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The influx of Ohio (and other midwestern state) escapees into southwest Florida transformed that region from a super reliable Democrat stronghold into one that elected and re-elected dufus Connie Mack IV simply because of the R behind his name.
Hate to be a nay-sayer but we should have more political indictments rather than fewer ones. Let's say a businessman proposes a plan to investors that makes a series of claims that turn out to be incorrect. That businessman goes to jail, right? But, let's say a politician proposes a plan to the public and makes all sorts of false and even absurd claims about how his plan will save money and work better. That politician gets reelected, not indicted. I say, treat politicians and businesspeople alike. If their schemes don't work out as promised, put them all in jail. Barry can share a cell with Madoff, but then Bernie can rightly complain that his cellmate did far more harm than he did.
Before any one American life is put in harm's way outside of an emergency we must demand of our politicians a formal and unambiguous Declaration of War by Congress under the Constitution. So long as there is no formal declaration politicians will play politics with American lives. On this, Ron Paul is right.
I daresay you could make it a million high school seniors so ignorant, and at least 97 percent of the history majors in all the colleges and all of the universities in America, and nearly 100 percent of the non-history majors among our "educated elite." Posited with, say, ten plausible alternative answers, I daresay no more than one in ten of our "highly educated elite" could correctly distinguish George I from George III.
Would that these schools truly teach critical thinking and analytical skills! For instance, genuine critical thinking skills tell us that if "justice" is truly "justice," then, adding the modifier "social" transforms the resultant "social justice" to something different from true justice and, therefore, not true justice. It's as simple as 1 + something is not 1.
Maybe it's just because I am a missionary myself and because I have friends who are missionaries serving in West Africa who could contract ebola, but it seems a no-brainer to bring home Americans whose survival chances could hinge on being brought back to the US and to one of the premier hospitals in the world for treatment What if your friend, your family, your child contracted ebola in Africa? Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
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WWI Demons Live

OneDogGone Wrote: Aug 07, 2014 2:44 PM
Kennan (and a whole bunch of others have) argued that WWII proceeded directly from the aftermath of WWI, and I think they're correct. What we don't know and cannot know is had WWI been avoided WWII could also have been avoided (not to mention the Russian Revolution, a fractured Middle East, the Cold War, etc.). Nirvana (the heaven, not the rock band) failed to come to fruition on this weary world because of human nature, no because WWI happened.
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WWI Demons Live

OneDogGone Wrote: Aug 07, 2014 10:45 AM
The message of Tuchman's Guns of August in one sentence "IT'S GERMANY'S FAULT!" I apologize for all caps, but all caps is necessary to catch the spirit of Tuchman's tome.
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Will NATO End With a Whimper?

OneDogGone Wrote: Aug 07, 2014 10:24 AM
Frankly, NATO going out with a whimper is much preferable to its going out in a blaze of ICBM-delivered, nuclear bomb-driven "glory," don't you think?
Amen!
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