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Tue May 14, 2019, 08:49 PM

71% Of Young People Are Ineligible For The Military And Most Careers, Too

YORK, Pa. — The numbers are staggering: Seventy-one percent of young people are ineligible to join the military, according to 2017 Pentagon data. The reasons: obesity, no high school diploma or a criminal record.

The problem isn't just a military one, though: It's an issue for businesses as well because the vast majority of that age group isn't eligible for many jobs either, said retired Rear Admiral Thomas Wilson.

That's why Wilson recently raised the issue at a gathering of business and community leaders in York County, Pennsylvania. The 29 percent of 17- to 24-year-olds who are qualified become prime targets for all recruiting: military, college and jobs.

Wilson calls it “a war for the qualified.” Steve Doster, Pennsylvania State director of Military Readiness for Council for a Strong America, agrees it's a problem.

“This is a very real risk to our national security,” Doster said.

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/05/14/military-service-most-young-people-dont-qualify-careers/3665840002/

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Reply 71% Of Young People Are Ineligible For The Military And Most Careers, Too (Original post)
RCW2014 May 14 OP
planetX May 14 #1
RCW2014 May 14 #2
Grumpy Pickle May 15 #3
rampartb May 15 #5
Grumpy Pickle May 15 #11
rampartb May 15 #12
Grumpy Pickle May 15 #13
rampartb May 15 #6
FreeWheelBurning May 15 #7
RCW2014 May 15 #10
FreeWheelBurning May 16 #14
Badsamm May 15 #4
Iron Condor May 15 #8
Iron Condor May 15 #9

Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 10:25 PM

1. pretty sad

says a lot about the state of education and the eating habits of our kids. They are in the prime of their life and already are a bunch of lardasses.

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Response to planetX (Reply #1)

Tue May 14, 2019, 10:33 PM

2. Says more about the so called "family unit" imo. Almost non-existent. Kids raised by

daycare as soon as they are old enough to be passed off to such establishments so mommy can
go back to work and drive that nice, new shiny SUV.

Gotta keep up with the Horowitz's, you know?

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #2)

Wed May 15, 2019, 01:07 AM

3. One of the primary goals of Marxism is to destroy the family.

Hollywood and the music industry constantly put out derogatory, demeaning, and degrading material against the family.

Destroy the country from within.

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Reply #3)

Wed May 15, 2019, 07:23 AM

5. hollywood and the music industry are capitalist institutions

as are the fast food and packaging corporations who have taught generations of americans to eat unhealthy junk.

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Response to rampartb (Reply #5)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:42 PM

11. Yes....but they have a Marxist / Communist agenda.

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Reply #11)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:12 PM

12. lololololol

if you say so.

but if making money is a marxist/communist agenda isn't that exactly the same as capitalism?

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Response to rampartb (Reply #12)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:37 PM

13. Ok, let me rephrase that.

They love making money off of pushing the Leftist, Marxist agenda.

They sell propaganda for TPTB to the " little people " ....and get filthy rich from doing so.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #2)

Wed May 15, 2019, 07:25 AM

6. alerted, of course, as "hate speech"

some alerter is a real doofus.

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Response to rampartb (Reply #6)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:19 AM

7. That is the risk you take here when you substitute "Horowitz" for "Johnson" within that context

Especially with RCW's posting history.

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Response to FreeWheelBurning (Reply #7)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:38 PM

10. "Jones's"...

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #10)

Thu May 16, 2019, 06:16 AM

14. You are correct

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:58 AM

4. Obese uneducated disease carrying illegals arent going to fix this

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:17 PM

8. A direct result of lefty's social indoctrination

Notice when this country's education, entertainment, media, politics, economics and social norms were more of conservative values we were the farthest away from this and other social and economic problems.

Why we conservatives say everything the left touches it ruins/destroys. But unfortunately their extreme cognitive dissonance continues...

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:22 PM

9. ......

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