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patricia92243 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-04 06:28 AM
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25. I was explaining to my sister why the rest of the world is afraid of us.
We not only have nuclear weapons, we are the only ones on the planet to ever use them against amother country.

It was like she had never thought of this.
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  -Why are WE allowed to have weapons of mass destruction? Moonbeam_Starlight  Apr-13-04 01:38 AM   #0 
  - We need them to keep everyone in line.  MrSlayer   Apr-13-04 01:40 AM   #1 
  - Thats rather Convenient....  FDRrocks   Apr-13-04 02:08 AM   #11 
  - because if we allow others  malatesta1137   Apr-13-04 01:42 AM   #2 
  - It's all about the economy  FDRrocks   Apr-13-04 02:09 AM   #12 
  - Because we are special.  ezmojason   Apr-13-04 01:46 AM   #3 
  - I know you are right  Moonbeam_Starlight   Apr-13-04 02:06 AM   #10 
  - We have 5% of the worlds population but use 70% of its resources  LibertyorDeath   Apr-13-04 01:47 AM   #4 
  - Right.  nm3damselfly   Apr-13-04 01:51 AM   #5 
  - We invented most of them...  TreasonousBastard   Apr-13-04 01:58 AM   #6 
  - Because WE are the ones who do the allowing around here. QED.  belle   Apr-13-04 02:03 AM   #7 
  - LOL  Moonbeam_Starlight   Apr-13-04 02:05 AM   #9 
  - because we have hearts of gold and nothing but good intentions . . .  OneBlueSky   Apr-13-04 02:04 AM   #8 
  - Gotcha.  Moonbeam_Starlight   Apr-13-04 02:10 AM   #14 
  - A modern (and multiracial) version of the 'white man's burden'  jpgray   Apr-13-04 02:10 AM   #13 
  - Hmmmmm  Moonbeam_Starlight   Apr-13-04 02:12 AM   #15 
     - Just a possible interpretation  jpgray   Apr-13-04 02:44 AM   #17 
  - So, who exactly....  Llewlladdwr   Apr-13-04 02:41 AM   #16 
  - Just a question.  Moonbeam_Starlight   Apr-13-04 02:55 AM   #19 
     - Of course.  Llewlladdwr   Apr-13-04 03:08 AM   #22 
  - Well I think we HAD a right to them...  Hippo_Tron   Apr-13-04 02:47 AM   #18 
  - Simple, honest answer: Americans are foreign policy hypocrites.  chair094   Apr-13-04 02:58 AM   #20 
  - All I can think of is, "Good Question"!  anarchy1999   Apr-13-04 03:06 AM   #21 
  - anarchy1999  Moderator   Apr-13-04 12:07 PM   #32 
  - "When I walk thru the Valley of Death I shall fear no evil...  Hekate   Apr-13-04 04:07 AM   #23 
  - As I answered another question about illegal combatants,  mmonk   Apr-13-04 04:34 AM   #24 
  - I was explaining to my sister why the rest of the world is afraid of us.  patricia92243   Apr-13-04 06:28 AM   #25 
  - We also invented them  Muddleoftheroad   Apr-13-04 06:46 AM   #27 
  - Who else?  LagaLover   Apr-13-04 06:43 AM   #26 
  - Because we had them first.  baldguy   Apr-13-04 07:09 AM   #28 
  - We didn't have them first...  LagaLover   Apr-13-04 07:12 AM   #29 
     - Pretty sure folks mean only one type of WMD -- nukes  Muddleoftheroad   Apr-13-04 07:16 AM   #30 
        - Oh!  LagaLover   Apr-13-04 07:19 AM   #31 
        - why would you think that?  ret5hd   Apr-13-04 12:23 PM   #33 
           - That's the way I read the thread  Muddleoftheroad   Apr-13-04 12:24 PM   #34 
              - snip from the top post:  ret5hd   Apr-13-04 12:29 PM   #35 
  - We didnt sign away our rights to own them in some international treaty...  TexasMexican   Apr-13-04 12:50 PM   #36 

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