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Military Spending

Post by LockH » Mar 11, 2018 9:26 am

Sad comment on human existence... Without, could feed the world. Ebikes for EVerybuddy!

`Kay. Show of hands... Who does NOT have some relations or ancestors in their background? Or isn't military themselves? `Course, governments make great clothes and stuff... :mrgreen: While in my own family, MANY generations of military... Had ancestors fighting in 1815, one a Welsh gunner for the English, another an officer - and three sons - fighting for the French...around a little town "Waterloo" in todays Belgium. But I decided decades ago that "the pen is mightier than the sword"... and that NObuddy "benefits" from warring `cept folks in business... and some politicians... Another ancestor/newspaper owner got himself voted into the Canadian Parliament... and in the daze leading up and into the first "World War" was Minister of Militia in charge of the Canadian army...
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Re: Military Spending

Post by footloose » Mar 11, 2018 9:54 am

Sincere congratulations to Canadians on not making this "top 15" list.

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Post by LockH » Mar 11, 2018 10:18 am

footloose wrote:
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Sincere congratulations to Canadians on not making this "top 15" list.
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Post by wineboyrider » Mar 11, 2018 10:22 am

Wonder what the share is as related to GNP?
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Post by wineboyrider » Mar 11, 2018 10:25 am

Canada made that list ^^^
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Re: Military Spending

Post by LockH » Mar 11, 2018 10:38 am

^^ That's a WOW. GO Canada!... urp. something like that... I guess...
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Re: Military Spending

Post by Dauntless » Mar 11, 2018 5:08 pm

So if Iran's 90% increase is on their $12.3 billion a year then they'll reach into that top 15. But there's some question, they also spend a lot of money on the wars of others, does that come from the military budget or is that separate? They were already at 3% GDP, should have been on that list already.

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Re: Military Spending

Post by LockH » Mar 11, 2018 6:07 pm

Lessee... Should we spend a billion of taxpayers money on food or health care... or "defense"? Decisions... decisions... OMG! We might be attacked by [insert some tiny/"backwater" country name here]! (These daze, North Korea is "scary"...) My Canadian father was junior officer in a warship patrolling off North Korea when *I* was born in 1953... HE was born in northern India (Quetta, in now Pakistan) when HIS father was attached to the English army... sorry. British Army... keeping an eye on those wiley Pathans from Afganistan... watt makes me laugh at English jokes... and may explain why I have to be careful telling "bad" jokes on the `Sphere or elsewhere...
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Re: Military Spending

Post by LockH » Mar 11, 2018 7:32 pm

As a Canadian taxpayer, my vote is to divert some "military" spending to buying BionX. :mrgreen:
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Re: Military Spending

Post by Dauntless » Mar 11, 2018 9:27 pm

LockH wrote:
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Lessee... Should we spend a billion of taxpayers money on food or health care... or "defense"?
A billion dollars spent on defense IS spent on food and healthcare and. . . .

In fact, it is $5 BILLION spent on food, healthcare, whatnot. Not just those actively engaged in the military but for those employed at all the contractors, vendors, just the local stores where all those people live, etc. THAT is the real story. Of course we live in a time where people want to cover up the truth and pretend their complaints are valid.

So in this book the author talks about the dogma in his religious upbringing caused him to not go to church. Basically the left has gone that bad of late, exhibiting the same pathological approach but obsessing on seeking social conflict. But what can you do about willful ignorance?

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Re: Military Spending

Post by LockH » Mar 12, 2018 3:23 am

^^ Hehe... V.Good point... SO much "military" budget spent on food, clothing, shelter... (used to be the "Big Three", before electric bikes came along...) :mrgreen:

Was thinking of the monies to buy weapons... ICBMs... chemicals... various bullets and shells... etc... and etc... watt have zero use except to inflict injury and death? Sorry, guess wasn't clear.
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Re: Military Spending

Post by Toorbough ULL-Zeveigh » Mar 14, 2018 9:14 pm

diz iz da trompz komplaint.
kanada wantz inn da neato alliance butt doan wanna payz itz dooz 2% gdp.
Kick down the barricades Listen what the kids say.
From time to time people change their minds But the Frock is here to stay.
I've seen it all from the bottom to the top Everywhere I go the kids wanna Frock.
Around the world or around the block Everywhere I go the kids wanna Frock.

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