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Old 01-26-2018, 12:13 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I am non-violent. God cursed me with amazing hands and feet, but unfortunately, a big heart.
please post pics of your hands and feet. i want to see these things.
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:15 PM
 
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That is some extremely stupid stupid extreme ****. Damn Trump haters are completely unhinged.
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:18 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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The "uncaring" part isn't the problem. The issue is that such a system is economically dysfunctional at the core. Which is why you have never seen a successful country using it, and never will.

The US is becoming an oligarchy. That's the wave of the future. Both "sides" or our pitiful excuse for democracy have been supporting this move.
Newsflash, the US has always had oligarchic tendencies.
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Boston
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lmao ...listen to all the naysayers whining about the country. Were they doing this 2 years ago?
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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lmao ...listen to all the naysayers whining about the country. Were they doing this 2 years ago?
That is kind of the point. And afaik the Doomsday Clock isn't an entirely American invention. It isn't programmed entirely by Americans. That could mean something, or nothing. Are they wrong though? That would be the question, wouldn't it?
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Mt Shasta , Ca.
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I thought this was a great short essay. It really describes America today. I think a lot of people will be able to relate to what this essay is talking about.

It's very sad.

https://eand.co/why-were-underestima...e-be04d9e55235
Agree 100% and that last paragraph really hit the nail on the head .
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:36 PM
 
Location: NJ
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https://www.usatoday.com/story/money...ent/792990001/

Look at this. They are moving chess pieces.

Think strategically.

How can the US and its allies respond????

I don't know. I can only guess. Whateves...don't give a **** anymore.
russia is basically a third world country with oil. what a shock that they are looking to drill more oil. its not that complicated.
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:41 PM
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russia is basically a third world country with oil. what a shock that they are looking to drill more oil. its not that complicated.
The press has people believe that Russia is an enemy because of God knows whatever reason. I don't know. I don't watch the news.

Reality is that the Russia is an enemy because it stands in the way of complete US/US Allies hegemony in the middle east and then central Asia, and then eventually Russia itself.

It's all about resources. It doesn't matter how "rich" someone is on paper without resources. Russia and China are strategically located where all the resources are.

That is the future. As you said, it's not that complicated.

How can the US even engage in war without oil? The CIA even released a report on this. If I could find it, I would source it, but damn, I'm tired of this.

I feel like this stuff is common sense.
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
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JObster, don't you think we should be moving away from oil?

I'd hate to think the future of this country was dependent on oil- how backwards thinking can you get? If it wasn't for Trump and his love of big oil, we'd even be further along this year...
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Ruidoso, NM
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I don't know anything about the author outside of that article, but what about the article did you disagree with?
I'm new to this thread, but thought I'd respond to your question.

The author *has* picked up on a disturbing vibe, but appears to be clueless about the cause or the reasons for it. The US will not fail. We are just experiencing the birth pains of a major socio-economic shift. Robotics will change everything

People appear to be agitated, frightened, angry, divided, disturbed, etc, at a greater level than any time since I've been old enough to pay attention (1970s).

Granted, there are a couple of good reasons to be uncomfortable, but safety isn't one of them. And the reality of our situation should bring us closer to consensus rather than further apart. Contrary to popular belief, there is way less violence in the US than there was 20-30 years ago. People here are safer and live longer than ever.

Is there anything about your daily life that is fundamentally more divisive and anxiety inducing than 20, 40, 60 years ago? Or is the media you are plugged into causing most of this?
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