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    Re: Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    No doubt I agree. But how far away is the US from that, I'd say listen to liberal radicals in this country and I determine not far at all.


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    I do not think liberals in this country are stupid enough to think that rioting and vandalizing property because they want to mooch off tax payers will score them cool points or get them what they want.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Hardly....Let's see, 30 years ago I was 18 yrs old and barely even concerned with politics. But I think if you were to do an honest assessment of spending in this country liberals far outweigh the destructive spending that has gone on.


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    And where were you the last 30 years then? Where were you during the last decade when your national debt doubled?
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    Re: Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I do not think liberals in this country are stupid enough to think that rioting and vandalizing property because they want to mooch off tax payers will score them cool points or get them what they want.
    No, rioting will not help as it will work againist us, however I do support non-violent protests.
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    Re: Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    LOLZ I'm in college, thus I have no home budget.
    You're part of the generation that will pay for the excesses of the past.

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    Re: Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    No, rioting will not help as it will work againist us, however I do support non-violent protests.
    Regardless if it is violent protest or a peaceful protest it still looks like spoiled rotten ungrateful children throwing a tantrum.
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    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    By "destructive" do you mean social programs that try to help ordinary people instead of giving tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans?
    Destructive in the sense that many of the members of your generation will be forced to accept a lower standard of living. Many of your cohort will never own their own homes. Their educations will not pay off as they had hoped. They will remember the age of affluence as they experience an era of diminished opportunities and prospects.

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    Re: Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Hardly....Let's see, 30 years ago I was 18 yrs old and barely even concerned with politics. But I think if you were to do an honest assessment of spending in this country liberals far outweigh the destructive spending that has gone on.
    Its funny how you think thats a reasonable arguement but all you're doing is changing the subject. If someone says "the right has spent like crazy as well" and you say "well the left has spent more" you aren't actually addressing the original point. Regardless of what the left has done spending wise there's no denying that both sides have spent far too much, so all you're saying with you're argument is that both sides are to blame.

    In other words, one murderer saying to another "I killed less people than you" doesn't make him any less of a murderer. And a politician who says "well I spent less in deficit than you" doesn't change what he did.

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    Re: Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Dont worry.. American's dont have the balls to demonstrate against the government. Not to mention the US has not cut spending in generations.... And for the record.. the Greeks got into this trouble thanks to a right wing government.. UPS!
    if America was a race, this post would = racism

    but it isn't, so this is just bigotry.

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    Re: Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    if America was a race, this post would = racism

    but it isn't, so this is just bigotry.
    No it is factual. Not my fault you are ashamed of your countrymen's lack of political action.
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    Re: Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    No it is factual. Not my fault you are ashamed of your countrymen's lack of political action.
    pure bigotry.

    We are a huge nation, one with a history of directly challenging government

    you are just a hater that can't see straight. pathetic really

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