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Old 04-23-2006, 01:59 PM   #121
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Heh heh heh heh heh heh - I'm with Jarhead.

If you are retired and above ground - it's another great day in ER - NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS!

P.S. - and I'm a pesimist and worry a lot - but don't take myself as serious anymore.
Hey, UncleMick:

When I left home on my 17th. Birthday, headed for Marine Corps. Boot Camp, (and shortly thereafter to Korea), my father gave me two words of advice: Never play cards with a guy that is named after a city, and make sure that you learn how to roll with the punches.

Pretty darn good advice from a guy with an 8th. grade education!

Still on the right side of the ground, and old Pop would be happy to know that I've followed his advice.
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Old 04-23-2006, 02:14 PM   #122
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Jarhead, UM, of course you're right, I've read all about the volatile 60's and how some thought the country was coming apart at the seams, yet having not been there, I can't truly fathom it, so I'll admit I lack a little perspective. Still, it seems that even with all the unrest, it seemed there was a strong movement of idealists and those who wanted to change things for the better. Nowadays everyone my age is just so darn cynical, when they aren't distracted by the stream of american idol on their v-cast cellphone. My circle is made up of high end college educated types, yet they are completely ignorant on these issues. Heck, I bet most of them couldn't name the 3 branches of the Federal Government, or even know there are 3. My generation is willingly ceding their rights and their power to a government only too happy to take the ability to make a decision out of their hands. Just make sure the Tivo is hooked up to record Celebrity Chef Cookoff at 9....

We're the 25-34 year olds just as ignorant back then??
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We're the 25-34 year olds just as ignorant back then??
Laurence: The 25-34 year olds now, certainly have more formal education in comparison to the early 60's.

Are they as involved? Probably not.

In my opinion, I think the elimination of the draft has a lot to do with that mind-set.

In any case, I was just answering your question, Laurence, but it might be interesting to hear other opinions regarding your question. (I have a 39 year old and a 35 year old, and at least in their case, they are not anywhere close to being as involved as my wife and I were at the same ages.)

But you're alright, kid.

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Are they as involved? Probably not.

In my opinion, I think the elimination of the draft has a lot to do with that mind-set.
Jarhead, you are a master of the art of understatement. You damn betcha it did!

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I believe Carl von Clausewitz said "War is a continuation of politics." So without the capability of waging war, you are really not a political player. Especially if like the US you owe money to practically the whole world.
And Major General Smedley Butler wrote, "WAR is a racket. It always has been."
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Aren't you always supposed to get a second opinion?

Well, then, why not make it a poll question?

How many posters think Laurence is O.K.?
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You are both the kind of guys I'd like to sit down with and guzzle a couple of cold ones!
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I'll drink to that!
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You are both the kind of guys I'd like to sit down with and guzzle a couple of cold ones!
Zipper: Checked with Wahoo, and that would be fine, but only if we're talking Canadian Beer.

Neither one of us drinks the "Swill" they serve down here.

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Zipper: Checked with Wahoo, and that would be fine, but only if we're talking Canadian Beer.

Neither one of us drinks the "Swill" they serve down here.
2,4 uh Blue, eh. That sound OK, Zipper?

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.............and Labatt's Blue is brewed right here in my hometown!

Back up the truck!
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