Corruption in American Politics
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10-01-2016, 09:32 AM
RE: Corruption in American Politics
I'm afraid this can only change two ways: when the people get fed up enough, some will break out a civil war with ideals akin to the 1917 russian revolution, or if the economic situation becomes bad enough, the military steps in and instigates a coup to depose the corrupt leaders similar to how most latin-american and north-african dictators' reign usually ends. A system where the will of the masses is ignored lawfully cannot be changed democratically.
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10-01-2016, 09:54 AM
RE: Corruption in American Politics
(10-01-2016 07:12 AM)DerFish Wrote:  
(09-01-2016 10:02 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  copy/paste the url

https://youtu.be/5tu32CCA_Ig

Thanks. It even worked, But for future reference where on a video does one find the URL? It has a place to click for "share" but sine i don't do farcebook or the other options that come up I have not been able to share one before.

If you click on reply to the post (like fullcircles original 1st post in this thread) derfish you will see the url in this format

[video=youtube]THIS IS WHERE THE URL IS [/video]

Give it a try. Click on reply on post 1 in this thread and you will see what I mean. Any other probs or questions just ask Thumbsup

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10-01-2016, 10:03 AM
RE: Corruption in American Politics
(10-01-2016 09:54 AM)bemore Wrote:  
(10-01-2016 07:12 AM)DerFish Wrote:  Thanks. It even worked, But for future reference where on a video does one find the URL? It has a place to click for "share" but sine i don't do farcebook or the other options that come up I have not been able to share one before.

If you click on reply to the post (like fullcircles original 1st post in this thread) derfish you will see the url in this format

[video=youtube]THIS IS WHERE THE URL IS [/video]

Give it a try. Click on reply on post 1 in this thread and you will see what I mean. Any other probs or questions just ask Thumbsup

Damn! That was easy, now if I can remember it for next time!
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10-01-2016, 12:32 PM
RE: Corruption in American Politics
I think what saddens me most about stories like this, is that it comes as no real surprise to anybody. One could surmise from the video that it is the Elite that run the show in their own interests. This just makes a complete mockery of your system and it does not matter who is in power because money has always bought politics.

It is for these reasons why I never vote in my country and currently as things stand, I never ever will.

Democracy is an illusion and by rights the contents of this video need to be investigated as a matter of urgency. There needs to be answer... STRAIGHT ANSWERS and accountability.

Call me a pessimist but I don't think ever will be any substantial change that fixes the system.

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10-01-2016, 12:40 PM
RE: Corruption in American Politics
(10-01-2016 12:32 PM)bemore Wrote:  I think what saddens me most about stories like this, is that it comes as no real surprise to anybody. One could surmise from the video that it is the Elite that run the show in their own interests. This just makes a complete mockery of your system and it does not matter who is in power because money has always bought politics.

It is for these reasons why I never vote in my country and currently as things stand, I never ever will.

Democracy is an illusion and by rights the contents of this video need to be investigated as a matter of urgency. There needs to be answer... STRAIGHT ANSWERS and accountability.

Call me a pessimist but I don't think ever will be any substantial change that fixes the system.

This is how the minority powered elite stay in power. Not voting only adds to their power. Really the best way to eliminate Oligarchy is for everyone to vote.

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10-01-2016, 12:50 PM
RE: Corruption in American Politics
(10-01-2016 12:40 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(10-01-2016 12:32 PM)bemore Wrote:  I think what saddens me most about stories like this, is that it comes as no real surprise to anybody. One could surmise from the video that it is the Elite that run the show in their own interests. This just makes a complete mockery of your system and it does not matter who is in power because money has always bought politics.

It is for these reasons why I never vote in my country and currently as things stand, I never ever will.

Democracy is an illusion and by rights the contents of this video need to be investigated as a matter of urgency. There needs to be answer... STRAIGHT ANSWERS and accountability.

Call me a pessimist but I don't think ever will be any substantial change that fixes the system.

This is how the minority powered elite stay in power. Not voting only adds to their power. Really the best way to eliminate Oligarchy is for everyone to vote.

Yabut the article/video states that it doesn't matter how people vote. So you want people to use the broken system to fix the broken system?

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10-01-2016, 02:44 PM
RE: Corruption in American Politics
(10-01-2016 12:50 PM)bemore Wrote:  
(10-01-2016 12:40 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  This is how the minority powered elite stay in power. Not voting only adds to their power. Really the best way to eliminate Oligarchy is for everyone to vote.

Yabut the article/video states that it doesn't matter how people vote. So you want people to use the broken system to fix the broken system?

If enough people were educated about how the system is broken, and enough people were then voted into the system who are educated and motivated to change it, it could happen. Pipe dream, I know...

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11-01-2016, 12:38 AM
RE: Corruption in American Politics
Unless something radical changes it seems a corporate dystopian future is what we have to look forward to *sigh*

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11-01-2016, 05:17 AM
RE: Corruption in American Politics
(11-01-2016 12:38 AM)Worom Wrote:  Unless something radical changes it seems a corporate dystopian future is what we have to look forward to *sigh*

If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.

George Orwell.

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11-01-2016, 05:52 AM
RE: Corruption in American Politics
Why only focus on US politics? It is the nature of politics to be driven by corruption.

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