Bob Parson is not your sterotype internet geek, I think he is an ex marine. I know he is a big supporter of the Marines and military in general. So this does not surprise me. It also does not surprise me that the gia worshippers place more value in an elephant that humans.
Now I have to correct you there, Chuck. It's been made quite clear to me that there's a difference between a former Marine and an ex-Marine. R. Lee Ermey was a former Marine. Lee Marvin was a former Marine. Drew Carey was a former Marine. Lee Harvey Oswald and John Wayne Bobbitt were ex-Marines. I suspect you meant to say that Parson was a former Marine.
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