marsthebringerofwar:

The refusal to give ground in defense can be and often is fatal. If you must defend, then give ground where you can spare, and fight where you can achieve a superior concentration of force.

Alright, good point. Lets elaborate :3

When in a defensive position it can be important to make a feint. Whether it’s building up the appearances of forces in a location you don’t care about, or the appearance of troop movements to swell on a front that you’re not attacking. When it does come time to defend and fall back then you can ‘fall back’ to positions that you actually care about. It’s sort of an art of overextending one’s form like a snake and then recoiling back to reform in a way that’s not obvious. If you can strike in the right places (possibly using fire for older wars) then you have left venom…   

Hell, most guirilla warfare could be seen as mostly snake tactics from a certain perspective.

When fighting from a purely defensive position it’s a matter of making your front line seem like hell, but having the hell be several lines back. I mean, if we’re talking military tactics then much of what we might talk about is heavily abstracted in terms of the united states.

My point is, what you said applies in many situations and is a good snippit to go by. I was just looking at some situations where it would apply, and how it would take share.

 

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Can a blog have an OOC post on tumblr?

What “war on women? (issues of rhetoric)

Instead of murders of women by their loved ones vs american troop deaths, how about we do murders of women by their loved ones versus Iraqi deaths? See how the skew changes?

I also talk briefly about my experience with domestic abuse and how I feel a bit frustrated that no one seems to walk to talk about female to male domestic abuse.

spartanbitch:

guiltengine:

This is pretty much the most disgusting statistic I have ever seen in my entire life.

:((((

So there’s some mild problems I have with these graphs. Our “wars” in those countries kill hundreds of thousands of the inhabitants of those countries, while our troops take a fraction of that in losses.
I’m also really not into this rhetoric of “war" for so many different things. There’s the war on drugs (throw everyone that wants to be intoxicated into jail, where they will likely become criminals because they probably weren’t to begin with). There’s the war on terrorism (occupy countries for absolutely any reason, and give vague reasons as to why citizens should be scared so you can pass horrible legislation). There’s the war on poverty, the war on obescity, a “war" for anything.
No.
War doesn’t mean people are being killed for some reason or another. War means that an organization is making a concerted effort to reach some sort of objective (no matter how vague) and often murdering people to do so. How about we compare these statistics to something that doesn’t scew the hell out of what they mean. We fucking bomb the hell out of innocent people in other countries and I don’t hear about the “war on libyan’s”. You want to talk about war? How about the congo? The oilfields of Africa? The list goes on.
Do I think that domestic abuse isn’t a problem? Do I think that these murders aren’t disgusting? Of course I do! I have first hand experience with abuse, and I still flinch because of it. Do rapes happen very often? Yes. This is a problems humans having been trying to get out of society for a long time, and I’m happy we have. I’m a hardcore individualist and avid supporter of egalitarian negative rights for everyone.
Can someone show me other statistics though that are more relavant to the subject? This scews the problem in a very deceptive way. How about we show the numbers of people killed in those countries, that the war is actually against. Ya know, the oppressed countries that the murders are taking place in?
How about we talk about husbands murdered by wives or girlfriends? It might be an insignificant statistic compared to this one, I’m ok with that, but at least it will be completely relevant.
tl;drI don’t like the rhetoric of war. The statistics are irrelevant to each other. I would like relevant statistics to express the problem. I support trying to solve this problem as much as OP. 

spartanbitch:

guiltengine:

This is pretty much the most disgusting statistic I have ever seen in my entire life.

:((((

So there’s some mild problems I have with these graphs. Our “wars” in those countries kill hundreds of thousands of the inhabitants of those countries, while our troops take a fraction of that in losses.

I’m also really not into this rhetoric of “war" for so many different things. There’s the war on drugs (throw everyone that wants to be intoxicated into jail, where they will likely become criminals because they probably weren’t to begin with). There’s the war on terrorism (occupy countries for absolutely any reason, and give vague reasons as to why citizens should be scared so you can pass horrible legislation). There’s the war on poverty, the war on obescity, a “war" for anything.

No.

War doesn’t mean people are being killed for some reason or another. War means that an organization is making a concerted effort to reach some sort of objective (no matter how vague) and often murdering people to do so. How about we compare these statistics to something that doesn’t scew the hell out of what they mean. We fucking bomb the hell out of innocent people in other countries and I don’t hear about the “war on libyan’s”. You want to talk about war? How about the congo? The oilfields of Africa? The list goes on.

Do I think that domestic abuse isn’t a problem? Do I think that these murders aren’t disgusting? Of course I do! I have first hand experience with abuse, and I still flinch because of it. Do rapes happen very often? Yes. This is a problems humans having been trying to get out of society for a long time, and I’m happy we have. I’m a hardcore individualist and avid supporter of egalitarian negative rights for everyone.

Can someone show me other statistics though that are more relavant to the subject? This scews the problem in a very deceptive way. How about we show the numbers of people killed in those countries, that the war is actually against. Ya know, the oppressed countries that the murders are taking place in?

How about we talk about husbands murdered by wives or girlfriends? It might be an insignificant statistic compared to this one, I’m ok with that, but at least it will be completely relevant.

tl;dr
I don’t like the rhetoric of war. The statistics are irrelevant to each other. I would like relevant statistics to express the problem. I support trying to solve this problem as much as OP. 

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the-unpopular-opinions:

I was going to make an image and caption it, but this gets the point across so perfectly.
You know Obama’s doing a great job when the conservative candidates throw the issues that SHOULD be being debated (the economy, jobs) out the window and bring in attempts at the religious vote.
Abortion shouldn’t be debated. Contraception shouldn’t be debated. It should just be for those who need access to it.
Women shouldn’t be stripped of their right to choose because other people say it contradicts what they think is right.
It’s become cliché to say so, but this is a democracy, not a theocracy. This country was founded on freedom of religion, not freedom to shove the most powerful beliefs down everyone’s throats. It’s an absolute shame, and I just don’t understand how there are still people who don’t get this concept.
I just don’t understand.

Yea I know, I totally agree. We also shouldn’t kill people abroad in an act of war without congressional approval. Oh wait. He did that. His administration also stated that they basically don’t give a fuck. Basically everyone in his administration told congress that they’re not worried about what congress said, they’re just going to go to war if the UN says so. He couldn’t be more clear about it:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5zNwOeyuG84#!
I don’t care who you are or what your political beliefs are, this is fucked up. If any president and his administration acted this way I would be outraged, and being Obama doesn’t make it any difference. LGBTQ rights and woman’s rights are important, and Obama has moved in a good direction in that area, but certain actions he’s taking are unacceptable and completely ignored.
Granted. This picture is still perfect. I wouldn’t go and say that Obama cares about the constitution unless it is convinient for him to do so though. Starting a war without any congressional approval at all is disgusting. If the military can be issued without us being attacked directly then that means the president and his cabinet can deploy the military whenever they want wherever they want. This is not how our government is supposed to work but no one seems to care.

the-unpopular-opinions:

I was going to make an image and caption it, but this gets the point across so perfectly.

You know Obama’s doing a great job when the conservative candidates throw the issues that SHOULD be being debated (the economy, jobs) out the window and bring in attempts at the religious vote.

Abortion shouldn’t be debated. Contraception shouldn’t be debated. It should just be for those who need access to it.

Women shouldn’t be stripped of their right to choose because other people say it contradicts what they think is right.

It’s become cliché to say so, but this is a democracy, not a theocracy. This country was founded on freedom of religion, not freedom to shove the most powerful beliefs down everyone’s throats. It’s an absolute shame, and I just don’t understand how there are still people who don’t get this concept.

I just don’t understand.

Yea I know, I totally agree. We also shouldn’t kill people abroad in an act of war without congressional approval. Oh wait. He did that. His administration also stated that they basically don’t give a fuck. Basically everyone in his administration told congress that they’re not worried about what congress said, they’re just going to go to war if the UN says so. He couldn’t be more clear about it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5zNwOeyuG84#!

I don’t care who you are or what your political beliefs are, this is fucked up. If any president and his administration acted this way I would be outraged, and being Obama doesn’t make it any difference. LGBTQ rights and woman’s rights are important, and Obama has moved in a good direction in that area, but certain actions he’s taking are unacceptable and completely ignored.

Granted. This picture is still perfect. I wouldn’t go and say that Obama cares about the constitution unless it is convinient for him to do so though. Starting a war without any congressional approval at all is disgusting. If the military can be issued without us being attacked directly then that means the president and his cabinet can deploy the military whenever they want wherever they want. This is not how our government is supposed to work but no one seems to care.

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