Activision's Call of Duty Endowment

Activision Blizzard announces its Call of Duty Endowment (CODE), a foundation they are forming with a $1 million grant to support groups that assist veterans with their careers, reports Washingtonpost.com. In spite of recruitment ads promising the military leads to great careers, word is: "Other government and private studies show that the percentage of unemployed veterans has been historically higher than the percentage among civilians. Eighteen percent of veterans who left the military in the past one to three years were unemployed, according to a 2008 Department of Veterans Affairs employment survey." The foundation's first donation of $125,000 is to the Paralyzed Veterans of America to help open a vocational rehabilitation center. "The joblessness rate that [veterans] should have should be far less than the national average, not more," says Activision Blizzard chief executive Bobby Kotick. "How do you expect people to actually join the military if when they leave the military they can't integrate back into the free market they're supposed to be protecting?"
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@TurdFergasun - You sir are just as clearly delusional as the first troll spouting his hatred of the miltary... In your tinfoil hat wearing world I am sure you are not capable of having any apreciation for the military and the GOOD it can bring such as the ability for you to spout your ignorant thoughts on the internet and walk safely (relatively) down the street. Instead you choose to see the BAD such as war started for virtually no reason which has little to do with the armed forces and more to do with the ELECTED officials who point them.

As for your allegations that the military is only staffed with "retarded" "mercenaries" with a "tragically low iq"... I joined the military in order to learn how to operate a nuclear reactor which led to a VERY profitable career in the civilian world. Not all of the military is about "the shiny guns"... From my own personal experience, I can't help but take great offense at this post of utter ignorance.

As for those complaining about this foundation that has been formed, I get a sick feeling in my stomach whenever I go to the local Vetarans Hospital and see young kids (to me) with missing limbs or destroyed psyches as a result of what they have gone through out there. ANY assistance to them is only a GOOD thing. I could care less about the reasons for the foundation or what some blowhard PR guy says about it. I see assistance to people that need it. I also see the same jade gamers posting their typical drivel as if this were another way to bash on a video game company and not an act providing a benefit to some people that are in DIRE need.
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