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During the last 8 years the gov was way more onerous than it is today (IMHO). Yet there was a HUGE group of people who felt I should, as you say, "bend over and take it". Unfortunately, these are now mostly the same people who are attempting to take the Gov to task.
"We are calling on the world to help us get rid of this corrupt government," Sturla Jonsson, one of protesters said in a midnight phone call from downtown Reykjavik where a crowd of about 2,000 still surrounded the Althingi House, in front of which a bonfire continued to burn. The protesters pounded drums and other instruments, shouted slogans against the government and parliament and threw eggs and food items, even old shoes at the house of parliament.... protesters, whom police fought all day with teargas, pepperspray, and clubs, vowed to stay downtown all night, "and as long as we have to" Jonsson said. "And I want to tell you that the people gathered here are not "activists" or "militants," he added, "they are just ordinary adults of all ages."
.... Unemployment rose 45% between November and December, and a recent survey indicated that 40% of households and 70% of businesses were technically bankrupt. Since the fall of the banks in October, there have been no resignations from the government, the boards of the now nationalized banks have remained substantially the same, and weekly gatherings calling for new elections have been ignored.
Americans will certainly recognize strong parallels between Iceland's current situation and their own...
"Iceland is bankrupt," said Arsaell Valfells, a professor at the University of Iceland. "The Icelandic krona is history. The IMF has to come and rescue us." Finance minister Arni Mathiesen, in Washington for the IMF/World Bank meetings, did not dismiss the possibilitity: "We will certainly keep this option open, but we have not yet made a decision." Source
Structural Adjustment Policies are economic policies which countries must follow in order to qualify for new World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) loans and help them make debt repayments on the older debts owed to commercial banks, governments and the World Bank....
SAPs often result in deep cuts in programmes like education, health and socail care, and the removal of subsidizes designed to control the prices of basics such as food and milk. So SAPs hurt the poor most.... Source
Under his later successor, David Rockefeller, the bank became part of a bank holding company, the Chase Manhattan Corporation.
The Chase Bank has had a strong connection to the World Bank, as three presidents (John J. McCloy, Eugene Black and George Woods) all worked at Chase before taking up positions at the international bank. A fourth president, James D. Wolfensohn, is also closely associated with Rockefeller, serving as a director of the Rockefeller Foundation, amongst other family-created institutions.
Rockefeller has also for many years hosted annual luncheons at the family's Westchester County Pocantico estate for the world's finance ministers and central bank governors, following the annual Washington meetings of the World Bank and IMF. Source
I think the idea of seeing a rise in militia groups, is merely an awakening of the ones already sitting on ready. it's coming, get used to it.
Originally posted by MetatronCubensis
this stuff is making me sick, what happened to 'a well regulated militia'? it's in a good old document that keeps getting torn to pieces.
I'm starting to think they really do want a shooting war with the american people.
Originally posted by whaaa
[edit on 12-8-2009 by whaaa]
Originally posted by Dbriefed
I want to join a Militia.
I am ex-military. I support the law. I believe a militia should be tightly aligned with the local Sheriff and be qualified and trained well enough to be deputized as a viable posse. The militia should be of ordinary people ready to support not just military action, but rescues and work along side the Red Cross (or Crescent).
The National Guard is the organized militia. I'd like to join the unorganized militia. I want to stand with my brothers.
Originally posted by mpriebe81
reply to post by evo190
The cops are a federally and/or state regulated and organized force that is in place to uphold the laws of the nation and states.....although half of the time it seems that they are also around in order to provide the local/state/federal governments with revenue.
The stress of a poor economy and a liberal administration led by a black president are among the causes for the recent rise, the report from the Southern Poverty Law Center says.
There is a part of me that says they feel threatened by the man in office or that they feel he is easier to disrespect.
So it looks like mob rule is becoming the direction of the future.
Great... just what we need, a country full of misinformed people who believe in fairy tales acting like they are authoritative because they have guns.
As for me, I'm only going to demonize those who are shouting and disruptive at otherwise civil gatherings.