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Fox puts $ where mouth is, admits phone whore best career chance

In one of their many late night commercials which seem to have a lot to do with sex products. It's a recruiting ad for women to do "phone valet" work in the "telecommunications industry". Other ads, not as spicy, but just as hideously depressing "Yo Name TOBY, boy!" that show your destination to be eternal slave-level jobs... go to Tech School and be an entry-level nurses aid, orderly, grease monkey or similar Peasant Work. All that "American Dream" crap they sell about deregulated Capitalist economics affording everybody a chance to become CEO of a multi-trillion dollar corporation... purest bullshit. When it comes to what they REALLY believe your "career" opportunities to be, it involves coveralls or scrubs or a chambermaid uniform... or perhaps a whore. Glorify it how they will, they speak great words of "Land of Opportunity" if we only allow the Corporates to have their way... and then tell us how they really regard us in the commercials. Republican Hypocrisy in action.

“conservative” Pentagon budget includes NASCAR

No, really, the "Conservative" TeaPotty and Republitards have voted to continue funding sponsorship of NASCAR teams as part of their "Recruitment" budget. Yep, get the kids into the Murder Machine any way they can. So-Called conservatives don't even care about their own kids. Much less anybody elses' kids. Hell, they see a kid and they reach for their AK 47. Why do Republican TeaTard Minutemen Klan Militia members Hate American Kids? Why do they hate the English language so much that they continue to call their greedy overfed herd of Hogs "conservative" when it's obvious they conserve absolutely NOTHING? Leaving alone "patriotism" and "freedom" and "morality" and "family values" and Christianity. Just a bunch of babykillers as far as I can see. Why don't the NASCAR drivers go into the military, seein' as how they're so all fired up about going to other countries, taking everything from the people and killing anybody who objects? (especially the kids, them Republicans sho' does love them some babykilling) Couldn't possibly be that they're not healthy enough, they brag all the time about being Professional Athletes. Then again, so does Rush Limbaugh's equally Chickenshit brother David. 23099

Super Duper Half Time Navy Flyover, half a million bux…

Yahoo! sports declared it "a good thing" for promoting "our nations military". And wonders why nobody complains about GM paying for a super bowl ad... Very close to the truth... you can almost see it.. just pull your head out and open your eyes... Sure GM got corporate welfare, a lot of corporate welfare from their MILITARY CONTRACTS! "Our" military? Since When? They've existed for my entire lifetime to be a conduit for Corporate Welfare to Pigs like Bush and Cheney. 22812

Unexpurgated then and now.

Because of the massive amount of bigotry, jingoism and violent wishes expressed in reaction to one of our more popular Visitor Attractions showing just a minimal sample of war atrocity in the form of dead Soldiers. Like, what was expected, eh? The hate-speech brought forth from those who want to continue to generate such horrifying images but don't want the Children they're trying to recruit into the Army-Navy-Air Force-Marines to see the Glory of Warfare in its truest form, led me to think of other overt censorship from yet another war. Life Magazine had a picture of a wounded American or perhaps British soldier in the Pacific war, bandaged over the eyes and perhaps only temporarily blinded, definitely not seeing anything right then, being led by an island Native who was attached to the Medical Unit treating said soldier. Touching, eh, inter-racial inter-tribal inter-cultural compassion, yes? Not so, according to British censors. They were very indignant that a "wog" was shown in any position of power over a White Man. Even gently leading him by the arm. I looked for the picture just now, couldn't come up with it just yet. Got pictures of German and other WW One soldiers

Biggest Advertising Faux Pas

Just cruised by a TV. Tonight the diet-and-exercise show Biggest Loser... which has promotional sponsors who for one show hawk their wares, apiece, usually a food related sponsor, or Pilates, or something like that. Campbell's Soup, SubWay, Wendy's. Tonight... the United States Army. OOOPS. So the Army, which is trying desperately to claim the victory, the Win, the everything-but-utter-defeat... is sponsoring "The Biggest Loser". 19784

Ron Kovic, Private Nation and the mystique of the Token Cripple

Because I get the same kind of crap in lower doses than Kovic and Max Cleland did and still do. When you become disabled at work you're supposed to be grateful for any crust of bread thrown your way, and condemned as a whiner if you point out the guilt of the parties who brought you to that state. With war veterans it's worse. Ron Kovic and Max Cleland were "just fine" in the eyes of the Pentagon, until they started opposing the war, then they were and still are demonized. The Pentagoons, while Cleland was fighting to survive, leaving 3 of his limbs on the cutting room floor, (mixed metaphor there, cutting room is about films) his commanders were filling out paperwork exonerating themselves from any blame for what they had done to him. Like Kovic, and Private Nation, and John Kerry, and Flight Lt Joseph "Country" MacDonald, he was treated with the military equivalent of Honor as long as he consented to be the Token. The Warrior returning and still supporting a lost war. Touching, Heartwarming, (heartburn) but once they chose to speak out, save for Private Nation, they were the darlings of every parade, supporting sending even MORE

Difference between College Recruiter and Army Recruiter again

So Maryland Public Schools have been administering the ASVAB tests to students wholesale, as in every kid takes the test. This is the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. I suppose the Maryland Board of Education didn't ask very many questions about Uncle Sugar giving them FREE testing materials and evaluations. What a "(Trojan)gift horse". So the tests have an Opt-Out, option 8, which makes the test from the Army point of view anonymous. There was a loophole in the original agreement. Option 8 was not available. Until now. The Board of Education and the Maryland Legislature wised up a bit. So the Recruiters were contacting the kids not only with the best scores, but for one Really Damn Important part of what the ASVAB measures... Suggestibility. The willingness to follow orders and be stupidly obedient. Clever, eh? The PentaGoons got a low cost database of the most vulnerable kids, the ones who could be most easily (mis)led to believe any lies the Recruiters give them. 16121

Army Career “opportunities”

We've seen the ads, "Join the Military and get job training that employers want".. yeah right. One of my friends in El Paso was at the time a Scout for the Third Herd, 3rd Armored Cavalry. Stationed at Ft Bliss but spent most of his time (between the constant wars in which America has been engaged, unofficially) in this patch of Hell called MacGregor Range sandwiched between the limits of Ft Bliss, Biggs Army Air Field, White Sands Missile Range and Holloman AFB. His take on it was the job opportunities using his training would be either working as a cop or a hitman. (Personal aside, I don't make any distinction at all between the two jobs.) A double-digit percentage of the unemployed in Colorado are veterans. That's about twice the percentage of the population who are veterans. The TeeVee college ads, trade schools actually, because the Wealthiest don't want to spring for a real academic education, they want to keep us firmly planted in the Servant Class, make promises to recently discharged Veterans that strongly echo the lies of the Military Recruiters. "get training the employers are looking for". You know, it would be a Hell of a lot easier for

Stop recruiting US soldier terrorists

Did I hear this right -- Minnesota families are alarmed that their young men are recruited to travel overseas to commit acts of terrorism? Except reporters aren't talking about shadowy military recruiters with unfettered access to US classrooms and kindergartens enticing American youth to join the global capitalist Jihad, the alarm is about Somali relatives enjoining their fellow refugees to return to their homeland to defend Somalia against Ethiopian invaders. 11902

Who says there is no good news?

1. Celebrity activists have joined to condemn the Toronto Film Festival's celebration of the movie industry of Tel Aviv, inappropriate while an Israeli regime ruthlessly exterminates its Palestinian Problem by seizing their lands, driving them into exile, and interning those who refuse to leave in the ghettos of Gaza and the West Bank, then making warm fuzzy movies about it. 2. Iraqi Bush Shoe-Thrower Muntadhar al-Zaidi has been freed! He says he was tortured for his act, but he didn't regret it. "I got my chance and I didn't miss it," he said, now missing a few teeth. The US media is equating Joe Wilson's affront to earnest debate to al-Zaidi's internationally-hailed angry repudiation of a lying mass-murderer. Good luck with that. 3. Activists have been arrested for protesting war recruiting in a Philadelphia mall where children were being offered an "Army Experience Center". Alright, arrests are not good news, in particular when they include the OpEdNews reporter covering the action, but it's always encouraging to see Americans stand between Army recruiters and their prey. 9075

Marine recruiters pursue high schoolers

COLORADO SPRINGS- I saw a local military-education atrocity the other day when I passed a school as kids recessed for lunch. Next time I'll have a camera and I won't be alone making sure it doesn't happen again. 4746

Support your junior proto-fascists

There’s nothing wrong with discipline and honor. Why must it be dressed up in patriotic war making clothing? The Hitler Youth are differentiated from American Boy Scouts by absolutely nothing.

The Army wants you and for cheap

I just found this out a few minutes ago. It kind of dropped my jaw to the floor, the arrogance of it. Seems the Marines are E-mailing high school kids, the one in question is 15 years old. Offering 3 free music downloads, and in the fine print is, if they download them, a Marine Recruiter calls them. 2689

People’s Republic of Higher Education

Fair enough, the Berkeley City Council is being asked to reconsider whether it really meant to tell US Marine Corps recruiters to go fuck themselves. I hope it's just a chance to say it again. 2598

Arming recruiting with WRX STi

Out of desperation a friend of mine has entangled himself with army recruiters --that's the way most around him want to see it. He's buzzed his head and claims he wants to be "Army Strong." He and the recruiter have already visited the car lot where an Impreza WRX STi awaits his sign-up bonus. All he will have to do to get financing is show his military ID.   Last night he took the tests at Fort Carson to measure his aptitude and psychological profile. He teased me afterward about a particular question for which his recruiter had coached him. "Do you have a conscience?" The advised answer was "no." 1463

Same bait, same switch

Well looky who's used the protect the border bait and switch before! Ninety years ago, same illegal immigration scare, same perp.   I happened across some posters used to recruit soldiers during WWI. Here they raise the Mexico bugaboo to ease worries that enlistment into the military would automatically mean duty in the trenches. "No More Men Are Needed" at the western front. Oh really?! It reminds me of something Air Force recruiters were telling Colorado College students on Thanksgiving 2005. US troops would be out of Iraq by Christmas. Potential enlistees need not fear being sent to Iraq because America was already pulling out. Public opinion had already forced their hand, they said, and we were pulling out.

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