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  •  question: CO could mean Commanding Officer (1+ / 0-)
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    blueoasis

    or it could mean Conscientious Objector.  From your post I am unclear on which you intend.
    Thanks  

    •  Conscientious Objector (4+ / 0-)
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      gjohnsit, jan4insight, blueoasis, JVolvo

      made a bit more remarkable in that he claimed no 'religious' imperative to refuse to be drafted, but rather a general moral objection to that specific war. And his draft board gave him CO status. He did alternative service for 2 years.

      "You bring politics into everything, Congressman" - Gabriel Gomez (R) to Ed Markey (D) 6/5/13 during debate.

      by NMRed on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 04:29:59 PM PDT

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      •  my draft board was not amused when I claimed (4+ / 0-)
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        Alhambra, gjohnsit, JVolvo, Wolf10

        religious objections on the grounds of being a devout coward.

        •  Nor were they amused when I told them (1+ / 0-)
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          gjohnsit

          that if I were ordered to kill a man with whom I had no quarrel, I would most likely kill the man who gave the order. They thought me mad and gave me the appropriate deferment.

          The frog jumped/ into the old pond/ plop! (Basho)

          by Wolf10 on Sat Mar 29, 2014 at 01:29:15 PM PDT

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          •  I did make them the offer, since they were (2+ / 0-)
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            sending me to possibly kill total strangers, they should give me an M16 and 24 hours to kill all the bastards and SOBs I knew should be dead to make the world a better place.
            They were not amused again and I gave up on stand-up as a possible career

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