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Old 08-12-2015, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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I was watching a documentary the other night titled 180' South and while watching there was a period of time when the person sharing history had to spend some time on Easter Island while the boat he had hitched a ride on was getting some repairs done. While there on Easter Island he met a local woman who shared with him the origins and history of Easter Island and the stone figures in which theisland is so famous for. In hearing the story being told, it hasleft a very profound impact on me and has had me very deep in thought about the history of Easter Island and the lesson we should learn from it in order to prevent history from repeated it's self but this time on a much bigger, world-wide scale.




Somehow along the way we have lost our way as human beings. We've become so transfixed on what is right in front of us that we can not see what is going on around us, in front of us or realize the impact itall has on the future down the road. I'm not talking about religion in any sense. The origins and history of Easter Island comes to mind and if you cannot seem to make the connection I urge you to do so. SOON! It's a story that should be read & remembered before it's too late.



There are some people who do not want to believe these event could happen again because for some reason or another humans can & will survive any & everything. People seem to be more worried aboutwhat Bruce Jenner has done or some other nonsense these days. Your smart phone is now your new best friend & your Face book page has to updated with whatever your doing every second of the day. Your life will be over if you don't. Five hundred channels of crap TV which you feel you MUST watch so you & your friends will havesomething to talk about at work the next day. Teenage girls want so bad to be like the Kardashians. I have no clue who teenage boys role models & I'm not sure what I want too. All the while our government is busy taking away our rights & our land is being raped of natural resources; most human beings sit around on one or more mentioned above devices with their blinders on. Instead of spending quality time with their children they hand them a cell phone to quiet them & it works. When they get older along with a cellphone we get them hooked on video games not worried that little Jenny will get knocked up now. Nor is there a need to pay a costly baby sitter. And whose to blame for all this? If I need to point out the obvious then humans are in more trouble then I thought. Your children will pay the price for all this. No one really seems to be focusing on the real problems. We are at war with each other because of our government & the media that they control strokes the fire that tears us apart. Yeah, I know this sounds like one of those conspiracy threads. But take a hard look around you look at the things we fight & argue over. The more wefight over these little things the more we lose. Maybe I'm rambling on here I love this country but what I see makes me sad. This isn'tabout right VS left either this is right VS wrong. Our forefathers wouldn't of stood for this & neither should we, yet here we are rolling over.


Sorry for the crappy title.

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Old 08-12-2015, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Proxima Centauri
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My friends and I talk about the nonsense that we are bombarded with on a daily basis. I called Directv several months ago to cancel. Now that I can get Bill Maher on youtube, I don't look back.

With the Citizens United ruling we seem to be drifting toward a darker time. So much money is available for propaganda, I believe that even this website has paid commentators. Globalization is sucking the life out of the middle class, but helps the moneyed class thrive.

I commend you for being one of those who recognize the problem. We are too few.
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Old 08-12-2015, 06:23 AM
 
Location: a nation with hope
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Interestingly enough, you are saying much of what Ben Carson speaks of. It is the theme that weaves through his thoughtful comments.

We do need non-political leaders who care more about the bigger picture than who gets the relegated to the Congressional basement closet office because he didn't toe the line politically, or who is prevented from serving as chair of an important committee. These 'perks' should not be used as punishment nor as rewards in a game of political chess that our career politicians like to play in order to hold on to their power. We, the voters, have allowed this to go on too long and the public in general is apathetic about the significance of their vote so don't even bother. Activities of the day are more important to them than going to the polls. Thoughts of the future for their children or grandchildren are put on a back burner because the lawn guy is coming, or there's a social event that is important for their business careers.

It is the same with parenting. Parents need to do at home what we expect our leaders to do in D.C. and at the state level. Responsible, good management for the benefit of all not just a few is what is needed, and putting others occasionally first may not be such an old-fashioned, outdated idea after all. Parents who work, but don't have time to attend to their children's nurturing, or parents who don't work and still don't attend to their kids' needs, are letting intangible but very perceptible treasures of the future slip through their fingers, like the sands of time.

Except, as many voters and some of our candidates have emphasized: We don't have time to continue like this. Under our current system, the way it is working (actually, NOT working) things are getting worse, not better, at home, on a national level and globally.
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Old 08-12-2015, 06:39 AM
Status: "Nevertheless, America's baseball team -- Roar, Tigers, ROAR!" (set 29 days ago)
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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Actually, there are a lot of people out there trying, but you're not going to hear a lot about them, because they aren't Politically Correct; sending their kids to private or home-schools, for example, instead of stepping into the sewer that the public schools have become, thanks largely to the worship of mediocrity and superficiality.

"We" (by which I mean anyone with a basic set of values) do have time to live better, but the first step is turning away from Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and all the tacky glitz sold to a "nation" of idiots. And that includes everyone, including most of the fanatics peddling "simple" answers.

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Old 08-12-2015, 06:44 AM
 
Location: SGV
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Can't we merge this with the universe is dying thread?

We can all die together!
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Old 08-12-2015, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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Can't we merge this with the universe is dying thread?

We can all die together!

Sadly people like you are part of the problem. You have no answers just babble on about nothing. Hence threads like this go no where because people won't admit they are part of the problem.
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Old 08-12-2015, 08:15 PM
 
Location: SGV
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Sadly people like you are part of the problem. You have no answers just babble on about nothing. Hence threads like this go no where because people won't admit they are part of the problem.
The "problem" is in your head. It's your perception.

Life is short. Make the best of it. Doom and gloom is so popular on this board it should be considered a religion.
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Old 08-12-2015, 08:35 PM
Status: "Nevertheless, America's baseball team -- Roar, Tigers, ROAR!" (set 29 days ago)
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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The "problem" is in your head. It's your perception.

Life is short. Make the best of it. Doom and gloom is so popular on this board it should be considered a religion.
There is a very important difference between "doom and gloom", and recognizing the heritage which has been handed down to you, and seeking to preserve and protect it. A lot of the crowd over in the Big Sandbox don't get that -- never have, never can, never will.
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Old 08-12-2015, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Prepperland
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There is a very important difference between "doom and gloom", and recognizing the heritage which has been handed down to you, and seeking to preserve and protect it. A lot of the crowd over in the Big Sandbox don't get that -- never have, never can, never will.
It's far too late.
Not one in 100,000 Americans know what the republican form of government is, or its source.
(No, it's not a republic, nor is it a 'constitutional' republic.)
Not one in 10,000 Americans know what a dollar is and why a dollar bill isn't a dollar.
Few are aware of the perpetual 'temporary' state of emergency, enacted in 1933, and never repealed.
Even fewer are aware that "Social Security" is 100% voluntary, and no law compels participation nor punishes non-participants.
Most have lived their entire lives in a socialist democratic police state, unaware that the constitution was bypassed in 1933.
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Old 08-12-2015, 09:10 PM
 
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It's far too late.
Not one in 100,000 Americans know what the republican form of government is, or its source.
(No, it's not a republic, nor is it a 'constitutional' republic.)
Not one in 10,000 Americans know what a dollar is and why a dollar bill isn't a dollar.
Few are aware of the perpetual 'temporary' state of emergency, enacted in 1933, and never repealed.
Even fewer are aware that "Social Security" is 100% voluntary, and no law compels participation nor punishes non-participants.
Most have lived their entire lives in a socialist democratic police state, unaware that the constitution was bypassed in 1933.
Your line of thinking is 100% in line with the Koch brothers. Why do you even bother voting? You should just send your pay check directly to the Koch brothers.
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