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Subj: Re: Without clarification I think we have to gop with the standard definition of draft...
Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 at 04:46:57 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Without clarification I think we have to gop with the standard definition of draft...
Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 at 02:46:31 pm EDT

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> > Like: the idea that everyone that is going to be a superhero has to have Avengers-quality training and police authority. It greatly decreases the accidental deaths during rescues, or situations going totally out of control.
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> > Dislike: the requirement that if you have super-powers, then you MUST use them as a superhero. Which, near as I can tell, is quietly going by the wayside as Butterball's time with the Initiative has shown.
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> I think there's a difference between being on call if you are summoned, and being a hero. Butterball will never be a hero, but he could be called up if a mission required him
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> I thought his story offered one of the few bright points, with the recommendation that his ablities would be a gift to fields like firefighting, rescue and recovery, hazmat handling etc.

...they can be drafted much the way you or I would be. In other words they would have to answer the call like any otrher citizen if a draft is instituted.

> ...they can be drafted much the way you or I would be. In other words they would have to answer the call like any otrher citizen if a draft is instituted.

I don't know about where you live, but here in the UK, as a citizen I can choose not to accept a military call up under the terms of Conscientious Objection, especially since there would be unlikely to be an actual legally declared war to justify a draft.


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