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

    07/11/2014 1:04:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    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...
  • 14,000 draft notices sent to men born in 1800s

    07/11/2014 7:30:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/11/2014
    No, the United States isn’t trying to build a military force of centenarians. It just seems that way after the Selective Service System mistakenly sent notices to more than 14,000 Pennsylvania men born between 1893 and 1897, ordering them to register for the nation’s military draft and warning that failure to do so is “punishable by a fine and imprisonment.” The agency realized the error when it began receiving calls from bewildered relatives last week. Chuck Huey, 73, of Kingston, said he got a notice addressed to his late grandfather Bert Huey, a World War I veteran who was born...
  • 'We're really sorry': US sends 14,000 draft notices to men born in 1800s

    07/11/2014 5:38:31 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 43 replies
    AP, via Fox News ^ | July 11, 2014 | AP, via Fox News
    No, the United States isn't trying to build a military force of centenarians. It just seems that way after the Selective Service System mistakenly sent notices to more than 14,000 Pennsylvania men born between 1893 and 1897, ordering them to register for the nation's military draft and warning that failure to do so is "punishable by a fine and imprisonment." The agency realized the error when it began receiving calls from bewildered relatives last week.
  • Bowe Bergdahl Is All of Us

    06/12/2014 2:30:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | June 12, 2014 | The Editors
    ‘Was He Worth It?” blared the cover of Time magazine, as if that should be the question Americans ask in light of the release of Bowe Bergdahl after five years of brutal captivity by the Taliban. No, the question we should be asking is a version of the one Pope Francis made famous in a different context: “Who Are We To Judge?” Who are we, in the safety of our civilian homes, to judge whether an American soldier captured overseas is worthy of rescue? Who are we to decide whether, somehow, the fact that he was imprisoned for so many...
  • Boeing Formation Flight: Saving Energy Like Birds Do

    06/10/2014 2:25:42 PM PDT · by Baynative · 29 replies
    Boeing-YouTube ^ | 6/6/2014 | Boeing
    Saving energy is not an easy task but how do the Boeing engineers do it? The answer is flying above you.
  • Johnny Baseball? Manziel picked by Padres in 28th round of MLB Draft

    06/07/2014 7:12:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 6/07/14 | Lindsey Foltin
    Could Johnny Football ditch the pads and cleats for a future on the diamond as Johnny Baseball? Probably not. But he might want to consider it. The Cleveland Browns quarterback was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 28th round (No. 837 overall) of the 2014 MLB Draft Saturday. Manziel was listed as a shortstop for Texas A&M, although he hasn't stepped foot on the baseball diamond since his junior year of high school. Apparently, he was a pretty decent infielder and even talked to Texas A&M baseball coaches about joining the team in 2012.
  • MLB 1st round draft capsules

    06/05/2014 8:11:27 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    cbs sports ^ | 6-5-14 | n/a
    see link to see who your ball club drafted today...
  • How about bring back the draft to include women?

    05/27/2014 5:55:07 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 52 replies
    JewishWorldReview ^ | May 27, 2014 | By Alicia Colon
    Last January 2013, then Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta, ordered the Joint Chiefs of Staff to study the feasibility of opening all military jobs to women by 2016. This would include more than 200,000 jobs that make up the core of the ground-level combat force in the Army and the Marine Corps. Opponents of women in combat argue, rightly in my opinion, that the military's physical standards must not be compromised to expand access because our military's fighting effectiveness is at stake. Hauling 50 pounds of equipment while walking 20 miles is a standard that must not be demoted as it...
  • Michael Sam: I Should'Ve Been Drafted In First Three Rounds

    05/12/2014 8:57:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 12,2014 | Breitbart Sports
    Michael Sam, who became the first openly gay football player drafted on Saturday in the seventh round, believes he should have been drafted in the first three rounds.
  • Michael Sam Waits for Call at NFL Draft

    05/08/2014 2:30:05 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | 05-08-2014 | Erin McClam
    The NFL draft — the league’s Radio City-staged, nationally televised, endlessly hyped off-season spectacle — opens Thursday night, and for the first time an openly gay player will be waiting for a phone call. But it could be a long wait for Michael Sam, the University of Missouri defender and all-American who came out in February. Draft analysts say he might not be selected until the last picks are made on Saturday — and perhaps not at all. If that happens, Sam could still sign with a team as an undrafted free agent and play on Sundays this fall. But...
  • Michael Sam falling off NFL draft boards

    05/05/2014 12:53:07 PM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 5, 2014 | Howie Kussoy
    <p>After the big names are off the board in the NFL Draft, the biggest question may not be when Michael Sam will be picked, it may be whether Michael Sam will be picked at all. Despite being named the Defensive Player of the Year in the SEC, Sam’s underwhelming physical measurables and his lack of a defined role in defenses could prevent him from being the first openly gay player selected in the draft.</p>
  • Breaking: Ukraine reintroduces military conscription as pro-Russians seize govt building in Donetsk

    05/01/2014 9:31:31 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies
    France24 ^ | 5-1-2014 | France24/AFP
    Just breaking on AFP. More as it becomes available.
  • Ex-generals: Bring back conscription (Germany)

    03/26/2014 9:05:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies ^ | 25 Mar 2014 10:29 GMT+01:00
    Mounting tension in the Crimea is prompting calls for compulsory military service to be reintroduced in Germany. A number of German ex-generals have raised fears over the nation’s military strength should it be drawn into a NATO-led conflict. “We need compulsory military service. There is no other way for Germany to guarantee national defense within the [NATO] mutual defense alliance,” retired NATO general Egon Ramms told Bild newspaper. “[It certainly can’t be done] on a voluntary basis.” Ramms was commander of the Allied Joint Forces Command between 2007 and 2010, one of the highest-ranking positions in the NATO alliance. …
  • Fifty thousand Orthodox Jews take over TEN BLOCKS of New York in protest over Israeli army plan..

    03/10/2014 5:51:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 123 replies
    AP ^ | March 10, 2014 | Staff
    Ten city blocks of Manhattan became a river of black Sunday as 50,000 dark-clad ultra-Orthodox Jews took to the streets to protest Israel's proposal to force their young boys into its army. The gathering took up a stretch of Water Street, with demonstrators standing behind police barricades amid tight security as they prayed in solidarity with their brethren in Israel. 'These kids, a lot of them don't know how to hold a gun. They don't know what physical warfare is,' said Long Island rabbinical student Shmuel Gruis.
  • NFL draft: Teams are willing to wait longer to pick running backs

    03/06/2014 6:33:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | March 5, 2014 | Eric Edholm
    Trent Richardson has become the cautionary tale for NFL teams using first-round picks on running backs. The days of the first-round running back aren't dead, but 2014 could be the second straight year no backs are selected in Round 1 after at least one had been taken in the first round in the previous 50 years. It's not that the running game is dead in the NFL, as some would have you believe. The Seattle Seahawks' offense was fueled by the run, as was that of the San Francisco 49ers. Successful teams such as the Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots,...
  • 1963, Vietnam and the draft

    01/01/2014 10:27:22 AM PST · by 1raider1 · 63 replies
    myself | 1/1/14 | 1raider1
    Today is the day the Syfy channel has it's annual Twilight Zone marathon. I just watched the 1963 episode "In Praise Of Pip", which has the Vietnam war as its background. I got to thinking of those times (I was 13 then) and the fact that I knew several guys of draft age that got MARRIED pretty much to get out of going over there because they weren't taking married men then. I can't remember anyone who thought that getting married to avoid the draft was a particularly bad idea back then. Weird huh?
  • Save America: Restore the draft

    12/02/2013 3:20:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 29, 2013 | Dana Milbank
    At this time of Thanksgiving, I’m grateful for the U.S. military — not just for the usual reason that it protects us from our foes but also because it has the potential to save us from ourselves. As I make my rounds each day in the capital, chronicling our leaders’ plentiful foibles, failings, screw-ups, inanities, outrages and overall dysfunction, I’m often asked if there’s anything that could clean up the mess. My usual answer is a shrug and an admission that there’s no silver bullet. There are many possibilities — campaign spending limits, term limits, nonpartisan primaries, nonpartisan redistricting, a...
  • Russia will never fully abandon military draft – defense minister (Where's Ours?)

    11/26/2013 6:58:24 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 123 replies
    RT ^ | November 11, 2013
    Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has said that for various reasons Russia will not switch to a fully professional armed forces in the foreseeable future, but soon conscripts will no longer be used in combat missions. Speaking in a televised interview on the Rossiya-2 television, Shoigu noted that Russia’s vast territory was the main reason for keeping the military draft. “To have a purely professional army, our territory is too big. We have to have the opportunity for mobilization” the minister said. The official explained that the top military command had already taken the decision to create a permanent mobilization reserve...
  • Barack Obama LOST his citizenship by not registering for Selective Service

    09/13/2013 9:29:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 95 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/13/13 | George Spelvin
    The matador’s bright red cape and his agile moves to anger and tire the animal are the outstanding metaphor used by Attorney W. L. Albert. Moore, Jr., who is bringing an Amicus Curiae in support of lead appellant L. Dean Johnson in the request for an Alabama Supreme Court oral argument in yet another case dismissed by lower courts in the Barack Obama eligibility saga. Moore, no relation to Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, is a nationally certified fraud attorney who has a completely new angle on the American political nightmare that just will not die. Moore told CiR...
  • (Tax-cheat Charlie) Rangel: Bring back the draft before launching air strikes in Syria

    09/01/2013 5:49:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/01/13 | Sheldon Alberts
    Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) on Sunday renewed his call to reinstate the draft, arguing a vote should be held on mandatory military service before any decision is taken to launch strikes against Syria. “I truly believe we should have a National Draft Act before the Congress acts,” Rangel told MSNBC. Rangel, a decorated veteran of the Korean War, has for several years introduced legislation to bring back the draft and earlier this, for the first time, advocated that women should be included. The New York lawmaker said the burden of war unfairly falls on lower-income Americans. “They are not in...
  • Congressman Proposes “Indenture Program” for College Students

    08/25/2013 2:40:55 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Aug 2013 | John Semmens
    Distressed by the high cost of college and the high unemployment of college graduates, Representative Charles Rangel (D-NY) recommended “a major revision of how we educate people for the public good. I have heard so many stories of graduates facing crushing debt loads and no prospects of a job that I think it’s time we remake the whole system.” “First of all, why should a student have to pay for college?” Rangel asked. “We don’t make them pay for elementary or high school. If a college degree is needed for the role a person is to play in our society...
  • Norway to Draft Women Into Armed Forces

    06/19/2013 10:27:41 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 51 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 16, 2013, 5:14 p.m | ELLEN EMMERENTZE JERVELL
    The small Scandinavian nation said it would be the first nation in NATO to draft females into military service after decades of confining its conscription activities to men. "We are sending a signal that, once again, Norway's thinking ahead when it comes to equality, Norway's foreign minister, Espen Barth Eide said in an interview Sunday, two days after the parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new law mandating the drafting of women. About 10% of Norway's military is currently female, but the goal is to take the number to 20% by 2020. Norway has long considered itself a forerunner...
  • Lapid: Terrorists Don't Distinguish Between Jews

    05/29/2013 9:35:27 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 4 replies
    Minister of Finance Yair Lapid today sent a conciliatory message to the haredim (ultra-orthodox), whom he called "brother", telling them that the equal sharing of the burden law would benefit them and give them a sense of participation and dignity in Israel. Earlier today, the Perry Committee on drafting haredim approved its recommendations, including criminal penalties for haredi draft dodgers. "In recent years, this committee has brought down coalitions and ended careers," said Lapid about the Perry Committee. "The fact that we have resulted in that, in three years, 70% will be drafted is a badge of honor for the...
  • Are Americans and Their Military Drifting Apart?

    05/27/2013 4:20:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Ricochet ^ | May 27, 2013 | Mollie Hemingway, Ed.
    That's what Karl Eikenberry and David Kennedy ask in this New York Times op-ed today. Eikenberry's a retired Army lieutenant general and was the United States commander in Afghanistan from 2005 to 2007 and the ambassador there from 2009 to 2011. He is a fellow at Stanford, where David M. Kennedy is an emeritus professor of history. They argue that the greatest challenge to our military is not from a foreign enemy but the widening gap between the American people and their armed forces. They cite three developments widening this gap, the first being ending conscription and moving to a...
  • The war on 18-year-old girls (women in combat, draft registration)

    03/04/2013 8:57:32 PM PST · by Perseverando · 34 replies
    WND ^ | March 4, 2013 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The real war against women is the announced plan of the Obama administration, using outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta as the fall guy, to assign women for the first time in American history to fight our nation’s enemies in military ground combat. That’s real war, with real guns, real bullets and real deaths. This war doesn’t involve only women who have volunteered to serve in our military. It’s a real war against all 18-year-old American girls, because for the first time in our nation’s history they will be required to sign up for the draft and be ready for...
  • Lawmakers push for end to draft registration in US

    02/25/2013 1:39:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | February 25, 2013 | Richard Lardner
    Two lawmakers are waging a little-noticed campaign to abolish the Selective Service System, the independent federal agency that manages draft registration. They say the millions of dollars the agency spends each year preparing for the possibility of a military draft is a waste of money. Reps. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., and Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., say the Pentagon has no interest in returning to conscription due to the success of the all-volunteer force. The Selective Service has a budget of $24 million and a full-time staff of 130...
  • Military Draft Registration Could Come To An End

    02/25/2013 12:43:39 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 14 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | February 25, 2013 | Nathan Francis
    Military draft registration could be coming to an end as two lawmakers are on a campaign to abolish the Selective Service System. Rep. Peter DeFazio, a Democrat from Oregon, and Rep. Mike Coffman, a Republican from Colorado, are the ones leading the charge to end military draft registration. They say the agency wastes millions of dollars each year preparing for the possibility of a military draft, The Associated Press noted.
  • “Morning Joe” panel: Second look at instituting a public-service draft for young Americans?

    02/15/2013 3:57:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 15, 2013 | Allahpundi
    This one’s long but stick with it. The good stuff doesn’t start happening until after we’re treated to the thousandth iteration of Charlie Rangel’s master plan to end war as we know it by reinstituting a military draft which virtually no one supports and which Congress will never again feel safe voting for. A draft which, incidentally, he thinks should now include women: “Now that women can serve in combat they should register for the Selective Service alongside their male counterparts,” Rangel said in a statement. “Reinstating the draft and requiring women to register for the Selective Service would compel...
  • Rangel wants women to be drafted

    02/15/2013 10:32:08 AM PST · by Perdogg · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/15/13
    Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) on Friday said he plans to introduce legislation that would bring back the military draft and extend it to women for the first time. Rangel, who has pushed for years to bring back the draft, said the Pentagon’s decision to allow women to serve in combat means that they too should register for the Selective Service.
  • A more equal military? Bring back draft (Rangel)

    02/04/2013 5:29:57 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | January 26, 2013 | Charles B. Rangel
    (CNN) -- On Thursday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced the Defense Department would lift the ban on women serving in combat, marking another significant milestone for equality in our nation. Taking this critical step forward to include women in combat strengthens our military by reducing the burden of the disproportionate number of soldiers who are making sacrifices. I sincerely hope that this will spark a national debate about who is fighting our wars and whether all of America can say that we're sharing the sacrifice. Since January 2003, at the height of the debate on the possible unilateral strike against...
  • Don’t Gut Our Military: $150 Billion in Commonsense Proposals to Prevent Sequestration

    01/28/2013 1:06:01 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 30 replies
    The Foundry - Heritage Foundation ^ | 28 Jan 13 | T. Elliot Gaiser
    Unless Congress acts, March 1 will trigger a $55 billion-per-year ($45 billion in 2013, as the fiscal cliff deal delayed the cuts for two months) cut in national defense, known as sequestration, which will weaken the United States’s ability to defend itself. But this does not have to happen; Congress should cut other spending to prevent the debilitating cuts to defense. National defense, unlike most other discretionary programs, is a central constitutional duty and today represents only 17 percent of the budget. Yet nearly half of the Congress-mandated sequestration cuts—$492 billion—would come from defense. These across-the-board cuts threaten our...
  • Really, Leon Panetta? You want Sandra Fluke in combat?

    01/24/2013 10:42:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Da Tech Guy's Blog ^ | January 23, 2013 | Roxeanne De Luca
    Yes, women in combat. Women, who can’t figure out how to go to the Target pharmacy and $9/month birth control, will be gunning down terrorists. Women, who think that telling them to buy their own birth control, cupcake, is a “war on women,” will be seeing actual combat. Women who complain about a “rape culture” want girls out into the front lines as rape-bait if captured by the enemy (and those front lines will be six thousand miles away from the nearest Planned Parenthood clinic). The same people who think that it’s a right wing nutjob idea for women teachers...
  • McChrystal: Time to think about bringing back the draft?

    01/15/2013 12:24:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 13, 2013 | Jazz Shaw
    General Stanley McChrystal is still making the rounds plugging his new book, as well as talking about any old issue of the day the media cares to toss his way. He sat down on Face the Nation this morning and hit a few of the standard questions on Afghanistan, gun control and Chuck Hagel, before Bob Schieffer decided to ask him whether or not it was time to bring back the draft. (H/T NRO) When asked about his thoughts on implementing a draft on CBS’s Face the Nation, General Stanley A. McChrystal said national service would have a positive impact...
  • Egypt: Mass Protests After Constitution Draft Approved

    12/01/2012 2:59:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/11/12 | Elad Benari
    An Egyptian panel rushed through a draft constitution seen as undermining basic freedoms on Friday, resulting in mass protests in Cairo. AFP reported that tens of thousands of protesters rallied as the opposition piled pressure on President Mohammed Morsi. "Down with the constitutional assembly," vast crowds armed with megaphones chanted as they filed into Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the uprising that overthrew Hosni Mubarak in early 2011. Banners condemned "dictatorial Morsi" while protesters shouted "down with the rule of the Guide," a reference to the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, through whose ranks Morsi rose before becoming president....
  • Bam the ladies’ man

    11/07/2012 6:31:24 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 7, 2012 | CARL CAMPANILE
    President Obama won re-election last night because women voters had his back. A majority of women supported Obama’s re-election, more than countering Romney’s lead among men, exit polls showed yesterday. The president garnered 54 percent of the female vote compared with 44 percent for Romney. Historically, more women vote than men.
  • IDF Begins to Draft Hareidi-Religious Youth

    10/15/2012 11:06:41 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/10/12 | Chana Yaar
    The IDF will begin to draft hareidi-religious 16 to 19-year-olds, but "will wait till after elections" for 20 to 28 year olds, says Defense Minister Ehud Barak. The IDF will send out the orders within the next few weeks, summoning about 15,000 hareidi-religious Jews for interviews at induction centers, Barak said at a Knesset committee hearing on Monday. The IDF's Netzach Yehuda combat battalion and the Shachar high-tech training unit were two of the hareidi service programs Barak said would be expanded to meet the increased recruitment of hareidi-religious Israelis. But many 19-year-old hareidi-religious young men have already received draft...
  • Reinstating draft would end needless conflicts

    09/15/2012 1:11:26 PM PDT · by vet7279 · 112 replies
    Fairfax Times ^ | 8/31 | Dave Ryan
    Whatever one thinks of the morality of the draft, I believe that the war will continue to drag on as long as upscale Americans see it as an abstract issue that has little relevance to their day-to-day lives. Unless their toilet overflows, these denizens of the Nike and Chablis milieu of our society seldom have any meaningful contact with, or concern for, the strata that furnishes the bodies to be killed or mutilated in our military crusades.
  • McChrystal: Time to bring back the draft

    07/05/2012 11:51:33 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 144 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | July 3, 2012 | Josh Rogin
    Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former top commander of international forces in Afghanistan, said this week that the United States should bring back the draft if it ever goes to war again. "I think we ought to have a draft. I think if a nation goes to war, it shouldn't be solely be represented by a professional force, because it gets to be unrepresentative of the population," McChrystal said at a late-night event June 29 at the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival. "I think if a nation goes to war, every town, every city needs to be at risk. You make that...
  • Romney's Lack of Military Service Faces Scrutiny [AP Double-Standards and Amnesia ]

    06/13/2012 1:52:23 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 42 replies ^ | June 5, 2012 | Steve Peoples, AP
    On a stage crowded with war heroes, Mitt Romney recently praised the sacrifice "of the great men and women of every generation who serve in our armed services." It is a sacrifice the Republican presidential candidate did not make. Though an early supporter of the Vietnam War, Romney avoided military service at the height of the fighting after high school by seeking and receiving four draft deferments, according to Selective Service records. They included college deferments and a 31-month stretch as a "minister of religion" in France, a classification for Mormon missionaries that the church at the time feared was...
  • Obama's Conn. Social Security Number hits Rush

    05/07/2012 12:42:10 PM PDT · by GregNH · 181 replies
    WND ^ | 5/7/2012 | Joe Kovacs
    Rush Limbaugh, the nation’s top-rated radio talk-show host, briefly brought up the issue of Barack Obama’s potentially criminal use of a Connecticut-based Social Security Number, since the president has never lived in the Constitution State. While speaking with a caller named Rob about Obama’s alleged deception of citizens, Limbaugh tossed out the question: “What are your thoughts on the fact Obama’s Social Security Number is from Connecticut and he’s never been there?” Rob responded, “That’s what you call a red flag. A red flag is also, ‘First of all, I don’t need to give you my birth certificate,’ and then...
  • The question of President Obama's draft card: Has evidence been destroyed?

    05/08/2012 1:19:35 PM PDT · by safetysign · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/07/2012 | Alan Jones
    WASHINGTON, May 7, 2012 — Changes in the wording of Selective Service System record-keeping requirements, made days after the opening of an investigation into the alleged forgery of President Barack Obama’s selective service registration form, raise serious questions about U.S. Government intentions. The new rules allow existing copies of documents that may be sought by investigators to be destroyed. The Selective Service System’s new privacy rules were published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, four days after the September 16 announcement by World Net Daily that the Maricopa County (Arizona) Sheriff’s Office “Cold Case Posse” was opening...
  • The question of President Obama's draft card: Has evidence been destroyed?

    05/08/2012 9:53:18 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 67 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 07, 2012 | Alan Jones
    Changes in the wording of Selective Service System record-keeping requirements, made days after the opening of an investigation into the alleged forgery of President Barack Obama’s selective service registration form, raise serious questions about U.S. Government intentions. The new rules allow existing copies of documents that may be sought by investigators to be destroyed. The Selective Service System’s new privacy rules were published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, four days after the September 16 announcement by World Net Daily that the Maricopa County (Arizona) Sheriff’s Office “Cold Case Posse” was opening an inquiry with full subpoena...
  • Memo warns teams on score leaks (NFL - Wonderlic scores)

    04/05/2012 1:34:05 PM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 19 replies
    ESPN ^ | 4/5/2012 | ESPN
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has sent a memo to all 32 teams threatening "significant discipline" to anyone caught leaking confidential information gathered on draft prospects to the public. The Associated Press obtained the memo, which was sent on Wednesday night after reports that LSU defensive back Morris Claiborne allegedly scored poorly on the Wonderlic test. The exam is used by NFL teams to try to gauge a prospect's intelligence, problem-solving ability and cognitive skills. Claiborne scored a 4 out of 50 on the test administered at the NFL scouting combine in February, sources confirmed to ESPN. = = = =...
  • Executive Order: National Defense Resources Preparedness

    03/16/2012 11:06:46 PM PDT · by ebshumidors · 440 replies
    The White House ^ | 3/16/12 | The White House
    The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 16, 2012 Executive Order -- National Defense Resources Preparedness EXECUTIVE ORDER NATIONAL DEFENSE RESOURCES PREPAREDNESS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2061 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows: PART I - PURPOSE, POLICY, AND IMPLEMENTATION Section 101. Purpose....
  • Our Opinion: Volunteer military has its drawbacks

    02/08/2012 5:46:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 118 replies
    The Wichita Falls Times-Record News ^ | February 8, 2012 | The Editors
    As U.S. forces come home from Iraq after nine years at war, the nation is facing professional troops sufficiently bruised and isolated from American society that some defense experts whisper we may need major changes in military education and even a conscription-based national youth service program to reboot our fighting forces. Painful reminders are everywhere of an unpopular U.S. military venture that began with grave strategic miscalculations and is ending with violence and political instability in Iraq. In Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai is openly contemptuous of his U.S. protectors, while Afghan security forces murder allied officers. These U.S. military campaigns have...
  • Pre-Super Bowl Mock Draft

    01/27/2012 10:36:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    SI ^ | January 27, 2012 | Don Banks
    Giants and Patriots fans aren't yet in full-blown draft focus mode, but it seems like everyone else is. As Senior Bowl week in Mobile comes to a close, here's the first of our seven attempts to mock out how the April 27 first round will unfold at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan. Don't go trying to hold me to this version, NFL fans. If I got it all right in late January, I could only go downhill from there over the course of the coming three months, and where's the fun in that?
  • Ron Paul, Elitist Pig - How the Chicken-Hawk Argument Stifles Intelligent Debate

    01/09/2012 9:51:16 AM PST · by mnehring · 64 replies
    I’ll bet you’ve never personally performed open heart surgery. You haven’t? Really? In that case, I don’t want your stinkin’ opinion on how the government should best distort the health insurance markets with artificial incentives. You probably also haven’t dropped acid in the last ten years. Given that painful deficiency on your CV, I don’t want to hear any of your sanctimonious blithering about The War on Drugs. I assume, furthermore, that you’ve never been behind enemy lines, staggering home through the bad guys’ wire with your small intestine in one your canteen cups.* If such is the case; then...
  • Palin on 'Draft Sarah' Campaign (Video)

    01/02/2012 3:20:50 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 96 replies · 1+ views
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  • Newt Sets Up a Surprise - His emergence is a sign of Mitt’s weakness.

    12/22/2011 11:27:36 PM PST · by neverdem · 81 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | December 22, 2011 | Conrad Black
    Newt Sets Up a SurpriseHis emergence is a sign of Mitt's weakness. It seems to me that I have a duty to write about Newt Gingrich, as I am one who did not think his rise in the polls as a Republican presidential contender would be as durable as it already has been. As interesting as Newt himself is the dumbfounded reaction to his return to the grand tier of political life after a sleep almost as long as Rip Van Winkle’s, and after he had flat-lined for months as a candidate, and had been abandoned by his entire staff....

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    WHERE CAN A STUDENT-ATHLETE GET THE MONEY TO PAY FOR THE INSURANCE WHILE IN COLLEGE? Family members upon whom the student-athlete is naturally or legally dependent may provide the money for the insurance premium. The student-athlete is permitted to borrow the money from a regular bank or savings and loan or credit union, provided a coach, booster or athletics staff member does not make the loan arrangements. The Panel and/or the associate athletic director for compliance will provide you advice if the student-athlete wants to secure a loan. The NCAA has arranged a disability insurance program so that qualified student-athletes...