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Last edited by MoSurveyor; 06-15-12 at 09:47 AM.
Mt. Rushmore: Three surveyors and some other guy.
Life goes on within you and without you. -Harrison
Hear the echoes of the centuries, Power isn't all that money buys. -Peart
After you learn quantum mechanics you're never really the same again. -Weinberg
the rich are no more interested in killing Iraqis. the entire nation went along with false intelligence, so blaming one class over the other seems pretty disingenuous.And who tells the middle class that killing Iraqis, for instance, is what we like to do? I mean, really??? Did I miss the popular vote for war in 2003?
The second can be true.... for some. However, there are corporation and their owners who benefit mightily from war - and have been doing so for a longtime all over the world. There are some who are more than willing to engage in foreign wars because - while it might mean red for the working class soldiers - it means green to them who build the bombs, tanks, weapons and everything else needed.
We used to say WAR IS GOOD BUSINESS - INVEST YOUR SON. But those for whom war is indeed good business, rarely do invest their sons - at least not today.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
Flash forward to 2020+...
Rand Paul is the best US President (he might win when America falls apart and finally wakes up to the fact that those in power SUCK).
Even if he just does half of what he wants...he is better then all of the rest that I am aware of - on both sides.
My vote would be for Abe lincoln, but I wasn't even alive during that era, I can not properly judge him. Good president none the less.
Bill Clinton gets my vote
Clinton was a very good president, took on many if the basic issues and was beaten down...but he could never have been effective...without Bush Sr.
Just as Obama would not been effective had Bush Jr. not screwed it all up.
Those that debase our current President, tend to ignore what he stepped into.
Put yourself in his shoes....and wonder what you might have done.