Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Odd Question

So, how many of you have been in the military? And of those who have, how many would consider themselves combat experienced? The reason I ask is somewhat related to my Self Control post. Whenever I say something like "I've been trained to fight" people snicker. Now from my background, that seems odd. It isn't a boast: everyone in the army was trained. Some sucked and some weren't trained well. But everyone I know was trained in hand to hand. I am also trained to shoot a gun and to run around in those stupid HAZMAT suits. Oh did that suck. And then yesterday I heard a report that only 4.5% of the population under 45 or something like that had been in the military. That blew me away. I just always assumed most people had been in.

9 Comments:

At Wednesday, October 18, 2006 1:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No military background for me; never liked the haircut.

But I am proud of the self control you showed - though you (and I) have got to learn a little more restraint from the irresistible urge for smart aleck jabs that we sometimes throw at the dim-wits in idiot America. We must consider before we take actions that may enlist short term gratification; that in doing so, we have sunk to their level.

Heal, boy, heal - here's a ClifBlok - good Prudog, sit!

Older than old as dirt

 
At Wednesday, October 18, 2006 2:07:00 PM, Anonymous andrew said...

Chad Brothers served for a number of years (5+?). He's only like 5'9" and I'm pretty sure he could kick my ass too. Not because of his combat training, but because he can grow a pretty sweet mustache.

 
At Wednesday, October 18, 2006 2:24:00 PM, Blogger P-Dog said...

i want to make it clear that I am not a kicker of ass. i was real good at cleaning an M16 and that was about it. but it does strike me that most people mental image of a fight is somewhat like the scene at the beginning of team america. and they always told us to leave the guy with the stache alone. stache = stone cold killer.

clifblok???? were???

 
At Wednesday, October 18, 2006 2:32:00 PM, Blogger P-Dog said...

oh yah, and Tubbs. Don't f* w/ Tubbs. There's a reason he can't go to 13 or the 50 States anymore.

 
At Wednesday, October 18, 2006 2:35:00 PM, Blogger Old as dirt said...

I was in the Irish Army, never got to drive the tank, though,I hear they have a plane now too!!

 
At Thursday, October 19, 2006 8:15:00 AM, Blogger CROW said...

I was the spawn of a military family; never been in the armed services myself. I did, however, belong to a para-military organization where I earned several merit badges, learned how to shoot rifles and was trained to properly handle a knife. So, you could say that the Crow bristles with potentially dangerous skillz.

 
At Thursday, October 19, 2006 8:18:00 AM, Blogger P-Dog said...

plus, you are unbalanced.

 
At Friday, October 20, 2006 2:59:00 PM, Anonymous ian said...

What are you trying to call me out there P?

Fortunately those states are the flat boring ones in the midwest! ;-)

I applaud your self restraint too.

 
At Friday, October 20, 2006 3:27:00 PM, Blogger P-Dog said...

haven't you figured out this blogs motto is "drag as many innocents into the mud as possible"?

 

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