There are six vacant homes for every homeless person in the US.
There has been speculation regarding President Obama’s “citizen army”.
In 2008, President Obama made statements regarding a “civilian national security force”.
Since that day, many have been curious as to what President Obama had in mind when he made that statement. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY13) may have just given a bit of insight into what was meant when he introduced H.R. 748 last week.
“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded,” Obama said as a candidate in 2008.
H.R. 748 would require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 25 to perform “national service”. These persons in the United States would either serve the country as a member of uniformed services or as civilian service. The civilian service could be served with a Federal, State, or local government program.
The local government programs include community-based organizations. H.R. 748 would “authorize the induction of persons in the uniformed services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of the uniformed services, to provide for the registration of women under the Military Selective Service Act, and for other purposes”
H.R. 748 was introduced on Feb. 14, 2013 and was referred to the House Armed Services Committee the same day. The chair of the committee, Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA) will determine whether the bill will move past the committee stage. Opponents and of H.R. 748 are being encouraged to call Rep. McKeon and tell him how they feel about the bill, (202) 225-1956
Rachel Corrie had come to Gaza during the height of the second Palestinian intifada as part of her senior-year college assignment to connect her home town with Rafah in a sister cities project. While there she had engaged with other ISM activists in efforts to non-violently prevent the Israeli army’s demolition of the homes of Palestinian people.
Less than two months after her arrival, on March 16, 2003, Corrie was killed after a three-hour confrontation between two bulldozers and eight ISM activists. Wearing a bright orange fluorescent jacket and, until shortly before her death, using a megaphone, she was killed while standing in the path of a bulldozer that was about to demolish the house of local pharmacist Samir Nasrallah’s family whom she had befriended. She was run over twice by the bulldozer resulting in a fractured skull, shattered ribs and punctured lungs.
The ISM said she had placed herself between the bulldozer and a wall near Samir’s home. Members of the ISM said that she was killed by the Israeli bulldozer and that there was nothing to obscure the driver’s view.
R.I.P Rachel Corrie.
Over 21,000 of you responded to our “Generation Jobless” online survey! Not surprisingly, the 18-to-29-year-olds did not see their career & financial prospects exactly as their 45-to-59-year-old counterparts. Read more on Doc Zone’s “Behind the Lens Blog” here: http://www.cbc.ca/doczone/blog/generation-jobless-feedback.html
How would you describe an industry that wants to put more Americans in prison… and keep them there longer so that it can make more money? In America today, approximately 130,000 people are locked up in private prisons that are being run by for-profit companies, and that number is growing very rapidly.
Overall, the U.S. has approximately 25 percent of the entire global prison population even though it only has 5 percent of the total global population. The United States has the highest incarceration rate on the entire globe by far, and no nation in the history of the world has ever locked up more of its own citizens than we have. Are we really such a cesspool of filth and decay that we need to lock up so many of our own people? Or are there some other factors at work? Could part of the problem be that we have allowed companies to lock up men and women in cages for profit?
Agricultural scientists give them some backing – they say the high sugar content of the drinks can make them effective in combating pests.
Unsurprisingly, Pepsi and Coca-Cola strongly disagree, saying there is nothing in the drinks that can be used in pest control.
Farmers in the Durg, Rajnandgaon and Dhamtari districts of Chhattisgarh say they have successfully used Pepsi and Coke to protect their rice plantations against pests.
All that is happening is that plants get a direct supply of carbohydrates and sugar which in turn boosts the plants’ immunity
It is a trend that has been seen in other parts of India, with farmers also using Indian brands of colas.http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3977351.stm
I remember when bush was talking about Iraq war he said in one of his speeches,
“Coalition forces can concentrate on training Iraqies.”,
if they can’ t train thier soldiers the way to behave, act and perform (specially) Night Mission and Doing at RAPE at that house or area, what u think the future will be, ? will not the family members of that family stand against U.S Forces nex days….??
coz those ppl are alot sensitive, Such (Real) Mother fucker soldiers need to learn what things the soceity which i am is sensitive about.?!