ASVAB Bill passes in MD

Pat Elder sent this out today: The Maryland Senate narrowly approved a measure today that will prohibit the automatic release of ASVAB test results to military recruiters by public schools.  The vote was 24-23.  Opponents charged the bill was unpatriotic and anti-military, particularly in a "time of war."   Currently, thousands of Maryland high school students are … Continue reading ASVAB Bill passes in MD

Omer Goldman and the Israeli Military

Ed Asner on Huffington Post I've been around this world for awhile, and it's pretty hard to leave me speechless. But when I learned about Omer Goldman - well, her story got me. If you haven't heard the name Omer Goldman yet, have a seat and grab your Kleenex. Her courage, and the courage of … Continue reading Omer Goldman and the Israeli Military

“Happy” Veterans Day

Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans Join The Homeless Ethan Kreutzer joined the Army at the age of 17 and fought with the 19th Airborne in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. When he retuned home, he had no money, no education and no civilian job experience. He soon became homeless. He slept in an alley off Haight Street, behind two … Continue reading “Happy” Veterans Day

Army combat unit to deploy within U.S. – Martial Law Experiment

Army combat unit to deploy within U.S. The First Raiders will spend 2009 as the first active-duty military unit attached to the U.S. Northern Command since it was created. They will be based in Fort Stewart, Georgia, and focus primarily on logistics and support for local police and rescue personnel, the Army says. The plan … Continue reading Army combat unit to deploy within U.S. – Martial Law Experiment

On The Seventh Anniversary of 9/11

This came across my email desk from the group Peaceful Tomorrows, a group of families of victims in the World Trade Center Bombings on September 11, 2001, that formed just after that horrific tragedy to turn their grief into action.  Here is there message today on teh 7th anniversary of that incident:September 11, 2008 Dear … Continue reading On The Seventh Anniversary of 9/11

Comparisons between Obama and McKinney on Key Issues

Comparisons between Obama and McKinney on Key Issues(Compiled by Bruce Gagnon, member of Maine Greens and Mainers For Cynthia McKinney Committee.) Impeachment: Cass Sunstein, an adviser to Barack Obama from the University of Chicago Law School, says that prosecuting criminal conduct from the Bush Administration. risks a "cycle" of criminalizing public service and Democrats should … Continue reading Comparisons between Obama and McKinney on Key Issues

Memorial Day: How the U.S. treats its veterans

Memorial Day by: Bill Moyers and Michael Winship, truthout We honor our war dead this Memorial Day weekend. The greatest respect we could pay them would be to pledge no more wars for erroneous and misleading reasons; no more killing and wounding except for the defense of our country and our freedoms.     We also could … Continue reading Memorial Day: How the U.S. treats its veterans

Congressman Wexler on Petraeus

Here are examples of things I like about Robert Wexler's voting record:(info obtained from ON THE ISSUES)Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)Voted NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul … Continue reading Congressman Wexler on Petraeus