[ExI] Religion and banking

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Fri Aug 13 09:17:14 UTC 2010

On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 4:15 AM, Tomasz Rola  wrote:
> Howdy,
> As I have skimmed through posts of people worring about how Islam and
> China are growing danger for the West, and I agree that they can be a
> danger indeed, there was one more thing that have caught my attention.
> Quite incidentally, I've stumbled upon this article:
> http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/12697/64796
> It is quite looong but I find it interesting. But, since I haven't read
> opposing views, I cannot actually judge how good (or bad) it really is. I
> wonder if there are any alternative views on this and I'd like to learn
> more about them.
> If the article was right, the truth would be scary - the democracy is gone
> already and West (or at least US-ians, at the moment) are fscked in the
> ass from the inside, so it would be hard to deal with any future external
> hazard. However, I have used logic, as usual (aha! good logic, good), and
> came to totally different results. Here is how.

I reckon this article is pretty much correct. There are many similar
comments in the blogosphere.

My feeling is that there is a slow fire building in the US.


15 Economic Statistics That Just Keep Getting Worse
August 11, 2010        By Michael T. Snyder

Money Quote:
Any rational observer (and clearly U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy
Geithner does not qualify) can see that the foundations of the U.S.
economy are coming apart.  The rapidly accumulating mountain of debt
that has fueled our “prosperity” is impossible to repay and is going
to progressively choke the life out of our economic system.  The good
jobs that we have allowed to be shipped out of our country are never
coming back.  Every single day, more wealth flows out of this country
than flows into it.

Anyone who claims that things are getting “better” is either ignorant,
completely deluded or is purposely lying.

The U.S. economy is not getting “better”.

The U.S. economy is dying.

What's happening is like the lobster slowly being boiled.
The people are confused and unhappy, many losing their jobs, but
getting government handouts. The government keeps issuing soothing
words about how things will get better soon.

The Tea Party protest movement against Obama seems to have been mostly
hijacked by the Republicans to help them get re-elected. So the people
are lost, with nowhere to release their pent-up anger against all the
government reps.

I don't know how it will all unfold. Maybe everyone will vote for
independent candidates in the Nov elections. But I feel that a new
protest movement for a third party could well arise and sweep away the
Reps and Dems. This is what almost happened in the UK, when the
Liberal party increased their vote sufficiently to form a coalition

There are plenty of doom-mongers around prophesying civil war and
riots. (Strikes and riots seem to be appearing in Europe).  Maybe -
who knows?


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