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Subject: No Sex Please, We?re Airmen
SYSOP    12/10/2012 5:10:32 AM
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WinsettZ       12/10/2012 10:09:29 AM
Another example of correcting surface defects and assuming everyone is squared away in their heads. Sorry, you won't reduce assault and mistreatments by clamping down on nose art. It's almost like saying that by eliminating violent TV everyone will turn into the Stepfords. Nope...
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rrhyne56       12/10/2012 11:22:56 AM
Yet another case of bureaucrats with too much spare time
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TonoFonseca    The Way of Men   12/10/2012 12:23:16 PM

It's just one branch of a growing tree.  The last number of decades, men have been taught to be ashamed of their natural impulses.  Jack Donovan wrote the book:

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bikebrains       12/10/2012 7:55:21 PM
Google: airplane nose art wwii.      There is one that would have Afghan men studying most intently.
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bikebrains    Origins   12/10/2012 8:01:01 PM
"The concept of nose art was invented by American pilots and ground crews during World War II."   According to first recorded piece of nose art was a sea monster painted on the nose of an Italian flying boat... in 1913. This was followed by the popular practice of painting mouths underneath the propeller... spinner, initiated by German pilots in World War I.... The cavallino rampante (prancing horse) of the Italian ace...Francesco Baracca... was another well-known symbol, as was the red-painted aircraft of Manfred von Richthofen.... However, nose art of this era was often conceived and produced by the aircraft ground crews, not by the pilots.
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Toryu88    Living in the past   12/11/2012 4:40:05 PM
I guess the USAF brass are still living in the 50's.  It is pretty much accepted today that sexual assault is a crime of power not of sex.  It is domination plane and simple.  Removing racy images will not change the mental defect in someone that makes them see the opposite sex as something to dominate.  This is typical peacetime chickenshit.  Barry O has not quite unilaterally declared victory, and quit the war of terror, but the Pentagon sure has shifted into peace-time mode and is hauling out the chicken shit by the truckload. The USAF is turning into the bunch of whimps that the other services always thought they were.  I guess the old song popular when LeMay was in charge: USAF Blues would be considered sexist by today's standards, since it says, "they took the blue from the skys and a pretty girl's eyes and a touch of old glory too...."  I'm glad my father, a 30 year USAF NCO didn't live long enough to see this.
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