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Comment: "right-wing militarism"??? (Score 1) 726

by whipnet (#45378005) Attached to: Critics Reassess <em>Starship Troopers</em> As a Misunderstood Masterpiece
"right-wing militarism"??? Civil War started by Southern Democrats - American deaths = 620,000 WWI - War declared by a Democrat - Woodrow Wilson - American deaths = 116,000 WWII - War declared by a Democrat - Franklin Delano Roosevelt - American deaths = 405,000 Korea - War declared by a Democrat - Harry Truman - American deaths = 53,000 Vietnam - War declared by a Democrat - Lyndon Baines Johnson - American deaths = 58,000

Comment: Re:Telco oligopoly (Score 1) 569

by whipnet (#45270619) Attached to: Why Is Broadband More Expensive In the US Than Elsewhere?
"the USA are at an artificial disadvantage is that as each new generation of communication technology rolls out" I can assure you that future internet access technologies will have nothing to do with laying any kind of land cables. This will bring the U.S. up to par (or above) once all communications are via satellite or some other form of wireless.

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