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(Time)   The US military enjoys sex, violence, and sexual violence   (battleland.blogs.time.com) divider line 157
    More: Obvious, U.S., U.S. military, Palm Center, UCLA School of Law, Aaron Belkin, San Francisco State University, adulation, sex crimes  
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2012-07-19 04:49:08 PM  

Gaseous Anomaly:
To be fair, "workplaces" where you live and spend 100% of your time *should* have more relaxed standards about flirtation, dating, etc. than your typical office. (I first encountered this idea reading blogs about Antarctica).


I agree, and I also think the standards we have in the corporate world are a joke. That said, the "100% of your time" workplace concept fits with deployment, but not much else. Most soldiers are working something akin to 9-5 (not counting PT), in hospital, office, workshop etc. environments the majority of their time.

A big reason for that (and a lot of the other "daily" problems the military faces) is because the promotion system is so thoroughly screwed up, but that is neither here nor there.
 
2012-07-19 07:54:25 PM  

Boatmech: Mr. Breeze: Boatmech: The Voice of Doom: HotWingAgenda
Boatmech: Omahawg: the navy wives of san diego get lonely during west pac.

i'm glad i was there for them

[failblog.files.wordpress.com image 500x395]

Oh, snap.

[party-pooper]
More like fail-fail since the caption doesn't say anything about a wife or a spouse or that there's a relationship between that boy and the belly...
[/party-pooper]

Meh,[i206.photobucket.com image 300x280]just say'n
[r27.imgfast.net image 24x24]

You know, deployed personnel get 2 weeks R&R with their family...

[www.forgetfoo.com image 350x264]

You know, that joke has been around so long I'm tempted to troll you sanctimonious asshats.
Since I'm busy -

[r27.imgfast.net image 64x64]


/pause it for LOLs


Ah, so you're just drunk or retarded.

I'll go with the latter.
 
2012-07-19 08:19:53 PM  
anyone else getting bored with weekly manufactured rape hysteria articles?

/gf raped me this morning
//raped her right back
 
2012-07-19 08:26:20 PM  

ordinarysteve: And I used to think I used too many commas and was a condescending prick.


Well, at least you know yourself, so you've got that going for you.
 
2012-07-19 08:35:37 PM  

ciberido: ordinarysteve: And I used to think I used too many commas and was a condescending prick.

Well, at least you know yourself, so you've got that going for you.


ohhhh burn. you're witty as well as functionally retarded
 
2012-07-20 01:27:23 AM  

Mr. Breeze: Boatmech: Mr. Breeze: Boatmech: The Voice of Doom: HotWingAgenda
Boatmech: Omahawg: the navy wives of san diego get lonely during west pac.

i'm glad i was there for them

[failblog.files.wordpress.com image 500x395]

Oh, snap.

[party-pooper]
More like fail-fail since the caption doesn't say anything about a wife or a spouse or that there's a relationship between that boy and the belly...
[/party-pooper]

Meh,[i206.photobucket.com image 300x280]just say'n
[r27.imgfast.net image 24x24]

You know, deployed personnel get 2 weeks R&R with their family...

[www.forgetfoo.com image 350x264]

You know, that joke has been around so long I'm tempted to troll you sanctimonious asshats.
Since I'm busy -

[r27.imgfast.net image 64x64]


/pause it for LOLs

Ah, so you're just drunk or retarded.

I'll go with the latter.


Hmm, so, Einstein what part of the joke do you not understand?
 
2012-07-20 05:54:45 PM  

Coming on a Bicycle: ciberido: Coming on a Bicycle: Typical Californian, ivory tower, PC drivel. Not that I disagree with his points, but his statements are sweeping, his choice of words makes every hair on my back stand up straight, and the veneration of his own set of symbols makes his words totally ironic.

So ... he's right, but ... what he says is "PC drivel." How's that cognitive dissonance working for you?

Oh, is "cognitive dissonance" too ivory tower for you? Sorry.

He's right that the armed forces run along with forces of acceptance in society, and that in general, closed groups with strong hierarchies tend to have all sorts of issues. He's stupid in trying to derive 'meaning' from that. He's completely off-his-rocker wrong for assuming that the armed forces are somehow unique in this respect. He's blind to the fact that he replaces society's set of venerated symbols (the military) with his own set of venerated symbols ('impermeability of the soldiers body' and whatnot). And he's bloody, bloody irritating for wrapping all of that up in some sort of Marcusian expose, with ditto language.


...What TFA were you reading? He was pointing out that a) we have one of those systems, b) we worship it, especially by thinking that soldiers are all Superman, and c) we need to address it.

Nothing in there should even come as a surprise. And he neither made it up or claimed the military was unique in their structure--just in their size.

/For example, Penn State has a similar problem. Look how the community reacted to Victim One...
 
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