Well, Iv thought pretty much for 2 years now and i honestly want to join the Army reserves or national guard. The only problem is with me being 17 and in high school its hard to convince my mom to…Continue
"Try selling your parents on this instead: http://www.nc082.com/ Speak with their "DCC" about how this can help you with rank, scholarships, and beef up your resume. CAP takes a LOT more self motivation but it can be a great…"
"Your parents will always love you no matter what. They don't want you to grow up too fast. When they see you have thought this out and stuck to your guns they can't help but be proud of you for finishing something very hard and serving…"
"As Stephen said going ROTC is the best route. All branches of the military have "programs" to cross over to officer but they are piss poor at best. out of about 20 people That I have seen try over the years only 2 crossed over to the…"
"If you do decide to go enlisted and then ROTC, I must caution you on one thing. If you go to ROTC as an enlisted member who has combat experience, a deployment or even basic training under your belt you may hate ROTC. You will be surrounded by…"
""The purpose of the SMP Program is to: (1) give eligible enlisted members of the Army National Guard and Army Reserve an opportunity to participate in the Advanced ROTC Program"
I was a member of SMP so I know what I am talking…"
"Not true. There are a few programs that allow enlisted members to get their commission. You can be in the guard and also in rotc at the same time. It is called The Simultaneous Membership Program. Having already completed basic and AIT…"
"If you're gonna go enlisted, you will stay enlisted until the d of your contract. That's just way to roundabout of a way, when you could just join ROTC, still go to the field, still do all the super hooah army stuff, and get commissioned…"
"Yea I am also planning to do ROTC in college, the thing is that I kinda wanted to do Reserve now so i could some pay and do all of that while getting my officer training you something kinda like getting the experience"
"If you are wanting to go officer, it would be wiser to try to enroll into ROTC. You won't actually be in the Army until you graduate and are commissioned, and it won't interfere with your education (would actually complement it). And they…"
Well, Iv thought pretty much for 2 years now and i honestly want to join the Army reserves or national guard. The only problem is with me being 17 and in high school its hard to convince my mom to let me enter the reserves now so i could start now and continue up through college so i can come out an officer. I've told her this and my dad for the past few months hoping that it would work in convincing them but its just poop, there really adamant about be not entering, ill be 18 soon this Dec.…See More
[I]n the past fifty years, education costs have doubled, college costs have dectupled, health insurance costs have dectupled, subway costs have at least dectupled, and housing costs have increased by about fifty percent. US health care costs about four times as much as equivalent health care in other First World countries; US subways cost about eight times as much as equivalent subways in other First World countries...[A]ll of the numbers above are inflation-adjusted....And this is especially…See More
""Jewish person": one modern wordsmithing technique is to emphasize the person not the grouping. Jewish person, not Jew; person with Down syndrome, not Mongoloid; child with special needs, not cripple (ack). It's hard for me to see a…"
"Yeah I understand it, just wanted to point out that semantic shifts have happened with the Jewish race as well. Also, it's probably more justified than the other shifts for the reasons you mentioned, except for maybe the word negro."
"And that's totally understandable. But that doesn't mean you may not be subject to social repercussions, even if misguided. Buck the system all you want, but it is much more likely to hurt you, than the system. I choose to pick my battles…"
"It has to do with how it is used.
A non-jewish person saying "Oh, you know Peter, he's a real Jew..." often carries some negative connotations. The way the term has been used by some, nearly puts in in a pejorative category -…"
"Censoring, in some cases, is a strong word. But it is a strong word when it applies to political correctness as well. At the least, those fixated on being PC will shut you out or label you for using the word that isn't "in," or…"
""if there needs to be a change, the leaders of the change should be members of the group. For self-appointed guardians to decide for other ethnicities what they should be offended by seems pretty demeaning."Of course. By the same token,…"