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Report: 90% of youth in Philly cannot serve (in military)
Navy Times | 6/14/10

Posted on 06/14/2010 2:07:13 PM PDT by pabianice

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: greatsociety; lbjsfault
Kids are too fat, too uneducated, felons, or all three. Another Democrat City success story.
1 posted on 06/14/2010 2:07:14 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

And yet they will have no problems find positions in city government.


2 posted on 06/14/2010 2:08:11 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: pabianice

You just wait - some lame pathetic-ass Democrat will explain why this is a good thing.


3 posted on 06/14/2010 2:08:34 PM PDT by lesko
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To: pabianice

I doubt it - AP in the NYT. Not exactly trustworthy.


4 posted on 06/14/2010 2:08:35 PM PDT by DManA
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To: pabianice

I am sure they are all eligible for the Obama Youth Corpse and Michelle’s special diet!


5 posted on 06/14/2010 2:09:52 PM PDT by Liberty Ship ("Lord, make me fast and accurate.")
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To: pabianice

75% nationally!!


6 posted on 06/14/2010 2:10:04 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: pabianice

Follow up story: 90% of Philly Pols Belong in Jail


7 posted on 06/14/2010 2:10:39 PM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: pabianice

Isn’t Philly the place where the dems get 110% of the vote?


8 posted on 06/14/2010 2:11:12 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: pabianice

75% nationwide.

We could raise the number allowable a bit if we went back to GWB’s policy of letting felons in.


9 posted on 06/14/2010 2:12:59 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: pabianice
The group wants state and federal funding for pre-kindergarten programs that it says give children a solid foundation for academic and personal success.

Never saw this hook coming did ya? Just what we need, another big boatload of statists trolling the waters for the treasured TaxaChump GreenBack.

10 posted on 06/14/2010 2:13:14 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (J. D. Hayworth, the next Senator, the Great State of Arizona - Sen. Poopdeck, Panama is calling...)
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To: DManA

It’s The Navy Times. The AP article quotes a group called “Mission: Readiness” which is made up of retired generals. The results are easily checked at the source.


11 posted on 06/14/2010 2:13:16 PM PDT by Borges
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To: pabianice

How long before they blame Bush?

I wonder how many thousands Philly pays for each student?


12 posted on 06/14/2010 2:13:21 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: Liberty Ship

Well, there’s always the Black Panthers.


13 posted on 06/14/2010 2:14:26 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: pabianice
Funny. Doesn't Obama have 450,000 youngsters out in the countryside undergoing civilian military training?
One day you will see these bronzed gods come marching back home singing, “my heart belongs to Obama.”
Boy do the lyrics flow, “Good by Mama I'm off to serve Obama.”
14 posted on 06/14/2010 2:14:38 PM PDT by Hans
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To: RWGinger

Well, hopefully they aren’t paying by the pound.


15 posted on 06/14/2010 2:14:46 PM PDT by Liberty Ship ("Lord, make me fast and accurate.")
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To: pabianice

Thank you Feminists!


16 posted on 06/14/2010 2:14:53 PM PDT by donna (The fruits of Feminism: Angry fathers, bitter mothers, fat kids and political correctness.)
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To: Gondring

?We could raise the number allowable a bit if we went back to GWB’s policy of letting felons in.??

Please detail this policy and also cite th3e date when Obama rescinded the policy?


17 posted on 06/14/2010 2:16:00 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: pabianice

and a lot of them are on ADD/ADHD medication, which are classified as psychiatric drugs and thus an automatic disqualifier.


18 posted on 06/14/2010 2:16:11 PM PDT by balch3
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To: Liberty Ship

They can have them.

I was at a campout this weekend with a boys organization; The Royal Rangers. I noticed a huge difference between our boys locally, and the boys from the other large city that joined us. The boys from the larger city were: Fat (mostly), whiners, didn’t know how to do basic tasks, displaying ADD-like behavior.
1 kid we have in our group recently moved from Denver. 14 and had never camped, tied a knot, pitched a tent, cooked a hot-dog over a fire, shot a rifle. He is also a bit overweight. He’s learning, but man, if this is the future, we are in for a world of hurt.


19 posted on 06/14/2010 2:16:55 PM PDT by vpintheak (Love of God, Family and Country has made me an extremist.)
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To: pabianice

If you read the entire article, it states that 75% of all youngsters across the country are not elegible for the service. Just what I needed this week..........bad information. Says a lot for our education system. I don’t think it has anything to do with pre-kindergarten education. It has to do with our teachers in all schools. This country did just fine in the past with our youth. Today they can’t even read or write.


20 posted on 06/14/2010 2:18:36 PM PDT by RC2
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To: pabianice

UberFatbodies, gangbangers and/or retards are not the kind of individuals I want behind rifles, driving tanks or jumping out of airplanes.


21 posted on 06/14/2010 2:18:51 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (If I don't like you, it's most likely your culture or your ideology that pissed me off.)
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To: pabianice

good news for the military.


22 posted on 06/14/2010 2:20:25 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Borges

Opps. I saw link only and times and jumped to a conclusion.

You can’t post excerpts from the Navy Times?


23 posted on 06/14/2010 2:20:34 PM PDT by DManA
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To: RC2
So , it's a good thing BP poked a hole in an oil/volcano to trigger the end of the world.

We got a whole crop of bad kids that need to be ploughed under.

Too bad, we have to get screwed too.

24 posted on 06/14/2010 2:22:02 PM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: norraad

Hi world this is Philly we can’t raise children but we have a nice bell for sale. Has a small crack but it makes a great door stop.


25 posted on 06/14/2010 2:28:06 PM PDT by vwbug
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Maybe we can use it to plug the leak, wouldn’t that be something?


26 posted on 06/14/2010 2:29:38 PM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: Gondring
...if we went back to GWB’s policy of letting felons in.

Say again? When exactly did GWB allow felons in the military? Without checking, it seems it was the 80's when that was shut down. Except for the Marines (back then), they figured they could still make a contributing member of society out of a felon. I'm pretty sure now, even the Marines turn away felons.
27 posted on 06/14/2010 2:31:30 PM PDT by tongue-tied
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To: pabianice

Here is the problem. The thugs and degenerates of our society are allowed to proliferate while the best in our nation are wounded or killed in wars. Perhaps it would be better to take those 90% in Philly and use them for cannon fodder. It would be one of the quickest ways to improve society.


28 posted on 06/14/2010 2:32:30 PM PDT by Nosterrex
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To: pabianice
too uneducated
 
Charles Murray has data indicating that only 7% of all Black children in America are born to mothers with IQs of 100 or greater.
 
With the weapons systems [and medical systems and communications systems and even the logistical systems] becoming as sophisticated as they are in the 21st Century, it's very, very difficult to find productive work in the modern military which can be performed by folks with 2-digit IQs.
29 posted on 06/14/2010 2:34:50 PM PDT by Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo
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To: pabianice
The group wants state and federal funding for pre-kindergarten programs that it says give children a solid foundation for academic and personal success.

It's been shown repeatedly (and then some) that pre-kindergarten does not change intellectual outcomes. This sounds like a bunch angling for government grants.

That said, the 90% figure may be roughly accurate. I think the military has not been taking anyone below the 30th percentile on the entrance exam for some years now. I imagine that this exclusion, plus felons and physically unfit, could keep out a lot of people.

30 posted on 06/14/2010 2:35:24 PM PDT by freespirited (There are a lot of bad Republicans but there are no good Democrats.--Ann Coulter)
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To: Liberty Valance

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/Uh_Yeah.mp3


31 posted on 06/14/2010 2:37:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: pabianice

Items that disqualify you from joining the Navy.

1. Prior trouble with the law
2. Tatoos
3. Overweight
4. Drugs (pee test)
5. Basic knowledge exam (general knowledge for an 8th grader)

If they are talking about the inner city, that would make perfect sense.


32 posted on 06/14/2010 2:38:16 PM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: RWGinger

Here are a couple of links to get you started..
http://www.palmcenter.org/press/dadt/releases/military_enlistment_of_felons_has_doubled (from back in 2007—has link to one of the studies on it)

From April 2009:
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/04/19/Army-stops-issuing-drug-felony-waivers/UPI-27951240164494/

It was in the first few months he was in office, but I don’t recall exact date.


33 posted on 06/14/2010 2:39:32 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Gondring

thanks for the links.It is always so much better to use links someone else provides.

here btw is the answer to why it was stopped, per your link

” The economic downturn has improved the quality of U.S. Army recruits, and the service has stopped accepting felons and drug abusers, officials said.”


34 posted on 06/14/2010 2:42:54 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: pabianice

9/10 of kids in Philly are gay?


35 posted on 06/14/2010 2:43:20 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: tongue-tied
Without checking, it seems it was the 80's when that was shut down.

It started up again under GWB so they could miss recruitment goals by less (it wasn't just the record-high bonuses and benefits promised).

I'm pretty sure now, even the Marines turn away felons.

Yes...it stopped <90 days after the new Administration started. Army, too.

36 posted on 06/14/2010 2:44:25 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: pabianice

One wonders where all that money goes that is supposed to be used for educating the children of Philadelphia. Education system needs a good house cleaning.


37 posted on 06/14/2010 2:45:01 PM PDT by mom-7
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To: pabianice

Since they are from Philly, this might not be a bad thing.


38 posted on 06/14/2010 2:46:46 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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I’m wondering if the weight issue could be addressed with a modified or additional basic training program. An 18 year old can slim down and beef up fairly quickly (compared to us old farts, anyway). I’d think a program of 4-6 weeks of PT and monitored diet prior to basic/boot would bring a lot of those recruits up to standard.

Of course, I’m assuming the military’s recruiting needs would be such that the extra time, cost, and effort were worth it. If a service branch can get what they need from the 25% that do pass muster, then so be it.


39 posted on 06/14/2010 2:47:16 PM PDT by DemforBush (Serpentine, Shel! SERPENTINE!)
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To: pabianice

Well, yeah, but that’s not the spin. From the story:

“The group wants state and federal funding for pre-kindergarten programs that it says give children a solid foundation for academic and personal success.”

This is just a shill for more spending, federal control and union power.


40 posted on 06/14/2010 2:48:30 PM PDT by absalom01 (Claire Wolfe, call your office.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
"9/10 of kids in Philly are gay?"

No, thats ok. Instant promotion. Gays will make Petty Officer in 2 years.

41 posted on 06/14/2010 2:48:30 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Gondring
Well I'll be go-to-he!!. Thanks for educating me on that, I figured for sure that was done long before Bush became president.

And another tidbit from CNN: It wasn't always like this. In the past, when the economy was strong, the military struggled to fill its ranks. But since fiscal year 2006, the DOD has consistently met or exceeded its recruitment goals. This occurred even as the Navy, Marines and Air Force raised the bar on their goals.

Link to CNN story
42 posted on 06/14/2010 2:55:31 PM PDT by tongue-tied
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To: pabianice

The service is better off without them.


43 posted on 06/14/2010 2:59:59 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: pabianice

Maybe they’re all homosexuals.


44 posted on 06/14/2010 3:17:24 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: tongue-tied
But since fiscal year 2006, the DOD has consistently met or exceeded its recruitment goals.

Yes...the drug/felony waivers helped, though they weren't a lot. It was mainly the Army problem, and the DoD had to play some numbers games (adjust target to meet recruitment, boost bonuses, restrict mustering out, etc.).

Sad it takes a bad economy to turn this around.

45 posted on 06/14/2010 3:24:14 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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Outside of the yuppie areas in Center City. Philly is a sh-thole. While most of this is due to the "Amish," the "white rubbish" areas in the Northeast part of the city (cough, Tacony) are filled with plenty of the obese and slovenly.

Filthadelphia: Detroit on the Delaware.

46 posted on 06/14/2010 3:26:51 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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Outside of the yuppie areas in Center City.

The yuppies have a function. Without them, where would West And North Philly get their ipods and bikes?

47 posted on 06/14/2010 3:29:55 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: pabianice

The remaining 10% are gay.


48 posted on 06/14/2010 8:28:54 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obama's 911; Going Down in Flames)
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