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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:55 AM
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The USA Patriot Act
Saturday, March 4, 2006, 07:51 AM
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There was a time when Americans liked liberty. There was a time when Americans were willing do die for it. It seems that now all Americans care for is a warm TV, a TV Dinner and don't bother me. More people know who the judges for American Idol are than what the First Amendment says... and they are proud of it. What is going on? Truly it is scary... for what we are seeing is that indeed it can happen here. This country is NOT the essential nation, nor is it an exceptional nation. It is a young nation, with no sense of history and with screwed up priorities.

We scream OH MY GOD when we have a wardrobe malfunction that truly most did not even see... until it was pointed out to them. We impeach a President over a thing EVERY President since Washington has done, but it is honky dory when his successor takes us to war on pretenses. No, you can no longer pretend, the Memos are there... the evidence is overwhelming, and any of yuo who still scream, should google A New Pearl Harbor and the Project for a New American Century.

For the moment here are some choice sections of it

"Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event like a new Pearl Harbor..."

"And advanced forms of biological warfare that can target specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool."

-- from "Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources For a New Century," September, 2000.

It is time for people to get their heads out of their collective behinds and realize that the country is no longer the United States we all grew up in (ro came to). This country is now an Empire and even our so-called opposition party, is fulfilling its Imperial designs. They are not a real opposition party, and that is the truth. So what it will take for most people in this country to turn off American Idol and turn in to the Values that ONCE were part of this nation?
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 11:26 AM
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1. In the process of researching a reply
to a wingnut (which I then concluded he did not deserve), I looked at Nazi Germany.

I was surprised to learn that there were only 566,000 Jewish people in Germany at the begin of the Nazi era. Less than 1 percent of the population. Of these, 366,000 were killed by Hitler's regime. The rest of the 6 million Jewish people Hitler murdered were foreigners (3 million were Polish). At the end of the Nazi era 10.1 Million non-Jewish Germans had perished. Or nearly 15 percent of that population.

I know it's not as simple as this, but if those 366,000 Jews had been serial killers, they would have had to average 27.3 murders in order to reach parity.

Hitler took away the rights of 68 Million people on the pretext that Jews were destroying German society. Many Germans knew he would be a disaster, but a sufficient number believed him and participated to allow him to set his program in motion. And this in possibly the most culturally and technically advanced country of the time.

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