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Markie

ALERT training video

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Wine time!
Markie

Kendalyn Staddon has a promotional video from ALERT on her blog. She worked there as a cook, instead of studying medicine as she had wanted. Amazing how her father's conversaton with the Lord saved him so much money...

 

Not sure if any of the FJers have experiences with ALERT. Do any/some of them go on to join the Military or are they totally anti-military?

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Aurora

I believe they invented ALERT as an alternative because they think the real military is full of worldly influences. Could you remind us where is Kendalyn's blog? I don't remember it.

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Wine time!
Markie

robertloveskendalyn.com/

Sorry forgot to post it.

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Witsec7
I believe they invented ALERT as an alternative because they think the real military is full of worldly influences. Could you remind us where is Kendalyn's blog? I don't remember it.

Just getting ready for the endtimes :lol:

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Sola

So Kendalyn wanted to become a doctor and daddy said no? Instead she served as a cook in one of Gothard's follies?

FFS, this sort of thing makes me so angry.

Edit to add: If Robert loves Kendalyn so much, maybe he ought to support her while she goes through med school.

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CanadianHippie

Just getting ready for the endtimes :lol:

I prefer to think they just aren't "manly" enough for the real military so they'd rather play soldier than be one.

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Visionoyahweh

"The unhealthy self-focus that is natural to men". Um, maybe being raised in a HYPER-PATRICARCHY is what produces these manchildren.

They really sell this like these guys are going to become first responders, when all they really do is come out a few days ofter a storm and clean up lawn debris.

The bubble just keeps getting larger and larger for these kids. It's getting close to popping. The can't keep the real world out forever.

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CanadianHippie
"The unhealthy self-focus that is natural to men". Um, maybe being raised in a HYPER-PATRICARCHY is what produces these manchildren.

They really sell this like these guys are going to become first responders, when all they really do is come out a few days ofter a storm and clean up lawn debris.

The bubble just keeps getting larger and larger for these kids. It's getting close to popping. The can't keep the real world out forever.

They also have "the need to do hard things" *snicker*.

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Visionoyahweh

What happens if a woman has it laid on her heart to join?

No chainsaw lessons for the ladies?

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fakepigtails73

From the little I've seen ALERT reminds me of a hyper-fundie Boy Scout-type program training for the upcoming Armaggedon. And nope, them wimmin folks are not good enough for it. I remember on one ep. of 19K the boys (Josiah down to Justin) were outside doing fun stuff like reppeling down a wall and going on hikes while girls from Jana down to Joy were stuck inside (I remember how miserable Joy looked that day, it was worst than usual), in a room with other ATI girls singing boring worship music and giving speeches to younger girls on "what it is to be a proper women" (barfing as I type). Other "fun" stuff the girls did that day was needlepoint. yup, it wasn't 2011, it was 1811 for the girls...

I think that ALERT were sent to Mississippi to help with the clean-up after the tornadoes last yr. What they did, I really don't know!

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Visionoyahweh
I think that ALERT were sent to Mississippi to help with the clean-up after the tornadoes last yr. What they did, I really don't know!

Yeah, after the police/firefighters/national guard already had things under control. All ALERT is is just another private charity. It's the red cross for guys that worry their dicks are too small.

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Visionoyahweh
I could see Joy Anna and maybe Johanna doing this later.It is ATI after all so their would be no problem.

If that was true JD would've gotten his pilot license through ALERT by now. No hopes and dreams for everyone. Yay!

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tabitha2

I think the other older Duggar girls are a bit prissy for outdoor activity but if Joy asked her dad in the right way to do the STEP program he would let her.

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CanadianHippie
Other "fun" stuff the girls did that day was needlepoint. yup, it wasn't 2011, it was 1811 for the girls...

I'll have you know that needlepoint can be very relaxing, almost meditative.

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Coconut Flan

I wonder why the Duggars wouldn't let John David do the Alert flight thing? Too expensive or it would have taken him away from the dog and pony TV show?

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MrsYoungie
The female version of ALERT is called STEP.

http://www.alertacademy.com/step/about/

I could see Joy Anna and maybe Johanna doing this later.It is ATI after all so their would be no problem.

I went to this page alertacademy.com/step/course/ to check out the course outline. Argh! it's like how to be a homemaker under less than ideal conditions.

The main picture is hilarious. It needs captioning -

"How many fundie girls does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: None - cause they need a man to show them how it works!"

OR (courtesy of Bill O'Reilly)

"Light goes on; light goes off! You can't explain that!"

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tabitha2

Physical Fitness (Hiking, daily group physical training)

Basic First Aid and CPR

Personal Safety Awareness

Survival Skills (Fire building, freshwater production, shelter construction)

Camping

Navigation (Map and compass, orienteering)

Search-and-Rescue Techniques (Navigation without a compass, grid search techniques, clue ID, lost person behavior)

Technical Outdoor (Training ropes and knots, river crossing with ropes, basic rappelling skills)

Basic Water Safety (Canoe training, personal water safety)

Home

Basic Electrical (Use of breaker panel, electrical safety, basic wiring)

Basic Plumbing (Emergency water shut-off, problem solving)

General Household Maintenance (Drywall repair/caulking, painting techniques, picture hanging)

Basic Auto Maintenance (Roadside emergency, routine maintenance)

Financial Planning (Budgeting, God’s four purposes for money, basic financial terms, personal money management)

Seems a very useful program to me.

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Visionoyahweh

I'm working on captions....

http://www.alertacademy.com/step/faqs/

From the FAQs:

4. Can my 14-year-old daughter come this year?

No. The age limit is set at 15 years of age because of the maturity that is needed for the instruction given. A girl’s 14th year is usually when they are willing to put away childish behavior and begin acting more mature. STEP is also demanding physically, mentally, and spiritually and requires dedication to complete. An exception to this rule may be given if your daughter turns 15 during the program.

Poor Joy....she must be dealing with so much of this kind of crap.

5. Do I get a discount if I have more than one daughter at-tending?

There is a discount available for the second daughter applying the same year as the first daughter. Call the STEP office for details. 903.636.9211

SOTDRT

12. Will my daughter be required to wear pants (or skirts…) during the entire four-week program?

Skirts are required to encourage the girls to remain feminine in an active lifestyle. Pants are required for certain activities (such as rappelling) for safety or practicality reasons. Your daughter will be given direction as what to wear and when the appropriate times will be.

How liberal!

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Visionoyahweh

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Hey, it's a cult, my mind went right to Jonestown.

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fakepigtails73

I'll have you know that needlepoint can be very relaxing, almost meditative.

Oh don't get me wrong, I like knitting myself so nothing against needlepoint, it's just that being forced to do it with other girls inside while it's 80 degrees and sunshine outside, meh! I'm sure a few of the girls there would have rather done something fun and outdoorsy like rafting (which some ALERT boys got to do) instead... :think:

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