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  • 0. Arms are for hugging

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  • 300. We should be on par with most others

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  • 500. Not the most, but it sends a clear message.

    1 2.44%
  • 1500. Is plenty

    7 17.07%
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Thread: How Many?

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    Re: How Many?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    One hundred million warheads.
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    Re: How Many?

    I also like the option "arms are for hugging". I would like to hug a few places with nuclear arms.
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    Re: How Many?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I never said we were perfect.

    Do you have any idea how much MORE war, destruction, chaos and conquest would likely have taken place if we had NOT stepped up to the plate as the world's new superpower?

    Have you looked at the brutalities commited by previous world empires?

    Perhaps you need to study more history. It will give you some useful perspective.

    We are, compared to almost any previous world superpower, relatively quite benign and light-handed.

    If it were not us, it would be someone else... perhaps you'd prefer Red China or the former USSR were ordering the globe according to THEIR preferences? I guarantee you someone would be the big dog... and most other current candidates would NOT be as nice about it as we've been.
    Everything you have said is so stereotypical of somebody who is anti-communism. In theory communism is possible and potentially good. It has never been carried out by a person who was capable of managing it without becoming power hungry. The USSR was in an arms race with us. Assuming that we had not continued in the arms race they would have become the next world super power, they would have continued the spread of communism, which is where most of you think that the USSR could never be peaceful. Communism is an economic system, not a form of government, therefore it is simply the dictator who rules the country that makes communism seem bad. The United States combated the spread of communism even though they were never asked to. There is no saying that the USSR would ever threaten the sovereignty of the world. Just because there is communism does not mean there is evil.
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    Re: How Many?

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    Everything you have said is so stereotypical of somebody who is anti-communism. In theory communism is possible and potentially good. It has never been carried out by a person who was capable of managing it without becoming power hungry. The USSR was in an arms race with us. Assuming that we had not continued in the arms race they would have become the next world super power, they would have continued the spread of communism, which is where most of you think that the USSR could never be peaceful. Communism is an economic system, not a form of government, therefore it is simply the dictator who rules the country that makes communism seem bad. The United States combated the spread of communism even though they were never asked to. There is no saying that the USSR would ever threaten the sovereignty of the world. Just because there is communism does not mean there is evil.

    Yes sir, I am indeed anti-communism. However, my anti-communism is not the knee-jerk reaction of someone who grew up in the Cold War days (though indeed I did), but of someone who has studied both the theory of communism (IMO a well-intentioned but misguided philosophy) and the REALITY of communism when applied via governmental force on a national scale: Gulag, purges, Political Officers, "counter-revolutionaries are shot or hung", secret police, imprisonment or execution of dissdents, Tienamen Square, one-party rule, USSR workers saying "we pretend they work, and they pretend they pay us", oppression on a vast and terrible scale... the reality is far from the theory, and always has been in the real world, and probably always will be.

    It sounds like you're singing that tired old song about how "Communism WOULD work if only it was done right!"


    Well so far every attempt to implement it on a national scale has failed and resulted in misery and oppression for hundreds of millions of people.


    Yeah, so would anarchy, IF ONLY people would play nice without laws... and there would be no need for government if men were angels, but they are not.

    Communism fails because it FAILS to take into account human nature... there will always be a Stalin waiting in the wings to co-opt the Glorious Revolution. It is the nature of things.

    If your mantra is "Communism good, USA bad!" then we are destined NOT to see eye-to-eye... but you need to change your lean to something more honest than "moderate".
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    Re: How Many?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    The US government is who is allowing the US government... sounds to me like a poor check on that power, should a cap on nukes be law.
    The check on that power comes by way of votes. Do we voters want a strong commander in chief, or do we want an attention whore who loves excessive vacations and golf dates?

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    Re: How Many?

    GWB didnt golf, did he?
    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    The check on that power comes by way of votes. Do we voters want a strong commander in chief, or do we want an attention whore who loves excessive vacations and golf dates?
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    Re: How Many?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    GWB didnt golf, did he?
    Not excessively. Compare the numbers with today's Golfer in Chief.

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    "George W. Bush gave up golfing in 2003, explaining his rationale five years later in an interview with POLITICO, saying it was wrong to play during wartime:

    I don’t want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander in chief playing golf. I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal.

    Obama clearly disagrees and has been unperturbed by criticism of his golf, maintaining a steady pace even during an election year."
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    Re: How Many?

    I was talking about the double standard. how many time GWB went on vacation did not bother you guys, but...
    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    Not excessively. Compare the numbers with today's Golfer in Chief.

    Obama Plays Golf for the 100th Time of his Presidency | The Blog on Obama: White House Dossier


    "George W. Bush gave up golfing in 2003, explaining his rationale five years later in an interview with POLITICO, saying it was wrong to play during wartime:

    I don’t want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander in chief playing golf. I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal.

    Obama clearly disagrees and has been unperturbed by criticism of his golf, maintaining a steady pace even during an election year."
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    Re: How Many?

    Like anyone here is a credible judge of these things.

    We need to have as many as it takes to deter a nuclear attack; the number we need is a function of how many our adversaries have and how rational they are.

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    Re: How Many?

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