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Comment Re: Can we please cann these companies what they (Score 2) 288

That is called running a business.

And we cant have that now can we. Unless you can pay off the legislature to protect your business.

This country was created on little ventures like this, squelching them due to others paying to keep them out of the market seals our fate as a nation.

Comment Re:$1.1 Trillion over 54 years... (Score 1) 540

They may take issue with some things that you do or say but that's not the same thing as being overtly hostile.

Most of them take issue with our very way of life. We are 'too free' for them. They use the UN as a back door way, via treaties, to try to bring us to their level.

But then, your call for nuking of the place doesn't exactly paint you as a particularly smart individual, so you probably still wont get this.

it would have got rid of the problem once and for all. If you haven't noticed, anytime you leave 'survivors' in war, it comes back to bite you in the ass, eventually.,

Comment Re:If yellow stone blows (Score 1) 121

While i agree most everything would die out, i still think that we as a species would make it 10 years or so. ( this is approx ) Locally of course that wouldn't be the case and you would see mass death, but i think a few would hang on a while using some extreme methods.

Could we make it long enough for things to improve then slowly repopulate/rebuild? There is always a chance, but not a great one.

This of course assumes we are not already colonizing mars or something, with the ability to come back at some point. Then at least the concept of mankind would survive.

Comment Re:$1.1 Trillion over 54 years... (Score 1) 540

If America had just allowed free trade with Cuba the inflow of US culture into the country would've long turned it into a pro-US state

There is no evidence to support this. Its just your belief. History shows that few countries are 'usa friendly' just because we send money to them. As a rule, most countries with differing political and social polices tend to be hostile to us, regardless of our fiscal polices with them.

Tho i agree it was short sighted, we should have simply leveled the place and took over the land for our own use ( after the radiation had cleared ). Let them serve as an example for future generations.

Comment civilian applications? (Score 1) 322

Who cares if it ever filters down to civilian use ( and it will anyway )? I am getting sick and tired of all the "PC" pansys out there, who have no clue what it takes to stay safe and secure. the ONLY reason you are even here complaining is due to the military. And that military *requires* technology.

Its as bad as the 60s, 'lets throw flowers at tanks' nonsense. If you cant repel attackers and destroy enemies, you are eradicated instead. If you dont keep advancing military tech, you fall behind and lose.

Develop, test then deploy the damned things, as many as we need. Now.

Mod me down if you must, but you know its the truth.

Comment If yellow stone blows (Score 1) 121

How many miles away you are and how much ash you get will be the least of your concerns.

Once the ash cloud encompasses the globe, we all freeze/starve to death within 10 years anyway. Unless someone comes up with a way to clean the air out before its too late, then how far away you are will matter..

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