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Should we spend all of our time at RMNP or ......

Old Apr 15th, 2017, 07:32 PM
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When you are drafted...you have NO choice....THEY pick your job....THEY pick where you go and don't go. IF the Military is soooooo soft.....why do only 2.3% of kids go!? NOBODY in their right mind would want to go! I know 100's of kids 18-25....but only one joined. WHY do you think that is. I did whatever they said....worked as many hours in a row as they wanted. Why do you think our last two Presidents never went! Why do you think Don's kids never went?
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Old Apr 16th, 2017, 02:55 AM
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I hope you realize we don't have a draft now and that the volunteer army wouldn't even want you.
On the contrary, I know the sons of family and friends who did volunteer after 9/11--because they felt they had to. Children of privilege, if you will.
And I did "go" too, with 3 small children.
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Old Apr 16th, 2017, 03:42 PM
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But....only 2.7% of young men and women (under 25) enter the military so far in 2017 (first 3 months. WHY do think it's sooooooo low? Why do sooooo many not want to go through it!?
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Old Apr 16th, 2017, 05:42 PM
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Because the pay sucks and you could get sent somewhere you could die. What's your point?
Be glad you weren't sent to the jungle to die. My brother came home, but some of my classmates didn't, and I find your complaining now very sad.
Btw, we had the draft in WWII also, and I don't think I ever heard anyone of that generation speak with such bitterness (except one of my dad's stories about a bunkmate who lost out on a major league baseball career due to the war).
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Old Apr 16th, 2017, 06:26 PM
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MOST of the people from WW2 are not even living....how can they complain!? It started in 1939....ended in 1945. Even if they went in in 1945....and was at least 16...that would make them 88. I know of NOBODY still living at 88! May Dad died at 54/Mom at 69 and sister at 61. Not many live till 88!?!
https://answers.yahoo.com/question/i...live%20to%2090

In 2009 it was 1%. So....even IF they all complained....it would not be may!
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Old Apr 16th, 2017, 06:45 PM
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You are a bit off. Let go.
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Old Apr 16th, 2017, 07:39 PM
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It says: LESS than 1% of people in America live to be 90 as of 2009. Read it...how can I be a bit off. The point is....why you are not hearing soldiers from WW2 not complain....THEY ARE DEAD!
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Old Apr 17th, 2017, 04:23 AM
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Partially, in important ways, so are you. I'm glad they didn't give you anything but a spatula and potato peeler!! Smart Army.

Go start packing your camera and get thee to beautiful Colorado. Maybe it will improve your outlook on life. When you began all those threads, we jumped in with great and enthusiastic advice. It has now deteriorated to your 50 year old grudge. It takes a lot of energy to keep that chip on your shoulder--could have been different.
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Old Apr 17th, 2017, 04:59 AM
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Ill nut, I was referring to more than 60 years of listening, not channeling dead folks.
Go west, breathe the salubrious air, view the glorious mountains, ponder the pine bark beetle, gaze at the stars, and don't forget a good pair of binoculars and to dress in layers.
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Old Apr 17th, 2017, 05:42 AM
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My last 3 trips were:
1= Flew from Chicago to St' Lake City. Droce to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone for 10 days.
2= Flew into Las Vegas. Drove to the Grand Canyon/Horseshoe Canyon and Monument Valley. Drove North to the Mighty 5. 14 days.
3= Fly from Chicago to San Diego. Rent a car and drive the coastline to San Fran. 14 days. Also included Yasimite. None of it could come close to ending the hell of those 2 years they took away from me.
Before that was 9 days in Hawaii. I try and pick out a nice trip once a year.
2017 of course will be RMNP. 2018 will be Black Hills/Badlands/Sturgus and Mt. Rushmore.
All the trips over the years....can not make up for what my country did to me during those 2.
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Old Apr 17th, 2017, 05:57 AM
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The bottom line is....if the military was THAT good...why does such a low % (2.7%) go.
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Old Apr 17th, 2017, 07:21 AM
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illi, it seems no one here has said the military was good, they are just saying you are the one who is still whining about it after all these years.

Have a nice trip, hope it goes smoothly and the weather gods give you a break.

OP ritmom, glad to see you added some time. If you get a chance from Glenwood head over to Aspen for the Maroon Bells. Crowded in August (like RMNP) but for a good reason.
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Old Apr 17th, 2017, 08:02 AM
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Maroon Bells is on the list. I'm not much into hiking...but I'll go as far as I can. All aside...I push everyday for people to see this beautiful country. Never let $$$ get in the way....tons of ways to get around it.
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