“guess who Lois?”

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#29887 Sep 5, 2013
SLACK wrote:
<quoted text>are you a teenage girl?
and so it continues ... sigh

“ain't she sweet?”

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#29888 Sep 5, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>I think that, up to the time of the Korean war, the general citzenry simply trusted in the rightness of going to war. but somehow that all changed with Vietnam and all the protests.

Perhaps the world is even going through a transition where the purpose and need for war is questioned by its citizens. Maybe, finally, things will change.

Sometimes it is necessary, but for the most part I believe that if everyone on the planet said they will only fight if attacked, then no one will initiate an attack and there will finally be piece.
Rachel Maddows book Dirt is an interesting look at the history of the US military and the ever present need for the brass' need to be at war. We have been in one conflict or another since Viet Nam - think about.

http://m.voanews.com/a/1742529.html

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows...

How much of it was really in the national interest of US citizens and protecting our way of life?

It's about power and greed and the lobbyists for the defense contractors.

It's not a criticism of the servicemen but of the powers that be and their insatiable need for conflict.

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“ain't she sweet?”

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#29889 Sep 5, 2013
Happy Friday El & Grace... Thought you'd enjoy, especially El :-)

Distraction: Cat vs. wiper blades
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/livin...

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Shaft Of Light

#29890 Sep 5, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Rachel Maddows book Dirt is an interesting look at the history of the US military and the ever present need for the brass' need to be at war. We have been in one conflict or another since Viet Nam - think about.
http://m.voanews.com/a/1742529.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows...
How much of it was really in the national interest of US citizens and protecting our way of life?
It's about power and greed and the lobbyists for the defense contractors.
It's not a criticism of the servicemen but of the powers that be and their insatiable need for conflict.
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Hi RM. I saw your name there, and thought I'd say 'hi'.
Interesting post here you made. I might add that the Senators and Representatives like to keep jobs in there districts too. "Defense" contractors and/or the Military Industrial Complex.
Honest, I just wanted to say hi.
You made me think of this song-
Steve Miller Band- Industrial Complex Hex
(Vietnam Era)



Some people think it all started with Vietnam, or Korea. There is a lot of evidence and conspiracy theories that it started WAY before that.
Krypteia

Pevensey, UK

#29891 Sep 6, 2013
Fisherman 808 wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi RM. I saw your name there, and thought I'd say 'hi'.
Interesting post here you made. I might add that the Senators and Representatives like to keep jobs in there districts too. "Defense" contractors and/or the Military Industrial Complex.
Honest, I just wanted to say hi.
You made me think of this song-
Steve Miller Band- Industrial Complex Hex
(Vietnam Era)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =qFLSyKj91V4XX
Some people think it all started with Vietnam, or Korea. There is a lot of evidence and conspiracy theories that it started WAY before that.
The way politicians make money disappear,Still Millers-Abracadabra would be fitting..
Krypteia

Pevensey, UK

#29892 Sep 6, 2013
That should say Steve Miller..

“....VETS”

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WELCOME HOME

#29893 Sep 6, 2013
a very good morning LADY EL/MADAME GRACE LADIES &GENTS of the REALM
KIT KRUE

“Denny Crain”

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Since: Jan 11

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#29894 Sep 6, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Rachel Maddows book Dirt is an interesting look at the history of the US military and the ever present need for the brass' need to be at war. We have been in one conflict or another since Viet Nam - think about.
http://m.voanews.com/a/1742529.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows...
How much of it was really in the national interest of US citizens and protecting our way of life?
It's about power and greed and the lobbyists for the defense contractors.
It's not a criticism of the servicemen but of the powers that be and their insatiable need for conflict.
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If Rachel Madcow said the sun was going to come up I would have my doubts. No one hates war more than the military. It is easy to arm chair quarterback long after the situation. We have no vital interest in Syria. We had vital interest in Vietnam, Iraq,and Afghanistan.

“Ignore the trolls”

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Poole, UK

#29895 Sep 6, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
Tony. Having weavers in my ancestry, was wondering if the silk weavers would be affected by any of the closures, although a
different process imagine they worked alongside the cotton weavers?
Probably not as their raw material did not come from the southern states of the USA. However, all hand weavers were being hit but mechanisation and the Industrial Revolution by the end of the 1700s - the Luddites were a reaction to this, although they did centre around cotton and wool rather than silk. Silk weaving was more specialised and had far fewer involved in it - the cost of silk ensured that. Btw, did you know that the mulberry trees planted behind the Bank of England for the silk worms are still there? My father showed them to me as a boy when he Took me up to his office.
SLACK

Ludington, MI

#29896 Sep 6, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>If Rachel Madcow said the sun was going to come up I would have my doubts. No one hates war more than the military. It is easy to arm chair quarterback long after the situation. We have no vital interest in Syria. We had vital interest in Vietnam, Iraq,and Afghanistan.
what was our interest in nam?
SLACK

Ludington, MI

#29897 Sep 6, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>and so it continues ... sigh
19?
Krypteia

Pevensey, UK

#29898 Sep 6, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>If Rachel Madcow said the sun was going to come up I would have my doubts. No one hates war more than the military. It is easy to arm chair quarterback long after the situation. We have no vital interest in Syria. We had vital interest in Vietnam, Iraq,and Afghanistan.
Should have left Vietnam to the French..

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#29899 Sep 6, 2013
Seato |
organization formed in Manila (1954), comprising Australia, Great Britain, France, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, and the United States ...

South East Asia Treaty Organization ( SEATO) was an international organization for collective defense in Southeast Asia created by the Southeast Asia Collective ...

“Denny Crain”

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#29900 Sep 6, 2013
Krypteia wrote:
<quoted text>Should have left Vietnam to the French..
Yes but they were forced to defend them by the Seato treaty. Never fight a war you don't plan to win in the most direct way possible. Bombing jungle didn't work to well. LBJ was known to change the bomb loads from the white house. We never took out the power grid and damns

“Denny Crain”

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#29901 Sep 6, 2013
Krypteia wrote:
<quoted text>Should have left Vietnam to the French..
Do you watch Strike Back? Great series

“Denny Crain”

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#29902 Sep 6, 2013
SLACK wrote:
<quoted text>what was our interest in nam?
Seato Treaty

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And Have A Happy New Year

#29903 Sep 6, 2013
Good Afternoon friends..hope everyone is enjoy their morning so far..Hope this finds Tony good havent heard anything so they say no news is good news..God bless ..:o)TGIF my version is...Today God Is First...
SLACK

Ludington, MI

#29904 Sep 6, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>Seato Treaty
you think that was in our interest?

why were the Philippians and Thailand the only Southeast Asian countries to sign?

lawyers and diplomats, can't trust them
SLACK

Ludington, MI

#29905 Sep 6, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>and so it continues ... sigh
feel better yet?

“Denny Crain”

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#29906 Sep 7, 2013
Good morning El and all who come to this warm friendly kitchen :)

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