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Originally posted by cccchunt
Originally posted by tiwoh
the people i know who signed up for the army were looking for college money, they never thought they'd be fighting a war for reasons they cant even figure out.
I don't want to get in a P*$$*(^ contest with you. I am also sad to hear your GF is having problems but the line about most of the people you know joining for the College money is a load of crap!!!
With everything that is happening in the world today, the odds are pretty good if you join the military you will be involved in at least one conflict.
You don't go to the ARMY recruiter for College Money, you go to a bank!! Do you think the military gives that money away for nothing??? I'm sure everyone was taught that nothing is free in this world we live in. I'm just sorry more people didn't believe it and have to find out the hard way.
I was a recuiter for the Navy for 4 years. Everyone says they want money for college but that line is pretty much a load of crap also. By the time a kid is 18-19 and through with High School he or she is pretty much fed up with going to school. The bottom line is that they are joining the military to get away from mom and dad and do some partying. Nobody wants to hear that - but it's the honest truth.
Again, I'm truly sorry for the troubles with your friends but they shouldl have known better than to sign up expecting to get a free ride through college......
Originally posted by morven32
, if called would go. It's an honor thing that is not taught much anymore.
Originally posted by Simon_Boudreaux
Before everyone starts calling me unpatriotic for my views please keep in mind that our military is for defending our homeland...that's why it is called Department of Defense..not department of we dont like how you're running your country so weez gonna invade you,take you outta power and instill our ways of government on you.You think it's honorable to go to another man's home in order to kill him...
Originally posted by ThunderCloud
Take your analogy (which is a good one!). Why would a man, whose only purpose is to defend his home, family, and friends who come to visit, go to another man's house and take him out in defense?
Originally posted by bushblows
This country should be up in arms about this.
That there hasn't been a unified protest - on a mass scale, with both republicans and democrats participating - is rediculous.