Today’s Warmongers Need To Remember How Much Horror It Costs

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Some kind of scene like this has played out because of war at least 1,329,644 times in American history.

Today I’m hearing a lot of casual talk, I’d actually call it casual warmongering, about how the country again needs to dramatically increase the spending of soldier’s lives, and about an implied need to be way less concerned about the incidental killing of civilians.

Maybe our lives depend on doing that. It probably doesn’t. It needs to be questioned hard.

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Soldiers aren’t the only ones killed in war. Many journalists, practicing the only profession specifically protected by the Constitution, give their lives so that the people know what the military was ordered to do. Their work documents history.

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Remembering Tim Hetherington, five years on

The film begins with Tim Hetherington trying to describe why he risks his life to tell stories from some of the world’s most dangerous regions. Eventually, he finds the right words: “I want to connect with real people, to document them in real circumstances, where there aren’t any neat solutions.”

American War Deaths Through History

The following is a listing of US casualties in the various conflicts that have been a part of the country’s history. The following numbers reflect only reported war deaths and exclude those wounded and/or missing. The Civil War maintains the highest American casualty total of any conflict.

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SpaceX vs Tomita (Mars)

 

 

SpaceX Releases Rockets-Eye View of Yesterday’s Landing

Oh SpaceX, you sweet son of a gun. You’ve landed another rocket on a floating ocean barge. This is the third landing in a row for Elon Musk’s commercial spaceflight company, and the second from a rocket that delivered its cargo to a very high orbit-which means it was coming down increadibly hot.

Space exploration will spur transhumanism and mitigate existential risk

When people think about rocket ships and space exploration, they often imagine traveling across the Milky Way, landing on mysterious planets and even meeting alien life forms. In reality, humans’ drive to get off Planet Earth has led to tremendous technological advances in our mundane daily lives – ones we use right here at home on terra firma.

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