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Re: OT: sponge burning!

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On 02/26/07 14:57, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 11:18:52AM -0800, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> <snip>
> <more massive snippage>
> On the differences between the Army and Air Force, I chose the Air Force
> for a good reason.  I have had friends who have joined all four branches
> of the military.  A few things:
> - enlisted personnel in the Air Force are much less likely to see direct
>   combat than in any other service
> - Army, Navy and Marine Recruiters are much more likely to lie or bend
>   the truth to recruit someone.  I have had friends who joined all four
>   branches and the best I can gather, Army and Marine recruiters
>   especially lie.

This has always confused me:  Who does *not* know that the purpose
of an Army (and, by extension, the Marines) is to "kill people and
break things"?

It's why they give you a rifle, teach you to love it, teach you to
hit what you aim with it, run you (chanting all the way) into the
ground, make you crawl thru pig entrails while shooting machine guns
overhead, and drill you over and over again to stab people with a
big scary-looking knife.

Of course, the Marines do it better than the Army, but that's
another story.

> - The Army has the best college benefit plan, throwing in quite a bit
>   more money for someone who goes into a combat specialty than any other
>   service does.  So, I am not surprised that there population is much
>   less educated, since many join just for the college benefits.

IOW, they are mercenaries.

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