M.A.D. About Nukes

Written by Ed Howes

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I knowrepparttar typical objection to allowing just anybody to have weapons of mass destruction, but what can we do when it cannot be prevented? Certainly we will haverepparttar 126014 equivalent of a global wild west, when many adults were armed twenty four hours per day andrepparttar 126015 lawless killed one another, as best they could. That doesn't happen so much as it once did, butrepparttar 126016 lawless folks of those days had very short careers. Now they find a way to become heads of states for 30 and 40 years, in some cases. This is because no one with superior force objects to their rule in any meaningful way, until very recently.

If South Africa gave up its nuclear development program, it was not just to appeaserepparttar 126017 non proliferation dreamers. It was to save money inrepparttar 126018 absence of a strong external threat. Other would-be nuclear powers are not that fortunate. They have or imagine serious threats to sovereignty and rightfully so in either case. Why don't we make friends of Iran and North Korea, before they get their nukes? Letrepparttar 126019 U.S. send a new message. America will treat you right, even if you have no nukes and you are decidedly more evil than we are. But then, we hate those more evil than us, unless they have nukes already. It is our duty to punish those we can get away with punishing. Askrepparttar 126020 U.S. President.

It is mostly those who pose no threat to others that remain un-threatened by others. The United States poses a threat torepparttar 126021 entire world andrepparttar 126022 entire world has become a threat torepparttar 126023 United States. “Allrepparttar 126024 king's horses and allrepparttar 126025 king's men” cannot prevent future attacks, no matter how much credit they spend. Only whenrepparttar 126026 people ofrepparttar 126027 world are armed withrepparttar 126028 weapons of mass destruction that could be readily used against them, will there be any serious discussion of disarmament on a global scale. Until then, every have-not has a duty to become a have, in order to endrepparttar 126029 dominance and submission gamesrepparttar 126030 dominants so love to play. Long live Mutually Assured Destruction! All for nukes and nukes for all! At least until love becomes globally preferred to fear as a means of social control.

Freelance writer published on many websites and in newspapers. edhowes@hotmail.com justanotherview.com

The Ironies Of MASH

Written by Stephen Schochet

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With Alda being aloof, some ofrepparttar rest ofrepparttar 126013 cast became difficult. McLean Stevenson began to demand he only do one take. Why? Because Sinatra only did one take. He wanted to sit down in his scenes? Because Sinatra always sat down. Gary Burghoff, who future co-star Mike Farrell would later callrepparttar 126014 greatest actor onrepparttar 126015 show, drove directors crazy by causing delays, asking what Radar's motivation was for every scene. Loretta Swit became argumentative and difficult. Only Wayne Rogers and Larry Linville caused no problems. Yetrepparttar 126016 ratings continued to rise.

The ultimate irony came fromrepparttar 126017 source material. MASH continued to blastrepparttar 126018 army, often making Generals look like buffoons, and making several communist characters noble. Alda seemed to lighten up asrepparttar 126019 show got new cast members and became even more successful. But one person who found it difficult to watch wasrepparttar 126020 man who wroterepparttar 126021 book from which bothrepparttar 126022 movie and television show were inspired by, Dr. Richard Hornberger. He was especially bothered by Alda's portrayal of Hawkeye,repparttar 126023 character he patterned after himself, because Hornberger was a Conservative, flag waving, pro-military hawk.

Stephen Schochet is the author and narrator of the audiobooks "Fascinating Walt Disney" and "Tales Of Hollywood". The Saint Louis Post Dispatch says," these two elaborate productions are exceptionally entertaining." Hear realaudio samples of these great, unique gifts at www.hollywoodstories.com.

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