We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It's just an exercise routine. A gimmick. Does anyone think this is the epitome of Marine training. Try rucking three days, 20 miles a day with a full pack (between 80-100 lbs depending. Try combat fighting with someone who wants to throw you to the ground hard. Do this 16 hours a day for 12 weeks. Get back to me when you're done.
Oh wait! That's right. This is the new military where strength and combat takes a backseat to flight suits for pregnant women. Carry on.
I've watched a few "Marine" training videos, and I see a lot of short fat girls who don't look like they could pass any fitness test. I suspect the Marines have some sort of easier test for the hippo's. And that's just one example of how the Armed forces have abandoned any standard of moral or physical fitness. Guys join the army nowadays because it's an easy paycheck. There isn't any discussion about protecting America from communists; or the importance of home and family. Military personnel stand for exactly nothing; they certainly aren't protecting anyone's freedom. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx5LDLYmEQI
My grandson wants to be a ranger like his dad, I’m against it, his dad goes hot and cold,, I’m pushing for power lineman training school , if he can keep the lights on he will be a hero.
The military seems to be an fnnn joke these days.
It is a test administered once or twice a year (different in different branches) that was implemented back in the 70's and has been watered down since it's first inception. The standards vary by age and sex. That is an 18 YO male has a fairly rigorous requirement while a 40 YO male has a far less stringent requirement. Women are given even less stringent requirements such that any high school girl could probably perform the test successfully. This was a good idea with good intentions that over time was watered down out of necessity to allow more people to pass it.
My eldest son was on the way to a recruiter to sign up and he called me. I advised him to call some guys we both knew who were not long out of this current iteration of our military. They changed his mind. Praise God.
The basest of savages don't send their women into battle. This is subhuman. Monkeys and deer have more honor.