"USMC active right now. 0351 and cross trained 0341. Marines got me off my butt and motivated me to grab the reins of my life instead of just following the herd. picked the marines because i fell for the "the few the proud" and wanting to…"
"you just have to run, but mixing up your speed will help. do long slow runs at a comfortable speed to get you used to running, and do intervals like sprints once or twice a week to help with your speed. you cant expect to just get up and run a 300…"
"It sounds to me like you should check out something other than infantry, if that was what you wanted you would have already made up your mind. since you say veterans points count nomatter what the job you could look into something that will allow…"
"the only difference in the 2 recons is whos incharge of them. being a grunt is something you have to want, if your not sure you really need to think. we have many new joins try everything they can to get out as soon as they get to their unit. you…"
"Have you looking in to fire rescue? im stationed in hawaii and we have a military fire rescue for the flightline(plane crashes etc...). It may be only navy but its worth checking out. Im an 03 so I can tell you what infantry is like, and I can tell…"
"Hi there Adam. Welcome to AoM. I see you have joined my son's group, Man Bags. Good move. Also, I'd like to give you a friendly invite to check out my group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the…"
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Hi there Adam. Welcome to AoM. I see you have joined my son's group, Man Bags. Good move. Also, I'd like to give you a friendly invite to check out my group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you aboard.
"That would be ideal. Somewhere along the line we seem to have lost respect for one another, and the desire to find a common ground. Nothing works when people won't find a common thread with which to build from..."
I was thinking about how with a change in perspective and the tone of language we used to describe something, we can easily make many day to day things into warped horror movie premises. Examples:When we eat meat and seafood, we are eating corpses. The terms meat and seafood basically exist because saying that we are eating corpses or flesh is really unpleasant sounding. We also say meat "went bad" or "spoiled" because actually describing it as flesh that has decomposed more than what we are…See More
"Of course there are people there who are not rich. I'm not referring to Swiss people, I'm referring to people from other countries wanting to live there. There are people mainly from Turkey living there doing menial jobs but they are all…"
"Re: Liam's comment, It also depends on how the program was framed from the get-go. My understanding of AA is that it's pure numbers and often leads to tokenism ("this guy's not qualified but I need X blacks on the crew to be…"