The Daily Populous

Tuesday September 14th, 2021 evening edition

image for The United States Will Spend $3.5 Trillion Without Batting an Eye—as Long as It’s on War.

That's a lot of money, though it should be noted it's spread out over the next 10 years.

And also, it's not actually that much money if you examine what the United States is capable of spending while scarcely batting an eye.

In total, according to the Costs of War project from Brown University, the U.S. has spent over $8 trillion over two decades fighting its post-9/11 wars.

The $75 billion Lockheed took home in 2020 is more than one-and-a-half times the entire State Department budget.

As you may have suspected, we spend a great deal more on our efforts to make war than those to make peace.

All this is to say that the United States has no aversion to spending money.

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Texas GOP website down after Anonymous hack and replaced by Planned Parenthood fundraiser

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The website of the Texas Republican Party was the victim of an apparent hacking attack over the weekend and remained mostly offline on Monday.

The extent of the Anonymous hack could still be seen on Internet Archive screenshots from over the weekend.

“We have been able to secure our website, but make no mistake, threats and attacks like this only strengthen our resolve,” the website added. »

Taliban takeover of Afghanistan will reshape Middle East, official warns

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“Afghanistan is an earthquake, a shattering, shattering earthquake, and this is going to stay with us for a very, very long time,” the official said on Monday.

“And I don’t think the Americans are going to be a part of the geopolitical struggle over Afghanistan.

The emphasis will be on “trying to make this region less of a pressure cooker”. »