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14 Points Against Draft Registration By Leah Bolger (another ex-military officer) – President, World BEYOND Warhttps://worldbeyondwar.org/14-points-against-draft-registration/ (Interjection – Quote from RootsAction Team on Apr 20, 2021, 8:01 AM:The U.S. Congress is...
Can Navy Corpsman transfer their military medical training and certifications to the civilian sector?
Are Navy Corpsman able to transfer/translate their military medical training and certifications to the civilian sector or do they have to start from scratch?https://www.quora.com/ (Interjection – The answer below is typical. My oldest son enlisted in the Army for six...
VETERANS AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE September2017 https://www.ywca.org/wp-content/uploads/WWV-GBV-Fact-Sheet-Veterans-Final.pdf A growing number of women are serving in the US military. Currently, women comprise nearly 15 percentof active duty military forces. And more...
In the US Navy, I learned about honor, courage, commitment and sexism by Stephanie Flores, Updated 11:04 AM ET, Wed March 24, 2021 https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/24/opinions/sexual-harassment- misogyny-us-military-flores/index.html Stephanie Flores is a Navy veteran and...
TYPICAL! In designing new systems such as this, corrections for “unks”, or “known unknowns,” is supposedly priced into the contract. However, an escape clause is generally included for addressing “unk-unks”, or “unknown unknowns”… and THIS is where military R&D contractors REALLY make their money at the tax-payers expense, because even the unks can lead to unk-unks and more “developments.” Couple that with a contractor spreading subcontracts in as many congressional districts as possible to preclude contract cancellation, which I personally witnessed on the F-35 program, “desirable” design changes plus quite weak government control from internal advancement dependant politics and military development programs are sure-fire money makers!!! Also note my comment on the last paragraph ~Don Chapin, Capt, USAF, Ret’d… an ex-R&D government aerospace engineer
This is a situation that has existed throughout human history: ‘controlling’ the dissatisfied public… and it’s time to change the paradigm. Today, as probably throughout history, controlling sociopathic personalities join police forces more to satisfy their own controlling needs than to help others, and supplying such paramilitary organizations with military hardware both awakens and reinforces those individual personal needs, exasperating relationships between the “protect and serve” organizations and the public it’s there to “protect and serve.” I suspect this was Lenin’s idea behind communism, but Trump-like controlling sociopaths corrupted that ideology, also. ~Don Chapin
As an ex/nuclear weapons electronics technician/team chief, involved in an undocumented maintenance screw-up that almost wiped out the island of Puerto Rico, I am ALL IN FAVOR of TOTALLY ELIMINATING Nuke Weapons funding!!! It’s time we stop prioritizing weapons before citizens and re-evaluate our funding of nuclear weapons.
In a move that peace campaigners say violates Britain’s disarmament commitment under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday unveiled a plan that would increase the size of the nation’s nuclear arsenal by up to 40%.
Jeffery Sterling’s Position On The ‘Pardon Season’ http://act.rootsaction.org/o/6503/t/0/blastContent.jsp (Interjection - Jeffery Sterling, author of “Unwanted Spy,” a whistle-blower prosecuted similar to Daniel Ellsberg, Chelsea Manning, and Edward Snowden, and...
Pentagon used taxpayer money meant for masks and swabs to make jet engine parts and body armor Shortly after Congress passed the Cares Act, the Pentagon began directing pandemic-related money to defense contractors. (Introjection - Whether these actions by the...
https://www.military.com/join-military/eligibility-requirements/can-you-really-be-recalled-active-duty-any-time.html Did you know that, once you join the military, Uncle Sam may keep you there longer than you have planned -- or that you can be recalled to active duty...
Is the F-35 a Trillion-Dollar Mistake? Trump criticized the cost of America’s warplane of the future, but what he’s not saying is that it might be hackable and leave soldiers vulnerable. (Again, tRump is throwing B.S. ~ Don) From Bloomberg Businessweek, Paul Barrett...
Civilization in the Overdrive: A Conversation at the Edge of the Human Future By Richard Falk and Konrad Stachnio Global Research, September 14, 2020 Transcend Media Service 12 September 2020 Region: USA Theme: Intelligence, Militarization and WMD, Police State &...
Finding Peace After Betrayal, from Military Sexual Trauma in Men: A Review of Reported Rates, by Tim Hoyt, Jennifer Klosterman Rielage and Lauren F. Williams, PhDs. “Military Sexual Trauma (MST) has historically been associated with female service members, but it is also experienced by male service members. There is significant variability in reported rates of men’s MST. Averaging across studies covering the past 30 years, it was found that MST is reported by approximately .09% of male service members each year, with a range of .02% to 6%. MST is reported by 1.1% of male service members over the course of their military careers, with a range of .03% to 12.4%.” (I remember that when Vietnam veterans began initiating such claims it caught the VA quite off guard. ~ Don Chapin)
'That’s an Illegal Order' - Veterans Challenge Trump's Officers in Portland Two veterans asked federal agents if they understood their oath to defend the constitution and why they weren’t honoring their oath of office Hallie Golden, Sat 25 Jul 2020 01.00 EDT Last...
REPOST: 20 Congress Members Who Understand What’s Needed — a 50% reduction/reallocation of DoD funding, along the same lines as this article discusses, would result in a tremendous “Leap Forward” in redirecting America’s internal and global emphasis toward the ideals promulgated by our country’s founding fathers
Making America Feared Again... The Trump Administration Considers Resuming (UNNECESSARY) Nuclear Weapons Testing By Lawrence Wittner, Global Research, July 20, 2020, Common Dreams 18 July 2020...
These quotes sum it up: “That’s not a unique situation. It’s exactly the kind of thing that happens to many in the military when they’ve done ‘something wrong’”…., “It’s a personal tragedy for a man who should have had another decade or more of contributing to the future of the nation he loved. It’s a national tragedy in that it clearly shows how Trump is willing to use his power to quash the lives of honorable people who have the temerity to believe that America is what America claims to be.”
This town of 170,000 replaced some cops with medics and mental health workers. It’s worked for over 30 years
WOW this ONE article taking on THREE “Sacred Cow” issues: Pentagon Spending… a “pet issue” of my own which I hope 2020’s election will start changing… Police Over-militarization and the 1033 Program!