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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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