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The future prospects of a nuclear conflict

by John V on 07-10-15 at 12:04 AM

Round one
Confidence is high (Cuba)

‘The Pentagon urged a full-scale U.S. invasion of Cuba, backed by massive naval and air power.
Fortunately, the U.S. military was not allowed to invade Cuba: Unknown at the time, Soviet troops there were authorized to use 100 tactical nuclear weapons against any invading force

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Updated 07-10-15 at 01:57 AM by John V

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How to sell a bridge

by John V on 07-01-15 at 09:02 AM
How to sell a bridge - Part 1 – (Buyer beware)

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It’s the job of every politician who ever existed to sell you the route to the Promised Land. From 20th century Stalin to Hitler and in the modern era, from Bush to Obama - deconstruct their script written speeches and they all promise a Utopia. As there has never been a Utopia, Promised Land or equality, what they’re trying to sell you in American euphemism

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Dispelling politically subjective myths

by John V on 06-28-15 at 10:37 PM
The difference between socialism and communism (Marxist-Leninist).

Marxist theory defines socialism as a stage between capitalism and communism and Lenin suggests the means to achieve communism by revolutionary means. Capitalism and socialism are economic systems and Communism is an ideology.

Socialism has a variety of meanings, either based on subjective opinion, or a plethora of opinions based on how someone else subjectively defines

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From the Frankfurt school to Obama

by John V on 06-27-15 at 12:32 AM
Why do we have a feeling that something just isn’t quite right, but we’re unable to put our finger on it?
Why doesn’t it matter who you vote for, nothing seems to change?
Why did the old slogans of ‘Power to the People’ and ‘Workers of the World Unite’ disappear?

Those looking for communists revolutionaries with red flags standing on the barricades will remain disappointed. The communists became progressives, minority interests replaced those of the workers and equality,

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Updated 06-27-15 at 12:35 AM by John V

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A public (political) warning

by John V on 06-20-15 at 08:07 AM
Fifty years ago it was all about this.

Too much like hard work? Soften it with legalised drugs, human rights, welfare entitlement and socialised medical care to bring it up to date.

Fast forward: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/v...ory.asp?id=552

The longer you think like this:

The sooner

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