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Howard Schultz: 'The American Dream Is in Jeopardy'
07-05-2012, 06:18 AM #1
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Howard Schultz: 'The American Dream Is in Jeopardy'

Quote:As Americans begin observing Independence Day, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has written an open letter to the nation, "How Can America Win this Election," in which he spells out his concern about our economy and specifically unemployment. In the letter he asks politicians to stop fighting and for business leaders to step up. "I love America, but we all know there is something wrong. The deficits this country must reconcile are much more than financial, and our inability to solve our own problems is sapping our national spirit. We are better than this," he writes.

(See the full letter here.)

Quote:The letter is a continuation of the concern that I share with many Americans about the economy and unemployment and the lack of political leadership to address the problem. Since I took this position a year ago things really haven't gotten better, they have gotten worse.

Listen up world.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
07-05-2012, 02:42 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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I think the threat to the American dream is that people are waking up.
07-05-2012, 02:54 PM #3
Kreeper Griobhtha
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No, the American dream is that in America anyone can become as successful as they want through hard work and determination. To most of us that just means being secure and comfortable. People are starting to realize that our government is among the chief reasons for the state of our economy and that they are only accomplishing the destruction of our future. People are beginning to wake up and see that there is nothing more than a dog and pony show going on in DC. Most are beginning to realize that the only thing getting accomplished in DC is the fattening of their own wallets at our expense.


At least I hope most are starting to realize this.


Unfortunately, we don't have too many alternatives. Few are aware of the Libertarian Party and most will be voting for the lesser of two evils. Ron Paul would win in a landslide if they knew the truth about him and not the typical spin the MSM produces.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
07-05-2012, 02:59 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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Well I never quite understood the American dream. Hard work and determination as a means to success isn't uniquely American. 13.gif
07-05-2012, 03:02 PM #5
Kreeper Griobhtha
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It goes back to a time when most citizens were immigrants who left a place where they had nothing and no future to a place where they had hope. Not Obama hope, real hope. You're just jealous because there is no such thing as the Finnish Dream.


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07-05-2012, 03:05 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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The Finnish dream is that all of our187888 lakes are filled with beer.

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07-05-2012, 03:15 PM #7
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İmage

Beware of the booger eater he'snot full uhoh.gif
07-05-2012, 03:20 PM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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(07-05-2012, 03:02 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  It goes back to a time when most citizens were immigrants who left a place where they had nothing and no future to a place where they had hope. Not Obama hope, real hope. You're just jealous because there is no such thing as the Finnish Dream.


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But you're probably right.

Quote:The years between 1870 and 1930 are sometimes referred as 'the Great Migration' of Finns into North America. In the 1870s, there were only 3,000 migrants from Finland, but this figure was rapidly growing. New migrants often sent letters home, describing their life in the New World, and this encouraged more and more people to leave and try their luck in America. Rumors began of the acres of land that could be cleared into vast productive fields and the opportunity to earn "a barrel of American dollars" in mines, factories, and railroads. There were also professional recruiters, or 'agents', employed by mining and shipping companies, who encouraged Finns to move to the United States. This activity was frowned upon by the authorities of the Grand Duchy, and was mostly done in secret. It was eventually brought to an end in the late 1880s by legislation in the U.S., but the decade still saw a 12-fold increase in the number of Finnish migrants compared to the previous decade, as 36,000 Finns left their home country for North America.

The movement was strengthened even further in 1899, as the Russian government started an aggressive, coordinated campaign for the Russification of Finland. Many Finns chose to escape the repression by migrating into the New World, and, during the 1900s, there were 150,000 new migrants.

Quote:The migration continued well into the 20th century, until the U.S. authorities set up a quota of 529 Finnish immigrants per year in 1929. This reduced the flow somewhat, and as conditions in Finland improved, the flow effectively died down by the mid-20th century.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_Ame..._Migration
07-05-2012, 03:26 PM #9
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(07-05-2012, 03:05 PM)Octo Wrote:  The Finnish dream is that all of our187888 lakes are filled with beer.

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You guys don't quit peeing in them and they will be.


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Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
07-05-2012, 03:28 PM #10
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(07-05-2012, 03:20 PM)Octo Wrote:  
Quote:The migration continued well into the 20th century, until the U.S. authorities set up a quota of 529 Finnish immigrants per year in 1929. This reduced the flow somewhat, and as conditions in Finland improved, the flow effectively died down by the mid-20th century.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_Ame..._Migration


The government figured out what was happening to our lakes.


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07-05-2012, 03:31 PM #11
Octo Mother Superior
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Yes, they stopped it and now you have Budweiser. coffeetime.gif


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07-05-2012, 03:35 PM #12
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Budweiser=stagnant lakes polluted with Finnish piss?

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Yup, sounds about right.


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Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
07-05-2012, 03:49 PM #13
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Actually with the free education and healthcare, the American dream moved to Finland as far as I'm concerned. USA could have it all too if it were not for that pesky perpetual war thing they have going on bored.gif That shït is so sad.

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07-05-2012, 03:53 PM #14
Kreeper Griobhtha
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What's wrong with war? War is good. We need to stop those bad people. They want to take away our freedom.


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They leave that role to poor
07-05-2012, 04:05 PM #15
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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lmao.gif I can't believe those ğkkin' sheep buy that bullshit.

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