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Wars are always good for the economy.

Jan 4, 2020 12:38PM PST

Easy to win, too.

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RE:Wars are always good for the economy.
Jan 5, 2020 5:46AM PST
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World history:
Jan 5, 2020 6:44PM PST

WWII prep got the world out of the Great Depression.

US history: The GD got FDR elected by a landslide, and the threat of war's escalation in 1940 helped him break Geo. Washington's two-term precedent. (The recognized start was September 1939.) By November 1940 Lend-lease and other American programs were underway. Another year, and Yamamoto had 'woken the sleeping tiger'.
War won, but still declared, in November 1944.

Trump has problems with basic civics sometimes. Someone should see if Amendment XXII is in his copy of the Constitution

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Side note.
Jan 5, 2020 6:55PM PST

Many references these days to boomer, millennial and such, to ID people by birth era for discussions.
I used to be known as a baby boomer (1942) since war and subsequent demobbing arouse nesting instincts. Not any more. So many wars since that it no longer identifies accurately. Sad

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This just in.
Jan 5, 2020 7:03PM PST

"Targeting cultural sites with military action is considered a war crime under international law, including a U.N. Security Council resolution supported by the Trump administration in 2017 and the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property.
As I said, his civics education is lacking.
Taliban or ISIS or whoever was recently castigated for doing that in the Middle East, which was their turf, at least.

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