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  •  "If women are to go into combat ..." (9+ / 0-)

    I would assert that that "if" is misplaced / mistaken.  Women have been going into combat with great consistency, especially in the past decade. Military police are truly a "combat" unit in terms of roles and missions but aren't "infantry" or "tank" or "artillery" or "special forces" and thus not "combat.  Helicopter pilots, logistics truck drivers, etc ... females have been going into combat and getting hurt/killed. What is going on is opening "combat units" that have not been open to women. There is a distinction.

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    by A Siegel on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 10:03:18 AM PST

    •  an old west quote as always (1+ / 0-)
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      my argument:

      "God made some men big, and some men small.
      Then along came Samuel Colt, and he made all men equal"

      women are no better and no worse, on average, with a rifle, than men.  

      We have no desire to offend you -- unless you are a twit!

      by ScrewySquirrel on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 11:14:50 AM PST

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    •  As I indicated there is a "fig leaf" (2+ / 0-)
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      currently in use that is soon going to fall away.

      Don't let anyone tell you otherwise, before the police arrive ... teachers are first responders.

      by 8ackgr0und N015e on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 02:05:38 PM PST

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