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Old 12-21-2009, 05:11 PM   #1
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Pregnant? Then you face being court-martialed...

Washington (CNN) -- A new order from the general in charge of northern Iraq makes getting pregnant or impregnating a fellow soldier an offense punishable by court-martial.

The directive, part of a larger order restricting the behavior of the 22,000 soldiers under Gen. Anthony Cucolo's command, is meant to prevent losing soldiers at a time when troop strength is stretched thin, Cucolo explained in a statement sent to the troops under his command and provided to CNN.



U.S. soldiers in Iraq could face courts-martial for getting pregnant - CNN.com
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:50 PM   #2
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this shit is getting out of hand. for real.
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Last week, I was downtown between classes and needed to grab a quick bite to eat, so I went to my local Five Guys. Right next door to that is an Army recruitment center. As I walked up to go inside, a recruiting officer opened the door of the recruitment center and admonished me for "going in there and not in here." When I laughed at his apparent joke, he told me, "You can eat later. You should be here." Deadpan. Completely serious. I silently entered the restaurant.
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It's about time someone cracks down on heterosexuality in the military.
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:10 AM   #5
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Last week, I was downtown between classes and needed to grab a quick bite to eat, so I went to my local Five Guys. Right next door to that is an Army recruitment center. As I walked up to go inside, a recruiting officer opened the door of the recruitment center and admonished me for "going in there and not in here." When I laughed at his apparent joke, he told me, "You can eat later. You should be here." Deadpan. Completely serious. I silently entered the restaurant.


wow, he would've gotten a "go fuck yourself" from me.
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wow, he would've gotten a "go fuck yourself" from me.
he probably had guns. i can understand being silent.

although i'd also have told him to go fuck himself.
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:23 AM   #7
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he probably had guns. i can understand being silent.

although i'd also have told him to go fuck himself.
thats ok, id have 1 on me too
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thats ok, id have 1 on me too
they probably wouldn't let you into five guys after that
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Military recruiters, as I've read, are under a lot of pressure to perform, so I'm not surprised that some are resorting to unconventional, albeit heavy-handed measures. The respectful thing to do is probably to ignore them, if you're uninterested.
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The respectful thing to do is probably to ignore them, if you're uninterested.
Yep, same way you would street hawkers in Bali. Don't make eye contact and keep moving.
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Last week, I was downtown between classes and needed to grab a quick bite to eat, so I went to my local Five Guys. Right next door to that is an Army recruitment center. As I walked up to go inside, a recruiting officer opened the door of the recruitment center and admonished me for "going in there and not in here." When I laughed at his apparent joke, he told me, "You can eat later. You should be here." Deadpan. Completely serious. I silently entered the restaurant.
Sounds like he was insulting your ability to impregnate women, man. Ouch.
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Military recruiters, as I've read, are under a lot of pressure to perform, so I'm not surprised that some are resorting to unconventional, albeit heavy-handed measures. The respectful thing to do is probably to ignore them, if you're uninterested.
Exactly. Reading that multiple people in this thread would have told the recruiter to "go f*** himself" is incredibly unattractive, in my opinion. Unless, of course, they're lying here and would never be that unbelievably rude and disgusting in real life. I sure hope it's the latter.
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I don't know. My cousin from the west coast married a recruiting officer. The first time I met him, he gave me his card so that I could call his recruiting center. Just because I was about to turn 18. I mean, we're fucking family now, give it a rest.
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Exactly. Reading that multiple people in this thread would have told the recruiter to "go f*** himself" is incredibly unattractive, in my opinion. Unless, of course, they're lying here and would never be that unbelievably rude and disgusting in real life. I sure hope it's the latter.
You dont think the recruitment officer was also incredibly rude? What if it was a gym owner who said the same thing? Why does the recruitment guy get special privileges?
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You dont think the recruitment officer was also incredibly rude? What if it was a gym owner who said the same thing? Why does the recruitment guy get special privileges?
Maybe I missed something...what did the recruitment officer do that was rude?
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