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Posted: 29 January 2011 11:18 AM   [ Ignore ]
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The poor there are so numerous and desperate that they know a theocracy can’t be any worse than capitalism?

What is the name for a country ruled by the rich?

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Posted: 29 January 2011 12:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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tirebiter4659 - 29 January 2011 11:18 AM

The poor there are so numerous and desperate that they know a theocracy can’t be any worse than capitalism?

What is the name for a country ruled by the rich?

Nation state

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Posted: 29 January 2011 05:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Plutocracy.

Yeah, but a fairly egalitarian socialist state with well controlled capitalism would be far better than a theocracy.  smile

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Posted: 29 January 2011 05:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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The US has given Egypt a billion and a half dollars a year for at least the last 30 years… Did that money build one school? One hospital? Does capitalism build schools, hospitals?.... My guess is that the moneys went to a few wealthy families who in turn bought used weaponry… Build an army from the poor to control the poor…

I’m sure the US will pay lip service to more democracy there but in reality if they had more democracy they would vote in a theocracy…. Thank You capitalism.

I guess more so than capitalism,, I’m railing against the military industry… What a no-brainer,,, with military spending you end up with a lot of scrap metal for your money,,, spent on a civil service program you would end up with a Utopia….

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Posted: 29 January 2011 06:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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tirebiter4659 - 29 January 2011 05:56 PM

The US has given Egypt a billion and a half dollars a year for at least the last 30 years… Did that money build one school? One hospital? Does capitalism build schools, hospitals?.... My guess is that the moneys went to a few wealthy families who in turn bought used weaponry… Build an army from the poor to control the poor…

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Interested in some details? Check out Reuters New Service, hot off the press:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/01/29/us-egypt-usa-aid-idUSTRE70S0IN20110129

—In 2010, $1.3 billion went to strengthen Egyptian forces versus $250 million in economic aid. Another $1.9 million went for training meant to bolster long-term U.S.-Egyptian military cooperation. Egypt also receives hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of excess military hardware annually from the Pentagon.

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Posted: 29 January 2011 06:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Oh wow tirebiter,
I just realized I got a friend, who got a new girlfriend, who got a truck just like that, but her’s is in good condition.  I haven’t seen the truck myself, but he has shown me pictures.  I’m going to have to email this image and see if he agrees.


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Posted: 29 January 2011 06:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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It’s the same truck as the “evil” truck in the movie Creepers Jeepers… about the stupidest teenagers to ever sit in a 59 impala… My truck is much more evil looking than the Creepers’ truck (err,,, I mean,,, has a richer patination)... Google either 1946 Chevy COE or Creepers Jeeepers for more images… I’ve collected about 10 old trucks (4 Studebakers) some of which are albumed at facebook.

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the girlfriend is a keeper!

I sure am having a lot of trouble posting…

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Posted: 29 January 2011 06:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Posted: 29 January 2011 07:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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tirebiter4659 - 29 January 2011 11:18 AM

What is the name for a country ruled by the rich?

America?

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Posted: 31 January 2011 10:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Oh God, not the Museum!  downer

Protesters defended Cairo’s Egyptian Museum from looters; archeological warehouses raided, NYDailyNews.com, Jan 31, 2011

“Nine men reportedly repelled into the building through the roof. During their search for valuables, they knocked the heads of a pair of 2,000-year-old mummies, broken nearly a dozen small artifacts, and ravaged the gift shop.”

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Posted: 31 January 2011 03:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Cairo is part of the world’s heritage

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Posted: 31 January 2011 03:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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jump_in_the_pit - 31 January 2011 03:00 PM

Cairo is part of the world’s heritage

..a major repository of our ancient human heritage. How sad.

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Posted: 31 January 2011 03:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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I’ve heard there isn’t a whole lotta “allah is great” stuff going on… That’s great…

If I was rebellious,,, I would storm the armories??... Disable the big stuff..

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Posted: 31 January 2011 03:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Storming armories.  That’s a good idea.  All those guards with guns.  Yeah, they’ll hold fire.

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Posted: 01 February 2011 06:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Hold your fire or we’ll blow up your armory… you are standing closer than us!  cool smirk

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Posted: 02 February 2011 02:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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I hope the revolution will spread across the meddle east, all the dictators will fall ?

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