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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Coming from a military family, I've never known anyone who would not love our country enough to serve if called.

Sep 13, 2018 08:36 PM
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
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Never understood why anyone would not want to serve their country. Did my 20 and would do it all over again if I were 20 again!

Sep 14, 2018 04:41 AM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      I carried a draft card ("Vietnam lottery") when I was in high school.  The year after I graduated, I volunteered and joined the US Air Force.

      If people want to dodge the draft that is their personal decision to make, and risk to take.  But gorging on pizza and hamburgers?  I don't think so!

Sep 13, 2018 08:01 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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To all of those who served, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE....

Sep 14, 2018 06:38 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Sad and unpatriotic. I hate to hear about cowards like this.

Sep 14, 2018 04:33 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I was part of the first lottery. My number was close but not called! No games played!

Sep 14, 2018 05:28 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Despicable

Sep 14, 2018 04:22 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Cowards!

Sep 14, 2018 08:00 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

There are many ways to avoid the draft, legitimate and otherwise.  I am proud of the many members of my family, including my Dad, who served in the military.

Sep 14, 2018 06:16 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I think we should have a form of a universal draft in this country.

Sep 14, 2018 06:02 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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That story is not consistent with the way the South Korean military operates.

Sep 14, 2018 05:33 AM
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Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate
The Climer School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
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There's not a good reason

Sep 14, 2018 03:02 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Sam,

First of all I think that people do not understand what is at stake when it comes to our freedom in the United States.  We take it for granted. A

Sep 14, 2018 08:13 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

I think it should be mandatory for every 18 year old male to serve a 2 year stint in the service.  Our country would be better off.

They would learn responsibility, respect and how to make a bed...they will then become accountable...just like the old school folks.

The women? dunno...I think at that age they already have more maturity then the men.

Eve

Sep 14, 2018 06:26 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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What was trumps excuse?

Sep 13, 2018 07:52 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I have nothing constructive to say about this. 

Sep 14, 2018 08:13 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

men have gotten very creative on this and so have the recruiters/panels

Sep 14, 2018 06:28 AM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

I'm a veteran, I signed up.

Sep 14, 2018 02:45 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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It is a volunteer army and those who join are heroes.

Sep 14, 2018 09:44 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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What?

Sep 14, 2018 09:36 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

My uncle was unfit when he was young.  He had so many health problems even his doctor told him to forget it.

Sep 14, 2018 07:10 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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Debe Maxwell, CRS 

My Father was an naval officer, commander. 

Sep 14, 2018 08:50 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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Oh, I am speachless.

Sep 14, 2018 08:50 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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It takes all kinds to make a world.

Sep 14, 2018 05:39 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Unfortunately, most Americans don't even have to try - they are already overweight. Even the Årmy complained their members are not fit.

Sep 14, 2018 09:51 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

A good blog topic for you.

Sep 14, 2018 06:40 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

If it were not for the gullibility and invincibility in the minds of young men, we would have no one to fight our wars. It is this same reckless abandon that creates moments for with they may be criticized for 40 years later.

I think those who  serve in the military SHOULD get an extra vote in election season.

Those who have lived in a foreign country for over two years (not for military service) should get a extra vote.

Those who have completed higher education should get an extra vote.

...own property

....are raising children

....donate more that $10,000 to a local charity

The anarchy of democracy governed by the loudest and most obnoxious voice is displaced by those who have an investment in their country that goes beyond an accident in birth location.

But if they shoot their toes off....NO VOTE.

Sep 14, 2018 06:02 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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What a peculiar question Sam...

Sep 15, 2018 04:55 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Looks like not a good thing to do, Sam Shueh

Sep 14, 2018 10:42 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Sounds cowardly to me

Sep 14, 2018 08:14 PM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
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No love for their Country :(

Sep 14, 2018 03:24 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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I was draftable during the Vietnam conflict but was not called. I won't bore you with the details.

Sep 14, 2018 12:56 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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not in my wheelhouse of knowledge.

Sep 14, 2018 08:13 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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Move to Canada occurred in the 70’s

Sep 14, 2018 03:04 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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Be Trump?

Sep 14, 2018 07:25 AM
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Sharon & Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN - Lafayette, IN
West Lafayette homes for sale

I am more inspired by people who had to use some deception to JOIN the military because they were too young!!!!

There were countless young men in the North who were under the age of 18 to join the army when the Civil War began.  How did they do it?  They placed the number 18 in the souls of their shoes and when asked, "Are you over 18?" they could truthfully answer YES!

Sep 20, 2018 03:55 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I wouldn't think anyone would want to skirt this responsibility.

Sep 17, 2018 10:55 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Interesting that Korea give an exception for classical music championships.  I didn't even know there was a competition for this.

 

According to the article, they are being investigated and may have to serve a tour anyways.  Some that did two years of community service may end up doing another two in the military.

 

There have always been people who have avoided the draft or tried to.  Especially in countries with compulsory conscription.  Israel and Sweden come to mind as other countries with compulsory service.

Sep 16, 2018 11:40 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Sad.

Sep 15, 2018 08:58 AM