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  •  Be careful what you wish for (6+ / 0-)

    I haven't been to work for 8 months, and I haven't bought gas in a long, long time.

    Of course, I am unemployed and homeless, so I have lots of time to bond with my kids.

    Somehow, I don't think that's what you had in mind.

    •  Not snarking? n/t (3+ / 0-)
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      The new Bipartisianship: I'll hug your elephant when you kiss my ass.

      by EeDan on Mon Sep 17, 2007 at 06:23:37 PM PDT

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    •  No, not quite... (2+ / 0-)
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      but close.

      Your situation alone doesn't help anybody. But 100 million people refusing to play the game any longer would change the world.

      It would be painful for a while, but it just might make the playing field a lot more level. The system we have now will eventually collapse, like any pyramid scheme, and one way to kill a cancer is to cut off its blood supply.

      Call it reverse 'shock and awe'.

      Okay, I'm here. Now, where's that free government cheese?

      by Executive Odor on Mon Sep 17, 2007 at 06:33:00 PM PDT

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      •  i think they could throw 100 million people out (2+ / 0-)
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        of the game and continue to do quite well for if all those people were to descend on their congresscritters and the lobbyists who sponsor them, restricting any such dealings, that could get interesting...

        use my new site, to find people for your organization

        by mediaprisoner on Mon Sep 17, 2007 at 08:07:51 PM PDT

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        •  Maybe 100m wouldn't be enough (3+ / 0-)

          but I guess what I'm proposing is a national strike. A week, or even a day, where the planes are empty, the trucks stop rolling, the ships don't get unloaded, the gas pumps stop ticking, the registers at WalMart stop beeping... basically everything stops except critical medical care.

          We're nothing but "consumers" now. We're divided into demographics, income levels, and credit ratings. It's really the only power we have left to make any significant changes.

          Okay, I'm here. Now, where's that free government cheese?

          by Executive Odor on Tue Sep 18, 2007 at 02:49:46 AM PDT

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