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There are rumours that Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Pennsylvania are nearing budget meltdowns. And a great number of cities throughout America are running through their emergency funds and nearing bankruptcy.

For some years I have believed that America's ever expanding federal bureaucracy would eventually strangle the economy. But it seems hard to roll back, even when they are losing over 500,000 jobs a month, the leaders are debating cap and trade. The only way out I can think of is if the military seizes power and empowers one individual with supreme power to make any changes they see fit. Go around the lobbyists, judges, congress and so on.

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There are rumours that Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Pennsylvania are nearing budget meltdowns. And a great number of cities throughout America are running through their emergency funds and nearing bankruptcy.

For some years I have believed that America's ever expanding federal bureaucracy would eventually strangle the economy. But it seems hard to roll back, even when they are losing over 500,000 jobs a month, the leaders are debating cap and trade. The only way out I can think of is if the military seizes power and empowers one individual with supreme power to make any changes they see fit. Go around the lobbyists, judges, congress and so on.

You always come up with the best ideas :blink: Unfortunately Hitler come up with it first. :lol:

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For some years I have believed that America's ever expanding federal bureaucracy would eventually strangle the economy. But it seems hard to roll back, even when they are losing over 500,000 jobs a month, the leaders are debating cap and trade. The only way out I can think of is if the military seizes power and empowers one individual with supreme power to make any changes they see fit. Go around the lobbyists, judges, congress and so on.

That's a question I've occasionally asked myself in my more tinfoil hat moments.

What is the U.S. Army thinking about all this? There must be some officers at very high levels who realise that their country is being destroyed from within.

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There are rumours that Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Pennsylvania are nearing budget meltdowns. And a great number of cities throughout America are running through their emergency funds and nearing bankruptcy.

For some years I have believed that America's ever expanding federal bureaucracy would eventually strangle the economy. But it seems hard to roll back, even when they are losing over 500,000 jobs a month, the leaders are debating cap and trade. The only way out I can think of is if the military seizes power and empowers one individual with supreme power to make any changes they see fit. Go around the lobbyists, judges, congress and so on.

Completely terrifying.

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That's a question I've occasionally asked myself in my more tinfoil hat moments.

What is the U.S. Army thinking about all this? There must be some officers at very high levels who realise that their country is being destroyed from within.

Depends on the social background of the high level officers. If they come from the privileged classes which are still doing very well indeed out of the system, why should they even attempt to change anything?

I don't know anything about the US military. It may be very different from the British army, which is still pretty heavy on Ruperts at officer level.

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That's a question I've occasionally asked myself in my more tinfoil hat moments.

What is the U.S. Army thinking about all this? There must be some officers at very high levels who realise that their country is being destroyed from within.

Your post reminded me all socialist countries I have read in depth about the army eventually seizes power. Either outright or effective control.

My tin foil hat says that is one reason the powers that be keep sending the army off to foreign countries.

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Depends on the social background of the high level officers. If they come from the privileged classes which are still doing very well indeed out of the system, why should they even attempt to change anything?

I don't know anything about the US military. It may be very different from the British army, which is still pretty heavy on Ruperts at officer level.

My understanding is the US military is sort of the last functioning meritocracy in the US government. Its sort of a hard one, because on the one hand the powers that be want to stack their military with political hacks who are loyal. On the other hand since ultimatley their power depends on the capability of the military, they want the best in there.

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Completely terrifying.

You seem to have lost perspective. It's concerning, yes, but "completely terrifying" is waking up next to Krusty after a night on the lash.

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You seem to have lost perspective. It's concerning, yes, but "completely terrifying" is waking up next to Krusty after a night on the lash.

I meant his viewpoint.

About the krusty thing - depends if shes awake o rnot. One can always dingo.

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I meant his viewpoint.

About the krusty thing - depends if shes awake o rnot. One can always dingo.

Oh I see.. thanks for clarifying :)

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My understanding is the US military is sort of the last functioning meritocracy in the US government. Its sort of a hard one, because on the one hand the powers that be want to stack their military with political hacks who are loyal. On the other hand since ultimatley their power depends on the capability of the military, they want the best in there.

I think people in the army generally 'love' their country. US citizens are luckily armed against their government if needs be. Not like pussy whipped Brits.

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I think people in the army generally 'love' their country. US citizens are luckily armed against their government if needs be. Not like pussy whipped Brits.

That's not what I keep reading in the press, apparently most of the UK is tooled up with guns and knives.

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study history to learn from the mistakes of the past

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currency debasement, high taxation, corruption and cronyism always end in disaster

Oh be quiet sado.

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That's not what I keep reading in the press, apparently most of the UK is tooled up with guns and knives.

I'm sure you and I aren't 'tooled' up. That's likely to be the people who shouldn't be. I can see nothing wrong with decent, hard working people in this country being able to arm themselves.

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I'm sure you and I aren't 'tooled' up. That's likely to be the people who shouldn't be. I can see nothing wrong with decent, hard working people in this country being able to arm themselves.

You mean the hard working families who Brown keeps helping by doing the right thing?

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I think people in the army generally 'love' their country. US citizens are luckily armed against their government if needs be. Not like pussy whipped Brits.

"I think people in the army generally 'love' their country."

Then they are idiots.

Country is for fools and patriotism for idiots.

These army folk are part of the problem not the solution.

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Your post reminded me all socialist countries I have read in depth about the army eventually seizes power. Either outright or effective control.

My tin foil hat says that is one reason the powers that be keep sending the army off to foreign countries.

I've heard Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld described as many things, but socialist isn't one of them.

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"I think people in the army generally 'love' their country."

Then they are idiots.

Country is for fools and patriotism for idiots.

These army folk are part of the problem not the solution.

They should follow a common purpose instead you mean?

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"I think people in the army generally 'love' their country."

Then they are idiots.

Country is for fools and patriotism for idiots.

These army folk are part of the problem not the solution.

Be nice and say thank you to those awful army types who have protected your right to express such views.

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