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Thu Dec 19, 2013, 01:12 AM

Well, I think that this has gone on long enough...

Americans are pretty much not in danger from any kind of foreign terrorist threat.

We've pretty much won in that arena…

We should now have bigger fish to fry, and ALL of it is scaldingly hot in our own frying pan:

Wealth inequality, too many guns on our streets, unemployment, economic insecurity, neglected infrastructure, insufficient affordable housing supply, chronic homelessness, voter access restriction, a broken immigration system, overcrowded and overused prisons, a failing criminal justice and law enforcement apparatus, political strife, an overly industrialized and artificial food supply, an inadequate manufacturing base, an economically destructive system of international trade, a regressive tax system, a failing pension system, a torn social safety net, inadequate and overcrowded public schools…

And that's just scratching the surface. I'm sure that any of you can add a lot to that list.

The solution is simple… Fix all of this shit and more.

If it gets fixed, then the elites who find it necessary to set up both the police and security states that we're dealing with right now will have much less of an urgent need to employ either of them.

They are abusing the people and they are afraid of the result of their abuse.

If they did the right thing, we wouldn't be in this pickle…

If nothing is done, it's going to get a hellava lot worse before it gets any better.

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Reply Well, I think that this has gone on long enough... (Original post)
MrScorpio Dec 2013 OP
blkmusclmachine Dec 2013 #1
awoke_in_2003 Dec 2013 #2
ReRe Dec 2013 #3
WowSeriously Dec 2013 #4
Javaman Dec 2013 #8
Major Hogwash Dec 2013 #5
Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2013 #6
Egalitarian Thug Dec 2013 #7
Dash87 Dec 2013 #11
Egalitarian Thug Dec 2013 #14
Danascot Dec 2013 #9
Quantess Dec 2013 #10
Hydra Dec 2013 #12
tina tron Dec 2013 #13

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 01:15 AM

1. All the post 9/11 stuff has been directed inward. We're the "terr'ists" now, it seems.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 02:14 AM

2. Wealth inequality...

is the root of all evil in the world. If a man is well fed and housed, he is less likely to commit "terrorism"

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 02:18 AM

3. Exactly the policy I live by...

... always do the right thing to begin with.
Who has time to keep doing everything over and over and over again? I don't.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 02:21 AM

4. There never was a terrorist threat.

 

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Response to WowSeriously (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 08:40 AM

8. +1 nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 02:26 AM

5. Are you kidding me?

Boehnor is the most powerful man in the world!!!
Boehnor shut down the federal government this year, for crying out loud!

Christie was only able to shut down 2 lanes on a bridge somewhere in Jersey!

Now, you tell me . . . who's the most powerful Republican in the world now??

It sure as hell ain't Turtle Man.
Hands down, it's Boehnor.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 03:08 AM

6. The GOP still acts like Reagan was the Messiah....

And "Supply Side" is their religion.

Washington has been notorious for being WAY behind the curve compared to the rest of the country. The new 18 year old voter in the next election was born in Clinton's second term. They think the whole "80's Reagan Worship Thing' is as crazy as the prior fixation with the "50's Ozzie and Harriet Thing".

Under the Right Wing the entire CONCEPT of respecting workers has been undermined. "A fair days work for a fair days pay" has been replaced with workers regarded with contempt.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 03:33 AM

7. K&R It's all an illusion manufactured for a purpose. n/t

 

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 05:07 PM

11. To make the defense industry billions.

We're manufacturing new military assets every day (the government is buying them) and shipping them right to the junkyard. It's all a big lie. It's sad because this is okay, but giving welfare to people that need it is going to destroy our economy and bankrupt our government. Makes perfect sense, right?

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Response to Dash87 (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 20, 2013, 02:28 PM

14. It also keeps the powerful in control. n/t

 

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 01:17 PM

9. Our whole government

is somewhere between center-right and certifiable and all those are "leftist" issues so it they ain't happening until some big changes are made.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 05:01 PM

10. Amen to that.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 05:24 PM

12. The things you mentioned are a feature, not a bug.

The Elite don't NEED the police state to keep control. They just like it.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 05:35 PM

13. The so called "War on Terror" was bullshit

 

How do I know? because the enemy all of a sudden became "Al Qeada affiliates" and "groups linked to Al Qeada".

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