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Old 03-12-2007, 07:28   #46
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A license is only something they can take away from you. I gave mine up after 15 years because I refuse to piss in a bottle for anyone (other than for valid medical reasons) and I was also tired of ferrying drunks around.
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Old 03-02-2008, 11:27   #47
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I gave up my license when the Coast Guard wanted me to Fly from Nice, France to New York to piss in a bottle. I spent hours on the phone trying to get them to let me go to an air base in Germany or Rota, Spain where there's a naval base. But the Coast Guard insisted that the test had to take place at a "Coast Guard Approved Facility" and the closest one to me was in New York. More than once I screamed in the phone "YOU MEAN THE COAST GUARD DOESN'T APPROVE OF THE NAVY (OR THE AIR FORCE)?"

The fact that I couldn't have passed at the time, anyway, has no bearing whatsoever on the lunacy of the Coast Guard's requirement. Besides, after nearly 18 years I was tired of ferrying drunks in yachts and snuff-dipping rednecks and cajuns in crewboats. A license is only something they can take away from you.
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Old 03-02-2008, 11:54   #48
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Oldsalt, you don’t make a very good argument against mandatory testing and with that attitude I think your departure was mutually beneficial.
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Old 03-02-2008, 12:41   #49
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Right on CSY man.

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