The Draft Is Being Reinstituted On January 1, 2016!

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Update: March 2, 2017, Sweden Brings Back The Military Draft!

The Swedish government has decided to reintroduce military conscription – a move backed by the country’s MPs.

Conscription is being brought back due to the Russian Illegal Annexation of Crimea, the conflict in Ukraine and the increased military activity in our neighborhood.

Thirteen thousand men and women will undergo military tests and will be treated equally.

Russian menace pushes Sweden towards NATO

Norway breaks tradition to host US troops

Baltic warning of Russian test for NATO

Poland to sign up 45,000 paramilitaries


June 15, 2016 Update: Senate Votes to Require Women to Register for the Draft! June 15, 2016 Update: Senate Votes to Require Women to Register for the Draft!

WASHINGTON — In the latest and perhaps decisive battle over the role of women in the military, Congress is embroiled in an increasingly intense debate over whether they should have to register for the draft when they turn 18.

On Tuesday, the Senate approved an expansive military policy bill that would for the first time require young women to register for the draft. The shift, while fiercely opposed by some conservative lawmakers and interest groups, had surprisingly broad support among Republican leaders and women in both parties.

“The fact is,” said Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona and the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, “every single leader in this country, both men and women, members of the military leadership, believe that it’s fair since we opened up all aspects of the military to women that they would also be registering for Selective Services.”

Still think the U.S. is not gearing up for war? Call that war hawk, John McCain and ask him if his ‘service’ to this country was so great, then why did he have his POW records sealed? But he is sure gung ho about women registering for the Draft.

Veterans voice their disgust for John “Songbird” McCain who spilled his guts to get out of being tortured. There is evidence that McCain received ‘special’ medical treatment from a Soviet physician and other ‘considerations’ to avoid being tortured just so he could come home. 

Yeah! Thank that namby-pamby shit his pants ‘war hero’ for his service of singing like a bird in order to avoid torture. But he has no problem sending America’s daughters into war when there is the potential for them to be captured and tortured. But in all actuality, we should not have a problem getting tortured if we get captured seeing as how we have no problem torturing captives. Just ask those who were tortured in Abu Ghraib by U.S. soldiers and those who are still being tortured in Guantanamo.  You could just consider it to be a case of “what comes around, goes around.”

Again, still think the U.S. is not gearing up for war? Still think this is a joke? Russia has warned the U.S. and NATO, (and NATO takes its orders from the U.S.), to not continue to ignore their warnings and so has China but those warnings fall on deaf ears. The Russians have war weapons that the U.S. cannot even detect until it is too late. Because you see, it does not matter how much we spend on our military, what matters is the technology that is used by the U.S. military and that technology is not up to par.

How to Build a $400 Billion F-35 That Doesn’t Fly

The Pentagon’s embattled F-35 Joint Strike Fighter continues to be plagued with so many problems that it can’t even pass the most basic requirements needed to fly in combat, despite soaring roughly $170 billion over budget. 

Yeah! We’re SO ready for war, they’ve spent $400 Billion of our tax dollars on F-35s that cannot even get off the ground! I guess we are supposed to sit in the cockpit and look tough! That’ll stop the Russians and the Chinese! Right! Ha! Prepare to have your ass handed to you by the Russians and the Chinese and hell! If Bangladesh hears about this, they’ll probably want in on the action seeing as how the U.S. military will be sitting ducks. This is rich!

“EVERY AMERICAN WHO’S PHYSICALLY QUALIFIED SHOULD REGISTER FOR THE DRAFT!Update: Army and Marine Corps chiefs say, “It’s time for women to register for the draft!”  Not only that, but they’ve gone on to say that “EVERY AMERICAN WHO’S PHYSICALLY QUALIFIED SHOULD REGISTER FOR THE DRAFT! This is to include ALL refugees! So, to all the women out there, it’s time to put up or shut up. You’re all for equal rights, now you’ve gotten your wish! You can equally get a grenade up your ass same as your husband, brother, boyfriend, father or uncle. The generals have spoken and now it is not just members of congress on board calling for a reinstating of the draft, but also top military brass.

We are headed for war and soon everybody’s ass will be on the line and in line training for combat duty. And this is also why refugees are welcome in America because the refugees are needed to fight alongside the Americans because if we go to war against China, we are going to need every able bodied or half-ass bodied person available seeing as how America only has 300 million people to pick from and China has 1.357 BILLION people and America has the nerve to tell China to get out of the South China Sea? Yes, war is inevitable. Enjoy yourselves while you still can!

Gen. Mark A. Milley, chief of staff of the Army, and Gen. Robert B. Neller, the Marine Corps commandant, both said they were in favor of the change during an occasionally contentious Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the forthcoming full integration of women in the military. They offered their opinions in response to a question from Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who said that she also is in favor of the change.

“Senator, it’s my personal view that, based on this lifting of restrictions… every American who’s physically qualified should register for the draft,” Neller said.

Due to America’s ongoing war with every other nation and country on the planet, legislation has been introduced by Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and co-sponsored by Diane Feinstein of California that would reinstitute the draft on January 1, 2016. Although the bill is in its early stages, support for the bill is rapidly gaining traction and sponsors. The only difference from previous drafts is that the Selective Service System will begin on August 1, 2015 to require all men and women between the ages of 18-75 to register so that the draft can be reinstituted on January 1, 2016.

Although a public outcry is expected, this action is necessary to keep America safe from the terrorists that have gained a major foothold in the Middle East. Also Ukraine is in need of boots on the ground and as NATO is stretched thin in Ukraine and Libya, there really was no choice. A spokesman for Ted Cruz had this to say, “I know that what Ted is proposing will not be popular among the upper echelons of society. We deem it necessary to take such measures to ensure that the U.S. is fully protected. Since the age requirements have been changed, we do not expect that those over the age of 65 will actually see combat. Their job will be to cook and bathe the forehead of the wounded. Those who are 66-75 will clean the weapons that will be used in battle. They will also transport necessary supplies to those who are engaged in combat. There will be no religious, college or first child deferments. No one between the ages of 18-75 will be exempt. A special provision will be attached that will make it legal for all past and present day presidents to take part in the draft if they are within the stated age bracket. Of course, there will be a special detail assigned to all presidents that are forced to take their place on the battlefield. This new provision has been put forward and has backing thanks in part to Diane Feinstein since it was her suggestion that if presidents are so willing to send others into battle that they should also be prepared to take up weapons in defense of America.”

I cannot believe this is happening because was it only yesterday that I was exchanging comments with a fellow blogger on the need to reinstitute the draft and it was like they read our minds. See the conversation below:

I am aiming for reinstituting of the draft and see as you put it, ALL HELL BREAK LOOSE! Wouldn’t that be something? And no excuses for the children of that shit in congress. And since women are now very much in the military picture, let’s see if Obama doesn’t mind his daughter who will be 18 in two years get conscripted. He is fine with sending other peoples children to war, let’s see if he’s ready to send his own.

And quite honestly, presidents shouldn’t be exempt. Obama looks able-bodied, he can go and so can McCain. If he’s got enough spunk to be a war hawk then he can have his ass dragged on over and participate in what he starts. There will be NO deferments for religion or college since religion be damned and who the hell is learning anything? The only thing college students are doing is waiting tables after having amassed a shitload of student loan debt and moved back in with their parents.

So, yes indeed, reinstitute the draft and see how many changes take place. You don’t see no anti-war protesters out in force now, but goddamn it, when the children of the ‘upper crust’ are lying dead and bloodied alongside the abject poverty stricken who see no way out of poverty other than to join the military, well things would change quick, fast and in a goddamn hurry. As long as the poor are the ones that are getting blown to bits and who are coming back all fucked up, nobody gives a goddamn, but let’s up the ante and make war, equal opportunity, yes indeed. None of this bullshit about “my back is bothering me and I can’t go!” Put a goddamn back brace on and get out there on the battlefield. No more “I can’t fight a war because I need to preach some Mormon bullshit in France!” Fuck that! Preach some Mormon bullshit to your fellow comrades while you’re running with a grenade launcher in hand and if your motherfucking ass stumble and fall at least the last thing you did was fucking pray, so you good than a motherfucker. That was for Mitt Romney that never did see a minute of fighting in Vietnam because he claimed to be much needed in France preaching Mormon bullshit to the French, all holed up in le château.

And Dick Cheney sought five draft deferments during the Vietnam War, four was for going to college and one was because someone actually allowed his nasty ass to hump them and produce a baby and so he claimed, ‘new father’ deferment. He fucking bent over backwards to not go and fight in a war but yet he and Bush both lied and got over a million people killed in the Iraq war all over a lie! And people can’t see the hypocrisy of these cowardly assholes? They can’t see that Dick Cheney is a mealy mouthed liar and lower than a snake’s belly when he can speak of torturing people and yet his namby-pamby ass was scared too shitless to don a military uniform and get in the fray? For the love of …..!!!!

If people can’t find jobs, it is because the government is deliberately making sure along with corporations that there are no jobs available for everyone that wants to work and therefore, they make people have to think about signing up for the military when there would be plenty of work for all if America would concentrate on the neglected shit that’s been neglected for decades and actually fix up this shithole. That would put millions of people to work but no, we are more interested in starting wars in foreign lands and sign on the dotted line and here’s your military gear, now head the fuck out! I’d rather clean toilets and bend over fields of strawberries and green peppers than pick up a weapon and have some innocent person’s death on my hands. I understand poverty, hunger and not having medical insurance, all too well. I have been there but never did I think of joining the military as a way out of my situation. There are just some things that I am not willing to do and being a hired killer, prostituting myself to the warmongers, ain’t something that I’m prepared to live with on my conscience or die for.

And now, I expect that the pissing and moaning over all of this will begin!

50 thoughts on “The Draft Is Being Reinstituted On January 1, 2016!

      1. Thanks, but no! I actually did have the chance many years ago, when I wanted to do my MS and PhD in corrosion. I got lots of admissions but not the assistantships that I wanted. Those days my dad could not afford to send me to the US, so I stayed back in India, went into industry and discovered that I liked to photograph and write…

        Both my sisters live in the US, and I think that we have done our bit to increase your population!


      2. I am NOT going! I’ll tell the Penta-house to go to hell. Screw all u military lovers of war and hate. if u don’t like the Asians or Arabs then go fight em yourself you ignorant assholes.


      3. That’s telling ’em Edward! They don’t have a problem sitting behind a desk shuffling papers and sending other peoples children to die in wars started by rich fucks who get rich off wars.

        America’s politicians are rich from pumping war constantly. You have no idea how many millions in bribes and kickbacks they get from the companies that make wars possible. Lockheed Martin and Boeing just to name a couple are padding the pockets of politicians to continue to shout for more war games.

        War is BIG business and it ain’t personal to the shits that pump out the war ‘toys’.

        And ‘The Draft’ is being brought back because the U.S. military is filled with the mentally ill. Just do an internet search of how many military veterans are killing their family members and are fucked up in the head from endless deployments.

        The only way that you’ll not get drafted is if you move to another country because the U.S. is trying its damn best to piss off China and Russia AND Iran. And with China population of over a billion people AND military capabilities to rival ours AND with Russia on its side, China will not lose, the U.S. will!

        Also, China has a ‘slick new recruitment video’ out that is aimed at millennials and it has been stated that China is gearing up to protect its interest in the South China Sea and the U.S. has naval bases in the Philippines and the Filipinos have been requesting that the U.S. stop China from forming islands in the South China Sea for military purposes. China is refusing and is quite actually, ramping up its military presence in the South China Sea.

        Can anyone say, “War”?

        Thank you for your comment Edward.


    1. What is the number of this bill? We need to petition it and petition it away FAST!!!!!!! By remaining silent and not telling them no they assume they have our tacit consent. We must all stand up for our rights to avoid this slavery at all costs. Just in case people forgot how a petition works, they are usually effective with a certain large number of signatures. By not signing or even not calling to express our concern we are allowing them to assume they have our tacit consent. Call them write them everyone call them and say NO we to not want this law. If enough people do these things they become obligated at some point to start listening more. Remember, politicians are supposed to be serving us and we are not supposed to be serving them. They are corrupt and take bribes from lobbyists who pass horrible laws that no one really wants. It is all fueled by greed and nothing more and we must do everything we can to resist even if it involves taking large amounts of our money and seeking the best legal help we can afford. We are all entitle to the best legal help that we are able to get and do not have to settle for the public defender.

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      1. The bills, (H.R 747) and (H.R. 748) are still in the early stages but you can contact Rep. Charles Rangel because he is also spearheading the reinstating of the draft and demanding that since women have been given the go-ahead to serve in combat starting January 1, 2016, that they also be included in the draft! This is gaining a lot of momentum!

        Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) on Friday said he plans to introduce legislation that would bring back the military draft and extend it to women for the first time.

        Rangel, who has pushed for years to bring back the draft, said the Pentagon’s decision to allow women to serve in combat means that they too should register for the Selective Service.

        “Now that women can serve in combat they should register for the Selective Service alongside their male counterparts,” Rangel said in a statement. “Reinstating the draft and requiring women to register for the Selective Service would compel the American public to have a stake in the wars we fight as a nation. We must question why and how we go to war, and who decides to send our men and women into harm’s way.”

        Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta signed an order rescinding the ban on women serving in combat units last month, potentially opening up as many as 237,000 positions to female service members.

        Thank you for your comment.


    2. Robert commented:

      “In reply to Rajiv.
      If I get drafted so be it I’ll go my father before me went my grandfathers all went”

      Robert, thank you for your comment. I added your comment in its entirety but since you are not a regular here, and I have had a problem with trolls, I am posting your comment in the above manner.

      Let’s hear it for Robert! Three cheers for Robert as he is willing to fight rich fucks wars for the sake of …., well…let me see…because “All wars are bankers wars” and Robert must come from a long line of bankers who have gotten rich off the spoils of war. Robert must have family members that are part of the Blackwater thug organization, not to mention that some of them must own stock in Haliburton. We applaud your devotion to amassing a fortune off destruction and death Robert. And we are quite happy to know that you will have no problem suiting up and heading out to foreign lands to die or either come back, missing limbs, needing assistance from the VA, only to be told to get at the end of the line which stretches from one end of this fucked up shithole to the other. We are so happy to know that there are still some gung-ho types that are hard core killers! Here’s hoping they ship your ass out first and last! Hopefully, no one else will be needed since you seem to have the killing fever to the point where you and you alone, can go out and get it done; whatever needs to be done!

      Good fucking bon voyage to you, Robert!

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      1. Anonymous wrote:

        “Humans suck & Americans are the most full of crap humans on the planet.”

        I could not agree with you more. Americans are the most full of crap and we are shitting on every other nation and country on this planet and that is why we’re facing reinstatement of The Draft. Some Americans will probably take exception to your comment because remember, Americans have had it drummed into them that they are just filled with ‘American Exceptionalism” and here you are, disagreeing with that. I do as well, but I can handle the outrage that is sure to explode from the ‘exceptional’ Americans. I hope you can as well.

        Thank you for your comment.


      2. Laura commented:

        “I think we should have a People’s Army made up of men and women. I think having the US Women’s Army back is a great idea. If you want government, by the people, for the people. You need a People’s Army. Right now the 1% of the population is fighting. I see the privatization of our US Military the greatest threat to Nation Security. The end.”

        Thank you for your comment Laura. It is great to see a comment such as yours because since women have expressed a deep desire to kill, even though we are the ones who GIVE BIRTH, we should have the right to kill! If we want to be just like men who usually condemn us for our lack of being ‘logical’ about a situation and since they cannot stand our ’emotions’ being displayed, then we should all just forget that we are the ‘nurturers’ and join in the killing. Let’s all just kill each other and then we will ‘live’ happily ever after. Yep! Makes sense to me! smh

        P.S. But I am waaaay ahead of you Laura! Check this out!

        And Laura, here’s a little excerpt from the post.

        “No need to draft me, I enlist! As a female, I am going to have my head shaved and head to basic training because I am just as strong as a man. I can hoist a man over my shoulder and carry him off the battlefield with no problem at all. I want so many goddamn back surgeries later in life, it don’t even make any sense. I want to become addicted to oxycontin. What’s a little drug addiction since I want it to be known that I am equal to the task that is required of any man who joins the Army? I am the Feminist Movement goddamn it and before they revoke my membership, I will prove once and for all that women can do the same job as men and even though my body will be forever broken because of it, it’s all for a good cause ; the cause of showing those he-man types that women are equal to the task; that their strength is our strength and vice versa.”

        If you would like to continue reading it, Laura, feel free to click on the link.

        Thank you for that ‘spot on’ comment Laura! You betcha!


  1. If these pass, and they do this, and then there isn’t civil war, then the Merican people are dead, and deservedly so!

    These scum-sucking assholes! I won’t lift a god damn finger!


    1. I am sorry to be the one to have to tell you this Sojourner, but since you are under the age of 75, it is very likely that you will have to go but the good news is that if you are over the age of 65, your position in the military would not likely amount to hand-to-hand combat. As long as you can drive, you can deliver supplies to those who are in the hot seat or who are in other words, engaged in active combat.

      Thank you for your comment Sojourner! And remember, August will be here before we know it and that is when we are to register. Who knows? I might see you in line.


      1. I have just started a militant group myself. Just as soon as the CIA hears about it, they’ll be flocking like mad to my new militant group in the hopes of learning just what the fuck I’m up to. But I got news for them, I’m no snitchbitch like Al Sharpton, nor am I going to put up with any shit stirring other than what I stir up.

        And I’ve learned a few lessons from reading up on all the other militant groups whose members got whacked by the government.

        Soon, I shall post a recruitment video complete with Oscar award winning performances and Golden Globe worthy actors. We will put that piddling little shit from ISIS to shame!


    2. This comment, word for word, was placed in my spam folder and is from someone going by the name of ‘fuc. u’

      ‘Fuc. u’ says:

      “This is more bs .they never get they draft reinstated .this is utterly bullshit.the same people waiting for the dollar to crash and America to go broke.this is not the 60.s any more there are a vast majority of people I’m talking millions of people who refuse to even register for the ss. When they turn 18.i won’t let my son register either .this is a million man army .people are tired of these senseless wars.the middle east hates us because of the government sticking there nose in shit 10.000 miles away. My sons go to war 10.000 miles away hell. No on our beach we will fight to the death .fuck. all of you who think I’d let my son’s fight for a war 10.000 miles away.over 8 million people have refused ss registering. Come get all 8 million of us… lmao. Fucking.idiots”

      ‘Fuc. u’ is understandably enraged and frustrated and is just beyond pissed off over the upcoming Draft. Again, this is totally understandable. You are certainly correct ‘Fuc. u’ in that this is total bullshit! It is beyond bullshit that those who represent us have no problem whatsoever in passing laws that get us into war and decide that we are expendable pawns in their games of war, war everywhere.

      And just as you say, people are tired of these senseless wars and yet, they still have no problem with their sons and daughters getting deployed to guard poppy fields in Afghanistan. They have no problem with sending their sons and daughters into Iraq over a bald faced lie. They have no problem when their sons and daughters are deployed to the next war games scenario in the Middle East to fight insurgents that were trained by the CIA; America’s CIA.

      So, yes ‘fuc. u’, absolutely tell your congressional representatives to fuck off and that they will NOT get your son to fight their bankers wars for them because ALL wars are bankers wars. They laugh all the way to the goddamn bank over the money made from wars. Boeing is certainly laughing. Lockheed Martin is certainly laughing because they make the missiles that get launched and the fighter jets. Citigroup is laughing because they launder the drug money from all the opium that comes out of Afghanistan and heads onto the mean streets of every shitty city in this shithole called America. Wells Fargo is laughing for the same reason. Every corporation in America is laughing at American citizens who willingly sign up or who let themselves get drafted to fight bankers wars; wars for the filthy rich to make even more money off of death and destruction, bombs and drones. So, yeah! Get bent-out-of-shape over the senseless murder of our children. No one is rowing up to the shores of this shithole and bombing Americans; up close and personal. If the shits in congress want a draft and want unending war, then they should drag their asses over to foreign lands and get it done.

      Thank you for your comment ‘fuc. u’.


    1. Indeed you wrote the truth of the matter Toritto! As long as it is not MY child that’s fighting a war I started, who cares? As long as it’s the poor schmucks who can’t find anything else to do, why should I care? But it would be different if my ass was included in the mix. It would be so extremely different if it were my child that was headed over to foreign lands to die and for what? The fur would fly then and we all fucking know it.

      And we have the nerve to pretend that we care about each other when we don’t give a damn about the fact that we are all human and poor people should not be more expendable just because they are poor. How sick is that? It is some sick ass twisted shit, that’s how sick it is. It would be about time to level the playing field and have no one exempt from the draft.

      That was a great blog Toritto! Thanks!


      1. Of course, you can’t, not with ‘drafts’ blowing all over the place, you certainly will not get rid of that head cold. but don’t you worry because just as soon as they get you ‘outfitted’, you will be given a nice standard issue helmet. Since all adults will be overseas fighting, apparently, they intend on ignoring all those pesky child labor laws because only children are exempt and must therefore, be put to work on making our uniforms and such like.

        Never fear, they’ll have it all worked out long before January 1, 2016. So, you just hang in there. Help is on the way!


    1. Well, this should have been expected because we can’t stop warring with other countries even though no one is bothering us and you know that the only thing that gets any funding is the military. I guess I’ll either see you in Guantanamo or in a FEMA camp, mein Kamerad!

      Thank you for your comment Prince!

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    1. Wow! Thank you for posting the link. It did my heart good to see so many people go to bat for the homeless. And about time, I say! I think that many people are now getting the message that that could be them, sitting out on the frozen ground having their few belongings trashed over bureaucratic nonsense that is aimed at not attempting to alleviate homelessness but instead just makes the lives of people who are already miserable, suffer more miseries. I tellya, the shit just never stops piling up!

      Thank you again Dr. Bramhall for posting the link and for your comment!


  2. Shelby, Thanks for the heads up! I guess this will larn us to quit bitching about “inequality” once and for all. As if our patriotic plutocrats would ever let it come to that! Sure, you and I will be expendable, but somehow, you know the high and mighty will suddenly become “essential personnel” right where they’ve always been … behind all our vital wars a thousand percent, or at least a thousand miles behind the lines.

    Oh well, maybe now I can put ‘Draft Dodger Rag’ back in my repertoire without passing out an explanatory brochure every time out. See you in the slammer … or maybe now’s a good time to make tracks for New Zealand … – Linda


    1. Exactly Linda! Guess who would be on the front lines? You guessed it! The ‘expendables’! Me, you, Tube, Sojourner, Prince, Rajiv(if he immigrates) and all the rest of us expendable peons. And those scared shits that started this mess would be conveniently nowhere to be found while we’re getting shrapnel all up our ass! I don’t know what the hell I’m supposed to do unless it’s to sit at a computer and coordinate the attacks with the onboard military vehicles that are engaging the OTHER ‘terrorists’ or maybe I am supposed to put on some bifocal glasses and scan the area for signs of trouble before it occurs but damn it if I’ll aim a drone anywhere.

      Oh well, time to get my militant uniform spruced up and put on my ‘draft dodger’ hat and lock and load and head for the hills. I am not killing no enemy of mine and that’s for damn sure!

      We need to speak with Dr. Bramhall because from my understanding, she is still a citizen of this here United States of America, so she may in fact be receiving her conscription papers, but since she is in NZ, maybe she can plead the need for political asylum there. If that be the case, then we need to make haste and head on over! Start packing!

      Linda, thanks much for your comment!

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      1. “Exactly Linda! Guess who would be on the front lines? You guessed it! The ‘expendables’! Me, you, Tube, Sojourner, Prince, Rajiv(if he immigrates) and all the rest of us expendable peons.”

        Just for the record, I am pleased and proud to be counted on this list, among those I care for, greatly, and have immense respect for!


  3. I must admit this scares the shit out of me, Onward and forward capitalism marches forcing the world to American ideals and consumerism. We will all be branded or tattooed with a great big “YOU’VE JUST BEEN SCREWED BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT – OR PROPERTY OF THE………


    1. Well Archecotech, we have already been branded, we’re just pretending not to notice and since we got the whores of Hollywood to entertain us and football season has started and baseball is still up and running, we is all good than a motherfucker. We don’t see the need to worry because the lights are still on and our favorite TV shows are about to start, you know, “The Walking Dead” “Zombie Nation” and all of THAT sort cause that’s what we are over here in “Dead Man’s Land.” We’re watching shit about ourselves and lapping it up, if the ratings are anything to go by. Yeah, we’re some real stupid shits over here and never you doubt that we are about to change anytime soon!

      Thank you for your comment. I think your position is a whole lot better than ours is! Care to switch? LOL!

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      1. Shelby, I thought you didn’t care to much for Russia, having a change of heart? So glad I’m out of the land of the walking dead, besides I stopped watching TV probably 15 years ago. I wouldn’t have a clue about what’s on the mind washing box. Which reminds of laundry, dirty clothes need lots of detergent don’t you think?


      2. If you’ve read anything much of mine, I have lauded the actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin over the shits that are at the head of this stinking, sinking shithole barge. I have posted blog after blog condemning the shit stirring that went down in Ukraine that was instigated by the Americans and yet was blamed on Vladimir Putin. I just had no idea that people who looked like me were so foul treated in Russia. But then, what’s new?

        I never thought I’d get my ass kicked in Russia daily just because of the color of my skin since I had read that Russian people were not as vile, vicious and nasty as the shits I have to deal with over here. But it was eye-opening to say the least about the condition of African immigrants in Russia.

        I had been looking into several possible countries to move to, but it would seem to be a case of jumping from the frying pan directly into the flames.

        When I asked the question, “Care to switch?” I knew that you would decline and it was just a rhetorical question. If you wanted to be here in America, you wouldn’t be in Russia.

        There is no place for the Negro, quite actually, but since I was born here, the least I can do is stay and attempt to do what I can. There is no point in my running someplace else. I’ve got to stay and fight with the weapons at my disposal.

        Again, thank you for your comment.

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      3. Shelby, you are right on the money. I will say that here in Tatarstan all religions, all people of color, most thinking is fairly positive. I’ve not heard of anyone being called out on their race or anything like it. I applaud you for sticking out. Racism sucks no matter where it happens. Everybody has the same colored heart, it’s what I look at, period. Oh, could you point out the posts in which you have lauded about Russia, would love to read them and possibly reblog. Thanks.


  4. Anonymous, I am going to copy and paste your comment only because I don’t know you and I don’t want my inbox to be filled with spam. So, I will post your comment here and then respond.

    i know our government is full of lies a deception to us on the fact of attempting to prevent chaos but what i dont understand is 90% of people ive told about this dont think we’ll have a draft but i did a lot of research and what i dont understand is if we are having all this crazy stuff going on and no legit banner on news 24/7 why people really dont believe we’ll draft i been training in martial arts and some special forces for yrs no military, but i see a draft coming. so my question is are they not letting people know until last minute like always or are people just indenial

    Above, is your comment; word for word.

    According to my sources, the intent was for the draft to be implemented on January 1st, 2016, however, the implementation of the draft has been postponed until the final details can be worked out. Make no mistake, there will be a draft; the only question is when, not if. America has too many irons in the fire and the current system of military volunteerism is not going to get it done. Also, the reasoning behind re-instating the draft is because the troops are almost knee-deep in mental diagnoses due to too many deployments thanks to there being not enough troops in the military. In recent years, the numbers have been dwindling for new recruits and the only way to increase new enlistments is by bringing back the draft.

    So, for those who say that this is not happening, it is because they wish it was not happening because when it does, that will mean that they’ve got to do their part in fighting for the ‘freedoms’ they go on and on about. They’d actually have to do something other than simply wave an American flag back and forth on Veterans Day and Memorial Day. They’d actually have to suit up and get shipped out and there goes their creature comforts and driving to the mall and to the movies. If they were simply told to, “Put up or shut up!” they’d do neither. And that is why the draft must be re-instated and again, it is not a question of if, only a question of when.

    I thank you for your comment Anonymous.


  5. Question:

    If you had been in the military and got an dishonorable discharge, do you still have to sign up for selective service?


    You are not exempt from the draft even if you have been ‘dishonorably’ discharged. The U.S. government can ill afford to be picky due to the current state of affairs. With Russia backing Syria and with the fact that Russia is not backing down with regards to Ukraine. Also, the chaos that has been unleashed in Libya is escalating. Since the U.S. has caused extremist groups to form by the hour, women are now approved for combat roles. So was it any wonder that the draft would be reinstated? So, no, you will not be exempt.

    And one more thing, you could never be anything BUT dishonorably discharged since I see no ‘honor’ whatsoever in signing on the dotted line to kill people that have done you no harm. As far as I am concerned, anybody that has ever joined the U.S. military was dishonorable and should therefore, have been ‘dishonorably’ discharged when discharged. I sincerely hope that I have cleared up any confusion you may have had over being ‘dishonorably’ discharged. And I highly doubt that there is to this day, anything ‘honorable’ about you.

    Thank you for your comment.


  6. Question: Is this actually going to pass? I just turned 18. And Im a huge anti war induvidual. -signed, Anonymous

    Answer: Yes, the draft will be signed into legislation just as soon as all the details have been worked out. It makes no difference if you are pro-war or anti-war, if you are within the stated age bracket, you will get drafted, even if you are female because women will be assigned combat roles and will therefore, not be exempt from the draft. Those of you who are anti-war had best dig out your anti-war protest signs, blow the dust off of them and get busy making yourselves seen and heard.

    Several members of congress are now onboard to make this draft, a reality as soon as possible.

    Thank you for your comment.


      1. Tubularsock, I will NOT obey! I will NOT comply! I have already bought my ‘draft dodger’ hat. In fact, I’ve purchased an entire wardrobe dedicated to being a ‘draft dodger’. So I am all ready to lock and load and head for the hills! I sincerely hope that the ONLY way I will ever be ‘brain dead’ is when I’m actually, dead.

        So, a DRAFT DODGER I will be! LOL! Stay outta FEMA camps Mein Kameraden!


  7. It’s not more war it’s NEVER ENDING WAR! There have only been 22 years in the history of this country when we were NOT at war. This, along with the need for passports to fly IN THIS COUNTRY makes me so sick. I hope we flood the streets with protesters (if they can put down their phones long enough or stop taking pictures of themselves) and demand our country back. I still think that only the president and VP, along with government officials should be put into an arena and left to fight to the death and whoever is left standing wins. Leave regular people alone. We don’t start wars, they do and you know their kids won’t go…they never do. They don’t count dead kids, they add up numbers and move on.


    1. What you say is absolutely spot on! Unfortunately, the brain dead Amerikans waited too late to put up any show of resistance to this. Just as you say, they were too busy ‘liking’ stupid shit all up and down Facebook and perusing the hell out of Twitter, hashtagging every damn thing in sight. Shit tends to sneak up on the distracted and hypnotized. Let’s see how they like REAL war and not just video games of war!

      Thank you for your comment!


  8. This comment is from Kristy Kelly!

    We need to form a Militia against the Neocons. They started the war in Iraq for the big oil and their Masters in the big 4 financial sector! So done with the USA government killing their own people for their corporations. If so much as one child is drafted or our citizens die in another war we did not want we need to stand up against it! What is the public waiting for!

    Kristy Kelly, what the public is waiting for is to be told what to do, when to do it and how to do it. The public is waiting on Facebook to explain to them what to do. The public is waiting on Twitter to tell them what to do. But quite frankly, I am most likely wrong. The American public is waiting on the next Oscars and Golden Globes Awards shows and waiting for Monday night football and Thursday night football and Sunday football and …. I think you get the message. The American people are stupid and are about to get exactly what they’ve had coming for decades. It’s time to pay the piper. Their smartphones won’t do them any good in a warzone. Their Twitter accounts will not stop ‘in coming’ fire. Their Xbox will not show them how to avoid getting a missile up the ass! The American public has been asleep for years too numerous to count; having quite a bit of fun, driving to the mall, playing with their toys, getting hacked on dating sites and whatnot so who is to blame? Why, the American people, of course!


  9. Comment from Anonymous:

    It looks like we, in the USA, are blind to what the President and congress are up to. I am not surprised however, I am sick of having news of this magnitude hidden hat the end of the week. buried in the bottom of the pile of news. Get to your congress people folks!!! NO draft for men or women!!! No Amnesty. No illegals entering without proper assimilation. We are a CHRISTIAN, JUDAEO NATION!!

    Thank you for your comment Anonymous! The American people have always been blind. They prefer to be blind because then they don’t see shit until it’s right in front of them and then there is not a damn thing they can do about a damn thing because when something is flat in your face, it is too late. Write to congress, call congress, whatever, it is not going to change the fact that America is gearing up for military action.

    There would be no need for the continued calls for the draft by congress and top military brass if war was not in our future. It is and that is why women have now been given the go-ahead to participate in combat duties. Even refugees are to be drafted whether they want to be or not. It is the price they must pay for gaining American citizenship. Just as soon as they sign on the dotted line and recite the Pledge of Allegiance, they will be signing on the dotted line to head into boot camp.

    Yeah! Welcome to America, refugees!


  10. Comment by Theordore Manuel

    I have no idea who you are, Shelby Courtland, but your comments are beyond the pale. Perhaps you’ve seen too many tough guy movies or TV shows, where in superhuman fashion, the hero endures unimaginable pain without breaking. Hollywood and real life are different.
    I have a low opinion of John McCain for certain of his political stands in the Senate. But what he endured under torture on skimpy rations during 5 years in the Hanoi Hilton (nickname for the prisoner-of-war camp) has left him with one arm practically useless. For that, he has earned the respect of any man who ever wore the uniform, and most civilians.
    No man knows what his breaking point is until he reaches it. As the son of a Navy Commander, the N. Vietnamese singled him out as an example for the worst treatment possible. So if he made a deal with the devil to survive, no one can judge him who did not undergo the same hideous treatment, surrounded by hopelessness.
    I’m no flag-waving patriot, pseudo or genuine, but when diplomacy fails, as it has from time to time down through history, efforts turn to armed conflict, and those in the age bracket are the most logical to be asked to answer the call. So it has been in every society down through history.
    If we must indeed fight, the draft is the best system for conscripting recruits because it mostly involves chance selection, and by ignoring most other factors, is the most democratic, throwing together men of all stripes who may never have been in each others’ company as civilians.
    Yes, there are exemptions. If you meet the criteria, you can be exempted. But mostly it turns out to be a band of guys who rely on one another to survive and prevail under adverse, harrowing circumstances.
    I am not defending stupid wars, such as Vietnam or Afghanistan, propping up tyrants unrespected by their own people. Or wars begun on false pretenses, such as the Spanish-American War, or the Iraq War. But it’s a non-starter to suggest draftees can pick & choose which wars they’ll fight. The decision is made in Washington, and unfortunately, only massive demonstrations by those opposed can influence those often political decisions.
    Yes, being drafted interrupts lives. Being wounded limits lives. Being killed ends lives. But when a Hitler or a Stalin or a Kim Jung Il targets us as an exigent threat, we must respond in kind, or surrender. Take your pick. Or do you prefer to let the other guy do it?
    I lived through WW II and served 3 years-plus in the Air Force during the Korean War. I was glad to resume my civilian life afterward. But serve I did. No plea for applause; just a simple statement of fact, even though it could be argued that, as an African-American, I had less to return home to than the average white guy, due to persistent racism in our society that was/is a bar to personal progress no matter how qualified with experience, education or intellect.
    The bomb on Hiroshima & Nagasaki obviated the need to invade the home islands of Japan in ’45.
    Had that been necessary, estimates were we would suffer a million casualties, dead and wounded. If any of your antecedents in that war were thereby saved from that invasion, it could explain why you came to be. Dead men leave no progeny behind. But in looking back within your family, I dare say it’s possible men returned and became fathers for that reason alone; sheer chance, maybe explaining your existence. Those who weren’t draftees were volunteers. Unlike you, they served.
    Better that no young men need go off to fight for their nation. But you have no right to judge those who did (unless they turned traitor, or quailed under fire), John McCain in particular. I repeat: I have misgivings about him. But I cannot withhold the respect he did earn by flying combat missions and surviving his capture, and staying alive. We may be on our way to becoming a nation of cynics, but not all of us are there yet.

    Ted Manuel


    Ted Manuel, that is your comment in its entirety. Not one word was deleted. The only reason I did not post it directly from my comment folder is because I don’t know you. You’ve never been on my blog before and I am not about to get into a back and forth with trolls.

    Nevertheless, John McCain, having been a prisoner-of-war, should be the very last person continuously howling and screeching for more war. War never solved a thing. It just makes more enemies. How in the world can we look back through the annals of history and state that war was a good thing. White men have been finding some way to kill people of other lands and other cultures for centuries, just because they could. Not all the world’s people were attempting to sail the seas looking to start shit up and continue it. Those native to New Zealand did not. The Aborigines of Australia did not, neither did the Indians indigenous to what is now called, America. But the Europeans have been hell bent on confiscating lands, absconding with peoples and taking over their resources since time began and they’ve not stopped. And there is always some supposed ‘good’ excuse for war. “Oh, dear, we’ve got to stop that really horrid man from murdering those people and so let’s murder him and his people!” and on and on it goes and like I stated, it has yet to stop. The Middle East is in the middle of a blood bath and so who got that started and why? If we learned something from war, that would be different, but we never do. And so on this, we will just have to agree to disagree. John McCain has been the most ardent supporter of war that I’ve ever seen and if I had been wounded and captured, the last thing I’d want for anyone is for them to endure what I did. I’d sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up as it relates to calling for more war!

    I thank you for your comment.


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