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Shocker- The Cost of War

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posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 06:04 PM
Not sure if this should maybe be else where but here it is.
It's not really a shocker if you have done any thinking about the subject but look at all the numbers!!!

The Cost of War

Edit... I've just realised that if this is accurate at all then some people's whole tax contribution will have been used soley for WAR

[edit on 9-6-2009 by and14263]

posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 11:34 PM
funny,,, right now i'm reading al frankens book,,, got it for a dollar at dollar tree,,,

anyway,,,,, they predicted the total cost for the war tyo be 1.7 billion,,,, a bunch of bushies cronies blabbered it all over the media

then that one guy said maybe 200 billion,,,, he was fired 2 weeks later

and we're now on 866 billion
hmm,, can you say liar

posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 01:51 AM

Originally posted by shortywarn
funny,,, right now i'm reading al frankens book,,, got it for a dollar at dollar tree,,,

anyway,,,,, they predicted the total cost for the war tyo be 1.7 billion,,,, a bunch of bushies cronies blabbered it all over the media

then that one guy said maybe 200 billion,,,, he was fired 2 weeks later

and we're now on 866 billion
hmm,, can you say liar

The head of the World Bank and leading harvard economist Joseph stiglitz has put it at three trillion dollars based on long term care for soldiers, replacement of stock, peripherals etc - yes thats


posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 02:09 AM

reply to post by and14263
Been keeping an eye on this site for over eight months.

Now imagine if we had taken all that blood money and used it for better education, medical research and treatments for THE PEOPLE, real space research, feeding the hungry, etc.

The cost of war, the act of mass killing fellow human beings is absolutely insane.

If I am given a choice next time, I am not coming back to earth or as a human.

Share, don't be greedy
Don't fight
Play nice
"Don't strangle your brother (or sister)"
Clean up your mess
Do your homework
Tell the truth
Be honest
Be grateful

All these things we tell our kids to do, we as adults don't do.

Temperance: Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.

Order: Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.

Resolution: Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.

Frugality: Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing.

Moderation: Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.

Industry: Lose no time; be always employed in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.

Cleanliness: Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, clothes, or habitation.

Tranquility: Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.

These five social virtues that Franklin stated concern your attitudes toward people with whom you have dealings. Good social character traits result in other people wanting to do business with you or to have relationships with you.

Silence: Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.

Sincerity: Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.

Justice: Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.

Chastity: Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another's peace or reputation.

Humility: Imitate Jesus and Socrates

Benjamin Franklin's 12 Virtues

One last thought from that little girl at the UN. If you are reading this post, you were lucky pure and simple to be born in a time and a place where "stuff" is plentiful. Just luck. If lady luck had looked the other way you too could have been born in Africa or the slums of India. Pure luck nothing more.

We don't have a group of thugs busting into our home and killing our two year old son (a girl that did my sleep study came from Nigeria and this happened to her. She told me one night "they" busted down her door, grabbed her baby boy held him up by one ankle and took a machete and ended his little life).

We are pretty much safe, pampered and existing comfortably compared to many other people whose only sin was that they had the shi* luck to be born in a less afluent country.

Every 3.6 seconds one person dies of starvation.

How are we responsible for 40,000 starvation deaths a day?

Enough food is grown in the world to provide over 3500 calories per day to every man, woman and child. That's more than enough to make everyone obese. So how could there be so much hunger in the world? How could so many people wind up starving to death? The answer is social injustice.

Small-scale farmers and their families are a majority in many Third World countries. These farmers and others go hungry because the fertile lands on which the farmers used to grow affordable food for themselves and their countrymen have been stolen to grow export crops, usually in conjunction with U.S. agribusiness companies. The bulk of world hunger, killing nearly twenty million people a year, is caused not by droughts, overpopulation or scarcity of food, but by this type of injustice.

The United States is the key player in this global food system. First, our huge, comparatively wealthy population creates enormous demand for these export crops, fueling the spread of export agriculture around the world.

Second, the United States has always provided crucial support -- political, economic and military -- to the undemocratic (or pseudo-democratic) governments which rule in the interest of those who steal the land, and brutally crush any protests against that theft.

"Responsible for 40,000 starvation deaths a day"

So, we steal food from the Third World poor by using our economic might to cause the best farmland in these countries to be used to grow food for us, not for the inhabitants of those countries.

With the cost of war we could have, should have fed our hungry fellow human beings as well as given women in these third world countries good available birth control and education.

We need to take back our government (research the companies that have profited from the War in Iraq)

and demand an end to this madness.

Yes I believe we are our brothers keeper and we are all interconnected.

Will mankind ever learn? Will humanity ever grow out of this infantile stage?

Only time will tell.


American's spend millions a year on "pet products" like pink coats and fingernail polish for a dog and yet walk past the homeless people at the train station.

Our priorities are not straight.

(and I am an animal lover).

It's sad when our pets eat better than the 40,000 people who starve to death each and every day. (many are children).

We idolize and support by seeing the movies and buying the music of people who can and do spend $50,000 on a friggin pair of shoes.

Insane, totally illogical as T'Pol would say.

I get really nutty about this subject because we are all responsible all of us for each other.

What we do unto each other we do unto ourself.

Read my signature. Silence in the face of evil is the same as condoning it.

[edit on 10-6-2009 by ofhumandescent]

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