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  • On Mon, 25 May 2015, 9:52am PDT in The story behind the farmers' offer to cut water use, Vicente said:

    They smartly avoided much deeper future cuts. Prolonged drought can now wreak havoc on everyone else, but senior water rights holders have a floor.

  • On Mon, 25 May 2015, 9:50am PDT in Die Greek Central Bank! Die!, Vicente said:

    I recall a few years back how everyone I talked to, salivated over California bankruptcy. Some people just need to fantasize and feed their disaster fetish.

  • On Mon, 25 May 2015, 9:20am PDT in Some Special Words For All Of You Who Served In The Military, Vicente said:

    Military service in this generation is quite different than historically.

    For one thing, it's only a fraction of 1 percent who actually are in the military.

    If you are in a military family, you are likely to end up there too. It's now a family business for a very small slice of citizens, just like farm kids used to end up as farmers by default.

    Everyone in my grandfather's generation who fought actual Nazis is dead. Volunteering or even submitting to draft to fight Hitler, those people did their service putting up with many hardships and plenty of risks, and if they survived they went back to civilian life, it wasn't a career.

    I am often alone in my boredom with the modern flag-draped holiday, but just not feeling the need to thank anyone for serving in Vietnam or the ensuing messes which had little to nothing to do with fighting for our "freedoms".

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