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Old November 30th, 2016, 07:07 PM   #91
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Whatever....have it your way.....facts don't matter, only your opinion does....

btw....My time in the Navy was 3 years active duty and 8 years in the Reserves, I never spent a minute on a friggin ship....for 1 1/2 years my boots were firmly on the ground in Vietnam...And if us Naval construction personnel had not kept that runway open during the siege of Khe Sanh, the outcome of the Vietnam War would certainly have been far different....
I have been misunderstood. Yes, naval pilots, PT crews, and a small percentage of naval personnel that did go ashore, were putting there lives in danger. But 95 % of a boats crew remained aboard. Eating 3 course meals, three times a day. Cushy,cushy,cushy.
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I know this is a difficult concept for a lot of the far left Bernie loving Socialists ..... But job numer uno of the Federal Government is to provide for the National Defense ... not National Healthcare....that is not even on the list..
I know this is a difficult concept for a lot of the far right, Trump-worshipping Fascists, but no military on this planet, not even combinations of militaries, can threaten the US military, and when it comes to military spending, the US spends more than China, Russia, the United Kingdom, Japan, France, Saudi Arabia, India, Germany, Italy and Brazil combined.

Job numero uno is covered many times over.

National healthcare should be on the list, but isn't because we spend so damned much keeping the military industrial complex well-funded, and because our Dept. of Defense has been transformed into the Dept. of Offense.
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War sucks and dying ain't pretty!
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Old December 1st, 2016, 08:41 AM   #94
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I have been misunderstood. Yes, naval pilots, PT crews, and a small percentage of naval personnel that did go ashore, were putting there lives in danger. But 95 % of a boats crew remained aboard. Eating 3 course meals, three times a day. Cushy,cushy,cushy.
You were in the Army if you were ever in the Military Service. Combat sailors had a sissy job that I have been told more than once.
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I know this is a difficult concept for a lot of the far right, Trump-worshipping Fascists, but no military on this planet, not even combinations of militaries, can threaten the US military, and when it comes to military spending, the US spends more than China, Russia, the United Kingdom, Japan, France, Saudi Arabia, India, Germany, Italy and Brazil combined.

Job numero uno is covered many times over.

National healthcare should be on the list, but isn't because we spend so damned much keeping the military industrial complex well-funded, and because our Dept. of Defense has been transformed into the Dept. of Offense.
Yes we know...it is the far right that is so out of touch....whatever.... The far right just has this damned habit of taking the US Constitution literally... National Healthcare is not on the list for a good reason.....The Federal Government was never intended to be involved with the individual citizen...That was the role of the states, the local governments and the free market...The role of the Federal Government was to be a referee among the states, besides providing for the National Defense, delivering the mail and maintaining a common currency.....

How one interprets this role is the bone of contention between the left and the right...
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I know this is a difficult concept for a lot of the far right, Trump-worshipping Fascists,
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but no military on this planet, not even combinations of militaries, can threaten the US military,
and yet we can not fight two wars at once with ragtag militias....let alone two major powers with armies, navies and air forces like our fathers did..


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and when it comes to military spending, the US spends more than China, Russia, the United Kingdom, Japan, France, Saudi Arabia, India, Germany, Italy and Brazil combined.
I did not say that money on the military was spent wisely....far from it....that is a whole 'nuther argument...
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and when it comes to military spending, the US spends more than China, Russia, the United Kingdom, Japan, France, Saudi Arabia, India, Germany, Italy and Brazil combined.
But there is Iran as no 1 in world strongest armies. For me.
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and yet we can not fight two wars at once with ragtag militias....let alone two major powers with armies, navies and air forces like our fathers did..
they are totally different things. america invaded iraq. sure allies were at your side, but it was overwhelmingly the american military that did that. and it was effortless. the country was conquered in days. i am not saying this was a good thing, i am just talking about capability. americas capability is massive. as imaginethat said, there is no nation that can threaten america, no nation has a conventional army that could repel an american invasion if america decided to invade. nukes would be a wild card, thats what it would take to stop an american invasion.

but urban guerrilla warfare is something different. here its an enemy who looks like the civilians, hides among then, and has the support of the population. they attack with surprise, targeting only a few people at a time, with small arms or suicide bombers, and then melt away into the population who hide them. you army with its planes and apache helicopters and satellites and tanks and aircraft carriers, are no use against this enemy. its a different kind of fight.

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I did not say that money on the military was spent wisely....far from it....that is a whole 'nuther argument...
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The new defense spending bill includes $120 million for tanks that the Army has repeatedly said it doesn't want.
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Yes we know...it is the far right that is so out of touch....whatever.... The far right just has this damned habit of taking the US Constitution literally... National Healthcare is not on the list for a good reason.....The Federal Government was never intended to be involved with the individual citizen...That was the role of the states, the local governments and the free market...The role of the Federal Government was to be a referee among the states, besides providing for the National Defense, delivering the mail and maintaining a common currency.....

How one interprets this role is the bone of contention between the left and the right...
Indeed it is.

Taking the Constitution literally is like taking the Bible literally. Two people can claim to take either literally, and not agree with each other.
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