A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


´We´re really sorry´: US sends 14,000
draft notices to men born in 1800s

Fox News, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:BaseballFan, 7/11/2014 9:47:58 AM

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

Comments:
Call me anything you like, but something about this stinks. What does the PA DOT have a database of citizens for - both dead and living? And why are they transferring personal information to the Fed?

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 7/11/2014 9:56:16 AM     (No. 9919645)

Some of them will be voting in the mid terms.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    13 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 7/11/2014 10:00:48 AM     (No. 9919654)

"It´s never happened before,"

Yeah, right. Maybe not exactly this snafu.

But, the government is the most inefficient institution in the U.S., makes most things more expensive (healthcare), and delivers terrible, time-wasting/delayed service (VA). Yet, it continues to grow bigger and more powerful. Why should government get more and more responsibility? It stinks at everything it does. Now, again, where did those IRS emails go?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    8 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: jl80863, 7/11/2014 10:02:45 AM     (No. 9919657)

Typical high quality work of the federal government. Maybe they should run health care.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    12 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: mc squared, 7/11/2014 10:04:37 AM     (No. 9919661)

Amusing in this context but what else is happening ?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    9 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: lana720, 7/11/2014 10:11:29 AM     (No. 9919669)

Yeah, that bureaucracy is run so smoothly. Hardly makes any mistakes. s/o

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    8 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: voxlapidis, 7/11/2014 10:15:16 AM     (No. 9919673)

Begs the question: Is this the start-up of an actual draft?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    17 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: Submariner, 7/11/2014 10:29:02 AM     (No. 9919694)

Well said #3

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    8 persons like this.


   

 

R-VAR_AD
  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: happy conservative, 7/11/2014 10:47:46 AM     (No. 9919717)

#6, my comment exactly! What´s with the Draft at this point anyway. This isn´t just about wrong names in a database (although that´s pretty typical of any government at this point). This is a shot across the bow if Pennsylvania is sending out draft notices. A little on the scary side if you ask me.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: rochow, 7/11/2014 10:59:44 AM     (No. 9919734)

I am amazed how the United States ever became the United States of America and was respected around the world! Words fail what this government is unable to do!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    8 persons like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: avmermaid, 7/11/2014 11:36:26 AM     (No. 9919788)

That´s $6982.50 in just standard postage not to mention the cost of paper, printing, and worker time. A few extra costs here and there add up and we all continue having to pay for these regular "errors" by all parts of our government.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    8 persons like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 7/11/2014 11:59:32 AM     (No. 9919843)

#6. While there is currently no draft, my understanding is that 18 year old males must still "register" for the draft.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/11/2014 12:37:32 PM     (No. 9919890)

A belated Y2K glitch?

Seems no one in this administration is an exceptional math student. They´ve eaten all the bananas and have only wormy apples remaining. Bad apples.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    8 persons like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: strike3, 7/11/2014 3:46:15 PM     (No. 9920177)

I think we can assume that government databases are shared across the board these days since computer systems have such large capacity. What better place to gather data than from a DMV who would probably have 99% of a state´s population on file.

I wonder if anybody thought to check O´s driving records in Hawaii and California? Now that I think about it, he probably failed that too.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    9 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 791886




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "BaseballFan"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "BaseballFan"



Theater shooting victim´s parents
file ammo lawsuit
KUSA-TV 9News.com [Denver], by Ryan Haarer    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 9/16/2014 1:55:20 PM     Post Reply
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence announced a lawsuit Tuesday against online retailers that allegedly supplied the Aurora movie theater shooter with the ammunition, body armor and tear gas used to carry out the massacre. The lawsuit was filed by The Brady Center and Arnold & Porter LLP on behalf of Sandy and Lonnie Phillips, whose daughter, Jessica Ghawi was shot and killed during the 2012 shooting. The lawsuit alleges that several websites, including BulkAmmo.com, failed to screen James Holmes to determine who he is or what he planned to do with the products. Twelve people were killed and

Battling ISIS: Germany, Britain Say They
Won´t Launch Airstrikes on Syria
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 9/11/2014 12:45:47 PM     Post Reply
The foreign ministers of Germany and Britain said on Thursday they would not be taking part in air strikes in Syria against the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told a news conference in Berlin that Germany has not been asked to take part in the air strikes and would not be participating. "To quite clear, we have not been asked to do so and neither will we do so," Steinmeier said. (Snip) But, asked by Reuters after his meeting with Steinmeier about President Barrack Obama´s proposal for air strikes against ISIS in Syria,

The ISIS Speech: Obama
and the Dogs of War
Mother Jones, by David Corn    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 9/10/2014 11:57:14 PM     Post Reply
Here is President Barack Obama´s challenge: how to unleash the dogs of war without having them run wild. This dilemma applies to both the political and policy considerations Obama faces, as he expands US military action in Iraq (and possibly Syria) to counter ISIS, the militant and murderous outfit that now calls itself the Islamic State and controls territory in northern Iraq and eastern Syria. (Snip) But whatever he calls it, the president is attempting a difficult feat: waging a nuanced war.

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Letter: Holder Aide Accidentally Calls
Issa Staff for Help Spinning IRS Scandal
Breitbart Big Government, by Jonathan Strong    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 9/9/2014 5:07:21 PM     Post Reply
A senior communications aide to Attorney General Eric Holder seemingly called House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa´s staff by accident and asked for their help spinning new revelations about the IRS scandal, Issa said in a September 8 letter to Holder. The aide, Brian Fallon, is a former senior aide to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a well-known personality on Capitol Hill. The letter describes Fallon as “audibly shaken” when he realizes his request to leak documents to help get ahead of news stories about them was mistakenly made to the very office he was seeking to undermine. Issa believes

Clash at junior football escalates into gunfire
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 9/9/2014 2:50:58 PM     Post Reply
WICHITA, Kan.- Police say an argument between parents and a coach at a junior football league practice in Kansas escalated into a fight involving gunfire. Police say one man complained that his son was not getting enough playing time during Monday evening´s practice at Linwood Park in Wichita. Then six men surrounded the coach and started punching him. Police say one of the parents was armed with brass knuckles and another indicated he had a gun. Then the coach´s wife pulled out a gun and fired a shot into the air. Police say the coach subsequently went to his car where he

Report: NFL never asked for video
of Ray Rice elevator assault
Fox Sports, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 9/9/2014 1:17:57 PM     Post Reply
The NFL never asked Revel Casino for the elevator security tape that showed Ray Rice knocking out his future wife, TMZ reported Tuesday, citing sources. The casino would have given a copy of the tape to the NFL, sources said, as it gave copies to the police and Rice´s lawyer. But the league didn´t ask for it. (Snip) But TMZ co-executive producer Charles Latibeaudiere told "FOX Sports Live" on Monday night that despite the NFL´s assertions, sources working at Revel Casino at the time of the incident told TMZ that "people from the NFL" went to the casino shortly after

Report: NFL Officials Asked Teams To
Consider Signing Michael Sam To Practice Squad
Daily Caller, by Al Weaver    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 9/5/2014 1:41:02 AM     Post Reply
According to NBC’s Peter King and ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, NFL officials called teams around the league to gauge interest in signing Michael Sam to their practice squad. Yesterday, the Dallas Cowboys signed Sam, who is trying to become the first openly gay player in NFL history. King reported this during the pre-game show on NBC prior to the Seahawks/Packers season opener Thursday night. “The Rams waived Michael Sam, the first openly gay player trying to make an NFL roster, he was unemployed for two days,” King said. “During that time a league official contacted multiple teams asking if they

Texas Dad Acquitted in Shooting Death
of Drunken Driver Who Killed 2 Sons
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFAn- 8/27/2014 3:45:43 PM     Post Reply
A jury has acquitted a Texas father who was accused of fatally shooting the drunken driver who killed his two sons. David Barajas, 32, was pushing his broken down car along a road with his 11- and 12-year-old sons back in 2012 when Jose Banda, a drunken driver, fatally struck the two boys. Prosecutors say Barajas then shot Banda, but authorities never found the weapon or physical evidence. Barajas repeatedly cried when he heard the verdict today.

   

 



 
Steve Schmidt joins Rick Perry´s legal team
Politico, by Maggie Haberman    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 8/26/2014 5:42:33 PM     Post Reply
Republican strategist and former John McCain consultant Steve Schmidt has joined the team helping Texas Gov. Rick Perry with the strategy around his indictment, POLITICO has learned. Schmidt is the latest addition to a team that Perry has been expanding with legal hands. (Snip) Earlier this week, POLITICO’s Mike Allen reported that Perry had hired former Clinton White House special counsel Mark Fabiani to a team that already included Republican lawyer Ben Ginsberg.

Ice Bucket Challenge Video Leads to
Wanted Man´s Arrest in Omaha
NBCNews, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 8/25/2014 5:49:05 PM     Post Reply
One man´s "Ice Bucket Challenge" video has landed him in hot water. Jesean Morris, 20, who was wanted in Nebraska for violating the terms of his parole, was arrested Friday after he posted to Facebook a video of himself dumping a bucket of ice water on his head. A tipster who saw the online post and recognized the house shown in the video provided Omaha police with Morris´ exact address, Officer Aaron Thompson told NBC News. Two officers then went to the house and arrested Morris, 20. The suspect allegedly gave the cops a false name and birth date, knocked

Dog elected mayor in Minnesota
Fox 5 News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 8/13/2014 2:55:23 PM     Post Reply
A small Minnesota village has a new mayor. Duke, the dog is Cormorant´s newest mayor. The 12 people who live there elected the 7-year-old dog as its leader. Duke may not understand politics too well but he´s been doing a great job guarding the town. He even makes sure cars aren´t going past the speed limit. Duke will be sworn in on Sunday. He won´t be getting a salary, but a pet store has agreed to donate a year´s supply of food to reward Duke for his service.

Colorado aims to sell more legal pot
KUSA-TV [Denver, CO] *, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 8/12/2014 10:55:40 PM     Post Reply
Denver - Seven months after Colorado legalized recreational pot, the state has an unexpected problem. It needs to grow more. Because even though sales have surged, only about 60% of the marijuana sold is the legal variety. The rest is either illegal or grown unregulated in the so-called gray market, where unlicensed citizens can grow for their own use. (Snip) "What that does is, (it) raises the prices and if the price is too high, then we can´t compete with the black market and that was our ultimate goal – we wanted to eliminate the black market," Kammerzell said. But new data comparing demand for marijuana in Colorado with the legal supply suggest



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Sweaty and barefaced Sarah Palin
steps out without her wedding ring
for first time since family fight

48 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by Ashley Collman    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/16/2014 5:08:52 PM     Post Reply
Sarah Palin was photographed sweaty and make-up free as she ran errands around Anchorage, Alaska on Monday - marking the first time she´s been seen in public since a violent family fight this weekend. A fight allegedly broke out at a house party most of the Palin family was attending on Saturday night in south Anchorage, when daughter Willow´s ex-boyfriend Connor Cleary tried to get in a Hummer limousine after engaging in some unspecified ´questionable behavior´. Sarah´s eldest son Track left the fight with four broken ribs and husband Todd suffered a bloody nose. RealClearPolitics spoke with a source close to the

Obama Declines to Attend Memorial
Dedication for Disabled Veterans

43 replie(s)
Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Adam Kredo    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/16/2014 9:43:38 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama has declined to attend a dedication ceremony in October for a new memorial honoring American veterans who have been disabled fighting for their country in wars, according to sources close to the event. The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial (AVDLM), the first such memorial of its kind, is set to be dedicated during a ceremony on Oct. 5 near the National Mall in downtown Washington, D.C. However, Obama, who was first invited to attend the event in January, will not be among those in attendance, according to a source who is familiar with the situation. This

Pelosi is furious: ‘We never treated
President Bush the way they treat
President Obama’

40 replie(s)
Washington Times (D.C), by David Sherfinski    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/15/2014 7:07:48 PM     Post Reply
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said comparing Republican treatment of President Obama to how Democrats handled President George W. Bush is a false equivalence and that Democrats don’t bear culpability for the comparatively fewer number of bills being passed by Congress and signed into law. “Let me just say that any of this equivalence, both sides, this or that, no — we never treated President Bush the way they treat President Obama,” she said Monday on MSNBC. “It’s no use whining about it; we just have to get people out to vote” and make people aware there’s an election this

Obama: Ebola ´Is Spiraling Out Of Control´
36 replie(s)
Business Insider, by Colin Campbell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/16/2014 4:59:44 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama unveiled his plan to tackle the Ebola crisis in West Africa on Tuesday, promising to do far more to tackle the deadly virus he said could result in "hundreds of thousands of people infected" without US intervention. "More than 2,400 men, women, and children are known to have died and we strongly suspect that the actual death toll is higher than that," Obama said in a speech at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. "Hospitals, clinics, and the few treatment centers that do exist have been completely overwhelmed." The president was particularly dire

Cat Stevens to tour US for
the first time since 1976

36 replie(s)
British Broadcasting Corporation, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 9/16/2014 5:58:55 PM     Post Reply
Cat Stevens - also known as Yusuf Islam - is to perform a series of dates in the US for the first time since 1976. The musician, who converted to Islam in 1977 and put his career on hold, will play six concerts in December. The 66-year-old, who was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year, is now known by his original stage name and Yusuf. He is best known for his 1971 recording of Christian hymn Morning Has Broken, a top 10 hit in both the UK and US. Stevens had a number of other hits during

Study Finds Michelle O’s Healthy Food Program
Elitist, Sexist, and Shames Working Mothers

33 replie(s)
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/16/2014 5:38:47 AM     Post Reply
First Lady Michelle Obama has made healthy eating and exercise her signature issue. But, a recent study published by the Sage Journal found that her “elitist” advice actually “shames poor and middle class mothers.” The College Fix added that the study found that Michelle Obama’s healthy eating program is also sexist. It’s also sexist, the study’s authors suggest, noting that “intentionally or not, it places the burden of a healthy home-cooked meal on women.” Sage Journals published the study by North Carolina researchers Sarah Bowen, Sinikka Elliott and Joslyn Brenton. Here are a few of the findings: Magazines such as Good Housekeeping and

Democrats now have a 51 percent
chance of holding the Senate

33 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/16/2014 4:53:01 PM     Post Reply
Democrats are now (very slightly) favored to hold the Senate majority on Nov. 4, according to Election Lab, the Post´s statistical model of the 2014 midterm elections. Election Lab puts Democrats´ chances of retaining their majority at 51 percent -- a huge change from even a few months ago when the model predicted that Republicans had a better than 80 percent chance of winning the six seats they need to take control. (Worth noting: When the model showed Republicans as overwhelming favorites, our model builders -- led by George Washington University´s John Sides -- warned that the model could and

The DOJ to train community
leaders to spot ´radicals´

31 replie(s)
The Week Magazine, by Bonnie Kristian    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 9/15/2014 5:58:54 PM     Post Reply
Department of Justice is launching a new program today in partnership with the White House, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Counterterrorism Center that will train "community leaders" like teachers and social workers to monitor their communities for signs of radicalization. (snip) In his announcement of the initiative, Attorney General Eric Holder described the program as a way to "be both innovative and aggressive in countering violent extremism and combating those who would sow intolerance, division, and hate" in the homeland. He labeled it an expansion of existent efforts to "to identify threats before they emerge, to disrupt

Obama seeks faster phaseout
of popular coolant in effort
to curb greenhouse gases

31 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Joby Warrick    Original Article
Posted By: varkdriver- 9/16/2014 10:36:02 AM     Post Reply
The Obama administration is preparing to introduce major steps to phase out production of a popular chemical coolant used in refrigerators and air conditioners, citing growing evidence that the substance is contributing to the warming of the planet. The White House will announce on Tuesday a series of voluntary commitments by some of the country’s largest chemical firms and retailers to move rapidly away from R-134a and similar compounds used in nearly every office, home and automobile in the country, according to current and former U.S. officials familiar with the effort. The administration is simultaneously stepping up diplomatic efforts to

Obama Must Get Congress’s
Backing for the Fight Against ISIS

28 replie(s)
New York Times, by Tim Kaine    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/15/2014 9:38:38 PM     Post Reply
Washington - The current threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, will test not only the resolve and strategic judgment of America and its allies, but also our nation’s fidelity to a basic constitutional principle. Our Constitution reserves to Congress the power to declare war and designates our president as the commander in chief, but our recent history has been characterized by executive overreach and legislative abdication in the initiation of military action. The current crisis gives us an opportunity to restore the proper balance between the branches. America’s history since 2001 should compel us to fix the way

US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola
danger zone as Obama administration
shuffles military´s mission in Africa

28 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/16/2014 12:09:40 AM     Post Reply
The United States government is sending thousands of military troops to the west African nation of Liberia as part of the Obama administration´s Ebola virus-response strategy, the White House said late Monday night. [Snip] ´A general from U.S. Army Africa, the Army component of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), will lead this effort, which will involve an estimated 3,000 U.S. forces.´ Liberia is the hardest-hit of the four west African nations that have confirmed Ebola cases, accounting for more than one-half of the fatalities. The others are Sierra Leone, Guinea and, to a lesser extent, Nigeria.

Paul Ryan Complains About
Conservative Media, Praises Obama

27 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Journalism, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 9/15/2014 2:48:37 PM     Post Reply
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) tsk-tsked conservative media for "coarsening our debate" and vowed to "do my small part" to keep things civil before spontaneously praising President Obama´s recent foreign policy decisions. In an interview for Meet the Press´s "Press Pass" segment, Ryan and new host Chuck Todd might have been mistaken for being on a "No Labels" panel discussion as they both lamented how politicians are rewarded in "advocacy media outlets" for bold rhetoric and standing firm in their positions. Todd lamented that "members of both parties" often "get standing ovations for the rhetoric," to which Ryan replied, "I don´t

   

Post Reply   Close thread 791886





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS