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Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby AndyDufresne on Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:08 pm

What say ye?

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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby PLAYER57832 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:23 pm

I have always said that while I don't want to see anyone fight, there is no longer any reason to deny women combat occupations just based on their gender.
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby / on Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:26 pm

PLAYER57832 wrote:I have always said that while I don't want to see anyone fight, there is no longer any reason to deny women certain occupations just based on their gender.

Professional sperm donor?
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby PLAYER57832 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:31 pm

/ wrote:
PLAYER57832 wrote:I have always said that while I don't want to see anyone fight, there is no longer any reason to deny women certain occupations just based on their gender.

Professional sperm donor?

lol.. good catch. Am now editing.
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby john9blue on Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:18 pm

we'll see how it works out. i can definitely see it reducing the effectiveness of male soldiers, but i've never been in the armed forces, so maybe they are capable of ignoring it?
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby BigBallinStalin on Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:28 am

john9blue wrote:we'll see how it works out. i can definitely see it reducing the effectiveness of male soldiers, but i've never been in the armed forces, so maybe they are capable of ignoring it?


To a certain extent, yes.

The military services also will have until January 2016 to seek waivers for certain jobs -- but those waivers will require a personal approval from the secretary of defense and will have to be based on rationales other than the direct combat exclusion rule.
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby Iliad on Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:09 am

john9blue wrote:we'll see how it works out. i can definitely see it reducing the effectiveness of male soldiers, but i've never been in the armed forces, so maybe they are capable of ignoring it?

Lol you're such a manchild.
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby DoomYoshi on Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:47 pm

This is just a plot to get people to forget about The Invisible War.
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby Neoteny on Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:46 pm

This was unexpected, but a good thing.
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby thegreekdog on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:10 pm

Do you think there will be a lot of people against this?
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby Neoteny on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:18 pm

I wouldn't expect so. Compared to DADT, this feels like it should be a cakewalk. But there's no telling really.
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby notyou2 on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:48 pm

I expect it will be equal pay, which they probably already have based on rank and skills, or something similar, so I'm in support of it.
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby john9blue on Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:23 pm

Iliad wrote:
john9blue wrote:we'll see how it works out. i can definitely see it reducing the effectiveness of male soldiers, but i've never been in the armed forces, so maybe they are capable of ignoring it?

Lol you're such a manchild.


and you are fucking delusional

but it's okay, most people are.
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby Just_essence on Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:36 pm

Well, it'll be largely peaceful, that's for sure. But it's not going to be a smooth ride, that's also for sure. Why? 'Cause there's always the lingering problem of the entire population in the military that are either consciously sexist or unconsciously sexist. It'll disappear in time, but for now, it's still there.
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby Nobunaga on Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:25 pm

Allow me to be the first to be against it... well, partially and conditionally against it.

The day women are made to meet the same requirements, many of them physical, is the day I'm all for it. So when you've been shot in the gut and need to be carried a mile by your buddy, you'd know the woman in your foxhole can pull the job off.

At present, they need not meet those requirements.
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby chang50 on Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:00 pm

Nobunaga wrote:Allow me to be the first to be against it... well, partially and conditionally against it.

The day women are made to meet the same requirements, many of them physical, is the day I'm all for it. So when you've been shot in the gut and need to be carried a mile by your buddy, you'd know the woman in your foxhole can pull the job off.

At present, they need not meet those requirements.


I'm ambivalent too,I know from civilian jobs men always end up doing the heavy lifting.
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby _sabotage_ on Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:22 pm

It must be part of the shock and awe.

The muslim whatever we call them to avoid war crime laws will be so surprised that a woman is shooting them it will be like a flash bang. On the other hand, when they catch and rape the crap out of them and send us videos, we might have a change of heart about equality in the forces.
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby john9blue on Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:27 pm

_sabotage_ wrote:It must be part of the shock and awe.

The muslim whatever we call them to avoid war crime laws will be so surprised that a woman is shooting them it will be like a flash bang. On the other hand, when they catch and rape the crap out of them and send us videos, we might have a change of heart about equality in the forces.


yeah, but who cares? we have progressive equality on our side!

and everyone knows that the most effective way to win a war is by being moral and fair.
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby chang50 on Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:32 pm

john9blue wrote:
_sabotage_ wrote:It must be part of the shock and awe.

The muslim whatever we call them to avoid war crime laws will be so surprised that a woman is shooting them it will be like a flash bang. On the other hand, when they catch and rape the crap out of them and send us videos, we might have a change of heart about equality in the forces.


yeah, but who cares? we have progressive equality on our side!

and everyone knows that the most effective way to win a war is by being moral and fair.


The moral high ground can be a useful propaganda tool in wartime..
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby tzor on Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:53 pm

/ wrote:
PLAYER57832 wrote:I have always said that while I don't want to see anyone fight, there is no longer any reason to deny women certain occupations just based on their gender.

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:shock: Let's not talk about the future ... OK? :shock:
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby BigBallinStalin on Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:08 pm

chang50 wrote:
john9blue wrote:
_sabotage_ wrote:It must be part of the shock and awe.

The muslim whatever we call them to avoid war crime laws will be so surprised that a woman is shooting them it will be like a flash bang. On the other hand, when they catch and rape the crap out of them and send us videos, we might have a change of heart about equality in the forces.


yeah, but who cares? we have progressive equality on our side!

and everyone knows that the most effective way to win a war is by being moral and fair.


The moral high ground can be a useful propaganda tool in wartime..


As soon as it is known that an organization is fine with killing civilians, then it really doesn't matter how many military women are in combat.
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby _sabotage_ on Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:18 pm

chang50 wrote:
john9blue wrote:
_sabotage_ wrote:It must be part of the shock and awe.

The muslim whatever we call them to avoid war crime laws will be so surprised that a woman is shooting them it will be like a flash bang. On the other hand, when they catch and rape the crap out of them and send us videos, we might have a change of heart about equality in the forces.


yeah, but who cares? we have progressive equality on our side!

and everyone knows that the most effective way to win a war is by being moral and fair.


The moral high ground can be a useful propaganda tool in wartime..


So we are setting them up for the fall? Our new mini 9/11 in a skirt.

Why are evil people so damn smart? I think I should just give up on humanity and join camp evil and f*ck over as many people as I can. Perhaps I can get a job at the CIA directing rape videos ahead of time, so when we need it it will be ready to go.
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby hegayheart on Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:33 pm

THIS IS TOTAL ABUSE OF POWER... THIS IS RIDICULOUS... DMAJOR NEEDS TO BE RELIEVED OF HIS RESPONSIBILITIES.. DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW I CAN MAKE A FORMAL COMPLAINT??



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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby hegayheart on Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:48 pm

there is no need for this kind of language ive seen dmajor bully other people as well
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby D Major on Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:06 am

Bring it on....I don't bully people...I do however do my job when %^##%%^ like yourself enter LC
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