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posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 04:57 PM
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It's funny because this is how I was thinking the 666 system would be started and now I see this.

I said a system would be started where people would work for the government and then get paid.

This work will then be tied as a way to pay off the debt. So people will be doing projects for foreign governments.

This is a way to get free labor in the name of doing service for your country.

You do work and get a tax credit which could easily be cancelled out by raising other taxes.




posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 05:05 PM
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if I want to serve my fellow man, I'd prefer it be my own idea, not some politicians. Every man has a responsible to himself and his family first and foremost.

I don't need legislation that will dictate when, and to whom I will render assistance to. That's and infringement of my personal freedom. You can dress it up as community service if you like, but it's still forced servitude.



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 05:51 PM
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Exactly,

I firmly believe that one of the goals of the NWO is cheap or free labor.

I think they tried it in Germany but Hitler was a nut. He turned Labor camps into Concentration camps. They had to take him out and then the people who backed them fed the info to conspiracy theorist and then when asked about it they could say,"Stop reading those conspiracy books."

That's why You have to sift through the info on these conspiacy websites because you get alot of information that's mixed with disinformation.

So Bush can mention New World Order and no one will really question him on it because they don't want to be seen as someone into conspiracies. So alot of real information gets released to these sites so they will not be asked about it.

This will start with college students then switch to the poor.

Work for free and we will give you a tax credit that you will never see.

It sounds good, but smells bad.


[edit on 12-7-2008 by polomontana]



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 08:42 PM
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A few things.

Barack Obama's policies are very much in line to create a dictatorship. However, understand that any society of any kind is tantamount to oppression. In other words, even the most free of societies can be the least free.

I don't know if any of you played a game called BioShock, but the game pretty much demonstrates how an Objectivist (uber laissez-faire free market capitalism) society runs itself to the ground. In fact, it even goes as far as to demonstrate how such a free society can spread propaganda in order to advance the agendas of those who maintain power in society. A prominent line of dialogue in the game talks about how the enemy is anyone who does not believe in free market capitalism.

Someone earlier said "government is the problem." I disagree. Government is just one type of institution and organization in society. The problem the general nature of human interaction. In the pursuit of survival, we happen to create institutions such as the government that cause such problems. Its just the way it is and instead of blaming and labeling any one group, we should just try to explain it.

If you guys take away one thing from what I just wrote, get this: ANY society is susceptible to becoming dictatorial and oppressive. You've got the high-tech corporate police societies of rampant free market capitalism and globalization featured in cyberpunk fiction, and on the other side, you've got the state-oriented, more downtrodden, classical dystopian police state societies of novels like 1984 and Fahrenheit 451. Pick your poison.



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 10:43 PM
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Originally posted by sweatmonicaIdo
ANY society is susceptible to becoming dictatorial and oppressive.


Actually, oppression is the rule and freedom is the exception.

Liberty requires real work to both create and sustain it.

Too bad it looks like we've forgotten that.








[edit on 12-7-2008 by loam]



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 10:48 PM
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I don't like Obama or McCain, but people, especially selfish people, which most people are in this country, could use some community service to bring them back to earth and learn some empathy and compassion for there fellow man, something most republicans, "christians", and hillbillies sorely lack. I'll never understand how these "people" can spend 10k on a birthday party and step over a starving man and child and think nothing of it because there selfish and pathetic. Or poor people barely getting by and getting screwed at every turn by there own ignorance but spitting on people just underneath there social status for being "lazy" when that's the same thing people above your social status say you are, its maddening anymore, and sad, and pathetic.



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 10:52 PM
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bush also had these plans. but it was far more than 50 or 100 hours. overall, i think it stinks.



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 11:15 PM
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Originally posted by Ruggeder
I don't like Obama or McCain, but people, especially selfish people, which most people are in this country, could use some community service to bring them back to earth and learn some empathy and compassion for there fellow man, something most republicans, "christians", and hillbillies sorely lack.

Care to provide proof or did you just decide in your own head that it was true.
Sorry, but as much as you would like it to be true, it's not.
I realize it's easy to makeup stuff in order to make your lame argument, but perhpas you should do some research instead of being brainwashed and spewing liberal propaganda.

The facts are clear. Conservatives give about 30% more than liberals to charity.
Of the top 25 states where people give an above-average percentage of their income, all but one (Maryland) were red (conservative) states.
Ouch, it must hurt when facts slap you in the face.

Source

Source 2



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 11:21 PM
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Wow I'm actually pretty saddened to see that a lot of people on this board are against the idea of our children actually working hard and volunteering time in the gimme-gimme-gimme society we have in this country. Especially when the idea is actually something that could benefit the individuals and family for their service.

Granted I see the point ... making it MANDATORY would be very unconstitutional and I would be against that as well. Then again I don't think I should have my children take a music class to graduate. Why should they have to waste 195 hours a year learning about something as benign as musical theory? How DARE my school make it MANDATORY that my son takes music theory! Isn't that unconstitutional?

Oh wait.

So what IF it was the school that made it MANDATORY to take music theory to graduate? You could cry foul and yank your kid out of the school, but there is nothing unconstitutional about it whatsoever.

So is your problem only with FEDERALLY mandated volunteering?

Oh wait.

It's optional. Not mandated. Again ... not mandated.

And people wonder about the makeup of Americans nowadays and why we lag far behind many civilized countries in areas such as education and far in front in stats like murder.

For the record I'm from Obama's home state and I am not even going to vote for him because I don't agree with him on a lot of his issues.

But this is just ridiculous to put that kind of spin on a topic like this.

I take it back I'm not saddened. I'm ashamed. Ashamed to think that people do not see words like "progress" and "betterment" in these candidates' plans and rhetoric and instead see/hear "red" and "blue".

Stupid flippin' election time getting me riled up. I'm going back to lurking in my UFO forum.


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posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 11:24 PM
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How is it forced servitude if it is your choice to serve or not? What makes you think you will somehow be forced to do something you don't want to do?

People do things to help each other because they want to. Maybe you already have, and if so, why discourage others from doing the same? People that do decide to serve will have a choice. They can choose to serve or not, as well as what type of service they can do.

I just think that using this issue for your own personal political agenda is questionable to say the least. It is a good idea and a good value to teach our children.

Is it worth it to demonize a benefitial issue to keep someone you don't like out of office?



[edit on 7/12/2008 by Hal9000]



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 11:25 PM
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no what it is is blackmail. no service, no federal funding. smells like no child left behind to me.



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 11:53 PM
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Originally posted by Ruggeder
I don't like Obama or McCain, but people, especially selfish people, which most people are in this country, could use some community service to bring them back to earth and learn some empathy and compassion for there fellow man, something most republicans, "christians", and hillbillies sorely lack. I'll never understand how these "people" can spend 10k on a birthday party and step over a starving man and child and think nothing of it because there selfish and pathetic. Or poor people barely getting by and getting screwed at every turn by there own ignorance but spitting on people just underneath there social status for being "lazy" when that's the same thing people above your social status say you are, its maddening anymore, and sad, and pathetic.


But how can you presume to tell someone else what they need? I agree with what you say about some people in this country and no doubt the world, who certainly live in egregious excess. But that is also within their rights if they have the means to do so. Then you make a blanket statement about Republicans, Christians, and hillbillies? I lived among those Republican, Christian, hillbillies for 5 years, and they were very hospitable to me in every capacity. Granted some were a little on the strange side from my perspective, being the city slicker I am, but they were good folk.



posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 01:30 AM
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I agree that the wording of the OP article is spin....but so is Obama's website. Sure, it says "opportunities." He also says his goal is to have EVERYONE complete community service. Whatever his policy particulars might be, which are a little vague right now, his stated goal IS to make it mandatory. That is the ONLY way he could reach his goal of having everyone serve. No amount of spin can deny that. Given the choice, there will always be a lot of people who choose to serve their personal freedom before some perceived debt to society.

I think the worst thing about this, though, is how many people have demonstrated that they have no idea of what freedom means. They go on about our "obligation" to serve our fellow man. That's the antithesis of freedom, and arguing the semantics of what is or isn't a flavor of socialism doesn't change that fact. A free man has no obligations nor debts other than those he chooses to incur. Anything else stands against the principles this country was founded on.

We should all be fighting to regain what made this country once the greatest country on earth: personal freedom. Anyone who does otherwise is a traitor to the constitution, and to all of those who have given their lives to the ideals of freedom. When you cut it down to the core, to what impinges on personal freedoms, does it really matter which side of the aisle someone is on? We should weigh ideas and objectives on the scales of freedom, and nothing else.



posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 02:58 AM
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Originally posted by saturnine_sweet
I think the worst thing about this, though, is how many people have demonstrated that they have no idea of what freedom means. They go on about our "obligation" to serve our fellow man. That's the antithesis of freedom, and arguing the semantics of what is or isn't a flavor of socialism doesn't change that fact. A free man has no obligations nor debts other than those he chooses to incur. Anything else stands against the principles this country was founded on.

I guess your definition of freedom varies slightly from mine. With the idea of freedom that I hold includes supporting my fellow Americans that also values their freedom, and I am willing to help them when they need it.

If freedom is the selfish value that you describe, then I don't want it. You can have it. If that were true then enjoy living free and alone. As ridiculous as that sounds, that would be the end result.

First rule of survival: No one can survive alone.



posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 03:08 AM
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Originally posted by Hal9000

First rule of survival: No one can survive alone.


No, the first rule of survival is every individual must have the freedom to pursue self-preservation.

Obama's PLAN/GOAL is to have EVERY middle school kid do 50 hours of community service.

Did it ever occur to you that the job of the POTUS is NOT to dictate how individuals spend their time, whether it be doing community service or learning a foreign language?

The fact that Obama even has a "goal" like this on his campaign website is incredible, but unfortunately typical of Obama's mentality.

Obama's vision for the country isn't a macro vision of where he wants to country to go; it's a micro vision of HOW he wants INDIVUDUALS to behave.

He wants us to speak differently, set our thermostats differently, eat differently, and drive different cars. And now he wants middle school kids to spend their spare time differently.

WTF?? Since when did the POTUS get the authority to dictate how individuals should be spending their time?



posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 03:18 AM
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I'm no Obama or McCain fan. I see nothing wrong with people volunteering. Millions of people do it day in and day out. I believe both candidates have volunteers themselves that help out in their campaign. The only problem I have is the $4,000 tax credit for doing so. In my view, volunteering should come out of a person's heart not someone's pocket. I don't believe either candidate pays their volunteers and I as a taxpayer shouldn't be expected to pay for somebody to volunteer. Do it cause you want to not because there is an incentive to.



posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 03:22 AM
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Originally posted by jamie83
No, the first rule of survival is every individual must have the freedom to pursue self-preservation.

At least when it suits your political agenda.



Obama's PLAN/GOAL is to have EVERY middle school kid do 50 hours of community service.

Did it ever occur to you that the job of the POTUS is NOT to dictate how individuals spend their time, whether it be doing community service or learning a foreign language?

Not until it was brought up by a candidate that you are opposed to. You do know that Bush and McCain brought up the same thing after 9/11, don't you?



The fact that Obama even has a "goal" like this on his campaign website is incredible, but unfortunately typical of Obama's mentality.

Obama's vision for the country isn't a macro vision of where he wants to country to go; it's a micro vision of HOW he wants INDIVUDUALS to behave.

No reason to get personal now.



He wants us to speak differently, set our thermostats differently, eat differently, and drive different cars. And now he wants middle school kids to spend their spare time differently.

WTF?? Since when did the POTUS get the authority to dictate how individuals should be spending their time?

So you are saying that Obama is now a DICTATOR? Great, I guess I missed the entire vote, as well as the celebration.

Damn, I bet it was a good party too.



posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 03:22 AM
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Originally posted by LLoyd45
if I want to serve my fellow man, I'd prefer it be my own idea, not some politicians. Every man has a responsible to himself and his family first and foremost.

I don't need legislation that will dictate when, and to whom I will render assistance to. That's and infringement of my personal freedom. You can dress it up as community service if you like, but it's still forced servitude.


WHat do you call the draft that was in place during Vietnam? You also never answered my other post in this thread asking why you said 'A man is not a man' unless he serves his country.
In case you missed it, instead of avoiding it.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Does serving one's country mean that you have to kill other people? Or could 'service' to country be Government Service.

DocMoreau



posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 03:33 AM
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Originally posted by jamie83
Obama's PLAN/GOAL is to have EVERY middle school kid do 50 hours of community service.

Did it ever occur to you that the job of the POTUS is NOT to dictate how individuals spend their time, whether it be doing community service or learning a foreign language?

The fact that Obama even has a "goal" like this on his campaign website is incredible, but unfortunately typical of Obama's mentality.


Really, what are your thoughts on George Bush's 'No Child Left Behind Program'? What are McCains goals, besides getting elected? I mean, what has he said in regard to our middle school aged children? Does he even have a goal for them, or because they can't vote, he hasn't posed a position to flip flop on?

You also make it seem like 50 hours of Community Service is a huge sacrifice of freedom. that is less that one hour week, for one year, that the Middle School kids turn off the video games or cable tv, and go and help their country.

Wow... The Commies are coming!

It IS incredible that Obama has a goal like this on his campaign website, although I think you think something like this is improbable, I don't think you meant that his idea was amazing. It is unfortunate that your thoughts are not quite coming through correctly.
DocMoreau
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posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 03:42 AM
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Originally posted by Hal9000
Not until it was brought up by a candidate that you are opposed to. You do know that Bush and McCain brought up the same thing after 9/11, don't you?


Typical mindless liberal babbling in an effort to deflect the spotlight from Obama. This isn't about Bush or McCain. This thread is about Obama.






So you are saying that Obama is now a DICTATOR? Great, I guess I missed the entire vote, as well as the celebration.

Damn, I bet it was a good party too.



Another typical mindless liberal diversion. Take what somebody says, and then say they said something different.

There's no need to tell me what I said in your words when my own words are right in front of you. I did not say DICTATOR.

I will gladly clarify though.

It is incredible that Obama even thinks along the lines of evaluating and judging individual choices like whether I eat too much, drive and SUV, set my thermostat too high or too low, or speak enough languages to keep him from being embarrassed.

Now he's going to micro manage my children's lives as well, PLANNING that they do 50 hours of community service because HE thinks that's what they should be doing.

I do not need some weenie like Barry Obama telling me how my kids should be spending their time, what languages I speak, or how much I should eat everyday.

What qualifies him to even make these types of judgments? The fact that he want to Harvard? Does that mean he's smarter than the rest of us and we should just fall lock-step in line and do what he thinks is best for us?

Obama's entire mentality has one unifying message. He believes that the average American is too dumb to know what's best, and that we need Barry O. to tell us what we should be doing.

And when we don't comply, then it's up to Barry O. to mandate whatever he wants us to do because he knows what's best for us. This is just warmed over top-down central government planning that's never worked in the history of civilization as well as bottom up individual choice has worked.

This is exactly the type of mentality that makes you think of the word "Marxist" when you think of Obama.





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