Skip to comments.Report: 90% of youth in Philly cannot serve (in military)
Posted on 06/14/2010 2:07:13 PM PDT by pabianice
And yet they will have no problems find positions in city government.
You just wait - some lame pathetic-ass Democrat will explain why this is a good thing.
I doubt it - AP in the NYT. Not exactly trustworthy.
I am sure they are all eligible for the Obama Youth Corpse and Michelle’s special diet!
Follow up story: 90% of Philly Pols Belong in Jail
Isn’t Philly the place where the dems get 110% of the vote?
We could raise the number allowable a bit if we went back to GWB’s policy of letting felons in.
Never saw this hook coming did ya? Just what we need, another big boatload of statists trolling the waters for the treasured TaxaChump GreenBack.
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.
How long before they blame Bush?
I wonder how many thousands Philly pays for each student?
Well, there’s always the Black Panthers.
Well, hopefully they aren’t paying by the pound.
Thank you Feminists!
?We could raise the number allowable a bit if we went back to GWBs policy of letting felons in.??
Please detail this policy and also cite th3e date when Obama rescinded the policy?
and a lot of them are on ADD/ADHD medication, which are classified as psychiatric drugs and thus an automatic disqualifier.
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.
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.
UberFatbodies, gangbangers and/or retards are not the kind of individuals I want behind rifles, driving tanks or jumping out of airplanes.
good news for the military.
Opps. I saw link only and times and jumped to a conclusion.
You can’t post excerpts from the Navy Times?
We got a whole crop of bad kids that need to be ploughed under.
Too bad, we have to get screwed too.
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.
Maybe we can use it to plug the leak, wouldn’t that be something?
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.
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.
Items that disqualify you from joining the Navy.
1. Prior trouble with the law
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.
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)
It was in the first few months he was in office, but I don’t recall exact date.
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.”
9/10 of kids in Philly are gay?
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.
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.
Since they are from Philly, this might not be a bad thing.
Im 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). Id 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, Im assuming the militarys 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.
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.
No, thats ok. Instant promotion. Gays will make Petty Officer in 2 years.
The service is better off without them.
Maybe they’re all homosexuals.
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.
Filthadelphia: Detroit on the Delaware.
The yuppies have a function. Without them, where would West And North Philly get their ipods and bikes?
The remaining 10% are gay.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.