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November 9, 2011 by B. Daniel Blatt
November 9, 2011 at 12:41 pm - November 9, 2011
Interesting and true to some extent. My one question is regarding the 70% figure. I wonder how they arrived at that? Obviously those without an HS diploma (or GED at times), criminal records that aren’t waived, physical or mental handicaps, etc. are disqualified but I’d be surprised if these standard reasons for denying applicants adds up to 70% of the pool.
November 9, 2011 at 1:18 pm - November 9, 2011
Thank you, 1%!
Richard Bell says
November 9, 2011 at 2:18 pm - November 9, 2011
The finest military on the planet is one of the few remaing sources of pride left for me in this government. Without these men and women there would be no America.
November 9, 2011 at 3:01 pm - November 9, 2011
Thank you 1%! Tomorrow is the 236th b-day of the U.S. Marine Corps!
November 9, 2011 at 7:12 pm - November 9, 2011
November 9, 2011 at 7:13 pm - November 9, 2011
I remember reading an open letter to protesters who were intending to disrupt Australia’s Anzac Day celebrations some time back that it was the soldier who fights under the flag, dies for the flag and comes home wrapped in the flag who guarantees their right to burn the flag, and that their rights – all of them – are guaranteed them not by politicians, judges or other legislators but by soldiers.
Thank you to America’s 1%
November 9, 2011 at 7:42 pm - November 9, 2011
That reminds me, check out this great “rage comic” Ace of Spades linked to last night from a WWII vet: http://imgur.com/Cpdaq
Now that’s a cool “It Gets Better”-esque cartoon at least. I love seeing these, in cartoon format or not. Very inspiring.
John R says
November 10, 2011 at 1:47 am - November 10, 2011
JohnAGJ. I read the Imgur life history. It was not the war that caused his drinking. I know after my discharge in 1946 (after 4 years in the Army) it was very difficult getting a job and getting settled in civilian life again But of all the WW2 Vets that I knew only one that had a drinking problem. I feel sure that this guy would have had one war or no war.
November 10, 2011 at 1:51 pm - November 10, 2011
People do their favorite vice – drinking or whatever – because it gives them pleasure. For no other reason.
Some try to claim it’s because of their painful life, or is even a “disease”, but that’s a big pile of excuse-making (benefitting the therapy industry, plus addicts in need of excuses). Cancer is a disease.
November 11, 2011 at 9:09 am - November 11, 2011
Kudos to all who have served, continue to serve, and God Bless!