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Lost4words Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 11:07 AM
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68. To all you folks with draft age kids
you might want to pay attention to the job situation in this country. If there are no viable jobs in the USA your children might feel it is worth the risk and join the services on their own just to get a start in life (dosent always work that way). Hopefully there will not be a BFEE phony war going on at the time.
Have you thought of their careers or future? Where will they work? India or China look good. But the USA is in deep decline and our days as a super power are numbered.

This new generation has more to worry about than a reinstatement of the draft. I would ask that for their sake we should not focus so much on this single issue and start looking at the BIG PICTURE.


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  -My Worst Post Ever. FredStembottom  Nov-20-06 10:27 AM   #0 
  - it's a very conflicting situation  TallahasseeGrannie   Nov-20-06 10:32 AM   #1 
  - There Will Be NO DRAFT  itsmesgd   Nov-20-06 10:34 AM   #2 
  - I'm not convinced  Little Wing   Nov-20-06 10:49 AM   # 
  - Rangels bill specifically allows NO DEFERMENT for college students.  elehhhhna   Nov-21-06 09:16 AM   #52 
  - This intentional divisiveness through outrageous legislation is a Karl Rove trick.  Buzz Clik   Nov-20-06 10:52 AM   #13 
  - When are we ever going to stop  BoneDaddy   Nov-20-06 01:51 PM   #36 
     - I stated it badly -- I was not blaming Rove,  Buzz Clik   Nov-21-06 07:45 AM   #43 
  - ...and WHO would they be protesting against? DEMOCRATS! Not a very good idea, IMO. n/t  FormerRushFan   Nov-20-06 11:18 AM   #20 
  - Exactly - THERE WILL BE NO DRAFT. PERIOD.  TankLV   Nov-20-06 07:07 PM   #38 
  - You are dreaming.  Warren Stupidity   Nov-21-06 06:38 AM   #40 
  - It would be your most foolish post ever if that is the case Fred.  acmejack   Nov-20-06 10:36 AM   #3 
  - Oh yes I did. BIG TIME.  FredStembottom   Nov-20-06 10:39 AM   #6 
  - I did, but it seems the lesson wasn't adequately  Warpy   Nov-20-06 10:46 AM   #10 
  - A "peacetime draft"? That is the problem in a nutshell.  Dhalgren   Nov-20-06 11:07 AM   #17 
  - Because when you're the minority party, you can say stupid shit...  lumberjack_jeff   Nov-21-06 11:49 AM   #71 
  - I think Charlie Rangel should not have used this issue  demnan   Nov-20-06 10:36 AM   #4 
  - He seems to be calling for something more than a draft  grizmaster   Nov-20-06 10:38 AM   #5 
  - Me thinks you are over reacting just a bit.  8643   Nov-20-06 10:42 AM   #7 
  - Oh....I am utterly irrational this morning!  FredStembottom   Nov-20-06 10:46 AM   #9 
     - You have company. I hate this ridiculous maneuver.  Buzz Clik   Nov-20-06 10:53 AM   #14 
     - try to relax, give our reps some elbow room.  8643   Nov-21-06 08:55 AM   #48 
        - If they want to draft my kids, they're not my reps. n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Nov-21-06 11:50 AM   #72 
  - There are too many kneejerks out there who don't realize  Warpy   Nov-20-06 10:44 AM   #8 
  - Perfect... This sums it up for me.... let me add one more thing...  RethugAssKicker   Nov-20-06 11:50 AM   #29 
     - Let me second that.  Zavulon   Nov-21-06 09:09 AM   #51 
  - First of all, "Draft" in Rangel's terms does not equal Conscription  Norquist Nemesis   Nov-20-06 10:49 AM   #11 
  - So, you support government coercion?  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Nov-21-06 08:50 AM   #46 
  - Fantastic post.  Buzz Clik   Nov-20-06 10:51 AM   #12 
  - Please consider nuance - if we never talk about the social  higher class   Nov-20-06 10:54 AM   #15 
  - some of us here may appreciate nuance . . . the vast majority of Americans . . .  OneBlueSky   Nov-20-06 11:22 AM   #21 
  - Not being familiar with your posting history  cali   Nov-20-06 11:00 AM   #16 
  - And my boys are the batteries in that light.  FredStembottom   Nov-20-06 11:12 AM   #18 
  - You are hardly the only person with children  cali   Nov-20-06 11:37 AM   #25 
  - While I frequently agree with you, Cali, today I must differ  dbaker41   Nov-20-06 11:14 AM   #19 
  - Well said.  Lurking Dem   Nov-20-06 11:35 AM   #24 
  - Bake,  cali   Nov-20-06 11:39 AM   #26 
  - You are very naive  mtnsnake   Nov-20-06 12:08 PM   #31 
     - Heck I knew it would happen where were you?  8643   Nov-21-06 09:25 AM   #53 
        - Surely you posted to me by accident because none of your rant applies  mtnsnake   Nov-21-06 09:44 AM   #58 
           - Actually I was, I associate you with the sky is falling group  8643   Nov-21-06 09:47 AM   #60 
              - Then I've got some bad news for you  mtnsnake   Nov-21-06 10:05 AM   #61 
                 - on your advice, right away.  8643   Nov-21-06 10:15 AM   #64 
                 - Well I didnt call you any of the things you called me for starts.  8643   Nov-21-06 10:48 AM   #67 
  - Never say never my friend. n/t  8643   Nov-21-06 09:30 AM   #54 
  - I absolutely disagree!!!  RethugAssKicker   Nov-20-06 11:54 AM   #30 
  - Amen  mtnsnake   Nov-20-06 12:09 PM   #32 
  - LOL  BoneDaddy   Nov-20-06 01:56 PM   #37 
  - I Agree With You Cali... Also Said Same On another Thread.... n/t  ChiciB1   Nov-20-06 12:18 PM   #34 
  - EXACTLY! For the 100 & first time!  8643   Nov-21-06 09:04 AM   #50 
  - A 2 x 4 is not a rhetorical device, it's a weapon.  lumberjack_jeff   Nov-21-06 11:53 AM   #73 
  - Charlie Rangel  DisgruntledVet   Nov-20-06 11:26 AM   #22 
  - My oldest just turned 13 and he has been worried about getting drafted  poli speak   Nov-20-06 11:34 AM   #23 
  - I don't blame you for feeling like you do. Hang on, though, maybe our Dems  mtnsnake   Nov-20-06 11:40 AM   #27 
  - Hey mtnsnake, I just made sense of your post to me!  8643   Nov-21-06 11:25 AM   #69 
  - Your BEST POST EVER.......  RethugAssKicker   Nov-20-06 11:41 AM   #28 
  - I am stuck in the middle. I believe Rangel is being brave on  higher class   Nov-20-06 12:11 PM   #33 
  - Simmer Down...  Infinite Hope   Nov-20-06 01:08 PM   #35 
  - I hear you! I have the same problem.  No Exit   Nov-20-06 11:30 PM   #39 
  - I can see your concern..  KennedyGuy   Nov-21-06 06:43 AM   #41 
  - I wish people would knock this off already.  BlueEyedSon   Nov-21-06 06:46 AM   #42 
  - And gee whiz by golly we continue to think he is very wrong.  endarkenment   Nov-21-06 08:24 AM   #44 
     - Please articulate what you think is wrong with Rangel's stance  BlueEyedSon   Nov-21-06 08:51 AM   #47 
        - Manipulative, dishonest, and dumb.  endarkenment   Nov-21-06 09:03 AM   #49 
           - Being manipulative, attracting attention and stimulating debate  BlueEyedSon   Nov-21-06 09:36 AM   #56 
           - No it isn't its dishonest and manipulative.  endarkenment   Nov-21-06 10:06 AM   #62 
              - Don't speak for me, I woke up monday and read the truth  BlueEyedSon   Nov-21-06 10:20 AM   #66 
           - There are two possibilities  lumberjack_jeff   Nov-21-06 11:56 AM   #74 
              - Exactly.  endarkenment   Nov-21-06 12:12 PM   #75 
              - If people only get one thing from this rant I went on Monday morning........  FredStembottom   Nov-22-06 12:07 AM   #77 
  - Fuck Rangel  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Nov-21-06 08:48 AM   #45 
  - Debate is not betrayal--reinstating the draft would be.  DuaneBidoux   Nov-21-06 09:32 AM   #55 
  - We WON! Let's all relax. Hell, MY kids aren't dying! Pass the turkey  jgraz   Nov-21-06 09:43 AM   #57 
  - But was not what the OP was saying.  LittleClarkie   Nov-22-06 12:13 AM   #78 
  - I have tried to stay out of these arguments...  Shadoobie   Nov-21-06 09:46 AM   #59 
  - Your post defines the seriousness of war....  kentuck   Nov-21-06 10:11 AM   #63 
  - I think thats what Rangel had in mind..  KennedyGuy   Nov-21-06 10:18 AM   #65 
  - To all you folks with draft age kids  8643   Nov-21-06 11:07 AM   #68 
  - Right on. Another thread asked if dem rule is better than shared.  lumberjack_jeff   Nov-21-06 11:47 AM   #70 
  - So...why has Rangel done this more than once?  FredStembottom   Nov-22-06 12:00 AM   #76 
  - please, GET A GRIP  Skittles   Nov-22-06 02:39 AM   #79 

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