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Primobolan
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It's so sad mate.

I have two sons in their 20s. When the idea of conscription was brought up recently due to the Ukraine war, both of them told me they'd fight for their country without hesitation. I told them that if they chose to fight in such circumstances rather than go to jail for refusing - I would disown them.

I would 100% be more proud as a father if my sons did jail time for refusing to serve, rather than fighting Russians who are only defending their country. Fuck the US and their Zionist occupied govt. They're no ally of ours, they only serve Israel.

Mate, these days 100% Fuck them all.

Spot on too - Ukraine is not our war. It is the US vs Russia by proxy again. It's good to hear your boys have a fighting spriit, but there's no glory fighting for US/Israeli interests. Zelenskyy is just another pro-israel Jew who's driven Ukraine into an unwinnable war backed by the US - a few videos of drone strikes on Russian troops does not a victory make. The US yet again is trying to protect its declining hegemony in the world by trying to sink an old superpower that's trying to upset the status quo. They've been at it for years, Libya, Yugoslavia, South Africa, anyone who's an economic threat or not dancing to US drums is a target for them. Each of the former countries were economic threats to the septics and they did whatever they could to sink them - or support them depending on who was trying to get friendly with them.

My perspective these days; were we ever the good guys, or just as bad as those who we considered ideological enemies.
 

Lollaloooooooose

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Yeah, it did, and most likely still does get boring. We used to joke about it whilst on exercise - that's all you can really do, frame the tedium and depressing reality in humour to keep morale up. At the same time though, it's like insurance, you keep your skills sharp but it's not guaranteed you'll ever need to call on them - again, it's mentally framing it, most of us trained hard to keep ourselves and the lads safe should the time come. Personal pride as well, you don't want to be the liability that lets everyone else down.

However, the counterpunch to that is that once I did get deployed I wasn't keen on going again and doing more dirty work for our septic overlords and their greatest welfare recipient. You do see a lot of nasty shit, and sometimes get caught in situations you're powerless to act which left a lot of trauma. Interestingly, whilst it bothered me at the time, I didn't think too hard on it and eventually forgot about it, but as I've started to approach middle age I get quite a few intrusive memories which require me to go on extended rants to a psych DVA pays for.



I'm not sure what they're doing now, but when I was in we were offered a retention bonus (don't remember how it was structured as in the amount of $$ they'd pay) after 15 years continuous service because they scrapped the defined benefit pension plan (DFRDB) and needed an incentive to retain experience.

I joined one or two years after DFRDB was scrapped and didn't stick around to find out, but was told that 15 year retention bonus wasn't worth it. If they're offering even bigger payouts to ORs after 4-6 years of service to keep them, that's a shocker.
It wouldn’t be even remotely shocking to me. Considering there is actually more people pending in DVA cases as there are currently serving across the tri services.

If it’s a tech trade then they will definitely offer retention bonuses. Combat corps, NCO below doubtful although I wouldn’t rule it out given the packages they’re trying to roll out in the next 5 - 8yrs and don’t have the ORs to man it
 

st0neheart

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Does anyone hate having to buy new clothes every time they go up a size??

I had 8 Months off gym, and work gave us $500 to spend on new work shirts and stuff a Month back, so I went to myer and got a bunch of nice shirts, few pairs of pants..

Started back in the gym two weeks ago, and the fucken glycogen loading alone getting back into training, I am already bursting at the seams of all my new shirts..

It's the one thing I absolutely loathe about bodybuliding.

I also forgot my old trick of taking dbol for a week, specifically so when I went shopping for clothes, I would be as bloated to the max, get a pump on before going shopping, and then I would buy a realistic size that might last me 6 months more than if I tried things on while flat.

Hate clothes shopping when it's just a luxury to get something new, absolutely despise it when I have tried on 98% of my wardrobe and nothing fucking fits.
 

Heavygripper

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Does anyone hate having to buy new clothes every time they go up a size??

I had 8 Months off gym, and work gave us $500 to spend on new work shirts and stuff a Month back, so I went to myer and got a bunch of nice shirts, few pairs of pants..

Started back in the gym two weeks ago, and the fucken glycogen loading alone getting back into training, I am already bursting at the seams of all my new shirts..

It's the one thing I absolutely loathe about bodybuliding.

I also forgot my old trick of taking dbol for a week, specifically so when I went shopping for clothes, I would be as bloated to the max, get a pump on before going shopping, and then I would buy a realistic size that might last me 6 months more than if I tried things on while flat.

Hate clothes shopping when it's just a luxury to get something new, absolutely despise it when I have tried on 98% of my wardrobe and nothing fucking fits.
I just buy the largest size possible and hope for the best…..last 3-4 work shirts have all ripped in the exact same spot across the forearms.
At this point I’m just trying desperately to avoid the fat man shop because I’m sure the shirts will fit terribly and look cheap.
 

kiwilifter

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People trying to screw you down on price when you’ve just quoted a “fuck off I don’t really want that job” rate 😅 Surely the fairly exorbitant figure was a clue that I’m probably not going to haggle on this one buddy
 

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