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posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 01:16 AM
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a reply to: darkwingduck

You're right. Too many people still think we are rich when we are trillions of dollars in debt. Some people will not accept that we have poor and hungry people right here in the US




posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 01:25 AM
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Probably rotting away in some dark corner forgotten, ignored. America's dirty little secret!



posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 04:49 AM
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Contrary to what people think of what America is, It's not a place where opportunity is abundant. It's hard to make it, and It's usually done inch by inch, not in leaps and bounds. 50 or 60 years ago, a household with only a working husband could comfortably support a family on an average salary.

Today the situation is very different. Mega-corporations make billions upon billion of dollars annually, yet don't manage to pay the people that work for them very well. These people are the working poor. Those who are trapped in a cycle of having to work a full time job, yet still depend on government assistance to get by. These people can't afford opportunity.

The crime here is that the government assistance that these people get is a de facto subsidy to the same mega-corps that keep wages low.

edit on 21-6-2014 by LuXiferGriM because: eta



posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 12:42 PM
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a reply to: deadeyedick

Curious to know what you do for a living and how many organizations you volunteer for? How many hours a month?

Im guessing NONE. Get out of your chair and participate. Because you are apparently clueless to the homeless and starving in America.

Sitting there at the computer and editorializing about how you THINK the world works...is pointless and unrealistic.

I



posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 01:06 PM
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a reply to: mysterioustrangerYou make alot of assumptions. I addressed the charity part in my op. If all else fails then resort to mud throwing.



posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 01:30 PM
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People do have choices. It does take help to get out of a bad situation sometimes. My point is that right now there places one can reach out too. Suffering will never be eliminated. Things will only get worse unless we expand. If we close ourselves off to the rest of the world then we will implode.



posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 01:36 PM
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How about driving out to Pine Ridge? You'll one of the poorest places in America there.



posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 01:43 PM
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a reply to: Night Star Thank you for actually trying to answer the op instead of just saying hey you are wrong.



posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 01:45 PM
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originally posted by: amazing
How about driving out to Pine Ridge? You'll one of the poorest places in America there.


Man, oh Man!!!!! Thank You! I'm sorry I can only give you one star...


(Private stuff, but your post is much appreciated.)



posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 01:47 PM
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originally posted by: Nyiah
You can't be serious. Not only are you insinuating there are no starving citizens in this country (look where there is abject poverty, you'll find the starving) But you're also advocating freakin' expansionism? Exactly WTH gives us the right to seize someone else's country to make ourselves feel "productive"? Last I checked, we're no empire, and we're not taking tips from Russia on how to seize anything.
It will be our choice to be on top or bottom. There is only one way to be on top and continue to grow and that is through expansion of our way of life.



posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 02:09 PM
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originally posted by: deadeyedick
It will be our choice to be on top or bottom. There is only one way to be on top and continue to grow and that is through expansion of our way of life.


So taking resources from others by force, is to you, a more viable alternative to better utilizing the resources we already has available? I'm just trying to understand the POV you're coming from.

It reminds me of when people scream about drilling for more domestic oil with the false idea that its going to lower domestic oil and gas prices which it won't. Those who will be in charge of the new resources, the corporations,which you covet will reap the rewards and those economics will not trickle down to the lowest economic brackets. Additionally, your plan would inflict additional poverty, death and suffering on wherever you decide to invade for the resources you covet. It just seems like a loose loose long con.



posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 02:16 PM
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We were managing to get by until my wife needed a shoulder replacement. My "White Privilege" was to start heavy manual labor on the family farm at age ten. No college for me, Dad didn't believe in it and since he worked another full-time job to keep from losing the farm, I qualified of Nada.

When we got down to supper being a can of green beans split between us and some biscuits, I gave up and got in line at the food pantry.

I try not to judge anyone until I've had a chance to get to know them. Standing in line for 45 minutes behind people that are driving better vehicles and dressing themselves and their kids better than what we did during the best of times is hard... Then watching the people from the church stand there and call their name 4 or 5 (or more) times to come get their free bags of groceries is hard to watch. They'd walk off and let their kids run wild in the consignment store and then when they finally got their stuff... Nothing!! Whether you speak the language or not, a smile and a nod is UNIVERSAL. Becoming officially disabled hurt. I've always taken care of my own, but my body is shot. I'm profoundly grateful that I don't have to do that each week.

Almost two years ago I was told by someone who works a state job that they risk termination if they suspect that they recognize someone coming in with multiple ID's and confront them for double or triple dipping...

When one of my last jobs was going away because the plant was shutting down our supervisor came back in the early afternoon (that Friday) and said I'd have to run my machine and help my friend unload the line because his helper had to go take a test. If he passed, he started work Monday.

My friend asked, "How in the H*ll can he have a job Monday when we aren't even shut down yet?!?!"

For some reason, my sense of humor has always gotten me in tight spots...


I said, "It's a lot easier when you can fill out a handful of applications."

That's when I was informed that if I didn't keep my mouth shut, I still had time to get fired and I wouldn't be collecting any unemployment...

Because of "Stuff", my friend wound up on work release and, since he had no family in this state, I would go pick him up and run him back and forth. One day he said, "You'll never believe who I bumped into the other night at ***** ***. Did you know that MF has SIX different IDs?" Gee.... Who woulda thunk?

And then when I mentioned on another forum I used to frequent how sad it was about the young couple down South that had been shut down (when their neighbors found out what they'd been doing, they joined in. That block was feeding 500+ meals a week to the homeless. It was the very same food those families fed their kids...), I was informed by another member that it was even sadder that I needed a "Social Progressive" to point out to me that someone needed to regulate the quality of food being handed out.

I doubt good intentions help anyone going to sleep knowing they have kids who haven't eaten in a few days.



posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 03:21 PM
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originally posted by: peter vlar

originally posted by: deadeyedick

It will be our choice to be on top or bottom. There is only one way to be on top and continue to grow and that is through expansion of our way of life.




So taking resources from others by force, is to you, a more viable alternative to better utilizing the resources we already has available? I'm just trying to understand the POV you're coming from.



It reminds me of when people scream about drilling for more domestic oil with the false idea that its going to lower domestic oil and gas prices which it won't. Those who will be in charge of the new resources, the corporations,which you covet will reap the rewards and those economics will not trickle down to the lowest economic brackets. Additionally, your plan would inflict additional poverty, death and suffering on wherever you decide to invade for the resources you covet. It just seems like a loose loose long con.

My point is that taking things by force is what got america to the greatness we achieved. I am not claiming that it is what i would do but that it is the way we got to where we are.



posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 03:37 PM
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a reply to: deadeyedick


I'm not sure I would call a half a millennia of genoicide the path to greatness.



posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 03:42 PM
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originally posted by: deadeyedick

originally posted by: peter vlar

originally posted by: deadeyedick

It will be our choice to be on top or bottom. There is only one way to be on top and continue to grow and that is through expansion of our way of life.




So taking resources from others by force, is to you, a more viable alternative to better utilizing the resources we already has available? I'm just trying to understand the POV you're coming from.



It reminds me of when people scream about drilling for more domestic oil with the false idea that its going to lower domestic oil and gas prices which it won't. Those who will be in charge of the new resources, the corporations,which you covet will reap the rewards and those economics will not trickle down to the lowest economic brackets. Additionally, your plan would inflict additional poverty, death and suffering on wherever you decide to invade for the resources you covet. It just seems like a loose loose long con.

My point is that taking things by force is what got america to the greatness we achieved. I am not claiming that it is what i would do but that it is the way we got to where we are.



Just remind us of what happened in 1812 when the U.S. tried to take Canada.

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posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 03:47 PM
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a reply to: liejunkie01

Ah yes. Remember the good old days when Ronald Reagan said as far as schools were concerned "ketchup is a vegetable".

Do you long for those days?



posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 04:00 PM
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originally posted by: Dicko
Probably rotting away in some dark corner forgotten, ignored. America's dirty little secret!


And when the currencies collapse, and the culling begins...
the famine will not be televised, nor will the mass graves
ever be photographed. Not here, "It can't happen here"
: because after all we're the blah-blah of 'wherever is PC'.



posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 04:17 PM
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a reply to: derfreebie

I wonder when those swollen belly African children, more than halved starved we see on television, flies buzzing around their eyes, and helping agencies begging for 15.00 a month to feed them, I wonder how congress will feel when those are American children's pictures being shown in other countries asking for help to feed them?

Since there are so many so gung-ho on ending the dastardly "entitlement benefits", I wonder how they will feel if/when that happens?



posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 04:18 PM
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originally posted by: peter vlar
a reply to: deadeyedick





I'm not sure I would call a half a millennia of genoicide the path to greatness.

It is what every american has taken pride in even if they do not realeyes it. When anyone views all the progress made in america and is proud they are reflecting on all the expansion that has been done.



posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 04:22 PM
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originally posted by: angeldoll
a reply to: derfreebie



I wonder when those swollen belly African children, more than halved starved we see on television, flies buzzing around their eyes, and helping agencies begging for 15.00 a month to feed them, I wonder how congress will feel when those are American children's pictures being shown in other countries asking for help to feed them?



Since there are so many so gung-ho on ending the dastardly "entitlement benefits", I wonder how they will feel if/when that happens?



That is something i wonder too and as the american will to continue expansion toward a one world gov. fades then we will find out because it is just the way things work. dog eat dog world.





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