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DHS Announces Expansion of Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the launch of the 2014 Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative for college students. Through the program, more than 100 unpaid student volunteer assignments will be available to support DHS’ cyber mission at local DHS field offices in over 60 locations across the country.

“Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career?” Yep, that and the no pay will draw the best and brightest they say they’re looking for.

Say, I wonder if the NSA also uses unpaid interns for a lot of their technical and analytical expertise? That might explain why, despite all their unwarranted (both meanings intended) surveillance on American citizens, the NSA snooping has stopped no terror attacks.

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  1. …more than 100 unpaid student volunteer assignments will be available to support DHS’ cyber mission at local DHS field offices in over 60 locations across the country.

    I think it would be quite useful if a program could be devised to match each of those “more than 100 unpaid student volunteer assignments” (aka: potential Big-Gubment cheap-jack quislings-in-training, certain to be smarmy bootlickers, one way or another) with a couple of volunteer freedom-fighters, who would undertake to quietly isolate each “student volunteer” for a bit and “reason” with them about how they really, really ought to re-think their “relationship” with the Disgustingness of Homeless (In)Security – and choose another, less-potentially-offensive (and perceptibly physically safer) line of vocational interest and development.

    Why wait around, while basic training is being conducted for the next cohort of TSA, FBI, NSA and domestic-side CIA (et.al.) sneaks and freaks?

    The aforementioned D.H.S. is understood, of course, as having no genuine benevolent regard for the “Homeland”, and no useful interest in genuine “Security” – being that they’re basically a bunch of Statist-minded snoops and control-freak pricks, up to no particular good whatsoever on the public dollar.

  2. While in theory I agree with you JS, in practice I doubt it will work. They are indoctrinated. Physical coercion will only reinforce prejudices. There are two proven methods: One is rehab, such as what is done for a cult member or two: tar and feathers and ride out on a rail, never come back or face boiling oil instead.

    Local community choice.

  3. Well – actually, I see no inconsistency between what I outlined and the second of your “proven methods”; it’s a matter of degree, really, and whether one wishes to give a strong enough “incentive” to follow the recommended change in vocational venue.

    I don’t think the “rehab” approach is particularly viable, though – it’s generally much more time- and resource-consuming, and not nearly as likely to be effective.

  4. I see we do have a lot of common ground. If we use freedom fighters to isolate and “convince” that would be rehab. If it doesn’t work then tar, feathers, rails and hot oil. Who best to complete the necessary assembly than local community freedom fighters.

    See JS, now that’s a true “bipartisan” agreement. I love it when a plan comes together.

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