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UIDIOTRACEMAKEWO RLDPEACE

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#30231 Mar 1, 2013
French worker-philosopher Simone Weil

Early in 1945 she wrote in a new magazine called 'Politics'
"Whether the mask is labeled Fascism, Democracy, or Dictatorship or the Proletariat, our great adversary remains the Apparatus—the bureaucracy, the police, the military.... No matter what the circumstances, the worst betrayal will always be to subordinate ourselves to this Apparatus, and to trample underfoot, in its service, all human values in ourselves and in others.

“Never run from a fight.”

Since: Dec 06

Vista, Ca.

#30232 Mar 1, 2013
UIDIOTRACEMAKEWORLDPEACE wrote:
<quoted text>aH , but Fascism is worst than SOCIALIST REALM.
Both suck!
UIDIOTRACEMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#30233 Mar 1, 2013
William Shirer, was an American journalist, war correspondent, and historian

The Hubris of a President

The Nation magazine book of selected articles 1865-1990, p284

I said that after experiencing at first hand the Nazi terror toward others, it never occurred to me that it could happen at home... Has Nixon shown that you don't need a totalitarian dictatorship like Hitler's to get by with murder, that you can do it in a democracy as long as the Congress and the people Congress is supposed to represent don't give a damn?
UIDIOTRACEMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#30234 Mar 1, 2013
Dave C wrote:
<quoted text>
Bull!
The US is number 4 in the world in spending per student.
http://www.businessinsider.com/us-education-s...
We spend more on healthcare than on Defense.
http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/united_st...
Post some facts instead of spam.
nOT SPAM! fACTS - WITH OVER 700 TO 1000 US military bases overseas, it does tell u how much we spend on US military projects.
UIDIOTRACEMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#30235 Mar 1, 2013
Dave C wrote:
<quoted text>
Both suck!
Well, you help , indirectly, in the creation of US fascism! Hope U and your generations and after enjoy it, and they our children will even curse you older generations fro creating this big mess at home and worldwide. Younger Generation at home and Worldwide will remember U as US War mongers. WBHAHAHHAAAAA
UIDIOTRACEMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#30236 Mar 1, 2013
Sen J. William Fulbright

It seems to me we have grown distressingly used to war... War and the military have become a part of our environment, like pollution. on the military, which is more than the profits of all American business, or, to make another comparison, is almost as much as the total spending of the federal, state, and local governments for health, education, old age and retirement benefits, housing, and agriculture.

“Never run from a fight.”

Since: Dec 06

Vista, Ca.

#30237 Mar 1, 2013
UIDIOTRACEMAKEWORLDPEACE wrote:
French worker-philosopher Simone Weil
Early in 1945 she wrote in a new magazine called 'Politics'
"Whether the mask is labeled Fascism, Democracy, or Dictatorship or the Proletariat, our great adversary remains the Apparatus—the bureaucracy, the police, the military.... No matter what the circumstances, the worst betrayal will always be to subordinate ourselves to this Apparatus, and to trample underfoot, in its service, all human values in ourselves and in others.
No government? No laws? No police? Too bad she didn't get her wish. I think by the fourth or fifth time she was robbed and raped she would have changed her mind.
UIDIOTRACEMAKEWO RLDPEACE

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#30238 Mar 1, 2013
economist Dean Baker

in a 2007 study prepared by Global Insight on the long-term economic impact of increased military spending

Going Bankrupt Why the debt crisis is now the greatest threat to the American republic
by Chalmers Johnson

It is often believed that wars and military spending increases are good for the economy. In fact, most economic models show that military spending diverts resources from productive uses, such as consumption and investment, and ultimately slows economic growth and reduces employment
cowboy

Spanish Fork, UT

#30239 Mar 1, 2013
Annie Krack Head Force Majeure wrote:
<quoted text>
FIRST: "treason"? He hasn't been charged with treason ..... or anything at all.
SECOND: "higher penalty"? Penalties and sentencing are only valid once you've been convicted of a crime ..... any crime. One cannot be sentenced for something that hasn't even taken place. So far he's not been tried or even told what crime he's not being charged for.
You have serious difficulties keeping "on track" and "on Topic" and you need to improve your reading comprehension.
Think again stupid. Yesterday he offered "Naked"(meaning no plea deal with the prosecution) guilty pleas to 10 charges of giving wikileaks classified documents with a potential of 20 years....
He is still charged with 12 more serious acts under the Espionage Act and will be going to full Courts Martial and faces life without parole...
Doesn't it suck being always wrong???
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United States

#30240 Mar 1, 2013
The Economic Disaster That Is Military Keynesianism
Why the US has really gone broke
by Chalmers Johnson
Le Monde diplomatique

There are three broad aspects to the US debt crisis. First, in the current fiscal year (2008) we are spending insane amounts of money on "defence" projects that bear no relation to the national security of the US. We are also keeping the income tax burdens on the richest segment of the population at strikingly low levels.

Second, we continue to believe that we can compensate for the accelerating erosion of our base and our loss of jobs to foreign countries through massive military expenditures -- "military Keynesianism" (which I discuss in detail in my book Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic). By that, I mean the mistaken belief that public policies focused on frequent wars, huge expenditures on weapons and munitions, and large standing armies can indefinitely sustain a wealthy capitalist economy. The opposite is actually true.

Third, in our devotion to militarism (despite our limited resources), we are failing to invest in our social infrastructure and other requirements for the long-term health of the US. These are what economists call opportunity costs, things not done because we spent our money on something else. Our public education system has deteriorated alarmingly. We have failed to provide health care to all our citizens and neglected our responsibilities as the world's number one polluter. Most important, we have lost our competitiveness as a manufacturer for civilian needs, an infinitely more efficient use of scarce resources than arms manufacturing.
UIDIOTRACEMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#30241 Mar 1, 2013
Ex-Asst. Treasury Sec. Paul Craig Roberts on Wall St. Bailout

“Has Deregulation Sired Fascism?”

We clearly cannot afford a war [Iraq] that costs us a minimum out-of-pocket current cost of $200 billion a year. We can’t afford a military spending budget of somewhere around $700 billion a year. These are beyond our means. We don’t finance that deficit. it’s the foreigners who are financing our wars. It’s the foreigners who are financing the military spending.

“Never run from a fight.”

Since: Dec 06

Vista, Ca.

#30242 Mar 1, 2013
UIDIOTRACEMAKEWORLDPEACE wrote:
<quoted text>nOT SPAM! fACTS - WITH OVER 700 TO 1000 US military bases overseas, it does tell u how much we spend on US military projects.
It does if you know how to read.

700 to 1000 US military bases--some with as few as 12 people.
UIDIOTRACEMAKEWO RLDPEACE

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#30243 Mar 1, 2013
De-Dollarization: Dismantling America’s Financial-Military Empire
The Yekaterinburg Turning Point
by Prof. Michael Hudson

devaluation of dollar
reserve currency
U..S. debt

"Given the fact that about half of US Government discretionary spending is for military operations – including more than 750 foreign military bases and increasingly expensive operations in the oil-producing and transporting countries – the international financial system is organized in a way that finances the Pentagon, along with US buyouts of foreign assets expected to yield much more than the Treasury bonds that foreign central banks hold.
The main political issue confronting the world’s central banks is therefore how to avoid adding yet more dollars to their reserves and thereby financing yet further US deficit spending – including military spending on their borders?
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United States

#30244 Mar 1, 2013
Massive Hike in Military Spending Financed by Cuts in Health and Education
US House Passes $636 Billion Military Spending Bill
by Joe Kishore

military-industrial complex
Pentagon

US military spending in 2010 will be close to $700 billion. If one adds the hundreds of billions of dollars in military-related spending included in the budgets of other departments, the total is as much as $1 trillion.

“Never run from a fight.”

Since: Dec 06

Vista, Ca.

#30245 Mar 1, 2013
UIDIOTRACEMAKEWORLDPEACE wrote:
<quoted text>Well, you help , indirectly, in the creation of US fascism! Hope U and your generations and after enjoy it, and they our children will even curse you older generations fro creating this big mess at home and worldwide. Younger Generation at home and Worldwide will remember U as US War mongers. WBHAHAHHAAAAA
You are such an Idiot! Even Pravda says the US is one of the most democratic countries in the world and yes you are right--I helped.

I grew up in much better conditions than my parents did. I have four children who had it much better than I did growing up. I have 7 grandchildren who have it even better than their parents. If the trend continues their children will have conditions much better than we ever dreamed.
UIDIOTRACEMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#30246 Mar 1, 2013
author/source
Journalist and Activist Allan Nairn Reviews Obama’s First Year in Office
interviewed by Amy Goodman and Anjali Kamat

Pentagon
military machine
war crimes
crimes against humanity
human rights
"
The US military machine:

The US spends almost half of all the military spending in the entire world, equal to virtually all the other countries combined. More than half of the weapons sold in the world are sold by the United States. The US has more than 700 military bases scattered across dozens of countries. The US is the world’s leading trainer of paramilitaries. The US has a series of courses, from interrogators to generals, that have graduated military people guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity in dozens upon dozens of countries. The US has a series of covert paramilitary forces of its own that get almost no attention. For example, right now in Iran, there are covert US paramilitaries attacking Iran from within ... the US has done this to Iraq, to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Kenya. Currently in the Philippines,... there are US troops in action in the south. And you could go on. This is the machine.

In addition, there’s the support for ... repressive non-democratic governments and for governments that commit aggression. There are about forty of them that the US backs... Obama has not cut off a single one of these repressive regimes. He has not cut off a single one of the terror forces. He has increased the size of the US Army, increased the size of US Special Forces. He has increased the level of overseas arms sales... you could just run down the list of countries where civilians are being killed and tortured with US weapons, with US money, with US intelligence, with US political green lights.
cowboy

Spanish Fork, UT

#30247 Mar 1, 2013
John Brown wrote:
<quoted text>No what I am is A hard working person Who has been blessed with 180 thousand dollar studio a 40 thousand dollar truck property trailers houses a antique collection that would blow you mind. My home is like a museum I have A token collection arrow heads indian bead work head dresses beaded vest owned by chief black bear of the ponca tribe jim thorpes base ball hat A very large painted pop bottle collection a collection of watch fobs A coin Collection gold and silver coins.A gun collection A Hutchinson collection And my fav is a collection of 101 ranch paper and photos very rare.And how did I get this I worked my ass off.....no one gave me shit oh and 7 company trucks a office two trucks at home a 1964 galaxie 500.A very large sign collection.A 1974 fender bass so many guitars i cant count them.A collection of Indian paper work from Indian fur traders.Not to count the art work done by many famous Indian painter Gerome tiger dana tiger.A knife collection very old.medicine bottle collection and many show cases.I own over a hundred copy writes.you know me you just don't know it.Quiet a few songs you have heard.And mel fender was one of my best friends and Freddy as well till they passed.And also Mary and Roy come by every now and then. toby keith lives next to the place my grand parent settled.on Franklin road in Norman I knew Conway he was from norman as well....now see what you can do when you work hard....and live a righteous life....I have a garage that has more money in it than most people have in their house.I am a treasure hunter and have been very successful.I have hunted john ross house i have his plow john browns house chief of the Seminoles i am close to the browns I have hunted every fort in Oklahoma but for ft sill and gibson I have wrote 2 books one on oklahoma bottles and one on trade tokens I own over a thousand treasure mags some from the 40's 50's and on up. And I am the most humble persons you will ever meet.But what is most important to me is the ability to help others.I have two metal detectors that are high dollar.And you ask your self How did i do it by being A good person noone of this is bragging it just fact.my girlfriend has a diamond ring I traded a truck for worth well a bunch she is scared to wear it.oh and a jewelry collection a class ring from 1957 Shawnee high school with back onyx a eagle ring with black onyx my chain solid gold Chain with a eagle on it. Bunch of gold rings i have metal detected.I have dug several caches ....And do you know the price of gold....pretty high but not going to sell because gold silver copper brass all you metals is all you will have when the dollars is not worth a shit whats it worth now about 18 cents. Oh and my most precious thing i own is two cockatiels that i love so. they bring joy and peace into my life oh cant leave out my cattle their in pink....so so much for your red neck hick self....And yes I was a drop out......But I made it work.I garden every year....so put that in your pipe and smoke it.
Paying $40,000 for an F 150 with a 5.0 doesn't show much brain power....
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#30248 Mar 1, 2013
Dave C wrote:
<quoted text>
It does if you know how to read.
700 to 1000 US military bases--some with as few as 12 people.
not talking about offices but actual US military bases with soldiers over 100 for smaller ones or more not the US Intel offices...
UIDIOTRACEMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#30249 Mar 1, 2013
Dave C wrote:
<quoted text>
You are such an Idiot! Even Pravda says the US is one of the most democratic countries in the world and yes you are right--I helped.
I grew up in much better conditions than my parents did. I have four children who had it much better than I did growing up. I have 7 grandchildren who have it even better than their parents. If the trend continues their children will have conditions much better than we ever dreamed.
You biggest moron , War mongering Supporter! Enjoy! U sow whaT YOU SOWN!

Well, you help , indirectly, in the creation of US fascism! Hope U and your generations and after enjoy it, and they our children will even curse you older generations fro creating this big mess at home and worldwide. Younger Generation at home and Worldwide will remember U as US War mongers. WBHAHAHHAAAAA
UIDIOTRACEMAKEWO RLDPEACE

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#30250 Mar 1, 2013
Kate Richards O"Hare, 1915
The women of the United States are nothing but brood sows, having sons to be put into the army and made into fertilizer.

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