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  •  UN estimate in 2000 had it at $100B (4+ / 0-)

    for 10 years ($1T total) to give the entire world potable water and sustainable agriculture.

    I'm still waiting for that glorious day when the Public is actually allowed to participate in a discussion, with Presidential Candidates and the Press involved, on what the best course for our National Security Strategy would be.

    So far it's been a matter left to the experts (and God save us from experts, eh?) since McGovern ran for President 40 years ago. Back when we'd talk about 'hawks' and 'doves' in office. All the hawks must have eaten the doves in the meantime, because we never hear of humanitarian aid which doesn't involve killing the humans somewhere along the line.

    (People like Kucinich are officially "crazy" and "not viable" so they don't count, officially.)

    Actual Democrats: the surest, quickest, route to More Democrats. And actually addressing our various emergencies.

    by Jim P on Wed Sep 04, 2013 at 11:23:11 AM PDT

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