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"Medal of Honor: Warfighter"  (Source: itechbook.net)
They all received letters of reprimand and a cut of half their pay for two months

Seven U.S. Navy SEAL members are in hot water for participating in the making of the video game, "Medal of Honor: Warfighter."

Video game developer Electronic Arts (EA) recently paid seven active and retired U.S. Navy SEALs to help in the creation of "Medal of Honor: Warfighter" in order to make it as realistic as possible.

However, the Navy wasn't too pleased with this move. It said that their participation was a violation of Article 92, which basically states that members of the Navy SEALs cannot disclose classified material to anyone. The Navy believes that these members provided classified information to EA for the making of the game, but it is unclear what this classified information was.

Now, the seven SEALs are facing punishment, according to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). DOD said that a non-judicial punishment hearing was carried out on November 7 where the seven SEALs faced administrative proceedings. An NSW investigation is now being conducted to see if more members of the Navy were involved.

The seven Navy SEALs consist of two Senior Chief Special Operators and five Chief Special Operators, which all received letters of reprimand and a cut of half their pay for two months.

According to EA, they were unaware of whether the seven Navy SEALs asked the DOD for permission to participate first.

Back in 2010, EA's "Medal of Honor" was banned from military PXs globally because of multiplayer Taliban characters.

Source: Polygon



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By JediJeb on 11/12/2012 6:28:58 PM , Rating: 3
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George Bush almost bankrupted the US, with two wars, and removing regulation that started a housing bubble and caused the biggest reccesion since the great depression!


Im not the biggest fan of Bush myself but he is not to blame alone. Clinton began the push to get banks to lend money to people who really didn't have the ability to pay those loans off just to get more people into home ownership. Plus President Obama did quite a bit himself to put us farther into debt.

While cutting taxes may not be the boon it has been made out to be, taxing the rich to make up the difference will never work also. Consider the deficit on the proposed budget from the White House this year that had a $1+ Trillion shortfall. To make that up by taxing the rich we need to tax one thousand billionaires and extra $1billion in taxes. Not sure we have one thousand billionaires in the country, so lets take it down to millionaires, we have to tax one million millionaires and extra $1million per year to make that shortfall up. Do we have one million millionaires in the country? If several of them only made one million dollars last year then you would be taking all of their earnings and next year they may not even be millionaires so they would drop from the tax bracket making it even harder to pay for the budget. When you crunch the numbers you end up finding out that it would take a 30% increase in taxes for everyone making about $35,000 per year to make up the shortfall in that budget. But guess what, if you add about 10% taxes to every single wage earner, you make up the shortfall easily. So why not ask everyone to pay their fair share instead of only "rich" people to pay their "fair" share? Every citizen benefits from the taxes collected by the government so why isn't every single person required to contribute to those taxes? Wouldn't a fair rule be that only people who pay taxes can benefit from those taxes? Of course I am being somewhat sarcastic there, I believe we should have compassion on the less fortunate among us, but asking everyone to contribute is not showing a lack of compassion, it is asking them all to contribute to the betterment of the whole.

Just as rich kids who have everything handed to them as they grow up have less respect for what they have versus those who worked their way to the top starting with nothing, the poor who have everything handed to them will have less respect for what they have than those just above the poverty level who have struggled and made something out of their life without having everything given to them. Nowhere does the Constitution say we are entitled to the good life, but it does guarantee us the right to strive for it.


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