USAFA Mascot Injured in Prank

Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by Stealth_81, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. Walman888

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    Perfectly put. Only those privy to the details of the investigation know the particulars. I have great faith in the Supe, the Comm and the Dean. Post investigation, appropriate action will be taken. There is little doubt.
    Go Army!
     
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    USMCGrunt 5-Year Member

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    @Soldiergriz and @Walman888: respectfully, you both sound like "Captain Obvious." The point you are making is an obvious one. All posts in these forums are either fact, experience, anecdotal, opinion, misinformed or in the rare case false. It is up to the reader to "trust but verify" before they accept any post as fact. A casual glance at this thread shows the vast majority of posts to be opinions and conjecture.

    As Captain Obvious tweeted yesterday: "I’m Captain Obvious, and I approve of this message. Because I wrote it." ;)
     
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  3. Walman888

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    ;)
    And yet, because the initial instinct of several of the posters is crying for the heads of these Cadets, the obvious cries out to be stated. Respectfully. Judgement needs to be withheld until the facts are weighed.;)Have a fine day.
     
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    USAFA must have a faith healer on staff because that bird went from "probably needs to be put down" to "eh, we're gonna ask an expert if it needs an x-ray" in about 12 hours.
     
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    Ok, WILD CONCEPT...maybe keeping a wild animal in a pen as a mascot isn't the greatest tradition period?
     
  7. Soldiergriz

    Soldiergriz Husband, Dad, Soldier

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    Respectfully, thank you.
     
  8. LurkingQuietly

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    Sometimes I think people care about animals more than other humans.
     
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    I have cared more for animals than humans more than once.
     
  10. Walman888

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    Agreed
     
  11. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 10-Year Member

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    Interestingly enough, I’m not sure if the Coast Guard Academy’s mascot was ever successfully kidnapped when Objee was a live bear.
     
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  12. THParent

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    A little-known codicil ("claws" if you will) of the Spirit Mission Guide to Safe Mascot Handling is the admonishment that you don't mess with Objee.
    If you do, you'll bear-ly make it out of your Article 32 hearing alive.
     
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    I can somewhat understand the stealing of say a goat or a dog, because it can be lured by a treat and easily taken care of but to try and steal a bird of prey?! That's a freaking predator and falconry is a skill that takes years to master! I just don't understand how they could think that this was a good idea or how they were going to take care of a bird. This entire situation seems incredibly unnecessary.
     
  14. LurkingQuietly

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    I remember when USC hired Conor McGregor to kidnap the leprechaun.

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  15. tug_boat

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    This has been the longest thread of "kicking a dead horse" that I can remember in recent history on SAF!
    Congrats!

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
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    Devil Doc Teufel Doc

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    I'm glad we're not talking about a dead bird.
     
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    Casey USMA 2015 5-Year Member

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    I'm with Love4monsters on this. Based on what I've seen on AD, if there was an equivalent of a LT flipping off someone on national television, no matter context, I would 100% expect that to be a letter of reprimand and possible Article 15 for that Officer. I have even seen one of my peers administratively grounded (both of us Aviation) on top of the former two for something similar. You are expected to contain your emotions and act as an honorable representation of the military, no matter context and there should be no toleration for anything less. Cadets need to figure that out before they commission. Some of them only have a few months before they're going to be held to the same standard.