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Just Received My Appointment As Board Member of the Selective Service (Vanity)
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Posted on 11/23/2005 7:44:29 PM PST by Archangelsk

And you can be damn certain that I will be a very hard sell on anyone asking for deferment if, God forbid, we institute a draft.


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: boardmember; prudent; ssa
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1 posted on 11/23/2005 7:44:30 PM PST by Archangelsk
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To: Archangelsk

Congratulations.


2 posted on 11/23/2005 7:46:19 PM PST by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: Michael Goldsberry

Thank you.


3 posted on 11/23/2005 7:46:55 PM PST by Archangelsk (Handbasket, hell. Get used to the concept.)
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To: Archangelsk

How much to have my birthday moved down the list?


4 posted on 11/23/2005 7:47:37 PM PST by bigsigh
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To: bigsigh

Not for sale.


5 posted on 11/23/2005 7:48:02 PM PST by Archangelsk (Handbasket, hell. Get used to the concept.)
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To: Archangelsk

Why? Unless we have a completely universal draft, the job of the board is to determine who the military wants. You make it sound like you would be willing to stick the military with a bunch of people they would have to weed out. I doubt they would view that as optimal.


6 posted on 11/23/2005 7:48:29 PM PST by JLS
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To: Michael Goldsberry

Are former vets still exempt, or did the Pentagon change that?

I can totally see it happening, the way things are going.

"Well you see, we need your experience!"

B.S. Totally. I paid my dues. OIF II.


7 posted on 11/23/2005 7:49:51 PM PST by lastmanstanding
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To: JLS

I have to fulfil the yearly training requirement to understand the vagaries of selection. I'll get back to you after that.


8 posted on 11/23/2005 7:50:16 PM PST by Archangelsk (Handbasket, hell. Get used to the concept.)
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To: Archangelsk

Good for you. Congratulations.


9 posted on 11/23/2005 7:51:22 PM PST by DoughtyOne (MSM: Public support for war waining. 403/3 House vote against pullout vaporizes another lie.)
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To: Archangelsk

I suspect so. Practice is sometimes different than theory. Congratulations.


10 posted on 11/23/2005 7:52:05 PM PST by JLS
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To: Archangelsk

Daffy gets tracked down by the Little Man from then Draft Board.

11 posted on 11/23/2005 7:54:05 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: Archangelsk

And your draft classification is . . .?


12 posted on 11/23/2005 7:54:10 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN - 3rd Bn. Fifth Marines RVN 1969)
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To: Archangelsk

Wow. To some degree you'd have the power of life and death over people. You've got a good screen name for the job.


13 posted on 11/23/2005 7:54:13 PM PST by mumps
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To: DoughtyOne

Thank you.


14 posted on 11/23/2005 7:54:19 PM PST by Archangelsk (Handbasket, hell. Get used to the concept.)
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To: Archangelsk

I don't believe in the draft in its modern form.

In its original (Revolutionary War) form, the draft simply meant that citizens who were already active members in the State Militias could be drafted into the Continental Army.

Thus the draft applied only to citizens who were already trained (at least marginally) in the State Militias, and who were thereby already willing to fight; it did not apply simply to some layman off the street.

I think that the original (not modern) example should be followed, in general.

I also think that the draft is essentially moot. If large numbers of additional citizens were needed for any legitimate armed conflict (such as the War on Terror,) I believe that an ample volunteer force would be available.

All that would be needed is a national call to service, IMHO.


15 posted on 11/23/2005 7:54:31 PM PST by sargon (How could anyone have voted for the socialist, weak-on-defense fraud named John Kerry?)
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To: Warthogtjm

Served 22 years, A-10 driver. I think I'm pretty qualified.


16 posted on 11/23/2005 7:55:13 PM PST by Archangelsk (Handbasket, hell. Get used to the concept.)
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To: Archangelsk

What does that mean?


17 posted on 11/23/2005 7:55:15 PM PST by perfect stranger
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To: mumps

Nonsense, I have no power over the life or death of anyone.


18 posted on 11/23/2005 7:56:52 PM PST by Archangelsk (Handbasket, hell. Get used to the concept.)
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To: Archangelsk
Congratulations, Archangelsk.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours

19 posted on 11/23/2005 7:57:05 PM PST by deadhead (God Bless Our Troops and Veterans)
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To: Archangelsk

What might be your position if any new draft includes calling up our daughters, too?


20 posted on 11/23/2005 7:58:08 PM PST by Free Baptist
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To: perfect stranger

It means, according to the letter from the Governor, that the hope is that my services will not be needed, but the conditions of the world today demand of us full preparedness for any emergency.


21 posted on 11/23/2005 7:59:24 PM PST by Archangelsk (Handbasket, hell. Get used to the concept.)
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To: deadhead

Thank you.


22 posted on 11/23/2005 7:59:54 PM PST by Archangelsk (Handbasket, hell. Get used to the concept.)
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To: Free Baptist

That's up to the bureaucrats to decide. I will follow the guidance I'm given.


23 posted on 11/23/2005 8:00:41 PM PST by Archangelsk (Handbasket, hell. Get used to the concept.)
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To: Archangelsk
There must be different requirements for board eligibility depending on the district because according to this site, one of the requirements is the following........


24 posted on 11/23/2005 8:01:03 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: Archangelsk

Discharged from reserves 13 years ago, and 49 years old now. Glad to come back, but I'll need larger pants now.


25 posted on 11/23/2005 8:01:17 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: hole_n_one

I'm not retired or active.


26 posted on 11/23/2005 8:02:26 PM PST by Archangelsk (Handbasket, hell. Get used to the concept.)
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To: Archangelsk

Merry Christmas, Mr. Potter.


27 posted on 11/23/2005 8:03:25 PM PST by nhoward14 (Democrats will not be having a Happy Thanksgiving.)
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To: Archangelsk

Thank you.


28 posted on 11/23/2005 8:05:28 PM PST by perfect stranger
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To: lastmanstanding

A retiree is always subject to recall on active duty.


29 posted on 11/23/2005 8:05:53 PM PST by ONETWOONE (onetwoone)
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To: ONETWOONE

What's the definition of a "retiree"?


30 posted on 11/23/2005 8:06:30 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: Archangelsk


31 posted on 11/23/2005 8:07:05 PM PST by CyberAnt ( I believe Congressman Curt Weldon re Able Danger)
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To: JLS

In times of drafts the military takes warm bodies.


32 posted on 11/23/2005 8:07:39 PM PST by cynicom
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To: nhoward14

"Merry Christmas, Mr. Potter."

I had the exact same thought....Barrymore was real good in that role...which reminds me...I have the cd and its almost time to start wathching it again.....

All humor aside archangel...congrats!


33 posted on 11/23/2005 8:08:05 PM PST by fizziwig
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To: Archangelsk

How does one get appointed to the draft board? Who does the appointing?


34 posted on 11/23/2005 8:08:18 PM PST by gingerky
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To: fizziwig

Thank you.


35 posted on 11/23/2005 8:08:29 PM PST by Archangelsk (Handbasket, hell. Get used to the concept.)
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To: Archangelsk

You are indeed. Thank you for your service.


36 posted on 11/23/2005 8:08:44 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN - 3rd Bn. Fifth Marines RVN 1969)
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To: Archangelsk
As a joke you should post over at DU about your new responsibility and tell them you would not even give Dick Cheney a deferment.

They would probably pee in their panties thanking you and call you a hero.

37 posted on 11/23/2005 8:09:01 PM PST by Popman (In politics, ideas are more important than individuals.)
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To: gingerky

You start the process here:

http://www4.sss.gov/localboardmembers/bminquiry.asp


38 posted on 11/23/2005 8:10:29 PM PST by Archangelsk (Handbasket, hell. Get used to the concept.)
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To: Archangelsk
Congratulations!

The losers on DU were recommending people apply to be on the board a few months ago. Of course we know they have no nefarious purpose in mind.
39 posted on 11/23/2005 8:10:49 PM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Archangelsk
Not now, of course, but if a draft did come back you would be making decisions that could tremendously impact an individual's life and the lives of his family. I know it might be uncomfortable thinking of it that way, but that's the reality. It takes a strong person to assume that kind of responsibility.
40 posted on 11/23/2005 8:11:10 PM PST by mumps
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To: Popman

I don't need their adulation. As the appointment letter stated, hopefully my services will not be required.


41 posted on 11/23/2005 8:11:55 PM PST by Archangelsk (Handbasket, hell. Get used to the concept.)
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To: Popman

LOL!


42 posted on 11/23/2005 8:11:55 PM PST by JRochelle (Brit to Juan, "Somebody needs to hose you down!")
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To: Archangelsk
Wow. Would you actually have to take a bullet for the president?

Oh, wait. That's the SECRET Service.

43 posted on 11/23/2005 8:12:15 PM PST by SquirrelKing (I'm not mean, you're just a sissy.)
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To: Archangelsk
Can you positively influence the USAF to reconsider lifting certain age restrictions on non-Reserve USAF veterans seeking voluntary return to active duty status?
Reduction in rank accepted.
I am not yet 50, healthy, and capable of passing standard physical fitness requirements.
Plus I have acquired more cunning, and yet retained a realistic view of my place in the overall strategic planning phase of my position.
44 posted on 11/23/2005 8:12:27 PM PST by sarasmom ("The French are revolting." Some phrases are true on so many levels, it's mystical!)
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To: mumps

The responsibility doesn't even come close to the magnitude of an Infantry company commander who, given an order, must send his men down a street with the certainty that they will encounter an ambush.


45 posted on 11/23/2005 8:14:25 PM PST by Archangelsk (Handbasket, hell. Get used to the concept.)
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To: Archangelsk

Hell, just give me a job with the red button in front of me.


46 posted on 11/23/2005 8:16:21 PM PST by jwh_Denver ($1000 bounty on every ACLU lawyer's head brought in on a skewer.)
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To: sarasmom

Nope. I admire your sense of duty, but all us old soldiers need to remind ourselves that we must fade away to allow the young tigers their opportunity.


47 posted on 11/23/2005 8:16:43 PM PST by Archangelsk (Handbasket, hell. Get used to the concept.)
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To: lastmanstanding

I suspect there are other forums where you may be more comfortable.


48 posted on 11/23/2005 8:16:56 PM PST by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: Archangelsk

Draft# 4 27 47 561

Come and get me!


49 posted on 11/23/2005 8:16:58 PM PST by kilowhskey (Land of the free, because of the brave.)
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To: Archangelsk
Actually the more those freaks at DU think Disk Cheney not getting a deferment is exciting news, the longer it will take them to figure out they have no ideas whatsoever and are perennial LOSERS
50 posted on 11/23/2005 8:16:59 PM PST by Popman (In politics, ideas are more important than individuals.)
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