Citation, please. I served before, during, and after Rumsfeld's tenure and have no idea what you're talking about.
I only buy cars from countries with a US military base. That still leaves a lot of options. Just to name a few: Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, BMW, Mercedes, Audi, VW, Hyundai, Kia, Fiat, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Lotus
"You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll kiss five bucks goodbye!"
Yeah, good times.
This is comic book morality.
No, that's good-guy morality. You can try to dismiss it with a pejorative, but I'll side with comic book morality over what I infer you consider a more mature and subtle value system.
"Not might makes right, but might _for_ right" - King Arthur, Camelot
Wish I had mod points.
Concur. There's no reason we can't establish a "subsistence floor", below which all critical needs are met. That doesn't prevent humans from seeking recognition, status, and exclusivity in other areas.
I think we've actually been heading this way for a while through technological inertia. As said above, being poor today is quite different than 100 years ago. At some point, poor will mean all your critical needs are met, but you lack the skills or desire to seek higher status. When that happens for everyone in the world, rather than appreciate how remarkable that is, we'll probably complain in the moment that it's unfair or still doesn't go far enough.
NOT very interactive.
"Too much fighting" was a frequent complaint against Bioshock Infinite. People loved the story but had to wade through hundreds of bad guys to advance.
If they had an "Interactive Fiction" mode like Mass Effect 3, the game could have appealed to a much wider audience than the FPS crowd.
Granted you can watch it on YouTube to get around the fighting, but that's very interactive.
Mainstream solution using existing hardware without a lot of tinkering:
Server hardware: 5-year old multi-purpose Windows 7 PC (gaming, work) with a networked Silicondust HDHomeRun Prime tuner and Comcast Cablecard.
Server software: Windows Media Center, Plex server, MCEBuddy (to transcode and compress
Clients: Roku with Plex, Xbox 360 (media center extender), Apple TV, mobile iOS devices w/ Plex
I can play games while WMC records two shows simultaneously in the background.
Plex on the Roku will transcode HD
Media Center extender on the XBox 360 works flawlessly. I wish they didn't yank the functionality from the XBone. I won't buy one until they add it back as an app.
Mobile devices can steam Plex locally, or must wait for MCEBuddy to finish transcoding to sync an mp4 for travel. This can take as long as the original recording playtime.
Apple TV will show the same mp4s I make for my mobile devices but I rarely use it for that.