Nest Heads by John Allen

Nest Heads

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, 12 months ago

    I could have been drafted if it had lasted a couple of years longer, so I am glad it ended. I wouldn’t have wanted to go to Vietnam or Canada.

  2. Pharmakeus Ubik

    Pharmakeus Ubik GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    I hear Viet Canada is nice this time of year.

  3. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    I often have thoughts like this when I watch movies on TCM that were made the year I was born. The world was so primitive then!

  4. LarryW2LJ

    LarryW2LJ said, 12 months ago

    The day I went to the Post Office to register for the draft, the clerk told me,“You don’t have to.” Was the best birthday present I ever got. I would have gone if I had to – but I was glad I didn’t have to.

  5. Mstreselena

    Mstreselena said, 12 months ago

    My cousin’s husband lucked out, he had broken his ankle and by the time it healed well enough, the war ended.

  6. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    just as long as we have some kind of devastating, bloody human conflict that stretches into years with millions of lives extinguished that really solved nothing to gauge the years as they go by

  7. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @LarryW2LJ

    Did they change the law? The last I heard, registration was still mandatory at 18 even though it is unlikely the draft will ever be invoked again. You may want to get better legal advice than from some Postal Service employee.


    (It’s interesting to reflect on the dire predictions raised years ago by proponents of the draft at the prospect of an all volunteer military. I believe the elimination of the draft is probably the most moral advance for American rights since the abolition of slavery. Free countries do not have to protect themselves by the involuntary servitude of the citizens.)

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago

    @pschearer

    No, didn’t have to sign up back in 1976. Never had a problem. What you are thinking of was started more recently.

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