Saturday, February 4, 2006 5:45:13 PM
The guy was an abuser, he needs counciling not jail time or military enlistment. That does nothing to help scumbags like him.
And FallenSoul, you have some skewed logic. No one should be should be *forced* to enlist ever, especially not as punishment for a crime. And to suggest it as an answer to homelessness, as if they were an inferior sort of people, is just ludicrous. What a removed person you must be to speak so dispassionately about those less fortunate.
Friday, February 3, 2006 6:57:08 PM
You're the kind of wife/gf all my friends had while i was in the navy.. Boo hoo! i can`t cope with sitting at home/working a job while my husband is out defending our nation, so i`ll just divorce him and steal his money. Saw it happen so many times.. Those women are pathetic.
As for the original topic, my Master Chief joined the navy through the military or jail program, after he stole a few cars and got caught. He retires next, after 24 years in. One of the smartest, most capable men i know. God knows how wrecked his life would have been had he simply been shoved off to some jail cell to rot.
Sure, not many turn around like that, but then, its worth it if even one does.
Thursday, February 2, 2006 1:21:11 AM
I don't know how "army wives" cope. If my husband (in the future) joined the army I`d divorce him straight away. But I wouldn`t even go out with anyone who would, so there`s not much chance.
I keep thinking that if this war gets bigger, and they re-instate the compulsory joining, I`d just put on more weight and become too overweight to be eligible. I`d do anything to keep myself and those I love out of that bullshi*t.