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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 01:45 PM
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15. Somewhat similar to GOP controlled Ohio
Not to diminish the suffering and obvious need to help the people of Afghanistan, but in some ways we're not too far off.

Let's hope the Dems in Congress can force the blivet to focus more funds on Afghanistan instead of Iraq.

Here in Ohio, the GOP uses religion the same way - to placate the masses. They've made heavy cuts to education and have funneled huge chunks of the education budget to right wing religious corporations that open for-profit charter schools. Those warlords then give an inferior education to students and funnel millions in profits back into the GOP via campaign contributions.

Conversely, Ohioans don't have an option for a lucrative cash crop to make up for the loss of good paying jobs that the GOP has shipped overseas. They're stuck working at Walmart.

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  -Some things about the war in Afghanistan you may not know (talked with soldier today) The Straight Story  Dec-04-06 01:21 PM   #0 
  - I think booosh and his minions should have played sim city more before  angstlessk   Dec-04-06 01:27 PM   #1 
  - They were expecting it to be like 'Risk'  htuttle   Dec-04-06 01:29 PM   #2 
  - Right, and then you leave 1 guy behind to "hold down the fort" while the rest go off somwehere new..  Salviati   Dec-04-06 01:39 PM   #11 
  - LOL  BrotherBuzz   Dec-04-06 01:38 PM   #10 
  - about the poppy fields...  QuestionAll...   Dec-04-06 01:30 PM   #3 
  - I am asking his view on that right now (nt)  The Straight Story   Dec-04-06 01:31 PM   #4 
  - found a link on this..  QuestionAll...   Dec-04-06 01:36 PM   #8 
     - Here is another conversation I had with him btw:  The Straight Story   Dec-04-06 01:38 PM   #9 
  - Ok, basically:  The Straight Story   Dec-04-06 01:36 PM   #7 
  - well, I'm always suspicious on who really wants the more money and power...  QuestionAll...   Dec-04-06 01:41 PM   #13 
  - i had heard that the taliban outlawed poppy production for a year-  QuestionAll   Dec-04-06 01:40 PM   #12 
  - If memory serves, in May of '01 our gov gave the taliban  stellanoir   Dec-04-06 01:45 PM   #14 
     - It was 34 or 43 million. Before the war, Afghanistan only  alfredo   Dec-04-06 02:20 PM   #18 
        - Thanks for the correction  stellanoir   Dec-04-06 06:05 PM   #23 
           - I think we forced Afghanistan into a corner. They had no choice  alfredo   Dec-04-06 06:17 PM   #24 
  - democracy is just another foreign word.  formercia   Dec-04-06 01:31 PM   #5 
  - Our troops never should have been pulled out of there to go to Iraq.  porphyrian   Dec-04-06 01:33 PM   #6 
  - Somewhat similar to GOP controlled Ohio  OzarkDem   Dec-04-06 01:45 PM   #15 
  - "Religion is the one thing that holds them together and keeps them happy with a purpose"  Union Thug   Dec-04-06 01:51 PM   #16 
  - yeah, that sentence resonated with me, too...  American liberal   Dec-04-06 04:41 PM   #22 
  - Provides 92% of world's opium; 49% increase in a year  rainbow4321   Dec-04-06 02:12 PM   #17 
  - Very interesting  Jacobin   Dec-04-06 02:28 PM   #19 
  - Contrast with other "tribal" societies, eg Africa, strange  HamdenRice   Dec-04-06 02:50 PM   #20 
     - Afghan Autopsy  Disturbed   Dec-04-06 03:41 PM   #21 
     - I think the govt wants education  The Straight Story   Dec-04-06 09:21 PM   #25 

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