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  • Jihadists say Trump victory a rallying call for new recruits

    11/16/2016 10:35:13 AM PST · by Lorianne · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | 14 November 2016 | Ahmad Sultan and Omar Fahmy
    From Afghanistan to Algeria, jihadists plan to use Donald Trump's shock U.S. presidential victory as a propaganda tool to bring new fighters to their battlefields. Taliban commanders and Islamic State supporters say Trump's campaign trail rhetoric against Muslims - at one point calling for a total shutdown of Muslims entering the United States - will play perfectly in their recruitment efforts, especially for disaffected youth in the West. "This guy is a complete maniac. His utter hate towards Muslims will make our job much easier because we can recruit thousands," Abu Omar Khorasani, a top IS commander in Afghanistan, told...
  • Pentagon may ease recruiting rules for obese people, pot smokers and single parents

    11/02/2016 10:19:43 PM PDT · by kevcol · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter spoke on “Force of the Future” military reforms this week that may involve relaxed recruiting rules on everything from single-parent enlistees to drug use and obesity. A Tuesday event at City College of New York featured Mr. Carter speaking on the challenges of recruitment in a nation that is fatter, increasingly at ease with smoking marijuana, and producing more single-parent homes
  • FBI nabs 3 Palm Beach County men trying to join ISIS- used code words like ‘soccer team’

    07/23/2016 6:20:48 PM PDT · by sdpatriot · 26 replies
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs; ABC NEWS via Bizpac Review ^ | July 23, 2016 | Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs; ABC NEWS via Bizpac Review Frieda Powers
    Three Florida men who were planning to travel to Syria to join ISIS are now facing federal charges of conspiring and attempting to support the Islamic State. The Palm Beach County men’s plot to travel to Syria to engage in “violent jihad” was thwarted, federal authorities said Friday.
  • AMERICAN ISIS WANNABE NABBED IN ELABORATE STING, FBI SAYS

    05/24/2016 6:19:12 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 13 replies
    ABC13.COM ^ | 24 MAY 2016 | AARON KATERSKY
    Federal officials arrested a young New York City man today for allegedly supporting ISIS - the culmination of an elaborate FBI and NYPD sting operation in which the 22-year-old was duped by at least four undercover law enforcement agents, according to court documents. Bronx resident Sajmir Alimehmeti was arrested before dawn this morning without incident. A criminal complaint filed by the Department of Justice alleges that he helped a person he believed to be an ISIS recruit - who was in fact working for federal authorities - travel to Syria to fight with ISIS by giving advice and helping the...
  • Virginia man admits he planned to join the Islamic State

    03/18/2016 7:22:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/18/16 | Derek Hawkins
    A Northern Virginia man admitted Friday in federal court that he spent months plotting to travel to Syria so he could become a fighter with the Islamic State. Joseph Hassan Farrokh, 28, of Woodbridge, unknowingly discussed his plans with FBI informants all along, prosecutors said. He was arrested in January at Richmond International Airport as he was about to board a flight for the first leg of his trip. During a hearing in federal court in Alexandria, Farrokh pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to the terrorist organization.
  • Somali al Shabaab militants use Donald Trump in recruiting film (not ISIS)

    01/02/2016 5:09:57 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    **SNIP** Trump, the billionaire developer, former reality TV star and Republican front runner, was shown in the 51-minute film making his December call for the United States to bar all Muslims from the country as his supporters cheered. It was shown between two clips of militant leader Anwar al-Awlaki, killed in a drone strike in Yemen in 2011, saying Muslims in the United States would face a choice between leaving for Islamic countries or staying at home to fight the West. The film was distributed on Twitter on Friday by the al-Kataib Media Foundation, an Islamist militant organisation, SITE reported.
  • It Is Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, Not Donald Trump, In An ISIS Recruiting Video

    12/20/2015 5:29:00 PM PST · by Twotone · 31 replies
    RedState ^ | Dec. 20, 2015 | Streiff
    During the Democrat “debate” last night, Hillary Clinton made the astonishing claim that Donald Trump was being used in ISIS recruiting videos. That resulted in a quick bit of “fact checking” by the progressive media which revealed that, no, Donald Trump wasn’t being used in ISIS recruiting videos. My colleague, Joe Cunningham, covered the demolition of that egregious lie.
  • New York pizza parlor owner admits to recruiting for ISIS

    12/17/2015 2:50:39 PM PST · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 17, 2015 | Julian Hattem
    The owner of a Rochester, N.Y., pizza parlor pleaded guilty on Thursday to trying to recruit people to join Islamic extremists in the Middle East. The man, 31-year-old Mufid Elfgeeh, used the Internet to find potential supporters of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), send them propaganda and support their efforts to join the extremist group in Syria, officials alleged. To spread his message, Elfgeeh used a combination of three Twitter accounts, 23 Facebook accounts and one WhatsApp account, which he used to seek out funding and support radical fighters, according to details in his plea agreement. From...
  • The military's real problem: Fewer Americans are joining

    12/17/2015 11:17:24 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 60 replies
    Politico ^ | December 15, 2015 | John Spencer
    When President Barack Obama announced that women would be eligible for combat roles in the military earlier this month, he stated “our armed forces have taken another historic step toward harnessing the talents and skills of all our citizens.” Secretary of Defense Ash Carter echoed those thoughts: “Our force of the future must continue to benefit from the best people America has to offer … in the 21st century, that includes drawing strength from the broadest possible pool of people.” This change is going to help the military in any number of ways: It’s a step toward greater fairness, and...
  • While D.C. Downplays Risk, U.S. Sees Shocking Rise in Terror Arrests This Year

    05/28/2015 3:19:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | 5/27/15 | Patrick Poole
    The arrest of two southern California men last week who were planning to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State brings the number of U.S.-based individuals involved in international terror-related cases this year to 40. (UPDATE: with the arrest of Houston-area Asher Abid Khan late Monday for supporting ISIS, the tally is now 41.)This number highlights the metastasizing Islamic terror threat in the American homeland. At the current pace, by the end of June — halfway through 2015 — the number of cases will exceed the number from the past two years combined (48). <-- PJM_300_by_250_middle --> The Islamic...
  • My critics foolish, I'm not a bigot., I regret nothing: Trump stands by call to ban immigration

    12/09/2015 12:48:49 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 26 replies
    DailyMail UK ^ | 9 December 2015 | Chris Spargo for DM and AP
    Full title: My critics are foolish, I'm not a bigot and I regret nothing: Trump stands by call to ban Muslim immigration despite nationwide fury - as GOP descends into chaos while he hints at independent run Donald Trump labeled individuals who oppose his plan to ban Muslim immigration into the United States 'foolish' on Tuesday. Trump also said in an interview with Barbara Walters on Tuesday he is not a bigot and does not regret his proposed ban on Muslims. He said he has 'tremendous relationships' with many Muslims who completely agree with him on this issue. Latest poll...
  • Digital Counterinsurgency: How to Marginalize the Islamic State Online

    12/08/2015 11:50:14 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 6 replies
    Foreign Affairs Magazine, Nov/Dec 2015 ^ | Nov/Dec 2015 issue | Jared Cohen
    Digital Counterinsurgency How to Marginalize the Islamic State Online By Jared Cohen The Islamic State, or ISIS, is the first terrorist group to hold both physical and digital territory: in addition to the swaths of land it controls in Iraq and Syria, it dominates pockets of the Internet with relative impunity.... ... in late 2014, 46,000 Twitter accounts openly supported the group. Back then, strategies for fighting ISIS online centered on simply removing such accounts.... ... the gamut from popular public platforms to private chat rooms to encrypted messaging systems such as WhatsApp, Kik, Wickr, Zello, and Telegram... ... churn...
  • Police respond to reports of gunman in Davenport, Bettendorf

    10/26/2015 12:48:25 PM PDT · by Aliska · 28 replies
    KWQC News, Davenport, Iowa ^ | October 26, 2015 | Marcia Lense
    BETTENDORF, Iowa (KWQC) – Police are responding to calls of a possible shooter in the 4500 block of Utica Ridge in Bettendorf. It appears to have started at the Marine recruiting office located at 710 E. Kimberly Rd. in Davenport around 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. A witness tells TV-6 that he heard shots fired at a law office next to the Marine recruiting center. He says he heard screaming and then heard the gunman try to reload his gun. A Marine recruiter told everyone to run. As the witness was running, he said he heard more gunfire. Kimberly...
  • Turkey: Al Qaeda suspect admits planning attacks on Israeli tourists

    08/11/2005 10:00:12 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 228+ views
    A Turkish court on Thursday charged a Syrian national suspected of plotting to slam speedboats packed with explosives into cruise ships loaded with Israeli tourists, lawyers and police said. According to The AP, defense lawyer Ilhami Sayan said the suspect, identified in the Turkish media as Lu'ai Sakra, was charged with membership in an "illegal organization." He was arrested earlier this month. Police said Sakra was linked to al-Qaeda. "I have no regrets," Sakra shouted to journalists as he was led into the courthouse. "I was going to attack Israeli ships. If they come, my friends will attack them." "I...
  • N.J. scoutmaster 'groomed' boy for sex, cops say

    07/30/2015 1:44:46 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 50 replies
    A scoutmaster with a Boy Scout troop in South Jersey was "grooming" a young boy for sexual purposes by buying him pricey gifts, officials said Thursday. The Cape May man, Frank Thomson, was arrested and charged Tuesday with luring an 11-year-old boy after a concerned citizen tipped off authorities earlier this month to suspicious activity between the two, Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor said in a release. During several interviews with 68-year-old man, authorities say they discovered a separate incident several years ago where Thomson sexually assaulted a young boy. Additional charges were brought against Thomson on Wednesday....
  • Oklahomans for Equality to establish Cub Scout pack

    07/29/2015 9:08:06 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 20 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 7/29/15 | Stacy Ryburn
    Fresh off the heels of the Boy Scouts of America’s decision Monday to end its ban on gay adult leaders, Oklahomans for Equality has announced its intention to form a local Cub Scout pack. Operating out of the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, 621 E. Fourth St., the organization will charter the troop through Tulsa’s Boy Scouts chapter, the Indian Nations Council. The interest is there — both from youth participants and adults taking part in its leadership — and now it’s just a matter of getting all the paperwork in order and approval from the local council, said Andrew...
  • [IA] Parents outraged after middle schoolers attend LGBTQ sex conference

    07/25/2015 6:09:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 57 replies
    EAG News ^ | 7/24/15 | Victor Skinner
    “Concerned Citizens” are petitioning Iowa’s Humboldt School District to prevent students from attending the Iowa Safe Schools conference after realizing it’s more about gay sex than bullying.The group of concerned parents and citizens in Humboldt believe it’s “a gross misuse of taxpayer money” to send students to the conference after several came home disturbed by the graphic, profanity-laced presentations delivered at the event in Altoona this April, WHO TV reports.The “Iowa Governors Conference on LGBTQ Youth” April 3 was billed as an anti-bullying summit aimed at fostering understanding and acceptance of LGBTQ youth, but when they arrived they soon learned...
  • Currie Spices Up the Classroom Debate

    06/23/2015 7:41:39 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 18 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 23, 2015 | Tony Perkins
    Once upon a time, there was a teacher who undermined parents’ rights. Sound familiar? It should. This has become a common story in classrooms across America, as more liberal teachers latch on to kids’ books with homosexual themes. But for moms and dads in North Carolina, the news that their third graders were listening to gay fairy tales didn’t have the happy ending teacher Omar Currie hoped for. A homosexual himself, the elementary school teacher thought the book King and King would encourage his class to treat others with respect. What he didn’t count on was the overwhelming feeling of...
  • 3 Indicted in Alleged Minn. National Guard Recruiting Scam

    06/11/2015 8:16:40 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    KSTP ^ | 6-11-15 | Cassie Hart
    Three recruiting assistants for the Minnesota National Guard have been indicted for what the military has described as a "widespread scheme." They were indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Minneapolis and are accused of illegally taking bonuses for signing up new recruits. According to the indictments, Timothy Stafford is accused of fraud in kickbacks on the enlistment of 25 soldiers, and Terry Wosmek and Quinton Jones are accused of receiving kickbacks for four recruits each.
  • University Recruits Teens to Abort Their Babies in Name of “Scientific Research”

    04/25/2015 4:52:50 PM PDT · by kindred · 26 replies
    http://christianpatriots.org ^ | April 25, 2015 | KRISTAN HAWKINS
    Oxytocin is that feel good hormone that bonds a child to his or her mother. But never mind that. Researchers in Hawaii are recruiting girls as young as 14 to participate in second trimester abortions, where the preborn baby is 18-24 weeks gestation, in order to test whether or not oxytocin can reduce bleeding in mothers during and after abortion. The study is being conducted by the University of Hawaii and the University of Washington in Seattle – both public universities, which leads to the obvious question: is the government funding this study? A second trimester abortion is at least...
  • Family questions death of murder victim's longtime partner (NC Community College Shooting)

    04/16/2015 5:59:14 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 24 replies
    WRAL.COM ^ | 4/15/2015
    The longtime partner of Ron Lane, a Wayne Community College employee who was shot dead Monday shortly after he arrived for work, was reported missing and later found dead last year. Chuck Tobin was found in November hanging from a tree in the woods behind the home the couple shared in Seven Springs. Lane’s shooting death this week prompted Chuck Tobin’s sister to speak out about her brother’s death, saying she still holds concerns about the relationship that began in 2002, when Tobin was 16 and Lane was 32. Kenneth Morgan Stancil III, 20, a former work-study student who worked...
  • USC leads Rivals.com's top 25 team recruiting rankings for class of 2015

    02/05/2015 8:56:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Rivals.com ^ | February 5, 2015 | Staff
    For the first time since 2010, Alabama does not lead Rivals.com's team recruiting rankings. USC, which also led Rivals.com's rankings in '10, jumped the Crimson Tide for the top spot in '15. Alabama will instead have to settle for the second-ranked class in the country. The Trojans closed out their recruiting this year with a flourish, landing four five-star recruits between Tuesday and Wednesday to finish with 26 total commitments, 21 of whom were rated four- or five-star talents. The last time USC topped the recruiting rankings was its final class before NCAA-imposed sanctions limited the number of scholarships available....
  • Mom Ignores Authorities, Personally Rescues Daughter from ISIS

    11/20/2014 8:35:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/20/2014 | Susan L.M. Goldberg
    Call it woman power, call it feminism, and you’d be right. Turns out that old story about the mother who is able to lift a car to save her trapped baby has a new application. Now we can tell the story of the Dutch mother, who goes only by the name “Monique,” who blew past the authorities and went straight into the heart of hell to rescue her daughter Aicha from the grip of Islamic terror.The New York Post reports: “Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do,” the brave mother said. “This is what I think is right.”At 18,...
  • Who is recruiting Minnesotans for ISIS?

    09/14/2014 7:31:29 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 36 replies
    MyFoxTwinCities.com ^ | 9/14/14 | Ton Lyden
    A big part of the fight against the terror group known as ISIS and ISIL is taking place on American soil in places where young people are leaving the country to go join their cause, even fight and die overseas. Perhaps the biggest question of all is: Who is recruiting? It's a question no one seems to be able to answer definitively in Minnesota, but a lot of fingers are pointing at Amir Meshal, a former al Qaeda suspect who lived on a quiet cul de sac in Eden Prairie, Minn., until recently. Yet, some believe he may actually be...
  • Federal Grand Jury Probing Suspected Terrorist Pipeline in MN

    09/09/2014 5:58:22 AM PDT · by kidd · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/8/14 | Fox News Insider
    A Minnesota youth center is at the heart of a federal grand jury investigation into a suspected ISIS terrorist pipeline. The FBI says that someone on the ground in Minnesota is convincing young people to join the terror fight in Syria, then giving them money to get there. Up to 30 Somali-Americans who have reportedly joined or tried to join terrorist groups overseas had attended Al Farooq Youth and Family Center in Minnesota. That’s the same mosque that kicked out 31-year-old Amir Meshal this summer for allegedly proselytizing radical Islam ideologies
  • France battles with its home-grown 'jihad' [jihadi brings 2 year old daughter with him to join]

    09/05/2014 6:00:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 9/5/2014 | Noopur Tiwari
    France is grappling with its home-grown ‘jihadi’ threat as a number of radicalised youth are leaving to fight in Syria and Iraq, alongside extremists. On Wednesday, an alleged ‘jihadi’ was caught in Turkey with his two-year-old daughter. A 16-year-old girl, suspected of trying to join Islamist rebels in Syria was arrested at the Nice airport along with her alleged recruiter, a 22-year old Chechen man. Last week, Russian television showed an interview of former soldiers who fought in Afghanistan and elsewhere, fighting in East Ukraine with pro-Russian rebels. 900 French citizens have traveled to Syria and Iraq since 2012, according...
  • Is the Obama Military Foreign Policy the best fundraiser that ISIS has?

    09/04/2014 2:28:16 PM PDT · by Graewoulf · 5 replies
    Graewoulf | September 4, 2014 | Graewoulf
    Obama may be very good at inspiring Democrats to donate their money to him, but Obama may even more of a fundraising inspiration to ISIS. One year after B. Hussein Obama was legally empowered to "Fundamentally transform the United States of America," ISIS was born in 2010. Since then, ISIS has grown in numbers and conquered area. ISIS has also financially benefitted by the erasure of Obama's "Syrian Redline," Obama's abandonment of Military support for ally Iraq, and a pledge to not send US Marines or Army Troops back into Iraq. Obama has doubled the US National Debt, downsized the...
  • My Neighbor the Terrorist: A Bizarro Cinderella Story

    07/19/2014 7:00:22 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 19,2014 | Anne Evans
    Miss Conley might have had honeymoon visions of romance, but in reality she was in for a nasty fate. Despite embracing radical Islam, she wouldn’t have been able to erase the self-respect she was raised with in only six months. Many of the abuses the other women in the camp would have been used to, (imprisonment in the house, husbandly beatings, unwanted polygamy and a cheating husband), Miss Conley would have rebelled against. This “rebellion” would have given Terrorist Fiancé even more reason to beat her, starve her, or worse. Miss Conley is in an American jail where she’s not...
  • US Army rocked by Iraq war recruitment fraud scheme

    02/05/2014 11:50:20 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4 February 4, 2014 | unnown author
    More than 1,200 people are under investigation for a US military recruitment fraud during the Iraq war, officials say. Two generals and dozens of colonels are implicated in the alleged scheme, in which referral fees were illegally collected for recruiting soldiers.
  • Too fat to fight: Obesity is now leading cause of new recruits being rejected by U.S. Army

    12/13/2012 8:53:52 PM PST · by Mozilla · 14 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 12/13/12 | By Larisa Brown
    Obesity has become the leading cause of new recruits being rejected from the US Army as they struggle to meet fitness standards. And military officials have warned expanding waistlines in the warrior corps are causing a national security concern as the Army is being forced to dismiss a rising number of overweight soldiers. During the first 10 months of this year, the Army, under pressure to cut the number of troops, kicked out 1,625 soldiers for being out of shape - around 15 times the number discharged for that reason in 2007. Between 1998 and 2010, the number of active-duty...
  • Sikh temple shootings: Extremist groups recruit from US military ranks

    08/07/2012 2:07:27 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 20 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Tuesday, August 7, 2012 | Anna Mulrine
    Investigation into the background of alleged shooter Wade Michael Page highlights practice of extremist groups to target prospects with a military background. Are white supremacists recruiting from within the ranks of the US military? That question – revived by killings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin this week – has been the fear of civil rights groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center, who have warned that hate groups encourage their members to join up for training and experience that they can later use to perpetrate crimes in the United States. A former white supremacist who now trains the US...
  • Penn State Football: DE recruit Webb decommits from Penn State [Others to follow?]

    07/22/2012 6:41:08 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 37 replies
    Centre Daily (State College, PA) ^ | July 21, 2012 | Travis Johnson
    UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s 2013 recruiting class lost one of its commitments on Saturday. New Jersey defensive lineman Greg Webb withdrew his oral pledge to attend Penn State in favor of North Carolina. UNC recruiting sites reported Friday that Webb had reopened his recruiting and planned to visit the Tar Heels’ Chapel Hill campus on Saturday. Webb — a 6-foot-1, 295-pound defensive tackle at Timber Creek High School in Sicklerville, N.J. — indeed visited UNC and committed when his high school teammate Dajuan Drennon also committed to the Tar Heels. A four-star recruit by Rivals.com standards, Webb was one...
  • Rabbani, Iran's Islamic-fascist cleric heads 'Hezbollah, Quds and Islamization' in L. America

    10/16/2011 12:46:15 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 16 replies
    Face of evil: MOHSEN RABBANI The Islamic Shiite cleric active in Latin America since the early 1990s. Responsible for the 1992 and 1994 anti-Jewish massacres in Argentina. Wanted in that country and by the Interpol for the crimes. Called for Israel to be "wiped off," in 1994. 'Chief' Islamic operator of Hezbollah - Quds activities of: Islamizaton --including 'recruting converts for Islam'-- and terror networks in Latin America, resides in Brazil. Lightning Out of Lebanon: Hezbollah Terrorists on American Soil - Pages 122-3Tom Diaz, Barbara Newman - Random House Digital, Inc., 2006 - History - 272 pagesThe man directly responsible for this cell-building...
  • Marine recruiters reach out at gay pride event in Pasadena

    10/09/2011 6:17:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 54 replies
    latimes.com ^ | Oct. 9, 2011 | Martha Groves
    The Marines set up a booth at San Gabriel Valley Pride's Community Unity Day at Pasadena City College. They were the only military branch to attend. Marine Corps recruiters at the San Gabriel Valley Pride event at Pasadena City College on Saturday didn't care whether the young men who lined up to test their strength were gay or straight. The Marines just wanted to see some pull-ups done properly: Place hands about shoulder width apart, palms facing away; pull upward until chin is over the bar and then slowly return to the hanging position. Repeat until the feet feel like...
  • 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."
  • Fight fiercely, Harvard!

    12/26/2010 6:13:22 AM PST · by Saije · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Ny Post ^ | 12/26/2010 | Kyle Smith
    If we can allow gays to serve openly in the military, can we imagine the idea of a fighting force that is welcoming to members of an even more reviled and misunderstood minority — Ivy Leaguers? Yes, apparently. As Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was being repealed, the presidents of Harvard, Yale and several other elite universities practically tripped over one another while racing to the microphone to salute the idea of ROTC students marching across their leafy quads. (Some top schools, such as Princeton, always maintained on-campus ROTC.) If the celebrated universities that have been less than welcoming to the...
  • TSA using pizza boxes to recruit new workers

    11/23/2010 10:52:28 AM PST · by ElkGroveDan · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 14th, 2010 | Ed O'Keefe
    Federal agencies often head to college campuses, job fairs or buy newspaper classified ads to announce new job openings. But the Transportation Security Administration is reaching out with pepperoni and cheese. "A Career Where X-Ray Vision and Federal Benefits Come Standard," reads a TSA ad appearing on pizza boxes across the Washington region. "Washington Reagan National Airport and Washington-Dulles International Airport are now hiring Transportation Security Officers," the ad said. "See yourself in a vital role for Homeland Security. Be part of a dynamic security team protecting airports and skies as you proudly secure your future." (A hungry and intrepid...
  • Recruiting Illegals for High School Sports

    10/25/2010 7:34:46 AM PDT · by FryingPan101 · 7 replies
    KDBC-TV El Paso, TX ^ | Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 11:20pm | By Bob Grotenhuis - Producer
    EL PASO -- The Socorro Independent School District has taken action. According to SISD officials, the district held an executive committee meeting to discuss the violations under former Head Coach Ron Vicencio. Vicencio appeared in court in August for a plea deal. He was head coach of the El Dorado Boys Basketball program, and the committee found that he recruited four of those players from various parts of Mexico. The committee found the players in violation of two UIL rules - in violation of moving for athletic purposes and recruiting from Mexico. For that, all four players received three year...
  • Lesbian Catholic school AD forced out of job after marriage

    09/04/2010 3:06:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 9/4/2010 | Cameron Smith
    Tuesday evening, Christine Judd was still the Athletic Director and Dean of Students at Cathedral High School in Springfield, Mass. Then suddenly, after a single meeting on Wednesday morning, she was not. According to MassLive.com, Judd met with officials of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield Wednesday after the diocese -- which runs Cathedral and other Catholic schools in the Springfield area -- learned that Judd, an open lesbian, married her longtime partner in August. Judd isn't a newcomer to Cathedral. The Springfield resident served as AD for three years and dean of students for six years. She'd been at...
  • SEX EDUCATION FOR KINDERGARTNERS? (Montana)

    07/10/2010 11:45:37 AM PDT · by nmh · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/10/10 | Todd Starnes
    A proposed plan to teach kindergartners sex education has come under fire in Helena, Montana. The Helena Public School system is considering a comprehensive plan for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. It includes teaching first graders that people can be attracted to the same gender. In second grade students are instructed to avoid gay slurs and by the time students turn 10 years old they are taught about various types of intercourse. According to the draft proposal obtained by FOX News Radio, fifth graders should “understand that sexual intercourse includes but is not limited to vaginal, oral, or anal...
  • USC recruiting: The gospel according to Coach O

    06/21/2010 10:34:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 1+ views
    oc register ^ | 6/21/10 | Michael Lev, staff writer
    In late February, I asked USC recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron what he told prospects and their parents about the possibility of NCAA sanctions. With the penalties having been announced earlier this month, I revisited the subject with the boisterious defensive line coach: Question: Let’s say I’m a recruit, and I tell you I want to play in the Rose Bowl next season. How do you respond to that? Orgeron: “Here’s the deal. You’re going to play for a great university with a great tradition. That hasn’t changed. Next, you’re going to get a great education here. That, for sure, is...
  • Face of Defense: Soldier Fishes, Recruits for Guard

    06/10/2010 7:36:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 185+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | 2nd Lt. April Hawes, Illinois Army National Guard
    KENTUCKY LAKE, Ky., June 10, 2010 – With the sun beating down in 90-degree pre-summer heat, the lake here was Army Sgt. Adam Lock's home away from home as he cast his fishing line into the cool water in hopes of coaxing a bite from a bass. Army Sgt. Adam Lock, 29, of Altamont, Ill., catches a bass on Kentucky Lake, Ky., June 2, 2010. Lock is a recruiter with the Illinois National Guard and the only military member on the Forrest L. Wood Fishing Tour Team, sponsored by the National Guard. Photo by Illinois Army National Guard 2nd Lt....
  • Gov't awards $234 million in AmeriCorps expansion

    06/07/2010 6:55:13 AM PDT · by MollyKuehl · 34 replies · 168+ views
    Washington Post ^ | ANN SANNER
  • Ban for lesbian coach who lured girls (Groomed underage girls but can still play World Cup?)

    06/03/2010 1:34:32 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 60 replies · 1,978+ views
    http://news.ninemsn.com.au ^ | Jun 4 2010 | By WWOS staff
    A top rugby player has been banned from coaching children after luring two underage girls into lesbian relationships. Tricia Brown, 31, will not be able to interact with teenage or child rugby players under the ban imposed by the Australian Rugby Union, the Courier Mail reports. But Ms Brown will be permitted continue playing rugby and is expected to play in the World Cup later this year. "Having finalised that review, ARU has decided not to impose any playing ban on Tricia Brown," said the rugby body’s spokesman Peter Jenkins. The investigation came after Ms Brown was earlier this year...
  • Leaked Document: No Opt-Out for Children from Pro-Gay Classes in Ontario Schools

    02/15/2010 4:04:23 PM PST · by wagglebee · 40 replies · 1,206+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/15/10 | Patrick B. Craine
    HAMILTON, Ontario, February 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Public school children in Hamilton, Ontario will not be permitted to withdraw from classes that promote homosexuality, according to the Hamilton Mountain News. At the same time, according to a leaked document obtained by a local journalist, teachers are being instructed to tell parents who object to the curriculum that “this is not about parent rights.”At the end of January, the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) hosted a professional development day dedicated to “equity” training, where they distributed a sheet to teachers with “quick responses” they can offer to parents who object to...
  • 'Gays' seek $1M to recruit private-school teachers

    01/22/2010 3:24:25 AM PST · by Man50D · 34 replies · 999+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | January 21, 2010 | Chelsea Schilling
    Homosexual advocacy groups have pooled resources and are vying for a $1 million prize to promote homosexuality to American children online and in public and private schools across the nation. The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, or GLSEN, the Matthew Shepard Foundation and the Trevor Project – three homosexual advocacy organizations geared toward youth – are competing in a contest hosted by Chase Community Giving on Facebook.
  • RADICAL YEMENI CLERIC'S EXTENSIVE AMERICAN CONTACTS A SOURCE OF MAJOR CONCERN

    01/19/2010 6:08:57 PM PST · by Cindy · 14 replies · 578+ views
    INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT - IPT News ^ | January 19, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "U.S. intelligence officials believe there are dozens -- perhaps hundreds - of Americans who have been in e-mail contact with the radical Yemeni cleric who is believed to have inspired and directed both the Fort Hood shooter and the failed Christmas Day airline bomber, the Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned. Efforts to learn the details of that communication, or even to target Anwar Al-Awlaki militarily, may be hindered by his status as an American citizen."
  • CAIR to Target 1 Million on New Years Eve, With Islamic JumboTron ad

    12/25/2009 5:36:45 PM PST · by Islaminaction · 15 replies · 892+ views
    Logan's Warning ^ | December 25Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    Unfortunately I have to say it for the second time today. While we are trying to relax during this holiday season, Muslims that are hellbent on killing us, or subjugating the country under Sharia Law do not stop pushing for even a second. This site has documented the recent pro-Islamic ad campaigns, and this is the biggest one by far. We need to raise our voices!
  • Asian Americans drive Army recruiting boom in L.A.

    12/16/2009 12:08:32 AM PST · by thecodont · 4 replies · 492+ views
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | December 16, 2009 | By Teresa Watanabe
    On a chilly Saturday morning this month, the future soldiers of the U.S. Army huffed and puffed through push-ups, sit-ups and stretches in Whittier Narrows Regional Park in South El Monte. There was the gangly white kid with the blond buzz cut and the buffed-out Latino dude, head draped in a black bandanna. And then there was Jennifer Ren, small, slight and bespectacled, an immigrant from China who gamely kept up with the guys and sees the Army as a ticket to U.S. citizenship and a job in accounting and finance. Down the training line was Christopher Ly, the son...
  • 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...