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  1. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
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    My country has lost its mind and hates me.   

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  2. Vince Guerra Member
    Vince Guerra
    @VinceGuerra

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    My country has lost its mind and hates me.

    No, it’s always hated us. 

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  3. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    My country has lost its mind and hates me.

    No, it’s always hated us.

    Something is different.  There was a time it pretended to like me and mine.  Now not so much.  So now I am trying to figure out how to leave it.

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  4. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    It’s not your country that hates you. It’s your elected Representatives. And some would say that apathy is worse than hate.

    Let’s face it: they’re just not that into us. 

     

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  5. Western Chauvinist Member
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    @WesternChauvinist

    Tucker’s wrong about Americans paying for all of it, though. It’s all funny money at some point. We can’t possibly cover the spending our government is doing. Not even our kids will be able to work to pay it off. This is how collapse happens. Slowly at first, then all of a sudden.

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  6. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Tucker’s wrong about Americans paying for all of it, though. It’s all funny money at some point. We can’t possibly cover the spending our government is doing. Not even our kids will be able to work to pay it off. This is how collapse happens. Slowly at first, then all of a sudden.

    Seems to me that as of COVID we entered the end phase.  Sort of like when a bubble collapses.  Everybody understands it is failing so is just stealing all they can any way they can.

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  7. EHerring Coolidge
    EHerring
    @EHerring

    Their names need to be etched in stone. When the collapse comes, younger folks need to know who to punish for this. I hope they go though the country like Sherman went through the South, destroying the property and impoverishing the wealthy who took the country to that point. When the collapse comes, walls won’t protect them.

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  8. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    EHerring (View Comment):

    Their names need to be etched in stone. When the collapse comes, younger folks need to know who to punish for this. I hope they go though the country like Sherman went through the South, destroying the property and impoverishing the wealthy who took the country to that point. When the collapse comes, walls won’t protect them.

    It will be blamed on GOP and Trump.    

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  9. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    @DaveSchmidt

    If we are willing to spend billions to “defend American interests,” then let’s build the wall.

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  10. drlorentz Member
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    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Tucker’s wrong about Americans paying for all of it, though. It’s all funny money at some point. We can’t possibly cover the spending our government is doing. Not even our kids will be able to work to pay it off. This is how collapse happens. Slowly at first, then all of a sudden.

    Umm… no. Inflation monitizes debt. It’s not going to get paid off by our kids, their kids. It’s being paid off right now and in the near future. All they have to do is make the money printer go brrr. That’s Modern Monetary Theory.

    This may soon be worth more that a $20 bill. I mean, it should be, right? It’s 100 trillion dollars. In a related story, the Russian ruble is higher than it’s been in over two years. Those economic sanctions are doin’ just great (for them). 

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  11. I Walton Member
    I Walton
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    it’s pretty simple.  We’re the largest economy in history, probably the most diverse ever, and we succeeded  by bottom up, choice,  folks making decisions, screwing up but some gradually figuring things out.  Authorities and power  increasingly gets passed to governments, first state governments but they screwed up and wasted money so we moved authority to the Federal government.  They settled in , were less corrupt and rather quickly figured out that they didn’t really understand much about the broader country they were in theory supposed to worry about, but they had authority to spend money and do things, so they did.   They had to pretend that what they did mattered to the nation but it didn’t.  With time, as happens with all organizations especially if they don’t have to compete with others to survive, they gradually narrowed, specialized in a smaller group of interests and now they control critical levers and are getting more rotten with time.  It’s not novel or new, it’s what happened to every country that ever existed.  Some lasted longer than others, but they all gathered power narrowed, rotted and died.   We were new, our founders studied the phenomena and figured out that if we kept power with people, groups, business, guilds, farmers, we’d figure out out how to  make things better.  We did.  It was miraculous, but the same thing has happened to us that happened to every other country or big place that ever existed.  Centralization, rot and death.  We’re just entering the death phase and we’ve enough folks that understood who we were and how we became that, to oppose the usual source of death.   

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  12. EHerring Coolidge
    EHerring
    @EHerring

    I Walton (View Comment):

    it’s pretty simple. We’re the largest economy in history, probably the most diverse ever, and we succeeded by bottom up, choice, folks making decisions, screwing up but some gradually figuring things out. Authorities and power increasingly gets passed to governments, first state governments but they screwed up and wasted money so we moved authority to the Federal government. They settled in , were less corrupt and rather quickly figured out that they didn’t really understand much about the broader country they were in theory supposed to worry about, but they had authority to spend money and do things, so they did. They had to pretend that what they did mattered to the nation but it didn’t. With time, as happens with all organizations especially if they don’t have to compete with others to survive, they gradually narrowed, specialized in a smaller group of interests and now they control critical levers and are getting more rotten with time. It’s not novel or new, it’s what happened to every country that ever existed. Some lasted longer than others, but they all gathered power narrowed, rotted and died. We were new, our founders studied the phenomena and figured out that if we kept power with people, groups, business, guilds, farmers, we’d figure out out how to make things better. We did. It was miraculous, but the same thing has happened to us that happened to every other country or big place that ever existed. Centralization, rot and death. We’re just entering the death phase and we’ve enough folks that understood who we were and how we became that, to oppose the usual source of death.

    Will invest in more food kits for grandkids and seeds.  When the cities go hungry, they will go ferel and are not far from it now. 

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