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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:32 PM
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"LIVING WITHIN OUR MEANS"!!! Like spending $1.2 TRILLION on war?
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 10:37 PM by BigBearJohn

Is this "living within our means"?
When did a republican fat cat EVER live
within his means?

I think they ought to start sending out
flavored condoms and lube with our tax bills. As long
as we're getting so screwed, we might as
well enjoy it.
:argh: :wtf: :argh: :argh: :wtf: :grr: :nuke:

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anarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:35 PM
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1. that's comparing apples to bags full of diamonds
"Living within our means" is only for the little people. We must all live in privation so that the elite can maintain privilege. That's how the whole system works.
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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:39 PM
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2. Either people are just too damn stupid, or they have fallen deep into apathy.
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Newest Reality Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:48 PM
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3. Consider the priorities!
What good are we, as numbers? We are still the unwashed masses, or as we are referred to, the useless eaters.

When you understand who is important and who matters, i.e., who is real and of value, then you see that a war, or occupation, (or whatever euphemism you care to use) is an extremely profitable event, to to tune of billions and billions of dollars. Now, that means that a lot of big money changes hands and goes to the "right" people who are prized in this consumer/profit culture. They, in turn, provide some jobs and skim off a large percentage of that money to put in their gargantuan bank accounts that will then be transferred to their offspring, (survival of the fittest) who will use that power/money to control the bleeting plebs who buy their corporately-produced, you-need-it crap, vote for what is offered to them, and value life more than their liberty while moaning and crabbing about what is actually slavery, but they call a job.

We have too many people who are now "produced" by the system of education, (training) and then subjected to the dominant, corporate media that conditions them and manufactures their consent while telling them that they are making a real choice in a surrealistic depiction of democracy that is managed in a very exact and scientific manner. Divisiveness and confusion reign. All that the people have to do is believe this or that in large enough numbers to keep the Status Quo rolling. The rest is what we are seeing now and that should give us a very good idea of where the change has to come from and how it has to go if we are to survive the political Tsunami we are facing.

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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 05:01 AM
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5. Wow! Wish I said that!!
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:08 PM
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4. The todate cost of wars is $1,176,952,330,857 & growing by the second.
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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 05:06 AM
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6. Yes. They want to leave a better world for their children
ad nauseum
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