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  •  I read all the links, (3+ / 0-)
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    lgmcp, sargoth, redlum jak

    and I don't understand this comment:

    an army of "Blackwater" washouts
    Is this in reference to lgmcp's comment about the BIL's brother who was a "hair trigger ex Marine"?  You do realize that the vast majority of people don't appear to be "hair trigger" when they go on job interviews, right? And in general, former military tend to be MORE disciplined than other young men and women?

    This employer should be commended for hiring former military especially after wartime service.

    If you're referring to someone else as a "Blackwater washout," I apologize for misunderstanding. Please clarify what exactly you meant by this. I'm curious indeed.

    © grover


    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 12:56:19 AM PST

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    •  Exactly what I said (6+ / 0-)
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      terrybuck, sfgb, chiefsjen, atana, mrkvica, regis

      as I did not say veterans at all.

      This is about a chain of discount stores hiring a militaristic security force that uses demonstrably lethal force in order to protect marginally priced merchandise, and a shot at the apologists as well.

      I did not mention veterans, nor was there any reason to draw that conclusion, as the essence of this story has nothing to do with that - a "washout" is just that.

      And from this story - the story of a death, over something as meaningless as a hundred bucks worth of junk - the best you can come up with is a "commendation"?

      Wallyworld will hire anyone, veteran or no - as long as they are willing to work for nothing - save your commendations for companies that deserve it.

      If not us ... who? If not here ... where? If not now ... when?

      by RUNDOWN on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 01:19:57 AM PST

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      •  Ah. You do realize that Blackwater/Xe/ (0+ / 0-)

        Academi hires pretty much exclusively former military?

        So you understand that the term "Blackwater washouts" would seem to imply ipso facto veterans?

        I just want to be clear that we don't disparage returning veterans even by unintended implication here. They have a hard enough of a time finding jobs. President Obama and veterans groups have  done an amazing job getting what was an obscene veterans unemployment rate down. But I'll always jump in to ask questions when issues seem to come up -- just for clarification.

        Thanks for clarifying.

        © grover


        So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

        by grover on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 12:14:23 PM PST

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    •  He was jumpy, trust me on that (0+ / 0-)

      and somewhat on the hyper-vigilant side still to this day.  Also highly intelligent and all these decades later, very successful.  But he would be the first to tell you he was very reactive at that time.  I understand his take-down of the thief was fast, hard, and effective -- but completely against the manual he had signed on orientation day.  

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 08:28:29 AM PST

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