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  1. The 12-Year War: 73% of U.S. Casualties in Afghanistan on Obama's Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by enhanced_deficit View Post
    The 12-Year War: 73% of U.S. Casualties in Afghanistan on Obama's Watch

    September 11, 2013 - 4:38 AM
    By Dennis M. Crowley

    In total, 2,144 U.S. military personnel have given their lives fighting in and around Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (AP File Photo)

    In the war that Congress authorized against al Qaeda only three days after that attack, the vast majority of the U.S. casualties have occurred in the last four and a half years during
  2. A few thoughts about the notion of "economic health" and the statistical nature of populations

    Quote Originally Posted by enoch150 View Post
    Wouldn't production be a better measure of economic health than demand?

    As it turns out, and this becomes clear if one ponders it awhile and with some nominal competence, "economic health" is an almost meaningless term. Why? Because predication turns on a set of presuppositions the range of values and perspectives of which are so broad, potentially so non-objective, and therefore so arbitrary that there becomes little hope of settling on an agreed definition between ...

    Updated 12-06-2013 at 07:04 AM by osan

  3. U.S. sends B-52s over China-claimed waters

    Quote Originally Posted by jmdrake View Post
    There's an easy answer to China. Let Japan rearm.
    Not anymore. Back in the '20s the Japanese were a refined and well developed people, whereas the Chinese were less than animals - largely thanks to the depredations of the filthy British whose dominion over those people reduced them to so low a state of existence. Much as with the Europeans, the Chinese were a conquered people, well trained to the whipmaster's caprice - far more so than even their western counterparts due to the absence ...
  4. Food Fight!

    It was seventh grade. I was 12 years old. Lunch time at school. I don't know how it started, but a few minutes into lunch in the school cafeteria and a food fight erupted. It was total chaos. It was pasta day, so there was a lot of noodles and sauce flying around.

    I don't remember all of the details, but I do remember the feeling that my friends and I experienced immediately after. It was fun, yes, but the feeling that stuck with me, a feeling I have rarely felt since, was a ...
  5. Jury Nullification Remediating Treason Against the People

    If you understand the strategic importance of jury nullification in the present circumstances, contact me.

    Quote Originally Posted by jabowery View Post
    The controversy over jury nullification reduces to a simple trade-off:

    The risk of local tyranny of the majority vs the risk of global tyranny of all kinds.

    No humane and sane person would choose the later risk over the former.

    No one is truly sovereign without the rightful power to grant amnesty. The most direct expression of a sovereign
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