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22nd Jun '16 5:30:07 AM gewunomox
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* Musician Bobby Keys (best known as the sax played for the Music/TheRollingStones) was actually accused of being a draft dodger because he never showed up for his draft physicals, as he was on the road playing and never received the letters. He was advised by the head of his local draft board to try and enlist before the Army caught up with him. He did so, and was rejected due to a medical history of ulcers.

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* Musician Bobby Keys (best known as the sax played for the Music/TheRollingStones) was actually accused of being a draft dodger because he never showed up for his draft physicals, as he was on the road playing and never received the letters. He was advised by the head of his local draft board to try and enlist before the Army caught up with him. He did so, and was rejected due to a medical history of ulcers.
22nd Jun '16 5:29:56 AM gewunomox
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* Musician Bobby Keys (best known as the sax played for the Music/RollingStones) was actually accused of being a draft dodger because he never showed up for his draft physicals, as he was on the road playing and never received the letters. He was advised by the head of his local draft board to try and enlist before the Army caught up with him. He did so, and was rejected due to a medical history of ulcers.

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* Musician Bobby Keys (best known as the sax played for the Music/RollingStones) Music/TheRollingStones) was actually accused of being a draft dodger because he never showed up for his draft physicals, as he was on the road playing and never received the letters. He was advised by the head of his local draft board to try and enlist before the Army caught up with him. He did so, and was rejected due to a medical history of ulcers.
17th Jun '16 7:16:53 PM Cally
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** * In the United States during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, there was an order that all men, even if they had previously deferred their conscription, must either get a job essential to the industry of the country and war effort, or join the armed services. The team owners of America's baseball leagues tried (both times) to claim that [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} baseball]] was an "essential industry," in an effort to keep their players from being drafted. This claim was rejected (both times).

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** * In the United States during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, there was an order that all men, even if they had previously deferred their conscription, must either get a job essential to the industry of the country and war effort, or join the armed services. The team owners of America's baseball leagues tried (both times) to claim that [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} baseball]] was an "essential industry," in an effort to keep their players from being drafted. This claim was rejected (both times).
17th Jun '16 7:16:31 PM Cally
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** * In the United States during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, there was an order that all men, even if they had previously deferred their conscription, must either get a job essential to the industry of the country and war effort, or join the armed services. The team owners of America's baseball leagues tried (both times) to claim that [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} baseball]] was an "essential industry," in an effort to keep their players from being drafted. This claim was rejected (both times).
2nd Jun '16 10:57:17 PM Doug86
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# Volunteer to fight for armed forces of another country. For some people, the objection is not so much objection to fighting as much as fighting for a particular country. Many people avoided draft in the country that they were citizens of and went to war as soldiers for another country. A particularly glaring example is a certain Austro-Hungarian citizen named UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler who avoided draft into his own country's army by volunteering for the German Army during WorldWarI. He did so as a matter of principle as a German (broadly defined) nationalist.

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# Volunteer to fight for armed forces of another country. For some people, the objection is not so much objection to fighting as much as fighting for a particular country. Many people avoided draft in the country that they were citizens of and went to war as soldiers for another country. A particularly glaring example is a certain Austro-Hungarian citizen named UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler who avoided draft into his own country's army by volunteering for the German Army during WorldWarI.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. He did so as a matter of principle as a German (broadly defined) nationalist.
2nd May '16 9:04:24 AM Mdumas43073
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* Corporal Max Klinger on ''Series/{{MASH}}'' is an interesting case, in that he kept this up even ''after'' it failed (he did decline the gay option when it was offered, though; see the above section). He's also apparently not the first member of his family to attempt it.

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* Corporal Max Klinger on ''Series/{{MASH}}'' is an interesting case, in that he kept this up even ''after'' it failed (he did decline the gay option when it was offered, though; see the above section). He's He was also apparently not the first member of his family to attempt it.
2nd May '16 9:03:37 AM Mdumas43073
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* Corporal Max Klinger on ''Series/{{MASH}}'' is an interesting case, in that he kept this up even ''after'' it failed (he did decline the gay option when it was offered, though; see the above section).

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* Corporal Max Klinger on ''Series/{{MASH}}'' is an interesting case, in that he kept this up even ''after'' it failed (he did decline the gay option when it was offered, though; see the above section). He's also apparently not the first member of his family to attempt it.
2nd May '16 9:02:18 AM Mdumas43073
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* On ''Series/{{MASH}}'', this was Corporal Max Klinger's primary schtick, and according to him was a long-standing tradition in his family. Note that Max kept this up even ''after'' it failed (he did decline the gay option when it was offered, though; see the above section).

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* On ''Series/{{MASH}}'', this was Corporal Max Klinger's primary schtick, and according to him was a long-standing tradition Klinger on ''Series/{{MASH}}'' is an interesting case, in his family. Note that Max he kept this up even ''after'' it failed (he did decline the gay option when it was offered, though; see the above section).
2nd May '16 9:00:29 AM Mdumas43073
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** Another episode featured a soldier, Corporal "Boots" Miller, who really was nuts. He talked to his shoes & socks and conducted man-on-the-street interviews in the mess tent with a ladle. One night on guard duty, he began shooting at imaginary gliders with his rifle, which disturbed Klinger so much he said, "If they offered me a Section 8 right now, I'd give it to ''you''!"

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** Another episode featured a soldier, Corporal "Boots" Miller, who really was nuts. He talked to his shoes & and socks and conducted man-on-the-street interviews in the mess tent with a ladle. One night on guard duty, he began shooting at imaginary gliders with his rifle, which disturbed Klinger so much he said, "If they offered me a Section 8 right now, I'd give it to ''you''!"
2nd May '16 8:59:57 AM Mdumas43073
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* Another ''Series/{{MASH}}'' example: some of the Klinger family. Note that Max kept this up even ''after'' it failed (he did decline the gay option when it was offered, though; see the above section).

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* Another ''Series/{{MASH}}'' example: some of the Klinger On ''Series/{{MASH}}'', this was Corporal Max Klinger's primary schtick, and according to him was a long-standing tradition in his family. Note that Max kept this up even ''after'' it failed (he did decline the gay option when it was offered, though; see the above section).



* Another episode featured a soldier, Corporal "Boots" Miller, who really was nuts. He talked to his shoes & socks and conducted man-on-the-street interviews in the mess tent with a ladle. One night on guard duty, he began shooting at imaginary gliders with his rifle, which disturbed Klinger so much he said, "If they offered me a Section 8 right now, I'd give it to you!"

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* ** Another episode featured a soldier, Corporal "Boots" Miller, who really was nuts. He talked to his shoes & socks and conducted man-on-the-street interviews in the mess tent with a ladle. One night on guard duty, he began shooting at imaginary gliders with his rifle, which disturbed Klinger so much he said, "If they offered me a Section 8 right now, I'd give it to you!"
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