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The problem is that no group of people that has come to the United States of America has ever perpetrated acts of terror on their neighbors after living here for many years. These terrorist cells are something new, and how to deal with them without trampling on the rights guaranteed under the constitution of the United States is nearly impossible.
I have been saying this time and again, but any person that belongs to a religion that does not recognize another religions right to exist should be asked to leave this country, as freedom of religion is one of the cornerstones of our democracy. Kick out the cornerstone, and the whole structure falls down.
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It is all very simple. The more you spend on your military, the more you have to justify that spending, and the only way to justify that spending is to invent an enemy, then you can justify more spending on military hardware. Eisenhower tried to warn us about this, but of course nobody collecting billions of taxpayers money was going to listen. Meanwhile, the old timers that were wounded fighting in previously invented wars get to eat dog food.
North Vietnam was an invented enemy, as was Iraq, thanks to the crooks Johnson and Bush
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@NWProgressive @Soulivate The Russian Secret service called both the CIA. and the FBI and warned them about the guys that perpetrated this devastating attack. What is the difference between not doing anyting, and "Letting Loose"
10 months ago on In Chicago, Land of Liberal Gun Control, 911 is Made Impotent
Guns are not the problem. Guns are the symptom. Drugs are the problem. This country has lost its resolve on every front. In our efforts to be "Politically correct" we have lost the respect of every country on the planet. We have lost the personal freedoms gained by the blood of our fighting men and women to a few Islamic Maniacs, and we care more about what others think of us than we care about what we think of ourselves. Chicago is just a mirror of the rest of the country.
If we don't get the lawyers out of the Capitol Building, and get some common sense back in there, we are doomed.
@AlanNKachalsky Agree Wholeheartedly. There are state highways and Federal Highways, (Interstates) but Im sure you know that.
11 months, 1 week ago on Voting To Steal Someone's Money Highlights Evils Of Democracy
@Whackajig @relayman @MizGeek So you actually think that a persons income completely depends on whether he is smarter or works harder than another guy, and has nothing to do with their social condition, or anything else? Your vision of utopia where all men start out with the exact same chance of success is laudable, and would be wonderful if it really existed. If all people were treated fairly from birth on, then I am in complete agreement with you. Where is this magical land?
@Whackajig @relayman @MizGeek The problem is that we now have an entire generation that actually thinks it is OK to take something that they have not earned. This is due to nothing other than a complete lack of character and moral fiber, and it has been instigated by corrupt politicians, who have neither. We will die by Altruism, taking from the able and ambitious, and giving to the weak and lazy.
@Whackajig @MizGeek If people were paid based on Merit, not based of how many pieces of paper they have hanging on their office wall, then I might be able to agree with you to some degree, but that is not the way it is. The biggest example of this is in our educational systems. Big Degree, Big Money. Little Degree, Little money COMPLETELY IRRESPECTIVE OF KNOWLEDGE OR EFFORT.
@AlanNKachalsky @JamesAgans I am an Air Force veteran of the war in Vietnam. In that conflict my Squadron consisted of F-105D Thunderchiefs, a weapon that was designed to carry Nuclear weapons in its large bay into the soviet union. They were used to fight in a jungle guerrilla type war where the enemy was told where our birds would be before we got there. It was the wrong plane for an ill conceived war that neither side wanted. Their nickname was the "Thud" Based on the sound it make when it hit the ground. We lost 395 of these planes in SEA.
We were warned about the military industrial complex including the kiss ass generals that make the decisions pushed by ignorant politicians attempting to acquire contracts for their states by president Eisenhower, but we did not listen to him, and so it goes on. The Government invents boogey men, then we build hardware to defeat the boogey man that really dosent exist. Once we spend all that money, we have to find something to blow up, so we invent a war some where to use it. Then we try to run a sanitized version of war from Washington, where they are more concerned about being politically correct, than they are about defeating the enemy. I saw a lot of good men killed what turns out to be for nothing. All the people wanted was free elections, but we did not like their candidate, who would have been democratic if Truman did not dis him. Their constitution is a carbon copy of ours, in case you did not know it.
I am not against military spending. I am against STUPID military spending. As far a Russia goes, have you looked at the condition of their military lately? All their nuclear Submarines, and I would argue till I am blue in the face that the nuclear attack submarine is the best weapon in any arsenal, are scrap.
China completely depends on the US to buy their junk, so why would they pick a fight with us? Iran is a joke that Israel would dispatch within hours of the start of a war. So that leaves North Korea, and if you think that South Korea's military is a walk over like it was in the 50's you have another thing coming.
Landing Craft???????? You actually think that landing craft would be used in a future conflict???? in this day of radar and wire guided missiles that can hit a match book?
Why don't you take a look at the B2 Bomber. What an absolute financial disaster. 45 billion dollars to drop a few iron bombs on a country where we had no business being.
Maybe you know something I dont, but I sincerely doubt it. As far as cost goes, since we are talking guns and butter here, an F105 in 1965 cost 2.45 million dollars each. The new F35 will cost 245 Million each.
By the way, I watched the competition for the F-35 contract, and to me, Boeing won hands down, but Lockheed got the contract anyway. Boeing had a better idea, a better and a cheaper plane, but once again corruption prevailed.
@Mike926 The income tax was created by Wilson to pay for WW1, Mike. Great Britain and Russia (Surprise Surprise) Reneged on paying the US back. Wilson was blackmailed into signing it into existence due to an illicit affair prompted by You Guessed it The ROTHSCHILDS. They just keep popping up wherever treachery and murder arise dont they?
@Whackajig @MizGeek So you think a guy that makes 30K a year should pay the same amount as a guy that makes 30 Meg a Year? Maybe you meant the same percentage?
Its not the taxes that bother me, its what they do with them that does. The congress just voted thumbs up on 1500 or so F-35 fighters, and in the meantime you cant get to work because of the traffic problems created y our driving on a highway system produced quickly after WW2. New roads and bridges would put Americans now delivering pizzas in a real job. We could have done with 400 F-35's and the rest could have gone to improvement of our highway system. Why do we need a 250 million a pop strike fighter to fight ragheads in old toyota pickups? Bring back the A-10.