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Just what old fat white guys love to see. young kids wanting to go out and sacrifice themselves for big fat DOD contracts. Romney loves it.
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Mitt will loose wrote:
Just what old fat white guys love to see. young kids wanting to go out and sacrifice themselves for big fat DOD contracts. Romney loves it.
Educate yourself, and rest easy knowing that these very people who have gone overseas putting themselves in harms way, sometimes paying the ultimate sacrifice gives you the ability and freedom to say whatever random, and stupid thoughts come to mind. You might consider saying thank you at the end of your pathetic post.
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Just what old fat white guys love to see. young kids wanting to go out and sacrifice themselves for big fat DOD contracts. Romney loves it.
Spoken like a true "progressive"--mindl ess, thoughtless, imbecile, etc.
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Just what old fat white guys love to see. young kids wanting to go out and sacrifice themselves for big fat DOD contracts. Romney loves it.
I wouldn't even say 15% of the kids who go through it actually join the military.
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u r ridiculous wrote:
<quoted text>Educate yourself, and rest easy knowing that these very people who have gone overseas putting themselves in harms way, sometimes paying the ultimate sacrifice gives you the ability and freedom to say whatever random, and stupid thoughts come to mind. You might consider saying thank you at the end of your pathetic post.
So you actually believe that there is a terror threat here? You actually believe that there were weapons of mass destruction? You actually believe that after invading how many sovereign nations? that they love us? What a sap. War mongers like Bush and Romney love suckers like you and have no qualms about sending young men and women to their deaths to maintain DOD contracts that make them rich. If really think this is about democracy and terrorism your a dupe, sucker.
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Couple of you got waaaaay off track here. This is a great program in HS and in college. It builds character and moral fiber and gives kids a chance to right themselves. It pays for a lot of college educations. Yes they have a military commitment but the older I get the more I think that is a great thing. Maybe all of our children should participate in either that or the Peace Corps before they jump into the work force.
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Couple of you got waaaaay off track here. This is a great program in HS and in college. It builds character and moral fiber and gives kids a chance to right themselves. It pays for a lot of college educations. Yes they have a military commitment but the older I get the more I think that is a great thing. Maybe all of our children should participate in either that or the Peace Corps before they jump into the work force.
ROTC is just a high school program, there is no commitment to anything after graduation. Having done it myself and then gone thru boot camp, thanks to some other war mongers in the 60s), ROTC prepares a young kid for nothing. Boot camp is a world all to itself where no one gives a rats behind what you did before you got there. A great equalizer. ROTC only serves to give a distorted view of the world thru the eyes of old fat white guys.
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Mitt will loose wrote:
<quoted text>ROTC is just a high school program, there is no commitment to anything after graduation. Having done it myself and then gone thru boot camp, thanks to some other war mongers in the 60s), ROTC prepares a young kid for nothing. Boot camp is a world all to itself where no one gives a rats behind what you did before you got there. A great equalizer. ROTC only serves to give a distorted view of the world thru the eyes of old fat white guys.
In case I didn't make it clear enough, there is a military commitment after the Army or Air Force or Navy has paid for your college education. You sound very angry but I am not sure what about. Did you get dismissed from ROTC?

i agree about boot camp being a great equalizer. No privilege or penalty for your background. And when you talk about old fat white guys you sound like some sort of reverse racist. I think I know what you mean but maybe you should sober up before you continue this line of, uh, reasoning.
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You're using the term 'ROTC' loosely. If you do ROTC in college and make it into field training, then yes there is a commitment. Doing JROTC (hint: the 'J') then you have no commitment what-so-ever. It's only a program.

Also, there is one advantage to doing JROTC and then enlisting. You could get a slightly higher rank once you've graduated from Basic.
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Behind the Curtain wrote:
Couple of you got waaaaay off track here. This is a great program in HS and in college. It builds character and moral fiber and gives kids a chance to right themselves. It pays for a lot of college educations. Yes they have a military commitment but the older I get the more I think that is a great thing. Maybe all of our children should participate in either that or the Peace Corps before they jump into the work force.
my parents gave me chacter and moral fiber, they didn't leave it to uncle sam.
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In case I didn't make it clear enough, there is a military commitment after the Army or Air Force or Navy has paid for your college education. You sound very angry but I am not sure what about. Did you get dismissed from ROTC?
i agree about boot camp being a great equalizer. No privilege or penalty for your background. And when you talk about old fat white guys you sound like some sort of reverse racist. I think I know what you mean but maybe you should sober up before you continue this line of, uh, reasoning.
Not an angry bone in my body, maybe some frustration when confronted with assumptions. As far as old fat white guys, its a figure of speech? to describe those OLD FAT WHITE GUYS in DC who have no qualms about sending our youth to made up wars. Where did they find the weapons of mass destruction? The Gulf of Tonkin, Get it? As a VN era vet its just unfathomable how this country uses any excuse to send people to their deaths, and for what? DOD contracts. Put aa gun in Romneys kids hands and see what happens.
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<quoted text>my parents gave me chacter and moral fiber, they didn't leave it to uncle sam.
Without question, so did mine. But there are many children that don't have that standing behind them. This is a great fallback for them.
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I graduated from Monticello High School and for the three years I attended the school, I did this program and it was the best decision I ever made. This program didn't just help me in high school, but it really did prepare me college and in my opinion, become a great civilian. There were social skills that I would have never achieved had it not been for JROTC. I used to be a really shy person and would run at the thought of speaking in public. Through drilling and being out in the community for a number of events, I slowly grew out of that. As cliche as it sounds, when I graduated I really did believe I had what it took to be a leader and that's so important now especially as an undergraduate trying to stand out from the rest. JROTC has only brought positive experiences and lessons into my life.

During the summer, the unit participates in a one week long camp or Summer Leadership School. For a week, you are challenged and tested through so many activities. There, I didn't just learn about time management, discipline, respect, dedication, self-motivation, teamwork - I applied it to real life and it's stuck with me ever since.

JROTC not only gives you life skills but offers a great environment. The instructors are so supportive and really do want you to do your best. They sacrifice so much time out of their lives to help us do all the events we like to do. In all honesty, it really is like a second family to me and I couldn't thank my instructors or other classmates enough.

JROTC isn't 'kids signing their life away to the DOD'. In fact, not that many kids who complete it even join the military! It's a fun, challenging program to take during high school - just like sports, theater, band, etc. It's sad to see the unit in trouble because it offers so much to all different types of people. I know how much it can help and it's sad knowing how many kids are going to miss this awesome opportunity.
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Simple, ROTC is a method to brainwash young minds before they have a chance to look at the world thru an objective lens. Wars are fought by the young, always have been, not by the old fat white guys protecting their economic interests.
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Simple, ROTC is a method to brainwash young minds before they have a chance to look at the world thru an objective lens. Wars are fought by the young, always have been, not by the old fat white guys protecting their economic interests.
Did you even read the comments from Proud Graduate? I read nothing about fighting wars, or brainwashing. I read that this young person had an exceptional high school experience (remember the J in JROTC) and lessons taken on to college, not the military.
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<quoted text>Not an angry bone in my body, maybe some frustration when confronted with assumptions. As far as old fat white guys, its a figure of speech? to describe those OLD FAT WHITE GUYS in DC who have no qualms about sending our youth to made up wars. Where did they find the weapons of mass destruction? The Gulf of Tonkin, Get it? As a VN era vet its just unfathomable how this country uses any excuse to send people to their deaths, and for what? DOD contracts. Put aa gun in Romneys kids hands and see what happens.

You might want to study your history, as you seem to think Romney or the GOP is to blame for all the wars: WWI Woodrall Wilson (democrat) WWII FDR (Democrat) Korea Truman (Democrat); Vietnam Kennedy and expanded by LBJ (both Democrats) Just saying...
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I agree with you this gives our children a since of leadership and finding themselves. So many of our children today lose out in the opportunity to become one - a leader, being commitment, and show dedication. It is a shame that today there are still individual that don’t want to see the youth be productive in society. This program also propel them to be greater people all around even if they don’t go into the military. I believe all children should be all to go into this program. They learn so much.
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Couple of you got waaaaay off track here. This is a great program in HS and in college. It builds character and moral fiber and gives kids a chance to right themselves. It pays for a lot of college educations. Yes they have a military commitment but the older I get the more I think that is a great thing. Maybe all of our children should participate in either that or the Peace Corps before they jump into the work force.

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Many of today’s youth find themselves without any direction in life. With that said they either lack parental /guardian support or a lack of drive to become a productive citizen. They have many opportunities whether it is college bound for a career, blue-collar/white-collar jobs, trade skills or a career in the military. The Air Force JROTC program at Monticello H.S. offers today’s youth the opportunity to learn responsibility, character, leadership/followership, decision making, team-building, morals, community service and other skills to prepare them for life. JROTC also provides scholarships, resume writing seminars and mock job interviews conducted by local business owners.

The JROTC mission is to: "Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community”. At no point in JROTC is there a commitment to join the military and the instructors are not recruiters for the military. The cadets are taught the Air Force Core Values: Integrity First, Service before Self and Excellence in All We Do. This program exists to give our youth self-confidence and prepare them for their future.

So, before you bash a bunch of 14-18 year old kids you should educate yourself about programs that exist to improve the youth of America. JROTC does not exist to “send your babies to war”. Most people that live in the People’s Republic of Liberal Charlottesville can’t think outside the Rotunda! If this hurts your feelings it must be true. Virginia was built by men and women that escaped tyranny so they could build a better life for their families and the generations that came after them. Give this program a chance for the youth of the great United States of America.
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Many of today’s youth find themselves without any direction in life. With that said they either lack parental /guardian support or a lack of drive to become a productive citizen. They have many opportunities whether it is college bound for a career, blue-collar/white-collar jobs, trade skills or a career in the military. The Air Force JROTC program at Monticello H.S. offers today’s youth the opportunity to learn responsibility, character, leadership/followership, decision making, team-building, morals, community service and other skills to prepare them for life. JROTC also provides scholarships, resume writing seminars and mock job interviews conducted by local business owners.
The JROTC mission is to: "Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community”. At no point in JROTC is there a commitment to join the military and the instructors are not recruiters for the military. The cadets are taught the Air Force Core Values: Integrity First, Service before Self and Excellence in All We Do. This program exists to give our youth self-confidence and prepare them for their future.
So, before you bash a bunch of 14-18 year old kids you should educate yourself about programs that exist to improve the youth of America. JROTC does not exist to “send your babies to war”. Most people that live in the People’s Republic of Liberal Charlottesville can’t think outside the Rotunda! If this hurts your feelings it must be true. Virginia was built by men and women that escaped tyranny so they could build a better life for their families and the generations that came after them. Give this program a chance for the youth of the great United States of America.
Yes , we escaped tyranny, tyranny on the part of old fat white guys bent on world domination, sound familiar? probably not. The goal of education is self enlightenment not with a goal of carrying out the orders of a militaristic culture. The first goal of Obama now should be to cut the defence budget in half and spend that money on our kids, not killing. Why you idiots can only relate to a identity in militaristic terms is sad. Old fat white guys think like that, do you?

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I have come to the conclusion that you are either a forgotten maltreated child or an uneducated product of society. I will ignore all future post by you because you are not worth the time or effort. GET A CLUE!!!!!!!!!! By the way, it is spelled Defense. IDIOT.
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<quoted text>Yes , we escaped tyranny, tyranny on the part of old fat white guys bent on world domination, sound familiar? probably not. The goal of education is self enlightenment not with a goal of carrying out the orders of a militaristic culture. The first goal of Obama now should be to cut the defence budget in half and spend that money on our kids, not killing. Why you idiots can only relate to a identity in militaristic terms is sad. Old fat white guys think like that, do you?

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