"When I was at the (Naval) Academy, downloading music was not considered an Honor Violation as there was no real legal interpretation of it as "stealing." But if things are different now, your buddy is putting you into a quandary (by…"
"We have to draw a distinction between loyalty and covering for wrong doing. Loyalty ends at the point at which your allegiance to somebody begins to violate your integrity. Also, your debt of loyalty to a friend is superceded by your debt of loyalty…"
"Bah, at A&M in the Corps we had "A cadet will not lie, cheat or steal, and will not tolerate those who do". The working interpretation of this was "A cadet will not lie, cheat or steal, and will not tolerate those who got…"
"Two of my brothers and one cousin of mine graduated from the Naval Academy (and so did my father and my grandfather, an uncle and two great-grandfathers), so I understand where you're coming from.
Do as economists do- consider the value of the…"
"The AF does very silly things just like that all the time, just ask anyone who "voluntarily" left the service with less than eight years to retirement.
Flight screening at the academy isn't quite the same thing as full military…"
"I can't imagine the AF would not retain you for something if you graduated from the academy. I do know they are downsizing a great deal (my son is AF), and will let you get out for just about any reason now. I tend to think a PoliSci degree…"
"I agree. Don't run on a track you will feel slow and be bored. Run with an ipod in and something that takes your mind of the suck. If you want to get in shape learn to push yourself past the suck. Run until your lungs burn and your chest throbs…"
"The way you talk about it, it seems that you have chosen Political Science but are afraid of it because of the job market, and that's why you are considering Civil Engineering. Do your research, find out about the job market and try to picture…"
"They do this if you fail out of flight school- at least in the Navy/Marine Corps, especially during draw-downs. Unfortunately, the needs of the Service the day someone fails out of aviation training don't always match the projected needs five…"
"and while the AF might not like it much, the Engineer/Lawyer combo is pretty powerful, and there is a LOT of opportunity there. (Think patent agreements amongst technical companies, or contract disputes regarding the quality of a structure that has…"
"I can't imagine that the US Air Force would spend all that money to educate you, get you to sign a contract, put you through flight school, and then let you walk away. I'm sorry, I just don't see it. Possible, yes, but rather…"
"I have a question.
What if you meet a cool girl whom you're interested in. You ask her this question about her past. She reveals that, let's say once or twice she had sex with a guy she barely knew. One was a promising…"
"Its only natural! Don't be embarrassed or ashamed of it, embrace the feeling!
And please stop thinking of roadkill while making out with your girl, its such a waste. Go more in depth with her and EXPERIENCE the feelings of the body and the…"
How is my criteria random? I know I am not compatible with someone who views sex as a very casual thing as I've always viewed it as powerful and sacred.
Another great AoM post I believe is very…"
"Ok Shane slow down there a sec...
I said my *personal* deal breaker has been based on sex without committed love...I gave you my experience as to what spoke of commitment, not to what arbitrary length of time defines it."