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Mon Dec 21, 2015, 07:53 PM

 

Marine vet wins right to wear USMC ball cap in driver's license photo

http://usmclife.com/2015/12/marine-vet-tells-dmv-his-usmc-hat-is-a-religious-headdress/

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Reply Marine vet wins right to wear USMC ball cap in driver's license photo (Original post)
linuxman Dec 2015 OP
saturnsring Dec 2015 #1
madokie Dec 2015 #2
Aristus Dec 2015 #4
madokie Dec 2015 #5
Aristus Dec 2015 #6
madokie Dec 2015 #7
Snobblevitch Dec 2015 #12
aksptth Dec 2015 #3
treestar Dec 2015 #8
linuxman Dec 2015 #9
gratuitous Dec 2015 #11
mwrguy Dec 2015 #10

Response to linuxman (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2015, 07:57 PM

1. lol..nt

 

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Response to linuxman (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2015, 08:05 PM

2. My step son

has a photo taken with his hat on on his drivers license. Like he told them at the tag office, he never not wears his hat. He's 30 with male pattern baldness. In the last 8 years I have seen his bald head without a hat on maybe three times. Anyways just wanted to get that out there. He didn't claim anything except that he always has his hat on and doesn't look like he does with his hat off at all. The lady agreed and took his picture and everybody is fine with it.

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Response to madokie (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 21, 2015, 08:23 PM

4. I hope he loses his self-consciousness about it someday.

I'm bald, and while I've never held with expressing the sort of inordinate, disingenuous, over-exuberate pride in baldness that you get from guys who says things like: "God made a few perfect heads in the world; the rest, he just covered with hair." I think one shouldn't be so afraid to go hatless.

Some women, my wife in particular, love bald men. Mrs. Aristus has always been ga-ga over Patrick Stewart, and there are a lot of guys out there like him who make baldness look terrific.

I hope he becomes comfortable with it.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 21, 2015, 08:35 PM

5. The irony in all this is

I can't wait to be bald. Just now turning gray and I'm damn near 68 YO and I'm looking forward to it.

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Response to madokie (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 21, 2015, 08:39 PM

6. The irony I deal with is that when I was in the Army, I wore my hair as long as regulation

would allow. I was rebellious that way. I started to go bald at 24, not long before I got out of the Army. And now, I wear my hair clipped at short as possible; crew-cut, really. I don't have much hair left, but I want what I have to look neat and presentable.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 21, 2015, 08:58 PM

7. I'm letting my hair grow out

and start wearing it in a pony tail so I won't have to fuck with it every day. I have wavy hair with cowlicks so its a mess if it isn't short or long. no in between for me



LOL the things we'll say

Peace

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Response to madokie (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 21, 2015, 10:51 PM

12. My oldest brother started losing his hairc

in his 20s (as are his two eldest sons. Curiously, his youngest son does. Ot have the same hairline.) Almost 30 years later, he is bald and mostly keeps his head shaved. He is one of two men I know who is completely at ease with being bald. The other was a guy I worked with who was bald at 35.

About 15 years ago, I ran into a college buddy of mine at a fishing event. We spoke for a while and later that night at the banquet, I saw him again and he saw me do a double-take. He was not wearing his cap and I was surprised that he was bald. Of course we had not seen each other since our early 20s. On a sad note, he was killed in a head on car crash five years ago leaving four children without their father. Poor bastard.

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Response to linuxman (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2015, 08:10 PM

3. He boiled for our sins...

 

Where is my colander!

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Response to linuxman (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2015, 09:06 PM

8. because of other men getting to wear turbans on their heads!

oh so it's only fair.

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Response to treestar (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 21, 2015, 09:16 PM

9. Yes. Yes it is.

 

If someone tells you they wear a hat for religious reasons, then unless you have some sort of sincerity/legitimacy detector, then you have no real justification for denying someone else who says the same thing.

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Response to treestar (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 21, 2015, 09:58 PM

11. Our national religion is the high church of redemptive violence

The Marines are some of our most faithful practitioners.

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Response to linuxman (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2015, 09:56 PM

10. USMC is definitely a cult

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