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How Much Is Peace Actually Worth?

HowMuchIsPeaceActuallyWorth?-PacificStandard:TheScienceofSociety. In the last decade, researchers and economists from all over the world have made great gains in the nascent field of peace economics. They’re finding that violence and war are terrible for the economy, but also that we can … Continue reading

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Air Force Says Drones Won’t Carry Nukes…For Now

In the coming 25 years, the Air Force hopes to have drones take over or assist with more of the types of missions that are currently being conducted by manned aircraft, including search and rescue, inflight refueling and humanitarian assistance. … Continue reading

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Rand Paul: Dick Cheney used 9/11 as excuse to invade Iraq for the benefit of Halliburton – Democratic Underground

Rand Paul speaking to student Republican at western Kentucky University in 2009 Video here It’s Dick Cheney in 1995 being interviewed on why they didn’t go into Baghdad the first time under the first George Bush. And his arguments are … Continue reading

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Massive poster of child’s face in Pakistan field to shame drone operators | The Raw Story

Artists install massive poster of child’s face in Pakistan field to shame drone operators via Artists install massive poster of child’s face in Pakistan field to shame drone operators | The Raw Story.

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The Cost of Cutting America’s Defense Budget – YouTube

Thought provoking video on the military industrial complex and how we should beat our swords into plow shares. Or our tanks int rail cars or buses or rescue vehicles or other peaceful production. via The Cost of Cutting America’s Defense … Continue reading

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Is Diane Feinstein a Whistle blower or a Spy?

John Stewart commentary on the Transparency in governance in Congress points out that like everything else only the elites actually are entitled to these protections. The Covert Report – The Daily Show – Video Clip | Comedy Central.

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Senate Passes Military Sexual Assault Bill Scrapping ‘Good Soldier Defense’

Senate Passes Military Sexual Assault Bill Scrapping ‘Good Soldier Defense’. Sounds like a victory if the house passes it in the spring! Vote was 97 – 0

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Way too true!

LMAO!!!!!! – Democratic Underground.

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How Willful Blindness Keeps Everyone Living a Lie

How Willful Blindness Keeps Everyone Living a Lie – Democratic Underground. A fascinating lesson in how to handle the great American divide.

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One can honor military personnel without honoring war

This is an interesting post and discussion of the Military honors Obama has bestowed on a service member. These seem to be mostly civilians in the discussion and I have had one comment made by a civilian member of the … Continue reading

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