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mike1963 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:31 PM
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"Our darkest days are here" - Andy Rooney
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/05/20/60minutes/roo...

Hope this isn't a dupe, I didn't see it.
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kalian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:08 PM
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1. This sums it up...
In the history of the world, several great civilizations that seemed immortal have deteriorated and died. I don't want to seem dramatic tonight, but I've lived a long while, and for the first time in my life, I have this faint, faraway fear that it could happen to us here in America as it happened to the Greek and Roman civilizations.

Too many Americans don't understand what we have here, or how to keep it. I worry for my grandchildren, my great-grandchildren. I want them to have what I've had, and I sense it slipping away.

Have a nice day.


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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:47 PM
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2. It could happen to us. It IS happening to us.
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:02 PM
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3. yep, without a doubt
all the warning signs are there. You only need to know enough history to recognize them.

That's the problem. Too much 'American Idol' and not enough reading. :-(
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Mechatanketra Donating Member (903 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 03:43 AM
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4. The dark side of Santayana
We've all heard "Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it."

The problem is, enough people not learning from history can doom even those who did.
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