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    Quote Originally Posted by 3moose1
    I'm thinking about it for a few reasons...

    one, i have no clue what i awnt to do with my life. This seems like something that i cna do to buy myself some time, while earning money, and doing something useful...hell, maybe find a career.

    two, college, man. I'm broke, don't feel like taking out loans. I'm good at two things..music and martial arts. Not good enough at music to get a scholarship there, and doubt i'm good enough at martial arts to get a scholarship, if they even exist.

    I'm thinking maybe air force, due to better conditions and what not...I don't know, though...
    Christ, man, it's so easy and so clear. Major in Music at Cornell University and then join the Marine Corps...as a musician. Not even kidding you. I knew a female who was a music major at Cornell and she was offered that position. You get all the bennies of military service except you're a musician so it's highly unlikely you'll get IED'd.
    Best Vietnam War music video I've ever seen put together by a vet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDY8raKsdfg

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Plus they have a beautiful recently renovated music building (Lincoln Hall). Go Red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7thSamurai
    First thing you should know is that it's spelled with a "M" and not an, "m."

    Marines.

    If you go to boot camp and start with the lower case "m" thing, you're asking for a world of hurt.

    I kind of agree with the others. There are bullshit experts all over and the Corps is not exempt from this. The recruiter is going to try to connect with you at some level to get you to sign papers. He'll try to connect with you about martial arts, the next kid about chicks he banged in Oki, and the next about astronomy or some crap. Recruiters are there to recruit people. They do what they need to do to get the job done.

    I've got no knowledge of the MCMAP. I was in back when LINE was the word.
    wow dude...LINE? wicked.

    SOrry about teh lack of capitilization, btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wounded Ronin
    Christ, man, it's so easy and so clear. Major in Music at Cornell University and then join the Marine Corps...as a musician. Not even kidding you. I knew a female who was a music major at Cornell and she was offered that position. You get all the bennies of military service except you're a musician so it's highly unlikely you'll get IED'd.
    I sang/screamed and played guitar in a few different rock bands.

    I used to play trumpet/baritone/tuba but i gave them up.

    I can't sight read music.

    A music major is out of the question :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3moose1
    So recently i went to a marine recruiter, and the gentleman and i were talking about the martial arts.

    As soon as he said this, i sighed beyond belief. I know first hand the MCMAP system is for rizzle, but i mean, ok, i'll quote



    this was complete with that fancy portrait the ATA gives you, that has you doing ridiculously high kicks, and wearing that fancy blackbelt.

    Now, i ask you, my general feeling on ninjitsu and all that **** is...well, ****.

    My general feeling on ATA tae kwon do and all that **** is...well, ****.


    And everything i've read about the black dragons fighting society leads me to believe that it is too much of t3h d34dly to discuss safely in person...so i bring it to teh interwebz.

    but he was on the marine corps tae kwon do team...and while A.T.A tkd may be useless in the for rizzle life, i think they probably do an adequate job of teaching you how to point-spar effectivle

    Is there any redeeming qualities about this recruiter? Is kogu-ryu ninjitsu somehow more...effective then all other shitty forms of ninjitsu?

    IS BDFS actually anything that is worth being a part of?

    Is this whole thing a shitload of fucking bullshido this unfortunate guy has bought into? (I know he could still kick my ass, he has that mcmap training under his black belt...yes, mcmap has a belt ranking system)

    Hah...all I'm going to say is "Grass-Ninja" and leave it at that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carpe Noctem
    Dude, the military is not immune from bullshit ideas of grandeur .
    Im just going to take this piece of that quote out of context here. :jerkit2yf

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    I think you'd better clarify that comment.

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    I respect any young person that decides to serve thier counrty in our Armed forces.
    Any person in America that says todays Youth lack honor, dedication, and comitment, need to attend any of the boot camp graduations of any the Armed forces, and they will see that the old "can do" spirit is still alive.
    I just wish we would use more wisdom in deploying our Military.
    16 years till retirement.

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    I'd have thought "guns" would have made up for this fault.
    Sumus extra manum tuam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3moose1
    haha i'm good with english, and thats about it.

    I'm not feeling army...something tells me i'll get my ass shipped to iraq and be there for a while. Marines are only there for 7 months...

    I don't know, what is an H2H instructor?
    I work with a few former Marines and on a whole it seems that they really enjoyed their time in. If I was joining the service all over again I probably would of considered the Marine Corp a little more. If you do go into intelligence keep in mind that the Marine Corp won't guarantee you a specific field of it, your specialization is determined by your unit. That isn't really a bad thing though. Marines get to travel a bit more as well. Finally another thing is that with the Marine Corp you will probably be stationed pretty close to a beach.

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