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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 03:51 PM
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14. I think you are basically correct, but your style of presentation will ...
probably cause many to ignore your main points.

This is my version of your key arguments.

Point #1 ... I think you are correct to say that most major corporations, and the super rich, have already gone global. Country borders are pretty much meaningless to them. Corporations can set up new factories anywhere on the globe, and the super rich can purchase homes all across the globe as well. And if the shit hits the fan in one location, so what, you just move.

Point #2 ... Your call for all of the rest of us to "wake up" and recognize this reality and "go global" is also correct. Here is how I explain it. I grew up in Philadelphia. And my family never, ever, considered moving anywhere else. As I grew up, my friends stayed there. Most of them have never left that area. I did. I went to college, left PA, and lived in a number of other states because by moving, I had a better shot at a better career. Most of my old friends and family, still live withing 50 miles of where we grew up. They almost never leave that space.

Point #3 ... a number of years back, my wife could have taken a position leading a technology group in India. Her company was building an presence in that region. We considered it, but decided to not do it. But it was an attractive opportunity in many ways.

My kids have been told these stories. Much like I left PA for a better life, they may find that leaving the US is what they should do at some point.

My mother was not happy when I left PA, and I won't be happy if my kids leave the US, but ... if they do, I know why.
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  -OK..... some of us see the truth, evidence and what we see as a major hypocrisy. Ichingcarpenter  Dec-16-10 03:14 PM   #0 
  - unrecc'd by the "let's just stay asleep" crowd!  villager   Dec-16-10 03:15 PM   #1 
  - Those freaks was right when they said you was dead,  Ichingcarpenter   Dec-16-10 03:22 PM   #2 
  - It didn't get that reaction from *me* -- I recc'd it  villager   Dec-16-10 03:34 PM   #6 
  - Well.... I get a lot of People that don't like what I say  Ichingcarpenter   Dec-16-10 03:41 PM   #13 
  - I don't think he unrecced it  sharp_stick   Dec-16-10 03:35 PM   #8 
  - They are asleep because it is in their economic interest to be asleep -  TBF   Dec-16-10 03:37 PM   #11 
  - Ah but we peons Are not free to move about the planet, try crossing  HillbillyBob   Dec-16-10 03:22 PM   #3 
  - Yes...... Its very hard  Ichingcarpenter   Dec-16-10 03:33 PM   #5 
  - The yelling made me believe your argument.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Dec-16-10 03:27 PM   #4 
  - the USA IS only what you see on their TV PROGRAMS  xiamiam   Dec-16-10 03:35 PM   #7 
  - There's a lot to be said for "Workers of the WORLD Unite!"  Tierra_y_Libertad   Dec-16-10 03:35 PM   #9 
  - +1 solidarity my friend. nt  TBF   Dec-16-10 03:38 PM   #12 
  - +1000000000  leftstreet   Dec-16-10 03:52 PM   #15 
  - +1000  Raksha   Dec-16-10 04:16 PM   #19 
  - If an additional 15% of Americans could be "awakened", it would  ladjf   Dec-16-10 03:36 PM   #10 
  - I think you are basically correct, but your style of presentation will ...  JoePhilly   Dec-16-10 03:51 PM   #14 
  - Wow..... I just removed snow today at my age and I'm tired.  Ichingcarpenter   Dec-16-10 04:00 PM   #16 
     - Haha ... here in NC, we had some ice, schools closed ...  JoePhilly   Dec-16-10 04:14 PM   #18 
        - But Citizens of the EARTH are not Chinese nor American  Ichingcarpenter   Dec-16-10 04:24 PM   #20 
           - True ... but citizens of America ior china will not ..  JoePhilly   Dec-16-10 04:47 PM   #23 
  - There can be a REVOLUTION!  Newest Reality   Dec-16-10 04:10 PM   #17 
  - They are afraid!!!!!!  mstinamotorcity   Dec-16-10 04:32 PM   #21 
  - They are afraid!!!!!!......... You will Wake Up.... and  Ichingcarpenter   Dec-16-10 04:43 PM   #22 
     - I am woke  mstinamotorcity   Dec-16-10 04:52 PM   #25 
  - Wake Up by Shooter Jennings...  walldude   Dec-16-10 04:52 PM   #24 

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