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    Pentagon Spends $33 Million for video games

    "Cut Spending, Spending." You taxdollars hard at work. Keep working hard.
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    By Bill Shein
    February 19, 2010

    War is many things, but it’s certainly not a game. That’s why we can’t allow a violent video game – designed by the Pentagon specifically for children as young as 13 years old – to be used as a military recruitment tool.

    Over the last decade, the U.S. Army has spent more than $33 million to develop, launch, and market an online, multiplayer, “first-person shooter” game called “America’s Army.” It can be downloaded for free by anyone 13 or older. It’s also available for Xbox and PlayStation. Launched in 2002, it’s now in its third major release.
    Source and Entire: Reason Gone Mad by Bill Shein - Humor - Commentary - Columns - End 'America's Army'*Funding
    It's an accurate statement that our current spending will not be increasing the debt We've stopped spending money that we don't have.

    -- Jack Lew, then director of the Office of Management and Budget, in Feb. 16, 2011 testimony before the Senate Budget Committee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Smoothy View Post
    "Cut Spending, Spending." You taxdollars hard at work. Keep working hard.


    Source and Entire: Reason Gone Mad by Bill Shein - Humor - Commentary - Columns - End 'America's Army'*Funding
    use everything they got we need more americans.

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    ^ Can you clarify your statement? I don't understand it.

    Thanks.
    It's an accurate statement that our current spending will not be increasing the debt We've stopped spending money that we don't have.

    -- Jack Lew, then director of the Office of Management and Budget, in Feb. 16, 2011 testimony before the Senate Budget Committee.

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    WE need the young boy to grow up and be men the scgolls have been pussifying them for years.. to many tree hugging tofu eating pussys out there in ten years there will be nothing but hard core G's in the service because everyone is a pussys except browns blacks. why cuz we be from the streets nigga

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    Speaking of which I haven't played that in a long time. Downloading now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Situation View Post
    WE need the young boy to grow up and be men the scgolls have been pussifying them for years.. to many tree hugging tofu eating pussys out there in ten years there will be nothing but hard core G's in the service because everyone is a pussys except browns blacks. why cuz we be from the streets nigga
    There will always be a large pool of high graduates that are functionally illiterate, with limited options, that will join the military to get training and education and a way out of a small dead-end town.

    I assume with Iraq finishing up, and the poor economy, it's an attractive option for many high school grads, every single year.

    Other options include working at Target or a laundry-mat.

    There will always be a steady assembly line of sheep.
    It's an accurate statement that our current spending will not be increasing the debt We've stopped spending money that we don't have.

    -- Jack Lew, then director of the Office of Management and Budget, in Feb. 16, 2011 testimony before the Senate Budget Committee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danzik17 View Post
    Speaking of which I haven't played that in a long time. Downloading now.
    yea that is kinda cool downloading

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Situation View Post
    yea that is kinda cool downloading
    Its was quite cool back in the day,.... i heard they updated the platform and added a bunch to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brk_nemesis View Post
    Its was quite cool back in the day,.... i heard they updated the platform and added a bunch to it.
    yep i'm there already

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Smoothy View Post
    There will always be a large pool of high graduates that are functionally illiterate, with limited options, that will join the military to get training and education and a way out of a small dead-end town.

    I assume with Iraq finishing up, and the poor economy, it's an attractive option for many high school grads, every single year.

    Other options include working at Target or a laundry-mat.

    There will always be a steady assembly line of sheep.
    So those that choose to serve are automatically pigeon-holed into some form of lower class citizen with subpar intelligence?

    Do you even read the bullshit you post, or do you just mindlessly slam your face into the keyboard to pound out the most offensive things you possibly can?

    I served my country honorably (as did most of the men in my family as far back as WW2). I scored a 93 on the ASVAB, with a 127 GT score. This is somewhere in the 3rd percentile in the nation. I would venture to say that I am quite a bit above functionally literate. I served as an Air Traffic Controller, after graduating honor graduate from a school with a 75%+ washout rate. After doing that for a few years, I moved into special services training, and was involved in more than a few things that would probably turn your shit white.

    After leaving the military after completing my term of service, I entered into the oil and gas industry (I disliked ATC) and was making over 80k a year by the time I was 24. I still work in the industry and have done quite well for myself.

    I am very proud of my military service, and feel that I wouldn't have the opportunities that have been afforded to me had I been unlucky enough to have been born somewhere else. I feel that every young American should serve his country in some capacity.

    In short, you can take your degrading, asanine and insulting remarks and shove them right up your ass you worthless prick. When was the last time you did anything good for your community, your town, your state, or your country? In fact, when was the last time you did ANYTHING of ANY note?

    Our countries leaders make mistakes, many of them in fact. This is no way reflects poorly on our soldiers, and the fact that they choose to serve and give something back in no way makes them sheep...it makes them heroes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Smoothy View Post
    There will always be a large pool of high graduates that are functionally illiterate, with limited options, that will join the military to get training and education and a way out of a small dead-end town.

    I assume with Iraq finishing up, and the poor economy, it's an attractive option for many high school grads, every single year.

    Other options include working at Target or a laundry-mat.

    There will always be a steady assembly line of sheep.

    I work with several current servicemen and retired flag officers that have masters and Ph.Ds...not all folks in the military are illiterate. You can't broad brush everything like that.


    Back on topic, I don't know the DoD is pushing their own video game so much. There is already Call of Duty which serves the same purpose and is funded by the private sector...let that free recruiting tool ride. Its the best first person shooter game out there right now anyway

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    Second on the COD. Absolutely wonderful games. COD4 is still my favorite for Multiplayer, but MW2 is the best single player FPS ever made.

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    jmorrison and Ivanry,

    I do not mean all people in the military.

    And I was referring to high school graduates that go in.

    I know retired military fellas as well, and yes, they are intelligent, etc.

    My point is that the military will always farm high schools grads at the age of 18 and 19, and indoctrinate attempt to mold their young and malleable minds into the military and Neo-Con agenda.

    This too, I have seen many, many, times talking with currenctly active armed forces members and reitired ones, as well.
    It's an accurate statement that our current spending will not be increasing the debt We've stopped spending money that we don't have.

    -- Jack Lew, then director of the Office of Management and Budget, in Feb. 16, 2011 testimony before the Senate Budget Committee.

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    Just in case any of you believe that Big Smoothy actually cares about the men and women serving in the military:

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    I support the insurgents. I support road-side bombs. I support snipers.

    The Americans in Iraq are fascists.

    uneducated, poorly read, no knowledge of Iraqi history,

    they deserve what they get.

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