So long to nice, quick journeys to work as the kids all head back to school. Where exactly did the summer go? We didn't even get much of a news-based silly season this year with Brexit waiting in the wings, inhuman terror attacks and Kim and Donald picking fights with each other.
The big military news this week is women taking up combat roles with the RAF for the first time. We'd love to know what you think about this contentious issue. Will it help to halt the serious decline in young people joining the armed forces? Could the recruitment issue have anything to do with the way personnel are treated? As always, we'd love to hear from you on our Facebook page.
Still, at least we're not in recruitment for the Chinese army, facing a generation of overweight youngsters who, um, love themselves a little too much….
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5 good reasons for doing a university management degree online
- To get significantly more money
- If you want a career, not just a job
- To make resettlement much easier
- For international opportunities
- Your Services role makes it uniquely possible at this time.
www.onlineuniversitymilipol.com works with military and ex-military candidates worldwide. We pilot you through the university acceptance process by turning your Services experience into ‘academic points’ so that you are offered an online university place. There is no charge for this work (i.e. it is paid by the university’s online provider) so you can find out if you comply without obligation. We remain with you throughout your study and will even attend the graduation ceremony on your behalf if you are abroad.
The cost of online study is significantly less than that of attending university and, more importantly, you do not need to stop working whilst gaining your degree.
One of the big advantages of online study is flexibility, particularly when you are unable to commit to a fixed weekly schedule. You might even finish earlier than an attending student if you are able to put in more time but your qualification and benefits will be exactly the same. Additionally, you can start immediately after acceptance rather than waiting for the next year like an attending student.
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Joke: Drunk husband
Mike and Joe have been friends for over 70 years. When it's clear that Joe is dying, Mike visits him every day. One day Mike says, "Joe, we both loved football all our lives, and we played football on Saturdays together for so many years. Please do me one favour, when you get to Heaven, somehow you must let me know if there's football there."
Joe looks up at Mike from his death bed," Mike, you've been my best friend for many years. If it's at all possible, I'll do this favour for you.
Shortly after that, Joe passes on.
At midnight a couple of nights later, Mike is awakened from a sound sleep by a blinding flash of white light and a voice calling out to him, "Mike–Mike."
"Who is it? asks Mike sitting up suddenly. "Who is it?"
"Mike–it's me, Joe."
"You're not Joe. Joe just died."
"I'm telling you, it's me, Joe," insists the voice.
"Joe! Where are you?"
"In heaven", replies Joe. "I have some really good news and a little bad news."
"Tell me the good news first," says Mike.
"The good news," Joe says," is that there's football in heaven. Better yet, all of our old friends who died before us are here, too. Better than that, we're all young again. Better still, it's always spring time and it never rains or snows. And best of all, we can play football all we want, and we never get tired."
That's fantastic," says Mike. "It's beyond my wildest dreams! So what's the bad news?
"You're on the team for this Saturday's match!"
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