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02-05-2016, 07:39 PM #1
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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/04/us/pol...c=rss&_r=1

Quote:WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter believes he has come up with a way to help the Pentagon retain troops: freezing sperm and eggs.

As part of an initiative to make military service more appealing and family friendly, Mr. Carter has created a pilot program that will pay for troops to have their reproductive cells preserved.

The goal is to give those in uniform the peace of mind that if they are hurt on the battlefield — hundreds of veterans suffered injuries to their reproductive organs in Iraq and Afghanistan — they would still be able to have children.

The program is also meant to encourage women to stay in the military during their 20s and 30s, a time when many leave after giving birth. By freezing their eggs, they will have the flexibility to remain deployed overseas or otherwise pursue their careers and put off having children.

The initiative is part of a series of measures that Mr. Carter has pushed to create what he calls “the force of the future.” He is worried that the military has not adapted enough to compete with top companies for millennials, who put a greater emphasis on work-life balance than did previous generations.

I read this and thought this has to be the ultimate scapegoat to start a clone army...! Paying a solider would be the easiest way to get consent for donation, while the military complex gets a % of the money paid. Genius!

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02-05-2016, 07:45 PM #2
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This is a perfect morality issue. Cloning eh? 

It's so creepy. I can't imagine an exact replica of me. My clone would probably try to kill me. Tongue

A clone army - great to fight more wars.
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02-05-2016, 09:30 PM #3
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(02-05-2016, 07:45 PM)xoa. Wrote:  This is a perfect morality issue. Cloning eh? 

It's so creepy. I can't imagine an exact replica of me. My clone would probably try to kill me. Tongue

A clone army - great to fight more wars.


Predictive programming....plenty of movies with the same theme just masked from different perspective.
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02-05-2016, 09:32 PM #4
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(02-05-2016, 09:30 PM)celle76 Wrote:  
(02-05-2016, 07:45 PM)xoa. Wrote:  This is a perfect morality issue. Cloning eh? 

It's so creepy. I can't imagine an exact replica of me. My clone would probably try to kill me. Tongue

A clone army - great to fight more wars.


Predictive programming....plenty of movies with the same theme just masked from different perspective.

Have you ever seen "the Island"? I'm sure that's about cloning/ pp. 

It's so weird. Nope nope nope.

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02-05-2016, 09:48 PM #5
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Yes I seen it!!

Quote from the article -Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter

Quote:The initiative is part of a series of measures that Mr. Carter has pushed to create what he calls “the force of the future.”

02-05-2016, 09:56 PM #6
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(02-05-2016, 09:48 PM)celle76 Wrote:  Yes I seen it!!

Quote from the article -Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter

Quote:The initiative is part of a series of measures that Mr. Carter has pushed to create what he calls “the force of the future.”


We watch stuff like at in school in RE when we discuss embryos and that. Great actors, but deep storyline. 

The force of the future? It'll be AI humans.

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04-09-2016, 04:52 PM #7
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Sounds like a sci-fi book I read many years ago called "The Eternity Brigade" by Stephen Goldin, where they wound up cloning soldiers so they would conveniently be on hand for a war if needed. Which, of course, they always were.
Rather creepy to see predictive stuff in old books..

04-09-2016, 07:28 PM #8
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(02-05-2016, 07:45 PM)xoa. Wrote:  This is a perfect morality issue. Cloning eh? 

It's so creepy. I can't imagine an exact replica of me. My clone would probably try to kill me. Tongue

A clone army - great to fight more wars.

Haha  I would kill my clone first!! There can only be one super star!!  Smile Smile

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04-10-2016, 03:37 PM #9
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04-10-2016, 03:39 PM #10
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(04-09-2016, 07:28 PM)24theking Wrote:  
(02-05-2016, 07:45 PM)xoa. Wrote:  This is a perfect morality issue. Cloning eh? 

It's so creepy. I can't imagine an exact replica of me. My clone would probably try to kill me. Tongue

A clone army - great to fight more wars.

Haha  I would kill my clone first!! There can only be one super star!!  Smile Smile

Haha, I love that line. 

Ladies and Gentlemen, there can only be one superstar.

And it's me.  Big Grin

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