On Thu, 21 Oct 1999, beth kupper-herr wrote:

> ...anyone remember the "peace dividend" we were supposed to have when the
> Cold War ended?

> Steve Runge wrote:
> ...I prefer to speak in the unit of B2's: an ironically apt name for a war
> machine that costs roughly 2Billion, and a unit that is useful for pointing
> out national budgetary discrepancies and priorities.)"

"Peace dividend" indeed.  With a government bought and sold on the market
place, the only piece dividend in mind is how big a piece of the pie each
of our "representitives" can slice for themselves.  Makes one wonder which
"evil empire" won that cold war.


Jim Valkenburg    [log in to unmask]
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