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I wish the Pilot had the guts to ask if SSRC policy is all business trips must begin and end in HDN, plus ask any other proponents of air tax what they do personally and business wise.
Robert is exactly right: the way we honor them is to make sure not to create anymore.
Brian, the only way to do that is have the courage to discuss why most of these wars were unnecessary; if we don't have it now we'll never have that discussion, just the way the Military Industrialists want it.
Which freedoms did killing Koreans, Vietnamese, Panamanians, Iraqis, Afghans, Yemenis, and Somalis secure for us?
Russell, from one vet to another, I highly recommend two time Medal of Honor winner Marine Maj Gen Smedley Butler's "War is a Racket" to help disabuse any notions these wars of conquest secure freedom. In fact, they undermine it.
Thanks for the link. I only skimmed and saw many justifications for social and economic reasons. I couldn't find where it calculates a reduction in overall spending on roads (or at least per passenger mile) and makes them safer, but it sort of alludes to it.
I figured the pols wouldn't have the guts to make users/voters pay full freight. It's easier to borrow.
George, to play devil's advocate, don't/aren't gas taxes supposed to cover the cost of road building and maintenance?
As Jerry pointed out recently concerning school funding, none of the above never seems to be the option. Does government need to provide bus service? What is the justification? Since government provides roads, does this reduce wear-and-tear on those roads and increase safety with fewer non-pro drivers therefore providing cheaper and better/safer government-provided road service? Or is it just a subsidy to a slumlord like me to help attract tenants?
I did not think middle of winter was best time to have these meta-discussions, but now that freezing passengers is no longer the concern I wish none of the above wouldn't be off the table completely until justified somewhat.
Tom, my point was certainly to answer his question and not to hope for Afghanistan in North America. The tribal system works better than the American empire-imposed state-based system there. My cup of tea, or poppy if you will, is what Rothbard suggests as a refinement of the tribal system.
Open your eyes, Brian, the uniformity only serves the global bankster debt slave masters. Buy local, including your justice system.
Yep, the informal tribal system based on personal interactions and closer knit communities, such as in Afghanistan.
It eliminates the state corruption.
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