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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-12-10 06:03 AM
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16. And now for something completely different
We're a scared nation that squanders its resources on useless defense boondoggles. Anyone who questions military spending gets hounded by the military industrial media complex that has seized power at the expense of living standards of the working class.
19 guys with box cutters led by a guy in a cave in Afghanistan brought this country to the brink of third world status.
We are where we are today because too many Americans are lazy cowards that shiver in fear over every bogyman our political leaders use to take our tax dollars and waste them on defense contractors that, in turn, make large campaign contributions (bribes).
We should have acted on Eisenhower's warning in 1961.
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  -Good News: Will We Hear It? davidswanson  Jan-11-10 12:48 PM   #0 
  - the saddest part in this list of observations is  sui generis   Jan-11-10 12:56 PM   #1 
  - it doesn't include you if you're active  davidswanson   Jan-11-10 01:25 PM   #2 
  - The growing pains of going from a group of 'sibling' nations to a global community?  jotsy   Jan-11-10 01:28 PM   #3 
  - What is it you hope to accomplish David? I have read you for some time...  AuntPatsy   Jan-11-10 01:45 PM   #4 
  - this  davidswanson   Jan-11-10 03:13 PM   #5 
  - bookmarking to view later, can't for the moment have the sound on..  AuntPatsy   Jan-11-10 05:10 PM   #8 
  - I watched it not all because for some reason, the tape kept stopping...  AuntPatsy   Jan-11-10 11:42 PM   #13 
  - I can tell you something he has done - he's informed people  Solly Mack   Jan-11-10 03:14 PM   #6 
     - I prize critical thinking but sometimes it takes more than critical thinking to win against those  AuntPatsy   Jan-11-10 05:03 PM   #7 
        - Swanson is one of those...  hayu_lol   Jan-11-10 05:11 PM   #9 
        - Ever heard of "The Power of One"?  puebloknot   Jan-11-10 11:57 PM   #14 
        - Now that is just not fair.  billh58   Jan-12-10 04:55 AM   #15 
        - David has the intellligence to write a book -- not to mention ...  puebloknot   Jan-12-10 08:23 PM   #17 
           - Everyone is entitled  billh58   Jan-13-10 09:36 AM   #19 
              - Everyone is entitled to take up pen and paper (metaphorically speaking) ...  puebloknot   Jan-14-10 03:09 AM   #22 
                 - LOL!  billh58   Jan-14-10 04:46 AM   #23 
        - The irony... it's dripping from your post...  arcadian   Jan-13-10 09:39 AM   #20 
        - No matter the circumstances, we need critical thinkers and we need more of them  Solly Mack   Jan-11-10 05:18 PM   #10 
  - Awesome post.  HughBeaumont   Jan-11-10 09:46 PM   #11 
  - I heard you are quite a speaker, David.  Nikki Stone1   Jan-11-10 10:19 PM   #12 
  - And now for something completely different  The Wizard   Jan-12-10 06:03 AM   #16 
  - I watched Russo's "Freedom to Fascism" again last night.  puebloknot   Jan-12-10 08:26 PM   #18 
  - K&R. I agree.  Overseas   Jan-13-10 12:44 PM   #21 

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