Aircraft Carriers III

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    for now read just
    in https://news.usni.org/2019/03/08/report-congress-gerald-r-ford-class-aircraft-carrier-program-7
     
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    no doubt it makes a cruise more fun to have a few chicks around, lol, wonder how many babies have been conceived at sea?? anyway, I know some people believe women belong in combat, I don't, I particularly believe that women should NOT be subject to the draft, NO WAY, NO HOW, I pity most of the children who are left behind when their MOM deploys to a combat zone, that's just damn dumb!
     
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    Hi @Air Force Brat, you are very old fashioned. Men can also look after the children if the women do not come back. It's the same shit, no matter if dad or mother dies.
     
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    an imaginary phone call,
    kid: "how's your day, Mum?"
    she: "pretty good, just machine-gunned a Platoon of Opfor"
     
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    With two normal parents, a small child is far more "attached to his or her MOM, now there are many women in this day and age who because of their jobs, are NOT able to spend those very important first two years at home with the baby, the six week old or less infant is taken to the "daycare", creating great distress for the mother and child. You might wonder why we see so many "maladjusted" adults", people with horrible anxiety disorders are everywhere.

    I've been a mental health professional, and the majority of our staff were women, they were very emotionally torn when leaving their newborns. A recent example is one of our teachers delivered around the time school was out in May, she had the summer off with her child and loved it, she dreaded going back to work and suffered a great deal of anxiety, even guilt at the thought of leaving her newborn

    so Mr. Psychology expert, how many men have you encountered "breast feeding" a baby,,,, that's NOT old fashioned my boy, that's the way God intended it to be, for the child to be fed and cuddled by his Mum, and bond with her.... What you probably have NO clue about is that women enjoy breast feeding and cuddling as well, nothing makes a new Mum feel more protective and attached to her child than "breast feeding"... and they form a life long bond..

    My adult kids tell me I'm a great Dad, I spend lots of time with my children and other peoples children, but I'm still not their MOM!

    even if you don't believe in God, you at least have to acknowledge mother natures choices, Male and Female, when you are a newborn, the nurse checks one of those two boxes denoting your gender at your birth, as well as every other "vital" element of your existance

    I'm happy women have opportunities, being the XO on an aircraft carrier is a lot of responsibility, being a pilot is awesome as well, I have 7 daughters, I want them to have every opportunity to succeed and follow their "calling" in life.....

    My own Dad stated that the military life, was no life for a family man, he was an Air Force pilot, gone for days, weeks, month's, nearly a year once, it was a hardship for my Dad, my Mom, and for myself, and my three siblings...

    My own Dad was placed in an orphanage when his Mom died shortly after his twelfth birthday of TB, he and his brother went to the orphanage, while his Dad did his best to take care of their younger sister. That was very traumatic for my Dad, losing your Mom, and then being separated from your Father and Sister, and "warehoused" with other children, and strange adults...

    so NO, I do not think having your Mom deployed at sea, or in combat is healthy for any child...

    so yes, I'm sure I appear to be old fashioned, but thousands of years of history and biology have been good practice for the future....
     
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    So I'm assuming you lost your MOM?? and you are fine, right?? I'm indeed very sorry if this is the case, very sorry...
     
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    In the RN, the experience of taking women to sea has been mostly positive. On the whole when women integrate into a ship's company they are treated like family, the guys get protective of their 'sisters' especially when on runs ashore. Incidences of 'fraternisation' between crew members have been thankfully rare, the girls know how important it is to 'keep their legs crossed' aboard ship, they value their careers as much as the guys do and maintain a very professional attitude.

    Regarding parenting, for the first ten years of a child's life I'd agree that the Mother is more important, but when they're older, it makes much less difference. So long as loving and supportive parents are a part of the child's life, that's what matters. My parents split when I was five, but my Dad stayed on the scene and so instead of growing up in a 'single parent family' I had two homes and two parents who weren't at each others throats all the time.

    So far, I've avoided becoming a serial killer. The temptation is always with me though...

    I said that out loud, didn't I?

    Damn...
     
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    Yep, but being a serial killer would be a lot of work, and messy,,, yep there may be times, but honestly the thought of causing another's death even by accident grieves me to no end... as a school bus driver, I'm painfully aware of those who are depending on my driving, both on my own bus, and those who might be in my vicinity..

    you no doubt have had similar thoughts driving a truck, they don't maneuver or stop like a Jaguar.....

    We have some very excellent safety protocols, but still there are those who manage to be where they shouldn't, when passing a line of parked vehicles, I reduce my speed significantly...

    Now, thanks to Master Jura's proclamation, I swerved severely off course, now grab the throttles, advance throttles to 1/3, and come round to a heading of 180 degrees and accelerate to flank... time to get back on course, end off topic:
     
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