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IT'S OFFICIAL: The Whole World Thinks Republicans Are Dangerous Maniacs Threatening Everyone

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posted on Jul, 16 2011 @ 01:42 PM
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Originally posted by grey580
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I agree with Centurion.

When the world starts paying our bills then they can have a say.
Otherwise they need a big cup of stfu.


Maybe when the US stops screwing over peoples' lives in other countries all over the world in order to maintain their imperialist structure through hostile foreign economic policies, then maybe the world's voice might not have as much meaning as it does now.




posted on Jul, 16 2011 @ 01:45 PM
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Originally posted by centurion1211
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The "whole world" can take a flying leap on this issue IMO ...



Interesting viewpoint considering the 'whole world' actually owns your debt.
So internet bravado aside, you better care what the 'whole world' thinks of you cause you work for them.



posted on Jul, 16 2011 @ 01:45 PM
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This thread is insane
You want to allow a spoiled bankrupt child to get a credit line increase on his multiple defaulting credits cards when he pays his credit card bills with other credit cards?

You HAVE TO not increase the debt ceiling
Right now, are republicans the one who is causing so many civilian deaths in Libya?

What a bunch of crazy talk!



posted on Jul, 16 2011 @ 01:48 PM
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Originally posted by haterproof
Interesting viewpoint considering the 'whole world' actually owns your debt.
So internet bravado aside, you better care what the 'whole world' thinks of you cause you work for them.


The "Whole World" doesn't own our debt, select countries do, which do not represent "the whole world"

You know what the whole world would love?
An end to these expensive wars which also would allow no more threatsm to your "Free" healthcare that you love so much by footing the bill to others.



posted on Jul, 16 2011 @ 01:59 PM
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Absolutely the world thinks that. It is true. And it is why the world is marginalizing us. The GOP is an invading force engaged in a coup in America. It's probably too late to save the Nation, but the rest of the world will make sure we only threaten ourselves.

America is dead. Thank your local old white person.



posted on Jul, 16 2011 @ 02:01 PM
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Originally posted by Xcathdra
The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were both authorized by Congress, and funded by congress, which at the time the Democrats were in complete control of both the Senate and the House.


Yes, funded, but how were they paid for?

Re Congress 107th with Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq, House Republican, Senate split
108th Congress both houses Republican,
109th Congress both houses Republican
Dems did not have both houses until 1-3-07, 110th Congress

In 2002, IMO the 39% of the House Dems and 52% of the Sen Dems who feared to vote against resolution, did so in the face of trumped up "evidence" otherwise it would make them appear weak on defense, and not get voted in again in the Fall elections, lost anyway

Less than 3% of House Republicans and only 2% of Sen GOP voted agains
61% House Dems and 42% Sen Dems voted against

Republicans overwhelmingly supported resolution
edit on 16-7-2011 by desert because: add line for clarity



posted on Jul, 16 2011 @ 02:04 PM
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Originally posted by HunkaHunka
reply to post by centurion1211
 


That's what Hitler said as well...

All things being equal, a global economic destruction, blamed on a political faction in America, could very well lead to an invasion... and... without the money to put birds in the air...

I'm just saying that at some point... yes it does matter how others feel...




Why would we want to employ the same tactics which the EU employed and failed miserable. No thanks, it's time to act like grown ups.



posted on Jul, 16 2011 @ 02:06 PM
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I used to consider myself Repub at one time.... long ago. Not too thrilled with either the Repubs or Dems at the moment...

Law that (mostly) Repubs allowed to continue to give money to companies to move..... The below are all links to this bill in front of them on Sept 28, 2010 and existing law:

USA Today article

CBS News

NPR- Nat'l Public Radio

That's My Congress link.... Has actual voter list and voter political parties affiliated.



posted on Jul, 16 2011 @ 02:09 PM
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Iraq Use of Force Authorization -
House vote -

On Thursday, October 10, 2002, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 296-133

81 Democrats voted in support

Senate vote -

on Friday, October 11, 2002, the U.S. Senate voted 77-23

29 Democrats voted in support

All attempts by Democrats to add strings to the authorization were defeated not by Republican majorities, but because Democrats joined with the republicans to vote the measures down (Carl Levin D-MI and his amendment comes to the forefront).

As far as Afghanistan goes -
House Vote -

On September 14, 2001 bill House Joint Resolution 64 passed in the House. The totals in the House of Representatives were: 420 Ayes, 1 Nay and 10 Not Voting (the Nay was Barbara Lee - D-CA).


Senate Vote -

On September 14, 2001 Senate Joint Resolution 23 passed in the Senate by roll call vote. The totals in the Senate were: 98 Ayes, 0 Nays, 2 Present/Not Voting (Senators Larry Craig - R and Jesse Helms - R).


2002 elections -
Control of the Senate -

51-49 Republican Majority


Control of the House -

229-204 (excluding Delegates) Republican majority.


If you pay attention to the resolutions authorizing the use of force and seeing which members voted which way, the Democrats are just as responsible as the Republicans are for authorizing the use of force.

After the Democrats took control, they could have ended any and all military action by refusing to fund it, which you will notice they did not.

Prior to the 2002 elections the Senate was under the control of Democrats when Jim Jeffers left the REpublican party, became an Independant and caucased with the Democrats.

If you take into account the number of Republicans who voted no on the Iraq use of force authorization, Democratic votes were essential to passing the measure.

If you look at the war on terror resolution (afghanistan) it was pretty much unanimous.

NIce try though on attempting to shift all blame to the Republicans. Typical partisan view point, which is whats wrong with the country today.



posted on Jul, 16 2011 @ 02:09 PM
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Seriously, what would happen if the US looked at all the other countries around the world and said "You know what? We aren't paying any of you back anything anymore. And if you try to collect, we will pay you in incoming nuclear missles."

Since they all think we are crazy Americans anyway, why not draw that line in the sand?



posted on Jul, 16 2011 @ 02:13 PM
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I think what it boils down to are countries in the world who want US help (money, technology, military, supprt), yet dont want US help.

They would rather we just be quiet and give these countries what they want, and then be ok with those same countries bashing us.

Saudi Arabia comes to mind when they were complaining about US forces and actions in the MIddle East, yet behind the scenes they were pushing for an armed US invasion of Iran.



posted on Jul, 16 2011 @ 02:14 PM
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-Republicans want to protect the wealthiest in the country.

-Republicans want to stop funding for an organization that provides basic health care needs for uninsured Americans.

-Republicans believe saving the economy means stopping funding for public broadcasting, but not cutting the military budget.

-Republicans believe marriage should only be granted to men and women and not for same sex couples.

-Republicans don't believe in regulations of the oil industry, therefore, incidents like the Gulf Oil Spill take place.

-Republicans believe in limited government involvement with personal lives but believe the government should outlaw women's rights and gay marriage.

-Republicans don't believe in separation of church and state.

-Republicans don't believe in environmental protection of any kind and don't believe we as a species can harm a planet in any way imaginable.

-Republicans don't want to cooperate with the President with the debt crisis only because the weaker the economy is, the better chance Obama will not be re-elected. Therefore, Republicans don't actually care about solutions, but only care about votes.

Should I really list any more?
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posted on Jul, 16 2011 @ 02:18 PM
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Originally posted by ModernAcademia
This thread is insane
You want to allow a spoiled bankrupt child to get a credit line increase on his multiple defaulting credits cards when he pays his credit card bills with other credit cards?


I get so tired of this complete FAIL at an analogy attempt.

A nation is not a person with a credit card. Yes, we need to stop spending on wars, subsidies, etc. But not raising the debt ceiling would be CATASTROPHIC for the immediate economy. People like you would be BEGGING for government intervention if this happened, despite all your tough-guy internet libertarians sentiments.

A country, like any major corporation, must engage in deficit spending. This constant attempt to compare a countries economy to a households check book only illustrates a complete and total lack of understanding of national and international economics. If business didnt borrow to gain funds to create more infrastructure, they would fail. A country is no idfferent.



Right now, are republicans the one who is causing so many civilian deaths in Libya?


How cutely partisan of you. Yes, actually, the GOP and DNC are equally responsible for our current engagement in Libya. The GOP were asking for intervention in Libya months and months ago, including RAND PAUL and former GOP PResidential Candidate John McCain.

What a bunch of crazy talk!



posted on Jul, 16 2011 @ 02:24 PM
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Well if it's true...


...Let it burn. We'll be free. I'd say the Republicans are doing well if it means liberated economy from the global society.



posted on Jul, 16 2011 @ 02:27 PM
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Originally posted by Gorman91
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Well if it's true...


...Let it burn. We'll be free. I'd say the Republicans are doing well if it means liberated economy from the global society.


LOL. You would most certainly not be 'free' if the global economy collapsed. You would very quickly be the legal property of several multi national corporations.



posted on Jul, 16 2011 @ 02:28 PM
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posted on Jul, 16 2011 @ 02:33 PM
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posted on Jul, 16 2011 @ 02:34 PM
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Solution?

Clearly we're beyond crisis when the POTUS is having meetings about raising the limit in which we can continue accruing debt (that he bails on.)
Institute a monetary draft. The poor have lost LIFE in the past from military drafts, what harm could a monetary draft have? Anyone with over $10mil will become public servants and (I'm being generous here) will forfeit all money over $10mil limit to the US Gov't who in turn will:
1) Pay off debt
2) Oil can and will be replaced--research
3) Education (interchangeable with 2. I know there is or will be a mind out there who will discover the solution.)
Like one poster had said: If you really think you need so much money, you are spiritually corrupt and are replaceable, or something along those lines.

Communism? Yes. Capitalism? Yes. Communism on its own has failed. Capitalism on its own has failed. Two of the most powerful nations the world has ever seen have used these systems. Combine the best of both and the world may have a chance.

Then the other obvious solution:
Recall all troops and abandon all bases around the world. War cannot exist if we hope to survive in the future.
Like Eisenhower said,
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children."



posted on Jul, 16 2011 @ 02:42 PM
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If we destroy the world's economy through inaction, causing the greatest depression seen in history, extremists will rise to power around the world on a revolutionary wave of hate towards the US.

It wouldn't matter who was right or wrong from an ideological standpoint, e.g. Tea Party arguments, all that would matter is billions of pissed off and hate filled people that blamed the US for the collapse.

This is a clear case of perception is reality. You wouldn't be able to argue with them over taxes or the founding fathers, etc. They wouldn't give two craps about our grand history or philosophy and we could be totally right. Being right doesn't stop people with torches, rope, and pitchforks.

If we bring down the world economy this year, we need to be ready to fight and not just China or Russia, but the entire world. If we are not ready for essentially a barbarian horde in the event of a collapse, we will not survive.

On the other hand if we have been waiting on this moment the whole time to create Absolute Spectrum Dominance, the Third Reich may end up looking like Boy Scouts when its over with.
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posted on Jul, 16 2011 @ 02:46 PM
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Originally posted by HunkaHunka

Can you imagine an war to liberate America from the Republicans?


www.businessinsider.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 15-7-2011 by HunkaHunka because: (no reason given)


That's assuming anyone would even stand up for those morons...kinda tuff to defend against the world when even your own country don't want you there! Not that is hasn't been a long time coming. I think the thing I'm ashamed of the most is its taking the rest of the world speaking out to finally open some peoples eyes. In all honesty, if it does come down to needing outside assistance to rectify our problem then id be embarassed to even call myself an american. What kind of people are we to see a country progress this far only to see it hijacked by politics? We better solve our own probems, or start looking into a name change, because it would be a disgrace to continue down the path were on and still call ourselves "America, land of the free"!






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