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BlueMTexpat

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64. Kinzer is absolutely right about the world
Mon Apr 13, 2015, 08:56 AM
Apr 2015

of threats outside the US.

But there are threats to our nation, now more than ever. Still, those threats are from within:

-- radical RW religiosity that seeks to impose itself everywhere in every way on everyone;
-- the NRA and its limitless GUNS, including automatic weapons, with impunity for all gun owners, but especially for white males;
-- an overly intrusive NSA/CIA security state (already mentioned by another poster);
-- the thinly-veiled racist attitudes that have become more overt;
-- the dismantling of our once great public education system;
-- continuing attempts to dismantle Social Security and Medicare;
-- the amassing of wealth into the hands of a selective few who then control all facets of the media and who buy politicians at a scale unprecedented in our history;
-- paying working people wages that are comparable only to a medieval feudal system;
-- a Supreme Court that is stacked with corporate tools and a lower court federal system that is not much better;
-- Etc., etc., etc.

But so long as we focus on ISIS and other "others," we can't see what is right in front of our faces. Every day.

K&R..... daleanime Apr 2015 #1
It is the sacred job of cable news and the main job of main stream media to gin up fear. Fred Sanders Apr 2015 #2
All of our bordering neighbors may be friendly but Palin can see Russia from her house! n/t A Simple Game Apr 2015 #23
"As Putin rears his head ... dmr Apr 2015 #45
Well, she probably could Art_from_Ark Apr 2015 #59
True but only if you understand that they work for their corporate bosses malaise Apr 2015 #27
All About Scamming $$$ billhicks76 Apr 2015 #35
And they have BILLIONS in campaign commercial money on its way in 2016. arcane1 Apr 2015 #52
K&R Octafish Apr 2015 #3
. BlueJazz Apr 2015 #4
That picture would be perfect if there was a young shepherd on the hill hollering "WOLF." n/t A Simple Game Apr 2015 #24
+1 Enthusiast Apr 2015 #41
^^^^This^^^^ Enthusiast Apr 2015 #42
One of my favorites. BlueJazz Apr 2015 #53
The last time I saw that picture, the caption below it read . . . Major Hogwash Apr 2015 #57
And he is 100% correct. bemildred Apr 2015 #5
Our biggest danger is the tyranny we will slide into if we don't get the NSA/CIA Security State rhett o rick Apr 2015 #6
Damn tootin'!! nt hifiguy Apr 2015 #11
+1 a whole bunch! Enthusiast Apr 2015 #40
Well the answer is Clapper. zeemike Apr 2015 #48
I don't think it's one person but a cabal. nm rhett o rick Apr 2015 #54
Well of course you are right. zeemike Apr 2015 #55
True. I was watching old 911 coverage treestar Apr 2015 #7
The "Home of the Brave" is false advertising. Tierra_y_Libertad Apr 2015 #8
And that "Land of the Free" stuff isn't very truthful, either gratuitous Apr 2015 #34
Now just how are attitudes like that going to make the MIC richer? Scuba Apr 2015 #9
+1 Enthusiast Apr 2015 #39
That's why the establishment politicians have to hifiguy Apr 2015 #10
"Overthrow:America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq" . . . brush Apr 2015 #63
The government wants you scared folks. nt Logical Apr 2015 #12
scared people awoke_in_2003 Apr 2015 #28
So true. And allow more legal spying to protect us form evil. nt Logical Apr 2015 #30
how else would the surveillance state justify itself? nt grasswire Apr 2015 #13
Not to mention the MIC -nt 99th_Monkey Apr 2015 #17
Heaven forbid that we would not have an enemy to fear. If we did we might even tackle some of jwirr Apr 2015 #14
I've always said that the other m*tha f*ckin texting driver is more of a threat to my life. L0oniX Apr 2015 #15
Without enemies, there's no reason for a trillion dollar 'Defense' budget. Octafish Apr 2015 #16
thanks! LiberalLovinLug Apr 2015 #22
+1 an entire shit load. Enthusiast Apr 2015 #38
Bingo Omaha Steve Apr 2015 #51
Very powerful. Every time we are told that we were attacked we should at least consider the GoneFishin Apr 2015 #18
1000 K&Rs!! Every citizen needs to wise-up to US/M$M/MIC fear-mongering. 99th_Monkey Apr 2015 #19
Somebody tell Wolf Blitzer. n/t Comrade Grumpy Apr 2015 #20
Not true, we have reason to fear....sadly the true threat to the average American comes from within AuntPatsy Apr 2015 #21
Speaking the truth Thespian2 Apr 2015 #31
K and R DocMac Apr 2015 #25
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. Zorra Apr 2015 #26
"... the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling ..." GoneFishin Apr 2015 #29
both parties are happy to play thier parts in the kabuki theatre of existential threats KG Apr 2015 #32
''To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.'' ~George Orwell DeSwiss Apr 2015 #33
I always thought that some people that read 1984 saw it as a plan. zeemike Apr 2015 #50
Send more money. For more "freedumb." blkmusclmachine Apr 2015 #36
This is the truth! The MIC and the PTB are actively pumping up and exaggerating the threat. Enthusiast Apr 2015 #37
I think this is a bit of an overstatement dsc Apr 2015 #43
We have thousands die every day. From auto accidents, medical accidents, gun accidents Enthusiast Apr 2015 #46
K&R! This post should have hundreds of recommendations! Enthusiast Apr 2015 #44
A relevant Blog... nikto Apr 2015 #47
Many Democrats only feel safe by letting the Government spy on our children. whereisjustice Apr 2015 #49
Republicans claim we are in danger to present themselves as the heroes who will save us. Spitfire of ATJ Apr 2015 #56
The biggest threats are the ones the US's own actions have ended up creating. merrily Apr 2015 #58
But we need a bogey man The Wizard Apr 2015 #60
Bribery doesn't cost, it pays The Wizard Apr 2015 #61
Feeling threatened has not served to unify the American people Martin Eden Apr 2015 #62
Kinzer is absolutely right about the world BlueMTexpat Apr 2015 #64
K&R. Well said. Overseas Apr 2015 #65
The only threats we have to worry about from the outside world d_legendary1 Apr 2015 #66
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