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Think Of Wisconsin As Tunisia



February 17, 2011 – Comments (6)

Wisconsin is the first state to have protesting in America......just like Tunisia was the first country in the Middle East to start rioting.

As the 23,000,000 million government workers and the approaching 20,000,000 health care workers learn that there is not enough money to pay their current are going to see people get angry...especially as food, fuel, health insurance, and property/other taxes keep going  up.

People will ask why do politicians gets raises yet teachers get paycuts or fired?

Why get rid of/cut incomes of cops and not firefighters?...or firefighters and not teachers?.....or teachers and not court workers?....etc....

It will no doubt start to escalate....and remember, many of the cops have guns, as well as the teachers and firefighters and court workers.

Stress in America is about the go through the roof as the computer driven stock market keeps rising.

All of this is foreseeable...yet so few is simply what happens when a society skates with its head down too long....eventually we will learn we all depend on each other to function....until computers take over much of our functioning....then who knows?

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#1) On February 17, 2011 at 1:57 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:


Feds Charge 111 in Massive Medicare Fraud Bust- AP

Right now, much of the Industial Age is functioning on fraud.

That is 111 high paid people not doing much buying anymore...or paying much taxes going forward.

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#2) On February 17, 2011 at 2:01 PM, OneLegged (< 20) wrote:

Never, never skate across the rink with your head down!

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#3) On February 17, 2011 at 3:27 PM, smartmuffin (< 20) wrote:

Geeze alstry, you're starting to sound like last week's Glenn Beck reruns!

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#4) On February 17, 2011 at 3:48 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

Not really...I actually thought this would start last year.

You see, the problems in Wisconsin are the same math problems facing every other state in the Union, save maybe North Dakota which has a very small population.

And the protesting in Wisconsin is primarily over collective bargaining rights....and not really addressing the structural issues of not needing so many teachers and the fact that there is not as much money left to pay the remaining ones.

Imagine how the nation is going to react as tens of millions of people are going to be forced to take paycuts as food, fuel, insurance, and property taxes are going up?

None of this is hard to see if you really understand the problem...which is why I started to highlight the transition of the most convulsive period in human history....

the transition of tens of millions of human job functions to computers coupled with the deleveraging of the biggest debt bubble ever.

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#5) On February 17, 2011 at 3:50 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

And you think there is protesting/rioting now...just wait until Matt Taibbi's article about the collusion between Washington and Wall Street is keeping elite criminals out of jail while millions of Americans are losing jobs, homes, businesses and more because of the banker's fraud.

The only difference between America and much of the rest of the world is the PRIVATE citizens in America are armed...that what makes the future a bit unsettling.

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#6) On February 17, 2011 at 4:22 PM, G8BigBoom (65.57) wrote:

Are you a Mormon by any chance? I know I have heard this in some other place.

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