Truth to Power

As a parent

This scares the crap out of me:

Mining for kids: Children can’t “opt out” of Pentagon recruitment database

By Kathryn Casa Vermont Guardian

Parents cannot remove their children’s names from a Pentagon database that includes highly personal information used to attract military recruits, the Vermont Guardian has learned.

The Pentagon has spent more than $70.5 million on market research, national advertising, website development, and management of the Joint Advertising Market Research and Studies (JAMRS) database – a storehouse of questionable legality that includes the names and personal details of more than 30 million U.S. children and young people between the ages of 16 and 23.</i>

As the parent of a son who falls in that age bracket, I say yikes. And bring it the f on.

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