13 PM PST by Gritty (I don’t need proof to execute a man. I only need proof that it’s necessary.-Che Guevara)
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To: Racehorse

Smoking addiction is a mental defect.


12 posted on 12/21/2011 3:46:44 PM PST by omega4179 (We can't wait!............. for the end of an error.....1-20-13)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Aberrant behavior in a post barber shop . . .

Is this not sn indicstion the officer should be removed from Instructor Pilot duties or removed from pilot training?


13 posted on 12/21/2011 3:46:49 PM PST by Racehorse (Always preach the Gospel . . . . Use words if necessary.)
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To: Racehorse

Does Congress screen Senators and Reps for mental defects? (obviously not)


14 posted on 12/21/2011 3:47:45 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Gritty

And then following it up with threats like “Trust me . . . you do not want to advance another silly insult my way.” This person doesn’t really sound like he’s hitting on all cylinders.


15 posted on 12/21/2011 3:48:00 PM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: Racehorse

So.... this officer expressed their opinion that smokers smell like smoke. And somehow this offends you. Guess what, you have the right to be offended, just as the officer has the right to express their opinion.


16 posted on 12/21/2011 3:48:37 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: Racehorse

I don’t give a care if he is rude to his barber. I care if he will go into harms way and rudely bomb our enemies.


17 posted on 12/21/2011 3:49:58 PM PST by Molon Labbie (Occupiers- The world is watching....and alternatively laughing and vomiting)
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To: Racehorse

Not at all. But I wouldn’t upset a barber who is cutting my hair and has a razor at his/her disposal near my neck. My comment is just because someone can fly an aircraft does not mean he (or she) has the sense God gave a turnip. And having spend four decades with the Air Force and DoD, I would tend to bet on the turnip.


18 posted on 12/21/2011 3:51:55 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama means crooked.)
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To: Racehorse

It wasn’t a silly insult. Smokers do stink. It’s the way things are and no matter how much perfume or breath spray you use, you cannot cover it up if you have just finished smoking. Get over yourself. And I don’t believe threats such as you made are really condoned here.


19 posted on 12/21/2011 3:52:45 PM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: TigersEye
Does Congress screen Senators and Reps for mental defects?

Why, yes.

Very successfully, too, it would appear.

20 posted on 12/21/2011 3:54:14 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: maine yankee

You’re quite right.

At my age and in retirement . . . I fly nothing but a keyboard.

But . . . I do know a lot about flighlines, aircraft msintesance, pilots, and chains of command.

KMA.
Thank you,
R.


21 posted on 12/21/2011 3:54:37 PM PST by Racehorse (Always preach the Gospel . . . . Use words if necessary.)
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To: Billthedrill
Her constituents did the screening not Congress.

They replaced her with Hank "Guam might capsize" Johnson.

22 posted on 12/21/2011 3:57:09 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: omega4179
Smoking addiction is a mental defect.

But anti-smokers are way worse:

Anti-Smokers:
Mao Tse Tung
Stalin
Hitler

Smokers:
Churchill
Einstein
Oppenheimer
23 posted on 12/21/2011 3:58:37 PM PST by microgood
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To: Racehorse
You don't know much about spelling.

KYOA
LOL
TE

24 posted on 12/21/2011 4:00:08 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Racehorse

Dude, you smoke and he hurt your feelings. Sounds to me like he isn’t one of the usual PC officers I see so much of around the base. He doesn’t like the smell of smoke on a persons breath who is in his face cutting his hair. Who does?

With that said most flyers are a-holes in my experience. Doesn’t mean they have mental problems.


25 posted on 12/21/2011 4:00:17 PM PST by ChuckHam
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To: Racehorse
This pissy officer explains, barbers smoke and he can't stand the smell of tobacco smoke on their breath as they cut his hair.

That sounds like another Air Farce prima-donna. Occifers can be like that, y'know.

But, he can smell and enjoy the scent of JP-4.

Did he say that? They should use JP-8 now.........

26 posted on 12/21/2011 4:02:08 PM PST by Sarajevo
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To: Racehorse

I’d rather smell JP-4 than the stench of a cigarette on someone’s breath six inches from my face.


27 posted on 12/21/2011 4:02:42 PM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: TigersEye

Ah, yes, I had forgotten about Guam’s imminent peril. I sure hope they got the anchors in place.


28 posted on 12/21/2011 4:05:34 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Racehorse
This flying officer needs to be identified and removed from flying status . . . or removed from training and discharged.
One of the most ignorant and preposterous posts I've ever read on FR.
You are an @sshat.
29 posted on 12/21/2011 4:08:35 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Racehorse

Sounds like a typical member of the AF fighter pilot mafia.

You shoulda looked for his squadron patch.


30 posted on 12/21/2011 4:09:02 PM PST by Tailback
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To: Racehorse

He was a dick, but well within his right.

Your vanity is silly, much more so than the “zipper” was.

I was an officer in aircraft maintenance...your arguments are invalid, and may God have mercy on you.


31 posted on 12/21/2011 4:11:11 PM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Billthedrill

I understand that they are ringing the island with water wings to keep it from tipping or sinking until a permanent (next Stimulus) solution can be found.


32 posted on 12/21/2011 4:12:19 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Racehorse
Trust me . . . you do not want to advance another silly insult my way.

Sounds like abberant behavior to me.

34 posted on 12/21/2011 4:29:33 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Racehorse
I don't need a pack either so stuff it right back. lol

I see that you jump the shark and get rude with others for no reason regularly.

35 posted on 12/21/2011 4:29:33 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Sarajevo

No JP-8 is old hat, they should now be using that $18.00 a gallon biofuel. Hardly stinks at all, except for the Odor that always accompanies corruption.


37 posted on 12/21/2011 4:41:24 PM PST by itsahoot (Throw them all out! Especially the Frugal Socialists who call themselves Republicans.)
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To: Racehorse
But . . . you took the cheap, easy slut shot, didn’t you?

You set the tone for cheap shots here so stop whining like a little girl about it.

39 posted on 12/21/2011 4:49:29 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: omega4179
Smoking addiction is a mental defect.

Anal retentive busybodies are even worse.......

40 posted on 12/21/2011 4:54:05 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Be good, Santa is coming)
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To: Scotsman will be Free
I’d rather smell JP-4 than the stench of a cigarette on someone’s breath six inches from my face.

I don't know. I spent a week on an aircraft carrier and the smell of JP-5 was everywhere, in your clothes, in your skin, everywhere. I had to wash my clothes many times to get that stench out of them. Yuk!
41 posted on 12/21/2011 4:54:13 PM PST by microgood
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To: Scotsman will be Free
I’d rather smell JP-4 than the stench of a cigarette on someone’s breath six inches from my face.

You left out the "BAAAAAAAAAAAAA".......

Better to live one day as a lion than one hundred years as a sheep."-

42 posted on 12/21/2011 4:58:52 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Be good, Santa is coming)
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To: Racehorse
. . . so, gth.

You first! :-)

44 posted on 12/21/2011 5:06:46 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: microgood

Thsnk you for archiving this list of fools who think nobody else ever worked with JP Fuel.

Must be a Ron Paul strain of insanity.


45 posted on 12/21/2011 5:08:10 PM PST by Racehorse (Always preach the Gospel . . . . Use words if necessary.)
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To: TigersEye

Go where, first?


46 posted on 12/21/2011 5:11:24 PM PST by Racehorse (Always preach the Gospel . . . . Use words if necessary.)
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To: Racehorse

th


47 posted on 12/21/2011 5:12:43 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Racehorse

I’m a retired officer, and this is a waste of bandwidth. Try to be more civil and less threatening, it just brings out your immaturity.


48 posted on 12/21/2011 5:13:48 PM PST by IAmNotAnAnimal (1/509th Army Ranger Retiree - Go Swamp Dogs!)
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To: Hot Tabasco
You left out the "BAAAAAAAAAAAAA"....... Better to live one day as a lion than one hundred years as a sheep."-

Smoking makes you a lion, does it? Interesting.

49 posted on 12/21/2011 5:22:00 PM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: Hot Tabasco

You need to clarify your post. It’s nonsensical. Are you trying to state that I’m a sheep because I’d rather smell JP-4 than someone’s stench filled mouth? If you’d rather smell a human’s stench filled mouth than you are just one weird asshole.


50 posted on 12/21/2011 5:23:44 PM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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