Is it over and the US just doesn't know it

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    Time after time ,generation after generation governments at there populous requests and when allowed through there voting powers--the super power of the time is reduced to a small memory of what they once were.

    Is that what is happening to the worlds best country???

    Are we trying so hard to get it right that we are seriously destroying all that made the USA the most generious,compasionate,giving,industrious,educated,kind,wealthy nation in the history of the world that we are going to fail???

    It is fact that you just don't know how great someone or something is till you loose them or it.
     
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    I can remember pissing away trillions in asia for 20-years during the VN war. Then there was the "3rd world debt" crisis when we lent trillions to 3rd world countries instead of investing that money here. Then there was the Gulf war series of trillions more wasted because the government didn't think thru the transportation system mess and our gas guzzlers will leave us bankrupt as gas prices increase.
    This ignores things like the "S&L Bailout" and TARP.

    Eventually the $17-trillion DEBT will sink the US and it will be because the DC whores don't do their jobs. They just whore for Wall Street and K-Street.
     
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    It's over because we've become a nation of fools. Subjects, not citizens. We celebrate greed and money over human life.

    We fail because we deserve to fail.

    ANY nation that wantonly attacks small nations for profit deserves to fail.

    ANY nation that has the GROSS defense budget that we have deserves to fail.

    Any nation that has become the greatest prison nation in human history can hadly call itself "great."
     
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    I realize this might be the start of another flamer thread but....
    Greed is not an evil thing. Greed motivates people to do more. Without a greedy rich person there would not be any jobs.
     
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    No flames necessary brother.

    When greed becomes your central focus, you're doomed.. because greed is never satisfied. No matter how much you have, it's never enough.

    See: Bernie Madoff
     
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    Greed is in itself part of human nature to make it look evil would be to make human nature and life itself evil. What is evil however, is the love of money or worldly things.
    But as I said greed will make people want to do more to maintain their standard of life.
     
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    Greed is not part of human nature. Greed is a misdirected desire.
     
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    I believe it is. Everybody to some level is greedy. Everybody should want to do better in life.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    Doing better in life is called ambition, not greed.

    I do not agree that it is a natural part of human nature.
     

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