Air Force Cadet Ran Porn Site From Dorm

from the um... dept

Apparently, Air Force Academy rules prohibit students from viewing porn on the web. One cadet skipped over that restriction entirely and, instead, decided to run a porn website from his dorm. You would think that the guy would have known better than to host a porn site on government provided equipment, but apparently that thought never occurred to him. Of course, the article claims the site wasn't just for viewing porn - but was also used to "arrange group sex". Now, what you do with your website (and in your private life) is really up to you, but what must you be thinking to try to use equipment issued to you by the government for that sort of activity? What amazes me is that the site apparently ran for a year and a half before he got caught.

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    Anonymous Coward, 19 Sep 2003 @ 4:42pm

    While Problems Are Already at the Academy

    What's even more amazing is doing this when the academy is having rape/sexual harrassment complaints, new "management" being brought in to address the problem and a general uproar on how women at the academy are being treated. While doing that sort of thing in private life is up to one's individual tastes, trying to arrange group sex as a part of a government entity (military) that is going through a sexual harrassment crackdown (and using government equipment) isn't exactly bright.

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    Anonymous Coward, 20 Sep 2003 @ 4:49am

    Ever been a Kadet?

    Maybe the guy found out he wasn't going to be a F-[1-9][0-9] driver and wanted out. There are probably easier ways (should be able to resign fairly easily. I had a friend who did this; he transfered over to Berkeley... he was way too smart to be in the AFA to begin with.

    But if you look at the big picture, all the "prestigious" US military insitiutions have major problems... I have a very good idea as to why. Ever wonder who actually gets slots at these institutions? Well, I can tell you what it took for daddy to get his boy into the AFA and it cost a lot of money and called-in IOUs. I can assure you that daddy was pissed when he left (only mitigated by the Berkeley monker). Kids from these types of backgrounds are just as fscked up as any kid from the broken home/inner city. I've got a odd feeling that he left the AFA just to piss daddy off (...well, maybe that and the AF just wasn't his thing).

    Oh... and BTW, US military academies aren't your average college experience. In fact, I'd go as far as to say that there are very few people who actually *CAN* make it through such programs and even fewer people who are *WILLING* to make it through.

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      westpac, 21 Sep 2003 @ 6:50pm

      Re: Ever been a Kadet?

      Did you attend a service academy or are you basing all of your knowledge on one person's experience? Because your knowledge of the workings of the service academies is pretty limited. I guarantee you that there are thousands of men and women who are *WILLING* to make it through every year and do. Yes, there are people who win appointments through political connections, but many of them win scholarships to attend, both academic and atheletic.

      No, the service academies aren't your typical college experience because you're not there to party and go to football games. You're there to learn the skills required for leadership because they're training the next generation of military leaders. And they're tough on purpose. Somebody just looking for a free ride won't cut it, because those people won't cut it when they're called on to lead soldiers into battle. The military is all about discipline because without it there is no military.

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        Dizzy, 19 Jan 2004 @ 10:31pm

        Re: Ever been a Kadet?

        Have you ever been to college?

        college isnt about parties and foot ball games either. most people go there for the education, it is the locals that dont go to the school that attend/organize the parties and go to the games.

        And I go to Chico State. I know parties.

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