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Hans
04-21-2008, 09:29 PM
The Army and Marine Corps are allowing convicted felons to serve in increasing numbers, newly released Department of Defense statistics show.

Recruits were allowed to enlist after having been convicted of crimes including assault, burglary, drug possession and making terrorist threats.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/04/21/military.waivers/index.html

War against terrorism by using.... Terrorists!

Barry Morris
04-21-2008, 10:58 PM
What do you mean, only in America?? Never heard of the French Foreign Legion?? No questions asked.

Might be the best thing that ever happened to those guys. Some interviews might be interesting.

DoubleXL
04-22-2008, 10:38 AM
For many of these people, some dicipline and structure will more then likely do more for them than whatever lifestyle they were in which caused them to commit the crimes they are convicted of. A human is not a waste because he has made a mistake.

I think the military is the best place for them.

riggs
04-22-2008, 01:19 PM
So you believe prisons actually rehabilitate their prisoners?

Karl
04-22-2008, 06:22 PM
Prisons = Americans that are FAT and Stupid so you can never rehabilitate such Fatness and Stupidity.

GenX
04-22-2008, 06:25 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">FAT and Stupid </div></div>

"An eight-year survey shows that Canadian women, younger men, smokers and low-income individuals are most likely to become obese.

Statistics Canada's National Population Health Survey on Obesity tracked almost 11,000 Canadians aged 20 to 56 in from 1994-95 until 2002-03.

The department concluded that in that time period, 1.1 million adult Canadians went from being overweight to obese."

LINK (http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2005/04/07/obesity-canada050407.html)


"Just because they will be out celebrating Canada Day this weekend, doesn't mean Canadians necessarily know much about their own country.

More than half of all Canadians lack sufficient knowledge about Canada to pass a citizenship test, according to a new poll released just days before Canada Day.

The Ipsos Reid poll, commissioned by the Dominion Institute, found 60 per cent of Canadians would fail a citizenship exam similar to the one newcomers must pass in order to become citizens.

Meanwhile, the poll found that 70 per cent of immigrants would pass the exam, suggesting they have a better grasp of Canada's history, culture, politics and geography than the average Canadian."

LINK (http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070629/citizenship_poll_070629/20070629?hub=TopStories)

/ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/lol.gif Wow!! Talk abooot DUMB!!!

Karl
04-22-2008, 06:27 PM
8 year survey that means nothing as it was probably never done correctly and with such a small percentage it still overwhelmingly out beats Americans Obesity, but i gotta hand it to Americans they are more stupid then Canadians.

Hans
04-22-2008, 06:29 PM
It has nothing to do with giving them a second chance.

"Today's young men and women are more overweight, have a greater incidence of asthma, and are being charged for offenses that in earlier years wouldn't have been considered a serious offense, and might not have resulted in charges in the first place," John P. Boyce Jr. of Army Public Affairs said in a statement to CNN."

It also allowed two people convicted of making terrorist or bomb threats to enlist in 2007

You have to realize what this actually means. The army is supposed to represent and uphold a certain standard, and they are lowering that standard to be able to recruit from a larger segment of the population.
It's never a good sign when someone convicted of aggravated assault or making a terrorist or bomb threat is allowed to join and serve the army.
The army is supposed to serve and protect. How safe do you feel when these kind of people are allowed to defend the homeland and are allowed to use military style weapons?

What's next? Being pulled over by a police officer who has been convicted of assault, burglary, bomb threats? How serious would you take that police officer?

GenX
04-22-2008, 06:30 PM
"When it comes to knowing about tax rules that could save them money, Canadians aren't making the grade.

That's the conclusion of the Great Canadian Tax Test, a recent survey commissioned by mutual fund company Mackenzie Financial. The average Canadian got only three of 10 answers right on the survey of common personal taxation rules."

LINK (http://www.financialpost.com/money/taxes/faq/story.html?id=94889)

Wow!! Who dresses you people in the morning???

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Hans
04-22-2008, 06:31 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: R W G R</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">FAT and Stupid </div></div>

"An eight-year survey shows that Canadian women, younger men, smokers and low-income individuals are most likely to become obese.

Statistics Canada's National Population Health Survey on Obesity tracked almost 11,000 Canadians aged 20 to 56 in from 1994-95 until 2002-03.

The department concluded that in that time period, 1.1 million adult Canadians went from being overweight to obese."

LINK (http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2005/04/07/obesity-canada050407.html)


"Just because they will be out celebrating Canada Day this weekend, doesn't mean Canadians necessarily know much about their own country.

More than half of all Canadians lack sufficient knowledge about Canada to pass a citizenship test, according to a new poll released just days before Canada Day.

The Ipsos Reid poll, commissioned by the Dominion Institute, found 60 per cent of Canadians would fail a citizenship exam similar to the one newcomers must pass in order to become citizens.

Meanwhile, the poll found that 70 per cent of immigrants would pass the exam, suggesting they have a better grasp of Canada's history, culture, politics and geography than the average Canadian."

LINK (http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070629/citizenship_poll_070629/20070629?hub=TopStories)

/ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/lol.gif Wow!! Talk abooot DUMB!!!

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You dumb? Yes. Canadians do not need to take a citizenship in Canada, ever.

Karl
04-22-2008, 06:32 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: R W G R</div><div class="ubbcode-body">"When it comes to knowing about tax rules that could save them money, Canadians aren't making the grade.

That's the conclusion of the Great Canadian Tax Test, a recent survey commissioned by mutual fund company Mackenzie Financial. The average Canadian got only three of 10 answers right on the survey of common personal taxation rules."

LINK (http://www.financialpost.com/money/taxes/faq/story.html?id=94889)

Wow!! Who dresses you people in the morning???

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Dumb Americans Dress Us to make us look stupid to equal them.

Hans
04-22-2008, 06:32 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: R W G R</div><div class="ubbcode-body">"When it comes to knowing about tax rules that could save them money, Canadians aren't making the grade.

That's the conclusion of the Great Canadian Tax Test, a recent survey commissioned by mutual fund company Mackenzie Financial. The average Canadian got only three of 10 answers right on the survey of common personal taxation rules."

LINK (http://www.financialpost.com/money/taxes/faq/story.html?id=94889)

Wow!! Who dresses you people in the morning???

/ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/rofl.gif </div></div>

We got HR Block, what do you have besides a bunch of inflation?

GenX
04-22-2008, 06:36 PM
H&R Block is an American company!!

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Keep diggin', boys!! /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/lol.gif

Hans
04-22-2008, 06:38 PM
Yes, but I am talking about HR block, not H&R block.

GenX
04-22-2008, 06:38 PM
I Win!!!! /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

Hans
04-22-2008, 06:39 PM
Makes sense, not.

Karl
04-22-2008, 06:41 PM
RWGR = what?

Rigorus Whiner Goes Rambling