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On 02/26/07 17:14, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> 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?

Good point.

>> 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.

How could I have been so foolish?  Cow entrails are sooo not as
gross as pig 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.

But that's what delineates mercenary from (what?).

Seriously, no jokes or sarcasm: what's the term for non-mercenary

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