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But how can you live with yourself after killing someone else for some money ? And I don't care if you weren't on the front lines, being in the military as an engineer still supports the war effort.
Imagine if college was free because the government wouldn't have to provide benefits to some old farts.
The type of guys you mention, the ones who don't know what to do with their lives are the perfect tool for politians.
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When people talk about joining the military, they think of this:
In reality, only 5%-30% of modern army is infantry. In 2009, the US Army had 565,000 active duty personnel, out of which only 49,000 (8.67%) were infantry. The US Marine Corps has ~200,000 active duty personnel, out of which I think only 20,000 (10%) are infantry. In comparison, 30%-40% of modern army is in logistics. Yup, an army doesn't go anywhere unless if you got food, water, fuel, ammo, soap, toilet paper....
The ratio is even more extreme in the Air Force. Only a very small % get to be pilots and have any chance of pulling the trigger. The rest are on the ground somewhere. Some guys end up flying transports, and when they're at a bar, they like to tell the girls that they fly F-15's. ;p
Most people join for these reasons.
A very few just want to be Alpha Men, Navy SEALS, whatever. But this is rare. Mainly its a gig.
An easy one IMO. You get paid to go to school, learn languages, stay in shape. On a steady salary with German-style benefits.
Plus they train. Noone else does.
So getting good benefits makes all the 20 reasons I cited ok? lol. Man I thought I was selfish.
If the military is such a good experience, then how do you explain the nightmarish experience by Mr S in the Navy? See his vehement post about it here:
http://www.happierabroad.com/forum/view ... 1850#31850
A close friend of mine went to army boot camp and then quit. He said that in boot camp, every freedom you've ever known is gone.
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I enlisted in the Navy right out of high school, decided that being an enlisted man in the Navy sucks, applied for a Navy ROTC scholarship, had a 4 year full scholarship at a University, graduated, was commissioned as an officer in the USMC, flew helicopters, resigned at the end of my obligation.
Here is what I did not do: Enlist in the Navy, piss and moan about how bad it sucked for the next four years.
Your friend couldn't even finish Army boot camp? That is a serious non-hacker. The army is full of half-retarded cooks and truck drivers who were all able to finish boot camp.
Winston, the bottom line is that you are pontificating on a subject without any first hand experience. And yet you want to tell people who have years of experience that you know the truth about it.
You're too damn stupid to get a REAL JOB, so you go become a paid mercenary, a soldier, and KILL PEOPLE for money.
American soldiers are very evil people.
How many women and children did you kill, you f***ing baby killer?
You monsters go into countries and KILL PEOPLE just so that the Rothschilds can establish a central bank in the countries you invade.
How does that feel? To know that you murdered people so that the Rothschilds could steal even more money from people? You are going to burn in hell, along with the Rothschilds.
Haha, classic! I think whoever wrote this was trolling his drill sergeant and the U.S. Army, lol.
I wouldn't ever fight for America. I would try to join the Russian Foreign Legion for Russian citizenship if all else fails, or the French Foreign Legion. Five years service, three years for citizenship, and if it comes with any other benefits is a good trade-off. Plus, Russia only fights wars when necessary and to protect their region from the imperialist American influence. Any war that Russia has fought for the past century has been a fair and just war. Nicholas II wanted to protect the Serbians, fellow Slavic peoples. Stalin fought Hitler because Hitler broke his treaty with Russia. Russia helped Mao, the Koreans, aided the Cubans in defending themselves from American imperialism, kept America in check in the Middle East, and most recently the Russians went into Georgia to protect ethnic Russians (and to prevent Georgia being taken over by American interests).
If I ever joined a foreign military it would be for my freedom. If I don't find employment after college and it looks like I'm stuck, then that's what I will do. Try to join a foreign military if possible. Serving in the Russian Foreign legion should also be something that Russian girls would like because I'm sure they would love a good guy that also serves Russia.
Umm, I'd think twice about the Russian Army/Legion - conditions are so bad young Russian men do EVERYTHING to get out of it. Every Russian man I met told me at length how they hate military service and the men who are forced to do it often are so traumatised they can't work/function when they leave. And there's no Psychiatric care available for these men at prices they can pay.
f**k fighting for ANY f***ing military. They are all terrorists.
What is the point of fighting for any government? You've already lost if you are willing to kill IN THE NAME OF YOUR GOVERNMENT. All governments are created by the satanic elite to enslave the population. If the elite were actually serious about helping people, they would disband the government and let people govern themselves.
By serving a government, you are admitting to them you are their slave and you deserve to be treated like a slave.
I will agree with that but only if there is a job to be had. New graduates have some of the worst employment ratings, the financial sector is contracting (which is where I should be working upon graduation), and the paycheck must be enough to cover expenses and student loans. A new study was released today that said Americans 18-33 year old are the most stressed of any age group. The above issues and other financial related issues are why.
Assuming I locate employment that covers all expenses and allows for a large amount of savings, I would stay in America until I find a bride abroad.
Finance majors: 5.0% unemployment
Average starting salary: $77,297
Considering my demographics I would say I have close to 70% chance of finding employment if I manage to get called in for an interview.
I wouldn't have too many options remaining if I don't find a decent job with a nice paycheck.
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