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88. You may step out of the way now.
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  -Why are people still joining the military? wuushew  Aug-28-07 04:08 PM   #0 
  - You're right....  sailor65   Aug-28-07 04:11 PM   #1 
  - When did you join?  wuushew   Aug-28-07 04:12 PM   #2 
  - 1985,  sailor65   Aug-28-07 09:38 PM   #78 
  - They Asked a Question...Jeez...  Madspirit   Aug-28-07 05:07 PM   #19 
  - It is a question.  Raskolnik   Aug-28-07 06:36 PM   #55 
  - Thank you  sailor65   Aug-28-07 09:38 PM   #79 
  - Yup, he/she asked a question  sailor65   Aug-28-07 09:36 PM   #76 
  - You may step out of the way now.  rug   Aug-28-07 10:11 PM   #88 
  - As time grows shorter,  sailor65   Aug-28-07 10:31 PM   #91 
     - Thanks , Sailor  StephenB48   Aug-30-07 09:19 AM   #133 
  - MURDERING Iraqis Is Not Honorable  Madspirit   Aug-28-07 10:21 PM   #89 
  - In every conflict  sailor65   Aug-28-07 10:28 PM   #90 
     - Means LESS than nothing to me  Madspirit   Aug-28-07 10:59 PM   #94 
     - Well, there you go  sailor65   Aug-28-07 11:03 PM   #96 
        - they think the Iraq occupation is immoral and that we are killing Iraqis.  uppityperson   Aug-29-07 12:27 AM   #102 
        - I think you're responding to me...  sailor65   Aug-29-07 10:44 PM   #128 
        - Well uh...  Madspirit   Aug-29-07 12:35 PM   #112 
        - Whether his brother or father is a murderer depends upon the conflict they fought in,  The Stranger   Aug-30-07 09:13 AM   #132 
     - It isn't alot of people  Marrah_G   Aug-30-07 10:04 AM   #136 
  - Welcome to DU Sailor  Marrah_G   Aug-30-07 10:01 AM   #135 
  - Good catch  sailor65   Aug-28-07 09:40 PM   #81 
     - Thank you for serving. I love you for it....and so do my kids...nt  Colorado Progressive   Aug-28-07 11:04 PM   #97 
        - You're very welcome  sailor65   Aug-28-07 11:14 PM   #100 
           - That is what my life is about anymore....  Colorado Progressive   Aug-29-07 12:19 AM   #101 
  - I Was In the Navy From '82 to '87.  Toasterlad   Aug-28-07 06:15 PM   #53 
  - It has nothing to do with superiority  sailor65   Aug-28-07 09:45 PM   #84 
     - Actually, I Owe You an Apology.  Toasterlad   Aug-29-07 01:20 PM   #117 
  - Are you setting yourself up as superior to the citizens of the US?  treestar   Aug-29-07 09:22 AM   #105 
     - I'm sorry if my posts appeared that way to you  sailor65   Aug-29-07 10:53 PM   #129 
     - I did not read that in his post at all  Marrah_G   Aug-30-07 10:06 AM   #137 
  - money...20,000 to sign up  spanone   Aug-28-07 04:13 PM   #3 
  - Yup, saw that on msnbc.com yesterday. $20K if you go immediately.  AZBlue   Aug-28-07 04:59 PM   #17 
     - 20K is nothing in the current market, but sound like a lot to a broke kid.  lonestarnot   Aug-28-07 05:47 PM   #46 
        - Exactly. They know who they are targeting.  AZBlue   Aug-28-07 07:28 PM   #61 
        - More than sickening OUTFUCKINGRAGEOUS!  lonestarnot   Aug-28-07 07:50 PM   #66 
        - Not worth the gamble becoming  zidzi   Aug-28-07 09:44 PM   #83 
           - But that's because you have choices in life.  AZBlue   Aug-28-07 10:42 PM   #93 
              - I don't have  zidzi   Aug-30-07 09:06 AM   #130 
  - 2 things  obama_girl   Aug-28-07 04:13 PM   #4 
  - My 19-year-old niece is considering joining the USAF  DeposeTheBoyKing   Aug-28-07 04:15 PM   #5 
  - These clowns will not be around forever  sailor65   Aug-28-07 09:57 PM   #85 
  - why  DangerDave921   Aug-28-07 04:17 PM   #6 
  - Offhand I'd say poverty and lack of hope  catmandu57   Aug-28-07 04:28 PM   #7 
  - Personally I blame the corrupt corporate controlled government  Middle finga   Aug-28-07 04:32 PM   #8 
  - I know several parents who have been encouraging their kids to join  NNN0LHI   Aug-28-07 04:49 PM   #9 
  - Sanctimonious sacrificers. Pat themselves on the back for "doing their duty."  lonestarnot   Aug-28-07 04:52 PM   #11 
     - Not true!  rene moon   Aug-28-07 05:27 PM   #30 
  - A Military Career is an incredibly admirable one  BOSSHOG   Aug-28-07 04:52 PM   #10 
  - Under a bushitler, I'd rather my kid slit his wrists or put his feet under a neighboring stall.  lonestarnot   Aug-28-07 04:53 PM   #12 
  - I guess what I am asking is why people are not holding off until 2009  wuushew   Aug-28-07 04:58 PM   #16 
  - Maybe 60 years ago  obama_girl   Aug-28-07 05:02 PM   #18 
  - and soon Iran.  lonestarnot   Aug-28-07 05:16 PM   #22 
  - Yes, it is, Bosshog--thank you for saying so. I am proud of my husband, who  wienerdoggie   Aug-28-07 05:32 PM   #36 
  - Well, in a nutshell ...  lpbk2713   Aug-28-07 05:46 PM   #45 
  - You can see how much agreement you got with your statement  SheWhoMustBeObeyed   Aug-28-07 06:07 PM   #49 
     - Like Iraq had anything to do with 9/11. I actually thought everyone had that one figured out by now  lonestarnot   Aug-29-07 01:48 PM   #120 
        - Like a kid figures all that out when he wants to serve and protect  SheWhoMustBeObeyed   Aug-29-07 02:34 PM   #123 
           - like where are the parents? Don't they love their kids?  lonestarnot   Aug-29-07 02:39 PM   #124 
              - What a question  SheWhoMustBeObeyed   Aug-29-07 02:47 PM   #125 
                 - Yes and yes. And I know without a doubt, he will not be wasting his  lonestarnot   Aug-30-07 09:10 AM   #131 
  - Ignorance  stirlingsliver   Aug-28-07 04:55 PM   #13 
  - There are those who really want the chance to kill without  treestar   Aug-28-07 04:55 PM   #14 
  - Yep human trophy killers, kids women old people, doesn't matter.  lonestarnot   Aug-28-07 05:17 PM   #23 
  - People join the military for a variety of reasons  rene moon   Aug-28-07 04:57 PM   #15 
  - Fear, xenophobia, ignorance, racism, hostility, violence...macho America...n/t  Madspirit   Aug-28-07 05:08 PM   #20 
  - I have a friend who joined.  Ariana Celeste   Aug-28-07 05:13 PM   #21 
  - Hope he makes it. Tell him to try a student loan next time.  lonestarnot   Aug-28-07 05:18 PM   #24 
  - Thank you.  Ariana Celeste   Aug-28-07 05:24 PM   #28 
  - There are better wasys to care for your child than to make others into orphans  obama_girl   Aug-28-07 05:20 PM   #26 
  - Oh, snark. Nice.  Ariana Celeste   Aug-28-07 05:23 PM   #27 
  - Exactly!! Thank-you. This totally discounts the IRAQIS...  Madspirit   Aug-28-07 05:27 PM   #31 
  - Do you really believe...  India3   Aug-28-07 08:57 PM   #72 
  - What a nasty remark  Marrah_G   Aug-30-07 10:08 AM   #138 
  - I Know This Will Sound Mean  Madspirit   Aug-28-07 05:26 PM   #29 
     - Madspirit,  Ariana Celeste   Aug-28-07 05:31 PM   #35 
        - I Understand  Madspirit   Aug-28-07 05:37 PM   #40 
        - As the saying goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. n/t  Solon   Aug-28-07 05:46 PM   #44 
        - I Also Just PMed You With An Apology...n/t  Madspirit   Aug-28-07 06:08 PM   #50 
           - Walked away from the pc for a few minutes,  Ariana Celeste   Aug-28-07 06:13 PM   #52 
  - I've known quite a few people that joined the military  tammywammy   Aug-28-07 05:19 PM   #25 
  - How Does It Serve The Country To Murder Iraqis? Just Wondering...n/t  Madspirit   Aug-28-07 05:28 PM   #32 
  - Only one has gone to Iraq  tammywammy   Aug-28-07 05:31 PM   #34 
  - Anyone who joins now is serving at the whim of a bushitler.  lonestarnot   Aug-28-07 05:34 PM   #39 
  - Most likely they have wanted to serve their country their whole life.  MiltonF   Aug-28-07 06:16 PM   #54 
  - Were soldiers who served in World War II  NeedleCast   Aug-29-07 12:54 PM   #113 
  - Fighting a fucking war of lies is not serving our fucking country!  lonestarnot   Aug-28-07 05:28 PM   #33 
     - Thank you for you well reasoned and though out reply  tammywammy   Aug-28-07 05:32 PM   #37 
     - Your fucking welcome.  lonestarnot   Aug-28-07 05:33 PM   #38 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-28-07 08:52 PM   #71 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-28-07 09:39 PM   #80 
           - Bigoted? WTF are you talking about. Bigoted hmmmmf.  lonestarnot   Aug-28-07 11:07 PM   #98 
              - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Aug-29-07 12:27 PM   #110 
     - They do not get to choose their missions. Disagree with Chimpy and his war, but  wienerdoggie   Aug-28-07 05:39 PM   #41 
     - Agreed  tammywammy   Aug-28-07 05:40 PM   #42 
     - In this case, truth hurts severely.  lonestarnot   Aug-28-07 05:41 PM   #43 
     - Which is more patriotic? Invading someone else's home, or defending your own home? n/t  Solon   Aug-28-07 05:54 PM   #48 
     - Wow, you're seriously dead wrong on a few things.  HughBeaumont   Aug-28-07 09:59 PM   #86 
     - You didn't choose, and I didn't choose, what we face right now--  wienerdoggie   Aug-28-07 10:09 PM   #87 
     - YESSS!  sailor65   Aug-28-07 10:34 PM   #92 
     - You seem like a rational, level-headed, even-keel kinda person.  Squatch   Aug-28-07 07:05 PM   #58 
        - If you are talking to me you are wasting your time. I'm beyond bullshit on this fucking war.  lonestarnot   Aug-28-07 07:52 PM   #67 
  - Why? A lifetime of miseducation.  Karenina   Aug-28-07 05:54 PM   #47 
  - Jebus, that is a condescending post.  Raskolnik   Aug-28-07 06:47 PM   #56 
     - If Americans were properly educated  Karenina   Aug-28-07 07:04 PM   #57 
        - If must be comforting to be so much smarter than every member of the military.  Raskolnik   Aug-28-07 07:16 PM   #60 
        - Wait for it  tammywammy   Aug-28-07 07:31 PM   #63 
           - You must be mistaken.  Raskolnik   Aug-28-07 07:44 PM   #64 
              - Well according to some on DU  tammywammy   Aug-28-07 07:47 PM   #65 
                 - Some of them are  treestar   Aug-29-07 09:30 AM   #106 
        - The fact that  proffate   Aug-28-07 08:42 PM   #70 
        - Thank you! I haven't read through all the comments yet, but I just wanted to chime in here and  scarletwoman   Aug-28-07 09:16 PM   #73 
  - I enlisted right after the first Iraq war.  MiltonF   Aug-28-07 06:11 PM   #51 
  - How old were you then?  Karenina   Aug-28-07 07:15 PM   #59 
     - Like most men who enter the service 18.  MiltonF   Aug-28-07 09:37 PM   #77 
  - Some do it out of duty, most do it for economic reasons  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-28-07 07:30 PM   #62 
  - If you have to ask the question ......................  oldhippie   Aug-28-07 08:32 PM   #68 
  - I don't want to say it's old fashioned stupidity.  Bornaginhooligan   Aug-28-07 08:34 PM   #69 
  - Yup. All of them are stupid.  Raskolnik   Aug-28-07 09:24 PM   #75 
     - If there is one, I'd like to hear it.  Bornaginhooligan   Aug-29-07 10:42 AM   #109 
        - Oh great, here comes military expert Bornagin looking for an argument...  India3   Aug-29-07 12:31 PM   #111 
           - Are you a warmonger? Is that what you're trying to tell us?  lonestarnot   Aug-29-07 01:50 PM   #121 
              - No. But I don't beleive people enlisting in the military are "stupid" either.  India3   Aug-29-07 03:44 PM   #126 
                 - Well thank you. I was an enlisted puke for 6 years and I was stupid  lonestarnot   Aug-29-07 05:14 PM   #127 
  - Whatever they THINK they're doing  Lydia Leftcoast   Aug-28-07 09:19 PM   #74 
  - Wonder how that private recruiting is working out.....LOL  lonestarnot   Aug-28-07 09:41 PM   #82 
  - Maybe because people here keep saying "Why don't they join the military if they support Bush?"  LittleClarkie   Aug-28-07 11:00 PM   #95 
  - Because of a perceived lack of choices.  BlooInBloo   Aug-28-07 11:08 PM   #99 
  - So that they can be YOUR hero if there is a national disaster where you would NEED their HELP..  ruiner4u   Aug-29-07 12:29 AM   #103 
  - Firefighters, EMS and aid workers can help during disasters as well  wuushew   Aug-29-07 09:35 AM   #107 
  - Average pay for a new enlistee is $17,400/year......  Mind_your_head   Aug-29-07 12:38 AM   #104 
  - The young are impressionable. Many young men are eschewing college anyway, for technical schools.  WinkyDink   Aug-29-07 09:35 AM   #108 
  - Their parents should be watching out for them with the opt out box!  lonestarnot   Aug-29-07 01:51 PM   #122 
  - Even Casey Sheehan reenlisted AFTER the war in Iraq started  Freddie Stubbs   Aug-29-07 12:59 PM   #114 
  - He didn't want to leave his friends in the lurch.  lonestarnot   Aug-29-07 01:17 PM   #116 
  - I've never understood it either.  WritingIsMyReligion   Aug-29-07 01:01 PM   #115 
  - They offered a $20,000 signing bonus a few mths ago - a bunch of people signed up  kerry-is-my-prez   Aug-29-07 01:20 PM   #118 
  - Other than the secret decoder ring I can't think of a reason. nt  Javaman   Aug-29-07 01:41 PM   #119 
  - Money, college, benefits  Marrah_G   Aug-30-07 09:56 AM   #134 
  - Locking  The Magistrate   Aug-30-07 11:07 AM   #139 
 

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