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kohodog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:35 PM
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46. Hasn't it been said that Afghanistan is the graveyard of Empires?
The wars will bankrupt the US, like Russia. The richy riches will continue to party in their gated communities.

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  -What's it going to take to break the Empire? Taverner  Mar-20-11 09:28 PM   #0 
  - War tax. 90% war tax on gross incomes over $7 million.  aquart   Mar-20-11 09:31 PM   #1 
  - and... you're going to get that passed into law how?  Beam Me Up   Mar-20-11 10:02 PM   #13 
  - That's a brilliant idea.  Matariki   Mar-20-11 11:16 PM   #35 
  - I believe it will take a huge natural disaster  Angry Dragon   Mar-20-11 09:32 PM   #2 
  - Katrina says hi.  Initech   Mar-20-11 10:32 PM   #18 
     - I am talking about a huge disaster  Angry Dragon   Mar-20-11 10:58 PM   #29 
        - Or China to start demanding we pay them back with Euros...  Taverner   Mar-20-11 11:20 PM   #37 
        - I'm worried we will see that here in Cali in my lifetime.  Initech   Mar-21-11 12:34 AM   #38 
           - It's just a matter of time and I think we will be woefully unprepared. Frankly, with  RKP5637   Mar-21-11 06:08 AM   #42 
  - Doubt it's going to happen. And few actually want to cut domestic spending because we're "broke."  BzaDem   Mar-20-11 09:33 PM   #3 
  - +1  Bluerthanblue   Mar-20-11 09:49 PM   #5 
  - What annoys me about heathcare is we always talk of meeting healthcare  RKP5637   Mar-20-11 09:50 PM   #6 
  - When people leave the hospital with a bill that is 42 pages long,  truedelphi   Mar-20-11 10:02 PM   #12 
     - We don't affect these things apparently. We tried, and we were failed. The people  RKP5637   Mar-21-11 05:51 PM   #44 
        - Your expression "We were failed" says it all.  truedelphi   Mar-21-11 07:31 PM   #45 
           - It's very sad. n/t  RKP5637   Mar-21-11 07:37 PM   #47 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-20-11 09:56 PM   #9 
     - Something tells me if given the opportunity to live in Bhengazi for the next few months in a world  BzaDem   Mar-20-11 10:36 PM   #19 
        - Hey  BeFree   Mar-20-11 10:47 PM   #25 
           - But they're not over here. They're over there.  BzaDem   Mar-20-11 10:55 PM   #28 
              - They are here  BeFree   Mar-20-11 11:01 PM   #31 
  - One thing.  DeSwiss   Mar-20-11 09:40 PM   #4 
  - Frankly if we knew about 20% of what is going on I bet the entire populace would  RKP5637   Mar-20-11 09:57 PM   #10 
  - I dunno - on UFOs I think Bill Maher was right  Taverner   Mar-20-11 10:01 PM   #11 
     - What?  Beam Me Up   Mar-20-11 10:14 PM   #14 
     - +1000 +++ Exactly, keep 'em so confused with so much info., disinformation, gaps and  RKP5637   Mar-20-11 10:42 PM   #23 
     - I like Bill Maher, but with all due respect, he's a comedian.  DeSwiss   Mar-20-11 10:47 PM   #26 
        - Extrordinary Claims demand Extrordinary Evidence  Taverner   Mar-20-11 11:02 PM   #32 
        - A little more info on Dr. Greer:  Taverner   Mar-20-11 11:14 PM   #34 
        - Peace be unto you. n/t  DeSwiss   Mar-21-11 12:43 AM   #40 
        - And MSM giggles and brushes it off sounding like a bunch of simpletons. The  RKP5637   Mar-21-11 06:01 AM   #41 
  - Do the Republicans wish to cut FEMA? If not, why not?  RickFromMN   Mar-20-11 09:51 PM   #7 
  - Sadly as long as profits are being made by someone and they have enough power nothing  RKP5637   Mar-20-11 09:53 PM   #8 
  - Start making the wealthy afraid.  HughBeaumont   Mar-20-11 10:16 PM   #15 
  - be more precise. what would they fear?  Beam Me Up   Mar-20-11 10:28 PM   #17 
  - create a currency whose value can not be controlled by any central agency  Beam Me Up   Mar-20-11 10:22 PM   #16 
  - If we followed your proposal, we would be back to having depressions and panics every few decades  BzaDem   Mar-20-11 10:37 PM   #21 
     - no. you don't get it. we've never had a currency whose value  Beam Me Up   Mar-20-11 11:04 PM   #33 
  - End the wars - and tax rich people.  Initech   Mar-20-11 10:36 PM   #20 
  - What you are seeing are the last stage of all Empires  nadinbrzezinski   Mar-20-11 10:38 PM   #22 
  - A couple more wars. We cannot afford the ones we already have. nt  jwirr   Mar-20-11 10:45 PM   #24 
  - We must ask Yoda  Snoutport   Mar-20-11 10:48 PM   #27 
  - One day, we really will just be bankrupt.  krabigirl   Mar-20-11 11:00 PM   #30 
  - Jedi  Motown_Johnny   Mar-20-11 11:19 PM   #36 
  - You're not a "war" with Libya, yo're enforcing a UN resolution  HEyHEY   Mar-21-11 12:37 AM   #39 
  - How long do you think that will be?  Iterate   Mar-21-11 09:33 PM   #50 
  - Let Norway run the UN. A "firm believer" in "the importance of an UN-led world order".  pampango   Mar-21-11 06:21 AM   #43 
  - Hasn't it been said that Afghanistan is the graveyard of Empires?  kohodog   Mar-21-11 07:35 PM   #46 
  - bankruptcy would be my guess  Astraea   Mar-21-11 07:38 PM   #48 
  - China bombing us the way we have bombs so many others.  sarcasmo   Mar-21-11 07:49 PM   #49 
 

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