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European Eyes See US "Debt Deal" Costing the Earth

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A European view of the comedy and tragedy of congress and the debt ceiling "agreement"


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Arild Warud (174)
Monday August 8, 2011, 3:23 am
Economists say "when the US economy sneezes, the rest of the world economies catches a cold".The US could have spared us from that tragy/comedy play about lifting the debt-ceiling.
Thanks for the post Michael.

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Monday August 8, 2011, 4:34 am

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Past Member (0)
Monday August 8, 2011, 5:06 am
Thanks Michael. I am glad that the hopeful graphic appears with this article. The Rainbow People are here.. They are very busy...and the "times will be a'changin". We must give them all the help we can.

Past Member (0)
Monday August 8, 2011, 6:23 am
I am glad that the rest of the world is paying attention....may the greedy that disrespect the Earth be removed far away from it.

Tony Isaacs (40)
Monday August 8, 2011, 6:39 am
The United States today - including both smoke and mirror political parties, the president and our agencies - is firmly in the control of the big energy/bankster/corporate elite globalists who see the entire planet and its resources as theirs to own and exploit. It is not an earth friendly group.

Kamila A (141)
Monday August 8, 2011, 6:44 am
We are the Rainbow Warriors. Wake up, people! Wage peace!!!

Susanne R (236)
Monday August 8, 2011, 7:33 am
Mother Earth has sustained us since the dawn of man. Now she needs to be protected from the ignorance and greed of those who exploit her for personal gain. I agree with Olivia and Camila: we need to support and join the Rainbow People, or the injustices being inflicted upon our people and our planet will never end.

Carlene V (202)
Monday August 8, 2011, 7:55 am
Thanks Michael. The republiCONS will NOT quit until they feel they have accomplished their goal, get rid of Obama and all he once stood for. They are evil and I wonder what God they pray to? They are not really Christians in the true sense of the word or world for that matter.

Amena Andersson (187)
Monday August 8, 2011, 8:05 am
Noted with ever increasing frustration and anger. Thanks, Michael.

Mike S (86)
Monday August 8, 2011, 9:14 am
Noted and shared. The lunatic fringe has got to go. Hopefully, more people like Sanders, Franken and Kucinich will step forward and say "enough!".

LeMoyn Salmonsen (88)
Monday August 8, 2011, 9:31 am
The rest of the world would realy pay attention if we got off our phat asses, grew some balls and stood up for ourselves.

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Monday August 8, 2011, 9:58 am
Shared to FB for every body will realized that what the world manipulator is up to..,Thank you Michael for sharing..

Eileen R (13)
Monday August 8, 2011, 10:19 am
well when it comes to the oil sand, they haven't been called the tar sands in over 20 years. the fact is canadians aren't even prospering. the natives , yes there is native indians in the region are being poisoned, the wildlife is being poisoned and the canadian workers are being replaced by Filipino and east indians.. as the government continues to push more albertan and canadians into poverty. just who is to blame, these greedy foreign owned companies or people who support them? cause the useless alberta government continues to point fingers at everyone but themselves

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Monday August 8, 2011, 10:23 am
"after... ...witnessing the stupidity of the US government, the rest of the world is struck dumbfounded by the immaturity of the "world's only superpower."
So stand up to this as you have more power then anyone, your outnumbering the few many times over! But it does not happen by observation only, God helps those that will help themselves! Are you waiting for other's to come rescue you from your own Evil government! Where is the once PROUD American disappeared too! I love your comment Hawkeye.

Eileen R (13)
Monday August 8, 2011, 10:23 am
on different note, maybe if all this global pricing stopped, the world would be a much better place, what do i mean. well the price of milk and wheat are regulated, meaning that even though you produce the stuff , god forbid it's a decent price so they play games that in some place bread is selling for $4.00 and it was a $1 where you lived it's unfair that the other place has to pay that much so they increase the price, even though there is no need for it except greed. same with milk, you ever try and buy a brick of cheese, you need a bank loan.

Jackie H (7)
Monday August 8, 2011, 10:38 am
Congress does not care; they gave themselves a big tax break that was supposed to "help hire' the unemployed. They have not hired anyone either.

Stewart L (583)
Monday August 8, 2011, 10:40 am
Tony Issacs of the world that support third parties fantasies worry me, The disembowling of the two party system leaves the right very strong and teabaggers and republicans will win again and repeat the dbacle of 1990 when Gore lost! He was defeated by idiot Ralph Nader's Green party sucking votes from the left like some gigantic nightmare vampire. The American Greens are soaked in the blood of many from G.W. Bush and his clan's Wars. Vote demo stop the republicans fro being like the vultures they are picking clean the Left's only hope not the commies or the world socialist party, not the libertarians- wackadoos, not the greens only the only hope for the future of the World as we know it. the Democratic party!

Past Member (0)
Monday August 8, 2011, 10:44 am
Hmmmh. I should not mess around with international politics....
still, noted & read. ty Michael

Past Member (0)
Monday August 8, 2011, 10:46 am
ie = I should not INTERFERE int. politics

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Monday August 8, 2011, 11:14 am
Thank you Michael, everything I've read also points to the powerful oil companies & corporate america being behind all of this. So basically what this last vote did was give away all those bought & paid for by big oil & corporate america. Loved the video, but my STILL all time favorite is Earth Song:)

Micahel Dewey (1021)
Monday August 8, 2011, 11:32 am
We are the 7th Generation Crazy Horse knew would come, which Natives called the Warriors of the Rainbow. Mother Earth depends on the people taking care if her, or Father Sky is going to get pissed off more.

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Monday August 8, 2011, 12:07 pm
I just read the Native American Prophecy Michael.
We have many of those warriors now, we call them animal activists, environment activists.
Governments along side oil & other big corporations call them terroists.
I wonder now if people will wake up & see who the real terrorists are.
I'm a proud supporter of ALF & our sister group ELF

Marilyn K (50)
Monday August 8, 2011, 1:00 pm
Our President should flex his muscle more than he has been doing. Too many concessions to the GOP demands or should I say blackmail.

Sheryl G (359)
Monday August 8, 2011, 1:15 pm
In the article it stated:

The winners of the debt ceiling deal will be the fossil fuel industry in the USA. The losers -- all of us -- as the republicans follow through an insane mission to make the USA, already the worlds biggest per capita emitter of carbon, even dirtier and less efficient and make runaway climate change an inevitability...

Albert Einstein was said, “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.”

Stupid is as stupid does and in Washington there is a lot of that. Stupidiy runs amuck.

Tony Isaacs said it perfectly, the ones sitting in Washington for the most part our bought out by the energy banksters corporate Elites......hence no wonder it was a good deal for those in Energy. But of coarse, how could we miss when our Government is being run for the We The People.

Arild good comment, can't give you a green star you got your quota from me this week.

People better rise up in massive numbers, I just gave a pep talk to a group of 40 people and I do many other things besides in this direction. If you wait for the Leaders to do it, you'll Die......they will continue to have your systems being loaded up with toxins and poisons to the cows come home, if those poor things even see the light of day anymore, in any case once you are being eaten away by cancer they will give you more poison to fight the poisons they already gave to you in your food and water. In any case they still make money off of you until you die, then another crop of humans are getting ready for the next round of slaughter.


David C (75)
Monday August 8, 2011, 1:48 pm
thank you.

. (0)
Monday August 8, 2011, 2:24 pm
Hey, guys, guess what! We are the Warriors of the Rainbow!!!

We are all races, all classes, all faiths, all nations, all groups. We are a rainbow.

Together with every other activist, individual and group, we are the warriors of prophesy.

Alone we can do almost nothing. Together we are saving our planet.

We are the Warriors of the Rainbow!!!

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Monday August 8, 2011, 3:01 pm
I see London has it going on:)
There is a context to London's riots that can't be ignored

London riots: world reacts to city's 'hungry mutiny'
The riots in London have made headlines around the world - here's a round-up of the coverage from our international correspondents.

Evelyn Z (300)
Monday August 8, 2011, 3:16 pm
Noted. Thanks Michael.

Past Member (0)
Monday August 8, 2011, 5:30 pm
Noted, TU Michael. I agree with Zee. Let the peaceful "war" games begin!

Michael Carney (217)
Monday August 8, 2011, 5:31 pm
Noted, with great Interest...I wonder how long before those riots in London, hit our shores...God knows we need all the people out in the streets protesting, the way our Government, is selling us out, and taking the rest of the World with them...Sad time to be an American...

Jim Phillips (3247)
Monday August 8, 2011, 5:38 pm
Thoroughly disgusted with Congress especially with the pukes and

TY, Michael.

. (0)
Monday August 8, 2011, 6:03 pm
The world sees our Congress as a bought and paid for by corporate interests embarassment. The American public think that our Congress are a bunch of spoiled little children.

Mary T (178)
Monday August 8, 2011, 7:18 pm
Pure disgusted with our government, When is the stupid asses going to listen to the American people, End the wars, tax the rich and stop putting big companies before the people of this country, We need JOBS.

Rinie Cassteele (47)
Monday August 8, 2011, 8:18 pm
Thank you for that great graphic.
Truely a sign of hope for the dark times ahead.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Monday August 8, 2011, 8:25 pm
Noted . thanks !

Lydia S (155)
Monday August 8, 2011, 10:20 pm
Thanks Michael , Kind of...

Mary Donnelly (47)
Monday August 8, 2011, 10:35 pm
Thanks Michael--good post, better comments.

It doesn't matter what the rest of the world thinks, what matters is what Americans think--AND DO.

The rest of the world might have looked on while the tragedy/comedy ran its course, but it was American policy makers who transformed private debt into public debt; American politicians who played chicken once too often; and share markets which believed Standard and Poors, despite its errors in the recent past.

Carrie B (306)
Tuesday August 9, 2011, 2:56 am
All so true, unfortunately! Time to get rid of the self righteous fools in Wahington who are trying to destroy not just our country, but our world. Will everyone vote in 2012?

patricia lasek (317)
Tuesday August 9, 2011, 4:02 am
Congress farts and the world holds it's nose.

Alice C (1797)
Tuesday August 9, 2011, 5:30 am
We must protest with peace

Alice C (1797)
Tuesday August 9, 2011, 5:32 am
I will vote in 2012...Will there be someone stepping up to the plate to vote for ?

P A (117)
Tuesday August 9, 2011, 5:37 am
Noted - thanks - but aren't these benighted fools on the Right Wing trying to bring about the 'rapture' ie the end of the world - looks as if they are doing a splendid job - and heading somewhere rather fiery and hot!

Sara L (23)
Tuesday August 9, 2011, 6:33 am
sharibg also

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday August 9, 2011, 7:19 am
Like that one too Patricia, I'd heard the American sneezes and everyone else catches a cold. In any case it is the Human Beings that are in control of making this work or making it a mess. People around the world are in dire straights due to human beings more than anything Mother Nature could offer. Also much of what is now happening with our weather was also caused by humans. What a sad and dreadful species the human is, yet they do not have to be this way, they can all achieve such great and beauty and love.....they choose to squander their gifts.

SuS NoMail Plez P (244)
Tuesday August 9, 2011, 11:50 am
TY Michael. There are so many GREAT POSTS (including you) and unfortunately I couldn'e send stars to any of you.
Loved what Arlid~ Susanne R~ Mary T~ Kathy C posts especially Monday August 8, 2011, 11:14 am
Hawkeye and Dandelions comments. So sad~ so true.

SuS NoMail Plez P (244)
Tuesday August 9, 2011, 12:00 pm
"The cuts to America's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will affect monitoring of water standards, air quality and carbon pollution". UNACCEPTABLE. We have worked so hard to get to where we are/WERE. I compare it to marmotS on my A-frame roof (when I lived in the mountains), struggling for what seems like hours~ to get to the top with food. MOST OF THEIR HARD WORD WAS UNSUCCESSFUL as I listened to the food falling back to square one. THEY NEVER QUIT.


Jae A (316)
Tuesday August 9, 2011, 12:06 pm
..and they [Europeans] are doing so...rightfully ta say, in my opinion.

Penelope Ryan (178)
Friday August 12, 2011, 6:23 pm
MY feeling to the drastic take over of the TP idiots is we are done. The whole planet is going down hill. The planet is reacting with natural disasters and wants to rid itself of the the virus trying to destroy mother Earth. The planet will do well w/o us so will the animals. There is no way to fight these destructive money grugging people who deny Climate change and think only of themselves. I hope they are the first to go!!! Then maybe there is hope for the rest of us.

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 3:17 am
I believe the prophecy is now. The rest of the world paid a price for our government's stupidity and so will we.
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