U.S. Army lures kids with military fun center

"In August, the military plans to open its first Army Experience Center, a combination recruiting center/video arcade/retail store to promote serving your country." - The New York Post

As they used to say in the circus, there's a sucker born every minute. The U.S. military is planning to open a giant, arcade-like recruiting center to boost its anemic numbers. The innovation comes after the Army hired its very first Chief Marketing Officer.

Get all the gory details in Animal and The New York Post.

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outraged

This is ridiculous. It's bad enough to recruit men and teens. If they want to join the army, they would. But, to get the kids while their young? Coming from the country whos' president said the war was over or close to over about a thousand times since 9/11 to do long term recruiting. Really? Like me, all of you shoud be disgusted and pretty pissed off that it came to this. Once agin, proud to say, " Yes, I'm Canadian."

outraged

This is ridiculous. It's bad enough to recruit men and teens. If they want to join the army, they would. But, to get the kids while their young? Coming from the country whos' president said the war was over or close to over about a thousand times since 9/11 to do long term recruiting. Really? Like me, all of you shoud be disgusted and pretty pissed off that it came to this. Once agin, proud to say, " Yes, I'm Canadian."

Paul

Well, not that I want to be fair to the U.S. Army... But to be fair to
the U.S. Army, by "kids" I meant teenagers. I got the impression from
the Post article that the video arcade and other game-like enticements
are meant for those teenage recruits. From where I'm sitting, if you're
eighteen, you're still a kid, and, in rare cases, potentially dumb
enough to be distracted by the pretty lights long enough to sign those
papers.

Paul

Well, not that I want to be fair to the U.S. Army... But to be fair to
the U.S. Army, by "kids" I meant teenagers. I got the impression from
the Post article that the video arcade and other game-like enticements
are meant for those teenage recruits. From where I'm sitting, if you're
eighteen, you're still a kid, and, in rare cases, potentially dumb
enough to be distracted by the pretty lights long enough to sign those
papers.

Annas I .Wibowo

as usual. they don't see it is enough, to influence kids by the means of broadcasting. the news, television, games, and of course why not a military theme park? so that they kids get the meaning of their lives. serving the country and cannot refuse to be in the first line of the war for the sake of the greedy. and not to let people think about what is right and what is wrong. programing people that wealth is everything and everyone other than the ruling party and its allies is enemy. what is US? where do it wants to go? to rule the whole world? spread stupid ideology all over the place? stop it. it is better if it does.

>>>>>if it is not because the right kind of ideology = religion = way of life = God, i have the right to choose what is right and what is wrong, and i have the right to kill or commit crimes anyway i want, because life and the whole world itself is meaningless.
and that ideology is the one that can tell people not to be a waster, not to be a liar, not to be a worshiper of humans self interest, and the one that covers everything, and that is Islam.

Annas I .Wibowo

as usual. they don't see it is enough, to influence kids by the means of broadcasting. the news, television, games, and of course why not a military theme park? so that they kids get the meaning of their lives. serving the country and cannot refuse to be in the first line of the war for the sake of the greedy. and not to let people think about what is right and what is wrong. programing people that wealth is everything and everyone other than the ruling party and its allies is enemy. what is US? where do it wants to go? to rule the whole world? spread stupid ideology all over the place? stop it. it is better if it does.

>>>>>if it is not because the right kind of ideology = religion = way of life = God, i have the right to choose what is right and what is wrong, and i have the right to kill or commit crimes anyway i want, because life and the whole world itself is meaningless.
and that ideology is the one that can tell people not to be a waster, not to be a liar, not to be a worshiper of humans self interest, and the one that covers everything, and that is Islam.

Annas I .Wibowo

I am not forced to do anything. But I am talking about those people made to be stupid. Those people who voluntarily be made stupid. I have concern about them. I myself is okay. this is what I do. But reality is majority of people are influenced to like or dislike almost about everything, by who? By Another stupid people who have power. Of course. It always is.

Annas I .Wibowo

I am not forced to do anything. But I am talking about those people made to be stupid. Those people who voluntarily be made stupid. I have concern about them. I myself is okay. this is what I do. But reality is majority of people are influenced to like or dislike almost about everything, by who? By Another stupid people who have power. Of course. It always is.

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