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    reflectionsv37

    I have a country with a government to do things I don't have time or capability to do myself, but still want done. That is why I pay over a quarter of all my income. That is why I spend time discussing politics, working for candidates, volunteering for my city's legislature's committees.

    If I had to sign up and go there to do everything myself, if everyone had to do that, we'd have very little getting done.

    Yet a vast amount gets done with my money and by my government. Likewise in France and many other countries.

    Who says invading Afghanistan was the answer? There are other answers. And I maintain a large government with an expensive intelligence and foreign affairs apparatus to figure out the best ways and apply them. They do seem to work pretty well on solutions that are good for oil corps, agricorps, banks and the like. It's not too much to expect that they should do the right thing without a specific corporate backer writing their script, and without me going there myself.

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 05:12:16 AM PST

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