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I more or less agree with this. If you had said "we don't do enough to support the arts" instead of "we don't support the arts" I wouldn't have asked for the reply. Absolute statements particularly about the US (as I am a US citizen) are a good way to provoke me.

The DoD budget is, I think, the most damaging component of the US government. It can't be reduced even by the executive branch, as Clinton discovered. "Managing" the demands of the DoD during a prolonged energy crisis or a decline in US economic power worries me more than those two events themselves due to the DoD's unstoppable inertia.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Thu Aug 10th, 2006 at 02:31:10 PM EST
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