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originally posted by: fromtheheart1966
there are so many people that are really butt hurt over his win. With the state of mental health in this country I don't think its going to be up to the powers that be where he makes it thru the inauguration.
Great assessment! It's really sad that most people don't realize this. Very well put, sir.
originally posted by: rickymouse
originally posted by: MyHappyDogShiner
a reply to: rickymouse
Well DUH!, Big Business and the classic "Robber Barons" want their country back.
People have become so stupid, and so many of those who lived through the injustices of past labor and business practices have died and gone away, that we are just heading right smack BACKWARDS again, to a wonderful time when we had the good old "company store" and Debt Peonage.
People forget about the past and make the same mistakes over, and over, and over again.
The only thing that changes is speed of the transfer of information, or technology.
Technology changes, people never do.
It used to be that a person could start a small business and make a living from it. I owned a small business, in the last six years I am required to take continuing education to keep my license, I have been a residential builder since 86, I know how to do stuff properly but am thrown into the same group as those who are scamming others or are not experienced.
The days of three smaller stores in a town are gone, now Big chain stores took their place and they would like it if there was only one store in the town. Rising prices are because these big stores are carrying so much diversity, people have gotten spoiled and want all sorts of selection, half being junk food. We have become spoiled, a small store can't make it anymore. The American dream is going down the tubes. Local hardware stores used to have lots of stuff to repair what you had. Now big chain stores just sell you new cheap junk that can't be repaired because of lack of parts available. People throw away their stuff when something goes wrong, very few people will repair their snowblower or tools anymore, small repair shops are disappearing. Those places used to make it so people could be self employed, most were honest people but the few bad ones made it hard for people to trust these repairmen.
Is cheap Chinese disposable junk the right answer? The Chinese people could make good stuff, they do make some good stuff. But the importers want the stuff to break down so they can sell more. That is hard on the environment. Deathdating or planned obsolescence is destroying our environment and concentrating money into the hands of the elite people who structure importing of these products. The money is flowing to the top.
We need to step back a bit, we do not have to become Ahmish though. We need to get out of the ratrace we live in now. One out of five people are on meds for depression, stress, or psychosis. That is twenty percent of the population. One out of three will get cancer in their lifetime, cancer was not that common years ago. One out of three will get diabetes too, our lifestyle of commercially produced junk food is not good on our bodies. Technology created the microwave and now half the people in this country can quickly heat up junk food instead of just preparing things from scratch.
Where is technology bringing us to. I see we overshot reasonability and are creating a society bent on irrationality. People are blind to this, they think technology and our new system is just fine. Take a pill to combat all the symptoms we experience, support the medical and pharma industry jobs and profits so they will keep giving us more drugs to cover up the messed up diet created by the chemical industries added or altered chemistry. We need to get real jobs back, not create more work for employees of the medical industry and nursing homes. I can see what is happening to people who eat all this GRAS food chemistry, I have friends who feed their kids this junk food. Science is utilized by greedy more than it is by the good people.
originally posted by: goou111
originally posted by: yorkshirelad
originally posted by: andy06shake
The Trump voters seem oblivious to this fact. Astonishing isn't it.
Thats really funny because its the same system that made Bill and Hillary so rich too. Once you get that rich whats the difference?
How does that idiotic meme make sense at all?
originally posted by: Davg80
a reply to: kelbtalfenek
Trumpy got the anti-establishment supporters even though he secretly has a long family history of pro-establishment.
he is clever, only an apparent idiot could be deemed inherently clever, if that apparent idiot has amassed Billions of Dollars and is one of the known most powerful man (pending) in the world. Legendary status can only be achieved by his legacy, Does his God complex Require more wealth or Legendary status.... i think both, i think Trumpy could change the world, for better or for worse? well the truth is both are for the better...... because if is worse, the worse does only make us stronger. Maybe thats how psychopaths get to the top, unscrupulous, unemphatic, sensation seekers with a grandiose sense of self..... You cant help but laugh at how this world could be analogised to a mental asylum that psychopaths run
originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: ConstitutionalPatriot
3 words for you "Win or Lose".
That's what it came down to and without the cooperation of all allied powers we would have failed and lost.
So i may well be speaking German right now if indeed the Axis powers had prevailed but you can also be dam sure that the capital of your nation would be still be rather irradiated from the German nuclear attack which would probobly have ensured and you lot would be speaking German and Japanese.
It was a team effort, try and get your head round that fact because that's how it went down. As far as the nuclear attack statement goes, I don't
Also im Scottish, so im not sure what the hell you think England owes your nation? Lets just say its probobly nowhere near as much as its owes my own.
By the way my grandfather also served, on the HMS Searcher(A lend lease ship), as a radio operator predominately in the Pacific theater, fighting the Japanese!
So im sure he would accept your gratitude if he was still alive.