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Would you know how many states there are left to have their ID votes knocked

down? This time we've really got to disable all of the GOP's numerous ways of practicing
vote and election fraud

Yes, and those "some" could make all the difference. I am more worried about Republican vote

and election fraud.

Yes, but not all. It's not possible for people to feel alike 100%.

I wonder if all the additives in our food (antibiotics, growth hormones ...in the feed given to

animals, and various chemicals as well as gene manipulation to make vegetables grow faster)
could cause an increase in problems in our children.

Yes, leave it to the big corporations -- as long as they can make more profits. I think federal
and state governments ought to have not only stricter rules, but also carry them out.

We just can't trust those big business corporations!

And in the Western World, the first people to develop writing were the people named in

the Bible as "Mesopotamians." Today, it's called "Iraq." Over many centuries, the written
language spread west, mainly through trade. Each country made some changes to
better fit into their own language.

The first Europeans to acquire a written language were the Greeks, who learned
it from the Semitic people, with whom they were trading. And the Romans learned
about the written language from the Greeks. The Romans civilized the rest of
Western Europe (notice that whether it's English, French, German, Scandinavian...
we all use the same alphabet). And Greece civilized the rest of Eastern Europe.

The Scandinavian nations were the last to acquire their written language -- they
had no written history until only about 1000 years ago.

The modern numerical system 0 to 9 came from the Arabs. And higher mathematics
also began with the Arabs, who invented "algebra."

With the Roman system of I, V, X, L, C, D, M, the highest functions that can be
achieved are multiplication and division. And even these simple arithmetical
functions are extremely troublesome to do. No higher math was possible without
the abstract ideas of the zero and the decimal point.

As written by someone in a previous post, each new culture is built upon the
foundations of earlier cultures. I might add, that as we go back in history, it seems
that other cultures were the Numero Uno in the past, and that each culture had its
time at being Number One.

People like Rep. Steve King, who are so eager to pat themselves on the back,
display an ignorance of history, not to mention a lack of good manners and common

Hey, Arcane, just bring up the topic of Debbie W. Schultz's having rigged the Democratic

Primary Debate schedule 2016, and they'll keep quiet. This is something that nobody
can deny without appearing to be foolish.

62 of the richest people in the world own as much as the bottom half of the world's

population (about 3,6 billion people). And 1% of the richest Americans own more
wealth than the lower 99%.

And the difference is getting still wider. What on earth for? What do the wealthy
have in mind to do with still more, and at the expense of the poor, some of whom
are dying slow deaths from lack of basic needs to stay alive?

If this isn't madness, what is?


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Can the Corporatists, who prefer to maintain the present status quo, be made to change?

Democrats and Republicans, especially the younger members, are becoming more and
more dissatisfied with their Establishments, and are joining the Independents by the
droves. Today, the Indies number 43%, Dem. 30% and Rep. 26%. It won't be long
before the Indies alone will have reached 51%, and will outnumber the Dems. and
the Reps. combined.


What are these mostly younger people dissatisfied about? To put it very briefly, more
and more of them are becoming aware of the fact that the American people have been
robbed for decades, and are continuing to be robbed today, by the Corporatist top
wealthiest 0.1% of the population, who have gained control not only of the economy
of the nation, but also of its politics. They have bribed and bought their way, so that
too many corrupted people are holding top positions not only in the business world,
but also in government. These latter politicians make laws that favor the Super-rich. So,
how can the Corporatists lose?

How can the Corporatists lose?

I already see the first important step: The large numbers in recent years, especially
of the younger people mentioned above, consistently leaving their Parties in disgust.
They have suffered intensely from the unending greed and corruption of the
Corporatists. And these younger people are the future of our nation! You can be sure
they will see to it, that their children will not suffer the disadvantages that they have
gone through.

Corporatists will do their best to see that the status quo remains, of course. Maybe
some of their wiser and less sociopathic ones will begin to have second thoughts
about continuing in their present greedy ways -- especially when the number of
Independents will have reached the 51% mentioned above. I don't think it will take
very long for the Indies to outnumber the Dems. and Reps. combined.

Something will have to give! Right? Yes, I see change coming -- unless, God forbid!,
a total dictatorship will have already taken over our nation. Then that's another story!

Does the Dem. Establishment have an unconscious death-wish for its own party?

Bernie is the only Democratic candidate who can beat Trump. He is the only one who
consistently has a positive favorability rating with the American people since the
summer of 2015. Both Trump and Hillary consistently show negative favorability
ratings. The American people want Bernie for president, but the Democratic
Establishment prefers its favorite , Hillary, in spite of the above. They and the DNC
helped Hillary to win the Primaries with their dirty tricks -- and they had the help of
the Corporate news media to boot.

This is the big issue of what is wrong with America today: The will of the majority no
longer means anything. That's why people are leaving both parties by the millions.
The number of Independents far outnumber either major party, and their numbers
are growing by the day.

I can see change coming in the not-too-distant future -- Big Change. At this rate,
what else can it be but that something is going to have to give? I wish I could know
in advance in what direction things will change -- but with the situation as it is, the
number of different ways are too many.

One guess is: Are the Democratic Establishment elites going to overtly join up with
the Corporate elites some day? This is highly unlikly. Corporate elites have always
preferred to work from behind the scenes, while protecting their powerful influence
in both Parties at the same time.

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