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haresfur

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Posted: Dec 15, 2022 - 12:46pm

 kurtster wrote:

Yep, people need to have skin in the game.   Makes them pay closer attention to the world and the so called big picture.

Their decisions might be a little bit more enlightened as a result. Or not, as our education system is a shambles and not conducive to making critical thinkers.



Yeah but what about my bone spurs?
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Posted: Dec 15, 2022 - 5:40am

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OTOH, all Americans should be mandated to spend one or two years in military service or the equivalent.
 
Yep, people need to have skin in the game.   Makes them pay closer attention to the world and the so called big picture.

Their decisions might be a little bit more enlightened as a result. Or not, as our education system is a shambles and not conducive to making critical thinkers.

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Posted: Dec 15, 2022 - 4:15am

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Posted: Dec 14, 2022 - 10:45am

The Empire is going down: 

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Posted: Dec 11, 2022 - 6:28pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:


I've long thought that Heinlein's idea that two years of national service be required for full citizenship to be something considered, but have always eschewed the military side of it.


Yes, would love to see two years of 'service to community' —> I honestly think young people would be on side for that.

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Posted: Dec 11, 2022 - 6:21pm

 Steely_D wrote:
OTOH, all Americans should be mandated to spend one or two years in military service or the equivalent.

Freedumb!

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Posted: Dec 11, 2022 - 6:12pm

 Steely_D wrote:


OTOH, all Americans should be mandated to spend one or two years in military service or the equivalent.


I've long thought that Heinlein's idea that two years of national service be required for full citizenship to be something considered, but have always eschewed the military side of it.
Steely_D

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Posted: Dec 11, 2022 - 6:07pm

 R_P wrote:



OTOH, all Americans should be mandated to spend one or two years in military service or the equivalent.
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Dec 11, 2022 - 4:19pm

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I think the military's difficulty in meeting enlistment quotas has pretty much everything to do with this.

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Posted: Dec 11, 2022 - 2:50pm


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Posted: Dec 7, 2022 - 10:36am

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Posted: Dec 3, 2022 - 7:28am

This one is for RP lol:
 
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Posted: Nov 17, 2022 - 6:58am

 miamizsun wrote:


“Each American embassy comes with two permanent features – a giant anti-American demonstration and a giant line for American visas. Most demonstrators spend half their time burning Old Glory and the other half waiting for green cards.”

— P.J. O'Rourke



Ah yep.


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Posted: Nov 16, 2022 - 6:00pm

Democratic think tank plots war against Russia and China: What is the Center for a New American Strategy?
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Posted: Nov 10, 2022 - 4:40pm

 miamizsun wrote:


“Each American embassy comes with two permanent features – a giant anti-American demonstration and a giant line for American visas. Most demonstrators spend half their time burning Old Glory and the other half waiting for green cards.”

— P.J. O'Rourke  



Absolutely.   Americans should spend more time comparing their country to emerging market economies (EMEs) and poor, developing nations, many if not most  with authoritarian tendencies on top of security issues.
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Posted: Nov 10, 2022 - 4:41am



“Each American embassy comes with two permanent features – a giant anti-American demonstration and a giant line for American visas. Most demonstrators spend half their time burning Old Glory and the other half waiting for green cards.”

— P.J. O'Rourke



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Posted: Nov 9, 2022 - 10:20am

 Steely_D wrote:
A song where none of the “ironies” really are.

And isn't it ironic?

It's the good advice that you just didn't take
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Posted: Nov 9, 2022 - 8:25am

 Steely_D wrote:


A song where none of the “ironies” really are.


isn't it ironic.... don'tcha think... a little toooo ironic
Steely_D

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Posted: Nov 9, 2022 - 8:18am

 R_P wrote:




A song where none of the “ironies” really are.
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Posted: Nov 8, 2022 - 11:50am

The World’s Democracies Ask: Why Can’t America Fix Itself?
Conversations across continents reveal alarm over the United States’ direction, as it slides away from ideals it once pressed other nations to adopt.
Jennifer McCoy, a political scientist at Georgia State University who co-wrote a recent report on how polarized countries have depolarized in the past, said partisan divisions have kept the United States stuck in place, but so has myopia: Americans rarely look abroad for ideas.

“We have such a myth around our Constitution and American exceptionalism,” she said. “First it makes people very complacent, and second, it takes leaders a very long time to recognize the risk we’re facing. It means it’s very hard to adapt.”

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