Wily as a coyote (fourcorners) wrote in thequestionclub,
Wily as a coyote
fourcorners
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Uncle Sam wants YOU

The war in Iraq is getting worse. U.S. forces are suffering from a lack of troops and are desperate for more soldiers for the occupation. Bush isn't pulling out, and every now and then, someone mentions the draft. Would you support the draft to better patrol the mideast?

Yes
2(1.9%)
No
99(95.2%)
Maybe
3(2.9%)

What are your reasons for supporting or opposing the draft?

Let's say the draft targets all able bodied people from ages 18-21. Those of you who fall within this age bracket. What would you do if you got your draft orders?

I'd serve willingly
7(8.2%)
I'd serve unwillingly
5(5.9%)
I'd dodge the draft by driving or flying to another country
30(35.3%)
I'd try and fail the medical check-up
21(24.7%)
Fake my death
2(2.4%)
Get pregnant
14(16.5%)
Get arrested. Better to serve time than go to war
5(5.9%)
Not only would I serve willingly, I'd help ferret out my friends who are trying to dodge their duty
1(1.2%)

If you were adequately supplied with good armor and weapons, specific orders and sufficient backup, were encouraged to help the occupied people as best as possible, and were paid $2k a month for a 2-year tour, would you reconsider?

Yes
4(4.2%)
Hell yes
3(3.2%)
No
22(23.2%)
Hell no
53(55.8%)
Maybe
5(5.3%)
Hell maybe
8(8.4%)

What would it take for you to enlist?

$50,000 a year
0(0.0%)
Down payment on a new house paid
1(1.9%)
Dinner at the White House with the Bushes
0(0.0%)
$10,000 donation to a charity of your choice
0(0.0%)
An impressive grave marker or crypt, catered to your liking, including statuary and an eternal flame, should you perish in the line of duty
0(0.0%)
One hour make-out session with the Bush twins
1(1.9%)
A hug (I'm so lonely)
1(1.9%)
License to kill while on duty
1(1.9%)
A guarranteed promotion within the armed forces after your tour, to a cushy desk job
1(1.9%)
Guarrantee that in boot camp, you will lose all your weight and emerge with less than 5% fat
1(1.9%)
Everybody in your unit is a hottie, and coed bunking is the norm
1(1.9%)
One year of college entirely paid off, regardless of workload, books or choice of college
1(1.9%)
You actually pick up some useful career knowledge in your chosen profession
1(1.9%)
You're awarded 10 paid vacations anywhere in the world, 1 week at a time, after completion of tour
0(0.0%)
The right to get married (if you are gay), and or a huge wedding, all on Uncle Sam's dime
3(5.7%)
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