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The Selective Service Just Reminded 14,000 Men Born Between 1893 and 1897 to Register for the Draft
Washington Post ^

Posted on 07/11/2014 1:04:28 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Are you a man born in Pennsylvania between 1893 and 1897? If so, a government agency may have just reminded you to register for the draft.

The Selective Service System, which keeps a roster of potential men who can be enlisted in the military, inadvertently sent out mailings to more than 14,000 Pennsylvania men born in those years, reminding them to register.

These letters were sent due to a computer error, the agency said in a message posted online, and the Selective Service has apologized to the families who have received these letters.

The problem occurred following an automated data transfer between Pennsylvania and the Selective Service, which included the names of the 14,215 men born near the end of the 19th century. The letters started going out on June 30, sent to men who would be at least 117 years old.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 3rdthread; draft; men; selectiveservice; war
Time to give Kaiser Bill the old what for, boys!
1 posted on 07/11/2014 1:04:28 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Cue to Daffy Duck:

Over the seas
Lets go men
We’re shipping right off
We’re shipping right off
Again

Ah, nobody knows where or when
We’re shipping right off
To home
Again


2 posted on 07/11/2014 1:07:57 PM PDT by stanne
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To: nickcarraway
Hunting the Hun

Good Morning Mr. Zip-Zip-Zip

3 posted on 07/11/2014 1:08:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Your tax dollars at work.


4 posted on 07/11/2014 1:08:47 PM PDT by albie
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To: nickcarraway

5 posted on 07/11/2014 1:09:09 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: nickcarraway

Expecting war with Mexico?


6 posted on 07/11/2014 1:09:22 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: nickcarraway

WE all know computers don’t make mistakes,, (insert 2001 HAL imagery here)

They are both a boon and a bane.. Such is life..

In the new ‘turned on’ age (endorsed by TSA)


7 posted on 07/11/2014 1:09:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

WE could use a BLack Jack Pershing about now.

;-)


8 posted on 07/11/2014 1:10:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: nickcarraway

I had an uncle in Pennsylvania who lived to be 103 and he was an Army dentist at one point. He probably would have been up for another tour, if he hadn’t died 15 years ago . . . .


9 posted on 07/11/2014 1:11:40 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: NormsRevenge
Haaaallll.
Are you there, Haaaallll?
10 posted on 07/11/2014 1:12:30 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: nickcarraway

Looks like they mailed my GranDad.


11 posted on 07/11/2014 1:12:37 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Hey, like a Sinbad movie,, I’m sure he’d be willing to move his bones for his country.. ;)


12 posted on 07/11/2014 1:13:25 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: nickcarraway
Thank you for your service, sir! Give our best to General Pershing!


13 posted on 07/11/2014 1:14:10 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: nickcarraway; butterdezillion

Additonal cover for Barry’s fake SS registration.

“Hey. It’s a big bureaucracy and mistakes are made quite often.”


14 posted on 07/11/2014 1:16:44 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: NormsRevenge
That would be an interesting Sinbad movie — the skeleton would leap to life and come at Sinbad and his crew, only to check to see if they had any cavities or needed a filling.
15 posted on 07/11/2014 1:16:59 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SandRat

Tho my family roots are in Minniesoda , mostly immigrants after the Civil War,, and more Slavic or Bohemian and some WElsh/Scot, we missed out links to the roots of his nation’s founding and its families of an earlier era, yet..

None of them when called, stayed home, except Dad!

He was flatfoot and a dairy and grain farmer with 6 kids.

SCrew the Feuhrer, Feed the troops!


16 posted on 07/11/2014 1:17:55 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: nickcarraway

America’s Affirmative Action work force strikes again !

Is there anything, anything at all, our state and federal governments can do without screwing it all up?


17 posted on 07/11/2014 1:19:04 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: nickcarraway

Remember the Maine.......in about another year.


18 posted on 07/11/2014 1:19:23 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Yaknow , if Sinbad and Indiana Jones teamed up..

They could make some arse kick in movies

Well, what’s left of arses anyway.

THis is what we get for federal contracts awarded to the highest bidder and crony.


19 posted on 07/11/2014 1:20:00 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: nickcarraway

This is only the beginning of the Y2K apocalypse, people!


20 posted on 07/11/2014 1:20:29 PM PDT by x
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To: nickcarraway

“Shuback said that the agency uses a two-digit code for the birth year, which is why the years 1893 to 1897 were mixed up with the years from 1993 to 1997.”

This is a perfect example of the “Y2K” bug in action. Looks like they didn’t get them all.


21 posted on 07/11/2014 1:23:37 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: nickcarraway

Do these people vote?


22 posted on 07/11/2014 1:26:42 PM PDT by mom.mom
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To: NormsRevenge; All

Does anyone know what one should do if one failed to register because they dropped out in the 10th grade, the draft was no longer in force, and the military was only taking high school graduates, so they figured, what’s the point. Would failure to register affect receiving Social Security 20 years from now?


23 posted on 07/11/2014 1:26:43 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: nickcarraway

A computer error? Really? Did it do it all by itself or did somebody help the computer make the mistake?

I’m tired of dealing with fools that don’t pay attention to what they are doing. Damn fools who get paid well to royally screw up.

Ooopsie. I’m sorry. That fixes it all doesn’t it?

How about at least firing someone(s)? Oh never mind, then they would be on the dole and less value than they are now. Sweeping floors, picking up trash, painting rocks? How about that?


24 posted on 07/11/2014 1:28:26 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: nickcarraway

(Not registering, by the way, can cost you up to $250,000 and up to five years in prison.)

Somewhere in the Emperor’s thugocracy, is someone trying to figure out a way to collect ...


25 posted on 07/11/2014 1:29:35 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: mom.mom

No, just the blacks in Mississippi vote early and often.


26 posted on 07/11/2014 1:30:25 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: nickcarraway

Not to worry, young Barry has already registered.


27 posted on 07/11/2014 1:32:02 PM PDT by bgill
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To: nickcarraway

My very first piece of mail during Cadet basic training at West Point....a threatening letter from the government saying I needed to register.

Even though I was in the army two months after turning 18, I had indeed registered for the draft (and have since checked and verified that it is all in order).

But for some reason, systems failed and I got the letter :(


28 posted on 07/11/2014 1:34:16 PM PDT by lacrew
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My very first piece of mail during Cadet basic training at West Point....a threatening letter from the government saying I needed to register.

Classic. They should have sent you a letter threatening to have you court martialed for not registering!

29 posted on 07/11/2014 1:41:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Just when you thought it was safe...

THE Y2K BUG STRIKES AGAIN!

30 posted on 07/11/2014 1:41:57 PM PDT by Flatus I. Maximus (First Third-World Despotism. Overthrow Obama.)
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To: nickcarraway

Did they get these names from their voter lists?


31 posted on 07/11/2014 1:52:02 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: nickcarraway

I think the letter listed all the things I wouldn’t be eligible for (student loans, etc.).

Later, I was in the California desert for several weeks, training, when my mail finally caught up to me - from the IRS :(


32 posted on 07/11/2014 2:02:19 PM PDT by lacrew
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To: nickcarraway

The owner of Hussein’s SSN was ‘born’ in 1890.

His name = Harrison J Bounel.

He died in 1978.

Based upon this, I think Hussein won’t be hassled by Selective Service.


33 posted on 07/11/2014 2:45:34 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: gleeaikin

The Vietnam-era selective service law expired three days after my eighteenth birthday. I was going to sign up, but I called the local office about something, and was told not to bother. By the time the new law was passed, I was too old to have to register.


34 posted on 07/11/2014 3:50:43 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe they are looking for Wolverine from X-Men?


35 posted on 07/11/2014 4:44:29 PM PDT by NYFriend
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