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Post time 2010-4-30 18:32:01 |Display all floors
They say you get the governments you deserve,  nearly 40% didn't even vote at the last election so apathy certainly is bad for democracy and makes for arrogant governments.

More people are interested this time with the economy in its worst state since WW2 and the first presidential style hustings.

The strength of the economy is always the number one concern at elections, immigration is a big number two this time but with 80% of immigrants coming from the EU whoever wins has one hand tied behind there backs but they should at least be able to negotiate quota's.

An estimated 1 million illegals here is truly shocking and Labour are to blame for this with their open door policy and slack border controls.

The political elite dont have to live with the problems on the ground they dont tend to live in ghetto's they're not so much out of touch with the public really, quietly contemptuous more like.

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Post time 2010-4-30 18:42:21 |Display all floors

St_George

I believe that only about 60% of Americans voted in the 2004 elections, I think the figures were slightly higher in the 2008, because of the Obama card.

Basically, about 60% vote this get split 29 to 31% approx and the 31% rules.

The power of the people.   


This is called the majority.   


At least in places like New Zealand and Australia voting (I believe) is compulsory.

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Post time 2010-5-1 12:21:27 |Display all floors

From elections to shootings: America is broken

By Chris Adamo
February 21, 2008

It is noteworthy that the stalled Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Act (FISA) renewal effort became a huge controversy, prominently headlined during this past week, as the Northern Illinois University shootings wreaked indescribable horror and tragedy on yet another progressive and enlightened college campus.

Both situations are symptomatic of a twisted modern culture, based on the perverted premised of "political correctness." Both portend more harm to be visited on innocent Americans. And, instead of real solutions, both will virtually ensure the hasty implementation of "fixes" that invariably offers more of the liberal disease to cure its symptoms.

We are told that Steven Kazmierczak, the latest mass murderer, was not really responsible for the mayhem he caused, since he was off of his medications. Yet nobody seems to be asking why events of this nature were never rampant prior to the advent of these miracle drugs, the usage of which was necessitated in lieu of stern discipline and punishment, the standard method of managing "anti-social behavior," back when it was simply called "evil."

In our modern, open-minded era, grade school children are no longer expected to listen to those in authority, stay in their seats, or restrain their brutish urges. While an abundance of rules exists, young people are rarely punished for failing to submit to them. Instead, they are "diagnosed" as having physiological problems and subsequently drugged into a compliant stupor, never learning that wrong actions reap negative consequences.

Amazingly, the liberal social architects who invented this course of action incessantly tell us that, as a result of their superior approach to child rearing, things have improved. Try walking through a typical mall or sitting outside of your car in front of the local fast-food establishment while watching the current generation in action. See if you really believe such drivel.

Nevertheless, those who have created this mess, from Dr. Spock to the current cadre of "family services experts" who will instantly tear your family apart if you even hint that you might swat your badly behaving child or demand obedience to your directives for proper conduct, are emphatic in their assertions that they have made America a far nicer and less violent place. Never question those in authority, nor demand any tangible evidence to support their contentions.

Instead, accept their superior intellect and expertise or risk being labeled as "abusive," whereupon you will feel the intensity of their self-righteous fury.

Schools are turning out increasingly feral and undisciplined students who cannot read, cannot write, and cannot find the state of Idaho on a map, but who have deeply held opinions (all liberal of course) on every political matter of the day. And this enlightened generation is willing to tell you so in language that cannot be repeated in polite company. But the problem, we are told, is neither the ideology being instilled in them in those schools, nor the unwillingness of the education establishment to focus on the basic concepts of math, reading, or science.

Rather, it is a lack of sufficient funding, inadequate facilities, excessive student/teacher ratios (although such numbers are typically less than half of what they used to be) and, of course, inadequate parental involvement. Regarding the last element, it is essential, of course, that such parental involvement be conducted in strict accordance with the premises set forth by the liberal establishment. Otherwise, those "family services" experts will need to be brought into the picture to "fix things."

Consequently, a society that once functioned with a great degree of sanity and harmony (even in those so-called "disadvantaged neighborhoods" where, prior to the establishment of the new order, crime rates and scholastic performances were comparable to the rest of the nation), has now degenerated into a jungle of savagery and violence. Moreover, those who created the mess in the first place recognize that they need to perpetuate their positions of authority in the situation by invoking more of the social direction that initially generated all of the problems.

So, in the face of such a seemingly hopeless situation, where do Americans turn for answers? It is indeed tempting, as this protracted election season unfolds, to consider the candidates and their prescriptions for reinvigorating the decaying culture. But that would be a mistake.

Among the top level candidates from both political parties, nobody offers real solutions. Moreover, any close scrutiny of the thinking on either side of the aisle reveals that both sides intend an agenda that will ultimately further empower the state while stifling the ability of the citizenry to seek any recourse.

In truth, far more winking and nodding goes on between these two camps than is ever revealed to the unsuspecting public. Ultimately, their primary goals will be to further entrench themselves, while silencing their critics.

It is no coincidence that the same social and political forces that have rendered adults too impotent to deal effectively with the occasional youthful dreg turned murderer, are hard at work dismantling the nation's ability to forcefully confront the militant Islamists. Just as we have become too "evolved" as a society to spank the disobedient child, and to our surprise have seen children devolve as a result, so is our government deliberately becoming criminally inept in its efforts to deal decisively with enemy combatants.

In the FISA debate, Democrats subordinated the safety of the nation to their own aggrandizement and that of their co-conspirators, the trial lawyers. Likewise, campus shootings are politically exploited as proof of the need to confiscate guns. In both cases, the plight of Americans has taken a back seat to the momentary opportunity for liberals to create political hay from tragedy.

© Chris Adamo
http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/adamo/080221

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Post time 2010-5-4 17:12:52 |Display all floors

Americans threatened with jail time......................... no health insurance

Americans threatened with jail time, huge fines for refusing to buy health insurance.


There's a popular video circulating on the 'net right now about how to escape handcuffs without using a key. Americans are watching the video to bone up on essential skills that will soon be needed for health care reform, it seems, since the new laws that are about to be put in place call for Americans to be arrested and thrown in jail if they refuse to buy health insurance.

This has now been confirmed by Tom Barthold, the Chief of Staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation, in a hand-written note to a Republican Senator. And it's not merely about jail time; it's also about the $25,000 fine that could be levied by the IRS against individuals who refuse to buy health insurance.

That this is even being considered just boggles the mind. If a person is too broke to afford health insurance right now, how are they supposed to be able to buy it after paying a $25,000 fine and spending a year in prison?

As Paul Craig Roberts brilliantly pointed out in a recent essay, this is like trying to solve the homeless problem by forcing homeless people to buy a home, then throwing them in prison when they can't afford to. Up to twelve U.S. states are now considering legislation to override the federal government's intent to require mandatory health insurance.

There's even a growing argument that requiring Americans to buy health insurance is unconstitutional. And there's no question that imposing a penalty on Americans who refuse to buy health insurance is, indeed, a new tax.
There's never enough money to pay for a nation full of sick people
The current health care disaster in America is not simply a problem of people refusing to buy health insurance; it's an issue of people not being able to afford to buy health insurance. When the annual insurance premium for a family of four is something above $13,000, that's a terrible financial burden that many Americans simply can't afford to pay -- especially when so many people have lost their jobs due to the faltering economy.

The brutal facts of the matter are inescapable: The American people are too broke to buy their own health insurance, and the American government is too broke to buy it for them. The whole nation is going bankrupt over runaway health care costs. And why? I hate to invoke the "I told you so" phrase in a crisis like this, but the reasons for all this have been apparent for many years, and we've been regularly reporting them on Natural News: Our national "health care" system is really a "sick care" system that pushes deadly chemicals and medically-unjustified surgical procedures instead of teaching people how to stay well.

As long as junk food companies and pharmaceutical companies are allowed to run advertisements on television, and as long as the FDA and FTC continue their campaigns of censorship against nutritional cures and natural remedies, we will always have a health care crisis. You know why? Because no nation in the world can afford to foot the bill for a country full of sick people.

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Post time 2010-5-11 10:13:01 |Display all floors

The New World Order

All this rubbish about "liberals" and "conservatives","left" and "right" is a lot of horse manure.Both ends of
the imaginary left right spectrum report to the Zionist/WASP led New World Order.The usurer's have
inherited the British Empire.

Is Rupert Mudoch,the chief propagandist "left" or "right" ? He revels in the mass murder in the Middle East
but staunchly supports gender role reversal,like the "left".The "conservatives" pretend to dislike immigration
though it increases the profitability of business and relieves Anglo Saxons from shovelling sh1t and from
other base,boring,tiring,menial  and tiresome work.

Gender Role Reversal is the holy cow.The Satanists in charge will not tolerate the mildest criticism of
GRR and sodomy.Debates rage over "climate change", but everyone pretends that GRR contributes
nothing to oil consumption and greenhouse gases.The "leftist" web site Daily Kos revels in the fact that
killer chicks are contributing to the decimation of the semi colonial people in Iraq and Afghanistan.And
stubbornly defends the 9/11 boxcutter myth.

"Progress" is an illusion.The West was built on the skeletons of the indigenous populations,with their
sweat and blood and resources.The consumerist "paradise" (actually a hell) is unsustainable and in
time will collapse.I hope that happens and that sanity and humanity reassert themselves.

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Post time 2010-5-11 11:14:19 |Display all floors

Thank petera for reminding about this thread...

Originally posted by expatter at 4/30/2010 04:16 AM
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I know the thread is about Americans, but just keeping with the other side of the pond for a moment.

The recent election debates and manifesto claims by the three main parties show this defeated attitude, not only in the helpless population in the prevailing circus, but also in the politicians.

For the first time it can plainly be seen that democracy just simply cannot work. Whoever gets voted in has the worst job on earth to pull it around, and why would someone want to do that without the tools to do it. Strange.

All three leaders have deliberately forgotten to tell the voters that the only way forward is a massive cut in Labour created government jobs and massive tax increases, no matter who takes the reins.


... completely forgot to respond to you in a timely fashion - to which makes my answer a bit stale, given the rather funny antics going on in Britain right now.  Then again, never been the biggest fan of the parliamentry system, given that hard and fast limits usually fall to pieces once parties begin to fission or fusion (depending on the situation).  So... Britain gets to deal with what has happened in more than a few "British Club Countries" (have to give GD chops for that phrase) in the last few years.

Good

If nothing else - a little crisis tends to remind a population that when you live in a democracy/republic - there are no excuses and no scapegoats to fall back on.  Either you participate, and give a damn - or you don't, and get laughed at when you cry "no fair".
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Post time 2010-5-11 11:27:18 |Display all floors

NIU - "Progressive"?!

Originally posted by expatter at 4/30/2010 11:21 PM
It is noteworthy that the stalled Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Act (FISA) renewal effort became a huge controversy, prominently headlined during this past week, as the Northern Illinois University shootings wreaked indescribable horror and tragedy on yet another progressive and enlightened college campus.


Have to love folks that take an incident, but do not know the location, and try to spin it to their advantage - case in point:

ht tp://articles.chicagotribune.c om/2008-02-16/news/0802151109_1_niu-criminal-justice-system-steven-kazmierczak

NIU gunman's baffling trail reveals no motive  << Warm up the proxies to read the article, not in the mood to play filter tag right now >>

As for Northern Illinois University - much like my alma mater, Central Michigan University - not a "big name university" where kids get to spend time wasting their parent's money trying to "find themselves" or listen to old, tenured professors with nothing to do but tut-tut the world, but a tough, but fair, campus where you go in to get your degree.
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