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Question: Do you think the government should or should not spend the money that would be required for research and possible development of a defense system against nuclear missiles?
Should spend the money
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« Reply #1455 on: April 24, 2008, 03:41:09 PM »

Amen, Utley, amen.
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« Reply #1456 on: April 24, 2008, 10:06:32 PM »

America's war on terror is driven by an irrational fear of terrorism, according to one homeland security expert who believes that the money spent and the security steps taken after 9/11 do not match the reality posed by the threat. Other experts, however, insist that the terror threat is real and credible.

Dr. John Mueller, professor of political science at Ohio State University, wrote in the current issue of The American Interest -- a center-left foreign policy magazine -- that when it comes to finding al-Qaeda-linked terror cells within the United States, "investigators haven't found much of anything because there isn't much of anything to find."

Domestic security agencies such as the FBI "have dutifully and laboriously assembled masses of intelligence data and have pursued an endless array of leads," Mueller said. "Almost all of this activity has led nowhere, but it will continue because, of course, no one wants to be the one whose neglect somehow led to 'another 9/11.'"

In an interview with Cybercast News Service , Mueller admitted that "there are bad guys out there, and they can sometimes do bad things, but to consider them to be an existential threat is really a massive extrapolation from [the] single tragedy" of 9/11.

Mueller said it would be "so easy" for al Qaeda to do a "small-scale attack" in the United States -- blowing up a fast-food restaurant, for example.

"It seems likely that...they just don't intend to do it, and it may be that they're perfectly happy to keep watching as the United States overreacts and gets itself deeper into the ditch," Mueller said.
 




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"That guy over there played with Ty Cobb," said Phillies bench coach Jimy Williams, pointing to Chase Utley. "He's been here before."  quoted in the Boston Globe
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« Reply #1457 on: April 29, 2008, 04:05:05 PM »

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=2008-04-29_D90BNF7G0&show_article=1&cat=breaking

Soldiers who need special waivers to get into the Army because of bad behavior go AWOL more often and face more courts-martial. But they also get promoted faster and re-enlist at a higher rate, according to an internal military study obtained by The Associated Press.

The Army study late last year concluded that taking a chance on a well-screened applicant with a criminal, bad driving or drug record usually pays off. And both the Army and the Marines have been bringing in more recruits with blemished records. Still, senior leaders have called for additional studies, to help determine the impact of the waivers on the Army.

"We believe that so far the return outweighs the risk," said Army Col. Kent M. Miller, who headed the team that conducted the study.


“I wanna kill people,” said a new recruit. “I want to see them suffer, writhing in pain and agony. And I like waterboarding. I tried it out on my cat. It’s cool.”

“Right this way, Colonel,” said the recruiting SGT. Skin M. Alive.
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"That guy over there played with Ty Cobb," said Phillies bench coach Jimy Williams, pointing to Chase Utley. "He's been here before."  quoted in the Boston Globe
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« Reply #1458 on: May 01, 2008, 08:45:22 AM »

Go all the way for the TSA...

http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080430/NATION/946059998/1001

"In some cases, planes have departed without any coverage because the airline employees were adamant they would not fly," said the air marshal"

Such silliness...



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« Reply #1459 on: September 27, 2017, 07:29:07 PM »

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jasonleopold/us-intelligence-unit-was-blocked-from-tracking-terrorists
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« Reply #1460 on: October 06, 2017, 11:57:14 AM »

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/06/world/nobel-peace-prize/index.html

Kudos to Stockholm for recognizing the importance of this.  It's time to put down (in the veterinary sense) the notion that nukes are somehow stabilizing and ensure that large-scale wars are unthinkable.

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« Reply #1461 on: October 06, 2017, 12:45:23 PM »

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/06/world/nobel-peace-prize/index.html

Kudos to Stockholm for recognizing the importance of this.  It's time to put down (in the veterinary sense) the notion that nukes are somehow stabilizing and ensure that large-scale wars are unthinkable.



But Henry the K thinks we should give Trump a chance!
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