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-Great Cultural Revolution
US Army uniform 'gives men a free pass to ogle and touch women's breasts' after rank insignia was moved from collar to middle of soldiers' chest, female officer says
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • US Army Lt. Col. Rachael Hoagland is a student at the US Army War College

  • Hoagland wants Army to relocate rank insignia on soldiers' combat uniforms

  • Before 2004, rank insignia was pinned to the collars of soldiers' uniforms

  • Army changed uniforms to enable troops to display rank while wearing armor

  • The change meant that rank insignia would be displayed in middle of the chest

  • Relocated rank insignia means having to look down to see female's rank

  • Hoagland said it creates awkward dynamic during rank promotion ceremony

  • Male officers often ask female soldiers 'May I touch you?' during ceremony
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Men and woman are biologically the same these days so what difference does it make?
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/21/2021 0:11 Comments || Top||

#2  All breasts are equal, but some are more equal than others.

As for the ogling, the US is party to some damn UN treaty that grants citizens the right to radio reception. Since both radio and light are forms of electromagnetic radiation, we therefore have the right to receive light waves, or in the common parlance, to ogle.
Posted by: SteveS || 04/21/2021 0:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Madness. This is just a few degrees away from:

'Breasts degrade wimmin's integrity and prospects because they are used to objectify and uhh... ogle them into submission. Henceforth, surgical removal of breasts is mandatory for entry.'
Posted by: Dron66046 || 04/21/2021 0:54 Comments || Top||

#4  Army changed uniforms to enable troops to display rank while wearing armor

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/21/2021 1:28 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ The Powerpoint used the new 'insert animations' feature. Totally slick.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 04/21/2021 3:53 Comments || Top||

#6  ^Sorry? Not understand.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/21/2021 3:58 Comments || Top||

#7  ^ /sarc, Grom. It was obviously some REMFs idea to fiddle with things already working fine. A whole uni change, when just a patch or etching would do. Usually, they change around stuff to accommodate new contracts for gear and uniforms. I don't know what it's like over there, but I'll bet it's not much different. Here, they use Powerpoint for that.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 04/21/2021 4:04 Comments || Top||

#8  OK. I get it. But, what I meant was "why make life easy for enemy snipers?" (since armor is intended for combat).
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/21/2021 4:08 Comments || Top||

#9  Soon, they'll have even pronouns etched into the BDUs. Then the enemy can offend them into overreacting.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 04/21/2021 4:11 Comments || Top||

#10  ^😎
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/21/2021 7:16 Comments || Top||

#11  Why not just have the rank on the armor on the chest and on the collar when not in armor?

Sorry, non-military thinking. I'll do some push ups now.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/21/2021 9:00 Comments || Top||

#12  Engaging Snark . Separate the military into two branches . Biological Males and Biological Females. If a biological male wants to join the Biological Female Branch it will have to get its dangly bits removed at its own cost. The military will not supply the drugs needed to keep it stable. Snark/Off.
Posted by: Phinetch Wherese4624 || 04/21/2021 10:18 Comments || Top||

#13  Let me guess; doesn't fold right either.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/21/2021 11:29 Comments || Top||

#14  Seriously, she needs to Man-up if she is going to be a senior combat leader? Hyper-sensitivity isn't the mark of a leader trained in the application of extreme violence on an industrial scale.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 04/21/2021 11:33 Comments || Top||

#15  Hmmm maybe it's cause I'm USAF, but I've never seen a promotion ceremony in OPCs, always dress uniform...
Posted by: Lemuel Gray4629 || 04/21/2021 12:07 Comments || Top||

#16  I didn't think the uniforms gave guys and women anything to 'ogle'.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 04/21/2021 12:31 Comments || Top||

#17  I didn't think the uniforms gave guys and women anything to 'ogle'.

Oh, I still remember some PT runs in the summer heat at Bragg.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/21/2021 13:48 Comments || Top||

#18  Not saying the Female soldiers I served with were anything other than competent and good soldiers - they were. But the deskbound HQ types when running their PT uniforms...

When viewed from behind they looked like 2 bulldogs fighting in a duffelbag.
Posted by: These Forkbeard7574 || 04/21/2021 14:14 Comments || Top||

#19  Umm that looked bad. Lets also say that for the males, some of the fat HQ deskbound looked like a beachball with a rubberband around the middle, so it goes on both.
Posted by: These Forkbeard7574 || 04/21/2021 14:14 Comments || Top||

#20  From the photos at the link, it looks like to get promoted, you get the new rank pinned on your ... sternum.
Posted by: Bobby || 04/21/2021 14:21 Comments || Top||

#21  This reminds me of Star Trek. Every new show/movie seemed to need some kind of uniform change. Some major, some minor.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/21/2021 14:24 Comments || Top||

#22  We were promised Private Vasquez.

What we got is a remake of In The Army Now starring The Lady Ghostbusters.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/21/2021 16:39 Comments || Top||

#23  Please, nobody tell this poor REMF officer about how real NCOs used to get their rank "Pinned" - she might not want collar or soulder rank back. Airborne (blood) wings usually administered the same way.

Be glad she's not a Marine or she'd be demanding sanitary pads be put on the blood stripe on the trousers.
Posted by: These Forkbeard7574 || 04/21/2021 17:30 Comments || Top||

#24  "We're all out of 0-3 bars. Mind if I build a set with these O-2's?"
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 04/21/2021 20:29 Comments || Top||

#25  Fine. All rank will now be tattooed on their forehead. If it changes, you get another tattoo. Design will have to change so rank can be added. Woe unto he who gets demoted cause that belt sander taking it off is going sting a bit.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 04/21/2021 21:11 Comments || Top||

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Constitution Cancelled - Yes, They Are Coming For You
[AmericanThinker via Lucianne] On April 15, Preident Biden signed an Executive Order on Blocking Property with Respect to Specified Harmful Foreign Activities of the Government of the Russian Federation. Contrary to its title, this EO is not about Russia. It is designed to allow the Biden administration to deprive American citizens and organizations of their rights and property by arbitrarily linking those persons to real, imagined, or vaguely defined activities of the Russian government.

The Biden administration unilaterally makes the determination and requires neither criminal acts nor intent. The punishment is blocking assets and a prohibition on any dealing with the accused person. Spouses and adult children of individuals found guilty by accusation under this EO are punished, too.

Section 1 of the EO enumerates prohibited activities and defines guilty persons as those "determined" by the Secretary of Treasury and/or Secretary of State in consultation with the Attorney General to be:

(a)(ii) responsible for or complicit in, or to have directly or indirectly engaged or attempted to engage in, any of the following for or on behalf of, or for the benefit of, directly or indirectly, the Government of the Russian Federation:

(A) malicious cyber-enabled activities;

(B) interference in a United States or other foreign government election;

(C) actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions in the United States or abroad;

(D) transnational corruption;
Posted by: Mercutio || 04/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [345 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats

#1  (B) interference in a United States or other foreign government election;
Did he just declare the actions of the State Department, and the "3-Letter Alphabet Agencies", against the law? Of course there is always the proviso that such actions are "okay when we do it".
Posted by: magpie || 04/21/2021 0:43 Comments || Top||

#2  I think what (C) means is, actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions in the United States or abroad;
Posted by: Dron66046 || 04/21/2021 1:05 Comments || Top||

#3  It starts slowly, and then it speeds up?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/21/2021 1:30 Comments || Top||


So won't this affect the Social Media Giants more so?

It seems to clearly address the Social Medias acceptance of $$$$ and help to/from Russian fronted cyber groups to skew our recent elections and other economic/industry activities.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 04/21/2021 5:30 Comments || Top||

#5  /\ Selective Enforcement of (C), NN2N1. It only applies to non-Leftists.
Posted by: magpie || 04/21/2021 7:53 Comments || Top||

#6  (C) actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions in the United States or abroad;

Article 58 of the Russian SFSR Penal Code was put in force on 25 February 1927

  • 58-1: Definition of counter-revolutionary activity:
    A counter-revolutionary action is any action aimed at overthrowing, undermining or weakening of the power of workers' and peasants' Soviets... and governments of the USSR and Soviet and autonomous republics, or at the undermining or weakening of the external security of the USSR and main economical, political and national achievements of the proletarial revolution

  • Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/21/2021 8:06 Comments || Top||

    #7  They could use that criteria against republicans at a Trump rally.
    Posted by: 49 Pan || 04/21/2021 10:31 Comments || Top||

    #8  And still not a word about China.
    Posted by: Abu Uluque || 04/21/2021 12:23 Comments || Top||

    #9  Did the Chinese write this?
    Posted by: These Forkbeard7574 || 04/21/2021 13:23 Comments || Top||

    Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
    The Russian military situation in the southwestern direction
    A series of satellite photos taken of the Russian troops build up.

    The first three are of Crimea. You'll note, they are not building revetments.

    The second five are of Voronezh.
    Posted by: badanov || 04/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [92 views] Top|| File under:

    Hatred of Russia in the US expert community is off the charts
    Direct translation of the article in regnum.ru
    By Aleksandr Belov

    [REGNUM] Ten years after the end of the somewhat successful " reset " of the Barack Obama administration in relations with Russia, there can be no question of any objective discussion of Washington's Russian course due to reflexive belligerence and intolerance to dissent, writes Daniel Larison in See an article in Responsible Statecraft on April 20.

    Continued on Page 49
    Posted by: badanov || 04/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [251 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Many in the US Expert community spent 4 years blaming Russia for something it didn't do. I can understand Russia hating the US expert community but the reverse seems insane.
    Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/21/2021 0:13 Comments || Top||

    #2  Cui bono?
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/21/2021 1:25 Comments || Top||

    #3  I'm inclined to think not many Americans love their 'expert' community either. In some countries, the moment experts form a community, it's time to disappear 'em all and appoint new experts.
    Posted by: Dron66046 || 04/21/2021 3:56 Comments || Top||

    #4  I have had several contacts with Russians and so far I have found them to be so much like ourselves. I find the Chinese far more war oriented. The closer you get to Finland the Russians look like Americans. When Trump was in office I saw a great opportunity for mutual cooperation but not so with the Chinese. The media and Democrats fought Trump at every opportunity. Space program could have increased greatly but now Russia and China are shooting to the stars at our expense. Now with the Ukraine Putin has no respect for Biden. It is his time to act freely. Always working to restore former glory and pride.
    Posted by: Dale || 04/21/2021 7:42 Comments || Top||

    #5  I was standing in the ATM line (University town) and heard two postgrads talking about their mutual acquaintance's Bad Luck: "He had spent a college degree and Masters in International Politics, focused on Kremlinology, and the blasted Russians had overthrown Communism! There went his cushy government job!!"

    How many Leftists can't forgive the Russians for betraying Communism are employed as 'Experts'?
    Posted by: magpie || 04/21/2021 7:50 Comments || Top||

    #6  How many Leftists can't forgive the Russians for betraying Communism are employed as 'Experts'?

    Not all, but all the "experts".
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/21/2021 7:56 Comments || Top||

    #7  Yeah yeah, Russians blindly follow orders just the same and may look the same as Americans but don't smell the same.
    Posted by: Ebbavins McCoy8772 || 04/21/2021 9:42 Comments || Top||

    #8  magpie, actually that explains a lot as many seem to have a vested interest in keeping the Russia on the enemies list.
    Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/21/2021 11:49 Comments || Top||

    #9  Russia has four killer satellites that can shut destroy GPS satellites essential for civilian and military navigation on a massive scale. Russia can do what it wants to as far as invading Ukraine and the world will not do a thing about it and Putin knows it.
    Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 04/21/2021 12:35 Comments || Top||

    #10  What is a warrior without a war?
    Posted by: Skidmark || 04/21/2021 23:12 Comments || Top||

    #11  Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589, Back in the 90s I worked for a mapping company that depended on GPS to align our maps with the road network.

    Then everyone had a smart phone and had a map app in their pocket, and you know what Apple did? Instead of aligning maps to aerial photos they tracked the movement of the phones to get far superior road maps that doesn't require GPS.

    Taking out GPS might effect planes and ships and war in the wilds but it really won't make much difference to the civilian transportation network.
    Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/21/2021 23:51 Comments || Top||

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