Cannon Fodder

R. A. Hettinga
Thu, 16 Jan 2003 23:01:07 -0500

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At 9:36 PM -0500 1/16/03, Patrick Chkoreff wrote:
> At 07:17 PM 1/16/2003 -0500, R. A. Hettinga wrote:
>>At 6:06 PM -0500 on 1/16/03, Al Diablito wrote:
>> > Solid post. I agree. Note that not one member of the House or
>> > Senate has a child in the military. Bush's daughters and nieces
>> > are too busy forging prescriptions and drinking underage (oops,
>> > they're 21, I forgot, Party On, Jenna!) to serve. Last time I
>> > checked, women could serve. C'mon ladies!
>>It's remarkable to me how much of a leftist canard the above logic
>>is now, in a country with an all-volunteer army.
>>The people at the thin edge of the knife *want* to be there, you
> Yeah, well I don't *want* to pay them.


Unfortunately, you've done it already. More to the point, they're
going to *keep* taking your money. Taking. Your money. What you
*want* has nothing to do with it.

But, still...

<-4 pts -- Orthogonal to the point under discussion>

Thank you for playing...

Monopolistic force markets are a hard problem. We all have our
solutions, but the problem's still hard. Wanting has nothing to do
with it. Bitching about it isn't a solution, either. Certainly *I*'m
tired of bitching about it...

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