I just visited Truthdig.com (http://www.truthdig.com, retrieved May 31, 2008). Robert Scheer serves as Editor. As I continue to agonize over cuts in my local school district, I was shocked that Mr. Scheer noted that we as a nation will be paying 2.5 billion dollars for each submarine being built. He noted that we, as a nation, are spending more on our military than the entire world combined. Yet, I am amazed that we can't find 28 million dollars for the school district. In my school district, there is a big struggle and a recall election. The big question, in my view, is what is our future. We have to have a commitment to move away towards education and peace and away from war.