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Old 29 Jan 2006, 19:22   #1 (permalink)
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Started up GMail, first thing that pops up in the RSS ticker feed:


Links sends you to USMC Recruiting. Those crafty devils. :P
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Old 29 Jan 2006, 19:49   #2 (permalink)
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Started up GMail, first thing that pops up in the RSS ticker feed:


Links sends you to USMC Recruiting. Those crafty devils. :P
If they are actually thinking about recruiting gamers (who are more nerd and less athlete) to marines, they must really be running out of troops.


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Old 29 Jan 2006, 23:54   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, I can see it now...

Seargent: "Alright you lousy maggots, we're going out into the field. You won't be able to take a shower for a long time!"

Nerds: "That won't be a problem, searge!"
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Old 29 Jan 2006, 23:59   #4 (permalink)
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What are they getting at?
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Old 30 Jan 2006, 01:01   #5 (permalink)
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If they are actually thinking about recruiting gamers (who are more nerd and less athlete) to marines, they must really be running out of troops.
Not to mention lowering thier standards or being willing to train those less likely to be in proper shape up to snuff. also having to try and beat them into following ordersrather than analyzing every battle plan.

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Yes, I can see it now...

Seargent: "Alright you lousy maggots, we're going out into the field. You won't be able to take a shower for a long time!"

Nerds: "That won't be a problem, searge!"
Only for the worst of the lot Sanders. :
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Old 30 Jan 2006, 01:51   #6 (permalink)
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LOL, when they would give them Kevlar vests, they would wonder what happened to the power armour.
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Old 30 Jan 2006, 03:41   #7 (permalink)
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Don't you get it? They want smarter commanders! We are pre-educated in the arts of war...

You might be surprised, but I think that link is totally legit. Military thingie -> Military Sponser.
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Old 30 Jan 2006, 04:49   #8 (permalink)
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Don't you get it? They want smarter commanders! We are pre-educated in the arts of war...

You might be surprised, but I think that link is totally legit. Military thingie -> Military Sponser.
This isn't an Orson Scott Card book.* :P

Also, the recruiting thingy is for combat
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Old 30 Jan 2006, 14:22   #9 (permalink)
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ditto...

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Old 30 Jan 2006, 16:10   #10 (permalink)
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Just a side note, but has anybody noticed the recruiting adds in video game magazines?

[i]"the best thing about the army is someone has always got your back.

[Picture of two soldiers in winter camouflage]

Army of one."

Idiots.
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