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A Ron Paul Republican going by the name Simon Rierdon has decided
saying “the past two tax seasons when I’ve had to fork over thousands of
dollars to a government that I don’t think is legitimate, and even more,
murderous, has made me rethink my priorities.”
A liberal group going by the name War
Costs is swimming upstream against the tide of military contractor
lobbyists and trying to put America’s cancerous military spending on the
agenda of the Congressional deficit committee.
Speaking of putting military spending on the agenda, you might consider
dropping this article in the inbox of your
climate activist friends. It talks about the impact of America’s military adventures on climate-changing atmospheric emissions. “The Pentagon has a blanket exemption in all international climate agreements” and uses an enormous amount of fossil fuel. According to the article, the war in Iraq itself was a bigger contributor to annual CO2 emissions than 139 of the world’s nations.
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