- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
Something to consider is that humans value multiple things. Money isn't the only thing that we value. Nor is free time, nor affection, nor a number of things. We balance any number of things. One of the factors involved in balancing these things can be described by the concept called marginal value. That's why as essential as water is to life it's not really valued until the well runs dry and it's hard to get.
We value, all sorts of intangible things like social approval, a sense of fulfillment, feelings of self-worth, etc.
I may be wrong.
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My Endo doc went over my blood work. "I see your estrogen level is now at 315, do you feel like you have too much Estrogen now?"
I told her "... N... N.. No..." and started crying.
Senate bill offers payroll-tax breaks, cut in subsidies for outsourcing
“We’re going to take away the incentives corporations have to send our jobs overseas, and give them powerful new incentives to keep American jobs in America,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in remarks on the Senate floor.
Introduced last week by Sen. Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, the bill also would end subsidies for firms that move facilities abroad."
Senate Democrats target job outsourcing - MarketWatch
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
Wow, 50-50 -- just my luck a close friend of mine is doing well.Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income
He also thinks everything's politically just great .. again, I guess it's just my luck that I don't.
When the election is over and we open our eyes, it will sadly be too late to wonder what the hell just happened.
The rich and the doing wells and have 5 figure jobs people are totally oblivious of just how bad it is out there....they are immune
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