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This week, I decided to list the reasons I would not vote for Barack Obama in the next election.

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<quoted text>Thanks for bringing that question forward. We actually did have this kind of income inequalty before in America - right before The Great Depression. From Wiki comes this answer as to how many died due to The Great Depression:
7 million Industrial (city), 5 million rural, particularly farmers. When the unemployment rate rose to over 19%, within a year it's estimated a combined total of close to 12 million Americans died from starvation.
Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_people_die...
That's what happens where there are not enough jobs, because you can be assured that people would rather work at any job than starve or watch their children starve. Of course, you have to factor in the old folks who were incapable of working and just starved because charity was not enough to sustain them and there was no social welfare safety net.
Let's not forget to mention that most of those people starved because of no available food - not because of rich people. The Dust Bowl made food hard to get, since America's great food producing areas were reduced to infertile soil for a few decades.

The major causes of the Great Depression:

1. Stock Market Crash of 1929
2. Bank Failures
3. Reduction in Purchasing Across the Board
4. American Economic Policy with Europe
5. Drought Conditions

http://americanhistory.about.com/od/greatdepr...

Could the Dust Bowl Happen Again?:

The Dust Bowl could happen again. Agribusiness is draining the groundwater from the Midwest about eight times faster than rain is putting it back in. This area stretches from South Dakota to Texas and supplies about 30 percent of the nation's irrigation water. At this rate, the groundwater will be gone within the century, and parts of the Texas Panhandle will run dry in this year.

Here is a great point made by Larry West, the About.com Guide to the Environment, "Ironically, the Ogallala Aquifer is not being depleted to feed American families or to support the kind of small farmers who hung on through the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl years. Instead, the agricultural subsidies that began as part of the New Deal to help farm families stay on the land are now paid to corporate farms that grow crops we no longer need. As an example, water drawn from the Ogallala Aquifer is helping Texas farmers grow bumper crops of cotton, but there is no longer a U.S. market for cotton. So cotton growers in Texas receive $3 billion a year in federal subsidies, taxpayer money, to grow fiber that is shipped to China and made into cheap clothing that is sold in American stores. If the water runs out, we won't have the cotton or the inexpensive clothing, and the Great Plains will be the site of yet another environmental disaster."

http://useconomy.about.com/od/criticalssues/p...
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Let's not forget to mention that most of those people starved because of no available food - not because of rich people. The Dust Bowl made food hard to get, since America's great food producing areas were reduced to infertile soil for a few decades.
The major causes of the Great Depression:
1. Stock Market Crash of 1929
2. Bank Failures
3. Reduction in Purchasing Across the Board
4. American Economic Policy with Europe
5. Drought Conditions
http://americanhistory.about.com/od/greatdepr...
Could the Dust Bowl Happen Again?:
The Dust Bowl could happen again. Agribusiness is draining the groundwater from the Midwest about eight times faster than rain is putting it back in. This area stretches from South Dakota to Texas and supplies about 30 percent of the nation's irrigation water. At this rate, the groundwater will be gone within the century, and parts of the Texas Panhandle will run dry in this year.
Here is a great point made by Larry West, the About.com Guide to the Environment, "Ironically, the Ogallala Aquifer is not being depleted to feed American families or to support the kind of small farmers who hung on through the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl years. Instead, the agricultural subsidies that began as part of the New Deal to help farm families stay on the land are now paid to corporate farms that grow crops we no longer need. As an example, water drawn from the Ogallala Aquifer is helping Texas farmers grow bumper crops of cotton, but there is no longer a U.S. market for cotton. So cotton growers in Texas receive $3 billion a year in federal subsidies, taxpayer money, to grow fiber that is shipped to China and made into cheap clothing that is sold in American stores. If the water runs out, we won't have the cotton or the inexpensive clothing, and the Great Plains will be the site of yet another environmental disaster."
http://useconomy.about.com/od/criticalssues/p...
Many having clue and more to it then meats the eye you two! BWHAHHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHaaa

In the 1930's populism resurfaced in America after Goldman Sachs, Lehman Bank and others profited from the Crash of 1929. House Banking Committee Chairman Louis McFadden (D-NY) said of the Great Depression, "It was no accident. It was a carefully contrived occurrence... bankers sought to bring about a condition of despair here so they might emerge as rulers of us all".

Sen. Gerald Nye (D-ND) chaired a munitions investigation in 1936. Nye concluded that the House of Morgan had plunged the US into WWI to protect loans and create a booming arms industry. Nye later produced a document titled The Next War, which cynically referred to "the old goddess of democracy trick", through which Japan could be used to lure the US into WWII.
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Let's not forget to mention that most of those people starved because of no available food - not because of rich people. The Dust Bowl made food hard to get, since America's great food producing areas were reduced to infertile soil for a few decades.
The major causes of the Great Depression:
1. Stock Market Crash of 1929
2. Bank Failures
3. Reduction in Purchasing Across the Board
4. American Economic Policy with Europe
5. Drought Conditions
http://americanhistory.about.com/od/greatdepr...
Could the Dust Bowl Happen Again?:
The Dust Bowl could happen again. Agribusiness is draining the groundwater from the Midwest about eight times faster than rain is putting it back in. This area stretches from South Dakota to Texas and supplies about 30 percent of the nation's irrigation water. At this rate, the groundwater will be gone within the century, and parts of the Texas Panhandle will run dry in this year.
Here is a great point made by Larry West, the About.com Guide to the Environment, "Ironically, the Ogallala Aquifer is not being depleted to feed American families or to support the kind of small farmers who hung on through the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl years. Instead, the agricultural subsidies that began as part of the New Deal to help farm families stay on the land are now paid to corporate farms that grow crops we no longer need. As an example, water drawn from the Ogallala Aquifer is helping Texas farmers grow bumper crops of cotton, but there is no longer a U.S. market for cotton. So cotton growers in Texas receive $3 billion a year in federal subsidies, taxpayer money, to grow fiber that is shipped to China and made into cheap clothing that is sold in American stores. If the water runs out, we won't have the cotton or the inexpensive clothing, and the Great Plains will be the site of yet another environmental disaster."
http://useconomy.about.com/od/criticalssues/p...
Let see how u brainy two gorgeous ladies know about yesterday history how about an assessment of todays US caused global financial contagion and at home. BWHAHHAHHAHAaaaaaaaa
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Even Newsweek thinks the light weight Oboma with no leadership ability needs to go!

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<quoted text>Like running ads about people dying of cancer due to corporate raiding and lack of insurance?
That kind of desperation.
Or, how about outright lies about Obama dismantling work requirements for welfare? Blatantly false. How about deriding the President over cuts to Medicare when your only other blueprint is Ryan's which takes the same cuts but dismantles Medicare into a voucher system fully intending to reassign any risk for increasing costs of insurance to the voucher holders? How about signing SEC filings during the time that Bain Capital was busy busy outsourcing and was invested in a company that got rid of aborted fetuses, and then saying he had nothing to do with those business plans? Not believable.
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Independent patriot wrote:
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Let's not forget to mention that most of those people starved because of no available food - not because of rich people. The Dust Bowl made food hard to get, since America's great food producing areas were reduced to infertile soil for a few decades.
The major causes of the Great Depression:
1. Stock Market Crash of 1929
2. Bank Failures
3. Reduction in Purchasing Across the Board
4. American Economic Policy with Europe
5. Drought Conditions
http://americanhistory.about.com/od/greatdepr...
Could the Dust Bowl Happen Again?:
The Dust Bowl could happen again. Agribusiness is draining the groundwater from the Midwest about eight times faster than rain is putting it back in. This area stretches from South Dakota to Texas and supplies about 30 percent of the nation's irrigation water. At this rate, the groundwater will be gone within the century, and parts of the Texas Panhandle will run dry in this year.
Here is a great point made by Larry West, the About.com Guide to the Environment, "Ironically, the Ogallala Aquifer is not being depleted to feed American families or to support the kind of small farmers who hung on through the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl years. Instead, the agricultural subsidies that began as part of the New Deal to help farm families stay on the land are now paid to corporate farms that grow crops we no longer need. As an example, water drawn from the Ogallala Aquifer is helping Texas farmers grow bumper crops of cotton, but there is no longer a U.S. market for cotton. So cotton growers in Texas receive $3 billion a year in federal subsidies, taxpayer money, to grow fiber that is shipped to China and made into cheap clothing that is sold in American stores. If the water runs out, we won't have the cotton or the inexpensive clothing, and the Great Plains will be the site of yet another environmental disaster."
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Hello,IP,Hope all is good? Great to see you
Posting again..(We old school now) Regards RE..
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NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>Or, how about outright lies about Obama dismantling work requirements for welfare? Blatantly false. How about deriding the President over cuts to Medicare when your only other blueprint is Ryan's which takes the same cuts but dismantles Medicare into a voucher system fully intending to reassign any risk for increasing costs of insurance to the voucher holders? How about signing SEC filings during the time that Bain Capital was busy busy outsourcing and was invested in a company that got rid of aborted fetuses, and then saying he had nothing to do with those business plans? Not believable.
outright lies about Obama dismantling work requirements for welfare? Bill Clinton agrees with the Republicans!
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Toure uses the N word on MSNBC,So naturally
the Scum bag MSM tries to Suppress it all..

Quote,Romney is engaging in N*ggerization
Of Obama????

,Protests,from the Leftwing Loonies if
This had been said by Bill/Hannity
on Fox??????????

I know,I know,Brazen Double standards
in every thing they touch,say???? Do?

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EAGLE EYE1 wrote:
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Its sad that people that vote are not well informed Wingman.. Or else obama would never have been elected in the first place.. ;-)
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This is very true, I agree, I was one of those who was not as informed as well as I should have been......

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I watch the news and discovery/history channels when I watch TV.. But if something peeks my interest I will use the internet to research it..
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I do too on occasion........

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<quoted text>"There is a huge price to pay for increasing income inequality in America. The Smithsonian takes a look:"
Give one good example, NTR, of a nation where INCOME EQUALITY works well and is actively practiced or has been practiced in the past and comes (or has come) even close to our level of greatness? Please do tell us?
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks for bringing that question forward. We actually did have this kind of income inequalty before in America - right before The Great Depression. From Wiki comes this answer as to how many died due to The Great Depression:
7 million Industrial (city), 5 million rural, particularly farmers. When the unemployment rate rose to over 19%, within a year it's estimated a combined total of close to 12 million Americans died from starvation.
Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_people_die...
That's what happens where there are not enough jobs, because you can be assured that people would rather work at any job than starve or watch their children starve. Of course, you have to factor in the old folks who were incapable of working and just starved because charity was not enough to sustain them and there was no social welfare safety net.
You didn't answer the question...Here it is again....
Give one good example, NTR, of a nation where INCOME EQUALITY works well and is actively practiced or has been practiced in the past and comes (or has come) even close to our level of greatness? Please do tell us? I am speaking of "income equality", NTR....

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<quoted text>This coming from the guy with a crown in his avatar and sitting at number 2. on this list this afternoon. ;-)
Hypocrite much?
HOW do you know that Jack from Bedias doesn't work.....? Your name calling rings hollow in regards to your post to him......
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post 10621 add to it

Henry Kissinger,1970
"Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people. "

John Stockwell, former CIA official
"Enemies are necessary for the wheels of the U.S. military machine to turn."

John Stockwell, former CIA official
History is the history of war -- of leaders of countries finding reasons and rationals to send the young people off to fight.
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John Stockwell, former CIA official

It is the function of the CIA to keep the world unstable, and to propagandize and teach the American people to hate, so we will let the Establishment spend any amount of money on arms.

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Have you seen the survey that says the people who watch no news are better informed than the people who watch Fox News? That tells me that Fox News is providing misinformation.
http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/...
Have you seen this survey? EXACTLY why obama got elected.

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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Let's not forget to mention that most of those people starved because of no available food - not because of rich people. The Dust Bowl made food hard to get, since America's great food producing areas were reduced to infertile soil for a few decades.
The major causes of the Great Depression:
1. Stock Market Crash of 1929
2. Bank Failures
3. Reduction in Purchasing Across the Board
4. American Economic Policy with Europe
5. Drought Conditions
http://americanhistory.about.com/od/greatdepr...
Could the Dust Bowl Happen Again?:
The Dust Bowl could happen again. Agribusiness is draining the groundwater from the Midwest about eight times faster than rain is putting it back in. This area stretches from South Dakota to Texas and supplies about 30 percent of the nation's irrigation water. At this rate, the groundwater will be gone within the century, and parts of the Texas Panhandle will run dry in this year.
Here is a great point made by Larry West, the About.com Guide to the Environment, "Ironically, the Ogallala Aquifer is not being depleted to feed American families or to support the kind of small farmers who hung on through the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl years. Instead, the agricultural subsidies that began as part of the New Deal to help farm families stay on the land are now paid to corporate farms that grow crops we no longer need. As an example, water drawn from the Ogallala Aquifer is helping Texas farmers grow bumper crops of cotton, but there is no longer a U.S. market for cotton. So cotton growers in Texas receive $3 billion a year in federal subsidies, taxpayer money, to grow fiber that is shipped to China and made into cheap clothing that is sold in American stores. If the water runs out, we won't have the cotton or the inexpensive clothing, and the Great Plains will be the site of yet another environmental disaster."
http://useconomy.about.com/od/criticalssues/p...
And, today we have:
1. Housing Bubble Collapse
2. Bank Failures & Bailouts
3. Reduction in Purchasing Across the Board
4. American Economic Policy with Europe
5. Drought Conditions

It's ironic, isn't it? The one thing we have now that we didn't have then is a welfare safety net that has to date prevented hunger and starvation. I would not like to see history repeat itself and Americans starve or watch crime increase rapidly as desperation expands.

I'm sure we're on the same page about some things, and we may be at polar opposites on others. I don't think Romney/Ryan is the solution to our problems, even while I don't believe Obama has been particularly effective. What I don't want to see happen is the inequity continue to grow, or a misguided effort to fix the problem by destroying the social safety net. If employers had not foisted their traditional responsibilities onto the backs of taxpayers, and gotten away with profiting handsomely using cheaper foreign and illegal labor, we might not be so divided on the issues. But, that's a moot point. Either pay your people a living wage for performing up to your expectations and your continued profitability, or get out of business entirely in America. I'm tired of subsidizing profitable businesses and corporations with taxpayer dollars.
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<quoted text>outright lies about Obama dismantling work requirements for welfare? Bill Clinton agrees with the Republicans!
So what did Obama actually dismantle. Please share this with us.
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Vet wrote:
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The result of income equality is that everyone is poor. The Cubans are leaving that "income equality,workers paradise" in rafts.
After what US sanction did to Cuba, even worse starved a race of people the UN hd come in and ask our warring US to lift despicable sanction on Cuba people, and over 178 countries of UN council admonished US for evil sanctions imposed starving cuban people espeicall childrens of Cuba... nations of the world are beginning to be not affraid to admonish US for it deplorable act of 60 years starving the Cuban people, childrens are malnourished because of Ugly US sanctions imposed. most of our Americans are clueless and ignorant fools don't npw much of world we living in , as other nations say Americans are clueless, i believe it know... So, any of u have anything to SAY?

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<quoted text>You might want to check your facts on that bit about the Senate...
history is fun!
The 2008 presidential election, elections for all House of Representatives seats, and several gubernatorial elections, as well as many state and local elections, occurred on the same date.

Going into the 2008 election, the Senate consisted of 49 Democrats, 49 Republicans, and two independents (Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Joe Lieberman of Connecticut) who caucused with the Democrats.[1] Of the seats up for election in 2008, 23 were held by Republicans and 12 by Democrats. At the start of the 111th Congress, the Democrats held 56 seats in the Senate, with the two independents continuing to caucus with the Democrats for a total of 58. For the second consecutive election cycle, no incumbent Democratic senators lost their seats. Because there were no open Democratic seats, the election was also the second cycle in a row in which no seats switched from Democratic to Republican. Democrats defeated five Republican incumbents: Ted Stevens of Alaska, Norm Coleman of Minnesota, John Sununu of New Hampshire, Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina, and Gordon Smith of Oregon. Democrats also picked up open seats in Colorado, New Mexico, and Virginia.
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