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#1 riseabovethought

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 09:46 AM

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#2 Spooner

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 01:29 PM

Capitalist to the bone.



#3 riseabovethought

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 01:50 PM

So anyone with the cash can actually over power our military...

I'd say thats a threat to our national security, but that hasnt yet occurred to those who enabled this situation.


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Posted 03 November 2014 - 02:38 PM

So anyone with the cash can actually over power our military...

I'd say thats a threat to our national security, but that hasnt yet occurred to those who enabled this situation.

 

Oh I think it HAS occurred to them, in fact I think it is a high priority for some chaps at Halliburton, and perhaps also those folks in the business of remaking and constructing a world where Kellogg, Brown, and Root can live long and prosper.



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Posted 03 November 2014 - 03:17 PM

This shit is seriously scary,

Assassins from around the world

granted powers to kill as they please..

And nobody says shit, just waiting for it to go sideways..

This can only go really bad, IME.


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#6 August West

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 12:17 AM

I wonder how much of the apparent $218 billion that will flow into 'Private Military Contractors' hands, in 2014, will come from public funding? I think the continued use of 'private', is misleading.



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Posted 11 November 2014 - 09:48 AM

don't forget that some of these "private" types are computer and internet savvy contractors subbing work from the DEA and targeting web sites like the one you're reading right now.

 

my resume is such that I was able to interview with one of these organizations. didn't much like what I heard.

 

the revolution is overdue IMHO.



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Posted 11 November 2014 - 10:06 AM

Of course they got all of our informed consent for all this skulduggery. 



#9 August West

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 11:49 PM

Of course they got all of our informed consent for all this skulduggery. 

Didn't you know? You agreed when you signed the 'Social Contract'. What's that? You didn't sign that contract? Well, it's for the greater good...er, the children....er.....if you don't like it, you can jus git out!



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Posted 26 August 2016 - 09:59 AM

More of Blackwater's reign of terror...After changing their name 3 times & 

in an attempt at fighting terror with terror, Money can be made handsomely by terrorizing the weak.

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 01:35 PM

Definitely not a good trend.

 

But...

 

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 05:11 PM

I remember watching this a couple months back. 

 

I considered if it could be used as a subversive tactic against the establishment...

 

...But then I thought better and grabbed another drink.






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