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Ukraine is under attack. It's a full on war.

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jeff37923:
I don't think that the Ukraine will go down quietly.

https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/military/ukraine-strikes-back-against-russia-as-chaos-continues-to-unfold/news-story/9e1eb73d6e9c8b4968e0a1808a3d57df

I have some Russian artists in my news feed and a lot of them are posting that this act is the will of Putin, but not that of the Russian people.

oggsmash:

--- Quote from: jeff37923 on February 25, 2022, 11:34:50 AM ---I don't think that the Ukraine will go down quietly.

https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/military/ukraine-strikes-back-against-russia-as-chaos-continues-to-unfold/news-story/9e1eb73d6e9c8b4968e0a1808a3d57df

I have some Russian artists in my news feed and a lot of them are posting that this act is the will of Putin, but not that of the Russian people.

--- End quote ---

  Not too many wars are the will of the people.  I would hazard to say almost NO war is the will of the people.  It takes massive propaganda and often lies to get a population behind sending their young, strong, brave men to die on other people's dirt.   I have no idea as to the Ukrainian capability to repel Russia.   However it turns out, will be a ripple effect across the globe.

Pat:

--- Quote from: oggsmash on February 25, 2022, 11:44:53 AM ---
--- Quote from: jeff37923 on February 25, 2022, 11:34:50 AM ---I don't think that the Ukraine will go down quietly.

https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/military/ukraine-strikes-back-against-russia-as-chaos-continues-to-unfold/news-story/9e1eb73d6e9c8b4968e0a1808a3d57df

I have some Russian artists in my news feed and a lot of them are posting that this act is the will of Putin, but not that of the Russian people.

--- End quote ---

  Not too many wars are the will of the people.  I would hazard to say almost NO war is the will of the people.  It takes massive propaganda and often lies to get a population behind sending their young, strong, brave men to die on other people's dirt.   I have no idea as to the Ukrainian capability to repel Russia.   However it turns out, will be a ripple effect across the globe.

--- End quote ---
That's true.

It's also true that the main argument in favor of giving government the ability to print money is it's necessary for the government to raise sufficient funds, when there is a threat of war, because if they tried to raise taxes high enough to actually pay for the the war, the populace wouldn't support it.

Makes you wonder.

oggsmash:

--- Quote from: Pat on February 25, 2022, 12:17:23 PM ---
--- Quote from: oggsmash on February 25, 2022, 11:44:53 AM ---
--- Quote from: jeff37923 on February 25, 2022, 11:34:50 AM ---I don't think that the Ukraine will go down quietly.

https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/military/ukraine-strikes-back-against-russia-as-chaos-continues-to-unfold/news-story/9e1eb73d6e9c8b4968e0a1808a3d57df

I have some Russian artists in my news feed and a lot of them are posting that this act is the will of Putin, but not that of the Russian people.

--- End quote ---

  Not too many wars are the will of the people.  I would hazard to say almost NO war is the will of the people.  It takes massive propaganda and often lies to get a population behind sending their young, strong, brave men to die on other people's dirt.   I have no idea as to the Ukrainian capability to repel Russia.   However it turns out, will be a ripple effect across the globe.

--- End quote ---
That's true.

It's also true that the main argument in favor of giving government the ability to print money is it's necessary for the government to raise sufficient funds, when there is a threat of war, because if they tried to raise taxes high enough to actually pay for the the war, the populace wouldn't support it.

Makes you wonder.

--- End quote ---

   There is a reason the founders wanted no standing army.   They figured if the USA was invaded, the army would form quickly from citizens.  If the USA wanted to step into a foreign engagement, they would have to have a GREAT case to form up the army. 

GeekyBugle:

--- Quote from: Pat on February 25, 2022, 12:17:23 PM ---
--- Quote from: oggsmash on February 25, 2022, 11:44:53 AM ---
--- Quote from: jeff37923 on February 25, 2022, 11:34:50 AM ---I don't think that the Ukraine will go down quietly.

https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/military/ukraine-strikes-back-against-russia-as-chaos-continues-to-unfold/news-story/9e1eb73d6e9c8b4968e0a1808a3d57df

I have some Russian artists in my news feed and a lot of them are posting that this act is the will of Putin, but not that of the Russian people.

--- End quote ---

  Not too many wars are the will of the people.  I would hazard to say almost NO war is the will of the people.  It takes massive propaganda and often lies to get a population behind sending their young, strong, brave men to die on other people's dirt.   I have no idea as to the Ukrainian capability to repel Russia.   However it turns out, will be a ripple effect across the globe.

--- End quote ---
That's true.

It's also true that the main argument in favor of giving government the ability to print money is it's necessary for the government to raise sufficient funds, when there is a threat of war, because if they tried to raise taxes high enough to actually pay for the the war, the populace wouldn't support it.

Makes you wonder.

--- End quote ---

Printing money is way worse than taxes, since it devalues the currency.

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