20 Signs of Complete Collapse of Common Sense in America

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posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 12:45 PM
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Here is one to add:

NYC Bans Words On Standardized Tests. Here is the list:




Abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, or psychological)

Alcohol (beer and liquor), tobacco, or drugs

Birthday celebrations (and birthdays)

Bodily functions

Cancer (and other diseases)

Catastrophes/disasters (tsunamis and hurricanes)

Celebrities

Children dealing with serious issues

Cigarettes (and other smoking paraphernalia)

Computers in the home (acceptable in a school or library setting)

Crime

Death and disease

Divorce

Evolution

Expensive gifts, vacations, and prizes

Gambling involving money

Halloween

Homelessness

Homes with swimming pools

Hunting

Junk food

In-depth discussions of sports that require prior knowledge

Loss of employment

Nuclear weapons

Occult topics (i.e. fortune-telling)

Parapsychology

Politics

Pornography

Poverty

Rap Music

Religion

Religious holidays and festivals (including but not limited to Christmas, Yom Kippur, and Ramadan)

Rock-and-Roll music

Running away

Sex

Slavery

Terrorism

Television and video games (excessive use)

Traumatic material (including material that may be particularly upsetting such as animal shelters)

Vermin (rats and roaches)

Violence

War and bloodshed

Weapons (guns, knives, etc.)

Witchcraft, sorcery, etc.


Source: www.washingtonpost.com...

Really? We can't say cancer? We can't alk about vermin like rats? Wow, what is next?!?!




posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 12:46 PM
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- Paying $6.00 for a cup of Starbucks Coffee
- Paying $6.00 for a cup of Starbucks Coffee day after day ..
- Knowing that Taco Bell uses 'pink slime' instead of meat .. but eating it anyways
- Burning food for fuel ...
- Burning food for fuel while a whole lot of the planet starves ..
- Tween girls going ga-ga over a fictional 'cold dead guy' vampire.
Who the heck wants to kiss dead-lips? It's STUPID.
- Gansta rap
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posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 01:32 PM
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I don't understand the Starbucks-every-day thing. First of all, because that stuff is expensive. Why can't people buy a coffee maker and set it to brew in the morning so when they wake up they have fresh coffee that costs a fraction of what Starbucks charges? Heck, you can even buy Starbucks coffee and brew it yourself if it is a question of loving the brand.

Secondly, with everything they add in it, these coffees have a ton of empty calories. Here's a sampling:

Caffe Mocha: 260 calories
Iced peppermint white chocolate mocha: 380 calories
Peppermint white chocolate mocha: 440 calories
Vanilla latte: 250 calories
White chocolate mocha: 400 calories
Double chocolaty chip frappucino: 500 calories

For that last one, I could have a cup of coffee and 2 milky way chocolate bars for the same calorie count.

I know that people don't like to prepare their own foods anymore, but even my husband can prepare coffee, and he cannot even sweep the floor properly. More laziness and giving away power to corporations.



posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 01:47 PM
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It's called: Dysgenics.

The stupid have outbreed the intelligent for several generations now.

This is the end result.

Yes, common sense still exists. It's called idiocy for anyone left with a brain. What smart people define as , "common sense" is more uncommon than they often realize.
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posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 03:59 PM
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Why the disappearance of common sense ?

Is equal really equal ? Blue collar crime versus White collar crime . . . a difference in time . . . served.

Crimes committed . . . but no one prosecuted . . . location-location-location . . . Wall Street.

Common sense would dictate that the two examples above shouldn't happen, if equal is really equal.

We teach patience and understanding, yet we spout zero tolerance.

We are losing our common sense. And with that loss, so goes our belief systems and our trust.



posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 06:31 PM
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One of my pet peeves is when people say Starbucks "coffee" is expensive, and then will gladly go to Tim Horten's (yes Canadian here) and pay more for less.

Firstly those are not coffee...they are sugar with milk and coffee. in that order. And I totally agree with you in how stupid it is to have one daily.

However.....
A standard Starbucks Grande (medium) COFFEE (16oz) is ~$2
A Time= Horten's medium (10oz) is ~$2 and tastes like a$$ unless you get a "double double"

just had to say it.



I don;t drink much coffee anymore...but when I do it's black.



posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 06:33 PM
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Originally posted by oniraug
Cigarettes & alcohol still being legal. Nearly everyone does either one or both of these & its common knowledge they will kill you eventually or you might get to be the lucky one who makes it to 100 yrs old smoking 4 packs a day with a bottle of whiskey.

This is why mostly no one cares about food that might kill you. They want to be the lucky ones and believe "It wont happen to me!" ... remember hearing that one?




Who would want to live to be 100 anyway? I help take care of my 95-year-old grandmother and she is very lonely. She has outlived all her siblings, her husband, her son, many of her close cousins, most of her friends and neighbors. It sometimes seems that living this long is a fate worse than death. We take care of her and spend time with her, but she has very few peers left. Just sad.

I'm planning to burn out rather than fade away!



posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 06:51 PM
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What get's me is our education system....First off my 4th grader had to do a report on 9/11...You know how hard it was for me to help her with that...She wasn't born than,(i was pregnant at the time) so they are feeding her the official story, and of course she is believing them. Why would she doubt her teachers they know everything....

In my opinion "9/11 was a inside job!"
I ended up swallowing the official story for her....but I told her that when she was older we would talk about this.
I explained not everyone believed that Osama Binladen was the evil behind the towers collapsing...



posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 06:58 PM
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Here is one from a Canadian perspective, our dollar is worth more right now and we live right on the Border with the US.

We would love to go spend our money there but you need a passport or an enhanced drivers license to do so.
You will also be detained for life without a phone call or lawyer is they don't like you at the customs booth.
Last I heard you folks are hurting bad with no jobs etc.

Good economic sense is to stop people at your border and make it very difficult to let them in to spend money.

Regards, Iwinder

S&F



posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 07:01 PM
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Common Sense has been gone for quite sometime now.
In my opinion, maybe 50 years or more.
But everyone should read the book.
Thomas Paine was a terrific writer.


If America still had common sense, our steel mills would still be roaring...
...America would still have an economy.
...Fiat money wouldn't even exist.
...CONgress would be in the black.
...Debt wouldn't be issued. If we didn't have the money, it wouldn't get done.
 


Originally posted by FissionSurplus
I have a few more:
-Mainstream media has been caught time and again being inaccurate, putting a spin on stories, and feeding us nonsense, and people still watch and believe.

-Every election year, people crowd together to hear what a candidate has to say, believe it and vote based on their personal feelings (such as "I could have a beer with this guy, so I'll vote for him"). Later that candidate breaks every campaign "promise", becomes an entirely different person, and everybody feels betrayed and angry. Up comes another election, and people behave the same way all over again.


Great points.

If America had common sense, every congressman would strive to be like Ron Paul.
There's not many other people like him in CONgress these days.

If America had common sense, every president would actually help the nation.
Not bury it in debt and senseless wars.

Apparently we don't have much common sense.
Because all these things we can actually change if we all paid attention.







edit on 30-3-2012 by havok because: clarity...




posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 07:41 PM
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Really they made it as difficult for you guys as they made it for us to go to Canada. I thought you had it a bit easier than we did. I used to go to TO all the time ,but I can't even go see my friends anymore cause of the stupid security at the border. Bloody jerks. I used to go to Canada all the time. Now I have to spend money on a passport or enhanced liscence, or whatever that other stupid card is only to be treated like a criminal when I try to return to my own country.

What a bunch of crap.



posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 07:52 PM
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Originally posted by lonegurkha
reply to post by Iwinder
 


Really they made it as difficult for you guys as they made it for us to go to Canada. I thought you had it a bit easier than we did. I used to go to TO all the time ,but I can't even go see my friends anymore cause of the stupid security at the border. Bloody jerks. I used to go to Canada all the time. Now I have to spend money on a passport or enhanced liscence, or whatever that other stupid card is only to be treated like a criminal when I try to return to my own country.

What a bunch of crap.


Agree here 100% I can't add to your post because you covered it all, we too have friends in Port Huron and they won't come here now and we can't go there now.

Nimrods.
Regards iwinder
Star for your post too.



posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 08:43 PM
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COMMON SENSE!!!!!!!! The country is going insane.


Things were going good in the nineties, but then we elected a second Bush as POTUS, that is when sanity went out the _

Common sense in this country died, when people started to believe in a free market.

Seriously, the term is an oxymoron, and clearly anyone who buys into this concept has lost the forest because all the trees in the way. The whole purpose of the market system is the exchange of goods and services. You are only free to participate in the market system, as long as you have something to sell, goods or services, that someone wants to buy.

Cut Taxes for the Rich, and the money will trickle down!

REALLY? How did anyone buy this con? Thirty years later, and guess what people, WE are still waiting for the money to trickle down, but it's flowing the other way.

It isn't bad enough, that with the worlds largest military budget, a small group of terrorists were able to attack our largest city and our military headquarters, we have had 10 MILLION people cross our borders illegally. Again, on GWs watch. Of course plenty under RR and GH.



posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 09:18 PM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan

Originally posted by Taupin Desciple
for every problem there is a solution. You couldn't have posted any?

HOW would someone post a solution for a collapse of common sense?
Should I say that reality TV should be banned because it 'stupifies' people?
I can't do that.
How exactly does someone give another person a dose of common sense?
Education? You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.
If YOU know any solutions to the lack of common sense .. then please feel free to post.


It's not about "common sense". It's about corruption plain and simple. This lack of "common sense" is merely a sympotm of the corruption disease.

If we simply make the act of bribing politicians, governmental officials, corporate executives, and media personalities an Act of Treason and punishable as the same, you will see a hell of a lot of "common sense" return in short order.

Until then...enjoy the show. It's not often a sentient being gets a front row seat to their own extinction.



posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 09:27 PM
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Originally posted by poet1b

COMMON SENSE!!!!!!!! The country is going insane.


Things were going good in the nineties, but then we elected a second Bush as POTUS, that is when sanity went out the _

Common sense in this country died, when people started to believe in a free market.

Seriously, the term is an oxymoron, and clearly anyone who buys into this concept has lost the forest because all the trees in the way. The whole purpose of the market system is the exchange of goods and services. You are only free to participate in the market system, as long as you have something to sell, goods or services, that someone wants to buy.

Cut Taxes for the Rich, and the money will trickle down!

REALLY? How did anyone buy this con? Thirty years later, and guess what people, WE are still waiting for the money to trickle down, but it's flowing the other way.

It isn't bad enough, that with the worlds largest military budget, a small group of terrorists were able to attack our largest city and our military headquarters, we have had 10 MILLION people cross our borders illegally. Again, on GWs watch. Of course plenty under RR and GH.



Agreed. It defies all logic and the ACTUAL history of this very country.

Ever notice that the most fervent "believers" in the free market are almost all baby boomers? Not to say that all baby boomers are "believers" in the free market...but you don't see a whole hell of a lot of Gen X'ers who rant endlessly about the evils of feeding hungry people.

Personally, I think the anti-commie brainwashing programs of the 50's and early 60's were so successful that the trance is still working to this day. Factor in a Cuban Missile crisis and close call in the space race and it drove an entire generation of children completely out of their minds.

Now "capitalism" isn't a system of economics...it's become a damn religion and suspended critical thinking appropriately.



posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 09:32 PM
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Either By design or by accident there has been a continuing war on public education in the US.

State and federal will cut education I a heartbeat while increasing defense spending...

The only thing this tells me is they are creating a new class of serfs for cannon fodder.

Debt is the new serfdom get used to it as we let it already happen.

You can't have your serfs worrying about things like a bill of rights, constitution or the real nature of their government.
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posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 09:34 PM
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I too am sick of people saying a cup of Starbucks cost $6. The $2 you cite is more accurate. While you can spend $6 for coffee at Starbucks, the majority of people that go there do not. .I always try to get at the real truth of things, but most of the rest of the population is more than happy to live with misconceptions and half-truths. I find it very depressing.



posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 09:35 PM
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Originally posted by lonegurkha
reply to post by Iwinder
 


Really they made it as difficult for you guys as they made it for us to go to Canada. I thought you had it a bit easier than we did. I used to go to TO all the time ,but I can't even go see my friends anymore cause of the stupid security at the border. Bloody jerks. I used to go to Canada all the time. Now I have to spend money on a passport or enhanced liscence, or whatever that other stupid card is only to be treated like a criminal when I try to return to my own country.

What a bunch of crap.


Here is the real question for you...why do people who often disagree with the logic, rationale, or morality of the orders they are given ACTUALLY enforce this crap? Think about it...what is wrong with the border patrol or mounties or whatever at the gate that they ACTUALLY follow these kinds of frickin' orders? Why DOES a US policeman go ahead and pepper spray peaceful demonstrators? Why is it that during WWI all of the soldiers on both sides got out of there trenches for an unofficial and impromptu cease fire on Christmas Day and sworn enemies celebrated the holiday TOGETHER...and then resumed killing one another on December 26th?

World peace arrives the day all of the worlds peasants stop following orders.



posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 09:41 PM
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Remind me of mario savio speeches


Funny he was talking about universities







There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious—makes you so sick at heart—that you can't take part. You can't even passively take part. And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from
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posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 09:46 PM
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Originally posted by FissionSurplus
reply to post by FlyersFan
 


I don't understand the Starbucks-every-day thing. First of all, because that stuff is expensive. Why can't people buy a coffee maker and set it to brew in the morning so when they wake up they have fresh coffee that costs a fraction of what Starbucks charges? Heck, you can even buy Starbucks coffee and brew it yourself if it is a question of loving the brand.

Secondly, with everything they add in it, these coffees have a ton of empty calories. Here's a sampling:

Caffe Mocha: 260 calories
Iced peppermint white chocolate mocha: 380 calories
Peppermint white chocolate mocha: 440 calories
Vanilla latte: 250 calories
White chocolate mocha: 400 calories
Double chocolaty chip frappucino: 500 calories

For that last one, I could have a cup of coffee and 2 milky way chocolate bars for the same calorie count.

I know that people don't like to prepare their own foods anymore, but even my husband can prepare coffee, and he cannot even sweep the floor properly. More laziness and giving away power to corporations.


Yes, but it's not accurate to compare a $6 Starbucks drink to a cup of home-brewed coffee as a potential substitute. The stimulants in a home brewed coffee is a substitute for a Mountain Dew. Conversely, a couple of Starbucks per day is more analogous to being a replacement for straight-up coc aine.

If you look at it that way, a couple hundred bucks a month in Starpickmeups is WAY cheaper than ol' Johnny Pickmeup is. In fact...it's a downright bargain.

Now, if we 80% of the country didn't work 60 hours per week at jobs they hate I doubt there would be so many people compelled to augment their nervous system with chemicals.





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