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branders seine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:42 PM
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What do you think is the defining issue of our times?
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 07:43 PM by branders seine
1. Corporate militaristic colonialism (occupation of third-world countries to benefit a narrow economic interest)

2. Class warfare (wealthy elites expanding their holdings and keeping the lesser masses down)

3. Environmental destruction adn climate change

4. Health care reform

5. Reestablishing economic stability in the aftermath of a serious recession

6. The clash of different religions and cultures (culture wars, religious fundamentalism)

oops 7. Other (please explain)

(Please be gentle. This is my first-ever thread. I can't do polls.)
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:45 PM
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1. #2, first and foremost.
ALL of the others seem to be symptoms of the problem, which is Class Warfare(tm).
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branders seine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:00 PM
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13. great pic
I agree.
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:45 PM
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2. Corporate power and influence.
Which basically has a finger in all but one of the things you listed.
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sicksicksick_N_tired Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:47 PM
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3. Being rational, empathic, humble human beings. nt
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:49 PM
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4. I'll be gentle: ONE
But most of them are interconnected.

Welcome to DU.
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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:51 PM
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5. ONE
One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do
Two can be as bad as one
It's the loneliest number since the number one


:toast:
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:56 PM
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9. LOL.
Not bad, crispy, not bad at all....
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Mr Generic Other Donating Member (362 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:52 PM
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6. i vote for #1.
all of the others are symptoms or strategies of the corporate state.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:53 PM
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7. Environmental destruction and climate change are the most serious.
Everything else runs a close second.

Welcome to DU! :hi:
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branders seine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:01 PM
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15. thank you.
we don't need air to breathe, water to drink, or temperatures that allow our food to grow...
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notesdev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:55 PM
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8. None of the above
It's money. How it is created and who controls it. That is the root of virtually every problem in this country today.
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branders seine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:08 PM
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18. how does that differ from #2?
I agree it's about money.
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notesdev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:22 PM
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19. It's broader than that
Money is fundamental to how people relate to each other.
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Louisiana1976 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:57 PM
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10. Something you don't hear about often in the news, yet it affects an important part of this country.
I mean the continued neglect of New Orleans and the rest of the Gulf Region over 4 years after Katrina and the federal flood. This encompasses several of the issues you mention: class warfare, health care (or the shortage of same), environmental destruction and climate change, and a culture clash.
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TannerBoyle Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:58 PM
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11. As always--it's about race and reason.
But no one will ever admit it.
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branders seine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:59 PM
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12. race and reason
isn't that 2 defining issues?
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TannerBoyle Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:01 PM
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14. Not in the way that they're linked.
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:03 PM
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16. Environment far and away.
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 08:04 PM by MasonJar
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:04 PM
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17. Class warfare and entrenchment
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lib2DaBone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:31 PM
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20. #2 for sure... and the Teabaggers..
.. that vocal minority of brainwashed Religious nutjobs who suffer from the Stockhom Syndrome, and think something is going to trickle down to them from their right wing masters.

I can tell them what is going to trickle down.. but it's brown and nasty and not very nice.
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