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Buddhist Sniper

I have a good friend who, in his younger days, was trained by the military in counterintelligence and as a sniper. Those days are long since past, and while he's comfortable with that part of his history, he now practices Tibetan Buddhism. During our most recent visit together, I joked about how he's a "Buddhist sniper". One thing led to another, and pretty soon I was Googling the phrase. Two references came up. One of them, from a Libertarian site, struck me as pretty funny:

[W]hat would it mean for me to "recommend" a tax attorney, or to identify anyone as a "libertarian tax attorney"? Isn't that a little like asking for a "Buddhist sniper" or a "Hindu steakhouse"?
"Hindu steakhouse". Heh.

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