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 Post subject: Women in combat.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:33 am 
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I'm a civil rights guy but I think the military putting women in close combat may be a bridge too far. This is what a retired marine says. What do you think? http://www.michaelyon-online.com/seven- ... combat.htm

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Unit cohesion is the essence of combat power, and while it may be convenient to dismiss human nature for political expediency, the facts are that sexual dynamics will exist and can affect morale. That may be manageable in other environments, but not in close combat.


On the other hand, when your backs are against the wall and you are reduced to sheer survival it's all hands on deck.


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 Post subject: Re: Women in combat.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:32 am 
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I'm a civil rights guy but I think the military putting women in close combat may be a bridge too far. This is what a retired marine says. What do you think? http://www.michaelyon-online.com/seven- ... combat.htm

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Unit cohesion is the essence of combat power, and while it may be convenient to dismiss human nature for political expediency, the facts are that sexual dynamics will exist and can affect morale. That may be manageable in other environments, but not in close combat.


On the other hand, when your backs are against the wall and you are reduced to sheer survival it's all hands on deck.


Really? This is the question you bring?

Here you are concerned about women in the military ...... while some of us are simply concerned about the military.


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 Post subject: Re: Women in combat.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:23 am 
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It is known that women in a group tend to adjust their cycle to the alpha female's, which means a unit of female soldiers will after a time have the potential to be the most deadly group of people you can think of ..... at least a few days a month.

<ducks for cover to avoid incomming>

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 Post subject: Re: Women in combat.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:28 am 
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I was riding to work yesterday when I observed a female driver, who cut right in front of a pickup truck, causing the driver to drive onto the shoulder to avoid hitting her. This evidently angered the driver enough that he hung his arm out his window and gave the woman the finger.

'Man, that guy is stupid,' I thought to myself. I ALWAYS smile nicely and wave in a sheepish manner whenever a female does anything to me in traffic, and here's why:

I drive 48 miles each way every day to work. That's 96 miles each day. Of these, 16 miles each way is bumper-to-bumper. Most of the bumper-to-bumper is on an 8 lane highway. There are 7 cars every 40 feet for 32 miles.

That works out to 982 cars every mile, or 31,424 cars. Even though the rest of the 32 miles is not bumper-to-bumper, I figure I pass at least another 4,000 cars. That brings the number to something like 36,000 cars that I pass every day.

Statistically, females drive half of those cars. That's 18,000 women drivers!
In any given group of females, 1 in 28 has PMS. That's 642.

According to Cosmopolitan, 70% describe their love life as dis-satisfying or unrewarding. That's 449.

According to the National Institute of Health, 22% of all females have seriously considered suicide or homicide. That's 98. And 34% describe men as their biggest problem. That's 33.

According to the National Rifle Association, 5% of all females carry weapons and this number is increasing.

That means that EVERY SINGLE DAY, I drive past at least one female that has a lousy love life, thinks men are her biggest problem, has seriously considered suicide or homicide, has PMS, and is armed.

Give her the finger? I don't think so.

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 Post subject: Re: Women in combat.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:59 am 
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animal-friendly wrote:
Dingo wrote:
I'm a civil rights guy but I think the military putting women in close combat may be a bridge too far. This is what a retired marine says. What do you think? http://www.michaelyon-online.com/seven- ... combat.htm

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Unit cohesion is the essence of combat power, and while it may be convenient to dismiss human nature for political expediency, the facts are that sexual dynamics will exist and can affect morale. That may be manageable in other environments, but not in close combat.


On the other hand, when your backs are against the wall and you are reduced to sheer survival it's all hands on deck.


Really? This is the question you bring?

Here you are concerned about women in the military ...... while some of us are simply concerned about the military.

You can be concerned about the military but one way or another you are going to have one and at some point they are going to go into combat. So under what circumstances should or should not women participate?


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