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  •  And in case it was not clear, (1+ / 0-)
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    Horace Boothroyd III

    I absolutely do apologize for any racist or misogynistic tone. I honestly did not intend that at all. I really was trying to be compassionate and empathize. I honestly felt your diary was a good positive contribution to addressing the systemic problem with the LAPD. Again, I tipped and recommended your diary because I respected and appreciated your work.

    Again, I am sorry for any and all offense.

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      But please this man was a SEAL, there are father figures assigned to them.

      And really there are entire cultures thriving without a "father figure" in sight.

      "Til you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules" John Lennon - Working Class Hero

      by Horace Boothroyd III on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 08:32:59 AM PST

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      •  I know there were ARE father figures in the SEALS (1+ / 0-)
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        Horace Boothroyd III

        and you will note that I FIRST (PRIOR TO MENTIONING HIS OWN FATHER (figure), discussed that the military training should have included non-violent alternatives. THAT was my real point, that was intended to be my main point, and quite honestly, I went back and added the comment about the "father figure" when I was thinking about my dad who is very ill right now and what he would have said to me. That was where my comment was coming from. I love my dad. I love my mom too. In many ways, my mom is much stronger than my dad. But my dad is ill. He might have cancer. My mom is well. I have been a little overly focused on his role in my life... but I am speaking to my mom 1 to 5 times a day. She is giving me the strength I need right now.

        Again, I am dearly sorry for any offense.

        •  No apology needed, sensetolisten. (0+ / 0-)

          Your comments are spot-on.

          Best wishes to you in managing your father's illness.

          (Btw, many SEALs do not in fact have father-figures -- especially once they leave the military. See the article on the SEAL who killed OBL:  It sounds like his wife has been a huge source of stability -- even though they're now separated.)

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