quote: Banks did backflips to get people into bad loans so they could sell them on
quote: There was no regulation needed, the banks willingly wanted to make the loans & ship them upstream.
quote: the Large Hadron Collider which was judged to be "too expensive" for us to build unilaterally in the US or even to take part in has cost $9 billion dollars total thus far
quote: Sorry to say this (and to get another -1 but oh well) but the american people suck. It's your elected representatives that made this decision, thus by extention, the people.
quote: Maybe if you where less occupied with American idol, Fox news and banning plant food (CO2), physics would occupy a larger part of your culture.
quote: There's NOTHING stopping you for voting anything else other then republican and democrat. There's NO REASON why these 2 parties need to be in power constantly. Even with their massive campaign spending and everything, what makes us human is Choice. And if people choose damnation, they are entitled to damnation. I heard there's a 3rd party, called liberals, which almost nobody votes for. Why is that?
quote: I understand you might not agree with their points but that doesn't mean you can't vote on them purely out of protest. Ron paul is close to an household name and was last elections as well, and was an independant party, why did nobody vote for him? Just to spite the existing rulers?
quote: The only reason i'm not planning to shoot the politicians responsible, is because it's looking like next elections the socialists will be the next big party. Why? Because they've NEVER been in power.
quote: We have our own problems, sure. But atleast there's still some fight in the people over here to get a better future. I cannot say the same for americans. Home of the brave? Hah. Home of the docile. This comming from a guy who, as a kid, considered the USA to be the greatest country in the world. Now, i don't even dare go on holiday over there.
quote: Socialists have never been in power? Stalin says hi.
quote: How's that gun control working out for you there in Europe...oh wait...your citizens have been disarmed by their government and now you're all at the mercy of those in power.
quote: So, how many people gets killed by guns in the US every year?....
quote: If we just get stupid people to stop voting, then we'd actually have a decent government. Like I said, ban stupid people.
quote: Oh, and it's Libertarian. They're government minimalists. I like them, but they are a bit extreme for my taste.
quote: communist =/= socialist
quote: Not that I don't agree with what you are saying, but...quote: quote: communist =/= socialist Communism = socialism, but socialism is not neccesarily communism. Communism is a subset of socialism if I am not mistaken.
quote: I think you misinterpreted.. =/= as in a slash through an equal sign.. as in not equal. I'm more into PHP myself, so I'd have gone with !=
quote: And communism is not at all socialism.
quote: communist =/= socialistBesides that, im pretty sure he means the socialists in Holland/The Netherlands.
quote: quote: communist =/= socialistBesides that, im pretty sure he means the socialists in Holland/The Netherlands. Stalin was considered a socialist.
quote: quote: So, how many people gets killed by guns in the US every year?.... What does that have to do with anything? People are killed by many things each year, and no gun ever killed a person - although a person may have used a gun to kill another person, it doesn't justify disarming law-abiding citizens.
quote: So, how many people gets killed by guns in the US every year?....
quote: Europe is no different...the average person there is just as dumb as the average American.
quote: This is the same guy that wants to abolish every government program from the Department of Education to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
quote: “There are days when we don’t let the line move at all” –Patty and Selma, The Simpsons
quote: misnamed Tea Party
quote: Sure, some may want to go back to our roots, thus moving backwards -- but this is in no way a proper answer to our current situation. Instead, I feel that holding on to our roots too tightly is what landed us here to begin with.. Our republic lasted two hundred years, and we should be proud of that, but what we really need is to move forward -- not backwards.
quote: he thinks states should be able to decide such moral issues as who can marry who and how old you have to be, etc.
quote: Had the federal government not stepped in, it is possible, even likely that racial segregation in the south would still be going strong.
quote: Wow, you're a tough talker over the internet.
quote: If I had a confederate flag I would wipe your ass with it, then shove it down your throat
quote: You seem to be negating the simple fact that our southern states seceded from the USA over the simple fact that they thought they had the right to deny basic human rights to those of a different race.
quote: Well, I'm as patriotic as any other.. but I'm not so blind as to be conceited or easily fooled.
quote: I'm personally of the mind that our confederacy (yes, confederacy, as each state operates almost completely autonomously) is antiquated, and needs to be reformed if not entirely dismantled.
quote: Yet still, the rest of the nation is continuously brought down by mismanaged states such as SD, AL, IN, KY, LA, MS, NE, and my own dear Ohio.
quote: My only contention to him is that I think we are waking up (see tea partiers or Ron Paul followers, etc.)... just very slowly, and it may be too late before it all goes to crap. Go to a tea party rally or any rally and help keep the discussion on limiting gov't so we can enjoy the freedom that our ancestors fought and died for.
quote: The mainstream populace of any first world country is going to be a bunch of dim-witted sheeple. Europe is no different...the average person there is just as dumb as the average American.
quote: And guns...? Seriously? Guns?! And the way you put it, it sounds like you are completely on the side of that nutjob gunman who attacked that congresswoman last year.. Besides hunting, what use is there at all for any gun other than to inflict or promote violence? Sure, gun related crimes have indeed slightly dropped in most places in the US, but you don't seem to realize that gun violence is virtually nonexistent in the rest of the civilized world. In my small rural county of 20,000 people, gun violence is on the rise.. in the last month alone, we've had 4 murders -- three domestic, the other done in outright execution style in the middle of a local bar. Before that, we had two 20yr old kids shot in the back of the head over a few hundred dollars in pills alone, leaving the one girl's infant daughter to fend for themself. Quite simply -- all handguns and assault weapons need to be outright banned, and the distribution and sale made into severe felonies. There just isn't any logical argument against it..
quote: And to say that Europe is as bad off as us.. not even close. Sure, their entire economic system wavers incredibly with the slightest shudder of our markets, which is merely just a testament to our sheer size and discretionary purchasing power. Other than that.. the last 5 decades, we've repeatedly fell behind on education and sane regulation.
quote: Now, i don't even dare go on holiday over there.
quote: Blaming the voters is the easy conclusion, and it's also completely wrong. American Government was meant to be bound by the Constitution so that it did not matter who was voted into office, they could not radically alter the balance and face of the country.
quote: The checks and balances on Government power placed on it by our Constitution have been undone, completely. THAT is the root of our problems, and until it's addressed it's not going to matter who we vote into office. Because ANYONE we vote into office today has too much unchecked power for our own good.
quote: Today, the vast majority of Government power is held by appointed bureaucrats that the voters can do nothing about.
quote: The Supreme Court, another example. Do we hold elections for who becomes judge? Nope.
quote: I'm just saying pawning off this mess on them exclusively is a bit silly.
quote: The only option I see short of full-on revolution
quote: Ugh you guys and your Ron Paul. The guy has some good ideas, but he's a LOONEY TOON lol.
quote: You actually believe once they got to Washington they would carry through with their agenda even if they wanted to?
quote: A third party isn't quite the perfect answer.
quote: You can also see this trend in low intellectual quality of candidates that are being proposed by the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party.
quote: I'd rather see OVERPAID government workers get a pay cut than see a loss of jobs, and that is something that should be a huge focus by any politician. Oh, a clerk in some government office gets paid $85k/year plus a pension? Drop the pension, or drop the pay to $65k/year, money is saved and no job lost. Where is the call in Washington DC for THAT?!?
quote: There simply aren't any cooshy government jobs as you describe
quote: Show me a conservative candidate that has the balls to say they don't believe in creationism.. let alone say they aren't of Christian faith.
quote: And if you yourself believe in creationism... I'm so very, very sorry... The American education system, has left you behind..
quote: And as I've said before, the entire military budget is only about 14% of the entire budget now.
quote: Social Security
quote: Except there is no money in the trust.
quote: Congress has borrowed all the money away and left it full of nothing but IOUs in the form of treasury bonds.
quote: Once its not collecting enough to pay the benefits, as is already happening, it IS contributing to the debt because the government has to borrow more money to pay back the bonds that were issued to the SSA so it can pay its benefits.
quote: To have an ally in the Middle East worth a damn its a bargain.
quote: I bet you believe every word the U.S. government tells you.
quote: The movie totally called it.Our public education sector is already severely lacking in math and science, yet they do NOTHING to improve the situation.
quote: We need science and research!!!
quote: Conservatives just want to cut.
quote: Show me where Bush cut spending and I will apologize. But I'm not seeing it.
quote: Assuming you mean republican conservatives.
quote: Assuming you mean the republican party since they are generally regarded as conservatives.
quote: If I am mistaken and you mean general fiscal conservatives...favoring the traditional view of the free market in America...then yes, they just want to cut.
quote: It can get even worse if the Republicans get more power
quote: I completely disagree with the rest of what he OP is saying.
quote: Marriage is an institution that’s a bridge too far for too many African-American women and is not desirable among African-American males. [6/2/2009]
quote: The creeping Sharia throughout Europe and here in this country and in Canada. The Islamization of Europe that is already on the way and will visit these shores not too soon is a concern for us and something that we need to identify and we need to talk about and we need to fight with every ounce of our being. [2/28/2009]
quote: Not all cultures are equal.
quote: The immediate consequence, if gay marriage goes through, is that K-12 little children will be forced to learn that homosexuality is normal, natural and perhaps they should try it.
quote: Its wierd how conservative christians are so vocal against government social welfare programs, when the Christian message and mission is all about helping the poor and feeding the poor.
quote: Its fine to "use other peoples money" when the church is collecting it but if the government is involved its "anti-freedom" LOL
quote: Typical response. The conservative right like to accuse people who receive any kind of government assistance as "spending other people's money"
quote: In a well run society workers pay into the government programs all their lives so its not "other people's money" Its their own money.
quote: I blame the right-wing anti-government mentality of the US political scene for outcomes like this.
quote: What the hell is the US trying to do, become a third world nation?