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    Navy invites great-grandmother, 81, to enlist

    At age 81, Fola Coats might seem a little old to join the Navy. But the great-grandmother recently received a letter inviting her to enlist in the Seabees of the Naval Reserve.

    http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/art...dity24-ON.html
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriew
    At age 81, Fola Coats might seem a little old to join the Navy. But the great-grandmother recently received a letter inviting her to enlist in the Seabees of the Naval Reserve.

    http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/art...dity24-ON.html

    Too funny! The armed forces are having so much trouble recruiting right now. I have an 18 year old son who receives calls DAILY, up to 5 and 6 calls a day from the various recruiters here in town. They promise him the moon and stars, and lots of "adventure" to boot!

    Matt has two years of Japanese language, and the Marines have *verbally* promised Matt that if he signs up with them, they'll send him to Japan to continue his studies, but they will not put the promise in writing. Not to worry, however, because the recruiter's word is "as good as gold".........yeah, right.

    (Although the offer to send him to Japan may have something to do with the Korea situation.)



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