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Message 602693 - Posted: 13 Jul 2007, 6:53:30 UTC
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http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-924018348692257066&q=en

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Message 602717 - Posted: 13 Jul 2007, 8:05:46 UTC
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A very educational speech, MrGray. Thank you for digging it up and linking it. Ike's words were true then at the dawn of the 1960s, and are still true today.

I can only hope that many of the younger participants here that might not have heard it before listen to it. REALLY listen to what Ike said... And take it to heart.

Again, Thank you.

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Message 602888 - Posted: 13 Jul 2007, 20:11:12 UTC

Thank you, KWSN - MajorKong,

I'm learning and sharing as I go. I'll be making mistakes but will do more research to cut down on the bad data.


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Message 603559 - Posted: 14 Jul 2007, 20:52:58 UTC

1981 News report about Bohemian grove:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCDs9Vs2iYM

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Message 612891 - Posted: 1 Aug 2007, 9:20:37 UTC
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46 minute full version of Eisenhower Farewell Address, including warnings of the military industrial complex:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2465144342633379864




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Message 613041 - Posted: 1 Aug 2007, 16:38:01 UTC

Gah,

The video's audio gives out half way through.

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http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/ike.htm
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Message 613425 - Posted: 2 Aug 2007, 10:27:54 UTC

Well, I don't remember who exactly stated it, but think there is a quote like "people don't want freedom, they just want a good leader". I am rather middle class and love freedom. When I was younger I therefore could not agree to such a statement and thought that elites are a bad thing. Meanwhile I am 36 and even though that's not really old I think I am at least a tad bit wiser. Nowadays I think that indeed most people simply don't want to care about politics and such but just enjoy their lives. The big danger lies IMHO in the elites getting too greedy and/or suppressing open minded people. Everybody should have his chance if he just tries hard enough. For my taste democracy is nowadays slowly drifting towards a dictatorship.

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Message 613441 - Posted: 2 Aug 2007, 12:10:59 UTC - in response to Message 613425.

For my taste democracy is nowadays slowly drifting towards a dictatorship.


Then you obviously don't know the difference between the two. That's like saying squares are slowly starting to look like circles to you

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Message 613478 - Posted: 2 Aug 2007, 14:48:18 UTC

Nah, just because something is labeled a democracy it does not have to be one.
What matters is what's going on.

Do you think Russia has a democratic system? Or China a communist one?
In the end they both have dictatorships - even if they pretend otherwise.

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Message 628239 - Posted: 28 Aug 2007, 6:58:23 UTC
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Found it on audio since video incomplete and loss of audio at mid point:

Date: 1961-01-17 00:00:00
Source: Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library. Digital copy from the Miller Center of Public Affairs.
Recorded by: White House

http://www.archive.org/details/dde_1961_0117
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Message 628264 - Posted: 28 Aug 2007, 9:57:17 UTC
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or see my last post in the Political Thread for a quote, and a link to read the full speech.
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