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Peace Week, an initiative to heal.

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posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 10:07 AM
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The other day I was watching the launch of jetfighters from an aircraft carrier. Just incredible how many people involved are moving around on the deck of such a ship in order to launch and land these impressive machines of war. At the same time I was thinking it is actually insane that countries since recoprded history...and before.. are developing these machines to kill people.

I was told that the average cost of flying a jetfighter is some 30.000 dollars PER HOUR. Can you imagine how much money it will cost the tax-payer per day to keep all these machines of war running? Yes, I understand...we need to keep up our guard and can not take a day off...call in sick or play hooky.

But ...wtf..?..who says so...and even then ..what if? The world is in a terrible state..nations are in a terrible state. It seems that throwing a gazillion dollars into the warfare pit is more important than educating our children, taking care of the nations health or infrastructure...or whatever part of our society which is in poor condition.

What if we take baby steps to heal our world..our nation to begin with. What if we just pause the war machine for a day...or part of the warmachine. Save some money and re-direct those funds towards more peaceful projects? I bet that there are more nations in favour for such an initiative. What if there is a world wide peace week..? A week in which all countries in the world lay down their weapons and use the saved money to heal their most urgent causes?

Maybe you can make a treaty which says that any country which will attack an other country during that period will suffer the consequences of all nations who signed up... A kind of NATO contract...attack one NATO country and you go to war with all of them.

Maybe this will work so beautifully that a week will become a month...and in the end we will need just one war machine defending all countries in the world. Meanwhile...we will have clean energy sources...cleaned up our oceans...and what not..

What do you guys think.. isn't it a waste of money, brainpower, recources if we spent it all for killing?





posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 10:23 AM
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a reply to: zatara

The world is better, poverty is at it's lowest point people are more educated.

By every conceivable metric the world is better than it has ever been.

Stop with the negative vibes man.



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 10:26 AM
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a reply to: zatara

ALL MILITARY SPENDING IS A COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY! IT'S PURE SOCIALISM AND ITS ROTTEN TO THE CORE WITH CORRUPTION AND COST-PLUS CONTRACTS.

The US military did absolutely NOTHING to protect us on 9/11.

Money, Arms, War, Profit

The next big terrorist attack will probably be from a shipping container in Long Beach or Port Elizabeth. Again, the US military will do absolutely NOTHING to defend this country.

We should close ALL our bases in Europe, WWII being over, and move them all to our southern borders to keep the Mexicans out. At least that way the military spending can help the economy of the United States for a change.



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 10:29 AM
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a reply to: watchitburn

How is asking for a week of not spending money on war machines in the name of peace and spending the saved money on something actually productive sending out negative vibes?



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 10:34 AM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: zatara

The world is better, poverty is at it's lowest point people are more educated.

By every conceivable metric the world is better than it has ever been.

Stop with the negative vibes man.


Obviously you are delusional about poverty.

www.census.gov...

"Has the Federal Poverty Level Increased?
Over the past couple years, the federal poverty level has increased slightly per year.

In 2016, the FPL for the 48 contiguous states and D.C. started at $11,880 for individuals and increased by $4,140 per member added to the household, while in 2017, the FPL for the 48 contiguous states and D.C. started at $12,060 for individuals, increasing by $4,180 per member added to the household.

And, by 2018, those rates are slightly higher at $12,140 as the starting point. "

www.thestreet.com...

If wages are increasing slower than inflation do you know what that means? Wages not keeping up with inflation means MORE people will be pushed into poverty.

Purchasing Power of the Consumer Dollar

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Unfortunately for the worker making the median wage, the facts have a liberal bias.
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posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 10:35 AM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: zatara

The world is better, poverty is at it's lowest point people are more educated.

By every conceivable metric the world is better than it has ever been.

Stop with the negative vibes man.


I don't know..what you are about..r what world you live in. These are positive vibes, hopeful vibes that we can look foreward to a better world. You should read more about the state of the world we live in. You are right...things can always be better.




posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 10:36 AM
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a reply to: zatara

I love this idea.

There is a decent precedent going on in Baltimore-- a rapper has developed gun free or violence free zones, which have not only significantly decreased violence, but also keeps expanding into new areas.


By his count, he's created 106 No Shoot Zones over a three-year period since 2015.

Young men walk past abandoned houses in the Sandtown-Winchester neighbourhood of Baltimore, a block away from where Freddie Gray was arrested [AP Photo/Patrick Semansky] "Since we started, there have only been six shootings in the zones," he said, "but that's counting from the time the paint went down. There have been no shootings in the zones for the past two years."


www.aljazeera.com...



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 10:36 AM
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originally posted by: surfer_soul
a reply to: watchitburn

How is asking for a week of not spending money on war machines in the name of peace and spending the saved money on something actually productive sending out negative vibes?



I've always thought we can have guns or butter but not both.



"We have to try to keep our heads until this peace craze blows over"


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posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 10:49 AM
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a reply to: zatara

I'm all about less war, I'm on board with you there.

But some others in this thread have been so conditioned to see everything as negative. They don't pull their heads out of the sand to actually look around at the world.



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 11:09 AM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: zatara

I'm all about less war, I'm on board with you there.

But some others in this thread have been so conditioned to see everything as negative. They don't pull their heads out of the sand to actually look around at the world.


I've heard this my whole life. The world is some big bad place. There is only one country in the World that has occupied multiple countries since Germany in World War II and it's not China and it's not Russia.


1945: China: In October 50,000 U.S. Marines were sent to North China to assist Chinese Nationalist authorities in disarming and repatriating the Japanese in China and in controlling ports, railroads, and airfields. This was in addition to approximately 60,000 U.S. forces remaining in China at the end of World War II.[RL30172]

1945–1949: Occupation of part of Germany.

1945–1955: Occupation of part of Austria.

1945–1952: Occupation of Japan.

1944–1946: Temporary reoccupation of the Philippines during World War II and in preparation for previously scheduled independence.[citation needed]

1945–1947: U.S. Marines garrisoned in mainland China to oversee the removal of Soviet and Japanese forces after World War II.[6]

1945–1949: Post-World War II occupation of South Korea; North Korean insurgency in Republic of Korea[7]
Timeline of United States military operations


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posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 12:07 PM
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a reply to: dfnj2015

Nice copy paste job. Would you like a ribbon or something?



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 01:27 PM
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a reply to: zatara

it's a nice dream. but a dream is all it is. the problem is that peace goes completely against human (or animal for that matter), instincts. we can't even get peace within the same country, or even between next door neighbours. heck we can't even get along just within families for that mater. so how can we even think of world peace? once you can get communities and cities with no crime and no division (and that especially includes politics). when divorce no longer happens. when siblings don't fight. when everyone gets along anywhere and everywhere and no one even argues. THEN world peace might have a chance. until then just remember every argument you hear, every fight you hear about or see. every divorce or family feud. and every time a politician can not agree with another. it shows that world peace can not happen since all wars really are is countries doing as every person in the world does. after all war is really nothing more in the end than two people arguing against each other, just on a much larger scale.



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 03:24 PM
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originally posted by: zatara


Maybe you can make a treaty which says that any country which will attack an other country during that period will suffer the consequences of all nations who signed up... A kind of NATO contract...attack one NATO country and you go to war with all of them.



And let's call it "The United Nations"



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 03:42 PM
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a reply to: zatara

I don't want to be dismissive out of hand, but I think what you say *might* sound good on paper, but the reality is that it would be the perfect way to have a one world government, which many people see as a totalitarian threat.



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 04:15 PM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: zatara
people are more educated.


This is a great topic for debate, but a little definition is in order.

When you say "more educated", do you refer to quantity or quality?

In other words, do mean "provided with more information" or "developed innate abilities to a higher degree"?

Or is there some other sense you drive at when you say "more educated"?

Do you think it's remotely possible that people are "educated" away from trusting observations of their environments and "educated" into thinking that "every conceivable metric" already proves that the world is way better off than it EVER has been?

Can you conceive of any reason why one would want to question this putatively irreproachable data?




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