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User avatar #32 - tikledpikle (11/15/2012) [-]
This is very true. Being a combat vet myself, i've often thought of taking my own life, and alot of my brothers i;ve deployed with, have put the barrel to their heads. They're still alive, and we talk to each other when we're feeling like that. But for many, they don't get the help that's needed for them. It's very tragic.
User avatar #35 to #32 - dustyshane (11/15/2012) [-]
Is it the war that drives them to suicide or is it themselves?

I'm aware it can be either or both, but what is the most common?
User avatar #38 to #35 - tikledpikle (11/15/2012) [-]
Alot of cases it's the war. After seeing your brothers being blown up or shot, you just shut down. You don't feel like going on, and you hope that with your death you might bring them back. At least, that's i feel at times. Some cases, you feel like you no longer have a purpose after you come home. You feel like you have nothing to go on for no drive, and you want it to end. The nightmares that come with it also add to it. you just want it all to end.
User avatar #33 to #32 - reican (11/15/2012) [-]
Depends on the mentality of each individual really.

if the soldiers have been bullied through almost entire school and made it, trust me, the only place they want to send a bullet, is at everyone aiming for them since the 3 things you would end up with after **** like that is either
1: depression
2: suicide
3: a mind that wont break

User avatar #34 to #33 - tikledpikle (11/15/2012) [-]
depression isn't something new in my life, but thoughts of suicide are. I've never heard of anyone with an unbreakable mind though, and i'd be scared to meet that person.
User avatar #36 to #34 - reican (11/15/2012) [-]
an unbreakable mind isn't necessary a man without feelings, they still care, they just don't care what happens to them.

someone who would go in the line of fire to protect someone else.
thats the thing, you see, they can keep their head cold under almost any situation that would break others in seconds, because of the trauma they got in school they shut their own feelings down and only care to make sure others don't suffer the same way.

In that way they feel better and gradually gets their emotions back.

someone with an unbreakable mind is nothing to be afraid of.

a man without feelings is.
User avatar #39 to #36 - tikledpikle (11/15/2012) [-]
that makes more sense. i have a pretty cool head myself from everything, but i wouldn't have ever considered it unbreakable.
User avatar #40 to #39 - reican (11/15/2012) [-]
would you handle being witness to a carcrash where one is badly injured and unconscious and the other is in agonizing pain? or would you be in shock?
User avatar #44 to #40 - tikledpikle (11/15/2012) [-]
well, having been a car crash, and through combat, i can honestly say my first reaction would to be assess and then start to help where i could before the paramedics arrived.
User avatar #47 to #44 - reican (11/15/2012) [-]
I haven't been in combat, but apparently after the **** trough school kinda helped me despite i hated it it still helped me in the future.

2 years ago think it was 2 years I witnessed a carcrash because of iced up road and someone was driving at high speed.

one was relatively unharmed but was completely numb and acted like nothing ( clear sign of shock) the other person was unconscious but alive. first thing i did was to check both the drivers ( there was no passengers) then called for an ambulance.
the only thing that went through my mind is to make sure there was nothing life-threatening and that the engine would not catch fire.

Personally I have no idea why the road wasn't sanded. since it is quite known that the road there is dangerous and there is at least 3 collisions there each year minimum. in the winter
User avatar #51 to #47 - tikledpikle (11/15/2012) [-]
That's good reaction skills to have, and you did well with it. as for the roads, that's all on the city. They don't do enough because of money reasons. The town i was living in at the time of my accident doesn't do a damn thing for their roads during the winter. i was 18 at the time of my accident, and i was sitting passenger side with my foot on the dashboard. we hit a truck head on, my ankle was sprained from the airbag. the first thing i did was check my mom and sister and got out to help the old man in the truck that hit us. his chest broke the steering wheel and his head went through the wind shield. when i was helping my sister out of her seat belt, i passed out in the back seat. i could see everything going on around me, and the only thing out of place was the alligator clamped on my injured ankle. the paramedics were concerned i hit my head pretty bad.
User avatar #52 to #51 - reican (11/15/2012) [-]
yeah. Despite the fact i went through all that **** I am now above most of my former classmates. As i now have a job, steady income and done with education except for the language classes i attend to.

So bully victims often end up on the negative side, but in some cases we end up stronger than we would be if we haven't gone through it for 10 years straight
User avatar #54 to #52 - tikledpikle (11/15/2012) [-]
It's really mind over matter. You have to have the mindset that what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger. Which you have. Those who bully are them selves, in some sort of pain.
User avatar #55 to #54 - reican (11/15/2012) [-]
I can't wait until the school reunion, i know for fact that several has yet to finish their studies as some got pregnant, dropped out of school, have criminal record and need money from the government as some can't hold their jobs.

so what do you do for a living?
User avatar #56 to #55 - tikledpikle (11/15/2012) [-]
Well i'm no longer serving in the military. I've been between jobs since i've gotten out. the only reliable source of income i have is my disability checks from the government for ptsd, and other service related injuries.
User avatar #57 to #56 - reican (11/15/2012) [-]
hmm. only injuries i have is due to stubbornness and my own stupidity when trying out new things. worst injuries i get is usually just a bad concussion.
User avatar #58 to #57 - tikledpikle (11/15/2012) [-]
i haven't had a catscan, but i wouldn't be surprised if i had a few concussions.
User avatar #59 to #58 - reican (11/15/2012) [-]
I'd bet.
If you have headache for days in a row for no apparent reason it could be teeth or concussion
User avatar #60 to #59 - tikledpikle (11/15/2012) [-]
time to go the VA to add something else to my list of problems.
User avatar #63 to #60 - reican (11/15/2012) [-]
heh, Only problem I have is being social.

usually when i try to be social i just go to the pub and hang around the pool table, see if i can't beat a brit or two.
User avatar #64 to #63 - tikledpikle (11/15/2012) [-]
that's about the extent of my social life. except, there aren't very many brit's in the U.S. So usually it's whoever i can snatch up.
User avatar #66 to #64 - reican (11/15/2012) [-]
yeah same here in Norway
User avatar #67 to #66 - tikledpikle (11/15/2012) [-]
Good talking with you. I must be off, pain killers calling my name.
#214 - beerholder (11/15/2012) [-]
These things happened all the time in history!

It's just that now we have the ability to make statistics out of it and information is more visible to everyone. Just imagine how many soldiers killed themselves in WW2 or before.

User avatar #246 to #214 - EdwardNigma ONLINE (11/15/2012) [-]
I can't be sure, but I don't think many crusaders would have killed themselves. Deserted their armies, maybe, but with most, if not all soldiers on the Crusades being firm believers in Christianity, they likely wouldn't have committed suicide, seeing as it's a sin and they'd go to hell for it.

I don't know about other time periods though, I pretty much say this in hopes of gaining knowledge from fellow fans of history.
User avatar #223 to #214 - rieskimo (11/15/2012) [-]
Though I agree with what you say, I think the point of this was to point out that essentially we are killing more of our own by sending them off to war than they are killing us.

>implying that there is an us vs. them (I know it's just simple terms that undermine the true nature of the war)
#230 to #223 - beerholder (11/15/2012) [-]
War changes the perception of both the participants and non participants. The war in Vietnam is the guideline of how hard you can manage a war both with the enemy and the public opinion. The veterans saw and knew the horrors of war while at home some citizens saw them as "baby killers" and "hobos". We cannot imagine how mentally devastating was this for the veterans...

As Erasmus said: "war is sweet for those who have not tasted it".
User avatar #234 to #230 - rieskimo (11/15/2012) [-]
I know, maybe I didn't put what I meant into the correct words. By our(the US) participation in this war. We are endangering the lives of our soldiers and participating non-combatants. To what end are we doing this? To be saviors of countries that are split on whether we're a blessing or a curse. We put our soldiers under pressures that merit a reason such as the real protection of our home soil, which many citizens can't percieve a real effect of our actions. I would prefer to have my brothers, friends, fathers, and cousins here in arms protecting the very soil they stand on than over there in a politically muddled war that we don't see an immediate benefit.
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wait ..wat there are ads on funnyjunk !?
#22 - ICEDgrunge (11/15/2012) [-]
Huh. I wish I could read.
#225 - caplocker (11/15/2012) [-]
I have what I believe is solid reasoning. In our world we see life as valuable. Everyone deserves a chance to live. In a war-zone life has very little value, including your own at some point. It's sad, seeing young men fight and die over an idea. An idea that the majority of the time isn't even theirs.
#311 - bdowns (11/15/2012) [-]
**bdowns rolled a random image posted in comment #1619739 at MLP Brony Board ** some of the **** they go through man..I can't even imagine
User avatar #259 - badsamaritan (11/15/2012) [-]
Once the first bullet fly's past your head, politics and all that **** go right out the door.
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#61 - mikebetrolling (11/15/2012) [-]
Im a soldier in the Canadian Armed forces, I was deployed in Kandahar Afghanistan, Ive seen my buddies get shot, blown up. I sat in a fox hole with a wounded man, he was screaming for help, not for a medic, not for a friend, but for his mother. Its the **** like that, that really got to me. I still dont know why, when I came back everyone was so happy I was home, the only person that wasnt happy was me, Im glad I get to see my family and friends, and my Girlfried, but i wanna go back everyday, I still get nightmares, and ill probably have them all my life, but I served my country, and Ill keep serving her, my deepest condolences go out the the men and women of the US armed forces who have been killed, may all soldiers around the world find peace
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#86 to #77 - mikebetrolling (11/15/2012) [-]
Standard issue is a C7A2 rifle, and I dare you to find a Canadian war vet and say something like that to them. Just because we peace keep doesnt mean that each soldier is without their fare share of horror stories
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#97 to #93 - mikebetrolling (11/15/2012) [-]
Im sorry to hear that, and you're right. It was my choice.
Pic related im on the left
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#100 to #98 - mikebetrolling (11/15/2012) [-]
You're absolutely right, that does show true strength.
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you were saying?
#309 to #61 - anon (11/15/2012) [-]
'Im a solder in the Canadian Armed forces, and this is jackass'
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User avatar #381 to #61 - capinsquiggles (11/15/2012) [-]
I'm a Corporal of the 2422 Royal Canadian Army Cadets Corps, The Canadian Scottish Regiment (long name) Out in Nanaimo, British Columbia. I have very much respect for you sir, and hopefully can help my country like you have
#403 to #381 - mikebetrolling (11/16/2012) [-]
I have respect for you as well, Im glad to see another foot soldier in this thread. Get insoles for your boots, they'll hurt like hell after a 7 hour patrol.
User avatar #404 to #403 - capinsquiggles (11/16/2012) [-]
I already have insoles after we did some marching in the forest a few months back, also acquired these really soft socks
#405 to #404 - mikebetrolling (11/16/2012) [-]
Also. If you deploy, take diaper wipes. They feel great. Field Wisdom brother
User avatar #406 to #405 - capinsquiggles (11/16/2012) [-]
I'll make sure to write that down, thank you very much friend
#407 to #406 - mikebetrolling (11/16/2012) [-]
If you ever have any questions, just message me brother
#410 to #408 - mikebetrolling (11/16/2012) [-]
Respect brother. Stay safe
Im on the one kneeling on the right
#65 to #61 - anon (11/15/2012) [-]
How does it feel to know you're fighting a war you cannot win? Go shoot yourself, fag.
#70 to #65 - tbombrtwo (11/15/2012) [-]
you are an ass hole
you are an ass hole
User avatar #68 to #65 - justinsane (11/15/2012) [-]
Brave man, can't even use your screen name when you demean someone over the internet? If you'd like, I could help you look for your balls sometime.
#71 to #68 - mikebetrolling (11/15/2012) [-]
Hey, thanks for sticking up for this Veteran
User avatar #297 to #115 - joeyisamadman (11/15/2012) [-]
#69 to #65 - mikebetrolling (11/15/2012) [-]
This is the internet, nothing I say would ever get through to you. But, its men like me, men and women who serve their country, that keep you safe at night. While you have a mouse in your hand and a keyboard on your desk in the late hours of the night, Ive got a rifle and a photo of my girl. Show some respect
#212 to #65 - CapnInterwebz (11/15/2012) [-]
How does it feel to know that you are a gigantic faggot?
How does it feel to know that you are a gigantic faggot?
#147 to #61 - anon (11/15/2012) [-]
"I was deployed in Kandahar Afghanistan" Did you go to the KFC there.
User avatar #281 to #61 - scorcho (11/15/2012) [-]
I'm sorry, but after all you went through, did the thought never occur to you, that you were only suffering for your government, not your people?
User avatar #282 to #61 - joeyisamadman (11/15/2012) [-]
Chimo, Sir.
#211 to #61 - gotta (11/15/2012) [-]
"i served my country, and Ill keep serving her"

It's because of the idiots like you countries use brainless soldiers for no reason while they still believe that they're doing something good and they should be proud. Dude, wake up, open your eyes.
#295 to #211 - joeyisamadman (11/15/2012) [-]
Don't make that mistake. An army never gets political.

how to stop all wars : send the politicians who start them on the front lines.
#239 to #61 - ninian (11/15/2012) [-]
You served your country by involving in an invasion of Afghanistan?
User avatar #389 to #239 - Conquistador (11/15/2012) [-]
More like served someone else's country while joining their military. Western troops are in the middle east to help the Middle East, not their own country. Btw, the ****** anime picture and the retarded statement makes you look like a bigger form of scum.
#392 to #389 - ninian (11/15/2012) [-]
They don't help the Middle East by turning them into police states, under control of Israeli/American officials.

Btw, nicknaming oneselves after Spanish invaders while trying to justify an invasion makes you look like an ignorant person.
User avatar #393 to #392 - Conquistador (11/15/2012) [-]
AHAHAHAHAHA! Police states? The middle east was total chaos before the west even set foot there. Training their troops and rebuilding a government so they can control themselves isn't "invading and establishing a police state". If you want to see a police state, look at North Korea. Lol, ignorant means unknowing, and I'm pretty sure I know too well of my heritage. Which is why I named my account after something I'm a blood descendant of. I am also of native heritage as well. Just goes to show you how much you foolish otakus know about the real world.
#394 to #393 - ninian (11/15/2012) [-]
Let me get your opinion with this: Were you there before the UN moved in? Why are we of the Western world the ones supposed to help these people? What wrong could happen let their stuff go on? Sure, if things are as bad as they want it to be, then people will die and suffer, a huge abyss of hatred will be opened in the locals... But why should we of the West bother? What do Canada (using Canada as an example here becuz thread starter) get from sending their young males to die in a foreign country which they have no relation to? Peace in the country? For our blood? Don't you think the new leadership which we helped up will be embarrassed by the very thought of having to get exterior help to reach the seat? And if they don't, doesn't that mean that they are spineless bastards who doesn't even deserve the office? Hell, there's a reason nobody ever respected the Britons who were Pro-Roman back in the days of the invasion of Britannia, just because they sought help from an exterior super power, unable to fix their problems for themselves. Is there much difference these days?

You didn't read what I said. Your name is that of invaders. We are currently invading the Middle East and Afghanistan (which isn't in the Middle East). You try to justify it, disclaiming it to be an invasion.

...You are a descendant of the conquistadors and the natives? Just like everybody else on the Southern American continent?

I'm not an otaku, this picture is not of an anime girl.
User avatar #395 to #394 - Conquistador (11/15/2012) [-]
It is of the UN's decision to help. Mainly because they see it as oppression and violation of human rights. Not only that, but many of the local governments and terrorist groups pose a threat to other peaceful nations. Sure we got rid of Saddam's regime, and installed a new one, but we're helping them establish a more democratic government, and to train their own military so they no longer need our help. As of now, we are mostly concerned with local insurgents and terrorists who have no government affiliation, unless it involves corruption. These terrorists pose a threat to the western world and impose fear not only to the local population of their dwellings, but to citizens of other nations. Remember how Denmark had to arrest a cartoonist because he drew an image of muhammad and made a bunch of muslims pissed? That was a bunch of ******** . That is a primary reason of why we're over there. To equip the locals to deal with that threat so we don't have to in the future. But we are dealing with them now for the time being.

As for my username, it shouldn't be of much concern. I named it after heritage, and it's something that symbolizes what I like to do. Conquer debates and threads. But based on real western intentions, we're not really invading. Invading would imply the idea of establishing their territory as part of ours. Which we have no intentions of doing.

I'm not from South America, I'm Mexican. I hold my native ancestry above my European ancestry to be honest.

Otaku implies the obsession of Japanese culture and media. Not all forms of Japanese media is anime. Clearly that image is of Japanese art style noneoftheless. Btw, if you post the same image three times in a row, and if it's also your avatar, people aren't going to take you seriously.
#396 to #395 - ninian (11/15/2012) [-]
I ask all of those questions again.

Heh, so you're saying that Alexander the Great didn't invade the Indian territory, despite him giving back all of the regions conquered to the different warlords?

Well, I count Mexico as a part of the South America although it's more Middle America.

It sure as hell does. And I'm not obsessed with Japanese culture nor media. That may certainly be.
It's the point. It creates annoyance.
User avatar #397 to #396 - Conquistador (11/15/2012) [-]
Most of those questions aren't completely relevant since. After all, they're in spite of selfish ideology. No, it isn't right for us personally to get involved in their conflicts. But the local terrorist groups do concern us.

I honestly don't see how Alexander is in any way related. Nor do I care about him. He may have wanted the land, but decided to give it to them for all that matters. Who knows what he was thinking. As far as I know, he was an egoistic lunatic.

Mexico is more affiliated with North America than South America.

You seem to have contradicted yourself considering the fact you dwell on the Anime board often. I figured you displayed the pic in order to be a nuisance. In all honestly, it makes you appear as an imbecile. And that method is a very primitive form of "mischief". That is also proof I'm very good at reading and figuring out other people.
User avatar #398 to #397 - ninian (11/15/2012) [-]
If you can't see the whole picture, you'll have a much harder time figuring out the picture presented to you. I could've easily spammed you down with question revolving around your posts, but seeing that you agree that our involvement is out-of-place, I won't point more out at that. However, I want you to define what a terrorist is, what threat their terrorists groups have against us, if the terrorists there aren't just another part of the conflict (the part we didn't side with) and such. If you can do that without letting out loopholes for me to respond, then I'll leave it at that. I have little electricity.

Alexander the Great did what we does. He went in there, stopped the local fightings (for his own gain), and suddenly had a monopoly over the region while still not being the direct ruler. Much like what we do now.

Right, right.

Heh, is that so? Yes, I've liked Anime. But I said "I'm not obsessed with Japanese culture nor media". There's a clear difference between obsession and to like something.
It is, and it's still very effective. You did respond to it, didn't you?
User avatar #399 to #398 - Conquistador (11/15/2012) [-]
You seem to have a distorted view on reality. Perhaps if you stay open minded and search for facts with complimenting evidence, you'd understand. It's not good to have your head up your ass. There is a much more complex array of causes and effects from different sides. There is no simple answer to "no and yes" that you seek. I'm sure anyone with a brain knows what the definition of a terrorist is. Though, the reasons behind such ideologies and actions is obscure. But to the simplest degree, most muslim terrorists are extremists who believe most other nations and religions should submit to them. The typical power hungry mindset of most uncivilized and undeveloped societies.

I don't see how we are "having a monopoly" on this. If you're one of the fools who believe we're there for oil, then that's false. If we wanted their oil, we'd have it by now. And we wouldn't be withdrawing troops from Iraq or other middle eastern areas.

Most people who have an obsession do not admit or don't see themselves as obsessed. That's the primary problem keeping them from recovering. Based on contrary evidence, you have a mascot, mostly socialize on the anime board, have most of your friends list comprised of weaboos.
No, I believe it's not. Sadly, it's another distorted view of your perception. I like to argue and debate. It's fun to me. And the way you post that image and try to argue makes you seem like an uneducated child to me. Someone who is inferior. And as a result I laughed at you. I love doing this, and is one of the few things I do on this site.
User avatar #400 to #399 - ninian (11/15/2012) [-]
Well, I'm nothing but a simple conspiracy theorist anyways. We must have a distorted view on reality. Reading papers and our media will do us no good. I don't seek a yes or no answer, I seek an answer to what is the cause behind everything that's going on today. Yes, exactly, and that why I wonder why we call these people terrorists. Doesn't that make our democracy a form of terror, as all of those dictatorial countries are getting subjugated or whatever the word is.

Wrong choice of words. It's hard to discuss stuff like this without getting too radical while still being too tired (as it's closing onto 1AM). I don't care for the oil, I agree that it's foolish.

If I were obsessed, I would consider it a big part of my life, subconcious or not. But anime bores me these days. No, I mostly socialize on the Random board and Pokemon board (The latter one I have an obsession with). The post doesn't show up in my post-history.
User avatar #401 to #400 - Conquistador (11/16/2012) [-]
I always search for the truth in things. But I always look for facts and evidence myself. I don't completely take word for what people say unless they show proof. I don't see how we're the terrorists. We're simply just trying to butt in to help while also trying to save our own asses from groups of crazed religious idiots who have picked fights with other people for thousands of years. Most dictator run countries have egoistic maniacs for their leaders and end up ruining themselves without western intervention. Like many parts of Africa and Asia.

I try not to be "radical", but most of the FJers here are uneducated and insane 12 year olds who throw a fit whenever someone has a different opinion, view, or personality than them. They're no better than the maniacs who blow themselves up in the middle east for Allah.

Pokemon is anime, and an offspring of Japanese culture.
User avatar #402 to #401 - ninian (11/16/2012) [-]
That's good. Never let others tell you how it is, find it out by yourself. See it from their point of view. Generalization at that level is not home in a discussion. If you look at what most have done, they seem to be generally decent fellas to me.

I agree.

Pokemon is a game, which has a ****** anime made after it. I would love it just as much if it was made by others.
User avatar #72 to #61 - DmOnZ (11/15/2012) [-]
Amen brother. I recently enlisted. People ask me why I'd waste my 3.75 GPA on the military. Tell me that the only reason I joined was because media glorified it and I've been brainwashed. That's not true. I know exactly what I'm signing up for and I'm not wasting my academic accomplishments. If there's still a war when I go on tour, I know that I will loose people. I will see friends get hurt and unfortunately some killed. I know that I might not come back. It's not about me wanting to be a hero. It's about the fact that my country needs people like us, to make the sacrifices others are not willing to make, so that they may have the choice to not fight for freedom and stay at home and sleep peacefully knowing that we're guarding not just them, but people around the world. I sincerely thank you for your service, and I wish that the scars in your mind will mend to the point that they only become stagnant memories in the back of your mind. I will not hope they disappear, as unfortunately they never will, and it would be vain and inappropriate of me to do so... that's just the way it is. If you do go back, maybe we'll serve together, but one will never go. Once again, thank you, and I hope that you will find your own peace one day, whatever form it may be. And I hope that if I do follow the same unfortunate path, I will be able to do the same.
#110 to #72 - iviagicbanana (11/15/2012) [-]
People have asked me the same question, and I could never give them a straight answer. But you my good man have put my thoughts into words. I know I'll be traumatized, I know I'll be beaten, even killed in what I do. But I'd do it with dignity and with purpose. I protect my family, my community, and all those I can even though I'm a civilian. But in the service, I know that I am doing something with purpose. So my Dad can protect his community (he's a cop) while I protect the country, so my brother can browse funny junk to unwind after a long day of school, so my girlfriend can go to school with a mind that she is safe. I'm enlisted as EOD for the US Army and leave in March for basic. I hope I know at least a taste of what is to come in my future.

My Brother Zach: If you come across this, I love you. I'm doing this for you. I want to keep you, our family, and everyone around you safe. Our father wasn't there for us when we grew up and you've always been at my side. I've always been there for you as you have been for me. I'm here then, now and forever. I'm always in your heart no matter where I am. I hope I'll make you proud and someone to look up to.

Your brother and best friend,
#90 to #72 - mikebetrolling (11/15/2012) [-]
The world needs men like us, stay safe brother.
When you ship out, take diaper wipes. Feels so much better then the issue tissue they give you. Field wisdom brother
User avatar #119 to #90 - DmOnZ (11/15/2012) [-]
Duly noted, I've heard horror stories about that sandpaper they hand out. And according to a couple of reserve buddies who went on tour, the meatloaf MRE doesn't mix well with 'em. And same advice to you, keep your head down and your chin up, things'll get better.
#409 to #119 - mikebetrolling (11/16/2012) [-]
If its got cheese in it. Dont eat it. Itll make you **** everywhere.
#80 to #72 - anon (11/15/2012) [-]
3.75 GPA isnt a waste.
That is right about average.
User avatar #82 to #80 - DmOnZ (11/15/2012) [-]
3.5 is world average. I mean 3.75 isn't great, but people think that the military is only for people who are "tu stooped tu git a reel job", which really pisses me off.
User avatar #74 to #61 - metalbass (11/15/2012) [-]
As this is the internet, I highly doubt that story is completely true. HOWEVER, If it is, I have the utmost respect for you sir. I am a Flight Sergeant of 52 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron based in Calgary, Alberta. I wanted to be a fighter pilot, but due to my Green-red colour blindness, I cant. They wont let me fly a plane. But I have respect for all members of the Canadian Armed Forces, on tour or not. And I salute you.
#79 to #74 - mikebetrolling (11/15/2012) [-]
Brother, if you have wings or not. You still have my respect, you're serving Canada. Good job man. And I hope that one day, in some how, some way you get those wings you want, stay safe

#185 to #79 - thereasonableperso ONLINE (11/15/2012) [-]
This is the most canadian thread ive ever seen.
User avatar #81 to #79 - metalbass (11/15/2012) [-]
I will get my wings. I can get my private license, but I cant fly for the military.
#83 to #81 - mikebetrolling (11/15/2012) [-]
Well either way man, enjoy it
User avatar #257 to #81 - reretzu (11/15/2012) [-]
Unless of course they find a ''cure'' for color blindness, which might be possible soon with all the study on neurology recently.

Either way I hope it goes well for you.

Can't say I've been serving in any military, and I probably won't, they let us choose in Sweden.
User avatar #280 to #79 - joeyisamadman (11/15/2012) [-]
he's part of air CADETS, not the Armed forces themselves; Cadets are a little like boyscouts with Rifles, better uniforms, military Drill, and Esprit de Corps. it's flippin' Great.

i'm a Flight Corporal in 725 Air cadets, howdy from Quebec, metalbass!
User avatar #411 to #280 - metalbass (11/16/2012) [-]
We still serve canada though. and howdy
User avatar #75 to #74 - hydraetis (11/15/2012) [-]
lol I used to be in 781. We were the kings of range in Calgary until the officers went full retard and stopped doing it. I quit after that.
User avatar #78 to #75 - metalbass (11/15/2012) [-]
52 is the king of Calgary. We recently split into 2 squadrons because we were too big, with 197 cadets on paper.
User avatar #85 to #78 - hydraetis (11/15/2012) [-]
781 had a decent number of people but the only quality things they had was gliding instruction and as i said range. couple years back at the gliding scholarship camp most of the top awards went to 781 cadets.

On the last year we had a range team I swear to god it blew my mind how HORRIBLE the other competing teams were. The only two teams that didn't miss the bulls once were 781 and Undaunted.
User avatar #89 to #85 - metalbass (11/15/2012) [-]
well we can both agree that 604 sucks. 52 excels in drill and gliding now.
User avatar #91 to #89 - hydraetis (11/15/2012) [-]
604 was the squadron to beat a long time ago though.
User avatar #92 to #91 - metalbass (11/15/2012) [-]
they still are quite close to 52. Not to brag. It wasnt my doing lol i just got lucky by going into 52.
User avatar #94 to #92 - hydraetis (11/15/2012) [-]
Haha well if you get a range team going I'm up for coaching. As far as I know I'm still the only cadet from Calgary to get to nationals in the past 7-8 or so years for range
User avatar #95 to #94 - metalbass (11/15/2012) [-]
good job. ill def get back to you on that.
User avatar #99 to #95 - redstain (11/15/2012) [-]
Wow you don't see many cadets on this site. I used to be Sea till I aged out...
User avatar #101 to #99 - metalbass (11/15/2012) [-]
i know tons of cadets on this site. They are just underground as I am
User avatar #103 to #101 - redstain (11/15/2012) [-]
That would make sense. The only other time I met someone from this site in cadets was when I posted an irl pic and I happened to be wearing a hat from a camp.
User avatar #286 to #75 - joeyisamadman (11/15/2012) [-]
SSDD, eh? Same going on over here, half the Officers are unemployed... Does wonders for Morale.
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#197 - krm (11/15/2012) [-]
This is now a Banksy thread
#137 - ifuckinghatethis (11/15/2012) [-]
I think it's so sad that the US and GB governments are brainwashing our society to the point where kids as young as 18 are happily running to certain death. There is non risk, there is nothing to protect, no one to serve, no one to save. Just oil, money and greedy politicians. My heart goes out to everyone who has lost somebody close to them at the fault of our lying governments, be they from the UK, US, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ireland or anywhere needless wars have taken place.
I think it's so sad that the US and GB governments are brainwashing our society to the point where kids as young as 18 are happily running to certain death. There is non risk, there is nothing to protect, no one to serve, no one to save. Just oil, money and greedy politicians. My heart goes out to everyone who has lost somebody close to them at the fault of our lying governments, be they from the UK, US, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ireland or anywhere needless wars have taken place.
User avatar #162 to #137 - BenniEGHR ONLINE (11/15/2012) [-]
hey, don't get me wrong, I wish there were no wars, and some wars (Iraq) are just wrong, but there are people out there who want to harm others, i.e. 9/11, 7/7, Northern Ireland, etc. there is a reason people are fighting wars such as Afghanistan, to have a job, to do something worthwhile and meaningful, and ultimately, to protect their country. Ok you have your own opinion and the government is made up of lieing assholes, but you will never know what it is like to be a soldier, and neither will I, until we do what they do.
User avatar #349 to #137 - megustaculo (11/15/2012) [-]
ok "certain death" is a bit of a overdramatization but the rest I agree with.
#182 to #137 - anon (11/15/2012) [-]
I'm British and aged 20 and I'm "running" into the army. You say there is no risk and the long list behind it but your very wrong: we have to protect our homeland, serve the queen, save our people. Your right oil, money and greed does play a big part in war but that is only the case if our economy is going to be effected, think about it oil runs everything, without it nothing will run unless you'd prefer to go back to horse and cart. I don't think its fair that you sit behind your computer and say all these things without a few facts. When it comes to Iran, Syria, Israel and North Korea kicking off prepare to do Protect, Serve, Save
User avatar #146 to #137 - Digitalphear (11/15/2012) [-]
Here's an idea, maybe the soldiers out there aren't fighting for oil, money and greedy politicians. Maybe they're fighting to protect their families and everyone else who lives in America. Just a thought.
User avatar #270 to #146 - scorcho (11/15/2012) [-]
Explain to me how america is threatened by anything and how invading random countries helps prevent it. Inb4 "terrorists"
User avatar #355 to #270 - ifuckinghatethis (11/15/2012) [-]
Exactly. I won't deny there are terrorists but there are so few they pose almost no threat to the western world, and killing the civilians of the countries they happen to inhabit makes **** all sense
User avatar #360 to #355 - scorcho (11/15/2012) [-]
User avatar #149 to #137 - thewarlord (11/15/2012) [-]
I'm not an american. However even i know that is total bull. Most serve their military thinking they are going to protect their family, and just the threat of the USA military largly does that. I may not agree with the method, but it is nonetheless effective.

For an example look at when Taiwan was threatening to recede from China, look what the USA did to diffuse the situation, was Nixon's idea.
#209 to #137 - slantedvanity (11/15/2012) [-]
Well said, only a few people seem to know that. It rustles their jimmies to the max.
Well said, only a few people seem to know that. It rustles their jimmies to the max.
#156 to #137 - Airmanator (11/15/2012) [-]
Lots of folks join the military for college benefits or to help secure work. My uncles and four brothers did the same. Still, young and not-so-young men are dying for causes they probably could care less about.
User avatar #170 to #137 - esmebuffay (11/15/2012) [-]
I was actually talking to my grandma about this, we were watching this WWII tv show and there were picture of dead soldiers and people that had been mutilated by mines and such. She asked me if seeing that deterred me from ever wanting to join the military, I said I would be willing to go to war if it meant something, I'm not willing to go to war to help rich people stay rich.
#413 to #170 - anon (11/16/2012) [-]
What do you mean go to war to help keep the rich people being rich? How about keeping the poor or middle class from having nothing ******** .
#116 - apatheticalcare **User deleted account** (11/15/2012) [-]
I misread and thought those were suicide bombers.
User avatar #172 - akg **User deleted account** (11/15/2012) [-]
I don't see why I shouldn't trust a wall.
User avatar #175 to #172 - scottsselfdefense (11/15/2012) [-]
ik. many people lie completely about that **** to further their own agendas
User avatar #177 to #175 - nme (11/15/2012) [-]
not really
http://rt. com/usa/news/rate-suicide-soldiers-us-398/
User avatar #178 to #177 - scottsselfdefense (11/15/2012) [-]
is this a liberally spun site or is it no spin what so ever
User avatar #181 to #178 - Ectheliun (11/15/2012) [-]
It's actually try. Suicide is a really big deal in the Army right now. About a month and a half ago, we had a suicide awareness stand down day because they didn't realize how bad it was until they started keeping track of it until a few years ago.
User avatar #391 to #181 - scottsselfdefense (11/15/2012) [-]
i see. lol people thumbed down my comment even though i wasnt trying to be a diick
User avatar #308 - noobybooby (11/15/2012) [-]
that's not very funny.....
#220 - xsjrrubedo (11/15/2012) [-]
uhhh yea, i got nothin.
User avatar #265 - julesv (11/15/2012) [-]
Now that's what I call...
*puts sunglasses on*

#271 to #265 - lycoris (11/15/2012) [-]
I lol'd.
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