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  • The US economy is turning into a nightmare for recruiters: Not enough qualified people to fill jobs

    11/11/2015 5:43:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/11/2015 | Elena Holodny
    The US economy is turning into a nightmare for recruiters: They just can't find enough qualified people to fill jobs.In a recent note to clients, Macquarie Research analyst David Doyle cited a survey of HR executives conducted by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) suggesting that firms are having an increasingly difficult time recruiting workers and filling positions.Both the manufacturing and the services sectors are having a harder time recruiting people today than they did during the credit bubble in the mid-2000s. HR folks are particularly struggling in the services sector, which follows the larger trend of the US...
  • Army To Recruiters: Avoid Civilians Who Volunteer To Guard, Report Them

    07/24/2015 3:17:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies ^ | July 24, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    On July 20, a policy letter from the U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) instructed recruiters to avoid contact and/or conversation with armed “law-abiding” civilians who volunteer to guard recruitment centers and to report said volunteers to law enforcement “if the recruiter feels threatened.” Stars and Stripes responded to the letter with a July 22 headline that read, “Army To Recruiters: Treat Armed Citizens As Security Threat.”
  • Disarmed military personnel are sitting ducks for terror attacks

    07/23/2015 10:02:06 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 23, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    In the wake of the Chattanooga shootings, in which five unnamed U.S. servicemen were murdered by a self-radicalized jihadist, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno suggested that allowing soldiers on base or at recruiting centers “could cause more problems than it solves.” With all due respect to his service and status, this is nonsense.
  • Obama is Not in Mourning for Our Dead Marines and Sailor

    07/19/2015 4:44:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies ^ | July 19, 2015 | Donald R. May
    Obama is Not in Mourning for Our Dead Marines and Sailor Submitted by Donald R. May on July 19, 2015 - 1:55am Barack Hussein Obama does not seem to be in mourning for the four Marines and one Sailor killed in Chattanooga by the Islamic Terrorist. Many flags across our nation are flying at half-staff, but not by order of President Obama. He did not order flags at the White House and other federal buildings to be flown at half-staff. Obama did make the effort to light the White House in rainbow colors to celebrate the recent Supreme Court ruling...

    07/17/2015 7:58:48 PM PDT · by keats5 · 87 replies ^ | 7/17/15 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 17, armed Georgia citizens with concealed carry permits lined up outside a Hiram, Georgia, military recruiting center to keep it safe.
  • FBI Confirms Chattanooga Shooter Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez,

    07/16/2015 3:29:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 95 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 16, 2015 | Bridget Johnson
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed the identity of the Chattanooga gunman who killed four Marines today as Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24. “The FBI’s Knoxville Field Office, along with the Chattanooga Police Department and other law enforcement partners, are working jointly to investigate today’s shootings at a military recruitment center and a reserve center in Chattanooga, Tennessee in which four individuals were killed and three injured,” the Bureau said in a statement. Abdulazeez, who first targeted a recruiting office in a strip mall, was also killed in a shootout with police outside of a Navy Reserve facility, where the four...
  • The Mother of All Connections (New evidence of collaboration between Saddam's Iraq and al Qaeda)

    07/09/2005 10:39:42 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 151 replies · 15,521+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 18, 2005 | Stephen F. Hayes & Thomas Joscelyn
    "In August 1998, the detainee traveled to Pakistan with a member of Iraqi Intelligence for the purpose of blowing up the Pakistan, United States and British embassies with chemical mortars."  U.S. government "Summary of Evidence" for an Iraqi member of al Qaeda detained at Guantanamo Bay, CubaFOR MANY, the debate over the former Iraqi regime's ties to Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network ended a year ago with the release of the 9/11 Commission report. Media outlets seized on a carefully worded summary that the commission had found no evidence "indicating that Iraq cooperated with al Qaeda in developing or...
  • Roseville: Son says father legally blind, didn't intend to hit Army recruiters (MN)

    09/18/2013 7:57:52 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-18-13 | John Brewer and Sarah Horner
    The son of a motorist arrested for allegedly hitting two Army recruiters and dragging one for nearly a mile Tuesday in Roseville said his father is legally blind and likely didn't see the two men. He also was likely in the area panhandling for drug money, the son said.
  • Tenn. Democrat beats lawyer who linked him to KKK

    08/07/2008 9:06:08 PM PDT · by Kleebo151 · 20 replies · 495+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8-7-2008 | WOODY BAIRD ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A racially charged Democratic primary campaign ended Thursday with an incumbent congressman trouncing the opponent who ran an ad linking him to the Ku Klux Klan. Early, unofficial results showed Democrat Steve Cohen with 79 percent of the vote to 19 percent for Nikki Tinker, a black corporate lawyer who was his chief opponent in the district that covers Memphis.
  • Recruiters pressed to reach out to gays once ban is lifted

    07/28/2011 9:00:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 7/28/11 | Rowan Scarborough -
    An underground gay group in the military wants recruiters to reach out to the gay community in the same way they target blacks, Hispanics and women. The Pentagon’s ban on openly gays members is due to be lifted Sept. 20, meaning avowed gay people can sign up, those in the ranks can come out of the closet and the military will no longer discharge personnel because of sexual preference. What is unclear is the number of post-ban policies that might be adopted to meet the demands of gays and ease integration of different sexual identities. The group OutServe, which claims...
  • Converting our citizens against the non-believers

    03/10/2011 7:23:43 PM PST · by smokingfrog
    The Hill's Congress Blog ^ | 10 Mar 2011 | Melvin Bledsoe
    “The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community’s Response” Committee on Homeland Security - US House of Representatives March 10, 2011 Thank you very much for allowing me to come here and tell the country what happened to my son. This hearing today is extremely important to begin the discussion about the issue of Islamic radicalization in America and my hope is that this Committee can somehow address this issue in a meaningful, productive way. First, I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family of Private William Long, and to the wounded soldier,...
  • Ban of NASCAR military sponsors sought

    02/16/2011 10:59:30 AM PST · by saganite · 64 replies
    UPI ^ | 16 Feb 11 | staff
    The U.S. military should not be spending money on sponsoring NASCAR teams, Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., said in a budget bill she sponsored. McCollum's chief of staff, Bill Harper, told The Virginia-Pilot newspaper in Norfolk his boss sponsored the budgetary amendment to address the plight of a growing number of veterans and their families. "There's an amendment on the floor to eliminate all funding for homeless veterans," he said. "On one hand, we're eliminating assistance to men and women who served our country ... and on the other hand, we're paying for race cars."
  • What Recruiters Won't Admit About Your Education: The Most Important Thing Is Brand Name

    11/17/2010 12:29:13 PM PST · by WebFocus · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 11/17/2010 | Leah Goldman and Gus Lubin
    Forget the interview and the personal statement. The most important part of your application to grad school or any job is the part where it lists your alma mater. This is a truth that most employers won't admit. Dozens of recruiters whom we contacted declined to comment or repeated claims that they consider candidates from all schools. But a few recruiters said what they really think. "Close to half of our class in any given year is from Stanford and the California Schools," said Dr. Charles Prober, a senior associate dean of Stanford Medical School. Stanford recruiters know that Stanford...
  • Military recruiters told to accept gay applicants

    10/19/2010 11:28:25 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 39 replies
    AP ^ | October 19, 2010 | AP
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon spokeswoman says recruiters have been told that they must accept gay applicants, following a federal court decision striking down the ban on gays serving openly in the military.</p>
  • Al Qaeda Looking to Recruit English Speakers, Women

    02/16/2010 4:59:25 AM PST · by Cindy · 26 replies · 721+ views
    FOX ^ | Updated February 15, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Al Qaeda in Yemen is actively recruiting English-speaking individuals, intelligence officials told Fox News on Monday, saying that investigators are looking for people who are more like Americans, having been born in the United States or Canada." SNIPPET: ""Anyone who can fit in and not attract suspicion" is desirable to the terror network right now, said one official. An investigative source also said that among those attracting attention by the intelligence community are women recruits. The next wave of terrorists may include Western women, possibly Canadian, with forged documents. The use of women would be seen an evolution in...
  • ALGERIA: Al-Qaeda Launches Middle-Class Recruitment Drive

    02/12/2010 4:28:28 PM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 338+ views (AKI) ^ | February 11, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Algiers, 11 Feb. (AKI) - Al-Qaeda has launched a new campaign to recruit university students, scientists and IT specialists in Algeria. "We appeal to undergraduates, chemists, doctors and IT specialists to join our ranks," the terror network said in a statement published on jihadist websites on Thursday. "Remember the massacres that take place every day in Palestine, in Cechyna, Iraq and Afghanistan," said the statement signed by 'Abu Muslim al-Jazairi'. Al-Qaeda is seeking new bomb-makers and medics who can help treat fighters wounded in clashes with Algerian security forces, according to daily El-Nahar. Currently, 80 pecent of young people...
  • Cyber Thugs: Gangs Use Facebook, Twitter to Recruit and Organize

    11/20/2009 3:59:32 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies · 718+ views - news ^ | 12:44 PM PST, November 19, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "ONTARIO, Calif. -- State lawmakers are holding a hearing today in Ontario to discuss the rise in the number of criminal gangs using networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. Officials say the hearing entitled "Gangs 2.0: The Emerging Threat of Cyberthugs" will explore the use of social networking tools in gang recruitment and gang-related crime. Assembly majority leader Alberto Torrico, and attorney general candidate, says gang members both in and out of prison are making more use of technology."
  • Guard Offices To Close (in Arkansas - National Day of Resistance against Military Recruiters)

    10/06/2009 6:40:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies · 1,016+ views
    Guard Offices To CloseBy Hicham Raache Times Record Tuesday, October 6, 2009 8:37 AM CDT Arkansas Army National Guard recruiting offices across the area and throughout the state will close today as a precautionary measure for National Day of Resistance against Military Recruiters. Although the Times Record did not learn of any planned local protests in correspondence with the resistance effort, which is promoted on a Facebook page as lasting from midnight to noon today, Guard recruiting offices will be closed to ensure the safety of recruiters and guard members at the offices. Other Stories Of Interest “They are shutting...
  • ACLU pushes for parent awareness of military opt-out option

    08/07/2009 7:39:06 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 7 replies · 1,069+ views ^ | 8-6-2009 | Margaret Reist
    The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska wants to make sure parents know they can keep their high school students' records from military recruiters - if they wish. A portion of the federal No Child Left Behind law requires that schools provide the names, addresses and phone numbers of juniors and seniors to all branches of the military, although it allows parents to "opt out." "Consent is assumed unless a parent takes affirmative steps," said Amy Miller. legal director of ACLU Nebraska. The problem: Some parents say they didn't realize they had the option to refuse release of the information....
  • HONOR RECRUITERS LONG AND EZEAGWULA, White House FReep, Saturday, June 6, 2 - 4PM

    06/03/2009 3:45:37 PM PDT · by trooprally · 12 replies · 814+ views
    June 03,2009
    Once again the biased media is doing a great injustice to our brave soldiers. Tiller got accolades from the left, Long and Ezeagwula got nothing. Tiller’s killer is being as a typical of the pro-life member. Long’s killer, a prison-converted black Muslim, is not being reported except locally in Arkansas. This is the third major incident that the biased media has swept under the rug. The first was in July,2007 when a leftists anti-war radical wounded Jonathan Schrieken, Air Force, because he was angry and wanted to make a statement. The second was in May, 2009 when 4 black Muslims,...
  • Arm Our Military Recruiters

    06/03/2009 9:42:56 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 33 replies · 883+ views
    Townhall ^ | 6-4-09 | Ken Blackwell
    Arm Our Military Recruiters Ken Blackwell Thursday, June 04, 2009 The contrast between President Obama’s reaction to the murder of a late-term abortionist and the murder of a U.S. Army Recruiter could not be more stark. Obama raced to send U.S. Marshals into abortion facilities. He denounced the murder in the strongest terms in a statement which is posted on the White House website: I am shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr. George Tiller as he attended church services this morning. However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by...
  • I have a question re: the shooting of the soldiers in Arkansas...

    06/03/2009 7:00:36 AM PDT · by republicanbred · 42 replies · 1,505+ views
    All I want to know is, did Obama release a statment regarding the shooting of the soldiers in Arkansas as he did with the death of Tiller?
  • Thank You Military Recruiters, May 15, 2009

    05/17/2009 4:40:20 PM PDT · by kburi · 6 replies · 827+ views
    May 17, 2009 | Kburi
    Thank You, Military Recruiters, May 15, 2009, Dateline: Silver Spring, Md. On Friday, May 15, 2009, members of the Free Republic, DC Chapter went to the Armed Forces Recruiting Center in Silver Spring to thank the recruiters for their service. The AFRC is about a mile up Georgia Ave from the front gate of Walter Reed. We spent our time with three Navy recruiters, as the Army and the Marine recruiters were at Andrews Air force Base preparing for this weekend’s air show. We heard that recruiting goals are being met, that re-enlistments are high and that fewer are getting...
  • French anarchists linked to New York bombing

    11/14/2008 2:46:09 AM PST · by Cindy · 66 replies · 4,881+ views ^ | Last Updated: 1:48AM GMT 14 Nov 2008 | Henry Samuel in Paris
    SNIPPET: "A French couple arrested in connection with a series of anarchist attacks on the country's rail network have been linked by the FBI to a bomb attack in New York." ARTICLE SNIPPET: "French anti-terrorist police are holding 10 alleged members of a violent anarchist movement suspected of sabotaging power cables on high speed TGV train lines. But it now transpires that the alleged culprits were netted thanks to information from the FBI, which allegedly linked two of them to the home-made bomb attack on an army recruitment centre in New York's Times Square in March. Julien Coupat, 34, the...
  • Mass. Attacks On Military Recruiters

    08/22/2008 3:47:47 AM PDT · by suspects · 8 replies · 222+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | August 22, 2008 | Michael Graham
    Imagine for a moment you’re the principal of a Massachusetts high school - say, in Milton or Cohasset - and you get a call from PETA. “We understand,” the caller from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says, “that you’re having a Career Day for the kids and that KFC will be there taking job applications and, well, we just don’t think that’s right. So we want to set up a PETA table telling the kids that meat is murder, that chickens are people too and that working at KFC is morally unacceptable.” What would you do? If you’re...
  • 'Counter-recruiter' wants same access as military at high school

    08/05/2008 8:53:32 PM PDT · by Radix · 26 replies · 121+ views
    Brockton Enterprise ^ | 5 August 2008 | Theresa Knapp Enos
    (An anti-war activist seeks permission to set up a table in the high school hallway — just like military recruiters.) RAYNHAM, Mass. — Some call it counter-recruitment. Ray Ajemian prefers to call it “truth in advertising.” Whatever the terminology, the question of whether the Bridgewater-Raynham schools in Raynham, Mass., should allow anti-war groups equal access to students as military recruiters will be taken up Wednesday at a meeting of the Counter Recruitment Subcommittee. The meeting will take place at the LaLiberte Elementary School in Raynham. Ajemian, 66, a member of Bridgewater-based Citizens for an Informed Community, an anti-war group, wants...

    03/27/2008 8:58:05 AM PDT · by PatrioticMarineMom · 25 replies · 905+ views
    WESTMINSTER, MD RECRUITER APPRECIATION FReep - AAR BACKGROUND ON MILITARY RECRUITMENTtaken from WikipediaPrior to the outbreak of WWI, military recruitment in the US was conducted primarily by individual states. Upon entering the war, however, the need for a large and quickly mobilized military shifted the responsibility to the federal government. The increased emphasis on a national effort was reflected in WWI recruitment methods. Peter A. Padilla and Mary Riege Laner define six basic appeals to these recruitment campaigns: patriotism, job/career/education, adventure/challenge, social status, travel, and miscellaneous. Between 1915 and 1918, 42% of all army recruitment posters were themed primarily...
  • Report Cites Increase in Attacks on Military Recruiting Centers [peace protesters are not peaceful,

    03/26/2008 8:19:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies · 934+ views
    Report Cites Increase in Attacks on Military Recruiting Centers Wednesday, March 26, 2008 By Melissa Underwood Shattered windows and bomb scares are growing threats for recruiters working to find young men and women to join the U.S. military, according to a new report that claims attacks on military recruiting stations are on the rise. The report, issued by a not-for-profit group that supports members of the military, calls the incidents — including the spray-painting of graffiti — "attacks," and claims there have been more than 50 since March 2003. "The peace protesters are not peaceful," said Catherine Moy, executive director...
  • 5th year of war brings supporters and opponents to Tucson streets

    03/19/2008 5:38:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 266+ views
    Some 40 to 50 supporters of U.S. troops and the Bush administration’s conduct of the war in Iraq demonstrated peacefully in Tucson on the fifth anniversary of the war’s start.
  • Senate shoots down bill to cut Berkeley funding (DeMint's Semper Fi' bill voted down 41-57)

    03/18/2008 4:17:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,035+ views ^ | 3/18/08 | Kristin Bender
    The U.S. Senate has shot down an amendment by a South Carolina senator to pull more than $2 million earmarked for Berkeley school lunches, ferry service and police communication equipment and transfer it to the Marine Corps. After the Berkeley City Council called the U.S. Marines "uninvited and unwelcome intruders," Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., introduced the Semper Fi Act on Feb. 6 to rescind the funds earmarked for Berkeley in the 2008 fiscal year Omnibus Appropriations bill. Last Thursday, the Senate voted 41-57 to defeat DeMint's amendment, prompting DeMint to say that he is "extremely disappointed that the U.S. Senate...
  • DOGGED PURSUIT OF THE RECRUITS - Bay Area enlisting can be a battle

    03/16/2008 8:25:33 AM PDT · by SmithL · 27 replies · 1,046+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 3/16/8 | Dogen Hannah
    Staff Sgt. Jason Eck has been flipped off, cussed at and told to get out of town for doing his job. The abuse hasn't deterred the two-time Iraq war veteran from donning his uniform, sliding behind the wheel of his government-issued Chevy Malibu and hitting the road almost daily in search of new soldiers. Still, as a recruiter, he faces a daunting task. Almost nowhere in the nation is it harder to find willing and able enlistees than in the Bay Area. The region's nine counties have the lowest enlistment rate of any large metropolitan area other than in and...
  • Tacoma Mall prepares for protest

    03/12/2008 11:59:08 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 36 replies · 1,299+ views
    Business Examiner Newspaper Group ^ | Mar. 12, 2008 | Steve Dunkelberger
    Fort Lewis officials are alerting soldiers and their families to avoid the Tacoma Mall between noon and 5:30 p.m. March 15 because of a planned anti-war protest at the commercial center of Pierce County. Mall officials are preparing accordingly. Local protest groups have announced their intention to "shutdown" the Tacoma Mall, specifically the military recruiting station in the commerical tower located on the north side of the property. The building does not fall under mall management. Calls for protest claim the groups want to "make it impossible for business as usual to continue as the Iraq War approaches its fifth...
  • Special report: Tracing the Left’s escalating war on military recruiters (a "must read")

    03/07/2008 7:23:54 AM PST · by jdm · 9 replies · 185+ views ^ | March 07, 2008 | by Michelle Malkin
    Ideas have consequences. Inaction has consequences. For the past several years, I’ve chronicled the Left’s escalating war on military recruiters–and the apathetic, weak-kneed response to it. In Unhinged, I devoted a sub-section of my chapter “They Don’t Support Our Troops” to the organized campaign of harassment against recruitment offices on college campuses nationwide. The anti-recruiter thugs have thrived thanks to a combination of public indifference, law enforcement fecklessness, and left-wing ideological apologism. As you may recall, I have personal experience with the anti-recruiter propagandists, who lie through their teeth, exploit media sympathy, and harbor nothing but raw hatred for the...

    03/06/2008 5:22:09 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 102 replies · 1,325+ views
    self | 3/6/2008 | RaceBannon
    The Police have allowed us a rally at the Times Square Recruiting Station Island, 43rd Street and Broadway, to holed a patriotic rally as a show of encouragement for our troops and our recruiters in New York City on March 8, 2008, this saturday, from 1300 to 1600 that means 1 to 4 PM Alll who attend are to keep in mind that we must exercise discipline towards any left wing hippie scumbags who WILL show up to slander and take advantage of the situation. This is going to be big, I got confirmation this is a PGR event, GOE...
  • Initiative Drive Begun to Restrict Military Recruiting (Berkeley crazies)

    01/25/2008 10:57:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies · 413+ views
    The Berkeley Daily Planet ^ | January 25, 2008 | Judith Scherr
    Berkeley peace activists are gearing up to circulate a petition to place a measure on the November ballot restricting where public and private military recruiters can locate within the city. “Most towns regulate adult-oriented businesses—the initiative is modeled on that,” said Sharon Adams, the attorney who wrote the initiative, which is signed by former Councilmembers Carole (Davis) Kennerly and Ying Lee (Kelley) and Code Pink activist PhoeBe Anne Sorgen. While Adams said she believes the government has to follow local zoning ordinances, Acting City Attorney Zach Cowan told the Planet that “in general, the city can’t regulate the state, its...
  • Army Recruiters' 'Misconduct' Over Reported

    08/15/2006 7:51:06 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 2 replies · 290+ views ^ | 8/15/06 | Warner Todd Huston
    This is a classic MSM mistreatment of the US military. That it comes in the midst of war is distressing, but not unexpected from them, unfortunately. The AP (it sure seems that they are more busy spinning than reporting stories these days, doesn't it?) has posted a story that The New York Times placed on their news feed today about how Military recruiters have "increasingly resorted to overly aggressive tactics" to get new recruits. But, it seems that an undue focus in the report on the rhetoric obscures the fact that there really aren't that many abuses statistically. Certainly one...
  • Misconduct by military recruiters cited (Up Yours, Pete Stark!)

    08/14/2006 5:20:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 417+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/14/06 | Anne Plummer Flaherty - ap
    WASHINGTON - Military recruiters have increasingly resorted to overly aggressive tactics and even criminal activity to attract young troops to the battlefield, congressional investigators say. Grueling combat conditions in Iraq, a decent commercial job market and tough monthly recruiting goals have made recruiters' jobs more difficult, the Government Accountability Office said Monday. This has probably prompted more recruiters to resort to strong-arm tactics, including harassment or criminal means such as falsifying documents, to satisfy demands, GAO states. The report was done at the behest of lawmakers who were concerned that not enough was being done to curb aggressive recruitment practices....

    04/13/2006 2:47:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 74 replies · 2,259+ views
    Mountain States Legal Foundation ^ | April 12, 2006 | William Perry Pendley
    Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld should withhold federal funds from a California college given the failure of the college to ensure the safe presence of military recruiters on campus, the Secretary was advised by a public interest law firm in a letter released today. According to news reports, military recruiters were forced to flee yesterday from a University of California Santa Cruz job fair because of a raucous mob. Mountain States Legal Foundation advised Rumsfeld that the college’s actions violate the Solomon Amendment, which requires that colleges permit military recruiters on campus or lose all federal funds. UC Santa Cruz...
  • Military recruiters, confronted by crowd, leave campus job fair

    04/12/2006 7:02:30 AM PDT · by Drango · 58 replies · 1,765+ views
    SF Chron ^ | 4/12/06 | D Walsh
    Four military recruiters hastily fled a job fair Tuesday morning at UC Santa Cruz after a raucous crowd of student protesters blocked an entrance to the building where the Army and National Guard had set up information tables. Members of Students Against War, who organized the counter-recruiting protest, loudly chanted "Don't come back. Don't come back" as the recruiters left the hilltop campus, escorted by several university police officers. ~snip
  • Students Suspended For Wearing Shirts With American Flags(USMC Shirts also)

    04/06/2006 8:05:53 PM PDT · by bulldozer · 102 replies · 3,232+ views ^ | April 6, 2006
    DENVER -- Several students at Shaw Heights Middle School have been disciplined for wearing shirts that depict the American flag, an act that is in direct violation of the public school's recent ban on all flags, depictions of flags, or flag colors on student clothing. One student said he was suspended for wearing a DARE program shirt with a flag behind the logo. Another student, Katie Golgart, said she was suspended for wearing a Marine Corps shirt. "I'm gonna going to school and wear another Marine shirt just to show that I support my brother and what he does," Haas...
  • The Wisdom of Solomon

    03/08/2006 10:05:37 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 10 replies · 498+ views
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | March 9, 2006 | Debra Saunders
    Law schools that challenged the Solomon Amendment, a federal law passed in 1994 that eliminates federal funding to universities that deny equal access to military recruiters, tried to hide behind noble motives. The Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights, for example, claimed that its support of academic freedom and nondiscrimination required law schools to bar military recruiters from campus because of the military's discriminatory "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays.This week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the lawsuit unanimously. As the opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts noted, the Solomon Amendment doesn't, in any way, limit universities' rights...
  • Professors of Pretense

    03/08/2006 6:03:52 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 14 replies · 467+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | Wednesday, March 08, 2006 | By George Will
    WASHINGTON -- The institutional vanity and intellectual slovenliness of America's campus-based intelligentsia have made academia more peripheral to civic life than at any time since the 19th century. On Monday, its place at the periphery was underscored as the Supreme Court unanimously gave short shrift to some law professors who insisted that their First Amendment rights to free speech and association were violated by the law requiring that military recruiters be allowed to speak to the professors' students if the professors' schools receive federal money. Many schools that disapprove of the congressionally mandated ``don't ask, don't tell" policy that prevents...
  • Academics Get a Dose of [Chief Justice John] Roberts' Medicine

    03/08/2006 2:02:33 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 22 replies · 1,533+ views ^ | 03/08/2006 | George F. Will
    <p>WASHINGTON -- The institutional vanity and intellectual slovenliness of America's campus-based intelligentsia have made academia more peripheral to civic life than at any time since the 19th century. On Monday, its place at the periphery was underscored as the Supreme Court unanimously gave short shrift to some law professors who insisted that their First Amendment rights to free speech and association were violated by the law requiring that military recruiters be allowed to speak to the professors' students if the professors' schools receive federal money.</p>
  • Fort Worth recruiters take part in ground breaking ceremony

    03/06/2006 3:16:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 256+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. C. Alex Herron
    ARLINGTON, Texas (March 6, 2006) -- Marines from Recruiting Station Fort Worth participated in a recent ground breaking ceremony for a military veteran’s memorial to be constructed at Veterans Park in Arlington, Texas. The recruiting station provided a color guard, including members Sgts. Fernando Duran, William Lemoir, Chris Simms and Robert Bell. All four are recruiters assigned to the station. Also on hand for the ceremony were RS Fort Worth’s Commanding Officer, Maj. William Gray and Sgt. Maj. Mitchell Nared. The memorial project is scheduled to be completed in late spring 2006.
  • Breaking - Supreme Court Upholds "Colleges who accept Federal Funds must allow Military Recruiters"

    03/06/2006 7:12:47 AM PST · by Leofl · 339 replies · 13,526+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 03/06/2006 | Leofl
    Just Breaking!!!! Supreme Court Upholds "Colleges who accept Federal Funds must allow Military Recruiters"
  • San Francisco Recruiters need your help.

    12/06/2005 12:34:21 PM PST · by Liberate California · 19 replies · 1,855+ views
    San Francisco PD | 6 Dec 05 | Liberate California
    In San Francisco, a rally will be held at Justin Herman Plaza (near the Ferry Building at Market St & Embarcadero) at 4:00 PM. Speakers will include Aimee Allison of Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors and the Prop I Committee, College Not Combat, the Campus Antiwar Network, and others. Local artists and drummers will play music. The crowd will then march to the Davis Street Recruitment Station at 670 Davis Street to voice its outrage. Creative acts of solidarity are encouraged and welcome. Berkeley Stop the War Coalition will meet at 3:00 at Berkeley BART on Shattuck, and taking BART...

    12/06/2005 12:11:59 PM PST · by Liberate California · 6 replies · 455+ views
    San Francisco PD informed me of this | 3 Dec 05 |
    December 6th Nationwide Protests to Say College, Not Combat 12/03/2005 PROTEST IN SAN FRANCISCO AGAINST SOLOMON AMENDMENT AND MILITARY RECRUITMENT On Tuesday, December 6th, the US Supreme Court will begin to decide the constitutionality of the Solomon Amendment, which denies federal funding for schools that don't allow military recruitment on campus in the case of FAIR v Rumsfeld. Students and activists in the Campus Antiwar Network, and many other people nationwide, will hold rallies and marches in solidarity with the counter-recruitment activists in the Supreme Court case. In San Francisco, a rally will be held at Justin Herman Plaza (near...
  • Supreme Court takes up military campus recruitment dispute (Gay Rights, Recruitment Case)

    12/05/2005 10:43:59 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 12 replies · 762+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 5, 2005 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court confronts a gay rights issue this week, in a case that asks whether law schools can bar military recruiters because of the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Each fall recruiters of all types jam law schools seeking top students in job fairs, receptions and interview sessions. Justices will decide whether universities that accept government money must accommodate the military even if the schools forbid the participation of recruiters from public agencies and private companies that have discriminatory policies. It is the first time that the court has dealt with a gay-rights related case since...
  • Why Does the ACLU Hate the Troops?

    11/28/2005 3:38:38 PM PST · by jbamb · 2 replies · 293+ views
    Part-Time Pundit ^ | 11-28-05 | John Bambenek
    Many have heard the ongoing debate on military recruiters in schools and the counter-recruitment efforts of the Left. Some schools are going so far as to sue the federal government on the grounds that their free speech is adversely affected by being compelled to allow military recruiters on campus in exchange for federal money. Get that? Schools (government actors) say their free speech is prevented because of conditions in accepting federal money don’t allow them to deny free speech to military recruiters (government actors). War is peace and all that. You know the drill. Enter the ACLU. An organization that...
  • We Don't Need Another Soldier(Barf alert... This is what we are up against in the public schools.)

    11/21/2005 4:10:18 PM PST · by DuckFan4ever · 37 replies · 1,382+ views
    Rethinking Schools ^ | Fall 2005 | By Karl Meiner
    When Satch,* who graduated in June 2001, returned to my classroom last spring, he bore little physical resemblance to the gangly, bespectacled youth who once sat in my sophomore English class. He strode through the door in neatly pressed military garb, hat pressed to his right hip, a thick-chested, heavily tattooed man. I noticed that contacts replaced the Coke-bottle glasses he once wore. But when we shook hands, his smile revealed more than a glimmer of the angry, confused kid who had struggled at school. "They're shipping me to Iraq," he told me. "I leave in one week." The tone...