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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:05 PM
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How do you feel about America being the World's #1 Arms Dealer?
I for one don't like it. I don't like the idea of selling arms to whoever has the price, and I don't like the idea of U.S. made bombs killing people, and the profits being made by big Dick and the military industrial complex.

And I hate war profiteering in general. Let's make our own weapons, keep them, and get out of the arms trade altogether.

Stupid Idea huh? I got a million of em'.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:06 PM
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1. the same way I felt 20 years ago when it was #1 back then
I hate it.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:08 PM
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2. We should stockpile 'em in elementary school playgrounds
... and have all the kids write cute messages on them. After all, that's how we exercise our right of self-defense, right?
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:08 PM
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3. When we were supplying both Iran and Iraq with arms during their...
...bloody war I remember some Republican saying "hey, we can't lose when we supply both sides."

Don
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:08 PM
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4. What's good for Raytheon is good for 'Murka.
Or, is Boing? General Dynamics? Lockheed?

I'll have to check with some politicians to see which one is ponying up the biggest bribes...er, campaign contributions.
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LSparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:10 PM
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5. I'd rather deal in BRAINS than arms ...
Let's try exporting our IDEAS not just weaponry.
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:11 PM
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6. We have to stop corporate control of our government.
Until we do, we will only have less and less say over important topics such as this.
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I_Make_Mistakes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:30 PM
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7. It's very unfortunate and will be part of our decline! What
Christian would support an economy that was the biggest exporter of arms (to kill). I truly believe the RW wackos are just daring God to smite us!
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:36 PM
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9. You're definitely on to something...
The apocalypse-wanting "Left Behind"-series-believing fundies share quite a few parallel goals with the PNAC neocons, especially with regards to what happens in the Middle East...
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:31 PM
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8. It's good for business..........
destroy and kill, then rebuild later. wall street loves making it on both ends, hurricanes and wars are good for the markets.
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:11 AM
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10. kik
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meisje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:17 AM
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11. At least we still make something
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