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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-10 01:19 PM
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7. Second post of this today, and there have been multiple other
posts previously. My take is the same each time. Young people looking for a career sometimes look at the military as a possibility. Every nation needs a military, given the unstable nature of international relations. It is poor advice to tell people not to consider that option when they're deciding on a career, or even a short-term occupation.

Medea doesn't like the military. That's fine. However, military service is an honorable thing, and a career that many choose to enter. Now, with DADT ended, that possibility is also available for GLBT citizens, as it has been for others. It is misplaced priorities on Medea's part to advise people on their life choices.

The very freedom she has to make that statement is, in part, due to the military service of others over the years. I suspect that she would not be happy in a military career. She should not make that choice, but she should leave others to their own career decisions.
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  -To the Gay Community: Now That You Can Join the Military, Please Don't! ProudDad  Dec-23-10 12:40 PM   #0 
  - Bravo! /nt  Bragi   Dec-23-10 12:42 PM   #1 
  - Sad...  MattSh   Dec-23-10 12:45 PM   #2 
  - Do you find it easier to harrass and impede young people then the actual decision makers?  cottonseed   Dec-23-10 12:49 PM   #3 
  - What if they gave a war and nobody came?  ProudDad   Dec-23-10 12:52 PM   #4 
     - Sounds like drug policy. Discredit and harass the individual. Leave the leadership...  cottonseed   Dec-23-10 12:57 PM   #5 
        - What is this "it" you're talking about? (n/t)  ProudDad   Dec-23-10 01:00 PM   #6 
           - Discrediting military service in the minds of young people at schools and career fairs. (n/t)  cottonseed   Dec-23-10 01:27 PM   #9 
              - They should be shown graphic pictures of the products of war  ProudDad   Dec-24-10 12:08 PM   #11 
  - Second post of this today, and there have been multiple other  MineralMan   Dec-23-10 01:19 PM   #7 
     - Refusing military "service"  ProudDad   Dec-23-10 01:23 PM   #8 
        - I learned things in the military, too.  MineralMan   Dec-23-10 01:37 PM   #10 
           - The thought is father to the deed...  ProudDad   Dec-24-10 12:13 PM   #12 
           - Blowing up babies and women is a "necessity"?  HughBeaumont   Dec-24-10 12:18 PM   #13 

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