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  1. You can lead a horse to water...

    A person who has never stepped foot in the US, doesn't have any law enforcement experience and can't accept new information... The US is waiting for your arrival, so you can fix our broke system of...
  2. You actually have a third option, which is to...

    You actually have a third option, which is to look it up yourself. You could spend a fraction of the time researching these topics, and find the same information and not have to rely on others who...
  3. 1) It would be absurd to discuss a conclusion...

    1) It would be absurd to discuss a conclusion that is not based on facts. How can it be thought provoking, if it’s not accurate? What if it the author just said “police in the US kill citizens at...
  4. "No activist left behind!" That's been my motto.

    "No activist left behind!" That's been my motto.
  5. “There are lies, damned lies, and statistics”

    First of all, the link provided by the original posted does not seem to be the most credible source. According to Wikipedia (the most credible of sources), the UK had one person killed by police each...
  6. More angles on the same a-hole. Pic1...

    More angles on the same a-hole. Pic1 Pic2It does seem he is the center of attention. You can even see the guy in the blue t-shirt pointing him out to others.

    These people have been emboldened and...
  7. Perhaps you spoke too soon...

    Perhaps you spoke too soon...
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    Wow. That was complete garbage. She opens with...

    Wow. That was complete garbage. She opens with this gem...


    Then she goes on to call Petraeus a "warrior-general". Really!? I respect the guy's service, but c'mon. Mattis is a "warrior-general."...
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    20,000 pages doesn't necessarily translate into...

    20,000 pages doesn't necessarily translate into 20,000 emails. Depending on where and how the documents were obtained, a simple blackberry text message saying "what up!" could be buried under 10+...
  10. Thread: Korean War

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    These TOEs are laid out a lot better than the...

    These TOEs are laid out a lot better than the stuff I was looking at. Thanks a bunch.
  11. Thread: Korean War

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    Korean War

    Hello all,
    Can anyone tell me how US Army infantry battalions were organized during the Korean War? I tried to google TOEs but ended up more confused than when I started. I just need to know how...
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    That wasn't a statement about the relationship...

    That statement betrays a fundamental misunderstanding of the relationship between Africans and Africans in the diaspora.[/QUOTE]
    That wasn't a statement about the relationship between Africans and...
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    Funny how most on the Board and Executive...

    Funny how most on the Board and Executive Committee of the "Concerned Africa Scholars" are based out places like Syracuse, Rutgers, Stanford and Pomona. I guess they're not that concerned.
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    We're gonna have to agree to disagree on this...

    You'd think so, but it generally doesn't work out that way. When you work out the actual money paid to the very small number of executives, per company, cutting it by half or two thirds would give...
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    When asked about the corruption in his country,...

    When asked about the corruption in his country, an Afghan once commented that their politicians were no more crooked than US politicians. The difference was that US politicians had found ways to...
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    I feel compelled to respond since I was named in...

    I feel compelled to respond since I was named in your post.


    The senate investigations clearly states that both were improperly rated. Here's a link to a press release summary. And the actual...
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    Wow, it seems you are getting quite emotional...

    Wow, it seems you are getting quite emotional about this and trying to make this way too personal.

    As for the rating agencies, here's a related article by Krugman...


    Senate inquiry faults...
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    So what? Why should he get a break because he...

    So what? Why should he get a break because he chose to defer his income a year? And so what, he gets hit with a corporate tax... he chose that path because the advantages outweighed the tax savings...
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    2 mites

    One of the things people find unfair is the disparity between income tax and capital gains tax. They don't understand why a professional investor (let's say Warren Buffett) enjoys a 10% capital gains...
  20. Never said they were. I'm sure both sides could...

    Never said they were. I'm sure both sides could teach basic fighting skills to a recruit in the same amount of time. But ISAF has the added responsibility of building "an army".


    A group of...
  21. I think the distinction is that the insurgents...

    I think the distinction is that the insurgents are recruiting fighters while the coalition is building a professional army. One can just shove an AK into the hands of a teenager and turn him into a...
  22. Some bullet points from the Caldwell video on literacy

    90% illiteracy rate for new recruits… most can’t even count.
    2600 Afghan teachers are being employed by ISAF to teach literacy.
    32,000 trainees getting 2hrs of literacy training every day.
    90,000...
  23. CSPAN program on this issue

    Lt Gen Caldwell gave a presentation today at Brookings (shown on CSPAN) regarding the training of Afghan forces. He stated that they should be able to take charge in Dec 2014. Currently, only 1 of 84...
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    How about Quantico, VA? Could someone get into...

    How about Quantico, VA?

    Could someone get into the city of Quantico without tipping off the USMC? I would imagine so.
    No amount of proof (photo, DNA, corpse etc) will convince the non-believers....
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    As I stated earlier I can't believe that this...

    As I stated earlier I can't believe that this stuff was not compartmentalized in a way that a junior soldier can't access DOS cables. Especially in light of the above mentioned institutional divide....
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