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so.. what comes in America after the HCR vote...and how will it affect Europe...

by johnfire Sun Mar 21st, 2010 at 11:21:01 AM EST

so this is only going to be a short diary, but perhaps an important one. I dont know how many people here are following the debate, if you can call it that, over HCR reform in the US, but many extremists on the right hand side are either calling for violence against the government and Democrats if the bill passes, or are very close to advocating it. So what does this mean for America and Europe?

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We haven't even begun to see the problems yet/with poll

by johnfire Mon Jun 9th, 2008 at 02:20:27 PM EST

Right now, everyone is excited about Barak Obama's Historical Candidacy in  the US. Many Americans think that once he is elected (assuming he is, which maybe a big assumption) somehow everything will sort itself out and in a year or two we will be back on our merry way to riches and prosperity. In this Diary, I propose that not only will that not occur,  but it is more likely that things will continue to get worse, and the Obama Presidency may very well end up being a failed one for the reasons below (as you will see, hardly due to his mistakes.) The problems we face now are far far deeper than just being a result of the Bush/Rove/Cheney  neo fascist cabal, but rather, rest much deeper in the American psyche, attitude and outlook.
Before I begin, Let me state that when I refer to the Average American Here, I am not referring to the Average Kos reader, who in no way I consider to be average. Anyone who participates here is far from average, and should not be considered your average American: most Americans don't read blogs, let alone participate in the kind of discussions we have here. Rather, I am referring to Joe Average, who does not participate here, or red state , or any place else.

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I am moving to hannover DE in 3 weeks what would you tell me

by johnfire Fri Jun 23rd, 2006 at 07:52:38 AM EST

As the title states, I would be interested to know what europeans think I should know about living in your culture, working there, etc. I would like to make my best efforts to be a good resident of the community. I would be interested to hear your thoughts on what i should know about living in europe and how best to get along there.
all thougts are welcome, i will be doing a fair amount of traveling on business while there, so will be in france and some other places as well.

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The Status Quo will not Change in America for a Long Time, with POLL

by johnfire Thu Jun 22nd, 2006 at 09:03:53 PM EST

While many people have the belief that things may be about to change in America politically I do not believe that this is the case. In fact i expect that for the  forseable future America will continue to have a Republican led government that is unresponsive to real problems, and that the Democrats will continue to provide no leadership whatsoever  in any direction away from the the collision course for disaster we are on.

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