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April 12, 2009


We've noted that there is under the counter movement towards some form of mandatory national service in the U.S.. Rahm Emanuel clearly supports such service and Obama has inferred that he does too. Now the British Labor Party has joined the trend.

Guardian, UK - Every young person will have to do 50 hours' voluntary work by the age of 19 if Labor wins the next election. Gordon Brown said a plan for compulsory community service would be included in Labor's manifesto. Under the scheme, the work - which could include helping charities in the UK and abroad - is likely to become part of the national curriculum. It would be integrated into moves to make everyone stay in education or training until 18 by 2011. Writing in the News of the World, the prime minister said he wanted community service to be " a normal part of growing up in Britain."

He went on: "The contributions of each of us will build a better society for all of us. That would mean young people being expected to contribute at least 50 hours of community service by the time they have reached the age of 19.

"This will build on the platform provided by citizenship classes as they develop in our schools. But because the greater part of what I envisage as community service takes place outside the school day, it will require the close involvement of local community organizations and charities."

There would also be a "clear system of accreditation" to mark what youngsters have achieved through voluntary work, he added.

Mr Brown proposed the idea of a National Youth Service to channel teenagers into voluntary work last year. It is due to be formally launched in September, and would become compulsory if Labor was re-elected.



Anonymous Ratatcov said...

'Mr Brown proposed the idea of a National Youth Service'.
I thought according to them the BNP were the Nazi party, evidently not.
Isn't this the same as Hitler had in the forties the 'National Youth Party'

April 13, 2009 9:05 AM  
Anonymous Mairead said...

Close. Hitlerjugend/Hitlermädchen were more like the Boy/Girl Scouts, or the Molodye Pionery in the USSR: indoctrination targets rather than work resources.

April 15, 2009 9:44 AM  
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Search words: once in your life time
Search words: one year, three

...Also, once in your life time, if you are physically and financially
able you must visit Mexico City and the Yucatan Peninsula as part of
the eligibility qualifications; xref: One year, three times in your
life for national service in the US for all citizens, so as part of the
xeven generation US Citizen plan, One year, three times in your life
live in Mexico in [thn] three different locations at least 500 miles
apart from one another? xref: Ingrown groups and Hijira.
============Null Hypothesis//
Ah good; Perfect reminder, whom: "Rob no one: convince the devil to
repent, and be forgiven by God,

and readmitted into Heaven

where Lucifer, the most beautiful/handsome angle was last doing things

BEFORE refusing to obey the order from God to "Bow down to Adam,",

therefore all public health and safety officials, including elected
officials, shall show ID to National Service Gate Keepers required to
serve one year, three times in your life,

but civilians shall be free to come and go without showing ID, as long
as we pass through the metal detectors.
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#247 of 666: William Hale (hinging0) Thu 18 Sep 2008 (08:36 AM)

Speaking quickly, she continued: “John McCain had the foresight to
push for the counter-insurgency strategy also, that was implemented by
General Petraeus. That’s allowed us to see victory within sight in
Iraq. And we must win in Iraq, we must continue to fight al Qaeda
there. Al Qaeda even admits that Iraq is the central front on this war
on terror. We must win there so that we can win in Afghanistan also.”
No one is ever going to win by hunting and killing people.
When who starts reaching agreement with whom that what way of life IS
moral and worthy of being defended, and who then surrounds and defends
that way of life even unto requiring pasports from 'outsiders' to
enter, etc. (basically what we should have been doing about our own
borders rather than adventurism killing others on their soil so we
wouldn't have to fight on ours logic) when we role model on THEIR soil
how to live and defend the way of life you believe in, THEN who will be
willing to compete peacefully and use mechanisms like the economic
attack that targest the ENRON Pension scandal greed of the US, to 'win'
fair and square... and we, the US, likewise, will need to do our best
to get our own way of life in order and rather than the apartheids of a
paid watcher class and a passive 'watched' class, or the second
apartheid of an investor class and a consumer class who share few
common interests, or the third apartheid of an under the table economy,
sex, drugs, and rock and roll class, and the on the table monied and
participating class who holds the former at bay by keeping what they do
illegal rather than "Unionizxe, medicalize..." and the fourth
apartheid of a mercenary military with no draft or at least NMational
Service: one year, three times in your life...


When who sees how effective PEACEFUL means [jet] are at undermining,
and defeating, the weaknesses of immoral, unfair, etc. governments and
societies, THEN, and only then, will who eagerly accept terms of
surrender (Have ANY been offered yet? Despite the Russian role model of
cease fire in Georgia during the Olympics?) and quietly work to ferret
out INFORMATION that enables media, and wealth to exploit the
weaknesses of corrupt socieities. [exterior sound]

Plaintiffs, not terrorists.
Bhutto, not Guantanemo.

"Com eup at you like a tsunami from under your hood," was a line in a
rap song in the past few years.

When whose engine is so unhealthy to start with...

The US has got to accept the new world of defense is the ability to
secure our own borders, but more than that: move large numbers of
people several hundred miles in a short time (evacuation cdrills) and
having quarantine areas in empty places... States must be able to
control their own borders in times of plague.

The list goes on...

April 15, 2009 11:13 AM  

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