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America As You Know It......GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



September 27, 2009 – Comments (9)

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Once upon a time, the President and the Congress lied the American people into a war. Soon thereafter, Congress stopped reading the legislation provided by its corporate masters. Congress became so brazen that its members no longer felt the need to even maintain the facade that they read or write the laws that they enact. The "rights" of the citizens were taken away and replaced with programs such warrantless wiretapping, domestic surveillance, extraordinary rendition, torture, and preventive detention to name a few. Congress voted to give its friends on Wall Street 700 billion dollars despite the people protesting at a rate of over 100 to 1. Finally, the government began to openly attack its own people. America is dead.


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#1) On September 27, 2009 at 8:11 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

The question now is what industries will benefit from increased government control and whether the free markets will even continue under such trends???????????????????????

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#2) On September 27, 2009 at 8:29 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:


In recent years, tens of millions of Americans have started their own business....NONE OF THESE PEOPLE are counted as unemployed when their business fails.

In recent months, tens of thousands of business owners like Ms. Hartzler have struggled to hold on to homes and cars as their businesses crumbled. Total U.S. bankruptcy filings rose 36% to 711,550 during the first half of this year, compared with 522,205 cases filed over the same period in 2008, according to the American Bankruptcy Institute in Alexandria Va. Business filings jumped 64%, while personal filings—which would include many sole proprietors who file as individuals—rose 35%.

The rise in bankruptcies comes on the heels of several years of expansion in sole proprietorships, as a booming economy convinced people the time was right to strike out on their own. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of companies without employees grew to nearly 22 million in 2007, a steady climb from fewer than 18 million in 2002.


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#3) On September 27, 2009 at 8:35 PM, RonChapmanJr (30.25) wrote:

One of my jobs is helping people file for bankruptcy.  The number of people that ran businesses without having a clue about money management is staggering. 

I wonder how long it will be till the govt. just stops reporting unemployment numbers.

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#4) On September 27, 2009 at 8:54 PM, OneLegged (< 20) wrote:

I am self-employed and have worked an average of 2 days per month since last December.  The government considers me gainfully employed.

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#5) On September 27, 2009 at 10:52 PM, checklist34 (98.70) wrote:

america as I know it appears roughly the same.  same bike path to go on a ride with the kids, same road to the same school where they learn the same stuff I did long ago.  Same college across town with a few more students.  just FWIW

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#6) On September 27, 2009 at 11:10 PM, usmilitiadude (< 20) wrote:

What was the motivation to lie?

U.S. govt. debt is short term debt. Nice to know Washington could get a liars ARM. How close are we to the limit? We may find out in 52 days!!!!



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#7) On September 28, 2009 at 12:35 AM, alstry (< 20) wrote:


As sheriff in one of the state's poorest counties, David Barkett often has his hands full keeping drug and property crimes in check. But now things have gone from bad to worse to desperate in Alexander County, where 27 percent of residents live in poverty and the general fund has dwindled to $30,000.

Barkett this month laid off three-fourths of his staff, leaving just four deputies to help cover the county that spans more than 250 square miles in far southern Illinois. Just days later, he surrendered five patrol cars to the local bank for nonpayment, leaving his department just one county-owned vehicle.

And by midweek, Barkett's prisoners may be turned away from the regional jail because the county hasn't kept up paying for the upkeep of its inmates there.

"We will be a lawless society," worries Angela Greenwell, a county board member, fearing the latest trouble "basically has neutered the sheriff's department."

Barkett says losing the cars and deputies "hogties us," but he's doing what he can to keep residents safe.

"It's like a boil. It's popping," she said. "It's just going to be one thing after another."

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#8) On September 28, 2009 at 3:27 PM, PaxtorReborn (28.84) wrote:

haha, yeah the america i knew NEVER hurt protestors!  What a big change!

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#9) On September 28, 2009 at 3:44 PM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

#8 - They used to kill'em like at Kent State. Were those the good old days?

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