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  •  I wouldn't be down on them (1+ / 0-)
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    Blizzard

    ...if they weren't out-of-countrol international murderers with nine carrier groups threatening the world with their obscene foreign policy.

    Other than that, they're cool -- and armed to kill each other. Which is fine by me.

    •  Pluto you must be (3+ / 0-)
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      Mnemosyne, Pluto, Situational Lefty

      reading those Wikileaks again.  The horror, teh horrors.


      remember Empires, aren't dismantled overnite.


      sometimes they aren't dismantled at all

      -- they just fall apart due their excessive inertial weight.


      or so history shows.


      peace dude.


      I dream of things that never were  -- and ask WHY NOT?
      -- Robert F. Kennedy

      by jamess on Tue Feb 15, 2011 at 10:26:08 PM PST

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    •  Ultimately fine by me too. (5+ / 0-)
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      Mnemosyne, Pluto, MKinTN, ATFILLINOIS, chipmo

      Although I prefer an asteroid.

      But you are grouping together 310 million people with 535 assholes, some amount of other high level government chumps and the banksters and corp fraudsters that rule them.  All of these people are notcreated equally.  Not any more.  

      It is pretty much out of the average person's hands now, whether he is enlightened or a Fox News watching fool.  I don't know the answer and I am as frustrated as you with the BigMac, American Idol population.  But it's gone beyond anyone's control now.  This is where we are.  What the F do we do now?

      •  The way I see it (3+ / 0-)

        There are only two choices if your don't buy into the fake kabuki Federal Government:

        1. Invest with the Plutocrats in corrupt areas of the nation. And get wealthy so you can protect yourself and help your family become upwardly mobile.

        2. Move to a decent nation.

        (Or, both, in my case.)

        •  Good luck and smooth sailing. (2+ / 0-)
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          Pluto, zaka1

          Some of us are too old and not of any wealth whatsoever, so therefore we are stuck.  It blows.  Without money or connections you can't move anywhere.  Look at the requirements Canada has.  They don't just take any yahoo like the US does.  

          •  You can get a resident Visa (1+ / 0-)
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            Mnemosyne

            ...if you get Social Security. There is always a way to live among decent people who care about their society and public works.

            As for corruption investing, I bought a condo in a swanky downtown highrise today for under $10,000 (using IRA funds) from Fannie Mae via the uber-corrupt Carlyle Group and other finance criminals.

            It will rent for $1,000 a month, which is not a bad return on 10 grand.

            Anything is possible in the most corrupt nation on the face of the earth.

            I'm not going to roll over like a good Colonist. And, I am mad as hell about it.

            •  You going to fight them or join them? (1+ / 0-)
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              Like I said, some of us really have no choice.  We're fucked.  But if you join them, don't come crawling to me to stand up for you when you do something that offends them.  And in a corporatist police state, that could be just about anything.  You either have morals or you don't.  I don't expect anyone to let their family starve but I also don't expect people to become exploiters for expediency.  Take care of yourself but don't harm others to get what you want.  

              •  I fight the battles I can win (2+ / 0-)
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                Mnemosyne, Inspector Javert

                The battles that can be won.

                It took me a long time to learn that. And to learn that you can't help others unless you put yourself in a position to do so.

                Perhaps it is a zero sum game, but better that I win than some Republican piece of filth who won't lift a finger to help his fellow man or engage in socialism.

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