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Sun May 25, 2014, 05:14 PM

An amazing chart showing global military spending


Conrad Hackett @conradhackett
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Global military spending
US 37%
China 11%
Russia 5%
S Arabia 4%
UK 3%
Japan 3%
India 3%
Brazil 2%
Turkey 1%
UAE 1%
6:21 AM - 25 May 2014

https://twitter.com/conradhackett/statuses/470555199681994752http://www.vox.com/2014/5/25/5750044/an-amazing-chart-showing-global-military-spending

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 25, 2014, 05:24 PM

1. Disgusting.

 

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #1)

Sun May 25, 2014, 05:27 PM

2. This is a crime against all of us. Think what else we could be doing with that money.

 

Feeding the poorest.

Educating the young.

Providing health care for all.

Fixing our infrastructure (and creating jobs).

The list goes on.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 25, 2014, 06:29 PM

3. 37% of the world's expenditure by a nation with 5% of the people seems just about right,

far, far right indeed!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 25, 2014, 08:19 PM

5. And the propaganda is so thick that we can't say a peep about the military or the spending

 

lest we be accused of hating our "hero" troops ('cuz dontcha know every single person who signs up for the military is automatically a hero). They have successfully joined Joe Schmo the soldier at the hip with Halliburton.

We are screwed.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon May 26, 2014, 07:04 AM

6. If we can't afford to educate our children, to heal our sick or care for our elderly ...

 

... just what is it the defense budget is defending?

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