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What kind of people choose to be soldiers and police??

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posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 07:00 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

What if we exclude non-combatant jobs and only take combat positions???


I agree completely concerning the spectrum of people who join the entire military , I just don’t think many of them sign up for special forces or infantry type jobs..

If your only their for the scholarship, your only going infantry if you have no other choice..



I should have specified in the OP better.




posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 07:04 PM
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originally posted by: solve
a reply to: JustJohnny

How cool would it be,

If there is a war between two countries, only the leaders would meet in some ThunderDome,
and see who is made out of what.

That would sure get me in a voting mood!




Great idea only on paper lol...


Imagine how hard it is to find a good leader when that is your only requirement???


Now imagine you have to find someone who is not only a good leader, but also an extremely proficient warrior...


And just for the record, and I think the historical record would agree with me no matter popular opinion says, but extremely good warriors are rarely good people..


I’m not saying none has ever been... but on average getting both of those things in one package is VERY HARD.


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Excellent warriors but crappy people:


Alexander, Ceaser.. , Hercules, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Sherman, grant, stonewall, Achilles, Chris Kyle,

I bet great warriors who were actually good people would be way faster lol..
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posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 07:05 PM
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a reply to: JustJohnny

You took a whole ball of stupid, wrapped it up in ignorance, then layered a smooth creamy texture of moron on top of it.



I haven't seen this much stupid since the KKK.

Well done.

Well, bloody, done.



posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 07:09 PM
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a reply to: tinner07

Did you think your father was a hero????

If so , so you joined because you wanted to be like your hero father???


Sounds right up the OPs ally.

PS I am not saying that puts you in the want to be hero category... the hero category works to.. your actions under fire would decide if you were a wanna be or hero.. not you wanting to join like your hero father..
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posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 07:13 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Awesome.. then why didn’t you actually include a counter point instead of making an ad hominem attack and SOMEHOW feeling like you nailed it lol..



“Nailing it” kinda requires you make a relevant counterpoint... well except to idiots who don’t know better...


Anyone with ANY form of public speaking, debate or anything resembling academia would know that...


But bumpkins fall for that type of stuff all the time..



posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 07:18 PM
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a reply to: Edumakated

A) you do not think professions where you are legally allowed to inflict harm would attract a psychopath more than a bank job?

Serious question, not being pithy..

B) if your willing to repeatedly go into combat situations when your main goal is to aid others, wouldn’t that be literally the definition of a hero?!?


Actually I am almost certain that is LITERALLY the dictionary definition of hero..


“One who unnecessary risks his life for others, even strangers..”


I would have to re look it up , but I really think that is the definition lol.



posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 07:22 PM
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a reply to: azbowhunter

Really...

Were you locked in a room with 4 guys your whole term of duty, or maybe you were the psychopath, so relatively everyone else was great?!?!


The thought you never met one POS in your entire military career either means you are lying, or barely served...



There are no super large groups of randomly compiled people without any POSes...



Period..


Hell I went to high school at Camp Shelby for 6 months as part of a recruiting deal, and absolutely met garbage officers in that time period..


Hell one was discharged for being garbage..


Were most garbage, absolutely not... but some were and you said none..






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posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 07:26 PM
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a reply to: willzilla

Lol that wolf and sheep story was so cheesy in that movie..

If you are willing to risk your like for the love of country and to give back, isn’t that a hero?!?



posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 07:27 PM
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a reply to: lakenheath24

Which is why I thought I did, but could have clarified combat positions better..

Obviously non combat positions would not be relevant when the OP is basically “what kind of people choose combat positions “.



posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 07:29 PM
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a reply to: Fallingdown

The rapes are not the OP...


What kind of people voluntarily choose combat positions is the OP..


The military rapes are barely part of the set up, and is me explaining this is not my pet , super thought out theory..

This is me spitballing because it randomly crossed my mind while watching other topics.



posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 07:31 PM
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originally posted by: YouSir
a reply to: JustJohnny


Ummm...I joined the military because the bottom always fell out of the construction trade in the winter months...

Nothing altruistic about my reasons...just selfish economics...

I did totally love the challenge...both physically and mentally...




Did you go infantry or Special forces??

Or did you go a non-combat job??


Kinda makes all the difference..


YouSir



posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 07:45 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

I did not say all do regardless...


I said voluntary combat positions only attract hero’s and bullies.. and not much in between...

How did you get “all cops and soldiers want to be hero’s” from that, I have no idea.?!?
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posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 07:52 PM
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a reply to: JustJohnny

In college I once projectile sharted.

What was left on the walls was more inciteful, intelligent, articulate and logical than what you presented in your OP.



posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 08:29 PM
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a reply to: JustJohnny


This is me spitballing because it randomly crossed my mind while watching other topics.


No you weren’t . You were launching broad accusations at fine young people that serve in our military. Like my nephew and his buddies quite a few I know on a personal basis .

This is what you claimed .....


I was looking into the accounts of the military MAYBE covering up rapes and murders after the perpetrator makes her death look like a suicide...


Unless you were standing in the library of military porn. You must have been researching them on the Internet. I asked for links they should be easy to supply .

Why can’t you supply any?

At this point in our conversation you have three choices . Supply links, admit your OP was dishonest or don’t reply to me .

Because so far everything about this thread seems purposefully inciteful.

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posted on Oct, 1 2019 @ 11:59 AM
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I had a perfectly legit thread trazshed while nonsense like this is allowed. I dont get it. I think its a conspiracy against penises.



a reply to: DBCowboy




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