'The War Is Not Over'

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Henry

Bad Langensalza, Germany

#286074 Jan 2, 2013
Sunlightfoundation com wrote:
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The USA has the most guns of any nation worldwide, so if guns keep you safe, how come the USA ranks #1 in killings with guns?
I am pro gun BTW.
Well, the USA has the biggest jail population too! How come?
Henry

Bad Langensalza, Germany

#286075 Jan 2, 2013
I hear whining wrote:
<quoted text>Try North Korea?
No profit there
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =dqxoeVE1tfwXX&list=AL94UK MTqg-9Cj75CIwa3BQWHOKnkwFqRN
but there is war
Of course there is no war at all! Did you mean the American wars?(In many regions of the world?)
Henry

Bad Langensalza, Germany

#286076 Jan 2, 2013
I hear whining wrote:
<quoted text>Try North Korea?
No profit there
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =dqxoeVE1tfwXX&list=AL94UK MTqg-9Cj75CIwa3BQWHOKnkwFqRN
but there is war
North Korea is in no war, but has has to be prepared for defence against a war.
Henry

Bad Langensalza, Germany

#286077 Jan 2, 2013
I hear whining wrote:
<quoted text>Try North Korea?
No profit there
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =dqxoeVE1tfwXX&list=AL94UK MTqg-9Cj75CIwa3BQWHOKnkwFqRN
but there is war
Yes, there was war. The USA tried to bomb back Korea to the Stone age. But North Korea is now having defence against capitalist wars.
Henry

Bad Langensalza, Germany

#286078 Jan 2, 2013
John_Schuylkill County_Pa wrote:
<quoted text>Cheney served Bush well
Bush served the Billionairs well!
Henry

Bad Frankenhausen, Germany

#286079 Jan 2, 2013
Publicknowledge org wrote:
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Ponder this question Henry my friend.
Look how many Billions of believers in this world.
Now look how very small in the Atheist community.
Well, the USA does of course not like the growing number of Atheists and educated people. Religions are poisons for the uneducated ones. Perhaps in the nuclear ages humanity may be killed as a whole! Yes, the "war is not over" as long capitalism is alive!
Henry

Bad Frankenhausen, Germany

#286081 Jan 2, 2013
rider wrote:
Does religion help (ironie) the people to overcome the difficulties? Science does, religions further ignorance. For over 70 years I am an atheist and will it be till my death!
Henry

Bad Frankenhausen, Germany

#286082 Jan 2, 2013
John_Schuylkill County_Pa wrote:
<quoted text>You have to tow the line
Why should I "tow the line"? Of course I never will!
Henry

Bad Frankenhausen, Germany

#286083 Jan 2, 2013
I hear whining wrote:
<quoted text>Try North Korea?
No profit there
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =dqxoeVE1tfwXX&list=AL94UK MTqg-9Cj75CIwa3BQWHOKnkwFqRN
but there is war
North Korea is not at war!
Frank

Oakland, CA

#286084 Jan 2, 2013
One could argue that it is Reagan who is the father of our massive national debt. Reagan tripled the national debt in his eight years in office with his obsession of the cold war. Reagan got Congress to cut taxes but never made the proportionate spending cuts. On his watch the debt surpassed a once-unheard-of $1 trillion in Reagan's first year in office, and it was nearly $3 trillion when he left. A modern precedent had been set. A scant 22 years after he left office, the debt has ballooned to $14 trillion with an additional $1.5 trillion coming this fiscal year. Except for wars and economic depressions, this growth in debt was virtually unprecedented. Even during the Vietnam War, the rise of the Great Society and the "guns and butter" debate of the '60s, the federal debt rose only from about $285 billion in 1960 to $370 billion in 1970.

Washington formed its big spending habit long before any living conservative was born, and long before Franklin or Teddy Roosevelt. According to “real” historians the turn away from strong limits on federal government was the Civil War.
As a percentage of GDP, U.S. government spending lingered in the low single-digit range all the way through to the 1930s, peaked at 45% in 1944, troughed at 12% in 1948 (the first full year after World War II demobilization), and stands at 21% today.

President Lincoln levied real estate, excise, sales, and license taxes on a wide range of goods and services, and imposed an income tax on all incomes over $600 ($10,500 in 1995 prices) at rates ranging from 5% to 10%. To enforce it all, Lincoln introduced the Internal Revenue bureaucracy. Lincoln also raised tariffs from an average of 20% to an average of 47% by war's end. Republican protectionism continued to dominate trade policy...for the next three-quarters of a century.

Establishing a permanently big government were the large spending programs and new federal agencies that started with the Civil War and never ended. The federal government's first system of old-age and disability insurance was veterans' pensions, which grew from 2% of all federal spending in 1866 to 29% in 1884. The Department of Agriculture began during the war, as did the Government Printing Office, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and the National Academy of Sciences--set up in 1863 to seek technological innovations useful for the war effort. The first federal Department of Education wasn't created in 1867.
Henry

Bad Frankenhausen, Germany

#286085 Jan 2, 2013
Therealnews com wrote:
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There are 7 Billion people inhabiting this planet and most are believers.
You are certainly entitled to your minority opinion.
Right, I am one of the 99% who don`t belong to war mongers!
Henry

Bad Frankenhausen, Germany

#286086 Jan 2, 2013
Therealnews com wrote:
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That is good advice but who created the tectonic plates? The Sun?
Earth? All Life?
Not the Bible Belt (Irony)!
Henry

Bad Frankenhausen, Germany

#286087 Jan 2, 2013
Therealnews com wrote:
<quoted text>
There are 7 Billion people inhabiting this planet and most are believers.
You are certainly entitled to your minority opinion.
Oh, what a big surprise!(Irony)
Henry

Bad Frankenhausen, Germany

#286088 Jan 2, 2013
I hear whining wrote:
<quoted text>Try North Korea?
No profit there
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =dqxoeVE1tfwXX&list=AL94UK MTqg-9Cj75CIwa3BQWHOKnkwFqRN
but there is war
North Korea is peaceful, but strongly defensive! The last thing for it would be war!
Henry

Bad Frankenhausen, Germany

#286089 Jan 2, 2013
Therealnews com wrote:
<quoted text>
There are 7 Billion people inhabiting this planet and most are believers.
You are certainly entitled to your minority opinion.
What a nobel gesture!(Irony)
Henry

Bad Frankenhausen, Germany

#286090 Jan 2, 2013
Democracynow org wrote:
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I agree with most of this post.
An authentic Jew would not commit these crimes.
An authentic Christian would not commit these crimes.
An authentic Muslim would not commit these crimes.
But what does the scriptures teach us about who controls this world system?
Surly ABs you remember what happened in the Garden of Eden.
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1 John 4:4
But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.
Forget the Bible!
Henry

Bad Frankenhausen, Germany

#286091 Jan 2, 2013
I hear whining wrote:
<quoted text>Try North Korea?
No profit there
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =dqxoeVE1tfwXX&list=AL94UK MTqg-9Cj75CIwa3BQWHOKnkwFqRN
but there is war
Better try not North Korea, this country is peaceful but forcefully defensiv!
Henry

Bad Frankenhausen, Germany

#286092 Jan 2, 2013
rider wrote:
<quoted text> The brilliant man lays things down like they really are, as usual.
www.youtube.com/watch... -
There is not the slightest idea of any god!
Henry

Bad Frankenhausen, Germany

#286093 Jan 2, 2013
I hear whining wrote:
<quoted text>Try North Korea?
No profit there
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =dqxoeVE1tfwXX&list=AL94UK MTqg-9Cj75CIwa3BQWHOKnkwFqRN
but there is war
Better try not North Korea, it is peaceful but strongly defended!
Henry

Bad Frankenhausen, Germany

#286094 Jan 2, 2013
Therealnews com wrote:
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You have it somewhat backwards.
The USA is still second to none, but can be much better.
The Russians and Chinese citizenry are massively worse off than the citizens of Western Nations.
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Compare the 1912 Elections with the 2012 Elections
January 1, 2013 / http://tinyurl.com/b7bvdce
Before the electoral year of 2012 slinks into history, it is worth a comparative glance back to the electoral year of 1912 to give us some jolting perspective on how degraded our contemporary elections, voter performance and election expectations have become.
One hundred years ago, workers were marching, picketing and forming unions. Eugene Debs, the great labor leader and presidential candidate that year, spoke to outdoor labor rallies of 100,000 to 200,000 workers and their families gathered to protest low wages and working conditions.
Farmers were flexing their muscle with vibrant political activity in progressive parties and organizing farm cooperatives, through their granges, and pushing for proper regulation of the banks and railroads.
On the presidential ballot were Republican incumbent William Howard Taft, Democrat Woodrow Wilson, and the Progressive “Bull Moose” Party’s choice former president Theodore Roosevelt. Taft would be repudiated for being far too populist and too critical of corporations by today’s Republican Party. He favored national, not state, charters for “national corporations.”
The Democrats were committed to their platform of 1908 which asked “Shall the people rule? Is the overshadowing issue which manifests itself in all the questions now under discussion.” The context was shaped by the giant corporations (“called the trusts”) and their lobbies in Washington, which had to be curbed. The Supreme Court in 1911 had just ruled to break up the giant Standard Oil trust.
Women’s suffrage, abolition of child labor, workers’ compensation; states adopting the initiative, referendum, and recall; the eight-hour work day, minimum wage laws (Massachusetts was the first in 1912), taxing corporate profits and the “inheritance of fortunes,” were some of the many hot issues of 1912.
Taft, Wilson and Roosevelt fought over who was the most progressive. Theodore Roosevelt in an August 1912 speech declared that “Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.”/ http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/01/01-1...
The USA is indebted to second to none!

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