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Gami00

join:2010-03-11
Mississauga, ON
reply to Mike

Re: It's only illegal if you're caught

Wouldn't it be easier if your Government/Prez just declared Martial Law. That way he doesn't have to bother with you people and all your whining about rights/constitution/privacy...

it would be a much more simpler America !!

it'll be like that movie V, except from the "leader's PoV" instead of the people/rebels.



cdru
Go Colts
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join:2003-05-14
Fort Wayne, IN
kudos:7

said by Gami00:

Wouldn't it be easier if your Government/Prez just declared Martial Law...

As the saying goes, if you put a frog in a boiling pot of water, he'll immediately try to jump out. But if you put him in cold water and slowly heat it until it boils, he'll remain until he cooks himself to death.

Declaring martial law would be like dropping the country in boiling water. There is no way that it would succeed. However since at least 9/11 and perhaps before, the temperature has slowly been rising under the guise of protecting the children. Or fighting the terrorists. Or Iranians. Or whatever the boogyman of the day is.

Angrychair

join:2000-09-20
Jacksonville, FL
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reply to Gami00

The republicans practically are attempting this sort of thing in a very underhanded way. They're attempting to change voting laws to make it possible for them to win elections even when they dramatically lose. See the scheme they're attempting to implement in Virginia.

Note these schemes are only being implemented in states Republicans control where the laws would help them to shave electoral college votes away from Democratic candidates, not in states where Republicans are solidly in control and expect to win in virtual perpetuity.



FFH
Premium
join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
kudos:5
reply to cdru

said by cdru:

said by Gami00:

Wouldn't it be easier if your Government/Prez just declared Martial Law...

As the saying goes, if you put a frog in a boiling pot of water, he'll immediately try to jump out. But if you put him in cold water and slowly heat it until it boils, he'll remain until he cooks himself to death.

You should choose a different analogy. This one is false:
»www.snopes.com/critters/wild/frogboil.asp
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I will be perfectly happy if the budget cuts specified in the Budget Control Act go into effect. 3 cheers for the sequester. Take the money from the drunken federal spenders.


cdru
Go Colts
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join:2003-05-14
Fort Wayne, IN
kudos:7

said by FFH:

You should choose a different analogy. This one is false:
»www.snopes.com/critters/wild/frogboil.asp

I'm well aware of that. I can also cite counter examples that show the opposite. Your proof specifically mentions heating the water 2 degrees F per minute. Other examples where the frog did indeed die the water was heated an order of magnitude slower.

Regardless, I never said "As the scientific fact", I said "As the saying goes". "An apple a day keeps the doctor away", "the pen is mightier than the sword", and "a watched pot never boils" all are scientifically false proverbial sayings, yet they illustrate an underlying general truth or lesson.


KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
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join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK

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reply to cdru

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Reminds of this, but apparently, it will be even worse. :/


TheHelpful1
Premium
join:2002-01-11
Upper Marlboro, MD
reply to Angrychair

said by Angrychair:

The republicans practically are attempting this sort of thing in a very underhanded way. They're attempting to change voting laws to make it possible for them to win elections even when they dramatically lose. See the scheme they're attempting to implement in Virginia.

This is really off topic of warrantless wire tapping, but Pot meet kettle. This door swings both ways so have a look here: »articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-1···district

"At that time, and with the benefit of popular incumbent Republican moderates Bob Ehrlich and Connie Morella, the Republicans held a surprising four of the state's eight seats. In a decidedly "blue" state, Democrats were frustrated by the evenly split delegation."

Basically if you are a republican in MD, don't bother voting because from the electoral college on down, it won't matter for anything because of how far Democrats have shifted this state in their favor. Not to mention the Washington Post releasing a "poll" that says 80% of MD residents are in favor of fingerprinting just to own a firearm and the last two questions of this poll show that 80% of the respondents don't own a firearm to begin with and are 40% democratic (20% were republican and the rest were independent).

If we required finger printing, photo ID and annual renewal charges for the right to Vote, how many people in MD would be OK with that? None since most illegals vote democrat and mandating a voter ID law would pretty much mean their voting base would be decimated.
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"My weakness is that I care too much"

Angrychair

join:2000-09-20
Jacksonville, FL

Wow, that's quite a bit of ignorance and venom for only 206 words.



KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
Premium
join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK
reply to TheHelpful1

said by Angrychair:

None since most illegals vote democrat and mandating a voter ID law would pretty much mean their voting base would be decimated.

Illegals don't vote.

It's right up there with the "Everyone on Welfare votes Democrat."
Well, this is Oklahoma, as Red as it gets, and 25% on the population receive direct Government assistance of some kind or another, and that's not counting the people claiming EIC and other handouts.

The reality is, that many types of people believe in "Sticking it to the Gub'mint" and that most people on welfare don't vote at all.
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"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini


meeeeeeeeee

join:2003-07-13
Newburgh, NY

Most people (period) don't vote. What's the point? The Party gives you a choice of candidate A or candidate B, both of which are only interested in making themselves and their "friends" richer, and screwing you.
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"when the people have suffered many abuses under the control of a totalitarian leader, they not only have the right but the duty to overthrow that government." - The U.S. Declaration of Independence



Iceman0803

join:2012-05-18
Glendale, AZ
reply to FFH

said by FFH See Profile
You should choose a different analogy. This one is false:
»www.snopes.com/critters/wild/frogboil.asp

I think you missed the point. Here is a line taken from your link:

...the "boiled frog" anecdote serves its purpose whether or not it's based upon something that is literally true.