No Army For You

Twenty-five year old Martin Gilbert decided to sign up for the army. Gilbert has 2 years of community college, B+ average, and varied work experience. Unfortunately he is currently unemployed and living off of his savings and selling off belongings. Since Gilbert has long been interested in the military, he decided that now was the time to enlist. He was turned down, due to a misdemeanor marijuana charge in high school. He had just turned 18 and the charge was dismissed after a fine was paid. Still no go for boot camp. In a time of military deployment is hostile areas when many troops are repeatedly kept over seas longer than the tour of duty was supposed to be is this really what we are doing? The last president and the sitting one both admitted cocaine use when younger, and the one before that to pot use. Hypocritical and ridiculous!
     Posted By: patty - Sun Aug 29, 2010
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this absolutely blows my mind. what do y'all think?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/29/10 at 02:04 PM
If it's not a matter of criminal record it don't count !!!
Interesting though as the military has experimented on enlisted volunteers with LSD, stimulants, etc etc ....

My deceased father had experimental radiation therapy in the military .. oh btw .. all those records were totally lost in a fire. After many many appeals he got some compensation for losing all feeling in half his body and breathing through a hole in his neck most of his life.
Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 08/29/10 at 03:22 PM
If you got drafted in '68 Arlo most likely you went to Korea like my dad. And for those who don't know it was NOT a war according to the gov't .. it was a "conflict". So all those involved are not entitled to war type benefits.
Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 08/29/10 at 03:53 PM
Or the Canadian Mounties .. You just made me have to go out and download all the Dudley Do-Right cartoons from the Rockie and Bullwinkle shows dorknozzle 😛
Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 08/29/10 at 04:47 PM
wow bd, your poor dad. so sorry to hear that.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/29/10 at 10:40 PM
I'm not that surprised, really. I know several men who wanted to join and were declined for reasons that I thought were pretty weak considering how hard up they must be for new recruits.
Posted by Nethie on 08/29/10 at 11:23 PM
BD's not alone in this. We found out that Dad's lungs had been scared many, many years before, most likely by some chemical agent (mustard gas?). He was discharged from a hospital but NOT for medical reasons! That convenient fire in St. Louis destroyed his records too.

And, no, a bit of pot wouldn't have kept the dude out! There are pieces to this story missing.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/29/10 at 11:49 PM
what a heartbreaking tragedy for the brave service personel and their families. all those affected by this kind of thing, perpetrated by our own government have my deepest sympathy.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/29/10 at 11:56 PM
BD, Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat.
Posted by dorknozzle on 08/30/10 at 01:23 AM
lol dn! :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/30/10 at 01:35 AM
true arlo, but i am sure we had a presence in korea after that. we pretty much havesome sort of presence everywhere we have ever been militarily.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/30/10 at 07:53 AM
We are <<<STILL>>> in Korea fighting a "conflict". And, I think, we're still sending aid to N. Korea.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/30/10 at 09:17 AM
expat, i think we send aid to s. korea. and you may be crotchety, but you are still a cutie! 😉
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/30/10 at 11:11 AM
gee i hope those shipments don't get accidentally reversed. 🐛
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/30/10 at 02:01 PM
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