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

Fox News, by Staff

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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

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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?

      


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

Some of them will be voting in the mid terms.

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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?

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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.

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

Amusing in this context but what else is happening ?

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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

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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?

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

Well said #3

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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