people came back
>19th birthday in 30min
>no furry friends to celebrate with, only my parents
I don't remember when my birthday is.
My mother reminds me every time it comes and then forces me out to Pizza Hut with her and dad.
I have never spent my birthday with any friends. The only memorable birthday I've had was when I was 4 years old.
That was in 2000.
yeah I haven't done anything for mine in 10 years. I forget whole old I am a lot
If it weren't for Big Brother breathing down my neck with His military draft, I wouldn't know.
damn I didn't know it was that soon
do they pay you anything up front?
you told me before what they were paying during (I don't remember what it was), having no expenses at the same time certainly won't hurt
Technically they do pay. There is no minimum wage law here, but if there was, the allowance is about a third or a fifth of what you'd expect minimum wage to be, so it's straight wageslavery but worse.
It's not purely no-expenses. I do realise that there are things that (pardon for me not knowing the correct word) you are given concession to, like cheaper bus/train fares, but you still have to pay for your own food outside of whatever slop they force-feed you at the scheduled meal times.
food and housing are expensive, your needs are basically covered so the small amount of money is all useful extra stuff. I'm sure what food they'll have won't be that bad
Once you've lived in my household and eaten the shit my mom cooks, bad food is no big deal.
What kills me is everything else.
And the fact that it's absolutely unnecessary.
The gov't can't even afford to run a military - Why they force themselves to have one is beyond me. It costs them money and costs the citizens valuable time and emotional welfare.
yeah my mother can't cook either, I learned t do that myself at a young age.
a lot of that stuff is to make sure if there was some kind of crisis there are people who can use a gun that they can call on. Plus it might scare off small threats before they happen.
Except morale and monetary incentive is so low every soldier would skedaddle off any battlefield before anything happens.
They'd be getting killed for a mere $600 a month, and they have no reason to fight.
occupation still sucks and no one wants to see their relatives brutalized by a hostile power. More people would fight then they had soldiers. Anyway from what I know about the region and the history I'm assuming the whole thing was about keeping Malaysia from thinking they should take the island by making the price appear too high.
In WW2 we had reasons to fight, or, well, at least the Chinese did - Because the Nips were coming to massacre all the Chinese people.
There is a WW2 movie, depicting the perspective of my ethnicity. I don't remember the reason we (ie, not Chinese) chose to fight as gallantly as we did, but I do remember a small bit where there were Viets and Chinese (ie, from China) Communists around and that we resented them greatly because Communism was a threat to our religion.
Alos the British failed to carry us that time because they didn't give us any tanks or planes.
If I remember correctly, the British in Asia during the war were mostly interested in protecting India, the Japanese swept through most of the rest of their colonies there. I know they had a big port there but they must not have thought it was that important.
cold war ear stuff, Communist rebels were huge in the region, the only reason the Vietnam war happened was the US was trying to keep Communist govs further away from Thailand which had a major insurgency going on. Those savages would have looted the fuck out of Singapore if they had gotten the chance
>/pol/ user causes almost all of the views of a video to be /pol/ and even /pol/ doesn't understand how it's possible
>tyrone laughing for 10,000 years.webm
...Yet the US lost the Vietnam war, and never won the Korean war. Every war (see; Police Action)involving the US after WW2 has never been decisively won by any side, because there was no real threat to the US - Outside of politics, which isn't exactly something that any ordinary foot soldier would fight and die for.
Do you see what I'm getting at?
The US barely tried fighting Vietnam, which is what is so strange about the whole thing, there was no invasion of North Vietnam, just poorly done counter insurgency and fucking up South Vietnam's political system because the people running the US state department were fucking idiots.
People gave up on Korea, it ended up not being worth it.
yeah I do see the point, a lot of it seems to be the politicians care more than the average person did. The US usually pushes for the status quo to avoid dangerous extremists coming to power, cold war and modern middle east
It's also worth noting that the US armed forces are volunteers-only, at least in modern times, and are paid very well.
Imagine how some crockpot island's military, most of which is poorly-paid wageslave conscripts who would much rather be selling duck rice or pursuing educational degrees, would hold up in any real engagement.
The reason I bring up duck rice is because there was a guy who went AWOL for 4 years to sell duck rice at some stall so he could feed himself and his family.
A duck rice kid got a better allowance than a local GI.
post vietnam, people not wanting to be there was one of the things being argued for its failure and the war's lack of support at home
the goal would be to keep a war from happening at all, and I'm sure you're at least better equipped than the people around you
Except in this case it's "Do x and I'll give you money, but if you don't I stick you in solitary confinement (as per outlawed by the UN) and take whatever money you already have away from you".
also you should explain duckrice because its probably sexy as hot as I'm thinking it is
I wouldn't know, I've never had duck rice.
But it is a big deal amongst the Chinese folk.
taxation is theft
or extortion, its probably more like extortion
for people who want to see girls turned into birds, obviously
I forget I have this stuff a lot
thread died out real quick
Every letter that comes into this house addressed to me is opened and read before it reaches my hands.
where did that come from?
The Brits failed to carry every single one of their allies, and were completely worthless to anyone but themselves, yet strut around like they won the war because Germany never invaded their island.
You know what they did with us? They dropped spies into our country, who were natives trained in England. Communications were breached, and the Brits knew this. They dropped dozens of our best into the waiting hands of the Gestapo.
Fuck the Brits. If the US had stayed out, those incompetent bastards would all be singing the Horst Wessel Lied right now.
There is only one exception - A letter ordering me to see a psychiatrist at some hospital.
I had to make my own copy of the mailbox key and check the mail daily to get it into my paws before my parents did.
Who is "us" here?
Alos there are many movies that outline poor (see; insensitive, bottleheaded) British government. Amongst them Mangal Pandey and Ip Man 2. Or was it Ip Man 3.
it still an odd thing to suddenly mention
also good thing no one uses the mail anymore
Except for delivery of dragon dildos the size of forearms
so your parents caught you ordering sex toys?
I should start learning to speak in Telegraphese.
No, but I sure as hell don't want them reading what Big Brother has in store for me, unless it's a signed death certificate.
but you can already internet
and I still don't know what this has to do with sex toys
The Netherlands. Admittedly, our idiot government had completely destroyed our military, and should have been hung the moment they returned, but the Brits were no help at all. They damn near let us all starve, too.
I need to speak Telegraphese. I need to practice simplifying my sentences.
Now if they want to invade again, at least you won't need to protect your non-existent border right?