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Hookahs And The Military

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Many people misunderstand the hookah and that there's nothing illegal about it or anything having to do with it. I'm in the Navy and my superiors ask me why i'm on a hookah website and if i'm doing anything that would get me kicked out. just giving me shit for the most part, but in the military, appearance is everything. if it appears to be illegal, then they consider it to be so. in fact, any water pipe, including a hookah, is considered drug paraphernalia to the Navy. that's why if my ship goes over to the gulf and i buy a hookah there, i have to get it mailed home. i can't bring it on the ship. i'm sure that roumers will take care of me and before you know it, i'll have a piss test every week. oh well. i try to educate everyone i can. my supervisors can choose to over look it, or they can be jerks and take disciplinary action.

does anyone else know where i'm comming from? or is the Navy all by itself on this one?
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yea im in the marines and people give me shit about it but its only cause they dont know anything about it or its history. i dont give a fuck though let em drug test me every week if they really wanna to waste their money ha ha
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Personally I usually go to www.shoutcast.com and go to the right side and click the dropdown for genre, from there I usually go with something reggae or something middle eastern. I would really recomend checking the site out, great free internet radio of all types...

oh god I am starting to sound like an ad bot lol
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its the opposite in the air force, alot of people in my dorm will smoke with me. ive told my old first shirt about the hookah and he doesnt have a problem with it, no one has really linked the hookah with illegal stuff. they know its not for that. one guy bought his hookah while deployed and brought it back with him.
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Different up here.
My army friends smoke a lot.
One day I'll post pics.
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My best friend is in the AF and they won't let him have his hookah on base.
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Alot of the guys in Iraq and Afghan smoke Hookah all the time when they are off duty. Its so popular over there, and they got nothing better to do...so why not? Lol...

Maybe the Navy is just different..
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I am in the Navy and ran a successful hookah retail business while on active duty. Depends on your supervisor I guess. Just continue to eductae them and show them videos of our Sailors and Marines smoking hookah while stationed overseas.

Billy
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maybe you can show your superiors this site, so they can see hookah is not illegal and has nothing to do with drugs.
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QUOTE (KYLE @ Dec 13 2007, 10:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
... to waste their money ha ha


Correction... our money. my money!

Ill overlook it if you get to smoke though =)
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QUOTE (Huskysibe @ Dec 14 2007, 08:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am in the Navy and ran a successful hookah retail business while on active duty. Depends on your supervisor I guess. Just continue to eductae them and show them videos of our Sailors and Marines smoking hookah while stationed overseas.

Billy



hey, that's a great idea! if you know of any of those, post a link in here so i can show people on the ship. can't be youtube, though. not allowed. no myspace, either. Revver.com is allowed, though. i think i may check there.
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You have to think of it from there point of view, what does that look like to them? A Bong? A Crackpipe, it has it stereotypes and its natural for people to be curious or automaticlly judge...
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my gf's dad just recently retired from the navy and he brought her a hookah back from the middle east. maybe they didn't give a shit because he was in the top ranks (i think just below admiral but he might have been higher not real sure he doesnt talk about his work much but i know he ordered a shit ton of people around on the ships to load bombs on planes and he is fuckin diesel and beats the shit out of his people when they fuck up)

but yea he brought his back on the boat with no problems. they even offered to wrap it for him lol
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kyle, maybe they know too much about its history?
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