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Old January 27th, 2008, 06:13 PM   #1
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For the cost of fighting the war in Iraq one day, we could...

EDUCATION
• One day in Iraq could cover the full cost of attendance for one year at a public college for more than 17,100 students.xii
• One day in Iraq could provide more than 79,000 needy college students with a Pell grant.xiii
• One day in Iraq could enroll 27,000 more children in Head Start.xiv
• One day in Iraq could employ 4,269 elementary school teachers or 4,027 secondary school teachers for one year.xv

HEALTH CARE
• One day in Iraq could provide health insurance coverage to 344,500 working Americans to give them a break from the rising cost of coverage.xvi
• One day in Iraq could provide health insurance coverage for one year to 380,900 uninsured children in America.xvii
• One day in Iraq could employ 3,597 additional registered nurses for one year.xviii
• One day in Iraq could immunize every person over 65 in the U.S. against influenza 4.6 times over.xix
• One day in Iraq could immunize every baby born in the U.S. last year against measles, mumps, and rubella 14.2 times.xx
LABOR
• One day in Iraq could provide unemployment benefits for almost 722,000 unemployed Americans for one week.xxi
• One day in Iraq could fund Social Security retirement benefits for one day for over 6.75 million Americans.xxii
• One day in Iraq could provide comprehensive safety and health training to 121,875 workers.xxiii
• One day in Iraq could pay for an increase of $3.34 per hour in the wages of every minimum wage worker in the country.xxiv
• One day in Iraq could provide paid sick leave to half a million workers for an entire year.xxv
BASIC NEEDS
• One day in Iraq could buy 71.55 million gallons of unleaded regular gasoline.xxvi
• One day in Iraq could pay for one year’s gasoline consumption for 97,500 Americans, even at today’s elevated prices.xxvii
• One day in Iraq could buy 63.1 million gallons of fortified whole milk.xxviii
• One day in Iraq could buy 166.6 million cartons of large Grade A Eggs sold by the dozen.xxix

INTERNATIONAL
• One day in Iraq is equivalent to half of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country of East Timor.xxx
• One day in Iraq could feed all of the starving children in the world today almost four and a half times over.xxxi
• One day in Iraq could vaccinate three-quarters of the children in Africa for measles and give millions a lifetime protection from the disease.xxxii
• One day in Iraq could build 5,571 AIDS clinics in Africa.xxxiii
• One day in Iraq could provide 650,000 women in Africa living with HIV/AIDS antiretroviral treatment for one year to extend their lives and improve the lives of their children.xxxiv
• One day in Iraq could provide one third of the aid needed for earthquake relief for the four million people affected in South Asia.xxxv

HOMELAND SECURITY
• One day in Iraq could provide 3.97 million households with an emergency readiness kit.ii
• One day in Iraq could close the financing gap for interoperable communications in 41 small cities, 36 mid-sized cities, or 6 large cities so that federal, state and local first responders can talk to one another during an emergency.iii
• One day in Iraq could purchase 780 fire trucks for improving local emergency response capabilities.iv
• One day in Iraq could employ 4,919 fire fighters, 4,222 police patrol officers, or 7,052 paramedics and emergency medical technicians for one year each.v
• One day in Iraq could double the federal budget for nuclear reactor safety and security inspections to ensure that these potential terrorist targets are adequately protected.vi
• One day in Iraq could pay for 1,101 additional border patrol agents to better guard our borders against potential terrorists.vii
• One day in Iraq could provide 9,750 port container inspection units to detect hazardous materials being trafficked into the country.viii
• One day in Iraq could provide 1,332 explosive trace detection portals for airport screening of passengers, as recommended by the 9/11 Commission.ix
• One day in Iraq could provide 6,290 local law enforcement agencies a bomb-detecting robot.x
• One day in Iraq could provide 4,875 narcotics vapor and particle detectors.xi
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Old January 27th, 2008, 06:14 PM   #2
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in the time it took you to make this post you could have stepped in front of a bus.
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That was alot to digest. While we are on the subject of Government waste how does the money going to Iraq compare to all the other wasted Government money. I.R.S., Dept of Enviormental Quality, the funding that goes to the bullshit elections, The wasted educational money that would hire a thousand times as many teachers. The Lottery money that goes to the school and then is taken out of the budget. The wasted grant money and money thrown away on government supported programs. I like the affordable health care but I don't want to go to an insurance company for my medical needs, affordible health care is exactly that I can afford to pay the doctor not the multi billion dollar insurance companys. How much is it costing to bail out all the dumb asses that made a bad deal on their home loan. How much does it cost to keep troups in Germany or Korea.? Add that up. We still at war with them ?
The Government is a money wasting machine, the money they waste is in your wallet.

Make sure you vote and keep the likes of Carl Levin and Ted Kenedy in office
because they along with Hilary and Obama or who ever gets in will no doubt straighten every thing out. that was my punch line for the day.















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So are you for or against the war. Even if you are against the war do you still support the troops. They did not say hey yall lets go to Iraq and blow stuff up. They were sent there by orders of congress and the president.
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in the time it took you to make this post you could have stepped in front of a bus.
Hey, now THAT was an INTELLIGENT response. Boy, I am in AWE of the way you just get right to the point. So tell me, how do you REALLY feel? You LIKE the Iraq War? How about this? Did you serve? Did you lose anything? Some of us have lost a great deal.
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So are you for or against the war. Even if you are against the war do you still support the troops. They did not say hey yall lets go to Iraq and blow stuff up. They were sent there by orders of congress and the president.
Against, and I do support the troops. More than you can imagine. As a soldier I went where I was ordered to go because I was a patriotic American and a proud soldier, but it doesn't mean that I agreed with what I had to do. Now that I am a veteran I am speaking in defense of my fellow Americans, our soldiers, and our economy. Like Mr. Toes so eloquently pointed out (as is his style), there is way too much waste going on, but this trumps them all (so don't avoid this subject there Toes buddy, address it head-on).
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I have lost friends, I served for 7 years 4 years active 3 years reserve in the Marine Corps. I got sent to Africa for 9 months where I lost one friend I made when I was over there. I lost several friends in Iraq but I never went there. I am out of the Military now. I also have many friends that were injured and now are disabled from there time in Iraq.

So are you supporting the troops.
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That was alot to digest. While we are on the subject of Government waste how does the money going to Iraq compare to all the other wasted Government money. I.R.S., Dept of Enviormental Quality, the funding that goes to the bullshit elections, The wasted educational money that would hire a thousand times as many teachers. The Lottery money that goes to the school and then is taken out of the budget. The wasted grant money and money thrown away on government supported programs. I like the affordable health care but I don't want to go to an insurance company for my medical needs, affordible health care is exactly that I can afford to pay the doctor not the multi billion dollar insurance companys. How much is it costing to bail out all the dumb asses that made a bad deal on their home loan. How much does it cost to keep troups in Germany or Korea.? Add that up. We still at war with them ?
The Government is a money wasting machine, the money they waste is in your wallet.

Make sure you vote and keep the likes of Carl Levin and Ted Kenedy in office
because they along with Hilary and Obama or who ever gets in will no doubt straighten every thing out. that was my punch line for the day.


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Interesting piece of trivia: Ted Kennedy has never drawn a salary for his job serving the people of America.

Name one piece of legislation that Ted Kennedy has endorsed that has squandered so much of oyur money..... Can't think of any because he hasn't, or because you are speaiking without knowing what the F#(K you are talking about?
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Against, and I do support the troops. More than you can imagine. As a soldier I went where I was ordered to go because I was a patriotic American and a proud soldier, but it doesn't mean that I agreed with what I had to do. Now that I am a veteran I am speaking in defense of my fellow Americans, our soldiers, and our economy. Like Mr. Toes so eloquently pointed out (as is his style), there is way too much waste going on, but this trumps them all (so don't avoid this subject there Toes buddy, address it head-on).
Exactly you did as you told, you did your job, and you got back home. That was life in the military. If you did not aggree with what you did you kept your mouth shut and just did what you were ordered to do.

I too don't really aggree with the war. I feel like it is the vietnam war of my life time. As I was not around during the Vietnam war. But this war sure does seem to be like that one.
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I have lost friends, I served for 7 years 4 years active 3 years reserve in the Marine Corps. I got sent to Africa for 9 months where I lost one friend I made when I was over there. I lost several friends in Iraq but I never went there. I am out of the Military now. I also have many friends that were injured and now are disabled from there time in Iraq.

So are you supporting the troops.
I already answered that. Yes, I am supporting the troops. What are you doing to support them? Rooting for them? They need alot more than that.
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Exactly you did as you told, you did your job, and you got back home. That was life in the military. If you did not aggree with what you did you kept your mouth shut and just did what you were ordered to do.

I too don't really aggree with the war. I feel like it is the vietnam war of my life time. As I was not around during the Vietnam war. But this war sure does seem to be like that one.
Now you're talking! But it's more than that. Do any of you have any idea where Dubai (Abu'Dabi) is on the map (see Persian Gulf)? Do you have any idea why Haliburton is moving there? Do you have any idea that Dick Cheney was the CEO of Haliburton right before he took office? Do you have any idea that Condoleeza Rice was a high level executive for Chevron and has a supertanker named after her? This is more than Vietnam, this is the spending of our resources so that they can stop Iraqi oil production (to artificially create supply shortages and raise the prices), seize the resources, and move there where they can buddy up with their Saudi buddies (remember, 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers were Saudis) and control it all.




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Here's the thing guys, and you can look this up if you don't believe me:

1. We (the people.... Congress) supported the invasion of Iraq to overthrow Saddam Hussein. At that time, it was a 'war', and we accomplished the mission (remember Bush on the carrier saying "mission accomplished"?) long ago.

2. Now that that is done, it is an 'occupation', one that is being carried out without the consent of the American people.

3. How many of you would like for us to stay in Iraq? How much of your brothers and sisters, children, and hard earned dollars are you willing to give up to stay there?
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Now you're talking! But it's more than that. Do any of you have any idea where Dubai (Abu'Dabi) is on the map (see Persian Gulf)? Do you have any idea why Haliburton is moving there? Do you have any idea that Dick Cheney was the CEO of Haliburton right before he took office? Do you have any idea that Condoleeza Rice was a high level executive for Chevron and has a supertanker named after her? This is more than Vietnam, this is the spending of our resources so that they can stop Iraqi oil production (to artificially create supply shortages and raise the prices), seize the resources, and move there where they can buddy up with their Saudi buddies (remember, 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers were Saudis) and control it all.




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Do you know that President Bush and Cheney both had high quanities of stock from KBR (Kellog Brown and Root) the biggest contractor over seas rebuilding Iraq, they are also in Africa building up Djibouti.

It is a revolving door. In my opinion President Bush is just trying to finish what his dad did not do during Desert Storm. Which is Taking out Sudamm.
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Interesting piece of trivia: Ted Kennedy has never drawn a salary for his job serving the people of America.

Name one piece of legislation that Ted Kennedy has endorsed that has squandered so much of oyur money..... Can't think of any because he hasn't, or because you are speaiking without knowing what the F#(K you are talking about?
are your making the comparrison to the Iraq war and other legislation or do we include the votes infavor of more money to Iraq.
Ted Kennedy is apiece of shit that should have been run out of not only his office but the entire country. I will give you support as to his wasted spending but I will whole heartedly disagree with you about that lump ever serving anybody called an American. Him and Carl Levin are overdue to be ousted.
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are your making the comparrison to the Iraq war and other legislation or do we include the votes infavor of more money to Iraq.
Ted Kennedy is apiece of shit that should have been run out of not only his office but the entire country. I will give you support as to his wasted spending but I will whole heartedly disagree with you about that lump ever serving anybody called an American. Him and Carl Levin are overdue to be ousted.
So Americans weren't being served when he pushed to raise the minimum wage that the Republicans fought so hard against? I guess people like a single mother whose father is killed in Iraq when she had no marketable job skills and needed more than minimum wage offered wasn't a real American....?

Wow Mr. Toes, I thought you were a compassionate and caring guy..... My mistake. Sorry. I hope I didn't offend you.




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So are you for or against the war. Even if you are against the war do you still support the troops. They did not say hey yall lets go to Iraq and blow stuff up. They were sent there by orders of congress and the president.
The war is over we won. I support my brother that got blown up in Afganistan save his guy's and got a nice paper commendation, Then came home for a little bit went to Iraq and got blown up a second time. This time he left his spleen on the side of the road with a little bit of his liver and some other parts. He got to spend six weeks in intensive care and then was told you have to leave now the carrier you wanted in the military is over see ya thanks alot. Don't worry all the scars on your face will get smaller your left arm that we reattached should work ok but it will never be back to normal your knee we reconstructed will hurt forever and be stiff the crippiling head aches you get are just from the schrap metal in your head youll get used to it and some day you won't throw up violently when you happen to eat something that doesnt agree with wats left of you guts. Thanks see ya.

Do I suppot the war Hell yes I do but I think we should let our guy's kick the living dog shit out of somebody if we say we are at war. Political correct bullshit get in get it done in a big way. I would have no problem with the US using nukes, and I think it shoyld be limited to Iraq and Afganastan

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So Americans weren't being served when he pushed to raise the minimum wage that the Republicans fought so hard against? I guess people like a single mother whose father is killed in Iraq when she had no marketable job skills and needed more than minimum wage offered wasn't a real American....?

Wow Mr. Toes, I thought you were a compassionate and caring guy..... My mistake. Sorry. I hope I didn't offend you.




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I'm sorry I cant stand that pretentious bloated face druken waste of oxegyn.
He may have supported an increase in minimun wage but the lard ass never initiated it.

You type to fast

I'am compassionate and caring thats why that detriment to society has to go It would be a benifit to everybody.
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Mr. Toes you talking about my avatar. If so it is now located in Belleville on the I-94 south service drive. Between Rawsonville rd and Belleville rd. At least that is where the picture was taken from.

I support the troops.
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I support the troops.
In what way? What do you do? How will it benefit them? Please, share with us.
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I send stuff to them. I have gone to funerals, not just my friends niether. I have gone to funerals that were soliders I did not know.
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