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  •  more interesting is the percentages of GDP (6+ / 0-)

    spent by US/Russia as though that was what the MIC was protecting as opposed to say... per capita well-being or even... healthcare

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    by annieli on Sun Mar 30, 2014 at 08:34:54 PM PDT

    •  Yeah, it sure is interesting that military (0+ / 0-)

      spending is lower than it was during the Cold War as a percentage of GDP, despite the expenditures for Iraq and Afghanistan.

      And in regards to the military expenditures of the Soviet Union as a percentage of GDP.... wow, at 15.8% at the end it is no wonder that their construct collapsed.  

      "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

      by Lawrence on Sun Mar 30, 2014 at 11:27:24 PM PDT

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