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Mismoyled Jiblet.

Throw away a career for $1500?

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http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/star-admiral-fired-nuclear-commander-20522296

 

 

The deputy commander of U.S. nuclear forces, Vice Adm. Tim Giardina, was notified Wednesday that he has been relieved of duty amid a military investigation of allegations that he used counterfeit chips at an Iowa casino, the Navy said.

The move is exceedingly rare and perhaps unprecedented in the history of U.S. Strategic Command, which is responsible for all American nuclear warfighting forces, including nuclear-armed submarines, bombers and land-based missiles.

The Navy's top spokesman, Rear Adm. John Kirby, said Giardina, who had held the job since December 2011, is being reassigned to the Navy staff pending the outcome of the probe by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. The gambling matter originated as a local law enforcement investigation in Iowa in June.

Fake chips? No sex? Just $1500?

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And why do casinos USE chips ? - so you don't have the perception that you are throwing around REAL money. And in this case, he wasn't !

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One can only assume that he admitted that he'd done it, since he hasn't been charged with any crime. If that's the case, I agree...he shouldn't be in charge of anything, much less nuclear weapons.

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This guy is now my prime candidate for the DSOTY Award.....

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Not in the article is that 3 star is a rank that goes with specific jobs and losing the job means with losing the star immediately and retiring (and he will be retiring) at the lower grade. About 1900/month in reduced pay right now and a $1600 reduction in pension for the rest of his life. That's assuming he doesn't get further hits due to a conviction for the fake chips (fraud, intention to defraud, conduct unbecoming and possible a few more).

 

Not a prime candidate Rico. Quite possibly the leading candidate. I month reduction in pay covers all the fake chips. The lifetime reduction is the dumb shit fine.

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just a gambling addiction.. at least he didn't sink a trawler or run a boat up on a reef...

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Hmmm...

 

There have been a lot of flag officers relieved of duty lately, mostly for unusual issues.

 

I probably just have my tinfoil cowboy hat screwed on too tight...

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Hmmm...

 

There have been a lot of flag officers relieved of duty lately, mostly for unusual issues.

 

I probably just have my tinfoil cowboy hat screwed on too tight...

 

Air Force just fired the nuclear missile operational commander. Tough week to have you finger on the button.

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Hmmm...

 

There have been a lot of flag officers relieved of duty lately, mostly for unusual issues.

 

I probably just have my tinfoil cowboy hat screwed on too tight...

 

For fair play: there've been a number of civilian CEOs and executives removed (or who should have been removed) lately for trivial bits of stupidity as well. This ones pretty high on that list to me:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/tech-exec-convicted-stealing-reselling-legos-article-1.1419893

some bizarre failure of the elite.

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Hmmm...

 

There have been a lot of flag officers relieved of duty lately, mostly for unusual issues.

 

I probably just have my tinfoil cowboy hat screwed on too tight...

 

For fair play: there've been a number of civilian CEOs and executives removed (or who should have been removed) lately for trivial bits of stupidity as well. This ones pretty high on that list to me:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/tech-exec-convicted-stealing-reselling-legos-article-1.1419893

some bizarre failure of the elite.

 

 

too bad we can't do it for our congressperson's

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Hmmm...

 

There have been a lot of flag officers relieved of duty lately, mostly for unusual issues.

 

I probably just have my tinfoil cowboy hat screwed on too tight...

 

For fair play: there've been a number of civilian CEOs and executives removed (or who should have been removed) lately for trivial bits of stupidity as well. This ones pretty high on that list to me:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/tech-exec-convicted-stealing-reselling-legos-article-1.1419893

some bizarre failure of the elite.

 

 

too bad we can't do it for our congressperson's

We can. Unfortunately, it's every two years.

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Not in the article is that 3 star is a rank that goes with specific jobs and losing the job means with losing the star immediately and retiring (and he will be retiring) at the lower grade. About 1900/month in reduced pay right now and a $1600 reduction in pension for the rest of his life. That's assuming he doesn't get further hits due to a conviction for the fake chips (fraud, intention to defraud, conduct unbecoming and possible a few more).

 

Not a prime candidate Rico. Quite possibly the leading candidate. I month reduction in pay covers all the fake chips. The lifetime reduction is the dumb shit fine.

Thanks for the enlightenment. Coolest thing I learned today.

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sad that in your elder years you have to resort to hookers and blow for a little pick you up

 

 

I was talking about the former General. I've never paid for Rental Units or Nose Candy. It's sad that you need Viagra to get it up for your Tebow mannequin.

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Hmmm...

 

There have been a lot of flag officers relieved of duty lately, mostly for unusual issues.

 

I probably just have my tinfoil cowboy hat screwed on too tight...

 

For fair play: there've been a number of civilian CEOs and executives removed (or who should have been removed) lately for trivial bits of stupidity as well. This ones pretty high on that list to me:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/tech-exec-convicted-stealing-reselling-legos-article-1.1419893

some bizarre failure of the elite.

 

 

too bad we can't do it for our congressperson's

We can. Unfortunately, it's every two years. Unfortunately we don't.

 

Fixded. :rolleyes:

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I can't think of a better time!

 

 

 

:lol:.....

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We can. Unfortunately, it's every two years. Unfortunately we don't.

 

 

 

too bad we can't do it for our congressperson's

 

Fixded. :rolleyes:

 

The problem is we either keep electing them or we just replace them with the same kind of cunts.

 

We get the gov't we deserve.......

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We can. Unfortunately, it's every two years. Unfortunately we don't.

 

 

 

too bad we can't do it for our congressperson's

 

Fixded. :rolleyes:

The problem is we either keep electing them or we just replace them with the same kind of cunts.

 

We get the gov't we deserve.......

That is EXACTLY the problem. We have devolved to the point we either ignore or don't pay attention to the behavior of elected officials. Or even worse - so long as they sing my song, I'm good with any obstructive unethical behavior.

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Hmmm...

 

There have been a lot of flag officers relieved of duty lately, mostly for unusual issues.

 

I probably just have my tinfoil cowboy hat screwed on too tight...

For fair play: there've been a number of civilian CEOs and executives removed (or who should have been removed) lately for trivial bits of stupidity as well. This ones pretty high on that list to me:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/tech-exec-convicted-stealing-reselling-legos-article-1.1419893

some bizarre failure of the elite.

 

 

Wow. The general with the fake chips or the multimillionaire switching bar codes at Target? It's really a tough race, but I agree with the earlier comment that the general probably has a "gambling addiction." It's a type of adrenalin junky and using fake chips was not about greed but about the thrill.

 

The executive switching bar codes? WTF is that?

 

The Lego addict would stick homemade bar codes on boxes so he could buy them at a cheaper price before selling them off at the original, higher value.

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Investigators were tipped off about his children's toy fetish in 2012 and found eight Ziploc baggies with dozens of bar code stickers in his car.

 

 

They also found "many, many sets of Legos that he had built" at his luxurious San Jose home south of San Francisco.

 

"Lego addict" or "fetish" doesn't really explain it. He liked them. Adults play with model trains and boats too. Most don't steal them.

 

It can't be the money. He apparently netted $30k, which is a pretty good pile of money, but he could have made more legally.

 

Another thrillseeker? Switching bar codes is a pretty subtle thrill.

 

WTF is wrong with that guy?

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better than this douchebag.

 

Putting saillors lives in danger and our country at risk for hookers and Lady Gaga tickets.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/navy-commander-swaps-secrets-lady-gaga-tickets-feds-article-1.1492746

 

Hope he gets 20 years making small rocks out of big ones.

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Another thrillseeker? Switching bar codes is a pretty subtle thrill.

 

WTF is wrong with that guy?

How dumb are the store clerks that they don't think it is odd that someone pays $50 for a huge box like the Millennium Falcon?

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