This is how we reward soldiers for defending our nation and freedom. By invading their privacy during training? Telling them they can't look at naughty pictures for 4 years? I understand that they signed up for it and agreed with the rules. But SOME of the rules are wrong and should be changed. The people in charge should be fired and maybe be thrown in jail. "142 assault cases reported at the school since 1993 say they were punished for rules violations" THIS IS WRONG!!!! They are abusing their power. THEY SHOULD BE HANGED!!! Honest Americans who want to serve are having their rights taken away. This is not how a nation who preaches freedom should run its army. Want to defend your nation? Fine. Get ready to be kicked in the balls.
So running a porn site on a computer that is US Government property is okay? The guy didn't own the computer, the AF Academy did. If the AF want's to take a look they should be allowed to, it's their computer not his. I doubt there would have been an issue had he just had some dirty pictures on "his" PC, where the problem comes in is that he was running a for-profit porn business off a computer and bandwidth he didn't own.
The service academies are not "fun" they are something that you look back upon and say "I'm glad I did that even if I hated most of it". If you go to the service academies looking to join a fraternity and get smashed every weekend you arn't going to the right school and you will not keep up with the workload.
The rules that are in place have been apart of the service academies and the military at large for as long as this nation has existed. These rules are not in place to make your life miserable (although it may seem that way) they are there to change your perspective on things. When new cadet's report to the service academies they think they are the hottest shit on earth. And why shouldn't they? They just got accepted to one of the most competitive schools in the nation. These rules and traditions that seem like bullshit to you are there in order to get these new cadet's to realize that they arn't all that. That they arn't that special. That in reality they are all equal. Once this equality is established, then the process of building them into leader's begins. So far it's worked pretty well for producing leaders of our armed forces.This comment was edited on Sep 22, 22:12.