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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:23 AM
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Proud to be an American? - Mother Jones
There are more equally illustrative charts about the "American Dream" at the link.

http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/06/speedup-america...

Proud to be an American?
The US is part of a very small club of nations that don't require...
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Ship of Fools Donating Member (899 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:32 AM
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1. Amazing how visuals can really drive it home. PATHETIC.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:46 AM
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2. America the SCREWED
But hey! Our rich people are the richest people out there! They buy $14,000 shower curtains so we can be proud!

It really is time for people with those garage woodshops to start knocking together scale model guillotines and start to put them in appropriate places.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:47 AM
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3. K&R......
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:56 AM
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4. And the media has done an excellent job of
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 10:56 AM by LibDemAlways
convincing Americans that those benefits of living in a civilized society - benefits taken for granted throughout the world - are a bad thing.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:15 AM
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5. Nope. Not proud. nt
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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:33 PM
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7. I agree! Nothing to be proud about with these statistics.
Add to that we have a really bad infant/ mortality rate. And no help for the babies once born; but total love when inside a woman's uterus.. Total control of a woman to keep them unable to enjoy motherhood/ parenting and unable to afford care to keep from getting pregnant or using family planning techniques. This country has got to change. We've got to do something massive that allows our collective People Power create a better country for now and for our future.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:28 PM
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11. We'll have to throw the corporatists out to really tap into people power. nt
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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:58 AM
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6. Disgusting.. We are truly a 3rd world country.
No wonder when the populace starts asking for simple things, the a$$holes at the top start screaming "socialist" and "class war"... They do know how badly they are screwing most Americans so they can rule the roost and keep us jumping thru loops trying to survive day to day, week to week, and year to year. Time for a revolution for real!!!!!
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:36 PM
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8. Those damned commies -
who would want 4 weeks paid leave or 52 weeks paid maternity leave? It's treason!

:crazy:
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:11 PM
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9. Paid maternity leave...
EVERYWHERE in the world but the US of Murka, Papua New Guinea & Sierra Leone.

The problem is--people in this country are too stupid to realize it.

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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 04:34 PM
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10. Looks like the government of the people, by the people, and for the people is taking care
of its corporate patrons rather than we the people: now how quaint and fascist it that? :patriot:
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