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Fuel of war

Taxation is the fuel of war.
— L. Neil Smith

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“War Is A Racket” by Major General Smedley Butler

“A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small "inside" group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.”

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Thusday roundup

Headlines that don't merit their own entry

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Thursday roundup

Headlines that don't merit their own entry

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Monday supersized roundup

Headlines that don't merit their own entry

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Trump

Trump launched a missile attack on a nation which had not attacked the United States, and he did it without Congressional authorization.This is NOT a good thing.
     — NeoWayland
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“The War Prayer”

This 1905 Mark Twain piece has lessons for today.

It was not published until after his death.

For length reasons, this entry has it's own page.

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