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Posted 11/6/07
Dude. ALL the services....drink. No one...and I mean no one....loves a good drink more than a Marine though.
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well at the age of 21 to receive a gun license you need about 10 hours of official training
in the military your using these guns at a younger age *not that it matters, I've used/handled them since I was 12* your getting way more time than a citizen at safety, proper usage, etc. and meh alcohol at 21 is too high, alcohol is only as bad as the amount you drink, personally 18 for alcohol would be fine.
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any1 who is 18 and is a dropout gets drafted to the army
(in other words they are drafting useless ppl, no offense)
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18 is good
Posted 11/6/07
The military will only draft citizens from the United States when they run out of forces. For example - since they're using all their power in the fight with the South Asian countries, they would draft more people if the States started another war with another country. For the type of people who they draft - it's going to be anybody that has no education at the age of 18+(like coollook says above) and men in the 50s+. The reason why is because they would never draft a person with a high intellect that can run an economy instead of someone who is just a factory worker.
Posted 11/6/07
18???!!!! no way!!!! but even then.......
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My husband joined at 17. He made good grades and is extremely intelligent, but the army is what he wanted to do and he's been promoted quickly and does a difficult job well. That being said, he thinks you should have had at least one real job in the civilian world before you jump out and decide to join the military. Due to pampering of new recruits these day a lot of the new soldiers aren't... what they should be. He thinks having a little real life experience would improve this.
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coreyb49127 wrote:


coollook wrote:

any1 who is 18 and is a dropout gets drafted to the army
(in other words they are drafting useless ppl, no offense)


what the hell are you talking about please leave now



srry did i say anything unessecery?
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coreyb49127 wrote:

and thats why i joined the Marine Corps although i will agree that it has declinde in strictenss here ya go these guys just happend to get caught (we dont have 15 mintue stress cards either i mean cmon wtf is up with that bullshit)
http://www.jg-tc.com/articles/2007/11/06/ap/us/d8sodhe00.txt


I certainly don't think that abusing privates is going to improve their attitude either. Do you think if they'd had a little my life experience they would have been more willing to stand up to an unlawful order such as jumping headfirst into a trash can. I went through basic a long time ago and I vomitted once and the Drill told me to eat it and I said NO, but at the same time I really felt as though he didn't want me to either, he was only teaching me to withstand stress and intimidation. The things you have to learn to endure to live everyday getting shot at if you have to. I know some of the guys in my husband's unit love there jobs and some hate it, most love it sometimes and hate it others and that's normal. You can't go around and blame recruiter's for your choices in life though. They might badger people a bit, but if someone calls your house everyday trying to sell you a $100 banana are you going to buy it just because they keep calling you?

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Posted 11/6/07
get to shoot people for free???? why not, lol
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Posted 11/6/07

daydreamtime wrote:


coreyb49127 wrote:

and thats why i joined the Marine Corps although i will agree that it has declinde in strictenss here ya go these guys just happend to get caught (we dont have 15 mintue stress cards either i mean cmon wtf is up with that bullshit)
http://www.jg-tc.com/articles/2007/11/06/ap/us/d8sodhe00.txt


I certainly don't think that abusing privates is going to improve their attitude either. Do you think if they'd had a little my life experience they would have been more willing to stand up to an unlawful order such as jumping headfirst into a trash can. I went through basic a long time ago and I vomitted once and the Drill told me to eat it and I said NO, but at the same time I really felt as though he didn't want me to either, he was only teaching me to withstand stress and intimidation. The things you have to learn to endure to live everyday getting shot at if you have to. I know some of the guys in my husband's unit love there jobs and some hate it, most love it sometimes and hate it others and that's normal. You can't go around and blame recruiter's for your choices in life though. They might badger people a bit, but if someone calls your house everyday trying to sell you a $100 banana are you going to buy it just because they keep calling you?


Awesome post.
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Posted 11/6/07

coreyb49127 wrote:

im sorry but i feel that if you can not handle the stress of bootcamp or basic training then you can not handle the stresses of combat or even combat training. there wont be a "15 minute timeout" when you are getting shout at. lol i wonder how many times people in my platoon threw up from drinking to much water to fast hahaha sorry it brings back funny memories


I never saw a stress card. I think the idea of them is ridiculous. I agree with you. You have to learn to deal with stress and the stress of a battle is much worse than a dude in mounty hat yelling at you. I just said no and got told to do push ups and mountain climbers. I didn't get physically abused though. I see people crack under that strain though and typically they wouldn't make it through training and they shouldn't either. 15 minute stress cards and other ridiculous themes of modern training have let slip in people who have been taught no measures against stress and fatigue. Those who have been put to no true test of inner fortitude.

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Posted 11/6/07
haha... im glad im not in military yet. Weapon + Me = All bad
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Check out the latest protest against new Marine recruiting station at Berkeley.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=163653&title=marines-in-berkeley
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Don't care
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