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Re: OT: sponge burning!

On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 04:08:02PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On 02/26/07 14:57, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> 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"?
People who play America's Army?

> 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.
That's gross.  I could have sworn it was cow entrails.

> 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.
Well, everybody fights for *something*, be it money or ideology.



Roberto C. Sanchez

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