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Old 04-19-2017, 11:55 AM   #61
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I'm sickly so I'm definitely not getting drafted. Yeeeeeah boyee.
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:58 AM   #62
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LOL, there's never going to be a draft. They have enough people who volunteer into the military and there's never going to be a full-scale ground war on the level of WWII again.

This reminds me back in the early 2000's when Bush was president people kept posting fake scares of a draft coming back for Iraq/Afghanistan back then too, of course it never happened. I don't know why people even think this would happen.
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Old 04-19-2017, 12:00 PM   #63
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LOL, there's never going to be a draft. They have enough people who volunteer into the military and there's never going to be a full-scale ground war on the level of WWII again.

This reminds me back in the early 2000's when Bush was president people kept posting fake scares of a draft coming back for Iraq/Afghanistan back then too, of course it never happened. I don't know why people even think this would happen.
Eventually, some day down the line, there WILL be another global war. It's just a matter of whose ticket gets punched the day that happens.

Maybe not our generation, maybe not in 10 or 20 or 50 years... but it's just matter of time.
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Old 04-19-2017, 12:11 PM   #64
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There can't be, the world is too globalized now with every country dependent on each other, plus the internet letting the general population know everything that's going on, plus any nuclear war would devastate the entire planet and not just one country. The trade winds would blow the nuclear radiation fallout through the atmosphere everywhere.

The reason stuff like WWII never happened again is because it happened over 70 years ago when the world was still fragmented, we weren't aware of the devastation of nuclear power, there was no globalized internet to let everyone know what was going on, and the world was still ignorant.
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Old 04-19-2017, 12:13 PM   #65
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There can't be, the world is too globalized now with every country dependent on each other, plus the internet letting the general population know everything that's going on, plus any nuclear war would devastate the entire planet and not just one country. The trade winds would blow the nuclear radiation fallout through the atmosphere everywhere.

The reason stuff like WWII never happened again is because it happened over 70 years ago when the world was still fragmented, we weren't aware of the devastation of nuclear power, there was no globalized internet to let everyone know what was going on, and the world was still ignorant.
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Cubed, old boy, you're really starting to make me sympathize with Nines.
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Old 04-19-2017, 12:17 PM   #66
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There will be no draft, and you all know it. Anyone who is sitting there living in fear of some new global war needs to realize it will never happen.
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Old 04-19-2017, 02:37 PM   #67
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And yet, dudes still have to register for Selective Service at 18...
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Old 04-19-2017, 02:39 PM   #68
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And yet, dudes still have to register for Selective Service at 18...
For no reason at all, obviously.
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Old 04-19-2017, 02:44 PM   #69
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For no reason at all, obviously.
Oh no, certainly not!

Though...strangely enough the podcast RadioLab just recently did a story on our Nuclear Program, and how the President of the US can pretty much unilaterally launch a strike without any sort of oversight from anyone else.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/nukes/

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President Richard Nixon once boasted that at any moment he could pick up a telephone and - in 20 minutes - kill 60 million people. Such is the power of the US President over the nationís nuclear arsenal. But what if you were the military officer on the receiving end of that phone call? Could you refuse the order?

This episode, we profile one Air Force Major who asked that question back in the 1970s and learn how the very act of asking it was so dangerous it derailed his career. We also pick up the question ourselves and pose it to veterans both high and low on the nuclear chain of command. Their responses reveal once and for all whether there are any legal checks and balances between us and a phone call for Armageddon.
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Old 04-19-2017, 04:08 PM   #70
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I'm amazed he hasn't launched nukes at someone already, but I'm still terrified that he will.
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Old 04-19-2017, 04:26 PM   #71
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Nobody is launching nukes (except maybe North Korea). North Korea could possibly be stupid enough to try, but even then we'd crush them in an instant like ants. But the U.S. won't.

I guess you guys were too young to realize us older people went through this already in the early 2000's when Bush was president. When 9/11 happened and Afghanistan/Iraq happened, everyone was like, "We're on the eve of World War III" or "Bush is going to go nuclear, etc."

Of course nothing of that sort happened. A lot of you younger people were just kids when George Bush was president in the early 2000's, so you guys don't realize we went through these "fake scares" 15 years ago.
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Old 04-19-2017, 04:30 PM   #72
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Nobody is launching nukes (except maybe North Korea). North Korea could possibly be stupid enough to try, but even then we'd crush them in an instant like ants. But the U.S. won't.
This is true. And that's if it didn't just blow up launch, which is a big if with them. Though even then... it's kind of like, you have a gunslinger duel outside the saloon. You draw your pistol, the other guy draws his pistol, you hear a CLICK... the other guy's weapon seized up and he can't shoot at you. But he tried. Do you just shrug, spare his life, or shoot him anyway? You shoot him anyway.
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Old 04-19-2017, 05:17 PM   #73
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Nobody is launching nukes (except maybe North Korea). North Korea could possibly be stupid enough to try, but even then we'd crush them in an instant like ants. But the U.S. won't.

I guess you guys were too young to realize us older people went through this already in the early 2000's when Bush was president. When 9/11 happened and Afghanistan/Iraq happened, everyone was like, "We're on the eve of World War III" or "Bush is going to go nuclear, etc."

Of course nothing of that sort happened. A lot of you younger people were just kids when George Bush was president in the early 2000's, so you guys don't realize we went through these "fake scares" 15 years ago.
With this in mind, I pretty much grew up under Bush's presidency. So you're right that I would have missed it. And maybe I'm still naive, but I still trust him with nukes more than Trump.
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Old 04-19-2017, 05:40 PM   #74
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Back in 2001-2003 especially all people ever talked about was how Bush was going to launch World War III. I mean of course 9/11 made a huge impact and the fallout was terrible.

I was in 10th grade back in 2001, so I remember it vividly as all my High School teachers would constantly talk about how this was the biggest event to happen in U.S. history since the end of the Cold War. People seem to forget Bush was hated on an equal level as Trump is now, people had vehement hatred for Bush back in the day.

Of course as we know besides the wars in the middle east which still go on to this day, nothing else happened and life went on. Obama became president after Bush and here we are.
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Old 04-19-2017, 07:20 PM   #75
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I'm older than you are, Cubed.
By apparently quite a large degree, so yeah...I'm pretty well aware of both Desert Storm as well as Enduring Freedom.
And neither of the men in charge during those were anything like the dude with his finger on the "football."
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:07 PM   #76
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The U.S. won't launch a nuke even with Trump in charge. This is 2017, not 1917. We're in the modern year, these things aren't going to happen.

Remember, 2017 not 1917. We learned a lot in the last 100 years.
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:16 PM   #77
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The U.S. won't launch a nuke even with Trump in charge. This is 2017, not 1917. We're in the modern year, these things aren't going to happen.

Remember, 2017 not 1917. We learned a lot in the last 100 years.
We didn't have nukes in 1917.

I know, I know... cheap shot. But I got the last word!
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:23 PM   #78
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Okay, threadjack.

Cylon!
I nearly snarfed my drink just now when I saw your sig file.

And I thought you should know.
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:40 PM   #79
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Okay, threadjack.

Cylon!
I nearly snarfed my drink just now when I saw your sig file.

And I thought you should know.
You can thank Utrommaniac for the sigpic...

And now that Cubed is in the time-out corner, I think this thread has come to a close. I'm gonna go complain about Nick's terrible writing and characters for two weeks straight now... no opposition!
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Guilty as charged .

I'm honestly a little surprised the "time out" has happened now of all times. And considering how long he's been here, has it happened before?
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