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  •  The graph is eye-popping. (none)
     Just think of the things we could have done with just the money we wasted on Iraq alone. It brings up the old notion from the 60s, give money to the schools and make the military hold bake-sales to buy their missiles.

     To me the idea that education is a privilege rather than a right is insane. We need a highly educated population to compete on the world stage, anything that we can do to better education, we should do.

    •  Yeah (none)
      A couple days ago someone posted a link to a site that allows one to tinker with the budget.  Amazing the things one can fund if one ends the Iraq war, eliminates the Bush tax cuts and cuts defense spending in half.  
    •  just think of all the money... (none)
      ...I watched squandered over my lifetime (I'm 60) on the Cold War. Fifty five fucking years of military spending on chimeras and shibboleths; fifty five fucking years of taxpayer money wasted on <b<50,000 fucking nuclear warheads</b>.  Fifty five fucking years of the American treasury being plundered by the Military-Industrial Complex, yes, that same complex Dwight Eisenhower tried to warn us about forty five years ago.

      Y'all shocked and horrified by what we've come to?  Think this is something new? You think electing mainstream Democrats is going to change that?

      Outrage doesn't begin to describe how I feel.

      -8.0, -7.03 don't always believe what you think...

      by claude on Sun Oct 09, 2005 at 10:17:03 AM PDT

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