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posted on Nov, 17 2006 @ 09:19 PM

Originally posted by SIEGE

People who want to work, put them to work improving our country for a change.

That sounds a lot like the New Deal.

Times are very different today, as is the economy.

The jobless rate is negligible relative to the Great Depression and you wouldn't want to put construction companies out of business to implement government programs for such things.

Is that what you had in mind?

posted on Nov, 21 2006 @ 02:33 PM
You're right about the times being very different. And no, I do not want to put
any private construction companies out of business. Actually, I want to see a
"merge". A coming together of industry and government with the emphasis on
projects geared towards public improvement and advancement. Call it
nationalism if you want, but I think it's time to stop spending so much overseas
and concentrate on taking our infrastructure to a new high.

posted on Nov, 21 2006 @ 02:39 PM

Originally posted by SIEGE
...I want to see a "merge". A coming together of industry and government with the emphasis on projects geared towards public improvement and advancement.

I don't mean to be antagonistic, but this is what it sounds like you're suggesting.

Is this really what you'd like to see.

Just days after the 1933 Nazi takeover, Adolf Hitler enthusiastically embraced an ambitious autobahn construction project and appointed Fritz Todt the Inspector General of German Road Construction. Soon, over 100,000 laborers worked at construction sites all over Germany. As well as providing employment and improved infrastructure, necessary for economic recovery efforts, the project was also a great success for propaganda purposes. It has been said that another aim of the autobahn project, beyond creating national unity and strengthening centralized rule, was to provide mobility for the movement of military forces.

[edit on 2006/11/21 by GradyPhilpott]

posted on Nov, 21 2006 @ 03:23 PM
WTF? Seems like we can't get a little nationalistic without someone worrying
about whether we're border-line Nazis or what? What is it?

Yes Grady, it's a form of national socialism, (industrialized), without, and I repeat
"without" the racism,eugenics,totalitarianism,homophobia,anti-Semitism,anti-
communism, and limits to freedom of religion that existed in the Nazi party!

I don't like the reference one bit, although I can understand how one might think
that that was where I was heading.

I'm just talking about positive things we'd like to see done to improve our quality
of life here in our own country for a change!

posted on Nov, 21 2006 @ 03:30 PM
Don't blame me.

Type in national socialism on Google and see what you get.

posted on Nov, 21 2006 @ 03:59 PM
Well then, give me a little help here, Grady, help me say it in such a way that it
won't be misunderstood as such.
I imagine some of you folks out there are a lot more into the political aspects of
this than I will ever be. That's okay.
But I'm just trying to expand the social and nationalistic side of this.
Positive things we'd like to see for OUR people and OUR country. Good things.
Needy things. Maybe something we can leave to future generations.
Picture this : The war in Irag ends. Instead of paying Haliburton billions of dollars
to slide through the war, we now turn to our own country and invest in it. We come
up with projects that make our country safer, and better.
I wonder how many hundreds of ideas are out there that would be exciting to hear
about and ponder.

posted on Nov, 21 2006 @ 04:56 PM
Well, maybe what you're trying to promote is volunteerism, as in "a thousand points of light."

However, I don't see what your problem is with Halliburton. Corporations are as American as apple pie.

We pay companies to do things for us because it's the easiest and most efficient way. Besides, companies hire Americans who then pump money back into the economy.

posted on Nov, 21 2006 @ 04:58 PM
Siege, sorry about taking so long to get back to you. The community service was indeed mandatory if the student wanted his/her diploma. It's just an all around good idea. It doesn't hurt any of us to help out each other because at the end of the day all we really have is each other. I know that I am personally richer for having been able to help others and you know there is lots of truth to the adage "What goes around comes around."

posted on Nov, 21 2006 @ 05:44 PM
Alright, well since I sort of forgot to put some more like I said,
I figure I'll do so know.

Create a civilian agency, and transfer all control of power
companies and facilities to it.

Star putting mor eand more effort into clean and renewable
energy sopurces.

Make energy free for all.

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