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jakeXT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:00 AM
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Military spending disaster
 
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US is still number one when it comes to the military industrial complex; in fact it's the world's biggest military spender - it spends six times more than China, their closest rival. There is no single nation across the globe posing a threat to America, neither there is a Cold War anymore. Why spend such a huge amount of money for Pentagon needs? David Swanson, author of the book "War is a Lie" explains
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:41 AM
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1. K&R Recommend reposting. Simple, non-partisan critique of war spending. n/t
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FormerDittoHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:55 AM
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2. "If we cut back 85% we'd still have the largest military in the world" 'nuff said n/t
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PonyJon Donating Member (165 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:30 AM
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3. Largest military
The military appeals to under educated and dropout Harley boys. Play with big loud expensive toys, talk shit and have party destinations all over the world. Need some action? Check-out their "Tail-hook" program.
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neobeetle Donating Member (183 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 12:51 PM
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4. K&R!
Cutting Defense spending is THE ONLY solution.
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HolyCity2012 Donating Member (378 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 04:03 PM
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5. Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers
Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers is the story of what happens to everyday Americans when corporations go to war.
Acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed and Uncovered) takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq. Iraq for Sale uncovers the connections between private corporations making a killing in Iraq and the decision makers who allow them to do so.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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HolyCity2012 Donating Member (378 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 04:04 PM
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6. Pentagon Budget Multiplies To $553 Billion
Edited on Fri Apr-15-11 04:06 PM by HolyCity2012
Despite calls on Capitol Hill for major defense budget cuts, and as President Obama announces new austerity measures for the nation, the Pentagon is set to unveil the largest budget in its history driven by an expanding list of what defines national security.

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HolyCity2012 Donating Member (378 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 04:04 PM
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7. delete
Edited on Fri Apr-15-11 04:07 PM by HolyCity2012
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