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Got to love it
by DoctorPepper on Mon 20th Sep 2010 23:16 UTC
DoctorPepper
Member since:
2005-07-12

I just love the fact that the MPAA/RIAA have bought so many U.S. politicians that they basically can do whatever they want.

I'm just sad that there basically isn't anything we U.S. citizens can do about it. ;)

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RE: Got to love it
by TheIdiotThatIsMe on Tue 21st Sep 2010 00:42 in reply to "Got to love it"
TheIdiotThatIsMe Member since:
2006-06-17

I'm just sad that there basically isn't anything we U.S. citizens can do about it. ;)


Why? There is plenty of things U.S. citizens can do. The problem is the ruling attitude of our nation in regards to politics and government (not that the two should be treated equally, politics covers far, far much more than government) is that of apathy and cynicism, both of which we know have provided soooo well instead of providing or pushing an alternative. [Please note, I'm not trying to pick on you personally, just the overall mindset of our citizens that we are helpless]

If we don't like what our government is doing, and do nothing to change it, we are at more fault than the government.

For U.S. citizens who are unhappy with the laws that have been passed or have been proposed, ask yourself these questions:

1. Have you written or expressed any kind of concern, displeasure, or rebuttal to any of your representatives?

2. Have you offered any constructive alternative, in a complete, full written form that can debated, standing next to what the current options are?

3. Have you seeked out any others with views the same as yours to file a petition, work with your representative, or raise public awareness?

Remember, politics is dirty. It's conflict. It's fighting tooth and nail for everything you believe in. But to not fight at all, to just 'dismiss it', you are as every bit guilty as the people you accuse.

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RE[2]: Got to love it
by DoctorPepper on Tue 21st Sep 2010 01:25 in reply to "RE: Got to love it"
DoctorPepper Member since:
2005-07-12

I tell you what, you let me know how that works out.

I've been around a LONG time, and I can tell you, it won't help.

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RE[2]: Got to love it
by mikeinohio on Tue 21st Sep 2010 08:43 in reply to "RE: Got to love it"
mikeinohio Member since:
2010-02-21

1. Have you written or expressed any kind of concern, displeasure, or rebuttal to any of your representatives?


Yes, but trying to reason with a third party's hired gun really doesn't work.

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RE[2]: Got to love it
by andydread on Tue 21st Sep 2010 19:22 in reply to "RE: Got to love it"
andydread Member since:
2009-02-02

"I'm just sad that there basically isn't anything we U.S. citizens can do about it. ;)


Why? There is plenty of things U.S. citizens can do. The problem is the ruling attitude of our nation in regards to politics and government (not that the two should be treated equally, politics covers far, far much more than government) is that of apathy and cynicism, both of which we know have provided soooo well instead of providing or pushing an alternative. [Please note, I'm not trying to pick on you personally, just the overall mindset of our citizens that we are helpless]

If we don't like what our government is doing, and do nothing to change it, we are at more fault than the government.

For U.S. citizens who are unhappy with the laws that have been passed or have been proposed, ask yourself these questions:

1. Have you written or expressed any kind of concern, displeasure, or rebuttal to any of your representatives?

2. Have you offered any constructive alternative, in a complete, full written form that can debated, standing next to what the current options are?

3. Have you seeked out any others with views the same as yours to file a petition, work with your representative, or raise public awareness?

Remember, politics is dirty. It's conflict. It's fighting tooth and nail for everything you believe in. But to not fight at all, to just 'dismiss it', you are as every bit guilty as the people you accuse.
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Very well said.

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RE: Got to love it
by emerson999 on Tue 21st Sep 2010 08:22 in reply to "Got to love it"
emerson999 Member since:
2007-12-08

Oh, there's something we can do about it. Things just haven't gotten bad enough to justify shooting corrupt politicians yet.

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RE[2]: Got to love it
by re_re on Tue 21st Sep 2010 22:27 in reply to "RE: Got to love it"
re_re Member since:
2005-07-06

Well ...... that would be quite the carnage if we started doing that ...... between the democrats, republicans, and independents, we may have a dozen politicians left nation wide.

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