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onza

Posted: Oct 17, 2010

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I am very upset with the Obama administration. I cannot believe they are appealing the ban on "don't ask don't tell". They say Congess need to decide, but the civil rights movement never would have gotten off the ground without court intervention. Obama needs to read King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail to understand why people are tired of waiting.

onza

Posted: Oct 17, 2010

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To fiesco of Conservative nudists: Obama never should have agreed to a "review". The simple fact is there are gays in the military right now. Do we think that our armed forces face "adversity" by covering their eyes and pretending a problem doesn't exist? If there are issues with gays in the military then those issues must be addressed, instead of everyone deluding themselves that if they don't know there is a problem it doesn't exist. The fact is, the last thing the military wants to to oust all gay service people: they could not afford the loss of manpower. It is completely ridiculous to encourage people to have secrets, especially if there is a claim that these secrets could have a detrimental effect. To continue this policy of willful ignorance is absurd.

aznative

Posted: Dec 19, 2010

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don't ask don't tell repealed. It was the republicans who held up everything. So at last after holding us hostage for a tax cut don't ask don't tell has be scrapped. Just when it will take effect is anyone's guess.
Gays in the military -- how absurd!

Just as absurd as females in the military, or blacks in the military, or criminals in the military, etc, etc -- Until the 80's women were forbidden from direct combat and combat support, -- African-Americans desegregation of the military took place in 1948.

The US army recruits whoever is willing to sign up, including criminals.

So, now we have gone both ways i.e. improvement in allowing women and African-Americans; and relaxing standards in recruiting criminals.

As far as gays openly serving, we have laws in the Uniform Code of Criminal Justice that, if enforced, would prosecute acts of sexual inpropriety.

And if the B.S. claim that gays in the military will disrupt military cohevesiveness, then my statement is,

"What is this psuedo-freedom that fights for discrimination of any sector of American population?


I support repeal of 'Don't Ask-Don't Tell' and say 'GET on with the job' NOW!
Don't Ask Don't Tell is repealed. Granted the process of this ban on gays in the military will not be effective right away, but at least this chapter in American history is over.

nakedtao

Posted: Dec 24, 2010

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Let's put it this way: if Congress (and, by extension, the President) didn't get a DADT repeal passed, the courts would have. Either way, it was time for DADT to go.

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FireProf

Posted: Dec 26, 2010

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I am really surprised that some nudists don't think DADT shouldn't be repealed!

I can remember when I was in boot camp and was assigned to the 2nd story dorm of our barracks. I'd been sleeping nude for almost 4 years at that time, thought the guys would not think twice about me walking from the shower to my bunk and laying on my bed to read or write a letter....BUT...they did! LOL

I was ribbed enough that I figured it was just best to slip on boxers til lights out...then take them off and sleep nude. I remember several times getting up in the middle of the night to hit the head and the guy on security watch met me face to face on the way to or back from the head. In the morning...he'd be sure to make the announcement that I was naked "again" walking around the barracks. I had to continually correct him by saying..."I was naked going to the head and back to my bunk...NOT walking around the barracks!" I was surprised that my Company Commander didn't give me crap about it!

DADT could have been used for so many different issues....nudism, religion, political affiliation, pubic hair shaving or piercings ( LOL)...why did they have to single out...sexual orientation and make it a federal case. I find it difficult to understand what a person's sexual orientation has to do with their willingness to fight for our country and serve in the military.

aznative

Posted: Dec 28, 2010

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Now changes are taking place. One that was really funny. Gays have served in secret. Now they can serve openly. People have served with gay and like it was said, showered together. Now they are implementing shower stalls. I just hope there is no segregation.

aznative

Posted: Dec 28, 2010

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It would have been a firestorm if the president signed a presidential order to repeal don't ask don't tell. Politics is a strange game and everything a person does reverberates later. Everyone elected wants to stay in power. If he had signed an order it might have effected his popularity and the chance to be reelected.
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