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Marines to undergo
random Breathalyzer tests

Los Angeles Times, by Tony Perry

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 12/24/2012 5:01:30 PM

San Diego - Starting Jan. 1, Marines at Camp Pendleton and other bases will be subject to random Breathalyzer tests twice a year under what is billed as the toughest anti-drinking policy in the U.S. military. An order issued by Lt. Gen. R.E. Milstead Jr., deputy commandant for manpower and reserve affairs, calls for any Marine or sailor with a blood-alcohol level of 0.01% or higher to be referred for counseling. Any Marine or sailor who tests at 0.04% or higher will be referred to medical personnel to determine his or her fitness for duty. Milstead said that although the new order "is primarily for

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To me, this is more 0bama harrassment of our Military. Show me an officer´s event where alcohol doesn´t flow freely and ask if they will be checked, as well. How about random searches of all government workers who have access to classified material? Leave the Military alone. They take care of their own.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: youngtexan, 12/24/2012 5:18:03 PM     (No. 9082370)

This is B.S.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: raphaela, 12/24/2012 5:21:29 PM     (No. 9082373)

We should have random drug tests of all public servants starting with the White House, his staff, Congress and the Senate, all the way down to dogcatcher in each city.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 12/24/2012 5:34:29 PM     (No. 9082384)

How about running the cocaine sniffer dogs through the peoples White House . Obama is an employee who keeps forgetting who he works for.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 12/24/2012 5:41:52 PM     (No. 9082386)

This ´General´ needs to get tossed out on his brass. This is the most ridiculous, unnecessary and invasive thing I have ever heard of. Last I heard, consumption of alcohol is legal in this country.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/24/2012 5:56:44 PM     (No. 9082401)

.01? That must equate to about half a beer.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: tommy411, 12/24/2012 6:05:58 PM     (No. 9082415)

Sharia

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Salt5792, 12/24/2012 6:06:05 PM     (No. 9082416)

I,for one, did a lot of drinking while I was in the Navy.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: zzzghy, 12/24/2012 6:10:02 PM     (No. 9082427)

I did a lot of drinking while you were in the Navy too, #7. If we ever meet in person the first five rounds are on me.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: rael, 12/24/2012 6:18:44 PM     (No. 9082436)

Somebody needs to frag that general, and fast.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dr.lakerman, 12/24/2012 6:33:10 PM     (No. 9082445)

The military has a long tradition of imbibing, and actually has encouraged it over the years.
True story. I was running an EKG on the head chaplain for USAF Europe, at Weisbaden Air Base, (he was a full bird colonel, and I was an E-3.) and after I wired him up, and told him to relax, I asked him what he thought about the air force policy to double liquor allotments during the Christmas season. (The air force ran Class 6 stores, to sell booze.) He blew up as if I had dropped a hand grenade on him. But he never answered the question.
(Alcohol is tax free at overseas bases, or was, back in 1959. A 40 ounce bottle of Corby´s or Imperial, cost about $1.50.)

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Mushroom, 12/24/2012 7:44:50 PM     (No. 9082496)

I was a AF Brat. Having not learned my lesson I did a couple of hitches myself.
When my father took lunch it was not unusual to have a beer. Forget after hours. I do remember squadron picnics that had keg after keg.
When I served a beer was acceptable but discouraged, I myself did not imbibe during the work day.
Class 6 sold me my 2 bttl per month while I was overseas.
Stateside class 6 prices were about 30% below local retail.
The point is once upon a time troops were trusted, now the babysitters have taken over and the MEN are no longer to make a decision.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 12/24/2012 9:18:04 PM     (No. 9082572)

Gay weddings will be given full military honors on base however.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Raristotle, 12/24/2012 9:37:47 PM     (No. 9082582)

This same policy should apply to Congress and Presidential appointees and staffers.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/25/2012 5:07:14 AM     (No. 9082743)

Now I know why all those top brass were booted out - to usher in the Peter Principle so Barry can ruin the military once and for allo.

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