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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:02 am 
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Just to get a little truth out every once in a while; the "news" constantly keeps the general consensus well occupied and away from things that matter...

In the 1950's the US carpet bombed North Korea, killing 3.2 MILLION citizens.

Compensating for population, 1 in 5 is the equivalent of a foreign force carpet bombing and killing 60 million Americans, (would we be angry about that?).

Of course injuries far exceed successful kills, so multiply the heartache felt by Koreans under US bombs.

Oh yeah, take away their infrastructure too and sanction them away from recovery.

News doesn't talk about Americans killing 3.2 million Korean citizens, so no-one talks about it at the water cooler...like it never even happened.

So North Korean children go to school and learn history, including how the US decimated their population and infrastructure.

Then they go to the shore and see nuclear tipped US task forces conducting war games right off their shores...threatening then with less evil thermonuclear erasure.

Is it any wonder they want bombs too?

John Kay in Steppenwolf: "What would you do if I did that to you?"

Such is just one of the costs of loyalty to tv-propaganda, and loyalty to the rich through less evil voting.

Americans have lost nearly everything to the rich who control their thinking; just take a look around this most richly resourced nation on the planet.

Will it ever stop?

Is anyone else pissed off about this propaganda controlled giveaway?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:02 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:19 am 
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Sorry my rant last night. I'm pissed off.

Half the people in my country vote to heap on more of the same, the other half won't vote at all...both behaviors exactly what the rich need us to do to keep them in power. You can barely find a single soul to oppose them.

Reminds me of a Zappa song...

"They don't get excited when it crumbles and breaks,
they get on the phone and [vote] up [more] flakes.
Who rush on over and wreck it some more,
And we are so dumb, they're lining up at our door."

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:34 am 
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This just in over at Counterpunch

"...The U.S. is now living through a second Gilded Age. Where once the robber barons were millionaires, today they’ve added a few zeros to their wealth and became billionaires. However, they act with no-less impunity, but a greater sense of entitlement. The Trump administration, together with the Republican-controlled Congress, are functional shills for the current generation of robber barons. As evident from the recently-passed tax bill, legislators jump when their big-money donors order them to deliver the goods — and they did.

[baddys note, the latest "tax break" shifts 83 billion a year more off the rich, and onto the backs of us reeegular folk.]

The U.S. economy has rebounded from the 2007-2009 “great recession,” with the stock market hitting new highs, unemployment the lowest in a generation and home prices recovering. But Americans still haven’t regained the wealth they lost, with incomes remaining stagnant and, on the whole, working Americans worse off than since the late-1990s. The Federal Reserve’s most recent Survey of Consumer Finances finds that median net worth for all families (measured in 2016 dollars) dropped 8 percent since 1998.

Most sobering, the poorer you are, the worst your fate – and this is compounded by race, education level, gender and age factors. America’s poorest, the bottom fifth, saw their net worth fall 22 percent; the broad working class, the second-lowest income tier, were the hardest hit with their net worth shrinking by more than a third (34%); and those dubbed “middle class,” with incomes from $43,501 to $69,500, were barely treading water, with their worth gaining a whopping 3.5 percent.

Since 1998, the top 10 percent saw their worth rise 146 percent. The share of the nation’s wealth held by the top 1 percent rose to 38.6 percent while that portion controlled by the bottom 90 percent fell 22.8 percent (from 33.2 percent in ’89). Looking at the nation’s income for the period of 2013 to 2016, the same phenomenon is evident: income going to the top 1 percent climbed to 23.8 percent (from 20.3 percent) while the share going to the bottom 90 percent slipped to about 50 percent (from 54 percent).

And then there is debt, the lubricant of the U.S. post-WW-II “consumer revolution.” During the 2013 to 2016 period, those with the lowest income (below $25,300), saw their debt rise by 57 percent; for the lower-middle class (incomes between $25,301 and $43,500), debt increased 58 percent; and for the middle class (incomes from $43,501 to $69,500), debt rose by a modest 12.5 percent.
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