"The Joke That Was America"
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#1 Mar 10, 2014
THE JOKE THAT WAS AMERICA
by SARAH GREEK - THOMAS EDISON STATE COLLEGE on MARCH 6, 2014
#2 Mar 10, 2014
"See here, I donít want to live in a country that is a joke.
If my country is a joke, thatís a problem. If there is a problem, there should be a solution.
And if thereís a solution, I ought to play a role in it.
That would be a start at least, the best possible start. So, with this in mind, Iíve set four goals for myself:
To avoid sarcasm (the lowest form of wit) when I talk about my country and the state of the world;
To have high standards for my leaders, and to keep them high;
To protest in ways that matter when those standards arenít met;
To remember that Ė
freedom is important
being a good citizen is a serious and time-consuming business.
Iíll vote. Iíll contribute finances, time, and energy. Iíll avoid the shallow social media sarcasm and try to raise the level of discourse in my environment.
I may investigate and expose injustices, but I will not accept them. I will be well-read. I will be tuned in. I will be willing.
And most strategically, I will consistently carve a generous space in my mind and my heart for optimism. For Ďit is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.í
Will you join me?"
#4 Mar 10, 2014
It is strange years ago the Joker in true form was 50 years ahead of today's Joker Zero
#7 Mar 10, 2014
I have been up here for quite awhile thanks to the free room and board and not long ago they offered me a new,nice room closer to this area in Springfield to finish out my time which is still awhile but a lot nicer in the new accommodations.
#8 Mar 10, 2014
BS, Reagan began the theme of blaming everything on governmentÖhe was the biggest government hater.
#9 Mar 10, 2014
The ME Generation is holding a going out of business sale and to relieve their guilt after pillaging and plundering the country and planet for decades they have become noble save Mother Earth freaks with young peoples future as long as it doesn't crimp their own lifestyle now that they are set for life.
#10 Mar 11, 2014
Montpelier's / Shumlin's flood of spending without financial accountability reminds me of a cow peeing on a flat rock! Reign in the states people!
#11 Mar 11, 2014
-but instead of lighting candles ewe sold us on the idea of electric lights powered by 'Safe & Green' nuclear power, and it was all a Big F*ing LIE, and now the world is starting to Curse ewe nukescum for sh'tting all over inside our collective nest
TEPCO Wants To Dump Deadly Water In Pacific - Vid
US LIes About Fukushima 3-11 Begin To Seep Out
Fukushima Chidren's Thyroid Cancers Climbing Fast
NBC News - Has Radiation Entered Our Food Supply?(duh)
Officials Admit Plutonium Reached Carlsbad From WIPP
Container of Radioactive Waste May Have "Blew Up"
The Department of Energy announced that fecal samples taken from employees at the nuclear waste facility found 17 workers tested positive for low levels of radiation. After initial testing more than a week ago, the DOE reported 13 workers tested positive for trace amounts americium and plutonium.
#12 Mar 12, 2014
Another dragnet at Obama's direction and by our local government troll. Haven't you done enough damage already spreading misinformation?
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