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Dalillama
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09:44:50 AM Nov 28th 2014
Betts isnt an exampleof cChuckCunninhamSyndrome. In the 4th book, Daniel's ship has't got missiles, so he doesnt ship a missiles officer. Ptesumably Betts was assinged elsewher, and stayex there.
Nohbody
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03:26:47 PM Sep 9th 2013
edited by 216.99.32.42
Regarding the removal of Heterosexual Life-Partners: They may not have the hots for each other, but the following exchange from Ch 18 of When the Tide Rises suggests they're not straight, either:

"That's right, Leary," Bill LaPlant said. "And let me tell you, if Platt and his pansies think they can take things over now we've got guns, we'll teach him different!"
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Dasi and Barnes stood against the wall on either side of Adele; they grinned at one another over her head. There was no need to make a point of it, but either man could've convinced the Granger that who you screw has nothing to do with how well you fight.
sittingduck1313
07:12:29 AM Sep 11th 2013
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I must respectfully disagree with your assessment. The text you cite is not terribly conclusive one way or the other. But more important, the Heterosexual Life-Partners entry specifically states that the two persons don't actually have to be straight, they're just not romantically linked. In essence, it's a variation of Platonic Life Partners where the two persons are of the same gender.
Nohbody
07:48:35 PM Sep 11th 2013
Whoops, missed the part about not necessarily having to be straight. My mistake.
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