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In a word, yes. This is what is called situational ethics, and CO status is determined by the religious, moral, or ethical conviction that the taking of human life is intrinsically wrong.Originally posted by Serenity:
And yet I believe that my opposition to war in general may not exclude me from participating in a specific war in the future if my reasons are strong enough. (Am I hypocritical?)
Excellent point Haggis.There will be no draft mainly because it would only slow us down.
” Reliance on technology is the big weakness of the U.S. military. The whole point of guerilla warfare, which terrorism essentially is, is the negation of the sort of superiority the U.S. has.”
"But the "draft" which started this debate was not an emergency call to serve in a specific confrontation but a call for every person between the ages of 18 and 26 to serve."
As a nuc, I didn't go to actual sub school. We were the only crew members who didn't. My training consisted of basic, Machinist Mate "A" school, Nuclear Power school(we were told it was the second toughest technical school - next to MIT), then protoype training, punching holes in the desert at the Nuclear Propulsion Training Unit in Idaho Falls, ID. The inside joke was we weren't sent to sub school because we would see the futility in escape training(only "feasable" at depths of 500' or less).Originally posted by Haggis:
- how long was sub school OT? My friend's son spent 2 years just training to work in subs -
Taking it a little out of context, plus hijacking a little, just think: If everyone made careers out of government service, we would eliminate the health care issue!Originally posted by Shapley:
Are we prepared to pay the cost of having every person between the ages of 18-20 on the governments payroll at all times?
except that is the prime reproductive years...18-26 year-olds, who traditionally don't access health care very often,
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