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#1 JayTG

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 07:12 PM

What's is your opinion of war? Also, what would you do if you were drafted?

Sorry if in the wrong section

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 08:10 PM

Since this topic is not formed in the manner of a speak easy topic. It can stay here unless it goes way off track or becomes volatile.

So heed the warning of keep it civil and polite.

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 10:35 PM

To paraphrase Dr. Strangelove -

you can't fight in here, this is the War thread!


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Posted 11 January 2009 - 11:29 PM

You cannot have peace without war, you cannot have war without peace. It's a part of life. I'll never be drafted, I'll just go ahead and join if that lottery starts up again (and all signs point to not any time before my number becomes invalid)

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 06:38 AM

i like that world, at least people don't want more, out heart is peaceful

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 11:05 AM

War is Nature's way.
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 11:29 AM

You're right of course, since men are part of nature, war seems to be "Nature's Way". But I can't help but think war is not quite 'what it once was. Could be wrong but it seems at one time War and the reasons behind them - and the way they were fought (all or nothing) - has changed.

BlackSpyder ... wonder if you would be kind enough to explain the 'lottery' and how numbers are assigned - and how long between being issued a number before it becomes invalid, etc?
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Posted 12 January 2009 - 04:08 PM

War is about control. One side want's to control something, and the other side doesn't want them to control it.

I was eligible to be drafted during VietNam and was declared 4-F.
After some thought, I appealed the 4-F decision and joined voluntarily.
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Posted 12 January 2009 - 04:14 PM

I think a lot of Wars, could have been prevented, by clever negotiation.
There are no winners, in War.















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Posted 13 January 2009 - 06:46 PM

To paraphrase Dr. Strangelove -

you can't fight in here, this is the War thread!


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That was the President, as played by Peter Sellers, in the movie called Dr. Strangelove; not Dr. Strangelove (as played by Peter Sellers) himself! *hyperventilate* :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 07:35 PM

In my opinon, and mine alone. Edwin Starr said it best June 9, 1970 using the following lyrics:

War, huh, yeah
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Uh-huh
War, huh, yeah
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it again, y'all

War, huh, good God
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me

Ohhh, war, I despise
Because it means destruction
Of innocent lives

War means tears
To thousands of mothers eyes
When their sons go to fight
And lose their lives

I said, war, huh
Good God, y'all
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it again

War, whoa, Lord
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me

War, it ain't nothing
But a heartbreaker
War, friend only to the undertaker
Ooooh, war
It's an enemy to all mankind
The point of war blows my mind
War has caused unrest
Within the younger generation
Induction then destruction
Who wants to die
Aaaaah, war-huh
Good God y'all
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it, say it, say it
War, huh
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me


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Posted 13 January 2009 - 07:40 PM

Makes money for many.....
The only easy day was yesterday.

...some do, some don't; some will, some won't (WR)

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 08:15 PM

The words are sad, Animal - and doubly so because they are so true. Huge gentle sigh.

Do realize that some make money from war - wonder if they can figure out how much they profited from each life lost, I wonder.
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Posted 13 January 2009 - 08:26 PM

Unfortunately it was the most important factor in the USA pulling itself out of the Great Depression.
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Posted 13 January 2009 - 10:33 PM

I hope this isn't a sign that our scary present near-depression needs this war ("peace mission") escalated - egad - to put ourselves back on an even keel financially.
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