No One Listened To Dwight Eisenhower
Author: The Unprofessional Iconoclast
Date: 11-11-2017 - 16:59

Why is is that there's always plenty of money to feed the Military Industrial Complex but there's never any money for Amtrak to buy new passenger cars or replace the more-than-century old tubes under the Hudson River?


Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone.

It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.

The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities.

It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population.

It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some 50 miles of concrete highway.

We pay for a single fighter plane with a half million bushels of wheat.

We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people.

This, I repeat, is the best way of life to be found on the road. the world has been taking.

This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  O.T. Big time aerospace returns to Palmdale Pdxrailtransit 11-11-2017 - 10:01
  Re: O.T. Big time aerospace returns to Palmdale The Odd Duck 11-11-2017 - 15:12
  No One Listened To Dwight Eisenhower The Unprofessional Iconoclast 11-11-2017 - 16:59
  Re: No One Listened To Dwight Eisenhower Pdxrailtransit 11-11-2017 - 17:16
  Re: Off topic and the loons get to rant and rave..... Just Sayin' 11-12-2017 - 06:38
  Re: No One Listened To Dwight Eisenhower Ed Workman 11-11-2017 - 17:28
  Re: No One Listened To Dwight Eisenhower synonymouse 11-11-2017 - 19:41
  Re: No One Listened To Dwight Eisenhower david vartanoff 11-11-2017 - 21:01
  Re: No One Listened -- on Veterans Day yet... George Andrews 11-11-2017 - 21:26
  Re: No One Listened -- on Veterans Day yet... synonymouse 11-11-2017 - 22:11
  Re: No One Listened -- on Veterans Day yet... Max Wyss 11-12-2017 - 06:06
  Re: No One Listened -- on Veterans Day yet... synonymouse 11-12-2017 - 10:22
  Re: No One Listened -- on Veterans Day yet... Earl Pitts 11-12-2017 - 13:36
  Re: No One Listened -- on Veterans Day yet... Craig Tambo 11-12-2017 - 15:06
  Re: Amtrak might do better if.....and the "peace dividend"? BOB2 11-12-2017 - 17:23
  Re: Amtrak might do better if.....and the "peace dividend"? synonymouse 11-12-2017 - 21:40
  Re: No One Listened -- on Veterans Day yet... The Unprofessional Iconoclast 11-12-2017 - 21:36
  Re: No One Listened To Dwight Eisenhower -- They should have! And to Major General Smedley Butler Margaret (SP fan) 11-13-2017 - 03:15
  Re: No One Listened To Dwight Eisenhower -- They should have! And to Major General Smedley Butler Ed Workman 11-13-2017 - 08:44
  Re: No One Listened To Dwight Eisenhower -- They should have! And to Major General Smedley Butler synonymouse 11-13-2017 - 09:52
  Re: No One Listened To Dwight Eisenhower -- They should have! And to Major General Smedley Butler david vartanoff 11-13-2017 - 10:32
  Re: No One Listened To Dwight Eisenhower -- They should have! And to Major General Smedley Butler Jim Spicer 11-13-2017 - 10:37
  Re: No One Listened To Dwight Eisenhower -- They should have! And to Major General Smedley Butler BOB R 11-13-2017 - 16:15
  Re: No One Listened To Dwight Eisenhower BOB R 11-13-2017 - 16:02
  Re: No One Listened To Dwight Eisenhower The Unprofessional Iconoclast 11-13-2017 - 18:49
  Re: No One Listened To Dwight Eisenhower Douglas MacArthur 11-13-2017 - 21:54
  Re: No One Listened To Dwight Eisenhower Ed Workman 11-14-2017 - 08:08


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