Originally posted by just_a_pilot
I was disqualified to go to the Air Force Academy because of a heart murmur I never knew I had. Went to college and AFROTC and still flew. But
consider this. You are deployed to an area where fire ants are prevalent. You go to your tent one night and step in a fire ant hill not realizing
it. You wake ( or maybe not ) bitten all over and are unable to fly the next mission. Now your squadron is a pilot short because you are dead or in
the hospital. Or worse, the ants get into your cockpit and dont start biting you until you are on the target or about to get your tail waxed.
[edit on 11/10/2004 by just_a_pilot]
What about it, it sounds like it sucks.
I'd pass if I had the option, or void a pretty compelling reason.
Did this happen to you?
Did it suck?
But seriously, who cares if people leave, plenty come here all the time. If someone chooses to join another club (cause that's all countries really
are), then fine.
I like America, and I think we could knock out some huge portions of the Federal Government which would be a great future for my kids.
Some people think another environment would be better for their kids, so they can fight the battles their folks want them to fight.
So be it. That's really what this is all about. We are not trying to change America because we'll make out like bandits, or because other people
will be helped for a few years.
We want to create a better envirnoment for our kids, however we see that (barring people in dictatorships who are either fooled by the government or
Personally I think we are more towards the former, but not quite at the level it could certainly get to. Who knows where the powers that be will take
Honestly, I anticipate a serious break-down event happening in America in the near future although I'm not sure what it is going to be yet.
It changes by the day as I learn new things. The environment could change, our economy could run smack into the ground (which is my current
contender), we could create a hostile government that would need to be deal with, and the list goes on...
I get off topic sometimes as things around here tend to blend together.
[edit on 10-11-2004 by KrazyJethro]