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Top 10 signs the end of America is near

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posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 11:40 PM
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10.NASA's latest blitz was not of a new mission, but its lovesick diaper astronaut
9. Moveon.org (Calling people who lay down their life for us "traitors")
8. The president's near success to incorporate Mexicans to the country as his "legacy"
7. Restless Leg Syndrome
6. Public footbaths for Muslims cab drivers but Christians cross forbidden at public schools
5. Ultra-naricism & self-proclaimed heroism as earth-saviours (Global warming hype)
4. Major newspapers like LA & NY times are not neutrals but political propagandists
3. Decline of manufaturing to China, Japan, even Vietnam. (Sony, Lenovo, Samsung, Honda)
2. Its own citizens blaming 9/11 on an "inside job"
1. Canada dollars > US dollars...

Make your own below!




posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 11:44 PM
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10. If they have War on Iran?
Sorry thats all I got. lol



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 05:26 AM
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Neighbors don't talk anymore.

the 9/11 clock "phonemenon"

Doomsday clock set at 5 til 12- Late 1950's level.



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 05:56 AM
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And . . .

12--The national delusion that we no longer reap what we sow.

13--the national demand that government and the world owe--particularly the clueless and lazy--a living, plasma HDTV, a Hummer and happiness . . . by Friday.

14--the delusion that evil can be lastingly fun with no negative consequences.

15--the delusion that arrogance is a minor personality affectation or hip decoration with no negative consequences.

16--the delusion that money buys anything deeply, lastingly treasureable.

17--the delusion that God has gone forever fishing

18--the insanity that there is no right or wrong . . . only interest groups, positions, flavors of preference . . . all equally valid.

19--The utter idiotic delusion that planting cactus will yield mangoes.

20--the delusion that cheapening sex to the grandeur of a used condom makes it more meaningful and a greater treasure.

. . .



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 06:06 AM
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Maybe not what you wanted but...

10. Still enjoy listening to Led Zeppelin. (Move on for pity's sake)
9. McDonalds. (It's disgusting)
8. Coca-Cola. (Should only ever be drunk with vodka)
7. Adopting David Beckham. (Well past his best)
6. Putting up with Tom Cruise. (He is so annoying)
5. Paris Hilton. (What is the point of her?)
4. R n B. (It is absolutely horrible to listen to)
3. Donald Rumsfeld. (War mongerer)
2. Poor pronunciation of the English language. (Stop thinking up new ways to pronounce old words)
1. George W Bush. (Do I really need to add anything?)



Seriously, if it's beef curtains for the US, then what lies in store for the rest of the world

You are far from perfect, but without you the world will be a much poorer place.



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 06:07 AM
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You could also add is the Chicago Cubs win the world series



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 06:10 AM
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A
, humorous, insightful and very much truthful.
There is hope.



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 06:18 AM
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I have lost all hope in this land i adopted and i'm very sad. Because the apathy continues out there- not here, but out there!!

Most people wont talk about any of it. If they dont talk about it maybe it'll go away?

I think i'll go to work and TALK today and see what reaction i get. I'm likely to get very upset when there isnt any.

You'd think they'd care, wouldnt you? WHY WONT ANYONE TALK???

Not the format you wanted but nevertheless thanks for letting me rant. /



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 06:20 AM
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-10 depression, with all this BS happening around the world its hard not to get depressed now and then heh.
-11 Mexico
-12 Bin Laden of course..Oh wait I'm not afraid of him?heh
-13 Oprah Winfrey..just because
-14 Imports from China

-15 Annnnnd last but not least Alien invasion.We're all dead RUUUUUN.(had to keep it with the ATS theme you know?heh)

[edit on 13-9-2007 by Project_Silo]



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 06:26 AM
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I find that people are willing to talk, but it's all idle chit chat and ultimately irrelevant.
Who is being voted off the latest flavour of the month reality show, events in tv soap's, etc.
Very little of substance and importance.

Is it all part of a general dumbing down process directed at the masses to ensure that people don't question what is actually going on, in their name at times.

Yes, it's so frustrating, but....
I keep on and try to maintain my good humour.
(The regular sessions in the pub with my friends do help!)


[edit on 13-9-2007 by Freeborn]



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 06:53 AM
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- The dumbing down of our educational system (and stupid crap like over zealous zero-tolerance policies in school and no tag on the playground!)

- The sexploitation of our children by the mass media, celeb culture and the resulting increase of pedophilia

- The complete and utter failure of the two party election system

- Ridiculous salaries for Corporate CEOs while their worker's wages and benefits are suppressed in order to squeeze profits



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 07:14 AM
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(1) The end of serious political discourse
(2) talk radio hosts being taken for serious political commentators
(3) cell phones
(4) war without end as a foreign policy
(5) text messaging and the break down of the English language
(6) the notion that we are consumers as opposed to citizens or just people
(7) environmental degradation
(8) The rest of the world produces more scientists than we do
(9) The national debt
(10) teaching to tests as opposed to teaching to think



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 06:07 PM
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Originally posted by BO XIAN
reply to post by chickeneater
 


And . . .

12--The national delusion that we no longer reap what we sow.

13--the national demand that government and the world owe--particularly the clueless and lazy--a living, plasma HDTV, a Hummer and happiness . . . by Friday.

14--the delusion that evil can be lastingly fun with no negative consequences.

15--the delusion that arrogance is a minor personality affectation or hip decoration with no negative consequences.

16--the delusion that money buys anything deeply, lastingly treasureable.

17--the delusion that God has gone forever fishing

18--the insanity that there is no right or wrong . . . only interest groups, positions, flavors of preference . . . all equally valid.

19--The utter idiotic delusion that planting cactus will yield mangoes.

20--the delusion that cheapening sex to the grandeur of a used condom makes it more meaningful and a greater treasure.

. . .


I think your list should replace mine, TOO PROFOUND!


I agree 100% with every single point. There no more black and white, right or wrong, it's all PC now....



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 06:09 PM
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Hey I think you forgot a reason. Reason number 11:

Originally posted by hinky
Don't the Austrians have freedom of speech like us Americans do?


There is another reason lol



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 08:24 PM
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This is fun! I have my own list!

10) The pervasive belief that health catastrophes caused by environmental pollution are a "left wing myth". Ask the communities in which childhood cancer rates are astronomically high, or in which the water is so polluted it literally flows from the faucets a deep, luxurious, leathery brown color just how mythological these conditions are.

9) The inability of citizens in one of the wealthiest and best educated nations on the planet to accept homosexuals.

8) Useless rightwing propaganda machines like Fox News and The Washington Times being taken seriously.

7) The belief that teaching kids in school about the dangers of sexual intercourse without using a condom is somehow encouraging them to have sex, and the hopelessly naive conviction that if we just pretend sex doesn't exist nobody will have it outside marriage.

6) The insistence of a small but phenomenally loud segment of society that religious fairytales about "Creationism" should be taught alongside, or in place of, evolution in high school science classes.

5) Whatever the circumstances surrounding the actual attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the American Rightwing used these attacks to justify pushing through their political agenda and drowned out any dissenting voices with chants of "traitor".

4) Any effort to discuss tolerance or oppose bigotry is immediately lost when someone dredges up the strawman of "political correctness" and ten other people say they heard that in California a teacher was once fired from his school district for being a straight white male and innumerable people who can barely spell chime in that the only reason they didn't get into college is because of the reverse discrimination of minority quotas.

3) Although the notion of providing healthcare to American citizens is immediately labelled "welfare" or "socialism", huge subsidies are added to the already bulging coffers of oil companies and other favored corporate interests. Guys, I've got news for you. It ain't "laissez faire" capitalism or rugged individualism when the government is giving money left and right to huge corporate interests.

2) Massive vote fraud occurred in two straight Presidential elections, but nobody particularly cared and the people who did care were immediately shouted down as whiners and anti-American. I wonder how many of the people who had zero tolerance for complaints from Gore and Kerry about the egregious vote tampering and electoral fraud that put Bush in the White House are now indignant when they seem the same sorts of tactics being used against Ron Paul.

1) The Administration falsified data and outright lied to make sure we were ineluctably committed to the Iraqi fiasco. Any efforts to oppose the war were loudly shouted down as "anti-American" or, better still, "anti-troop". How was it "anti-troop" to be opposed to sending American soldiers into Iraq under false pretenses, so that they could be used as pawns to solidify the neo-Con base adn advance their business interests? To this day, the war is talked up by the Moonie owned Washington Times and Fox news, all the while the "Git R Done" crowd whines about the "leftwing media bias".



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 08:34 PM
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Ya know I take great offense to you ungrateful people both in the States and outside. If you live in the States you have not one complaint, you are of the must fortunate on the planet, you should be thankful to be able to vote leaders in and out of office, instead of standing in the middle of the river , your panties around your knees whining.....and the rest of the free world has yet to pay back the U.S. for all the blood, money and the freedoms we restored you....It has not been all that long ago folks that the US stepped in and prevented you all from speaking German or Japanese.

Nuff said.



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 08:51 PM
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Sigh! And we could do so much better than we do. i really think that is the point.



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 08:54 PM
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Oh! I totally forgot one.

11) The "love it or leave it" attitude in which all dissenting opinions are instantly labelled treason, blasphemy, or both. The idea that all political or social criticism is anti-American, unless of course you agree with it. My family has a long tradition of service to this country in business, in politics and in the military. I consider it a disservice to the memory of those who have, whatever their own political beliefs, given of themselves to keep this country free if I do not dissent when my country is wrong. Those who sit back and quietly allow their nation to behave badly toward its own citizens and toward its neighbors run the risk of being haunted by the ghosts of those who have done whatever was necessary to protect our sacred obligation to dissent from brutal, harmful, immoral and dastardly policies on the part of the United States. Criticism from outside must also be accepted and taken into account, because the goal of a Republic is not to obstinately defend its every course of action as an example of God inspired righteousness, but rather to improve and grow in order to be as just and fair as is humanly possible. We rebelled against a monarchy that considered its every action inherently right and just. As Americans, it should be our goal to always help our Republic to become stronger and purer so that our every action may be consecrated by righteousness and tempered by fraternity, brotherhood and decency.



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 09:35 PM
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Top 10 signs the end of America is near


Yea keep dreaming.. I swear lol, if America did fall tomorrow who would be the dominate powers? Russia/China would be thats who. Do you actually think they are really the "good" guys that some think they are?
Remember the USSR? the country that put up walls and barbed wire to keep people IN and shot anyone that tried to go "over the wall"
I dont know about anyone else but I still remember when I was pretty young hearing on the news how some poor sap was machine gunned as he dangled in the barbed wire.. What was his crime? trying to leave an oppressive nation.
You really think that Russia has changed that much in a decade or two?
I wont even bother going into Chinas human rights abuses.. tiananmen square ring a bell?
Some people just arent happy unless there is a villain to whine and b1tch about..
Give it 2-4 years and most of you whiny people will have your nose so far up the US's azz you wont know what to do..




[edit on 9/13/2007 by Kr0n0s]



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 09:46 PM
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I am TOTALLY grateful for USA, so yes, THANK YOU for the gift of freedom we have now. I am just lamenting about how a great nation is now strongly devided.


Add a few myself on the list:

10. Marriage is now not just between man and woman, but "persons". (When will it include animals as well?)

9. People who work get taxed, people who don't gets free healthcare.

8. Drunks like R. Kennedy gets to run government affairs.

7. Lack of a spiritual leader (AL Sharpton? lol)

6. Crappy airlines where you pay for dry, cardboard tasting lunch bags and rude "Flight Assistants". (Have you ever travel on Singapore Airlines?)


[edit on 13-9-2007 by chickeneater]



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