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Sun May 6, 2012, 06:51 AM

Remember!

As Tet of 2012 comes to a painful end this year in Afghanistan, we should remember what my generation suffered almost 45 years ago.












How many more of these memorials must we build? How many more human beings must we kill?

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 06:56 AM

1. war is it's own industry. and highly profitable. the answer to your question is

'as many as it takes'.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 06:59 AM

2. my own feeling is that americans will change when they finally see war

as a business -- a business that does not benefit them.
but does benefit a very few.

they have to own up to the fact that they are being taken for a ride -- with the star spangled banner playing in the background.

sorry if i sound bitter.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 08:06 AM

3. When we wake up and smell the Ike

 

On subjects ranging from the military industrial complex to 91% tax rates for the wealthiest, Ike was right. And our country throve, and we were at peace.

Sadly, it is quite fashionable these days to ignore history in favor of "stuff that sounds good". And we 99% suffer, suffer.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 08:25 AM

4. I remember like it was yesterday

but 3 replies for 193 views tells it like it is. Thank you for your service, UHC.



~PEACE~

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 08:29 AM

5. When we put a stop to career politicians we might

 

see these wars end.

We need to return to "for the people, by the people" to see change.

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Response to obxhead (Reply #5)

Sun May 6, 2012, 08:42 AM

6. I agree but...

I think bought politicians is more of a problem than career politicians. We MUST end the "corporations are people" idea and find a way to truly restrict campaign contributions. THEN we will see "of the people, by the people, and for the people." The problem with the right wing right now is that they don't see (or care) that tyranny of corporations is as bad as tyranny of the government, and that part of the proper role of government is to protect the people from ALL tyranny.

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Response to Honest_Abe (Reply #6)

Sun May 6, 2012, 08:51 AM

8. The politicians most controlled by money (bought) are typically career politicians

 

I see them as one in the same essentially.

You're right though, the corporations need to be removed from the political process completely.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 08:44 AM

7. when americans stop believe in fairey tales.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 09:22 AM

9. It is called fear.

The Domino Theory, Saddam Hussein, and now the nuclear weapons of Iran. Those in power scare the public into thinking there are no other alternatives. War is the answer. Young men die for nothing. The war profiteers get richer. It goes on and on.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 09:36 AM

10. Couldn't forget if I tried -

my dad is 100% disabled from that war. He served in the Navy 1963-67.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 09:43 AM

11. War Inc. are us. War is an extension of a capitalist society.

It must exist to protect and expand business assets.

Until we reign in corporate power and greed expect more of the same.

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #11)

Sun May 6, 2012, 09:49 AM

12. War is an extension of a capitalist society.

 

Because, god knows, communist societies NEVER go to war!


War is an extension of human behavior.

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #12)

Sun May 6, 2012, 11:44 AM

13. Ok. War is an extension of human behavior.

I'm on board with that. Every political system known to exist, except perhaps the Buddhists and their like, uses war as a political and economic tool.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 11:51 AM

14. Heartbreaking. Many thank yous for your continuing efforts in promoting peace.



It's good to see you.

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Response to dmr (Reply #14)

Sun May 6, 2012, 12:00 PM

15. Thanks. I've been on a bit aof a break. n/t


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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 12:03 PM

16. Just how many damn more is the question! Endless war and imprisonment are

 

two of Richie Riches' modern day methods of social control.

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