Weep Afresh, America

Nov 2016
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Once again in the turning course of time it is here again---the melancholy anniversary of the most dreadful day in American history, the day that did so much to blight the shining possibilities of this continent. I seek shelter in the shade of cypresses, en deuil et crêpe noir, and weep at the ruin of of so many bright hopes.

How ironic that, as one runs over the absurd slanders against King George and the Home Government which fill The so-called "Declaration of Independence" of the insurrectionary terrorists, one is struck by how much so many of them are in fact true of the present US government and its cat's paws, either at home or in its rampages abroad :

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has made Judges dependent....

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent...swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies....

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution....

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us

For protecting them, by a Mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit....

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent

For depriving...in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury

For transporting...beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences

For abolishing the free System of English Laws

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments

He has plundered...seas, ravaged...Coasts, burnt...towns, and destroyed the lives of...people

He is at this time transporting large Armies of...Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy...of a civilized nation.

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From the Toronto Globe & Mail :

FOURTH OF JULY NONSENSE ABOUT GEORGE WASHINGTON AND AMERICA'S FOUNDING

When Washington assumed command, he wrote letters describing the patriots as rabble and "scum."

Washington was an extremely arrogant and aristocratic man, known in Virginia and at the continental Congress for his aloofness and coldness....Having no great inheritance, he set himself to making a fortune - he became one of the richest men in the Colonies. He achieved that in two ways :
One was through land speculation, on a grand scale in the very territories, further west, that the British government was trying conscientiously to keep for the native people. He would claim and survey land and then sell parcels to new immigrants. He had a reputation as a sharp trader who left more than a few with a sour feeling over their business.
Two, and most importantly, he married the richest woman in the Colonies, the widow Martha Custis, who had been left a good fortune. Theirs was not a warm and loving relationship, but kind of a cordial business deal....

Washington was a terrible general, losing virtually every battle in which he was engaged....A French aristocrat who came over to take a commission...remarked that there was more enthusiasm for the American revolt in the cafés of Paris than he observed in America.
[Washington's] poor soldiers never even received all their back pay. Eventually they were given script, which many sold at huge discounts to the face value because they could not wait so long for their little bit of money, that canny old Washington [was] one of the dealers in buying it up and eventually profiting handsomely.
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Nov 2017
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When one tells only the bad and never the good , their story is often suspect. It is a sign that one's mind is infected with a strong and virulent strain of extremism.

-lord arcturus of 88


 
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numan is just so very insanely JEALOUS he is incapable of attaining a much better disposition (i.e. home country). :giggle:

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" If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy."
---James Madison

Learn from the Histories of Former Empires

The empire was stretched to its limits, emptying the city of its citizens and its treasure. At all costs the empire must survive and the costs were high. The polity had sacrificed its soul for the conquest of far-flung places and sapped its strength.

Old men had sent young men to die so that they might keep their personal power and wealth while the greater population languished in squalor and corruption.
An obvious description of the Athenian Empire during the time of Thucydides.

Empires fall from overextended military spending that drains the ability to support the homeland's infrastructure and impoverishes the people. Eventually, the inequity between the rich/powerful and the declining middle-class/poor will drive an internal fall. First, there will be a decline in morals and values, then an attempt at "bread and circuses" in which the public is stupefied into believing that all is well, then a lawlessness that plunges the society into complete ruin.
" Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. . . bringing the many under the domination of the few."
---James Madison
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How different things would have been if Americans had had a little patience and not been hornswoggled by the insurrectionary terrorists of 1776 !! Under the wise tutelage of the Home Country, civilized living would have been established throughout North America---not just in Canada !

It is not too late, though. Americans could put aside their vain pride and accept governance from a civilized nation for about a hundred years, until the inhabitants of the USA are ready for self-government.

For instance, you could beg Canada to govern you. But Canadians know you too well, and I suspect they would decline the job. Why put themselves through such a thankless, unrewarding ordeal, when they live in such un-American bliss?
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The U.S. is an AWESOME place to live! (in sharp contrast to Canada)


The number of unemployed persons increased by 499,000 to 6.6 million. A year earlier, the jobless rate was 4.3 percent, and the number of unemployed persons was 7.0 million.

Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (3.7 percent), adult women (3.7 percent), and Asians (3.2 percent) increased in June. The jobless rate for teenagers (12.6 percent), Whites (3.5 percent), Blacks (6.5 percent), and Hispanics (4.6 percent) showed little or no change over the month.

Among the unemployed, the number of job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs increased by 211,000 in June to 3.1 million, and the number of reentrants to the labor force rose by 204,000 to 2.1 million. (Reentrants are persons who previously worked but were not in the labor force prior to beginning their job search.)

The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) increased by 289,000 in June to 1.5 million. These individuals accounted for 23.0 percent of theunemployed.

In June, the civilian labor force grew by 601,000. The labor force participation rate edged up by 0.2 percentage point over the month to 62.9 percent but has shown no clear trend thus far this year.

The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons (sometimes referred to as involuntary part-time workers) was little changed in June at 4.7 million. These individuals, who would have preferred full-time employment, were working part time because their hours had been reduced or they were unable to find full-time jobs.

In June, 1.4 million persons were marginally attached to the labor force, little different from a year earlier. (Data are not seasonally adjusted.) These individuals were not in the labor force, wanted and were available for work, and had looked for a job sometime in the prior 12 months. They were not counted as unemployed because they had not searched for work in the 4 weeks preceding the survey.

Non farm payrolls in the United States increased by 213 thousand in June of 2018, following an upwardly revised 244 thousand in May and well above market expectations of 195 thousand. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, manufacturing, and health care, while employment in retail trade declined.

 
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bless your heart for making two conflicting posts one right after the other. A perfect example of a biased mind :giggle: :


Exhibit A, you note the fallacy of empires attempting to control too much from abroad.

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" Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. . . bringing the many under the domination of the few."
---James Madison
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Exhibit B, you advocate for an empire (Britain) to control too much from abroad.


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How different things would have been if Americans had had a little patience and not been hornswoggled by the insurrectionary terrorists of 1776 !! Under the wise tutelage of the Home Country, civilized living would have been established throughout North America---not just in Canada !

It is not too late, though. Americans could put aside their vain pride and accept governance from a civilized nation for about a hundred years, until the inhabitants of the USA are ready for self-government.
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