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  •  sounds about right. They are using extortion now (5+ / 0-)

    because they were unable to steal the election through voter suppression or win the masses through blatant lying and propaganda. Bullies and cowards who seek authoritarian dictatorship and demand that they get their way or else the world gets it!.... greedy power hungry bastards deceiving the low informed voters with misinformation and mass marketing targeting manipulation.
    Does that about sum it up?

    Goodbye American Dream.... http://youtu.be/ZkTIEeGX6q0

    by Fireshadow on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 04:39:35 PM PST

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    •  yep, frightening, but sums it up perfectly! (1+ / 0-)
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      Bullies and cowards who seek authoritarian dictatorship and demand that they get their way or else the world gets it!..
      There was a time when I would have said that that statement was hyperbole, but now I think it sums them up in a nutshell.

      WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs: a project to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause. For Dec: Life so cheap; property so sacred.

      by JayRaye on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 04:45:53 PM PST

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      •  Tried almost two years AGO to warn ppl (5+ / 0-)

        80 Years of Planning: The Kochs + The Family + Birchers = No Democracy

        Actually, I began shouting the warnings a little over two years ago

        The Gloves are Off:  US Becoming ProtoFascist

         

        We all know that behind this are powerful men with panache and piles and piles of pecuniary power, as in the Koch Brothers and multi-nationals, enriched polluters who care little for the land or the people.

        We also know that many of the same multi-nationals that funded the German Nazis (IBM leased key punching machines and sold punch cards to Hitler to track Jews in camps/deaths), Franco's Spain, Salazar's Portugal, Papadopoulos' Greece, Pinochet's Chile, Isabel Martínez de Perón's Argentina, and Suharto's Indonesia fund Christian conservatism worldwide.

        We must ask ourselves:

        If they were not averse in profiting from the horrors that were WWII,

        not averse in conspiring with despots and demogogues for power and profit in country after country, and

        not averse to the pain and death that resulted,

        why would we think they would be averse to harming the good people of America for profit and power?

        They are not averse to causing pain here.  

        Look around.  

        We are witnessing the rise of ProtoFascism as the profiteers fund their necessary tool:  

        The Angry Mob/Haters/Theocratic Zealots in the Military/Police

        IT CAN HAPPEN HERE!

        And now Wall Street owns the armies of Dyncorp and Blackwater, most of the gun/assault weapon manufactures, and even bullet mfr's.

        What could possibly go wrong.

        It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

        by War on Error on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 05:41:47 PM PST

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        •  I basically agree. (2+ / 0-)
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          But think if we do go that direction more likely the model will be Chile, Pinochet rather than Germany, Hitler.

          Authoritarian right wing rather than fascism.

          Time will tell, of course.

          Neither is pretty.

          Destroying unions and other democratic institutions was important to both.

          WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs: a project to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause. For Dec: Life so cheap; property so sacred.

          by JayRaye on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 05:59:23 PM PST

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        •  I have worried (2+ / 0-)
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          about the direction this country will go in for years.  I began to worry during the Carter years with the adverse reaction to the informatiuon on climate and pollution.  Then Reagan and I knew we were goners.  There is only so much money one could make in America.  I could see that business was going global and I could extrapolate that the middle class in America had lost it's usefullness.  The world is their playground now and we are just the serfs.

          Everyone! Arms akimbo!

          by tobendaro on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 05:53:05 AM PST

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    •  How about this? (2+ / 0-)
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      If they dare to touch Medicare or Social Security, instant end to Congressional pensions and healthcare-for-life.

      •  We need to push this hard. (2+ / 0-)
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        Get this country in an uproar.  They are stripping health care from our work packages and they don't want to provide backup.  None for us, none for them.  I also want to push drug testing for all.  If my job requires it so should theirs.  Watch how fast drug testing goes away.  I want a law saying if you require it, you have to get it too.

        Everyone! Arms akimbo!

        by tobendaro on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 05:56:35 AM PST

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