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#81 Sep 8, 2013
skillz_the_passionate wrote:
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Oh! It's the translator's fault! I know how confusing Hawaii and Kenya can be. Obviously nobody got to his Grandma once she exposed the truth. I mean, what motive could she possibly have to change her story?
You are just a sarcastic dumbshit.
Abbie Hoffman

Trimble, MO

#83 Sep 9, 2013
to just ask. Right on ! These are crusades, crusades
never end. Crusades are pointless. Each side thinks
the other is infinitely evil and they are infinitely
good but war is an infinite evil in itself.
"Father, father, we don't need to escalate,
War is not the answer for only love can conquer hate." - Marvin Gaye,'What's Going On'?
That my sound corny but it's exactly what Jesus said
but Christians sold out the first time they forgot
a Crusade is exactly what his teaching opposed. He
didn't say resist not evil but resist not evil with
evil, violence with violence. An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.
Abbie Hoffman

Trimble, MO

#84 Sep 10, 2013
Russia just upstaged all the saber-rattling by the
United States and Assad outfoxed those wishing to deploy Weapons Of Mass Distraction (War as a means of persuading people that Uncle Sam is really defending them rather than making them targets of future terrorism). Now you will see the warmongers push for missile strikes anyway or claim that the threat of their use was the reason why they accepted
Russian diplomatic intervention. Why ? Because militarism means that you can never allow diplomacy to be more effective than threatening or using missiles. Proof if you needed it that U.S. "leaders", whether Dem or Repubs are war-addicted
militarists who just can't kick the habit. The people can ! Keep resisting the war propaganda or we will never see taxes spent on needs in this country!

Since: Jul 13

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#85 Sep 10, 2013
Abbie Hoffman wrote:
Russia just upstaged all the saber-rattling by the
United States and Assad outfoxed those wishing to deploy Weapons Of Mass Distraction (War as a means of persuading people that Uncle Sam is really defending them rather than making them targets of future terrorism). Now you will see the warmongers push for missile strikes anyway or claim that the threat of their use was the reason why they accepted
Russian diplomatic intervention. Why ? Because militarism means that you can never allow diplomacy to be more effective than threatening or using missiles. Proof if you needed it that U.S. "leaders", whether Dem or Repubs are war-addicted
militarists who just can't kick the habit. The people can ! Keep resisting the war propaganda or we will never see taxes spent on needs in this country!
There isn't a personality type described by "war-addicted militarist". And if there is, they are in the military. There is no high received or reward for sending other people into battle.

Profiteering could be legit. But that's a whole different personality trait.
copypasta

Rolla, MO

#86 Sep 10, 2013
skillz_the_passionate wrote:
<quoted text>
There isn't a personality type described by "war-addicted militarist". And if there is, they are in the military. There is no high received or reward for sending other people into battle.
Profiteering could be legit. But that's a whole different personality trait.
Bla bla bla.
Abbie Hoffman

Trimble, MO

#87 Sep 10, 2013
how much more bombing can you do when your economy has collapsed because of what Eisenhower warned about
long ago to the effect that the danger of spending everything on national security is collapsing from within while worrying about every new threat on the horizon from without? It's time for the American Empire to reconcile itself to war exhaustion, for the people have ! Has all this spending of billions that could have made us more educated, healthier,
made us more secure ? Why then are we still in this
situation of being told that if the United States doesn't become embroiled in another catastrophe, we will always be on the brink of a greater catastrophe? Our chief product seems to be destruction overseas and that is not a viable basis
for an economy let alone a morally sane people.All this "protection money" - a well chosen phrase doesn't protect anyone. It's akin to the Pentagon saying "pay up we'll protect you from the latest bully on the block." But guess who is the biggest
bully ? The one extorting the taxpayer for his last
dime of "protection" money.
The military industrial complex is
a self serving bloated bureaucracy ("Wars R Us")
which simply wants to prove it has some usefulness.
It doesn't. It is obsolete. It is a fact that we spend more money on overseas bases maintaining golf
courses for officers than we do on federal money for Headstart programs. Whom does that protect ?
Thomas Paine would be horrified to find that the democracy he envisioned had become the very Empire he despised. Time to be a nation among other nations, not an Empire pretending it can "pacify the uncivilized Barbarian." The average militarist
is a chickenhawk civilian lobbyist for arms sales,
not some in the military. This isn't a slam on combat veterans, who are overwhelmingly against this proposal. But there were those in Vietnam who
flew around it in helicopters, observing war from
afar, in order to get a promotion "having done their tour of duty". Plenty of brass hats still exist who are excess baggage and don't defend anyone from anything, only their own jobs.

“Now do whats right!”

Since: Jan 09

Doolittle, Mo.

#88 Sep 10, 2013
Abbie Hoffman wrote:
how much more bombing can you do when your economy has collapsed because of what Eisenhower warned about
long ago to the effect that the danger of spending everything on national security is collapsing from within while worrying about every new threat on the horizon from without? It's time for the American Empire to reconcile itself to war exhaustion, for the people have ! Has all this spending of billions that could have made us more educated, healthier,
made us more secure ? Why then are we still in this
situation of being told that if the United States doesn't become embroiled in another catastrophe, we will always be on the brink of a greater catastrophe? Our chief product seems to be destruction overseas and that is not a viable basis
for an economy let alone a morally sane people.All this "protection money" - a well chosen phrase doesn't protect anyone. It's akin to the Pentagon saying "pay up we'll protect you from the latest bully on the block." But guess who is the biggest
bully ? The one extorting the taxpayer for his last
dime of "protection" money.
The military industrial complex is
a self serving bloated bureaucracy ("Wars R Us")
which simply wants to prove it has some usefulness.
It doesn't. It is obsolete. It is a fact that we spend more money on overseas bases maintaining golf
courses for officers than we do on federal money for Headstart programs. Whom does that protect ?
Thomas Paine would be horrified to find that the democracy he envisioned had become the very Empire he despised. Time to be a nation among other nations, not an Empire pretending it can "pacify the uncivilized Barbarian." The average militarist
is a chickenhawk civilian lobbyist for arms sales,
not some in the military. This isn't a slam on combat veterans, who are overwhelmingly against this proposal. But there were those in Vietnam who
flew around it in helicopters, observing war from
afar, in order to get a promotion "having done their tour of duty". Plenty of brass hats still exist who are excess baggage and don't defend anyone from anything, only their own jobs.
Right on brother!
RedAzz Baboon

Dillsboro, NC

#89 Sep 10, 2013
Abbie Hoffman wrote:
how much more bombing can you do when your economy has collapsed because of what Eisenhower warned about
long ago to the effect that the danger of spending everything on national security is collapsing from within while worrying about every new threat on the horizon from without? It's time for the American Empire to reconcile itself to war exhaustion, for the people have ! Has all this spending of billions that could have made us more educated, healthier,
made us more secure ? Why then are we still in this
situation of being told that if the United States doesn't become embroiled in another catastrophe, we will always be on the brink of a greater catastrophe? Our chief product seems to be destruction overseas and that is not a viable basis
for an economy let alone a morally sane people.All this "protection money" - a well chosen phrase doesn't protect anyone. It's akin to the Pentagon saying "pay up we'll protect you from the latest bully on the block." But guess who is the biggest
bully ? The one extorting the taxpayer for his last
dime of "protection" money.
The military industrial complex is
a self serving bloated bureaucracy ("Wars R Us")
which simply wants to prove it has some usefulness.
It doesn't. It is obsolete. It is a fact that we spend more money on overseas bases maintaining golf
courses for officers than we do on federal money for Headstart programs. Whom does that protect ?
Thomas Paine would be horrified to find that the democracy he envisioned had become the very Empire he despised. Time to be a nation among other nations, not an Empire pretending it can "pacify the uncivilized Barbarian." The average militarist
is a chickenhawk civilian lobbyist for arms sales,
not some in the military. This isn't a slam on combat veterans, who are overwhelmingly against this proposal. But there were those in Vietnam who
flew around it in helicopters, observing war from
afar, in order to get a promotion "having done their tour of duty". Plenty of brass hats still exist who are excess baggage and don't defend anyone from anything, only their own jobs.
Whole lot of truth here.

Since: Jul 13

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#90 Sep 10, 2013
You people need to read the US budget sometime. It's boring, I know. But defense is relatively small. Especially considering it is one of the few justifiable expenses.
conspiracies R US

Rolla, MO

#91 Sep 10, 2013
skillz_the_passionate wrote:
You people need to read the US budget sometime. It's boring, I know. But defense is relatively small. Especially considering it is one of the few justifiable expenses.
Income tax revenue is $1,132B and Defense Spending is $670B. Relatively small compared to what other spending funded from income tax?

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#92 Sep 11, 2013
conspiracies R US wrote:
<quoted text>Income tax revenue is $1,132B and Defense Spending is $670B. Relatively small compared to what other spending funded from income tax?
The fact that you have over 50% spent on defense should be your first clue that you are not reading the budget properly for the result we are looking for.
das butt

Rolla, MO

#93 Sep 11, 2013
skillz_the_passionate wrote:
<quoted text>
The fact that you have over 50% spent on defense should be your first clue that you are not reading the budget properly for the result we are looking for.
You want to include FICA revenues to offset military spending to get the result you are looking for.

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#94 Sep 11, 2013
das butt wrote:
<quoted text>You want to include FICA revenues to offset military spending to get the result you are looking for.
The first thing that jumps out at me is that revenue number. Apparently you didn't realize the government spends far more than it takes it. You also apparently don't realize that the government collects money in ways other than income tax. Start there and then we can start over.
das butt

Rolla, MO

#95 Sep 11, 2013
skillz_the_passionate wrote:
<quoted text>
The first thing that jumps out at me is that revenue number. Apparently you didn't realize the government spends far more than it takes it. You also apparently don't realize that the government collects money in ways other than income tax. Start there and then we can start over.
Those are 2012 numbers. Google it, dumbass.

Since: Jul 13

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#96 Sep 11, 2013
das butt wrote:
<quoted text>Those are 2012 numbers. Google it, dumbass.
You have just marginalized yourself in this discussion.
das butt

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#97 Sep 11, 2013
skillz_the_passionate wrote:
<quoted text>
You have just marginalized yourself in this discussion.
Nope. You brought it up and it is obvious you don't know about that of which you speak.

Since: Jul 13

Location hidden

#98 Sep 11, 2013
das butt wrote:
<quoted text>Nope. You brought it up and it is obvious you don't know about that of which you speak.
Margin
esty

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#99 Sep 11, 2013
skillz_the_passionate wrote:
<quoted text>
Margin
That makes no sense.

Be gone, you loathsome little shitspeck.

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