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Old 11-28-2006, 10:26 PM   #1
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So there we were..."LateNight" and myself...bellied up to the LateNight Bar, drinks and cigars in hand...and discussing the world's heady, lofty issues. Specifically, I think the discussion had been about our G.I.s being on foreign soil. We were pretty much in agreement that having our servicemen and women fighting someone else's battles is just bad for bidness, when suddenly the lightbulb went off in my head. My idea was this: if we're gonna be sending our military to foreign lands, lets send them to protect the flora and fauna...the wildlife! Can you think of a better use for our troops than say, protecting endangered species and ecosystems? THATS what we should be doing! We should be taking a proactive role in conservation, we should be setting the example for good stewardship of the planet. Now thats something we can all get behind..a truly worthy cause! I'm sober now, and it STILL seems like a great idea. Comments?
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Old 11-28-2006, 10:31 PM   #2
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Wow... sounds pretty Star Trek like :-)
we spend our time protecting the planet etc.. nobody worries about money anymore, and star ships don't have bathrooms LOL

And the rest of us just spend our time bettering our selves.

Other than that. sure I could get into that.
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Old 11-28-2006, 10:37 PM   #3
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If one of our brave G.I.s has to die, I want it to be because he got into a firefight with some ivory poachers or the like. When I was in the army, I would've been much more enthusiastic about protecting our fellow creatures than fighting to oust some dictator...something the people that live there should be doing for themselves!

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Old 11-28-2006, 10:44 PM   #4
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You're shooting at poachers and hit an elephant by accident... "friendly fire"... Highly (and I mean *highly*) politically incorrect! Then it's all over with, and you have to go home......
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Old 11-28-2006, 10:50 PM   #5
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Friendly fire

LOL...yeah, we'd need to be real careful about that. But seriously, our military medical personnel could tend to injured or sick wildlife...our engineers could help solve drought/irrigation issues...we have a responsibility to do this, and as the proverbial 400 lb gorilla of the world, we have the means.

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Seriously, I was making a statement. Good deeds are good, up to a point when they are proven to be imperfect. And if something isn't black, then it must be white right? Isn't that what political correctness (and political incorrectness) is all about?

As for the finest military on the planet, they are having a hard enough time being the mediocre police of the world much less becoming veterinarians for the planet. But I do admire you thinking "outside the box" so to speak.
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our engineers could help solve drought/irrigation issues..
I got a feeling that at some point.. be it over population or drought conditions brought on by Global Warming or some @#$@ etc.. we'll all be fighting wars over drinkable water and oil before its all over with.

But hey, I agree.. it be nice if we had the time and the resources to do what you describe. It would mean all this other #@$@ @#@# was over with and we got onto better issues. The Next Phase.

so what happened to ol' JoePole ?
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So there we were..."LateNight" and myself...bellied up to the LateNight Bar, drinks and cigars in hand...and discussing the world's heady, lofty issues. Specifically, I think the discussion had been about our G.I.s being on foreign soil.
So how many drinks into the night we talkin' about ?? I seem to recall talking about the Mayflower and Thanksgiving ? LOL
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Old 11-30-2006, 03:53 PM   #9
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... I'm sober now, and it STILL seems like a great idea. Comments?
Yes less booze and more clarity.


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Old 11-30-2006, 07:11 PM   #10
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Less booze and more clarity!

Sister Hattie, I dont think I could make my position any clearer than I already have. Crystal is the best I can do! And now, I have a comment just for you, sister...lose the cokebottle glasses, they aint cuttin it!
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Old 11-30-2006, 09:36 PM   #11
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Less booze and more clarity!

Now brother Al the Hebrews always had there grain, there olive oil and last but not least WINE ! Christ first miracle was changing water into wine at the wedding feast and I bet that was some of the best Merlot ever. I guess Merlot because I like it best. Anybody drink to that and you teetotalers can drink the dregs of grape juice before the fermentation which is the process of cleaning out the slag and impurities.
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In wine, there is truth.'

or something to that effect.
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