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  •  Hegemonic pressure applied to the wrong country? (1+ / 0-)
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    Actually, trade policies present both convergence and divergence on preferred partnerships, contingent on timing and location.

    'Cuz freedom can't protect itself ~~ EFF ~ EPIC ~ ACLU

    by markthshark on Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 06:35:05 AM PDT

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    •  Hope that's the case (3+ / 0-)
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      But corporations own our government now and, unless there's some immediate, close security threat to the US, they'll have a meeting and work out a plan.

      Scratch that, they'll probably work together even if there's a real security threat to the US.

      Everyone in DC thinks they're being so brilliant and innovative with this global economy BS.  It's been done before, back during the Robber Baron era of the late 1800's, early 1900's, with the usual disastrous results.

      "If you can't take their money, eat their food, drink their booze and then vote against them, you have no business being in DC."

      by Betty Pinson on Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 08:52:07 AM PDT

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      •  Poppy Bush's declared New World Order... (3+ / 0-)
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        getlost, worldlotus, CIndyCasella

        All part of a concerted, ongoing 40-year plan to install a complete autocratic, corporate state in America. With the year '2000 as the pivotal mid-point.

        Any doubt as to why the neocons were willing to do anything necessary to gain the White House thirteen years ago?

        The reason We the People have been losing to the powers-that-be is because we've been victim to sustained campaigns of distraction and attrition. We're conditioned to follow every shiny object they throw at us, and we tend to think day to day, week to week and month to month.

        The so-called elite think in terms of decade to decade and generation to generation. That's why We always have to defend our precious liberal policy victories, i.e., abortion rights, voting rights, labor, etc. In the long run, no matter how consequential they may be at the time, many of those victories are ephemeral. They don't really matter a whole lot in the historical context; in the larger picture.

        The conservatives are playing the long game. They know they can chip away at those policy victories bit by bit by spending untold amounts of money on drafting compliant candidates and manipulating the media. It's a game. A very consequential game. And they play that game even more adeptly when a Democrat decides to play.

        Our problem is: we don't have an FDR-type POTUS willing to deliver the coup de grâce to the elite's agenda... again

        Unless We find one soon, we're doomed to leaving behind a dystopic society.

        'Cuz freedom can't protect itself ~~ EFF ~ EPIC ~ ACLU

        by markthshark on Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 06:16:16 PM PDT

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