File spoon-archives/anarchy-list.archive/anarchy-list_2004/anarchy-list.0404, message 71

Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 07:12:58 -0500
Subject: RE: yippi yi eh (Saddam is still with the Iraqis)

At 12:09 AM 4/30/2004, Ali Kazmi wrote:

>Basically, CBS decided to suppress the story, and only
>broadcast it when it came out from other sources. And
>it seems that CBS is still sitting on the majority of
>the pictures. If this story hadn't broken elsewhere,
>CBS would have sat on it till after the elections.

CBS = Viacom = failure to run MoveOn ad in superbowl = Janet Jackson (red 
herring same show) = CBS givning 98% of their "soft money to Republicans = 
Michael Powell at FCC...    Lots of dots here, draws a good picture

>The only way the Americans can truly support their
>troops is to bring them back home. Mostly from low
>income families, they are in the army for the meal

This isn't quite true any more.   Now we have an upper-lower/lower middle 
military for a variety of reasons.  One is educational standards have been 
raised, so the lower income spectrums, by default, are excluded; 
socio-economics are the best predictors of educational ability.   Another 
is these kids are suckered in by promise of college funding and a skilled 
trade.  These are not lower class issues.   College is the real 
clincher--damn kids are priced out of the market except for college 
loans.   College loans are the state's way of guaranteeing a disposable 
labor pool.  The military gets you out of this slavery to some extent.

>They are cannon fodder.

The Marine Expeditionary Force has taken 30% casualties already at Fallujah.

>What are you drinking these days?




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