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A Disillusioned 99'er Shares His Disappointment With The American Dream, Welcomes Death

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Mon, 02/14/2011 - 15:14 | 960434 Sockeye
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This is beyond sad. Revolution is happening, not just in Egypt.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 15:26 | 960487 i.knoknot
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sad indeed.

but there is no revolution. we've become the masters of insulation, so while the likes of mark die in their bedrooms, their neighbors (10-20 feet away) munch on burger-king and watch am-idol. oblivious.

while the pensions are virtually raided by seemingly decent folk, the elderly are figuring out how to prepare 50lb bags of dry-dogfood so that it's somewhat edible.

the insulation between act and result is so thick on all fronts, and the human brain is so disinterested and and/or incapable of managing what it all means... that it is and will continue. until, as egypt proved, the wheat stops.

if i don't see it, it must not be real. and they don't want me to see it. there is no revolution of consequence.

"could you pass the ketchup, please? and hand me the remote - thanks."

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 15:40 | 960553 jus_lite_reading
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"God bless the unemployed and poor and elderly and disabled. God bless America and the American people except the tycoons and politicians -- may God retain the sins of tycoons and politicians and phony preachers and send them to the Devil."

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 15:50 | 960620 Dr. No
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"You have to consider the possibility that God doesn't like you, he never wanted you."  -Tyler Durden

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 15:53 | 960637 Azannoth
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Did 'God' ever consider the possibility that I don't like him and or never wanted him ?

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 16:04 | 960694 downrodeo
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Did 'God' ever consider the possibility that I don't like him and or never wanted him ?

 

Would you care if s/he did?

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 17:20 | 961125 LowProfile
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YOU are God.  Wake the fuck up!

Also, I have a hard time feeling sorry for this guy. 

If he really was that desperate, all he had to do to secure food and shelter was to track down his elected representative and bitchslap him!

Three hots and a cot, bitchez!!!

And if that's "too radical" for you, just throw a fuckin' brick through a bank window!  Jesuz H Fucking Chrizt!

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 17:34 | 961208 asdasmos
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“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing?
Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing?
Then why call him God?"

 - Epicurus

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 19:52 | 961767 Oquities
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god willing, the gift of free will beats being the puppet of the omnipotent.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:11 | 961837 chopper read
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with the $trillions spent on 'bail outs' for insider cronies, we could have fed the unemployed steak and eggs every day for decades.  was it worth it?

‎...too bad this gentleman didn't take David Rockefeller with him before he felt he had to go.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:34 | 961933 Michael
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David Rockefeller confronted at Chilean Airport during vacations (ENG/SPA)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFWzDFjBKUw

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 21:56 | 962192 Haywood Jablowme
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JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE MORE "LONE WOLVES"  (AS OUR GLORIOUS VP BIDEN LIKES TO TERM IT) STARTS FLYING AIRPLANES AND DRIVING THEIR NEW CARS (THANKS TO THE CASH-4-CLUNKERS PROGRAM) INTO MORE IRS BUILDINGS.....

VIVE LA REVOLUCION BIZNITCHES!

 

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 22:22 | 962289 Bartanist
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And what do the elitist parasites in power care about people destroying themselves to wound a few lowly IRS agents and a bit of real estate. For it to matter to them it would have to affect their selfish *sses directly. Then they might listen.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 23:22 | 962428 Haywood Jablowme
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That's what guys like me are sticking around for.  So what the fuck now?

 

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 01:45 | 962547 Michael
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What do our elected public servants expect to happen to them when they manufacture utter hopelessness for such a large scale of our population?

20%+ unemployment. Families being foreclosed on by the millions. No hope of productive prosperous lives for millions of young people. 43+ million people on food stamps. Out of control inflation in the price of education, healthcare, food and energy, etc.

Bailouts and laws passed to benefit the rich wealthy elite and special interests. Putting we the people under a constant state of surveillance, getting the US into senseless wars killing and maiming many of our men on the battlefield and bankrupting our country chasing the boogieman.

Public servants refusing to discuss real issues of importance to many of us like the controlled demolition of building 7, Agenda 21, Codex Alimentarius, the police state feeling us up and irradiating us at airports, leaving the corporate controlled media in charge of the talking point memos and continually trying to socially engineer freedom out of our lives, etc.

Our elected servants have given the American people more than enough reasons to take matters into our own hands exacting our own form of justice because our government delivers none on our behalf. No banksters jailed for fraud and ruining our economy and our lives etc.

The French people had a unique way to deal with unruly public servants, guillotines!  It will come to guillotines and the killing of many more public servants if they don't get on the side of Main Street Americans real soon and respect our Constitution.

The American people need no more reasons, given to us by our elected servants, to take matters into our own hands. It is amazing we have been so restraind, giving them the benefit of the doubt for so long. No more. What is going to happen now has been 100% expected and there is nothing the control freak government can do about it.

What do they expect? When people lose everything and have nothing left to lose, they lose it!

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 00:43 | 962621 snowball777
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk41Gbjljfo

Dear God,

hope you got the letter, and...

I pray

you can make it better down here.

I don't mean a big reduction in the price of beer

but all the people that you made in your image,

see them starving on their feet

'cause they don't get enough to eat

from God


I can't believe in you

Dear God,

sorry to disturb you, but...

I feel that I should be heard

loud and clear.

We all need a big reduction

in amount of tears

and all the people that you made in your image,

see them fighting in the street

'cause they can't make opinions meet

about God,


I can't believe in you

Did you make disease, and the diamond blue?

Did you make mankind after we made you?

And the devil too?

Dear God,

don't know if you noticed, but...

your name is on a lot of quotes in this book,

and us crazy humans wrote it,

you should take a look,

and all the people that you made in your image

still believing that junk is true.

Well I know it ain't,

and so do you,

Dear God,

I can't believe in

I don't believe in

I won't believe

in heaven and hell.

No saints, no sinners,

no devil as well.

No pearly gates, no thorny crown.

You're always letting us humans down.

The wars you bring,

the babes you drown.

Those lost at sea and never found,

and it's the same the whole world 'round.

The hurt I see

helps to compound

that Father, Son and Holy Ghost

is just somebody's unholy hoax,


and if you're up there

you'd perceive

that my heart's here upon my sleeve.

If there's one thing I don't believe in

It's you. Dear God!

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 21:13 | 962070 asdasmos
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"Blind faith is an ironic gift to return to the Creator of human intelligence."

– Anonymous

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 21:56 | 962193 Hugh_Jorgan
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More regurgitation, eh? You might want to take some time off to learn something about yourself and the world. Come back when you have something of your own to say.

 

BTW, sorry about taking up your whole evening.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 22:23 | 962296 asdasmos
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"When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion"

– Robert Pirsig

 

I can go all day.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 21:15 | 962071 asdasmos
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"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours."

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 21:52 | 962179 Hugh_Jorgan
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Love that bravado-laced circular reasoning. Secular Humanism; the red Kool-Aid of philisophcal worldviews. I was on your path once, I hope you enjoy your emptiness, my friend.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 22:26 | 962300 asdasmos
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"If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God, and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul."

– Isaac Asimov

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 00:04 | 962560 Michael
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I believe the purpose of humans is to become as the creator of the universe is. To become as God is, if you will.

One caveat; Not everyone gets in the club. First you must qualify.

Note: God is not a singular entity in and of itself.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 00:44 | 962611 asdasmos
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wow.

One more because 'God is not a singular entity in and of itself.'

 

"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful."

– Seneca the Younger

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 01:07 | 962649 Hephasteus
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God is a strawman or a voodoo doll.

Yet when you shake it. It moves the ghost region.

It should act according to rules. But there are distractions and magicians with sleight of hand and ways of confusion and obfuscation in both heaven and earth.

However the days come when the crows land on the strawman's head, shit all over it and eat the corn anyway.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL7TRu7dTFQ

 

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 01:08 | 962652 Michael
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Wow is right, because you are not capable of handling the truth.

When people die they are either accepted into the house, recycled to try again, or destroyed because there is no redeeming value in them.

Has nothing to do with religion. Religion is a social construct of man to explain his soundings from ancient times tainted with false presumptions.

It has something to do with Yin and Yang, where one side has over powered the other side.

The balance will be restored.

 

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 01:27 | 962674 asdasmos
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Ok Michael, so how do you know this again?

 

One more for good measure.

 

"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof."

– Christopher Hitchens

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 01:28 | 962682 asdasmos
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Tue, 02/15/2011 - 01:36 | 962691 Michael
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I will leave you with this without further discussion on this issue on my part. The near ending of these videos are the most important parts.

The Calling by Maxwell Igan - Full HD Version

http://www.myspace.com/michaelwiseguy/videos/video/101444991

ESOTERIC AGENDA NAPISY PL FULL

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5407431706601832542#

KYMATICA

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6736722752013377089#

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 01:40 | 962712 asdasmos
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Did that last one get to you?

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 01:51 | 962722 Michael
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OK, I'll play.

Nothing gets to me.

As I was described by others, A very thick skin this one has.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 02:10 | 962726 asdasmos
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And yet, you still seem to have bypassed my original inquiry.

 

"....so how do you know this again?"

 

And please keep the quote below in mind.

 

"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof."

– Christopher Hitchens

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 02:25 | 962765 Michael
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I know this from experiencing the intermingling of my spirit with that of the creators.

An actual event that took place in my life.

I wish everyone could have an opportunity to experience it.

The overwhelming amount of love you feel is without possible explanation.

I'm sorry if you cannot accept this and to clarify, I have no acceptance of faith, as it is without reason.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 03:01 | 962787 asdasmos
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Listen, the onus is proof is not on the atheist. I am not procliaming anything. How do you attribute those feelings to one particular belief and/or system of beliefs?

 

Lets use an example. Scientology (or lets say islam/judaism/christianity if you can't take that seriously). There are ardent supporters who believe they will be saved by Xenu and just say "I know this from experiencing the intermingling of my spirit with that of Xenu (god/angels/muhammed or what have you)". There is always someone who is firm believer saying that they know this for sure.

 

Why should I believe you and not the imams, the priests, the rabbis or the scientologists? It is all the same.

 

(Edit: Can't forget all the different sects and offshoots as well)

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 03:17 | 962802 Michael
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I do not prescribe to any religion of this Earth.

I must admit I was brought up Catholic. I studied all kinds of religions starting about 25 years ago when I was awakened. I'm going on 50 now.

Faith is an excuse to accept without question. It must have been invented by our overlords.

If you like to read, as I do not but whatever, a good starting point would be;

Mystery of the Ages, you can get a Free copy if you like. Really, absolutely free.

http://www.thetrumpet.com/s/mysteryoftheages/index.php?gclid=CPCLkaPMiacCFc4M2godoGcGfg

All I can really tell you is, it's a journey and it takes time. Time not being of any relevance in that vast scheme of things.

 

 

 

 

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 03:43 | 962817 asdasmos
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You are unrelenting in this bible pushing huh? I do like reading, yet I will refuse to waste my time when the book begins it's first chapter on yet another interpretation of the bible. I also hope that you do know that age is not a measure of intelligence, just in case you wanted to hint at that.

 

Now this is an interesting one; you don't perscribe to any religion of this earth. Then what religion do you perscribe to and where is it from?

 

You also say you do not like to read. May I suggest a book while we are at it. I'll assume you have not read this, it is a great one to start you off.

http://www.amazon.com/God-Delusion-Richard-Dawkins/dp/0618918248/ref=ntt...

 

 

I think the only mystery is 'why people still believe in this shit.'

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 03:45 | 962827 Michael
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You are unrelenting in this bible pushing huh?

No. The Bible is just a reference, although a good one, if you will, the King James version only.

It is a very intricate puzzle to figure out.

Age is certainly a measure as our forefathers have included age in the Constitution for a reason.  The youth are not experienced enough. 

I prescribe to no religion period.

How do you think the Tea Parties came about without a leader?

How do you think the Egyptian Revolution came about with a leader?

The scholars are still scratching their heads on those two.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 03:52 | 962830 asdasmos
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I don't think either one of us will get anywhere on this with each other. You are clearly set in your ways.

 

I will leave you to read and re-read the king james bible version. Good luck on the puzzle.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 04:04 | 962837 Michael
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I will leave you with this.

The Internet is a collective mind of the masses aimed at the few that would prefer to keep us under their control.

We are better armed than they are.

The pen is mightier than the sword.

I would love to see them try to shut us down.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 05:10 | 962866 asdasmos
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Ok, but this has nothing to do with what we were arguing about.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 04:32 | 962850 RighteousRampage
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Not to be snarky, but I once felt an "overwhelming amount of love" after a few hits of MDMA. 

 

Beautiful and awakening as it was, I'm thinking that it might not be cause to rejoice in the Almighty.  Do you have any evidence of your intermingling with the creators or just the experience you felt and a hunch as to its origin.  

 

Btw "without possible explanation" is hard to swallow.  That said, as an agnostic, I believe in the limits of my own intuitive powers, so while the likelihoods are low, imo, that we are part of something larger, I will not discount the possibility entirely.

 

RR

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 05:08 | 962853 Michael
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See; String Theory. NOVA had a good show on it.

I'll get you started;

PBS NOVA - The Elegant Universe Part 1 of 7

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NWoxdJ1sIk

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
5,6-Methylenedioxy-2-aminoindane (MDAI) is a drug developed in the 1990s by a team led by David E. Nichols at Purdue University. It acts as a non-neurotoxic and highly selective serotonin releasing agent (SSRA) in vitro and produces mild entactogen effects in humans.

Chemistry
The chemical structure of MDAI is indirectly derived from that of the illicit drug MDA, but the alpha-methyl group of the alkylamino amphetamine side chain has been bound back to the benzene nucleus to form an indane ring system, which changes its pharmacological properties substantially.

Effects
The family of drugs typified by MDMA produce their effects through multiple mechanisms of action in the body, and consequently produce three distinct cues which animals can be trained to respond to: a stimulant cue typified by drugs such as methamphetamine, a hallucinogen cue typified by drugs such as LSD and DOM, and an "entactogen-like" cue which is produced by drugs such as MDAI and MBDB. These drugs cause drug-appropriate responses in animals trained to recognize the effects of MDMA, but do not produce responses in animals trained selectively to respond to stimulants or hallucinogens. Because these compounds selectively release serotonin in the brain but have little effect on dopamine or noradrenaline levels, they can produce empathogenic effects but without any stimulant action, instead being somewhat sedating.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 05:35 | 962873 Michael
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Food for thought.

The Stock Market is just one object of reality sucking the the life blood out of all the other market realities surrounding it.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 06:26 | 962895 Michael
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I Just Uploaded this video. Please spread it around if you can.

Jacksonville Paint The Town Ron 2.0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-tkNVvEyro

 

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 08:06 | 962936 asdasmos
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@Hugh_Jorgan  Wait a minute, the circular reasoning is within religion.

 

The bible is the word of god. how can you be sure of this?

Beacause the bible says so. why believe it?

The bible is infallible. why is it infallible? ..... because the the bible is the word of god.....

 

Apply to all belief systems & GTFO.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:42 | 961966 ZerOhead
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+1000

Great post!

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 21:44 | 962148 Hugh_Jorgan
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It's called "Free Will", pinhead. Without it we are just sock puppets.

If that is hard to understand, then put away the computer and pick up the remote, Jerseylicious is about to start.

PEOPLE need to stop blaming God for all of the lousy crap that PEOPLE do to other PEOPLE! Geddit'?

It's time to grow a brain, or maybe just have someone help you kick-start the one you have, you'll be much happier when once you do.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 23:20 | 962441 Sam Clemons
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Like.

It really comes down to personal responsibility.

“I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.”

Robert Heinlein

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 08:33 | 962946 asdasmos
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How did we sway from the argument of god to thoughts on free will?

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