MainLine Peace Action/DelMont PDA

January 5, 2011

It’s Great To Be An Amurrikan!

Filed under: American Empire — Tags: , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 8:08 am

There are those (like your brother-in-law) who will tell you that this is the greatest country in the world.  Despite all the whining about infant mortality, life expectancy, reading levels, infrastructure, healthcare, etc., we are the best! This article suggests some responses to such talk.

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/01/03-4

Cut Military Spending – Who Gets The Money?

Filed under: New Priorities — Tags: , , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 7:13 am

The tussle starts tomorrow over how to cut the military budget, and the question of Gates staying in his job is part of the equation.  But this Reuters article gives an idea of which weapons systems are on the chopping block.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE7035VO20110105?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FtopNews+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Top+News%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher