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    soldiers kill people ... period ...

    anything else would be military bullshido ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye
    Dai, I understand what your trying to say but answer me this:

    What is General Mattis' job?
    Hawkeye, reality check. General Mattis' job is not shooting people.

    Also, Dai, the Army has some of the poorest quality people; the Marine Corps generally outshines the Army in this regard.
    Normally, I'd say I was grappling, but I was taking down and mounting people, and JFS has kindly informed us that takedowns and being mounted are neither grappling nor anti grappling, so I'm not sure what the **** I was doing. Maybe schroedinger's sparring, where it's neither grappling nor anti-grappling until somoene observes it and collapses the waveform, and then I RNC a cat to death.----fatherdog

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wastrel
    Hawkeye, reality check. General Mattis' job is not shooting people.

    Also, Dai, the Army has some of the poorest quality people; the Marine Corps generally outshines the Army in this regard.
    Good point about the military having some poor quality people.

    Who do you think joins the service more often than not:

    1. people who have a ton of options and have their lives together or,

    2. People who are looking for a way out of the shitmess their lives have become?

    I know there are alot of very GOOD people in the military as well but its used as a free education or a way to stay out of jail also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeedeeShaolin
    Good point about the military having some poor quality people.

    The Army, Peedee. I was talking about the Army. And unfortunate economic circumstances do not mean poor quality people. Please.
    Normally, I'd say I was grappling, but I was taking down and mounting people, and JFS has kindly informed us that takedowns and being mounted are neither grappling nor anti grappling, so I'm not sure what the **** I was doing. Maybe schroedinger's sparring, where it's neither grappling nor anti-grappling until somoene observes it and collapses the waveform, and then I RNC a cat to death.----fatherdog

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wastrel
    The Army, Peedee. I was talking about the Army. And unfortunate economic circumstances do not mean poor quality people. Please.
    Thats actually an opinion. You have no way of knowing thats true.

    You ever run a business Wastrel? Would you go to the POOREST section of your town and just start hiring? You'd be a fool if you did because people with bad economic situations tend to be less educated and come froma place where crime is usually much higher than places of higher economic brackets.

    When a poor person joins the army because he and his family are scared he'll be in jail otherwise your not exactly getting the cream of the crop.
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    I'd just like you guys to remember that the enemy is Captshady, not terrorism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadpan Scientist
    I'd just like you guys to remember that the enemy is Captshady, not terrorism.

    Here here!

    And Wastrel, that's a shame- guess growing up in West Point spoiled me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wastrel
    The Army, Peedee. I was talking about the Army. And unfortunate economic circumstances do not mean poor quality people. Please.
    Wisdom.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PeedeeShaolin
    Thats actually an opinion. You have no way of knowing thats true.

    You ever run a business Wastrel? Would you go to the POOREST section of your town and just start hiring? You'd be a fool if you did because people with bad economic situations tend to be less educated and come froma place where crime is usually much higher than places of higher economic brackets.
    Depends on the nature of the business PD. There are many smart and hungry (not in the culinary sense) people in poor areas.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeedeeShaolin
    When a poor person joins the army because he and his family are scared he'll be in jail otherwise your not exactly getting the cream of the crop.
    That's actually an opinion PD.

    You may have a hard time understanding the sense of duty that many in America feel, and are willing to pursue at risk of their lives.

    I also reject the notion that poor quality people come from poor areas. They, in general, may not be the best group to recruit for country club staff...but they sure as hell can make great warriors.

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    in recent years the US military have had the highest number of HS and college graduates ever in its entire history ... its doctrine, training and effectiveness are second to none ... it sees real live action at least several times every decade ... its soldiers are in general well motivated, well trained, and decent human beings (with some very public exceptions) ...

    there is no other large military in the history of humanity that is as professional as the modern day western soldier (US, UK, Canada, Japan, France, etc ...)

    any failings tend to be political failings ...
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