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What I find most frustrating is that the wars we are usually fighting are over the remaining land, water, and energy resources left. Yet, fighting these wars costs us unimaginable amounts of these ever depleting resources as well.

It's as if, after seeing a possible end to humanity in the distant future, our leaders have decided to RACE to that end with as much violence as possible.

There's no excuse for this. Hard times do not call for desperate measures -- that's a lazy and unimaginative view. Hard times demand cooperation.
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Federal investigations conclude that Douglas Feith was instilled in an office made specifically to manipulate the Pentagon and CIA intelligence to justify an invasion of Iraq...
--he cares more about his political friends than the war.

This was done on orders from Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and Paul Wolfowitz, (following the same script as when they ran "Team B" in 1976) in order to make money for military contractors - which all of them have a long monetary relationship with...
--they care more about the money than the war.

This was sold to the American public by George W. Bush Jr. - an inept puppet leader at best...
--he cares more about the perception of his legacy than the war.

The sales pitch of the war was repeated by the media through mistakes that they only admitted to making after federal and pentagon reports concluded there were never any WMDs, or WMD programs, in Iraq...
--they care more about subscriptions and ratings than the war.

The failures of the war were sheltered and hidden by the Republican party through stalling investigations, poor oversight, and rhetoric...
--they care more about poll numbers than the war.

This is only supported by a small amount of the American public these days...
--they care more about their political faith than the war.

If you are going to Iraq, do what you have to do. But if you have to die - make damn sure you don't die for this war -- a war that none of our supposed leaders actually give a damn about.
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What good is a desire that destroys you? No dream can be reached if it does not take it's proper rank in your survival priorities. It's time we all put our obsession into proper context. (On a personal note: The time and money many spend searching for entertainment and arousal, could have been spent becoming more then just a mere spectator.)
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I can't remember the last time I've seen anyone act so foolish, so ignorantly, so vain, so...CHILDISH! To see it on a national level...

Seems like no one remembers how, after 9/11, we all vowed that we would not allow terrorists to frighten us. We promised we would not allow them to change us, or the way we lived. I remember how so many said they swore to not let terrorists scare us into taking actions we would never want to take otherwise.

...and yet, here we are.
I am so very disappointed in us.

I made this large enough to be reproduced on 11x17 sheets, please print and spread this around if you can/want/will - I think it's time we all learned some humility again.
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So, maybe it was 3 tons of explosive, maybe it was 377 tons. Point is, under the Bush administration's micro-management, US forces moved in to secure Iraq's oil fields, and ignored securing the dangerous weapons from falling into the hands of terrorists. Call me crazy - but wasn't keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of terrorists the reason Bush claimed we were invading iraq?

Of all the critics of Bush's war of choice, this event has been the most revealing of why Bush insisted on invading Iraq, and why everything has gone so horribly wrong.

To you Bush supporters who still champion the war effort for all the good it's done - it's high time you realized that Bush never shared your priorities. We live in fear not because of terrorists, but because of the Bush administration's handling of terrorist actions.
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1280 x 1024. Truly optimistic people are some of the most aggressive/unstoppable people you'll ever meet. That should make a decent desktop I think...
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:target: Warning! Full view is large... very large.

It all started three years ago on deviantART. [link]

A project to bring the federal budget to the people that pay for it.

Gaining momentum on deviantART [link] and then blossoming worldwide, Death and Taxes: 2008 is culmination of months of work and years of refinement.

It is the 2008 Federal discretionary budget of the United States. is a representational poster of the federal discretionary budget; the amount of money that is spent at the discretion of your elected representatives in Congress. Basically, your federal income taxes. The data is from the President's budget request for 2008. It will be debated, amended, and approved by Congress by October 1st to begin the fiscal year.

The poster provides a uniquely revealing look at our national priorities, that fluctuate yearly, according to the wishes of the President, the power of Congress, and the will of the people. If you pay taxes, then you have paid for a small part of everything in the poster.

So now you know what you've paid for, the next question to ask, is why?

:target: Spread the word! This is a poster of your near future!

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I've joined Threadless.com to hopefully turn some of these ideas on DA into T-shirts. At the moment, the idea here is essentially a throw-away idea - something not so important to test the waters with:
[link] The_game_of_life_has_no_seatbelts...

Thus far, I'm actually getting some openly hard critique, if a little too brief though. I'm scoring pretty well for only being up one day. A few votes from you wonderful people out there would help of course. Click the link, join the scene if you haven't already, and place your vote.

Thanks :)
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I heard a US soldier who supported the war in Iraq... saying that he no longer supported it because it has become a failed humanitarian mission. It never occurred to him that he should stay and clean up the mess he made.

We sent men like that into a nation they don't understand with heavy weapons. No wonder so many are dying needlessly.
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The only news I'll ever really trust - is the news that has no major financial ties to any corporation or political party running an agenda. At this point - no one fits that profile. And that is a real shame, because there was a time when such news media did exist in America.
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