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did world war 2 merely stall an inevitable trend of fascism?
Led Indulgence
can the USA be fixed?
in England we grew up loving American cowboy movies and the hero was always the same: quiet, cool and strong. to an outsider it seems this guy is dead and the cunt that owns the town and is always looking for more is the new America
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the Kushans
Wow, it's hard to remember this is what human beings can be.
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1212
there has been so much more killing since then and as beautiful as this inspiration is, its hard to imagine there is enough love anywhere to stop the mass murder that is part of regular life now
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RX ReX
Yes it can be saved and it starts with gratitude. We all stand on the shoulders America has built up from generations of relative freedom.
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JimmyTheEww
America stands on the grave of the British empire
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Todd's Sure Thangs
Sure kid, just like a horse race.
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smeltzer
Nasa is the best ambassador the US has, if they took 1/3 of the military budget and put into space travel the US would be back like Jordan.
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Jonbishop
Space travel for what? Branson is going to operate consumer flights, but how many times can billionaires fly to ISS before they get bored? Not many people can afford $150k for a short vacation.
stark
tourism will always remain in the back seat. the commercialization of space has been about serving the planet as a whole with communications, its brought up the un-cabled world just like mobile phones have brought up the last mile. there is huge potential in energy production and distribution coming next.
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greencigar
Elon Musk estimates 5-10 years to get to Mars. At present the cost is $1 Billion per ton, so it'd need to be 1/1000th of the cost, apparently. The ship will also need to be reusable.
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Jonbishop
Traveling Mars is also not a point and shoot mission. You have to coordinate launches with the alignment of the planets' orbits to travel the shortest distance and not fly past the sun. This also requires a stay on Mars as you wait for safe realignment after landing. Current technology estimates a 21 month round-trip given a ~3 month stay on Mars. Money is not the biggest hurdle.
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greencigar
When I say 5-10 years, I mean to design and engineer the cost down, not journey time.
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wigga what
go open source, add new states, virtual citizenship and most of all healthy competition with other nations not war
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Jonbishop
Competition in what? Our largest industries are healthcare and pharma. Getting Americans to change is a huge hurdle.
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1620
competition for new citizens, with decreasing population the game is going to change and the usa at least remembers how to play
eli
No, this country is cursed, theres a lot of bad karma waiting.

k-rino has a nice rap-recap on this
ben
You like this check out vinie paz on this
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ben
update
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evey
If its a 12 step program, seems like all this realisation right now is step 1.
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admiralBishop
outlaw political donations there's plenty of free coverage to get the pitches across anyway.
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saywreck
So who is the cool cowboy now?
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WEEDEY
America needs a strong leader. The country is in a mess and it's going to get a lot worse till it gets better.
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greencigar
The population grew to large. The citizen / individual is now a defunct concept. Group politics prevail. Democracy is dead.
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1620
americas greatness came from common values attracting immigration from around the planet. make that again and yall have a chance
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Bigbum
Only problem I see is too many people
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zeppomarx
not enough young people, not enough people moving up economically.
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NoamChomsky
Hollywood. The American dreM. Clever marketing for a past its date super power.
theStrokes
Cornel West on America's Existential Crisis
Why Young Americans Are Having Less Sex
American's Need a License to Use Mathematics
cschoooli
by  cschoooli
As a black person should I avoid visiting the US?
The year after 9/11 1,500 Americans died on the road to avoid the fate of the 246 passengers killed.
ike
by  ike
California Town Declares Itself a ‘Constitutional Republic'
wells
by  wells
The Second War on Terror
37% of Americans Want To Secede
How To Control Guns
de tok
by  de tok
Whatever happened to apathy?
The Forefather of The NSA (economist)
Fear is America's best selling product
vbitter
by  vbitter
America Even Has Black Ops Forrest Rangers
foster
by  foster
Preventing Medical Tyranny - What the US Constitution Almost Achieved
ted
by  ted
Can someone tell me why Americans think guns are the definition of freedom?
The activist dismantling racist police algorithms
Ronald Reagan's Prophecy
Tenpester
by  Tenpester
What is American Freedom?
ted
by  ted
Calexit?
zz87
by  zz87
Keep an eye on Minneapolis!
samCHED
by  samCHED
Why is it so hard to forgive others?
ted
by  ted
NYPD Licenses City's Rappers
Han duo
by  Han duo
Just How Much Would It Cost To Buy Congress Back From Special Interests?
Proven: US Democracy = What China imposes on Hong Kong
Russians Miss How Easy It Is To Control US Gov