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Self-evident

June 18, 2013

1. The American dollar is quickly becoming replaced on the world stage. It will soon lose the status of the world’s “reserve currency”. 2....

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Premier

Jun-18-13 5:54 AM

I'll help you out Francine and double my daily allotted intake of legal beverages.

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wwhickok

Jun-18-13 6:19 AM

Sadly, I agree with most of your LTE. This country is in one of the worst states its every been in. The Economy is at an all time low, housing costs are at an all time high, job availability continues to fall. As you said, our currency is 'losing its value' and yes, it's legal for the Federal Government to basically do whatever they want. They've been given and more so taken far too much control in the United States. There's a reason the Civil War and more so the Revolutionary Wars occurred. Let me pose this question, how far off to you truly believe the next Country-Based War is? When I say Country Based I'm talking US People vs. US Government.

We've read about this in the history books plenty of times folks...like it or not, Government rarely wins these battles.

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eriklatranyi

Jun-18-13 6:25 AM

The author forgot to mention that the President has asserted his power to assassinate American citizens via drones.

But, if the entire house of cards collapses and the gov't turns hostile towards some of its citizens, there will still be liberals blaming Bush or conservatives.

The sad truth is that members of BOTH parties have brought us to this point. They have colluded together, and in conjunction with large corporations and political donors, to set the stage for a gov't that has full control over its citizens.

No longer "of the people, by the people and for the people."

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CMReeder

Jun-18-13 7:37 AM

So Eric thinks it all the liberals and President Obama's fault. There is quite a few there that belongs solidly in the conservative ideological camp and decisions conervatives have pushed for and enact.

It amazes me how much people think this country is over and done with. You disgust me to see how little you think of this nation and the people in it. They believe in the worst not the best.

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CMReeder

Jun-18-13 7:39 AM

Itis not the government who has full control over the people it is corporate America who does. The rich who supplant the power in the nation to themselves over all of us. You let that happen.

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CMReeder

Jun-18-13 7:57 AM

On the dollar;

"There is no other currency positioned to replace the US dollar as the world’s reserve monetary unit. The euro is on shaky grounds, the yen issued by a Japanese government that has a huge overhanging level of debt. China’s yuan is still in the early stages of being used in international commerce. No other country has a large enough economy to replace the US dollar on a global basis. Also, the European Central Bank and Bank of Japan have already made commitments to devalue their currencies along with the Federal Reserve’s intention to destroy the value of the US dollar. Other nations are just about guaranteed to follow suit. There will be no winning monetary unit in this race to the bottom."

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eriklatranyi

Jun-18-13 8:20 AM

Just read the article about the Obamaphone and how it has enriched a Mexican telecom mogul by over $1 billion.

Meanwhile, people are signing up and selling the phones for drug money.

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eriklatranyi

Jun-18-13 8:23 AM

Mr. Reeder:

You are clearly lacking in any intelligence if you think I am blaming only liberals and President Obama.

Try reading my post again, you feeble minded fool.

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wwhickok

Jun-18-13 8:27 AM

Do you really want an answer to that Bobbie? Honestly, do you really? Because that's a touchy subject. In large part, it was the Hispanics and African Americans.

That's who elected him and there's a reason for that. Part of the reason was because of his attempt to benefit Illegal Immigrants via ObamaCare and part of it...well you know the other part.

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wwhickok

Jun-18-13 8:28 AM

On top of that, the "Welfare Class" voted for Obama.

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rmiller

Jun-18-13 8:28 AM

E X C E L L E N T LETTTER!!!!

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rmiller

Jun-18-13 8:33 AM

Chuck,

Your reading comprehension, or lack thereof is getting worse.

"So Eric thinks it all the liberals and President Obama's fault."

eric never made this statement.

Be guarded when we use words like "all", "never", "always"...generally they aren't true.

In fact, eric placed blame on both parties.

This current administration, specifically Obama (I'll say it)is a traitor to this state, period. His ideals/philosophies and mounds of deceit and lies have more than quadrupled his predecessors combined. He does not have our interests at heart and you can defend him all you wish, the screen is being pushed away.

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CMReeder

Jun-18-13 8:39 AM

As usual the clueless right and their fear mongering. We are not to blame.

This is not excellent letter it is nothing but the rsantings of a dithering fool.

The Bill of Rights is not dead. It is the brain of those who believe so that is.

Gee Bobbie why don't we talk about how the Koch brothers, Alec is undermining civil and state rights. Trampling the Bill of rights and the Constitution.

How about how media hawks and defense contgractors and the states who support them are selling Americans to threat adversion tactics? They hyped the threat and yet fail to protect us from threats saying we need even more.

There is very little truth to the letter but a whole lot of hysteria which a lot of you buy into.

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CMReeder

Jun-18-13 8:42 AM

Yet Eric you keep blaming Obama.

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JohnZook

Jun-18-13 9:43 AM

Good Morning! No, I'm not on welfare, I'm retired. Great letter and as usual if conservatives agree, Sham, Reeder, Hayes, Rick, a.k.a. the Libs, dispute it. What a polarized bunch we are. Keep up the dialog people, we need to know where our neighbors stand. Time for breakfast!!

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twinder

Jun-18-13 9:43 AM

Chuck, you should re-read Erik's post again. Or, have an adult read it to you, slowly. He clearly blamed everyone in Congress and the Corporations. You used to debate topics rather well. Now, you merely attack any comment from anyone who leans to the right, or if it comes from Phil. What happened to you?

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johnnyad3

Jun-18-13 9:45 AM

"On top of that, the "Welfare Class" voted for Obama."

All hearsay. According to TANF, there are 2.2 million adults collecting from the system. If all of them voted, and I seriously doubt ALL of them voted, that's about 3% of Obama's total vote.

Here's something for you ww - almost 40% of the "white" vote went to Obama. According to exit polls, they were rich, poor, middle class, businessmen, construction workers, men and women. That number also happens to be the same number Clinton had when he won in 1992.

So that's a comment to you and an answer to a hole disgusting saggy boobie's question

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philunderwood

Jun-18-13 10:01 AM

It would be illegal for corporations to use any kind of force or fraud to control people; only government can legally use force to control people. There’s the exception of people using force in self-defense, but some often question even that. If being controlled bothers you, blame government.

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spike2

Jun-18-13 10:27 AM

OK. The money is worthless, I'm being violated because my phone records and email are in a database (but so is nearly everything else about me since i am on the internet), drones are everywhere, I guess black helicopters are over my house,everything is hopeless and the end is near for the U.S.. I guess we should all gather up our cash while the money exchange is still decent, or in some countries far better, and all move to the next land of promise. If we go in mass perhaps we can take it over and replace the existing citizens. Does anyone ever write what they are thankful for? You think this is bad, there are worse places to live. Try one, your "problems" will suddenly seem a lot less. You want what?

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philunderwood

Jun-18-13 10:48 AM

I see two disagrees at the bottom of my last post. It would be interesting to hear their arguments to show where that post is wrong. I don’t expect to see any, though, since the post is grounded in reality and those whom disagree with reality never post anything but rhetoric to misdirect the argument or ignore it completely.

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GysgtUSMC

Jun-18-13 11:12 AM

Reeder: It amazes me how much people think this country is over and done with. You disgust me to see how little you think of this nation and the people in it. They believe in the worst not the best.

That's not what I believe at all. I gave over 20 years to this country but I'm smart enough to realize that this country is not as great as it used to be. The only thing we remain number one in is defense spending and the number of people we have incarcerated. We are no longer leaders in education, the economy and healthcare just to name a few. Until our leaders recognize and admit this fact and work together, nothing will change. And sadly enough, at the rate this country is being divided and individuals are set in just the beliefs of the party they vote for, I don't see anything getting better any time soon.

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johnnyad3

Jun-18-13 11:50 AM

Phil - I've been disagreed with when asking a question and wishing someone a good day. Who knows why, unless like someone said somewhere earlier, they disagree with the poster without even reading the comment.

In reference to your post; it is illegal for corporations to use force or fraud to control people. Do corporations engage in that kind of behavior anyway? That is a matter of opinion and I believe some do. And that's here in the U.S. I believe more of it happens in other countries, especially in poorer nations.

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philunderwood

Jun-18-13 11:51 AM

Gunny, the division isn’t between the political parties, the division is between ideologies. On one hand we have those that believe government should have ever more power and control over us and on the other hand we have those that believe as government gains ever more power over us there are those within government that will use that power to gain even more power over us.

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philunderwood

Jun-18-13 11:55 AM

Johnny, corporations and other special interests can only apply force or fraud legally by using government. If they try it on their own it would be criminal activity.

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wwhickok

Jun-18-13 12:06 PM

First of all Johnny, fair enough. I think it's more accurate to say more Hispanics and African Americans voted for him the first time than the second actually, because he didn't do much for them the first time around.

As for the white americans voting, ain't got an answer there. I am a white American and I voted for Romney, not because I thought he'd be better, but because I thought Obama was worse. Also, to clarify something I said, and in reference to Zook's Response, my intent wasn't to suggest that A) Only African American's or Hispanics collect Welfare or that B) All Hispanics or African American's do. Frankly, I know several very successful, very good people of different races than my own, several of them live within this city actually.

My point was, that Obama, wisely targeted certain classes and races, and at least in the first election, it played to his advantage.

I couldn't begin to explain why anyone voted for him the second time around.

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