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

    9 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

    5 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
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

    8 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

    5 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

    3 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

    9 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

    3 persons like this.


   

 

  


 
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

    3 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

    3 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

    3 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

    2 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

    3 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

    3 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"



Fears grow other groups may join Hamas
fight vs. Israel after Kerry peace effort fails
Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 7/24/2014 9:00:44 AM     Post Reply
Hamas rejected Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s call for a cease-fire amid concerns that an agreement won’t be reached before other parties are drawn into its conflict with Israel. A new jihadi media outlet called Al Fawaris released a video Wednesday calling on Gazans to endure the military operation. Its message said victory looms and that Muslims all over the world support them. (Snip) “True, we are fighting in Syria, but our heart yearns to arrive and fight the sons and brothers of the apes and pigs [the Jews],” the institute reported Al-Maqdisi as saying. The jihadi cleric said

Price of Beef and Bacon
Reach All-Time High
Cybercast News Service, by Ali Meyer    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 7/22/2014 2:40:01 PM     Post Reply
The price of beef and bacon hit its all-time high in the United States in June, according to data released Tuesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In January 1980, when BLS started tracking the price of these commodities, ground chuck cost $1.82 per pound and bacon cost $1.45 per pound. By this June 2014, ground chuck cost $3.91 per pound and bacon cost $6.11 per pound. A decade ago, in June 2004, a pound of ground chuck cost $2.49, which means that the commodity has increased by 57 percent since then. Bacon has increased by 78.7 percent from

DIA Rental Car Agencies Now
Dumping Grounds For Pot
CBS4 Denver, by Brian Maas    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 7/17/2014 9:55:59 AM     Post Reply
Rental car workers at Denver International Airport say pot tourists are regularly leaving them with marijuana that travelers don’t want to try to carry through DIA. “It happens quite often,” a rental car employee at a national chain told a CBS4 employee. “Every couple of days. I just throw it in the trash.” (Snip) The rental car agencies have become something of a dumping ground for marijuana as Colorado’s pot tourists apparently know that they could be cited if they attempt to bring marijuana into the airport itself. While small amounts of marijuana are legal in Colorado, prominent signs warn

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
About 10K immigrants
sign up for driver´s licenses
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 7/16/2014 5:34:22 PM     Post Reply
Colorado Springs, CO - About 10,000 immigrants in the country illegally have signed up to get Colorado driver´s licenses when they become available next month. The Gazette reported Wednesday that the state has added four full-time employees and 13 temporary employees to keep up with demand. A law passed last year allows people who don´t have a Social Security number to obtain a driver´s license if they live in Colorado starting Aug. 1. The applicants are making appointments to bring their identification documents to a motor vehicle office. A series of workshops are planned in the coming weeks to

Two former Utah attorneys general
arrested for corruption
Reuters, by Jennifer Dobner    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 7/15/2014 2:56:59 PM     Post Reply
SALT LAKE CITY - FBI agents arrested two former Utah attorneys general at their homes on Tuesday and charged them pair with felonies stemming from a two-year investigation into claims of bribery and corruption, prosecutors said. Republicans John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff are accused of establishing a pay-to-play culture in office, and of taking bribes to look the other way or offer protection when donors to their political campaigns ran into legal trouble. "This has been a complex, nuanced, large investigation and there are multiple players in it," Salt Lake District Attorney Sim Gill said at a news conference.

Bergdahl could get $350G
tax-free, if cleared by Army
Fox News, by Dominic Di-Natale    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 7/14/2014 3:17:40 PM     Post Reply
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could have a tax-free $350,000 dropped into his bank account if the current investigation into his disappearance from his base in Afghanistan was not desertion, and if he is deemed to have been a prisoner of war for the five years he was held by Islamic militants, Fox News has learned. The 28-year-old soldier, for whom the U.S. traded five senior Taliban operatives held at Guantanamo Bay, was set to return to active duty Monday after spending six weeks in medical rehab at Fort Sam Houston, in San Antonio. “Essentially he’ll be working a desk job,”

4 suspended for rigging
Vanessa-Mae results
Associated Press, by Ali Zerdin    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 7/11/2014 10:29:53 AM     Post Reply
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Four Slovenian ski officials were suspended Friday for allegedly rigging the results of pop violinist Vanessa-Mae to help her qualify for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Competing in Sochi for Thailand as Vanessa Vanakorn, using the surname of her Thai father, she finished a distant last among the 67 racers who completed the two runs in the Olympic giant slalom. To earn enough points to be eligible for the games in February, she had to compete in official races in Sweden, Norway, Slovenia and Switzerland. The Slovenian Ski Association said Friday it found evidence indicating that

´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     Post Reply
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

   

 



 
Bloomberg: Colorado Gun Recall Towns
So Rural, They Don’t Have Roads
Colorado Observer, by Valerie Richardson    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 7/10/2014 2:14:42 PM     Post Reply
DENVER — In what may come as a surprise to residents of Colorado Springs and Pueblo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t think those cities have roads. Bloomberg told Rolling Stone that he was “sorry” about the recalls of two state senators last year over the Democratic state legislature’s gun-control laws, but added that their districts were so “rural” that, “I don’t think there’s roads.” “In Colorado, we got a law passed. The NRA went after two or three state senators in a part of Colorado where I don’t think there’s roads,” said Bloomberg in the interview published online Wednesday.

Udall will not attend his fundraiser
featuring Obama
KUSA-TV 9News [Denver], by Brandon Rittman    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 7/9/2014 11:51:00 AM     Post Reply
Senator Mark Udall will not return to Colorado as planned to be with President Barack Obama, who is helping to raise funds for the incumbent Democrat. (Snip) On Wednesday morning, the campaign released the following statement regarding Udall skipping the fundraiser: "Due to last-minute votes and legislative activity, Mark will be unable to make the trip back to Colorado on Wednesday. The Senate has decided to vote on Wednesday to confirm the new U.S. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development, who has authority over issues like flood recovery.

State begins producing
photo ID EBT cards
WGME CBS 13 [Portland, Maine], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 7/2/2014 1:46:41 PM     Post Reply
STATEWIDE- The state is now issuing EBT cards with a photo ID on them. Governor Paul LePage says this will help stop fraud and abuse, but democrats say it´s a waste of time and money. South Portland resident Shelby Macvane relies on her benefits to help pay the bills and take care of her daughter Ella. “I’m in college right now, not working,” she said. “It’s not much, but it helps.” Macvane says she is glad to hear the state is cracking down on fraud by forcing recipients to put their photo on their card. “I have heard a lot of



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Trey Gowdy Eviscerates IRS Commissioner
40 replie(s)
Breitbart TV, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/23/2014 4:32:42 PM     Post Reply
Wednesday at a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee hearing on the Internal Revenue Service´s (IRS) Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) would not let IRS Commissioner John Koskinen off the hook over his failure to bring acceptable answers to Congress about the supposed loss of former IRS official Lois Lerner’s emails. The South Carolina Republican warned the IRS commissioners, "Words have consequences," as he hammered Koskinen for trying to claim he did not pursue what happened to the emails because he did not want to interfere with the Inspector General investigation saying "people site ongoing IG investigations

Shock Report-- Rick Perry: Illegals
Behind 3,000 Homicides & 8,000
Sexual Assaults in TX Since ’08

37 replie(s)
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/24/2014 5:23:38 AM     Post Reply
Texas Governor Rick Perry went on Hannity tonight to discuss the illegal immigrant crisis at the US southern border. Perry shared these shocking numbers on the current crisis. “Sean, there have been over the course of the last five years, since the fall of ’08, over 203,000 individuals who have come into Texas illegally who have been booked into our county jails. Those individuals have accounted for over 3,000 homicides and over 8,000 sexual assaults. We can’t afford to wait for Washington to secure this border. We’ve had enough.”

Latest Obama claim: I don’t
learn anything from the news

36 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/22/2014 10:16:44 PM     Post Reply
In scandal after scandal in the Obama administration, President Obama has said he didn’t know about the problems until he heard it on the news. But the president changed his tune about his supposed ignorance at a Democratic fundraiser near Seattle on Tuesday night. Mr. Obama told supporters that he doesn’t watch the news because, “Whatever they’re reporting about, usually I know.” That contrasts with the explanations that the president and his aides have given from scandals in the past few years ranging from long wait times and deaths at the VA, to the IRS targeting tea party groups, to the

Sen. Durbin derides Walgreen for
possible tax-driven overseas move

32 replie(s)
Chicago Tribune, by Ameet Sachdev    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/22/2014 8:16:09 PM     Post Reply
Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin on Tuesday urged Walgreen Co. to reconsider a possible move of its headquarters to Switzerland to lower its U.S. tax bill. In a letter to Walgreen Chief Executive Gregory Wasson, Durbin said the company could face a backlash from its customers. “I believe you will find that your customers are deeply patriotic and will not support Walgreen’s decision to turn its back on the United States,” Durbin wrote. “Nearly all of your $2.5 billion in profits earned last year were from sales to U.S. taxpaying customers.” The senator ended his letter with a twist on Walgreen’s

Obama says public not
familiar enough with issues

32 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Ben Wolfgang    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 7/23/2014 10:59:23 PM     Post Reply
President Obama told Democratic donors Wednesday night that most Americans don’t have time to think about the details of the Benghazi terrorist attack or the problems with Obamacare. Speaking at a fundraiser at the Los Angeles home of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes, the president took his usual shots at the Republican Party, suggesting its members are focused on the wrong issues and frequently “obfuscate and they bamboozle and sometimes don’t say what’s true.” And because people are not familiar with the intricacies of many public-policy issues, Republicans can get away with such obfuscation, he said. “The Republican

Fed appeals court panel says
most Obamacare subsidies illegal

31 replie(s)
CNBC, by Dan Mangan    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 7/22/2014 11:20:25 AM     Post Reply
In a potentially crippling blow to Obamacare, a federal appeals court panel declared Tuesday that government subsidies worth billions of dollars that helped 4.7 million people buy insurance on HealthCare.gov are illegal. The 2-1 ruling said such subsidies can be granted only to people who bought insurance in an Obamacare exchange run by an individual state or the District of Columbia—not on the federally run exchange HealthCare.gov. "Section 36B plainly makes subsidies available in the Exchanges established by states," wrote Senior Circuit Judge Raymond Randolph in his majority opinion, where he was joined by Judge Thomas Griffith. "We reach this conclusion, frankly,

NAACP: Detroit water
shutoffs are racially motivated

28 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/22/2014 11:01:52 AM     Post Reply
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has filed a class action lawsuit against the city of Detroit for water shutoffs that members claim are racially motivated. The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department stopped service to about 7,200 buildings with overdue bills in June, compared to 1,570 in the same month last year. The issue gained national attention last month after activists appealed to the United Nations for help. The shutoffs are “being done in a discriminatory fashion,” the NAACP’s Veronica Joice told a local CBS affiliate. “They should at least take a look at whether there’s a better way to do this that doesn’t affect the most vulnerable citizens

Madeleine Albright to CNN:
Israel Is ‘Overdoing’ It in Gaza

27 replie(s)
Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/23/2014 9:03:23 AM     Post Reply
While our current secretary of state John Kerry is under fire for sarcastically joking about Israel’s “pinpoint operation” in Gaza, one former secretary of state echoed those sentiments during an appearance on CNN Tuesday afternoon. Speaking to Wolf Blitzer, Madeleine Albright said she thinks Israel is “overdoing” it with its offensive into the Gaza Strip and losing some of its “moral authority” in the process. “I do think the point has to be made, if rockets are being shot at Israel, that Israel does have a right to defend itself,” Albright said. “But the bottom line is the question of proportionality.” Blitzer singled out her use of the word

‘We’re coming for you, Barack Obama’:
Top U.S. official discloses threat from ISIL

27 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Douglas Ernst    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/24/2014 12:11:56 AM     Post Reply
High-ranking U.S. officials said Wednesday that not only are Sunni radicals with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant “worse than al Qaeda,” but that the group has a message for the president: “We’re coming for you, Barack Obama.” Brett McGurk, the deputy assistant secretary of state, told lawmakers at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing that ISIL may have “changed its name,” but that it’s still al Qaeda. (Snip) Elissa Slotkin, the acting principal deputy undersecretary of Defense for policy, added that ISIL also has its eye on the president, threatening “We’re coming for you, Barack Obama,” The Hill reported.

Paul Ryan, 2016?
26 replie(s)
Hot Air, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/23/2014 1:12:58 PM     Post Reply
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the Republican Party’s bookish former vice presidential nominee, is starting to look like a candidate for the presidency in 2016. In August, Ryan will publish a book with a distinctly campaign-themed title, The Way Forward. On Tuesday, the Federal Election Commission approved of a nationwide book tour sponsored by Ryan’s publisher and the Political Action Committee the Wisconsin congressman founded, Prosperity Action PAC. “The book will address “the state of the conservative movement in America today, discuss how it contrasts with liberal progressivism, and explain what must be done to save what Representative Ryan refers to as the

No Rest for the Wicked
24 replie(s)
National Review Online, by Jim Geraghty    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/23/2014 5:39:09 AM     Post Reply
Tuesday, President Obama visited the Dutch Embassy in Washington, D.C., and wrote in a condolence book for the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, “We will not rest until we are certain that justice is done.” He then departed for a three-day fundraising trip to the West Coast. Obama’s pledge that “we will not rest until . . . ” may sound familiar to you. In fact, the pledge is so chronically overused, and issued so casually, that it no longer carries much meaning. Here’s a brief history: April 9, 2009: “We will not rest until we reach a day when not one

Loon population rebounding in Vermont
24 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 7/23/2014 6:13:21 PM     Post Reply
Colchester – Experts estimate there are nearly 300 adult loons living on Vermont´s lakes and ponds, up from just a couple dozen 30 years ago. On Saturday, more than 200 volunteers spread out across Vermont for the annual loon survey. The results of the survey are trickling in, but Eric Hanson of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies and the coordinator of the Vermont Loon Conservation Project, said there are many more birds now than just a few years ago. He said 15 years ago there were around 100 loons. In 1983, biologists counted only 29. "It is a decent, stable population. I'm hoping that actually things do start to level out.

   

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