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Old 06-12-2019, 06:00 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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Originally Posted by asoiledthong View Post
white male, what do you expect


I would expect a more intelligent answer than this. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:04 PM
Status: "I hate living in Georgia!!" (set 14 days ago)
 
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Just to be clear. The current guy in question is from Alabama according to the article posted in the link.
I live in Georgia. Alabama is next door. It has a backwardness to it, at least compared to Georgia. A law against interracial marriage was still on the books until 2000.
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:08 PM
Status: "I hate living in Georgia!!" (set 14 days ago)
 
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Even then, some people are just jerks. Some people aren't.

My daughter went to Reagan's alma mater Eureka College in Illinois. She had a classmate, a white guy from a town in Oklahoma so small he was actually the first person to go to college from there (on a football scholarship). He was pretty much Lil Abner through and through. First day in the cafeteria, he just picked up the entire pan of biscuits and took it with him.

Even though he'd never actually seen a black person in person before, when my daughter mentioned in conversation that her father was also from Oklahoma, he promptly decided they should be friends.

Some people are just jerks. Some people aren't.
I just wanted to mention how being a racist can have consequences in some circles. However, what you mentioned reminds me of how I made friends with a female from Wisconsin. My father is from Wisconsin. I found it easy to relate to her. She was also friendly, so that made relating to that woman very easy.
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:19 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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Just to be clear. The current guy in question is from Alabama according to the article posted in the link.


And just to be clear... being from Alabama doesn't automatically make a person a racists. I am not from Alabama BTW.
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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Good riddance. We don't need such trash and hatred in the military. Thankfully, this guy was caught when he was, before he was able to continue moving up the ranks and potentially negatively impacting those on account of their racial background.
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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Just to be clear. The current guy in question is from Alabama according to the article posted in the link.
And you're from Oklahoma. What's your point?

See, nasty stereotypes can be used in many a situation. They have no place in civil discourse.
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:39 PM
 
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7 of 220,000. 3 thousandths of 1%.

but yes, all must be dealt with and dismissed dishonorably.
Thatís what got reported. Who isnít getting reported.

Nah...itís a problem.
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Old 06-12-2019, 10:33 PM
Status: "serving a suspended sentence for not being a right winger" (set 27 days ago)
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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white male, what do you expect
Congratulations/ You just stooped to saying something racist in a thread about racism. And welcome to C-D! Your handle is also stupid
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:18 AM
 
Location: the Sticks
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Anyone spewing racist hate could, and probably would, be fired from their job.

How are Marines not "protected by much of it"?? What freedoms do Americans have that Marines do not?
I guess that you never served.

Freedom of speech. Nope not allowed.
Freedom of movement? Nope
How about protection from double jeopardy? Nope
How about the right to get married without permission? Nope
How about the right to get a tattoo without prior approval? Nope.
Minimum wage? LOL not when I served.
Maximum hours worked in a day/ week? Not when I served.


I can go on and on, there are many rights that service members dont enjoy.. The fact is that this Marine was an idiot. He doesn't have the right to freedom of speech, which includes expressing opinions no matter how stupid or racist they are.

While its true you can get fired from a private sector job for such, that doesn't include a dishonorable or other than honorable discharge which prevent you from certain jobs like civil service.
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:03 AM
 
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How about protection from double jeopardy? Nope
Yes, there is. It's just that the military is under both local/state laws and the UCMJ, and the same act might be a crime under both. There are some cases where the same act can be both a local/state and a federal crime for civilians, as well. But that's not double jeopardy when it's different jurisdictions and different laws. Double jeopardy is when the same jurisdiction prosecutes a person twice for the same crime, which the military cannot do.

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How about the right to get married without permission? Nope
Yes, troops can get married without permission. Which is very often not a good thing. I sure wish our commander could have said, "No" in the Philippines. All he could do was drag out the paperwork long enough for a lust-smitten troop to get a clue.

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How about the right to get a tattoo without prior approval? Nope.
As long as they keep it within regs, it doesn't require permission to get a tattoo.
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