In Marci Alboher’s opinion piece, “Is job stress worthwhile?” from CNN, the author tells of a survey she took on what job was the most stressful and the arguments people posed against the results of this survey. The survey stated that high risk jobs, such as firefighters, military, and policemen, were the most stressful and that being a teacher or professor was the least stressful.
The fight occurring over legal recognition of same-sex marriages effects could have an effect on the Defense Department. After the repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" in 2009, people have been advocating that the same-sex spouses of military personnel should receive the same federal financial benefits as heterosexual spouses should. Under the DOMA, or the Defense of Marriage Act, marriage is the unioin between one man and one woman.
Clint Eastwood has a great film career in Actor, director, composer and producer. In this article, it talk about his time in the MIlitary at the start of the 1950's. He has been seen in military movies such as Heartbreak Ridge, Firefox, Kelly’s Hero and much more. Clint was also drafted in the US Army in 1951 and fought in the Korean War. Afterwards started his film career. During his time in the military he was a swim instructor the whole time and never was sent to Korea.
I am interested in this because there is always a debate in politics about who the government should be subsidising, small business, big business, or themselves. I read an article by a disgruntled Republican staffer a while back that said small business and the military did not provide most employment (as Republicans often say they do), but that medium-large corporations did. The U.S. Government has a small-business administration to provide assistance to such businesses, so it clearly is a priority for them.
Something that I have been interested in learning more about has been the Spartan way of life. I remember my brother and I were talking about it the other day, but I didn't have time to research it. Lately, the this topic has caught my eye again. I know that many people feel that Spartans are the best soldiers in history. From what I have heard, The Spartans were more than just being the best soldiers even though that was one of their focuses.
This past weekend, I went to see the movie, Act of Valor. Now going in I had very high hopes and expectations because from a very young age I have always been fascinated by the Navy Seals. Now I had read several articles about how this movie and found out that it was filmed using helmet cameras with real Navy Seals instead of actors and live ammunition.