Looks like the case for conscientious objection to tax conscription may have to go to Strasbourg.
Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | Campaigners lose 'peace tax' bid
"'When you're dealing with people whose full intent is to die, you can't give people a choice of whether to comply,' said George Gibbs, a systems engineer for the Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad Program who oversees directed-energy projects. 'What I'm looking for is a way to shoot everybody, and they're all OK
Wired News: Beam It Right There, Scotty
"I tell you, 'environmental peacemaking' is a meme with legs. I expect to meet graduate students of the subject in five years or so..."
WorldChanging: Another World Is Here: Environmental Peacemaking