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Why would someone lie about their age on a draft notice?

I need some help brainstorming. Looking on Ancestry.com, I have found two draft cards (well, one draft card and one draft registration card) that are definitely the same person, but the birth year is off by four years. It doesn't seem to me to be an issue of skirting an age limit on either end. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on May 27, 2016 - 17 answers

What can I do to stop the major draft in this room?

Just moved to a new place. There is a small room that is supposed to be a guest bedroom, but it is absolutely freezing. By far the coldest room in the house. [more inside]
posted by rancher on Jan 20, 2016 - 15 answers

Gap between window and wooden sill letting in cold air

Last night as I was closing the shades I noticed cold air coming in and discovered what I think is a fairly recent gap between the wooden window sill and the vinyl windows. The gap is letting in quite a lot of air, and I am trying to figure out a) what caused it and b) if this is something we can fix (temporarily) ourselves. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Dec 8, 2014 - 11 answers

The Draft and Eligibility To Vote In The USA

I was told (in an argument about feminism, of all darned things) that in order to be eligible to vote in the USA a (male) citizen is required to register to be drafted into the military. Is this true at all? [more inside]
posted by Philby on Nov 28, 2014 - 14 answers

What's the safest way to transfer a large sum internationally?

Someone is trying to send money from Canada to the USA and it must not get lost, misdirected, or stolen. This has proven to be harder than it sounds. What's the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by phoenixy on Sep 19, 2014 - 27 answers

Can a bank refuse to cancel a bank draft?

My former bank refuses to give me a refund on an un-cashed bank draft. [more inside]
posted by fiTs on Feb 20, 2013 - 5 answers

How can I eliminate a draft under my front door?

Getting a draft despite having weather stripping and a door sweep. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by asnider on Jan 1, 2013 - 12 answers

Help me out with my fantasy basketball auction draft!

I'm participating in my first fantasy basketball league (I've done FFB) and another first for me is the auction draft. Help me not look like a fool. [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Oct 29, 2012 - 3 answers

How likely were you to be drafted during the Vietnam war?

How likely were you to be drafted during the Vietnam war if you were eligible? [more inside]
posted by dukes909 on May 4, 2012 - 25 answers

How did the Vietnam draft work pre-1970?

How did the Vietnam draft work prior to the first lottery in December 1969? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2010 - 9 answers

What's the best way to create a removable, reasonably air-tight seal in a large non-square space?

What's the best way to create a removable, reasonably air-tight seal in a large non-square space? [more inside]
posted by JohnFredra on Oct 20, 2010 - 9 answers

Fantasy Football and iPad

What is the best fantasy football app for the iPad if your league is on Yahoo!? [more inside]
posted by ctreadwell on Aug 28, 2010 - 2 answers

Canadian navy records from 1943

Genealogy and local history filter: Canadian army circa 1943: Where can I find information about my Dad? The family story goes that in 1942/43 my Dad learned that he was about to be drafted (into the army). So he joined the navy. Then I was born (October 1944). Then he was sent to Montreal and my mother and I followed him. Then we returned to Toronto. Is there anywhere in Canadian army records that I can confirm this information? [more inside]
posted by feelinggood on Mar 22, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me close my fireplace vents

How do I close my fireplace vents? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe on Dec 18, 2009 - 8 answers

Slimpstreaming behind a random?

Do you think it is rude for Alice (a commuter cyclist) to slipstream behind Bob (another commuter cyclist, who doesn't know Alice)? [more inside]
posted by Tapioca on Nov 24, 2009 - 59 answers

Are You Ready For Some (or rather, "a" question about) Football (songs)

I am charged with finding music for a work party. The theme is "NFL Draft Day" so I need songs relating to American football. The association to football can be pretty loose and tenuous. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by ericthegardener on Aug 25, 2009 - 36 answers

Nerd Grand Prix

Please give suggestions for a Fantasy Formula 1 league. [more inside]
posted by Doctor Suarez on May 3, 2009 - 2 answers

Auction style fantasy baseball league

Fantasy Baseball: Looking for answers on how to run an auction-style fantasy baseball league, friend(s). [more inside]
posted by dorisfromregopark on Feb 6, 2009 - 2 answers

Fantasy Football Newb Query

Why are so many RBs ranked above QBs who scored more fantasy points? [more inside]
posted by blapst on Aug 22, 2008 - 9 answers

Fantasy Football

I am looking for a quality free fantasy football site that offers a live draft where I can adjust the drafting to allow each player to take 24 hours to pick. Essentially an email draft. AOL has one but I abhor AOL and will only use them as a last resort. I like Yahoo's fantasy football interface but they don't offer an email type draft.
posted by zzazazz on Aug 8, 2008 - 4 answers

Writing your own letter of recommendation

How do you write a letter for recommendation for yourself? [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Mar 10, 2008 - 10 answers

Let the sunshine in?

Is there a way of determining how much heat I am losing by opening versus closing the shutters of a drafty window? And also, determining how much heat I am gaining when the sunlight streams in through the open shutters? [more inside]
posted by jujube on Oct 23, 2007 - 4 answers

National Service/Draft effect on society

DraftFilter: Help with debate over National Service/Draft and it's effects on society and unpopular wars [more inside]
posted by Kensational on Jun 12, 2007 - 20 answers

I keep writing but I don't get to the end.

I'm going back to school and I haven't written essays in about...oh...five years. I can brainstorm like crazy, but I can't seem to structure it properly. As my girlfriend puts it: my essays are just black holes that suck up my time, and I get no where. [more inside]
posted by Brainy on May 14, 2007 - 32 answers

Can you plagiarize in a draft copy?

In academia, is it plagiarism if you haven't finished writing your document, and you give it to a colleague/professor to review for content changes/problems and they find uncited sources? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 6, 2006 - 29 answers

British beer to Mexico?

What's the best way to get British cask beer to Mexico City? [more inside]
posted by TrashyRambo on Feb 22, 2006 - 11 answers

Help me keep warm this winter

Our (rented) house seems to have been built without insulation. Tips on keeping the house as warm as possible this winter? [more inside]
posted by Wolfie on Dec 9, 2005 - 31 answers

First Draft... Now What?

If you've written a first draft of a novel (NaNoWriMo-influenced or not) , what were your best, most interesting, most effective methods for editing and polishing it? [MI] [more inside]
posted by deliriouscool on Nov 23, 2004 - 7 answers

draft at the bottom of the shower curtain

Why does the shower curtain act like there's a draft at the bottom of it when I take a hot shower? I don't feel a breeze down there. This has always made me feel vaguely uneasy--cue Psycho music--and it's time to get an answer.
posted by WolfDaddy on Sep 21, 2004 - 12 answers

Will there be an Iraq war draft?

I'm looking for any informative preferably unbiased look at wether the US might set up a draft for the ongoing Iraqi war . I would also be interested in reading educated opinions on the probablility of this happening in the absence of real tangible information. I did find this: The Coming Draft, but I don't know the slant on this news source. Many thanks!
posted by pissfactory on Apr 15, 2004 - 14 answers

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