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  •  The US will lose it's military might (3+ / 0-)
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    But that's OK.  We're outsized in our military influence now, and it leads us to do some stupid things and lets our allies free ride on our spending.  

    Europe and Japan will have to up their militaries a bit and we'll have to cut back.  It's a good thing.

    We could halve our spending and still spend twice as much as the number two country.

    We get what we want - or what we fail to refuse. - Muhammad Yunus

    by nightsweat on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 08:22:06 AM PST

    •  My point precisely (1+ / 0-)
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      We could halve our spending and still spend twice as much as the number two country.

      The civil rights, gay rights and women's movements, designed to allow others to reach for power previously grasped only by white men, have made a real difference, and the outlines of 21st century America have emerged. -- Paul West of LA Times

      by LiberalLady on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 08:27:30 AM PST

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    •  It's is short for "it is". (0+ / 0-)

      For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

      by Anne Elk on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 09:23:06 AM PST

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