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  •  I've read that too. (1+ / 0-)
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    Situational Lefty

    It's supposedly because they aren't in the combat arena per se and have to re-enter the civilian world at the end of every day, despite performing a similarly stressful mission as the pilots.

    Starboard Broadside: Firing all guns at the Right since September 2008!

    by Cpt Robespierre on Tue Oct 27, 2009 at 06:14:03 PM PDT

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    •  I'd rather be stressed out ... (4+ / 0-)
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      Pescadero Bill, snakelass, dennisl, kurt

      ... then splattered over the landscape.

      What an odd society we live in. I'll bet the drone controllers qualify for PTSD care to help them cope with blowing up people they don't know, a world away. Reminds me of that great moment fron War Games:

      DAVID: [typing] Is this a game... or is it real?
      JOSHUA [WOPR computer]: What's the difference?
      DAVID: [muttering] Oh wow.

      Slap it. Shoot it. Kaboot it.

      by adios on Tue Oct 27, 2009 at 07:49:33 PM PDT

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      •  And I think I'd rather do some real flying (0+ / 0-)

        Of course they would let gurlz fly jetz back when I was of age. So I learned to fly hang gliders instead. nyaaaa nyaaaaaa nyaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!! >:P

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