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posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 02:28 PM
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Originally posted by DaRAGE
reply to post by OpTiMuS_PrImE
 


So he wants to wage a war against capitalism when he says "when they fire us when its profitable?"

Sometimes i dont think people understand how capitalism works. IF you've got too many employees and your business is going through a slump, if you can fire a few to save costs then do it. When an economic slump hits businesses try and hibernate, they try and save money and costs and try not to risk thier money out on any big new ventures. They try to keep their business running throughout the tough times as best and profitable as they can (because a business is all about profit), and when the economy starts to rise again and their confidence in the economy picks up, they may venture out of hibernation and start spending much more again. They do these measures to survive another day and have thier business survive in the long run.


Day to day capitalism (the marketplace) is different from a capitalistic economy that is dependent on war. It seems that you have a very idealistic interpretation of what you BELIEVE that capitalism is.

War should be the last option used to handle a dispute and should not be utilized as a method for profit. The main purpose of war has historically been to either EXPAND AN EMPIRE, or to right an injustice perpetrated by one nation against another which ultimately brings balance and stability to a region. So, what this boils down to is the pretense that you believe America is operating under. If you're under the impression that we are in Iraq and Afghanistan because of the "injustice" of 911, then profit should be the last thing that you're worried about and the idea of capitalism becomes null and void. However, If you're quite aware that America is EXPANDING THEIR EMPIRE and you're not under the illusion that this is about terrorism, then you should question the modes and the methods currently being utilized against America's own citizens to perpetuate the capitalistic monetary system that has broken millions of tax paying citizens.

Either way, you should be aware of this...No matter what pretense America is operating under, our current economy is being sustained by communist currency in which the American taxpayer is fully indebted. And, this has been going on long before Obama was in office.

So, as you cry foul against the American soldier who speaks his mind against our methods of warfare to sustain your idealistic version of capitalism and democracy, just remember who's money is making it all possible, and remember who ultimately has to pay off that debt because it certainly isn't our politicians.

[edit on 22-12-2009 by EvolvedMinistry]




posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 02:45 PM
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Originally posted by Victoria 1
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You are very ignorant.....yes you are right soldiers want war!!!!!! They want to take the chance that they are going to DIE! They want to take the chance that they will loose an arm or body part! They want to go to war and fight to kill.
You would never have the guts to fight for anything and that is why people like you fall for the bulls%^t and have nothing good to say about our AMERICAN SOLDIERS! You do know that if you stand for nothing you will fall for anything. that is the type of person you are IGNORANT FOOL!


I hardly see this statement as being constructive or conducive to an intelligent debate. The person who made that statement that you are so vehemently against definitely made a generalization that ultimately looked foolish. However, yours didn't do anything to illuminate your position and probably did more harm than good in the delivery of your argument.

Contrary to what you may believe, THERE ARE SOLDIERS WHO WANT TO KILL. THERE ARE SOLDIERS WHO WANT NOTHING OTHER THAN WAR AND ARMED CONFLICT. I know a few soldiers who have this mentality, but, that's just it...THE FEW IS NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE WHOLE.

Hopefully videos like this will cause one to critically think about our motives, methods, and reasoning for something as destructive as war. I would like to think that there is something known as "The Moral Majority," but if this were the case, would you be attacking another ATS'er who simply disagrees with your assessment of reality? War seems to be fought in many different fronts whether physical or verbal, and as long as we (Americans) stay divided on the minuscule details, then we'll never have a chance of putting our politicians through the proper checks and balances that they need.



posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 03:00 PM
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Originally posted by SpacePunk

Originally posted by Agree2Disagree

Civilians, by and large, are stupid. They are sheep being herded around by their handlers, we are wolves going through the motions along with them for the most part, and we don't know which of the sheep can be trusted.



I agreed with the majority of your statement especially about knowing or not knowing the true nature of our real enemy, but, I had to call attention to this particular one. "Civilians, by and large, are stupid."

Henry Kissinger once said this, "Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy." I think it may be at the beginning of this particular video, I could be wrong because I've seen a few of this nature.

So, one has to ask this...Who is more stupid, "The guys who are fooled by the propaganda and actually sign up to fight a potentially fictitious war, or the guys who remained civilians because they knew that the war was a farce from the beginning?"

Now granted, there are civilians who straight up know nothing and would not have signed up for the military no matter what the circumstance was. Then there are the civilians who have educated themselves about the nature of American foreign policy so that they wouldn't become unwitting pawns in someone else's sick game of chess.

I'm not sure of the numbers that adequately represent each group, but I do know this, I am a highly aware citizen that could have never have been fooled into the madness that I see so many servicemen sign up for. I look before I leap...I wish more people in the service would do the same.



posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 03:39 PM
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i forgot what i said

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posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 03:48 PM
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Your not nutty you just seem to be admitting defeat to yourself before anything has even started we are not discussing fighting and killing to make this happen, all fights will be legally taken on. Fighting for blood to take things back is always the last option on anyone's list i think you have failed to get the point.

I believe the point is to wake as many people up as possible, the more the merrier with that the mass number can overrun and throw them out of the political system for good and take the government back and destroy the Fed.

[edit on 22-12-2009 by OpTiMuS_PrImE]



posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 03:56 PM
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I think you are making sense.




What can any of us really do about it? We are all just waking up to it, we are like virgins trying to out sex seasoned pornstars, kindergardeners trying take over a college professors course... how many ways do I have to put it... were stuck. Pull harder and make things worse.


The wild card in all this is Mother Nature. She will impose changes that will change a lot of things. Maybe there is some secret energy conversion system that can replace Oil. But to run the Game the way it is done today requires a hell of a lot of this stuff, and it is running out. That gas tank called oil reservoir/field is like a beer in a can. Once you drink it it is Gone.

So as an example in the case of the Maya, eventually you overplay your cards and the house wins. In this case and as always it is Mother Nature that wins.

Maya exit



[edit on 22-12-2009 by shakespear1]



posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 04:11 PM
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All i see is a couple more people tucking their tails and hiding in the corner to the TPTB just like they want everyone to do sit by and watch it happen. When you act it gets noticed, when it gets noticed your probably going to influence others to become participants and act also, you see the grapevine effect?

Nothing becomes accomplished by turning your head and hiding or by not having the will or strength to do something about it.


Oil who cares i hope it runs out soon so the rich can't get richer off it, we will find other means of power, hell we already have other means of power but the big oil guys have a tight grip on it for now.

[edit on 22-12-2009 by OpTiMuS_PrImE]



posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 04:12 PM
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i forgot what i said

[edit on 22-12-2009 by Chastral]



posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 04:22 PM
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We are all aware what are government is capable of i think we see it everyday on the news and throughout our history. blah blah blah.





"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."

—Thomas Jefferson



posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 04:34 PM
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Originally posted by OpTiMuS_PrImE
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We are all aware what are government is capable of i think we see it everyday on the news and throughout our history. blah blah blah.





"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."

—Thomas Jefferson



I would not go so far as to say that our government is 'doing it'. I dont see our government as the enemy I see con artists inside the government posing as politicians as the enemy. There are good people in the government you know.

So what is your objective really? Just to wake a bunch of people up? So then your going to have a bunch of sheep, who is going to be the new herder? I tell you what, if I was the power of the power I would have a disinfo guy rounding them up and misdirecting them so they can run in circles chasing their tails.

Like I said they are the best educated, they have unlimited funds, they dont have to work all day like most people so they get to sit around and think tank with each other and come up with elaborate and brilliant schemes to wretch upon humanity.

I hear the sheep already 'Baaaah, that was a great speech. Baaaah, what are we supposed to do about it?' Do you hear them? I hear them.

You know as well as I do that the wolves are waiting. Its going to be ugly, and I just dont want to see it happen. That isnt hard to understand is it? Because its going to be really really rough in the near future. Really rough.



posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 04:40 PM
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Originally posted by ofhumandescent
reply to post by I am i
 
Yep, let's spend billions, no tens of billions of dollars on the war machine budget and meanwhile let our homeless (mostly children) wallow in ignorance, no medical care, no food, no housing and apathy.

I say it's time to tend to our own dirty laundy America.

Charity begins at home.

Let the middle east rot. They are a bunch of cavemen anyway.

We have allowed Corporate America to rule DC for far too long with their outside interests.

America needs to start demanding that our politicians begin working for the people and by the people and not for Corporate America who they have climbed into bed with.

A country that puts all their money into "military" ends up defeated. History has proven this time and time again.

Research who has profited from this war. Not the common man, but the rich elite who have manipulated the common man into believeing war = profit.



That was nicely put ofhumandescent and all very true indeed wish i could give you multiple stars for that one.

Back on track here before we get any more one post wonders who have recently just registered or who are breaking their 2ndary accounts out to sidetrack as it normally goes, there is no need to defend what we believe in, for it is our choice and the American right to uphold our Liberties and Freedoms Foreign and Domestic!



posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 06:46 PM
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AWESOME VIDEO THIS NEEDS TO BE ON EVERY FACE BOOK EVER MYSPACE AND IN EVERYONES INBOX ........... THE POWER OF SOCIAL NETWORKING IS HUGE AND THIS IS A HEART FELT MESSAGE THAT NEEDS TO BE HEARD - NOTHING I HAVE EVER HEARD SUMS UP THE OCCUPATION AS GOOD AS THIS ....

PLEASE HELP THIS MAN SPREAD HIS MESSAGE.



posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 10:03 PM
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Theres nothing amazing about this guy,just another "John Kerry" who signed on with an agenda.

The sad thing is in some respect he is right about alot but he is all over the board,war,forclosure,jobs,big corp,he just sounds like another America hatter.

When was the last time any of you anti war people went and told the NVA,Taliban,Saddam,Iran,Chaves or anyone that wants to kill Americans because of the way we live to lay down there arms and then America would have no reason to kill you and war would end?You talk about the politicians sitting here in safety while sending young people to die.....isian't that what your doing.




posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 10:34 PM
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"One post wonders who have recently just registered"you mean between now and 11/10/09 when you registered.

I just noticed your signature,WOW no war anywhere but right here at home uah?Bit of a hypocrite aren't we,just an observation.



posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 11:44 AM
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Originally posted by Battleline
reply to post by OpTiMuS_PrImE
 
Theres nothing amazing about this guy,just another "John Kerry" who signed on with an agenda.

The sad thing is in some respect he is right about alot but he is all over the board,war,forclosure,jobs,big corp,he just sounds like another America hatter.

When was the last time any of you anti war people went and told the NVA,Taliban,Saddam,Iran,Chaves or anyone that wants to kill Americans because of the way we live to lay down there arms and then America would have no reason to kill you and war would end?You talk about the politicians sitting here in safety while sending young people to die.....isian't that what your doing.




posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 12:26 PM
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Originally posted by Battleline
reply to post by OpTiMuS_PrImE
 
Theres nothing amazing about this guy,just another "John Kerry" who signed on with an agenda.

The sad thing is in some respect he is right about alot but he is all over the board,war,forclosure,jobs,big corp,he just sounds like another America hatter.

When was the last time any of you anti war people went and told the NVA,Taliban,Saddam,Iran,Chaves or anyone that wants to kill Americans because of the way we live to lay down there arms and then America would have no reason to kill you and war would end?You talk about the politicians sitting here in safety while sending young people to die.....isian't that what your doing.



I messed up in my reply to you before. I hope the mods delete that.

Your view here is poorly represented and to be honest, I have no idea where you are coming from. There isn't anyone out there who wants to kill Americans because of the way we live. That is simply an outrageous assertion that was sold by our politicians during a time when we still believed that Iraq had "weapons of mass destruction." That's been proven to be a boldfaced lie and the Bush Administration already admitted it. You need to let go because statements like that perpetuate the cycle of ignorance. And, if you still actually believe it, go sign up for the military that has been screwing its veterans for the past millennium. By the way, haters is spelled as such...your spelling looked something like this...Hatters. The only reason why I point that out is because your spelling seems to reflect a certain ignorance that only your statement can illuminate.

You make a specific point of saying that we should tell our "enemies" to lay down their arms, roll over and accept our terms. What if our "enemies" said the same thing to us...what would you do? Here's another question for ya...What if we had a foreign military occupying our country kicking doors in and going from home to home taking our possessions and belongings, killing our families, raping our daughters and mothers because they were supposedly "protecting freedom and democracy?" What would you do then? Are you the type that would roll over and take it like you suppose our enemies should? Here's another question for ya...what if a country came in, occupied our space and was sucking our natural resources dry and then used the word terrorist against us with the expressed purpose of keeping us subjugated? Well guess what? That question is no longer hypothetical because the department of homeland security has already issued several domestic terrorism alerts that could include even YOU on their list. And guess who was the biggest threat to homeland security??? Veterans returning home. That's right. People who have served their country and their time for the interests of the United States are now considered enemy number one in the eyes of the Obama Administration. You might want to think about that one before you spout your nonsense about those whom you may believe hate America.
Here's a link to support that statement:
www.huffingtonpost.com...
Other people on that watch list include: Those against illegal immigration, those against ecological disasters or "environmentalists, those who fear communism, gun control advocates and non-gun control advocates (Yeah...that could mean you tough guy), white supremacists, Constitution advocates, and anti-abortion advocates.

www.vidoemo.com... st

www.vidoemo.com...

So, you better figure out who your enemy is bud, and let me tell you...It ain't the Iraqis who sit thousands of miles away from you. It sounds like you have quite a bit of studying to do because YOU COULD VERY WELL BE CONSIDERED AN ENEMY OF THE STATE AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BY THE VERY POST THAT YOU MADE. Personally, I am not democrat or republican. I am an informed citizen who has dropped the idea of partisanship and from your post, you sound highly uninformed and dangerously fooled by the MSM.

I bet you didn't even know that it is now legal to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens in the name of National Security. That's the reason why Obama closed Guantanamo Bay. We no longer need to take enemy combatants or detainees to foreign soil because Obama legalized it right here. Its done wise guy. You better wake up.

open.salon.com...



posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 12:39 PM
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Originally posted by Battleline
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I just noticed your signature,WOW no war anywhere but right here at home uah?Bit of a hypocrite aren't we,just an observation.



Its a billboard dude i find it to be inspiring that the American people have become awake to this get over yourself and trying to kill the thread and point of the post which is based on a speech by a American soldier



posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 01:52 PM
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This speech seems to be picking up momentum

Story



posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 02:10 PM
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Yeah its all over the place now its great just google search the title i put Amazing Speech from an Iraqi War Veteran there is at least 4 pages of post on websites after i posted here good stuff



posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 02:19 PM
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Yet some still don't see it and I suspect their numbers out weigh common sense by far.. Except more war and bloodshed coming to a screen near you soon.


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