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Old 08-20-2012, 01:41 PM
 
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Its not that bad here. Most people argue on the internet. USA recently ranked 4th in the HDI report by the UN. The USA, Australia, NZ, and Europe are still in good shape despite the recent downturn. Our standard of living is really unmatched with a fairly strong middle class and middle income earners. In countries such as Brazil there is hardly middle class but only elite and lower classes.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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What it will take has already happened in spades. Stay tuned for the November voter revolution.
That's not a revolution. That's flipping over the burger.

[same burger, same grille, same cook]
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:53 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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We have an opportunity for revolution every 4 years. It's called an election.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I'm ignorant about American politics, I'll say that, but from the little I do know and what my American friends have told me, the political situation there is a big mess: if it wasn't so potentially disastrous, it would be farcical.

How on earth can Americans, living in the 'land of the free', even entertain the possibility of electing yahoos who brag about being heartless SOB's?

Just what WILL it take for Americans with a conscience to rise up and literally kick them out of the Oval Office, Congress.etc?

Also, with the Republican's emphasis on the military, it actually sounds like the logical result of this will be the US turning into a military dictatorship like in the Middle East. The danger isn't in Iran (well the biggest danger), it's in your own backyard. Don't think a Libyan-style dictatorship is too unrealistic given long enough. The GOP seemingly has the 'military on their side' (even though in reality the Democrats probably do have a lot of sway too) so in reality they could use fear to get the people to do anything they want. Aren't people afraid of a fascist dictatorship?

It may sound extreme, but when you have people exalting a violent, militaristic society, especially under the guise and God forbid, religion, you really have to worry.

What will happen if Romney actually does get elected? Will there be mass protests in the street? Will there be some sort of revolution? Something more than the Occupy movement which seemed to just be a lot of the same old 1960s rhetoric with no real action.
Scroll down and there is a letter by a Republican group in Virginia calling for an armed coup if they lost. In other words, "Real Americanism" at work.

They took that letter down off the server (where it existed), I wonder if they took down this billboard as well (clicking the picture below will also take to the story)
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:57 PM
 
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We have an opportunity for revolution every 4 years. It's called an election.
You mean those things every other country in Europe and the Pacific have?
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:00 PM
 
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Also, with the Republican's emphasis on the military, it actually sounds like the logical result of this will be the US turning into a military dictatorship like in the Middle East.
Whoa, sounds like in Australia people are taught to hate Republicans.
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:46 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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You mean those things every other country in Europe and the Pacific have?
Absolutely. Except last time I checked North Korea was in the Pacific.
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Just what WILL it take for Americans with a conscience to rise up and literally kick them out of the Oval Office, Congress.etc.
  • Eliminate satellite/cable TV
  • Eliminate the internet
  • Less than 1500 calories/day
  • Alcohol prohibition Part II
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Well now that "real" American people, (Corporations, Unions, etc--Thank you Citizen's United!!!) can spend as much as they want influencing elections, there is no need for a revolution.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:14 PM
 
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It will never happen since we have such a massive number of welfare programs. I do think we will have some major riots in various cities due to high unemployment or after the illegals gain citizenship. The massive amount of people looking for a decent job will spark riots in some cities like LA, NYC, Chicago.
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