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Well put!!

Compass Rose: It bears repeating...

It bears repeating...

There are alternatives to the current mess we're in. Instant Run-Off Voting would make 3rd and even 4th parties viable...it has the potential of stripping money out of campaigns. Whole cost accounting is something which needs to be factored into the economy. Also we have to understand that those who are touted as "achievers" are mostly making money off the people through wars (for oil) and pharmaceuticals. A war tax needs to be imposed...a dramatic war tax. All these Big Daddy Warbucks need to be taken out of the system. Attention: They are not John Galt...who is a fictitious character...they are real and parasitic. Counter productive.
The machine does a good job of grinding up the masses and keeping them swinging at each other rather than at the oligarchy who are safely gated away from any changes in the economy...they live outside of nations...Halliburton has its headquarters in Dubai, and yet received trillions in no bid contracts...only one example.
There will be blood...and it is no country for old people...the coming civil war will be fought neighborhood against neighborhood...it will not be so easily defined as North versus South.
A Hopi Elder says about these times:
"You have been telling the people it is the eleventh hour, now you must go back and tell the people, this is the hour, and there are things to be considered. Where are you going? What are you doing? Are you in right relation? Where is your water? Do you know your garden? It is time to speak your truth. There is a river flowing now, very fast. It is so great and swift, there are those who will be afraid. They will hold on to the shore, and they will suffer greatly. The elders say, 'Push off of the shore into the middle of the river, keep your eyes open and your head above water.' And I say, 'See who is in there with you, and celebrate! For at this time in history your are to take nothing personally, least of all yourselves. For the moment that you do, your spiritual journey has come to a halt. Gather yourselves, banish the word struggle from your attitude and your vocabulary. All that you do must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration. We are the ones we've been waiting for.' "
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At first glance I agree with the idea of runoff elections but I disagree with the assertion that "achievers" are folks making a killing off of wars. Although there may be those that are the vast majority of acheivers have nothing to do with the wars and should not be seen in a bad light because they are the only folks who can pull us out of this economic mess that we are in.
 

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"Also we have to understand that those who are touted as "achievers" are mostly making money off the people through wars (for oil) and pharmaceuticals."

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I agree with Ant on this. To equate "achievers" with war profiteers is akin to equating gun owners to criminals.

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"A war tax needs to be imposed...a dramatic war tax."

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JMHO, but I think America needs a "war tax" like we need more ObaMaoites. What we need is for Americans to get thier heads out of their rear ends, away from the reality TV and the next super duper freakin' ball game and actually take their freedom, their country and their personal responsibility seriously.:rantoff:
 

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I like the Hopi Elder quote...think I'll go skydiving this weekend...
 

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I like the Hopi Elder quote...think I'll go skydiving this weekend...
Rev the quote is all I was really posting but didn't feel it was right to pick the blogers POV apart...
 
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