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So I may not be able to take that sweet multi-media course because I may or may not have ever signed up for selective service. For the love of St. Dymphna, I'm 34, I have no zarking idea if I ever checked a box saying "hey, draft me if strictly necessary." There's a lot of not-very-lucid years there. And isn't there a box on your State ID form that lets you register for selective service? I'd never remotely remember if I checked something like that off.

And this is rich, denying someone federal resources over the course of their *entire life* for decisions made when they were college-age? That seems...draconian. After age 26, you can't register, at least not unless you "establish a preponderance of evidence that not registering was not a willful act." And that's proving a negative. I can't remember last year in any kind of detail, let alone what I was doing before I was 26.

Well, poop.

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lhexa
Aug. 14th, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
You probably have. As I recall, you can't apply for college aid without selective service registration.
spottylogic
Aug. 14th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
But I didn't apply for college aid. So...
paka
Aug. 14th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
So, just say you did. I mean, isn't it sort of a default?
itza
Aug. 14th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
yeah, I agree with l&p. you probably did it, and how would they really know anyway.
spottylogic
Aug. 14th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
maybe...I personally can easily believe that I didn't. We'll see.
spottylogic
Aug. 14th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'd been there, that was where I figured out tht the gubment didn't think I was registered.
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