Our government was taken out of the hands of citizens long ago and purchased by corporations long ago. Our "elected" government exists to exercise the will of very powerful and wealthy individuals, usually without any disclosure at all. It's a shame we've gone from a "government for the people" to a "government for sale".
You nailed it. I used to be a Libertarian, and I believed government should stay 100% out of people's lives and businesses' operations. I believed businesses would act in the best interest of their stockholders. I believed businesses would protect their brand reputation by acting in the best interest of he population. 20 years of working or 2 large corporations, showed me how wrong I was. The executives' bonuses had little to do with profitability, but a lot to do with giving the false impression of a healthy government. Many times my bonus was tied to targets that were not in the best interest of the company's profitability, but tied to making the company appear more liquid. One of the companies I worked for filled the pockets of congress so our company could strip the land of it's trees. The congressmen we bought cared nothing of the people. They were only looking to line their pockets.
Thomas Jefferson was out of the country when the Constitution was written. He was shocked when he found out there were no term limits for elected officials. He knew this would result in career politicians, who would in an attempt to keep their political job, would be purchased by the highest bidder. He was correct.posted @ Friday, October 17, 2014 - 21:43
Why can't UGA be more like FSU? FSU and the local police will help cover up rapes (allegedly..ha), let their players shoplift, let their players shoot out windows with BB guns, let their players stand on tables and scream sexual comments at the student center., etc, etc; without any punishment on the players?. FSU is totally committed to winning football games, regardless to how they damage their schools reputation. FSU has their priorities in line. Win football games at all costs, even if it makes your university look like a total joke.posted @ Friday, October 17, 2014 - 07:55
"Police said that while those two men were occupied, the third victim took off running to try to get help."
When their buddy bailed, there must have been an awkward silence between the 2 remaining victims and the robbers.posted @ Monday, October 13, 2014 - 08:52
They will be able to purchase a large amount of weapons with $212m.
scaborj hit it on the head. The PLO and Hamas have been the main enemies to the Palestinians.posted @ Monday, October 13, 2014 - 08:41
I am going to protest for the 39 police officers who have been killed by gunfire this year. Who wants to join me? Oh that's right, we all have jobs we must attend.
It is comical the media continues to state his family said he wasn't armed. What a surprise!posted @ Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 12:21
So these people are angry because a police officer was fired upon, and then returned fire? Brilliant.
It must be hard for all these people to take time off work so they can protest. Probably using a bunch of personal days.posted @ Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 09:53
I'm an athiest, but even I would call these scum a godless people. They are a pure evil cult.posted @ Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 09:41
For $400, throwing away a very good chance to win the Heisman. Not to mention, letting your team mates down. If he took money, there is no one to blame but Gurley. He will mak millions in the pros, but he will be haunted by what he may have cost himself this year.posted @ Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 09:01
@Pfunk: you're correct. I should have said brown.posted @ Friday, October 10, 2014 - 12:34
Unless I was missing an arm or leg,; if my mom ever called and reported I was being hazed, I think I would have changed my name and moved to another country.posted @ Friday, October 10, 2014 - 07:51
This is ridiculous. So police can no longer return fire on black people? What a joke.posted @ Friday, October 10, 2014 - 07:21
Now an officer can't shoot a suspect who fires at the cop first? What a bunch of cr@p. Why would anyone become a police officer today? Underpaid, and thankless job, all while risking your life to protect the community.posted @ Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 08:36
Auburn and Louisville should hire a full time recruiting coordinator to work at the Athens' jail.posted @ Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 20:09
As he should.posted @ Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 20:44
If a man threatens or hurts a woman, he is a total loser. No if, ands, or buts about it.posted @ Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 20:23
Another feel good story. I needed a pick me up.posted @ Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 20:17
Muslims appear be very efficient at killing each other. The death toll between the IRA and England from 1968 to 1998 was around 550. It seems like more than 500 Muslims are killed by rival Mulims each week.posted @ Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 20:14
This nobody votes Libertarian. Just like Democrats, Republicans want to control your life.posted @ Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 19:58
@mike59: I don't think George Washington was referring to illegal drug dealers shooting ATF agnts when he mention "include their own government".
Get these scum off the street.posted @ Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 19:54
Nasty, nasty cult. Brainwashing the weak minded. That must be one heck of a god they rape women and kill children for.posted @ Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 19:47
It makes no sense. Where would this recent convert ever get the inspiration to behead a woman?posted @ Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 09:04
They were going to find a cheaper motel than one located on North Avenue? That must be on hell of a classy place. Must rent rooms by the minute.posted @ Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 11:51
Total loser. Too bad he cops couldn't take him behind the jail and beat the snot out of him.posted @ Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 11:44
Some people are so bitter towards Oconee.
The schools score well because the parents are actively involved. Why people in other counties get so offended by this, I will never understand.posted @ Friday, September 26, 2014 - 17:47
Dangerous little cult.posted @ Friday, September 26, 2014 - 08:32
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