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Banished from mil.com for 20 days!

#1
I've been handed a 20-day ban by "dmuehler" for "disrespecting the CiC" by calling him Bush the Berk. However, I do that all the time on ARRSE, as I habitually refer to Bliar as "Phoney Tony".

So my question to our resident Septics is: why am I expected to respect such a lying, selfish, vindictive, incompetent, cowardly and hopelessly stupid grumble and grunt?

In my book, respect has to be earned, and Bush the Berk has done quite the opposite. So was this ban justified?

MsG
 
#2
They're an odd bunch over there... got a shitty on because I asked them to take some of my images down they had linked to without asking.... didn't even have the common decency to reply to my email....

I'd say the ban isn't justified!
 
#4
You were lucky to get as far as being banned. I couldn't even work out how to log in - after creating 3 new e-mail addresses, US addresses and US units because it wouldn't accept UK ones. :)
 
#5
putteesinmyhands said:
You were lucky to get as far as being banned. I couldn't even work out how to log in - after creating 3 new e-mail addresses, US addresses and US units because it wouldn't accept UK ones. :)
I think it all changed around June or so of this year, putts. Apparently they moved to another server or something and a lot of non-Septics had much the same sort of problems as you. It's only because I've been there since July 2005 that I can still log on (or not, as the case may be :D).

But hairyhandbag has a very good point with the link. As soon as I can raise mil.com, I'll post a link to the thread that got me banned.

MsG
 
#6
Bugsy said:
I've been handed a 20-day ban by "dmuehler" for "disrespecting the CiC" by calling him Bush the Berk. However, I do that all the time on ARRSE, as I habitually refer to Bliar as "Phoney Tony".

So my question to our resident Septics is: why am I expected to respect such a lying, selfish, vindictive, incompetent, cowardly and hopelessly stupid grumble and grunt?

In my book, respect has to be earned, and Bush the Berk has done quite the opposite. So was this ban justified?

MsG
First, congratulations! You've joined the ranks of thousands...perhaps hundreds of thousands (myself included) who've been banished from "the mil".

I wouldn't take this so much as a political statement. I know some have been banished for toeing the exact same line that seems to have snared you. No one really knows why anything happens there, it just does.
 
#7
sawdusty said:
Bugsy said:
I've been handed a 20-day ban by "dmuehler" for "disrespecting the CiC" by calling him Bush the Berk. However, I do that all the time on ARRSE, as I habitually refer to Bliar as "Phoney Tony".

So my question to our resident Septics is: why am I expected to respect such a lying, selfish, vindictive, incompetent, cowardly and hopelessly stupid grumble and grunt?

In my book, respect has to be earned, and Bush the Berk has done quite the opposite. So was this ban justified?

MsG
First, congratulations! You've joined the ranks of thousands...perhaps hundreds of thousands (myself included) who've been banished from "the mil".

I wouldn't take this so much as a political statement. I know some have been banished for toeing the exact same line that seems to have snared you. No one really knows why anything happens there, it just does.
Actually, sawdusty, this is the second time I've been banned. The first time was for telling that cünt Greenhat what I thought of him.

Anyway, here's a link to the thread that this dmuehler took such offence to:

http://forums.military.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/409192893/m/1790045001001

MsG
 
#8
Anyway, here's a link to the thread that this dmuehler took such offence to:

forums.military.com/ev...0045001001

MsG
Well I read the first page. What a bunch of numpties! I wouldn't be rushing back.
 
#10
Corporal said:
I question the sanity of anyone who goes to Mil.com. Bunch of *******.
BUGSY! ARE YOU LISTENING?

An amazingly meandering thread - worse even than the worst of NAAFI! (mil.com, that is, not this one :) ). And how long before somebody complained about disrespect? Could it be that most of the readers agreed with Bugsy's comment?

Added:

Actually, I can kind of see their point. They compare POTUS (was he a pilot a long time ago, mentioned in the Bible?) with Liz, rather than with Tone. We'd probably have a go at one of theirs making discourteous remarks about the Supreme Commander of the British Army, Empress of what's left of the Commonwealth etc.

Presumably a US dictionary would define a sovereign as a senior politician.
 
#11
putteesinmyhands said:
Corporal said:
I question the sanity of anyone who goes to Mil.com. Bunch of *******.
BUGSY! ARE YOU LISTENING?

An amazingly meandering thread - worse even than the worst of NAAFI! (mil.com, that is, not this one :) ). And how long before somebody complained about disrespect? Could it be that most of the readers agreed with Bugsy's comment?
That's exactly what I was thinking too, putts. In fact, it wasn't until some bright spark decided to post a link to explain "berk" that anybody seemed even to bother about how I described Bush the Berk, Phoney Tony and their crooked chums.

MsG

Edited to add: Although I'm not a Royalist (obviously), I have nothing but the greatest of respect for The Queen, because she really is someone who earns respect. But Bush the Berk isn't even close to her in terms of statesmanship, intelligence and sheer hard work. Quite apart from her obvious and genuine concern for the British Armed Forces. Bush the Berk doesn't give a toss about "his" Armed Forces, or about anybody else for that matter.
 
#12
putteesinmyhands said:
Actually, I can kind of see their point. They compare POTUS (was he a pilot a long time ago, mentioned in the Bible?) with Liz, rather than with Tone. We'd probably have a go at one of theirs making discourteous remarks about the Supreme Commander of the British Army, Empress of what's left of the Commonwealth etc.
This is true, and something that does need to be made note of. Of course it's made easy for you becuase the Queen is such a likable figure anyway :wink:
 
#13
Chief_Joseph said:
putteesinmyhands said:
Actually, I can kind of see their point. They compare POTUS (was he a pilot a long time ago, mentioned in the Bible?) with Liz, rather than with Tone. We'd probably have a go at one of theirs making discourteous remarks about the Supreme Commander of the British Army, Empress of what's left of the Commonwealth etc.
This is true, and something that does need to be made note of. Of course it's made easy for you becuase the Queen is such a likable figure anyway :wink:
I don't know whether that's the reason or not, Chiefy. I know a lot of Brits who'd like to get rid of the monarchy, but at the same time they also have great respect for The Queen as a person, simply because she's truly earned it.

MsG
 
#14
What an extraordinary site!

So much for free expression, freely expressed in the land of the free!

In all fairness though, I have not seen (unless I have been less than diligent) any of our American friends on the multi-national forum or elsewhere saying rude things about our Commander in Chief, Her Majesty, and I wonder how we would feel if any of them did!
 
#15
I've generally made it a rule not to be rude about other peoples' customs, totems, beliefs, whatever, when I'm on their ground. It can lead to unpleasantness... I can see that chap's point, just as I'd be 'pizzed' off if anyone from outside were to do the same on ARRSE. There used to be a lot of it on another nominally 'British' and very argumentative site, and some contributors never seemed to understand that the Brits on the site viewed them as guests, and expected them to respect our culture. That site is now dead in the water from being overpoliced as a result of complaints to the administrators (from both sides, I think). It's down to maturity, I reckon; if you can't take it, don't hand it out.
 
#18
tomahawk6 said:
Lucky you only got 20 days. Could have been permanent.
And that would be a bad thing? It's a fcuking gash site.
 

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#19
putteesinmyhands said:
Corporal said:
I question the sanity of anyone who goes to Mil.com. Bunch of *******.
BUGSY! ARE YOU LISTENING?

An amazingly meandering thread - worse even than the worst of NAAFI! (mil.com, that is, not this one :) ). And how long before somebody complained about disrespect? Could it be that most of the readers agreed with Bugsy's comment?
Strangely it was a fellow Celt that dobbed Bugsy in !
Or at least someone with a Porridge Wog avatar. Could be a Septic called Randy P MacJenson the Third.

putteesinmyhands said:
Added:

Actually, I can kind of see their point. They compare POTUS (was he a pilot a long time ago, mentioned in the Bible?) with Liz, rather than with Tone. We'd probably have a go at one of theirs making discourteous remarks about the Supreme Commander of the British Army, Empress of what's left of the Commonwealth etc.

Presumably a US dictionary would define a sovereign as a senior politician.
I thought that Empress was a woman ruling an Empire, I suppose as it's the Commonwealth should she be called the Compress ?
Bush of course governs a country, so that makes him a...?
 

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