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Old 01-01-2013, 08:08 PM
 
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If Obama and the democrats get their way this will be the future of the US. Utopia according to the liberal lunatics.

"These shocking pictures may look like something out of the Great Depression - but in fact they show life in the last years of the Soviet Union, less than three decades ago.
Shop shelves were often bare, it was normal to have to join a long queue if you wanted to buy groceries and many of the people looked ground down after a century of desperate poverty.

The dismal state of the USSR's economy, during a time of rapidly improving living standards in the West, was a result of its dogmatic Communist political system, which stifled free enterprise and stopped the country moving on from its feudal past.
As these images show, by the 1980s that system was close to collapse, as Mikhail Gorbachev's liberalising reforms did little more than open the door to ever louder clamours for change - and on Boxing Day 1991, just a few years after these photos were taken, the Soviet Union was finally dissolved."


Read more: Last pictures of life behind the iron curtain before the collapse of USSR | Mail Online
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:12 PM
 
Location: The D-M-V area
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If Obama and the democrats get their way this will be the future of the US. Utopia according to the liberal lunatics.
Honestly.

You can't compare post cold war USSR with what the USA has in 2013. No way at all.

Yes it sukz and I understand that what we've got today with congress and our economy and Obama is crappy, there is no way you can compare the two nations/economies with present day 2013.

Americans are resilient, so we will snatch our belts in a couple of knotches and "keep calm and carry on" - as the British say.

We'll be just fine.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:14 PM
 
Location: ATX-HOU
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So anyways.... Who do you folks got in the AFC Conference finals?
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Honestly.

You can't compare post cold war USSR with what the USA has in 2013. No way at all.

Yes it sukz and I understand that what we've got today with congress and our economy and Obama is crappy, there is no way you can compare the two nations/economies with present day 2013.

Americans are resilient, so we will snatch our belts in a couple of knotches and "keep calm and carry on" - as the British say.

We'll be just fine.
It is not a comaparison of today, but a "crystal ball" view of the future - if liberal socialism as perpetuated by the Democrat Party is left unchecked.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:43 PM
 
Location: WY
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It is not a comaparison of today, but a "crystal ball" view of the future - if liberal socialism as perpetuated by the Democrat Party is left unchecked.
I believe that those pictures are a reflection of what this country "could" look like in the future if we continue on the same path that we are on now. You could also look at pictures of what is happening in countries such as Greece (the increasing poverty, sense of desperation, anger that has taken to the streets) and look into what our future could look like.

There is a price tag attached to everything. Everything. Safety nets. Corporate welfare. Socialized health care. Unfunded wars. Illegal immigration. Increasing prices. Increasing taxes. Increasing numbers of federal employees. Our national debt is increasing at levels that most Americans cannot even wrap their head around and shows no signs of going down any time soon.

I am no lover of liberal socialism, but I no longer have faith that either party has the stomach to do what needs to be done to correct the road we're on. How can the future be good for Americans if we continue doing what we're doing? How can it??

Will we look like the people in those pictures, at some point in the fuure? Well.......no.......Americans are better looking than those folks ( lame attempt at humor). But the reality is that average Americans are getting squeezed very hard from many different directions. Something has to break. Something. Eventually. I just don't know what it will look like in this country when that happens.

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Old 01-01-2013, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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awesome collection of photos, thanks for the link.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:51 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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So anyways.... Who do you folks got in the AFC Conference finals?
The righties apparently have Joe McCarthy +3 points
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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The righties apparently have Joe McCarthy +3 points
He doesn't play in the AFC.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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I believe that those pictures are a reflection of what this country "could" look like in the future if we continue on the same path that we are on now. You could also look at pictures of what is happening in countries such as Greece (the increasing poverty, sense of desperation, anger that has taken to the streets) and look into what our future could look like.

There is a price tag attached to everything. Everything. Safety nets. Corporate welfare. Socialized health care. Unfunded wars. Illegal immigration. Increasing prices. Increasing taxes. Increasing numbers of federal employees. Our national debt is increasing at levels that most Americans cannot even wrap their head around and shows no signs of going down any time soon.

I am not lover of liberal socialism, but I no longer have faith that either party has the stomach to do what needs to be done to correct the road we're on. How can the future be good for Americans if we continue doing what we're doing? How can it??

Will we look like the people in those pictures, at some point in the fuure? Well.......no.......Americans are better looking than those folks ( lame attempt at humor). But the reality is that average Americans are getting squeezed very hard from many different directions. Something has to break. Something. Eventually. I just don't know what it will look like in this country when that happens.
We are hastening out path to the place they were in 1991. I just leaned that the bill about to be passed by the House will bring us $41 of taxes for every $1 of tax cuts. Ain't that some fine sounding numbers? When you kick the can down the road far enough things like this seem to happen at the last minute and so many people who can't see how far we have come in the last coupe of years won't see what is going on till it is too late. Obama told the Republicans they could't fight what he was elected to do and is doing.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:00 PM
 
Location: ATX-HOU
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The righties apparently have Joe McCarthy +3 points
Boy I hope cover the spread
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