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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-30-06 06:17 AM
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31. It's possible he could.
by joining a police dept. or FBI, and there are plenty of situations that he could very well benefit society by being a sniper such as hostage situations.

To the OP, I agree with you on the way this story goes, but I think you may mean Starship Troopers, not Stormship Troopers. It does have plenty of similarities in the reporting.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120201 /

someone there posted a rather interesting review of the movie, relating it to current situations:

132 out of 168 people found the following comment useful:-
Best satire since Dr. Strangelove, 23 July 2003

Author: Max Gardner (DeadpoolX@elvis.com ) from Wilmington, DE


Starship Troopers is a subtle and insidiously subversive movie that proved frighteningly prescient in the wake of post-9/11 uberpatriotism. Both Heinlein's book and Verhoeven's film are valid and interesting political statements at opposite ends of the spectrum. Heinlein's novel was criticized as fascist at the time of its publication, and for all his obvious talent as a writer I'm inclined to agree. The movie is as much a sendup of the original novel as it is a satire of jingoist American politics. It really is a shame that despite the squeaky-clean heroes plucked straight from the soaps, the Mormon extremists, the multiple-amputee mobile infantry retirees and the propaganda shorts masquerading as news, the vast majority still seems to regard Starship Troopers as a stupid action movie and, for some reason, absolutely refuse to consider that it might be something more.

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