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I went to a public event

I cannot say where or with whom I spoke with. I don't want to cause this person problems. I will say my husband and I spoke with an elected official. He is a christian. He said, "off the record" that the democrats and some republicans in government are trying to make our country like Europe and the rest of the world. That Obama's agenda is definitely to make us like France. That the rest of the world thinks that America's way of living is too prosperous. We are so much more advanced, and we consume more than all of the rest of the world, that they are trying to bring us down to their level, instead of helping the rest to come up. They don't like capitalism, so they are actively seeking to destroy and restructure our country from the way it is. All the stuff that seems like it's being done on purpose, is. I know that none of this is new to people here, but it was so strange to hear someone who knows, in person actually talking about the things we are guessing at here on the boards. I just wanted to share this with you all. He also said he sees great tribulation and upheaval coming to us because so many here (I mean in our country) are against it, and the government knows we are. He kinda hinted at more, but it seemed like speculation so I won't repeat it. This is the information that he was adamant about.

LadyJ, Rapture Ready 81 Comments [8/19/2009 5:16:58 PM]
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RavenWood

He told you what you wanted to hear or he's as crazy as you are.

8/19/2009 5:21:19 PM

Nihlum

"and we consume more than all of the rest of the world"

Not quite, you are one twentieth of the worlds population and use between a fith and a quarter of the worlds resources.

Quite often profligately and wastefully.

But hey, why would you care about wasting resources, after all the worlds going to end next week / next election etc anyhow right?

8/19/2009 5:22:50 PM

Clown

And being like Europe and/or France is bad... Why exactly?

8/19/2009 5:32:49 PM

Blackvoice

And France's living standarts are bad... how? Maybe it's another France.

8/19/2009 5:32:49 PM



He knows how to play you for a jackass so you'll vote for him...jackass.

8/19/2009 5:34:04 PM



America more advanced than Europe? Youve never been to Europe have you?

8/19/2009 5:51:58 PM



double post oops

8/19/2009 5:54:11 PM

Headache

Compared to most European countries, USA is socially still a third world country.

8/19/2009 5:54:26 PM

arcturus

i should add to that.

Brits can speak rudimentary French. They always reply in English, but ask a question first in English..

Jesus America.. il est plus de un lingue de le monde.

8/19/2009 5:57:35 PM

gizmo

LadyJ is a PASTOR'S WIFE. She says nasty things and gossips about the church staff, the younger pastor's wife and others. Some Xtian. Now she makes up lies about a mystery government official. I call Bullshit.

8/19/2009 6:01:58 PM



France has the number one health care system in the world, and they consider food, shelter and medicine to be human rights. They also have strong workers' rights, and a decent number of vacation days per year, where we're lucky if we get a week or two. We should be so lucky to be like them.

Damn, I'm sick of these people who've never left the country in their lives and have no idea what the hell they're talking about.

8/19/2009 6:18:00 PM

John

Elected official = some lunatic fundie on the school board in Bumblefuck, KY.

8/19/2009 6:19:03 PM

dpareja

@Blackvoice: Because being more like France would mean (to these people) having to speak French, and they can already only barely speak English (which, oddly, they want declared their country's national language...)

8/19/2009 6:33:57 PM

Zoo

"That the rest of the world thinks that America's way of living is too prosperous."

Uhm. Ok. They may think that. Many of us think that as well. Look at the proportion of the world's resources we use, especially compared to our population.

"instead of helping the rest to come up"

Because it'll be better if we (the world population) use those resources several dozen times faster. . .

"They don't like capitalism, so they are actively seeking to destroy and restructure our country from the way it is."

Which is why they're banning all companies in the country. If you're referring to health care, private insurance companies are not going away, and they exist in countries with universal health care too.

"He also said he sees great tribulation and upheaval coming to us because so many here (I mean in our country) are against it, and the government knows we are."

And you think that means the rapture is coming soon, don't you?

8/19/2009 7:45:55 PM

rubber chicken

For everybody else on the planet to have a standard of living equal to that of the top 60% of the American population would require the resources of 3.5 Earths. We only have one!

OTOH, to reach the standard of living of 60% of Europes population would require 2.2 Earths so that is not much of a help either

8/19/2009 7:52:11 PM

Alethe

Qu'y a-t-il de si terrifiant en France? Sur nombre de plans, leur qualité de vie surpasse la vôtre...
What's so frightening about France? On many levels, their quality of life is higher than yours...

8/19/2009 8:08:04 PM

Vince

ignorance and xenophobia like no other.

your country is shit. your 23rd down on standard of living (can't remember where I got that statistic, maybe it was about their sex lives, if so, also pretty bad). your health care is an embarrassment and you have poverty and fat people out the ass.
your the most wasteful and biggest resource drain in the world, only an idiot like you can take that as a compliment. the parts of the world that don't want you dead are disgusted by you, at least.

you fucking wish you lived as well as the french.

8/19/2009 8:31:10 PM

CrazyRoper

You do realize that those European countries are just as advanced as us right? Personally I don't think France would be the one to imitate. Maybe the Netherlands or Sweden

8/19/2009 8:46:36 PM



"We are so much more advanced, and we consume more than all of the rest of the world, that they are trying to bring us down to their level, instead of helping the rest to come up"

Looks like it's assbackwards day at assface land.

8/19/2009 8:57:38 PM

jadehawk

That the rest of the world thinks that America's way of living is too prosperous. We are so much more advanced, and we consume more than all of the rest of the world, that they are trying to bring us down to their level, instead of helping the rest to come up.

so much more advanced, my lily-white ass. you are right though that americans consume too much. and no, we can't "help the rest come up" because there just aren't enough resources for that. but you're too fucking spoiled to realize you live WAY beyond your means and accept that some cutting back is necessary.

8/19/2009 8:57:38 PM

Darwin's Lil' Girl

I cannot say where or with whom I spoke with.
Check this with the Department of Redundancy Department.

As for the rest, are you sure you were talking to a real elected official and not someone who wanted a few good laughs?

8/19/2009 9:19:41 PM

Deep Search

Nooooooo not France! And I don't think "prosperous" is the right word. More like "wasteful" and "greedy." And "irresponsible," don't forget that one. Seriously do these people know *anything* about European countries?

If you're going to make up a conversation with an imaginary elected official at least do some research, damn.

8/19/2009 9:31:19 PM

Priestling

How amazingly vague... which further proves that everything you idiots write about is pulled out of your ass, like everything else.

Edit: Am I allowed to move to Norway? please? I just want to ogle the men's ski team... and admire the fjords... and be around sane human beings... please? I won't be a burden, honest!

8/19/2009 9:52:03 PM

Ajax

"That Obama's agenda is definitely to make us like France."

Oh no not France. Free healthcare. No war. TEH EBIL!

"They don't like capitalism"

LOL. I wish. Capitalism has to go. But Im not naive enough to think Obama is going to do it.


Let me guess this politician is a Republican who wants your vote and knows the way to get it is to scare you and your friends by making up stories.

8/19/2009 9:56:30 PM

raindrops

LadyJ > He kinda hinted at more

That he is going to get lots of vote from idiots like you when you start spreading the word to other RR idiots.

8/19/2009 10:04:28 PM
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