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Spring Hope
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posted 18 August 2002 01:56 PM      Profile for Spring Hope     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It it true? One American at least thinks so. What do you think?

http://www.hermes-press.com/brainwash1.htm


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Apemantus
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posted 18 August 2002 02:00 PM      Profile for Apemantus        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Becoming?
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Tommy_Paine
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posted 18 August 2002 02:03 PM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well duh.

This can only be an eye opener to those who've been living in a cave on Mars since the U.S. Supreme Court assisted Bush in his Coup de Tat.

Sandra Day O'Connor was here in London this week, lecturing the Law Society of Upper Canada Family Compact on the value of an independant judiciary.

And of coarse, the establishment toadies in the Law Society of Upper Canada Family Compact and the media gave Ms. O'Connor a free pass on that.


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josh
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posted 18 August 2002 03:39 PM      Profile for josh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The danger signs are all there, to sure. The Bush crowd used 9/11 much as the Nazis used the burning of the Reichstag. In both cases, you had a minority government of questionable legitimacy that was able to take advantage of a violent event which they may, or may not, have had prior knowledge of.

However, speaking from inside the belly of the beast, I'm getting a feeling that things are beginning to change, and that Bush is on a downward slide. But, maybe I'm being too optimistic.


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Tommy_Paine
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posted 18 August 2002 03:51 PM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"It's the economy, stupid."

Americans can't be faulted for rallying around the President after 9/11. While some may have been rallying around George W. Bush, I doubt that very many really believed that the attack on the World Trade Towers magically added 75 points to his I.Q., or that he wasn't at heart a priveledged frat boy on a lark at the expense of good government.

It won't be long now before you see posters at public appearances by the idiot President that say:

HEY GEORGE, WHERE'S BIN LADEN?

One term wonder, like his daddy.


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DrConway
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posted 18 August 2002 04:05 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
bin Laden is Dubya's Emmanuel Goldstein.
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josh
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posted 18 August 2002 04:33 PM      Profile for josh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
But, what if they know where Bin Laden is, and are waiting for a day or two before the mid-term November elections to capture him? This crowd is capable of anything.

Plus, he'll milk the 9/11 anniversary for all its worth.


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Tommy_Paine
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posted 18 August 2002 06:00 PM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I wouldn't put it past the Republicans to sit on bin Laden, and then produce him a couple of weeks before the mid-term either, except for the fact that Ossama the weasel doesn't stay still, and if the government even thought it half knew where he was they'd not pass up a chance to get him.


It's not even that close to the anniversary, and already CNN did a retrospective on it yesterday.

Americans, bless them, will never be known for understatement.


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xrcrguy
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posted 18 August 2002 10:55 PM      Profile for xrcrguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
wait for it Tommy, if I was a gambling man I'd almost wager a few clams
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DrConway
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posted 24 August 2002 03:25 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
So. Given the recent revelations that a person was indeed beaten in custody, what do you guys think now?
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nonsuch
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posted 24 August 2002 04:36 PM      Profile for nonsuch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Thomas Pynchon (speaking of great Americans) spelled it out in Vineland ('82?) and many other writers have been warning the people for decades.

What can you expect of a nation founded by a bunch of slave-owners, who could sign "...all men are created equal" with perfectly straight faces? The internal contradictions have always been there. Still, every now and then, the people say, "Hey, waidaminnit! That's not fair."


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Vera Gottlieb
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posted 01 September 2002 01:49 AM      Profile for Vera Gottlieb   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The US becoming a dictatorship? What on earth could possibly give one that idea?
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Arch Stanton
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posted 01 September 2002 03:55 AM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The US reminds me more and more of Rome. They each have a catchy foundation myth, created strong republics, then Empire, slipped into oligarchy and...

Will the next election bring forth a Caligula or a Nero?

Film at 11.


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DrConway
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posted 01 September 2002 12:47 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think we've already got Nero. Dubya fiddles while the US slips into the swamp.
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