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Tue Dec 25, 2012, 06:59 AM

A Christmas message for our budget makers:

A Christmas message for our budget makers: what if next year we only spent HALF a trillion dollars blowing shit up? Would we really be less safe?- Bill Maher




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octoberlib Dec 2012 OP
Egalitarian Thug Dec 2012 #1
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modrepub Dec 2012 #3
byeya Dec 2012 #4
polynomial Dec 2012 #5

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 07:16 AM

1. K&R Just this would go a long way toward healing this nation.

 

If only healing the nation were the goal.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 07:30 AM

2. REC!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:00 AM

3. Lots of people would loose their jobs

but maybe I'd sleep a lot better knowing someone's not working on some type of mind control device, figuring out a way to read my thoughts or finding another way of taking naked pictures of me while I'm going through airport security.

Let me say that spending $600B+ on defense when our active military force numbers under 500k is simply crazzzzzzyyyyyyy.....

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:06 AM

4. A golden Oldie: The "bonus" in savings from the breakup of the Soviet Union.

 

The Soviet Union breaks up and the USA spends more than it did when it had a credible enemy.

MiCkey MICkey you're so icky

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:14 AM

5. A Bing A Bang A Boom

Our contemporary culture is attracted to the notion somehow we all started with the Big Bang Theory. Perhaps that is a weird enough of a reason for our society to be glued to blowing up stuff, and to start wars. However, it is most obvious that profiteering in making money by blowing up stuff in war screws up lives, and puts our economy and those close to us at risk.

Better put, a certain population always goes “past risk into a red zone economy” that does not matter how much one resets it, is a natural regression in the results of war, where most loose good credit, jobs, while a war economy shifts to peace time. American leadership is just having a difficult time dancing around that fact that water boarding is torture; America looks like the Nazi party sending drowns propelled bombs anywhere it wants. Those two factors alone and not fessing up the outcome of the past Bush administration was criminal amplifies the fact America will never have a golden age until Bush and company is addressed, and convicted of war and economic travesties.

Did you ever notice how Democrats or Republicans parade around bellowing uncertainty? Yet our university system pounds the hell out of an analyst to take a good look at risk and uncertainty, via the Gaussian Bell approach, Some call it a speed bump, or a dozen other distribution curves that displays risk for decision making. Hey there America now we have the popular jingle “the fiscal cliff” scare ya some more, they all say we are going over the cliff and fall. Maybe, just maybe, this cliff where we are mesmerized by one that needs to be climbed! They knew it all time.

Today I watch MSNBC in the morning to realize these commentators are not taking to me, I am on the low end of the economic spectrum, for if I retire I retire into poverty. They, Joe in the morning are talking to the one percenters. Joe in morning inevitably sitting in front of two waving flags displays the heralding rhetorical patriotism not for me. That is banner mission electromagnetic journalism with a six figure paycheck, great bonus plans, cool suits, photo op life in the street, all with the Star Buck coffee all you could drink along with a cup smudge that goes for at least three bucks each. I can’t afford that, mine is a buck in half medium Mc Donald’s.


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