Friday, March 10, 2017

This is why teaching civics is so important.

They understood it clear as a bell back in 1948.

So why is it so damn hard for everybody to understand today?

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  1. Grey One talks sass2:53 AM

    Money. Greed. Power. The more the details change, the more the underlying principles stay the same.

    My dad was a civil servant. He started his career by designing and building roads and bridges. From his experiences I learned to view government as a tomato cage and we the people as the tomato plants. Government props us up so we, the people can focus on flowering and growing tomatoes.

    There is a class of folk who believe to their core that they, and they alone, know what is best for the rest of us. History is not kind to such folk.

    Those who crave power for themselves infiltrated the government so they can demonize it, tear it down. It has been accomplished with propaganda - 'They' are coming for your guns; 'They' are forcing you to abandon your church; 'They' are spending your tax dollars without consideration of what we, the people, need. Paint the government as a demon long enough and all people see is the paint.

    Can government overstep it's boundaries? Yes, and it has on more than one occasion. However, with oversight those abuses can be minimized. After all, our government is only as good as the citizens who populate it.

    Our current situation is all about the money and those who crave power for themselves. It's historical and we, the people are repeating it.

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    1. Anonymous4:15 AM

      Well said!

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    2. Yes, well done! [Loud applause]

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  2. Anonymous3:42 AM

    We are being turned into Russia before our very eyes. All for money and power.

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    1. Anonymous6:46 AM

      Which is what Putin and his fellow oligarchs, former Communists who made it rich once the old regime fell, have done in Russia.
      Beaglemom

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    2. Anonymous7:51 AM

      Won't happen...ask Sarah Palin about that!

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    3. Anonymous8:00 AM

      Vladimir Putin is the richest man in the world . Watch this weeks Rachel Maddow.It will both disgust and terrifiy you.

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    4. Anonymous8:24 AM

      @8:00 $200-BVILLION

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  3. Anonymous3:56 AM

    There are rules and laws to help prevent money grabs, power grabs and still our representatives are allowing the rules and laws to be so bent and even broken by this fat disgusting orange pig due to their greed. No gop reps are doing anything to stop it and continue being greedy. Vote them out or even recall them now anyway one can. Love to see mitch when he loses, ryan when he loses. They are using our money without representing us.

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  4. Anonymous3:59 AM

    The high rate of low IQ and high incidence of mental illness in the republican party has led many to think their tax dollars are only to be spent on the military, Congressional and presidential salaries and benefits.

    That with the indoctrination that the government is out to get you and only liberals want “free things” has over has taken over a whole wing of their party.

    The morons don’t understand they have already paid for many of these items and it is the responsibility of the government to provide them for the betterment of society.

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    1. Anonymous7:29 AM

      NEWs>" Challenging science, then, was to defile the holy of holies, the ark of the covenant in the religion of progress."The conception of people making “reasoned” choices about what is good or bad for them has been heavily battered in the 20th and 21st centuries by new knowledge about how our emotions and our brains work. The thought of its success alternately scares me and motivates me to RESIST."
      @over70 Bernie

      http://billmoyers.com/story/the-sleep-of-reason/

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  5. Anonymous4:02 AM

    So in order to get a plumb job in us gov't today, lie being a nationalist hard right.

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    1. Anonymous7:52 AM

      same shit different day

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  6. Anonymous5:17 AM

    What does the easter bunny say about this? And what does the ugly lying pos slob have to say about this? Why have we not impeached the liar yet? When will the us military, CIA, FBI, Law Enforcement physically move in and arrest those working for russian kgb and committing treason and espionage right now in the white house? When will putin and puppets be brought to justice? Time is up, The International republican party over. The amateur hour over. Lock um up!!!! Lock up the bile loving corrupt lousy actors club up. Lock the swamp full of the liars and crooks up, Lock the Nasty lying dumb shits up. Friday is a great day for a round up and end this HUGE BIGLY CRIME against America.

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  7. Anonymous5:18 AM

    Putin and Trump must be brought to Justice now.

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    1. Anonymous7:52 AM

      naw they will be paid off nicely

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  8. Anonymous5:21 AM

    Arrest Trump charge him with treason and take his assets. Same with putin. Arrest him, take his assets and empower his people today....

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    1. Anonymous7:50 AM

      yeah good luck with all that!

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  9. Anonymous5:57 AM

    ecasue as smart as humans can be, we are fucking stupid with a death wish.
    Think of all the great civilizations which have collapsed. The same mistakes of a variation on theme keep happening.
    Righht now, we are literally on the brink of being able to cure cancer. I work in the field and w are engineering our own fighter white blood cells to attack and cure cancer. But, that won't make money for the hospital industrial complex...so let's call on the military industrial complex to make a big fucking world war that decimates most of us.
    Progress gone. Money made for some. Slavery for the rest of us. And horror and pain.
    Fuck this.
    We are nothing more than some alien super intelligent's reality game on which they bet on how many times we make the same mistakes. We are their superbowl sunday game.Their version of Vegas odds. Playthings.
    That's my long held belief.

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  10. Q. What did the Russian people light their houses with before candles?
    A. Electricity.

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  11. Anonymous7:46 AM

    Just have to try to make myself happier, listening to Kareem Salama. Some youtube vids are cute.

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  12. Anonymous8:30 AM

    OT?JFC!
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/03/10/pastor-arrested-for-chopping-up-teen-kept-counseling-kids-for-23-years.html

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  13. Because our government is now controlled by the few that profit from the column on the left.

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  14. Anonymous7:08 AM

    While I do agree that education had higher standards in 1948, I would hardly agree that is why we are seeing the destruction of our government and its ability to make all lives better. Most of the Trump supporters are of an older generation where the education standards were high.

    Let's face it.....many Americans are just stupid or willfully ignorant. We are NOT an exceptional country. To me, the many nordic and european countries that have a strong, well-developed social system are to be more admired than us. Yes, they still have their problems, but extreme poverty isn't one of them.

    One thing the republicans failed to realize is that the disenfranchised become desperate and their desperation leads to crime and even terrorism. We are lucky to still feel the aftereffects of a very successful Obama presidency with low unemployment and tolerance for all, but that will end soon. I truly fear for what this country will become.

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