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  •  Things have become pretty screwed up when (2+ / 0-)
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    the fates of the country and its inhabitants are controlled almost entirely by:

    1. professional gamblers (financiers)
    1. financial predators (debt collectors)
    1. loan sharks (banks and credit card companies)
    1. preyers upon misfortune (health insurance companies)

    Not influenced, but controlled almost to the point of excluding anything else. Quick question = why are the american people so accepting of their bs?

    "The fact which the politician faces is merely that there is less honor among thieves than was supposed, and not the fact that they are thieves." Thoreau

    by shigeru on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 05:58:07 PM PST

    •  Because most of us only (2+ / 0-)
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      speak English and can't leave the country behind easily.

      Because the poor working class are the most victimized and are a minority.

      Because misfortune and victimization are spread out over time.

      Because America is a big country.

      Because the nasty rich can blend in with the merely rich.

      Because we have "free" public education and it is sanitized.

      Because we have investments in Medicare and Social Security that tie us to the United States once we start working.

      Because Americans are truly ignorant of foreign systems.

      Because a Congressman like Murtha can die and Congressmen still think we have good medical care.

    •  Another major reason is that (1+ / 0-)
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      we don't trust each other.

      Constant economic flux and dispersed housing make it hard to build up reliable connections.

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