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About 20,000 school-leavers will be given the opportunity to do community work in return for qualifications, under a new scheme launched by Gordon Brown.
The 16-to-19-year-olds will carry out full-time tasks such as helping with environmental projects and working in old people's homes.
The move is part of the Prime Minister's drive to boost Britain's culture of "good citizenship".
Mr Brown wants every young person to have done at least 50 hours of community service by the time they reach the age of 19 - and is considering making the work a compulsory part of the school curriculu
That is going to happen, remember Emmaneul Rham saying everyone from 18-25 years old will be going to a civilian national service program, which will be a bootcamp in military bases?.... Emmanuel Rham and Obama have mentioned, or hinted, in the case of Obama, that every American will be required to do some form of mandatory community service.
The Obama youth corps, which are reminiscent of Hitler's Youth corps, or even the youth corps in Communist countries which use, or used uniforms, and in the case of the Communist countries use red bandanas or some other bright red clothing on them, since red is the color of Communism for bringing death, and of course the Obama youths are using bright red jackets to show support for their Commander in Chief...
It’s time for a real Patriot Act that brings out the patriot in all of us. We propose universal civilian service for every young American. Under this plan, All Americans between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five will be asked to serve their country by going through three months of basic training, civil defense preparation and community service.
Originally posted by selfisolated
I'm already doing something like that
New Deal. Anybody unemployed (whether by choice or not) gets put on this after 6 months.
They've pretty much got me working for the local council. Cutting grass, digging holes, cleaning up litter.
But its a 'Training Program' see, so they pay me about 62 quid a week, for 30 hours.
Its a bloody scandal.
I enjoy the getting out the house and doing stuff part, I hate being sat on my arse doing nothing.
I just don't like being made to work harder than the bosses who get fifteen upto 30 grand a year (depending how long theyve been there and their qualifications and stuff) for getting us to do their dirty work that they don't want to.
[edit on 24-4-2009 by selfisolated]
the Hitler Youth had been created in the 1920's. By 1933 its membership stood at 100,000. After Hitler came to power, all other youth movements were abolished and as a result the Hitler Youth grew quickly. In 1936, the figure stood at 4 million members. In 1936, it became all but compulsory to join the Hitler Youth. Youths could avoid doing any active service if they paid their subscription but this became all but impossible after 1939.
by 1938, attendance at Hitler Youth meetings was so poor - barely 25% - that the authorities decided to tighten up attendance with the 1939 law making attendance compulsory.
many HJ activities closely resembled military training, with weapons training, assault course circuits and basic tactics.
The Hitler Youth became active in German fire brigades and assisted with recovery efforts to German cities affected from Allied bombing. The Hitler Youth also assisted in such organizations as the Reich Postal Service, Deutsche Reichsbahn, fire services, and Reich radio service, and served among anti-aircraft defense crews.