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Tue Oct 16, 2012, 03:33 PM

10. Andropov was probably dumbfounded at her second question, and with good reason.

This is what America, from child to adult, was TAUGHT in the late 1950s-1980s . . . that EVERYone, especially "dem dirty Roooooskies", was our ENEMY. We were under a constant black cloud of nuclear Armageddon, and America's CIA didn't help matters in initially over-inflating their missile/weapon facilities numbers. The Cold War was mostly a giant "he said/he said" PHANTOM designed to keep the peasantry of both countries fearful, obedient and divided and Dubya Mitt/Boy Galt would like nothing more than to continue Bewsh's Reagan-era Cowboy diplomacy going strong.

"Peace through Strength" . . . fuck off with that nonsense, TeaHadists. GET OFF THAT. That's 80s thinking. Should be the other way around.

So sad that she died in a small plane crash. I'm very weary of commuter planes.

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