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“Then there was the educated Texan from Texas who looked like someone in Technicolor and felt, patriotically, that people of means – decent folk – should be given more votes than drifters, whores, criminals, degenerates, atheists and indecent folk – people without means.”Joseph Heller

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unforeseeable circumstances that prevent someone from fulfilling a contract - irresistible compulsion or superior strength

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Federal Socialism

Put aside all that bs you've inculcated about divide and gaslight and whatever. It's getting in the way of understanding both what I'm saying and what you're missing about what military budget is. I'll try to be more clear. 280 character Twitter isn't good for nuance.

So. Your original point was that the USPS shouldn't be judged only by profit criteria. You identify $750B - a huge sum - as annual military budget. Taxpayer money.

While the American people don't make profit on military expenditure, we don't expect profitable because we know military is vital to the country. It defends all of us, taxpayers included.

Like military, USPS plays an essential role. If it's an expense, it's for the national good. It may be publicly subsidized by taxes but it's ultimately serving the American taxpayer, i.e. all of us. USPS profitability should be treated same as military: not what matters most.

And serving the American people matters because military budget is funded by us. Most tax revenue comes from working and middle class Americans. People like you and me give nearly 24c of every tax dollar to pay for the military. Works out at just over 60 days of the average American's working year.

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Football Heritage

Imagine, M_ ______, 10 million+ English lads playing and CARING about football, agonies and ecstasies, sometimes in mostly out of organised teams, from reception to teens into adulthood. England has borne the weight of their hope, fear and expectation for 90+ years.

In fact, personal connection to the ups and downs of England team long ago overflowed into the national mainstream: grannies, mothers, daughters and the middle-class. Not quite the same intensely personal link as English lads (in most cases) but nonetheless one of the most potent engines of shared cultural identity.

This past decade or so, there has been rapid growth in women football at every level, from girls in school teams to women in pro clubs. England ladies teams are not just a thing, but highly ranked in world competition and some cross-pollination with football fans in the national mainstream too.

There's a spate of recent headlines on the back of Euro2020.

  • Why should it be England for men's team but England Ladies for women?
  • Why is it 55 Years Since England Last Won referring to 1966 when England women won Euros in 2018?
  • @jessphillips tweeting "I really like the way in most of the reporting they make it clear that this is the first England final in a long time for the men's team."

She's a virtue signalling cunt.



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Fixation on Minor Airplane Carbon Emissions
Aviation emissions are a complete misdirection when it comes to battling climate change and human-origin carbon footprint. Headline articles railing against plane travel propagate to divert attention away from the industries with significantly larger footprint but, because regulating could be government/business policy TODAY, status quo enablers work to keep public pressure away from pushing legislative action to curb their profitable pollution.


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