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U.S. Congress is at it again....

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Inokuma Yawara
University of Caille
Gallente Federation
#1 - 2013-08-25 15:59:58 UTC
In all of my years, I have not seen such abuse from Congress. If an attempt from Congress to pass something failed because of pressure from the people, it was dropped and forgot, but this is the first time I've seen Congress repeatedly try to slip something past us like this.

Is the government of the people, by the people, (no longer) for the people?

If you're a U.S. citizen, consider signing this petition.

Watch this space.  New exciting signature in development.

Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#2 - 2013-08-25 17:21:43 UTC
Oh don't worry. They won't be able to vote on it anyway.

They are apparently going to shut down Congress next month over ObamaCare anyway.................

........................AGAIN !!!!! (as well)

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Sheimi Madaveda
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#3 - 2013-08-25 17:52:24 UTC
Oh Boy! Government at its finest gentlemen.

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Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#4 - 2013-08-25 18:13:14 UTC  |  Edited by: Krixtal Icefluxor
A literal circus carousel - round and round we go......without even a golden ring to grab.

ed:

"Whatever her nominal title and brief might be in the Sæcular Power, she and her cousin—or whatever he was—Magnath had not come all this way to follow the whims of whatever Panjandrum happened to have most lately gained the upper hand in the infinite clown-fight that was Sæcular politics.
-- Neal Stephenson "Anathem"

"He has mounted his hind-legs, and blown crass vapidities through the bowel of his neck."  - Ambrose Bierce on Oscar Wilde's Lecture in San Francisco 1882

Eurydia Vespasian
Storm Hunters
#5 - 2013-08-25 18:42:02 UTC
government should go back to doing things like they are depicted in "lincoln." where senators and representatives openly insult one another on the floor, conniving and wheedling votes this way and that.

ok, so it's probably still like that...without the open insults.
Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#6 - 2013-08-25 18:44:51 UTC
Eurydia Vespasian wrote:
government should go back to doing things like they are depicted in "lincoln." where senators and representatives openly insult one another on the floor, conniving and wheedling votes this way and that.

ok, so it's probably still like that...without the open insults.



When Obama was speaking in front of it once, I believe a few shouted out "LIAR !!!" at one time.

"He has mounted his hind-legs, and blown crass vapidities through the bowel of his neck."  - Ambrose Bierce on Oscar Wilde's Lecture in San Francisco 1882

Kirjava
Lothian Enterprises
#7 - 2013-08-25 19:46:46 UTC
Pretty certain Franklin said something about periodic revolutions to throw off the yolk of a centralised Imperialistic government that ruled for itself, not the people.

Or is because Obama is half black he doesn't get the same treatment Bush did for pulling the same **** Blink

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Snagletooth Johnson
Snagle Material Services
CAStabouts
#8 - 2013-08-25 22:52:12 UTC
Kirjava wrote:
Pretty certain Franklin said something about periodic revolutions to throw off the yolk of a centralised Imperialistic government that ruled for itself, not the people.

Or is because Obama is half black he doesn't get the same treatment Bush did for pulling the same **** Blink


That was Thomas Jefferson "A little revolution every now and then is a good thing" or something close to that.
Kirjava
Lothian Enterprises
#9 - 2013-08-25 22:58:37 UTC
Oopsie, wrong one. I can see very well why the founders of the US are revered as intelectual men, giving they were writing the epitome of what it meant to be British down pen to paper. Its a pity they weren't on this side of the Atlantic really, finish what they started, but C'est la vie.

And Franklin is best Founder Big smile

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Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#10 - 2013-08-25 23:04:25 UTC
Kirjava wrote:
Oopsie, wrong one. I can see very well why the founders of the US are revered as intelectual men, giving they were writing the epitome of what it meant to be British down pen to paper. Its a pity they weren't on this side of the Atlantic really, finish what they started, but C'est la vie.

And Franklin is best Founder Big smile



Read his short and hilarious autobiography if you get a chance. For an American writer I feel he was precursor to Mark Twain.

"He has mounted his hind-legs, and blown crass vapidities through the bowel of his neck."  - Ambrose Bierce on Oscar Wilde's Lecture in San Francisco 1882

Khergit Deserters
Crom's Angels
#11 - 2013-08-26 00:23:57 UTC  |  Edited by: Khergit Deserters
If only more people actually read things, like OP. They'd see how spineless, not to mention cynical and venal, both sides of the U.S Congress are. Git a rope! Smile
Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#12 - 2013-08-26 00:26:49 UTC
Khergit Deserters wrote:
Only one way to fix it-- git a rope!



Yeah. Those would actually help too with the randomly murdering children who kill tourists and WWII vets. Twisted

Most indeed. And publicly too.

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Khergit Deserters
Crom's Angels
#13 - 2013-08-26 00:37:42 UTC
Actually sociologists do talk about the problem of punishment of crimes happening in isolation, without public awareness. Apparently socially shaming and blaming is a big deterrent, both for the convicted person and for people who might be thinking like him.

Examples: Lakota Native American solution-- Drive the offender 10 or so miles out, let them do a walk of shame home. West African solution-- Offender shaming day in a soccer (football) stadium. The get lashes Shocked, but no prison term. Next day they're back in the community, and the community self-enforces or forgives, depending on how things work out.
Cynter DeVries
Spheroidal Projections
#14 - 2013-08-26 01:00:02 UTC
Khergit Deserters wrote:
Actually sociologists do talk about the problem of punishment of crimes happening in isolation, without public awareness. Apparently socially shaming and blaming is a big deterrent, both for the convicted person and for people who might be thinking like him.

Examples: Lakota Native American solution-- Drive the offender 10 or so miles out, let them do a walk of shame home. West African solution-- Offender shaming day in a soccer (football) stadium. The get lashes Shocked, but no prison term. Next day they're back in the community, and the community self-enforces or forgives, depending on how things work out.

+1 for bringing back public pillories.

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Graygor
1kB Realty
#15 - 2013-08-26 07:42:47 UTC
Inokuma Yawara wrote:
In all of my years, I have not seen such abuse from Congress. If an attempt from Congress to pass something failed because of pressure from the people, it was dropped and forgot, but this is the first time I've seen Congress repeatedly try to slip something past us like this.

Is the government of the people, by the people, (no longer) for the people?

If you're a U.S. citizen, consider signing this petition.


Its said a lot but follows true. Follow the money. Who stands to gain the most from this and find the obvious choices. Then look at the share holders and wade through the speaking chairs and find those actually pulling the strings.

In this case there would be a lot of cash coming from various palaces in the UAE as theyve been buying into media in an overhand and underhand way through third parties since the 90s.

What they stand to gain is anyones guess.

And +1 for public shaming of criminals. Although im a strong advocate for innocent until proven guilty which is why those accused should be kept secret until verdict is delivered.

Trial by media seems to be the new form of justice, as mob rule just with an expensive haircut.

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Kyseth
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#16 - 2013-08-26 18:35:21 UTC
Graygor wrote:
Trial by media seems to be the new form of justice, as mob rule just with an expensive haircut.


Sad but true.

I'm not sure which part is worse, the fact that we have gotten to the point where we have "trial by media" as Graygor perfectly put it, or the fact that it exists because both the broadcasters and the audience largely believe it's entertainment.

People are quick to judge those on trial; forming their own opinions that are popularized by not just media "newscasts" but facebook, twitter, youtube, and any other method for Joe Random to get likes on their point of view. I wonder how entertaining this would be for people if they had to watch the sentence for those on trial. I don't mean the feel good of watching the guy be pronounced guilty... I mean sitting in and watching the guy get strapped to the table before a lethal injection or to watch him melt away in prison --either to watch his former life slip away day by day or simply to be shived violently in the shower.


Anyway, I now return you to the thread already in progress.
Grimpak
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#17 - 2013-08-26 18:51:52 UTC
Graygor wrote:
Trial by media seems to be the new form of justice, as mob rule just with an expensive haircut.



Mass media is the 4th power, don't forget that.



anyways, as I'm sick and tired of seeing in my country: current western world needs a political shakeup the size of.. well, maybe several nuclear payloads. And it might be closer than we think, if we are to believe in cliodynamics.

FYI, cliodynamics is a proposed multidisciplinary field that encompases sociology, mathematics and history to... "predict" the future.

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Kirjava
Lothian Enterprises
#18 - 2013-08-26 19:10:24 UTC
Graygor wrote:

Trial by media seems to be the new form of justice, as mob rule just with an expensive haircut.

Agree on this one, the reaction to the Media failing to convict Zimmerman was pretty revealing as to how their internal story works.

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Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#19 - 2013-08-26 19:36:28 UTC
Graygor wrote:


Trial by media seems to be the new form of justice, as mob rule just with an expensive haircut.


............but still looks like a home-crafted fauxhawk anyway.

"He has mounted his hind-legs, and blown crass vapidities through the bowel of his neck."  - Ambrose Bierce on Oscar Wilde's Lecture in San Francisco 1882

Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#20 - 2013-08-26 19:38:05 UTC
Grimpak wrote:
Graygor wrote:
Trial by media seems to be the new form of justice, as mob rule just with an expensive haircut.



Mass media is the 4th power, don't forget that.




People do indeed forget Shakespeare's plays were quite politically volatile towards the Monarchy etc. back in the day.

"He has mounted his hind-legs, and blown crass vapidities through the bowel of his neck."  - Ambrose Bierce on Oscar Wilde's Lecture in San Francisco 1882

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