View Poll Results: Should the US reduce its global military presence?

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    Re: Should the US reduce its global military presence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire X View Post
    Why? North Korea is a third world country, not some military superpower like some people think it is.
    Because I was stationed there, and there's a lot of us in South Korea. You can't go anywhere in South Korea without seeing US Military personnel. Our numbers there also have nothing to do with the level of threat that North Korea presents.
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    Re: Should the US reduce its global military presence?

    Quote Originally Posted by JRog View Post
    So...you know better than a dictionary what the definition of a particular word is, huh? Interesting....then I guess it's no surprise that a term such as "state-run capitalism" would make so much sense in your mind.
    Better than a permissive dictionary that gives credibility to the misuse of words. Once I saw on TV someone from the dictionary publishers who refused to condemn an obviously non-existent word (similar to Sarah Palin's "refudiate"), saying that if enough people used it, then it would become acceptable. Yet you look up to people like that and think that anyone who doesn't is arrogant. The reason these hacks appease the dumbed-down is that they make most of their money from selling dictionaries to college students. Realizing that college graduates are not really educated, but not wanting to offend their best customers by proving their English is so ignorant, they go along with any illiteracy that the media role models inflict on the public. So anything goes. People today are under the illusion that anyone who achieves a position of authority must deserve it.
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    Re: Should the US reduce its global military presence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire X View Post
    Why? North Korea is a third world country, not some military superpower like some people think it is.
    It's a third world country with a million man army and an absolute ruler. That's kind of a scary combination.
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    Re: Should the US reduce its global military presence?

    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusBound View Post
    Better than a permissive dictionary that gives credibility to the misuse of words. Once I saw on TV someone from the dictionary publishers who refused to condemn an obviously non-existent word (similar to Sarah Palin's "refudiate"), saying that if enough people used it, then it would become acceptable. Yet you look up to people like that and think that anyone who doesn't is arrogant. The reason these hacks appease the dumbed-down is that they make most of their money from selling dictionaries to college students. Realizing that college graduates are not really educated, but not wanting to offend their best customers by proving their English is so ignorant, they go along with any illiteracy that the media role models inflict on the public. So anything goes. People today are under the illusion that anyone who achieves a position of authority must deserve it.
    Yes, and making up your own creative definitions to common words communicates so much better than those old, mediocre definitions found in the dictionary.
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    Re: Should the US reduce its global military presence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    It's a third world country with a million man army and an absolute ruler. That's kind of a scary combination.
    Not when it's right next to a country with a much stronger, better equipped, and more technologically advanced military. It's kind of silly how some people think so little of our allies.

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    Re: Should the US reduce its global military presence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire X View Post
    Not when it's right next to a country with a much stronger, better equipped, and more technologically advanced military. It's kind of silly how some people think so little of our allies.
    You mean you think China would step in if their little protege started to get out of hand?
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    Re: Should the US reduce its global military presence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Corporations do wield a lot of power in government, to be sure. .
    They wield the only power - overtly and covertly!

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    Re: Should the US reduce its global military presence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    You mean you think China would step in if their little protege started to get out of hand?
    *sigh*

    China and NK aren't allies... I don't know why people keep pushing this. China is the US's #1 trading partner and we're not going to be fighting for that very reason. The Chinese no longer care about the little third world country that barely touches them.

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    Re: Should the US reduce its global military presence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire X View Post
    *sigh*

    China and NK aren't allies...
    Have you told the North Koreans this? They may be surprised to hear it.

    I don't know why people keep pushing this. China is the US's #1 trading partner and we're not going to be fighting for that very reason.
    Just as a side note, are you aware of how many people believed that war between the British and German empires was impossible due to this same logic?

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    Re: Should the US reduce its global military presence?

    The only troops that should be abroad are the ones assigned to embassy's for their protection. The rest should be brought home. We have the technology to send a missile to any point on the Earth. Use it if we need to help defend an ally or even take out a country should the actual need arise. There is no need to send troops to thier deaths on foreign soil at all.
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