Friday, March 21, 2014

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U.S. Navy: Ice Exercise 2014 Kicks Off in the Arctic Ocean; March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Catholic League News Release: Okay for Teachers to Have Sex in School


FOR RELIGIOUS AND CIVIL RIGHTS

Okay for Teachers to Have Sex in School


March 21, 2014
Bill Donohue comments on a five-judge Manhattan Appellate Division panel that overturned a termination ruling against two lesbians who were caught having sex in a classroom:

In 2009, two tenured women teachers at James Madison High School in Brooklyn went drinking after school, and then returned to attend a student singing contest. Apparently bored, they walked out and went to Room 337. A janitor found them naked from the waist up (one was on her knees) having sex. They were subsequently fired, and after years of appeals, they were reinstated yesterday by a panel of appellate judges.

The judges decided that termination was too stiff a penalty. Indeed, they condemned it for being "shockingly disproportionate." They also commended the teachers for attending the musical competition after school hours, noting that they "were not required to do so." The ruling emphasized that this was "consensual sexual conduct," and that it was not "in and of itself criminal or otherwise improper." (My italics.)

Lesbians. Public school teachers. Tenured. That's a trifecta—hard to beat. Now if two priests were caught having sex in a classroom, and were given the green light by church authorities, it would be the lead story on the national evening news. But because of the trifecta conditions cited, this is nothing more than a passing local story.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

U.S. Navy Photo of the Day

EAST CHINA SEA (March 18, 2014) An MV-22 aircraft from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced) lands on the deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is the flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is conducting a certification exercise with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and Commander Amphibious Squadron Eleven in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy Photo by Lt. Russell Wolfkiel/Released)

George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group Enters 5th Fleet

George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group Enters 5th Fleet
By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shaun Griffin, USS George H.W. Bush Public Affairs
RED SEA (NNS) -- More than 5,000 Sailors serving in the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWB CSG) arrived in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) following a routine transit through the Suez Canal, March 19.

While in the 5th Fleet AOR, CSG 2 and its accompanying units will continue to provide a wide range of flexible capabilities in theater security cooperation and maritime security operations.

Commanded by Rear Adm. DeWolfe Miller, GHWB CSG 2 is comprised of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), Carrier Air Wing 8, Destroyer Squadron, guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103), and guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80).

"Recent operations in the 6th Fleet AOR coupled with a lot of hard work and training over the last year has prepared us well" said Miller. "Our presence here will help maintain stability, security and safety in the region."

GHWB CSG 2 is deployed as part of the ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operate in international waters across the globe, along with other coalition maritime forces. The strike group is prepared to conduct a variety of missions, including forward naval presence, maritime security operations, and crisis response and theater security cooperation.

"We're ready to take the watch," added Miller. "Harry S. Truman has done a remarkable job, and we're ready to execute a seamless transition."

USS Truxtun remains in the Black Sea conducting theater security cooperation activities with NATO allies and will join the strike group after its operations there are complete.

NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles of area including the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, North Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, and the Red Sea. NAVCENT's mission is to conduct maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts, and strengthen partner nations' maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility.

For more news from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), visit www.navy.mil/local/cvn77/.

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