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  •  Too many are wholly unaware this situation (6+ / 0-)

    exists in today's armed forces.  

    I would like the film or an abbreviated version to be required viewing for high school students before any more military recruiters are allowed to come into the school and access the school records.

    Thank you, angela for keeping this front and center.  

    Signed the petition btw.

    As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

    by JaxDem on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 06:01:59 AM PST

    •  Thanks for signing, JaxDem! (6+ / 0-)
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      JaxDem, DaNang65, BOHICA, jimstaro, llbear, TexDem

      That's an interesting idea having this seen at the high school level. It would have a definite impact I think. However, there is a scene in the film where one of the victims is trying to convince a young woman that going in the military is not a smart choice and you can tell that the message is going right over her head. I think she believed, "That would never happen to me." Part of what makes the film so poignant is that it definitely brings it home to almost everyone - husbands, fathers, brothers, mothers, sisters, and wives - all of them begin to see how this could happen and that it isn't the rarity that many pretend it is.

      •  Sex in the schools? Oh noez! (5+ / 0-)
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        angelajean, BOHICA, jimstaro, llbear, TexDem

        Bombing and killing may be acceptable subjects for the military to bring in  to our high schools, but keep your sex stuff in the back seat of the car, where it belongs!

        “Meditation is the only intentional, systematic human activity which at bottom is about not trying to improve yourself or get anywhere else, but simply to realize where you already are.” Jon Kabat-Zinn

        by DaNang65 on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 06:13:25 AM PST

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