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  •  Trouble is by the mid terms the country may truly (4+ / 0-)
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    be just the wreckage of what was, even in 2010. Once you invite an outlaw biker gang to have a drug and booze party in your house and they arrive it is too late to do much but watch the destruction. In 2010, with the able assistance of those with clever thoughts like this and those too lazy or too distracted and those that just don't get it on our side, the biker gang was let in.

    It truly may be too late. I am hearing signs that those in other countries, some long holding dollars as a hedge against their own instability are thinking again. A reputation is hard to gain and easily lost. We are losing it:

    The group had come all the way from Russia, part of a ­foreign-exchange program set up by Congress to show off the virtues of American democracy.
    For some reason, the legislators who had paid for her to visit had now shut down the government they wanted her to see. “It’s a joke,” Ivanova thought.

    It wasn’t, of course. And so, on Day 10 of the government shutdown, among the many confused and displaced souls in Washington were 49 Russian educators, scientists and journalists brought here by the Open World Leadership Center, a kind of vanity project for Congress.

    The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

    by pelagicray on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 08:23:19 AM PDT

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