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During Vietnam a lot of guys waited for the draft as it was only 2 years compared to three or four for enlistment . What a lot of them didn't realize was that for awhile The Marine Corps was taking 1 out of every 4 draftee . If you don't know what that meant you should read about the history of the Marines in Vietnam

 

This book is about Korea, which I read and highly recommend, and covers both naval aviators and marines in Korea, but if Vietnam was anything like Korea, I sure wouldn't want to have been there (although being hot is better than literally freezing to death).

 

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post #21692 of 24085
One of my friends on FB was offering tickets to a Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young cover band concert. I am surprised that there is demand in the marketplace for a Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young cover band. Maybe I shouldn't be but I am.
post #21693 of 24085
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

One of my friends on FB was offering tickets to a Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young cover band concert. I am surprised that there is demand in the marketplace for a Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young cover band. Maybe I shouldn't be but I am.

We seem to have a steady stream of tribute bands playing concerts in our local city park during the summer. I think the city or the chamber of commerce pays them. It's kind of a fun "eat in the park and listen to your favorite Chicago songs played competently" evening.

I can't imagine paying actual money to go see any of those acts, but I see billboards featuring them at casinos up in Reno and Tahoe sometimes.
post #21694 of 24085
As of late when I'm on Facebook I see a notification on the right side of the screen that some of my friends are playing Scrabble. Why do I give a shit if my friends are playing Scrabble? Also, the sign that the person is playing Scrabble looks like a Mardi Gras mask to me to where I'm like "Wha?"
post #21695 of 24085
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

One of my friends on FB was offering tickets to a Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young cover band concert. I am surprised that there is demand in the marketplace for a Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young cover band. Maybe I shouldn't be but I am.

This mirrors Hollywood's desire to remake (or "reboot" as they like to say) every movie ever made in the last several years.
post #21696 of 24085
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

As of late when I'm on Facebook I see a notification on the right side of the screen that some of my friends are playing Scrabble. Why do I give a shit if my friends are playing Scrabble? Also, the sign that the person is playing Scrabble looks like a Mardi Gras mask to me to where I'm like "Wha?"
I just blocked my nephew for constantly inviting me to play something called "Criminal Case".
post #21697 of 24085
I used to constantly get inveltations to play those Facebook games I was like "Umm, I got real tasks to perform in life be take up my time."
post #21698 of 24085
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I just blocked my nephew for constantly inviting me to play something called "Criminal Case".

Turns out the kid was actually using his one phone call from jail to call his uncle to help him out. He's in prison now. Twenty to life, bitchez.
post #21699 of 24085
Was prolly framed. The dumb kid did get catfished once
post #21700 of 24085
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

The worst story I've ever heard about someone joining the military and winding up unexpectedly deployed after signing up during peacetime was a good friend of mine who finished college and enlisted, turning down the opportunity to be an officer. He started boot camp just before Labor Day of 2001.

Hmmm. "I can be either an officer in the US military or an enlisted man. I wonder which I should choose." (Thought process ensues.) "Yep, enlisted is the best way for me."

I can't comprehend that thought process.
post #21701 of 24085
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

Hmmm. "I can be either an officer in the US military or an enlisted man. I wonder which I should choose." (Thought process ensues.) "Yep, enlisted is the best way for me."

I can't comprehend that thought process.

Maybe a shorter commitment as enlisted? Otherwise, I can't think of any reason, either.
post #21702 of 24085
Isnt that exactly what sheen's character in platoon does? Tho I cant temember why tbh.
post #21703 of 24085
Some people think being enlisted will be a more "authentic" military experience, or would rather be technicians than managers. Depending on source of commission, O's could have a 3,4,5 year or more active duty commitment.

I have a wealthy friend with a private pilot's license whose parents offered to pay for his college. He wants to be a pilot, but instead enlisted because he felt guilty that his parents have money and wants to slum it with the regular folk. I think he's a douche.
post #21704 of 24085

I don't know about the modern military but I served In Vietnam and there was not enough of anything Uncle Sam had to offer that could have motivated me to put those butter bars on my shoulders

post #21705 of 24085

Officers suck. 

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