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Pigford, or what's wrong with America.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by jmervyn, May 2, 2013. | Replies: 134 | Views: 6872

  1. jmervyn

    jmervyn IncGamers Member

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    I spotted vdzeles Truck today
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    I know what he thinks is wrong with America
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    Well, vd tends to play "6 degrees" with the banks.

    I mean, there's plenty of things "wrong" with America, not the least of which is what this implies. (Happy Loyalty Day!)

    However, I was pointing out that with over half of the population trying to feck over the other half in preference to earning an honest living, there's little hope for us as a cohesive society. So we're already quite a ways down the "free lunch" road, as it were, just as the election results implied.

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    ^Finally, something I completely agree with.

    Of course, that's the same video I posted in your voting = revenge thread, meaning you asked for this outcome. Irregardless of who you vote for, it will end like this w/ the healthy, good, responsible workers as slaves.
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    Wait, you're in Canukastan!?!?
    Not completely true, but your point is sound. By the time either candidate works their way through the bowels of the electoral process, they are likely to be Progressives in fact, if not in faith. Thing that got me was that Mittens lost more or less fair & square (as in, couldn't carry off an overwhelming victory in the face of fascist Democrat voter fraud) meaning too many citizens just didn't give a damn about the future.

    Ergo, the "Let it burn" contingent, which I sympathise with.

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    Colonel West, as completely spot-on as usual:

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    This thread is so not the problem with America.
    Sorry.

    Not that 10,000 Lawyers at the Bottom of the Ocean would not be a good start.

    Sigh
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    If doing that was a solution, then 10,000 would be a rather bad start for a country with more than 1.2 millions of them.

    Seriously, the amount of lawyers is just the symptom. I would worry more about the reasons why so many are necessary. If you don't think they are needed, then who's paying their wages and why?

    One attorney per 250 citizens, that's quite impressive. When assuming that they earn $10000 a month on average (which is probably a rather low guess), it's $40 for each US citizen, so e.g. a family with two children throws $160 into their maws every month, directly or indirectly.

    Bob, if there's a lawyer in the neighbourhood, then demand back half of that money, for you your wife and your children, back to the limitation period. When assuming that it's 2 children and 10 years and that inflation ourweighs interests of those debts, it's 4x12x10x40/2 = $9600, to be spent on throwing a huge party. If he pays, expect another 60 parties like that in the recent future :D
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    This is what my original point was, in a roundabout way. Americans are more fixated on cheating each other and on shallow issues (like queer marriage) than they are on working to make a better life, nation, and society. That's why I threw in Col. West's monologue - the President goes out of his way to say he "couldn't be prouder" of a queer basketball player, but has no interest in discussing the four dead in Benghazi - at first it was too soon to discuss, now it's a long time ago and what difference at this point does it make?
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    But if he did, it would be a facade. Anything he discusses at all is for points on something and probably scripted by someone else. This is why we should dismiss everything and avoid the game. "Ignore the bullies" and all that.
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    Sounds like a fun game. Might I suggest Bob take some weapons to see it through? And maybe...
    devices of torture!
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    Yeah, why so upset about the "queer marrige" issue? Just allow it, period.

    You may have your point about homosexual marriage and about the proper amount of respect for fallen soldiers (I share the second with you BTW), but the issues shouldn't be instrumentalized for other purposes. I think your comparison is silly and ridiculous, but let's spin it a bit further.

    Let's say a president is expected to spend a certain amount on fallen soldiers, let's say on Sunday between church and lunch, i.e. one hour a week. There were about 12324 weeks since the founding of the US, so when assuming that a million US soldiers died since 1776, it's less than 45 seconds per soldier. In contrast, how many homosexuals have there been in total since 1776? When assuming that 5% of all humans are interested in the same sex, it's 15 millions in the US *right now* and perhaps another 15 millions when summing up all previous generations (probably more, but whatever). So even if every homosexual deserved just 10% of the time for a fallen soldier once in his lifetime (4.5 seconds, that's no more than a handshake), it would be 3 hours a week. Comparing is subtracting the one from the other which leaves nothing for fallen soldiers and still two hours a week for homosexuals.

    That's full of silliness, of course, and not my opinion at all, but I don't think the amount of silliness per word is any higher than in your comparison ;).
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    Given the jag you just went on; I thought at first you had mistakenly cross-posted!
    It's much sillier, and far too silly at any rate.



    My point was not silly, and it was that we're lionizing someone for "coming out of the closet" after having strung along a woman for several years, where actually important issues and the sacrifices which <real> heroes make are ignored at best, and more commonly are spat upon and derided. The American Socialist/Democrats generally despise the American military, but they suffered so much during the elections after Vietnam for their conduct that they have purposefully toned down their hateful rhetoric.

    EDIT - another perfect case in point:
    [h=1]Two new studies: Gun crime has dropped dramatically over last 20 years — and most Americans have no idea[/h]
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    Well, two postings sneaked between this

    and my posting. How could I ever know that anything could be posted during the 60 minutes I needed to make mine? :smug:

    If your point was about Benghazi and homosexuals in separate, it would be all fine. But using the one in order to discredit the other makes no sense and it's weird. It's like saying that (*making up some animal parable*) a cow is not expected to invest time into supporting horse showjumping because it didn't show respect for the recent death of a farm dog during a wolf attack.
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    You're a Mod; you're supposed to be omniscient if not omnipresent.
    Simple disagreement with your claim. My issue is the completely misplaced societal emphasis, modeled by the President spending inordinate attention on the basketball player. In a similar vein, Sandra Fluke received a personal call from the Prez, where he & his cadre of flacks regularly called Sarah Palin far, FAR worse things for far longer than Rush Limbaugh called Fluke. Point being, the whole bread & circuses methodology has infected American society to a degree such that perceptions have become truly insane.

    Yet another example of this insanity - this was actually said: “A pencil is a weapon when it is pointed at someone in a threatening way and gun noises are made,”

    However, my original issue is that people are out for themselves to an unprecedented degree, because they are willing to hurt and cheat others to receive little more than table scraps.
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    What do you want Obama to do in regards to bengazi? Like what do you really expect? Do you want him to apologize for playing games around the election? Do you want him to let the video maker guy go? Obama can't bring those people back, and no one is "spitting on their graves". If anything, their deaths made Obama look really bad, so it's not like he's all excited about it. The whole bengazi thing is basically you want the president of the US to come out and say, hey, i lied. That's stupid and not going to happen. We all know they messed up. They didn't protect them, people died, and making someone come out and fall on a sword is pointless. Do you think lying in a debate is an impeachable offense? How about lying in a public speech? Sorry charlie, if that were the case, all of congress would be in jail. There's nothing that obama can do that will change anything.
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    Yes.

    Yes.

    Yes!! With that sort of thinking, there is hope for humanity yet.
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    If all is as it appears after yesterday's testimony, it amounts to a single thing.

    TREASON.

    Aiding the enemy. The equivocations made by the traitor(s) for their reasons are immaterial.
    What difference does it make that four American officers are dead in the line of duty, and a massive cover-up engineered to deflect criticism and blame? Ok, Hillary-vinator, I get your claims, and I call them vile B.S.



    Nobody died during Watergate, but with your hypocritical view, Nixon would have been a two-term President. High-ranking members of the administration screwed the pooch in a massive way for several months, their subordinates died because of it, cover-ups and whistle-blower intimidation were authorized at the highest levels, and a grotesque lie propagated by the Executive Branch.
    I want whoever did this convicted of treason, which is the appropriate legal charge. If it had been a conservative, rather than THE WON, you'd be screaming for his head on a silver platter. However, since it is obviously either the current Executive or the one you hope for in 2016, you'd rather have lying murder-abetting filth in high office and instead you'll hyperventilate over the Pope and binders full of women.

    The fact that you can't recognize how corrupted your moral compass is speaks volumes.
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    With your logic, you are aiding the enemy as well by making these accusations in public.

    So here's a big :yawn: to that silly accusation.

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