More Than Two-Thirds of American Youth Wouldn't Qualify for Service

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More than two-thirds of America's youth would fail to qualify for military service because of physical, behavioral or educational shortcomings, posing challenges to building the next generation of soldiers even as the U.S. draws down troops from conflict zones.

The military deems many youngsters ineligible due to obesity, lack of a high-school diploma, felony convictions and prescription-drug use for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. But others are now also running afoul of standards for appearance amid the growing popularity of large-scale tattoos and devices called ear gauges that create large holes in earlobes.
Recruits' Ineligibility Tests the Military - WSJ
 

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Yeah, because they've become entitled little twats with their heads stuck in iPhones, Starbucks, and Facebook. It's only at college that they begin to show academic acceleration. Only a big war in which their asses are drafted into service, will they be set straight.
 

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Too much of state welfare leads to all this. Instead of making it mandatory to join colleges, qualify for physical fitness at every level and have a stable disciplined life, the whole corporatist, leftist mentality has turned US population into a dependent sheep. There was a recent report that a third of Britiain's active serving troops are too fat to fight, especially those stationed in the UK.

This is dangerous.
 

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Yeah, because they've become entitled little twats with their heads stuck in iPhones, Starbucks, and Facebook. It's only at college that they begin to show academic acceleration. Only a big war in which their asses are drafted into service, will they be set straight.
Frankly mate, I have more respect for entitled little [] with their heads stuck in iPhones, Starbucks, and Facebook, than for those that travel to Syria to hang out with the al-Qaida, and then travel to Ukraine to hang out with the Nazis.
 

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Frankly mate, I have more respect for entitled little [] with their heads stuck in iPhones, Starbucks, and Facebook, than for those that travel to Syria to hang out with the al-Qaida, and then travel to Ukraine to hang out with the Nazis.
And guess what, those same exact entitled little twats end up taking up "social causes" (read: disruptive NGO work) in places like Syria, Ukraine, and even India.
 

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And guess what, those same exact entitled little twats end up taking up "social causes" (read: disruptive NGO work) in places like Syria, Ukraine, and even India.
They are cannon fodder.

Jobless youth are always cannon fodder.
 

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