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Got my letter for the Selective Service today. What should i do?

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posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 02:17 PM
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Good points, not so sure on the last statement however.
Who was oppressed?
People born and socialized into oppressive systems are not oppressors.
Gender roles have oppressed both men and women for the benefit of a few.

Even in this thread some men and women say all US males should sign this because "that's what men do".
This is non-different in symbolism to a European woman giving a man a white feather before WW 1 if he didn't enlist.
And nobody can tell me that women were "oppressed" to insult a man into war, or that a man in a stinking fox-hole is not oppressed in every sense of that word.
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posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 02:22 PM
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I remember getting my selective service form after I was 18. The thing that sort of cracked me up about it was that I was already in the Army for several months and they said I could still get in trouble if I didn't fill it out. LMAO. Love the bureaucracy!



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 02:36 PM
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Congrats on turning 18 soon!

I thought I'd chime in with my advice, might be some of the best advice you ever get.

Sign up for the draft.
DO NOT SIGN UP FOR A CREDIT CARD!



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 02:37 PM
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Walk around in ladies dresses especially when you hand in the form to the recruitment office.

And if you make get a date for a physical, eat lots of beans and dress in a lederhosen.

Possibly carry a whip and wink at the medical examiner.



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posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 02:46 PM
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Legaly you have to sign up for the draft. It's not likely that you will be drafted though so don't worry about it to much.



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 02:48 PM
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It is plain and simple...

To live in a society where you are born free, and have opportunities presented to you to succeed in every aspect of life one must give of one's self for the United States of America was fought for and paid with the blood of martyrs and tyrants. If this youngman appreciates his national privileges, rights and freedoms then it should not be a problem to state to his country that he is ready, willing and able to engage in combat and fight for it!

You see the reason why defectors are shot for treason. Youngman, you were blessed to be born in a nation where you have born rights out your Mother's womb to become whatever in life you decide to be.

I can tell you that I HAPPILY signed my Selective Services letter and sent it back the same day without even thinking about it. People of past have given their lives to this country, and I for one thank them appreciably for without their sacrifice you, I and everyone else in this country would not be living the highest affordable standard in the world today!

No offense to you directly youngman but, the Lord hates a coward.



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 02:54 PM
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Originally posted by maestromason
It is plain and simple...

To live in a society where you are born free, and have opportunities presented to you to succeed in every aspect of life one must give of one's self for the United States of America was fought for and paid with the blood of martyrs and tyrants. If this youngman appreciates his national privileges, rights and freedoms then it should not be a problem to state to his country that he is ready, willing and able to engage in combat and fight for it!

You see the reason why defectors are shot for treason. Youngman, you were blessed to be born in a nation where you have born rights out your Mother's womb to become whatever in life you decide to be.

I can tell you that I HAPPILY signed my Selective Services letter and sent it back the same day without even thinking about it. People of past have given their lives to this country, and I for one thank them appreciably for without their sacrifice you, I and everyone else in this country would not be living the highest affordable standard in the world today!

No offense to you directly youngman but, the Lord hates a coward.


What better proof is there that one is free than to use fear and intimidation to force one to comply with anothers will. Yep, freedom the American way.

The Lord hates cowards? Maybe cowards who will not stand up for peace. Maybe cowards that will not reject authority other than his. Maybe cowards that will not face imprisonment and even death to show the Lord's will for us to love one another. Maybe the Lord does hate cowards.

Or everything is according to his divine plan.

Follow your conscience young man. You are the only one you answer to in the end.

God did not create draft papers, man did.

With Love,

Your Brother
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posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 02:55 PM
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Sad to say bro, but it seems now that the government IS the country. We aren't even a democratic republic like we used to be, the peoples voices aren't heard. And if they are, usually whatever the populous wants does not get accomplished. We're moving towards socialism FAST, but i'm still a firm believer in the Government trying to implement a NWO. But that's just me..



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 03:00 PM
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Did you mail your letter back? Oh, that's right, you didn't have to. Why don't YOU grow some balls and serve your country.



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 03:01 PM
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Registering doesn't mean you will serve. If they start drafting folks then we are in a world of hurt anyways. You would end up volunteering anyways.

PS....i think its illegal not to register.

Lastly, and i'm not slamming on you or anything, but you want financial aid (government financial aid) but you don't want to register for the selective service? Can't have your cake and eat it to.



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 03:05 PM
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Tell them you're gay when you send it back. Seriously though, I served during every war since 1986. Still got all my fingers and toes. If you're smart enough you won't even seen combat up close. I spent 22 years in the Corps and never saw combat up close and personal. See what a good education can do for you.



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 03:17 PM
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If you want financial aid, then you have to sign it.

As pointed out, the draft is about as likely as Obama, Soros and Blumberg becoming the darlings of the NRA.

Despite what some have said, and as as some others have indeed said, military service can be a good thing. Unless you like sleeping in dirt though, I'd suggest the Navy: you are almost always certain to have three hots and a cot even if there is a conflict, and if your number's up it's liable to be so quick you don't even know you're dead.

One thing that does make me wonder is how come, if women can serve in the military, they don't have to sign up for the selective service too?

That's just a plain bald-faced double-standard.

Come on ladies, assert your rights to be treated just as crappy as us guys by Uncle Sugar.



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 03:18 PM
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Just send it in. You'll be 30 before you know it anyway. Don't blink.



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 03:29 PM
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As a former Sailor, I assert that there can be horrific deaths in the Navy just as bad or worse than those sleeping in the dirt. Fires are the main concern aboard a vessel, and burning to death is not a good thing. Not to mention drowning if you are blown off the ship or if it sinks. There is nothing less horrifying about dying at sea, and sometimes, a lot of times, it can be much worse than dying on land. If you don't drown, you could be adrift for days or weeks or even months, and you will dehydrate, which is another horrible way to die. Dying quickly is in fact less likely at sea than it is on land, unless you are right where a torpedo or missile impacts the hull of your ship.



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 03:29 PM
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I'm not from the US, and I was certainly not born or raised in a country where I could be whatever I wanted.
Gay men could face up to seven years in prison (which didn't change until my 20's).
There was conscription for a war that many people didn't believe in any more, and the alternative was 6 years in prison.
The only other option was to leave the country or defer it by study.
As we only found out later, we were conscripted into an illegal war of occupation, and anyone who fought in South West Africa or across our border could technically be arrested outside the country.
(But because Reagan and Thatcher supported Apartheid SA that never happened).

My main concern is a gender issue.
Although the general focus is the US, the draft or military service can become relevant in any country.
I think in this situation equality has little to do with courage.

Sure men must be courageous.
(Women too.)
But men should also have an equal chance in the new gender order, so hence I say some form of service for both genders, or no forms for anyone.

To add: Don't assume there will never be conscription again.
The world can change in the blink of an eye.

Just make sure a generation of broken male soldiers don't come back to virtual slavery in a society dominated by women. That will not repay their "courage".
That is the nitty-gritty of what is currently demanded...
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posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 03:48 PM
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Superbig fastfood restaurants. When you hit 480pounds they wont draft you :-)

Nah but seriously, sign it and send it in. It's for the best of your country and not just the govn't. If there is a 3rd world war and you get drafted, I dont think anyone would survive anyways with all the idiotic leaders and there super duper weapons out there.



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 03:49 PM
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GUYS! OP here, apparently i misread the letter. I'm already registered. I have no idea how i am, because i don't remember signing anything, but i'm registered.

Here's a scanned pic of the document:


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posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 03:58 PM
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Well, that sounds like a pretty raw deal for those of you in SA. Being that this is America, we have always had a system in place. I look at sending in your Selective Services notification as a Thank you note from citizen to Government, seriously.


Smart soldiers climb higher in rank and thus become commanding officers eventually. Sending in your letter is a affirmation to your Government from you as to your appreciation for the sheltered way of life one has lived for the first quarter of a young man's life.


I remember telling the Marine recruiting officers who came to my school, "You don't need me, you need drones, I am a thinking man!, who would more than likely end up as your commanding officer commanding you from my office!" I meant every word in conviction, and they agreed with me and left me alone and got drones, oops I mean fellow classmates to register and sign up.


I am sure that they have fared well in life, I have always had a nice handle on the direction my life was pointed in and the energy, drive and focus to mentally complete any task given to me regardless of the circumstances. Thank God.



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 04:03 PM
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Originally posted by mossme89
GUYS! OP here, apparently i misread the letter. I'm already registered. I have no idea how i am, because i don't remember signing anything, but i'm registered.

Here's a scanned pic of the document:


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hummmm.....Interesting.



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 04:06 PM
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You probably got signed up when you got a driver's license. That's when I did.



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