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Amazon’s ‘Homecoming’ takes nightmarish realities of military service to the Twilight Zone

Image: prime video Spoilers for Homecoming: Season 1 lie ahead. Very few Americans serve in the United States Armed Forces.  According to the Council on Foreign Relations, approximately 1.2 million citizens—less than 0.5% of the U.S. population—were recorded as active military personnel in 2016. At present, that relatively high number reflects the world’s third largest armed force. But it could be dropping fast. SEE ALSO: The skills kids need to avoid getting fooled by fake news Lacking motivation, obesity rates, and a competitive civilian job market are among many factors…

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97-year-old war veteran takes a knee in response to President Trump’s protest comments

There’s never an age limit when it comes to fighting for what you believe in.  Brennan Gilmore tweeted a photo Sunday of his 97-year-old grandfather, John Middlemas, kneeling in support of the #TakeAKnee movement, started by former San Francisco 49ers football player Colin Kaepernick in 2016 over police violence against African Americans.  President Donald Trump’s outspoken criticism against athletes who don’t stand up for the national anthem sparked this protest among people like Middlemas in solidarity with NFL athletes who kneeled on the field this weekend.  SEE ALSO: #TakeAKnee protests…

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