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posted by reluctantpawn
It will be the poor underclass that will be looking for a scapegoat. [i.e. the white devil, the illegals, the blacks etc.] When the food is either cut off or to expensive to buy, when federal assistance is eliminated, and jobs are reduced. The underclass will rise up and we may see cities burning again as in the 60's. The PTB are aware of this and can then instate martial law to restore order. At this point all constitutional law will be thrown out the window and they can do as the please in the name of restoring order.
It is a shame that there are those that in their quest for power will turn a civilization upside down and destroy what was once a proud nation. It is our only hope that those that see what is going on can educate those that do not. However as much faith as I have in the American people I cannot see them uniting until it is too late.
The kind of people whom you want to vote for ARE out there, but ... things aren't yet bad enough to "motivate" them. That's why discussions like this are necessary. You can vent and you can come to grips with this situation. It may be safe to say at this time, that a lot of people really don't know what they want from their leaders.
I'm wondering how many of today's Iraq war veterans will become the militant agitators of the next decade? It's not unreasonable to suggest that we may see a rebirth of the aggressive activism that brought so much violence to the 1960's. Don? What do you recall from your experiences during that period?
Changing weather patterns and a failure to ensure a reliable and sufficient supply of electricity are the greatest threats to the future health of the NZ economy. There isn’t enough political will to deal with either issue. Should we fail to develop GE/GM cows that can produce the amount of high quality milk with less rain fall and come to grips with Nuclear power NZ could well become a third world country independent of the global economy.
posted by J/O
Oil sold for an all-time high of $112.21 per barrel. I can't help but notice that many of the same anti-government attitudes that you saw in the 60's are starting to re-emerge. I was too young to experience them first hand. It's looking like deja vu. In this case, the 'fuel' for the unrest here at home will be mostly economic, rather than mostly racial. Race will play its role in the hate that spills out on to our streets.
Originally posted by donwhite
I never thought I’d be the one to say this, but if GM stands for ‘genetically modified’ then I’m one for going SLOW on this.
Well, on the plus side NZ is few enough people to be “family” and should be able to reach an agreeable consensus fairly quickly
That is pretty much what we are doing what remains to be seen is if we can keep enough of our brightest brains in the country and at some point in the future we are willing to take the next step. This what puzzles me about the US you don't suffer from a brain drain and yet you haven't adapted to the global market based economy.
" . . there is no viable solutions at this rate. Nuclear Power is too unpopular to be viable this is why National [Party] won't touch the issue. Sure Wind Power could be an alternative but no one wants the turbines on there land nor do they want the presence of massive power pylons. All of which means the most logical and environmentally friendly option is to build a Nuclear Power plant in [remote] Auckland [on the North Island]. I have nothing against Hydro Power but it is far to climate depended.
gee Don I hate to disagree with you but it seems that the U.S. education started to go to pot in the 60's right after they took prayer out of school . .
“ . . and sent mom out to work.
As far as dumbing down the schools I think we can lay a lot of blame on affirmative action type of [law?] suits.
Yes all children deserve a good free public education.
But not at the expense of the brighter children.
p.s. I really did not mean to open another can of worms here, but to blame our lack of education on religious zealotry is ludicrous.
(1) I did not say the elimination of prayer was a root cause. I said that it happened around that time. Yes all God's children deserve a free equal education. I believe that when mom went to work, little Johnny was left to be raised by the television and or the state.
(2) We spend more money on our free [?] education system than anywhere else in the world but we simple cannot compete with the rest of the world.
(3) We cannot allow religion to run amok. There are too many variables. It is one thing to say that something is wrong in your opinion. On the other hand one should not say you are a hatemonger because you disagree with a persons choices or lifestyle. respectfully reluctantpawn