Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 13 08:11:11 UTC 2012

On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 2:20 AM, Victor Steinbok <aardvark66 at> wrote:
> If this is your thing, it's worth checking out
> the whole discussion. If not, consider this post to have been a waste of
> your time.

As a consequrnce if having read your post, I'm now aware of a new
instance of the phenomenon we classified as "chickenshit" in the
black-boot Army, something that I wasn't aware of before. I have no
interest in pursuing the subject. But, thanks to your post, I'm not
pursuing it because I don't want to pursue it and not because I'm
ignorant of its existence.

So, O don't feei that my reading it was a waste of my time. OTOH, some
may consider reading my reply a waste of time.


WRT "black-boot Army," it's my own invention, based on the genuine GI
jargon, "_brown-shoe_ Army."

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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