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Old April 5th, 2017, 02:01 AM   #1
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A steady march to Oligarchy.

For decades now we have heard the income inequality chants, watched it become a 1% banter and evolve into occupy wall street. All these have an underlying issue as their base of complaint and none have done anything to effect the problems they biatch about. Now we truly get the seemingly inevitable result of the issues they all tried to confront as our Government succumbs completely to the "Influences" of the corporate dominance and financial temptations....we are bordering on Oligarchy and our President is quite happy with this.
Supposedly our Constitution and system of Government have protections in place to prevent such things, I no longer have faith they will be enough. This is a strange new world we wander into...I sincerely hope there is a light on the other side.
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Old April 5th, 2017, 04:34 AM   #2
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IMPOSSIBLE under our system of government (i.e. Constitution).
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Old April 5th, 2017, 05:03 AM   #3
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IMPOSSIBLE under our system of government (i.e. Constitution).
I can only hope you are correct but must consider the source.
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Old April 5th, 2017, 05:30 AM   #4
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I can only hope you are correct but must consider the source.
When you consider the source, you should rest assured!

Presidents come, and Presidents go. Our Constitution remains intact. Our biggest threat (by far) to our Constitution, is activist judges and non-strict Constitutionalists on the Supreme Court.
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Old April 5th, 2017, 01:59 PM   #5
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...we are bordering on Oligarchy and our President is quite happy with this.

Supposedly our Constitution and system of Government have protections in place to prevent such things, I no longer have faith they will be enough. This is a strange new world we wander into...I sincerely hope there is a light on the other side.
The USA and other countries are not bordering on oligarchy --- they have become complete oligarchies years ago. Even former President Jimmy Carter has said that the USA is no longer a functioning democracy.

The sclerotic, 18th century horse-and-buggy US Constitution is less than worthless and should be replaced by a constitution fit for the 21st century.

As many billionaire oligarchs as possible should be slowly torn to pieces on worldwide television.

There needs to be a worldwide struggle at least as total as the Second World War to fight global heating and other forms of environmental degradation.

Only then will the present human "civilization" have a fighting chance to survive.
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Old April 5th, 2017, 02:52 PM   #6
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As many billionaire oligarchs as possible should be slowly torn to pieces on worldwide television.
If they were guilty of ANY crimes, yes indeed they should be prosecuted. Other than than that, no justification for such a STUPID suggestion. Doing so would be a criminal act.


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There needs to be a worldwide struggle at least as total as the Second World War to fight global heating and other forms of environmental degradation.
Would be like a dog chasing its tail. The environment is NOT degrading, except for very isolated areas. Overall, is significantly improved over 50 years ago!

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Old April 5th, 2017, 03:23 PM   #7
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If they were guilty of ANY crimes, yes indeed they should be prosecuted. Other than than that, no justification for such a STUPID suggestion. Doing so would be a criminal act.
People are slowly torn to pieces on television every day, and there are no criminal prosecutions.
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Old April 5th, 2017, 03:35 PM   #8
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People are slowly torn to pieces on television every day, and there are no criminal prosecutions.
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Torn to pieces? Where? Watching too much of The Three Stooges?

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Auffie, it is quite entertaining to watch the crude literalness of your mental processes.
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Old April 6th, 2017, 04:09 PM   #10
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Auffie, it is quite entertaining to watch the crude literalness of your mental processes.
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Literal = reality. I prefer to avoid fantasy.
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