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Coincidence
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So to you freedom is tied to paying a certain tax percentage. That means Russians have more freedom than you.

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Not at all. It's what you were talking about so I responded.

It's about my options. My ability to reach my potential based on what I can do rather than what the government thinks I deserve based on my race or class or just the whims and ideals of whomever may be in power at the time. It's also about more hard to define things like pride.

I'm not the lap dog of this society or the shifting whims of the masses that form it through Democracy apart from the protections of the bill of rights. Throw me a treat and expect me to be happy when I am more inclined to bite you and run for the door. "But you get this and you get that". You don't get it.

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I get that you are spouting unsubstantiated talking points like it was bible verses, and that your precious potential has flowered into working your time away and being mad at the government.
Oh, and pride is not freedom. It's a mechanism that forces you to defend irrational things.

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quote:
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So to you freedom is tied to paying a certain tax percentage. That means Russians have more freedom than you.


Somalians win the prize!

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They do have absolute freedom from government raping them.

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I get that you are spouting unsubstantiated talking points like it was bible verses, and that your precious potential has flowered into working your time away and being mad at the government.
Oh, and pride is not freedom. It's a mechanism that forces you to defend irrational things.



We still actually can get somewhere with our work. At this point to government doesn't take it all .

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Actions speak louder than words(could be why i'm such a horrible speller),unfortunately the best actions are never given their proper credit due to the fact that whomever perpetrated the action knows better than to open their fucking mouth.
I'm just wondering what type of people you really are.
Would you prefer to hold a sign up high while screaming bla bla bla about an issue you couldn't possibly comprehend? (or)
Would you prefer to own the company that supplied the raw materials that went into the creation of that sign?
...got tha whoooole world,in his hands..whole-world-in his-hands..

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Apparently, independence and freedom are two very separate things to a lot of Americans. This is important to understand. The American concept of freedom is readily comparable to a big, shiny ball and chain.

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quote:
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They do have absolute freedom from government raping them.


No government, no taxes. The rest is minor details that the free market will sort out shortly.

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The fittest will survive to rape you.

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It's time for a bumping! Once again, this question is more relevant than ever. Also, last laugh forever.

Let's celebrate with a Tom Clancy quote:
"I think it's going to be remembered as the last major war on planet Earth, if we're lucky, if we maintain our foreign policy properly. ... It will be remembered as the last time major countries had to put people in the field and put them in harm's way. It may be the last of all human nature wars, which is a nice way to remember any kind of a war, as the last one."
- On the 1991 Gulf War

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Well we are occupying but no one is honking their horns because they may get a ticket.
And there are a whole bunch of complete fucking idiots that will vote for Romney on the basis that Obama didn't relieve their debts.
And Cops can fondle you now in the name of security.
But Online Gaming is fucking win.

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Last I heard this is The Greatest Nation On Earth™, beat that dane.

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Only in America where the truth comes not from our news agencies but from Comedy shows and political movies. [p]

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That is also part of why you keep taking it. You may be fucked all day long by government and companies, but it makes for good entertainment.

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That is also part of why you keep taking it. You may be fucked all day long by government and companies, but it makes for good entertainment.



YOU americans, YOU..!!!

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NOU!!

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Coincidence
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Well ok, 99% of Americans.

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Well, that's at least what you & your research team tell us..

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Beware! A long and rambling post - chock full of grammatical and intellectual errors lie ahead! So unless you want to have a few WTF and face palm moments, please disregard and skip ahead.


I'll admit I never paid attention to politics, for several reasons i can try to blame. Partially growing up nobody i knew really talked about it, never learned about it in school, but mostly due to being too ill most of my short adult life to even care about that kind of thing. I know those types of excuses and blah attitude is part of the reason most Americans know nothing about what is going on. My whole family has the "I'll just keep busting my ass and hope for the best" type of mentality - which I think a large number of Americans have. But now that I am older (hit the big 29) I am trying to pay more attention and learn more about it. I am actually going back to school after ten years next month and I hope that after 4-6 years (not sure if I want to get my masters or not) I can make a contribution as an adult. I am not anti-American or anything - hell the government pays for my medication, doctors, and now my school. But my dream really is to move to another country. I'm going to school for microbiology and medical technology, so I'm sure that skill set could be used anywhere.

Bottom point - if I'm going to have a family, I want to raise them somewhere with a more promising future.

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the government pays for my medication, doctors, and now my school.


No, the government doesn't pay for any of that, the taxpayer does.

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And the taxpayer votes the government in.

How we laughed.

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No, the government doesn't pay for any of that, the taxpayer does.

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And the taxpayer votes the government in.

How we laughed.

Well, no, the taxpayers don't actually pay for that, at this point. It is virtually entirely (as is almost everything the government does) debt financed. Which is mostly borrowed from other nations taxpayers.

Coincidence, it was just a couple of weeks ago that you were bitching about that fact. Also, this is not a democracy, and the taxpayers have almost no say in choosing the government. This is a classic fascist state, with better disguises for the nasty parts.

SLH was right - the Fourth Reich learned from the lessons of the Third.

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Yes, I agree. We laughed because the notion was so far fetched.

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