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America's Agony

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posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 06:19 PM
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Originally posted by ViewFromTheStars
That was not really my question.. Did the American people support or choose 'this legally' at the beginning?


that comes down the the representative structure of the democracy I guess. You vote for a government, who you give authority to make decisions on your behalf... so in one sense, they supported it..

... but then again, one could use the same argument to say the British people supported the invasion of Iraq, so yes.. good point.




posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 06:22 PM
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Well View,

If this thread was talking about making pink bunnies or what causes coffee to go bad, then I would not have a problem at all. The OP didn't contain choices, varieties or options to the 'Parasite'. It talks about the parasite only. That it exists, and that it destroys nations. That's all. If I came upon a 'truth' that serious, I would tell all I knew, not play a silly game of 'guess what's coming to destroy you and your country'.

When the opening replies came back as 'tell us what the parasite is', MM took the direction of this thread to where it is now. And that is, he knows better, won't tell anybody. These kind of threads are gross.

It belongs in a blog. It's not even BTS worthy.



posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 06:25 PM
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NowThenLookHere

oh well... I suppose then if this IS a brain storming session, then I put myself forward as the parasite. While I've been posting on this thread my parasitical ways and financial sorcery resulted in another very tidy sum finding it's way out of the collective American pocket, and into mine back in Blighty... sorry!


I don't think anyone here is saying that directly but I'm going to have to chew on that for awhile.


NowThen , remember my questions earlier? What is your view on my previous questio.... Did the American people 'legally choose' the current 'system' of having their money printed for them? (us)


Please answer that.



posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 06:26 PM
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Originally posted by magicmushroom
Rockpuck, So much emotion and very little thought, so you think to ask people to use their brains and minds on this topic is being a jerk, thats an interesting theory.
One that sits very neatly with those who control us, you have just the mind that they seek. This topic is not about me, its not about scoring points or a feel good factor. The purpose of this thread is to break people out of their normal train of thought and to get them to ask questions and to challenge accepted views of whats happening in America and what has happened to others in the past.

Its a choice, you can choose what you want to or not believe, you may not care at all but many do care. Many care about what is happening to America and its people and I'm not American, but we are all citizens of the planet earth.

If thy eye offends thee then pluck it out.


Indeed, you of all people, the one enlightened one, oh please, Mr mushroom, please.. enlighten me.. spread the light before my path so that I may correct my ways into a fashion the would best suit your needs. If anyone has the authority, the credibility to change people and their thought processes surly it must be you.. oh wise mushroom.. how ever could I not see it before, if only of course I could be like you.


So what your saying is you have knowledge of some great and powerful 'parasite' and it is causing the downfall of America.. yet you do not tell people what it is?

I do not argue your views, I could care less what you think and I can assure you, you have no idea how I think.. which would be odd that such an enlightened person could be such a poor judge of character.

What has angered me is your arrogance in the nature of this thread, you have baited people for no reason with absolutely no intent of telling people the purpose of the thread (what the 'parasite' is)

So, you will not tell anyone what the 'parasite' is, and assuming you must have intended some kind of serious discussion, which this is not, then tell me please why you do not disclose the purpose of your thread?

And next I would have to ask your credibility, did the parasite talk to you, stuble upon it entering a room, did the aliens come down and tell you that nasty bugs are going to infect our countries, or did a bad trip on some.. mushrooms .. result in a squirl telling you all the secerets of the known and unknown universe? Explain to me how you know of the parasite, whether it be a parasite or a political ideology and how your credible to know the seceret which others apparently have to guess to till you answer your own fist post?



posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 06:28 PM
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Ok NextGuyInLine or "humble in manner"


If you don't like this thread then why do you keep posting?




It belongs in a blog. It's not even BTS worthy.


Luckily for all of us that seem to be enjoying it right now, you don't have the power to make that decision.



posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 06:32 PM
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Reading through the thread, everyone pretty much has the same conclusion on whose to blame for the mess in America. Magicmushroom, I don't what your goal in this thread is, if it to get us all to think and put our cents worth then most are doing it or trying! It's all very well getting us to think but we don't know what you think! So tell us without all the mystery attached: who do you thinks causing this mess ?



posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 06:36 PM
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Originally posted by Xatnys

This guy here really comes off as a "used car salesman" to me. Nothing to be taken too personally mind you, just that he talks slick like he's got "just what you need".


Not offended at all.. actually I take it as compliment.. And I have spent some time is sales, and yes, I was pretty good at talking the hind legs off a donkey... still, as long as you understand what I'm trying to say, even if you don't agree with me, I'm happy..
I'm certainly not selling anything...

re: the fed, take a look at the link I posted earlier.. it covers a few of those issues pretty well.

As for the danger of private banks running the US into the ground, that threat may have existed in the early days, but things move on. I'm not saying there's no threats, but I do think you are looking in the wrong direction....

e.g. one thing nobody here's mentioned yet is the hedge fund industry. Based largely in London, it avoids the regulations that encumber US investors and institutions, and is now so big, and exerts such financial leverage, that they COULD bring the US to it's knees... Ever heard of the credit derivatives bubble? If you're investigating how big money and corruption have the power to bring down nations and economies, this may be a fruitful place to look..


[edit on 6-11-2006 by nowthenlookhere]



posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 06:37 PM
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Originally posted by ViewFromTheStars

Originally posted by LoneGunMan

Originally posted by nextguyinline

Bandit, where in the OP do you see anything remarking about a brainstorm?
MM wrote up a cryptic post then decided where to take the thread after some replies.


Some posts should have certain things said so you know what you are about to take your time to read. IMO this was not one of them. I think it was obvious right out of the gate the OP was brainstorming, and wanted other relativly unbiased opinions. I really enjoyed this thread and think MM did a very good job.

[edit on 6-11-2006 by LoneGunMan]


This is definitely one of the more enjoyable threads I've been involved in and I have to ask nextguyinline just like I asked Rock.. what about this thread got under your skin.. REALLY?

This 'what about' might shed some light on the very parasite we are trying to quantize here.




Fun, sure.. for BTS maybe.. he did not intend a serious discussion at all.. of course folks like you where baited in and are enjoying the guess work, which is fine.. but the poster has some serious problems if he created a thread to give you an endless 'guess whats wrong with America'. what is 'under my skin' is I don't like people like that. .. in fact my answer would be people themselves. We are ignorant and stupid with very short attention spans. Voting was fun at first, then it was a norm, after a few generations it meant nothing, it is nothing more then an optional obligation which on average only 45-55% of the population even votes. So what happened to the democracy? Those who did care about power will attain it and consolidate it and that's how we are where we are.

Oh, and the magical elders didn't even have to tell me that, because it is an opinion based on what I see and what I think.. of coruse you will never be told what the magical elders told you because this is not a serious discussion.. it's 'guess the mushrooms opinions!'


[edit on 11/6/2006 by Rockpuck]



posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 06:37 PM
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If by all, you mean the ones that are countable on ones hand, then have a ball.

I never claimed to have authority to put the thread where it belongs. Just stated where I thought it belonged. And I'm right


As far as participating in this thread, I was hoping for disclosure from MM. But with posters to speak for MM, I'm sure I'll be waiting a long time. Now I'm just trying to expose the thread for what it is. Or shall I say what I BELIEVE it to be.



posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 06:39 PM
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Originally posted by nowthenlookhere

Originally posted by ViewFromTheStars
That was not really my question.. Did the American people support or choose 'this legally' at the beginning?


that comes down the the representative structure of the democracy I guess. You vote for a government, who you give authority to make decisions on your behalf... so in one sense, they supported it..

... but then again, one could use the same argument to say the British people supported the invasion of Iraq, so yes.. good point.



Yes.. in that 'obtuse' sense they did.


Looks like this 'parasite' likes to use the obtuse to deceive.


"You vote for a government, who you give authority to make decisions on your behalf... "


That's a grave generalization.. governement does NOT have ALL authority to make decisions on our behalf regardless of whether we voted them in or not. Any decision our government makes on 'our behalf' is supposed to be based on our Constituion and Bill of Rights and the checks and balances that are supposed to keep it safe.

Well, like Bush said about our Constituion after taking an oath to defend it:

"It's just a goddamned piece of paper"

The checks and balances that are supposed to keep this "legislation from the bench/oval office" is slowly being eroded by the 'parasite'.




Just because we voted in a government does not mean that the 16th amendment was properly and legally ratified. The 'people' that were voted in at the time 'made sure' the "16th amendment" was put into 'power' right under the nose of the American people who probably didn't realize (and still dont) what was coming into play.

I ask again.. Did the American people really have the chance to 'legally vote' on having the fed print money for them?



[edit on 6-11-2006 by ViewFromTheStars]



posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 06:45 PM
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Originally posted by ViewFromTheStars
NowThen , remember my questions earlier? What is your view on my previous questio.... Did the American people 'legally choose' the current 'system' of having their money printed for them? (us)


Please answer that.


My best answer to that, I've already given... i.e that's how representative democracies work. we as a people don't make all the choices. We elect people to do it for us. For the democracy to function well, we must watch our elected representatives, and make sure they do indeed act in our interest.. and unfortunately, that's where apathy usually comes in..


edit : I see we cross-posted. never mind!






[edit on 6-11-2006 by nowthenlookhere]



posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 06:46 PM
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Excuse me for few moments, I've found the parasite and am commencing removing it.

Well I feel better now. The countries safe. I've removed the parasite and placed it in a cryogenic chamber. I will be displaying it this spring in a world wide tour that I think I'm going to call "Stopping nation killers with tweezers" it's gonna be a hit. It'll cost you 20 dollars American to see it though. Oh and by the way, don't ask me what it is when you come. Because I can't tell you. But be assured, it is the nation killing parasite, and I stopped it.!



posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 06:48 PM
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Originally posted by nextguyinline
If by all, you mean the ones that are countable on ones hand, then have a ball.

I never claimed to have authority to put the thread where it belongs. Just stated where I thought it belonged. And I'm right


As far as participating in this thread, I was hoping for disclosure from MM. But with posters to speak for MM, I'm sure I'll be waiting a long time. Now I'm just trying to expose the thread for what it is. Or shall I say what I BELIEVE it to be.




"And I am right"..

Says you?




Ok.. you be funny guy'...



posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 06:48 PM
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View, I think hes right to


this is BTS material.. at least not ATS or PTS.


[edit on 11/6/2006 by Rockpuck]



posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 06:52 PM
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Originally posted by Rockpuck
View, I think hes right to


this is BTS material.. at least not ATS or PTS.


[edit on 11/6/2006 by Rockpuck]


Well.. you say you 'think' he's right and HE impiles HES RIGHT BOTTOM LINE. Big difference.

You guys can beat this BTs, ATS, PTS thing into the ground all you want but your definitely spinning your wheels here. U2U a mod and see if you can get them to move it.. It's THEIR decision.



[edit on 6-11-2006 by ViewFromTheStars]



posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 06:52 PM
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After viewing this last page in the thread it's definately degenerated into BTS material. As for the rest.. It's conspiracy related, so definately ATS. And it's staying here in skunkworks as well.



posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 06:55 PM
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Thank you Bandit.

Now, will people stop trying to 'rail the focus' on 'where the thread is supposed to be'?



posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 06:56 PM
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lol, I guess the winking emote didn't help lighten that statement.

Read the first quote in my signature, and you will see that I don't think to know anything.

What I do know, is I have the nation killing parasite here in my lap, it it's chamber. It looks awfully friendly and peaceful in it's jar. But a few here know what's it's capable of. I sure hope I can contain it till the spring. Hate to have this sucker back out there.



posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 07:01 PM
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Let's please keep this thread on topic.



posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 07:05 PM
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Um, bandit.. what is the topic again? .. I seem to have lost it after the first post. these people are discussing something entirley different. And what about the actions of the OP ... are those actions honestly ok?



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