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(BBC)   U.S. military allowing uniform exemptions for more religions, including Jewish, Muslim, Wiccan, and Sikh. No word yet on Pastafarians   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 82
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2014-01-23 03:36:23 AM
Subby, it's only for the  real religions.
 
2014-01-23 03:38:07 AM
Great now they're going to let them bring knives to war.
 
2014-01-23 03:40:10 AM
Finally. The British and Indians have managed to maintain a professional, clean-cut image with Sikhs and Muslims. Israel has done it with Orthodox Jews complete with beards, sidecurls and tzitzis.
 
2014-01-23 03:48:55 AM
Remember when people 'in the know' were saying the US military was going to merge with the UN & we citizens would be subject to the new UN military -and- its laws?
Remember any of the other things they were saying?
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Like lowered standard of living in the US to match the rest of the world...
 
2014-01-23 03:52:56 AM

JSTACAT: Remember when people 'in the know' were saying the US military was going to merge with the UN & we citizens would be subject to the new UN military -and- its laws?
Remember any of the other things they were saying?
[img.fark.net image 640x480]
Like lowered standard of living in the US to match the rest of the world...


kylebstiff.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-01-23 03:53:43 AM
Dammit Steinberg, take that hat off!
 
2014-01-23 03:57:42 AM
Hey as long as they allow anyone the exemptions regardless of professed religions... Oh what's that?
 
2014-01-23 03:58:29 AM

Prophet of Loss: JSTACAT: Remember when people 'in the know' were saying the US military was going to merge with the UN & we citizens would be subject to the new UN military -and- its laws?
Remember any of the other things they were saying?
[img.fark.net image 640x480]
Like lowered standard of living in the US to match the rest of the world...

[kylebstiff.files.wordpress.com image 400x300]


Tin foil is for amateurs, gotta have the 'dillo helmet.
imageshack.com
 
2014-01-23 03:59:07 AM
Can I wear pin with the secret motto of Scientology:

"A fool and his money are soon parted." -- L. Ron Hubbard
 
2014-01-23 03:59:36 AM
What accommodations need to be made for wiccans?
 
2014-01-23 04:05:26 AM
This was an issue? I thought people knew when they signed up with the military that they were going to be required to give up their individuality for a job were everyone was forced to dress the same, have the same haircut, etc. etc.

Besides, don't most of the religions mentioned in TFA have some pretty concrete rules against killing people? The troops seemed to have reconciled their beliefs with that, but they think headgear is going to be the final straw with their god?
 
2014-01-23 04:07:34 AM
God cares what you wear, people. It's REALLY important to Him.

Also what you eat. Like pork. God will send you to Hell for eating pork.

And he needs your money. 10% of it. At least. Keep those checks coming or face the wrath of The Lord!
 
2014-01-23 04:09:05 AM

anuran: Finally. The British and Indians have managed to maintain a professional, clean-cut image with Sikhs and Muslims. Israel has done it with Orthodox Jews complete with beards, sidecurls and tzitzis.


I thought the orthadox ones lived on the dole and 'studied' their religion 23/7 instead of being useful to society?
 
2014-01-23 04:09:46 AM
One day, you'll be amazed at what happens in your white head when you are pulled over one sunni day by Saudi looking cops wearing bandoliers and carrying machine guns...
for a "document check"
Hey, isn't that what NAFTA is all about?
They use our cops & we use theirs.
 
2014-01-23 04:10:27 AM
That's nice, but then it's not a "uniform" anymore, is it?

Anyway, who cares, as long as they all wear the same thing in COMBAT, you know?
 
2014-01-23 04:17:42 AM
Shouldn't we be moving away from archaic religions, making life harder for them? Not making exemptions for them so that they might survive and flourish.
 
2014-01-23 04:20:23 AM

poe_zlaw: Subby, it's only for the  real religions.


So no Jediism? :(
 
2014-01-23 04:20:47 AM

stoli n coke:
Besides, don't most of the religions mentioned in TFA have some pretty concrete rules against killing people? The troops seemed to have reconciled their beliefs with that, but they think headgear is going to be the final straw with their god?

AverageAmericanGuy: God cares what you wear, people. It's REALLY important to Him.

Also what you eat. Like pork. God will send you to Hell for eating pork.


it's just all so ridiculous. I can't wait til we're free of it
 
2014-01-23 04:21:06 AM

JSTACAT: Remember when people 'in the know' were saying the US military was going to merge with the UN & we citizens would be subject to the new UN military -and- its laws?
Remember any of the other things they were saying?
[img.fark.net image 640x480]
Like lowered standard of living in the US to match the rest of the world...


Remember when we were all saying that you should start taking your meds again? Yeah, well - You should.
 
2014-01-23 04:22:14 AM
Pastafarians would blend right in to desert environments. Or dessert environments.

www.venganza.org
 
2014-01-23 04:22:51 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: God cares what you wear, people. It's REALLY important to Him.

Also what you eat. Like pork. God will send you to Hell for eating pork.

And he needs your money. 10% of it. At least. Keep those checks coming or face the wrath of The Lord!


Beware of men in funny hats. That adage has gotten me through life this far, and I'll be sticking to it.
 
2014-01-23 04:24:49 AM
Praise Bob and pass the ammunition!
 
2014-01-23 04:37:19 AM

Smackledorfer: anuran: Finally. The British and Indians have managed to maintain a professional, clean-cut image with Sikhs and Muslims. Israel has done it with Orthodox Jews complete with beards, sidecurls and tzitzis.

I thought the orthadox ones lived on the dole and 'studied' their religion 23/7 instead of being useful to society?


Only the *spit* Charedim.
 
2014-01-23 04:40:56 AM

Lith: Tin foil is for amateurs, gotta have the 'dillo helmet.


First of all - I read that as dildo. Second - I'm telling Maggie you said that.
 
2014-01-23 04:44:41 AM

Smackledorfer: anuran: Finally. The British and Indians have managed to maintain a professional, clean-cut image with Sikhs and Muslims. Israel has done it with Orthodox Jews complete with beards, sidecurls and tzitzis.

I thought the orthadox ones lived on the dole and 'studied' their religion 23/7 instead of being useful to society?


That's Congress.
 
2014-01-23 04:48:57 AM
It will get fun in basic when they find out how awesome those gas masks work with beards on week 3.  Beards for EVERYONE!
 
mhd
2014-01-23 05:04:29 AM

ShawnDoc: What accommodations need to be made for wiccans?


Camo robes?

i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-23 05:06:58 AM

mhd: ShawnDoc: What accommodations need to be made for wiccans?

Camo robes?


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WTF? Elfstar just shows up, gets a brief intro and suddenly she's a priestess of the Temple of Diana?

Come on!
 
2014-01-23 05:09:23 AM
Muslims... so you're saying they'll be allowed to wear suicide vests and masks?
 
2014-01-23 06:47:34 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: mhd: ShawnDoc: What accommodations need to be made for wiccans?

Camo robes?



WTF? Elfstar just shows up, gets a brief intro and suddenly she's a priestess of the Temple of Diana?

Come on!


Don' t you know? They're ALL priestesses.

Which is actually true in their doctrine. Everyone should teach everyone. It's just that 16 year old converts won't shut up about being a preistess.

/Seriously, what wardrobe?
//fiancée is a Wiccan priestess.
 
2014-01-23 06:48:19 AM

T Baggins: Pastafarians would blend right in to desert environments. Or dessert environments.


Isn't that costume blasphemous?
 
2014-01-23 06:56:41 AM
At least you'll know who to keep an eye on...
 
2014-01-23 06:58:33 AM

JSTACAT: Remember when people 'in the know' were saying the US military was going to merge with the UN & we citizens would be subject to the new UN military -and- its laws?
Remember any of the other things they were saying?
[img.fark.net image 640x480]
Like lowered standard of living in the US to match the rest of the world...


See, I already had you on troll red.  But this?   This is the post that gets you put on ignore.
 
2014-01-23 06:58:40 AM
Subby, you haven't kept up with the times, have you?
iowntheworld.com
www.truthorfiction.com
 
2014-01-23 07:02:39 AM

anuran: Finally. The British and Indians have managed to maintain a professional, clean-cut image with Sikhs and Muslims. Israel has done it with Orthodox Jews complete with beards, sidecurls and tzitzis.


I am the atheist atheist who ever atheid - and I have NO problem with this. If I'm going to send a man out to kill or be killed in my name, I'm sure as shiat not going to try to tell him he can't take his imaginary playmate with him. He's entitled to whatever sources of strength he needs. And if it mars the pristine perfection of "The Uniform" (tm) - so f**king be it.
 
2014-01-23 07:06:57 AM
something something the fall of rome etc
 
2014-01-23 07:08:12 AM
I was stationed at RedStone Arsenal for AIT in 1994 and there was a Sikh there who had SMAJ rank on his turban. Rumor was it was the only place he could serve in the US Army.

/CSB
//Bco 832nd
 
2014-01-23 07:12:48 AM
As a follower of the Sith I would appreciate being allowed to use my robes and lightsaber.
 
2014-01-23 07:16:31 AM
Makes sense - makes it harder for people to claim a religious exception when the restore the draft next year.
 
2014-01-23 07:28:11 AM
USA deploying a Sikh-ret weapon?

Nonetheless British Empirical forces will retain their combat edge by the power of Ayo Ghurkali!!!!
 
2014-01-23 07:30:22 AM

ShawnDoc: What accommodations need to be made for wiccans?


They can go skyclad.
 
2014-01-23 07:39:26 AM
How dare the people fighting for our bankers and corporations freedom and country be allowed to adhere to a religion I find scary and confusing.
 
2014-01-23 07:41:05 AM

Ghastly: How dare the people fighting for our bankers and corporations freedom and country be allowed to adhere to a religion I find scary and confusing.


How dare we allow people with invisible friends carry weapons.
 
2014-01-23 07:43:15 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: mhd: ShawnDoc: What accommodations need to be made for wiccans?

Camo robes?

[img.fark.net image 468x240]

WTF? Elfstar just shows up, gets a brief intro and suddenly she's a priestess of the Temple of Diana?

Come on!


Well they did all just meet at a tavern...what more do you want?

/Seems like she's being railroaded. Needs a better DM.
 
2014-01-23 07:47:44 AM
I read the headline as ending in Palestinian and I was like, Palestinian isn't a religion.  They're like not even people, man.
 
2014-01-23 07:52:37 AM

vudukungfu: Ghastly: How dare the people fighting for our bankers and corporations freedom and country be allowed to adhere to a religion I find scary and confusing.

How dare we allow people with invisible friends carry weapons.


It's easier to convince them to go get themselves blown up in the interests of rich people if you tell them there's a paradise waiting for them when they die.

Listen to me cannon fodder, the afterlife, THAT'S where the real money's at.
 
2014-01-23 07:53:01 AM
And appeals to be allowed to wear beards or special apparel, for example, may be denied if they hinder the safe operation of weapons or military equipment, such as helmets or protective masks.

Uh....isn't that why soldiers don't have beards? I'm guessing Sihks get a special pass on gas chamber training? Or do the rest of us get to watch them flail around?

CSB: In basic training we had whatever the mask was before the M40, the one with the two internal cheek filters. Well during our initial training, one superstar forgot to put the filters back in after cleaning his mask and figured they were just useless extras like thos silica gel packs that come with a new stereo, and tossed them away. Next day we go to the gas chamber and he quickly learns why those filters can be useful. We all got exposed to the CS since they make you take off your mask, but he had to stay the entire time and was quite miserable.
 
2014-01-23 07:55:33 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: mhd: ShawnDoc: What accommodations need to be made for wiccans?

Camo robes?

[img.fark.net image 468x240]

WTF? Elfstar just shows up, gets a brief intro and suddenly she's a priestess of the Temple of Diana?

Come on!


She must be blowing the DM. Like I'm pretty sure last week she failed her saving throw vs. that green slime, but she just "happened" to have another +2 bonus from some bullshiat amulet of resistance vs. green slimes that she "miraculously" found on her character sheet after Scott pointed it out to her.

All this while my 7 foot tall barbarian gets knocked over by a kobold and falls on a punji stick, skewering his lower intestine because of an "unlucky roll". I mean, really, a kobold? Whatever.

Seriously, the next time Scott wants to get everyone together for D&D night, well he and Debbie can trade system shock rolls all night for all I care. I'm going to stay home and practice for my ~~ r'uustai  ceremony with Jeff for the next con.

Take that, jerkstar.
 
2014-01-23 08:06:06 AM

Gyrfalcon: That's nice, but then it's not a "uniform" anymore, is it?

Anyway, who cares, as long as they all wear the same thing in COMBAT, you know?


Good luck getting a good seal with that gas mask with that big bushy beard.
 
2014-01-23 08:08:04 AM

Ghastly: the afterlife, THAT'S where the real money's at.


I thought you moved up from french fries to manager.
Now I gotta die?
Rats.
 
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