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    America As Control State

    As an expat now living elsewhere, the following article gave me cause for pause: www.mises.org/daily/3880
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

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    The article eerily rings true. Hence, I am happy to also be an expat, having moved to escape some of what I perceived to be persecution that I felt could lead exactly to where the article states.
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    Thanks you for the post.

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    Amercia the beautiful ... unless you happen to be poor, i.e. earn under $250,000 dollars per annum. I didn't have a chance to read it comprehensively, but I will, too busy now.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    CT64,

    Exactly!!! One needs quite a bit of cash if one runs into the sky-high medical bills, which are due in part to the medical malpractice insurance that doctors have to fork out in order to have the right to hang their *shingle*.
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Interesting article. In Britain we seem to have started to swing back the other way. Public scrutiny, stop and search and the misuse of the terrosit acts are slowly being reversed after blatent misuse by the last goverment. Money or the lack of it is not such a problem socially as in America, but the feeling that too few people are subsidising the many is growing. As long as we feel that we owe the world a living at the expense of the working people, or those who have worked all their lives and are now retired, we will have a problem. It is also a problem that whereas the majority of the people over here where capable of policing themselves through a sense of moral justice there are now too many people who do not have those feelings any more, and they are the ones who need supervision to provent them spoiling life for the decent majority. Any answers anyune?

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    The website that that article is posted on seems to be an extreme right wing one, so their sentiments are not surprising at all I'm afraid.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    There is much going on in this world and if we were to know it, would shock us to our very core.

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    All one can do is try and obtain as many views and angles as possible to enable one to make an informed decision.

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    I say down with the Whitehouse and down the number 10 downing street for starters ... sadly the British and the Americans are the most horrific warmongers since world world 2. I also hasten to add that my country got involved because our then prime minister (Howard) was a clone of Thatcher in polcy - ugly to look at and ugly as a PM.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    I see the US is pulling out of Afghanistan now, that will please some, all I can see is a blood bath that will follow, if you are going to fight a war then finish it.
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    Pulling out of Afghanistan will be excellent ... especially if you happen to be named Osa ma bin La den ...
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    I am reading a lot of reports that say Obama will not be re-elected and is using the oil spillage as a smoke screen. They also make the point that the oil rig concerned was owned and operated by Americans. Is this a one sided view? Have people really benifited from the compensation which is being paid, so they are in a better position than they would have been had this disaster not happened. Shame Alister Cooke is no longer with us for his views. Opinions would be appreciated.

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    It would not surprise me at all if Bam-bam winds up being a one-term president. There is much speculation that the elections this November will make life very difficult for him. Which serves him right. He can't seem to do anything without adding more to an already unjustified national debt.

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    ah the perils of politics.. IF THE MYANS ARE RIGHT won't make any difference anyway.. time will tell.
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