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Independence Day? 79% Of Americans Are Fine With The Current Level Of Tyranny

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Submitted by Michael Snyder of The American Dream blog,

On July 4th, the United States will celebrate Independence Day once again.  But who in the world are we trying to kid?  Our founders intended to create a society where freedom and liberty would be maximized, but that is not what America looks like today.  Instead, we live in a country that literally has millions of laws, rules and regulations.  We have a government that is obsessed with spying on the entire planet and that tries to watch, monitor, track and record as much information about all of us as it possibly can.  A “Big Brother” surveillance grid is being constructed all around us, and our militarized police are becoming more brutal with each passing day.  Sadly, most Americans don’t seem too alarmed by any of this.  In fact, a new Gallup survey has found that 79 percent of Americans are “satisfied” with the level of freedom in this nation.  That is a very alarming statistic.

If most people believe that everything is “just fine”, then our leaders are going to feel free to keep doing the same things that they have been doing.

That is why it is so frustrating that so many American “sheeple” appear to be so apathetic about the loss of our freedoms and our liberties.

But it was not all bad news in the Gallup survey.  Let’s take a look at the good news first…

The Good News

The good news is that Gallup has asked this question many times before, and over the years the percentage of Americans that are satisfied with the level of freedom in this country has been going down.  In fact, the latest figure of 79 percent is the lowest number that Gallup has ever recorded, and it puts us below 35 other countries

Seventy-nine percent of US residents are satisfied with their level of freedom, down from 91 percent in 2006, according to the Gallup survey, released Tuesday.


That 12-point drop pushes the United States from among the highest in the world in terms of perceived freedom to 36th place, outside the top quartile of the 120 countries sampled, trailing Paraguay, Rwanda, and the autonomous region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

So yes, Americans are way too apathetic about the loss of our freedoms and liberties, but at least the numbers are going in the right direction.

That shows that we are making progress.

And other recent surveys show this progress as well.

For example, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center, 74 percent of Americans do not believe that they have “to give up privacy in order to be safe from terrorism”.

That is a good sign.

And Americans are more dissatisfied with the federal government than ever before as well.

Gallup has found that a whopping 79 percent of Americans believe that there is widespread corruption throughout the government.

That is a new all-time high.

And Gallup has also discovered that confidence in Congress has fallen to a brand new all-time record low…

Americans’ confidence in Congress has sunk to a new low. Seven percent of Americans say they have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in Congress as an American institution, down from the previous low of 10% in 2013. This confidence is starkly different from the 42% in 1973, the first year Gallup began asking the question.

In fact, Gallup found that confidence in all three branches of the federal government is declining.

So there are definitely signs that the American people are waking up.

But the numbers also show that there is still so much work to do.

The Bad News

The bad news is that most of the country still appears to be deeply asleep.  Our liberties and freedoms are eroding with each passing day, and most Americans simply do not care.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that the TSA is fondling thousands of women and children in airports all over the nation every single day.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that the NSA is recording billions of our phone calls and emails.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that our police are becoming increasingly militarized.  As I wrote about the other day, there were only about 3,000 SWAT raids in the United States back in 1980.  But today, there are more than 80,000 SWAT raids per year in this country.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that a baby was recently maimed for life when a police officer threw a grenade into his crib during a SWAT team raid.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that police recently tasered a man 18 times.  In fact, it barely made a blip on the national news.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that the Obama administration has discussed making gun owners wear RFID tracking bracelets.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that a new California law would allow police to confiscate guns based on accusation alone.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that our public schools have been transformed into “Big Brother” indoctrination centers.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that the U.S. border is considered to be a “Constitution-free zone” where officials can freely grab your computer and copy your hard drive.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that people are being sent to prison for collecting rain water on their own property.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that facial recognition technology is being installed all over the nation.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that the Obama administration has expressed a desire to establish a national DNA database.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that our cell phones are essentially high tech surveillance devices.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that if you type the wrong thing into a search engine that the police could come knocking on your door.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that local governments all over the country are now using automated license plate readers to scan our license plates.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that the federal government is grabbing hundreds of thousands of acres of private land all over the country.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that Bible-believing Christians are regularly identified as “religious extremists” in official government training materials.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that the federal government has identified dozens of different categories of Americans as “potential terrorists“.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that we have a president that is treating the Constitution like a piece of toilet paper.

I could go on for hours, but I think that you get the point.

We are becoming a little bit more like tyrannical regimes such as Nazi Germany and North Korea with each passing day.

We aren’t there yet, but that is the path that we are on.

And once our liberties and freedoms are gone, they will be exceedingly difficult to ever get back.

So please help us wake up more Americans while we still can.

Time is running out.


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Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:00 | 4923293 JLee2027
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Gallup is a joke. Surveys can be manipulated to say anything. Besides which, it only takes a hard core 10% to start a revolt.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:06 | 4923306 LetThemEatRand
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Can't even blame Gallup for this monstrosity of a story.  If you read carefully, his entire list of things Americans are supposedly okay with, is not based on any survey at all.  He cites a couple of surveys that asked general questions.  Okay, most people think everything is fine because they are in the matrix.  But then he prefaces his entire specific list with "apparently, most Americans don't seem to care about...."

The real problem is that most Americans don't even know about his list.  They watch TV and are blissfully ignorant of the items on the list.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:07 | 4923315 knukles
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Interestingly, we'll all be celebrating the 4th.
The Government and Media will express such via idolatry and "remembrances" of fallen soldiers.

When in fact, July 4th is not a date that had any conflict.
It was the date upon which the Declaration of Independence was signed.

Nobody was hurt at the signing.

It is supposedly the day upon which we celebrate social values of personal freedoms, of self expression and economic independence from an overly intrusive Government.

Is that what you see being celebrated?

I didn't think so.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:09 | 4923322 Anusocracy
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Control is a very successful survival strategy.

Government is control.

Government will grow at the expense of more beneficial behaviors.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:15 | 4923341 fonzannoon
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One of my wifes friends posted on facebook today "THIS IS WHAT PROGRESS LOOKS LIKE!" and under it was the huge headline of the NFP 288k number today. My wife's job laid off a bunch of people this week so she was in a raw mood and asked me to post a response under her fb name. So I told her to ask that person what % of the jobs created were part time jobs and why is the labor participation rate at a 35 year low.

The person currently has about 100 "likes". My wife's response is the first response under his stupid post and neither he, nor anyone else has taken a shot at the questions. Nobody cares. It's all good.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:24 | 4923372 Bay of Pigs
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79% of Americans are brain dead idiots.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:26 | 4923384 fonzannoon
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Dude that is way too low. 

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:42 | 4923440 CH1
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They are still inside the Milgram Obedience Experiment.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:54 | 4923458 ZerOhead
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"Most Americans don’t seem to care that the Obama administration has discussed making gun owners wear RFID tracking bracelets."

If you really want to clean up corruption and terrorism and everything else wrong in the world it would be smarter just to chip the politicians/bankers/neocons/neolibs etc. and focus the 60,000 NSA operatives on watching every move they make.

After all aren't they supposed to be working for "We The People"?

Public servants my ass... self servants is what they are.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:59 | 4923787 linniepar
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My rant from earlier.

This Independence day, remember you are free! Free from monetary oppression, free to eat wood pulp in your burgers, free to contribute your hard earned money to "find a cure", free to have a gay marriage (not recognized federally), free to stand in "First Amendment zones" to speak your mind, free to wave your Chinese made American flags, free to let the government spy on you and not care (doh!), free to enjoy your declining wages while real prices sky rocket, free to not choose whether to buy health insurance, free to be told you have ADD and that you need some pharmaceutical to fix you, free to continue to go to college riding on federal student loans, free to have your personal data sold to third party companies, free to watch and listen to the mainstream media controlled by 6 corporations, and most importantly, you are free to ignore your ignorance!America, Fuck Yeah!


Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:17 | 4923821 BLOTTO
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I believe the 79% would refer to it as 'freedom,' not tyranny...



Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:30 | 4924501 JR
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Where are the flags this Independence Day in the “Land of the Free”? In my neighborhood this week, a hopeful realtor planted an American flag as a gift from his agency in everyone’s front lawn; and all, save a few, promptly pulled them up.

Today I drove through another residential area (about 30 houses) and saw two flags, quite a difference from the July 4ths of America's happier yesteryears.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:59 | 4923501 CCanuck
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Fonz, forgive Bay of Pigs, he is a hardcore optimist.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:27 | 4923385 Boris Alatovkrap
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Is time for great purge, no? What is Mr. Benjamin Franklin saying, "Ever so often is must water tree of liberty with blood of revolution"?

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:50 | 4923472 22winmag
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Jefferson said that, but your enthusiasm is appreciated.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:57 | 4923495 Escrava Isaura
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This title is 100% right….. giving and take .005% ‘might’ assume that: Something is not right!

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:26 | 4923572 TahoeBilly2012
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Who is ready to be water? 

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:29 | 4923393 Anusocracy
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I would put it at 98+%.

The universe is almost entirely dumb matter, so is mankind.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:38 | 4923418 TahoeBilly2012
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50% of baseball is 90% mental and 90% of American's do not want to beleive that their Country is in trouble. Why should they, things aren't that bad really. The slow burn continues and the more the PTB suceed in the slow burn, the more people the can keep off the streets who just tell their friends "stay cool man, don't go out there...hey did you hear about the fireworks at...."

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:55 | 4923488 PrecipiceWatching
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Well, at least we beat self-absorbed, socialist-loving Eurotrash, in which apparently 90%+ are brain dead idiots.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 05:20 | 4924189 Lea
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The "Eurotrash, self-absorbed idiots" have been able to pull off mass protests America can't even dream of.

So much for "self-absorbed", when Americans may rant in front of their TV, but can't seem to get off their backsides to even join a rally. Have you seen the appallingly weak number of participants in any given American protest march?

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 09:22 | 4924407 Buckaroo Banzai
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Who is more pathetic, the people who don't bother protesting, or the ones that turn out in millions only to see things get even worse in their country?

Protest marches and rallies are for fools.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 04:43 | 4924170 mc225
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worldwide, it's a ship of fools

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 02:56 | 4926142 SF beatnik
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A check of Yahoo new, Google news, and MSN news. No mention of what is going on at the border. 


This is not an interesting  story?


This is not an important story?


I think most Ameicans who know about it feel it's very important, whether they like the invasion or not.


The MSM's avoidance of it is just more evidence of how the ruling elites control public opinion by controlling corporate media.


Gotta go to Drudge for coverage of this. The Drudge Report covers it extensively, every day. 


Point being that Ameicans aren't stupid, for the most part. The MSM keeps them in the dark about lots of important things.

(But why?) 
Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:27 | 4923387 LetThemEatRand
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"One of my wifes friends posted on facebook today...."

Just for a second, I thought you were an old school mormon, Fonz!

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:35 | 4923408 fonzannoon
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OT and sorry if this is long and throws the thread off but fuck snyder anyway. So I pay a shit ton of money for health insurance. A few weeks ago I go golfing. a day later I find a tick on my leg. My wife yells "we pay so much goddamn money for insurance you better go to the doctor". One of my friends is a nurse. I call her first and she tells me to bring the tick so they can test it. I bring it. It was a Saturday and the Doctor working tells me he does not need the tick, That if the tick has lyme, by the time they get the test back I could be affected by the lyme. So they get rid of the tick and just start me on antibiotics for the lyme and test my blood for a baseline and then test it again 2 weeks later (today).

I go back today and the primary doctor whose office it is was in.  he asks me to recount what happened. I tell him. 

Him: were you able to get in here with the tick? Me: Yes Him: Fantastic Me: your guy threw it out. said there was no need to test it Him: What??? (he then goes on to tell me that was wrong and they should have tested it as a precaution) Him: is there any wound or infection from the tick bite? Me: no (I show him) Him: good...he then put you on antibiotics? Me: Yes, amoxicillin for the Lyme Him: (puts his head in his hands and curses) Me: What the fuck is that about? Him: The Dr. put you on the wrong antibiotic. He treated you for the infection you did not have. Not lyme. Me: so I came in here with a tick and no infection and your guy threw out the tick and treated me not for lyme but for an infection I don't have. Him: that's correct Me: I did not take the antibiotics. Him: smart move on your part, that will be a $50 co pay.
Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:04 | 4923515 LetThemEatRand
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Best damn healthcare system in the world!   Guy walks into the doctor's office and says "it hurts when I lift my arm."  Doctor says "stop lifting your arm."  Guy says, "but how do I hail Obama, then?"  Doctor is whisked away by men wearing black shirts, tan pants, black boots.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:24 | 4923566 Yen Cross
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Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:36 | 4923596 LetThemEatRand
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Not to go further off topic, but pretty sure Fonz doesn't have O-Bunga-Care.  It was already broken.  Obunghole broke the broken window.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:31 | 4923942 Yen Cross
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 It was my fault Rand. I should have reserved my "common core" thoughts for another appropriate thread.

  I assume full responsibility. (unheard of in this day and age)

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 09:53 | 4924440 Dublinmick
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A very wise decision not taking the antibiotics. It is only in an extreme emergency I would consider them. After cipro years ago I noticed an old achilles heel tear came back. I do believe like they say it weakens ligaments among other things.

New antibiotics genetically alter bacteria.

A U.S. military publication, The Air Force Times, made the connection that victims of Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome (“Floxies”) have been screaming about for years – that Gulf War Illness is tied to Cipro. In an article entitled, “New FDA warnings on Cipro may tie into Gulf War Illness,” it was noted that the August, 2013 update to the warning labels of all fluoroquinolone antibiotics stating that PERMANENT peripheral neuropathy is a possible adverse effect, prompted The Air Force Times to make the connection.

Civilians suffering from Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome (an adverse reaction to a fluoroquinolone – Cipro/Ciprofloxacin, Levaquin/Levofloxacin, Avelox/Moxifloxacin, Floxin/Ofloxacin and others) have noted the similarities between Gulf War illness and Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome for years. It is beyond likely, it is probable, that they are one in the same.


Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:30 | 4923395 Thought Processor
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That means 21% have woken up.   That's a lot in my opinion.  


And I would imagine that the awakening process will be escalating soon..........


You can only spin these plates for so long.  Eventually the US will get it's share of everything that's been going down as the worldwide energy balance continues to tip out of our favor.




Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:19 | 4923357 TeethVillage88s
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Holy Shiite, you're Right.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:33 | 4923403 putaipan
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crappy link to a crappy idea (we do/will need a general strike at some point) but a good summary of the notion of a "corporatized" america.    we're gonna need another fourth.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:36 | 4923415 nmewn
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When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Hell, reading this, it almost sounds like they were talking about where we are now ;-)

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good...illegal immigration enforcement.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them....NLRB.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures...Vichy DC.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries...FISA judges.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance...Czars-IRS-HHS-EPA/regulators.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures...DHS.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power...again, NSA-FISA-CIA-Pentagon.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:08 | 4923525 Stoploss
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Independence from what?  Celebrate shitting all over veterans? 

I saw an Army commercial the other day, the slogan read 'Join the Army, and fight for democracy'.  That's it.

The message came across very clearly:  'Join the Army, go fight and die somewhere for democracy'  I haven't seen it since. Straight out of Starship Troopers. LOL!!!

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:56 | 4924054 xtop23
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Why the fuk would anyone down vote knucks for his post?



Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:29 | 4924721 Reset
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The only thing that I will be celebrating on the 4th will be the grand idea that our Founding Fathers had constructed and established but now has died. The country we live in today is not worth celebrating. Celebrate the ideal, not modern day America. 

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:22 | 4924590 TheReplacement
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Yeah but did you see that goal?!  Kim's ass is so big now...  Herro kitty.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:07 | 4923312 max2205
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I need a 15 pt list and a bonus chart

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:33 | 4923405 Falling Down
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More like 3%.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:40 | 4923428 junction
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Not just surveys can be manipulated.  The news media routinely reports on the 5-4 division on many Supreme Court decisions yet ignores the fact the Justice Stephen Breyer votes with the other three "liberal" justices only when there are five "radical right" justice votes to support taking away citizen rights.  When Justice Scalia voted with the liberal bloc to vote against mandatory DNA tests for persons arrested but not convicted of crimes, Breyer sided with the conservatives.  Today, Breyer did not sign the dissent in the Wheaton case involving Obamacare, birth control and religious institutions opting out.  The dissent was co-signed by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Elena Kagan, but not Justice Stephen Breyer, who also dissented with them in Hobby Lobby.  Breyer's record shows he is a closet conservative who will always vote against the Bill of Rights if he is the swing vote.  So you actually have six Supreme Court justices who are radical conservatives who don't believe in stare decisis, led by Chief Justice John Roberts.  Roberts would have found himself at home as a judge on the Nazi Peoples Court 70 years ago.  As Roberts proved loading the FISA court with judges like himself, goosestepping judges who hate the Bill of Rights.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:02 | 4923297 Coletrane
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if it were up to the majority, we'd still be living under the crown.


only three percent of the population had balls enough to take part in the revolution......





so much for the majority



Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:02 | 4923510 explosivo
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I thought it was 30 percent that wanted revolution.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:09 | 4923530 El Vaquero
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At any given time, it was somewhere in the vicinity of 3% of the population that was willing to pick up a rifle or a musket and fight.  The 30% or so supported them, but not all of them fought.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:13 | 4923537 potato
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20% were separatists. A small part of those actually took up arms.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 07:44 | 4924272 Karl von Bahnhof
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But, but .... we still live under the crown.

So what 4th July?

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:02 | 4924457 Dublinmick
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We are under the crown, your social seciurity number originates in the city of London which considers the US a bankrupt corporation in receivership. ABC agencies actually work for the UN. 18 trillion dollars printed mostly by the queen's banker need to be paid back. The majority of American presidents have been the queen's cousin and the current one is no exception.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:10 | 4924559 FeralSerf
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Most, if not all, Americans that descend from the English immigrants of Winthrop's Great Migration of 1630 are "kissing" cousins of The Queen.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:34 | 4924621 TheReplacement
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3% fought.  A much greater % supported them, from families to merchants, to slaves, and even some indian tribes.  The force in the field is always much smaller than the population that supports it, otherwise, the force would not be able to sustain itself with food, clothing, arms, or intel.  Sometimes the support was bare but the population wasn't exactly doing well itself.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:03 | 4923300 SemperFudge
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You don't seem to understand: 




Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:16 | 4923346 TeethVillage88s
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Was thinking we are China, Re-education starts with a label of what kind of offender you might be. I'm sure some in the US Government have studied this. Unfortunately most Americans don't know history or very little about China.

So maybe it is better to say that we have to go back to East Germany (DDR) or Nazi Germany to combine the repression, paranoia, and police state in order to understand the USA today.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:35 | 4924623 TheReplacement
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I am a cereal offender.  At least I was at breakfast.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:03 | 4923302 Da Yooper
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Ya cant fix stupid


it will be the downfall of the US

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:11 | 4923671 crazybob369
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Most Amerikans don't realize that we are the Soviet Union of the 2000's. Not necessarily stupid, but we have allowed ourselves to be brainwashed and anesthetized (TV, internet, presc. drugs) to the point that the majority actually believes that everything is just fine.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:17 | 4923304 Chuck Knoblauch
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Most Americans don't care about America.

Most Americans just care about themselves.

The ME generation is still around in force.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:03 | 4923511 potato
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If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I?

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:17 | 4923529 Chuck Knoblauch
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What are you?

Are you a real Weiner?

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:06 | 4923308 TeethVillage88s
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State of Corruption explains better our Recession. All systems are corrupt or can be corrupted since they are 1) Complicated 2) Becoming more complicated yearly 3) We don't use Standardization to be a "Force Multiplier" in Transparency & Regulation & Enforcement 4) We refuse to acknowledge the damage of gift giving & money in politics 5) We don't acknowledge that the Fed does not provide jobs but serves the banking community 6) We don't acknowledge that bankers have taken over the government 7) We don't acknowledge that corporations & MIC success is largely due to government contracts, subsidies, tax abatements, financial guarantees, and favorable legislation 8) We falsely believe that big corporations care for us and provide the best service at the best prices even though they write off huge administrative costs and pay huge executive compensation 9) We falsely believe that the high costs of "Privatization" are better than the security of Public Utilities, Responsible Government Officials, and cheap government overhead & Labor (when properly managed) 10) USA has FORGOTTEN HOW TO DO: Federal Budgets, Federal Stimulus, Create Job & Labor Environments, Federal Investigations, and Federal Auditing due to corruption and control from powerful people at the Top 11) We FAIL to Demand standard financial products, standard accounting, financial ratings that have "Integrity", and an End to Shadow Banking and Shell Corporations 11) Zero Interest Rate or Low Interest Rates in the USA maybe a direct attack on small banks (the total number of banks in the USA has long been in decline) Savings Deposits get loaned out by banks and this create local economies and local profits - End ZERO Interest Rates Policy Now 12) The fact that we went from a nation of savers to debtors indicates a bad government model or at least corruption of leadership 13) You always have to keep an eye on bankers or capitalist as they want to pump up bubbles and make fees off the climb & decline, bubbles are not desirable, it is like advertising to get people to gamble with their life savings 14) USA has room for a few Conservative Principals like the US Constitution & Bipartisan Support of Business Principals, the fact that US Congress doesn't jointly speak on conservative principals proves that both parties and both houses are "Gaming the System".

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 09:31 | 4924415 Buckaroo Banzai
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That's a lot of words, son. Let me simplify it for you.

1. Everything government touches turns to shit.

2. Corporations are creatures of government, therefore, see (1).

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:08 | 4923311 Smegley Wanxalot
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"4th of July" ... stopped celebrating that shit day many years ago when I woke up.  Will never celebrate a fucking day that these god-damned politicians usurp to push their tyrannical crap up everyone's asses (79% of which are gaping). 

Fuck the fucking USA any more ... it's a god-forsaken police-state shithole.  Hope every fucking pol in this country gets a lit firework rammed up his/her piehole and their fucking heads explode, and their convulsing corpses get picked clean by fire ants.  Fucking shit is all they are, and all the USA is anymore.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:10 | 4923326 plane jain
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Now don't hold back on us.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:24 | 4924597 viahj
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you are completely missing the point of "July 4th".  on this day, read the Declaration of Independence.  let those words be heard again.  forget all of the red, white & blue nationalism around you.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:37 | 4924627 TheReplacement
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Down with Independence because the corrupt government is enslaving us all!

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:09 | 4923320 WTFUD
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I wanna be fucked by you, by you and nobody else but you, I wanna fucked by you alone, a didili didili didili di boo boopi doo!

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:13 | 4923335 Midnight Rider
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I think the majority of Americans aren't aware of the freedoms they have actually lost. That's why they are satisfied...ignorant bliss.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:13 | 4923337 Yen Cross
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  I'm still looking for my "right lung"  after that "lack of employment" print! 

   6.1% ? I'm falling over my X-Box in tears.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:29 | 4923390 Grande Tetons
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I cracked my first beer right after the NFPs. Right now...I am watching Scooby Doo and smoking a joint with my cat. 

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:36 | 4923412 Yen Cross
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   Happy 4Th of what's left of July my friend. Give your family a big hug from "uncle yen".

   You're a pleasure to share ideas with. +100

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:13 | 4923338 nah
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its the 4th of july


nobodys killing anybody

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:13 | 4923339 astroloungers
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Normally I do not like these type of posts but....this one is right. Years back the wife would get pissed when i would rant and rave about the way the TV show Cops(she liked to watch it not me) was numbing everyone to rights violations. It has been easy to see the progression for anyone who halfass pays attention. We are fucked.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:15 | 4923343 MASTER OF UNIVERSE

These are the same pollsters that tell you to vote either Republican or Democrat. These same pollsters will tell you to vote for Clinton or Bush

come election time. Why is ZeroHedge talking survey measures when we all know that survey level data is the worst data with the least amount of efficacy, validity, or reliability?

wtf ?

p.s. read a book on methodology, ZeroHedge!

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:35 | 4923410 WTFUD
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@ M of U

' p.s. read a book on METH, Z/H!'

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:19 | 4923350 pathetic looser
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we are always angry with TPTB , the bankers etc. but thay are not the problem , they are straight up evil , in your face you can see them sitting on top looking down on you. the real problem is the rest of us WHO ARE COMLICIT. every little beurocrat , news anchor , law inforcer (fucking pig) , anyone who is silent , anyone who thinks status quo is legitimate , anyone who is ignorant about the situation is the part of the problem. everyone who is complicit makes this whole nightmare possible. otherwise tptb would be just a group of angry evil men and women trying to kick you off of their lawn

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:21 | 4923363 bunnyswanson
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It is the politician's job to maintain a functional infrastructure, not the people.  What do they do but that?  When the country turns out like it does today, and it is a democratic nation, the politicians are taking part in the cover up (money going in the wrong direction). 

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:47 | 4923460 Anusocracy
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A politician's job is to not exist.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:54 | 4923483 Yes_Questions
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"P" for sale!!


anyone need a "P"?


its in caps and ready to comply..


Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:18 | 4923352 ShakaZulu
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79% of Americans are soulless zombies or use an EBT card, I'm not sure which?

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:22 | 4923361 Yen Cross
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 The "BONER" is wagging the dog Bitchez.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:49 | 4923467 Yes_Questions
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nah, that's just his frail index finger and the dog is his bartender who should've known better than to pour a single.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:23 | 4923370 Shell Game
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III% bitchez.  That is all.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:25 | 4923379 TrustWho
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Farmers gave us this liberty. Farmers are independent and expect everyone to work. 

Farmers are such a minority today, that is so small, that they have no imapct on American's culture, so America has exchanged "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" with "oh, my life is so precious and fear feels my heart, please protect me King George III (or replace with Obama)"

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:26 | 4923383 IridiumRebel
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Where's ma Butt Light and Hot Dogs? It's In Dependence Day!

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:43 | 4923447 Yen Cross
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lulz  Your beautiful nurse of a wife must love the idea of treating 3rd world infested vermin.

  Scarface bitchez< Circa 2014>  Mariel Boatlift

         Paging Marco Rubix Cube?

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:34 | 4923846 IridiumRebel
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Thankfully she has moved on to greener pastures treating the common cold and giving travel shots. Her ER days are over. She runs a clinic and we are much happier here in the sticks of Ohio where my maters, squash and bells are excelling. Good on you Yen. Hope your fourth is great.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:38 | 4923954 Yen Cross
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  I'm so effin envious. My peppers were started from seeds. My pumpkins are getting pretty big though.

  Good work my friend.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:30 | 4923394 deflator
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 I doubt that 79% would be OK if they knew that the correct answer to, "Why do you want to be a police officer?' was "because I like fuckin' with people."

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:34 | 4923407 intric8
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Independance from the federal reserve day, thats the celebration i'm waiting for

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:35 | 4923411 SILVERGEDDON



Who knew ? 

Color me surprised.

Be a Boy Scout, instead of complaining, you fucking pussies.


Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:38 | 4923423 WTFUD
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' Take the size 10 from your BUTT, shake it loose and let it fall. . .'

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:43 | 4923446 Yes_Questions
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I got the freedom to go YELL! at "immigrants".


so, I'm good.




I hope my master will let me in the house this time for watching the yard so well






Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:10 | 4923464 22winmag
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3 percent of American colonists took up arms against the British and got the job done.


This time .3% will git'r done.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:58 | 4923496 Duc888
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deflator:"Why do you want to be a police officer?"



More like "cause I was a bitch in highschool and got picked on and have no skillz so I gotta get all juiced up and suck me some Gov Dick". 


Disclaimer, I do know like 2 or 3  "good cops."  They put the costume on and play the game, basically hide from 9 to 5. 


They are not innit for revenue generation purposes or ego.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:58 | 4923499 Ferretous
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“Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature…. If the next centennial does not find us a great nation … it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces.”


President James Garfield

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:32 | 4923590 CCanuck
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Garfield eh.....well stated and truthful.


Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:27 | 4923714 Anusocracy
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Government is not needed, therefore a responsibility for it is not needed.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:01 | 4923507 Last of the Mid...
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Personally, i think cops could become critical. I befriend them every chance I get. Ultimately they may be the one with the gun trying to decide who to point it at

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:01 | 4923642 crazybob369
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I have a few neighbors who are cops. They seem fairly nice, but not particularly bright. To mess with them I casually ask; "so if the shit hits the fan, who are you going to protect, the people or your family? Can't do both." Should be fairly straight forward, but they can’t give me a straight answer. Shows you how brainwashed and indoctrinated they are.


Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:44 | 4923965 Lin S
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My experience also.

Cops today lack a moral compass every bit as much as they do IQ.  25 years of racial quota hiring has exacerbated this phenomena, immeasurably.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 07:42 | 4924270 NoWayJose
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No individual can hold off the Zombie Hoards, so my guess is that all of the police will gather their families and find a secure place to hide out and to protect themselves and their families. Approach them and get shot. Once the looting, rioting, burning and raping are done - and the population greatly reduced - they will come back out and brutaly declare Marshall Law. Of course, that just means that they will confiscate any guns or food that remain, and control any relief or re-supply food. The police and all the other government agencies are not being armed with tanks and heavy weapons in order to stop Zombie hoards - they are being armed so that they can survive to the other side and come out to restore whatever is left. So basically, it is the government 'prepping'.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:10 | 4924471 RaceToTheBottom
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For the answer to that question, just look at New Orleans

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:14 | 4923518 kchrisc
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My guillotine and I are not of the 79%.

Going to be celebrating this Independence from the UK Day contemplating the future Independence from the DC US.


"My relatives think that my guillotine is Karaoke stage. I aways sing songs by the Cutting Crew."

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:37 | 4923601 CCanuck
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kc, I hope you will be doing a North American tour soon, I'll pay to perform with the "cutting crew" when you're in town.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:06 | 4923520 SMC
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The question was:

"In this country, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with your freedom to choose what you do with your life?"

Interesting wording, one has to wonder if any responses were positive due to respondent's fear that they can no longer speak on the telephone with an expectation of confidentiality and privacy.

The article at [ ] is worth reading.

Freedom in the 4th of July sense encompasses so much more.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:14 | 4923541 paint it red ca...
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"Independence Day? 79% Of Americans Are Fine With The Current Level Of Tyranny"

They are slumbering fools.............

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:16 | 4923550 The_Ungrateful_Yid
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21% is all straight, non liberal, white men....

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:17 | 4923551 potato
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Let's talk about what are the alternatives. If not USA, where can one live that has strong laws and you can get claymores and a machine gun to protect your family and ranch.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:00 | 4924452 Chuck Knoblauch
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While you sit in your bunker on your ranch.

The U.N. tyrants have broken your borders.

And weakened your rights to defend yourself.

So, just sit there and wait to be overrun.

Weiner boy.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:00 | 4923636 robertocarlos
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There's a 79% chance that Independence Day is on TV tomorrow.

Edit: Nope. It's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which is somehow more appropriate.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:12 | 4923675 deerhunter
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my daughter is a 30 year old english teacher and because of her position by law she is required to report if any kids show signs of physical abuse coming from home.

My two year old grandson, her son,  fell in the water feature pond at a home they just purchased.  Son in law saw it happen and was over there in a flash but he did go under water twice.  Water feature since filled in.

Point of my post is two days later he developed a very high fever and she called me.  I said he may have gotten an infection from something in the pond.  She told me she didnt dare tell the doctors at the clininc he fell in a pond for fear of repercussions from child services type laws on the books.

My daugher is college educated and well aware of what is going on in our country but the fact that she was concerned over telling them the truth for fear of governmental over regulations was sobering to me.

How far we have fallen.  Sad.

On another note all over Illinois this weekend there are police pulling over every car on highways and smelling their breath.  No cause.  Just a holiday weekend so you may have had some drinks.  We have an ammendment that promises us to be secure in our properties and possessions without search warrants.  So on Independence Day all over our state the 4th ammendment is being violated multiple thousands of times.

Rant off,,, happy holiday.  Maybe we need a new independance day.  It won't be 3 percent needed.  A dedicated few with nothing left to lose can change the country. 

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:15 | 4923686 starman
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79% Americans = sheep. And there are the sheep herders. Baaah Baaah

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:30 | 4923721 Seize Mars
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79% of Americans are fine with...

I am not fine with it...

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:30 | 4923723 BernankeHasHemo...
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Why is this surprising? The American sheeple don't want freedom - they want their food stamps, their meth and their TV shows. They disgust me and I long for the day when the goose-steppers put them in camps for extermination. They deserve to die. Hell I would gladly press a button if I could put them all to death right now.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:45 | 4923757 autofixer
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But the Dow passed 17,000. 

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:00 | 4923790 theyjustcantstop
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hopefully the 21%,(which i'm one of), are all represenative.

21% of 350,000,000, is roughly 70,000,000.

i figure 35% are completly dependent on ebc's, thats the roughfully 100,000,000 living in the big inner-cities, thats going to go on the sherman march to the suburbs.

how many tsa, irs, and all the other govt. workers are going to go to the streets, to use their govt. armement, their going to the sububrbs, empty their safes grab their families, then try to hide, which will be impossible.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:13 | 4923801 Jack Burton
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Their government is fine with this and support it. From the local social media in East Ukraine. Right on the border of Ukraine and Russia right now. Or 23 minutes ago. "On the border of Ukraine and Russia in the area of the checkpoint Izvarino entrenched snipers of junta.

They shoot all the traffic that travels on the road. Along the way there are shot road machines with the dead people inside..."

Glory to Ukraine as the Kiev crowd would say. The murder spree continues. As if the videos of people killed in the airstikes and rocket barrages on the towns was not bad enough. Now the Kiev crowd has dug snipers in on the border highway. Just like Maidan, the snipers are back!

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 03:15 | 4924100 luftmensch
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lol Jack Burton, you spam the other non-Ukraine articles with your Putin/Kremlin/Ruski oligarch propaganda too!  You're one busy disinformation officer ( or are you several people)?

By the way, we call them "cars" not "road machines".

Just because we occasionally hate on the U.S. doesnt mean we embrace you and your commie/kgb/oligarch puppet masters ;)

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:12 | 4923808 Jack Burton
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Sorry for that last off topic, but this is what Neocon power is spreading abroad. The police state at home is growing worse every day. What they do in Ukraine they would gladly do to us if we too refuse nazi control over us. I never thought this nation could sink to this level of spying, Al-Qaeda arming and funding and now backing Maidan Nazis on a murder spree. Fucking crazy, my tax money at work? 79% are good with it, the 79% who watch the liar main stream media liar fucks!

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:44 | 4923867 starman
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Like I said Jack people are fucking sheep. Graze the land fill the stomach watch the grass grow and the clouds fly by. The government knows most people want to live 9-5 have the weekend off. End of story.

Before any revolt in the USA things will have to get very dire. But long as the sheep has green pastures to graze on they feel safe!

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:37 | 4923952 Lin S
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No apology necessary or required, by all means share as the Spirit moves, Jack.

You're one of the few people that gives me hope.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:08 | 4923911 Salsipuedes
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Don't panic! Only 93% say things are "okey-dokey".

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 20:10 | 4923945 are we there yet
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If society breaks, down the ebt and entitelment dependant segment will be the first shipped to fema camps as ungovernable. Then they will evolve into desperately uhappy, dangerous places. A spiral that is hard to exit from.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:38 | 4923956 TheObsoleteMan
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Let's face it; Most 'mercuns are ripe to be ruled, instead of represented. Next time you are in public, look around you. Most of the people you see still think our two political parties are basically good, just a few bad apples that need replaced. They still think the police are there to protect them and serve the community. They think Social Security is a right, and that it will be there for them when it is needed later in life. Their day in, day out lives go on uninterrupted for the most part, and that is all that matters. Like cattle led to the slaughter, they can't see what is just ahead past the gate, until it is too late. They didn't care yesterday, they don't care today, and they won't care tomorrow. How can such people be entrusted with freedom and liberty? Truth is, they can't. They are ripe for servitude to their "bettors".

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:54 | 4923976 Yen Cross
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 People are wishing Jamie Dimon dead. You people are just fanning the flames.

  Focus people. Know your neighbors, and vendors. Stay sharp and tight.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 02:33 | 4924076 Bemused Observer
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And most of the people who get throat cancer are NOT Jamie Dimon, so you gotta wonder where they think the justice is...what about the ones that have throat cancer AND got fucked over by his bank?

They need to understand it was just bad luck, not cosmic justice. The poor bastard just got 'caught in the gears'. I'm sure he won't worry about his health care bills.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:02 | 4923986 world_debt_slave
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well, as Pelosi says, we are all Americans. pffft.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 03:08 | 4924096 Kina
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79% of Americans will deserve the arse raping coming their way...

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 04:06 | 4924142 mrmister
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I guess they love it so much, that is why they bought all those guns the past 2 or 3 years. But they seem to be preocuppied with Big Macs lately. They will wake up when the Petro Dollar goes bye bye.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 07:18 | 4924251 JPMorgan
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No surprises here that a large majority of American's are asleep at the wheel.

The general population doesn't normally notice and re-act to something until it's too late.

Just like deer staring into the headlights, only at the last split second do they realise... WE ARE FUCKED, WHAT DO WE DO?... then SPLAT! it's all over.   

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 07:35 | 4924261 ncdirtdigger
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why should I care? Just look at my stock portfolio!

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 07:48 | 4924274 NoWayJose
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If the government is stockpiling ammo, guns, food and water... Maybe we should too...

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 07:55 | 4924289 Wahooo
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Happy False Flag Day!

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 08:25 | 4924328 Direct Democracy
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Representative government no longer works.  A direct democracy takes the power away from the politians and gives the power to the people where it belongs.  Any new laws, new taxes and foreign entanglements would be subject to a referendum/vote requiring a double majority.  The Swiss have had a direct democracy for over 150 years and have one of the world's highest GDP/capita.  Time for a change on how we govern ourselves.


Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:12 | 4924476 Uncle Remus
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Go to WalMart and look around. There's your direct democracy.


Scary ain't it?

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:27 | 4924496 yellowsub
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So there would be no difference in the end really...  

What applies in other countries will not apply in such a diverse racially and income inequality country.  We're not a united people.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:18 | 4924577 FeralSerf
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The majority of them are just hanging chads.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 08:50 | 4924356 AdvancingTime
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When it comes to interesting comments on how society is changing. In mid July of 2008 an article by James Grant appeared in the Wall Street Journal titled "Why No Outrage?". In the article Grant writes about how the turmoil and problems in the financial sector would in the past created a huge outpouring of anger from the public. Now it seems that we are numb and powerless to respond, words like stupid and lazy come to mind. Silent and safe within the the huddled mass it is more comfortable to move with the crowd. More on this subject in the article below.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 09:13 | 4924392 Marley
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This site knows nothing about what our founding fathers intended or wanted.  Like sprinkling chocolate on shit and calling it a truffle.  Anarchcal Capitalists suck.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 09:14 | 4924394 Pumpkin
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I know absolutely no one who is 'satisfied'.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 09:16 | 4924398 Leraconteur
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I am not happy with things, and I left.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:08 | 4924469 d edwards
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I'd like to suggest that people go see the movie "America" this weekend.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:14 | 4924479 RaceToTheBottom
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Independance day was a great movie

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:49 | 4924528 WorkingFool
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Happy Dependence Day to all!

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:28 | 4924607 Emergency Ward
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good one.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:19 | 4924576 bugs_
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the gallup poll explicitly states "79% of US *RESIDENTS*"

this does not mean Americans!

fix your headline and your article.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 14:18 | 4924985 Blood Spattered...
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July 4th used to be considered a day of rest and appreciation for the hard work of citizens to keep their freedoms.  Now it's a corporate sponsored orgy of consumption & cognitive dissonance.  Suddenly everyone becomes experts at constitutional law telling me to be thankful for my freedom, and the soldiers (corporate mercenaries) that supposedly fight for them.

Which freedoms do we supposedly have that are exclusive to this "great" country?

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