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Phoebe Loosinhouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:19 AM
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The whole country is the Milgram experiment - how much pain can you witness others experiencing
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 12:33 AM by Phoebe Loosinhouse
Before you pull the electorate plug on failed politicians and parties?

We'll soon find out.

My prediction is you won't care unless you or someone close to you experiences:

unemployment
job insecurity
rising healthcare costs
equity loss in real estate
loss of life or ability due to war
denial of civil/marriage rights


Surprise! That's effectively ALL OF US
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mahina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:26 AM
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1. ad please
war
ptsd
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Phoebe Loosinhouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:36 AM
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3. Thank you. I left off 2 major issues which I have corrected.
War and its effects can never be forgotten or diminished.
Same for civil rights for GLBT community
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Goldstein1984 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:40 AM
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4. An army of economic refugees
made possible by the economic situation in the country.

It isn't just war and PTSD, but the inequity between who is fighting those wars and who is benefiting from them.

Only a fraction of war mongers actually have anyone they love at risk. They're confusing economic necessity with volunteering and patriotism; they're sending the poor children of the poor to fight; and they're sending the bill for he wars to future generations. Why not? What have they got to lose?

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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:39 AM
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8. The rich start the wars and profit off of the wars.

It's the kids of average, regular Americans that are dying in the wars.

War is a good business. Invest a child today.

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mahina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:27 AM
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2. also
k and r, regrettably, but true.
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Hydra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:41 AM
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5. Right
Until the pain comes home, "It's not my problem"

Lots of people are still going to put up with it even when it DOES become their problem though.

"Not with a bang, but with a whimper"
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Bigmack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:14 AM
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6. I've always thought the Repubs...
would be the ones that held the hand down on the shock plate, or kept shocking after the person in the next room stopped screaming.
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:43 AM
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7. Brilliant!!!! k*r
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