Has anyone seen the video Stigmata posted on his profile?

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    Jan 25, 2009 4:06 PM GMT
    That's some story. I knew DADT was a serious problem but had no idea that the truth mattered so little.

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    Jan 25, 2009 5:37 PM GMT

    Yeah, I've watched it before. He's an incredible hot guy, with an amazing story. And that voice! So sexy! Wow.
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    Jan 25, 2009 5:53 PM GMT
    I can sympathize with wanting to leave San Antonio. I grew up there and after I came out I quickly realized that everyone I was attracted to was from out of town and didn't live there.

    I wonder (not really) if it's still the drag capitol of the world as I heard.
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    Jan 25, 2009 5:55 PM GMT
    wow. eye opening
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    Jan 25, 2009 7:07 PM GMT
    Ummmm.... some of the things he talks about I don't believe he is safe to say. Explaining his career in intelligence isn't the safest thing to do for himself or for those in his family.
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    Jan 25, 2009 7:42 PM GMT
    BradySF saidUmmmm.... some of the things he talks about I don't believe he is safe to say. Explaining his career in intelligence isn't the safest thing to do for himself or for those in his family.

    Meh... If you have a security clearance you certainly don't want to draw unnecessary attention to yourself but he didn't disclose anything classified so it's not a big deal. That was a painfully long story thoughicon_confused.gif I'm sure he could have made it into a 40 min video so thank God he was able to summarize being reported by a disgruntled fellow Marine so quickly. Sorry, I have a bit of ADD. As an active duty member of the military I can totally relate to what he's saying.

    I know people wonder about my orientation. I've actually been put on the spot form fellow service members and asked if I'm gay or not. It was in private though. Regardless it was wrong of my friends to ask me and they could have been punished for it if I made a fuss. I value their friendship though and wouldn't risk losing it over what I consider to be an after thought. Fortunately I am able to pull my own weight at work and then some. That's a lot more than I can say for some lazy ass pieces of straight shit that I work with. If I was a waste of flesh like some of the douche bags I work with I'm pretty sure I would be watched more closely by leadership.

    Really though unless somebody has some irrefutable evidence that you are actively engaging in homosexual sex... More than likely you will be overlooked. Nobody wants to lose a body in their unit. That means everybody else will have to pick up the slack for that one less body. You never know when that body will get replaced either if ever. The military makes a lot of exceptions in order to accomplish its mission. Hopefully none of those exceptions violate the law.

    Bringing situations to light makes everybody look bad from the bottom all the way to the top. How will it look if you are the commander of a unit who had to discharge 3 members who were caught having a gay boot worship party that got out of control? It's better to just garnish their wages, maybe demote them, make them fill 200 sand bags and rotate them out to another unit ASAP. Let somebody else deal with iticon_wink.gif

    When Obama repeals DADT (not holding my breath) I still won't be open about my orientation. It's my own business and if you know me you know I'm not about people knowing my business. If I wanted you to know what I had for lunch I would have told you. If you have to ask you better have the proper clearance and the need to know or you're SOL buddy.
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    Jan 26, 2009 12:26 AM GMT
    Another reason I'm proud to be Canadian:

    gay-pride.html?ref=rss

    "For the first time, members of Canada's Armed Forces represented the military in Toronto's annual Gay Pride parade, held Sunday.

    Lt. Steven Churm, one of 10 soldiers from across the country who marched in uniform, said their presence sends a message that the Canadian military is inclusive and an equal-opportunity employer.

    Members of the Canadian Forces were permitted to march in uniform for the first time during Toronto's Gay Pride parade on Sunday. (Robin Rowland/CBC)
    "The message to the public is that the Canadian Forces is an employer of choice. We have employment opportunities that people can pursue, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation," he told CBC News.

    "For our own members, they can be proud of what they're doing and also be proud of who they are."

    To mark its place in the festivities, the Canadian Forces set up an information booth in an area of the city where thousands of people gathered for the start of the parade."