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Old 01-30-2009, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Honestly, how many of you have sent emails to the Pres or your Congressman or Representative to tell them of your feelings ?

How many of you voted based on who approved the bailout plan ?
(Many who voted yes got re-elected and one even became our President)

So the American people did have their say back in November.
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Old 01-30-2009, 11:03 PM
 
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What drives me crazy is that we don't have any formal protests, just complaining. As a boy growing up in the 60's, we marched for any reason, good or bad. People just seem to sit back and take it today.

I would love to see those 5 million unemployed marching on capitol hill.

True but from 1960 to now Americans have been going through a process of being fattened up before the slaughter...

Off the top of my head, too much time watching football, pharmaceutical drugs, beer, deteriorating education, longer working hours, non educational movies, non educational entertainment, bad food, overeating, too much sugar, hard drugs, and too many people making decisions based on FOX/CNN and other stations which are owned by the same people.


As a matter of fact I'm going to call Fox and cnn and ask them why they show all this hoopla over the stupidbowl instead of the protest in Iceland or 1 million people doing the same in France.
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Fort Smith, AR
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Default Strike against credit card companies

I ran into this person the other day who told me there was a movement afoot for credit card holders to strike against the credit card companies. They emphasized that the movement was absolutely not advocating that people not fulfill their loan obligations but their plan is for all credit card holders to suspend use of their cards and suspend making any payments until the credit card companies come around and start helping people out by lowering their interests rates across the board, providing and/or extending grace periods, cutting any late fees or overlimit fees by a minimum of 50% and... There were several other points but I don't recall everything this person said. Anyway, I have been searching online to see if I could find anything about this movement but have found nothing until I came across this thread. I'm beginning to think that this movement to strike against credit card compaines was just this person's fantasy idea. However, I must say, that there is something about this notion that does appeal to me. Personally, I think it would be good for the consumers to take a stand and reverse the flow for a change. I do not believe that credit card companies are our friends and we need to take our power back.

Who knows...if we start talking it up in all of our circles it just might take root and grow into an actual movement. But then, for all I know there might already be an actual movement in place. If so...I'm in!!
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:28 PM
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He who owns the money makes the rules. It's becoming more obvious to people now although some people saw this long, long ago and were ridiculed for it.
Speaking of who makes the rules. You'd think at least on principle they would vote it down this year.

TheHill.com - With economy in shambles, Congress gets a raise
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Socialist Republik of Amerika
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It will take more pain until there is enough attention for a nation wide strike. If only 20% chose to strike, that would be enough to get the attention of the masses.

And while we are at it, make sure Obama's poll numbers tank. That would go a long way in waking up the rubber stamp congress and senate.

How this guys ideas, agenda, and actions are so accepted, makes me really wonder what this country is smoking....
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Old 03-04-2009, 06:08 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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Speaking of who makes the rules. You'd think at least on principle they would vote it down this year.

TheHill.com - With economy in shambles, Congress gets a raise
How did this ever come about, I wonder? Shouldn't we, the people, vote as to whether or not they get a raise? What's the history behind this practice? I'm curious. And I"m all for term limits. 8 years in DC max. Just enough time to learn the rope and become proficient and then return to society before the apathy and corruption sink in. Corruption could sink in fast, but still, you can stave it off in 8 years instead of feeding the leeches for a lifetime, much as we do to prison lifers.
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:42 PM
 
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Heard teh same talk in the 70's about a strike. The real sentiment then as hoiw;you first. Nothing happened because you don't strike when industry has niothing to baragin with.I am sure the big three and others would like a strike so as to lower dcos now.
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