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18...now what?!

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  1. Trappy12

    Trappy12 Active Member

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    So I just turned 18 today, and have no idea what to do! I wont be able to do much tonight since it's the Homecoming Dance, but what did you guys do on your 18th birthday?
    -Trappy
     
  2. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    I was in the Marine Corps learning how to be a man.
     
  3. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Cold guys, cold...

    enjoy Homecoming..
     
  4. fssberson

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    Registered for the Draft. Be thankful to every nan and woman serving in our armed forces.
     
  5. OGC Director

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    My daughter just turned 18 and she leaves for basic in Jan. Any thoughts of joining?
     
  6. Jerbear

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    Join the Military.


    Jerbear
     
  7. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Register for the Draft? Did I miss something???

    Go to College. Become a Doctor.. enjoy trapshooting..

    Better yet, ask Neil.
     
  8. squirrelkiller

    squirrelkiller TS Member

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    Enjoy your 18th and your dance. Think of your future and what you want or need to do. These upcoming years are very formative as to your career or lack thereof.
     
  9. Hauxfan

    Hauxfan Well-Known Member

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    Happy Birthday, Trappy!!!! Hope you have a good one!

    [​IMG]

    I was in the Army down in Ft.Hood, Texas learning all I could about the M-48 tank.

    Don't remember a whole lot about Ft.Hood, but will never forget what I learned about the M-48 tank.

    Hauxfan!
     
  10. shutnlar

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    I enlisted in the USAF on my B'day. Some time in the Military might help you figure things out- It might kill you but it won't hurt you...

    Larry
     
  11. Paladin

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    Take the obvious hint Trappy, join the service. You need it.
     
  12. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Ok, truth be known, I was sitting on the home front, in Ricks Cafe, Ann Arbor Michigan. Enjoying the company of the ladies present. Drinking Expresso, playing Space Invaders, and avoiding Sheriff Harvey and his storm troopers.
     
  13. crusha

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    Trappy,

    Don't listen to these old farts. According to 45% of them, the current goals of the military are a waste of time. These are the same guys sitting back and saying, "Let the terrorists win in Afghanistan, get our boys out of there." So judging from that, I'd follow their lead, turn my back on military service, and never look back. If they won't support you, regardless who is President, why should you make that career choice?

    These guys grew up back when America didn't have to compete with the rest of the world for every dollar its workers take home in their paycheck. You could f_ck around fixing up hotrod cars, joining the military - generally having the sort of aimless, nostalgia-glazed young adulthood the denizens of Normal Rockwell America thought they were entitled to...then come back from the service, go to school on the G.I. bill (sucking the tit of the taxpayers, basically), start your own business - and live the American dream. Then someday lecture young people about how they "don't know anything."

    That's just not an option today. Young people today may not know anything - but neither do the old-timers, when it comes to making your way in the world today. Joining the military would be one of the biggest wastes of your potential you could possibly make. These guys say it's a waste of time - so follow their lead. Why sit around peeling potatoes at taxpayer expense in a peacetime military, when all the guys who served back in the old days are arguing for a diminished American military presence in the world?

    Bosh - forget it. Drive around with your Obama sticker on your car, go to law school, and turn your back on the past. I don't like it - but you'd be silly to do otherwise at this point.
     
  14. ExFedex

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    You made it this far so trust your own judgement. However I too would look at the military. Specifically the US Air Force. Go talk to the recruiter at your local Air Force Reserve Wing/Squadron and see what type training/specialties they offer. If you like what you see; join up. If after boot camp, training,etc. you still like it then go active duty. Gives you a little more control over your future. Good luck.
     
  15. Texshooter

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    At 18 I was starting Grad school at TCU. At 19 I went back and got the rest of the undergrad I skipped. AJ
     
  16. BRGII

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    In the Marine Corp getting my ass shot at in Korea. Go to Canada, they will welcome a liberal like you. Semper Fi BRGII
     
  17. RobertT

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    It should be obvious given your liberal leanings. Join Obamas Americore so that you can complete your indoctrinaton. Otherwise, find a good conservative college and find balance in your life along with a good education.

    Robert
     
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    You have your whole life yet in front of you, releize you are just starting out and don't kown it all. Take the time now to really learn, your school learning will fail you starting now.

    Be aware that the generation in controll now has totally screwed things up. Try to become a sulution to the current problems don't become part of them.

    If you chose to go into the service, do it, its a better start then any of the present college's have to offer.

    Find your passion and put your life into it.

    Falling tree's was my passion, the eco-freaks(products of college education)ruined it and have given this generation the term "wildfires"
     
  19. Brian in Oregon

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    Registered as a Republican, joined the local police department, and bought a new gun.
     
  20. birdogs

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    In your case I would read "Conscience of a Conservative". It would do you the most good. Happy Birthday!
     
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