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Pentagon: Most military sex assaults
affect men

New York Times, by James Dao

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Posted By:John c, 6/24/2013 5:06:53 AM

Sexual assault has emerged as one of the defining issues for the military this year. Reports of assaults are up, as are questions about whether commanders have taken the problem seriously. Bills to toughen penalties and prosecution have been introduced in Congress. (Snip) the Pentagon says 53 percent involved attacks on men, mostly by other men

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Reply 1 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 6/24/2013 6:09:44 AM     (No. 9390503)

How are those gays and women in the military working for ya? Here´s your new diversity medal.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 6/24/2013 6:48:39 AM     (No. 9390541)

FTA:"The best thing going on right now is that the women´s issue is coming to the fore and you see some mention about male rapes," he said"

Yeah , that´s about the best thing going on right now.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Laurie, 6/24/2013 6:56:45 AM     (No. 9390549)

While I have no doubt this is a problem in the military and is the natural (or unnatural) result of the policies of don´t ask, don´t tell and allowing openly gay members of the military, I think there´s something much more insidious going on here.

This is an orchestrated effort to destroy the credibility of the military. "They" are well served when patriotic Americans who´ve sworn an oath to upholding the Constitution are discredited.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JimS, 6/24/2013 7:09:41 AM     (No. 9390568)

This problem has a simple solution.
They have weapons in the military don´t they?
Terminate the rapist with extreme prejudice.
And if you want to avoid criminal charges, shout "Allahu Akhbar!" while you´re doing it.
Worked for Maj Hassan.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Udanja99, 6/24/2013 7:51:53 AM     (No. 9390613)

All part of the plan to take America down. It´s too bad that the rest of the world, in their hatred for us, doesn´t realize that they will circle the drain right along with us. Zippy will emerge as the most evil most hated man in world history.

I´m with #4.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jackburton, 6/24/2013 8:25:27 AM     (No. 9390669)

Unfortunately, #4, it´s not that simple.

´Hey, private. Yeah, you, with the cute rear! Wanna get out of KP tonight?´

Sexual harassment isn´t ALL rape.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Suncitypro, 6/24/2013 8:26:44 AM     (No. 9390673)

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Reply 8 - Posted by: LZK, 6/24/2013 8:32:30 AM     (No. 9390683)

OMG -- the new york slims....


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Reply 9 - Posted by: Felixcat, 6/24/2013 8:36:50 AM     (No. 9390693)

Is there any component of the US that Obama and his minons haven´t set about to destruction?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JAN, 6/24/2013 8:41:04 AM     (No. 9390700)

What do you have to say for your shrill self now, ms. gillibrand...also known as chucktheschuckscher´ puppet.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: anonymous, 6/24/2013 8:41:07 AM     (No. 9390701)

I think these assaults have been occurring since time began. I don´t think they´ve got much to do with DADT repeal. I´m not excusing an assault but, with the rise of PC, almost anything is considered an assault, including hurting another person´s feelings. Liberals always twist the language and extend definitions.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Suncitypro, 6/24/2013 8:57:59 AM     (No. 9390732)

Extreme prejudice sounds good to me.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: chicodon, 6/24/2013 9:02:58 AM     (No. 9390746)

This has been known by the media for months. Of course the homosexualizing of the military couldn´t be at fault. Of course, we´ve all heard of Rum, Sodomy and the Lash... As long as the military is a liberal social experiment this will happen. Let´s just hope we never have to go into all out battle.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: jlw509, 6/24/2013 9:07:42 AM     (No. 9390753)

"...one sergeant handcuffed him and put him in a headlock while another pretended to sodomize him, Lawson said."

The legal word --- the one on the books --- is "sodomize." In the PC world, you´re considered a bigot if you use that word or any of its cognates, like sodomy and sodomite.

I expect the NYT to correct this slip and use more respectful language in the future. Expect to see more references to "the surprise sexual contact community". "Spontaneous spouse syndrome". And of course "Love = Love" .

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Reply 15 - Posted by: William1, 6/24/2013 9:28:39 AM     (No. 9390786)

The left detests the military, which is heirarchical (non-equal, you know), masculine (as opposed to the chicks who join for a job, or dare I say, access to other chicks), Southern-based (where most of our warriors come from) and, the most vigorously despised, is a sense of honor and fidelity(which are judgmental).

As a result of that attitude, we see our soldiers holding umbrellas, or subjected to endless harangues by the PC commisariate.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: MattMusson, 6/24/2013 9:40:09 AM     (No. 9390813)

I have tried to explain to Significant Other that combat is UNCIVILIZED and no place for a woman.

She said it was UNFAIR to exclude women.

Then, I told her how my son´s unit spent 8 days in the field and they were not even allowed to change their socks. ALL WOMEN PRESENT ended up with vaginal infections.

Significant Other immediately replied it was unfair to women to put them into that situation where they could end up sterile.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: AutumnJoy, 6/24/2013 9:51:14 AM     (No. 9390832)

My guess is that a lot of this (right now) is due to young females going into the military who may have thought they were "empowered" by all the rhetoric thrown their way. In the real world things are a lot tougher. I am not defending any "assault"; I just question how "assault´ is being defined? That many alleged "assaults" just defies common sense. Who has the time?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Mike43, 6/24/2013 10:03:43 AM     (No. 9390856)

"The legal word --- the one on the books --- is "sodomize." In the PC world, you´re considered a bigot if you use that word or any of its cognates, like sodomy and sodomite."

It is, however, a perfectly legal word with respect to the UCMJ. We used to joke that the UMCJ sex charges, with their lurid descriptions, would make a fine pornographic novela.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: FLCracker, 6/24/2013 10:12:57 AM     (No. 9390871)

You think this sort of thing starts when they repealed DADT?

Again, you people seem to think rape is about sex. It is about power. Picking on the gay guy until he commits suicide is about power, too.

Sexual harassment is just a sub-set of harassment and there is a LOT of that in the military. Military doesn´t seem to address that. Think it might have something to do with those suicide rates?

Since this is not about sex, men who consider themselves straight will commit forcible sodomy. Doesn´t look like the gender (or age) of the recepticle is important. So this isn´t about homosexuals in the military, either.

Let´s see ... prison populations, ships at sea, boys´ schools, celibate clergy. What´s the common demoninator here?

Sequestered male population; strong hierarchy.

It´s a man´s world.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: comstock, 6/24/2013 10:29:00 AM     (No. 9390891)

Sorry, #19. I spent 12 years in the Navy (1967-79) and NEVER witnessed or heard of any incident like you describe. Aboard ship, in the barracks, anywhere. The disgusting revelation in this article offends me.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Hermoine, 6/24/2013 10:50:07 AM     (No. 9390925)

If I understand this article correctly, our military is full of violent, power-hungry, testosterone-dripping men who literally can´t keep it in their pants because they must show their dominance and take it out on weaker and/or gay men or enlisted women.

Sorry, I´m not buying it. This article was definitely written to show that heterosexual men have been assaulting one another and homosexual men and therefore the MILITARY MUST CHANGE. . .and thank goodness that we now have gay men and women enlisted so that we can fix all of this.


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Reply 22 - Posted by: RancherJack, 6/24/2013 11:04:45 AM     (No. 9390951)

Did you know there is an LGBT Rights Board at the Pentagon?

LGBT Rights. Among war fighters.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: lakerman1, 6/24/2013 11:43:38 AM     (No. 9391014)

The council of state governments (CSG) offers suggested state legislation each year to all of the states.
In 1977, he CSG offered model legislation on sexual assault. Here is what was proposed -
Draw a line down the front, middle of the thigh. If touching occurs on the outside of that line, that is a misdemeanor. If the touching occurs on the inside of that line, that is a felony. (this definition dealt with the thigh, as part of the proposed language.)
Definitions are incredibly important when examining this military issue.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: broken01, 6/24/2013 12:11:47 PM     (No. 9391092)

I´m very sad to say this but I´m glad that I retired from the military back in 08. The military command structure from the CinC on down is made up of nothing but stupid political hacks and that includes the ones in uniform. All of their boneheaded policies like allowing gays to serve, women on subs(bad enough they´re one combat surface ships) women in the special forces, etc. will lead to the ruination of the greatest fighting force on the planet. This stat alone just proves my point.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: semperparatus, 6/24/2013 1:22:01 PM     (No. 9391250)

After 35 years in the Coast Guard, 15 at sea (Vietnam, Kosovo, etc.), I can only remember one incident involving an abnormal (homosexual) person. He was a BMC stationed in a cutter in the early ‘80s who had written numerous sexual "dreams" in his green pocket ledger. He had hoped to have “encounters” with his deck force (approximately 25 Seamen, 3 or 4 Petty Officers) but dropped his ledger on the deck one night. The Messenger of the Watch retrieved it, read it, and went into a panic. Since the BMC was his Department Chief, he didn’t know what to do. So, he ran into the Operations Berthing and through it on the deck and said “I’m about to puke.” One of the POs read a few pages and immediately turned it over to the Executive Officer. Obviously, it was all over the ship in a matter of minutes (115 crew) and the next morning we diverted from our patrol area and made a direct bee-line to a port in South America and “removed” the miscreant.

Thankfully, he was never heard from again.

And remember: when talking about us and “them”, the term is “normal” and not “straight”. Do not let the 1% or less change the dialogue. Let them have a sissy fit, as all children will do, but what is morally wrong can never be politically right.
Look what happened over the last 40 years. Our education system and federal government is now a carrier for this type of behavior. Haven’t we remained silent long enough? How much more damage can we incur?

Semper Paratus

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Reply 26 - Posted by: ArtieC, 6/24/2013 1:30:51 PM     (No. 9391265)

The most disgusting thing I ever saw was s group of male admirals and generals being reamed out by Claire McCaskill and some of her fellow broom riders. I felt sorry and embarrassed for them.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Butch59, 6/24/2013 1:47:26 PM     (No. 9391311)

I spent just a little over 8 yrs in the AF (1963-1971) and served in various locations( Europe, Thailand, and others). I NEVER saw or heard of any such activities. Of course, where I was, there were plenty of females available. And in those days, there were VERY strict regulations about such behavior. However, a lot of changes have occurred in the past 40+ years. And as previously posted, the upper echelons are no longer what they used to be. In my day, we had soldiers. Today all we have are butt kissing politicians.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 6/24/2013 2:11:13 PM     (No. 9391373)

I was femme Navy enlisted 5 years. RM2. Incident: Someone wanted to get back at another femme shipmate. So she concocted a story that this particular femme was a lesbian. Navy went through her room, closet, chest of drawers, Christmas wrapping paper, Christmas ribbons. Found a letter with a femmme signature. When asked about it she told them that was a letter from her sister. She suffered what now would be PTSD. Ruined her. She curled into a fetal position in her room. This was some form of sexual assault. Happened in the early 60´s before DADT. I can´t imagine what serving in the Navy would be like today...with women on ships or even serving in combat. Assault on men by men makes me just as sick. Unfortunately, it´s an evil for all and will be with us forever.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 6/24/2013 4:43:02 PM     (No. 9391690)

Sorry to say I know of two incidents .
One Viet war zone
18 year old brother accosted by Chief petty on ship constantly with suggestions he submit and finally a direct attempt. After the chief woke up he tried to claim he was attacked and hit with a wrench. Investigation ended with the Chief petty drummed out and the boy later earning several medals and honors.
Later at Army training post 18 year old son-in-law trying to live under the same type pressure. The Officer didn´t care that he was married and not about to participate. That was handled by the entire barracks as the boy was sent to the office on a call from the night officer by plan. The potential rapist was treated to a blanket party. He was reassigned after he left the hospital.
Over the years this type incidents led to the no know homosexuals in the military.

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Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 10:32:12 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

Progressive Insurance
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National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 10:08:10 PM     Post Reply
How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c–t and a tw-t, but suffered no ill consequences. David Letterman joked on air that Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter had had sex with Alex Rodriguez during a New York Yankees game. There was no downside to that either. President Obama tosses around “sweetie” as he wishes. No problem with that. No one believes Barack could be condescending to women.

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 3:42:51 PM     Post Reply
With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

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