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  1. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, 10 months ago

    Shiria says whatever the local iman says it says; there is no universal, codified, version. However, most versions declare rape a crime, even if only theft of property, but generally far worse.

  2. goweeder

    goweeder GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Bureaucrats do a lot of talking, but they don’t actually get anything done. They will still be talking 100 years from now, but nothing will be changed..

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, 10 months ago

    @David

    If Omnius’ attitude is any indication of his experiences, I don’t think he’s had any good ones.

  4. 1opinion

    1opinion said, 10 months ago

    @ypoons7666

    “If one could go back a hundred years and take a peek at the goings-on in Congress… the issues would be different, but the self-serving, combative an’ do-nothing behavior would likely seem quite familiar to an observer from the future (today)…(Of course, the Congressional panel makeup of 1913 would have only males in it…)”
    Read the current reprints of Bloom County, things have hardly changed at all.

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 10 months ago

    I have a lot of respect for Gen. Odierno, but I cannot accept his contention that we can trust the military to make the necessary changes without outside help. It’s not like they haven’t been given a chance.

  6. bobwinners

    bobwinners GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Omnius

    Yup. All just a bunch of degenerates that love to take bullets for their country.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Onguard: there was ONE female officer on the panel being questioned.


    Given the work of Mikey Weinstein at Military Religious Freedom Foundation (he’s Jewish, not “atheist” btw), the religious right infiltrating the military over the years, and the “hyper-evangelicals”, I’d agree with Ominus, that those “good Christians” HAVE had a lot to do with destroying the military cohesiveness and “values”. Also, that “volunteer” military has changed the rules so that a lot of folks who wouldn’t have been eligible for the DRAFT, can now join up. The ranks have been stacked with deadbeats, especially in the officer corps.

  8. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 10 months ago

    I personally am having trouble understanding this whole problem, as I have seen some late statistics that seem to be saying that the problem in our military is even worse than in the general civilian population. If so, then just how is the military even going to recruit young modern women at all???

  9. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 10 months ago

    There is a far larger question here. Should the US military be deliberately placing young women into direct combat situations?


    At this time, it is one of those times that I must take what is generally considered a more conservative viewpoint on a particular issue (and certainly not a politically correct position at that). I am personally and absolutely against the US military deliberately placing women into combat situations!


    This is not to say that in the past women have not been accidentally placed n such situations, and done well when that has happened. Especially in those American wars that have been held on actual American soil, such as the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. In all of those wars there were definitely women that had to defend both themselves, and their homesteads and families, and proved very efficient at doing so, and I honor them for doing so. And even in our many foreign wars there have been women that normally are not in combat units that have gotten involved in combat, and done well, that sort of thing naturally happens in any war situation.


    Neither is it that there are no women that could not do this kind of activity just as well as men. It does not take that much effort to pull a trigger on a machine gun!


    No, the problem is NOT can women do or not do this sort of direct combat, but should they be doing it at all (as a deliberate activity)? While I do honor our military people for actually doing this activity, let us (and even military people themselves) be brutally honest here. Direct physical combat in warfare, is the most brutal, degenerate, and degrading of all of humanities activities in a long and sorry history of mankind’s many such activities. It is bad enough that we sometimes have to ask young men to have to do this. And then they come back to us (if they are not outright killed that is) maimed (sometimes for the rest of their natural lives) in both body and mind!!


    So, why in all that is sacred, would we want our young women, that we must depend upon to both birth and raise the children that our very future depends upon, be Involved in such a vile activity?


    If, in this case, my opinion is considered a conservative (or even an ultra conservative) one here, then so be it!!

  10. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 10 months ago

    @David

    The public schools are so bad that who knows what anyone is saying?

  11. 1opinion

    1opinion said, 10 months ago

    @comicsssfan

    My grand-daughter is an honor student in public school and is quite conversant in the english language.
    I do wish that the teachers that do know how to teach, would give courses to new and existing teachers on how to be more effective.
    I have had good and bad experiences with education and the worst has been with NCLB and its teaching to the test, not teaching to be educated.

  12. bubblehead

    bubblehead GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @ Robert Landers – both young women and young men should have the opportunity to serve in direct combat situations and be accepted based on their abilities. Your general comments are conservative and sexist – women on a pedestal, women first as breeders, limiting women’s options, etc., etc.

  13. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, 10 months ago

    I went troug 5 years of ROTC and opted for enlisted status because I saw tat most officers didn’t know squat about leading troops…the SEAL officers I worked with were the most outstanding leaders I’d ever seen because tey knew enough to listen to their troops when they said something

  14. Molon Labe

    Molon Labe said, 10 months ago

    @hippogriff

    unfortunately under sharia law you must have four muslim male witnessess to the act of rape in order to convict.

    This is why women who report being raped are frequently imprisioned in muslim countries like pakistan for admitting to sex outside of marriage. In fact some rape victims are forced to marry their rapists.

    I think we can reduce the number of rapes in the military if we reduced the number of women in the service, and made the act of rape a capital offense. Women do not belong anywhere near combat situations and should be restricted to stateside service.

    You might think that is neadertal thinking, but I do not wish to see our women soldiers, sailors, airmen or marines subjected to capture and rape by our enemies. And any member of the military who is convicted of rape should face the possibility of execution.

  15. Mark

    Mark said, 10 months ago

    @onguard

    ADVICE you idiot, not advise! Sorry; that one just drives me up the wall…

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