Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Too fat to fight

Without even walking into the recruiter's office, it's already been determined that roughly 3 out of every 4 American youth are ineligible to serve in the Armed Forces.

The three main reasons;

1. Obesity.

2. High school drop-out.

3. Police record.
Long story short, America youth is becoming fat, stupid and criminal.

But to better illustrate a perfect example of softness from above, pause the below video at the 30 second mark.

The gut on that General is a wonderful example a force that's too fat to fight.


Blogger Bill Hoog said...

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7:39 PM  
Blogger Bill Hoog said...

Our leaders are clueless on how to lead by example at ALL levels! Also "PE" in this country has the goal of weeding out the talented athletes from those who are just spectators!

7:53 PM  
Blogger Foxfier said...

FWIW, all of my uncles were considered "over weight" back during Vietnam-- they also sank in water. (very high muscle density-- not unusual to see in bodybuilders and Marines)
That was *before* the BMI and related BS, so (while I do think there are too many fat kids) the problem may not be as extensive as they think.

I know that the military was taking high school dropouts before 9/11, because I was the EPO for my division and we had a half-dozen folks who needed to get their GED in boot camp. When did they stop? (I heard a rumor that Obama did it, but the source wasn't very good....)

9:06 PM  
Blogger tuleesh said...

Just tell 'em Large Marge sent ya!

3:22 AM  
Blogger VSO said...

If a nation is only as strong as it's children, we're screwed if this keeps up.

1:31 PM  
Blogger Helen said...

A Drill Instructor worth his salt can probably whip them into shape :-D

7:04 PM  

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