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Bloggers PhotoBorn 12/15/1956 in the mountains of Central Oregon. :)

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Taking Thought
Blog Posted:9/13/2012 9:41:00 AM

 

Yesterday, I was a bit curious, I wanted to know the political issues in the far off places that we often don't get to hear about on our newscasts. France, Greece, Spain, and more. Actually, I wanted to find out if they had their own enemies, and were involved in wars that we, in the United States, just don't hear about. It seemed to me, that they have stayed out of wars, and so i wanted to know if that was really the case, and maybe glimpse something of how they managed that. So... I Googled politics in these countries. I did not read about their wars, but instead, found that their news was loaded with recession. These countries are going through a recession just like our own. Mass jobs lost, bank failures and bail outs. So, seeing that this is not unique to the United States at all, I am really wondering how and why people here tend to blame president Obama for our recession? It appears to me that something bigger than the US is taking place. Recession seems to be occurring all over the world. Does this have anything to do with Wall street? I don't know, just taking thought... hugs, catie :)
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  1. Date: 9/16/2012 3:54:00 PM
    It is all a plot on the part of the banks and wall street to take all the money thay can and don't care about the rest of us. They make the rules, then break them. Conspiracy!

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  1. Date: 9/13/2012 9:10:00 PM
    If there is one thing I can not abide it is someone who can look you straight in the eye and lie his heart out. I'm doing the best I can do to get some new blood into the white house and hopefully get Obama Care repealed. True Mitt isn't the best choice in the deck, but he is way up over what we have. The President actually has very little power in actually doing things but I am hoping we can hold both house and senate as well. Last year my insurance went up about 70 percent and my doctor tells me if Obama is re-elected, she will retire. We have got to pay down the debt. I hope Mitt will try, Bill Clinton did a fair job of it. The embassy incident could mean war. But some things we can not hold our head up before the rest of the world if we do not answer in kind. Marlon Brando in Apocolypse Now, touched on the horror of completely stopping aggression in its tracks. To break the chain from father to son and father to son.

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 9/13/2012 9:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Charles, yes, it sure is trying times that we live in. Thanks for stopping by. hugs, Catie :)
  1. Date: 9/13/2012 9:08:00 PM
    Harry and Charlotte here have hit on it. There is something very sinister going on under our noses. We are told not to believe conspiracy theories but there is more than a little truth in them these days. I was reviewing them again just earlier today! I have a really good article if anyone wants me to email it to them. At this point, it's all so overwhelming, I don't know what the common person can do. And yes, CAtie, I have been aware of things happening in Europe and also South america because i learn a lot from my students.

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 9/13/2012 9:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    and all this violence in the last 48 hours, I really feel like someone, that sinister group of supra wealthy old men, are trying to push President Obama's buttons. It seems to me that they are pushing very hard to get him involved in war. They are trying to pull his strings. Let them keep Romney, he's there puppet. Catie :)
  1. Date: 9/13/2012 3:27:00 PM
    Catie, i have found that in the USA there is so much news wise going on, that the citizen there do not get the information, about over areas of the planet, unless of course, the US is involved. the world is at the moment in recession, for many reason, mainly so the rich can get richer, after of course, they have sent our sons out to protect their interests. When living in Australia a couple of years ago, the country, gave every man woman and child 900 dollars each, then told them to go out and spent the money, this to keep the wheels of the economy rolling, I agree with Charlotte, there is a world order, some say religious, some say political, i say both.

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 9/13/2012 9:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for stopping by Harry, it's so nice to hear from you. hugs, catie :)
    horsman Avatar harry horsman Date: 9/13/2012 3:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    sorry catie, i had to delete half of my reply, due to it being too large, and in doing so, many points i made, i lost,
  1. Date: 9/13/2012 1:49:00 PM
    there's a simple way to avoid war - stop mistaking the propaganda and misinformation of governments and mainstream media for truth; once people begin to do that, they will see that war is neither necessary nor justified and they will stop sacrificing themselves for the war criminals who run our countries...the 'recession' was deliberately engineered to create more instability worldwide; "something bigger than the US" (and more sinister) is indeed taking place, but the hidden hand will do whatever it takes to ensure that the public remains in the dark...

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 9/13/2012 7:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, Craig! The current world 's events are curiosly ...peculiarly similar to the events leading up to the WWII. But...but...humanity have already learned the lesson...or not?
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 9/13/2012 3:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes, I am seeing that pretty clearly now. thanks, Charlotte, for stopping by. hugs, Catie :)
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 9/13/2012 2:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Charlotte, I agree with much of what you say but the conspiracy theory is too big a pill. I do, however, agree that instability leaves everyone everywhere more ripe for the picking---check back in history many times like the events leading up to WWII !!
  1. Date: 9/13/2012 1:07:00 PM
    One of the most successful times this country has had was after 1994 when Clinton was president and the republicans controlled both houses. Perhaps that sort of balance makes a magic mix---who knows??

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 9/13/2012 7:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Good point.
  1. Date: 9/13/2012 12:42:00 PM
    The Federal Reserve and world banks have more influence on the economy than the president or congress could ever hope too...Congress has little power over it and the president has even less...Where the economy is concerned the president is little more than a cheerleader...so for anyone to blame the present OR previous administrations on the economic mess we're in is being either short-sighted or politically biased... Still, the president is usually blamed for a bad economy but will gladly take credit when it is good even though he knows better

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 9/13/2012 3:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I agree, Tim. Yet they do blame him, and when prosperous they exalt him.
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 9/13/2012 1:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    True Tim but when the president and both houses of congress fall under one hat he becomes much more than a cheerleader.
  1. Date: 9/13/2012 11:51:00 AM
    Well....after reading Chris and Frank's comments, there is not much I could add... Im coming from Craig's blog...Why? Why did you pay with the credit card? : )

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 9/13/2012 11:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I love you, Craig! : )
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 9/13/2012 11:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ahhh! You guys make laugh! :) Thanks for that! Nope, this girl pays cash, or if financing is needed, you can bet it is no credit card! hugs, Catie :)
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 9/13/2012 11:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That reply was meant for Carol's comment! Yes, Catie, why!? Why did use a credit card!? Haha!
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 9/13/2012 11:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The kids need to know....
  1. Date: 9/13/2012 11:47:00 AM
    Our government tells us very little and the news is mostly sensationalism of their most popular issues. All the world is now linked with more commerce. If one has trouble... we're all hurt. In the USA The Cable BBc channel tells us more than ours does. For instance: In Missouri the student financial aid(given to the poorest students) have all had their funds held up for 5 weeks. Not one word on the local news. I told all the local news channels... Still not one word. The kids are still being lied to... 1 day late, 2 days, 1 week, 2weeks, 4 weeks, possibly 5. Five has come and gone... The schools don't want to be embarrassed and the state doesn't have the money. The kids should know.

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 9/13/2012 11:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes, Carol. the young people should know. Are they entitled to attend classes while the funds are being delayed? hugs, catie :)
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 9/13/2012 11:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The kids NEED to know....
  1. Date: 9/13/2012 11:20:00 AM
    Heya Catie. Obviously there has been a global recession for quite some time now(15-20 years). Some countries simply tried to mask it to their civillians. If the European countries you mentioned, don't appear to be involved in war at the present moment, they are covertly backing other war-mongers. France has been involved in so many global skirmishes, it is difficult to count now. France was built on war, and continues to be one of the top 3 arms-dealers on a global level; France is one of the top 3 biggest arms-dealers in the entire history of mankind. France fully backed the air-strike invasion of Libya(France was actually more interested in it than America was). Greece and Turkey have been warring for centuries. Spain? Spain has played dirty from day one. Europe is the seed for America....check out true far off places; Europe isn't 'far off'. The blame shouldn't go onto the Obama administration. Blame is too far-gone on a global level as well. There was a time when it was easier for people to point fingers, blaming a political party, an overseas 'enemy', etc. It's too many things mixed together: general apathy, religious indoctrination/ultrafanaticism, the world bank, too many loans, people's drive to find happiness in material objects, instead of the natural splendor we are an integral part of, etc, etc, etc.

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    horsman Avatar harry horsman Date: 9/13/2012 3:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    chris how the hell do you get so many words in your blog replies, i had to cut mine in half...
  1. Date: 9/13/2012 10:15:00 AM
    Blame the bankers but we are all having to pay for their mistake. You seem very isolated in America from the rest of the world problems in some ways, I am always surprised at this

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