Election Day tomorrow (November 4th) in the USA

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Re: Election Day tomorrow (November 4th) in the USA

Post by texasred » Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:18 pm

The Democrats lost because of Obamacare, lies used to sell Obamacare, the illegal use of ICE to spread illegal immigrants and disease throughout the country rather than to enforce immigration law, and Obama's avowed intention to give amnesty illegally to practically anyone who enters the country. His Ebola policy just convinced most of the electorate (and me) that he has no common sense and a few (not me) that he actively wants to kill Americans.

It's too bad the neocons will be strengthened by Republican control of the senate, but Obama was not exactly Mr. Peacemaker. He just seemed to think we should be bombing different Muslims and supplying arms to different Muslims. He didn't keep his neocons in check either over the Ukraine, not that a Bush would have done any better.

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Re: Election Day tomorrow (November 4th) in the USA

Post by bert.douglas » Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:33 pm

texasred wrote:The Democrats lost because Obamacare, lies used to sell Obamacare, and the use of ICE to spread illegal immigrants and disease throughout the country
The Democrats lost because people are struggling to get by. Everything is expensive and getting more so. Wages are flat.

Also there is just too much obvious government incompetence, and it can no longer be blamed on Republicans.

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Re: Election Day tomorrow (November 4th) in the USA

Post by texasred » Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:56 pm

bert.douglas wrote:The Democrats lost because people are struggling to get by. Everything is expensive and getting more so. Wages are flat.
Yeah, another good reason. And it's going to get worse for, I would guess, at least two more years.

Too much hopium and not enough changium of the right kind.

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Re: Election Day tomorrow (November 4th) in the USA

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:17 am

Quit complaining US based persons, you are in DEFLATION <very big sarcasm>. Your toilet paper USD will be even more valuable in a couple of months as it is the safe haven currency of the world <even bigger sarcasm>.

Are those BRIC(k)S I see in slo mo heading toward the USD window?
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Re: Election Day tomorrow (November 4th) in the USA

Post by Ripsigg » Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:35 pm

You all got it all wrong:

See the video below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQjmSpELl1o

At 3:55, Ebola is talked about.

At 5:20, we hear the real reason why the Democrats lost the Senate.

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Re: Election Day tomorrow (November 4th) in the USA

Post by greg~judy » Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:11 pm

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it's quiz time allchileans...
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If You Really Think It Matters Which Party Controls the Senate, Answer These Questions
Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog


Please don't claim anything changes if one party or the other is in the majority.
Anyone clinging to that fantasy is delusional.

If you really think it matters which political party controls the U.S. Senate, please answer these questions.
Don't worry, they're not that difficult:


1. Will U.S. foreign policy in the Mideast change from being an incoherent pastiche of endless war and Imperial meddling? Please answer with a straight face. We all know the answer is that it doesn't matter who controls the Senate, Presidency or House of Representatives, nothing will change.

2. Will basic civil liberties be returned to the citizenry? You know, like the cops are no longer allowed to steal your cash when they stop you for a broken tail light and claim the cash was going to be used for a drug deal.
Or some limits on domestic spying by Central State agencies. You know, basic civil liberties as defined by the Bill of Rights and the U.S. constitution. Don't make me laugh--you know darned well that it doesn't matter who controls the Senate, Presidency or House of Representatives, nothing will change.


3. Will the predatory, parasitic policies of the Federal Reserve that virtually everyone from the Wall Street Journal to what little remains of the authentic Left understands has greatly increased income and wealth inequality be reined in? Please don't claim either party has any will or interest in limiting the Fed's rapacious financialization. There is absolutely no evidence to support such a claim--it is pure wishful thinking.

4. Will the steaming pile of profiteering, corruption, waste, fraud and ineptitude that is Sickcare in the U.S. be truly reformed so its costs drop by 50% to match what every other developed democracy spends per person on universal healthcare? It doesn't matter if ObamaCare is repealed or not; that monstrosity was simply another layer of bureaucratic waste on an already hopelessly dysfunctional system. If you answer "yes," please run a body scan on yourself to detect the biochips that were implanted while you voted Demopublican.

5. Will the influence of Big Money be well and truly banned from politics? If you answer yes, please pick up your tin-foil hat at the door.

6. Will the incentives in the Status Quo be reset to punish rapacious financialization and gaming the system and reward productive investment and labor? Before you answer, check out who's buttering the Senators' bread. Hint: Wall Street does not qualify as productive unless we're talking about the production of life-draining parasites. Virtually none of the vast armies of skimmers and scammers, from those pursuing bogus disability claims to lobbyist leeches, will suffer any consequence. Moral hazard is the Status Quo's Prime Directive.

7. Will anything be done to dismantle the Neofeudal Debt-Serfdom known as student loans? You are delusional if you think either party has any interest in limiting the predation of an academic Upper Caste that came to do good and stayed to do well.

8. Will any prudent assessment be made of unaffordable weapons systems like the F-35 Lightning--$1.5 trillion and counting for aircraft that will soon be matched by drones that cost a fraction of the F-35's $200 million a piece price tag? No way--parts of those insanely costly jets are made in dozens of states, so the pork is well-distributed. Never mind the plane is lemon, built to fight the wars of the past. It's jobs, Baby--that's all that counts. Never mind the $1.5 trillion--we can always borrow another couple trillion--the Fed promised us.
Do you really think the Senate controlled by either party will ask why the F-35's price tag dropped to $120 million from $200 million? That's easy--the revised estimate left out the engine and avionics. They'll be added back in after the Senate approves open-ended funding.


If none of these key dynamics will change, you got nothing.
Please don't claim anything changes if one party or the other is in the majority.
Anyone clinging to that fantasy is delusional.

If you doubt this, please take the above quiz again.
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Things are not what they appear to be: nor are they otherwise.
--- Surangama Sutra
“If we want everything to stay as it is, everything will have to change."
--- Giuseppe Tomasi di Lamedusa

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