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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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      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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