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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 04:52 PM
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26. The KC Star did a story along those lines. Just asked several recent enlistees and printed what
Edited on Fri Jul-22-11 04:54 PM by patrice
they said. Most said stuff like you suggest, plus things like "To lose weight" and "To discipline my life" and "To get over an ex boy/girl -friend".

PIIISSSSSED a bunch of folks around here off real bad. I think the Star even had to kind of apologized for the story.
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  -Whoever leads a productive, honest life is ''serving their country'' as much as a military person. Commie Pinko Dirtbag  Jul-22-11 12:36 PM   #0 
  - True, not everyone can or should serve in the military  slackmaster   Jul-22-11 12:37 PM   #1 
  - Vet here, tech schooled/partied with all branches for one summer in Denver, not everyone who  patrice   Jul-22-11 12:41 PM   #2 
  - Exactly. It's a job. It's available. It pays on time. -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jul-22-11 02:04 PM   #12 
     - Entreprenuerial is not a word that would describe these people & that assessment is based upon  patrice   Jul-22-11 02:19 PM   #14 
  - I taught special ed  Ichingcarpenter   Jul-22-11 12:43 PM   #3 
  - Work should be more honored than it is. It IS looked down upon by certain types, some of whom  patrice   Jul-22-11 12:44 PM   #4 
  - John F. Kennedy Quote  Zywiec   Jul-22-11 12:47 PM   #5 
  - Then John F. Kennedy was dead wrong about that.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jul-22-11 01:34 PM   #9 
  - Viet Nam War. - When there are Americans who have died, are dying, will die, NO ONE can just go, "Oo  patrice   Jul-22-11 02:27 PM   #15 
  - That would be news to Franklin Roosevelt and his father. n/t  sarge43   Jul-22-11 02:35 PM   #17 
  - I think the willingness to die to defend one's country takes it a step beyond  TwilightGardener   Jul-22-11 12:56 PM   #6 
  - How many of the military actions  LWolf   Jul-22-11 01:27 PM   #7 
  - But how many are actually willing to die for their country?  RaleighNCDUer   Jul-22-11 03:37 PM   #22 
     - I'd include firefighters and police in my definition of serving.  TwilightGardener   Jul-22-11 05:42 PM   #33 
        - Do you think our invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan helped your safety?  Arugula Latte   Jul-22-11 08:06 PM   #40 
           - Iraq--no. Complete 100% waste of every person and resource.  TwilightGardener   Jul-23-11 01:16 AM   #41 
              - I respectfully disagree.  Arugula Latte   Jul-23-11 11:39 AM   #43 
  - i work with a bunch of older ex-military folks.  KG   Jul-22-11 01:34 PM   #8 
  - Same here and I've known hundreds, maybe thousands, of military personnel.  sarge43   Jul-22-11 02:43 PM   #19 
  - The KC Star did a story along those lines. Just asked several recent enlistees and printed what  patrice   Jul-22-11 04:52 PM   #26 
     - Back when, the AF ran a survey of the troops.  sarge43   Jul-22-11 05:21 PM   #30 
        - I joined because I liked the people my Air Guard Fire Department husband was  patrice   Jul-22-11 06:29 PM   #36 
  - I spent 4 years in the Marine Crotch doing absolutely nothing of benefit to my country.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jul-22-11 01:38 PM   #10 
  - Virtually everyone is serving the corporations these days  raouldukelives   Jul-22-11 01:42 PM   #11 
  - 1+++++++  patrice   Jul-22-11 05:12 PM   #28 
  - Ever see that Chris Rock bit about "I take care of my kids!"  Cid_B   Jul-22-11 02:16 PM   #13 
  - Hey, take a look at this:  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jul-22-11 04:32 PM   #24 
  - For me, I was drafted in 1966. My friends got married or went to college.  county worker   Jul-22-11 02:32 PM   #16 
  - Thank! You! 1++++  patrice   Jul-22-11 05:10 PM   #27 
  - ''...if you didn't do either of those you were a leach.''  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jul-22-11 07:51 PM   #37 
  - Sounds like something a chickenhawk college republican would say  petronius   Jul-22-11 02:41 PM   #18 
  - i don't know, i didn't vote, but i tend to think that isn't really fair  pitohui   Jul-22-11 02:48 PM   #20 
  - They are well compensated  mwrguy   Jul-22-11 03:15 PM   #21 
  - And despite what many people will say, the actual pay isn't all that  Obamanaut   Jul-22-11 05:58 PM   #34 
  - A lot of them volunteered to have a job, to get an education, to just  RaleighNCDUer   Jul-22-11 03:48 PM   #23 
  - They're protecting the right to drive gas guzzlers?  MountainLaurel   Jul-22-11 04:41 PM   #25 
  - I'd like to see figures on how many actually experience danger in any way other than  patrice   Jul-22-11 05:15 PM   #29 
  - I fired the 16 exactly once in 21 years.  sarge43   Jul-22-11 05:25 PM   #31 
  - What exactly would you base those figures on?  Cid_B   Jul-23-11 07:04 AM   #42 
  - When was the last time the military actually "defended" our country?  Arugula Latte   Jul-22-11 08:05 PM   #39 
  - I went in the military in 1960 because I didn't know what else to do. We were  Obamanaut   Jul-22-11 05:38 PM   #32 
  - I deal with this issue all the time with my govt. classes  ashling   Jul-22-11 06:08 PM   #35 
  - Most people in the military are badly mis-used. Their efforts go to prop up U.S. corporate power  Arugula Latte   Jul-22-11 08:03 PM   #38 

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