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To: GROUND ZERO™ who wrote (30194)3/16/2019 8:55:20 PM
From: Carolyn
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Do not forget Loretta Lynch and, ultimately, Obama.

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To: Carolyn who wrote (30195)3/16/2019 9:20:55 PM
From: GROUND ZERO™
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All of them, including lois lerner and eric holder, all of them will eventually be rounded up... the new AG has absolutely nothing to lose, he want's to set the national record straight, and he wants the American people to trust the government once again...

All will be addressed in the slowness and fullness of time...

I don't think this is an empty hope, I believe the new AG has absolutely nothing to lose by pursuing all of their crimes, this is what Americans want and this is what Donald wants... remember, Donald is really one of us... and the new AG he has more to lose by not pursuing action against those criminals...

Once the fake mueller investigation is put to rest fully and completely, then the pendulum will swing the other way and it would no long appear like obstruction to any investigation... all of them will pay for their incredible stupidity and their treasonous crimes against America...

I fully expect all this to happen...

GZ

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To: GROUND ZERO™ who wrote (30196)3/16/2019 10:00:04 PM
From: Carolyn
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Oh I so hope you are right. I am sick of months, years going by and no awful Dem is accountable.

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To: Carolyn who wrote (30197)3/16/2019 11:05:17 PM
From: Drygulch Dan
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me also - sick of the lack of targeting these people. Instead we see blackout on documents, and zero action from those who should be leading the charge - the FBI Director, and the IGs and Heber in Utah. Its like a charade and musical chairs but the music never stops.

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To: RetiredNow who wrote (30189)3/16/2019 11:12:47 PM
From: GROUND ZERO™
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Excellent post...

I don't expect a lunatic with such paranoia ever apologize, people like that are simply not capable, they continue to think they're right and go on...

This is why I said before that she's really a frightened weakling, this is certainly not an attack, this is simply offering a description of such a weak personality as that...

I didn't even know you also posted a link to another thread, I see nothing wrong with that either... but the fact that she went bananas on that also as well adds validity to my assessment of her multifaceted character weakness...

Again, this is hardly an attack, this is simply stating the obvious for anyone who can see it clearly...

With me, it's purely an intellectual shock, I have to shake my head after observing such petty behavior as she illustrated...

Can you believe it??? She accused me of "stabbing her in the back" as she phrased it, simply by giving my opinion ONLY after being asked and that my opinion didn't agree 100% with what she wanted me to say... even a 4 year old child wouldn't go bonkers over that, but she did... who wouldn't call that bizarre reaction amazingly unstable???

The absolute pettiness of her behavior to my solicited opinion is what I find so amazing, that I "stabbed her in the back" because my opinion didn't fit her expectations and therefore a long time SI friendship is over... what a bizarre reaction...

Obviously, she was lying... no real friend would ever turn into a complete nut job because of a difference of opinion... beyond that, I do not associate with such loose minded lunacy, those kinds of people are more than a dime a dozen, they're trash who wander through life with no purpose, no meaning, and no direction...

The complete and abject stupidity of it all is truly pitiful but in some ways actually comical, it displays the farce friendship she was pretending all this time... she's just another counterfeit now fully exposed and unprotected for all to see...

GZ

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To: Carolyn who wrote (30197)3/16/2019 11:15:01 PM
From: GROUND ZERO™
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Everyone wants justice... I believe we'll see it carried out fully and completely...

GZ

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To: Drygulch Dan who wrote (30198)3/16/2019 11:16:54 PM
From: GROUND ZERO™
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Donald is going to insist that ALL papers and document be made fully and completely public, no secrets held back from the American people... it will be fully and completely made public... if he hasn't yet announced it, then he will very soon...

GZ

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To: Qualified Opinion who wrote (30184)3/16/2019 11:25:22 PM
From: GROUND ZERO™
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LOLOL!!!!! Good one!!!

GZ

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To: RetiredNow who wrote (30191)3/16/2019 11:33:11 PM
From: GROUND ZERO™
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Very well said, you are exactly right with every word... she's lost it completely while behaving like a lunatic left wing nut case trying to squash speech... I think she's going to be in for a very unpleasant surprise not far down the road... although, her unpleasant surprise will be a big treat for everyone else here... I won't say more until it begins to develop, it's being arranged, we'll see if we can get it set up here at SI, I believe SI will also love it...

GZ

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To: ByGoneYrs who wrote (30085)3/16/2019 11:47:10 PM
From: GROUND ZERO™
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THE NINE STEPS FROM FREEDOM TO A SOCIALIST SOCIETAL BREAKDOWN

Step 1. Massive Government Spending. Socialist states have government at the center of their economies and feature enormous spending programs.

In early 1990s Sweden often cited as a socialist state, government spending exceeded 70 percent of its economy. Under President Jefferson, government spending was approximately 2 to 3 percent of the economy. Today, we are at 36 percent. Sweden, now walking away from socialism, has reduced its spending share to just over 50 percent.

Government education, retirement, and medical care -- nearly cradle to grave spending -- are three cornerstones of future socialist states.

Obama once said you can create a governing majority of those dependent on government. Elizabeth Warren is now promoting “universal child care,” which would extend that dependence.

Step 2. Massive Tax Systems that Reduce Incentives. Increased tax burdens go hand-in-hand with spending. Throughout history, tax systems start out simple and wind up complex and burdensome.

By the end of Rome’s socialism under Diocletian, according to the historian Will Durant, taxation “rose to such heights that men lost the incentive to work or earn, and an erosive context began between lawyers finding devices to evade taxes and lawyers formulating laws to prevent evasion,” which led Romans to flee, seeking “refuge among the barbarians.”

We have a tax code so complicated and long that few can do their own taxes. Not satisfied, politicians threaten massive income tax hikes, wealth tax confiscation and penalties for those who want to leave the country.

Step 3. Reduced Growth Leading to Economic Stagnation.

Over the last 20 years, the European Union, which featured socialist and semi-socialist states, had almost zero economic growth. Over the last 60 years, while our governments grew to 36 percent of the economy and imposed trillions in regulation, our growth slipped from an average of 4 percent to 2 percent.

Step 4. Deficits. In semi-socialist Greece, once on the brink of being a failed state, government debt, as a percentage of the economy, is nearly 180 percent.

That would be like you having credit card debt nearly double your income. In the U.S., that debt ratio has exploded in the last decade, rising to nearly 106 percent.

Step 5. Governments Print Money.

Undeterred by deficits or debt, governments print money to pay for programs. Inflation is the result of governments increasing the money supply beyond the needs of economic growth. In socialist Venezuela, inflation is expected to be at least one million percent in 2019. In other words, its money isn’t worth the paper on which it’s printed.

Step 6. Government Fixes Prices and Declares When Goods Can be Sold.

Diocletian set wage and price controls for socialist Rome. In Venezuela, people can only shop on certain days and shopping malls can only be open two days a week. Free of that today, in the 1970s, we had gas rationing and double-digit inflation.

Step 7. Underground Economies Rise.

The more crushing taxation, spending, inflation, and regulations are, the larger the underground economy. People turn to a barter system because paper money becomes worthless. In Greece, the underground economy is said to exceed 20 percent of the economy. America’s, by contrast, is around 5 - 6 percent.

Step 8. Class Warfare Begins Tearing the Fabric of Society.

Historically, class warfare (the fight between classes of haves and have-nots) begins in earnest as economies stagnate. That reaches a dangerous apex during prolonged economic stagnation if accompanied by significant wealth inequality.

Of ancient Greece, Plato described “two cities . . . one the city of the poor, the other of the rich, the one at war with the other.” According to Durant, the “poor schemed to despoil the rich by legislation and revolution [and] the rich organized for protection against the poor.” Ancient Greece’s bitter class warfare included not only government redistribution, but a distrust of “democracy as empowered envy” – a certain outcome, in the U.S., if we abandon the Electoral College.

Step 9. Total Societal Discord. Also in ancient Greece, debtors, when the legislative ransoming of the rich’s wealth was not enough, murdered creditors as in Mytilene. Today, Venezuela is in near total societal breakdown as tens of thousands seek to flee the country amidst a socialist dictatorship, a growing police state, empty store shelves, little medicine, and even less order.

Those are the steps. They don’t necessarily occur in order, often occur in tandem and don’t have a timetable. While they take time to develop, the rush at the end can be quite rapid as we have seen in Venezuela.

All along the way, the power of government grows and rights correspondingly diminish. Often initiated by a seduced vote of the people, in time, socialism is maintained by force.

The United States is not, currently, a socialist nation. Our economic vitality remains greatly decentralized – a necessity for a stable republic. However, we have massive government programs. If spending increases, at the rate it has in the last 20 years, socialism will come into view. The adoption of “Medicare-for-all,” estimated to yearly cost $3.2 trillion, would push our spending as a percent of GDP well above 50 percent and explode our debt even more.

History, of course, is not a pre-determined straight line. Wise leaders have steered civilizations away from bad decisions – as they have in Sweden today.

foxnews.com

GZ

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