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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Is that how you define, "freedom"?
    Yes it is. Let's review. Why shouldn't you be allowed to smoke weed? It harms no one but yourself. Why shouldn't you be allowed to go to prostitute, after all don't you believe in the free market? Why shouldn't I be able to marry a guy if I want? It's my life. The last two should be so obvious that I shouldn't have to address them. Is it really okay to have your phone tapped by the government?

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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Actually some of his points are valid. Why do we need strategic bombers anymore?

    And we don't have land based ICBMs for the most part. Those don't make sense anymore. Basically one OHIO class has enough power to decimate any nation on the planet. Furthermore, non-state actors are not afraid of nukes in the same way nations are.

    He's wrong on the JSF though as we do need to replace fighters. But the overruns are outrageous. Cost plus is evil.

    And cutting down on bases would save money and earn alot of good will.

    His last point is dead on the money. Gates was pushing just that.
    Because there are still long range targets that might need to be engaged. Russia still has long range bombers.

    Just think how much shorter WW2 might have been if I our troops wouldn't have had to train with wooden rifles.

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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    No, I'll be just as dead. But, the part you're missing, is that if I have a fifty-cal, you won't hit me with the baseball bat.

    By the same token, if I have 100 nuke, you won't hit me with your 1,000 nukes, because you know you can't get them all and that I will destroy you, too. It's called, MAD: Mutual Assured Destruction. Think about it.
    If I have 100 nukes, I can obliterate your country just as thoroughly as if I had 1000 nukes. That's just how nukes work. Are you going to attack me with your 1000 nukes knowing that? We don't need more than a couple hundred to form a rock solid deterrent.
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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Is that how you define, "freedom"?
    How would you define freedom, then?
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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I rest my case, sir.
    How do you rest your case? I meant you are bound by a class system here. You are in Europe as well, but as I pointed out there is much more upward mobility in Europe.

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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by U.S. Socialist. View Post
    Yes it is. Let's review. Why shouldn't you be allowed to smoke weed? It harms no one but yourself. Why shouldn't you be allowed to go to prostitute, after all don't you believe in the free market? Why shouldn't I be able to marry a guy if I want? It's my life. The last two should be so obvious that I shouldn't have to address them. Is it really okay to have your phone tapped by the government?

    I don't have a problem with people smoking weed, but don't expect me to pay for the ****ing re-hab.

    I could give a **** if gays get married.

    My phone has never been tapped and if it has, no doubt the dudes doing the surveillance are in counseling, now, because they were bored to death...


    That horse you're beating? Uh...yeah...it's dead.

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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Absolutely goddamn ****ing right!

    If they don't like it, they should just not **** with us and it won't happen.
    You fail to realize that doing so just creates more terrorism. Terrorism arises because of specific historical circumstances. We have prompted up dictators in middle-east for decades, we have exploited them and their people, and now we invade them, for no reason. You just creating more recruits for terrorist organizations.

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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by U.S. Socialist. View Post
    How do you rest your case? I meant you are bound by a class system here. You are in Europe as well, but as I pointed out there is much more upward mobility in Europe.
    There isn't more upward mobility in Europe than here. Git real.

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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by atrasicarius View Post
    How would you define freedom, then?
    I can piss off my front porch and no one can do a ****ing thing about it.

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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I don't have a problem with people smoking weed, but don't expect me to pay for the ****ing re-hab.

    I could give a **** if gays get married.

    My phone has never been tapped and if it has, no doubt the dudes doing the surveillance are in counseling, now, because they were bored to death...


    That horse you're beating? Uh...yeah...it's dead.
    No it's not, because all those things I listed are illegal in some if not all 50 states. That is the point we are not freest country on earth. As for tapping your phone, the mere possibility that it could happen should raise red flags.

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