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  • Army: no waivers for self-mutilators, others with serious mental health issues

    11/15/2017 3:30:17 PM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 11/15/17 | Corey Dickstein
    The U.S. Army has not and will not approve enlistment waivers for individuals with a history of self-mutilation or other documented serious mental health conditions, the Army’s top general said Wednesday. Gen. Mark Milley, the Army’s chief of staff, said recruitment standards have not been adjusted to meet hefty accession goals as the service looks to grow its force for the second consecutive year, calling a USA Today report that indicated the service would accept some individuals with past mental health issues “mischaracterized.” The report cited internal Army documents and listed conditions including self-mutilation, bipolar disorder, depression or drug or...
  • The Vast Majority Of Americans In Their 20s Are Unfit For Military Service

    10/17/2017 11:11:45 AM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies
    taskandpurpose.com ^ | Oct. 13, 2017 | JAMES CLARK
    Army Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., the Army's chief of staff, administers the oath of enlistment to 26 recruits in New York City, April 1, 2009.The military is facing a growing recruiting crisis: 71% of Americans between 17 and 24 can’t meet the minimum criteria for service, which places the burden of service on an ever-small and shrinking pool of troops with a family history of joining the military. At an Oct. 12 Heritage Foundation panel in Washington, D.C., Rep. Don Bacon, a Nebraska Republican and former Air Force one-star general told attendees “the single most important ingredient to readiness...
  • Paid Patriotism - How the DOD paid NFL teams for flag ceremonies

    09/27/2017 7:35:18 AM PDT · by RinaseaofDs · 23 replies
    Truthdig ^ | 9/26/17 | Emma Niles
    Unfortunately, contrary to the public statements made by DOD and the NFL, the majority of the contracts—72 of the 122 contracts we analyzed—clearly show that DOD paid for patriotic tributes at professional football, baseball, basketball, hockey, and soccer games. These paid tributes included on-field color guard, enlistment and reenlistment ceremonies, performances of the national anthem, full-field flag details, ceremonial first pitches and puck drops. The National Guard paid teams for the “opportunity” to sponsor military appreciation nights and to recognize its birthday. It paid the Buffalo Bills to sponsor its Salute to the Service game. DOD even paid teams for...
  • College Professors Organize National ‘Teach-In’ to Challenge ‘Trumpism’

    01/16/2017 1:35:06 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan. 15, 2017 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Some 25 colleges and universities – many of them public – have answered a call by professors at UCLA to use their regular class time to “teach, organize, and resist” what they view as the discriminatory political agenda of President-elect Donald Trump. Slated for Wednesday, January 18, the teach-in, dubbed #J18, is taking place between the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and Trump’s inauguration. The event’s planners say: Let it be known that on #J18 and beyond, universities, colleges, and high schools refused to bear silent witness to the politics of hate and fear; that in these times, these places...
  • 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
    theonion.com | July 29, 1998
    Due to copyright complaints I cannot excerpt anything.
  • 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...