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Offline iddee

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A very scary email
« on: August 02, 2012, 12:05:32 PM »
          Scary Obituary
In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the
University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the
Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior: "A democracy is always
temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent
form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until
the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous
gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority
always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from
the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally
collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a

"The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the
beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200
years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:

From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back into bondage."
The Obituary follows:

Born 1776, Died 2012 
It doesn't hurt to read this several times.           
Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law in
St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning
the last Presidential election:

Number of States won by:            Obama: 19                McCain: 29
Square miles of land won by:       Obama: 580,000        McCain: 2,427,000
Population of counties won by:    Obama: 127 million  McCain: 143 million
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Obama: 13.2 McCain: 2.1 

Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory
McCain won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens
of the country.

Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low
income tenements and living off various forms of government

Olson believes the  United States is now somewhere between the
"complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of
democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population
already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase.

If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million
criminal invaders called illegal's - and they vote - then we can say
goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.

If you are in favor of this, then by all means, delete this message.

If you are not, then pass this along to help everyone realize just how
much is at stake, knowing that apathy is the greatest danger to our

This is truly scary
"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me . . . Anything can happen, child. Anything can be"

*Shel Silverstein*

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Re: A very scary email
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2012, 08:53:36 PM »
... In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the
University of Edinburgh, had this to say...

Here is a link for you serious readers as well as history buffs.
Do be advised that Gibson wrote 5 more volumes about the fall of Rome besides this tome, his first.

Gibbons first volume was published in February 1776 just five months before our Declaration of Independence was adopted and signed.  Gibbons is known in some circles as the "father" of the enlightenment.  So he is in some ways responsible for the creation of this country.

Everything that Gibbons wrote about Rome is relevant to what is happening today in America.  Read his words at your own peril.  Be warned however Gibbons is a master wordsmith of the English language, you may not be able to put his books down once you start reading.

If you enjoy old books the Guttenberg Project is a good place  to read or down load them for cheap or even in these cases for free. 

Here is another two books you may find let us say interesting, otherwise known as what your government doesn’t want our service men and women to know.  Both are by Sir Winston Churchill and the first book deals exclusively with his service on the Afghanistan-Indian (Pakistan) frontier, and secondly his service in the ‘Soudan’ sic or Darfur region of Africa.  You can almost hear the modern day rattle of Kalashnikov AK47s instead of Muslim muskets echoing across the decades in both of these Churchill books.  They are both easy reads.

Sir Winston’s first book.
The Story of the Malakand Field Force

Sir Winston’s second book written about 1899?
The River War

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Re: A very scary email
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2012, 11:40:38 AM »
"The trouble with apathy is...  nobody cares." - Tim Allen

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Re: A very scary email
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2012, 01:22:51 AM »
And yet lots of people want Obama to be re-elected.  May they come to realize what is happening before it's to late.