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Old 11-23-2009, 09:31 AM   #1
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Came across this article and I figured I would share it with you guys: 15 Signs American Society Is Coming Apart at the Seams | Corporate Accountability and WorkPlace | AlterNet
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I think we are a long way from a legitimate rebellion or revolution. People are too fat and complacent in general. The pissed off people are too conservative or liberal to move in any significant way against govt.
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I think we are a long way from a legitimate rebellion or revolution. People are too fat and complacent in general. The pissed off people are too conservative or liberal to move in any significant way against govt.
I sincerely hope you're right.

I live in a country that's a US satellite. Anytime you guys sneeze, we get pneumonia!
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I heard that 99% of all African-American children will be on food stamps at one point of their life...
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A few signs your gov't is broke:

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A government task force said Monday that most women don't need mammograms in their 40s and should get one every two years starting at 50 — a stunning reversal and a break with the American Cancer Society's long-standing position.
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When you have a sitting US Congressman speaking about an impending armed revolution to a group of his constituants in a public meeting, expect problems.

Yes boys and girls, this happened just a touch over a month ago...
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Revolution is messy, scary, and hard.

Speaking only for myself, I'd most likely head for the border.
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The genocide will not be televised.
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When you have a sitting US Congressman speaking about an impending armed revolution to a group of his constituants in a public meeting, expect problems.

just add it to the list of 'it didn't matters'

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When Obama wrote a book and said he was mentored as a youth by Frank Marsha ll Davis, an avowed Communist, people said it didn't matter.

When it was discovered that his grandparents were strong socialists, sent Obama's mother to a socialist school, introduced Frank Marsha ll Davis to young Obama, people said it didn't matter.

When people found out that he was enrolled as a Muslim child in school and his father and step father were both Muslims, people said it didn't matter.

When he admittedly, in his book, said he chose Marxist friends and professors in college, people said it didn't matter.

When he traveled to Pakistan after college on an unknown national passport, people said it didn't matter.

When he sought the endorsement of the Marxist party in 1996 as he ran for the Illinois Senate, people said it doesn't matter.

When he sat in a Chicago Church for twenty years and listened to a preacher spew hatred for America and preach black liberation theology, people said it didn't matter.

When an independent Washington organization that tracks senate voting records gave him the distinctive title as the "most liberal senator," people said it didn't matter.

When the Palestinians in Gaza set up a fund raising telethon to raise money for his election campaign, people said it didn't matter.

When his voting record supported gun control, people said it didn't matter.

When he refused to disclose who donated money to his election campaign, as other candidates had done, people said it didn't matter.

When he received endorsements from people like Louis Farrakhan and Mummar Kadaffi and Hugo Chavez, people said it didn't matter.

When it was pointed out that he was a total newcomer and had absolutely no experience at anything except community organizing, people said it didn't matter.

When he chose friends and acquaintances such as Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn who were revolutionary radicals, people said it didn't matter.

When his voting record in the Illinois senate and in the U.S. Senate came into question, people said it didn't matter.

When he refused to wear a flag lapel pin and did so only after a public outcry, people said it didn't matter.

When people started treating him as a Messiah and children in schools were taught to sing his praises, people said it didn't matter.

When he stood with his hands over his groin area for the playing of the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance, people said it didn't matter.

When he surrounded himself in the White House with advisors who were pro gun control, pro abortion, pro homosexual marriage and wanting to curtail freedom of speech to silence the opposition people said it didn't matter.

When he said he favors sex education in kindergarten, including homosexual indoctrination, people said it didn't matter.

When his background was either scrubbed or hidden and nothing could be found about him, people said it didn't matter.

When the place of his birth was called into question, and he refused to produce a birth certificate, people said it didn't matter.

When he had an association in Chicago with Tony Rezco, a man of questionable character, who is now in prison and had helped Obama to a sweet deal on the purchase of his home, people said it didn't matter.

When it became known that George Soros, a multi-billionaire Marxist, spent a ton of money to get him elected, people said it didn't matter.

When he started appointing "czars" (a communist term) that were radicals, revolutionaries, and even avowed Marxists/Communists, people said it didn't matter.

When he stood before the nation and told us that his intentions were to "fundamentally transform this nation" into something else, people said it didn't matter.

When it became known that he had trained ACORN workers in Chicago and served as an attorney for ACORN, people said it didn't matter.

When he appointed cabinet members and several advisors who were tax cheats and socialists, people said it didn't matter.

When he appointed a science czar, John Holdren, who believes in forced abortions, mass sterilizations and seizing babies from teen mothers, people said it didn't matter.

When he appointed Cass Sunstein as regulatory czar who believes in "Explicit Consent," harvesting human organs without family consent, and to allow animals to be represented in court, while banning all hunting, people said it didn't matter.

When he appointed Kevin Jennings, a homosexual, and organizer of a group called gay, lesbian, straight, education network, as safe school czar and it became known that he had a history of bad advice to teenagers, people said it didn't matter.

When he appointed Mark Lloyd as diversity czar and he believed in curtailing free speech, taking from one and giving to another to spread the wealth, and admires Hugo Chavez, people said it didn't matter.

When Valerie Jarrett was selected as Obama's senior White House advisor and she is an avowed Socialist, people said it didn't matter.

When Anita Dunn, White House Communications director said Mao Tse Tung was her favorite philosopher and the person she turned to most for inspiration, people said it didn't matter.

When he appointed Carol Browner as global warming czar, and she is a well known socialist working on Cap and Trade as the nation’s largest tax, people said it doesn't matter.

When he appointed Van Jones, an ex-con and avowed Communist as green energy czar, who since had to resign when this was made known, people said it didn't matter.

When Tom Daschle, Obama's pick for health and human services secretary could not be confirmed because he was a tax cheat, people said it didn't matter.

When as president of the United States , he bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, people said it didn't matter.

When he traveled around the world criticizing America and never once talking of her greatness, people said it didn't matter.

When his actions concerning the middle-east seemed to support the Palestinians over Israel , our long time friend, people said it doesn't matter.

When he took American tax dollars to resettle thousands of Palestinians from Gaza to the United States , people said it doesn't matter.

When he upset the Europeans by removing plans for a missile defense system against the Russians, people said it doesn't matter.

When he played politics in Afghanistan by not sending troops the Field Commanders said we had to have to win, people said it didn't matter.

When he started spending us into a debt that was so big we could not pay it off, people said it didn't matter.

When he took a huge spending bill under the guise of stimulus and used it to pay off organizations, unions and individuals that got him elected, people said it didn't matter.

When he took over insurance companies, car companies, banks, etc. people said it didn't matter.

When he took away student loans from the banks and put it through the government, people said it didn't matter.

When he designed plans to take over the health care system and put it under government control, people said it didn't matter.

When he set into motion a plan to take over the control of all energy in the United States through Cap and Trade, people said it didn't matter.

When he finally completed his transformation of America into a Socialist State , people finally woke up......... but it was too late.
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Speaking only for myself, I'd most likely head for the border.
Word. I'd cash in the 403B and GTFO, head for somewhere south, and wait for things to settle down. I would stay and fight, but the Nation is so polarized right now with the media fanning the flames. So I do not expect that a revolution would be very constructive, just mob rule following a bunch of megalomaniacs feeding populist politics to the dumbasses. A fight to the death, with little hope of constructive negotiation or compromise, just lots of bloodshed, until one side is beat. The Civil War all over again.

At least most Americans would be strongly motivated to lose weight and get in shape. Get off the sofa or die mother ******! Taco Bell is closed for the revolution.

OK time for another beer. Please continue.
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Word. I'd cash in the 403B and GTFO, head for somewhere south, and wait for things to settle down. I would stay and fight, but the Nation is so polarized right now with the media fanning the flames. So I do not expect that a revolution would be very constructive, just mob rule following a bunch of megalomaniacs feeding populist politics to the dumbasses. A fight to the death, with little hope of constructive negotiation or compromise, just lots of bloodshed, until one side is beat. The Civil War all over again.

At least most Americans would be strongly motivated to lose weight and get in shape. Get off the sofa or die mother ******! Taco Bell is closed for the revolution.

OK time for another beer. Please continue.
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I do not expect that a revolution would be very constructive, just mob rule following a bunch of megalomaniacs feeding populist politics to the dumbasses.
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