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Dichotomous Thinking

If you ever suggest to a Republican it might be better two reduce military spending they will inevitably say We can’t just lower our defences and let everyone walk all over us. This is what psychiatrists call dichotomous either-or thinking. Reducing is not the same as eliminating. Republicans cannot grab the notion that in any spending, including military spending, there is such a thing as too little and also too much.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)

JFK (John Fitzgerald Kennedy) Was A Monumental Prick

JFK almost sent humanity extinct with his pride during the Cuban Missile Crisis starting on 1962-10-16. Nikita Khrushchev offered to withdraw missiles from Cuba if Kennedy would remove missiles from Turkey. This was a very good deal for the USA since the Turkish missiles were obsolete, and due to soon be replaced with Polaris submarines. Kennedy estimated the odds of nuclear war at 50%. Kennedy turned down the offer. Why? Because he wanted to send a clear message to Khrushchev that he could have missiles only within the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), and Kennedy could have them wherever he damn well pleased. My cock is bigger than your cock. Grovel or I will kill your family.

I will never forget day, I was completely sure I was a gonner. I had a seat overlooking the harbour to watch the attack. I will never forgive Kennedy. It is perhaps a good thing he was killed. Had he pulled another cowboy-ego-nuclear game, it is quite likely, none of us would be here.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)

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