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    US student loans grotesquely high

    Complete Red Herring BS. Kids are prepping for college by taking AP classes as early as 8th grade. They decide probably by 10th grade that they can handle that academic stress or not and have to actually apply and be accepted to a college by the time they are 16 or 17. But by the time they...
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    US student loans grotesquely high

    It's the entirety of your problem. Every time the left comes up with a solution that benefits the most people without dramatically increasing the cost to taxpayers, the right comes in and says 'wait, wait, wait -we need to complicate that shit and add some governmental red tape.' What about a...
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    What became of 10 house republicans who voted to impeach

    HOLEeee. The earth being flat is plausible or there would not be so many people that believe it. LIAR! They counted the votes. Several times. He didn't even win the popular vote in 2016. You know damn well he didn't win, you're just being deliberately obtuse. aa
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    Politics Are Water Wars in the Near Future?

    Also, the primary thing causing the draught also can create energy. Both Solar and Wind are gradually replacing non-renewables so desalinization shouldn't be so expensive for long. aa
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    Politics Are Water Wars in the Near Future?

    We considered succulents, but then your yard just becomes a big decoration. You can at least use artificial turf for activities. aa
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    Politics Are Water Wars in the Near Future?

    The second water inlet is now visible at hoover dam. The third inlet is at the bottom, but once the water level at lake mead gets below 895 feet water won't flow through the dam anymore. It is currently at 1050 feet. Yes, I'm worried. We're installing artificial turf and local water...
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    Thank You For Your Service: Republican Edition

    And that's the other thing. M1A2 uses a jet engine at a high pitch volume. Makes it difficult to detect from distance (usually hear the tracks creaking before the engine), but if you're in one - it sounds like I'm in a tank all the time now, high pitch whine. Finally, tank armor is not...
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    Thank You For Your Service: Republican Edition

    The breach is inside the turret, that's where the explosion happens. It's louder outside but the noise is everywhere. And I was usually up out of the turret during gunnery. aa
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    Thank You For Your Service: Republican Edition

    Not responding for Moogly, but there are many more facets to this. I would agree that many enlisted soldiers fall into these camps, and unfortunately, recruiters take advantage of this mindset. But is also difficult to advance from enlisted into higher ranks unless you demonstrate leadership...
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    Thank You For Your Service: Republican Edition

    Mostly for me too, although we did go to Bosnia for peacekeeping. Certain MOS' get an almost automatic VA disability for hearing loss and tinnitus - Artillery, ADA, and Armor/Cavalry qualify for 10% disability. I was Cav and get a modest monthly stipend, but the back pay was generous. And...
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    Thank You For Your Service: Republican Edition

    It's news every time it happens. This particular problem was fixed - until republicans decided it wasn't worth the expenditure. If we don't report it in 'the news' then we accept that it is status quo. aa
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    Thank You For Your Service: Republican Edition

    Not Not unlike a baby you must carry to term (congratulations!), but we're not that proud of it that we'd spend money on it. aa
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    Thank You For Your Service: Republican Edition

    Just shut the fu** up already. You only care that you can live safely while deteriorating society. Republicans block bill aiding veterans impacted by burn pits and other toxic chemicals Apparent news flash - it costs money! Not like cutting taxes for the wealthy money, but still. We can't...
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