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$28 Million to get DRAFT READY BY JUNE 15, 2005!!

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by metallix, Nov 18, 2003.

  1. metallix

    metallix Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 7, 2001 Messages: 2,955 Likes Received: 1
    Oh, so there are "no plans" to re-instate the draft? No, there are just EXERCISES and $28 million extra to get the whole Selective Service ready and open for business by June 15, 2005!!

    Read this official budget carefully and you will see that Bush is gearing up the draft--there is no longer any doubt about it. Selective Service must report to Bush on March 31, 2005, that the system is ready for activation within 75 days. So on June 15, 2005, expect the announcement that the first draft lottery since Vietnam will be held for 20 year-olds.

    Here is where the DU rubber hits the road, my friends. This is a DU EXCLUSIVE as far as I know, so please read this one carefully and let me know what we are going to do about it. To put this all into context, the SSS has lain basically dormant for decades and now in the 2004 budget, Bush has added $28 million to get the whole thing ready to fly in 2005. The 4 performance goals below basically make the system ready for activation.



    This FY 2004 APP identifies the activities and strategies that will take place during the
    fiscal year to achieve Agency goals and objectives. It also identifies relevant performance
    measurement target goals to be achieved. The performance goals for FY 2004 are:

    1. Develop an Area Office Prototype Exercise that will test the Health
    Care Personnel Delivery System (HCPDS) work flows and support

    2. Redefine Agency infrastructure based on a Quinquennial Workload

    3. Prepare and conduct an Area Office Prototype Exercise which tests
    the activation process from SSS Lottery input to the issuance of the
    first Armed Forces Examination Orders.

    4. Ensure 90% of people tested are capable of implementing activation

    5. Ensure that 95% of the predefined readiness objectives are attained
    and validated during an Area Office Prototype Exercise.

    6. Train 90% of assigned State Directors (SDs) and Reserve Force
    Officers (RFOs) on HCPDS and Timed-Phased Response (TPR)
    functions and responsibilities.

    7. Attain a 92% or greater compliance rate for men 18 through 25 years

    8. Attain and appoint Registrars in 85% of the Nation’s high schools.

    9. Obtain 75% of all registrations electronically.

    10. Maintain an average systems change request implementation time of
    39 days.

    11. Maintain a functional proponent and customer satisfaction level of

    12. Have a telephone call completion rate of 93% or higher.

    13. Answer correspondence in less than 10 days.

    14. Train 90% of assigned SDs and RFOs on Alternative Service plans
    and procedures.


    An annual report providing the results of the implementation of these performance
    measures will be submitted by March 31, 2005. This report will address attained versus
    planned levels of performance, explain unattained target levels, and identify where and
    how strategies, performance goals, and performance indicators should be changed to
    ensure that the SSS reaches its strategic and annual goals and objectives.



    -copied for non commercial use-
  2. caL

    caL Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 7, 2003 Messages: 2,056 Likes Received: 0
    i really doubt bush will win

    (deja vu)
  3. KaBar2

    KaBar2 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 27, 2003 Messages: 2,128 Likes Received: 66
    I hated the Draft, BUT. . .

    The Selective Service System, as it was employed in the WWII era was very egalitarian. There were NO exemptions for college boys, NO exemptions for guys who ran out and got married real quick, and NO exemptions for rich kids whose father knew somebody on the Draft Board. People like Joe Kennedy (JFK's older brother--Old Joe's first pick for the "presidential son" slot) volunteered for combat duty. (And in Joe Kennedy's case--shot down and killed over Europe, I think.) Scores of well-known celebrities went down and enlisted, and served in genuine combat positions.

    The SSS of the Korean era was less egalitarian, but I knew a man who served in WWII as a young kid, Korea as a late twenties combat soldier, and Vietnam as an old veteran, almost ready to retire.

    The armed forces of today is essentially an organization of well-paid professionals--a mercenary army, for want of a better term. Personally, I think that "universal military service" is a very good idea. The government would think twice about pushing around a population that is both well-trained and well-armed. But when I was 18, I thought it was a terrible idea and very unjust. Like all kids, I was very self-centered and didn't give a shit about the rest of society. Just goes to show you, things change. I wish now that I had not been such a hard-core draft resister. I was just too young and too immature to see it. At age 25 or 26, I realized I was wrong, and I enlisted in the Marine Corps. Better later than never, I guess.
  4. old*824

    old*824 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 8, 2003 Messages: 1,362 Likes Received: 0
    im all for the military. both my parents enlisted into the navy by choice and met on a navy base and i think i was concieved on a navy base and i grew up on a navy base and when the big navy ships would pull into port in saudi i would get to sit in apache helicopters and try and convince sailors that came over for dinner to give me cigs...so im all for what the armed forces has to offer. what im not for is the armed forces being controlled by corruption. i at this point, dont understand how a military coup has not taken place since 130,000 a whole fucking lot of people with a whole lot of familys are locked up in a guerilla war at the hand of corporations gouging the tax payers for everything they have.

    i mean....are they trying to get a pass straight to hell? you know? cause like i said, i have nothing but respect for the military. but what i feel is the biggest disrespect to the military is using it for unjust purposes.

    im glad i dont have any children that are eligible for the draft. and i dont think bush is not going to steal this election like he did the last one. so fuck the greed and support our troops by keeping them alive and safe and at home with their familys.
  5. boogy nights

    boogy nights Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 18, 2003 Messages: 139 Likes Received: 0
    i would assume i speak for a good portion of us when i say...

  6. [​IMG]

    "I'm going to shave my head and die!!!"
  7. slightly

    slightly Member

    Joined: Jul 19, 2003 Messages: 345 Likes Received: 0
    wow, all i can say is wow.

    i will also offer anybody 50 bucks if they can talk me into doing this. because right now, i see leaving for spain.
  8. SenorSeven

    SenorSeven Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 11, 2001 Messages: 2,727 Likes Received: 0
    as ignorant as this sounds- id much rather flee the country than fight for it- i just seem to have a problem with us being "so free" yet we are so limited in what we can actually do- yeah we might have a lot more rights than people in other countries- but i feel like we have a LOT to learn here about truly being free...until that is done- america isnt what it should be. Drafting someone into the military who DOES NOT want to go and does not believe in the cause what so ever SHOULD NOT go. Period. end of story. I hope all the people who actually voted for Bush realize they've made grave mistakes....if not, then our country is truly full of idiots
  9. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    Come to Canada,
    bring your money with you!
  10. SenorSeven

    SenorSeven Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 11, 2001 Messages: 2,727 Likes Received: 0
    i hear its nice up there from everyone i know who's been/lived there etc... but my money is no good right now= its called too much debt.
  11. non-hetero

    non-hetero Member

    Joined: Jun 20, 2002 Messages: 685 Likes Received: 14
    Come to Canada.

    Where you can download MP3's without fear of the RIAA!
  12. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,506 Likes Received: 450
    I have acouple questions about the way things work in Canada. If you by any chance read this and feel compelled to answer questions about your country please e-mail me at

    [email protected]
  13. ~KRYLON2~

    ~KRYLON2~ 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 10,443 Likes Received: 192
    fuck i just turned 18 this month......im fucked
  14. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
  15. TuffKid

    TuffKid Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 14, 2002 Messages: 2,062 Likes Received: 0