Is there any similar experience to that in your country?

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Today I started an obligatory course in college called military education. You cannot graduate without it, you cannot travel abroad without completing it. Basically, a special forces officer picks up 1000 college students and torture them for 5-9 hours every day in the sweet sun of the middle east depending on his mood for 2 weeks.
I really have no problem to stand in the sun to workout, exercise, learn something new, learn about military history or warfare in general. The thing is, you have a special forces guy sitting right in front of you but all he is doing is calling his girlfriend on his smartphone while you are just standing there for 5 hours doing ABSOLUTELY nothing. You can't talk, you don't learn. They spent 3 hours doing attendance lol. I was kind of disappointed. I thought I'd learn something. Maybe it is just the first day but all of my colleagues who completed the course say that it is like this every day.
Little history lesson. After the 1973 war against Israel our beloved (sarcasm for sure) youth wanted to join the army in great numbers. So they asked the president to give them any sort of military training during college. At first, it was 60 days in an enclosed camp where you learn how to follow orders, how to shoot/clean an AK, some very basic self-defense and of course cleaning toilets just like any other country's basic training but due to low budget, it kept getting reduced from 60 to 45 days to 30 to 20 until eventually it became 12 days and you don't go to a camp you go home every day.
Is there any similar experience to that in your country? Keep in mind that those are college students, I was probably the only one among them seeking a military career but the rest were just doctors, engineers, accountants, scientists etc etc They were all cursing the officer and the army you can imagine how angry they were the poor lads. :ROFLMAO:
Also is the sun hot in the farm? If it is, all that useless standing in the sun won't be in vain haha. I mean do you get to stand out in the open air for hours while doing nothing? If that's the case then maybe those 2 weeks won't be useless after all.
 
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Well, I did my compulsory military service of 1 year in my home country (Romania) and it had some of that. At some point all we did was wait. Wait for the morning appel, breakfast, cleaning, some training, shooting, marching, etc. At first it was interesting to do all that stuff, but at some point there will be boredom, unless you like to screw things up...
 
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Update.
Alright, today we finished. Waiting for results but everything should be ok and I should pass. Total waste of time for two weeks, I only learned a couple of things.
1-since 1st of Feb it is very hard for anyone to get out of conscription even with a medical waiver since they need manpower to support the Sinai operation. Most probably I will not get out even though lawfully I am ineligible.
2-Most of the newly conscripted soldiers/officers are going to Sinai and die there (that was literally said by the officer) many who are graduates of civilian colleges/universities and didn't have more than 40 days of basic training. They can barely handle a rifle and they are going to fight world-class veteran terrorists smuggled into Egypt via Gaza tunnels from Syria and Iraq. At some point, he actually said (in Arabic of course) Don't worry you too will be in their shoes in 10 months
3-I'll probably go to Sinai in November if I don't get out with a medical waiver. Really, I am not afraid or annoyed I am someone who wants to join the Legion anyhow I won't be afraid to fight some psychos in Sinai blowing themselves up. I am just sad that during that year I won't be able to study French at all and I'll forget everything I have learned. I was planning to go to the Legion with at least B1 level in French but instead, I guess I'll go with one hell of a military experience because of my physique I'll be taken somewhere rough infantry/paratrooper/elite shock troopers. They say you graduate from these regiments with a certificate that you can use later. We will see what Mr army doctor will decide for me in the upcoming September :) only he will decide my fate and which route I will take.
 
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The Egyptian government is preparing anti-atheist laws (to satisfy conservators since elections are coming soon). That's a good enough reason, in my book, anyway, to justify asylum in Europe, France... Légion étrangère !
 
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Could this country get any worse :ROFLMAO: I wasn't planning on bringing that up in the Legion but I'll include it in my story. To be honest, they are making it fairly easier for me.
 

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Could this country get any worse.
Mate it can, recently in ZA parliament has voted to start proceedings to potentially amend our constitution to expropriate land without compensation, in short the government could take away your property and not give you a cent for it, similar to what happened in Zim. All because of what happened 300-400 years ago....
 
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Oh yeah haha, somebody asked her to sing her song about the Nile which says didn't you drink from the Nile. She replied “why you want that if you drink from the Nile nowadays you will get Bilharzia (the worm).” So they prosecuted her for that :ROFLMAO:. They said she is spreading false data about the Nile.
About the dancer, she is Russian and they say that she didn't commit to the ‘legal’ belly dancing regulations which compel her to wear a ‘short’ underneath her dancing costume. Next time she was on stage she showed people her new shorts while dancing it was hilarious. :LOL:
 

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Oh yeah haha, somebody asked her to sing her song about the Nile which says didn't you drink from the Nile. She replied “why you want that if you drink from the Nile nowadays you will get Bilharzia (the worm).” So they prosecuted her for that :ROFLMAO:. They said she is spreading false data about the Nile. (...)
She should be publicly flogged for suggesting that the Nile water isn't drinkable. Or Left in the sun for three and a half days and then see just how thirsty she really is. If she dosen't like Nile Aqua she should try the Ganges river in India:

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Saying that the only one drinking the Seine was the Zouave a few weeks ago.
 

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