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Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-08 05:45 AM
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1. I failed to use the "scarcasm" icon in my recent post advocating
a Draft and I regret that. My point was that maybe if everyone was exposed to the possibility of going to war, we wouldn't have any. I didn't express this very well but other people in the thread did. The burden of carrying out this Country's bellicose policies falls on the poor. My recollection is that the tide of public opinion began to turn against the Vietnam war after a Draft was instituted.
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  -To those here that think bringing back a draft would be a good thing: Smith_3  Aug-12-08 05:31 AM   #0 
  - I failed to use the "scarcasm" icon in my recent post advocating  Raven   Aug-12-08 05:45 AM   #1 
  - better rethink that - the lottery was instituted in '69  DrDan   Aug-12-08 05:54 AM   #5 
     - Better recheck that. I know the lottery was after  DemBones DemBones   Aug-12-08 05:58 AM   #7 
        - this site provides a list of 1969 Lottery Numbers  DrDan   Aug-12-08 06:05 AM   #10 
        - My husband went to Vietnam in January of 1970. During that year  Raven   Aug-12-08 06:05 AM   #11 
        - a draft from 1948-1973  DrDan   Aug-12-08 06:10 AM   #13 
        - here ya go - 1969  DrDan   Aug-12-08 06:08 AM   #12 
        - Ok, that makes sense. My brother was a junior or senior in college  Raven   Aug-12-08 06:24 AM   #14 
           - yes they did  DrDan   Aug-12-08 06:26 AM   #15 
        - My number was 151 I got my notice in 69 unfortunately at  pokercat999   Aug-12-08 06:31 AM   #17 
           - You're in favour of drafting pensioners?  Donald Ian Rankin   Aug-12-08 06:35 AM   #18 
              - I think he is saying if we were to draft that way - all wars  DrDan   Aug-12-08 06:55 AM   #20 
                 - 62 is pensionable, isn't it?  Donald Ian Rankin   Aug-12-08 07:02 AM   #21 
                    - it is - under Social Security  DrDan   Aug-12-08 07:06 AM   #22 
  - Draft?! Hell no. Send the poor. They have nothing better to do.  billyoc   Aug-12-08 05:47 AM   #2 
  - If there is a draft, the poor get sent first anyway.  Smith_3   Aug-12-08 05:53 AM   #4 
     - The rich will not serve as always  liberal N proud   Aug-12-08 06:30 AM   #16 
  - As a person who lived through the Vietnam era, I can report that  Nay   Aug-12-08 05:47 AM   #3 
  - But why isn't there more opposition by military families then?  Smith_3   Aug-12-08 05:54 AM   #6 
  - Because they VOLUNTEERED. nt  DemBones DemBones   Aug-12-08 05:59 AM   #8 
  - The military families of mil volunteers never were terribly active, if I  Nay   Aug-12-08 06:09 PM   #23 
  - DING DING DING give the poster a prize, this is exactly  pokercat999   Aug-12-08 07:06 PM   #24 
  - Actually, reducing our so-called "defense" would be better...  rfranklin   Aug-12-08 06:01 AM   #9 
  - Could Also Act As A Brake.  emanymton   Aug-12-08 06:52 AM   #19 

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