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  •  Most people on this site (8+ / 0-)

    don't have the faintest idea what almost happened and could still happen on Cyprus. They don't understand what's been happening since 2008. They look at their 401ks and are simply delighted with the job their president is doing.

    If People will not act within the circles that they keep either out of ignorance or feigned ignorance, you have to make a long jump to get to positive action  that you refer to as "the next step". It is going way beyond most people's comfort zones. A quick look at the demographics of this site and you'll see, most here are very comfortable and happy.

    There is something very big and dear to the thieves hearts that they don't get about the food-stamps program.  It acts as a national security blanket to keep their property and their assets safe from the starving. Imagine where people would go if they were starving. They wouldn't go to a another poor person's house. They would go to any neighborhood that looked  prosperous and they wouldn't care how they voted.

    The only people time people will act is when they are starving and their kids are starving and death is inevitable if action isn't taken. Then and only then will they go outside their comfort zone.  By then it's usually way too late. They are too weak for physical action which makes it easy for the state to put them down.

    There will never be anything even close to what you mentioned. Compared to the depression of the 1930s , we have it pretty damn good. If they didn't move then, it will take far more to move now.

    “ Success has a great tendency to conceal and throw a veil over the evil of men. ” — Demosthenes

    by Dburn on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 07:33:22 PM PDT

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    •  agree - most on site engaged in back and forth (4+ / 0-)

      back and forth of the 2 factions

      the 2 factions that work for the 1%

      and all the while the banksters and other 1% have corrupted the rule of law and the government to transfer resources to themselves

      now they are no longer hiding

      they are out in the open

      now with Citizens United they can buy the elections and the government

      more and better democrats is no longer enough

      •  You could probably fit better Dems in a minivan (2+ / 0-)
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        You could definitely fit them in a minibus.  There are Warren and Sherrod Brown in Senate.  I once had high hopes for Franken, but I've often looked for his picture on milk cartons since he took office.  There are probably some very good House members elected in the last 2-3 cycles, but I'm having difficulty recalling them right now.

        Occupy at least provided a different vision for a few months' time, but thuggish police crackdowns that seemed to follow a coordinated template seems to have taken care of that.  350.0rg rallied the troops against KXL, but I'm not sure what they'll do when (almost inevitably) the pipeline gets approved.  People rallied to labor's banner in WI 2 years ago, but that energy was channeled into a recall campaign that largely failed.

        I'm at a loss as to where to go at this point.

        Some men see things as they are and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?

        by RFK Lives on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 07:46:35 AM PDT

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        •  The problem has always been (1+ / 0-)
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          that when new members are elected to congress most of them (Warren is an exception so far) get co-opted. They have a very effective way of doing it. If they don't toe the line that don't get committee assignments. They don't get the backing  of the national party. Heads of Committees don't donate to their campaigns. Finding support from fellow member is spares in terms of co-sponsoring a bill.

          I'm sure it upsets them to no end that Sherrod and Warren's popularity have helped them eclipsed the need for acceptance of the normal rules that basically come down to : if you don't participate in "our little deals" you hear nothing and will never say nothing or you can expect to see your time hear limited.

          Warren has already gotten through that when she pushed the Office of the Comptroller regulators on why they haven't brought any banks to Trial.  

          “ Success has a great tendency to conceal and throw a veil over the evil of men. ” — Demosthenes

          by Dburn on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 08:51:54 AM PDT

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