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  • Face of Defense: Future Army Chaplain Answers Call to Serve

    01/25/2010 3:09:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 185+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Elaine Wilson
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2010 – Army Reserve 2nd Lt. Alec Scott felt a higher calling at a young age that led him not only down a military path, but down a religious one as well. Alec Scott, far left, spends time with his parents, Mary and Bruce Scott, and his brother, Adam, in his parents’ home in Lorton, Va. Scott is in the Individual Ready Reserve while studying to be a Catholic priest. DoD photo by Elaine Wilson  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Scott is studying to be a Catholic priest at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md.,...
  • Officer Overcomes Family’s Skepticism to Serve

    11/12/2009 3:36:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 311+ views
    ARLINGTON, Nov. 12, 2009 – When Coast Guard Lt. Hannah Bealon was growing up, she was intrigued by the stories of her uncles’ courage and sacrifice in the Vietnam War. Coast Guard Lt. Hannah Bealon, right, shares a moment with Ruthanna Weber, a 94-year-old World War II veteran and an original member of Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, or WAVES, at a Veterans Day ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington, Va., Nov. 11, 2009. DoD photo by John Kruzel  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “At an early age, I knew I wanted...
  • Face of Defense: Principal, Graduates Serve Together

    04/09/2009 4:18:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 301+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Lance Cpl. Meghan J. Canlas, USMC
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., April 9, 2009 – The Marine Corps is relatively small compared to the other branches of service. But for a former high school principal here, it couldn’t get any smaller. Left to right, 2nd Lt. Michael J. Bradley, Pfc. William M. Chester, and Col. Brian T. Oliver show off the emblem of Freedom High School in Morganton, N.C., at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 7, 2009. Oliver was the principal at Freedom from July 2004 until he was activated from the reserves in January 2009. Bradley and Chester are both Freedom...
  • National service bill clears Congress (The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act)

    03/31/2009 3:22:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 164 replies · 8,813+ views
    The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill Tuesday to strengthen national service by increasing funding for thousands of volunteers. The House approved 275-149 the Senate-passed Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. "Just one month ago, in his address to Congress, President Obama called upon Congress to pass legislation 'to encourage a renewed spirit of national service for this and future generations,'" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement. "Today, the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act is on its way to his desk to become law." Obama...
  • Congress expands ways for Americans to help others

    03/31/2009 1:29:07 PM PDT · by AH_LiveRight · 43 replies · 1,214+ views
    AP via Yahoo finance ^ | March 31, 2009 | Ann Sanner
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tens of thousands of Americans, from teenagers to baby boomers, soon will get a fresh chance to lend a helping hand in a time of need after Congress voted Tuesday to expand ways for people to serve the country and each other. The House voted 275-149 for a $5.7 billion bill that takes ambitious steps on public service, including tripling the number of positions in the Clinton-era AmeriCorps program, its largest expansion since the agency's creation in 1993, and establishing a fund to help nonprofit organizations recruit and manage more volunteers. Congress was sending the bill to...
  • The Increasingly Shocking Parallels Between Obama And Hitler Youth

    03/30/2009 6:41:44 AM PDT · by Michael Eden · 34 replies · 4,683+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | March 30, 2009 | Michael Eden
    I came across a video that left me shaking with fear and outrage: If this footage doesn't disturb you to your very core, I don't even know what to say. We have here a militarized group of young men being steeped in not only political ideology, but in literal cult worship of Barack Obama. This was going on before the election. I still remember the video featuring a glassy-eyed girl singing, “We’re gonna spread happiness! We’re gonna spread freeeeedom! Obama’s gonna change it, Obama’s gonna lead ‘em…” The cult mindset continued into his inauguration, with a creepy "Kids' Inaugural." That...
  • The GIVE Act HR1388 - some language now in HR1444

    03/27/2009 12:06:24 PM PDT · by justsaynomore · 41 replies · 2,018+ views
    Govtrack.us ^ | 3/26/09 | Govtrack.us
    The language about mandatory volunteerism that was "missing" from the HR1388 bill voted on yesterday in the Senate, is now showing up on this bill HR1444 http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h111-1444
  • H.R. 1388 passed by the Senate - 26 March 2009 — Serve America

    03/26/2009 6:53:11 PM PDT · by joygrace · 50 replies · 3,808+ views
    www.catsden.wordpress.com ^ | March 26, 2009 | Catsden
    Interestingly enough an important amendment brought to the floor today was not in the H.R. 1388 when it passed the Senate today. The first presented by Sen Vitter (LA) wanted to insure that no money be made available to ACORN and its affiliates, on the grounds that it is a organization with possibly suspect behaviour and that including it in the bill would not be able to politicize charitable giving and activities. Saying that the bill doesn’t allow politicized does not necessarily protect the country from ACORN’s “so-called” charitable activities. ACORN has already received considerable funding from the government, for...
  • GIVE Act outlaws citizens' right to protest

    03/26/2009 9:27:39 AM PDT · by wk4bush2004 · 108 replies · 3,436+ views
    It is another sound good piece of legislation. H.R. 1388 has a creative title; The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act. 321 representatives of the people voted approval for this legislation which, among many other things, strikes a blow to the rights of people to mount any protests against legislation. Listen closely, it outlaws the right to mount protests against proposed legislation.
  • Promoting Statism in the Name of Service

    03/25/2009 3:29:39 PM PDT · by joygrace · 8 replies · 615+ views
    http://www.redstate.com ^ | March 25, 2009 | Hogan
    With all the focus and attention on the TARP, the so-called “stimulus” bill, the nationalization of huge chunks of our economy and the various issues economic – lost in the weeds have been a host of destructive “programs” being developed and passed by the Obama-Democrat machine. Right now on the floor of the United States Senate is one of the most disturbing pieces of legislation I have seen in a long time. HR 1388, the “Serve America Act” is cloaked in feel-good rhetoric and supposedly noble goals, but it is nothing more than another Washington power-grab – this time targeted...
  • CLOSE TO HOME: How can volunteerism in America be 'mandatory'? (Op-Ed on HR 1388)

    03/25/2009 12:15:13 PM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 37 replies · 1,765+ views
    The Press Democrat ^ | March 25, 2009 | Ann Jordan
    My parents taught me to read every word of any contract I signed. Obviously Congress doesn't follow that rule. Already we have Congress' frantic backlash from the AIG bonuses, which were in fact authorized by specific language buried deep in the stimulus bill that gave AIG its handout. Now we have more dynamite buried in the GIVE Act (H.R. 1388), already passed in a whirlwind by the House and being fast-tracked in the Senate. The GIVE Act reauthorizes the National and Community Service Act of 1990 and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, and also includes many more new...
  • Senators Propose Legislation to Help Small Charities Get Management Help - S. Admt. to HR1388

    03/25/2009 9:51:39 AM PDT · by joygrace · 12 replies · 641+ views
    www.philanthropy.com ^ | March 24, 2009 | Suzanne Perry
    The Senate Finance Committee’s top two members — Democrat Max Baucus and Republican Charles E. Grassley — teamed up today to introduce legislation that would provide money to help small and medium-sized charities get training and management assistance. The legislation, introduced as an amendment to a national-service bill now being debated by the Senate, would provide $25-million over five years to a “Nonprofit Capacity Building Program” within the Corporation for National and Community Service. The amendment would “strengthen small charities around our country, especially where resources are scarce,” Senator Baucus of Montana, who chairs the finance committee, told his colleagues...
  • Obama Hitler Youth Camps

    03/24/2009 5:08:11 AM PDT · by AJMCQ · 97 replies · 7,514+ views
    Chicago Craigslist ^ | 3/21/2009 | Wolfe
    <p>House Passes Mandatory National Service Bill http://www.infowars.com/house-passes-mandatory-national-service-bill/ The House passed a bill yesterday which includes disturbing language indicating young people will be forced to undertake mandatory national service programs as fears about President Barack Obama’s promised “civilian national security force” intensify.</p>
  • To GIVE and To SERVE: The $6 Billion National Service Boondoggle

    03/25/2009 3:07:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,630+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 25, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Maybe it's just me, but I find federal legislation titled "The GIVE Act" and "The SERVE Act" downright creepy. Even more troubling: the $6 billion price tag on these bipartisan bills to expand government-funded national service efforts. Volunteerism is a wonderful thing, which is why millions of Americans do it every day without a cent of taxpayer money. But the volunteerism packages on the Hill are less about promoting effective charity than about creating make-work, permanent bureaucracies and left-wing slush funds. The House passed the "Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act" -- or the GIVE Act -- last week. The...
  • House Passes Hitler Youth Bill

    03/24/2009 10:57:38 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 87 replies · 3,935+ views
    gatewaypundit.blogspot.com ^ | March 24, 2009 | gateway pundit
    <p>Obama promised during the campaign to create a Socialist National Civilian Security Force similar to what they have in other Marxist regimes. Yesterday, the US House took the first step in organizing Dear Leader's dream youth service corp.</p> <p>German youth praising Hitler.</p>
  • National Service Corps Bill Clears Senate Hurdle

    03/23/2009 10:21:53 PM PDT · by melt · 154 replies · 6,006+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | 3/23/09 | Kate Phillips
    Following overwhelming House passage last week, the Senate tonight voted 74 to 14 on a procedural move that essentially guarantees a major expansion of a national service corps, a cornerstone of volunteerism that dates back to the era of President Kennedy. It’s akin to a call to arms by President Obama, who has harkened back to those early days to demand giving back by those who voted for him. In fact, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, the senior Democrat from Massachusetts whose battle with brain cancer has oft kept him absent from the Senate these days, appeared on the floor to...
  • S.277,SERVE AMERICA Act, Cost over $6 Billion to empower America to SERVE

    03/23/2009 2:49:09 PM PDT · by joygrace · 25 replies · 2,201+ views
    www.cbo.gov, Congressional Budget Office ^ | March 23,2009 | Christina Hawley Anthony
    HOT off the press! The Congressional Budget Office just released the cost estimates for S. 277 Serve America Act.(Senate’s version of HR 1388, Give Act) CBO estimates S 277 would cost over $6.1 billion dollars over the 2010-2014 period. Programs funded under National Community Service Act of 1990 (NCSA) and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (DVSA) received appropriations of $1.1 billion for fiscal year 2009, including $200 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009...otherwise known as the PORKULUS/SPENDULUS Bill that passed that NO ONE in Congress read. Just lovely. Taxpayers would fund international...
  • Obama volunteers: "We're not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army."

    03/22/2009 4:42:50 PM PDT · by Jim Hill · 832 replies · 36,819+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | March 22, 2009 | ANNA VELASCO
    "We're looking for supporters," said DeHaven of Hoover, one of the event's organizers. "We're not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army."
  • Obama wants forced labor for school children

    11/07/2008 9:20:01 AM PST · by Khepri · 359 replies · 19,179+ views
    Office of the President-Elect ^ | 11-05-08 | Office of the President-Elect
    America Serves "When you choose to serve -- whether it's your nation, your community or simply your neighborhood -- you are connected to that fundamental American ideal that we want life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness not just for ourselves, but for all Americans. That's why it's called the American dream."The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve in order to meet the nation’s challenges. President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in underserved schools, as well as a new Health Corps, Clean...
  • UPDATE-HR1388,soon to be known as S277,SENATE proceeds Vote TODAY on Cloture-Let's Blow the Whistle

    03/23/2009 3:13:22 AM PDT · by joygrace · 14 replies · 1,737+ views
    ..(snip)…Does this not raise suspicion? While we hear of the “outrage” of the people who brought us the bonus scandal, the same people are rushing to pass the GIVE Act (you give, they take): national service. Senator Reid asked that the Senate proceed to act on this bill and then immediately asked for a cloture motion. Cloture The cloture rule–Rule 22–is the only formal procedure that Senate rules provide for breaking a filibuster. A filibuster is an attempt to block or delay Senate action on a bill or other matter. Under cloture, the Senate may limit consideration of a pending...
  • Obama's Brown Shirts

    03/21/2009 4:00:40 PM PDT · by pissant · 70 replies · 2,751+ views
    Joshua radio ^ | 3/20/09 | staff
    Remember this? (see video at link) Obama's vision of a domestic security force "just as strong, just as well funded as our military" ( and presumbly loyal to him personally) just got a lot closer. The House of representatives has just passed HR 1388 otherwise known as the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act. This reauthorizes through 2014 the National and Community Service Act of 1990 and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, acts that originally, among other programs, funded the AmeriCorps and the National Senior Service Corps. However, it not only reauthorizes the programs, but also includes...
  • Proposed United States Public Service Academy - GAG ME!!!

    03/21/2009 4:55:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeGeorgiaPeach · 68 replies · 2,244+ views
    "The U.S. Public Service Academy will be an undergraduate institution devoted to developing civilian leaders for the public sector. Modeled on the military academies, the Academy will offer four years of tuition-free education in exchange for five years of civilian service following graduation. Its mission will be to educate, develop, and inspire civilian leaders who have the character, intellect, and experience necessary to serve the nation honorably and effectively, and who are committed to devoting their lives to public service. The initiative to build the Academy was launched by two Teach For America alumni in the wake of Hurricane Katrina,...
  • ACTION NEEDED! NATIONAL GIVE ACT H R 1388 Passed House 321-105/Now Goes to Senate

    03/19/2009 9:45:15 AM PDT · by cgk · 231 replies · 17,463+ views
    FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 140(Democrats in roman; Republicans in italic; Independents underlined)       H R 1388      YEA-AND-NAY      18-Mar-2009      4:39 PM      QUESTION:  On Passage      BILL TITLE: Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act Yeas Nays PRES NV Democratic 251 1   2 Republican 70 104   4 Independent         TOTALS 321 105   6 ---- YEAS    321 --- AbercrombieAckermanAdler (NJ)AltmireAndrewsArcuriAustriaBacaBachusBairdBaldwinBarrowBeanBecerraBerkleyBermanBiggertBilbrayBilirakisBishop (GA)Bishop (NY)BlumenauerBoccieriBono MackBorenBoswellBoucherBoydBrady (PA)Braley (IA)BrightBrown, CorrineBrown-Waite, GinnyBuchananButterfieldCalvertCampCaoCapitoCappsCapuanoCardozaCarnahanCarneyCarson (IN)CassidyCastleCastor (FL)ChandlerChildersClarkeClayCleaverClyburnCohenColeConnolly (VA)ConyersCooperCostaCostelloCourtneyCrenshawCrowleyCuellarCummingsDahlkemperDavis (AL)Davis (CA)Davis (IL)Davis (TN)DeFazioDeGetteDelahuntDeLauroDentDiaz-Balart, L.Diaz-Balart, M.DicksDingellDoggettDonnelly (IN)DoyleDriehausEdwards (MD)Edwards (TX)EhlersEllisonEllsworthEmersonEngelEshooEtheridgeFarrFattahFilnerFortenberryFosterFrank (MA)FrelinghuysenFudgeGalleglyGerlachGiffordsGonzalezGordon (TN)Grayson Green, AlGreen, GeneGriffithGrijalvaGuthrieGutierrezHall (NY)HalvorsonHareHarmanHastings (FL)HeinrichHellerHerseth SandlinHigginsHillHimesHinojosaHironoHodesHoldenHoltHondaHoyerInsleeIsraelJackson (IL)Jackson-Lee (TX)Johnson (GA)Johnson (IL)Johnson, E. B.KagenKanjorskiKapturKennedyKildeeKilpatrick (MI)KilroyKindKing (NY)KirkKirkpatrick (AZ)KissellKlein (FL)KosmasKratovilKucinichLanceLangevinLarsen (WA)Larson (CT)LathamLaTouretteLee (CA)Lee (NY)LevinLewis (CA)Lewis (GA)LipinskiLoBiondoLoebsackLofgren, ZoeLoweyLucasLujánLynchMaffeiMaloneyMarkey (CO)Markey...
  • HR 1388, GIVE ACT, Only ONE Hour Debate and 11 Amendments to discuss and ONLY Billions to waste

    03/17/2009 8:05:45 PM PDT · by joygrace · 60 replies · 3,678+ views
    The Whipping Post, Republican Whip Office ^ | March 17, 2009, 10:25pm | Rep. Eric Cantor
    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2009. Anticipated Floor Schedule On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected: Afternoon..(snip) H.R. 1388 - GIVE, (Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. McCarthy (NY) / Education and Labor Committee) The rule provides for ONE HOUR of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
  • H.R. 1388 GIVE ACT, Hidden Billions, to be Voted tomorrow

    03/17/2009 5:16:28 PM PDT · by joygrace · 33 replies · 3,474+ views
    Congressional Budget Office ^ | March 17, 2009 | Peter Fontaine, Ass. Dir.Budget Analysis
    “H.R. 1388 would amend and reauthorize programs established under the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (NCSA) and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (DVSA). Assuming appropriation of the estimated amounts, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost $481 million in 2010 and about $6 billion over the 2010-2014 period.Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or receipts. H.R. 1388 contains no intergovernmental mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.H.R. 1388 contains no private-sector mandates as defined in UMRA. ESTIMATED COST TO...
  • ***Obama Wants YOU to Serve, HR 1388 The Give Act reform National Service Laws-VOTE on

    03/16/2009 8:19:53 PM PDT · by joygrace · 106 replies · 4,196+ views
    The Whipping Post Republican Whip House.gov ^ | March 16, 2009, 9:43pm | Rep. Eric Cantor
    Tonight, Republican Minority Whip Eric Cantor announced an update to the House Schedule for this week. H.R. 1388, The Give Act, is scheduled for Wednesday. Note: The title is “Anticipated Floor Schedule.” The Whipping Post states, “On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. H.R. 1388 - Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. McCarthy (NY) / Education and Labor Committee)
  • Is this a requirement, or just nationalizing all the charities?

    03/16/2009 7:49:32 AM PDT · by TheNewPundit · 15 replies · 853+ views
    Library of Congress ^ | 3/16/2009 | Doug Ragan
    I have been reading that Obama wants to force people to volunteer, not sure how that works. I scanned the bill because RightBias posted a link saying that it appeared to force people to serve. I could not find anything that says this is mandatory, but it does look like he wants to nationalize all charity work. Can someone please point out where the bill states that anything is required as far as serving?
  • What the heck is this???

    03/20/2009 2:44:05 PM PDT · by rang1995 · 54 replies · 3,452+ views
    Gov track us ^ | 3-18-09 | us govt
    what is this????????????? passed as an admenment on HR 1388 .
  • Obama wants you to pledge loyalty to him tomorrow

    03/19/2009 11:04:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 170 replies · 7,297+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 20, 2009 | Lona Manning
    They have taken a pledge of loyalty to Obama, and they say they are coming your way tomorrow for yours. Organizing for America, the Obama-for-President campaign morphed into Obama-for-Maximum-Leader army, will hit the streets for their "Pledge Project Canvass," knocking on doors and accosting folks in parking lots and sidewalks to ask them to sign a pledge to support Obama's policies for health care, energy and education reform. Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee, is variously described in the media as [President Obama's] "own version of a lobbying firm", "a parallel organization to the Democratic National Committee" and...
  • HR 1388/S 277 OBAMA says "It is time to STEP UP and SERVE" in a TV commerical announcing NEW Website

    03/19/2009 11:14:52 PM PDT · by joygrace · 124 replies · 5,439+ views
    http://www.usaservice.org/ ^ | March 20, 2009 | joygrace
    As HR1388,GIVE Act is on its way to the Senate as many of you know. It will be called S.277, the Kennedy/Hatch Serve America Act. It is on its way to the Senate. Tonight Obama did a TELEVISION commercial about “STEPPING UP” to serve. It sounded like HE WAS RECITING A 30-SECOND POEM and at the end of the commercial he advertised this website. Check it out. I was at my computer listening to Greta on FoxNews in the background as I worked on my computer so I didn’t see it but I heard it. Did anyone see it?...
  • Red Alert: Obama's "Civilian National Security Force" resurfaces

    03/15/2009 11:34:34 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 71 replies · 3,490+ views
    Doug Ross@Journal ^ | March 13 2009 | Doug Ross
    A day ago, at the dedication ceremony of the National Defense University's Abraham Lincoln Hall, President Obama expressed a renewed need for a civilian national security force (MP3, 74:00 mark; DOD press release, transcript): America must balance and integrate all elements of our national power. We can not continue to push the burden onto our military alone, or leave dormant any aspect of the arsenal of American capability. That's why my administration is committed to renewing diplomacy as a tool of American power and developing our civilian national security capabilities."Our civilian national security capabilities?"
  • HR 1388 GIVE Act, HRes 250, 3 AMENDMENTS to help or to hurt VETERANS-What do you think?

    03/19/2009 6:19:50 PM PDT · by joygrace · 17 replies · 1,307+ views
    http://clerk.house.gov ^ | March 18,2009 | Office of the Clerk
    Summary,3.18.09 HR1388, H. RES. 250, VETERANS AMENDMENTS, Hunter, Hill, and Teague 1:52 P.M. - DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 250, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Hunter of California amendment. Amendment offered by Mr. Hunter. Amendment numbered 3 printed in House Report 110-39 to remove veteran's educational benefits from being taken into account when calculating the maximum award an individual could receive for participating in one of the national service programs. On agreeing to the Hill amendment Agreed to by voice vote. Who were the 39 people who voted against...
  • Obama Requires YOU to SERVE, H.R.1388, "The Give Act" to reform the National Service Laws

    03/14/2009 2:03:28 PM PDT · by joygrace · 1,128 replies · 31,071+ views
    The Library of Congress THOMAS ^ | March 14, 2009 | joygrace
    HR 1388, will hit the House floor on Tuesday.It is called the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act (The Give Act.) The House is scheduled to Rule this week. Sponsored by Democrat Representative Carolyn McCarthy (NY), Education and Labor Committee. The objective is to reauthorize and reform the national service laws. Democrat Rep. McCarthy is sponsoring the bill with 25 co-sponsors, ALL Democrats, including Charlie Rangel. Need I say more.
  • House adopts plan for 'volunteer' corps

    03/19/2009 4:23:58 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 50 replies · 1,848+ views
    WND ^ | Posted: March 19, 2009 | By Bob Unruh
    The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a plan to set up a new "volunteer corps" and consider whether "a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people" should be developed. The legislation also refers to "uniforms" that would be worn by the "volunteers" and the "need" for a "public service academy, a 4-year institution" to "focus on training" future "public sector leaders." The training, apparently, would occur at "campuses."
  • Obama’s National Security Force: The Seeds are Planted

    03/19/2009 9:13:39 PM PDT · by The Conservative Yogini · 59 replies · 2,077+ views
    The Gadfly ^ | The Gadfly
    There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed. – Woodrow Wilson (and his worship of the STATE) Way back when, during the campaign, Obama made the declaration that America needs a national civilian security force, that is “just as strong and just as well funded as the military.“ Well, folks, here it comes. The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act, known as the GIVE Act -- sponsored by Reps. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y, and George Miller, D-Calif. -- was approved by a 321-105 vote and now goes to the Senate.
  • Orin Hatch Is off His Rocker (House to vote on tripling size of AmeriCorps)

    03/18/2009 8:29:14 AM PDT · by alex · 49 replies · 1,616+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3/18/2009 | AP
    A bill tripling the size of the AmeriCorps program that is scheduled for a House vote Wednesday would also create fellowships for people 55 and older and a separate Summer of Service program for middle and high school student volunteers.... Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., have introduced a similar measure that also adds 175,000 positions to AmeriCorps. A Senate committee is scheduled to vote on its legislation on Wednesday and it could come before the full Senate for a vote as early as next week.
  • House Passes Volunteerism Bill Critics Call Pricey, Forced Service

    03/18/2009 5:44:07 PM PDT · by joygrace · 51 replies · 2,681+ views
    FoxNews ^ | March 18,2009, Wednesday | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed a measure Wednesday that supporters are calling the most sweeping reform of nationally-backed volunteer programs since AmeriCorps. But some opponents are strongly criticizing the legislation, calling it expensive indoctrination and forced advocacy. The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act, known as the GIVE Act -- sponsored by Reps. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y, and George Miller, D-Calif. -- was approved by a 321-105 vote and now goes to the Senate.
  • House adopts plan for 'volunteer' corps [OBAMA'S CIVILIAN BROWN SHIRTS???]

    03/19/2009 8:08:50 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 233 replies · 20,383+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Posted: March 19, 2009 | By Bob Unruh
    OBAMA WATCH CENTRAL House adopts plan for 'volunteer' corps Also requires new evaluation of 'mandatory' service for all -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: March 19, 2009 4:58 pm Eastern By Bob Unruh © 2009 WorldNetDaily The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a plan to set up a new "volunteer corps" and consider whether "a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people" should be developed.
  • HR1388 Passes House 321-105

    03/19/2009 6:10:09 AM PDT · by Tucker822 · 85 replies · 5,183+ views
    Contained in the Bill: Title VI - Sec. 1604. Duties. (5) The effect on the Nation, on those who serve, and on the families of those who serve, if all individuals in the United States were expected to perform national service or were required to perform a certain amount of national service. (6) Whether a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people could be developed, and how such a requirement could be implemented in a manner that would strengthen the social fabric of the Nation and overcome civic challenges by bringing together people from diverse...
  • Face of Defense: Former Teacher Answers Call to Serve

    03/17/2009 4:01:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 406+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Staff Sgt. Alex Licea, USA
    BAGHDAD, March 17, 2009 – Army Spc. Eileen Flynn seemed like an unlikely recruit for the military – on paper, at least. Being a military spouse wasn’t enough to satisfy the military desires of Army Spc. Eileen Flynn, a former teacher and native of Australia, who joined the Army in 2007 and is on her first tour of duty in Iraq. Her husband is a Marine Corps master sergeant. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Flynn moved to the United States from her native Sydney, Australia, when she was 23. She was a teacher with bachelor’s degrees...
  • How's Your Serve? [Devotional]

    11/22/2008 7:55:07 AM PST · by tenger · 1 replies · 379+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | November 22, 2008 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    "Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant." Matthew 20:26 James, John, and the remaining ten disciples were arguing about who was the greatest. Actually, the ten were upset at James and John for trying to secure a special place in the Kingdom of Heaven. Though the text doesn’t say it, I presume at least a few of the ten were indignant because they weren’t quick enough to ask! It’s a very human thing to want. But Jesus set them all in their places. If you want to be great, serve others. That’s it. It’s certainly...
  • Charity Worker Shot Dead in Afghanistan for 'Spreading Christianity'

    10/21/2008 5:11:58 AM PDT · by BCW · 8 replies · 520+ views
    Fox News ^ | 20 OCT 2008 | Associated Press
    Taliban gunmen killed a Christian aid worker in Kabul on Monday, and the militant group said it targeted the woman because she was spreading her religion. The dual South African-British national worked with handicapped Afghans and was killed in the western part of Kabul as she was walking to work around 8 a.m., officials said. The gunmen, who were on a motorbike, shot the woman in the body and leg with a pistol, said Interior Ministry spokesman Zemeri Bashary. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the slaying. "This woman came to Afghanistan to teach Christianity to the people of Afghanistan," militant...
  • Trixy

    09/27/2008 4:40:56 AM PDT · by Revski · 257+ views
    YouTube Video ^ | 9/27/08 | Revski
    Thank you for viewing! Though short, this video will inspire, to do good to others and the characters are a rabbit, cat Trixy, and granddaughter.
  • "Four retired commanders say gays should be allowed to serve openly in the military. Should they?"

    07/08/2008 9:58:15 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 28 replies · 129+ views
    AOL ^ | July 8, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    The lefties have hit this hard. 58% remove ban entirely 22% keep don't ask don't tell 20% gays shouldn't be in at all
  • Computer Servers from D.C. Tax Office Found in Alley

    02/08/2008 10:29:56 AM PST · by DFG · 12 replies · 176+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | 02/08/08 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Authorities are trying to find out how two large computer servers belonging to the D.C. tax office ended up in a trash alcove behind a restaurant.
  • Face of Defense: Soldier Sacrifices Family Time to Serve

    11/29/2007 4:10:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 75+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Rick Emert, USA
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, Nov. 29, 2007 – Army Staff Sgt. Rosie Threatt could have been lost in the group of her large family. She’s the fifth of six children, and her siblings have distinguished themselves by working in the medical, criminal justice and teaching fields. Staff Sgt. Rosie Threatt, senior human resources noncommissioned officer for 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, discusses personnel actions with New Orleans native Spc. Troy Halley, human resources information specialist, at Camp Taji, Iraq. Threatt, a Port Gibson, Miss., native, joined the Army in 1999 to get a college education and make a...
  • Face of Defense: Fathers, Sons Serve Together in Iraq

    11/16/2007 3:19:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 93+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Spc. Christopher Smith, USA
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2007 – Few U.S. troops have the opportunity to deploy with their loved ones, but soldiers of 325th Combat Support Hospital, a unit from Independence, Mo., currently at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, have two such family relationships within their unit. Maj. David Clark and his son, Sgt. Michael Clark, both natives of Manchester, Conn., deployed to Iraq together with the 325th CSH. The Clark family has a long tradition of military service stretching over three generations. This deployment will mark their second tour together, the first being a 10-month deployment to Kuwait with the 405th...
  • Military Amputees Find Greater Opportunities to Serve Again

    10/05/2007 4:58:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 386+ views
    American Forces Press Service | David Mays
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2007 – Servicemembers who lose limbs should be enabled to resume active duty, the administrator of Walter Reed Army Medical Center’s Amputee Care Center said yesterday. “When you get severely injured, and you look down and you're missing your foot or your leg or your arm, you think that your life is going to be very different,” Army Maj. David Rozelle told online journalists and “bloggers” during a conference call. “You can't let that slow you down.” On June 21, 2003, Rozelle was preparing to train a group of Iraqi police recruits in the city of...
  • Paris [Hilton] may serve on chain gang

    05/15/2007 7:53:51 AM PDT · by bedolido · 14 replies · 1,857+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 5-15-2007 | Staff Writer
    PARIS Hilton could be forced to join a "chain gang" because overcrowding in Los Angeles jails mean the hotel heiress might not be able to serve her 45-day sentence in prison. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, in charge of the US's only "all-female chain gang", says he's spoken to the chief of jails in Los Angeles and offered to house Hilton at Tent City in Arizona. "I just made an offer," Sheriff Arpaio told the Drudge Report. "Instead of reducing for her sentence, which I feel is wrong, why not bring her over here? We can incarcerate her here. She...
  • Army Program Enables Wounded Warrior to Serve Again

    01/11/2007 4:32:15 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 295+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2007 – Jorge DeLeon may have lost a leg in the war, but he never lost a desire to serve his country. Two years after his military aspirations were crushed by an anti-tank mine, DeLeon is back in Army service – this time as a Department of Defense civilian. Jorge DeLeon operates a radio at the Fort Sam Houston Police Department. DeLeon is the second Department of Defense employee hired at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, under the Army Wounded Warrior Program, and the first amputee. Courtesy photo  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The former sergeant...