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West Point's standards have really gone to hell...

Must be the pressure trying to produce sufficient cannon fodder to feed the war machine.
 ----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Capt. John Anthony <>
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2012 7:06 PM
Subject: I am sorry to encroach into your privacy in this manner, I found you listed in the Trade Center Chambers of Commerce directory here in Iraq; I want to offer you my partnership in business. I want to solicit your Attention to receive money on my behalf. My name Capt. John Anthony, an officer in the US Army, and also a West Point Graduate currently, serving in the Military with the 82nd Air Borne Division Peace keeping force in Baghdadi am on the move to Afghanistan from Iraq as the last batch just left, and I really need your help in assisting me with the safe keeping of two military trunk boxes which has arrived USA from Iraq. I hope you can be trusted? I will explain further when I get a response from you.

Best regards,

Capt. John Anthony


More interesting than an email from a Nigerian prince or some widow in the third world.
I am shocked! To think a brave member of our military is forced to worry about the safety of his "two military trunk boxes"! We should endeavour to assist this person.  I think a face to face meeting would be best. While a company sized greeting committee might not be needed, I'm sure we would have plenty of volunteers that would happily provide the "hands on" and personnal touch needed to help this person realize the response that such a situation can generate. 
Never trust anybody with two first names.
It's gotta be the real deal -- it doesn't start out "Dearest Beloved..."
One of the great TV lines was from "The Office", when Michael gets caught in an e-mail scam, but says, "Hey!  When the Nigerian Royal Family calls, I answer!"
It appears that MSG Grumpy has a firm grasp of this "man's issues". It most definitely appears that he thinks "his are made of brass." But it also appears, that "HIS ISSUES" are in need of a serious adjustment. Most men believe they come "factory adjusted." This procedure would be most definitely a *hands-on project* and *in your face personal*. My orly question is this, have you ever handled anything *that tiny*?
oh please oh please oh please let me be the one to offer my assistance to my "fellow grad"....   where to start first...   hmm.
where to start first...

How 'bout "Dearest Beloved, I will need your social security number, bank account information, and ATM password in order to provide safe rental and storaging space for your two military trunk boxes in order to insure their safe storaging until your eagerly awaited return"...?
I may be gullible IRL, but no, nossir, not on the 'net!  (just the opposite of the neurotypicals)
C'mon, guys; ease up.

The  Pentagon has to raise money some way.... ;)