All claims to superiority for a nation sound the same.

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“As our country was founded by God,” declared planning board president Lieutenant General Teiichi Suzuki, “so our men in the fighting forces are God’s troops.”

“Japan Raid by U.S. Is Out of Question”

liebensraum

manifest destiny

uber-mensch

American exceptionalism

chosen people

 

 

Isn’t the lesson of most wars of the 20th and 21st century that all lose and the aggressor really loses? so what’s the USG doing being the aggressor?

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“A military man can scarcely pride himself on having ‘smitten a sleeping enemy’; it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten,” he wrote. “I would rather you made your appraisal after seeing what the enemy does, since it is certain that, angered and outraged, he will soon launch a determined counterattack.”

 

“Japan Raid by U.S. Is Out of Question”

Killer clams….

December 7, 2016 § Leave a comment

https://www.hakaimagazine.com/article-long/clam-sank-thousand-ships

QFTD: “What the fuck just happened?”

December 7, 2016 § Leave a comment

predictably Third Reichian results from profitizing health care.

Lock them in. Bill their insurer. Kick them out. How scores of employees and patients say America’s largest psychiatric chain turns patients…

https://www.buzzfeed.com/rosalindadams/intake?utm_term=.swD6EXaX0A#.rl6zLJVJ5Q

One read of the ’cause’ of the cold war is easily

December 4, 2016 § Leave a comment

Truman’s nuclear bombing [militarily perhaps unnecessary though the point is arguable. equally arguable was that it was done in order to menace and intimidate the Soviets which is what it did and pushed Stalin to conclude that even more ‘border’ states were needed against the invasions that had been coming from the west since Napoleon.

Stalin’s Cold War

TFTD: computers merely automate lack of skill

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https://www.nngroup.com/articles/computer-skill-levels/

TCW-any retained residual interest, or any sale payout based on the company’s results, would still give him a stake in its fortunes, again fairly clearly violating the Constitution.

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https://www.propublica.org/article/trump-would-be-violating-constitution-if-he-continues-to-own-his-businesses