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(WRCB)   Gunman figures 67-year-old man would be an easy target. Sixty-seven-year-old combat veteran quickly disabuses him of his notion. "What I faced in Vietnam...no, it didn't shake me. It made me mad"   (wrcbtv.com) divider line 13
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2012-06-08 10:45:03 PM  
3 votes:
FTA-Rutledge just doesn't understand the mentality of people like Malone. "What is wrong with them? I got drafted to go to Vietnam, I didn't have a choice. They got all the opportunities in the world now to make something of themselves but they don't want it," he said.

This is not a popular stance by any measure but this is as good an example as any as to why I think this country needs a conscription policy. If you want to live here and take advantage then you need to serve the country. Have objections to combat or a physical condition that makes you unfit for soldiering? That's fine, there are plenty of non-combat positions in the military. I think two years is plenty, 18-20 you belong to Uncle Sam. I think it could go a long way towards instilling discipline and responsibility in the younger generations, in addition to exposing them to many more life possibilities as a young adult. If you're wondering, yes I'm still young enough to be drafted, should they ever reinstate it. (30 is young enough I think...)
2012-06-09 09:45:17 AM  
1 votes:

BronyMedic: Hagenhatesyouall: BronyMedic: Hagenhatesyouall: At least a draft will take some of the burden off the shoulders of those who actually volunteer to fight, as opposed to those who treat service as little more than welfare in uniform, doing as little as possible from the safety of a FOB or office.

You're only really in the military and worthy of praise for doing so only if you pick up a rifle and charge in with the 11 Bang Bangs, right?

/My head. You're making it hurt with the facepalm I just did from reading this.

Awwww....

Perhaps your unit victim advocate can help you seek the grief counseling you so desperately need, snowflake. Or maybe your "first line supervisor" can give you a hug.

Maybe you go tell that to the people who patch up our men and women, and are responsible for the lowest casualty rate of any war in history, troll.

/Not military. Bad lungs and bad knee.
//You're still a douche.
///More respect for the Coast Guard than I have for people like you.


Apparently he doesn't understand that for every dumb grunt who likes to point his bang stick at things and make it go boom, there are 7 REMFs who, in addition to sitting on their asses playing videogames in the A/C, are making sure he gets paid, gets fed, gets bullets, has fuel, has coms, doesn't get placed so that he is shooting at his own forces, has medical treatment, and has a ride home. And 'FOB safety' doesn't mean all that much when your ass gets mortared on a daily basis.
Either he wasn't smart enough to get a job that let him sit on the FOB, or he was and decided to go be a bullet catcher anyway, in which case I've got no sympathy for him either way. You got your job, we got ours. Neither can work without the other. If you don't complain about me sitting in the A/C all day, I won't complain when you come in the comms tent reaking of 3 day old swamp-ass.
2012-06-09 12:18:23 AM  
1 votes:

the_chief: Who keeps breeding muggers?


The welfare system!
2012-06-08 11:30:33 PM  
1 votes:
Dear Gen XYZ, we'll shoot your ass off.

Thanks,
Boomers.
2012-06-08 11:21:53 PM  
1 votes:
He could just as easily have been shot and killed. I hate when the media sensationalizes this kind of bullshiat. This old dude was not a hero, he was not brave, he didn't have "brass balls", he was stupid. He got lucky this time. If there's a next time, he may end up in a casket instead.
2012-06-08 11:13:56 PM  
1 votes:

Avery614: FTA-Rutledge just doesn't understand the mentality of people like Malone. "What is wrong with them? I got drafted to go to Vietnam, I didn't have a choice. They got all the opportunities in the world now to make something of themselves but they don't want it," he said.

This is not a popular stance by any measure but this is as good an example as any as to why I think this country needs a conscription policy. If you want to live here and take advantage then you need to serve the country. Have objections to combat or a physical condition that makes you unfit for soldiering? That's fine, there are plenty of non-combat positions in the military. I think two years is plenty, 18-20 you belong to Uncle Sam. I think it could go a long way towards instilling discipline and responsibility in the younger generations, in addition to exposing them to many more life possibilities as a young adult. If you're wondering, yes I'm still young enough to be drafted, should they ever reinstate it. (30 is young enough I think...)


Conscription policy?

No.

The nation simply needs to raise and discipline their own farking kids.

The military doesn't need a bunch of farking spoiled brats, it's hard enough motivating volunteers, let alone a bunch of conscripted fat-back loser suburbanite / ghetto punks.

Besides, outside of Infantry organizations who can't afford to follow the political correct bullshiat policies espoused by our limp-wristed citizenry, the military is no longer a place of "discipline". Now it's about "equality" and "diversity" so the weak, stupid, and undisciplined can throw the race / gender card, and NOW they have the sexual orientation card to play as well.

You know what....fark it.

You're right.

Draft the motherfarkers. With all the bullshyte the military has to put up with due to political correctness, it doesn't really matter any more.

At least a draft will take some of the burden off the shoulders of those who actually volunteer to fight, as opposed to those who treat service as little more than welfare in uniform, doing as little as possible from the safety of a FOB or office.
2012-06-08 10:56:12 PM  
1 votes:

mbillips: Depends on the guy. Me (Iraq 06-07), I'd probably tell him to fark off, because I'd rather die for something than of something. But that's some braggadocious BS; nobody knows what they'd do in that situation until they're IN that situation.


I am afraid that you may be on the wrong website, what with your "realistic points" and all.

/the correct answer is "I'ma stab him with my katana sword since swords are better than guns at close range"
2012-06-08 10:42:35 PM  
1 votes:
I always love the use of the phrase that begins with "disabusing". Such a wonderful tweak of language. So formal and yet so bad-ass.

/Yes, I'm serious.
2012-06-08 10:41:26 PM  
1 votes:

mayIFark: 40 or so years from now, what would Iraq/Afgan veterans do in these type of situations?

/Just a hypothetical question.


Depends on the guy. Me (Iraq 06-07), I'd probably tell him to fark off, because I'd rather die for something than of something. But that's some braggadocious BS; nobody knows what they'd do in that situation until they're IN that situation.
2012-06-08 10:40:09 PM  
1 votes:
40 or so years from now, what would Iraq/Afgan veterans do in these type of situations?

/Just a hypothetical question.



They'll probably end up actually shooting and robbing the old guy.
2012-06-08 10:29:17 PM  
1 votes:
My boss id 65, I wouldn't try to take him unless he was good and stoned first. Which he always is... but still.

You never know when someone is a lot harder than you think they are.
2012-06-08 10:27:15 PM  
1 votes:
Napoleon? Octavious? Really?
2012-06-08 10:25:28 PM  
1 votes:
Gunbarrel Road? Really?
 
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