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  •  We are a police state. (4+ / 0-)

    Synergy of 9-11 and plutocracy cum oligarchy.

    When I do 'transfer of merits' after Buddhist chanting, I  include 'Protection of innocent life, and Salvation for the Republic.'

    It would appear that events are going strongly against those  two desired outcomes.

    The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, And wretches hang, that jurymen may dine.

    by magnetics on Fri Dec 02, 2011 at 11:02:08 AM PST

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    •  the continued assertions that we are a police (1+ / 0-)
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      state are ridiculous, and offensive to those who have actually given their lives for freedom in countries like egypt, libya, north korea...

      and

      In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. -John Adams

      by rcnewton on Fri Dec 02, 2011 at 12:09:02 PM PST

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      •  how do you think this kind of thing starts (0+ / 0-)

        in a democracy?  Even if what they're saying is getting too extreme for you .... I'd be far more comfortably erring on the side of caution.

        "... a disciplined minority of totalitarians can use the instruments of democratic government to undermine democracy itself." -- Hannah Aredt, regarding the behavior of the National Socialist (NAZI) Party in the Reichstag in the Weimar Republic.

        by billlaurelMD on Fri Dec 02, 2011 at 03:09:27 PM PST

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      •  Three words: Boiling the frog. (0+ / 0-)

        The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, And wretches hang, that jurymen may dine.

        by magnetics on Fri Dec 02, 2011 at 10:15:31 PM PST

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    •  At least fear is diminishing (2+ / 0-)
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      among people globally and spirit is finding ground again. Keep chanting, this seems to be an awakening process and it needs all the goodwill it can get. We are starting where we are to use our common humanity against forces that derive their power from fear and darkness.  

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