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Self-explanatory title.

 

Did you know that...?


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Amazon Alexa Can't Understand Scottish Accent

 

It's Donna, not Donna, you f****ing cow


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Did you know that marriage makes you 42% less likely to develop heart disease? And 55% less likely to suffer a stroke? And less likely to get dementia? https://www.yahoo.co...-225324808.html

 

Of course the article fails to mention the stress marriage induces. Especially a bad marriage. I've done extensive studies on that subject myself.


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http://www.foxnews.c...discharged.html

 

Since we seem to be short on Communists on the forum of late, I figure this is more random than political. I'm sure many will applaud the discharge, but I worry that it really only reinforces his beliefs and makes his story more attractive to those who share in them.  :shrugz:



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Should have been more subtle about it. Wonder what enemies Rubio is referring to, Cuba I am guessing.

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The USMA, Naval & Air Force academies are not regular universities. You are in the military the moment you become a Cadet/Midshipman. That means you do not get to say/do whatever you please. Especially in uniform. It's called "the service" because you are putting certain aspects of your life and even liberties on hold for a higher cause.

 

This ain't Berkley.


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The USMA, Naval & Air Force academies are not regular universities. You are in the military the moment you become a Cadet/Midshipman. That means you do not get to say/do whatever you please. Especially in uniform. It's called "the service" because you are putting certain aspects of your life and even liberties on hold for a higher cause.

 

This ain't Berkley.

 

Sure, he also served as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan though, so he isn't just some wet behind the ears liberal college kid. It seems like he knew exactly what he was doing and was looking for the dishonorable discharge.



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He got a General Discharge, not dishonorable. You really have to f--k up to get one of those. They usually come at the end of a vacation in exotic Ft. Leavenworth.


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Mmmm, the schadenfreude is delicious. I hope they nail him for the tuition. :yes:



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Sounds like he had a good tour .

https://www.armytime...ut-of-the-army/



“We were bullies in one of the poorest countries on Earth,” Rapone said. “We have one of the most technologically advanced militaries of all time and all we were doing is brutalizing and invading and terrorizing a population that had nothing to do with what the United States claimed was a threat.”



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http://www.foxnews.c...discharged.html

 

Since we seem to be short on Communists on the forum of late, I figure this is more random than political. I'm sure many will applaud the discharge, but I worry that it really only reinforces his beliefs and makes his story more attractive to those who share in them.  :shrugz:

 

Isn't it more that you're not supposed to expouse your politics like that while in uniform because you're representing the US military at that moment?

 

Don't know the military guidelines for doing that stuff while out of uniform and on a personal account while not giving any references to the US military. Also what GD said.

 

@GD: Don't you mean USMC, not USMA?

 

Also, IMO, wearing a che guevara shirt under the uniform without boasting about it like he did would be fine with me. Military guidelines probably say otherwise.



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Methodists Bring Church Charges Against Jeff Sessions For Border Policy.

 

Golly, I hope he doesn't get excommunicated! Bahahahahaha...



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http://www.foxnews.c...discharged.html

 

Since we seem to be short on Communists on the forum of late, I figure this is more random than political. I'm sure many will applaud the discharge, but I worry that it really only reinforces his beliefs and makes his story more attractive to those who share in them.  :shrugz:

 

Isn't it more that you're not supposed to expouse your politics like that while in uniform because you're representing the US military at that moment?

 

Don't know the military guidelines for doing that stuff while out of uniform and on a personal account while not giving any references to the US military. Also what GD said.

 

@GD: Don't you mean USMC, not USMA?

 

Also, IMO, wearing a che guevara shirt under the uniform without boasting about it like he did would be fine with me. Military guidelines probably say otherwise.

 

USMA is US Military Academy. West Point. That's where he was. As for political stuff, you can pretty much do what you want on your own time to a point. But participating in political demonstrations in uniform is a no-no. They go a long way trying to keep the military apolitical. For good reasons. When I was in there was no such thing as the internet or social media so I don't really know what the rules are now.


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Oh, I thought you were referring to the branches of the military.

 

 

Methodists Bring Church Charges Against Jeff Sessions For Border Policy.

 

Golly, I hope he doesn't get excommunicated! Bahahahahaha...

 

Sorry to burst your bubble, but methodists are a branch of the Protestants.



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Sorry to burst your bubble, but methodists are a branch of the Protestants.

 

People excommunicated by Methodist churches.

 

Seriously, all I just did was type into Google; "Methodist excommunication". ;)



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I don't think anyone is questioning the guy getting the boot from the military. My concern us more that it suits his agenda completely. Friends close and enemies closer, and all that. Not that I think he warrants the title of enemy, but I can see how the incident will be used by those who share his beliefs.

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I dunno, the military is pretty socialist



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It's like one of those types of trolls who intentionally troll with the intent to get banned because they desire the lulz or whatever and they even state that. On one hand, you don't want to give the troll what they want (the ban), on the other, they'll just keep going until the inevitable happens.

 

I imagine that this is a similar no-win situation. Of course the Academy doesn't want to empower the troll, but at the same time, they can't let the behavior continue.



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"It's called "the service" because you are putting certain aspects of your life and even liberties on hold for a higher cause."

 

It's called 'nazism'.  It's called 'on hold in order to  be brainwashed and used up and crippled on behalf of others'.

 

Sorry, I'll pass being a soldier in any country's army. That doesn't mean I won't fight to defend my country but I'd rather do it as an 'irregular' so I don't have to become either a slave or a brainwashed minion.

 

 

'liberties on hold'. I find that hilarious since supposedly the army is supposed toe xist to DEFEND said liberties. LMAO


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