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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Thermonuclear war in a Starbucks Society, discuss ...

You know, it never ever gets old how folks can easily blur what is the reality in front of them. There seems to be a strong affectation brought about via the "coffee shop safety dance". No one wants to offend the other because their kids are in the same class, or play a sport together, or belong to a group or club. Some of us are flat out afraid of being sued or stalked for putting our own ideas out in front! Everyone is so quick to smack you down for expressing your ideas if counter to theirs, because they are safe in their "coffee shop", having their "coffee talk".

Why is it OK for everyone to smack down the US Military getting budget dollars?

I mean, if we were taking those budget dollars and giving it to the politicians, well, then you have cause for alarm! But, we are in the beginnings of some very tense days. This isn't Fidel Castro trying to sport a few missiles in Cuba to get his way (ie having the United States pay him for his terrorist action). This is about people that have no compunction lobbing missiles at Israel and the United States - ultimately to destroy us both. We need to do everything in our power to stop this from happening.

Hmmm ... let's see, cattle flatulence studies or new ways to achieve success in the Global War on Terror ...

The key is what I read in the QDR (yes, I really did read it, and no, I won't print everything here; you all hate my huge posts I am sure). The US Air Force is being given complete control over UAV/UCAVs - keep the airspace under control. Also, combine forces better by having AFSOS beginning to form tighter bonds with a larger Special Operations force comprised of the Navy, Army, Air Force, and Marines. The art of war is changing every day as the climate throughout the world heats up to epic proportions - in fact, biblical proportions! We need to be able to strike deep into all sorts of enemy territory with precision, and then amass a force on the ground that is mobile, lethal, and efficient. This really is a war where we break things and kill people. And the enemy can amass militants at the snap of a finger, or the stroke of a pen.

If a few cartoons get these people to riot, what makes you think they are going to give you a "big hug"?

I think that there have been cartoons out there over the years that never should have seen the light of day. You know that when the cartoonist drew it, the editors reviewed it, and the paper prints it, they all are colluding. They are all at fault, and they have to know it is going to provoke emotion. If they do not know this, we need to take the pen out of their hands and immediately prescribe meds. Sheesh, even a kid knows this is going to set people off - it is targeting a religion!

Is Homer Simpson in charge of today's media? I hear a huge "Doh!" out there after this last mess!

Does the media out there actually forget the Cold War? There were missiles aimed at all major metropolitan areas all over the world (predominantly here and in the USSR). We all knew where ground zero was, we knew that living in Omaha, Nebraska, wasn't just cold, you had a huge target on your head! Now, there is no big bad evil empire, it is a fluid, flammable, easily excited enemy out there. Access to elements key to mass destruction can be bought for the right price. I am not the only one asking why is it that the Starbucks Society has lost touch with all the threats to our way of life.

Can I have a tall-multiple-delivery-intercontinental-ballistic-missile? OH! Leave room - ya just never know.

People, wake up! There is a drive-up window for this stuff! If we don't make the military stronger, bring new ways to combat covert attempts to gain elements, and continue pressure on the world community, you may just get what you ordered: a steaming cup of brackish goop in your lap from a sneering immature flunky paid minimum wage - oh and 72 virgins ... blah, blah, blah ...

Stay Tuned to ...


At 2/08/2006 10:48:00 AM, Blogger Carol said...

Brilliant stuff, touches on everything I've been thinking lately. Except the cattle flatuence theme, hadn't taken the time to think about that!

At 2/08/2006 11:16:00 AM, Blogger LinkedInUSAF said...

Ah yes, the cattle-quote ... there was a study, funded by the US Govt, to discover the environmental impact of "evil" cattle ranches (and ranchers). I think there was an attempt to make everyone a vegetarian ... but, that's just my conspiracy theory workin' hard! :)

Not sure, but lots of pine trees cause smog. Why is it OK to hug a tree and not a harmless cow?

AND, where are these people going to get the steamed milk for their lattes!?!?!?!?

At 2/09/2006 08:42:00 AM, Anonymous Laurie said...

People do seem very unplugged from reality. There is such an overload of information, everywhere, but people aren't getting the underlying message. As long as their life isn't disrupted, then it barely makes a wave. As your post illustrates, by the time it disrupts their life, it will be too late.

At 2/09/2006 08:44:00 AM, Anonymous Laurie said...

On another note, have you ever surfed around different blogs and then forgotten where you've been? I remember leaving a comment on somebody's blog, I know what the post was about, and what my comment was about. But I have not a clue where it was. I've been trying to surf around and find it again. It's driving me nuts. LOL!

At 2/09/2006 09:45:00 AM, Blogger LinkedInUSAF said...

Another bummer is the mass of information is all politically motivated. In fact, it rarely if ever is true - or, slightly modified for their purposes.

Funny, in my statistics class I took, the professor was quick to point out to the class, "It is very easy to lie with statistics." Seems that there has been a wholesale effort to go far beyond statistics ...

Too much latte messes up your brain!

At 2/09/2006 12:30:00 PM, Blogger Carol said...

Is it boring that I keep agreeing with you?

I make my own lattes - a mix of milk and soya milk - but the coffee is from Starbucks so that counts right?

At 2/10/2006 07:58:00 PM, Blogger yankeemom said...

Oh, I like the Cattle flatulence part! And I'm so familiar with the starbuck's mentality. Afraid I'm going to have to be boring too and agree with you again! It's amazing the misinformation one gets while sipping a latte...

At 7/03/2006 09:59:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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