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Chalmers Johnson: Our military is useless and expensive, Air Force worse offender

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everyone go out today and check out/buy nemesis, especially if you want to hear a very well informed, reasoned, and put together argument against all of our military bases.

Fiz you're a piece of crap.

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Come on Fiz, where else is the Air Force gonna put their golf courses?

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everyone go out today and check out/buy nemesis, especially if you want to hear a very well informed, reasoned, and put together argument against all of our military bases.

But then we would be left wing nutjobs like you. Just sayin'...

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Some of Nemesis is oout of date and overstated, since Bush is history and the voters have spoken, public opinion is obvious, and if I am to believe the early signs of this administration, a different approach will be tried.

The success of this approach remains to be seen, but it could hardly do worse.

I'm a bit more worried about domestic economic issues ATM, since the meeting I had with my financial advisor last night included the words "Depression" and "Bonds", and we weren't discussing mental health and baseball.

The OP has many valid points, not the least of which is a likely need for a shift in how we view future conflicts. I think the days of massive technology advantage to win wars needs to be tweaked a lot. The days of set piece battles between large armies is gone. Likely we will indeed be fighting insurgent types that don't wear uniforms and fly planes or navigate warships with flags clearly displaying enemy colors.

It reminds me a bit of Billy Mitchell, the guy that pretty much told the army and navy to wake up and smell the airplane, the aircraft carrier and naval aviation. Also to be ready for a Pearl Harbor, etc. and for his trouble got a court martial and ignored by Dugout Doug MacArthur.

Our military will come around, just not as fast as many would like.

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At least Nemesis was somewhat understandable. Star Trek V was the absolute worst, guilty of terrible storytelling, awful effects, and mental rape of all the characters. Scotty knocking himself out, then waking up to Uhura putting the moves on him made me physically ill.

Well, 1, 5, and Nemesis all sucked really bad. But at least 5 didn't have colliding spaceships, or the dumb idea of killing data but replacing with him with a dumber version of himself. :)

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That's true, but at least Nemesis did not have the double disaster of William Shatner directing himself.

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And 1 was not exciting, but it's worth watching for the Enterprise fly around alone. For people who had been watching the same 3 flybys on TV for a decade it was really something.

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And 1 was not exciting, but it's worth watching for the Enterprise fly around alone. For people who had been watching the same 3 flybys on TV for a decade it was really something.

Plus it was the only time I ever been able to use the phrase "hot bald chick". :)

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Plus it was the only time I ever been able to use the phrase "hot bald chick". :)

That's because you haven't been exposed to the internet porn revolution. :D

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Fiz you're a piece of crap.

I meant to put international ones only.

Unless you really think we need force projection in Okinawa

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Plus it was the only time I ever been able to use the phrase "hot bald chick". :)

Right now I see Sinead singing to Deac...."It's been seven hours and 15 days..."

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Sinead O'Conner? Is she still alive?

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