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Is anyone else here a little concerned about our new President and how he is handling issues?
March 28, 2009
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There was news where there were 700 applications for a janitorial job: Ohio school receives 700 applications for janitor's job - march 7, 2009

March 28, 2009
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I liked Ron Paul but unfortunately i think peoples consciousness has been permananetly altered, scarred and petrified the last 30 years.

Maybe too many are taking anti-dperessents and are numbed out.

Remember the Movie Network? That was in the 70's.Now look. Nobody listened or did anything. Everyone got fooled and here we are.

Tis crash has been in the makings fro a long time.

What ever happened to a good ole uprising against the establishment? Everyone is just sitting at home chewing their nails or lining up like good little drones. Violence and fear has permeated the american mind. Whats wrong is right and whats right is wrong.

Obama is ok, but he sure isn't going to fix things. He just puts it all in a nicer package.

March 28, 2009
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Uprising? There are many "Boston Tea Parties" scheduled in the near future as we approach April 15. I am going to attend one of them at the Pier- I'm not working so have lots of time to protest.

My small business has shrunk to just about nothing and since I am self employed I don't get umemployment benfits, food stamps, etc. SO, nice for the folks who get it, not nice for those of us who are expected to pay taxes and provide for others. Not fair at all.

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March 29, 2009
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MsGuided.

You wrote:

"What ever happened to a good ole uprising against the establishment?"

Did you mean like what happened at Fort Sumpter in 1861?

March 29, 2009
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Red Blonde,

I well aware it isn't only effecting people that were living beyond their means...and homeowners. I've seen it effecting small businesses, big businesses, a lot of people I know have lost their jobs, the effects are great all the way around. Everywhere a person looks in the State of Florida it is clear that we have been hit hard here... I know Ca and Fl have been the worst hit so far when it comes to people losing their homes, and jobs... but I also can see how it is effecting others in other states as well. Clearly Red Blonde, this is more then people living beyond their means, and only effecting homeowners. I have two relatives that are living with us, because they lost their home, their jobs, and cars. So I'm well aware how it is effecting people in many ways, and all over the place.

My point in posting my concern is that we can't keep bailing out every person, bank, and business, and I don't like the fact that I will end up having to pay for the "many" that were living way beyond their means.

I know people that work in the automobile industry, they are hurting and losing their jobs, small retail stores, restarants, small businesses are closing their doors. Doctor's offices have seen a drop in patients, hospitals are laying off, the building and contruction industry has pretty much almost come to a hault, the malls are closing, and if their not closing they have cut back their hours of operations to 11am - 6pm.. everyday of the week.

There is every reason for concern when it comes to how everything is being handled... But my concern would be the same no matter whom was handling it, and the issues, as our economy is a HUGE mess, and I don't think it would be an easy job for anyone in office to handle, but I'm certainly thankful that it isn't Bush handling it anymore. I voted for Obama, and I think he is a smart individual but is this mess too huge for him work out of in his first term, I'd say Oh yes it is too big for him or anyone else that could have ended up in the White House, but he's trying, and so is everyone else... anyway I'd like to believe they are trying.

March 31, 2009
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I feel the need to remind everyone that I voted for the President, and I don't regret it.

My point is simply that IT IS NOT MY (tax paying citizen) responsibility to make things right for all of these folks who mismanaged their money and now want Uncle Sam to bail them out.

If we bail out AIG, Auto Industry; what about others who aren't so lucky? Why is it fair to pick certain companies and to save and not others? My Mother is a business owner and most of her family are farmers, and she has always thought it unfair that they all recieve government money to stay in business when she was not offered any assitance if she had a bad year.

If one can't manage a profitable business... perhaps one should not be in business.

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April 2, 2009
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Read this today. Times have changed.

Presidential Quote for the Week

Portrait of President Andrew Johnson courtesy of the White House Historical Association.

Let us look forward to the time when we can take the flag of our country and nail it below the Cross, and there let it wave as it waved in the olden times, and let us gather around it and inscribe for our motto: ‘Liberty and Union, one and inseparable, now and forever,’ and exclaim: Christ first, our country next!

Andrew Johnson

April 2, 2009
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I think Obama is instilling American hope and pride in our country once more....however short-lived it may be. I believe that he is a very smart man, a good man, and has excellent leadership ability. But I also think that he is a little ignorant, and does not consider how paying attention to moral issues are just as important as economical or military issues.

April 2, 2009
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On my way,

All that proves is that Andrew Johnson was pushing his own religious agenda. That doesn't make it right.

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April 2, 2009
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Cary,

Maybe not, but it held.

April 3, 2009
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Yea. I'm concerned. I was almost fooled, but just after the election I woke up.

Read the whole article if you have the stomach for truth.

http://www.davidicke.com/conte.....view/18281

April 3, 2009
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Here's another.

Obama is a cog in the wheel. A New World Order drone.

http://www.youtube.com/user/JohnNada80

April 3, 2009
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MsGuided,

Are the video's really true? I felt some resistance after the election but I just really wanted to hope the things that I heard weren't true... I'm concerned, but I'm holding onto that hope that we stand up for ourselves... if you know what I'm saying.

April 4, 2009
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Okay, so people say they voted for Obama and write some of the most anti-Obama, unsupportive, lacking in confidence type statements I've read... that they might have well come from McCain supporters. But we are entitled to our opinions I guess, but the cliche is... what it is for a reason.

But really now. WTF? We have 8 years of the worst leadership in my lifetime, where some of the freedoms we already do have could have been snatched away, AND WERE, in many cases, and NOW people are freaking out and getting paranoid? Oh, after THIS election you "woke up?"

Sorry, but if ya all hate Obama this much, I'm gonna jump to a few conclusions as to why myself. The man just got in office. AND, he's making efforts to eliminate poverty on a global scale and war. So if that's what a new world order is I'm all for it. Yeah, let's get paranoid NOW because if all this vague BS from this ridiculous piece of propaganda is "true," it all started long ago ... as they indicate themselves. So, yeah, lets lump this into a thread about the current president who is actually TRYING to do something good... (he hasn't been given a chance so why not reserve judgement... if not reserving your praise- which I understand).

This is so ridiculous. I love how the past decade has instilled such an atmosphere of fear and powerlessness in this nation that people are locked into apathy in the guise of intellectual superiority. Everyone thinks they would do better than this man who is dealing with some of the most difficult circumstances to fathom. Obama, IGNORANT? Please. Yes, do tell us what YOUR plan would be.

These vague pieces of propaganda are BS. Sorry.

I'm not an establishment supporter, but with what we've had in the past... I'm at least going to give this guy a chance before I start bashing him or alluding to any sort of wider conspiracy.

Were were you all for ten years?

April 4, 2009
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Moral issues? Please do explain how that's more important than the immediacy of people being shot and dying, and the other effects of war... not to mention people starving and poverty. Those are moral issues. Just on a different level.

April 4, 2009
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He may well be doing the beast he's able to but, his word isn't the ultimate one.
He's not the main player in the whole scheme of things. Follow the money to it's roots and you'll find the answer(s) to why things are the way they are and I believe Obama's power to effect global change is extremely limited.

April 4, 2009
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Agreed Craigco.

Mzrella. Moral issues and War?

I don't see Obama wanting to stop the war, pull troops from foreign lands.

Nope. He's just more moderate in his expressions, much more charming and educated, but his actions show. He's better at calming the masses with key words such as "hope" " co-operation" "sacrifice".

Bla bla bla.

BTW I've voted Green party for the last 8 years. Never supported the Dems, Republicans, Globalization or the New World Order.Or in another word,FASCISM!.

I'm Canadian too. We're in the same mess!
Be well!

April 4, 2009
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Mzella,

I agree that the last eight years have been horrible, and the "Desider" as Bush called himself, was the worst we could have had in office... but my point is that Obama just seems to be mostly talk.. I mean this in a kind and respectful way, as he is a intelligent man, has a way of calming, and talking to the people... but does he have what it takes to pull our nation out of the mess it is in, I truly don't think he does, but in his defense I don't think this would be an easy task for anyone at this point with all the problems going on in the Nation.

However, I do hold hope that he is at least trying, and maybe in the next decade we will see improvement.

April 4, 2009
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Obama is a step in the right direction, in my opinon. Bush, "the Decider" (I'm surprised he didn't follow it with "you're not the boss of me")got our country in a giant mess, as we all know now. I predicted this 8 years ago, but did anyone listen to me?? here in Texas??

Obama has gotten many more people in our country involved. More people have hope now that perhaps someone is on their side. The world is looking at us differently. Hillary is at work around the globe.

Obama may not be pulling the troops out tomorrow, but at least the cost of this war is out there for people to see. The "truth" is out there. Maybe more people are no longer in denial.

I'm hopeful that at least we're on the right path. And I think we've got to do more than just cast a vote and sit back. People can get involved in local politics, they can write letters to their representatives - we can make our voices heard.

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April 5, 2009
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Oh, Canadian. Different country isn't it?

April 5, 2009
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I wish we were more like Canada!

April 5, 2009
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Sorry, I am just stating my own opinion here (or venting) but I think that looking for a miracle to happen overnight is just plain ridiculous.

Obama has been in office for how long? - Since the 11th of January? - And this is what? - Now the 5th of April? Not even 3 months!!! He inherited this problem, this total mess, and what? Aren't we expecting a bit too much at the moment?

Wonder if Hillary would be doing any better? Would everyone be criticizing her as well? Or maybe more so because she is a woman?

PROBABLY!!!

I don't believe anyone ... no matter who was voted in as the President ... could do any better this early in the 'game'.

AND

Heard this 'New World Order' stuff in the beginning of the 90's ... heard the same stuff in the 80's. Even heard it decades earlier - when I WAS at the 'peace rallies' - what others claimed were 'riots' (and the police DID make them 'riots'!) - at the '68 Democratic Convention in Chicago - protesting the the Viet Nam War.

SS-DD!

As long as we don't do anything about it, sit on our a$$es and complain about everyone else, point fingers at this person, that person or the other - well? What is to be expected?

SS-DD!

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One of the things I loved so much about Obama was his rare ability to get people motivated to get involved. During one of the most house bound, depressed periods of my life, I was one of those people... I just couldn't NOT get involved in some way...

that in itself is a great achievement.

Obama rocks!

April 5, 2009
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Well, IMO it's a very complicated mess for sure and one you just don't pop out of overnight. Credit default swaps and the real estate bubble developed over YEARS, so it's childish at best to expect one could wave a magic wand and solve everything in a few weeks or months.

With the credit default swaps what developed was/is a credit crisis. Banks lost $ and when banks lose $ they don't want to loan it out as much. When the fat banks won't loan money, that ripples down the line. It is sickening to think that taxpayers have bailed out banks and insurers, but has anyone given real thought to the real consequences of not bailing them out. It's easy to be disgusted with the fat cats, but I think the recession/depression could be arguably worse if help was not extended.

The markets had to contract a bit as consumers and businesses start to behave better fiscally (saving...prudent buying)...I expect things to begin crawling out this summer. maybe I'm a deluded optimist, well so be it, rather be that than a deluded pessimist. ; )

I don't have a crystal ball..I don't know for certain if a bailout was the right thing...but part of me feels that something had to be done to stem the flood.

April 5, 2009
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We ALL had a part in creating the PROBLEM, sorry....but that is true because even if you REALIZED that this was happening a long, long time ago...and did nothing about it...well...you/we contributed to the problem because we did nothing to divert it. Now you/we have to decide if we are going to be part of the SOLUTION.

We have to get off our butts and DO something...whether it is voicing our opinions as an individual or group or nation whatever...helping others as we help ourselves .. hold 'Tea Parties' .. Send Obama emails (he does have one...whether it is read or not by him personally). hold peaceful demonstrations...if that will be 'allowed' because it may get to the point of 'martial law' being imposed...ya never know. Our rights have been slowly taken away...

Stop pointing fingers...lend a HAND!

I am a 'protectionist'...I want steep taxes levied against the super rich who have been paying less taxes then the average worker. I want steep taxes levied against all the companies here in the USA who have sent most of their products and labor forces OUTSIDE of the USA. As for the fat cat banks...well..I THOUGHT the banks were supposed to be REGULATED...so someone (government) REALLY dropped the ball there! Perhaps this was all just a conspiracy -- Who really knows!!

Big Brother? Orwells' '1984' just delayed?

As long as the average person has been 'distracted' with sex, drugs, and violence ...and making money ... were we really paying attention to what was actually going on?

Help someone else today...they are just as much a 'victim' of this as everyone else is! You could be in the same shoes as they are...before long.

Just venting.

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