Test scores drop, disqualification rates rise at Army recruiting shops

Army Times |  Sept. 15, 2022

The Army’s second-in-command for all things training said Thursday that the service saw a 10% drop in aptitude test scores during the pandemic, and that dipped further to 13% this year. Other Army data showed that up to 70% of potential recruits interested in Army service are disqualified in the first 48 hours due to obesity, low test scores or drug use.

Previously, that disqualification rate was between 30-40%.

The challenges are big — more of the recruits can’t meet weight standards or academic standards, more are using illegal drugs or military-banned substances such as cannabis, and few know much about the Army. And what they do know isn’t flattering.

The Army will not meet its end strength goal for this fiscal year, which ends this month.

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New $600M Arms Package For Ukraine Marks 21st Time US Draws From Own Stockpiles

Zero Hedge | Sept. 16, 2022

The Biden administration has just announced yet another new weapons package for Ukraine worth $600 million, which now brings to total US military aid pledged since the start of the conflict to $15.1 billion.

Crucially, in this case the arms are being sent under the presidential drawdown authority, which allows the White House to take arms directly from US military stockpiles for use by foreign allied forces. The administration confirmed it was the 21st time it drew from Pentagon stockpiles.

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Chronic Toxoplasmosis: Debilitating, Stealth, Underdiagnosed

According to recent research, chronic active toxoplasmosis can wreak havoc and is severely underdiagnosed due to flawed diagnostic methods and outdated medical assumptions.

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How Google Threatens Your Children

Google’s monopoly on online searches and advertising leads to an automatic bias that threatens your child’s safety and privacy.

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“MASSIVE VICTORY:” 5th Circuit upholds Texas law holding Big Tech accountable for CENSORSHIP

BY FRED T,

 

The Fifth Circuit has upheld the right of the great state of Texas to prevent Big Tech from censoring Texans.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has ruled on the constitutionality of Texas’s H.B. 20, deciding for Texas in NetChoice v. Paxton.

You may remember that the Supreme Court earlier this year blocked enforcement of H.B. 20 while the case worked through the courts.

The ruling is AWESOME, as Texas AG Paxton has been pointing out on Twitter. Which they can’t STOP him from doing.

 

I may update this post with more info as the reactions roll in, but the fact that the 5th Circuit correctly understood that the purpose of the First Amendment is to protect speech, not to protect the ability to censor speech.

 

Source: https://therightscoop.com