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Old 07-05-2018, 11:40 PM
 
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In other words, the Goon Squad for the Property Owners?


Enforcing contracts, rules/regs, debt collection etc, that's what courts are for.
courts dont really enforce, they just pass judgement for the LE to enforce.
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Old 07-06-2018, 02:14 AM
 
Location: rural south west UK
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post industrial would seem to mean by its very wording no more manufacturing base, by that inference you would have severe difficulty in obtaining new equipment for your military units, therefore hampering the scope of what you could do and what you could have an influence on.
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Old 07-07-2018, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna.
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post industrial would seem to mean by its very wording no more manufacturing base, by that inference you would have severe difficulty in obtaining new equipment for your military units, therefore hampering the scope of what you could do and what you could have an influence on.
There will be a manufacturing base, but it will be more technically-sophisticated. The overwhelming majority of clothing, for example, is now imported, and the advantages of industrialization, however meager at the outset, have found their way into almost every corner of the diminishing Third World. and as this process progresses, the First World's dominance of "higher-tech' manufacturing will diminish.

And the same rules would apply to the (hopefully unnecessary) prospects of resolving conflicts between nation-states via direct confrontation; economic and cyber-warfare replacing conflicts between massed combat units. It beats the whatever out of digging trenches and throwing hand grenades. But a side effect of this might be a correctional system that addresses the least-desirable, but necessary portions of the spectrum of employment with military-modeled discipline.
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Old 07-28-2018, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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We need to realize that our military is nothing but a cash cow and protection for the rich and dreadful for the participants.
Overall it is a machine that messes up a lot of peoples lives.

However there are opportunities for some to enlist, get some great training and certifications, and maybe make a lot of money.
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Old 07-28-2018, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Overall it is a machine that messes up a lot of peoples lives.

However there are opportunities for some to enlist, get some great training and certifications, and maybe make a lot of money.
Overall itís a machine that keeps people, businesses, local areas, and civilians employed.

Thatís it. That the purpose of the military, employment (and deterrence).
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Old 07-28-2018, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Overall itís a machine that keeps people, businesses, local areas, and civilians employed.

Thatís it. That the purpose of the military, employment (and deterrence).
We also fund a great deal of new scientific research whcih develops new tech.

I navigated submarines around the world submerged using tech that was developed with the ultimate goal of navigating in space.
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