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A Korean Nightmare

Willis6 Wrote: Apr 08, 2013 2:24 PM
My daughter is a civilian contractor living in Dongducheon, Korea. From her apartment she can see the DMZ about 2km away. Her job is running a tank and gunship target live-fire gunnery range training helicopter gunship and tank crews. For the last 6 months she's been working 12 hrs/day for 12 days at a time, day or night, rain or shine. According to her, the battalion commanders wait in line to get their units training time. The commanders know the danger and are doing their best to be ready. As a father, my only hope is that the missiles and artillery rounds go over her head on their way to Seoul...
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Random Thoughts

Willis6 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 1:14 AM
World War Two was a declared war as specified by the Constitution. There has been no other clearly declared war since then, though for some there have at least been "resolutions" of some sort. For a President to send Americans out to kill people in other countries without some form of declaration or authorization by our legislature violates the Constitution both in practice and in spirit. I think the Founders would be appalled. No President should have the unilateral power of life or death over anyone without due process. If it's war, then call it a war and get the Congressional buffoons off their behinds and let them take a principled stand on something. I guess this is the 0.1% of the time I humbly disagree with Dr. Sowell.
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The Sino-Indian Border War: 1962-2012

Willis6 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 8:43 PM
Off topic, but government workers' right to assembly or to join a union becomes unconstitutional and unethical when they can force the government to pay their union dues via auto-deduction and then use that money (which comes from ALL the taxpayers ultimately) to support their favored party and candidates. Private unions are on a level playing field but public sector union members have gamed the system to feather their own pockets.
If Obama had never been elected President he'd be in that 47% too.
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Don't Blame Romney

Willis6 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 11:01 PM
Several ways...blocked new oil leases on govt parcels, blocked the Keystone pipeline, shut down and/or put heavy new restrictions on off-shore drilling in the Gulf, and continued to support severe limits on North Slope production--these are disruptions that limit supply and drive up prices. Then there is Obama's stated goal of put the coal industry out of business. That increases demand for petroleum and drives up prices. And then there is his pressure on Ben Bernanke and the Fed to continue to inflate the dollar...which also drives up prices on EVERYTHING. Go take an Economic class...
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Why Mitt Lost and it Wasn’t Very Close

Willis6 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 8:38 PM
+1
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Why Mitt Lost and it Wasn’t Very Close

Willis6 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 8:37 PM
Mitt lost because he was right about the 47%. That's just too big a head start. And it's just gonna get worse.
Obama's comments concerning "horses and bayonets" was the most condescending and patronizing thing I've ever heard any politician direct at another. What in h*ll does "horses and bayonets" have to do with how big our navy should be? Obama thinks we are all so ignorant as to believe that Romney doesn't understand the structure of modern naval task forces? In fact, our over dependence on carrier groups has been criticized as a major vulnerability by none other than researchers at the Naval War College. Modern naval theory is developing the idea that a smaller, faster, more versatile, and more dispersed fleet is the only way to survive a modern war. Now, one cruise missile can take out a carrier and render the entire battle group ineffective.
Who can forget October 9, 2009 when for no reason Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize? WTF?
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The Undoing Of The Storybook Man

Willis6 Wrote: Oct 05, 2012 12:21 AM
It must have been the altitude...
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