Bread vs water

Scott Tait, who joined the Navy in and has commanded two destroyers. We want them to succeed, but you need to give them a kick in the pants.

Bread and water punishment

Eugene Fidell, who teaches military law at Yale Law School, pointed to how authority over legal proceedings remains in the hands of commanders, rather than an independent judiciary. The U. Navy Scraps an Age-Old Penalty Image Modern alternatives to bread and water for punishing minor offenses can include denying a sailor shore leave. In the 18th century, when virtually all bread was baked in the home, the average life expectancy was less than 50 years; infant mortality rates were unacceptably high; many women died in childbirth; and diseases such as typhoid, yellow fever, and influenza ravaged whole nations. The average American eats more bread than that in one month! He was attempting to show how conditioned we have become to alarmists practicing junk science and spreading fear of everything in our environment. With cake and wine, the main impact is to the person causing problems. Some said three days in the brig was better than losing pay or being stuck onboard when a ship made a port call. A percent federal tax on all bread to pay for all the societal ills we might associate with bread. Today, the rules say sailors are entitled to three unlimited servings of bread each day. Research on bread indicates that 1.

The U. This usually meant 12 to 24 strokes with a bundle of birch sticks. Bread is baked at temperatures as high as degrees Fahrenheit!

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The Navy is perhaps the most tradition-bound of the services when it comes to discipline. Some said three days in the brig was better than losing pay or being stuck onboard when a ship made a port call. The title of his prize winning project was, "How Gullible Are We?

Today, the rules say sailors are entitled to three unlimited servings of bread each day. But some mourn what they see as an expedient and effective tradition of the seas.

Kevin Eyer, who regularly sentenced sailors to bread and water for minor misconduct before he retired in In all military branches, this nonjudicial punishment can include docking pay, reducing rank or restricting troops to quarters.

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Most are the kind of procedural tweaks that concern lawyers, not sailors. Many in the Navy will be happy to see it go.

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In light of these frightening statistics, it has been proposed that the following bread restrictions be made: 1. It is a guided missile cruiser, not a destroyer. Subjects deprived of bread and given only water to eat begged for bread after as little as two days. Today, the rules say sailors are entitled to three unlimited servings of bread each day. Since the human body is more than 90 percent water, it follows that eating bread could lead to your body being taken over by this absorptive food product, turning you into a soggy, gooey bread-pudding person. As recently as , a destroyer in the Pacific was known as the U. But the bread-and-water part will be felt on all decks. As the name suggests, it involved throwing someone over one side of the ship and dragging him underneath the ship to the other side. The Navy is perhaps the most tradition-bound of the services when it comes to discipline. With cake and wine, the main impact is to the person causing problems. That regulation is no mere neglected relic from a bygone era. Commanders throughout the armed services will still have the authority to punish minor misconduct in various ways without a trial. Under 19th century Naval regulations, commanders could impose it for up to 30 days at a time, and had the option of adding thick iron shackles.

Bread has been proven to absorb water.

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