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Message 1374494 - Posted: 31 May 2013, 19:26:28 UTC
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Message 1374521 - Posted: 31 May 2013, 20:33:02 UTC

You are obviously unhappy with the current regime, but how may % of the American people actually agree with you?

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Message 1374694 - Posted: 1 Jun 2013, 10:45:38 UTC
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Message 1374710 - Posted: 1 Jun 2013, 11:12:51 UTC

Chris S, beginning about the late 1960s (you know... the free love, drugs, rock-n-roll mentality from the dope-smoking maggot infested hippie movement), the percentages have grown to the following: there are about 40% who claim they have a right to take anything they want from the hard working producers in this country, about 20% who meander around election time calling themselves "open minded and still deciding" and base their decision at the poll on the last sign they saw before entering the poll, and about about 40% who know what created this country, what made this country great, and what it'll take to get us back on the right track before we go bankrupt.

Well well, pardon me for having the temerity to even dare to breath in the presence of one that is so knowledgeable. I bow down at your feet oh benign one.
    40% who claim they have a right to take anything they want from the hard working producers.
    20% who meander around election time calling themselves "open minded and still deciding" and base their decision at the poll on the last sign they saw before entering the poll.
    40% who know what created this country, what made this country great, and what it'll take to get us back on the right track before we go bankrupt.


So, putting that into normal human speak then

1/3 think they run the country
1/3 are not sure if they do or not
1/3 Think they ought to run the country

If this is America today, nothing much has changed in the last 50 years that I can see.

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Message 1374850 - Posted: 1 Jun 2013, 16:47:23 UTC - in response to Message 1374694.

there are about 40% who claim they have a right to take anything they want from the hard working producers in this country,

When it comes to right click and IP rights I thought is was closer to 99.99%.

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Message 1374948 - Posted: 1 Jun 2013, 21:12:33 UTC - in response to Message 1374907.

IRS Partying like there's no tomorrow.

On MY DIME.



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Message 1375043 - Posted: 1 Jun 2013, 23:23:55 UTC - in response to Message 1374948.
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Message 1375062 - Posted: 1 Jun 2013, 23:50:36 UTC

Great idea get rid of the current gov . ,fantastic just think you will have more right taken away .The patriot act
pay more for medicine
put to death more innocent people
screw up the banking system
start more bullshit wars
pay even less welfare than current
have more homeless
get rid of FIMA
not be able to get leaders of terrorist groups (Binladen)
secretly spy on the people (masses)
keep all your guns so even more innocent people will be killed

Yeh that's the way to go great to see America has not got any smarter and still saying "why do they not like us" quote from a person after 9/11

Good to see your all still too arrogant to realise that your system is not the best or even good but totally crap

Obama is a shit pres. why because you actually know what is going on in your gov so get rid of him and go back to the old days and you won't know what is happening right!!! that has to be better
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Message 1375086 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 1:26:04 UTC

C'mon Guy
3 people out of how many thousands of government employees?
You righties are getting that crazed look in your eyes again.
Sit down, take a few calming breaths... now, think things through to their logical conclusion.
There. See?
Everything is better.
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Message 1375089 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 1:48:21 UTC - in response to Message 1374494.
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Guy, trying to find a positive side of you, what administrations did you favor?
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Message 1375145 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 6:48:46 UTC

As I keep reminding everyone, people here can rant and rave as much as they want about things that they don't like in complete anonymity. They might make out they are 25 and live in New York, whereas they could be 65 and live in Texas, how would we know? You don't have to prove your ID when getting a Seti account. Most of the stuff in Politics is so outrageous that if people spouted it in real life they'd probably end up with a bent nose! hence they come to a safe haven like here.

Also remember that there are a whole breed of people that are subversives, reds under the bed, anarchists etc that just want to see the downfall of any government and the end of law and order. Look at the title of this thread, it's not so much a predictiom, that is what these people actually want to happen. I strongly suggest that nobody takes anything that they read here too seriously. And before someone points it out, yes, I should take my own advice!

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Message 1375352 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 13:32:56 UTC
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Message 1375370 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 14:03:14 UTC - in response to Message 1375352.

Ford was a Democrat


He was? Wonder why Nixon chose him as VP following Agnew's resignation over his financial "irregularities".
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Message 1375374 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 14:15:33 UTC

Well, I don't know about anyone else but I reckon that post from Guy was a damn good one. I may just have learnt a lot more about American politics than I knew a year ago. But don't forget, Presidents like our Prime Ministers, are just figureheads, they do what their Cabinet and advisors say they should do. It's no good slamming Obama as an individual for what you don't like about the way that America is run, blame the party that he leads, and their policies.

As I keep telling people, the USA has the same problem that we do in the UK with a 60% turnout in elections. The net result is that 60% of the country is either pissed off or doesn't care, not surprising that there is so much unrest. The biggest problem you lot have over the pond is this Electoral College thing, that clearly does not, and never has done, represent the true wishes of the people. Ditch that, and you might begin to get somewhere.

But it won't happen because it favours too many people of a certain persuasion, which is the prime reason that it is there. You guys think we have too much sleaze and political scandals over here? American politics is amongst the most corrupt in the Western world.

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Message 1375380 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 14:35:12 UTC

220 marines die in Beruit. THe presidential response? back out of Beruit. COngressional investigation into the events and calls for resignations? none. Seems Conservatives, to maintain any relevance, must create controversy and fear where there is none. Smoke and mirrors nothing more. When you have no policy when you have no policy or governmental plans you plant fear and controversy over the least possible problem.

Should we look at the complete lack of leadership or ability to lead or believe there is something where there is nothing. I think that we should be more concerned that one party is leading the other is just against. Against everything that means leading or making a difference in the world. What happens when people get into positions of power yet do not desire to lead? you get Republican congresses that repeatedly 40+ times attempting to repeal the HCA plan instead of actually working on balancing the budget.
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Message 1375417 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 15:24:55 UTC - in response to Message 1375374.

Well, I don't know about anyone else but I reckon that post from Guy was a damn good one.


Indeed, if you believe that the democrats are the cause of all ills in the US, and will go so far as to rewrite history to help support such beliefs. Ford was a Republican (8 of his 25 years in the House were spent as leader of the Republicans), not a Democrat, though in Guy's mind only a Democrat could lead an administration that was "one of the most damaging to the American people".

Kind of like some others here that wish to blame Labour for all ills in the UK.
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get us back on the right track


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Message 1375538 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 19:25:28 UTC
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Kind of like some others here that wish to blame Labour for all ills in the UK.

Oi! I resemble that remark!

I may just have learnt a lot more about American politics than I knew a year ago

I did say MAY. Democrats & Republicans are all a waste of space, exactly like the Tories and the Labour party are in the UK. Any country that has a basically two party system to take buggins turn to run the place, is doomed to failure in the long term.

So, got any bright ideas as to the way forward then Bobby???

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Message 1375555 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 19:53:49 UTC - in response to Message 1375352.

Guy, no quips, just the the fact that you see the majority to be the cause of most of the problems you see. I suspect a solution in your eyes would be a benign autocracy in charge.
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