This is so dumb it pisses me off.

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    Military retirement system broken, board says - News - Stripes


    WTF???


    20 years is a long time to put up with the stress of being in the military, and I admire anyone who puts in that amount of effort for that long. There is no way you are going to convince me that they do not deserve to retire at half pay after putting up with it for 20 years.
     
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    Ahh sounds like the military is reaching the same conclusion as the US auto industry did?

    and with about 10% of the employed in the USA going to get govt paid for pensions....
     
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    That civilians are idiots?
     
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    On the day that Auto workers get shot at, separated from their families for months on end defending their fellow Americans, I'll accept the comparison. Until then, you are, yet again, talking out of your ass.
     
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    This is sadly not the only issue that needs to be fixed to make things easier and better for our soldiers. The least we can do for them for when they come home and or retire is not have them go through hoops to get what they earned.
     
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    Stress?


    :lol:


    depending on what years one was in the biggest stress would be from boredom. :lol:
     
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    If you do not think boredom is stressful it is because you have never truly experienced it.

    Besides, I saw the stress that routine deployments put on families while I served. Just doing routine watch standing with a 4 day rotation and weekend duty was enough to screw up some marriages.
     
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    This is not that unlike some other jobs?
    Operators at the telcos used to work split shifts.
    I personally have worked rotating shifts and 10 days on with 4 off.

    Military life is not conducive to a good family life.
    Other jobs are like that as well.
    Oil rig workers? Firemen?
     
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    The logical conclusion is, Don't be soldier, you don't get paid, just a bullet in the head.
     
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    Depending on where you've served, but the general definition of combat is lots of boredom interrupted by moments of sheer terror. I'd like to see the scumbags who came up with this idea go through some of that and see if that doesn't change their perspective.
     

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