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Are the majority of my fellow Americans idiots?

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posted on May, 5 2010 @ 05:28 PM
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Alright we had primary and issue elections yesterday. There were some levies on the ballot. One was should we let our State issue 700 billion or so in bonds to some kind of R&D/Work crapola. There were school levies. There was even an issue to charge homeowners $200/year/100k of house for the Libraries in the area.

Of course, being a sensible human being who likes to manage his money. I voted no. I would have vote Oh, Hell No!, but that unfortunately wasn't an option.

The sad thing is that my state and community must be so chalk full of idiots that they voted Yes and this horse crap passed.

What is wrong with these people? Our state shouldnt be borrowing more money. Our schools are already well funded and I am sure we will all live just fine if the Library has to lay off a few people and cut their hours. When will people catch on that government, school boards, and libraries need to live within their means? I guess people wont be happy until they get taxed for every last dime they make. IDIOTS!

These people must just hand their kids more money when they waste it all on candy, instead of teaching them that money is a limited resource, but if you save it then you let your money work for you.

[edit on 5-5-2010 by SlickOil]




posted on May, 5 2010 @ 05:31 PM
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Yes, everyone an idiot... It seems that 1) Everyone want more because they think that they are special 2) Dont care about you only want your money and obedience. 3) Dont want to work for it because they deserve it & 4) Believe that you are treating them unfairly because you dont subscribe to 1-3



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 05:34 PM
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What causes it? Are they born that way? Is it a birth defect, low IQ, selfishness, lack of common sense, struck down with a bad case of Progressivism?



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 05:34 PM
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I'm curious.

How does a library "live within it's means" ?



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 05:37 PM
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er i'd have to say the majority of humans are idiots, my country (england) is having election day tomorrow and no one seem to understand that there is no good out come. we are well and truly scr*wed.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 05:38 PM
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Well they live within their current budget. They already get money from the state and private donors. They need to learn to live on that. IF it isnt enough then they should cut hours.

They used to have like 2 people working there. Now they have so much staff that you can barely get to the books for the staff standing in your way.

Plus, instead of raising taxes why dont they just have people that use it pay a fee? Why dont they sell coffee and treats to raise some money? Why dont they charge the people who sit in there and chat on the internet all day?



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 05:40 PM
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Originally posted by SlickOil
Why dont they sell coffee and treats to raise some money? Why dont they charge the people who sit in there and chat on the internet all day?




If they do those things.

They have to change their name to Starbucks.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 05:41 PM
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So what is wrong with them selling some coffee and treats to the people that come in? IT might help them bring in a little cash and they can hire even more people to stand around with their thumb up their asses all day.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 05:44 PM
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Originally posted by SlickOil
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What causes it? Are they born that way? Is it a birth defect, low IQ, selfishness, lack of common sense, struck down with a bad case of Progressivism?


All of the above... I have had a theory for a while that the real problem is that there are no more apprenticeships. Why is this important? To become anything in the old days, you would have to serve a master. This master would take you step by step through a trade starting at the bottom. As you proved yourself, you would learn more and more about your trade and they type of person that you had to be to be successful, or a master. Today, it seems that nobody thinks that they should be made to earn their positions. They deserve it because they think that everyone should move up no matter what. There is no real life education. It is all imagery from TV and regurgitation of rhetoric. Hard work to most people means working hard at bitching, not earning your place amongst masters. My rant anyway....



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 05:46 PM
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Couldnt have said it better myself. The only thing I would add is that it should be your parents job to teach you a good deal of that before you get old enough to vote or reproduce.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 05:50 PM
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Yes, they are fools. Selfish fools who don't have either the ability or desire to see what the big picture is. It is as if they are putting a jigsaw puzzle together and only looking at each individual piece.

"Oh, here's one that looks like metal"
"This ones all white"
"This kind of looks like water"

They put the puzzle together and then discover that the picture is of an unflushed toilet.

"oh this is nasty"

Thats what they say when their property taxes go up, jobs move out of the community, crime rises because property values tank and the rest of it. They do that because they are fools and should have thought what kind of community they were putting together when they began voting "yes" on all of these feel good measures.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 06:00 PM
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You are so right. These people are so stupid that they would vote to pay taxes so the government could buy a noose to hang them with. All the people behind the new tax would have to say is that it will save those noose making jobs.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 06:06 PM
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Nothing new, study the history of Rome. "more bread and circuses".

People's votes can always be had in exchange for gifts from the treasury.
Cicero warned people of the consequences, he was put to death.

Sort of like the situation we have now, people telling the truth are labeled "homegrown terrorists". They are considered enemies of the corrupt state.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 06:08 PM
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In support there is always the "Pig Book" an outline of wasteful, stupid spending. Rise of the Idiocracy!



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 06:17 PM
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This says it all:




posted on May, 5 2010 @ 06:31 PM
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Gotta love democracy!

Of course they are idiots they believe it is ok as a group to steal your money against your will to fund thier idiocy. That's what socialist democracy is all about, mob rules, two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner... Sigh!

And they are even bigger idiots to think thier vote counts cause they refuse to research vote fraud much less the evil of democracy. No worries soon it won't matter cause all the funds they voted for will soon be non-existent anyway...



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 07:16 PM
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You are now leaving the industrial age of the United States of America. Gone are the days of "I worked for what I got"
Welcome to the age of entitlement.

You owe me.
A free Birth.
A free elementary school education with lunches.
A free high school education with lunches.
A free College education
A free Medical system.
A free pay check for no work.
A free food stamp package.
A free home.
A free car.
A free cell phone
And a free death and burial.

And guess what, If you work your going to pay for it.

I am being sarcastic, but its true,



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 07:38 PM
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All I'm gonna say is many of the founding father were VERY big on libraries.
But maybe they should tighten the ol belt now... don't know.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 07:45 PM
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There is nothing wrong with libraries, per se. It is just that they need to learn to run them in a fiscally responsible way.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 08:39 PM
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This thread (actually a rant) reminds me of that adage. "The person in the car in front of you driving slowly is a moron and the person driving behind you on your back bumper is an idiot."

It is relative. Some group took the initiative to get those referendums on the ballot. Those with your outlook lost. Simple. It is called democracy and majority rules.

And just because someone doesn't share your stance on an issue doesn't make them an idiot. It is all relative. But misery loves company, hence the stars and flags.


[edit on 5-5-2010 by kinda kurious]



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