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    Careers and nonsense

    Post by Le Creator on Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:38 am

    So, come November 12th I ship out to United States Marines Boot Camp for 3 months of Hell on Earth. Gonna be a blast, and so I thought I'd tell you guys.

    Discuss Military, nonsense, awesome stuff and explosions.
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    Re: Careers and nonsense

    Post by EliminateHRN on Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:41 am

    I have a couple of family members in the Marines. I visited one of them before and got to see the base which was pretty cool. Good luck with the training!

    I love explosions. Personally, everything needs an explosion to be cool. xD


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    Re: Careers and nonsense

    Post by Slender Thar on Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:42 am

    Militaries are only cool if they have assassins.

    Front line is nonsense. Courageous, but incredibly vain.

    Artillery is awesome, especially in hilly areas.

    Explosions are fun.


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    Re: Careers and nonsense

    Post by Jordan, Lich Lord on Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:43 am

    As the mythbusters say.

    "If' it's worth doing its worth overdoing"


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    Re: Careers and nonsense

    Post by Le Creator on Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:46 am

    I've had family serve on the frontline Thar, I'd say it's anything but Vain. Frontline soldiers are the ones who put their life on the line everyday for people to sit comfortably at home. I find it extremely disrespectful for any comment like that to be said.
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    Re: Careers and nonsense

    Post by Slender Thar on Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:08 am

    *sighs*
    War games are fun, but war irl is just...just...so controversial.
    People volunteer or get drafted, and basically they're pursuing a task more gruesome than any job in the US.
    They undergo training that is meant to break them of their spirits and weed them out, but they struggle through it despite that the pain they witness is worse than they imagine.
    Then they get deported into unknown territory and basically try to mow down the enemy just to weaken their moral more than anything, then hopefully find the leader and kill him, but he's usually in hiding.
    But when they do all of this, you can't help but "respect" them for it, cause they take such a risk to keep our nation strong and proud.
    Yet at the same time, you just want to punch them in the face for leaving you with the thought that you're either dead or dying, and there's nothing you can do about it.
    I may just be a rambling moron right now, but I just don't see how people can just choose to live this way. I just can't.


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    Re: Careers and nonsense

    Post by Rodrigo on Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:24 am

    Oh please.

    Military is the best thing you can do.

    ...well

    maybe just here on Brazil, since we don't have wars.

    ...good luck if you're called to go to Iraq.

    But in all seriousness, Military is one of the best jobs if someone wishes to continue further than the obligatory service. It's not for me, but...


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    Re: Careers and nonsense

    Post by Magic Man on Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:55 pm

    I've had 3 grandparents in military services. And I know a few others who've gone off to the Marines. I personally detest war, but I'm grateful for those that fight for our country. They deserve the utmost respect possible.


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    Post by Yuzuru Otonashi on Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:02 pm

    The perks for just being a military "brat" are huge until you're 26 or out of school, here.

    Access to the commissary, good healthcare, and to a lesser degree, the PX Exchange. That's for the Army, but I can go on any Branch's base and get the same perks.


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    Re: Careers and nonsense

    Post by Serenade on Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:08 pm

    >Without Military
    >There would be no violence.

    No?


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    Re: Careers and nonsense

    Post by Ashiok on Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:20 pm

    I have the RAF as a fall-back position for my own career of choice (pilot) but I don't want to do it really because of the risk it entails. I just don't want to get called up to just get shot down, basically.

    I have a lot of respect for those that do get involved with the forces though, mostly because I've had a friend become a fighter pilot and talked to him about it a few times and it all seems very impressive. I've also got another friend going into the intel force or w/e it's called in the army.

    Family has no history with the forces though, except during the world wars where it may as well have been entirely mandatory.


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    Re: Careers and nonsense

    Post by Yuzuru Otonashi on Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:21 pm

    Serenade wrote:>Without Military
    >There would be no violence.

    No?
    Because wars are the ONLY violent thing that EVER happens!

    Don't be ignorant.


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    Re: Careers and nonsense

    Post by HiveNet on Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:39 pm

    You don't nessecarily need an army, there are countries in the world without a military. Violence is always going to exist. Whether we like it or not.

    I wouldn't join the armed Forces myself becuase I know I wouldn't be anywhere near what I would need to be. But I have the upmost respect to those who do.


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    Re: Careers and nonsense

    Post by Rodrigo on Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:32 pm

    Being a true soldier, of career and everything, isn't what I want. But I enjoy the time I'm spending on the obligatory service ^^'


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    Re: Careers and nonsense

    Post by Le Creator on Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:35 pm

    Hive, I feel the need to point out that nations without a military, are part of either a commonwealth which has an overall military (UK) or are allied with a nation that has a strong Military.

    They just can't afford their own.

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