doctorow at July 11th, 2014 21:00 — #1
mikekstar at July 11th, 2014 21:22 — #2
newliminted at July 11th, 2014 21:56 — #3
They should be pretty easy to find, actually. Just check the line at the VA.
clamb at July 11th, 2014 23:58 — #4
rasmussen_bryan at July 12th, 2014 05:17 — #5
Did those men actually sign up for the draft by their 18th birthday though?
hotel at July 12th, 2014 06:21 — #6
Ignorant Canadian here. I thought the US had abolished the draft. I'm positive the US Army likes to crow about being all-volunteer.
Can anyone in the group explain why there are draft registration notices being sent out to any persons (dead or alive...) if there's no draft any more?
boundegar at July 12th, 2014 06:41 — #7
Yes the draft is abolished, but they reinstated registration back in the 80's, just in case Mr. Reagan needed the blood of the young. (That's the 1980's.)
Also, the headline should mention 1890's not 1880's. Men born from 1980-1989 are too old to draft, he said with a sob.
microblogc at July 12th, 2014 09:08 — #8
First 2k year bug notice i read from 2000. It seems there were some systems affected, after all...
But how did they have the files in working, not archieved, format?
jim_campbell at July 12th, 2014 10:23 — #9
The summary implied there are people still living? they'd have to be 114 years old at least??
cshotton at July 12th, 2014 19:48 — #11
Sorry to rain on your Reagan bashing, but Selective Service registration was reinstated by Jimmy Carter in 1980.
boundegar at July 12th, 2014 21:54 — #12
Well then don't, dammit! But thanks, I just wrote that from memory - I can recall I was a teen at the time.
headcode at July 13th, 2014 16:25 — #13
It's OK. There are plenty of other valid reasons to bash Reagan.
brainspore at July 13th, 2014 19:47 — #14
The U.S. currently has an all-volunteer service, but all adult males officially have to register for the "Selective Service" which basically means we'll be good and ready to get drafted on short notice next time the country gets bogged in a large(r)-scale war.
One way to think of it is "All-volunteer… until the day we don't get enough volunteers."
boundegar at July 13th, 2014 23:05 — #15
I think that was a few years ago. Iraq really messed up Army recruiting - go figure.
doctorow at July 16th, 2014 21:00 — #16
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