Marines Say 'No' To Confederate Flag

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    why would one think it appropriate for a marine to wear a symbol of seccessionists?

    nothing in the regs would permit gang tats... nice try making it racial.

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    Its not the tat that makes this reg a little sickening.

    Its the word "appropriate."

    By definition, a warrior is "inappropriate."

    Worrying over a warrior's tats.....makes you wonder if someone's gonna wipe his ass for him too.
     
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    i'm sorry... i think we need to perhaps define terms. why do you think a warrior is, by definition, inappropriate?
     
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    Another example of the "perception is reality" rule.

    Asked whether an exception might be made for a Marine recruit who could provide a full explanation on the meaning of his tattoo as an expression of Southern pride, the recruiter explained, "At this point in time, no. If it can be construed by anyone as being racially biased, then right now it's a flat-out denial."
     
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    Marines are clean cut killing machines that follow orders.

    If they cry about what tattoos they are allowed to have why would anyone want them to be marines?
     
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    "You can't always get what you want"

    I'm with ravi. He is a whiner and the USMC is likely better off without him. No wonder he chooses to withhold his name.
     
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    If it matters that much that he join the Marines then he ought to remove it.



    That symbol of his glorious ancestors that he's honoring are also a group that started a war resulting in the deaths of US Marines and US sailors

    Marine Corps Civil War (Union forces only), 15 Apr. 1861 - 26 May

    NAVY............MARINE CORPS
    KIA ..... WIA..... KIA .....WIA
    2,112 ... 1,710 ...148 ....131
     
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