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  •  thanks. but you're (0+ / 0-)

    not going to get anywhere ... and i understand it.

    it's hard for us humans to have the scale of thought to really understand how cheap clothes, for one example, ends the lives of over 700 people in a country far away... and then multiply that by all those decisions we make to buy an SUV et al and these unseen unknown foreign people having to accept horrible conditions for the benefit of the western world's desire for cheap...

    nobody ever asked them to look at it and now that we must, it's hard to understand because most of us are not bad people and we give to charity and we help a lost dog............

    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” - Mark Twain

    by pfiore8 on Thu May 23, 2013 at 02:39:50 AM PDT

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    •  It must be nice to have a Great Satan (2+ / 0-)
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      Be Skeptical, zinger99

      Someone who's always wrong, always to blame for everything, always at fault, always bad
      It keeps you from having to think very hard

      Happy just to be alive

      by exlrrp on Thu May 23, 2013 at 05:03:50 AM PDT

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      •  why are you making this about Americans? (0+ / 0-)

        i'm not. well, not entirely.

        i see the corporations, politicians, and heads of old ruling families as the terrorists. their way to wealth is via death and destruction.

        we Americans and those humans anywhere on the globe,  if we want to change the trajectory, must understand our role in this mess: ie, CHEAP goods are killing us and the rest of the planet.

        and, for good measure, let's stop making drug dealers rich. stop making arms dealers rich. stop buying cheap plastics that are thrown away in six months. and on and on...

        if we want a better world, then we need to make more responsible choices in spending our money (where and on what) and even things like showing up for school board elections.

        just an example: industrial farming is a horror show for animals. why is this okay? is it worth cheap meat to allow animals to suffer in this way and, on top of it, to be filled with antibotics and hormones that are bad for humans? how many levels does a thing need to suck at before we turn away from it?

        “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” - Mark Twain

        by pfiore8 on Thu May 23, 2013 at 06:01:55 AM PDT

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      •  there are many who make Islam the Great Satan (1+ / 0-)
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        it's a way of understanding the world ... whether its Islam or "the Western World" or "immigrants... that hurts too many people.

        the way we weaponize our fear against the other...

        “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” - Mark Twain

        by pfiore8 on Thu May 23, 2013 at 06:37:40 AM PDT

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