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Don't Ask, Don't Tell Training

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Don, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Don

    Don Well-Known Member

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    Most of the folks here know I'm still active duty military.

    So here's my conundrum: Our computer-based training on the new DADT rules came out today. Due to my job, I haven't received the notification. I'm hearing that it's a simple "click through slideshow."

    But I haven't made up my mind if I'm gonna take it.

    Most likely, I'll go through it, if only to see what it says...but if I come across anything that contradicts my religious beliefs, that's where I have to make the choice of obeying the requirement to complete this "training."

    Thoughts? Opinions?
     
  2. blackbird

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    Don?????? A slide show presentation for DADT??????

    Are the "Feds" for real?????

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  3. Don

    Don Well-Known Member

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    That's the way a LOT of our training is these days. Instead of pulling everyone away from their duties and having them sit in an auditorium, now they create slideshows and "interactive presentations," and tell you that you've got 30 days to watch the slides and print out your own certificate.

    This is done for Human Trafficking, information Assurance training, and most of the couple-of-dozen other "ancillary training" requirements we have.
     
  4. billwald

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    Being polite and minding your own business might contradict your religious beliefs?
     
  5. matt wade

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    If only you could manage to follow your own advice.
     
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    I don't see how sitting through the training could violate anyone's beliefs Don. You don't have to agree with it, just watch it. Now if they want you to take actions that violate your beliefs I could see you have a harder decision, but are they?
     
  7. billwald

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    Participation in THIS list is an open invitation to strangers to mind your business for you because that is how this list has operated for years. You all get your kicks trying to pull my chain. What goes around, comes around.
     
  8. Don

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    Separated out your question, because that's the crux of this question. Don't know what's in the training yet.

    The interesting thing about computer-based training is that it's all individual; you don't have an instructor or classroom to have "discussions" with. If you come across a section of the training that you disagree with, especially when we talk about something like DADT, that's where the confusion comes in. How do you respond with "what you just told me to do violates my personal belief system"?
     
  9. Don

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    You might want to give that a little more thought, Bill. If it were that simple, why would there be mandatory training?

    How's this for a response: If someone starts talking about their lifestyle and your personal (religious or plain personal) beliefs are in direct opposition to what they're talking about, what's your correct course of action? Keep it to yourself and let them keep talking? (which is basically what you implied with your statement)

    So when is it okay as Christians to say, "your adulterous affairs with multiple women other than your wife are unacceptable to me, and I won't be a party to it"?
     
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  10. rbell

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    Don, the DADT probably not that bad. You're likely going to watch the men's figure skating finals from the 2010 Winter Olympics. :eek: :D

    Either that, or they teach you how to accessorize with the desert camo motif...
     
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