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DRAFT 6-6-6

The US House of Representatives will (quietly) convene to discuss a draft for mandatory service to the US Govt for two years on 6-6-6, due to a bill by Charles Rangel. The story...
Mandatory Draft Bill
Snuck In - To Be
Debated 6-6-6
6-4-6

On February 14, 2006, Congressman Charles Rangel (Democrat - NY) introduced a bill (Universal National Service Act of 2006 - HR 4752 IH) aiming at drafting everyone - men and women alike - from the ages of 18 to 42 into the military for a minimum period of 2 years.

Or to quote the bill: "To provide for the common defense by requiring all persons in the United States, including women, between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform a period of military service or a period of civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, and for other purposes."

The House is to convene on June 6 (06/06/06] to debate and possibly adopt this bill, that is, unless a vast public outcry succeeds in derailing this insanity, which you can do by writing a letter of protest to your congress person through

 link to www.conservativeusa.org

Phone calls are even better. The numbers of all US Representatives are at:

 http://clerk.house.gov/members/index.html


If you question the validity of this bill, go to:

 link to www.govtrack.us

homepage: homepage: http://www.rense.com/general71/dd.htm

yay 04.Jun.2006 19:59

for real

the draft is the only thing that seems to get the middle class of it's ass (politicly) in this country.

Have you got the bill number correct? 04.Jun.2006 20:02

Shaker

Here's what Rangel has to say: http://www.house.gov/apps/list/press/ny15_rangel/CBRStatementDraft05262005.html

What other purposes? 04.Jun.2006 20:12

Marleen

-
The part about

"and for other purposes"

kind of bothers me.

the sky is falling 04.Jun.2006 20:31

margie

large numbers of countries have this very measure as part of their culture and law, from the dangerous isreal to the comparatively saintly finland. it shouldn't surprise anybody that governments discuss this kind of thing. obviously, if there starts to being any danger of this passing (as I doubt it will) then we should worry about it, and do something about it. And putting pressure on politicians to reject this is always a decent proactive step, but we really don't need to run around screaming about every thing. Remember the draft scare a few years ago? when republicans presented the idea of the draft, and then shot it down, just to prove that they weren't pro-draft.

tellin it like it is 04.Jun.2006 22:21

TheTroll

Who knows where the word ROBOT comes from? It comes from an old Czech word robotid which means to drudge. nobles would have serfs work for him a certain number of days a week. COuld be 1 day a week. In some instances, it was 7 days a week. but it was still 1 man serving another man's goals.

Who cares if you work 2 years for rangle? I don't. I'm older than I let on. Shit, I still got the ramone's end of the century on vinal. Enjoy your servitude to WHOEVER. While you are away, maybe you wife or girlfriend would like to work UNDER me, since you will not be able to provide enough for them while you serve your new master's wishes.

What, like I am here to make it any easier for you? Shit, that ass of yours ain't doing nothing for me. Get it in gear for you. Shut down rangle now, or live with your own complacency. I ain't your friend. Know now, that I will capitalize on your being drafted in EVERY posible way, just as the whore politicans. And if not me, someone just like me. Eat shit and die in UNIFORM fassion. It isn't like you CAN'T get up off your asses and shut rangle down before you toss it all in the crapper by being flacide. I sure ain't flacide, as your better falf might soon be finding out. Now is your chance. Later is my chance IF you don't do jack shit. today is the GREATEST day of all. Don't wait till tomorrow.

robots 05.Jun.2006 09:10

robot

i think the term was coined in a story called Rossum's Universal Robots

Robots - is it so fricking hard to do a little online searching? 06.Jun.2006 12:32

only took me a minute

This is a self-help newswire, not a helpline for the clueless. How about searching out some details instead of asking an easily-answered question? Then you'd have something valuable to add to the article.


 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot

"The word robot comes from the Czech word robota, industrial labor. The word has first appeared in Karel Čapek's science fiction play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) in 1921, and has probably been invented by author's brother, painter Josef Čapek. See the article about Karel Čapek for more detailed etymological explanation."


From Merrian Webster online (www.m-w.com):

Main Entry: ro·bot
Pronunciation: 'rO-"bät, -b&t
Function: noun
Etymology: Czech, from robota compulsory labor; akin to Old High German arabeit trouble, Latin orbus orphaned -- more at ORPHAN
1 a : a machine that looks like a human being and performs various complex acts (as walking or talking) of a human being; also : a similar but fictional machine whose lack of capacity for human emotions is often emphasized b : an efficient insensitive person who functions automatically
2 : a device that automatically performs complicated often repetitive tasks
3 : a mechanism guided by automatic controls
- ro·bot·ism /'rO-"bä-"ti-z&m, -b&-/ noun