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  • Hundreds of violent felons improperly getting Cook County boot camp

    11/22/2013 10:43:58 AM PST · by Q-ManRN · 16 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 21, 2013 | Frank Main
    A Sun-Times survey of thousands of pages of court records found that since 2006, Cook County judges have handed down hundreds of improper boot camp sentences to violent felons. Simons’ case ended in tragedy. Less than two years after he was sent to the four-month boot camp program, Simons was charged with murdering Kermit Delashment II, a 21-year-old college student with big dreams. Delashment’s death was the 500th killing of 2008 in Chicago. In all, 17 armed robbers got such a break during that period in Cook County. After their release from the program, 12 of those 17 men were...
  • Guy Spent $11,000 On A Coding 'Bootcamp' And Doubled His Salary

    04/12/2013 7:15:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/12/2013 | Terence Chea, Associated Press
    "Learn to write software in 9 weeks? New coding boot camps promise to launch tech careers" _______________________________________________ SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Looking for a career change, Ken Shimizu decided he wanted to be a software developer, but he didn't want to go back to college to study computer science. Instead, he quit his job and spent his savings to enroll at Dev Bootcamp, a new San Francisco school that teaches students how to write software in nine weeks. The $11,000 gamble paid off: A week after he finished the program last summer, he landed an engineering job that paid more...
  • Changes coming to U.S. Army Basic Combat Training

    02/05/2010 9:18:30 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 27 replies · 1,371+ views
    Defense Professional ^ | 02/05/2010 | Steve Reeves
    Basic Combat Training is getting ready for some major changes to reflect the modern battlefield, said Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, deputy commanding general for Initial Military Training. Hertling, who is responsible for managing the training of Soldiers from the day they enter the Army until they report to their first duty assignments, made his remarks last week during a visit to Fort Jackson, the largest of the Army's five basic training centers. "We really took a look at the relevancy of what we're doing," Hertling said. "We're teaching Soldiers too much stuff." One of the changes Hertling wants to implement...
  • Tea Party Bootcamp Tomorrow in Fresno

    10/23/2009 7:32:31 AM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 9 replies · 492+ views
    Central Valley Tea Party ^ | October 23, 2009 | Saundra Duffy
    Boot Camp Oct 24th – www.centralvalleyteaparty.com Saturday - October 24th 2009 8:30 am - 2:00 pm Fresno Fairgrounds A Training Event HOW TO TRANSFORM YOURSELF INTO A GOVERNMENT BUTT KICKING ACTIVIST Four Training Sessions Session One - Activism 1. Street Activism - Scott & Saundra Hawkins 2. Boots on the Ground Activism - Julie Griffiths 3. Precinct Level Activism - Lonny Leitner from American Majority Session Two - Using the New Media Lonny Leitner from American Majority explains how to use Facebook, Twitter and Blogs to advance the Tea Party Movement. From beginner to online activist in one hour. Session...
  • Tea Party BOOT CAMP - Fresno

    10/08/2009 7:57:10 PM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 23 replies · 1,278+ views
    Central Valley Tea Party ^ | October 8, 2009 | Central Valley Team Party
    Tea Party Boot Camp Saturday - October 24th 8:30 am - 2:00 pm Fresno Fairgrounds A Training Event How to transform yourself into a Government Butt Kicking Activist Four Training Sessions Session One - Activism 1. Street Activism - Scott & Saundra Hawkins 2. Boots on the Ground Activism - Julie Griffiths 3. Precinct Level Activism - Lonny Leitner from American Majority Session Two - Using the New Media Lonny Leitner from American Majority explains how to use Facebook, Twitter and Blogs to advance the Tea Party Movement. From beginner to online activist in one hour. Session Three - Health...
  • Integrity (Fr. Tom Euteneuer on Obama and his Administration)

    02/05/2009 8:54:31 PM PST · by Coleus · 13 replies · 978+ views
    HLI ^ | Friday, February 6, 2009 | Fr. Tom Euteneuer
    IntegrityDear Spirit and Life readers,One of my most memorable experiences in Marine Corps boot camp was the lesson of integrity. Certain infractions of the strict code of discipline were considered "integrity violations" such as lying or undermining the chain of command, etc. We all implicitly understood that term to mean the breaking of rules of conduct or ethics that bind men together for the common mission. We did our best to avoid committing any violations of integrity, not merely to avoid penalties, but more so because we sought to form ourselves as honorable, trustworthy men deserving of our uniforms.Ironically, the...
  • In Korea, a boot camp cure for Web obsession

    11/18/2007 6:55:03 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 77+ views
    IHT ^ | 11/18/07 | Martin Fackler
    In Korea, a boot camp cure for Web obsession By Martin Fackler Sunday, November 18, 2007 MOKCHEON, South Korea: The compound — part boot camp, part rehab center — resembles programs around the world for troubled youths. Drill instructors drive young men through military-style obstacle courses, counselors lead group sessions, and there are even therapeutic workshops on pottery and drumming. But these young people are not battling alcohol or drugs. Rather, they have severe cases of what many in this country believe is a new and potentially deadly addiction: cyberspace. They come here, to the Jump Up Internet Rescue School,...
  • True Crime-Arrest Made in Death of Two Sisters; That Boot Camp Verdict

    10/16/2007 3:29:10 PM PDT · by Fishtalk · 44+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 10/16/07 | Pat Fish
    It's a True Crime post and we must explore that verdict on the so-called Boot camp case. There's been an arrest in the murder of one of the two sisters, both dead in the same house and within a week of each other. The perp was arrested for killing his wife but did he kill her sister too? Some info on the naked man in Times Square, a good Samaritan leaves a dangerous unknown substance at the scene and was the child molested on the airplane or is someone looking for a payoff?
  • Corps Becomes a Marine

    10/13/2007 5:04:02 AM PDT · by usmcobra · 10 replies · 142+ views
    Navy corpsman becomes a Marine Oct. 11, 2007; Submitted on: 10/11/2007 08:35:08 AM ; Story ID#: 200710118358 By Lance Cpl. Ubon Mendie, MCRD Parris Island Pfc. Shawn Dickens, a new Marine, was a Navy corpsmen for about four years before deciding to join the Corps. Even throughout recruit training, Dickens was referred to as 'Doc' and aided his fellow platoon members with medical questions. Photo by: Lance Cpl. Ubon Mendie" Pfc. Shawn Dickens, a new Marine shows a mural of what he calls the “Corpsmen Code.” The words read “through hell and back for a wounded Marine.” Words Dickens believes...
  • Iraqi recruits head to “Boot Camp”

    09/09/2007 12:53:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 265+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Marcus Butler
    ISKANDARIYAH — Shiite and Sunni Muslims came from far and wide Sept. 2 to begin working together for the greater good of their country. Sparked by a successful recruiting campaign, these Iraqis crossed over their sectarian boundaries and started their journey toward becoming the newest members of the Iraqi Army. Congregating at the compound of 2nd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 8th Iraqi Army Division, located adjacent to Forward Operating Base Iskandariyah, home of 1st Battalion, 501st Airborne, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, these new recruits arrived by the truck load to be processed and transported to their basic...
  • USMC Boot Camp (PI)

    08/23/2007 1:10:29 PM PDT · by Ajnin · 29 replies · 1,168+ views
    Comegeyousome.com ^ | 08/22/07 | Uknown
    http://www.comegetyousome.com/viewvid.php?id=3802
  • Mac OS X 10.5 delayed to ensure Vista compatibility?

    03/25/2007 1:28:32 AM PDT · by jdm · 38 replies · 528+ views
    itWire ^ | March 25, 2007
    Has Apple delayed Mac OS X 10.5 - aka Leopard - to October? That's certainly what some unnamed industry sources have claimed, suggesting the delay has been made to allow the company's coders to get the OS' Boot Camp utility compatible with Windows Vista.
  • Report: Apple to Charge for Boot Camp

    01/23/2007 1:17:51 AM PST · by Echo Talon · 3 replies · 175+ views
    Daily Tech ^ | 1/22/2007 | Tuan Nguyen
    Report: Apple to Charge for Boot Camp$29 for the option to dual boot OS X and Windows A report at MacScoop claims that according to leaked report from Apple, the final release of Boot Camp when released will cost users roughly $29 USD. Boot Camp has been available as a free public beta since early 2006 when Apple made its first transition to Intel processors. The software add-on allows x86 Mac users to install a fully working copy of Windows XP, which ran natively on their x86 Macs. Users who use Apple's Boot Camp are able to install and separately...
  • S. Korea:Boot Camps Gaining Popularity With Korean Parents, Not Kids(marine bootcamp)

    01/22/2007 8:04:36 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 646+ views
    NYT ^ | 01/22/07 | CHOE SANG-HUN
    January 22, 2007 Boot Camps Gaining Popularity With Korean Parents, Not Kids By CHOE SANG-HUN POHANG, South Korea — Spitting plumes of white smoke, a wave of South Korean amphibious assault vehicles lands on the freezing cold beach. Inside the armored vehicles, schoolchildren huddle in oversize helmets and camouflage fatigues. Some look terrified, but one girl snaps open a hand-held mirror to check her face before the landing. A 14-year-old boy dozes all the way to the beach. “Some of these kids are hard cases to crack,” said Sgt. First Class Shim Sang-kyu, a crew-cut marine, shouting above the noise...
  • Vista: Microsoft's Last 'Big Bang' Operating System?

    12/01/2006 7:49:10 PM PST · by Zakeet · 234 replies · 4,638+ views
    Information Week ^ | December 1, 2006 | Aaron Ricadela
    As he took the stage to usher Windows Vista to market, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer last week tried to put the software's laborious birth behind him. The company's 71,000 employees -- and the entire PC industry, for that matter -- could be excused for breathing a sigh of relief, too. "It's an exciting thing to finally be here, and that's probably all I'll say about the past," Ballmer said at the unveiling from Nasdaq's cylindrical high-tech building in New York's Times Square. Office 2007 and Exchange Server 2007 also were introduced, and 30 more products will follow over the next...
  • 8 former guards charged with manslaughter in death of teenager at Florida boot camp

    11/28/2006 7:16:08 AM PST · by Brian Mosely · 12 replies · 843+ views
    AP WIRE ^ | 11/28/06
    <p>PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Eight former juvenile boot camp guards have been charged with aggravated manslaughter in the death of a teenage boy.</p>
  • Army Tones Down Drill Sergeants

    10/11/2006 8:11:46 PM PDT · by OnRightOnLeftCoast · 32 replies · 900+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 10, 2006 | Pauline Jelinek
    Hollywood may have to tone down its portrayal of the military's screaming, in-your-face boot camp drill sergeant. In today's Army, shouting is out and a calmer approach to molding young minds is in, says the head of Pentagon personnel. The Army says it has reduced by nearly 7 percent the number of recruits who wash out in the first six to 12 months of military life.
  • Autopsy: Boot camp guards killed teen

    05/05/2006 7:04:09 PM PDT · by Diverdogz · 40 replies · 840+ views
    CNN.com ^ | Friday, May 5, 2006; Posted: 9:21 p.m. EDT (01:21 GMT)
    (CNN) -- A teenager who died at a Florida boot camp was suffocated by guards who were restraining him, a medical examiner has determined. The teen's mother hailed the findings, saying "the truth is out," but a lawyer for one of the guards accused the examiner of giving in to political pressure. Martin Lee Anderson, 14, died in January after he was restrained and struck by workers at the boot camp for juvenile offenders. No charges have been filed in connection with Anderson's death. Initial autopsy results in February had determined Anderson died from complications from sickle cell trait, which...
  • Educators get an eyeful at boot camp [Hoo-Rah!]

    03/12/2006 8:50:15 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 99 replies · 2,382+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 3/12/2006 | Wayne Woolley
    Educators get an eyeful at boot camp PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. -- With spittle flying from his lips, Staff Sgt. Craig Finger herded 38 wide-eyed new recruits off a bus and onto the yellow footprints where generations of young men and women have begun their transformation from civilian to Marine... Each year, the Marines pay for nearly 2,000 educators to observe four days of basic training, or boot camp, to reach people the corps considers "key influencers" of young people... Last year, the program helped the Marines meet their goal of 32,000 new recruits despite suffering heavy losses in Iraq, having...
  • Gifts for a young man going into the Marines

    03/09/2006 11:16:26 AM PST · by babyface00 · 99 replies · 1,798+ views
    Please excuse the vanity - its for a good cause. I have a friend at work whose cousin has joined the Marines and is leaving in a few weeks, presumably for Parris Island. As many do, the family is throwing a celebratory party before he leaves. My friend would like to get her cousin something, preferably that he can use in boot camp or shortly after. As neither of us has close recent experience with someone entering the military, we're not sure what is useful or appropriate. Some things I suggested: Phone cards Stationary and stamps Are these good suggestions?...
  • Family Want Boot Camp Guards Prosecuted

    02/18/2006 7:29:54 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 25 replies · 813+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 2 18 06 | MELISSA NELSON
    PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Lawmakers and the family of a teenager seen on videotape being kneed and struck by juvenile boot camp guards are calling for the immediate arrest and prosecution of the guards. The Bay County Medical Examiner ruled that Martin Lee Anderson died of internal bleeding caused by a genetic blood disorder. But his family said Friday they believe the boy died because of the 30-minute beating that took place hours before the 14-year-old died. The U.S. Justice Department is investigating possible civil rights violations. Gov. Jeb Bush said he did not support calls to shut down the...
  • To Keep Recruits,Boot Camp Gets A Gentle Revamp

    02/15/2006 9:35:13 AM PST · by jjm2111 · 209 replies · 4,314+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/15/06 | Greg Jaffe
    New recruits used to be welcomed to boot camp here with the "shark attack." For decades, drill sergeants in wide-brim hats would swarm around the fresh-off-the-bus privates, shouting orders. Some rattled recruits would make mistakes. A few would cry. Today, the Army is opting for a quieter approach. "I told my drill sergeants to stop the nonsense," says Col. Edward Daly, whose basic-training brigade graduates about 11,000 soldiers a year. Last fall, Col. Daly began meeting with all new recruits shortly after they arrive at boot camp to thank them. "We sincerely appreciate the fact that you swore an oath...
  • Parris Island Marine Corps boot camp Graduation (vanity)

    01/08/2006 12:42:41 PM PST · by Chieftain · 20 replies · 3,694+ views
    On Oct 20, 2005 I was reading my Sgt Grit’s American Courage Newsletter #108 when I found a letter from a very determined young lady named April Cheek. (You can read her letter at the link, it's about the 10th letter in the newsletter). Anyhow, I was genuinely touched by her determination and I wanted to let her know that, so I decided to write her. I only knew her first and last name from the newspaper, so I looked up the female recruit schedule and found that female recruits arriving Oct 10th would be in Papa Company. I sent...
  • A different Army?

    07/31/2005 7:02:02 AM PDT · by kellynla · 89 replies · 1,508+ views
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | July 31, 2005 | EDITORIAL
    This is not your father's boot camp. Apparently, there have been some pretty big changes in the operating procedures of those infamous Army training centers where young men and women go to get, shall we say, seasoning for the rigors of military life. Veterans who went through the process 20 or 30 years ago might not recognize it today. And a lot of what they see, they might not like. The Pentagon has put military personnel on notice that it won't tolerate abuse or mistreatment of recruits by drill sergeants or anyone else. The higher-ups have even made an example...
  • Gift for Marine attending Boot Camp (Vanity)

    05/15/2005 11:06:46 AM PDT · by zeugma · 79 replies · 6,699+ views
    Self | 05-15-2005 | self
    I have a nephew that will be starting boot camp for the Marine Corps. My wife and I are interested in getting him something that might be useful to him at boot camp. We would be interested in any insight that our fellow freepers might have into what a young man might need in his first months as a Marine. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  • Caption Time! (Wake Up, You Maggot!)

    03/23/2005 2:59:32 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 83 replies · 2,400+ views
    Yahoo! News (Reuters) ^ | 3/23/2005 | n/a
    The Army, struggling amid the Iraq war to sign up new soldiers, will miss its March and April recruiting goals, but hopes to attract more recruits with a patriotism pitch, the Army's leader said on March 23, 2005. The Army and Marines, providing the ground forces for Iraq, have run into recruiting troubles while the Navy and Air Force have not. The Marines in January and February missed their goals for signing up new recruits. A Marine Corps drill instructor yells at a recruit at Parris Island, South Carolina January 6. Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
  • Marines probe boot camp drowning

    02/17/2005 5:25:26 PM PST · by bikepacker67 · 39 replies · 3,656+ views
    An autopsy revealed 19-year-old Jason Tharp drowned last week during water survival training at the Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island, S.C.Video shot on Feb. 7, the day before Tharp's death, by NBC affiliate WIS-TV in Columbia, S.C., shows Tharp, visibly shaken and almost terrified, taking a forearm shot from a Marine drill instructor.In the Marines only five weeks, Tharp had written seven letters home telling his family he wanted out. His father, John Tharp, claims Jason had been singled out by drill instructors because he couldn't keep up with the rigorous basic training."I don’t know how they could...
  • One Marine's Mission to Prepare Recruits

    12/28/2004 11:59:44 AM PST · by BoBToMatoE · 27 replies · 1,203+ views
    MSNBC.Com ^ | 12-28-2004 | MSNBC.Com
    “Turn ’em on, Fire Watch. Turn the lights on,” he shouted, as he and the other drill instructors stormed between the bunks, yelling at the young recruits to get up and face another grueling day. And they had better move fast, fast, fast! For the next several minutes, the recruits counted off, put on their fatigues, boots and caps — performing each task on command, always being yelled at, constantly shouting back at the top of their lungs, "Aye, sir!" Next, they would make their bunks — exactly right — and sweep the squad room, crawling along the floor like...
  • Past is prologue

    12/05/2004 10:30:40 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 195+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Dec. 5, 2004 | Dave St. John
    I remember watching a news clip of a Marine Infantry unit preparing to deploy from Camp Lejuene during the First Gulf War. I watched a young, squared away sergeant move competently among his men checking their gear and speaking quietly to them despite the rude, intrusive glare from the TV camera lights. Damn… I was proud of him and there was a muted urge to be there and be part of it again welling up deep from inside me. A few years later, I stopped at Quantico when I had a chance to go back there for a visit in...
  • I need some Boot Camp Stories

    08/26/2004 7:45:01 AM PDT · by Preech1 · 45 replies · 1,720+ views
    08/26/04 | Self
    Hi Fellow FReepers... Many of you folks have been in the military, I am looking for your stories and memories of Boot Camp. They need to be clean stories. I have never been in the military myself, but I have had friends who sent me mail from USMC boot camp and want to explain to my children what Boot Camp is all about, from the middle of the night marches to some of the weird things DI's have made recruits do. Websites are welcome, but I prefer to read first hand accounts from fellow FReepers.
  • Requirements for Army rangers

    04/26/2004 5:42:35 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 41 replies · 1,450+ views
    me | 4/26/04 | Me
    Several questions about enlisting . . . What is boot cam like? What physical fitness standards have to be met? Also, what are the standards for the Rangers? Can you explain your experience on the physical fitness side of basic training?
  • Navy Remaking Boot Camp for Recruits [sic]

    11/12/2003 9:32:39 AM PST · by KneelBeforeZod · 61 replies · 1,412+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | Wed Nov 12, 3:14 AM ET | APERIC FIDLER
    AP Photo "Two years ago, we did more marching than even the Marine Corps or the Army," said Rear Adm. Ann Rondeau, commander of the center in North Chicago. But the nation's only boot camp for Navy enlistees is undergoing a major change — and less marching for the roughly 45,000 recruits who pass through every year is only a part of it. Instead of wasting training time by making recruits adapt to the aging base, the base is adapting to them. The result, Rondeau and others say, should be better-trained, healthier sailors who are prepared to serve from the...
  • Just Finished Navy Boot Camp (Vanity)

    10/26/2003 5:43:41 PM PST · by Drew68 · 158 replies · 1,564+ views
    26 Oct 03 | Me
    Hey FReepers. It has been a while since my last post. I am in Sunny Pensacola Florida about to start A-School as a Navy Ordanceman. I'm writing from the Portside which is a Navy hangout on the base. This is the first time I have been able to access the internet since I left for Boot Camp (RTC or Recruit Training Command) last August. Pensacola, so far, is heaven compared to RTC which is held in Great Lakes (i.e. north Chicago). RTC was not too bad. It was a little hard as I am a bit older than many of...
  • HTML Sandbox

    07/01/2003 9:34:44 AM PDT · by TPartyType · 1,149 replies · 30,068+ views
    Refreshed 1 July 03 | Various FReepers
    Welcome Newcomers! This Sandbox is devoted to giving you a place to practice basic HTML, and to get some coaching. So, first things first: Go to michigander's [ HTML Bootcamp (Cyber patriot training)] and learn there how to change font color, font size, font face, and the like. THERE'S A WEALTH OF INFORMATION THERE NOT COVERED HERE (so as to avoid duplication). Learn there also how to post a link and an image, then come back here to practice. If you're having problems, folks will drop by occasionally to give you pointers and help you troubleshoot. Boring posts are...
  • The last resort

    07/03/2003 2:00:01 PM PDT · by Glass Joe · 7 replies · 167+ views
    The Observer ^ | Sunday June 29, 2003
    Were you to glance up from the deserted beach below, you might mistake Tranquility Bay for a rather exclusive hotel. The statuesque white property stands all alone on a sandy curve of southern Jamaica, feathered by palm trees, gazing out across the Caribbean Sea. You would have to look closer to see the guards at the wall. Inside, 250 foreign children are locked up. Almost all are American, but though kept prisoner, they were not sent here by a court of law. Their parents paid to have them kidnapped and flown here against their will, to be incarcerated for up...
  • Where is the new Freeper Boot camp thread?

    10/06/2002 8:30:27 PM PDT · by RepubMommy · 5 replies · 300+ views
    I can't find it anywhere in archives and need to remember how to post a photo in my profile, as it'd been taken down for some reason.