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Was reading about the fall of the USSR today

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posted on Apr, 10 2010 @ 09:59 AM
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and apparently, the first step in the dissolution came from the constituent countries asserting their rights over Moscow.

which makes me think - now that the states are beginning to assert their rights over DC, are we in our version of their 1985?

i predict that by the end of 2014, the US will dissolve, and that by 2011-2012, there will be a "Berlin Wall" type event that turns the tables.




posted on Apr, 10 2010 @ 10:43 AM
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The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, ranges in width from 4 to 18 miles (6.4 to 29 km) and attains a depth of over a mile (1.83 km) (6000 feet). Merely a hop, skip and a jump next to the considerable leap being made here.



posted on Apr, 10 2010 @ 10:48 AM
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The only "wall" that would be built would be to block drug cartels coming from Mexico. And that ain't gonna happen unless someone donates it !

Edit to add: Shouldn't this be moved to Skunk Works?

[edit on 10-4-2010 by lpowell0627]



posted on Apr, 10 2010 @ 08:47 PM
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Originally posted by Def Youth
The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, ranges in width from 4 to 18 miles (6.4 to 29 km) and attains a depth of over a mile (1.83 km) (6000 feet). Merely a hop, skip and a jump next to the considerable leap being made here.


haha, you're so witty and sarcastic.



posted on Apr, 10 2010 @ 09:20 PM
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The breakup of the USSR was helped along by many outside sources, mainly the plotting and scheming of the CIA and Catholic Church, just to name two.

The total disintegration of America from within, is very different.
Nobody outside America could really care less.

While the collapse of Communism lead to a lot more personal freedoms.
The Collapse of America will lead to prison camps, martial law, and a massive loss of personal freedom for Americans.



posted on Apr, 10 2010 @ 11:40 PM
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No mention of perestroika? Gorbachev's attempt at making the USSR's economy more capitalist in nature while allowing a bit of democracy in their government?

I don't envision this happening in America. While there is a handful of 'sepratist' factions throughout the US I don't think it's significant enough to do anything near what happend 20 years ago.



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 02:55 AM
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Originally posted by Silver Shadow
...While the collapse of Communism lead to a lot more personal freedoms...


Along with a sharp increase in street crime, violent crime, organized crime, drug & alcohol use, HIV, suicide...

Oh and the Soviet Union really wasn't communist, it was a nationalist dictatorship that broke down into independent nations.



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 11:06 PM
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Originally posted by ANOK
Along with a sharp increase in street crime, violent crime, organized crime, drug & alcohol use, HIV, suicide...


Just like America, huh ?



posted on Apr, 12 2010 @ 11:04 PM
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Actually, the United States has experienced a decline in violent crime since the mid 1970's. As for drug use, statistically for every 100 pot smokers, there is one regular user of coc aine and less than one heroin user. People would do well to remember, that even "alternative" media has an agenda, and that it's only in there interest to sensationalize every negative thing, which is why most people, especially people who primarily get info through the internet, are prone to stating facts that absolutely ignore everyday contradiction to such.
 



posted on Apr, 12 2010 @ 11:37 PM
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Originally posted by morningstar1776
Actually, the United States has experienced a decline in violent crime since the mid 1970's.


According to this data from the Census Bureau, violent crime actually rose through the 80's and 90's. The past decade has seen a decline compared to the previous decade, though still higher than the 1980's.

Keep in mind however, this data is only on reported crime and occurrences may, in fact, be higher. I wasn't able to locate any substantial data on crime rates before and after the fall of communism on Eastern Europe as a whole.



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