America is lost...

Discussion in 'West Mall' started by Sheldon Cooper, Nov 7, 2020.

  1. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Good summary:

     
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  2. nashhorn

    nashhorn 5,000+ Posts

    Reading that mc I had the thoughts of no one would have believed that possible just 10-15 years ago.
     
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  3. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Mash,

    it would never have been possible as long as one of the Berzerkley mob was in charge or the Michigan cow college mafia
     
  4. EDT

    EDT 1,000+ Posts

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  5. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan SEC here we come!!

    ^^^ VDH is brilliant and spot on!!
     
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  6. mchammer

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  7. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

     
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  8. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez Beer Prophet

    I'm very pro-military and want it well-funded, but I'm very skeptical of the claim that the military is underfunded. I don't doubt that it needs more ships, but I get the impression from experience and what I hear that DoD has huge amounts of waste and makes terrible judgements on how it spends money. Furthermore, because of heavily consolidation after the Cold War, there's very little competition within the procurement process. That means very few bids, ease of agency capture, and therefore raw deals for the taxpayer. I'm open to boosting the defense budget but not before seeing some reform.
     
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  9. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Part of the problem is government accounting (no surprise there). When DoD assets are taken and "donated" to another country, the DoD either isn't given the value back or if the receiving country actually pays something for the assets, the money goes to the Foreign Aid account at the State Department. Thus the DoD is short of funds and has to ask for more (which the dems will not give).
     
  10. nashhorn

    nashhorn 5,000+ Posts

    The only accounting firm that competes in mismanagement with the US govt is the military budget ie the DOD.
     
  11. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez Beer Prophet

    True, but this isn't the big money. Sliminess in the contracting process is bigger. Politicians and Pentagon bureaucrats have their hands all over it, and the interests of the taxpayer are not prioritised.
     
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  12. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Totally agree.
     
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  13. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    When the interests of the taxpayer are not prioritized that also means the best interests of America and American security are not either.
     
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  14. Monahorns

    Monahorns 10,000+ Posts

    I agree. What government actions are in the interest of the taxpayers, and which aren't?
     
  15. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    Mona
    Good question. Will think on it and get back to you.
     
  16. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    Federal? State? Local?
     
  17. Run Pincher

    Run Pincher 2,500+ Posts

    The gubment just wants to protect us.

     
  18. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

     
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  19. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    Profound.

    I say the answer is to struggle against oneself, to struggle to understand how to deny the flesh while emphasizing the spiritual life. To struggle to be in the world, but not of the world. In short, the answer is for each individual to acknowledge that they, and all humans, are the creations of God, and to behave as best we can with that conviction always in mind.
     
  20. Monahorns

    Monahorns 10,000+ Posts

    I love that, but I think a secular like Fukuyama would reject that kind of struggle. He reflects the current elite consensus so no wonder why we are in such a situation.
     
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  21. Vino Bevo

    Vino Bevo Wine - how classy people get drunk



    Not sure this is the best thread for this, but certainly is contributing to the “lost” factor…
     
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  22. Gylcomer

    Gylcomer 500+ Posts

    In the capitalistic system we have most of the liberally controlled states and cities are failing on every metric. In order to cover that failure, they need continuous federal bailouts. Hence the liberal.attack on all institutions. The Leftist don’t want to move a few pieces. They want to throw the whole game board in the air.
     
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  23. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    Well, a secular like Fukuyama would be wrong then.
     
  24. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    Vino
    What a great vid
    Like that the good Doctor got right to it.Sad that she even has to "testify" to basic science
    Thanks for finding
     
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  25. EDT

    EDT 1,000+ Posts

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