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[–]SundogsPlace[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Ever notice how the founding fathers, were all about government is a necessary evil, and most felt govt should remain small.

What do we have today? Incompetent over paid, bureaucrats walking over the common people.

[–]HurkaDurka 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

And a population that WANTS things to be this way. So how do we convince the left and the right to downscale their precious governments?

[–]SundogsPlace[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Bingo, and for as long as I've looked at solutions for this, I find very little. The real indicator as to how large of a government we have, which truly does make it on par to the size a Communist country would need, is the fear over a 'shutdown'.

The only means I can see is governmental reset, with a focus on promoting a truly Free Market; which is something that's been gone for a long time.

Or, an empirical collapse on par with Rome; accompanied with the burning, looting, killing, and more that accompanies that.

The fact is, we're seeing our govt with all the power, and it's becoming unsustainable.

[–]HurkaDurka 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yep. I couldn't agree more. It will be interesting to see how it plays out. I'll keep prepping for the worst though...

[–]FormosaOolong 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

How long before Stephenson "accidentally" falls into that nearby uranium mine? :/

[–]SundogsPlace[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

yup, crossed my mind, lol

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (2 children)

Worker: Hey boss, what do you want me to do with this radioactive material?
Boss: Put it in those buckets.

[–]SundogsPlace[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

Right?! But, I do have to wonder about the fact that these were placed in what sounded like a 'stopping/point of interest on a walk tour'. The US Govt. has a history of medical experiments on people; which is really intriguing, that we as a people can cry havoc at what we're told the Germans did, but turn a blind eye to numerous accounts of our own govt. doing some really sick stuff.

[–]HurkaDurka 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Reminds me of the Vault-Tec experiments. Assuming you played fallout...