#1 I don't feel proud of our behemoth military might02-19-2013, 10:37 PM
Hmmmm...now a "I hate the military" thread.
Tue Feb 19, 2013, 08:11 PM
I don't feel proud of our behemoth military might
Sorry, I must be a bad American. I don't feel a surge of pride when I see our big bad aircraft carriers sailing manfully around or our sleek attack jets or helicopters raining destruction down on the "evil-doers". I once was like that, an English guy was visiting and I said that we (the United States) can kick any countries ass if we want to, and that is one reason my country was so great. I was in my early 20s, young and dumb. Now I have changed and I see it totally differently.
I see our gigantic, ridiculous military power as an embarrassment, not a strength. All that money was wasted and could have gone to much better things and areas, oh say like, human welfare or social areas or scientific research or medical research or energy technology research etc etc etc. Yet it never stops, the military machine marches on, what a kick-ass country we live in!May the FORCE be with you!
02-20-2013, 04:19 AM
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DoD accounts for 4% of the GDP. Or 18% of the yearly Federal budget.
Entitlements (welfare) is 15-16% of the GDP and over 50% of the yearly Federal budget.
Now...exactly WHO is getting robbed?
GFYS with a wire brush you lazy spoiled assclown.
02-20-2013, 11:06 AM
I believe that a lot of medical and energy research that benefitted civilian society has been done by the military.“I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.”
God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.
St. Augustine of Hippo
#4 Just another jack-off running his head...
02-20-2013, 12:15 PM
"Sorry, I must be a bad American."
Yes. Yes you are.
02-20-2013, 01:04 PM
Ody, Tex..and you other vets; How many countries have the United States armed forces aided after a disaster, natural or man caused...? How many hot spots have they cooled just by their being in the area?Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.
We could say they are spending like drunken sailors. That would be unfair to drunken sailors, they're spending their OWN money.
02-20-2013, 01:05 PM
US military aircraft are just plain cool. When they do a flyover of a stadium, like they do on opening day for the Tigers here, it's just an awesome sight. It is also one of the most concrete ways to see at least one cool thing that our tax dollars help create.
02-20-2013, 01:15 PM
02-20-2013, 01:15 PM
The Moonbats are just embracing their new philosophy.
Peace through weakness.
Of course this the same happy bunch that thinks if you take away firearms from citizens, that it will make them safe from criminals.
When they come up with a bad idea, its always someone else's fault when it fails.CU's Paranormal Expert.
Keep your powder dry, your sword sharp and your wits intact.
#10 You nailed it!
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