Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments

https://theintercept.com/2017/12/30/facebook-says-it-is-deleting-accounts-at-the-direction-of-the-u-s-and-israeli-governments/

http://archive.is/yzLCb

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We’re Spending Too Much on Defense

About $700 billion per year

More than the 8 next largest world powers

Cut it in half and you could give every American $900/year

We have bases in 80 countries, with 200,000 deployed troops, costing $150 billion per year

http://reason.com/reasontv/2017/12/18/mostly-weekly-defense-spending

https://youtu.be/5uU9O_4U25I

Americans are split on the principle of pre-emptive military force

“Half say using military force against countries that may seriously threaten the U.S. – but have not attacked it – can often (12%) or sometimes (38%) be justified. About as many (48%) say such pre-emptive use of military force can rarely (28%) or never (20%) be justified.”

“Nearly seven-in-ten Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (68%) say the use of force against countries that may seriously threaten the U.S. but have not attacked it can often or sometimes be justified. Republicans are 6 points more likely to take this view than in 2009.”

“61% of Democrats and Democratic leaners say it can rarely or never be justified. The share of Democrats who say this is up 13 points from November 2009, during Obama’s first year.”

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/11/28/americans-are-split-on-the-principle-of-pre-emptive-military-force/

http://archive.is/jHZAE