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Captain America Civil War spoiler (for adults who shouldn't care about spoilers)

America gives up at the end.

The message they sent to kids in the comic book was that it is best to give up when Iron Man comes to take your privacy and make you work for the government against your fellow patriots because any destruction for your cause is unjustified. America almost succeeds, but there is collateral damage and social stigma affected his choice when his friend SpiderMan decided to give up his privacy and work for Iron Man. Then Iron Man slaps on the cuffs and they walk down the street toward the setting sun, America looking eyes to feet.

Great messages to send to kids. Let's see if the movie tells kids they need a spine and a revolution or they need to just let the megapowers break their backs.
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"The new nationalisms seek to defend against this threat. The liberalisation of trade and capital flows may have started to equalise wealth across continents but they have brought a new degree of inequality within countries, eroded the prospects of middle-class life and finished off what was left of working-class communities in the old 19th-century industrial heartlands of the west in particular.

This is why today’s nationalist revival is so prominent in the west itself and why on both sides of the Atlantic the answer, if there is one, to the new sirens of nationalism will be found not in decrying it as a form of political idiocy — populism by another name — but rather in developing alternative visions of national wellbeing. In particular we need to recover the capacity to see the national and the international as necessary complements. The pro-European nationalist and the patriotic internationalist will then perhaps re-emerge as possibilities, rather than the contradictions-in-terms they presently seem."
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Equalization of "wealth" across continents...

I hope people realize that the West has, for fifty years, maintained a dwindling allocation of capital worldwide.  In 1964, the Western countries accounted for 85% of the world's capital.  By 2034, that number is projected to be 35%.  What this means is a rather steep and continual decline in the standard of living.  Keep in mind this is not an accident.  The World Bank, IMF, the WTO, and a slew of other international institutions, philanthropies, and multinational corporations are working to bring this about.  They hail it as "globalization."

The imperial project of these powers they arrogantly call nationalism, European nationalism.  European nationalism is a bold idea akin to the United States' nationalism.  Since the US was founded the nationalism of Virginia and the nationalism of Pennsylvania has mostly subsided.  A European nationalism will mean the relegation of national cultures in the continent of Europe to museums.  I don't see them reintroducing Latin, as Schopenhauer suggested, and certainly hope the romantic language barriers keep the Europeans from Babel, so to speak, as I don't think the "populists" in Europe are keen for the reintroduction of the cosmopolitan aristocrats they used to call masters.
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Ted Cruz is not an American citizen.  He is not eligible to be President.
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Continues whistling while looking at the sky

"Foreign Affairs Secretary Claudia Ruiz, Mexico’s top diplomat, says in the article that she doesn’t understand why the Obama administration and the U.S. media are “culpably neglecting this phenomenon,” adding that “this new wave of fundamentalism could have nasty surprises in store for the United States.”"
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Still probably not an accident
During an era of headline-grabbing advances in medicine, the United States is experiencing a health cataclysm. The latest straw in the wind is last week’s report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing that life expectancy for white women declined slightly from 2013 to 2014. #ad#Other studies indicate rising death rates for a white working class that is in a slow-motion economic and social meltdown. Self-destructive behavior...
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“What they’re doing looks like a restrict the First Amendment free speech rights of people they don’t agree concerted scheme to with,” itself a potential violation of federal law, wrote University of Tennessee law professor Glenn Reynolds.
The attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands is targeting dozens of conservative and libertarian organizations in a racketeering lawsuit against climate change skeptics that has been widely describ
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Jim Grant responding to responses to his time article 'The United States of Insolvency'

http://time.com/4293549/james-grant-united-states-debt/


This guy, Trump VP.
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"We thought America was the best in the world," he said. "But unfortunately this happened, and it made us [think] like American police are the same as our police in Burma."

#civilassetforfeiture
A Texas man who is a refugee from Burma was carrying the cash in his car when he was stopped by Oklahoma police. They took the money, under a "civil forfeiture" law.
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Scientists in the US do not usually make claims like this, let alone receive publicity over them

"The researchers said, ‘We argue that emotional disinhibition, in the form of psychopathic boldness, is actually integral to some creative personalities and functionally related to the creative process."
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