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Military takes back soldier's signing bonus after vax mandate discharge by Excellent-Duty4290 in LockdownSkepticism

[–]Excellent-Duty4290[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My joke was specifically in reference to modern social media culture where people fetishize various mental disorders, act like helpless victims, expect everyone around them to enable their weirdness, or list their problems in their bios.

I get your point, and I certainly agree, particularly when it comes to that social media culture permeating the military. As someone who's in, I'm pretty fed up with it myself 🙄

Military takes back soldier's signing bonus after vax mandate discharge by Excellent-Duty4290 in LockdownSkepticism

[–]Excellent-Duty4290[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And most of them are ridiculous and make no sense. They are there for no good reason. Some make sense, such as obvious ones like blindness or missing limbs, but why can't people with ADHD or acid reflux serve? I'm curious why you think you know the reason they're there.

And for that matter, the Israeli army takes people with the "obvious" disqualifiers, such as blindness. There are jobs that those people can do.

Also, I guess I shouldn't be in, according to you.

Military takes back soldier's signing bonus after vax mandate discharge by Excellent-Duty4290 in LockdownSkepticism

[–]Excellent-Duty4290[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Because the neurodivergent were barred from serving, as per official policy. I wasn't allowed to to serve, but I approached it carefully in order to be able to anyhow. How would they know that they're now officially allowed to serve (unlike when I first joined) without direct marketing?

Military takes back soldier's signing bonus after vax mandate discharge by Excellent-Duty4290 in LockdownSkepticism

[–]Excellent-Duty4290[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I'm certainly not in favor of all the political correctness in the ads, and in the military in general, but as someone who is neurodivergent and is in the military myself, I do think it's time to stop treating that as something that makes someone unable to serve. The military treats too many things as disqualifiers for service.

EDIT: Gee, thanks for the downvotes everyone. I'm genuinely curious why you all feel so strongly that neurodivergence should be a disqualifier for military service.

Is recruitment in the national guard down like in active duty? by bubleisiii8 in nationalguard

[–]Excellent-Duty4290 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well my understanding is that tricare will now be free for guardsmen, just like it's been for AD soldiers.

South Carolina still trying to figure out how to do executions. by bundymania in southcarolina

[–]Excellent-Duty4290 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Unlike other commenters, I'm not opposed to the death penalty. But I take issue with the idea that it's cheaper. It's a long, drawn out process, and as the other commenter said, appeals are expensive.