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Originally posted by Doom and Gloom
The Russian army is far more disciplined than ours. In the past 10 years our military has been eroded, before I got out recruits coming to my ship from boot camp came with something they called a "Stress Card" (I don't know if they still exist). As it was explained to me the stress cards could be pulled out if you felt you were being treated poorly or you were stressed bout something. This would get you a trip to the Chaplain. I collected the stress cards from the new guys and cut them up. You joined the military which is a high stress environment, meant to be ready for anything. I didn't have time for people to be whiners, they had a job to do. If they couldn't do it, they were assigned Temporary Duty some where else on the boat like the Mess Decks.
The Russians could easily over power us IF they could invade and set up a foot hold in this country. The days of the US being the dominate military super power are over.
[edit on 27-2-2009 by Doom and Gloom]
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs
and doesnt anyone remember rocky? the only way the russians had a chance was by cheating and taking of bunch of drugs, and they still lost.
What I regard as cheating is considered OK by many American university students — one survey revealed that as many as 75% of the interviewed students had purchased essays, term papers or even their masters theses from other writers, usually through online "paper mills", instead of doing their own work. One student responded to the question Why do you cheat? by saying "If you're not cheating, you're not trying."
They say it doesn't matter if they cheat to get through required courses that they'll never use, (like Ethics, haha.) What is your take on this cheating epidemic? It is not only common in University, but also in lower schools, where 75% of seventh grade students had cheated, and 63% of sixth grade students, according to a Duke University study. Professors do it too! One east coast professor was allowed to continue teaching after being caught lying to his Vietnam History of the War classes about his (non)experience fighting in Vietnam, or the several historians and writers who have been caught presenting plagiarized material as their own work in books, or the journalist who made up his own "sources" to quote. I know one cheating professor who even used old, forgotten dissertations in his newly published book and presented the work as his own, because I worked for him!
i think i remember the russians going broke before they even fired a shot at us during the cold war. they couldnt keep up with our level of spending. still cant and we are far broker than before.
and id like to know if anyone would consider taking over a a cinder of a planet as WINNING after the war is over. dont think so? come try it.
Originally posted by alienj
reply to post by magicmushroom
Yes but the loan agreements are based on the american dollar, our money and federal notes are the collateral, not our land. Yes if we didnt pay it back then China could put sanctions on us and in the end they may threaten war, but we would never give up our land. I want to know how such ignorant questions get brought up. I feel like I am sitting in a class of 5th, no cross that out they are much smarter, a class of 3rd graders.