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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-17-10 11:38 AM
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138. Sounds to me like you're doing what you got mad at me for doing, right?
You're chastising us for not doing anything.

While I agree with you, you happen to be chastising the few here who ARE presently involved in just what you are saying to do.

As I said earlier, I, too, am tired to death of the constant repeating of the same repeating of the same stuff. We ALL here know the military budget is bloated, and saying that over and over and over and over and then figuring that solves everything, conversation ended and we go on to the next topic is worse than useless. Nothing happens, and we pat ourselves on the back for being so smart that we know what the problem is.

What I disagree with you on is that you are criticizing people here for doing some brainstorming.
DU is mostly an inactive place, and when people are talking about what can be done, that needs to be cheered! There is always a starting point in any action, and seeing what needs to be done is a very good starting point. It needs to be encouraged, and to help more people to actually see that they CAN do something.

Someone here mentioned a Constitutional amendment, and I can see you rolling your eyes, and loudly proclaiming "We know that will never happen." Well, maybe so, but just organzing something like that has a lot of value. And just a few days ago, someone on Thom Hartmann, I think it was, talked about the ERA amendment, and how it has never been passed, but the work on it caused a lot of discussion and led to some improvements. So, you see, doing SOMETHING, even if you think it is useless, is better than doing NOTHING, which is what has been done for over 30 years now.

I don't like it when DUers shout, "Well, then, what's YOUR idea?", but I *would* like to hear what *you* think is "workable". As someone said, this is an CRISIS, and it is imperative that we do more than argue back and forth. We would welcome your ideas, too. Suffering people are waiting for us to take action.
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