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Old 09-12-2011, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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VICTORIA, British Columbia, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A 56-year-old Canadian grandmother has graduated from basic training with the Canadian military, becoming the oldest reservist to do so, officials say.

Debbie Dompierre, whose husband and son both have a background in the military, decided to join because she was unable to find a job after a move to Victoria, British Columbia, the Victoria Times Colonist reported.



Read more: Canadian grandma graduates basic training - UPI.com
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:21 PM
 
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They make em tough up here in Canada eh!
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:10 PM
 
Location: London, England
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What next, conscription for over 60s?
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Old 09-18-2011, 02:11 PM
 
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Excellant strategy. The last thing any rogue country needs to see is an army comprised of armed to the teeth, cranky seniors all bitter about the aging process and eagerly wanting to kill something, anything at all, in protest at the unkindness of failing bladder control, coming over the horizon.

We have much less to lose and don't waste as many moments of each day considering risk factors when making decisions. No time is lost contemplating our next romantic event or daydreaming about customizing the Chevy with some bling wheels.

We already carry enough life insurance to make flattening a bunch of rag-heads carrying RPG's with an armoured personnel carrier a non-event. Consider the torture process for information if caught "Where are your assets" - "I can't remember!" "How many are in your unit" - "I can't remember!"

Excellent strategy indeed!
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Old 09-18-2011, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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They make em tough up here in Canada eh!
Either that or basic training in the Canadian army is pretty soft.
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Now there's one granny who smokes cigars and crushes empty beer-cans against her forehead.
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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CF dawn raid on a Taliban compoud, video by Scott Kesterson - YouTube
she is not raiding taliban compounds
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Old 09-24-2011, 02:59 AM
 
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Excellant strategy. The last thing any rogue country needs to see is an army comprised of armed to the teeth, cranky seniors all bitter about the aging process and eagerly wanting to kill something, anything at all, in protest at the unkindness of failing bladder control, coming over the horizon.

We have much less to lose and don't waste as many moments of each day considering risk factors when making decisions. No time is lost contemplating our next romantic event or daydreaming about customizing the Chevy with some bling wheels.

We already carry enough life insurance to make flattening a bunch of rag-heads carrying RPG's with an armoured personnel carrier a non-event. Consider the torture process for information if caught "Where are your assets" - "I can't remember!" "How many are in your unit" - "I can't remember!"

Excellent strategy indeed!
What nonsense. I'm not even going to ask why you inexplicably assume she is;

a) cranky
b) bitter about the aging process
c) incontinent
d) suffering from memory loss

The fact that she survived basic training makes her a better bet to defend our country than you. I can say that because I know you haven't been through basic training - if you had, you would be filled with admiration and respect instead of catty remarks.

Last edited by sunshineleith; 09-24-2011 at 03:24 AM.. Reason: spelling
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:03 AM
 
Location: on the road to new job
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Now there's one granny who smokes cigars and crushes empty beer-cans against her forehead.
Let me know when she eats glass!
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