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1 anon_27bdf   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 13, 3:08pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

What's wrong with using drug addicts and mentally deranged individuals as front line cannon fodder?
2 curious2   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 13, 4:22pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

President Trump's decision to continue military misadventures that he had campaigned on curtailing, combined with his unconstitutional ban against transgendered persons, appears to have driven recruiters to extreme measures. Some transgendered persons have distinguished themselves in military service, for example:

"Kristin Beck, formerly Chris, served 20 years as a SEAL and fought on some of the most dangerous battlefields in the world, but after she left the service she realized she wasn't living the life she wanted.

"Chris really wanted to be a girl and felt that she was a girl and consolidated that identity very early on in childhood," said Anne Speckhard, co-author of Beck's biography "Warrior Princess," which was published over the weekend. Speckhard told ABC News Beck suppressed that secret for decades, however, through the trials of SEAL training and the harrowing missions that followed, growing a burly beard as she fought on the front lines of American special operations.
"

The armed forces faced similar problems during the era of "Don't Ask, Don't tell." They were required to discharge anyone found to be gay, despite their own admission that these included some of the best in the command, and a Rand study finding those discharged were on average more qualified than their peers at recruitment. Recruiters had to recruit school dropouts and felons, in order to replace active duty personnel who were much better qualified and would be eligible to serve today. Bigotry has unfortunate consequences.
3 Ceffer   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 13, 4:41pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

There are options for the MillXYers yet, all is not lost!
4 HEY YOU   ignore (6)   2017 Nov 13, 5:45pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Sounds like a great opportunity for all patnetters!
5 Strategist   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 13, 5:51pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote        

So that's where Sergeant Dan is.
6 lostand confused   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 13, 6:10pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Perhaps the US is building its own jihadi force?
7 Strategist   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 13, 6:13pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

lostand confused says
Perhaps the US is building its own jihadi force?


Knowing Dan, he probably joined the Muslim Jihadis to fight the Christians, because they did something bad 1,200 years ago.
8 Strategist   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 13, 6:17pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

What about Jazz? He must have joined the Venezuelan army to fight against the Capitalists.
Just wait till he finds out his monthly 1,000,000 bolivar check is only worth $29.00.
9 anon_ef72f   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 13, 6:50pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

This is clearly part of the right wing lobby. Get guns and training into the hands of the mentally ill and then claim they are the problem with gun violence when the troops come home. Denying them mental healthcare is important as well. Gotta admit the Republicans have their ducks in a row.

It's all Obama's fault!
10 anon_fc62d   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 13, 6:55pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

Strategist says
Knowing Dan, he probably joined the Muslim Jihadis to fight the Christians, because they did something bad 1,200 years ago.


He's been gone a month and you're still writing about him. You must miss him.
11 Strategist   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 13, 7:04pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

anon_fc62d says
Strategist says
Knowing Dan, he probably joined the Muslim Jihadis to fight the Christians, because they did something bad 1,200 years ago.


He's been gone a month and you're still writing about him. You must miss him.


Actually, I do miss him. He had some good points, some bad points etc etc. The nuttier someone gets, the more fun they become.
I'm sure he thought I was insane, but you know what? My wife thinks I am insane too, yet I have been sleeping with her for 30 years. And no, that does NOT mean I will ever want to sleep with Dan.
12 anon_06961   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 13, 7:14pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

anon_27bdf says
What's wrong with using drug addicts and mentally deranged individuals as front line cannon fodder?


Because they'll sue for equality, and will complain that they can't be cannon fodder. Followed by equality, and demand instant admiral status upon entry.
13 anon_bbb8b   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 13, 7:22pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

"U.S. Army Now Taking Applicants With Histories Of Mental Illness, Drug Abuse And Self-Mutilation"

Are we talking about trannies?
14 BorderPatrol   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 13, 8:57pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

blacks, hispanics, gays, trannies are accepted so why not.
15 Roidy   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 13, 9:18pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote        

Gentle Reader,

Can we hope that Hizzonor The Most High President Pouty-Poo will enlist?

Regards,
Roidy
16 errc   ignore (2)   2017 Nov 14, 5:35am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (3)     quote        

@Patrick, in an attempt to help you reach your goal of cleaning up the site, I tried to mark posts 5,7,8 as uncivil as they are aimed at attacking a person rather than an idea, and can be deemed uncivil as their intent is to be inflammatory, but the uncivil button is gone. What gives?
17 Goran_K   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 14, 5:56am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote        

errc says
@Patrick, in an attempt to help you reach your goal of cleaning up the site, I tried to mark posts 5,7,8 as uncivil as they are aimed at attacking a person rather than an idea, and can be deemed uncivil as their intent is to be inflammatory, but the uncivil button is gone. What gives?


You’ve abused the uncivil button recently by placing too many civil post into jail, so your access has been temporarily removed. Next time don’t abuse it.
18 errc   ignore (2)   2017 Nov 14, 6:01am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (3)     quote        

Goran_K says
errc says
@Patrick, in an attempt to help you reach your goal of cleaning up the site, I tried to mark posts 5,7,8 as uncivil as they are aimed at attacking a person rather than an idea, and can be deemed uncivil as their intent is to be inflammatory, but the uncivil button is gone. What gives?


You’ve abused the uncivil button recently by placing too many civil post into jail, so your access has been temporarily removed. Next time don’t abuse it.


That’s actually a lie. I’ve only ever marked uncivil posts as uncivil. You’re just blinded by your partisanship. Don’t make uncivil posts if you don’t want them flagged as being uncivil. Next time, park your partisanship at the door before incorrectly assigning someone to your preconceived notions. In short, be smarter
19 errc   ignore (2)   2017 Nov 14, 6:01am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

Goran_K says
errc says
@Patrick, in an attempt to help you reach your goal of cleaning up the site, I tried to mark posts 5,7,8 as uncivil as they are aimed at attacking a person rather than an idea, and can be deemed uncivil as their intent is to be inflammatory, but the uncivil button is gone. What gives?


You’ve abused the uncivil button recently by placing too many civil post into jail, so your access has been temporarily removed. Next time don’t abuse it.


That’s actually a lie. I’ve only ever marked uncivil posts as uncivil. You’re just blinded by your partisanship. Don’t make uncivil posts if you don’t want them flagged as being uncivil. Next time, park your partisanship at the door before incorrectly assigning someone to your preconceived notions. In short, be smarter
20 errc   ignore (2)   2017 Nov 14, 6:02am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (3)     quote        

Goran_K says
errc says
@Patrick, in an attempt to help you reach your goal of cleaning up the site, I tried to mark posts 5,7,8 as uncivil as they are aimed at attacking a person rather than an idea, and can be deemed uncivil as their intent is to be inflammatory, but the uncivil button is gone. What gives?


You’ve abused the uncivil button recently by placing too many civil post into jail, so your access has been temporarily removed. Next time don’t abuse it.


It’s amazing that you can find the time to answer questions directed to someone else, but can’t be bothered to answer questions asked if you directly. Why do you think that is?
21 Goran_K   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 14, 6:05am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote        

What questions?
22 errc   ignore (2)   2017 Nov 14, 6:11am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (3)     quote        

Goran_K says
What questions?


You’ve dodged too many to list, and you’re not going to waste my time trying to troll me. Go back and read the threads, i know you’ve seen the questions and intentionally dodged answering them, I’m sure it’s because you know that answering them honestly makes you look bad.
23 Goran_K   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 14, 6:21am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote        

I can’t answer a question if you refuse to post the question. In my Venezuela thread I answered all of your questions so I’m not sure which questions I dodged.
24 errc   ignore (2)   2017 Nov 14, 7:03am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (3)     quote        

Goran_K says
I can’t answer a question if you refuse to post the question. In my Venezuela thread I answered all of your questions so I’m not sure which questions I dodged.


Stop lying

I asked “who is ‘the old Iwog crew’ “

You answered “Don’t worry about it if you don’t know. Just keep it civil, I’m pleading with you guys. I don’t like banning people.”

That’s not an answer, that’s you dodging a question for no good reason other than to be uncivil. Civility requires good faith that if you’re going to assert something then you should answer to it.

Why did you say it if you can’t explain who you were referring to?
25 Sniper   ignore (8)   2017 Nov 14, 7:57am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

errc says
I asked “who is ‘the old Iwog crew’ “

You answered “Don’t worry about it if you don’t know.


Does that question really need to be answered? You've been here many years, you should already know who the iwog fanboys are.
26 jvolstad   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 14, 9:01am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

As long as they don't recruit Realtor's.
27 WookieMan   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 14, 9:11am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

errc says
@Patrick, in an attempt to help you reach your goal of cleaning up the site, I tried to mark posts 5,7,8 as uncivil as they are aimed at attacking a person rather than an idea, and can be deemed uncivil as their intent is to be inflammatory, but the uncivil button is gone. What gives?

I don't have a dog in the fight @Patrick but @errc is right on these comments if we're going to take the rules as stated. I actually found Strat's post pretty funny on this thread, so I don't personally mind them, but we're on a slippery slop here. Can there be a humor element to it? Probably not. I don't interpret this as Strat "attacking" Dan or Jazz, and I think they would admit that. But when taking the comments at their face value, it could be considered an attack by an outsider that hasn't read this forum.

We're fully engulfed in the dark underbelly of moderation. I'm not sure what the other side looks like, but these comments are a perfect example of a gray area.
28 Goran_K   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 14, 9:13am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (3)     quote        

WookieMan says
I don't have a dog in the fight @Patrick but @errc is right on these comments if we're going to take the rules as stated. I actually found Strat's post pretty funny on this thread, so I don't personally mind them, but we're on a slippery slop here. Can there be a humor element to it? Probably not. I don't interpret this as Strat "attacking" Dan or Jazz, and I think they would admit that. But when taking the comments at their face value, it could be considered an attack by an outsider that hasn't read this forum.

We're fully engulfed in the dark underbelly of moderation. I'm not sure what the other side looks like, but these comments are a perfect example of a gray area.


Patrick gave a clearer description of what he expected in moderating comments. It's not zero tolerance any longer. A few "off color" comments can go, but if it becomes back and forth attacks, they are followed by warnings, deletions, and then bans.

I'm not a mod here, so whoever handles #misc would be the judge in this case.
29 Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 14, 7:14pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

jvolstad says
As long as they don't recruit Realtor's.


BTW, this is fine with me. Not an insult to other users. And I really don't like realtors. Very corrupt industry.
30 WookieMan   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 14, 7:17pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

WookieMan says
slippery slop

Ha! Dumb ass wookie.
31 APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE   ignore (5)   2017 Nov 14, 7:20pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

How much do you want to train someone to jam a bayonet through a raghead's face?
32 Strategist   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 14, 9:06pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE says
How much do you want to train someone to jam a bayonet through a raghead's face?


Dont\'t think you would need much training. Just offer a $50.00 reward, and you would have a whole industry spring up.
33 APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE   ignore (5)   2017 Nov 14, 11:37pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Strategist says

Dont\'t think you would need much training. Just offer a $50.00 reward, and you would have a whole industry spring up.


Or charge people for the chance to KILL! RAGHEADS! on AVENGE! 9/11! tours.
34 Quigley   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 15, 6:09am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

I think next they should recruit geezers with a death wish. These old guys are cranky as fuck and would relish the chance to kill a few “Millennial hajjis” before the Grim Spectre pinches their ticket.
How about it, Boomers? Instead of sitting back and leeching our government dry while you cheer on ever more wars for stupid reasons in countries nobody gives a shit about, you join up and put your ass on the line like the millennials you like to harass?
35 Sniper   ignore (8)   2017 Nov 15, 7:55am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Quigley says
How about it, Boomers? Instead of sitting back and leeching our government dry while you cheer on ever more wars for stupid reasons in countries nobody gives a shit about, you join up and put your ass on the line like the millennials you like to harass?


Really??

You think the Boomers are leeching our government dry? You don't get out much do you?

The boomers are the ones paying the bills so you can sit in mommy's basement and play video games and post on Patnet all day.
36 Sniper   ignore (8)   2017 Nov 15, 2:29pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Sniper says
so you can sit in mommy's basement and play video games


It's going "parabolic".

37 WookieMan   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 15, 5:48pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Not saying the map you posted is not true, but the headline to the map is completely misleading. Unless you're homeless, 100% of people live at "home." Is there a link to who made this map? I have a hard time believing the data with such an idiotic headline.
38 Sniper   ignore (8)   2017 Nov 15, 6:51pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

WookieMan says
Not saying the map you posted is not true, but the headline to the map is completely misleading. Unless you're homeless, 100% of people live at "home."


Did you miss the SECOND line, "Percentage of 18 to 34 Year Olds Living in Their Parents' Home", that seemed clear to me?

WookieMan says
Is there a link to who made this map? I have a hard time believing the data with such an idiotic headline.


A quick Google search:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/percentage-of-young-americans-living-with-their-parents-is-40-percent-a-75-year-high/
http://time.com/money/4608925/living-parents-americans-millennials/
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/04/20/third-american-millennials-live-with-their-parents-us-census-report-finds.html
http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/330279-more-millennials-living-with-parents


Here's a hint, Google is your friend. There are a bunch more.
39 FortWayne   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 15, 6:57pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

So liberals are now acceptable in the army I see
40 Strategist   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 15, 7:43pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE says
Strategist says

Dont\'t think you would need much training. Just offer a $50.00 reward, and you would have a whole industry spring up.


Or charge people for the chance to KILL! RAGHEADS! on AVENGE! 9/11! tours.


That's a great way of getting rich. How come I did not think of that?
In the Middle East, most ragheads are killed by other ragheads. It's only fair we get a commission.

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