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Originally posted by zooplancton
reply to post by NightSkyeB4Dawn
on a day to day basis, officers get way better living conditions and quarters, and basic life essentials than the enlisted do. at least in the USN they do. grunt work vs. educated work. i'd go for the later.
Originally posted by NightSkyeB4Dawn
Originally posted by jam321
I would do it in a New York minute.
The military life is just a part of me that just won't die.
Hard to explain but it just one of the few places where I honestly felt that I belonged.
The military life is truly something that is hard to understand unless you have experienced it.
It really is unlike any other and I don't believe that anything else even comes close.
It is never perfect yet in some ways it is living through those experiences that are imperfect that adds to the strength of our units.
It does become a part of you because you are such a large and important part of the whole.
The most important lesson that you learn in the military is that survival is not always about the size and sophistication of your weapons.
Originally posted by hypervigilant
I joined the Marine Corps in 1967 at the age of 17 and in less than 2 years was a disabled veteran that had spent the better part of a 12 1/2 month tour of duty in Vietnam carrying a PRC-25 radio on my back.... I was treated like crap by people that were aware of where I'd been....I had sat at a mass job interview in a large room full of vets and very few that weren't to learn that all of the vets had failed the psychological test, due to their distrust of authority figures. They gave the job to an 18 year old that had been out of high school 4 months..... The government and corporate America don't like veterans was the lesson that I learned and it is still that way from my point of view.... Would I do it again?..... I would rather eat dog feces off of a dirty spoon..... Let the corporate pigs earn their profits doing good for people instead of sending their children off to kill and die in third world countries that are populated with people not of the Christian faith and white in colour..... Would I fight for my country? Yes for the people but not against a loosely defined enemy for corporate gains.
Originally posted by Deus Ex Machina 42
Going to be sad if some conspiracy theories turn out to be true, here we have so many loyal Americans willing to still serve and die for their country, but we'll never know if the government are secretly killing their own citizens, murdering the masses, planning attacks with NWO, etc.
It's a shame.
Originally posted by hypervigilant
reply to post by ANNED
I am also drawing V.A. Comp (100%) and it is less than half of what I made before everything caught up with me 20 years ago..... I would have more medical choices if I was a minority unwed mother on welfare..... I hate that I traded my physical health, mental well being and earning capabilities for a tiny fraction of the daily profits of the war profiteers.
Originally posted by dooper
reply to post by Deus Ex Machina 42
This government you're talking about murdering the masses in a NWO scenario, trust me. It won't go like they may be thinking it will.
A lot of folks may go down, but they'll be taking a large company with them.
Too many, far too many former combat vets that are now civilians. Not just vets, mind you, but experienced combat vets.
You CAN kill them, but they don't die worth a damn.