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A badge is a reason to be allowed to legally harass others. I don't know about hell.. what if humans need to stop being afraid
Originally posted by whipsandchainsamerica
I was going to say your wrong and state how we are one of the most stable countries right now. But the fact is i was illegally arressted in a place called Erie PA,thrown in jail. this happend multiple times,i did not break the law,or hurt anyone or myself,and later i found out it was illegal for them to arrest me for it,so i told them as they where arressting me and they still threw me in jail. Well,im not going to sue or take it to the news or anything,im content in the fact that all persons involved in me bieng jailed have a spot reserved in hell.
...In a number of reports written over a few decades, CED [the Committee for Economic Development] recommended that farming "resources" "that is, farmers" be reduced. In its 1945 report "Agriculture in an Expanding Economy," CED complained that "the excess of human resources engaged in agriculture is probably the most important single factor in the "farm problem'" and describes how agricultural production can be better organized to fit to business needs....
Their plan was so effective and so faithfully executed by its operatives in the US government that by 1974 the CED couldn't help but congratulate itself in another agricultural report called "A New US Farm Policy for Changing World Food Needs" for the efficiency of the tactics they employed to drive farmers from their land.
The human cost of CED's plans were exacting and enormous.
CED's plans resulted in widespread social upheaval throughout rural America, ripping apart the fabric of its society destroying its local economies. They also resulted in a massive migration to larger cities. The loss of a farm also means the loss of identity, and many farmers' lives ended in suicide , not unlike farmers in India today who have been tricked into debt and desperation and can see no other way out www.opednews.com...
"Today I resigned from the staff of the International Monetary Fund after over 12 years, and after 1000 days of official fund work in the field, hawking your medicine and your bag of tricks to governments and to peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean and Africa. To me, resignation is a priceless liberation, for with it I have taken the first big step to that place where I may hope to wash my hands of what in my mind's eye is the blood of millions of poor and starving peoples. Mr. Camdessus, the blood is so much, you know, it runs in rivers. It dries up too; it cakes all over me; sometimes I feel that there is not enough soap in the whole world to cleanse me from the things that I did do in your name and in the name of your predecessors, and under your official seal. "
With those words, Davison Budhoo, a senior economist with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for more than 12 years, publicly resigned in May, 1988.... www.thirdworldtraveler.com...
You've made some very logical conclusions about our problem here in the states. But sometimes rationality means nothing. Sometimes even science is irrelevent. By the time it took our people to show the world the corruption of the planning behind the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran currently and the occupation of our troops in 75% of the world is blashpemy! and demonstates the totalitarian entity it has become. If we are not allowed to expose Genetically modified foods and chemtrails(Could be false, but I believe there is evidence) Flouride in our water. BPA in our canned goods, and a scare now even on our money. The fake diseases and viruses they genetically engineer. With the same logic, evolution is also scientifically against it? Big pharma benefits We get sick and die easier. Cancer is the answer. Phillip Morris is an Empire, and we suck poison like it's our job. You wanna feel good man? Oxycontin! You having anxiety? Benzo's let me suppress your awareness a little eh - Make you a little relaxed, lol people blackOut. The only thing pharmacies should have are natural remedies and elixers, the scientific processes have been used against us and it is clearly evident. GMO = Evil, Nature = Good.
Originally posted by Aim64C
I have said it before, and I will say it again - the problems here in the U.S. have less to do with some evil-master-plan-of-world-domination, and more to do with the incompetence of the government bureaucracy combined with the complacency of the American people.
To claim that the government is not serving the will of the people is a bit of an oversight on the part of the ATS community. It is doing, almost exactly, what the American people have been asking of it these past 30+ years. At some point in American history, the trend began developing where people would rather be secure than free. To a degree - this is understandable. However, this also bred complacency and eventually led to an entitlement mentality.
With the demand for more security came the necessity for more government control of businesses. As lobbyists increased in Washington, the general public decided even more regulations needed to be placed on businesses to limit their influence on the legislative process.
The cruel irony of it all is that these regulations on businesses ultimately set the precedent for the government control of businesses - which gives businesses far more reason to lobby and allows larger businesses to influence the laws in their favor (and against smaller businesses).
Most of the problems we face today can be tracked back to this fundamental problem with our political and economic system.
People see the problems being caused by irresponsible business practices (encouraged, if not mandated by government programs and regulations) and demand the government do more to resolve it.
That's the biggest problem America has right now. The corporations are seen as the bad guy, the government is out of control, and the people have lost a sense of what the government is (and is not) supposed to do.
Not that any other country is any better. America is still the best country on the planet, and I'd certainly like to keep it that way. I'm not one of the types that run around spouting about "TPTB" or how we are all going to be in FEMA camps (whatever those are - they seem to be a convenient buzzword, much as I can gather).
And I can say that I was much like them at one point in time - back before I joined the military. My mind was filled with black helicopters and alien bases. Then I got in and realized that such a chaotic mess might be able to hide a few crashed UFOs if they were to be found - but that conspiracy stories are vastly over-rated and given far too liberal of a creative license.
I remember the day my bubble got burst on that one... they gave us a prepaid card for the NEX there at RTC - I didn't realize it, or forgot that they had told us about it. We had just gotten our military IDs earlier that week, and were told to "get our card" to go to the NEX. I figured that the military, surely, had our IDs tied to a computerized system and would just dock what we picked up from our pay. We can reverse-engineer UFOs, why not a simple networked database that a highschool student could code?
Chief wasn't too happy, and I may as well have worn a dunce cap.
FYI - the military can't even run a basic pay system. I don't know how they get this screwed up - no one jumps three ranks in a month, switches from E-6 to O-6, or any of the stuff they seem to pull off on a regular basis. My favorite is: "Well.. we paid you twice as much as we should have last month, so we just decided we shouldn't pay you this month."
I don't understand - it makes no sense.