• Boxing- how much fun is it for YOU?

    That is all
    That is all
    1 answer · Boxing · 7 months ago
  • Clinical depression vs. feeling depressed?

    What's the difference? That could mean anyone who was having a bad day 20 years or it could mean someone who cut their wrists with shards of glass because they where so miserable. Is there no clear-cut line between the two?
    What's the difference? That could mean anyone who was having a bad day 20 years or it could mean someone who cut their wrists with shards of glass because they where so miserable. Is there no clear-cut line between the two?
    7 answers · Mental Health · 7 months ago
  • Latina's what do you really think about relationships, marriage and intimacy? Especially outside you're race?

    I'm a White man, and I'm wondering about what latinas think about the way society perceives them and how they really feel about themselves and dating outside other cultures vs. what the stereotype is. But seeing all the buzz about Hispanic women I'm wondering, what are you're views and do these stereotypes bother you? I grew up as... show more
    I'm a White man, and I'm wondering about what latinas think about the way society perceives them and how they really feel about themselves and dating outside other cultures vs. what the stereotype is. But seeing all the buzz about Hispanic women I'm wondering, what are you're views and do these stereotypes bother you? I grew up as a white kid in a largely half Latino and half white town and have always been interested in Latin women because they seem so much more interesting, good-looking and passionate. White women seem boring lol I think it's time we let them speak for themselves
    3 answers · Other - Cultures & Groups · 7 months ago
  • How long would it take to become fluent in Ukrainian?

    And how to read Ukrainian, write in Ukrainian, etc.?
    And how to read Ukrainian, write in Ukrainian, etc.?
    4 answers · Languages · 8 months ago
  • Can the brain differentiate between perceived danger and actual danger?

    I've noticed that when I see videos of fighting or other intense situations I get an adrenaline dump. I get angry, agitated, ready to fight or flight and I'm wondering if the brain is unable to realize that it's not really in danger, at a primal/evolutionary level?
    I've noticed that when I see videos of fighting or other intense situations I get an adrenaline dump. I get angry, agitated, ready to fight or flight and I'm wondering if the brain is unable to realize that it's not really in danger, at a primal/evolutionary level?
    4 answers · Psychology · 9 months ago
  • Sparring/boxing off-duty in the military?

    I'm taking boxing at the moment and I was wondering if boxing is taught/allowed in the military. I saw a similar thread here a few days ago but it was about something different. I'm aware of the Army boxing team but I've heard it's damn near impossible to get into. I'm talking about off-hours stuff (sparring, some training, etc.) show more
    I'm taking boxing at the moment and I was wondering if boxing is taught/allowed in the military. I saw a similar thread here a few days ago but it was about something different. I'm aware of the Army boxing team but I've heard it's damn near impossible to get into. I'm talking about off-hours stuff (sparring, some training, etc.)
    5 answers · Military · 11 months ago
  • Military boxing?

    I'm taking boxing at the moment and I was wondering if boxing is taught/allowed in the military. I saw a similar thread here a few days ago but it was about something different. I'm aware of the Army boxing team but I've heard it's damn near impossible to get into. I'm talking about off-hours stuff (sparring, some training, etc.) show more
    I'm taking boxing at the moment and I was wondering if boxing is taught/allowed in the military. I saw a similar thread here a few days ago but it was about something different. I'm aware of the Army boxing team but I've heard it's damn near impossible to get into. I'm talking about off-hours stuff (sparring, some training, etc.)
    1 answer · Military · 11 months ago
  • What M4 model does the united states army use?

    I've heard they now use the FN model but I'm not sure that's correct. And what makes FNH's model better than the others for military service? (Remington, Colt, Bushmaster etc.?) Also I've heard internally it's exactly the same as all the others so I don't get what all the fuss over it is
    I've heard they now use the FN model but I'm not sure that's correct. And what makes FNH's model better than the others for military service? (Remington, Colt, Bushmaster etc.?) Also I've heard internally it's exactly the same as all the others so I don't get what all the fuss over it is
    2 answers · Military · 11 months ago
  • Best martial arts for realism?

    What is simple, effective, easy to learn, widely available, endorses aggression and teaches you how to effectively manage adrenaline and properly fight but at the same time is realistic and blurs the line between a street fight and sparring?
    What is simple, effective, easy to learn, widely available, endorses aggression and teaches you how to effectively manage adrenaline and properly fight but at the same time is realistic and blurs the line between a street fight and sparring?
    5 answers · Martial Arts · 11 months ago
  • Is humor contagious?

    I have a friend who used to be really boring but after we starting hanging out with these military guys who where effortlessly making us laugh like crazy he suddenly is hilarious himself and he s not even stealing there jokes, either (I don t know about me though)
    I have a friend who used to be really boring but after we starting hanging out with these military guys who where effortlessly making us laugh like crazy he suddenly is hilarious himself and he s not even stealing there jokes, either (I don t know about me though)
    2 answers · Sociology · 11 months ago
  • Question for veterans: Would you say it's harder to go from being a civilian to a military member, or vice versa?

    I've heard both as being described as very difficult processes. Is it really true that going out of the service you feel so disillusioned that you become depressed and actually want to go back? Or that once you go in you suffer a mental breakdown very quickly due to the sudden shock of a hard, stringent and unfamiliar lifestyle? Again I've... show more
    I've heard both as being described as very difficult processes. Is it really true that going out of the service you feel so disillusioned that you become depressed and actually want to go back? Or that once you go in you suffer a mental breakdown very quickly due to the sudden shock of a hard, stringent and unfamiliar lifestyle? Again I've heard it described both ways How accurate is that?
    5 answers · Military · 12 months ago
  • How many people fail police academy and what are the most common reasons why?

    I've heard that (for example) for the maryland state police, out of a class of about 4,000-8,000 candidates, less than 50 become officers (is this true?) I've also heard that there are "roughly" 600 objectives candidates must pass to graduate. Why is the selection process so rigorous? I've heard it's easier to pass SWAT... show more
    I've heard that (for example) for the maryland state police, out of a class of about 4,000-8,000 candidates, less than 50 become officers (is this true?) I've also heard that there are "roughly" 600 objectives candidates must pass to graduate. Why is the selection process so rigorous? I've heard it's easier to pass SWAT tryouts that it is to become a normal officer
    2 answers · Law Enforcement & Police · 1 year ago
  • Can I get a waiver to join the Army with a (previous) history of depression and anxiety?

    I know it's a P.D.Q to have a history but are waivers possible? I looked it up and I got nothing officially on waivers- just that it was a P.D.Q. Everyone is saying different things- Yes, you can get a waiver but it's unlikely" or "Nope. Zero per cent chance of a waiver" or "Yes you can get a waiver if you've been... show more
    I know it's a P.D.Q to have a history but are waivers possible? I looked it up and I got nothing officially on waivers- just that it was a P.D.Q. Everyone is saying different things- Yes, you can get a waiver but it's unlikely" or "Nope. Zero per cent chance of a waiver" or "Yes you can get a waiver if you've been off meds for 12 months" etc. Also, my recruiter seems to believe it's better just to say nothing (I'm not going to risk it) That is all.
    6 answers · Military · 1 year ago
  • Who kicks down doors in law enforcement?

    Who are the guys who breach houses and capture criminals and terrorists? Is it swat, FBI, someone else?
    Who are the guys who breach houses and capture criminals and terrorists? Is it swat, FBI, someone else?
    3 answers · Law Enforcement & Police · 1 year ago
  • In the Army, what's the difference between 11 Charlie and 11 Bravo?

    I know Charlies carry mortars but aside from that do they also do the same things as Bravos?
    I know Charlies carry mortars but aside from that do they also do the same things as Bravos?
    4 answers · Military · 1 year ago
  • What 5.56mm NATO round does the USMC use?

    Have they switched over to the M855A1 or are they still using the Mk318 MOD 0? Or did they just keep the M855?
    Have they switched over to the M855A1 or are they still using the Mk318 MOD 0? Or did they just keep the M855?
    1 answer · Military · 1 year ago
  • Why do Marines like to drink and fight each other so much?

    Does this happen with other services a lot as well (drinking, ego showdowns and fighting) or is this just Marines being Marines? Is it because they are young, or their personality types? I mean no disrespect to the Marine Corps I'm just curious I see a lot of videos of Marines drinking and punching each other up for talking smack in the barracks
    Does this happen with other services a lot as well (drinking, ego showdowns and fighting) or is this just Marines being Marines? Is it because they are young, or their personality types? I mean no disrespect to the Marine Corps I'm just curious I see a lot of videos of Marines drinking and punching each other up for talking smack in the barracks
    5 answers · Military · 1 year ago
  • In a military boot camp, do drill instructors yell mainly to harden recruits?

    I've heard things like "shark attacks" where carried out on recruits to numb recruits to emotional confrontation and any kind of stress in general. "After basic training, recruits are much less intimidated by the prospect of a gunfight because they know what to do and have been mentally conditioned to be inured and mostly... show more
    I've heard things like "shark attacks" where carried out on recruits to numb recruits to emotional confrontation and any kind of stress in general. "After basic training, recruits are much less intimidated by the prospect of a gunfight because they know what to do and have been mentally conditioned to be inured and mostly impervious to emotional and physiological stress from confrontation, such as those seen when dealing with civilians and enemy combatants alike in Iraq and Afghanistan" Is that why Soldiers and Marines seem almost completely unafraid in gunfights? (at least that's what I've heard from interviews with actual veterans) If not, how effective at reducing stress and fear is boot camp?
    12 answers · Military · 1 year ago
  • Are gunfights LESS nerve-wracking for soldiers than fistfights due to the complex emotional nature of face-to-face confrontation?

    Physiologically and emotionally, would it make sense for a full-blown hand to hand fight more debilitating, more likely to put you in shock, and generally terrify you compared to a gunfight? I've been in a few fistfights, but for some reason, being shot at seems less intimidating- and emotionally very different and much simpler compared to a... show more
    Physiologically and emotionally, would it make sense for a full-blown hand to hand fight more debilitating, more likely to put you in shock, and generally terrify you compared to a gunfight? I've been in a few fistfights, but for some reason, being shot at seems less intimidating- and emotionally very different and much simpler compared to a fistfight because it's not all hands-on and personal. The reason I ask is because most of the time I hear vets, sometimes police officers (and just about anyone else whose been in a firefight) say they enjoy the rush of adrenaline that comes with being in a firefight, but I never hear anyone say the same for a fistfight- and from personnel experience, fistfights are pretty nerve-wracking (even when you come away physically completely unhurt)
    1 answer · Psychology · 1 year ago