On 9 Mar 2014
Here's Why Gen X Has The Most To Worry About,
Indiana Jones said:
The pocketbook insurgency hasn't happened although that has floated for years. Either consumers are just not educated enough, or they don't care. Face it, if money is tight, you are going to buy whatever is the best deal or whatever is on sale. Many do not have the luxury of buying with their conscience. Look at the amazing rise of the dollar stores.
Peaceful protest need high numbers and strong insightful leadership to work. All it takes is someone on the fringe to do something stupid or violent and all the peaceful intentions get chucked out the window. And most people are placated with government handouts, tv, roku, video games and endless and cheap fast food--why the hell should anything change?
Because of the reliance of all things technical, might technology play a part in disabling those that hold the cards? On 8 Mar 2014
California early 2014 market update,
Indiana Jones said:
1. Armed revolution with the capitalists slaughtered in a socialist revolution
Okay if we go with the socialist revolution, this is what happens to the socialist, according to "Animal Farm" by George Orwell…
All animals are equal.”
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
and then this:
“they had come to a time when no one dared speak his mind, when fierce, growling dogs roamed everywhere, and when you had to watch your comrades torn to pieces after confessing to shocking crimes.”
Although I have to say this chain of events could also conceivably be applied to how our "capitalistic" society may devolve.
If this is the case, then maybe "capitalism" and "socialism" may both be flawed systems that we humans have tried in many different configurations and combinations over centuries, and we tend to end up ultimately with a 'Lord and Serf' situation when it gets down to the nitty gritty.
Maybe there are other systems that we HAVEN'T TRIED yet? Maybe systems we haven't even thought of yet? On 8 Mar 2014
Anything goes to stop the spread of socialism!,
Indiana Jones said:
100 Ways Republicans Are Just Like Democrats
Here’s a look at the broader similarities between the Democratic and Republican parties:
There is a widely-held perception that the Democratic Party and the Republican Party are drastically different in their policy, proposals, philosophy of government, and general modus operandi. While there are certainly some significant differences between the two parties, the number of similarities are astounding. A few months ago on IVN, Wes Messamore explored the similarities between the two major party candidates, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
1. A large number of Democrats and Republicans signed the National Defense Authorization Act for the year 2012, which critics say allows for the indefinite detention of American citizens on U.S. soil without due process. President Obama pledged to veto the NDAA, but went back on his word and signed it into law with the indefinite detention provision included. Mitt Romney says that he would do the same.
2. Republicans and Democrats overwhelmingly favor Keynesian economics rather than other schools of economic thought such as the Austrian School of economics.
3. The Bush-era Patriot Act, which allows for warrantless wiretapping, was passed with bipartisan support and recently extended by policymakers of both parties. Romney has voiced his support for the controversial legislation. Obama supported it as a senator and signed the extension into law as president.
4. Both the Republican and Democratic administrations have attempted to justify the use of extrajudicial targeted killing, the killing of people without trial or substantive due process, including American citizens. The use of these tactics increased under President Obama and has received praise from members of both parties. There was strong bipartisan support for the Obama Administration’s extrajudicial killing of U.S. citizen Anwar al-Aulaqi and his 16 year old son without trial, which received praise from Republican Party members and was strongly supported by Mitt Romney.
5. The Democratic and Republican parties both generally support the vastly-growing use of unmanned aerial combat drones in the Middle East:
-The use of unmanned drones to patrol foreign skies, which have been responsible for many civilian and child deaths, began under President Bush and drone use has drastically increased and expanded under President Obama.
-There has been little to no partisan opposition to these tactics and while the GOP platform advocates for increased drone use, the Democratic platform doesn’t mention their use at all.
-Drone warfare in Pakistan started under Bush, has been significantly escalated by Obama, and Romney has indicated that he will continue using drones in Pakistan if elected. Both parties also support the continued drone warfare being used in Libya, which Romney has stated he would likely continue.
-In Yemen, the Obama Administration has continued the fighting that the Bush Administration initiated, which Obama has done with the use of secretive drone warfare and by recently sending troops back.
For 95 more ways see here: