[Ads-l] force-retired (UNCLASSIFIED)

Galen Buttitta satorarepotenetoperarotas3 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 18 21:29:25 UTC 2015


I think the "Star Wars" example has a proper noun in it though, as Darth Vader used the Force to choke his subordinate. In "force-retired", I doubt the Sith or the Jedi are involved.

> On Sep 18, 2015, at 16:30, Mullins, Bill CIV (US) <william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL> wrote:
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> My 8 year old son often reminds me that Darth Vader "force-choked" one of h=
> is staff who didn't cut the mustard in the first Star Wars movie.
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>> A former employee of Lucent tells CNN that  owing to Carly Fiorina, she a=
> nd her husband were "force-retired."
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