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  •  Sorry, but I believe we're witnessing the decline (6+ / 0-)

    of the United States as a Superpower.  We are in the process of having all the super-rich loot the rest of our treasury, in a decade or so they will just move on to the next country ripe for pillaging.

    The corporations have abandoned us.  All we do now is police the rest of the world for the big oil companies, and we only do that because it's the last industry we have left.  And they will use it until it bankrupts us.  Then maybe they can have China take over.

    And we like to believe that Fox news is sincere in their beliefs, but the fact is they're just tools.  They've figured out how to get what they want-with propaganda that distracts people into believing that the real issues are gays, abortion, immigration and the rest.  

    No, America is not going to survive this assault in our current or past incarnation.  As the baby boomers retire and we eat up more and more of the GDP we're gonna be fucked.  Our kids arent going to be able to pay the bill.  And the rich will simply abandon the U.S., hell, they've already done this in the name of Globalism.  

    I think we've screwed the pooch.

    •  Yeah, let's blame the Baby Boomers! Kill the (2+ / 0-)
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      old farts, kill 'em off and take their stuff! Accelerate the inheritance!

      You really think, first, that this is The Problem that the pooch's posterior has to worry about? As opposed to a MIC real budget of at least $813 billion a year, not counting all the other hegemonizing expenditures? You really think the Old Farts are going to get to retire? You been to Walmart or your chain grocery lately? Is that the best you can come up with for The Nature Of The Beast? Do you watch FOX Religiously? Do you have a single credible bit of fact to support this notion that it's all because of the "drain" from those bastard Old Farts that were forced to dump 14% of their ACTUAL REAL WEALTH JOB EARNINGS into the pit that the diarist notes the FOX "Conservatives" have been sucking all the wealth out of, leaving little paper IOUs? Yah, it's got nothing to do with bubbles blown up most of our asses by other asses of a particularly toxic kind. Right?

      "Is that all there is?" Peggy Lee.

      by jm214 on Sun Aug 22, 2010 at 08:13:45 AM PDT

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    •  Corporations no longer need the USofA (4+ / 0-)

      to be a superpower.  In fact, any corporate interest in patriotism disappeared when the economy went fully global.

      Some other nation(s) will rise, their consumerism will be sharpened by corporate machinations and we will be left struggling here.

      The only constant is change - Heraclitus

      by Gustogirl on Sun Aug 22, 2010 at 09:59:26 AM PDT

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