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Mast3rofPuppets Advanced Member

08'aIgnorance is not an excuse

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#21 14 years ago

When my dad was in the army he was a Ksp 58 gunner on a support platoon and his loader was this smartass with the highest grades in everything. My dad told me that he was the biggest wimp. One of the stories my dad has told me is that when you had to take a dump in the field you just took your spade and your toilet paper, leaned up to a tree and let the gravity handle the rest. But his loader refused to shit in the woods so he used this mobile porta potti made of cardboard that almost no one used. A funny thing about cardboard is that it gets very soft when it's wet outside, so one time when that guy was going to the shitter the whole thing collapsed...and you can imagine the rest. This was during a field excercise so he couldn't shower for a few days either :lol:.




Force Recon

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#22 14 years ago

:lol:




Admiral Donutz Advanced Member

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#23 14 years ago
Mast3rofPuppetsWhen my dad was in the army he was a Ksp 58 gunner on a support platoon and his loader was this smartass with the highest grades in everything. My dad told me that he was the biggest wimp. One of the stories my dad has told me is that when you had to take a dump in the field you just took your spade and your toilet paper, leaned up to a tree and let the gravity handle the rest. But his loader refused to shit in the woods so he used this mobile porta potti made of cardboard that almost no one used. A funny thing about cardboard is that it gets very soft when it's wet outside, so one time when that guy was going to the shitter the whole thing collapsed...and you can imagine the rest. This was during a field excercise so he couldn't shower for a few days either :lol:.

Lol, well there is a difference between somebody who has a good attention span and has some brain and a "wise guy". In the end your personality/character also plays a very important roll wether you fit in the army or not.




MR.X`

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#24 14 years ago

Thats a brilliant guy there MoP.

Like I have said, just to reenforce the idea, the Army does not allow incompetant jerkoffs to tote a rifle around a hostile area. Don't know about the Marine Corps, though. :rolleyes:




Ensign Riles Advanced Member

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#25 14 years ago

Forgive my ignorance, I know very little about the armed forces, but it makes a bit of sense to me, at least raising the requirements for the Navy. From my limited knowledge the Navy doesn't need so much brunt force as an infantry unit needs, I would assume it requires a lot more technical experience and a certain level of detail in your work. Overseeing aircraft on a carrier seems a bit more in-depth than knowing how to clear a room.




Guns4Hire

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#26 14 years ago
Ensign RilesForgive my ignorance, I know very little about the armed forces, but it makes a bit of sense to me, at least raising the requirements for the Navy. From my limited knowledge the Navy doesn't need so much brunt force as an infantry unit needs, I would assume it requires a lot more technical experience and a certain level of detail in your work. Overseeing aircraft on a carrier seems a bit more in-depth than knowing how to clear a room.

Very true to a point, but what about the cook? Does he REALLY need to know algebra? how about the poop deck swabber? The Army needs tough dedicated non mommy's boys to fight the front line. That's not saying a lot of Army positions don't require certain knowledge, either.

Either way I am proud of ALL of our men, algebra wizards or not.




Ensign Riles Advanced Member

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#27 14 years ago

I can only think of reasons that can't be proved in anyway, it's more cost-effective to kill off the poor people than to create programs to lift them to a higher standard of living. :uhm:




Guns4Hire

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#28 14 years ago
Ensign Rilesit's more cost-effective to kill off the poor people than to create programs to lift them to a higher standard of living. :uhm:

What the hell are you talking about, kill off the poor people?




Force Recon

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#29 14 years ago

ordinary men became heroes in WW2.




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#30 14 years ago

Inyri ForgeIt's not like it takes much of a brain - or a paycheck - to get an associates degree. All it takes is dedication. Isn't that what you look for in an army recruit? Someone who has an attention span long enough to at least sit through and pass basic elementary algebra? You know, the kind of thing a 10 year old can do.

It's not about the grades. It's about the willingness to work, to get it done. Beef said it himself, as you just quoted.

Dedication for one thing doesn't equal dedication for another. I can read and talk about books for hours at a time, but I also almost dropped out of high school - and, even though I almost dropped out of high school, I'd be fine with being in this country's armed forces, and I'd be glad to help out in a war.