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(Talking Points Memo)   Attention, Generals. Don't like sexual harassment? Want to send a message? This is how it's done   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 189
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2013-06-14 11:57:31 PM  

LDM90: Harassment bad. Shooting people ok.


Why yes, yes that's it exactly.
 
2013-06-14 11:58:22 PM  
Day-um!  I wish the US's generals would do that - but they'd be sued for threatening posture in a video or something.
 
2013-06-14 11:58:42 PM  
I was actually waiting for him to show a cute animation of an officer shooting the balls (or boobs) off of the sex abusers.
 
2013-06-15 12:00:40 AM  
Was that so goddamned difficult to articulate?
 
2013-06-15 12:01:53 AM  
Wow, now that's a general who is also a leader.
/nice find for sure, wow
 
2013-06-15 12:05:17 AM  
"If that does not suit you, then get out"

It gets better from there. Can we please get this guy here?
 
2013-06-15 12:06:19 AM  
Can we hire this guy... for Congress?
 
2013-06-15 12:06:21 AM  
GD that's awesome...
 
2013-06-15 12:06:57 AM  
He's no Sun Tzu.

"Don't like it then get out?" more like "Don't like it? I wouldn't invest in any hats."
 
2013-06-15 12:07:38 AM  

LDM90: Harassment bad. Shooting people ok.


Duh durr hurr durr, hurr durr durr hurr.
 
2013-06-15 12:08:33 AM  

Arkanaut: buzzcut73: buzzcut73: US Armed Forces and Joint Chief of Staff, I highly encourage you to tape this with our sitting JCS delivering the same speech. There were ones similar to it on AFN delivered by Admiral Mc Mullen when I was serving as a contractor, but the 'get out if you can't handle it' part needs to be there. Do it, now.

FTFM. I was Admiral Mike Mullen, not Mc Mullen.

You were Admiral Mike Mullen?


Not anymore.  Now another guy is doing it.
 
2013-06-15 12:08:57 AM  

browntimmy: Dear Jerk: He does have that leadership vibe.

I think the secret is to blink at a rate 4 times slower than everyone else.


No doubt. Also a cool demeanor, an articulate, principled message with clear consequences and above all, the authority.
But you have to wonder, he said that he has stated this message many times. Haven't people been taking him seriously?
 
2013-06-15 12:11:45 AM  
It's about time. When I was in Basic Training in 1979, we had one female platoon and three male platoons in our company. We were required to receive a two-hour block of instruction on rape prevention. The females were instructed on how to prevent rape, and the males were instructed on what to do when accused, and how to beat the rap.
 
2013-06-15 12:12:01 AM  

Stoker: Can we hire this guy... for Congress?


This guy wouldn't cut it in the US government. I suspect that he doesn't put up with lying and bullshiat.
 
2013-06-15 12:14:01 AM  
Wow, I almost forgot what a leader sounded like.
 
2013-06-15 12:14:09 AM  
If you don't like it, you get...

dr.jeebus.sydlexia.com

..a booting!
 
2013-06-15 12:14:36 AM  
Lt. General David Morrison - well done sir.
 
2013-06-15 12:19:41 AM  
I'm not Australian. I'm not military. But I just got told. That behavior you walk past is the behavior you accept. Damn straight
 
2013-06-15 12:21:26 AM  
I'd rather be marching up and down the square
 
2013-06-15 12:23:48 AM  
That man did not blink one time during that entire speech
 
2013-06-15 12:29:22 AM  

Bucky Katt: "then get out" good


That was awesome. And that guy almost owes me a new keyboard.

/note to self: Never eat or drink while reading Fark.
 
2013-06-15 12:31:32 AM  

Oh_Enough_Already: Women:

"We wanna be soldiers! We wanna be soldiers!  We wanna be soldiers!
We're just as tough as men! We're just as tough as men! We're just as tough as men!"

Joins military, gets treated just as shiatty as any man:

"Wah, they were mean to us! Make them be nice! We're just delicate women who need special protection!"


2/10.  You'll get a few bites.
 
2013-06-15 12:31:40 AM  
People who want to elect this guy to something need to keep in mind that the military is a different animal than politics. Military leadership is authoritarian. Political leadership is about figuring out where the people are going and then getting in front of them. It's a good idea to start these kinds of cultural changes in the military. It's easier. I wouldn't be shocked if the message originated with politicians and they had the general deliver it.

Also, people who like this kind of thing are free to join the military.

One of my points is we would have better politicians if we had a better populace.
 
2013-06-15 12:32:40 AM  

zerkalo: I'm not Australian. I'm not military. But I just got told. That behavior you walk past is the behavior you accept. Damn straight

-=-
Hmm, did you now. Do you have something you'd like to share with us?
 
2013-06-15 12:35:02 AM  
The only thing I previously knew about the Aussie Army was from And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda.  Put the two things together and I'd say they're a bunch of badasses.

/'never knew there were worse things than dying'
 
2013-06-15 12:36:52 AM  
Didn't blink... be frightened of that man.
 
2013-06-15 12:36:57 AM  
The behavior you walk past is the behavior you accept

We have a similar saying in the USA. Snitches get stitches.
 
2013-06-15 12:37:12 AM  
Brilliant!!...and now for the American rationalizations about why this can't be done in the US Army...4 -3 -2 -1....GO!
 
2013-06-15 12:39:13 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh_Enough_Already: Women:

"We wanna be soldiers! We wanna be soldiers!  We wanna be soldiers!
We're just as tough as men! We're just as tough as men! We're just as tough as men!"

Joins military, gets treated just as shiatty as any man:

"Wah, they were mean to us! Make them be nice! We're just delicate women who need special protection!"

2/10.  You'll get a few bites.


I'd go for 4 maybe 5 out of 10 because of that sprinkling of honesty to season the bait.
 
2013-06-15 12:40:42 AM  

Stoker: zerkalo: I'm not Australian. I'm not military. But I just got told. That behavior you walk past is the behavior you accept. Damn straight
-=-
Hmm, did you now. Do you have something you'd like to share with us?


Yes. Yes I did. Told I did.

or have you something useful to ask?
 
2013-06-15 12:46:00 AM  
Now that guy is a commander worthy of respect.
 
2013-06-15 12:46:57 AM  
He could be like super special forces at the U.N.
 
2013-06-15 12:52:54 AM  
Your punishment in the Aussie Army is to go into that man's office and explain why you shouldn't be punished.

Then  he kills you.
 
2013-06-15 12:52:54 AM  

bmwericus:

I like this guy, not a lot of ambiguity in him, a clean, clear message.

The USA could use a few like him in top leadership.

Actually, we have them.  Fewer all the time, though, as Obama is "cleaning house" of generals who would refuse to fire upon American citizens.  Those people, by and large, are the ones like Lt. General Morrison.
 
2013-06-15 12:59:41 AM  
BZ, General.
 
2013-06-15 01:01:47 AM  
So uhh... what happened?
Sounds like naked pictures or something?
 
2013-06-15 01:07:14 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: So uhh... what happened?
Sounds like naked pictures or something?


I'm glad I'm not the only person who's apparently been living under a rock. WTF happened? Did they tweet nude pictures of Barbra Streisand?

Eww...
 
2013-06-15 01:07:35 AM  
Big brass ones.
How do we recruit this guy for the US?
 
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2013-06-15 01:07:36 AM  
This guy is a champ. Cue political career in 3, 2, 1...
 
2013-06-15 01:08:31 AM  
"It's a pigs life,uh, mans life in the Australian army".jpg
 
2013-06-15 01:09:25 AM  

daisygrrl: I would like to have this man's babies.

That is all.


Your sexual harassment will not be tolerated.
 
2013-06-15 01:10:12 AM  
Straight talk + 1000 yard stare = leadership
 
2013-06-15 01:10:30 AM  

GeneralJim: bmwericus: I like this guy, not a lot of ambiguity in him, a clean, clear message.

The USA could use a few like him in top leadership.
Actually, we have them.  Fewer all the time, though, as Obama is "cleaning house" of generals who would refuse to fire upon American citizens.  Those people, by and large, are the ones like Lt. General Morrison.


Stick to debunking global warming, "General". We haven't had a purge any time recently.
 
2013-06-15 01:24:28 AM  
How is armmy formed? How can guy get comishuned?
 
2013-06-15 01:27:21 AM  
Wow. I'm not in the military, but I am a female in a male-dominated industry. I know for a fact that there are sexist arseholes in my place of employment who treat me like I'm an idiot because I'm a girl who is younger than them. A few weeks ago, after a long time working up the courage, I finally brought my concern to my boss. His exact response was, "well, what do you want ME to do about it?" That hurt, perhaps even worse than being mistreated in the first place.

With that recent experience in my mind, this video brought tears to my eyes. Well done, Australian Armed Forces. When you get the morale-sinking arseholes out of the way, your good employees, soldiers, whomever, can do their best work and reach their fullest potential, rather than stress about being treated in a disrespectful manner. And I'm not just talking about men who disrespect women. I'm talking about anyone who willfully makes work unnecessarily awful for anyone else.

/that was a good rant
//feeling better already
 
2013-06-15 01:29:27 AM  
It was like getting a tall cold glass of fresh milk after having to drink reconstituted powdered milk warm for months.

 Logical, honest, articulate...dang, we need to *demand* this of our leaders.

/we won't because we're too concerned with "winning" pointless political arguments.
//but it would be nice.
 
2013-06-15 01:29:44 AM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: I'm not gay, but I think I'm in love.


...and apparently I have daddy issues too.

/That was farking badass.
 
2013-06-15 01:41:32 AM  
Pretty Gottverdammt much. Good on him, and good on the Aussies for such leadership.
 
2013-06-15 01:50:47 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Your punishment in the Aussie Army is to go into that man's office and explain why you shouldn't be punished.

Then  he kills you.


Chuck Norris could learn a thing or two from this guy.

/Bravo.
 
2013-06-15 01:57:41 AM  
That was outstanding.
 
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