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There are 35 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Nov 2, 2012, titled Saving Monticello High School's ROTC Program - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and We.... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps is known for strengthening leadership and team-building skills in students.

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buyerbeware

Crozet, VA

#21 Nov 7, 2012
Mitt did loose wrote:
<quoted text>Yes , we escaped tyranny, tyranny on the part of old fat white guys bent on world domination, sound familiar? probably not. The goal of education is self enlightenment not with a goal of carrying out the orders of a militaristic culture. The first goal of Obama now should be to cut the defence budget in half and spend that money on our kids, not killing. Why you idiots can only relate to a identity in militaristic terms is sad. Old fat white guys think like that, do you?
I'm still trying to figure out what Mitt did "loose"? Think slowly now...your ignorance is open for all the world to see...
somewhere in va

Palmyra, VA

#24 Nov 19, 2012
I went to Monticello High school for four year. During the four years i was part of the program and I was VERY PROUD to be part of the program becasue it has helped me out in so manny ways. we got ivolved in manny community events such as the Toy Lift.

During a week in the summer the unit went to s summer leader ship school at Concord University, Athens WV. there you are tested on your leadership Skills were can improve on them. You also learn discipline, Respect, team work and self-motivation. i went there for in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and i was very proud i got to go three times.

JROTC is a very good program parents. Your children do not have to go into the Military! I am not in the military and i do not plan on joining the military. I plan on moving to Russia or Serbia.

The instructors were so supportive of me in my choices of what i wanted to do after high school and i could not thank them enough as well as with the rest of my unit. it is sad this unit is in trouble casue it gives so much to the school and the community.
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#25 Nov 19, 2012
Preemptive Strike wrote:
I have come to the conclusion that you are either a forgotten maltreated child or an uneducated product of society. I will ignore all future post by you because you are not worth the time or effort. GET A CLUE!!!!!!!!!! By the way, it is spelled Defense. IDIOT.
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Your moniker preceeds you, a mongering sap who will justify the killing of innocents in the name of democracy, when your told to.

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Preemptive Strike

Crozet, VA

#26 Nov 20, 2012
thinking free wrote:
<quoted text>Your moniker preceeds you, a mongering sap who will justify the killing of innocents in the name of democracy, when your told to.
"precedes" "You're"
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#27 Nov 20, 2012
Preemptive Strike wrote:
<quoted text>"precedes" "You're"
Read between the lines Rambo.

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Cadet

Baltimore, MD

#28 Nov 24, 2012
I am currently a cadet at Monticello high schools JROTC program, I am a senior in High School and will graduate this year, to those of you that have spoken for this program, thank you. For those of you that have bashed this program because of politics, I am absolutely appalled, this is a high school extracoricular program (Like sports, band, drama, wood shop,culinary arts, art, etc.) not boot camp we are not sends kids to war, we are sending them on field trips and community service events. Let me start with this, THERE IS NO MILITARY COMMITMENT TO JROTC, any cadet who joins does so on there own accord, the instructors DO NOT recruit cadets into the military. 90% of cadets do not join the military, and those that do were going to join regardless of JROTC. So don't bash this program because of you opinion on war or politics look at it as what it is.

This program teaches leadership and responsibility emphasis on the LEADERSHIP we are not a group of blind followers, but a group of thinking leaders. The cadets run the corps, the instructs only teach and guide the class, the people in charge are the cadets and the leaders of the corps (as in the ones giving the orders) are cadets, I am the Vice Commander of the corps, so I know who gives the orders.

Also this program does so much more than what it says on paper, the corps is a second family to any cadet in the program. When I started out in high school I had no friends, I had just moved a year before, but after only a few months in JROTC I had an over abundance in friends, my closets friends all come from the corps. Any student who wants that feeling should have that option.

So don't bash this program because of how you feel about politics or war, its just sad. We are high school students aged 14-18 just taking a different class in high school, we are not getting on planes and being sent to war.
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#29 Nov 24, 2012
Cadet wrote:
I am currently a cadet at Monticello high schools JROTC program, I am a senior in High School and will graduate this year, to those of you that have spoken for this program, thank you. For those of you that have bashed this program because of politics, I am absolutely appalled, this is a high school extracoricular program (Like sports, band, drama, wood shop,culinary arts, art, etc.) not boot camp we are not sends kids to war, we are sending them on field trips and community service events. Let me start with this, THERE IS NO MILITARY COMMITMENT TO JROTC, any cadet who joins does so on there own accord, the instructors DO NOT recruit cadets into the military. 90% of cadets do not join the military, and those that do were going to join regardless of JROTC. So don't bash this program because of you opinion on war or politics look at it as what it is.
This program teaches leadership and responsibility emphasis on the LEADERSHIP we are not a group of blind followers, but a group of thinking leaders. The cadets run the corps, the instructs only teach and guide the class, the people in charge are the cadets and the leaders of the corps (as in the ones giving the orders) are cadets, I am the Vice Commander of the corps, so I know who gives the orders.
Also this program does so much more than what it says on paper, the corps is a second family to any cadet in the program. When I started out in high school I had no friends, I had just moved a year before, but after only a few months in JROTC I had an over abundance in friends, my closets friends all come from the corps. Any student who wants that feeling should have that option.
So don't bash this program because of how you feel about politics or war, its just sad. We are high school students aged 14-18 just taking a different class in high school, we are not getting on planes and being sent to war.
Not yet, and maybe not you in the future but thats not the point, young minds need to stimulated in all facets of humanity. The brain of teenager still has a good 5 to 10 years before its fully developed, teens are still operating on their lizard brain, no reflection, thats why programs like ROTC are found in high school to begin with, go after those young impressionable minds. Its about being manipulated. You think a recruiter doesn't try to manipulate? I got a bridge to sell ya.

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Read More Heinlein

Waynesboro, VA

#30 Nov 24, 2012
Mitt did loose wrote:
<quoted text>Yes , we escaped tyranny, tyranny on the part of old fat white guys bent on world domination, sound familiar? probably not. The goal of education is self enlightenment not with a goal of carrying out the orders of a militaristic culture. The first goal of Obama now should be to cut the defence budget in half and spend that money on our kids, not killing. Why you idiots can only relate to a identity in militaristic terms is sad. Old fat white guys think like that, do you?
Dear sir or ma'am. Defence is not the thing that runs around the perimiter of Garrett Square. In fact, it's not a word unless you're in England or Australia. Defense is what you and your ne'er-do-well friends are beginning to encounter as the populace continues to arm themselves in these days of unprotective law enforcement officers, increased cost of living, increasing crime rates, and concern about that this great nation will become under 4 more years inept (at best, treasonous at worst) leadership.

Want my stuff? Molon labe.
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#31 Nov 24, 2012
Read More Heinlein wrote:
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Dear sir or ma'am. Defence is not the thing that runs around the perimiter of Garrett Square. In fact, it's not a word unless you're in England or Australia. Defense is what you and your ne'er-do-well friends are beginning to encounter as the populace continues to arm themselves in these days of unprotective law enforcement officers, increased cost of living, increasing crime rates, and concern about that this great nation will become under 4 more years inept (at best, treasonous at worst) leadership.
Want my stuff? Molon labe.
Read about paranoia, it might help you to become more self aware.

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Crozet, VA

#32 Nov 27, 2012
thinking free wrote:
<quoted text>Read about paranoia, it might help you to become more self aware.
Do you sit at home a lot and become "self aware"?
Been there done that

Crozet, VA

#33 Nov 27, 2012
thinking free wrote:
<quoted text>Not yet, and maybe not you in the future but thats not the point, young minds need to stimulated in all facets of humanity. The brain of teenager still has a good 5 to 10 years before its fully developed, teens are still operating on their lizard brain, no reflection, thats why programs like ROTC are found in high school to begin with, go after those young impressionable minds. Its about being manipulated. You think a recruiter doesn't try to manipulate? I got a bridge to sell ya.
"Young minds need to(be) stimulated in all facets of humanity" Are you suggesting that students enrolled in JROTC are not taking any other classes? or do you mean by "all facets of humanity" based on your own narrow minded view of what teenagers (with their reptilean minds) should learn?
Programs "like (J)ROTC"; do you mean elective classes? Such as art, music, world languages,sports medicine and drama, or have you simply chosen JROTC for your apparently uneducated tirade?
thinkinng free

Charlottesville, VA

#34 Nov 27, 2012
Been there done that wrote:
<quoted text>
"Young minds need to(be) stimulated in all facets of humanity" Are you suggesting that students enrolled in JROTC are not taking any other classes? or do you mean by "all facets of humanity" based on your own narrow minded view of what teenagers (with their reptilean minds) should learn?
Programs "like (J)ROTC"; do you mean elective classes? Such as art, music, world languages,sports medicine and drama, or have you simply chosen JROTC for your apparently uneducated tirade?
Why is it that others have no augument other than putting words in other peoples mouths and then commenting on that. Gawd what dolts. Of course they take other classes, like woodworking and automotive stuff, all that intellectual stuff.
Been there done that

Crozet, VA

#35 Nov 27, 2012
thinkinng free wrote:
<quoted text>Why is it that others have no augument other than putting words in other peoples mouths and then commenting on that. Gawd what dolts. Of course they take other classes, like woodworking and automotive stuff, all that intellectual stuff.
So why then do you beleive cadets in JROTC are not getting "stimulated in all facets of humanity"? If they are taking other classes,(obviously) then they should have a full range of "facets of humanity."

BTW: "woodworking and automotive stuff"? It is clear you have not been inside a high school for over 50 years. I have been reading what the students have been writing, have you? Those who actually took the class seem to think it is a great preparation for life after high school. None have said anything about manipulation, forced military service, or for that matter, any requirement to kill on demand. It could be you need to actually check out the facts before calling people names.(lizard brains? Dolts?)
Been there done that

Crozet, VA

#36 Nov 27, 2012
mitt will loose wrote:
<quoted text>Not an angry bone in my body, maybe some frustration when confronted with assumptions. As far as old fat white guys, its a figure of speech? to describe those OLD FAT WHITE GUYS in DC who have no qualms about sending our youth to made up wars. Where did they find the weapons of mass destruction? The Gulf of Tonkin, Get it? As a VN era vet its just unfathomable how this country uses any excuse to send people to their deaths, and for what? DOD contracts. Put aa gun in Romneys kids hands and see what happens.
BTW: Our President is neither old, fat or white. Either you do not realize this, or you are under the assumption he is not the Cammnder in Chief of the military, or for that matter the leader of this nation.
thinkinng free

Charlottesville, VA

#37 Nov 27, 2012
Been there done that wrote:
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BTW: Our President is neither old, fat or white. Either you do not realize this, or you are under the assumption he is not the Cammnder in Chief of the military, or for that matter the leader of this nation.
Obama didn't start this abortion in the middle east and the fact that we're still there after more than ten years proves how corrupt congress is. The so called war is about money, nothing else. You can call him commander and chief but its just a title. Congress doesn't want this war to end, they'd have loved to start another one under Romney, its all about DOD contracts. If you'll notice the right is P PO'd at Obama cause he's taking a back seat, as he should, with regard to Israel.

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