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  • In State of the Union Address, Obama to Move Past Hardship and Reset Goals

    01/20/2015 2:06:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/20/15 | PETER BAKERJAN
    **SNIP** But Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former Congressional Budget Office director who has advised Republican leaders, said Mr. Obama may not be able to convince the country that he has made enough progress fixing the economy. “It will be an uphill battle, as his policy record on growth is not strong, the recovery is still unsatisfying and the inequality message is not popular, which is why he abandoned it so quickly after declaring it the issue of our time,” he said. Stuart Stevens, an adviser to Mr. Romney during his 2012 presidential campaign, said Mr. Obama has no popular mandate for...
  • My Top 10 Resolutions for the New Congress (Part 1)

    01/13/2015 4:15:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | January 13, 2015 | Chuck Norris
    With the 114th U.S. Congress having launched Jan. 3, it's time we the people step up and hold our representatives' political feet to the fire in order to see real, demonstrable change that will heal and improve our country, especially during these last two critical years of Barack Obama's presidency. Here are my top 10 resolutions for the new Congress: 10) Reel in executive power and presidential orders.I know that every president since the dawn of our republic has used executive orders. Theodore Roosevelt was the first to rack up over 1,000 during his nearly eight years in office. But...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-09-12 : The Five Strategic Failures in President Obama's ISIS Speech

    09/13/2014 8:40:12 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 25 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-09-12 | Newt Gingrich
    . September 12, 2014 Newt Gingrich : The Five Strategic Failures in President Obama's ISIS Speech ===================================================== President Obama gave a pretty good speech Wednesday night. Pressured by the American people's overwhelming support for defeating ISIS, President Obama gave a speech his predecessor, President George W. Bush could have applauded. Many of President Obama's words were reassuring. He was dedicated to defeating ISIS. He would pursue anyone who threatened America. He was committed to a long, difficult campaign. Unfortunately for the President and the country, there were five major strategic flaws in his speech. These flaws are so profound that...
  • The Three Goals Of Islam

    08/21/2014 8:20:03 AM PDT · by econjack · 17 replies ^ | unknown | TheWhiteRoses
    A group calling themselves "White Roses" created a video to inform non-Muslims about Islam. The name of this video is Three Things About Islam. White Roses is headquartered in Sweden. This first version is in English. The name "White Roses" is based on a student resistance group "Die weiße Rose" in Nazi Germany. The group became known for an anonymous leaflet campaign, from June 1942 until February 1943, which called for active opposition to Adolf Hitler's regime. I urge all of you to view this video and forward it to your E mail list. You may be familiar with the...
  • The Communist Takeover Of America – 45 Declared Goals

    01/25/2013 12:03:59 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 24 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | January 22, 2013 | Marion Algier
    In the wake of President Obama’s liberal Progressive second Inaugural speech, it is time for another look at greater underlying agendas and perhaps a time to remember that Progressivism = Socialism = Fascism = Marxism = Communism. Ask almost anyone and you’ll hear, “Communism is dead! The Berlin wall came down, the USSR is gone, China is our trading partner, the cold war is over…” That is one of the problems with America and the western world; we live in the now and our attention span and planning is short term unlike those in movements promoting Communism, Marxism, Socialism, Fascism,...
  • Ten Ways to Start the New Year Fres

    01/03/2013 5:34:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | January 3, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    It's the beginning of a new year and a great chance to start over -- but how? Here are 10 ways to gain a fresh start in 2013. 1) What's past is past. Wipe all the disappointments of 2012 from your mind. They cannot be changed, and any amount of dwelling and wallowing will not help. Pretend you have amnesia and that it never happened, while retaining the lessons learned from the experience. Then do this again every month, every week, every morning. 2) Define success. Whether it be money made, time spent, lives changed, experiences created, every person has...
  • Training for U.S. "green jobs" falls far short of goals-watchdog

    10/26/2012 4:59:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/26/12 | Roberta Rampton | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A $500-million "green jobs" program to train U.S. workers for new jobs and help spark recovery from the great recession has fallen far short of its goals, according to a report from the Labor Department's internal watchdog released on Friday. As of June 30, fewer than 31,000 people who went through training programs got green jobs, only 38 percent of what had been projected, the department's Inspector General said in the report. Of those workers, less than 12,000 kept these jobs for more than six months, a mere 16 percent of what organizations that got grants had...
  • Excerpts: President Obama's Democratic Convention Speech (Read his goals for America for 2nd term)

    09/06/2012 5:21:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/06/2012
    Excerpts of President Obama's remarks as prepared for delivery, including a list of goals the Obama campaign said the president will outline in his speech. [SNIP] President Obama's Goals for America Tonight President Obama will ask the country to rally around a set of goals on manufacturing, energy, education, national security, and the deficit – a real, achievable plan that will create jobs, expand opportunity, and ensure an economy built to last. Manufacturing - Create one million new manufacturing jobs by the end of 2016 - Double exports by the end of 2014 Energy - Cut net oil imports in...
  • Calif. renewable energy goals come at a price

    11/24/2011 8:55:38 AM PST · by SmithL · 20 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/24/11 | David R. Baker, Chronicle Staff Writer
    California's increasing use of renewable power will come at a price, pushing up electricity bills across the state. And while it's impossible to tell how big the cost to consumers will be, some experts fear the total cost of renewable energy in California will be in the billions of dollars. In the next three years, many long-planned solar plants and wind farms will come online, bringing California closer to its goal of getting one-third of the state's electricity from renewable sources by 2020. As soon as they start delivering power to utility companies, the utilities' customers will start paying for...
  • The politics of New Year’s resolutions

    01/05/2011 9:21:45 PM PST · by AustralianConservative
    Positively Churchillian ^ | January 6, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    Getting healthy is a top priority One of my New Year’s resolutions is health-related. I’m not alone. Steve Vernon of states: “According to a recent poll taken by the Society of Actuaries, about 80 percent of respondents said that taking care of their health was their top strategy for managing their medical bills, well ahead of buying medical insurance.” He advises: “Take just a few steps in January to establish good nutrition habits, and you’ll be well on your way to improving your health and increasing your lifespan.” (In America, it will take energy to escape Obama-approved death panels.)...
  • World Cup Statistics and Predictions for the Final

    07/04/2010 5:36:27 AM PDT · by mattstat · 23 replies
    It’s nice to be right once in a while. This was that while: taking into account Romero’s performance, it was easy to guess that Argentina would never have a chance against Germany. But can we work our statistical magic for the rest of the tournament, and answer such questions as: Is the World Cup getting harder to win? Is the game becoming more rambunctious? And what will be the likely outcome? The first Cup was held in 1930: there were only 13 teams that participated, and over the course of 18 games, 80 goals were made. Only one man was...
  • Editorial: The goals of terror

    04/03/2010 11:29:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 280+ views ^ | 04/03/10 | editors
    Would Obama dare tell Russian to make goodwill gestures toward the attackers? As Jews worldwide prepared for Seder night, the Russian capital was rocked by twin blasts that left 39 dead and scores wounded, some of them critically. Muslim terrorists in the Caucuses apparently blew themselves up during the morning rush hours with the aim of killing as many passersby as possible. Yesterday, two more explosions were detonated in Kizlyar, near the Dagestan-Chechnya border. As crowds gathered after the first car bomb went off, another was triggered to hit onlookers and rescuers. We in Israel are unfortunately no strangers to...
  • Services Meet November Active-duty Recruiting Goals

    12/14/2009 5:59:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 178+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2009 – The active-duty services met or exceeded their November recruiting goals, Defense Department officials announced today. Of the six reserve-component services, only the Army National Guard and Air National Guard did not meet their goals; however, officials said, that’s because officials adjusted November accessions to make up for projections that the Guard components would exceed their authorized strength. Here’s the November recruiting breakdown: -- Army: 7,063 accessions with a goal of 6,858 for 103 percent; -- Navy: 3,291 accessions with a goal of 3,291 for 100 percent; -- Marine Corps: 1,789 accessions with a goal of...
  • Vanity - Anyone have to do Performance Goals and assesment for their job (Professionals)

    12/02/2009 10:59:32 AM PST · by CarmichaelPatriot · 71 replies · 1,654+ views
    N/A | 12/2/2009 | Me
    Anybody else here have to annual goals identification and assesment as part of their annual review? I was looking at what they want me to enter. The categories are Quality, Growth (company), Profitability (company), and Human Capital/Development. I am a software developer. I write what they tell me to write, so I don't see where I have anything to contribute here, except to the Quality item. The company won't pay for training, so the Human Capital/Development issue is completely out of my hands. The "free" training that is offered is either BS "touchy / feely" crap I don't want or...
  • Watchdog doubts goals of Obama loan relief plan

    10/09/2009 9:29:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 163+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/9/09 | Jim Kuhnhenn and Alan Zibel - ap
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration's effort to help homeowners avoid foreclosure may not achieve its goal of helping 3 million to 4 million borrowers and may simply delay mortgage defaults for many, a government watchdog group says. The Congressional Oversight Panel, charged with making regular assessments of the $700 billion financial rescue fund enacted last year, said the Treasury Department should consider whether to improve the current $50 billion program or adopt new programs to meet an expected rise in foreclosures fed by increased unemployment. The panel's report is scheduled to be made public Friday. It comes a day after...
  • Communist Goals

    08/12/2009 12:26:18 AM PDT · by TheArizona · 17 replies · 708+ views ^ | January 10, 1963 | A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA
    Congressional Record--Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963 Current Communist Goals EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Thursday, January 10, 1963 Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America. At Mrs. Nordman's request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following "Current Communist Goals," which she identifies as an excerpt from "The Naked...
  • Gates Encouraged by Iraqi Accomplishments, Goals

    07/29/2009 4:24:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 166+ views
    ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT, July 29, 2009 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today he is heartened by his visit to Iraq, and that he urged Arab and Kurd Iraqis to use the good offices of the United States to help solve their problems. Gates said he is so encouraged by the situation in Iraq that American forces may speed up their drawdown, with an additional brigade coming out of the country before the elections in January. He said his view was bolstered by conversations with Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, commander of Multinational Force Iraq. Gates visited...
  • On the Ground: Forces Work Toward Goals in Iraq

    06/24/2009 4:54:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 186+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 24, 2009 – Iraqi and U.S. forces continued to make strides toward meeting the terms of the U.S.-Iraq security agreement in recent days with the transfer of a joint security station to Iraqi control and meetings that offered provincial leaders and female business owners an opportunity to pave the road ahead. Army Col. Butch Kievenaar, commander of the 4th Infantry Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team, talks with a sheik from Iraq’s Basra province about civil action projects in a meeting at the Basra Operations Center, June 16, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Carlos M. Burger II  (Click...
  • May Recruiting Shows Across-the-Board Success

    06/10/2009 4:45:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 26 replies · 473+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 10, 2009 – May was a banner recruiting month for every military service, but especially for the Marine Corps, which topped its active-duty goal by 42 percent and its Marine Corps Reserve goal by 12 percent, Defense Department officials announced today. The Marine recruiting successes represent a particularly high point among across-the-board recruiting successes in which every service met or exceeded its May active-duty goal, officials said. The reserve components reported similar progress. The three components that fell short of their projected May goals did so because only because they already have reached 112 percent of their...
  • Active-Duty, Reserve Components Meet Recruiting Goals

    04/10/2009 5:05:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 283+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 10, 2009 – All 10 active-duty and reserve military components met or exceeded their recruiting goals in March, with the Marine Corps adding the highest percentage of active-duty members, Defense Department officials announced today. The Army Reserve led the reserve components, and all four active departments met or exceeded their March retention goals. “Recruiting continues to be strong in all military departments,” Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said. Data published on the Defense Department Web site shows that the Marine Corps goal was to add 1,411 new Marines, which it exceeded by 43 percent, recruiting a total of 2,017....
  • Military Services Meet or Exceed January Recruiting Needs

    02/10/2009 3:54:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 793+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2009 – All active duty U.S. military services and reserve components met or exceeded their January recruiting needs, Defense Department officials reported today. The Army signed up 9,658 new active-duty soldiers, 107 percent of its target number of 9,000 enlistees. The Navy signed up 2,948 new active-duty sailors, 100 percent of its target number. The Marine Corps signed up 3,720 new active-duty Marines, 109 percent of its target number of 3,406 enlistees. The Air Force signed up 2,600 new active-duty airmen, 100 percent of its target number. The active Army, Marines, Air Force and Navy also...
  • Pentagon study: US should pare Afghanistan goals

    02/03/2009 2:43:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 261+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/3/09 | Robert Burns and Pauline Jelinek - ap
    WASHINGTON – A classified Pentagon report urges President Barack Obama to shift U.S. military strategy in Afghanistan, de-emphasizing democracy-building and concentrating more on targeting Taliban and al-Qaida sanctuaries inside Pakistan with the aid of Pakistani military forces. -- A senior defense official said Tuesday that it will likely take several weeks before the Obama administration rolls out its long-term strategy for Afghanistan.
  • Military to Focus on Shorter-term Goals in Afghanistan, Gates Says

    01/23/2009 3:26:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 179+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2009 – As part of the Obama administration’s assessment of the strategy being employed in Afghanistan, the U.S. military will focus its efforts on achieving shorter-term goals there, the Defense Department’s top official said here yesterday. “One of the points where I suspect both administrations come to the same conclusion, is that the goals we did have for Afghanistan are too broad and too far into the future,” Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told reporters at a Pentagon press conference. President Barack Obama met with Gates and other National Security Council members at the White House on...
  • Thomas Friedman: Israel’s Goals in Gaza?

    01/14/2009 10:21:10 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 16 replies · 838+ views
    NY Times ^ | 1/13/09 | Thomas L. Friedman
    I have only one question about Israel’s military operation in Gaza: What is the goal? Is it the education of Hamas or the eradication of Hamas? I hope that it’s the education of Hamas. Let me explain why. I was one of the few people who argued back in 2006 that Israel actually won the war in Lebanon started by Hezbollah. You need to study that war and its aftermath to understand Gaza and how it is part of a new strategic ballgame in the Arab-Israel arena, which will demand of the Obama team a new approach. What Hezbollah did...
  • All Military Services Meet or Exceed December Recruiting Goals

    01/12/2009 3:47:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 29 replies · 1,011+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2009 – December was a recruiting success for all active-duty and reserve-component U.S. military services, which all met or exceeded their goals, according to a Defense Department news release issued today. -- The Army signed 860 new active-duty soldiers, 115 percent of its target number of 750 enlistees. -- The Navy signed 2,306 new active-duty sailors, meeting its target number of enlistees for the month. -- The Marine Corps signed 2,392 new active-duty Marines, 113 percent of its target number of 2,116 enlistees. -- The Air Force signed 2,967 new active-duty airmen, meeting its target number...
  • 10 Planks of the Communist Manifesto, almost there

    10/21/2008 9:00:08 PM PDT · by steve0 · 17 replies · 2,200+ views
    10 Planks of the Communist Manifesto, almost there Someone sent this for discussion. Is it fore real? 1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes. SOON 2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax. DONE 3. Abolition of all right of inheritance. MOSTLY DONE, Obama would retain a reduced version of the estate tax, as it is correctly called, though McCain would reduce it by more. 4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels. SOON, (Property rights?) 5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the State, by means of...
  • Air Guard Meets End-Strength Goal for First Time Since 2003

    09/12/2008 4:10:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 77+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Master Sgt. Greg Rudl , USAF
    ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 11, 2008 – The Air National Guard has met its fiscal 2008 end-strength goal of 106,700 airmen, the first time it’s met its target end strength since 2003, National Guard Bureau officials announced yesterday. Recruiting and retention combined to produce the achievement. The Air Guard recruited 1,194 airmen in August, 107 percent of its goal of 1,116. To date for fiscal 2008, which ends Sept. 30, the Air Guard has retained 16,518 personnel, 107.3 percent of its goal of 15,390. Air Force Lt. Col. Randy Johnson, chief of Air Guard recruiting and retention, attributed the milestone to...
  • Before I die, I want to.....

    08/24/2008 12:04:02 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 104 replies · 1,557+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | 08/24/08 | hacksaw
    There was a thread like this on another forum, and it was kinda fun. People were listing the things they would like to have accomplished in their lives, and there were some pretty neat ideas. Try to stay away from thinks like "Having sex with ten Chinese women" (cause after all, who doesn't want to do that).
  • The Communist Takeover Of America - 45 Declared Goals

    06/02/2008 3:17:47 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 33 replies · 91+ views
    artorius castus blog ^ | Unknown | Cleon Skousen
    At Mrs. Nordman's request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following "Current Communist Goals," which she identifies as an excerpt from "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen: [From "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen] 1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war. 2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war. 3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength. 4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used...
  • Services Meet or Exceed April 2008 Recruiting Goals

    05/12/2008 4:54:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 94+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 12, 2008 – All military services met or exceeded their recruiting goals for April, with the Marine Corps recruiting 142 percent of its goal, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said here today. The Army reached 101 percent of its goal, and the Navy and Air Force met their goals. In the re-enlistment arena, the Army, Navy and Marine Corps met or exceeded their active-duty retention objectives. “The Air Force still faces challenges, but they still seem able to meet their year-end strength goals,” Whitman said. All the reserve components also met or exceeded their recruiting goals, with the Air...
  • Services Continue to Make Recruiting Goals Despite Tough Market, Mullen Says

    04/22/2008 6:21:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 151+ views
    FORT BELVOIR, Va., April 22, 2008 – The military services continue to make their recruiting numbers despite the most difficult recruiting market in years, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told noncommissioned officers here today. However, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said at a quarterly NCO breakfast, there is concern in some quarters that the Army is letting in too many recruits with physical or criminal waivers. “We’re recruiting at the most difficult time,” he said. Mullen stressed that standards to enlist are high. Out of the total pool of 18- to 24-year-olds, only three out of 10 qualify...
  • Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) Infiltration and Influence in America

    02/22/2008 4:55:38 PM PST · by K-oneTexas · 34 replies · 1,256+ views
    CI CENTRE ^ | various | CI CENTRE
    Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) Infiltration and Influence in America  "Allah is our goal; the Messenger is our model; the Koran is our constitution; jihad is our means; and martyrdom in the way of Allah is our aspiration."  "It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet." --Hasan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood What the Muslim Brotherhood means for the US: Memo lays bare group's plans to destroy U.S. from within By Ron Dreher, Dallas Morning News   "Our strategy...
  • The Pursuit of Happiness: A New Year, A New Page, and A Story to Share.

    01/01/2008 4:28:52 PM PST · by ExcellenceInAmericacom · 1 replies · 150+ views
    Excellence In America ^ | 1/01/2008 | Jason Bradley
        What more can I say, other than what a wonderful Christmas vacation!  I was surrounded by family, everyone had the Christmas spirit, and other than the fact it went by way too fast it was an exceptional visit.      So now here we are, it’s a new year, 2008.  Many people consider this a magical time of the year.  The time to start over, start fresh, and initiate the goals that we put off all of 2007, you know the ones where you kept saying “I think I’ll _______ (fill in the blank) next year”.  Well as of today, it is...
  • Active, Reserve Components Meet November Recruiting Goals

    12/11/2007 4:10:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 332+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2007 – All military components met their recruiting goals in November, Defense Department officials said here yesterday. It was the sixth month in a row that all services made their recruiting goals, officials said. The military is recruiting in a difficult environment, defense officials said. Only three out of every 10 Americans in the targeted age group qualifies for military service. A good American economy and feelings against the Iraq war degrade the propensity of young Americans to enlist, officials said. Still, the military is doing well. On the active-duty side, the Marine Corps made 108 percent...
  • U.S. Goals Unchanged, But Timeline Extended, Bush Says

    09/20/2007 5:43:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 135+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2007 – U.S. goals for progress in Iraq have not changed, but the timeline has been set back in order to achieve those goals, President Bush said here today. Bush said the original goal of turning security control over to Iraqis in all 18 of the country’s provinces by November has been delayed because progress has been slower than originally estimated. Still, he said, Iraqi control of the country’s provinces is an important step in denying al Qaeda and other extremist groups’ free movement in the region. “I believe it's worth it for the security of...
  • All Services Meet Active-Duty Recruiting Goals for August

    09/10/2007 2:09:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 27 replies · 391+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2007 – All four services reported strong recruiting success in August, with the Army marking its second consecutive month exceeding its monthly goal, Defense Department officials announced today. The Army topped its August goal by 6 percent, bringing 10,126 new soldiers into the force. The Army made 102 percent of its goal in July. Officials expressed confidence that the consecutive successes mark a turnaround from May and June, when the Army fell short in recruiting. Army Maj. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commander of U.S. Army Recruiting Command, attributes much of the rebound to the Army’s new...
  • New Initiatives Raise Hopes for Army to Reach Recruiting Goals

    09/04/2007 5:12:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 150+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2007 – The Army’s new “quick-ship” bonus program is showing success in getting prospective recruits to enlist and is expected to help the Army make its end-of-year recruiting goal, the Army’s recruiting chief told Pentagon reporters today. Maj. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commander of U.S. Army Recruiting Command, credited the $20,000 quick-ship bonus with helping to motivate would-be soldiers who were “on the fence” into joining the ranks. The program was introduced in late July to provide a financial incentive for recruits willing to ship off quickly to basic training. In August alone, 200 recruits who were...
  • U.S. Army Misses June Recruiting Goal

    07/09/2007 7:39:46 PM PDT · by yorkie · 10 replies · 510+ views
    Associated Press (with Forbes) ^ | July 9, 2007 | Lolita C. Baldor
    The Army failed to meet its recruiting goal in June, raising concern that the unpopular Iraq war and strong economy could wreak even more havoc on enlistments. Army officials acknowledged Monday that the service missed its recruiting target for the second month in a row, but would not provide exact numbers. But two defense officials said the Army fell short of its 8,400 goal by about 15 percent - which is more than twice the June shortfall and would mean that roughly 7,000 recruits signed up. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the recruiting numbers are not scheduled...
  • Africa not on target to meet U.N. goals

    06/06/2007 10:07:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 263+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/6/07 | Carley Petesch - ap
    UNITED NATIONS - Not a single country in sub-Saharan Africa is on target to meet U.N. goals of cutting extreme poverty by half, ensuring universal primary education, and stemming the AIDS pandemic by 2015, a new U.N. report said Wednesday. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon plans to ask leaders of the world's richest countries meeting in Germany this week to step up aid to Africa so the targets can be achieved. "Despite faster growth and strengthened institutions, the continent remains off track to meeting the world's shared goals for fighting poverty in all its forms," Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro told a news...
  • Bush calls for global emissions goals

    05/31/2007 9:55:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 84 replies · 1,616+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/31/07 | Terence Hunt - ap
    WASHINGTON - President Bush, seeking to blunt international criticism of the U.S. record on climate change, on Thursday urged 15 major nations to agree by the end of next year on a global target for reducing greenhouse gases. Bush called for the first in a series of meetings to begin this fall, bringing together countries identified as major emitters of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. The list would include the United States, China, India and major European countries. After setting a goal, the nations would be free to develop their own strategies to meet the target. The president outlined...
  • Active Components Meet April Recruiting Goals (What's that Mullah Murtha?)

    05/11/2007 4:43:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 476+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 10, 2007 – All active-duty components of the military met or exceeded recruiting goals for April, Defense Department officials announced today. The Army recruited 5,804 troops, which was 107 percent of its goal; the Marine Corps recruited 1,899, which was 141 percent of its goal; the Navy recruited 2,718, 100 percent of its goal; and the Air Force recruited 2,040, 100 percent of its goal. Retention among the active ranks also remained strong, with the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy all meeting or exceeding their goals. In the reserve forces, two of the six components,...
  • Military meets, exceeds recruiting goals

    12/12/2006 2:28:38 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 128 replies · 2,526+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/12/06 | Pauline Jelinek - ap
    WASHINGTON - Though Americans are increasingly pessimistic about the war in Iraq, the Pentagon said Tuesday it is having success enlisting new troops. The Navy and Air Force met their recruiting goals last month while the Army and Marine Corps exceeded theirs, the Defense Department announced. The Army, which is bearing the brunt of the work in Iraq, did the best. It signed up 6,485 new recruits in November compared with its target of 6,150 — meaning 105 percent of its goal. All the services turned in similar performances in October as well, meaning they so far are meeting their...
  • Rumsfeld: Military Demonstrates Flexibility While Pursuing Goals in Iraq

    10/26/2006 4:58:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 266+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2006 -- The U.S. military continues to adapt to changing circumstances on the ground as it works with coalition partners and the Iraqis to confront terrorists, help build up the Iraqi government and pave the way for Iraq’s security forces to become self-reliant, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told reporters today. Rumsfeld, speaking at a Pentagon news conference, dismissed arguments that military leaders are sticking blindly to their tactics. “The idea that U.S. military leaders are rigidly refusing to make adjustments in their approaches is flat wrong,” he said. The secretary pointed to examples of this...
  • Ambassador Khalilzad: U.S. Goals For Iraq Remain Unchanged

    10/24/2006 5:37:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 170+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2006 – The road has been rough in Iraq's journey toward becoming a responsible member of the world community, but the country will reach its destination, the senior U.S. diplomat to Iraq said today. Although Iraq is now experiencing a spasm of sectarian violence, “the ultimate goals that we have for Iraq have not changed,” U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad told reporters in Baghdad. U.S. officials envision a “multi-ethnic, multi-sectarian democratic Iraq that will be unique in this part of the world, where traditionally the dominant ethnic or sectarian group has sought to suppress others,” Khalilzad...
  • Coalition, Iraqis Working on Goals for Country’s National Government

    10/23/2006 4:44:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 244+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2006 – Coalition officials are working with the Iraqi government to set economic and political goals, a Pentagon spokesman said today. Eric Ruff said he knows of no timetables or timelines in the discussions. U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad and Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr., commander of Multinational Force Iraq, are working “to find the demonstrable milestones and benchmarks along the way in which we will hand over more security control” to the Iraqis, White House communications director Dan Bartlett told CBS News this morning. Ruff said U.S. officials are working with officials of the...
  • Services Meet or Exceed Active Duty Recruiting Goals for 14th Straight Month

    08/10/2006 5:22:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 374+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2006 – All active-duty military components met or exceeded their July recruiting goals, Defense Department officials announced today, marking the 14th consecutive month the services have met or exceeded their goals. The Army exceeded its goal of 10,450 recruits; it signed up 10,890 new soldiers, for 104 percent of its goal. The Navy and Air Force both came in at 100 percent, with 4,043 and 2,121 recruited respectively, while the Marine Corps hit 112 percent of its July goal, with 3,197 recruits. “It demonstrates that men and women of military-service age are finding that they want to...
  • Active-Duty Recruiting Tops Goals for 11th Straight Month

    05/10/2006 6:31:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 420+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 10, 2006 – All four services exceeded their active-duty recruiting goals in April for the 11th consecutive month and remain ahead of their year-to-date goals, defense officials announced today. And although four of the six reserve components slipped below their April recruiting goals, their year-to-date progress, particularly for the Army National Guard and Army Reserve, shows promise, Air Force Lt. Col. Ellen Krenke, a Pentagon spokeswoman, told American Forces Press Service. During what has historically been a slow recruiting period, the active Army recruited almost 5,700 members, 105 percent of its goal, for April. The Air Force signed...
  • Iraq Index Tracking Variables of Reconstruction & Security in Post-Saddam Iraq (pdf file)

    05/10/2006 5:41:48 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 10 replies · 370+ views
    Progress in iraq via Brookings.
  • Communist Goals (1963)

    03/12/2006 9:37:25 AM PST · by strategofr · 28 replies · 4,746+ views
    Current Communist Goals EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Thursday, January 10, 1963 Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America. At Mrs. Nordman's request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following "Current Communist Goals," which she identifies as an excerpt from "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen: [From "The Naked...
  • The Communist Takeover of America: 45 Declared Goals (Congressional Record, 1963)

    01/20/2006 6:03:31 AM PST · by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard · 55 replies · 14,452+ views
    Communist Goals (1963) Congressional Record--Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963 Current Communist Goals EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Thursday, January 10, 1963   Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America. At Mrs. Nordman's request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following "Current Communist Goals," which she identifies as an...