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  • I Was A Woman In The Marine Corps In the Mid-70s. Hillary Clinton’s Story Doesn’t Add Up

    11/30/2015 5:56:34 AM PST · by rktman · 48 replies ^ | 11/30/2015 | Susan Hutchison
    When I graduated from college, I decided to serve too. I was first recruited for the Marine Corps in the fall of 1975, right when Hillary Clinton claims to have wanted to join the Marines. I began Officer Candidate School with Company C in Quantico, Virginia the next year. It was the first female class required to do everything that men did, which led to being featured on the cover of Life Magazine. Although a medical issue kept me from completing my training and becoming a Marine officer, my experience doesn’t jibe with the yarn which Hillary Clinton has been...
  • Retire the Myths; Women Are Ready for Combat

    08/22/2015 4:25:02 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 118 replies
    NYT ^ | 8-20-15 | Anu Bhagwati
    The defense secretary has an incredible opportunity to usher in the end of legalized sex discrimination in the military. As tens of thousands of women have proved over 13 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, women are capable of the combat skills necessary to fight alongside their male counterparts. The question now is whether to give women the opportunity to compete for coveted combat arms assignments, such as infantry and special forces. Since the Pentagon formally rescinded the combat exclusion policy in 2013, well over 100 women have successfully passed the Marine Corps enlisted infantry school and two female...
  • Sinise: Serious Disconnect Between the Average American and Military

    06/30/2015 6:57:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 6/29/2015 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Actor Gary Sinise said there is a serious disconnect between the average American citizen and its military, emphasizing the need to educate the public about lasting effects of war. Education, as I was saying, is such a critically important part of letting our young people understand why its important to support this 0.1 percent of our population that serves in the military. Its a very, very small percentage of over 300 million people serving in uniform, defending our country, Sinise said at the National Press Club. A lot of young people, if they dont have a personal connection to somebody...
  • Latest Trick for Illegal Immigrants: Granting Amnesty in Return for Military Service

    04/21/2014 7:28:12 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies ^ | 4/21/14 | Amy Payne
    Heres a disturbing new idea from some members of Congress: Trade instant citizenship to illegal immigrants if theyll agree to serve in the U.S. military. Serving in the military is a high calling and a privilegecertainly not something to be treated as a bargaining chip in immigration politics. Yet these congressmen are trying to sneak this provision into the larger National Defense Authorization Act, which lays out the budget for the Department of Defense. Whats more, the immigrants in question would be those who are brought to the U.S. as childrenoften called DREAMers (after the Development, Relief, and Education for...
  • Orthodox rabbi seeks Israeli religious revolution

    02/13/2013 6:44:43 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 7 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/13/2013 | DANIEL ESTRIN
    When Rabbi David Stav launched his official campaign last month to wrest control of Israel's top religious institution from its longtime hardline leadership, it was a long shot. >>SNIP<< Stav, a 53-year-old father of nine, heads a private network of modern Orthodox rabbis that is virtually an alternative organization to Israel's state-sanctioned rabbinical bureaucracy. It seeks to put a friendly face on Jewish traditions for secular Israeli Jews alienated by the ultra-Orthodox functionaries that regulate religious services. The organization, called Tzohar, has gained popularity among secular Israelis with its program that sends rabbis free of charge to officiate at weddings....
  • Mindless Push for 'Diversity' in the Military Won't Win Wars

    03/12/2011 4:19:23 PM PST · by neverdem · 52 replies
    Human Events ^ | 03/11/2011 | Roger Hedgecock
    There are too many white men in the U.S. military. So says a report released this week by the Military Leadership Diversity Commission (MLDC), commissioned by Congress to examine ways to "increase diversity" in the military. The MLDC report finds that 77% of active-duty senior officers are white, 8% black, 5% Hispanic, and 16% women (of unspecified race). What's the answer to this "problem"? Is the MLDC recommending that white males stop volunteering for military service? Do they want to start "selecting" who among them volunteers for service? Are they recommending that there be quotas for military service, as with...
  • The Absurdity of Existence

    07/24/2010 10:32:31 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 3 replies
    The Absurdity of Existence by Ari Bussel It is hot and humid in Israel, the atmosphere pressures all those in this land. Better days are in store and fall will arrive, clouds will fly in from the Mediterranean inland toward Jordan, the temperatures will drop and life will look good once again. Midday on Friday, the country closes down for the Shabbat. In Tel Aviv, young people converge on a bar. Once inside darkness engulfs young men and women with balloons flying overhead. People are smoking and everyone seems to be holding a glass. It is a tasting event of...
  • Richard Blumenthal, The Man, The Myth

    05/18/2010 8:41:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies · 220+ views ^ | May 17, 2010 | Wyndeward
    It is always dangerous when a politician goes off script. Sometimes the truth comes out, like Barak Obama talking to Joe the Plumber about spreading the wealth around. Sometimes, things go a little aglee, leaving the candidate with egg on their face, like every other time that Joseph Biden opens his mouth. And sometimes sometimes things go very wrong indeed
  • Need help with claim of military service.

    05/13/2010 5:01:57 AM PDT · by meatloaf · 17 replies · 665+ views
    I'm trying to determine if a federal law has been broken.
  • Eunuch regiment needed to protect Indian borders, minister says

    05/11/2010 7:20:11 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies · 736+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 05/11/10
    Eunuch regiment needed to protect Indian borders, minister says A regiment of eunuchs should be established to guard India's borders and leading politicians, a state minister said on Tuesday, citing their "loyalty and integrity". Published: 1:59PM BST 11 May 2010 "In my humble opinion, if eunuchs are engaged in policing or paramilitary forces they would do a better service to the nation," said Tako Dabi, home minister of the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. Mr Dabi sent a letter to Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram to offer his idea for the improved defence of the country. "Why can't there be...
  • The Israeli Military

    11/25/2009 5:26:56 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 6 replies · 520+ views
    The Israeli Military by Ari Bussel A right of passage in Israel, when one turns 18, is being drafted into the military. Men serve three years and women normally serve half that long. Officers (men or women) are signed for an additional year, for the privilege of attending the Officers’ Training School. Some (men and women) then remain in service as a vocation and are entitled to early retirement at the age of 40, at which time they typically embark on a second career. This was the way the system used to work. After completing the matriculation exams, a young...

    07/25/2009 3:02:11 PM PDT · by LuvFreeRepublic · 43 replies · 1,810+ views
    Please join us in the campaign to show Gratitude to our US Military. Go the following link to the Gratitude Campaign and email the link to everyone you know: THE GRATITUDE FOR OUR MILITARY CAMPAIGNLet's show our military how grateful we are for their service all over this country. It's a neat video you can download to distribute in emails, thumbdrives, and any other way you can too. Thank you.
  • The Real Two Americas

    11/21/2008 6:53:31 AM PST · by MelSmith · 4 replies · 563+ views
    Fighting for the First AmericaThis analysis shows that of the 23 states with the smallest percentage of military population, only three were won by McCain (13%). Whereas, of the next 27 states with the largest percentage engaged in military service, 19 were won by McCain (70%). That is obviously not a coincidence.
  • I Am Not Having a Crisis (NYC lawyer joined the Army!)

    09/13/2008 4:45:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies · 490+ views
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2008 | John Renehan
    I am unusual, apparently. Its not because I am a coffeehouse dweller, or an NPR listener, or prone to wear loafers with jeans. In the world I inhabited until recently, all of these are quite normal. Rather, it is that I am also a field artillery officer in the U.S. Army. Which places me in that subdemographic of New York lawyers who wear suits and work in office buildings until they decide to join the military and blow things up. (Trust me, there are some; just not many.) For this decision, I now endure lingering looks of concern from people...
  • Mighta Joined If He Coulda Capped Some Cong

    09/07/2008 5:05:13 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 55 replies · 200+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    From ABC's This Week today. GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: One of our viewers wrote inyou talk about serviceand asked, Brenda Godfrey Bryan, Marietta, Georgia: did you ever consider joining the armed services to protect and serve our country? If not, why? BARACK OBAMA: You know, I actually did. STEPHANOPOULOS: When? BARACK OBAMA: You know, I had to sign up for Selective Service when I graduated from high school. And I was growing up in Hawaii, and I had friend whose parents were in the military, there were a lot of Army, military bases there. And I always actually thought of the military...
  • Biden: Draft dodger?

    08/24/2008 1:29:47 PM PDT · by jokyfo · 49 replies · 345+ views
    8/24/08 | self
    Anyone know how Biden got out of the draft during the Vietnam War?
  • Obama-Biden: First time in 68 years a ticket with no military experience

    08/24/2008 5:46:30 AM PDT · by Froggie · 32 replies · 400+ views
    TownHall ^ | 8/24/2008 | Michael Medved
    Sunday, August 24, 2008 OBAMA-BIDEN: FIRST TIME IN 68 YEARS A TICKET WITH NO MILITARY EXPERIENCE Posted by: Michael Medved at 2:18 AM THE OBAMA-BIDEN TICKET IS THE FIRST TICKET OF EITHER MAJOR PARTY IN SIXTY-EIGHT YEARS IN WHICH NEITHER THE CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT EVER SERVED IN THE MILITARY! At a time of war, the Democrats give us something the nation hasn't seen in more than two generations: a ticket where neither of the the running mates ever wore a uniform of any kind. Shouldn't Republicans make a big deal of this? Consider the history-- 2004 -- GOP -- Bush...
  • VANITY: FReeper Military Indoc. Advice Needed

    11/02/2007 4:34:53 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 70 replies · 191+ views
    rabidralph's cousin | Nov. 2, 2007 | rabidralph
    I would like to get some advice from FReepers who have served in the military, including guard and reserve. My female cousin, who is 38, has graduated with a degree as a chiropractor. She is in the middle of her board exams but wants more practical experience treating people. One of her high school buddies is in the Army (band) and suggested joining. She told my cousin to join as a National Guard band member for a couple years, get her student loans paid off and then switch to the medical field, either as a chiropractor or go as a...
  • D-Day Veteran Shares Military Experience

    05/26/2007 4:19:18 PM PDT · by msnpatriot · 15 replies · 908+ views
    Canoncitydailyrecord ^ | 5/26/07 | Charlotte Burrous
    FLORENCE As the Allied Forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, he crawled up the cliffs on his hands and feet on Day 1 of D-Day. "I trained as a CW operator, which is code, he said. I thought I was going to end up in the infantry. Im glad I didnt. After basic, he went to a camp near St. Louis, Mo., to learn how to send messages through high speed Morris Code. From there, he went overseas to England, where he continued to train night and day for the invasion of France, said Weaver, who was promoted to...
  • I'm starting a new Yahoo Group (Vanity)

    03/25/2007 8:53:34 PM PDT · by RWB Patriot · 12 replies · 297+ views
    3-25-07 | RWB Patriot
    I'm starting a new Yahoo group called "Rejected For Military Service". I'm hoping it will become a meeting place for those of us who have been denied our chance to serve our country due to medical reasons and things like that. It'll be a place to share stories, offer comfort and condolences for those who have been really hurt by their rejections (like me), things like that.