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2013-01-27 04:20:58 PM

Noam Chimpsky: Ever notice how these black politicians never end up going to jail for clearly defined crimes but white Republicans and especially white Democrats who piss off the white Democrat establishment ( Blago, Trafficant ) go to jail for years for shiat like making their aides do chores on their houseboat? And Duke Cunningham who went to jail for: Cunningham liked to invite women to his yacht. Two of them said that he would change into pajama bottoms and a turtleneck sweater to entertain them with chilled champagne by the light of his favorite lava lamp


Ever notice how Blago and Trafficant and Cunningham were convicted of crimes you failed to mention>
 
2013-01-27 04:26:07 PM

GAT_00: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Hidey-hidey-hidey-ho!

/and is there a draft registration now?
//again?
///still?

You still have to register for the selective service at 18. There's no reason women shouldn't have to register now.


I agree, and we should do away with any deferments that aren't medically qualified. As soon as the rich kids have to start dying at the same rate as poor kids, then the chickenhawks will stop engaging in wars for profit.
 
2013-01-27 04:26:54 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: dustman81: Ladies, with equal rights come equal responsiblities. It's about time females register with Selective Service.

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I thought even the registration had been done away with for a while at some point

/but yeah, why not?

Nope, all males between the ages of 18 and 25 must be registered with the Selective Service System. Some states do it automatically when a male applies for a driver's license, some have registars in schools, you can even register at www.sss.gov, but if you do not do it by the time you're 26, you can be denied federal benefits and jobs, not to mention it is a federal offense. Some states, like Ohio, charge males out-of-state tuition rates if they are not registered with SSS.

It was suspended between '75 and '80

/but that's from Wiki
//YMMV
///I was 1A with a lottery number of 123, I know how it works


I got a card in the mail two days after my 18th b-day and I didn't do anything. So i'm confused now...
 
2013-01-27 04:32:08 PM

Noam Chimpsky: Delay: I thought Charlie Rangel was in prison?

Ever notice how these black politicians never end up going to jail for clearly defined crimes but white Republicans and especially white Democrats who piss off the white Democrat establishment ( Blago, Trafficant ) go to jail for years for shiat like making their aides do chores on their houseboat? And Duke Cunningham who went to jail for: Cunningham liked to invite women to his yacht. Two of them said that he would change into pajama bottoms and a turtleneck sweater to entertain them with chilled champagne by the light of his favorite lava lamp


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2013-01-27 04:33:36 PM

jaytkay: Noam Chimpsky: Ever notice how these black politicians never end up going to jail for clearly defined crimes but white Republicans and especially white Democrats who piss off the white Democrat establishment ( Blago, Trafficant ) go to jail for years for shiat like making their aides do chores on their houseboat? And Duke Cunningham who went to jail for: Cunningham liked to invite women to his yacht. Two of them said that he would change into pajama bottoms and a turtleneck sweater to entertain them with chilled champagne by the light of his favorite lava lamp

Ever notice how Blago and Trafficant and Cunningham were convicted of crimes you failed to mention>


A bunch of trumped up bullshiat. Why isn't Timothy Geithner in prison for tax evasion? Is it because the turbo tax did it? Why isn't Hillary in jail for her numerous clear-cut crimes? Why isn't Obama in jail for his part in the Rezko land deal?
 
2013-01-27 04:35:27 PM

Noam Chimpsky: jaytkay: Noam Chimpsky: Ever notice how these black politicians never end up going to jail for clearly defined crimes but white Republicans and especially white Democrats who piss off the white Democrat establishment ( Blago, Trafficant ) go to jail for years for shiat like making their aides do chores on their houseboat? And Duke Cunningham who went to jail for: Cunningham liked to invite women to his yacht. Two of them said that he would change into pajama bottoms and a turtleneck sweater to entertain them with chilled champagne by the light of his favorite lava lamp

Ever notice how Blago and Trafficant and Cunningham were convicted of crimes you failed to mention>

A bunch of trumped up bullshiat. Why isn't Timothy Geithner in prison for tax evasion? Is it because the turbo tax did it? Why isn't Hillary in jail for her numerous clear-cut crimes? Why isn't Obama in jail for his part in the Rezko land deal?

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2013-01-27 04:37:35 PM

Noam Chimpsky: white Republicans ...go to jail for years for shiat like making their aides do chores on their houseboat?


I've never heard of prostitutes hired as a bribe as "aides."

But going down on Randy would definitely be a "chore."

And by "houseboat" do you mean that yacht he accepted as a bribe?
 
2013-01-27 04:39:48 PM
Just another Democrat not protecting women. Nothing to see here.
 
2013-01-27 04:40:08 PM

Orange-Pippin: Lionel Mandrake: Hey, the military needs cooks and dishwashers, don't they?

/ducks
//if men gotta register, then women should, too

Seriously, as a woman, this is interesting. I have seen "men's rights" supporters (i.e. against alimony not child support) get eviscerated on Fark in the past. Has this view changed? We don't live in a world where women are incapable. I think if selective service becomes mandatory then many things need to be re-examined.


Chiming in from the feminist POV, this is the same reason women wanted (yes, wanted) jury duty--true equality means sharing responsibilities as well as privileges. And yes, that is exactly what women want; the 'I know a woman who lets me hold open doors!!!11!!' or other wharrgarbl means you met a manipulative idiot\are an ass about our customs in America, not that feminism is teh ebuls.

However, the entire point of the registration system is retarded in my POV, so instead of just making everyone sign up, how about we get the fark rid of it? There is no lack whatsoever of recruits, especially since we have a pretty damn machine-based military to begin with.
 
2013-01-27 04:41:51 PM

zedster: Noam Chimpsky: Delay: I thought Charlie Rangel was in prison?

Ever notice how these black politicians never end up going to jail for clearly defined crimes but white Republicans and especially white Democrats who piss off the white Democrat establishment ( Blago, Trafficant ) go to jail for years for shiat like making their aides do chores on their houseboat? And Duke Cunningham who went to jail for: Cunningham liked to invite women to his yacht. Two of them said that he would change into pajama bottoms and a turtleneck sweater to entertain them with chilled champagne by the light of his favorite lava lamp

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Oh, did they finally throw Jefferson's ass in prison? I remember he was walking around free and getting reelected years after his crime.
 
2013-01-27 04:47:46 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Noam Chimpsky: white Republicans ...go to jail for years for shiat like making their aides do chores on their houseboat?

I've never heard of prostitutes hired as a bribe as "aides."

But going down on Randy would definitely be a "chore."

And by "houseboat" do you mean that yacht he accepted as a bribe?


Who was bribed? Sounds to me like some guy wanted to buy Cunningham's house and he moved into the buyer's yacht as part of the deal. Gotta live somewhere. If you want to buy my house for a million bucks and let me live in your yacht, it's a deal.
 
2013-01-27 04:50:16 PM

NewportBarGuy: doyner: Yes and no. If we had the draft, and it included women, then more of the country wouldn't be so complacently complicit when the next Congress rubber-stamps the next Dubya's bullshiat war of choice. It could cost a swing state or two--enough to at least give pause.

Oh, and it would mean that more people in the country would understand how meaningless those stupid yellow-ribbon magnets are.

You're more optimistic than me. The kicker of those f*cking magnets, for me, was seeing them on several cars in the barracks parking lot. Yes, they put them on their own cars. Brilliant!

I say we do compel women to register if they are now eligible for combat MOS assignment. That's fine. Just seems so outmoded. I went back to the SSS website to check out when I signed up. 1996, 13 days before my 18th birthday. I still volunteered 8 years later. They didn't really need me in the system.

I guess I'm more referring to the scope of war these days. If we ever did get attacked on the scale that would require a draft, I just don't think we'd have the time to conduct one, and train the people to get ready.

I don't think we really want or need a draft Army. We should be looking at cutting the force back even more, not adding to it. We can do a lot more with less these days than any time before. Occupation? Sure, we need more people, more MPs etc etc etc... However, after Vietnam and Iraq and Afghanistan have shown us, maybe for one goddamn second we'll realize that the tactic of grab and hold is not a good one. Just unleash the Army to kill people, break sh*t... give them the keys and a lovely parting check.

We don't have the numbers to do occupation, we're never going to have the numbers, and it's just a bad idea.

/Forgive the ramble...


I hated those stupid magnets, but I would become verklempt when I saw a car with a real satin ribbon bow tied onto it. Or a nicely maintained yellow ribbon on a tree (my neighbors did this when their daughter's fiance was in.) The magnets are an example of throwing money to the wrong group to send a message, whereas if you take a ribbon and tie it outside your house it seems more authentic to me.

Everyone's mileage will vary.
 
2013-01-27 04:50:43 PM
Inevitably, however, as in the past, there will be times in the future when America will be faced with the question of whether we need to place thousands of our young men and women in harm's way. When that time comes, I hope all of America will be forced to stop and think twice about it.

Yeah, the draft did a GREAT job of keeping us out of the clusterfark that was Vietnam ...
 
2013-01-27 04:51:15 PM
I realize it has been said already...but +1 for the headline subby
 
2013-01-27 05:07:10 PM
They all look the same...am I right.
 
2013-01-27 05:15:05 PM
Damn! Charlie's lookin fly for an octogenarian.
 
2013-01-27 05:16:39 PM
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Really? Nobody else posted this yet?
 
2013-01-27 05:16:41 PM

GAT_00: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Hidey-hidey-hidey-ho!

/and is there a draft registration now?
//again?
///still?

You still have to register for the selective service at 18. There's no reason women shouldn't have to register now.


I agree. They wanted combat roles as part of equal rights, then they have the right to get drafted as equally as males.
 
2013-01-27 05:19:32 PM
However, the entire point of the registration system is retarded in my POV, so instead of just making everyone sign up, how about we get the fark rid of it? There is no lack whatsoever of recruits, especially since we have a pretty damn machine-based military to begin with.

They have it in case a large world war broke out again and the draft needs to be reinstated. Seems like a waste of money to keep track of all these people like that, but it's there just in case.
 
2013-01-27 05:21:48 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Hidey-hidey-hidey-ho!


Hidey-hidey-hidey-ho, sir.
 
2013-01-27 05:24:49 PM

Doktor_Zhivago: MaudlinMutantMollusk: dustman81: Ladies, with equal rights come equal responsiblities. It's about time females register with Selective Service.

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I thought even the registration had been done away with for a while at some point

/but yeah, why not?

Nope, all males between the ages of 18 and 25 must be registered with the Selective Service System. Some states do it automatically when a male applies for a driver's license, some have registars in schools, you can even register at www.sss.gov, but if you do not do it by the time you're 26, you can be denied federal benefits and jobs, not to mention it is a federal offense. Some states, like Ohio, charge males out-of-state tuition rates if they are not registered with SSS.

It was suspended between '75 and '80

/but that's from Wiki
//YMMV
///I was 1A with a lottery number of 123, I know how it works

I got a card in the mail two days after my 18th b-day and I didn't do anything. So i'm confused now...


I went straight to the post office on my 18th birthday. I don't recall getting any follow up.
 
2013-01-27 05:27:46 PM

Noam Chimpsky: Delay: I thought Charlie Rangel was in prison?

Ever notice how these black politicians never end up going to jail for clearly defined crimes but white Republicans and especially white Democrats who piss off the white Democrat establishment ( Blago, Trafficant ) go to jail for years for shiat like making their aides do chores on their houseboat? And Duke Cunningham who went to jail for: Cunningham liked to invite women to his yacht. Two of them said that he would change into pajama bottoms and a turtleneck sweater to entertain them with chilled champagne by the light of his favorite lava lamp


I can't believe I'm responding to this trollfest, but, from wikipedia:

William Jennings "Bill" Jefferson (born March 14, 1947) is a former American politician from the U.S. state of Louisiana. He served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for nine terms from 1991 to 2009 as a member of the Democratic Party. He represented Louisiana's 2nd congressional district, which includes much of the greater New Orleans area. He was Louisiana's first black congressman since the end of Reconstruction.[1]
On November 13, 2009, Jefferson was sentenced to thirteen years in federal prison for bribery after a corruption investigation, the longest sentence ever handed down to a congressman for bribery or any other crime. He began serving that sentence in May 2012 at a Federal Bureau of Prisons facility in Beaumont, Texas.
 
2013-01-27 05:28:37 PM

LoneWolf343:


I got a card in the mail two days after my 18th b-day and I didn't do anything. So i'm confused now...

I went straight to the post office on my 18th birthday. I don't recall getting any follow up.


I'm disqualified from service anyway due to a deadly allergy to some anesthetics (volunteered shortly afterwards and was rejected in MEPS) so it's not really a pressing concern for me.

Still it was weird. Maybe my high school or the DMV sent it off or something.
 
2013-01-27 05:29:32 PM
certainly no good reason why a woman doesn't have to register for selective service but if it is involving Charlie Rangel, it's probably more about being daft than the draft.
 
2013-01-27 05:37:39 PM
We should draft Rangel. Get his fat corrupt ass reupped.
 
2013-01-27 05:50:05 PM

Sultan Of Herf: GAT_00: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Hidey-hidey-hidey-ho!

/and is there a draft registration now?
//again?
///still?

You still have to register for the selective service at 18. There's no reason women shouldn't have to register now.

I agree. They wanted combat roles as part of equal rights, then they have the right to get drafted as equally as males.


We do, by which I mean that right now there is no draft at all. Rangel wants to re-impose one.
 
2013-01-27 05:58:25 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: GAT_00: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Hidey-hidey-hidey-ho!

/and is there a draft registration now?
//again?
///still?

You still have to register for the selective service at 18. There's no reason women shouldn't have to register now.

I thought even the registration had been done away with for a while at some point

/but yeah, why not?


It's a "just in case" thing. You never know when we might have to fight off an invasion from Canada.

And I agree. Let everyone register at age 18.
 
2013-01-27 05:59:12 PM

LoneWolf343: Doktor_Zhivago: MaudlinMutantMollusk: dustman81: Ladies, with equal rights come equal responsiblities. It's about time females register with Selective Service.

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I thought even the registration had been done away with for a while at some point

/but yeah, why not?

Nope, all males between the ages of 18 and 25 must be registered with the Selective Service System. Some states do it automatically when a male applies for a driver's license, some have registars in schools, you can even register at www.sss.gov, but if you do not do it by the time you're 26, you can be denied federal benefits and jobs, not to mention it is a federal offense. Some states, like Ohio, charge males out-of-state tuition rates if they are not registered with SSS.

It was suspended between '75 and '80

/but that's from Wiki
//YMMV
///I was 1A with a lottery number of 123, I know how it works

I got a card in the mail two days after my 18th b-day and I didn't do anything. So i'm confused now...

I went straight to the post office on my 18th birthday. I don't recall getting any follow up.



I registered a couple of days after my 18th birthday. I got a card with my registration number shortly afterwards. I think I might still have it.

You can check on www.sss.gov to see if you are registered.
 
2013-01-27 06:01:19 PM

iaazathot: GAT_00: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Hidey-hidey-hidey-ho!

/and is there a draft registration now?
//again?
///still?

You still have to register for the selective service at 18. There's no reason women shouldn't have to register now.

I agree, and we should do away with any deferments that aren't medically qualified. As soon as the rich kids have to start dying at the same rate as poor kids, then the chickenhawks will stop engaging in wars for profit.


A volunteer military has real advantages over a military made up of people drafted essentially against their will. The draft should be an act of desperation (and yes, it should include women).

However, requiring everyone to serve their country regardless of economic status, sex and race has some advantages as well.

Ideally, we should have a universal service requirement in which the military is one of three options: military, Americorps or Peace corps. Deferments for college and professional schools would allow the programs can take advantage of new doctors, lawyers, dentists etc.

Of course, no one will be willing to pay for that, even if the recipients receive minimum wage + housing or something. Maybe the real answer is to go to a guard draft, and expand the roll of the guard to include even more domestic service than it already does in the name of "homeland security".
 
2013-01-27 06:11:25 PM

GAT_00: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Hidey-hidey-hidey-ho!

/and is there a draft registration now?
//again?
///still?

You still have to register for the selective service at 18. There's no reason women shouldn't have to register now.


The program costs a fortune to administer for no real gain.  Doubling its sizes would be a waste of money and just having men register meets its two main goals of being a recruiting device as well as having a list of some men who could be called up in a hurry.  Of course most countries have managed to draft lots of people without a central register and that was before the DOD could email states drivers license groups and requesting a list of all drivers.
 
2013-01-27 06:27:11 PM
In other news: Charlie Rangel has still not been sent to prison.
 
2013-01-27 06:54:50 PM

dustman81: LoneWolf343: Doktor_Zhivago: MaudlinMutantMollusk: dustman81: Ladies, with equal rights come equal responsiblities. It's about time females register with Selective Service.

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I thought even the registration had been done away with for a while at some point

/but yeah, why not?

Nope, all males between the ages of 18 and 25 must be registered with the Selective Service System. Some states do it automatically when a male applies for a driver's license, some have registars in schools, you can even register at www.sss.gov, but if you do not do it by the time you're 26, you can be denied federal benefits and jobs, not to mention it is a federal offense. Some states, like Ohio, charge males out-of-state tuition rates if they are not registered with SSS.

It was suspended between '75 and '80

/but that's from Wiki
//YMMV
///I was 1A with a lottery number of 123, I know how it works

I got a card in the mail two days after my 18th b-day and I didn't do anything. So i'm confused now...

I went straight to the post office on my 18th birthday. I don't recall getting any follow up.


I registered a couple of days after my 18th birthday. I got a card with my registration number shortly afterwards. I think I might still have it.

You can check on www.sss.gov to see if you are registered.


System is down. Pretty sure I am registered, though, because I imagine something would have popped up if when I submitted a FAFSA form several years ago.
 
2013-01-27 07:07:02 PM
 
2013-01-27 07:10:29 PM
After the recent women in combat thing, they will have to register along with the rest of us.

No getting around that.
 
2013-01-27 07:13:46 PM

lohphat: MaudlinMutantMollusk:

Hidey-hidey-hidey-ho!


That was beautiful,thanks!
 
2013-01-27 07:24:55 PM

lohphat: MaudlinMutantMollusk:

Hidey-hidey-hidey-ho!


Damn!

/Thanks!
 
2013-01-27 07:38:43 PM
If the Equal Rights Amendment had been passed, women would already be registered. The anti-feminists (led by Phyllis "it's not rape if you're married/conservapedia" Schlafly shot the ERA down, siting the SS requirement as one of their reasons.

/the more you know
 
2013-01-27 07:39:24 PM

dustman81: Ladies, with equal rights come equal responsiblities. It's about time females register with Selective Service.

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I thought even the registration had been done away with for a while at some point

/but yeah, why not?

Nope, all males between the ages of 18 and 25 must be registered with the Selective Service System. Some states do it automatically when a male applies for a driver's license, some have registars in schools, you can even register at www.sss.gov, but if you do not do it by the time you're 26, you can be denied federal benefits and jobs, not to mention it is a federal offense. Some states, like Ohio, charge males out-of-state tuition rates if they are not registered with SSS.


pretty much.
 
2013-01-27 07:43:43 PM

DON.MAC: GAT_00: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Hidey-hidey-hidey-ho!

/and is there a draft registration now?
//again?
///still?

You still have to register for the selective service at 18. There's no reason women shouldn't have to register now.

The program costs a fortune to administer for no real gain.  Doubling its sizes would be a waste of money and just having men register meets its two main goals of being a recruiting device as well as having a list of some men who could be called up in a hurry.  Of course most countries have managed to draft lots of people without a central register and that was before the DOD could email states drivers license groups and requesting a list of all drivers.


Doesn't matter.

It's sexist and discriminatory to only have half of eligible adults register. Bottom line.
If women can serve in combat positions, they need to register for selective services the same as men. Period.
 
2013-01-27 07:58:30 PM
Retire you old black boob. Seriously. Nobody cares what you say.
 
2013-01-27 08:16:06 PM

NewportBarGuy: Even if he was a decorated war veteran, the guy (Rangel) is the very definition of what is wrong with Congress.

His draft sh*t is nonsense. "If we had a draft, then the rich, white people, would not start these wars."

Yeah, no. It doesn't work like that, it's never worked like that.

We'll ignore his numerous financial scandals and such. It's just stupid to keep screaming "A draft Army will stop all the needless wars!" because that's bullsh*t. You idiots doing your goddamn job and not drafting things like the Iraq War Resolution might prevent some wars from occurring.

Go away, Charlie. Please.


I respectfully disagree with your assessment.
 
2013-01-27 08:20:49 PM

skullkrusher: certainly no good reason why a woman doesn't have to register for selective service but if it is involving Charlie Rangel, it's probably more about being daft than the draft.


The Selective Service exemption for women didn't make any sense to begin with. In the current breakdown of the U.S. Army, there's roughly four support troops for every Combat Arms soldier.

If we did ever have to ramp up the military for World War III, we'd still need a shiatload of new mixed-gender support troops, and not just all-male infantrymen or cavalry scouts.
 
2013-01-27 08:32:53 PM

ExperianScaresCthulhu: DON.MAC: GAT_00: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Hidey-hidey-hidey-ho!

/and is there a draft registration now?
//again?
///still?

You still have to register for the selective service at 18. There's no reason women shouldn't have to register now.

The program costs a fortune to administer for no real gain.  Doubling its sizes would be a waste of money and just having men register meets its two main goals of being a recruiting device as well as having a list of some men who could be called up in a hurry.  Of course most countries have managed to draft lots of people without a central register and that was before the DOD could email states drivers license groups and requesting a list of all drivers.

Doesn't matter.

It's sexist and discriminatory to only have half of eligible adults register. Bottom line.
If women can serve in combat positions, they need to register for selective services the same as men. Period.


That assumes there is any real reason to register in the first place.  If it is a recruitment device, then it wouldn't be discriminatory to only include men only.  I expect this will end up in a court and after a few expensive court cases that don't resolve it, congress will end up killing the program rather than fix it.
 
2013-01-27 09:03:45 PM
If men have to register, women have to register. End of discussion. The only reason women have been exempt from registration is because it has been exclusively in preparation for a draft, which is only done if we are at war; and since women have been excluded from combat, it was considered essentially a waste of everyone's time to draft them for service they couldn't perform. Now that that is no longer the case, they should be eligible as anyone else.
 
2013-01-27 09:49:26 PM
Hasn't Charlie been going on about bringing back the draft for a while now? I seem to remember him thinking everyone should have to share in the Iraq war, so let's draft some rich kids.

The military didn't seem to think it was a good idea.

/I registered, but would probably enlist if WW3 started
// probably too old now
 
2013-01-27 09:56:51 PM

Gyrfalcon: If men have to register, women have to register. End of discussion


dis
 
2013-01-27 09:57:01 PM
"Well, the Sister was right. You boys could use a little churching up. Slide on down to the Triple Rock, and catch Rev. Cleophus. You boys listen to what he's got to say."

In case it hasn't already been said, making women register with Selective Service isn't an indication you want women to die (though if we want to be considered egalitarian, it's the only way to go if you want to keep the draft around), but that you want the draft to never be used. The few that would use the draft as a bludgeon against the young and poor would be less likely to use it if it meant women could be called to serve.
 
2013-01-27 10:17:10 PM

yellowcat: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Lsherm: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I thought even the registration had been done away with for a while at some point

Never.  If they had been done away with, then attention-whore Rangel wouldn't be able to introduce bills to distract from his numerous ethics charges.

Rangel's integrity issues aside, the registration requirement was suspended between 1975 and 1980, it appears

/Good to know not all the memory cells are fried yet

I was in college when registration was reinstated. Several sorority sisters of mine and I wanted to register to make a statement that we thought women should be registering too. We tried to get a form at the Post Office on campus, but they wouldn't give us one, even when we explained to the Post Master that we were doing it as a form of protest.


I was in college before it was 'reinstated,' while still quite simply, 'stated.' We'd take every postage-paid return card we could find (e.g. magazine offers), then write in the Selective Service as the applicant as well as the return address.

csb/off lawn/etc
 
2013-01-27 10:19:34 PM

atomic-age: whereas if you take a ribbon and tie it outside your house it seems more authentic to me.

Everyone's mileage will vary.


I'm comin' home, I've done my time
Now I've got to know what is and isn't mine
If you received my letter tellin' you I'd soon be free
Then you'll know just what to do if you still want me
If you still want me

CHORUS:

Tie a yellow ribbon 'round the old oak tree
It's been three long years
Do you still want me?
If I don't see a ribbon round the old oak tree
I'll stay on the bus
Forget about us
Put the blame on me
If I don't see a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree

Bus driver, please look for me
'Cause I couldn't bear to see what I might see
I'm really still in prison, and my love she holds the key
A simple yellow ribbon's what I need to set me free
I wrote and told her this:

REPEAT CHORUS

Now the whole damn bus is cheering
And I can't believe I see
A hundred yellow ribbons 'round the old oak tree
I'm comin' home


Guy goes to prison and gets out.
What's that have to do with selective service?

Magnets.
How the fark do they work?
 
2013-01-27 10:30:26 PM
Before drafting women, which I am against... I would ask that men 55 years of age and below be selected for service. There are enough broken bodies and minds coming back from war, we don't need to expose women to this.

/aware women serve on front lines now
//war sucks.
 
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