nirwana: I'm a Marine Core Corpse Soldier, so I am getting a kick from these comments.
Koodz: edmo: Silly_Sot: Your "solution" is to artificially inflate the size of the militaryWho said anything about increasing the size of the military? One upside (and there are plenty of up and downsides) is you don't have to pay as much because you just grab people rather than recruit.Silly_Sot: the country as a whole is already suffering from a great deal of national war fatigueWhile I do not disagree, that is trivial compared to the price those who have returned to the war over and over have paid. My best buddy's step-kid now has PTSD after four deployments as a Marine. A real nice kid turned into a mess as of now. Perhaps he shouldn't have to bear all the burden?Is there a law of conservation here so that we could draft and send five kids and each ends up suffering from .2PTSD?
Sin_City_Superhero: orclover: Sin_City_Superhero: nirwana: I'm a Marine Core Corpse Soldier, so I am getting a kick from these comments.FTFYYou have been here long enough to know better. Dont be that guy.You didn't even notice that I intentionally mis-spelled my correction of his mis-spelling? It's a continuation of the previous joke. Or to put it another way...[exchangedownloads.smarttech.com image 175x133]
edmo: That was a very good read. I'm a former AF brat and also served as an AF officer; all that stuff is right on. I didn't stay for a career but among my friends who did, it's odd how often they seem to wonder what's wrong with the civilian world. It really doesn't occur to them that THEY are the odd ones living in a different wonderland.The reason for exchanges and commissaries was not that Walmart was more than 10 miles away; more like bases were often 30-60 minutes away from towns. People didn't have two cars then and Mom just drove dad in if she needed the vehicle; she didn't work of course. Pay and benefits were okay but not that great, nothing like today's. Pay for the enlisted troops was (and is) low.The HOA comparison is pretty good, too. Early one May, I left my house surrounded by 30' high piles of snow to go on vacation. When I returned, there was a ticket on my door for not mowing the grass. Seems they had record warmth while I was gone, even beating normal summer temps, and it melted all the snow and there was my unmowed lawn. This type of "reasonable" is common on base and logical to the military mind.I'm sure the military would never go the route suggested. They'll claim security needs. But aside form the main areas where weapons are or operational units, most of a given base has minimal security: a chain link fence and occasional police cruiser. In short, the security is less than the ruse the TSA puts us through at the airport.Another way to bridge that divide is have more people serve. Draft anyone?
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