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General News    H3'ed 4/13/17

Cost of Military Spending

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It's difficult to truly grasp things measured in millions. The human mind can scarcely imagine things measured in billions and trillions of dollars. But let's give it a shot — with the nondiscussed, illegal, unwarranted (i.e., zero evidence of what happened and by whom) and counterproductive April 7 attack on Syria, which took 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles. At $1.4 million per missile, we arrive at $82.6 million. [I took a few ideas from an OEN comment or article and modified them for the state I live in. I link to this in hopes others may do similar with their local papers, focusing on whatever topic may seem most relevant to them, and ideally, keep the letters going. My goal is to rotate between three of our largest newspapers once a week or so.]

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