Posts Tagged ‘Children’s’
Question by -: Should parents be more concerned that the pentagon has a database of their children’s information?
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.
The database is separate from information collected from schools that receive federal education money. The No Child Left Behind Act requires schools to report the names, addresses, and phone numbers of secondary school students to recruiters, but the law also specifies that parents or guardians may write a letter to the school asking that their children’s names not be released.
However, many parents have reported being surprised that their children are contacted anyway, according to a San Francisco-based coalition called Leave My Child Alone (LMCA).
“We hear from a lot of parents who have often felt quite isolated about it all and haven’t been aware that this is happening all over the country,” said the group’s spokeswoman, Felicity Crush.
Parents must contact the Pentagon directly to ask that their children’s information not be released to recruiters, but the data is not removed from the JAMRS database, according to Lt. Col. Ellen Krenke, a Pentagon spokeswoman.
Instead, the information is moved to a suppression file, where it is continuously updated with new data from private and government sources and still made available to recruiters, Krenke said. It’s necessary to keep the information in the suppression file so the Pentagon can make sure it’s not being released, she said.
Krenke said the database is compiled using information from state motor vehicles departments, the Selective Service, and data-mining firms that collect and organize information from private companies. In addition to names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and phone numbers, the database may include cell phone numbers, e-mail addresses, grade-point averages, ethnicity, and subjects of interest.
She said the Pentagon spends about $ 500,000 annually to purchase the data from private companies, and has paid more than $ 70 million since 2002 to Mullen Advertising — a Massachusetts firm whose clients include General Motors, Hooked on Phonics, XM Satellite Radio, and 3Com — to target recruiters’ messages toward teens and young adults.
The Boston Business Journal reported in October that the Pentagon had spent a total of $ 206 million on the JAMRS program to date, and could spend another $ 137 million over the next two years.
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Mikegolf- is this program not in violation of the privacy act?
Answer by dorealtor
We are just a number to the government. We are all being prepared for the great slaughter and the more we see around us what is going on the more frightful it becomes.
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Question by Allan Fernandes: List of companies that deal with children’s products and services in India?
I am looking for a list of companies that deal with children’s products and services in india. Where can I find such a list. Please don’t ask me to google it, I have already done that.
Answer by Nzube Ugochukwu
Go to www.businessopportunitiess.co.cc it will give you all you need.
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ShivYog – Spiritual Discourse By Avdhoot Baba Shivanand Ji. All the Souls who take Birth after Year 1984 Onwards are Divine Souls of Maharishis, Siddhas, & Sadhaks in past Life.. They reincarnated on this planet earth to Save the Humanity, and to take this planet Earth to Higher Dimension in Year 2012, Dec 21st…
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Many of us in AIC, like many of you, very much liked the Google commercials. So when we discovered that Google had launched the Search Story tool, we jumped on the occasion to present you in a different way, the story that led to the creation of the organization. The Ashraya Initiative for Children (AIC) is a home for street children and community outreach projects located in Pune, India. To know more about our history : www.ashrayainitiative.org
recorded january 2010
In April 2008, two Children’s Culture Connection board members took 26 girls from ahsa’s Better Life Education Program out of the Pune, India slum they live in for a five-day inspirational adventure.