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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 01:31 PM
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When histories are written 100 yrs from now...
they will indicate that the demise of the American Empire was brought about by the bribing of government officials by corporate interests(lobbyist).

Now, of course, there will be many other contributing reasons such as its lust for war and spending, which brought about the unending debt of the government and its people, but the bribe taking was the catalyst for it all.

Just my pea-brained opinion. :silly:
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Xenotime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 01:40 PM
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1. It will show it all started with *
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 01:53 PM
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2. I maintain it was Nixon
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 01:54 PM by izquierdista
Little did I know it then, but 1969 was the zenith of American accomplishment. That was the year when LBJ handed over the last multi-year budget surplus (Clinton only got to surplus at the very end of his tenure) to Nixon, who promptly pissed it away in VietNam.
That was the year of the moon landing, which got a "been there, done that" lack of follow-up from subsequent administrations. Everything vile that Bush did had its origin with Nixon, including Cheney and Rumsfeld.

When I think back on how different the last 40 years could have been -- well, I quit thinking about it, so I won't get too depressed.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:03 PM
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4. nixon also gave rise to the hmo, the neo-cons and the trickle down economics.
he will forever been known as the grandfather of republican stupidity.
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:16 PM
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7. BUSH = NERO
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 01:54 PM
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3. I believe you have good, sound, logical reason to believe that.
To deny the adverse dynamics created by legalized bribery on elected officials is to deny gravity.

When money becomes King, what else can "We the People" be but subjects?

I'm convinced that virtually all short sighted, illogical, narrow minded policies and law passed by the government benefiting the few while screwing over the many and the nation in general are directly related to this institutionalized absurdity.
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:08 PM
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5. Most likely, but I'm afraid it depends on who actually writes the history books
If the corporate lackeys have their way their grandchildren will be the ones preserving the family "history."
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:20 PM
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8. You are so correct with that statement. The winners
ALWAYS write the history books. So, they will be in Chinese.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:15 PM
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6. When they are written, what will the cockroachoids say about us.
Will they have a lingering fondness for the vanished human species that for so long nurtured them?
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EmeraldCityGrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:35 PM
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9. Nixon ending the gold standard and gaving birth to the petro dollar.n/t
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