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Ted Rall for December 08, 2015

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    Dtroutma Premium Member about 4 years ago

    Just saw an article on penis transplants, in part to address this very problem.

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    Meatpuppet  about 4 years ago

    Talk about providing incentive to join!! Actually, you probably don’t want to see the other guys.

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    Michael Peterson Premium Member about 4 years ago

    I guess for a coward, any excuse will do, even one that is ridiculous when you do the math. So, Ted’s goal is to let the flag-wavers off the hook for cashing the checks their mouths are writing.

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    mattro53  about 4 years ago

    I’ll come out and say it. Don’t join. Don’t be a tool of the rich and powerful. The last war in which the military was actually defending our freedom was the War Of 1812.

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    Theodore E. Lind Premium Member about 4 years ago

    Anybody who wants to start another war is nuts.

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    mattro53  about 4 years ago

    I know history and I stand by my comment.

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    larryrhoades  about 4 years ago

    Old joke: Penis transplant is an “Addadicktome”.Aha.

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    Rush Strong Premium Member about 4 years ago

    Here’s a bit of history (not fantasy) on aircraft carrying submarines. (Some could submerge with the plane attached, others could not).

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    hippogriff  about 4 years ago

    Comicsfan222 + Stipple Actually several countries had aircraft-carrying submarines in the 1930s. One bombed oil fields near Los Angeles. The French Surcouf carried aircraft and two 8" deck guns and was considered a submergable cruiser. U-boats carried autogiro kites for scouting. If the US didn’t have them, they didn’t exist? They sure had missile-carrying subs after WW-II, the snark and most cruise missiles having wings to qualify as aircraft.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  about 4 years ago

    One teeny-tiny problem with any comparison to World War 2, folks: In that conflict, we had a well-defined enemy who went to the trouble of wearing uniforms and existing in an established country. We had clear battle lines and goals for victory.Now? We’re at war with “terror”. How do you defeat “terror”? Well, to some people, it’s “go to where the brown people are and kill them until I stop feeling scared”.

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    Dtroutma Premium Member about 4 years ago

    The only mainland casualties in WW II occurred near where I live when folks at a church outing were killed by a balloon bomb, just north of Bly, Oregon. Which, a few years ago the big flap in Bly was a guy who wanted to set up an Al Qaeda training camp! Interesting things do happen out in the boondocks!

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    Tarredandfeathered  about 4 years ago

    Factoid: .DARPA has an Active Research programme in Regrowing lost body parts..Because Transplants are difficult to “Match”, Anti-Rejection medications have too many undesirable side effects and the number of suitable “Donors” is less than Half the number of people in Need.

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    mattro53  about 4 years ago

    There’s a big difference between posing an existential threat and being able to inflict serious damage. We were not defending our freedom in WWll. How come nobody thanks me for my service? Is it because I don’t toe the line? One of my intents was to stimulate debate. I’m impressed that it was done in a mostly civil manner.

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    Uncle Joe Premium Member about 4 years ago

    “The Germans weren’t anywhere near making a functioning nuclear warhead. The Japanese with two projects to build one did do so and detonated it in Mongolia.”It’s one of history’s great ironies that many of the scientists who were involved with the research that led to the atomic bomb were Jews fleeing the Fascists. Still, the Germans were probably in the lead of the atomic race in 1938. Between focusing on more immediate war efforts early & not having resources late in the war, they never got very close.The claims of a Japanese nuclear test have no basis in fact. The Trinity test site is still 70 times more radioactive than normal. The actual story was that a bomb was detonated near a military production facility in Korea, not Mongolia. The first report of a Japanese “genzai bakudan” test was first made in 1946 & may have been an attempt to justify our own use of nuclear weapons. I’m taking this one with a grain of salt, wedge of lime & a shot of tequila.http://www.reformation.org/atlanta-constitution.htmlhttp://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2009/12/113_56715.html

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    æ²  almost 4 years ago

    So this should shut up the posters here who keep saying that “we need the balls/ cojones /stones/etc.” to do whatever violent war-type thing they’re recommending…

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    mattro53  almost 4 years ago

    It was lack of manpower that was their major problem.

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    moosemin  almost 4 years ago

    First, to rpstrong: Just read your link. Thanks. (By the way, watch your left, your about to get batted on your head by one of your partners!).To unclejoe: Yes, I agree, it was a big “if”, but the Japanese were taking the steps..To matteo: As to one of your earlier comments about ability & desire; yes, I agree, from what I have read that neither Germany, nor Japan, had the capability to actually invade the U.S. mainland (although the Japs DID occupy a few Alaskan islands). Japan went to war to secure her sources of raw materials, kick out the European & American colonists, and establish their sphere of interest. (Teddy Roosevelt actually told the Japanese that they should do so, but that’s another, long story/debate) Hitler wanted to expand east, and enslave the Slavic peoples under his new empire. Britain, and FDR knew what that would portend in the future, and were determined to oppose German expansion. If Britain actually made a deal with Nazi Germany, they, and eventually America, would have to deal with an overwhelming military power. Even though neither fascist regime initially contemplated invading U.S. mainland, war has a way of changing goals and appetites as it progresses.Once more, I do not forget Eisenhower’s admonition, that WWII was a very close thing!(And, thanks for YOUR service. I hope you returned home in reasonably good health.). One of Albert Speer’s books, “Inside the Third Reich”, briefly mentions the atomic bomb program. The regime was paying out millions of marks, manpower, slavepower and materials to develop the V-1 (Luftwaffe) and the V-2 (Army), and many new radical aircraft were being designed and built. New submarines as well. And, a little, growing problem of rebuilding bombed factories and replacing lost tanks, guns, trucks, etc. Speer said there simply wasn’t enough money to fund the atomic bomb project, especially as its scientists were saying it would be a few more years before they could test one. Hitler did not understand the potential power of the atom, and was not convinced. And, he was fully backing the V-2 project, to level London, then New York.

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    mattro53  almost 4 years ago

    I returned home unscathed and radicalized. As I mentioned earlier, serious damage could have been inflicted on the US but our freedom was not at stake. Even if one of them could have invaded and conquered the East Coast from Boston to Washington or parts of California it would have been a very bloody and brief occupation.

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