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National security is threatened by the sharp rise in obesity rates for young people over the last 15 years, the group Mission: Readiness contends. Weight problems are now the leading medical reason that recruits are rejected, the group says, and thus jeopardize the military’s ability to fill its ranks.

The solution? To throw some money at it of course…

The school lunch bill, currently awaiting a Senate vote, would establish healthier options for all foods in schools, including vending machine items. The legislation would spend $4.5 billion more over 10 years for nutrition programs.

Full Story – HERE

There are going to be a bunch of cranky kids in the school system if they are going to have to eat celery and baby carrots rather than Twinkies and Dunk-a-roos.

<tinfoil> I wonder if this pending bill is evidence of a planned draft? </tinfoil>

I talked about a similar story in November 2009 from the Military perspective – HERE

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I am posting about this because it is self defense related.  Oakland California February 15, 2010 – 67 year old Thomas Bruso did everything possible to avoid confrontation, but still ended up having to take care of business because a guy just wouldn’t leave him alone.

The incident:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQJFv9SMSMQ[/youtube]

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December 19th, WASHINGTON D.C. – Things started to turn for the worse when the crowd — some carrying anti-war signs and dressed all in black with masks — began to pelt passing cars. A plain clothes D.C. police detective emerged from a Hummer — it’s unclear whether it was his personal vehicle or an unmarked police vehicle — after it was struck. The detective began yelling at the gathered crowd. At one point, he pulled back his jacket, exposing his service weapon — it’s unclear if he did this intentionally. That’s when things took a darker turn.

Bit of an overreaction I’d say :P

Full Store – HERE

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This is an amazing shot:

The end result was really not what I expected was going to happen.  At first I was expecting there to be an exclamation of “woOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Like shootin fish in a barrel!!!!”.

Hat Tip: Say Uncle

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FatandSmoking

From the ArmyTimes:

According to the latest Pentagon figures, a full 35 percent, or more than one-third, of the roughly 31.2 million Americans aged 17 to 24 are unqualified for military service because of physical and medical issues. And, said Curt Gilroy, the Pentagon’s director of accessions, “the major component of this is obesity. We have an obesity crisis in the country. There’s no question about it.”

Full Article – HERE

So, since that established that not everyone can do the job… WHY are the guys that are doing it, not getting paid more?

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