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  •  It's surprising how many people seem to have (2+ / 0-)
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    skipped the diary and gone straight to the punchline. Thanks for reading the whole thing, lol, and for getting it.

    When you triangulate everything, you can't even roll downhill...

    by PhilJD on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 10:01:19 AM PDT

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    •  Thanks again for writing the diary (3+ / 0-)
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      The irony is also not lost on me.  The one guy whose job one might think would be interested in your feelings and principles on the matter, only appears to want to screen you.  He's there to make sure you're not too crazy to disrupt your unit, but just crazy enough to go along with the idea of killing other people even though by that date the ratio of Americans that oppose the war to those who support it is 2:1.  And the doctor's (psychiatrists are MDs) first duty is to the military and not the "patients".

      I'm not liberal. I'm actually just anti-evil, OK? - Elon James White

      by Satya1 on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 11:28:17 AM PDT

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    •  Nope, read through the whole thing (1+ / 0-)
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      The punchline just ruined it for me.  I imagine a number of others feel the same way.  Hey, it's your story, and it's from a lifetime ago.  Nobody's so hard up that they're pulling out pitchforks over it, but man to man that act was the very definition of "being a dick."  I hope if you met Dr. Mumble-mumble today you'd have the decency to apologize.

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