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Old 02-15-2009, 07:58 AM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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Are we headed for Depression then Revolution if (when) the stimulus fails?
At this point I don't see how the general public can take much more or how any companies can survive if no one has money to spend.
I can't see how the general population is going to tolorate much more of the lying,cheating and having what they do earn stripped from them and handed to others who won't earn.
I guess the question I have is are we most likely going into a depression and if so will it trigger worse things.
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:15 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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The two middle sentences in your post, answers the questions posed at each end of it.
And I concur. It seems we slip a little closer to ugly every day.......
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:32 AM
 
Location: MD
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Hopefully not, but I think he did. Google Gerald Celente. He's a trends predictor and has called an amizing number of things right going back to the 80's. His scenario for the U.S. by 2012 isn't pretty. He was on Beck's show recently.
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Old 02-15-2009, 09:25 AM
 
Location: WA
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We are no where close to a depression so it is very premature to predict anything like that (the great depression had five times the unemployment and over ten times as many bank / business failures), And a revolution takes an independent minded self-sufficient population and I simply don't see that in today’s environment where so many have or are looking for government hand-outs. I don't know what Beck is saying be it does not sound like it is founded in facts.
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Old 02-15-2009, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Are we headed for Depression then Revolution if (when) the stimulus fails?
At this point I don't see how the general public can take much more or how any companies can survive if no one has money to spend.
I can't see how the general population is going to tolorate much more of the lying,cheating and having what they do earn stripped from them and handed to others who won't earn.
I guess the question I have is are we most likely going into a depression and if so will it trigger worse things.
The government will not allow the economy to fall into a depression- even if it means the return of hyper inflation. They will print and print and print as much as they need to print to avoid that.
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Old 02-15-2009, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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We have no one to blame but ourselves for this mess. We have become so out of touch with the government that we have no idea what it's doing. We are supposed to have a government that works "for the people" not a government that the people works for. Congress had failed to hold those accountable because we don't exercise the right to hold congress accountable.

The government will not allow a depression to happen, because then the people will wake up to what the government is really doing. So they will throw trillions and trillions of dollars down this pit until a load of bread will cost 20.00, and the people will become more and more dependent on government handouts, and at that point we the people will have lost everything. It is not called socialism, its called Fascism. Look up the definition.
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:21 PM
 
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IMO the people who voted for Obama will be very disappointed when they wake up and find out they won't get more than $ 8.- a week on top of what they have and other things have become more expensive. A revolution is a stronge word but I agree with Glenn Beck, that the people will start to get angry....
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Where I want to be!
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People are already getting angry, the question is will the people be angry enough to do anything about?
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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People are already getting angry, the question is will the people be angry enough to do anything about?
They are in other countries..but you don't see that in our MSM.
Protests and riots.

We're a bunch of whiners and will sit patiently and wait for the "Government to save us" or in denial that we are in real trouble this time.
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:05 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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They are in other countries..but you don't see that in our MSM.
Protests and riots.

We're a bunch of whiners and will sit patiently and wait for the "Government to save us" or in denial that we are in real trouble this time.

Or we'll accuse each other of being partisan, and bicker amongst ourselves if we protest anything that is conceived as being the fault of one party or the other. Our MSM and it's propaganda machine have us all quite well polarized against each other for us to ever come to a cohesive, determined movement that could ever make any real progress toward real "change" in this country.
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