US Army Recruits Autistic Teen For Most Dangerous Job

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  1. sinewave Registered

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    Just when you think the U.S. Army recruiting has sunken as low as it can...

    Here's a link to the story:

    http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/twincities/news/nation/14519056.htm?source=rss

     
  2. Kritish Registered

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    As long as he can kill people why not.
     
  3. sinewave Registered

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    well, for one it's an extremely important and dangerous job. one of the job requirements is "being in top physical and mental shape for this job is crucial." plus, as the article states, "The Cavalry Scout is the commander's eyes and ears on the battlefield. When information about the enemy is needed, they call on the Scouts..."
     
  4. Demon Within Registered

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    Because theres something called basic training. If he cant talk to people there is no way he is going to make it 3 days in basic. If youve never been in the military as an enlisted person theres no way you can know what its like. He would never make it out of there and more then likely never be the same once he washed out, not in a good way either.
     
  5. Kritish Registered

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    It's not like the kids gonna make it past basic training.
     
  6. Addendum Registered

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    I'm trying to find a picture of this kid...

    [​IMG]

    in front of a tank.
     
  7. Duende Verde Registered

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    2 words:

    HUMAN SHIELD
     
  8. Addendum Registered

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    Decoy.

    Mine Detector.

    First U.S. Kamikaze trooper
     
  9. Demon Within Registered

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    Why waste the money to do this then? Why put him in this scenerio from the start? This was a recruiters attempt to bolster his numbers, which happens far too often.
     
  10. Lackey Registered

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    Go passerby :up:
     
  11. jaydawg Registered

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    This is some pretty ****ed up **** right here.
     
  12. sinewave Registered

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    yeah, but what does this say about the recruitment process if they didn't even recognize his disability, or didn't care?

    hell, lyndi england was diagnosed as partially ******ed, wasn't she?
     
  13. Leto Atrides Guest

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    There is a difference between being ******ed and being autistic.

    That being said however, he'd probably have trouble if he can't interact with people well.
     
  14. sinewave Registered

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    there's definitely a difference, but it doesn't bode well for the military to recruit someone like this and then place him in that kind of role.
     
  15. passerby Registered

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    I knew someone was going to do that:(
     
  16. sinewave Registered

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    i guess the recruit just got released from duty. at least they corrected their mistake, but they still look foolish.
     
  17. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    PRIVATE RAIN MAN, WHY ARE YOU WATCHING "WHEEL OF FORTUNE"? WHY ARE YOU NOT IN YOUR BUNK LIKE THE REST OF YOUR PLATOON? DO NOT RECITE "WHO'S ON FIRST?" TO ME, PRIVATE, OR I WILL RIP OUT YOUR EYES AND SKUUULLLLL F**K YOU!

    (So, yeah, this is pretty well on the despicable side for the recruiters.)

    jag
     
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    :o I don't know anyone in the military in Middle East right now but i wouldn't want them to rely on a autistic person to save the if something bad happens
     
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    I automatically thought of Forrest Gump when I saw this.
     
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    Soldier: Can you see anyone?
    Austitic kid: Yes. Theyre going to ambush us.
    Soldier: Crap,we're trapped.Why didn't you tell me sooner?
    Austitic Kid: You didn't ask me.
     
  21. BBT Registered

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    It wouldn't be the first time something like this happened.:O

    [​IMG]
     
  22. Addendum Registered

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    If this kid serves, then it will be the first time.
     
  23. BBT Registered

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    :) :up:
     
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    Wow this is interesting. It really gives new meaning to "maximizing talents". Military schools are there to give the students the best possible all-round education, to prepare them for college entry and to give them a strong sense of self-confidence and self-esteem. Because of this, one thing is certain; if your kid is suitable for a military school environment and if he is accepted and works hard, he will do well in his future studies and career. Click this link to read more.
     
    #24 dannysong, Aug 12, 2011
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  25. Dark Raven It's not about what you deserve...

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    Well the army did recruit a frail, polio-stricken weakling for something dangerous called Operation Super Soldier.
     

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