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Old Oct 09, 2012, 05:17 PM
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I'm 53, I was spared.
I'm almost 61. I was proud to go.

Spared?!?! Why didn't you ENLIST? If you're going to come out tossing stones... be prepared to fend off a few that get tossed back.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 05:17 PM
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About the Romney's getting not getting drafted?

Or about people who've never served being chickenhawks?
About Romney being eligible for the Draft, contrary to his enemies' claims.

I have too many friends that have suffered or died because of war, or the military life, to automatically knee-jerk with outraged fake patriotism concerning someone's ancestors not having served.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 05:18 PM
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Or maybe the Romneys are cowards...
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 05:20 PM
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Or maybe the Romneys are cowards...
Maybe, but you're not the one to claim moral superiority.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 05:20 PM
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About Romney being eligible for the Draft, contrary to his enemies' claims.

I have too many friends that have suffered or died because of war, or the military life, to automatically knee-jerk with outraged fake patriotism concerning someone's ancestors not having served.
Got a link to that one?

I do remember participating in a thread on the draft, but don't recall it having anything to do with Romney. That's where I was a little ticked at folks who've never served being a little too eager to volunteer other people's kids for military service.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 05:21 PM
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Or maybe the Romneys are cowards...
Got a mirror...?
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 05:22 PM
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I build these now for the R&D group. Not one day goes by that I don't think about who I'm "Really" working for.

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Old Oct 09, 2012, 05:23 PM
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Got a link to that one?

I do remember participating in a thread on the draft, but don't recall it having anything to do with Romney. That's where I was a little ticked at folks who've never served being a little too eager to volunteer other people's kids for military service.
That Romney could possibly be the only American Family with 5 generations of no military service ( of families that have been in America for 5 gens). I guess it's true if counted this way: Mitts Granpa - no, Mitt's father - no, Mitt - no, his five sons - no. That's 4 generations. The Mitts great grandfather didn't serve either.

Mitt finally returned to his homeland and promptly received another student deferment for 2 more years by enrolling at BYU. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stor...-scrutiny.html. Interestingly enough, avoiding military service seems to be a Romney family trait. Mitt’s grandfather avoided serving in WWI by going to Mexico to fight for his right to marry as many women as he wanted. Then, during the Mexican Revolution, the Romneys avoided that conflict by moving back to the U.S.

Mitt’s father George, served the country during WWII by being a lobbyist for the auto making industry. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_W._Romney. And, during the Iraq war, which Mitt supported, none of Mitt’s 5 fightin’-age sons served. Quite a record.

http://www.politicalmontana.com/?p=238
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 05:26 PM
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Got a link to that one?

I do remember participating in a thread on the draft, but don't recall it having anything to do with Romney. That's where I was a little ticked at folks who've never served being a little too eager to volunteer other people's kids for military service.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...t=romney+draft

You participated tangentally
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=316

The discussion
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/searc...romney%20draft
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 05:32 PM
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I'm almost 61. I was proud to go.

Spared?!?! Why didn't you ENLIST? If you're going to come out tossing stones... be prepared to fend off a few that get tossed back.
I wasn't old enough to enlist.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 05:41 PM
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Sorry, but I completely missed the earlier part of that thread. I got involved when the talk had turned to the Ambassador being raped and dragged through the street, which, from what I've read, didn't actually happen.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 05:43 PM
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Ekkkkk is the thread about Romney or is it about a toolmaker?

There are many ways to serve one's country all of us no matter what we do should be Good Shepherds and Patriots.to it.

Nuff Said
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 05:43 PM
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No problem. You only had one post in that thread.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 05:43 PM
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I wasn't old enough to enlist.
Of course you were. You just weren't old enough to serve in Vietnam. But you were certainly old enough to serve in GW1, had you enlisted. You would have been in your prime for that one.
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