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5 Broken Cameras

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Each year the U.S. government provides roughly $2 billion dollars in military aid to the country of Israel.

Money used to shoot peaceful protesters and force people out of homes.

Trailer "5 Broken Cameras" from Guy Davidi on Vimeo.

If the people of this country and the government care so much about cutting the U.S. deficit, here is a quick way to cut a couple billion dollars for the deficit. 

 Link to DVD here... 5 Broken Cameras

Sequester Effect on the Military

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I was skimming through the news and notice this headline from ABC news, "Most Back Cuts Overall – But Not to the Military". By a nearly 2 to 1 margin people are opposed to cutting the military budget in this country. Although, they did only poll about a thousand people. The people polled apparently support cutting, education, health benefits, and other social services but not the war machine.
With the sequester the department of defense will receive a roughly 8% reduction is spend equality $43 billion from defense programs.
To put that in prospective. The war in Iraq, according to the DOD totaled at least $757.8 billion. That doesn’t count cost of medical care for veterans, and the war in Afghanistan. Giving us over $1 billion per year of the war.As of 2007 there was an estimated $10 billion dollars lost through waste or mismanagement in the warsThe United States plans to buy a total of 2,443 F-35 strike fighters at a cost of about $130 million per plane. And it doesn't…