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  •  Difficult to relieve yourself in front of.. (5+ / 0-)

    Your team..

    PLEASE, they are worried about embarrassment of a group of men who's probably had to endure communal showers in gym class since 8th grade?

    Besides, if Al Roker can go on national TV and talk about crapping his pants in the whitehouse, why would you be ashamed to go dig a whole or whatever and go in front of people who's life depends on you.   I can promise you most of them are not going to sit and lock eyes and stare you down while you go about your business.

    Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

    by Chris Reeves on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 07:07:51 AM PST

    •  It's supposedly a marine who says this? (5+ / 0-)

      A couple of my late father's friends were marines, both of whom fought in the Pacific during World War 2.  Because I was a quiet child, adults often kinda forgot I was in the room.  I heard stories about the war in the Pacific that....well, Rated R for violent content.  

      One of them was splattered head to toe with the blood and body parts of a Japanese soldier.

      Another spent days in a foxhole surrounded by decaying corpses.

      For some reason, "It's embarrassing to defecate in front of other soldiers" didn't come up.  I literally can't imagine any marine in the entire history of the Marine Corps embarrassed in the slightest by having to take a crap with this unit standing nearby.  Add to that the use of the word "traumatize" in this context, and nope, someone pulled a fast one on the editors at the Wall Street Journal.  The marines I've met would rather chew their own arms off than admit to being "traumatized" over such trivial matters.

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      by rbird on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 09:12:54 AM PST

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