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Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by otnot, Feb 1, 2011.

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  1. otnot

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    It seems to me that the people around the world have more ba--s than American these days. If they don't like what the government is doing to them, they protest and throw the bums out. Have we become so complacent that it's easier to turn the other cheek? Or is our day of reckoning just being postponed by the talking heads of the media and the lies of our elected officials?
     
  2. Uncle Sam

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    I'll take the United States.....and it's people.....over ANY other country and THEIR people......any day!!!...........Uncle Sam, Pa.(Charles B. Austin)
     
  3. sernv99

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    compare the living conditions here vs in Egypt.....and you will wonder why those people are out in the streets. Compared to the common Joe Blow over there, you are living like a fat rat over here....
     
  4. tedingraham

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    We have a mechanism for throwing the bums out,the ballot box, and we saw last November that it still works. We will have another opportunity Nov., 2012. But only if you are an informed voter.

    A representative republic only works with an intelligent and informed electorate. Now is the time to become enlightened and educated.

    Ted - Beavercreek, Ohio
     
  5. Setterman

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    Great point Ted. Egyptians average $2 a day pay, and 50% of their pay goes toward food. 40% of the men under 35 are unemployed. Their Prez. has been there for 30 years. Hell yes their pissed!
     
  6. otnot

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    What is so cool about this is that no one group is behind this demonstration. All the people want is a DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT. We should be supporting these people.
     
  7. Duck Head

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    Oh Boy!!! Another Country in trouble and a chance for us to meddle in their business. WRONNNNGGGGG!
     
  8. GunDr

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    A democratic government is doomed for failure, our forefathers knew that. That's why we're a republic.

    Speaking of the poor conditions in Egypt, what will the protesters change with a new government. They have nothing there. They produce practically nothing. Maybe a little oil, but not enough for millions of people. They have no manufacturing. Tourism is the only money maker and now they have chased them all away.

    I don't have a side of this mayhem picked out, but I believe the radical islamist were taking the proverbial stick and poking the hornest's nest, and it was the leadership that was tossing these bums into prison. But then again, I don't know how much the leaders of this country were skimming the cream off the milk other countries were providing them.
     
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    The king of Jordan saw it coming in his country, and fired his government.
     
  10. halfmile

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    otnot, I have to take issue with your statement. It took 30 years of living in squalor plus an uprising in a nearby country for this to happen.

    That doesn't sound like people with nads to me.

    Also, we Protested via town hall meetings, and Tea Party gatherings, and yes, we did throw the bums out in November. At least some of them.

    Our big problem is acceptance of a usury laden debt ridden life style, both in government and our personal lives.

    That humming noise you hear is Benjamin Franklin spinning in his grave.

    HM
     
  11. Setterman

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    It would be great if a real democracy/republic was the result of these revolts, but the middle east mindset will fight it. They are not use to that type of government.

    The internet has expanded the political knowledge of the younger people in the region, but it has also expanded the anti western, radical muslim approach.

    The group that is the most aggressive, and can control(or buy) the military will come out on top. The radical Muslims have money too.
     
  12. porky

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    Get ready for it boys. Life under a regime that is really a dictator in disguise and yet claiming to be a democracy of sorts.
     
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    Looks like violence has finally erupted. Mubarek supporters attacking non-supporters. With Obama pressuring Mubarek to step down makes me think the Mubarek supporters are not going to be friendly toward us and the Non-supporters who are most likely the brotherhood of Muslims are not for us. Seems that we are now in a loose,loose situation. How do you see it. Bulge.
     
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    Look what happened in Iran-

    Ready for 50 dollar a gallon gas with the next Arab oil embargo.

    The questiion is- do radical islamists have a possibility of gaining control of these countries

    And the answer is--- Yes-a good possibility

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  15. sernv99

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    they had elections in the Gaza Strip...look who won power there....
     
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    Let'um send o'numnuts over there with his stupid phony koran and sharia law and reading it out loud will please the ragheads! Then, they will love him Soooo much they'll want to keep the phony POS to their deliverer! Then we'll have one less illegal to worry about.

    Gut'um,
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    Gene, if the $50 thing happens hopefully our Govt. would be smart enough to quit exporting our oil and grains. Starve them. Bulge.
     
  18. Big Jack

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    We are feeding half the world with our grain crops..if we charged the same price for a bushel of grain as they charge for a barrel of oil..the problem would be licked..let them eat their oil..TASTES LOUSEY..The price of oil would drop quickly! Tax the extreme profits made by big oil companies & the outlandish bonuses paid to Exec's & Bank CEO's. When their taxes reach 60 to 70% or more you'll see them come into line also!

    Big Jack
     
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    "President Hosni Mubarak's family fortune could be as much as $70bn (£43.5bn) according to analysis by Middle East experts, with much of his wealth in British and Swiss banks or tied up in real estate in London, New York, Los Angeles and along expensive tracts of the Red Sea coast."

    His work is complete now. Somebody else can run that 5hithole now.
     
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    Big Jack, I do not know what you are smoking but it must be good. Where in the hell do you get this shit that the US is feeding half of the world. The US agricultural exports are only 9.3% of your exports and that is all agricultural exports and grain is only a portion of that. Maurice ( The Brit. )
     
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