(CNN) -- Although Congress is unlikely to follow calls from a top Democrat to bring back the military draft, the United States does have a plan, if necessary, aimed at inducting millions of young men for service.
The Selective Service System, an agency independent of the Defense Department, says it's ready to respond quickly to any crisis that would threaten to overwhelm the current all-volunteer military.
All I can say is Rep. Rangel, you disgust me. I am not quite sure of your motivation here, but thankfully (I believe) that much like when this was discussed in '91, nothing more will come of it. Of course it is a much more serious situation currently, and this is what frightens me, that this "unlikely" proposal might turn and bite us all in the ass soon enough.
NEW YORK (AP) -- After a firestorm of criticism, News. Corp. said Monday that it has canceled the O.J. Simpson book and television special "If I Did It."
"I and senior management agree with the American public that this was an ill-considered project," said Rupert Murdoch, News Corp. chairman. "We are sorry for any pain that his has caused the families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson."
A dozen Fox affiliates had already said they would not air the two-part sweeps month special, planned for next week before the November 30 publication of the book by ReganBooks.(Watch why Fox cancelled the special )
George Russell Weller was convicted Oct. 20 of 10 counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence in a case that renewed debate over whether elderly people should lose their driver's licenses.
Superior Court Judge Michael Johnson said he agreed completely with the jury and called Weller's actions callous and showing "an enormous indifference to human life.
It has been my opinion for a long time there should be some sort of "special" procedure the elderly would have to go through in order to keep their license beyond a certain age. My own grandmother, who is 82, has dementia and is often disoriented just renewed. Granted we have taken the keys from her and she will not be on the roads thankfully, she very well could be if we weren't here to stop her. I have a great Aunt who is 97 and still (legally) able to operate a vehicle. Two years ago a 90 year old woman drove through the front of a store next to my house, nearly killing two people. She was completely indifferent and more upset about the damage to her car than the trauma she had caused. I see it all the time on the roads, elderly people cutting you off, not using blinkers, sudden lane shifts while never looking.