71% of young people are ineligible for the military

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  1. maheo30

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    Too fat, too dumb, and criminal.
     
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      Another HUGE problem, can't have taken anti-depressants/ADD/ADHD type meds in the last year... I know several kids that graduated HS with both son #1 and son #2 that had to wait 12 months, off meds, to enlist.
       
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        Too fat, too dumb, criminal, and mentally ill.
         
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          That is crazy. I remember a few people in basic getting stuck at the reception area for an extra 2 weeks doing PT before being allowed to start basic but the problem must be much worse now with how out of shape some of these kids are.
           
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          millennials, the gift that just keeps on giving.
           
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            Millennials are mush.
             
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              Whats really sad is that instead of realizing these kids for who they are... extremely bright and energetic kids who just need some extra boot up the rear to keep them in line and focused, dope-em-up docs just push all sorts of meds that make them lethargic and passive. Making it even worse, lazy and apathetic parents are all too eager to accept the diagnosis and drug em up b/c it allows them to largely remove themselves from the job of parenting.

              It's pathetic.
               
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                Online gaming isn’t helping, either.
                 
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                  So fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go thru life.
                   
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                      I've said this forever and have pissed off a lot of people (gamers) who insist that sitting in front of a video game for hours on end instead of doing what kids used to do before video games has nothing to do with obesity. To which I reply in my most judgmental tone....BULL$H!T!
                       
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                        Sadly, I see it everyday in PE. And I've seen a huge change over the last 19 years, since I started teaching middle school. Kids now are soft. It saddens and disgusts me, actually. All but the ones who are heavily into a competitive sport or activity are weak, uncoordinated, and have little to no knowledge of sports, fitness, or nutrition.
                         
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                        In 2004, an Orthopedic surgeon met with the Army Basic Training heads at Ft. Jackson and told us we are physically breaking Soldiers in basic training. Ft. Jackson did so many hip replacement surgeries on YOUNG females during that year they ran out of their allocation of parts and had to outsource the surgery to Palmetto Hospital in Columbia. The bone connecting the leg bone to the hip socket would get stress cracks in it and the females wouldn't say anything. After so long, the ball socket would die from lack of blood flow and bam, new hip and a discharge.

                        That was pretty unbelievable to me as I heard this. So every time we saw a female limping, she went on crutches until we could get her an x-ray on her hip.



                        In 2017, an Orthopedic surgeon met with the Army Basic Training heads at Ft. Jackson and told us we are physically breaking Soldiers in basic training. This time, we were told we were breaking the MALE Soldiers.

                        13 ****ing years!!!! I see this first hand as part of my Army Reserve function as my unit covers the 4 IMT locations plus Ft. Knox for cadets. Soft is not the word I would use for a LOT of today's young males. Feminine would be more accurate. Too much rah rah and not enough kicking ass. Parts of basic I have seen the way the young Soldiers act reminds me of watching women's softball with all the ****ing cheerleading and ****. We are going to have to go back to beating their ass in basic to toughen up this crowd. Liberal weenie policies have directly caused this.
                         
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                          There’s a reason that there is the relatively new term “dad bod” to describe boys in high school. It’s like a thing to have one. A very common thing.

                          If anyone I knew growing up ever had someone refer to them as having a “dad bod” they’d have been mortified.
                           
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                            Also has to do with the logistics of not being able to get any needed Rx into the "battlefield", so then you certainly don't want a kid's brain-co-ordination to have to quit "cold-turkey" out in combat.

                            The military had a program where once a young man was being deployed, he got a voucher & order to go to a local dentist. That voucher gave the dentist "orders" to extract any teeth that had large cavities, fill only the small cavities. They were minimizing the chances of a kid being attacked by a tooth flair-up during action. Blessings on all soldiers.
                             
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                            BIG studies were done post-Vietnam on medical stats going back to WWII vis a vis readiness to deploy. We had BIG pre-deployment checks all the time where we'd shuffle into the gym and there were stations set up for legal/wills, medical, dental... The numbers found in the study were staggering, especially for dental, for how many soldiers were not available to serve on the line in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam for DENTAL reasons that it changed how business was done. So, yup, correct!
                             
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                              Fat, stupid, lazy, druggie criminal.
                               

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