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Military meets, exceeds recruiting goals
AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/12/06 | Pauline Jelinek - ap

Posted on 12/12/2006 2:28:38 PM PST by NormsRevenge

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To: Brad from Tennessee

Recruiting meets its quota-Libs say its because of bad economy and most of the recruits are neo-nazi gang members.

Recruiting doesn't meet its quota-Libs say our military is scared of the big bad Iraqis.


41 posted on 12/12/2006 4:46:57 PM PST by Democratshavenobrains
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To: albee

As we say in Wisconsin, "You're Lawrence Welkum!"

Somehow, traveling the world appealed to me more at age 18 than spending FOUR YEARS in Iowa, LOL!


42 posted on 12/12/2006 4:49:45 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Ron2
"I feel a major conflict is in the making and we best be prepared for it."

Agree absolutely. I'll go further and say that it's just as vital to elect a retired military professional as our next president. Scouts out! Time's a'waistin'.

43 posted on 12/12/2006 4:50:35 PM PST by Eastbound
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To: dakine
Wonder if this has any economic reasons for happening, as in the economy is not really doing as well as some reporting.

OK, 'fess up!

You're either Jon Carry or Charlie Rangel!

44 posted on 12/12/2006 4:52:39 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (Dyslexics of the world, UNTIE!)
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To: NormsRevenge
>>>> ... the Pentagon said Tuesday it is having success enlisting new troops.

Freedom of choice is a great right.

45 posted on 12/12/2006 5:16:09 PM PST by Reagan Man (Conservatives don't support amnesty and conservatives don't vote for liberals!)
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To: Hydroshock

TANKS fer the Funi,LOLROF;0)


46 posted on 12/12/2006 5:24:05 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: NormsRevenge

John Kerry: "There sure are a lot of dumb people in America."

Charles Rangel: "Only black people join the military."


47 posted on 12/12/2006 6:47:30 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: dakine

What, you don't like it when your ideas or thoughts are challenged?


48 posted on 12/12/2006 6:55:58 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard ("A suicide bomber may be a weak weapon, but not against a suicide culture." - Steyn)
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To: dakine

"Wonder if this has any economic reasons for happening, as in the economy is not really doing as well as some reporting."

What real indications of economic slowdown do you see to support that? I see nothing but positive economic conditions with slowdown on the side.


49 posted on 12/12/2006 7:02:48 PM PST by lawdude (2006: The elections we will live to die for!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I wonder if this will have any effect on my chances of getting in.


50 posted on 12/12/2006 7:17:45 PM PST by RWB Patriot
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To: dakine
Where are you getting your information about the economy? It's doing far better than has been reported.

As for the military, since the war in Iraq began, the ratio of wealthy to poor has increased. In other words, the war has caused more upper middle class enlistments and less poor.

So you're wrong on all counts.

51 posted on 12/12/2006 7:35:17 PM PST by ohioWfan (President Bush - courageously and honorably protecting us in dangerous times, . Praise the Lord!)
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To: dakine; kinghorse
I guess discussing ideas/thoughts are not allowed on this thread. Sorry

LOL! What you said was an 'idea' and what kinghorse said about young people loving their country is not?

How exactly do you make that work?

Defend your hypothesis with some facts, dakine. I'd really like to know what you have to back up your 'idea' that the economy is bad and that people are enlisting because of economic need.

(While research proves quite the opposite).

52 posted on 12/12/2006 7:38:37 PM PST by ohioWfan (President Bush - courageously and honorably protecting us in dangerous times, . Praise the Lord!)
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To: dakine
Here is some information from the Heritage Foundation from 2005 to refute your hypothesis.

There's lots more out there if you need it to further correct your 'idea.'

53 posted on 12/12/2006 7:44:02 PM PST by ohioWfan (President Bush - courageously and honorably protecting us in dangerous times, . Praise the Lord!)
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To: Steel Wolf
Let not kid ourselves, we are at war. It easy to demand perfect standards when you are not at war. Seems to me the people who scream loudest about "The American people need to realize we are at war and make sacrifices" should not also then turn around be the same people trash talking every single issue related to the war.
54 posted on 12/12/2006 7:46:38 PM PST by MNJohnnie (I do not forgive Senator John McCain for helping destroy everything we built since 1980.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Back to the Top


55 posted on 12/12/2006 7:46:52 PM PST by MNJohnnie (I do not forgive Senator John McCain for helping destroy everything we built since 1980.)
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To: NormsRevenge

It's odd, I don't remember the msm doing this monthly analysis during the clintoon years.


56 posted on 12/12/2006 7:48:09 PM PST by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: ohioWfan; dakine
Don't waste your time. dakine here makes punk comments and runs away. Just another one of those people who finds it amusing to pick fights rather then actually try discussing any issue rationally.

Lower average unemployment rate then the Clinton years. Longest sustained GDP growth since the 1980s, Average wages increasing, highest per capita private home ownership, etc etc etc. But dakine will simply ignore all the Economic facts since that is not what his paymasters at the DNC tell him to scream.
57 posted on 12/12/2006 7:50:44 PM PST by MNJohnnie (I do not forgive Senator John McCain for helping destroy everything we built since 1980.)
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To: MNJohnnie; dakine
I'm not sure how 'punk' his comments are, but they certainly are uneducated....

THIS article is from today.

Paints a little different picture than dakine is trying to portray.

I always wonder if these naysayers are DNC plants. I seriously do.....

58 posted on 12/12/2006 7:54:48 PM PST by ohioWfan (President Bush - courageously and honorably protecting us in dangerous times, . Praise the Lord!)
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To: MNJohnnie
btw, the RATS have to hate the words "BUSH BOOM".

Apparently it sends some of them running...... :)

59 posted on 12/12/2006 7:57:16 PM PST by ohioWfan (President Bush - courageously and honorably protecting us in dangerous times, . Praise the Lord!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Diana, I praise your loyalty to our country and also praise you for your service to her.

I joined in 1978, seven days after my last drinking binge as a free man and eight days after graduating high school. I was disappointed not to fight in Viet Nam, as strange as that sounds now. I went to school to be a military police officer, airborne, Ranger, and a sniper. I was involved in three operations during my time in the Army. I was wounded in Germany in 1985 and medically discharged in 1987. I loved the lifestyle in the Army. I loved serving my country. I was proud to protect my country and other countries from communism and any other threat to her. I would rejoin today if I could, but my disabilities won't allow me to.
Every time I see a veteran or active duty military person, I go out of my way to go over to them, shake their hand and thank them for their service to a country who, for the most part now, don't want them to WIN in Iraq and Afghanistan. I dislike and distrust any politician that doesn't WANT a victory, i.e: sKerry, Pelois, etc.... I can't understand why Washington won't let the generals do what they are supposed to do. Kill the enemy and win the war.
Lastly, I apologize to FR'ers for me carrying on. God love us and our country. May He help the politicians see what they are doing is wrong and may He protect the service personnel from danger while they do their duty.
60 posted on 12/12/2006 8:10:59 PM PST by antiunion person (Thanks to all our service people who are in harm's way.)
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