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    Although the petition got enough signers to warrant a official response, the White House turned it down.


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    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/pet...-2016/wlfKzFkN
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    All the real trouble we have with our government, and some bunch of galoots wastes time asking for this stupid thing....
    The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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    • #3
      Ya gotta give some credit to someone in the White House for having a sense of humor in their reply.
      Poet...Mystic...Soldier of Fortune. As always...self-absorbed, adversarial, cocky and in general a malcontent.

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      • #4
        Does anyone remember Pres. Reagan's proposed Star Wars Missile Defense System in space? Ostensibly to negate an attack from outer space or to take out a large meteor or comet!!!
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        • #5
          Does anyone remember Pres. Reagan's proposed Star Wars Missile Defense System in space? Ostensibly to negate an attack from outer space or to take out a large meteor or comet!!!
          You're surely joking, George.
          It was to defeat the Soviets, and since they couldn't pony up enough cash to equal it - we won.
          The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Chris Pile View Post
            You're surely joking, George.
            It was to defeat the Soviets, and since they couldn't pony up enough cash to equal it - we won.
            Abosolutely! Correct, we never intended to build anything. We won the cold war by having a stronger economy. (then shipped all manufacturing jobs overseas)???? go figure
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            • #7
              Originally posted by bezhawk View Post
              Abosolutely! Correct, we never intended to build anything. We won the cold war by having a stronger economy. (then shipped all manufacturing jobs overseas)???? go figure

              Zackley! Back in the day when Khrushchev said "We will bury you!" He was talking that they would bury the West economically. How's that workin' out for ya, Ivan?
              Poet...Mystic...Soldier of Fortune. As always...self-absorbed, adversarial, cocky and in general a malcontent.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by FlatheadGeo View Post
                Reagan's proposed Star Wars Missile Defense System in space? Ostensibly to negate an attack from outer space or to take out a large meteor or comet!!!

                As the others have said..to destroy incoming ICBM warheads.
                It was laughed at by non-defense types at the time...
                But with various countries (and especially non-nation state groups to which our normal deterrence of retaliation isn't a worry) developing missiles and nukes, it could still come in handy.
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                • #9
                  Yes, Chris, I knew that. Just wanted to get some blood boiling!!! <G>
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                  • #10
                    You guys don't understand Washington.

                    We have one already. It is on the other side of the sun so you can't see it. Obama will announce it at in his inauguration speech next week.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Gunslinger View Post
                      Ya gotta give some credit to someone in the White House for having a sense of humor in their reply.
                      Ditto that!
                      "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

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                      • #12
                        No Death Star .... Dang it these guys will be disappointed !!!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Gunslinger View Post
                          Zackley! Back in the day when Khrushchev said "We will bury you!" He was talking that they would bury the West economically. How's that workin' out for ya, Ivan?
                          Worked out well, except they didn't last long enough. Saint Reagan began the deficit spiral that put us so deep in the hole we'll never get out.

                          Bin Laden almost completed the process that Ivan began, according to this article from The Daily Beast ( http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/...pt-the-us.html

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by pdrnec View Post
                            Countdown to the non-right wing response being nuked in...
                            You know, Pat, you posted an interesting link. So why do you have to be a jerk about it, too?

                            Really, I get tired of trying to be civil while wiping up after others' incivility.

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                            • #15
                              Kind of fun to see the military blog side of this stunt...

                              http://defensetech.org/2013/01/14/ob...h-star-dreams/
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                              Jeff


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