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#33 - aviatrix
Reply +48
(02/06/2013) [-]
Again, I fail to see how this is a bad response.   
   
This is an awesome response.
Again, I fail to see how this is a bad response.

This is an awesome response.
#74 to #33 - Dairycow
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(02/06/2013) [-]
Well if he was being serious he obviously doesn't belong in the military, he probably thinks this little "adventure" of his is going to be fun and games and actions like in his call of duty video games, yet seeing people blow up in front of you and killing other human being's is not what that's all about... that's why most of the people who play video games fail basic training because they're unfit and all they did was play video games all day thinking going to a real war would be fun and exciting... well they're in for a rude awakening.

INB4 red thumbs and rage..
#113 to #74 - aviatrix
Reply 0
(02/07/2013) [-]
Sorry dude, it's kinda lame you're getting red-thumbed. You have a fair point, and I was just making a joke (:
Anyway, LOTR is still awesome, I admire people seeking adventure, and committing to the military is incredibly respectable.
#106 to #74 - aviators
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(02/06/2013) [-]
just saying, my cousin joined the army and before that he was a high school grad who played call of duty non stop. He's ranked as a Sergeant , but he's been in the army now, for at least 4 years.

(Mind you i have no clue on the ranking system so i'm guessing that, that is an average rank for his service time.)
#215 to #106 - aviatrix
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(04/18/2013) [-]
I never realized how similar our names are.
#89 to #74 - anon
Reply 0
(02/06/2013) [-]
this isnt ******* call of duty. this is lotr. go drop your call of duty and yourself in the mountain of fire for ever associating dreams of life being like lotr with dreams of life being like call of duty.
#34 to #33 - aviatrix
Reply +12
(02/06/2013) [-]
SO much better than the jerkwads in my unit who are only doing it for paid tuition.
#40 to #34 - deansg
Reply +8
(02/06/2013) [-]
why is doing it for tuition not a legitimate thing? Risking your life and helping your country only to get paid for studies is still admirable imo
#51 to #40 - aviatrix
Reply +1
(02/06/2013) [-]
Eh you have a good point. But it's not just tuition. It's also job assurance and a steady salary. A really great deal if you ask me, but I think committing to the military has to be deeper than that.
#207 to #51 - deansg
Reply 0
(02/07/2013) [-]
idk, in my country military service is mandatory, so for me anyone willing to do it voluntarily (even if primarily because of money) should be welcome
#72 to #51 - tranminh
Reply 0
(02/06/2013) [-]
don't you get only 20, 000 as a private? that's not very much money, steady or not
#100 to #72 - vishnapalm
Reply +1
(02/06/2013) [-]
The benefits are still ridiculous
#112 to #100 - aviatrix
Reply 0
(02/07/2013) [-]
>>>This. And 20,000 isn't horrible if you're not a college grad. Also, after tech school, you'll come out as an E-2 or even E-3, which has a higher pay grade.

Personally,I'll eventually come out as an officer and paid tuition + signing bonus + O-1 salary is a pretty sweet deal. Nonetheless, I still think you have to be more than grateful for a job and money to be fighting for the nation. But that's just me. Sorry for patronizing.
#122 to #112 - tranminh
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(02/07/2013) [-]
no it's okay, I'm Canadian so the government pays for a lot of my education for me since my parents don't make all that much.

Also not trying to sound like a dick, but I like to explore other perspectives. So why do you believe you are fighting for your country instead of fighting for people with money?

For example American foreign interest has never been to the best interest of humanity, in fact before the 2nd world war they preferred to be isolationist. So why is it do you believe that going into another country and imposing your own ideals (democracy, human rights etc.) is a good thing?

Because those people over there believe that without foreign intervention they would be much better off (which is shown when America supplied the Muhajadeen weapons during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, who later uses those weapons on you)

Also do you believe that the US doing things that are not United Nations Sanctioned the right thing to do? (Iraq War, although I myself believe that the UN was completely inadequate in dealing with Saddam)

You don't have to answer, but I'd like primary opinion and I'd also respect it whatever it may be.
#125 to #122 - aviatrix
Reply 0
(02/07/2013) [-]
I can answer, but I'd rather do so via message (:
#126 to #125 - tranminh
Reply 0
(02/07/2013) [-]
that's fine with me