The federal government = all about your interests

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#1 Posted by MrPraline (21331 posts) -
Go back to bed America, your government is in control.
#2 Posted by ghoklebutter (19327 posts) -
smfh :[
#3 Posted by tagyhag (15867 posts) -
Governments are corrupted, more news at 11. This is why I should be the dictator.
#4 Posted by jimkabrhel (15425 posts) -

I'd love to see the same diagrams for Republicans. I'm sure there would be an equally long list. Glad to know my vote means something.

#5 Posted by Aljosa23 (25838 posts) -

lol at Monsanto having it's own one. They're really the most evil company in America.

#6 Posted by sonicare (53602 posts) -

lol at Monsanto having it's own one. They're really the most evil company in America.

Aljosa23
But if you look on GS, then EA is the most evil company in the world. Lol. Gamers and their lack of perspective.
#7 Posted by -Sun_Tzu- (17384 posts) -
Henry Ford bless our corporate overlords
#8 Posted by sonicare (53602 posts) -
Henry Ford bless our corporate overlords -Sun_Tzu-
Ford helped make that middle class. Then he pooped on them.
#9 Posted by jimkabrhel (15425 posts) -

Governments are corrupted, more news at 11. This is why I should be the dictator.tagyhag

What will you offer the masses to keep them docile?

#10 Posted by MrPraline (21331 posts) -
also ally can you get on irc? i have a song for you
#11 Posted by sonicare (53602 posts) -
also ally can you get on irc? i have a song for youMrPraline
Rumpshaker?
#12 Posted by THE_DRUGGIE (24976 posts) -

Welp, time to form my own island nation.

#13 Posted by jimkabrhel (15425 posts) -

Welp, time to form my own island nation.

THE_DRUGGIE

Then you will be the corrupt one. :P

#14 Posted by THE_DRUGGIE (24976 posts) -

[QUOTE="THE_DRUGGIE"]

Welp, time to form my own island nation.

jimkabrhel

Then you will be the corrupt one. :P

But it'll be cooler when I do it!

#15 Posted by Serraph105 (28494 posts) -
I see a former Survivor contestant/winner on the media list. Yul Kwon, he was totally awesome.
#16 Posted by hartsickdiscipl (14787 posts) -

This is a GREAT post Praline.  Sickening.  

#17 Posted by tagyhag (15867 posts) -

[QUOTE="tagyhag"]Governments are corrupted, more news at 11. This is why I should be the dictator.jimkabrhel

What will you offer the masses to keep them docile?

Behave or be forced to have sex with MrPraline.
#18 Posted by MrPraline (21331 posts) -
[QUOTE="jimkabrhel"]

[QUOTE="tagyhag"]Governments are corrupted, more news at 11. This is why I should be the dictator.tagyhag

What will you offer the masses to keep them docile?

Behave or be forced to have sex with MrPraline.

plz only frame the cute ones
#19 Posted by dkdk999 (6741 posts) -
Shocking but all representatives in government are self interested. A corporation is made up of the same selfish people the government is.
#20 Posted by whipassmt (14400 posts) -

[QUOTE="tagyhag"][QUOTE="jimkabrhel"]

What will you offer the masses to keep them docile?

MrPraline

Behave or be forced to have sex with MrPraline.

plz only frame the cute ones

Bad news, Mr.Praline. Rasputia Lattimore has been convicted of fomenting a rebellion against tagyhag.

#21 Posted by whipassmt (14400 posts) -

I'd love to see the same diagrams for Republicans. I'm sure there would be an equally long list. Glad to know my vote means something.

jimkabrhel

I see some Republicans, or at least Bush officials, up there too.

#22 Posted by frannkzappa (3003 posts) -

this is the folly of the publicly elected government.

Democracy can lead only to corruption and failure.

If the government was an authoritarian technocracy this situation would not exist.

#23 Posted by frannkzappa (3003 posts) -

[QUOTE="tagyhag"]Governments are corrupted, more news at 11. This is why I should be the dictator.jimkabrhel

What will you offer the masses to keep them docile?

Well a proper authoritarian state should offer the public three things:education,entertainment and employment. thats all the public should require.

#24 Posted by one_plum (6364 posts) -

What's good for big business is also good for the people. Derp.

#25 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -
This is why I like Communism -- at least you know who actually controls the wealth of the nation.
#26 Posted by The_Lipscomb (2603 posts) -

They way I look at it is this.. No matter how great of a government society can construct.. It will always become corrupt at some point.. You overthrow it.. Get a new government.. Won't be long till the new starts a similar pattern.

#27 Posted by Laihendi (5834 posts) -

this is the folly of the publicly elected government.

Democracy can lead only to corruption and failure.

If the government was an authoritarian technocracy this situation would not exist.

frannkzappa
Are you being serious? Any unchecked authoritarianism leads to corruption. Obviously democracy does not work when the politicians elected hold as much power as they do, but the problem is that they are allowed to hold all of that power not that they are being democratically elected. Democracy can work in a strictly limited government (that is really the only time it can work).
#28 Posted by yellosnolvr (19302 posts) -
[QUOTE="Aljosa23"]

lol at Monsanto having it's own one. They're really the most evil company in America.

sonicare
But if you look on GS, then EA is the most evil company in the world. Lol. Gamers and their lack of perspective.

trolled softly several entire websites voted for EA as a joke, fyi.
#29 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

this is the folly of the publicly elected government.

Democracy can lead only to corruption and failure.

If the government was an authoritarian technocracy this situation would not exist.

frannkzappa
I still find it funny Fidel Castro abolished segregation before America, and has better healthcare than America. We need more totalitarian-socialist governments.
#30 Posted by worlock77 (22547 posts) -

this is the folly of the publicly elected government.

 

Democracy can lead only to corruption and failure.

 

If the government was an authoritarian technocracy this situation would not exist.

frannkzappa

What would prevent this situation?

#31 Posted by leviathan91 (7763 posts) -

If I were to pick someone to head the Department of Energy, what type of person should I choose?

This is irrelevant but even then, it really depends on the person in charge.

#32 Posted by frannkzappa (3003 posts) -

[QUOTE="frannkzappa"]

this is the folly of the publicly elected government.

Democracy can lead only to corruption and failure.

If the government was an authoritarian technocracy this situation would not exist.

Fightingfan

I still find it funny Fidel Castro abolished segregation before America, and has better healthcare than America. We need more totalitarian-socialist governments.

i do not support socialism nor totalitarian governments, though the latter can work much better than a democracy.

#33 Posted by frannkzappa (3003 posts) -

[QUOTE="frannkzappa"]

this is the folly of the publicly elected government.

Democracy can lead only to corruption and failure.

If the government was an authoritarian technocracy this situation would not exist.

worlock77

What would prevent this situation?

Did you read the last sentence?

#34 Posted by frannkzappa (3003 posts) -

[QUOTE="frannkzappa"]

this is the folly of the publicly elected government.

Democracy can lead only to corruption and failure.

If the government was an authoritarian technocracy this situation would not exist.

Laihendi

Are you being serious? Any unchecked authoritarianism leads to corruption. Obviously democracy does not work when the politicians elected hold as much power as they do, but the problem is that they are allowed to hold all of that power not that they are being democratically elected. Democracy can work in a strictly limited government (that is really the only time it can work).

Authoritarian is too general a term if you want to talk about corruption. What will stop corruption is a hyper authoritarian technocratic meritocracy with heavy emphasis on the last two words. In that system corruption is eliminated and the public is kept educated, happy and useful by a supremely strong centralized government operated by a highly trained and educated bureaucracy. The idea of a limited government is idiotic and will only serve to limit mans potential until that limited government is either destroyed from within by the stupidity of the individual and the popular mob or by the strength of a less restricted foreign government.

#35 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

[QUOTE="Fightingfan"][QUOTE="frannkzappa"]

this is the folly of the publicly elected government.

Democracy can lead only to corruption and failure.

If the government was an authoritarian technocracy this situation would not exist.

frannkzappa

I still find it funny Fidel Castro abolished segregation before America, and has better healthcare than America. We need more totalitarian-socialist governments.

i do not support socialism nor totalitarian governments, though the latter can work much better than a democracy.

The problem is democracy provides a placebo for the poor - they think their voice/vote is heard and that they're free. America needs to go back to its roots, the founding father's didn't like democracy and central banks for a reason Murica...
#36 Posted by frannkzappa (3003 posts) -

[QUOTE="frannkzappa"]

[QUOTE="Fightingfan"] I still find it funny Fidel Castro abolished segregation before America, and has better healthcare than America. We need more totalitarian-socialist governments.Fightingfan

i do not support socialism nor totalitarian governments, though the latter can work much better than a democracy.

The problem is democracy provides a placebo for the poor - they think their voice/vote is heard and that they're free. America needs to go back to its roots, the founding father's didn't like democracy and central banks for a reason Murica...

You should read platos "Republic", i think you'd like it.

#37 Posted by DrTrafalgarLaw (4485 posts) -

[QUOTE="Aljosa23"]

lol at Monsanto having it's own one. They're really the most evil company in America.

sonicare

But if you look on GS, then EA is the most evil company in the world. Lol. Gamers and their lack of perspective.

Bu-bu-but the Mass Effect 3 ending :cry:

#38 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

[QUOTE="Fightingfan"][QUOTE="frannkzappa"]

i do not support socialism nor totalitarian governments, though the latter can work much better than a democracy.

frannkzappa

The problem is democracy provides a placebo for the poor - they think their voice/vote is heard and that they're free. America needs to go back to its roots, the founding father's didn't like democracy and central banks for a reason Murica...

You should read platos "Republic", i think you'd like it.

What are you referring to? The whole Just vs Unjust thing?
#39 Posted by frannkzappa (3003 posts) -

[QUOTE="frannkzappa"]

[QUOTE="Fightingfan"] The problem is democracy provides a placebo for the poor - they think their voice/vote is heard and that they're free. America needs to go back to its roots, the founding father's didn't like democracy and central banks for a reason Murica... Fightingfan

You should read platos "Republic", i think you'd like it.

What are you referring to? The whole Just vs Unjust thing?

No, it just seems that you have some idea of the failings of democracy and Plato can follow that idea to its logical conclusion.

#40 Posted by -Sun_Tzu- (17384 posts) -
[QUOTE="frannkzappa"]

[QUOTE="Fightingfan"] I still find it funny Fidel Castro abolished segregation before America, and has better healthcare than America. We need more totalitarian-socialist governments.Fightingfan

i do not support socialism nor totalitarian governments, though the latter can work much better than a democracy.

The problem is democracy provides a placebo for the poor - they think their voice/vote is heard and that they're free. America needs to go back to its roots, the founding father's didn't like democracy and central banks for a reason Murica...

Holy exaggeration, batman
#41 Posted by hartsickdiscipl (14787 posts) -

What's good for big business is also good for the people. Derp.

one_plum

 

LOL.. no.  

#42 Posted by tagyhag (15867 posts) -

[QUOTE="sonicare"][QUOTE="Aljosa23"]

lol at Monsanto having it's own one. They're really the most evil company in America.

DrTrafalgarLaw

But if you look on GS, then EA is the most evil company in the world. Lol. Gamers and their lack of perspective.

Bu-bu-but the Mass Effect 3 ending :cry:

Even so, it's not like automatically being #1 on that list is going to matter. :P Bank of America doesn't give one sh*t being 2nd. Monsanto wouldn't either. They have lobbyists for all their needs. EA at least talks about it because they rely on having good PR.
#43 Posted by MakeMeaSammitch (4513 posts) -

this is meaningless coming from a 911 conspirator.

#44 Posted by hartsickdiscipl (14787 posts) -

this is meaningless coming from a 911 conspirator.

MakeMeaSammitch

 

Praline helped plan 9/11?  

#45 Posted by MakeMeaSammitch (4513 posts) -

[QUOTE="MakeMeaSammitch"]

this is meaningless coming from a 911 conspirator.

hartsickdiscipl

 

Praline helped plan 9/11?  

he believes in the conspiracy. 

and nut jobs aren't worth listening to.

#46 Posted by hartsickdiscipl (14787 posts) -

[QUOTE="hartsickdiscipl"]

[QUOTE="MakeMeaSammitch"]

this is meaningless coming from a 911 conspirator.

MakeMeaSammitch

 

Praline helped plan 9/11?  

he believes in the conspiracy. 

and nut jobs aren't worth listening to.

 

Lol, internet condemnations.  So weighty.  

#47 Posted by MakeMeaSammitch (4513 posts) -

[QUOTE="MakeMeaSammitch"]

[QUOTE="hartsickdiscipl"]

 

Praline helped plan 9/11?  

hartsickdiscipl

he believes in the conspiracy. 

and nut jobs aren't worth listening to.

 

Lol, internet condemnations.  So weighty.  

real life too

#48 Posted by Jebus213 (8920 posts) -

has better healthcare than AmericaFightingfan

 

Is that because we don't give free healthcare to all fatasses, smokers, and people who eat lead paint?

You know they don't have a McDonalds on every corner and have bacon for breakfast every morning until their first heart attack... That could explain the life expectancy... but hey.

 

We all know life expectancy only involves the healthcare system and not life style...

#49 Posted by Shinobi120 (5570 posts) -

Did the OP or anyone else seriously thinks that the government gives a damn about their own people?

This is a GREAT post Praline. Sickening.hartsickdiscipl

Yeah, it truly is.

#50 Posted by Stesilaus (3510 posts) -

[QUOTE="hartsickdiscipl"]

[QUOTE="MakeMeaSammitch"]

Praline helped plan 9/11?

MakeMeaSammitch

he believes in the conspiracy.

and nut jobs aren't worth listening to.

If you believe the 9/11 Commission Report, then you're the one who believes a conspiracy theory.

:|

Without question the official 9/11 Commission Report, formally known as the Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, represents the most unsupported, contrived and ridiculous work of fiction ever produced by the US Federal Government. In fact, it represents the most implausible conspiracy theory in USA history, one that was foisted on the American people, as well as on the world-at-large.

StateOfTheNation

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