Striking Images of DADT service members.

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    Nov 15, 2010 8:08 PM GMT
    A recent CNN article:
    Photos of gay service members make statement about policy

    Link: http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/11/15/gay.service.members.photo.exhibit/index.html?hpt=C1

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    Nov 15, 2010 8:12 PM GMT
    Glad you posted this, and so timely with the lame duck session now as we eagerly await DADT repeal.
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    Nov 15, 2010 10:06 PM GMT
    That's well done! I like it. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 16, 2010 12:07 AM GMT
    averagejoe saidThat's well done! I like it. icon_biggrin.gif


    Ya I thought it was very powerful.
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    Nov 16, 2010 12:22 AM GMT
    Pffffft-
    How dare you post this to make me feel worse than I already do. All of these images were so depressing. Nothing about "it gets better."

    Where was the warning? I come to RJ to feel better about myself not worse. icon_cry.gif
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    Nov 16, 2010 12:25 AM GMT
    Typical leftist CNN slant; "undocumented Americans" - you mean ILLEGAL invaders from OTHER countries?
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    Nov 16, 2010 12:46 AM GMT
    A1EX saidPffffft-
    How dare you post this to make me feel worse than I already do. All of these images were so depressing. Nothing about "it gets better."

    Where was the warning? I come to RJ to feel better about myself not worse. icon_cry.gif


    I'm sorry if the images offended you, this was obviously done to shed light on the major issue that is DADT. If you find what these soldiers did to help spread awareness depressing I would agree the situation is depressing, but they are really brave to do it. Nevertheless, hiding the actual truth under a carpet to make people happy is not going to help move this issue forward.

    And I am not sure what you thought striking images of DADT meant...

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    Nov 16, 2010 12:47 AM GMT
    i guess gay republicans rather keep DADT
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    Nov 16, 2010 12:58 AM GMT
    A1EX saidPffffft-
    How dare you post this to make me feel worse than I already do. All of these images were so depressing. Nothing about "it gets better."

    Where was the warning? I come to RJ to feel better about myself not worse. icon_cry.gif


    'It gets better' is just an ideal it's not a reality for all homosexual people.
    This sort of thing is good to show people instead of thinking that it's something ok to tolerate. A lot of people don't understand what DADT is really about and how invasive and destructive it can be for homosexuals.

    A good comparison would be the importance the Armed Forces puts on families and loved ones being able to stay in contact with one another and see each other either in person or in pictures for example, how important that is for morale - except for gay soldiers of course, they don't need that kind of morale boost apparently because any kind of contact like that unless it's done in secrete or in code would be grounds for getting kicked out, also any known sexual contact or even marriage - which is also expressly forbidden under the Armed Forces anti-gay policies.

    I think gay people who serve in the Armed Forces are sacrificing a lot more of themselves in order to serve than their straight counterparts. They certainly are having to give up more while having less means for coping.
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    Nov 16, 2010 1:01 AM GMT
    He had all those guys in a hotel room alone... icon_evil.gificon_evil.gificon_evil.gificon_evil.gif
    I need to switch majors.
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    Nov 16, 2010 1:23 AM GMT
    Fearthefall saidTypical leftist CNN slant; "undocumented Americans" - you mean ILLEGAL invaders from OTHER countries?



    Out of that entire article and video THAT is what you're focusing on? I know I'm wasting the energy my fingers need to type this, but what EXACTLY is your problem? No, really. Self-loathing for being a homosexual and wanting to be straight? Brainwashing from FoxNews or your family that makes you have a knee-jerk reaction to all things that hint at that inherent evil called liberality? Lack of experience in the real world? Immaturity? Sad because I used to be like you. Immature, brainwashed by growing up in Texas, hating myself for being gay. Hopefully, you'll turn off FoxNews, travel the world, have life experiences that soften your heart and broaden your mind. Then, you'll have something intelligent to add.
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    Nov 16, 2010 1:32 AM GMT
    This is a very well done photo exhibit. I thought it really helps bring to light the difficulties gay servicemembers experience because of DADT.
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    Nov 16, 2010 1:37 AM GMT
    Fearthefall saidTypical leftist CNN slant; "undocumented Americans" - you mean ILLEGAL invaders from OTHER countries?


    This made me laugh pretty hard icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 16, 2010 2:22 AM GMT
    Amazing.

    You can see full size images on his site http://www.jeffsheng.com/#a=0&at=0&mi=1&pt=0π=1&s=0&p=-1
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    Nov 16, 2010 9:25 AM GMT
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    Fearthefall saidTypical leftist CNN slant; "undocumented Americans" - you mean ILLEGAL invaders from OTHER countries?


    Out of that entire article and video THAT is what you're focusing on? I know I'm wasting the energy my fingers need to type this, but what EXACTLY is your problem? No, really. Self-loathing for being a homosexual and wanting to be straight? Brainwashing from FoxNews or your family that makes you have a knee-jerk reaction to all things that hint at that inherent evil called liberality? Lack of experience in the real world? Immaturity? Sad because I used to be like you. Immature, brainwashed by growing up in Texas, hating myself for being gay. Hopefully, you'll turn off FoxNews, travel the world, have life experiences that soften your heart and broaden your mind. Then, you'll have something intelligent to add.


    LOL butthurt leftard wants illegal future democrats to invade this country. Not on my watch bro. The left is ruining this country and they give us lip service (shitty head) to try to get our votes while the Log Cabin Republicans are actually making headway. I'm not falling for the liberals' shit.
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    Nov 16, 2010 2:10 PM GMT
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    muscles4muscles said
    Fearthefall saidTypical leftist CNN slant; "undocumented Americans" - you mean ILLEGAL invaders from OTHER countries?


    Out of that entire article and video THAT is what you're focusing on? I know I'm wasting the energy my fingers need to type this, but what EXACTLY is your problem? No, really. Self-loathing for being a homosexual and wanting to be straight? Brainwashing from FoxNews or your family that makes you have a knee-jerk reaction to all things that hint at that inherent evil called liberality? Lack of experience in the real world? Immaturity? Sad because I used to be like you. Immature, brainwashed by growing up in Texas, hating myself for being gay. Hopefully, you'll turn off FoxNews, travel the world, have life experiences that soften your heart and broaden your mind. Then, you'll have something intelligent to add.


    LOL butthurt leftard wants illegal future democrats to invade this country. Not on my watch bro. The left is ruining this country and they give us lip service (shitty head) to try to get our votes while the Log Cabin Republicans are actually making headway. I'm not falling for the liberals' shit.


    You answered my question.
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    Nov 16, 2010 2:14 PM GMT
    muscles4muscles said
    Fearthefall said
    muscles4muscles said
    Fearthefall saidTypical leftist CNN slant; "undocumented Americans" - you mean ILLEGAL invaders from OTHER countries?


    Out of that entire article and video THAT is what you're focusing on? I know I'm wasting the energy my fingers need to type this, but what EXACTLY is your problem? No, really. Self-loathing for being a homosexual and wanting to be straight? Brainwashing from FoxNews or your family that makes you have a knee-jerk reaction to all things that hint at that inherent evil called liberality? Lack of experience in the real world? Immaturity? Sad because I used to be like you. Immature, brainwashed by growing up in Texas, hating myself for being gay. Hopefully, you'll turn off FoxNews, travel the world, have life experiences that soften your heart and broaden your mind. Then, you'll have something intelligent to add.


    LOL butthurt leftard wants illegal future democrats to invade this country. Not on my watch bro. The left is ruining this country and they give us lip service (shitty head) to try to get our votes while the Log Cabin Republicans are actually making headway. I'm not falling for the liberals' shit.


    You answered my question.
    He answered all of our questions..
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    Nov 16, 2010 2:28 PM GMT
    Fearthefall saidTypical leftist CNN slant; "undocumented Americans" - you mean ILLEGAL invaders from OTHER countries?


    Typical rightist slant: illegal INVADERS

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    Nov 16, 2010 3:38 PM GMT
    The video was more than what i expected. It was excellent. I'm happy that there are people dedicating their time to counter the dont ask dont tell requirements of the government. its dishonest, and honesty is rated sooo high these days. But then again, the govt isn't honest to the people of its country more than half the time. as time progresses this will be a long forgotten era. Keep pushing guys! we can do it!
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    Nov 16, 2010 3:52 PM GMT
    RRButch saidi guess gay republicans rather keep DADT



    Apparently you're quite ignorant
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    Nov 16, 2010 4:46 PM GMT
    beautiful stuff
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    Nov 16, 2010 8:03 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    RRButch saidi guess gay republicans rather keep DADT



    Apparently you're quite ignorant


    prove me wrong that they want to rid of it...
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    Nov 16, 2010 8:16 PM GMT
    Fearthefall saidThe left is ruining this country and they give us lip service (shitty head).


    I'm not going to jump on a liberal defense bandwagon, but the conservatives sure as hell did their part to "ruin" this country. Yes, the Democrats give us lip service, but at least they don't go out of their way, unlike their Republican counterparts, to undermine what little rights we do have.
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    Nov 16, 2010 8:35 PM GMT
    RYAN1000 said
    Fearthefall saidThe left is ruining this country and they give us lip service (shitty head).


    I'm not going to jump on a liberal defense bandwagon, but the conservatives sure as hell did their part to "ruin" this country. Yes, the Democrats give us lip service, but at least they don't go out of their way, unlike their Republican counterparts, to undermine what little rights we do have.


    That's because you're focusing on the fact you are gay in terms of your ideology. I agree with the whole allowing gay marriage and repealing DADT thing, but the Democrats will keep postponing it and postponing it, promising it to us but never giving it for as long as they can milk us for votes. I'm not sold. I vote on more important things, like the economy.
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    Nov 16, 2010 8:35 PM GMT
    RRButch said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    RRButch saidi guess gay republicans rather keep DADT



    Apparently you're quite ignorant


    prove me wrong that they want to rid of it...


    Log Cabin Republicans are the ones who filed the challenge to DADT