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  • Eleven landmine clearers abducted in Afghanistan [plus Taliban goes android]

    04/03/2016 8:05:43 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 4 replies
    The Gulf Today ^ | April 3, 2016 | N/A
    KABUL: An official says gunmen have kidnapped 11 land mine clearers in western Afghanistan. Rauf Ahmadi, the spokesman for the police chief of the western Herat province, said on Saturday that a military operation has been launched in the area, with six suspects detained. He says tribal elders had earlier tried negotiating the de-miners’ release. He says all 11 were Afghans employed by the HALO Trust mine clearing organisation. They were abducted on Friday. Abduction for ransom is widespread in lawless Afghanistan, and de-miners are soft targets as they usually work in remote regions. After almost 40 years of war,...
  • Must-see ISIS recruiting video uses American politician (and it ain't Trump)

    12/21/2015 7:31:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/21/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Hillary Clinton has got a lot of 'splainin to do.  And just wait until Donald Trump takes a look at the ISIS recruiting video below that zooms in on a picture of her husband as it denounces “fornicators” among the American infidels. I urge readers to view this 4-minute-plus English-language video in its entirety.  It is stunningly well done, and it helps explain how ISIS is able to appeal to Muslims living in the West, often upset at their place in society, and looking for a way to assert their righteousness and strength. Via YoungCons and Red State:CLICK ABOVE...
  • Upstarts Raid Giants for Talent in Silicon Valley: The Expensive Tech Recruitment Battle

    08/19/2015 5:03:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/19/2015 | Mike Isaac
    For the last year, Google’s work force has increasingly been under attack from a herd of unicorns. The unicorns, a class of hot start-ups valued at $1 billion or more, are all aggressively pursuing the best and brightest minds in Silicon Valley with promises of talked-about workplaces and eye-popping payouts. Amid a general scramble for talent, Google, the Internet search company, has undergone specific raids from unicorns for engineers who specialize in crucial technologies like mapping. In particular, Uber — the largest unicorn, with a valuation of more than $50 billion — has plundered Google’s mapping unit over the last...
  • Notorious UK Cleric Anjem Choudary Charged over ISIS Recruitment

    08/05/2015 9:14:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    INN ^ | 8/5/2015, 5:37 PM | Ari Soffer
    Anjem Choudary, Britain’s most notorious radical Muslim preacher, has been formally charged with enlisting British citizens to support ISIS. Choudary, along with one of his top protégés, stands accused of “inviting support” for the vicious Islamist terror group between 29 June 2014 and 6 March 2015, according to British media reports. The Islamist leader is a high-profile sympathizer of the so-called “Islamic State” group, and has previously founded and headed a number of extremist Muslim groups which were subsequently banned as terrorist organizations by the British government. But Choudary—a 48-year-old former British law student—has proven adept at circumventing UK anti-terror...
  • '98 Homosexual-Recruitment Drive Nearing Goal (Satire)

    07/05/2015 11:05:21 AM PDT · by BBell · 2 replies | July 29, 1998
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  • ISIS Take 'Prettiest Virgins' As Sex Slaves & Burns One Alive For Refusing Extreme Perverted Acts

    05/21/2015 2:21:39 PM PDT · by drewh · 54 replies
    The London Daily Mirror ^ | Sam Webb | 11:47, 20 MAY 2015
    The terror group strips girls naked, conduct virginity tests, and send them to slave auctions after they have attacked their villages, often killing their husbands, fathers and brothers ISIS terrorists are picking out the “prettiest virgins” from the women they capture and sending them to their Syrian stronghold to be sex slaves, according to a UN expert. And there are horrific reports about the fate of the brave women who resist the murderous terrorists - including one victim who was burned alive for refusing to perform “extreme sexual acts”. Fierce haggling usually breaks out at slave auctions, where the girls...
  • Percentage of African-Americans in U.S. Police Departments Remains Flat Since 2007

    05/15/2015 5:31:03 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | May 14, 2015 | By Ben Kesling and Cameron McWhirter
    Percentage of African-Americans in U.S. Police Departments Remains Flat Since 2007 But police hiring of other minorities has increased, report shows By Ben Kesling and Cameron McWhirter May 14, 2015 2:43 p.m. ET 28 COMMENTS The percentage of African-Americans in U.S. police departments has remained flat since before the recession, even as police hiring of other minorities has increased, according to a U.S. Department of Justice survey released Thursday. A lack of black officers, especially in communities with large African-American populations, has been cited frequently in the wake of police-involved deaths of black residents that sparked riots in cities from...
  • None from first-ever group of female soldiers training to be Army Rangers advance through 1st round

    05/11/2015 7:03:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | May 9, 2015
    None from first-ever group of female soldiers training to be Army Rangers advance through first round: officials BY Rachelle Blidner NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, May 9, 2015, 5:24 PM The first-ever female soldiers allowed to train to be Army Rangers did not make it through the first round of the course, officials said Friday. Eight women and 101 men who made it through the first tests of the 20-day Crawl Phase will have to try again to pass the last few at one of the toughest soldier training schools, officials said.
  • U.S. defense chief sees military recruitment challenges ahead

    03/30/2015 3:32:36 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 30 Mar 2015 | David Alexander
    Carter, in a speech at his former high school, said the military has to attract about 250,000 people a year just to keep up with those who retire or leave the service to pursue jobs, education and other opportunities in the civilian world. At the same time, only about a third of the 21 million Americans age 17 to 21 are eligible to join the military, with half unable to pass the entry examination and the rest ineligible because they are unable to meet the physical fitness or character standards, he said.
  • Great news: Former Taliban leader released from Gitmo now recruiting for ISIS

    01/22/2015 12:44:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/22/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    On Tuesday, Barack Obama adamantly defended his policy of emptying the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, demanding that Congress get on board with it as well. As Jim Hoft noted at the time, the military leadership present at the State of the Union address didn’t appear too enthusiastic about it:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Perhaps the New York Times has an explanation for that stone-faced reaction. At the same time that Obama bragged about “turning the page” on war and the end of combat operations in Afghanistan, one of the men transferred from Gitmo worked to establish a...
  • American Douglas McAuthur McCain Killed Fighting for ISIS in Syria

    08/26/2014 11:45:52 AM PDT · by Fali_G · 94 replies
    Mid East Faces ^ | 08/26/2014 | Mideast Faces
    Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, of San Diego California was killed over the weekend in fighting between the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and a Syrian opposition group, according to the Free Syrian Army. After the battle, McCain, along with his American passport and the bodies of three other foreign jihadis were found. McCain, who referred to himself as “Duale ThaslaveofAllah” on Facebook made his allegiance to Islam apparent on his social media pages. His Twitter bio read: “It’s Islam over everything.”
  • Franklin Graham: Putin is right to protect children by banning homosexual propaganda

    04/19/2014 5:20:09 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 60 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Mar 14 2014 | The Right Scoop
    Franklin Graham has taken what many will see as a ‘controversial’ stand, one that praises Putin for passing a law that protects children in Russia by penalizing those caught propagandizing children with homosexuality or pedophilia, while on the other hand criticizing our own president and his administration for pushing the gay-lesbian agenda in America which is contrary to God’s teaching.
  • Army recruitment fraud bilked taxpayers of tens of millions of dollars

    02/04/2014 6:01:12 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 16 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | February 4, 2014 | By Jon Harper
    WASHINGTON — The Army is conducting an investigation into large-scale fraud tied to an Army recruitment program, Sen. Claire McCaskill, the head of the Senate Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight, disclosed Monday, a day before she held a hearing on the scandal. Investigators have found that $29 million in taxpayer money has been lost to fraud, but that number could increase to nearly $100 million by the time the probe is over, Maj. Gen. David Quantock, the Commanding General of U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, told lawmakers at the hearing Tuesday. The Recruiting Assistance Program began in 2005 at...
  • 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.
  • Obama's Struggles Hampering Democratic Recruitment

    05/13/2013 3:01:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Alex Roarty | National Journal
    Imagine you’re a red-state Democrat contemplating a run for Senate. Here’s what you’ve seen during the opening months of President Obama’s second term: A still-tepid economic recovery, a culturally polarizing agenda on immigration and guns, and fears of Obamacare’s possibly haphazard implementation. The White House’s uneven second-term start shows little sign of improving. Questions about what administration and State Department officials knew about the origins of last year’s deadly attack on a consulate in Benghazi have hounded them since last week’s congressional hearing. The explosive revelation Friday that the IRS targeted conservative non-profit outside groups seems certain to put Obama...
  • 2.5 percent salary cut for state employees could become permanent

    05/05/2013 9:27:07 AM PDT · by redreno · 9 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday, May 4, 2013 | 1:13 p.m | By Andrew Doughman (contact)
    State and university employees may see a temporary 2.5 percent salary reduction solidified into a permanent pay cut. Gov. Brian Sandoval’s budget director Jeff Mohlenkamp told a legislative committee Saturday that the administration may amend a bill to make those salary reductions permanent. As written now, Senate Bill 483 extends current 2.5 percent salary reductions until June 30, 2015, at which time they’d go away and employees would get 2.5 percent of their salaries back. “We would seek to modify that bill to make the pay cut permanent, and then we would make the affirmative decision to restore the pay...
  • Al Qaeda in Major Recruitment Drive, '10x Increase' in Activity In Since US Humiliation @ Benghazi

    11/20/2012 5:58:42 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    While discussing the total mess that Barack Obama's leading-from-behind has helped to create for Israel in the Middle East, Colonel Oliver North explained to Hannity last night that Hamas' failed rocket offensive gambit was part of a larger re-energizing of radical Islamists throughout the region... and it all started with Al Qaeda victory in Benghazi.  US deterrence in the ME is now but a faint memory, and obviously having our ambassador raped/killed and consulate burned out with NO response was just chum in the water to these jihadi types. Once we got our asses handed to us there, terrorists-the-world-over watched as our sniveling-worm-of-a-president lied his butt...
  • Boy Scouts’ confidential files show pattern of ‘grooming behavior’ in molesters

    10/18/2012 2:45:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Dallas Morning News / Los Angeles Times ^ | October 17, 2012 | Jason Felch and Kim Christensen
    The thousands of men expelled from the Irving-based Boy Scouts of America on suspicion of molesting children came from all walks of life — teachers and plumbers, doctors and bus drivers, politicians and police officers. They ranged in age from teenagers to senior citizens and came from troops in every state. As the Scouts have long said, the files suggest no single profile of a predator. But a close look at nearly 1,900 confidential files opened between 1970 and 1991 revealed a pattern: Many suspected molesters engaged in what psychologists today call “grooming behavior,” a gradual seduction in which predators...
  • Wall Street’s Latest Campus Recruiting Crisis

    03/16/2012 5:49:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/16/2012 | Kevin Roose
    Wall Street, once a magnet for America’s best and brightest, is facing a recruiting problem. The industry’s cachet, which was tarnished during the financial disaster, has been further stained by the lingering economic slowdown and a series of highly publicized industry scandals that have drawn critical attention to the big banks. The most recent public relations storm stemmed from a resignation letter this week on The New York Times Op-Ed page, written by Greg Smith, a former Goldman Sachs executive director. Mr. Smith, who took the bank to task over what he described as a “toxic and destructive” culture at...
  • Take Someone Shooting – What Are You Waiting For?

    02/09/2012 6:38:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 8 February, 2012 | Eric
    A friend’s son recently got married and moved out on his own. He’s 20 years old and ready to take on the world. He recently mentioned that he’d never shot anything other than a shotgun and the occasional airsoft gun. This was a situation that was crying out to be remedied. Fortunately I know just the person to do it. So we spent some time at home with an airsoft pistol – going through some basic gunhandling and safety fundamentals – then headed to the range. . . I put an Advantage Arms .22 conversion slide on a G17, showed...
  • It’s past time for Penn State officials to stand up and be fired

    11/07/2011 10:38:08 PM PST · by Razzz42 · 25 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11.7.2011 | David Steele
    When a state university is embroiled in one of the most heinous scandals in the history of American higher education—and that’s the plane we’re on now; never mind where this stands among college sports scandals—here is what you do not want to hear about the principals involved, two days after felony indictments are handed down … Athletic director requests and is granted an administrative leave. Former vice president is allowed to return to retirement. Legendary football coach: Issues a statement pleading ignorance to the most serious accusation in which he’s directly involved. School president: Issues a statement of his own...
  • Arrest Made in Recruitment Center Bomb Plot

    12/08/2010 9:30:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    nbc washington ^ | 12/8/10 | staf
    Authorities say an individual has been arrested in the Baltimore area for plotting to blow up a military recruitment center. Marcia Murphy, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office in Baltimore, confirms to The Associated Press that an arrest has been made and says the individual will appear in court Wednesday afternoon. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Baltimore, a man in that city was arrested this morning in connection with a plot to attack an Armed Forces recruitment station in Catonsville, Md., with what he believed to be a vehicle bomb. There was no actual danger to the...
  • Vanity, 2/6 of 435 districts where Republicans failed to recruit..I have done my Homework

    10/09/2010 1:08:24 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 4 replies
    J. J. S. (and various state sos offices) | Oct 9, 2010 | Myself
    In the vast majority of C.D.s this year the Republican Party (and Tea Party), and Conservative activists have done a wonderful job of recruiting at least 1 Republican candidate to stand in this year's Nov. 2010 Congressional elections. In a hand full of cases the Republicans either failed to Recruit anyone to stand for Congress, or somehow could not get on the ballot on the Republican line. I have done my homework on two of these races, and NOW any Republicans, Conservatives, disaffected Democrats and Independents living in these districts CAN STILL take party in this year's election FUN, and...
  • Homosexual activists, GOProud attack Jim DeMint: "Trying His Best to Make Alvin Greene Look Sane"

    10/06/2010 6:58:08 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 84 replies
    GOProud ^ | Oct 5, 2010 | JImmy LaSalvia
    On Friday, United States Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) told a crowd in South Carolina that he supports barring openly gay teachers, as well as sexually active unmarried female teachers, from the school system. “Jim DeMint’s comments can only be described as outrageous and bizarre. The idea that someone who says they believe in limited government would support the government weeding out gay teachers and unmarried sexually active female teachers simply defies logic,” said Christopher R. Barron, Chairman of the GOProud Board. “Jim DeMint is doing his best to make Alvin Greene look sane.” “A real limited government conservative would be...
  • In sour U.S. job market, military recruitment thriving

    09/06/2010 5:02:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9/6/10 | Scott Farwell
    Young lovers Chris White and Beatrice Mahoney sat down and did the math. He's 20, she's 19. They've been together three years. Neither has a career, and the national unemployment rate is 9.5 percent. Here's what they came up with – the Marine Corps.(Snip)But Gilroy said Army researchers discovered something surprising when they polled new recruits about their reasons for enlisting – "service to country" was the No. 1 response.
  • The Seduction of China’s Red Carpet(exploit lust, anger, craving for fame & profit)

    07/08/2010 6:23:50 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 07/02/10 | Hua Ming
    The Seduction of China’s Red Carpet By Hua Ming Created: Jul 2, 2010 When foreigners visit China, they may find the red carpet rolled out for them, an actual red carpet. (New Epoch Magazine) When foreigners visit China, they may find the red carpet rolled out for them—an actual red carpet. Behind the flattering attention and well-orchestrated hospitality may lie years of meticulous research aimed at gaining influence over selected visitors. “Doing business in China is the greatest honor in my life,” Steven Miller, director of a private storage company, told a New Epoch Magazine reporter. He was with other...
  • NY School Crowns Gay Couple Prom King and Queen (BARF ALERT!)

    06/10/2010 11:01:57 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 59 replies · 1,018+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 9, 2010 | Fox News
    A couple of gay best friends were voted prom king and queen by such a wide margin at an upstate New York high school that the school didn't even bother with any runners-up. Seniors Charlie Ferrusi and Timmy Howard won their respective crown and tiara by a landslide Saturday. They started thinking about running about a month ago and ran the idea past advisors and the principal, who gave their blessing. One of the hardest parts of the experience, the boys said, was deciding who would be king and who would be queen.
  • Navy sinks $53,000 of taxpayer money into human battleship ad

    04/30/2010 8:30:59 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 26 replies · 1,003+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 29th April 2010 | Ian McPhedran
    The human battleship that is spearheading the Navy's latest recruitment drive. Picture: Andreas Smetana DESPERATE to attract new recruits, the Navy has spent $53,000 on a photo shoot of a "ship" made from 100 sailors. Top fashion and advertising photographer Andreas Smetana was paid $42,000 for two days' work to snap the image at the HMAS Albatross base at Jervis Bay on the NSW south coast. Defence Force Recruiting also invested $11,000 on a "making of " video showing the 100 sailors from Albatross and Fleet Base East in Sydney making the human ship. Staff costs for the sailors would...
  • Archie comics adds a gay teen (Homosexuals Push Lifestyle Choice on Children)

    04/24/2010 2:05:52 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 58 replies · 1,408+ views
    St. Louis Globe-Democrat ^ | April 24, 2010 | UPI
    Archie Comic Publications announced it is adding a gay teen to its popular U.S. comic book series. Kevin Keller -- described as openly gay -- will make his debut at Riverdale High Sept. 1 as part of Veronica Comics No. 202, "Isn't It Bromantic?," the New York publishers announced in a news release. Archie Comics Editor Victor Gorelick told The Washington Post, "Everyone seems to know where Kevin is coming from except Veronica." And they don't tell her right away, he added. "They let her stew in it for a while. But he hangs out with Jughead -- they seem...
  • Pennsylvania Woman Charged With Recruiting Violent Jihadist Fighters

    03/09/2010 12:56:58 PM PST · by Doogle · 152 replies · 3,304+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 030910 | FOX NEWS
    A Pennsylvania woman known to authorities as "Jihad Jane" was charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to kill in a foreign country, making false statements to a government official and attempted identity theft. The indictment, unsealed Monday, charges that Colleen R. LaRose, and five unindicted co-conspirators recruited men on the Internet to wage violent jihad in South Asia and Europe, and recruited women on the Internet who had passports and the ability to travel to and around Europe in support of violent jihad.
  • 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...
  • Good friend needs help getting in the military

    01/08/2010 8:51:42 PM PST · by When do we get liberated? · 40 replies · 1,008+ views
    A good friend of mine has made the decision to join the military. He is doing this not out of a need for a GI bill (he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a 4 yr degree) or for personal gain. He wants to serve his country and do something for a cause greater than himself. The problem arises from the fact that he is 34 years old and has been diagnosed with ADD. He dropped his medication cold turkey the day he decided to join, but still carries that stigma. He works outside and is in excellent physical condition. I...
  • 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 / ^ | 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...
  • China: Beauty search stirs up anger (organized recruitment of a trophy wife)

    12/04/2009 5:18:18 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies · 1,500+ views
    Shanghai Daily ^ | 12/04/09 | Wang Xiang
    Beauty search stirs up anger Created: 2009-12-4 0:29:15 Author:Wang Xiang THE head of a provincial education department in southern China warned local universities to act quickly in order to avoid becoming "wife candidate pools" for bachelors from wealthy families. The reprimand from Wang Yuxue, vice director of Guangdong Province's education department, came after a company started seeking beautiful female undergraduates at six universities who would be interested in marrying one of two bachelors. The bachelors claimed to be "second rich generation," a Chinese term referring to those born into extremely wealthy families. "These people think money is everything and the...
  • 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."
  • CNN Features Boy Who Won't Say Pledge Till Gays Have Equal Rights

    11/16/2009 12:30:02 PM PST · by DesertRenegade · 80 replies · 3,468+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Nov 16, 2009 | Noel Sheppard
    CNN on Monday featured a fifth grade student who is refusing to say the Pledge of Allegiance in his classroom until gays and lesbians have equal rights. Not surprisingly, he was treated with far greater respect by the cable news network than Tea Party and town hall meeting protesters were earlier in the year. The boy and his father appeared on CNN's "American Morning," and John Roberts began the segment: "A 10-year-old boy from Arkansas is taking a stand by sitting down. Will Philips is refusing to pledge allegiance to the flag in his fifth grade classroom until there really...
  • Jobless flock to sign up for the military

    10/18/2009 11:10:18 AM PDT · by ETL · 28 replies · 1,024+ views
    CNN Money ^ | October 16, 2009 | Aaron Smith, staff writer
    The anemic job market, an increase in sign-on bonuses and new attitudes towards military service are proving to be a winning combination for recruiting NEW YORK ( -- The nation's armed services wrapped up a record year for recruiting as a withering job market and bigger bonuses trumped two unpopular wars. The Department of Defense said it met or exceeded recruitment goals for all branches of the armed services for fiscal year 2009, which ended Sept. 30, for the first time since 1973, when the draft ended and U.S. forces withdrew from Vietnam. "We're pleased to report that for the...
  • Bleak U.S. job market boosts military recruitment

    10/13/2009 3:51:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 567+ views
    Rueters ^ | 10/13/09 | staff
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Aided by a bleak job market, the U.S. military met all of its recruitment goals in the past year for the first time since it became an all-volunteer force in 1973, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. Military services have been stretched thin by conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, giving added weight to recruitment efforts as President Barack Obama considers sending another 40,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan next year.
  • Wayne County (NY) parents sue to block daughter's deployment (Cindy Sheehan wannabes?)

    07/25/2009 3:47:09 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 57 replies · 2,381+ views
    © 2009 Syracuse Online LLC. All Rights Reserved ^ | Saturday July 25, 2009, 5:20 PM
    Savannah, NY (--The parents of a Central New York soldier who recently finished training at Fort Leonard Wood are seeking to block her overseas deployment, alleging that an Army recruiter misled the family. the parents of Hillary J. Poole of Savannah, filed a federal lawsuit Friday in Springfield, Mo. Poole is scheduled to be shipped Thursday to St. Louis. From there, she is slated to go to Germany before arriving in Afghanistan in October. The suit says Poole's mother signed her name and her husband's name to enlistment papers in February after being told that the paperwork simply allowed the...
  • A Korean Invasion Blindsides the U.S. Army -- but in a Good Way

    05/29/2009 11:54:17 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 1,287+ views
    WSJ ^ | 05/29/09 | MIRIAM JORDAN
    A Korean Invasion Blindsides the U.S. Army -- but in a Good Way Immigrants From Peninsula Swamp Program Offering Citizenship; Other Groups Squeezed By MIRIAM JORDAN LOS ANGELES -- Suk Joon Lee, a South Korean immigrant, feared his days in the U.S. were numbered. His ice-cream shop wasn't doing well, and if it failed, his investor visa could be revoked. Then Mr. Lee stumbled upon a Korean-language Web site that described a way out: a program that the Army was about to launch that offered a shortcut to getting U.S. citizenship. The site was created by another Korean immigrant, James...

    05/24/2009 2:50:07 AM PDT · by Scanian · 20 replies · 1,031+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 23, 2009 | Steven Emerson
    Amid all the shocking details in the disrupted plot to bomb Bronx synagogues and fire missiles at American military aircraft, one component of the case should come as no surprise - three of the alleged culprits converted to radical Islam in prison. Radical Islamists have targeted prison populations for recruitment for years. That's where Jose Padilla, suspected of plotting to detonate a dirty bomb and convicted of conspiracy to murder people overseas and of providing material support to terrorists, converted and was radicalized. That's where a California man, Kevin James, created his own cell, called the Jam'iyyat Ul-Islam Is-Saheeh (JIS),...
  • Bomb Case Raises Issue of Islam in Jails

    05/23/2009 11:52:56 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 13 replies · 701+ views
    The possibility that the alleged New York bomb plotters converted to Islam in prison and adopted radical views could provide evidence of how the criminal-justice system can be fertile ground for terrorist recruitment. Authorities said they believed all four men charged in the attack were Muslim and that some may have converted in prison. It isn't clear whether these conversions were linked to the radical views officials say they espoused while plotting to bomb two New York City synagogues and shoot down U.S. military planes... According to New York state corrections records, alleged ringleader James Cromitie and David Williams gave...
  • The Jihadi Virus in Our Jails

    05/23/2009 10:52:53 AM PDT · by dvan · 8 replies · 342+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 5/22/2009 | Michelle Malkin
    President Obama's speech on homeland security was 6,072 words long. Curiously, he chose not to spare an "a," "and" or "uh" on the New York City terror bust that dominated headlines the morning of his Thursday address. Did the teleprompter run out of room? After a yearlong investigation launched by the Bush administration, the feds cracked down on a ring of murder-minded black Muslim jailhouse converts preparing to bomb two Bronx synagogues and "eager to bring death to Jews." They also planned to attack a New York National Guard air base in Newburgh, N.Y., where the suspects lived and worshiped...
  • Bomb Case Raises Issue of Islam in Jails (and yet Obama wants to bring GITMO terrorist to US soil)

    05/23/2009 7:38:06 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 9 replies · 701+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/23/2009 | GARY FIELDS and SUZANNE SATALINE
    The possibility that the alleged New York bomb plotters converted to Islam in prison and adopted radical views could provide evidence of how the criminal-justice system can be fertile ground for terrorist recruitment. Authorities said they believed all four men charged in the attack were Muslim and that some may have converted in prison. It isn't clear whether these conversions were linked to the radical views officials say they espoused while plotting to bomb two New York City synagogues and shoot down U.S. military planes. The men were arrested Wednesday in a months-long undercover operation that ended with them allegedly...
  • Homegrown Terror Suspects Turned Toward Radicalism in U.S. Prisions

    05/22/2009 12:50:15 PM PDT · by peace with honor · 4 replies · 368+ views
    The four men charged with plotting to blow up two New York Synagogues and shoot down Military Planes converted to Islam while behind bars, a place terror experts say is a cauldron for islamic radicalism
  • Philly-area man accused of sex with teen boys

    04/24/2009 2:47:01 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 33 replies · 1,421+ views
    DOYLESTOWN, Pa. - A suburban Philadelphia man who used to work as a camp counselor is accused of having sex with five teenage boys. Bucks County First Assistant District Attorney David Zellis says the 20-year-old Quakertown man asked two boys at Camp Men-O-Lan about having sex in the summer of 2007.
  • Army More Selective as Economy Lags

    04/19/2009 3:41:34 PM PDT · by zaphod3000 · 23 replies · 851+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Apr 19, 2009 | By Ann Scott Tyson
    The Army last month stopped accepting felons and recent drug abusers into its ranks as the nation's economic downturn helped its recruiting, allowing it to reverse a decline in recruiting standards that had alarmed some officers. While shunning those with criminal backgrounds, the Army is also attracting better-educated recruits. It is on track this year to meet, for the first time since 2004, the Pentagon's goal of ensuring that 90 percent of recruits have high school diplomas. The developments mark a welcome turnaround for the Army, which has the military's biggest annual recruiting quota and had in recent years issued...
  • Conservative Principles In Opposition to Left Wing Liberal Socials Policies Are A Threat.

    04/17/2009 4:56:06 PM PDT · by HonestConservative · 6 replies · 487+ views
    Wheels on the Road ^ | April 14, 2009 | Lt. Col. Allen B. West
    Greetings fellow South Florida riders, South Floridians, and Americans, here we are for another monthly installment of our Wheels on the Road political assessment. Just have to tell you, I am freaking mad as hell and implore you all to not take this anymore. If this means I shall be castigated as a “right wing extremist” so be it. Today I received an email containing a story on the US Department of Homeland Security unclassified report, dated 7 April, titled, “Right-wing extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment”. Now most of the mainstream media is...
  • Taliban using mosques in Swat Valley as 'recruitment centres' (Buner)

    04/13/2009 9:41:55 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 297+ views
    NDTV ^ | 4/13/09 | Press Trust of India
    Having forcibly taken over Buner district adjoining Swat Valley, Taliban militants have begun using mosques in the area as "recruitment centres" to attract youths to join their ranks. Almost all mosques in villages in Buner district are being used by the Taliban to recruit local residents for their cause of enforcing Sharia or Islamic law in the Malakand division, which includes Swat, and the rest of the country, media reports said on Monday. The entry of Taliban into Buner, which is just about 100 km from the federal capital, has raised alarm throughout Pakistan as to the intentions of the...