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Students to military: Stop calling us

April 25, 2006

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— The Defense Department is violating the privacy of millions of high school students' nationwide with a detailed database it uses for military recruitment, a federal lawsuit filed Monday claims.

The New York Civil Liberties Union sued on behalf of six high schoolers, saying the department is ignoring privacy rules set by Congress regarding the collection and distribution of students' personal information.

Military officials have said they have about 30 million names in the database. The Pentagon said last year the list includes high school students ages 16-18 and college students, and includes such information as the students' Social Security numbers, gender and race.

Hope Reichbach, a 17-year-old senior at Hunter College High School in Manhattan and a plaintiff, said she contacted the NYCLU after she had tried unsuccessfully to get her name removed from lists and databases that she said subjected her to repeated calls from recruiters.

"I want them to leave me and other students alone," Reichbach said.

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Lepanto1571 7 years, 12 months ago

This is just comepletely shocking. The ever-reliable "freethinking" student population of American mall children want it both ways? Say it isn't so. Let see, they don't want a draft, that's a given. BUT, they don't want to grant recruiters the freedom and latitude to do the jobs required of an all-volunteer force, because after all these recruiters are FORCING them into military service. Ah, tell the recruiters to go elsewhere, these easily scandalized little hearts live under the delusion that they possess rights to not be offended or moderately compelled.

What a living hell it must be to be a perpetual adolescent and live off the capital of freedom granted by the exertions of men and women better than themselves, in whose mighty company they wish not to be counted.

Recruiters note: Don't want 'em, don't need 'em. They're historically unreliable. Find the farmboys. It is they, not the psuedo-intellectuals who have always bore the burdens of insuring liberty anyway.

Kids these days.

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Arminius 7 years, 12 months ago

c-man:

Good stuff. You remind me of Barbara Billingsley speaking Jive in Airplane. Your speaking Moonbat is just as unexpected as that. But you nailed it!

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rightthinker 7 years, 12 months ago

RING, RING, RING:

Hello (insert liberals' name here), this is Mohammed from Republican Arab Telephone, we have intercepted a telephonic conversation between you and an "Uncle Kenny" in Evansville Indiana that has raised concern. Upon reviewing our records, we see you have not read and signed the proper documentation per our contract.We are willing to overlook this incident, providing you report to our office on 915 Sw Harrison St. Topeka KS and sign the Arab National and Universal Service Liability Act Affadavit Form (ANUSLAAF). If you do not comply by 07-15-2019 we will be forced to cancel your service and send the appropriate law enforcement officers to your home to remove Republican Arab Telephones' equipment, and place you under arrest. If we receive the signed document in our ofice within the next ten days we will stop any further actions and we apologize for any inconvenience we may have caused you and may Allah bless you and each of your family.

Sincerely,

Akmed Hussein, RAT Communications Control Representative (ANUSLAFF)

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Arminius 7 years, 12 months ago

LRT:

You may have heard the news incorrectly. It has been students that have acted aggressively and rudely towards recruiters on campus.

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LRT 7 years, 12 months ago

These students do have a point. Furthermore, I have heard of instances where the recruiters have been rather aggressive, so much so that it was borderline rude.

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75x55 7 years, 12 months ago

I suppose that the privilege of service one's country isn't something that is taught as something honorable and commendable anymore. Ms. Reichbach (from the article) is free to express her disinterest in attempts to recruit, but she should let others make that decision for themselves.

For those that have not been a part of a uniformed service, and succeeded in that calling to obtain that honorable discharge or well-earned retirement, I'm sorry that you have missed that experience. It is really the only way to even begin to understand the sacrifice of those who are out there, on the line, in the distant aircraft or ship.

To those who make that sacrifice, a sacrifice in so many ways known and unknown - those who benefit from your dedication, honor and patriotism will never know or appreciate it like they should.

To those small little persons that have no appreciation beyond that of their own comfort and selfish interests - enjoy your callous mewlings and pointless rebellion. It only demonstrates all the more effectively the enormous cost it took to obtain that for you.

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Arminius 7 years, 12 months ago

unconservitiveperson:

"I am suprised arminius hasn't post about how EVERYONE should "serve"..... yeah....right!!"

Not everyone. Folks like you are needed at McDonald's.

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observer 7 years, 12 months ago

con-man, exact mindless rants one would expect from lifer.under current "brilliant repugnent leadership" of your beloved w, I wouldn't. why maybe die for his ego?

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