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    16 Apr '16 02:22
    Where's it gonna stop?
    Afros in the Army?
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/04/14/the-citadel-considers-first-ever-uniform-exception-allowing-a-muslim-hijab/
  2. Standard membershavixmir
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    16 Apr '16 05:50
    Originally posted by FishHead111
    Where's it gonna stop?
    Afros in the Army?
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/04/14/the-citadel-considers-first-ever-uniform-exception-allowing-a-muslim-hijab/
    Yeah, better them fighting against you than with you...
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    16 Apr '16 07:59
    A storm is considering raging in a teacup.
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    16 Apr '16 15:38
    The Citadel has an interesting history.

    From Wikipedia

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    The Citadel traces its origins to a series of arsenals constructed by the state of South Carolina in the 1820s; founded by act of the state legislature in 1842 as the South Carolina Military Academy it originally consisted of the Citadel Academy in Charleston and the Arsenal Academy in Columbia, the Arsenal was burned by Shermans forces during the American Civil War and never reopened, the Citadel Academy was occupied by Union troops in 1865 and reopened as an educational institution in 1882.
    During the civil war, the SCMA Corps of Cadets was organized into a military unit known as the Battalion of State Cadets which took part in 9 engagements. In January of 1861 Citadel Academy cadets manning a battery on Morris Island fired the first shots of the conflict when they shelled the Union steamship Star of the West which was attempting to resupply Fort Sumter; in December of 1864 the cadet battalion made up more than a third of a Confederate force that defended a strategic rail line during the Battle of Tulifinny, the only time in U.S. history when the entire student body of a college fought in combat. Citadel cadets and alumni have served in every United States military action from the Mexican War to the current War on Global Terrorism; all cadets are required to take ROTC and 40% are commissioned into all 5 military services.
    In 1922 the school moved from its original location on Marion Square in downtown Charleston to a new campus on the banks of the Ashley River on the northwest side of the city and has grown steadily from an enrollment of 460 to its present 3,500. During World War II The Citadel had the highest percentage of any American college student body serving in the military and all but 46 of its living graduates were members of the armed forces. Alumni served as members of the Flying Tigers and Doolittle Raiders; 280 died in the service of their country.
    The first black cadet enrolled in 1966 and women were admitted in 1996. A graduate program was started in 1968. A major capital improvement campaign started in 1989 saw the replacement or extensive renovation of a majority of the buildings on campus, academic offerings have been continuously expanded to offer in demand courses and degrees in fields such as Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Cybersecurity and Criminal Justice.
  5. Zugzwang
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    16 Apr '16 19:064 edits
    Originally posted by FishHead111
    Where's it gonna stop? Afros in the Army?
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/04/14/the-citadel-considers-first-ever-uniform-exception-allowing-a-muslim-hijab/
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/04/us/sikh-army-captain-simratpal-singh-beard-turban/

    "Sikh Army Captain Allowed to Wear Beard and Turban in Uniform"
    --Nadeen Shaker (5 April 2016)

    The US Army has granted permission ( a 'religious accommodation' ) for Captain Simratpal Singh,
    a Sikh, to grow a beard and wear a turban while serving on active duty.

    Will an ignorant American see his beard and turban and wrongly stereotype him as a Muslim,
    even as a 'Muslim terrorist'? Some Sikhs have been murdered after being misidentified as Muslims in the USA.
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    16 Apr '16 19:24
    The US government has demonstrated that it is incompetent when it comes to who should and should not be allowed in its military.

    Just look at the foreign born guy who gave US military secrets to China for the latest example.
  7. Zugzwang
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    16 Apr '16 19:531 edit
    Originally posted by Eladar
    The US government has demonstrated that it is incompetent when it comes to who should and should not be allowed in its military.
    Just look at the foreign born guy who gave US military secrets to China for the latest example.
    "Just look at the foreign born guy ..."
    --Eladar

    Another 'foreign born guy', Ted Cruz, is running for US President now.
  8. Standard membershavixmir
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    16 Apr '16 19:58
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    "Just look at the foreign born guy ..."
    --Eladar

    Another 'foreign born guy', Ted Cruz, is running for US President now.
    Yeah. How did they get around that one?
    I thought a president had to be born in the USA.
    And he was born (or materialized) in Canada.

    I don't get it.
    Does it mean a Mexican with one US parent can now become president too?
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    16 Apr '16 19:58
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    "Just look at the foreign born guy ..."
    --Eladar

    Another 'foreign born guy', Ted Cruz, is running for US President now.
    Yeah, I'm not too happy about that.
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    16 Apr '16 20:07
    Originally posted by FishHead111
    Where's it gonna stop?
    Afros in the Army?
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/04/14/the-citadel-considers-first-ever-uniform-exception-allowing-a-muslim-hijab/
    Rastafarians smoking pot on duty?!
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    16 Apr '16 20:46
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Yeah, I'm not too happy about that.
    Just imagine all the military secrets Cruz will pass on to Canada.
  12. Zugzwang
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    16 Apr '16 21:14
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra to Eladar
    Just imagine all the military secrets Cruz will pass on to Canada.
    The USA could build a wall along its border with Canada to attempt to stop that.
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