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If I gained 300 pounds could they still draft me?

 
 
Matt Silberstein
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      07-13-2005
On Wed, 13 Jul 2005 09:10:03 -0400, in rec.photo.digital , "Howard C.
Berkowitz" <(E-Mail Removed)> in
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>I believe it's useful to differentiate among a citizen's private attempt
>to overthrow the government (e.g., Burr), a true civil war with
>competing governments, and an attempt to assist a clear foreign enemy.
>Things are never clear, especially in revolutions, in which Burr was not
>but Arnold was.


If the British had won Arnold would be the hero.

>The rise of non-national combatants makes the legal framework even
>messier.


They have been with us forever.


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Howard C. Berkowitz
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      07-13-2005
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, Matt
Silberstein <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> On Wed, 13 Jul 2005 09:10:03 -0400, in rec.photo.digital , "Howard C.
> Berkowitz" <(E-Mail Removed)> in
> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
> [snip]
>
> >I believe it's useful to differentiate among a citizen's private attempt
> >to overthrow the government (e.g., Burr), a true civil war with
> >competing governments, and an attempt to assist a clear foreign enemy.
> >Things are never clear, especially in revolutions, in which Burr was not
> >but Arnold was.

>
> If the British had won Arnold would be the hero.
>
> >The rise of non-national combatants makes the legal framework even
> >messier.

>
> They have been with us forever.


At some level, yes. It is more recent, however, where technology can
make them serious players in asymmetrical warfare. That is a real
threat and there is need to have international conventions to deal with
it.
 
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Dan
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      07-14-2005


"Howard C. Berkowitz" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, Matt
> Silberstein <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
> > On Wed, 13 Jul 2005 09:10:03 -0400, in rec.photo.digital , "Howard C.
> > Berkowitz" <(E-Mail Removed)> in
> > <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> >
> > [snip]
> >
> > >I believe it's useful to differentiate among a citizen's private

attempt
> > >to overthrow the government (e.g., Burr), a true civil war with
> > >competing governments, and an attempt to assist a clear foreign enemy.
> > >Things are never clear, especially in revolutions, in which Burr was

not
> > >but Arnold was.

> >
> > If the British had won Arnold would be the hero.


Arnold was a hero, then he took a different path for the sake of a
woman. Hardly unique in the annals of history...

Dan



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"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually
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consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to
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Ricardo Morte
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      07-15-2005

"Rudy Canoza" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed) wrote:
>
>> Can they force you to lose the weight like that fat guy in Full Metal
>> Jacket?

>
> Just tell 'em you're homo.


How tall are you? 5ft 2" ? Be careful, in that case they'd just use you as
a bomb.....



 
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Tank Fixer
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      07-16-2005
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>,
on Tue, 12 Jul 2005 07:11:24 GMT,
Gunner (E-Mail Removed) attempted to say .....

> On Tue, 12 Jul 2005 01:57:11 GMT, "La N" <(E-Mail Removed)>
> wrote:
>
> >
> >"Mike P" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> >news:ebFAe.15247$F96.1500@trnddc08...
> > > You had to look it up to see if it was true or not? I take it you have
> >> never been in the Service as well. I was in VietNam, and heard her speechs
> >> on the Radio after I returned to the States and not believing it at first.
> >> You see a few years before she was voted Miss Army, and posed for pin ups
> >> for the Soldiers. I tore mine up, but if you can't find one it was also
> >> printed in the PM Mag. for Army Equipment

> >
> >Mebbe you need some new eye candy. Entertainer Jessica Simpson
> >has just returned from Iraq, and she's considered to be the new
> >pin-up girl:
> >
> >http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/...tm?POE=LIFISVA
> >

>
> Gee... I wonder why Nazi Pelosi and Hillary havent done similar pinups
> for the troops?
>
> Anyone see the picture that goes around occasionally..of Republican
> women and Democrat women?
>
> Bela Abzug in a Vargas pose....



Please some of us just had lunch....

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kashe@sonic.net
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      07-21-2005
On Wed, 13 Jul 2005 02:46:23 GMT, Gunner <(E-Mail Removed)>
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>On Wed, 13 Jul 2005 00:23:10 GMT, "Rick" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>>"Matt Silberstein" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> On Tue, 12 Jul 2005 22:08:39 GMT, in rec.photo.digital , Gunner
>>> >Aid and comfort to the enemy? (actually the protesters provided that)
>>>
>>> And now you take that step. You have accused millions of Americans of
>>> treason. A very dangerous step.

>>
>>Indeed. One of the last giant steps toward a fascist state.
>>

>
>Or a communist or socialist state. Which would likely make you happy
>as a pig in ****.
>
>>"Treason doth never prosper: what is the reason?
>>For if it prosper, no one dare call it treason."
>>

>Gunner
>
> The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those
> exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have
> failed—where the government refuses to stand for reelection


He might have added those who engage in "dirty tricks" in an
attempt to subvert elections.

> and silences those who protest;


Standard practice nowadays. Just like Arnold the other day at
the bridge ceremony, where he had the press shepherded o a special
area "for security purposes", thereby effectively denying access to
protestors.

> where courts have lost the
> courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees.
> However improbable these contingencies may seem today,
> facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make
> only once." Judge Kozinski


 
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kashe@sonic.net
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      07-21-2005
On Wed, 13 Jul 2005 05:15:42 GMT, Matt Silberstein
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>When 40% or more of the country is guilty of treason then there is
>something seriously wrong. Do you think that they should have used
>more violence to express their will?


He probably thinks the government should have used more
violence to express its will.
 
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kashe@sonic.net
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      07-21-2005
On Wed, 13 Jul 2005 07:29:05 GMT, Rudy Canoza <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Gummer wrote:
>
>> On Wed, 13 Jul 2005 00:15:55 GMT, Matt Silberstein
>> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>On Tue, 12 Jul 2005 22:08:39 GMT, in rec.photo.digital , Gummer
>>><(E-Mail Removed)> in
>>><(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>On Tue, 12 Jul 2005 18:43:35 GMT, "Rick" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>>I'm not saying that I don't believe she committed reprehensible acts,
>>>>>>but I would suggest that your criticism should be directed to the
>>>>>>various Administrations' Justice Departments that chose not to indict
>>>>>>her. While she was very visible, there were others that I believe did
>>>>>>greater damage during that period.
>>>>>
>>>>>Yes indeed. You want to talk about treason? How about
>>>>>Richard Nixon abusing his power of office, subverting the
>>>>>Constitution by illegal bombings of Laos and Cambodia,
>>>>>not to mention his 200+ other felonies? How much jail time
>>>>>did Nixon do?
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>Aid and comfort to the enemy?
>>>
>>>It was not treason, it was worse.
>>>
>>>And we have to be very careful with this "aid and comfort" concept
>>>because that can easily be used to claim that any talking against a
>>>war is "comforting" the enemy. I am not equating Fonda's action and
>>>protesting here at home, but it is a dangerous area and we need to
>>>walk carefully. I suspect that a "strict constructionist" would have
>>>to say that "aid and comfort" is things like giving them money or
>>>arms, actually working for them.

>>
>>
>> Indeed.
>>
>>>>>Or Ohio's National Guard marching up a hill on a college
>>>>>campus, and murdering college kids in cold blood? Two of
>>>>>them weren't even protesting, they simply were walking by
>>>>>at the time. Tell us, who did jail time for that atrocity?
>>>>
>>>>Aid and comfort to the enemy? (actually the protesters provided that)
>>>
>>>And now you take that step. You have accused millions of Americans of
>>>treason. A very dangerous step.

>>
>>
>> Ayup. Facts is facts.

>
>Nope. Not facts. Failing to support the president in
>pursuit of a bad, misguided, dishonest policy is not
>treasonous, nor disloyal, nor unwise.
>
>I keep hearing the administration say that any
>suggestion that we withdraw from Iraq "before the job
>is done" only serves to "demoralize" the troops. I've
>even heard some of the crybaby troops say it
>themselves. But if they're pursuing a bad policy, I
>DON'T WANT them to be encouraged; I WANT them to be
>discouraged, and maybe stop pursuing it. If they
>develop a sense that the American public doesn't
>support what they're doing, which the public are
>entitled to do, then perhaps they'll become
>demoralized, and the bad policy will have to be ended.
>
>This crapola about "support our troops" is an extremely
>annoying bit of reactionary propaganda. It is code for
>supporting the MISSION of the troops. Well, **** -
>everyone supports the troops, to the extent we want
>them to stay safe and make it back home alive. But
>that does not extend to supporting what the troops are
>doing.


As has often been said, "Love the warrior; hate the war."

> Assholes who put these goddamned sappy yellow
>ribbons on their SUVs are too gutless to say what they
>really believe (not surprising). They don't simply
>(and trivially) support the troops; they support the
>mission the troops are there to carry out, but don't
>have the guts to say they support it.
>
>"To announce that there must be no criticism of the
>president, or that we are to stand by the president,
>right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile,
>but is morally treasonable to the American public.
>Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any
>one else. But it is even more important to tell the
>truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any
>one else." - Theodore Roosevelt (a great Republican)


 
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      08-03-2005
Gideon wrote:
> Steve wrote:
> Can they force you to lose the weight like that fat
> guy in Full Metal Jacket?
>
> ===========
>
> Once you are actually in the military: Yes, they can do quite a bit to
> encourage you to lose weight and get in shape. They can make your
> life a living hell.
>
> However, nobody can stop you from gaining 300 pounds to avoid the
> draft. They can't force you to lose weight to meet draft requirements.
> And they can't draft you with the intention of making you lose the
> weight after you are in.
>
> My cousin did the opposite during the Vietnam War - he was already
> thin and he dropped quite a few pound in order to be below minimum
> weight for his height (about 6' 2"). He was required to go through the
> process every 6 months - basically going through the pre-induction
> physical twice a year.
>
> It's been 40 years, but I still refuse to talk to that cowardly little maggot.
>
>

****in fat ass
 
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      08-07-2005
Mr. T wrote:
> Gideon wrote:
>
>> Steve wrote:
>> Can they force you to lose the weight like that fat
>> guy in Full Metal Jacket?
>>
>> ===========
>>
>> Once you are actually in the military: Yes, they can do quite a bit to
>> encourage you to lose weight and get in shape. They can make your
>> life a living hell.
>>
>> However, nobody can stop you from gaining 300 pounds to avoid the
>> draft. They can't force you to lose weight to meet draft requirements.
>> And they can't draft you with the intention of making you lose the
>> weight after you are in.
>>
>> My cousin did the opposite during the Vietnam War - he was already
>> thin and he dropped quite a few pound in order to be below minimum
>> weight for his height (about 6' 2"). He was required to go through the
>> process every 6 months - basically going through the pre-induction
>> physical twice a year.
>>
>> It's been 40 years, but I still refuse to talk to that cowardly little
>> maggot.
>>
>>

> ****in fat ass


On the ship they didn't bother us. But on the beach we had to have a
"calethenics card" and it had to be signed off properly. I've been out
30 years last month, so I don't know how it is today.

Michael
 
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