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German Army tries to draft 4-week-old baby
abconline ^ | 4-11-2007 | staff writer

Posted on 04/11/2007 7:53:33 AM PDT by bedolido

The German Army sent a draft notice to a four-week-old baby named Lucio, ordering him to report for duty within the next 10 days, before realising it had blundered.

An army spokesman said the notice had been sent erroneously because a clerk typed in the wrong date of birth for the boy from Aubstadt, in southern Germany.

"It was an accident," an army spokesman said.

"Somebody entered the wrong number into a computer. There was no harm done.

"We realised the error the same day and called up the family to tell them to throw the notice away when it arrived."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: army; baby; draft; german

1 posted on 04/11/2007 7:53:34 AM PDT by bedolido
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To: bedolido

Even Hitler wasn’t that desperate for soldiers at the end of WWII.


2 posted on 04/11/2007 7:55:04 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: bedolido

HA HA HA those arrogant, peace-loving Euros need a draft? Even us “cowboys” (and cowgirls) don’t need one.


3 posted on 04/11/2007 7:58:50 AM PDT by JillValentine (Being a feminist is all about being a victim. Being an armed woman is all about not being a victim.)
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To: bedolido; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; xsmommy

Wow, I didn’t realize that Germany was such a police state that they would draft infants into the army!


4 posted on 04/11/2007 8:02:28 AM PDT by VRWCmember (Go Rudy Go! (And take McCain with you!))
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To: VRWCmember
It is much easier to get recruits to crawl under barbed wire when they can't walk yet.
5 posted on 04/11/2007 8:04:11 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Parker v. DC: the best court decision of the year.)
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To: VRWCmember
"We realised the error the same day and called up the family to tell them to throw the notice away when it arrived."

Yeah, and four years from now it will show up in a computer and the family will be arrested for harboring a fugitive! ;^)

6 posted on 04/11/2007 8:05:03 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (I won't settle)
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To: bedolido

Merkel Jugend?


7 posted on 04/11/2007 8:05:33 AM PDT by tubasonum (proud to be naturalized American)
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To: bedolido

Germany’s new weapon: the drool bomb.


8 posted on 04/11/2007 8:05:55 AM PDT by Huntress (I believe in government by grumpy old guys.)
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To: Huntress

Hey, we drafted Bugs Bunny.


9 posted on 04/11/2007 8:07:04 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: bedolido

Baby want bottle or Sudetenland?


10 posted on 04/11/2007 8:08:21 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....when the sidewalks are safe for the little guy.)
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To: bedolido
FILE PHOTO of Lucio:

Of course, one must never discount patriotic fervor at any age:


11 posted on 04/11/2007 8:09:21 AM PDT by SquirrelKing ("When a coin in the carbon pot rings, out of global warming hell a soul does spring." - Timothy Ball)
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To: VRWCmember
Wow, I didn’t realize that Germany was such a police state that they would draft infants into the army!

Well heck, where are they supposed to get infantry?

12 posted on 04/11/2007 8:09:41 AM PDT by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: bedolido

“Nein! I said we need more ‘Tanks’ not ‘Tykes’!”


13 posted on 04/11/2007 8:13:23 AM PDT by posterchild (How did trees absorb CO2 before carbon funds started collecting money to manage the process?)
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To: Oberon
"Well heck, where are they supposed to get infantry? "

I guess they could get the infantry from their infancy.

14 posted on 04/11/2007 8:17:00 AM PDT by bedolido (I can forgive you for killing my sons, but I cannot forgive you for forcing me to kill your sons)
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To: KarlInOhio

LOL


15 posted on 04/11/2007 8:40:55 AM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: bedolido

France would still surrender to him.


16 posted on 04/11/2007 8:43:42 AM PDT by Teacher317 (Are you familiar with the writings of Shan Yu?)
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To: traviskicks

About mid-way through Marine Boot camp in 1965, one of the members of my platoon received his draft notice in a distintive envelope. The D.I. had him open the envelope and read aloud it’s contents. We ALL paid a price for him “alledgely wanting to get out of the Marine Corps”. Looking back it was real funny.


17 posted on 04/11/2007 8:59:17 AM PDT by stumpy
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To: bedolido

Well, at least they seem to have taken a prompt corrective action for the screwup. Somebody will get an enema over it.


18 posted on 04/11/2007 9:14:32 AM PDT by GSlob
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To: bedolido

Since when did Germany have a draft?


19 posted on 04/11/2007 9:47:26 AM PDT by gogogodzilla (Republicans only win if they are conservative.)
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To: stumpy

During the late 50’s, six months after he went active duty, my father got a draft notice.


20 posted on 04/11/2007 10:21:37 AM PDT by packrat35 (Beware the Big Government Republicans!)
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To: gogogodzilla

Since the Bundeswehr exists. So, for over 50 years now.


21 posted on 04/11/2007 10:26:50 AM PDT by Postal Dude
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To: bedolido
I see it's just like old times at the Wehrmacht.
22 posted on 04/11/2007 10:29:37 AM PDT by PeterFinn (The end of islam is the beginning of peace.)
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To: bedolido

Geez, even the Spartans waited until the kids were seven.


23 posted on 04/11/2007 11:12:39 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Hunter-Thompson '08)
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To: gogogodzilla

Since the 1930s, with a brief gap in the late 40s, I believe.

You can get out of the draft by doing 10 months community service.


24 posted on 04/11/2007 1:38:49 PM PDT by PAR35
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