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(Tech Times)   US Army order: no flying Santas, Easter Bunnies, or Witches   ( divider line
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3849 clicks; posted to Main » on 20 Dec 2001 at 8:38 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-12-20 08:40:52 AM  
I can't wait to see a slavo of rockets launched at Santa.
2001-12-20 08:53:12 AM  
wow #2
2001-12-20 09:07:39 AM  
"Certainly we wouldn't want to traumatize a group of schoolchildren because Santa Claus was on an aircraft that crashes," she said. "The reality is, we do have accidents."

I guess that would suck.
2001-12-20 09:09:12 AM  
It's OK, however, to fly people dressed as Mohammed, Buddah, or any one of the 800 Hindu gods.
2001-12-20 09:11:21 AM  
LOL, those little jokesters at the army
2001-12-20 09:15:56 AM  
Saves a little money, Santa won't crash into the kids,
Win Win.
2001-12-20 09:17:18 AM  
You hear that, Harry Potter? No airspace for brooms!
2001-12-20 09:18:06 AM  
The Army's chief of policy for public affairs, Ed Spells explained that the regulation was "just a matter of propriety - everybody doesn't believe in Santa Claus."

I think that's a good sign, I mean since Santa does not actually exist. Here's a PC Holiday wish for all you Pagan Pigs.

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2001-12-20 09:30:49 AM  
Humm. The DOD must have not seen this order allowing Santa in the airspace.
Looks like the FAA belives in Santa.....
2001-12-20 09:44:59 AM  
Yeah Fb-, Santa probably hates slavos (haw haw)
2001-12-20 10:09:37 AM  
Am I missing something? I thought Santa had a sleigh with magical reindeer that fly and pull him through the air, right? Why would he need the army to fly him? He's been doing it for centuries.

2001-12-20 10:53:15 AM  
The Army rule also bans helicopter pilots from carrying as passengers "Easter bunnies, witches or any other holiday-related character."

Witches are holiday related characters? You mean I only exist on halloween or something. I did not know that.
2001-12-20 10:53:25 AM  
I wonder what military policy is if Santa requests air support?

If they are good, Santa might bring them some bigger bombs...
2001-12-20 10:58:30 AM  
Humm. The DOD must have not seen this order allowing Santa in the airspace.
Looks like the FAA belives in Santa.....

They are FAA not Military. Ever heard of the misnomer Military Intelligence??? The FAA has people with brains...

2001-12-20 11:04:17 AM  
Luckily the marines have no such silly rule. They choppered in a Santa to some school kids in my area yesterday
2001-12-20 11:05:07 AM  
I think we can all agree that the true sadness stated in this article was not Santa, whitches or the easter bunny but that The rules also prohibit... soldiers from participating in civilian beauty pageants or movie premieres.

I mean if our men can't go to movie premiers (or does this just mean flying the movie premiers around) or beauty pageants than the counter-terrorists have already won!
2001-12-20 11:32:19 AM  
Either Ganesh or Shiva, they are the coolest looking gods... Jesus is just fugly... ;)
2001-12-20 11:41:59 AM  
well holy fark. fb- was right.

"The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination."

2001-12-20 11:48:15 AM  
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz sheesh
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