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Eilifr 
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I have done it, and if I could turn back time, I'd do it again. Less that 1% of the US population makes up all branches of service, both active and reserve. I tell my friends and family all the time "There comes a point in life where you either have to nut up, or shut when it comes to standing up for your country. Both for the good and the bad."


I see your US having less that 1% and raise you CANADA! Less than .2% of the population of a Massive Scantly populated country full of Pacifists and Ignorant Masses failing to understand what use a Military has beyond War. Canadians believe that it is the job of the United States to protect us from enemies which is a gross failure on the part of Canadian Nationalism and Patriotism. I am sad
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Sad isn't it. No one really understands until something goes wrong.
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Eilifr wrote:
I see your US having less that 1% and raise you CANADA! Less than .2% of the population of a Massive Scantly populated country full of Pacifists and Ignorant Masses failing to understand what use a Military has beyond War. Canadians believe that it is the job of the United States to protect us from enemies which is a gross failure on the part of Canadian Nationalism and Patriotism. I am sad :(


Wow, really?

Yes, the country that personally welcomes home every fallen soldier and has suffered one of the highest ratios of casualties of all NATO forces in Afghanistan is full of ignorant masses with no idea what the military is for. The country where everyone has been wearing Poppy's for weeks now for Remembrance Day. Where the country has done a far far better job of supporting veterans than the total inhumane embarrassment of how they are treated in the US. The country where, ironically enough, over twice as many people still support the effort in Afghanistan than they do in America.

And that's not even taking into consideration other things that affect a country's enlisted military size like socioeconomics, politics, culture, laws, allowable recruitment practices, GDP, etc

Nope, that % exists in a vacuum!

Cripes, man. Open a book before you open your mouth next time.
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CoD and Battlefield are the best American Military propaganda ever
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Oh wow this is a perfect coincidence.

The recent replacement for Glenn Beck, Ben McPherson of American Dream Labs made this short film, to appeal to everybody! What fun!

Look at this futuristic American soldier try to dance with this futuristic poor doomed child.

http://vimeo.com/52060408

Tear-jerking. I feel like this wasn't the intent of the film, but it's what I drew from the sad, sad pop-locking of a talented dancer who could never know where the pop-lock came from in the first place. He's trying to keep up with a 7 year old, who yes, is killing it for her age. But this is no excuse for a 20-something dancer to not know how to pop-lock in a video centering around pop-lock.

Would have been better if the soldier could break, there's been lots of time to learn the pop-lock since break came out, but I guess there's something else to take away from this?

My b-boys feel me.
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TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:

Wait, did that really happen? Didn't they handle it in some other way?
That's how they recruit high schoolers. Throw some free stickers and a key chain to boot, that will surely get em.



except for the marines, they make you work for the trinkets
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it seemed my high school always had a member of the armed forces on campus. They would walk around the campus during lunch time and talk to the students. The Marines would always have some sort of physical test and give you a water bottle if you passesd.
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longdanzi103 wrote:


FlyinDumpling wrote:


TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:

Wait, did that really happen? Didn't they handle it in some other way?
That's how they recruit high schoolers. Throw some free stickers and a key chain to boot, that will surely get em.



except for the marines, they make you work for the trinkets


Not the Marine recruiter I "talked" to. It went something like this:

Recruiter: HEY BRO, DONT YOU WANT TO BE A MARINE? BROTHERHOOD AND SHIZ!
Me: Maybe.

Next thing I know I'm drowning in key chains, T-shirts, and hats. Also getting phone calls every other day for at least 3 weeks. It was terrible.

Course I ended up joining the Army like the rest of my family. Infantry, hooah.
One thing the military has taught me is, military gear sucks. I never buy items that tout the whole "military quality" thing, it will probably break.

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except for the marines, they make you work for the trinkets


Yeah, I think it was 75 pushups for a free T shirt.

edit: then came the part where they made me write down info and i got phone calls for the next month/ recruiters coming to my door. I just ignored em. Unless there's a draft i'll let the people who want to be in the military be in the military. I'm fine with my freedom.
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I wish the military would do some more marketing where I live.
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I was in 7th grade, I attended a recruiting event with my sister but I didn't sign anything to any recruiter. About a month later, I get an envelope and a DVD from the Navy showing me all their bases in Asia and how I should join the Navy. Mind you...I WAS ONLY FREAKIN 13 AT THE TIME. I started freaking out because I never told any of the recruiters my name or address....

I joined the army for a bit but still....i'll never forget that scary moment when I got that envelope....like really? privacy is non-existent to recruiters. Also when I came back home and thought about re-enlisting...I got phone calls up the yazoo because I talked to 1 recruiter....

Here in the US they go all crazy, it's rather frightening. They'll gang up on you and start steering you towards their booth....and they're EVERYWHERE.
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laviriot13 wrote:

I was in 7th grade, I attended a recruiting event with my sister but I didn't sign anything to any recruiter. About a month later, I get an envelope and a DVD from the Navy showing me all their bases in Asia and how I should join the Navy. Mind you...I WAS ONLY FREAKIN 13 AT THE TIME. I started freaking out because I never told any of the recruiters my name or address....

I joined the army for a bit but still....i'll never forget that scary moment when I got that envelope....like really? privacy is non-existent to recruiters. Also when I came back home and thought about re-enlisting...I got phone calls up the yazoo because I talked to 1 recruiter....

Here in the US they go all crazy, it's rather frightening. They'll gang up on you and start steering you towards their booth....and they're EVERYWHERE.


Where do you live? They never do that around here, I'm having trouble even meeting with a recruiter.
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Where I grew up in lower NY, no they really didn't do much. Once, a soldier came into my English class in 10th grade to talk about his experience in Afghanistan (more for academic discussion purposes though, not for recruiting) and occasionally I saw a booth in the front of the school during lunch time being managed by the army/marines, but they weren't really aggressively approaching students there and I actually don't know any classmates who enlisted after graduating AT ALL.

I do know one female classmate in my grade who went to join the Air Force Academy though and two upperclassmen brothers who went to West Point, but they generally don't recruit aggressively for that, lol.

When I took a youth group trip to Israel, they did paint the IDF in a VERY VERY Romantic picture and were aggressively promoting Aliyah. I do know one person from that trip who actually did it a few years later on my facebook, lol.

About the swedish army btw, lol some people online told me about this game.

http://team.forsvarsmakten.se/english/
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Hmm, the only stupid thing I can think of that they made us do was inventory Vietnam equipment every month. We didn't even use the shit, but we had to know how many 2 ton tents we had left.
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If they handed out things, I'd take everything and give nothing back!
Link all the key chains together and make a suit of armor.
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