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  •  Like those months and years right after 9/11 (2+ / 0-)
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    When if you didn't give a $20 to every Podunk fireman aiming an empty fire boot at your car window, you were unpatriotic and anti-American.  Because if NYC was the front line of the struggle to prevent the total destruction of America, it was only a matter of weeks until the terrorists were coming to blow up the VFW bingo hall upstairs from the only gas pump in Hooter's Gulch.

    What a memorable orgy of self-righteous opportunism, all in those blissful days before the American economy reorganized itself around the bonanza of war contracting.

    Thing is, the dot-com bubble actually produced long-lasting benefits.  The war-contracting bubble did nothing but siphon out all the vitality to enrich non-productive moneybags.

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    Ideology is when you have the answers before you know the questions.
    It is what grows into empty spaces where intelligence has died.

    by Alden on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 08:48:00 AM PDT

    •  Who ultimately needed to be bailed out (1+ / 0-)
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      Alden

      for their losses at the casino.

      The war-contracting bubble did nothing but siphon out all the vitality to enrich non-productive moneybags.

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      by rightiswrong on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 09:11:26 AM PDT

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