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I Think That America Has Become the New Rome

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    "Ails" Caesar?

    I'm getting a "Decline and Fall - barbarians at the gate" vibe.
    Rob22make3 Rob22make3 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 2, 2008

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    New Rome

    I think that America has become the new Rome--and I don't mean this in a good way.  Almost every day, I look around and feel that our entire society is on the edge...meaningless wars, a more and more intolerant, unintelligent populace, hatred, cruelty, and prejudice running...
    Avice Avice 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 23, 2007

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    And there's a reason for it: a Princeton University study has found that the USA is no longer a democracy (was it ever?) and has become a oligarchy. Link from BBC http://www.bbc...
    indigofem1 indigofem1 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    My partner has become a Christian recently and she attends church every Sunday morning and evening she has stopped drinking and wants me to become a Christian as well, but I have...
    fleshy fleshy 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 25

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    Five Awesome Things the WPA Did At the height of the Great Depression, Americans desperately needed jobs, and the country's infrastructure was crumbling. As a solution to both...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I like to call Christianity "Judaeophilia", the love of Jews. American Christians have no greater love than Israel.
    kurtjaeger kurtjaeger 16-17, M 3 Responses Apr 8

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    A 13 year old girl got kidnapped in my city and everything I hear on the news is corrupt politicians doing nothing and crimes and brutality everywhere. I did not know the...
    Miridia96 Miridia96 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 21

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    I think someone might have a crush on me, but think I have an even better crush on her...... ;)
    Cuddlingsoul Cuddlingsoul 31-35, F Apr 17

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    Everyone has problems. You can never compare yourself to someone else, because sometimes a person who seems perfectly happy, isn't. Outsiders see me as an outgoing, happy...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 11

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    I know you do Allie . e__e
    AEHeroine AEHeroine 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    When you really break it down, there are "gods" or "Gods" in Christianity. In the beginning God said let "US" make man in "OUR" likeness. So there it is really nothing else to say...
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Whatever mankind decides to believe, is his choice, but whichever way he decides to believe, won't change God's plans for our future, in the least. If you don't want to believe in...
    ArtLover01 ArtLover01 66-70, F 1 day ago

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    REPUBLICANS WRITE LETTER TO U.N. ENCOURAGING COUNTRIES TO IGNORE OBAMA Reuters News Service March 1, 2015 It's no secret that the Republican Party loathes President Obama with...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 4 Responses Apr 3

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    If I want America to do more than fail, I would insure our radical, unpredictable enemies could get nuclear weapons. If I wanted America to fail … To follow, not lead; to suffer...
    Brooke01 Brooke01 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 9

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    Are we really learning new things or are we changing how we look at them or act on them? Examples are easy to find. An easy example would be saying something we all say as we age...
    GWMH GWMH 56-60, M 4 Responses Apr 15

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    Before I moved, I noticed a lot of my peers never really talked about helping other people or doing anything for other people. It wasn't until I moved where I started to feel like...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    King's first appearance on the cover of TIME, on Feb. 18, 1957 (Cover credit: Boris Chaliapin)TIME readers wrote to the magazine in the aftermath of the 1968 crimeWhen Martin...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I used to think America sucked. Then I traveled. Now I put an American flag on all of my cars. They are all American brands. God bless the USA.
    ChasingTheDreams ChasingTheDreams 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 15

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    It upsets me that being sad has become a trend and being rude has become a personality trait
    midnightdream13 midnightdream13 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 18

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    I'm Jake, I guess I'm new here. My life has become very lonely lately and I am not a fan of that. Trying to change it. Lol
    asriel49 asriel49 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 22

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    i think it's sad that this site has become dangerous to kids under 18. lots of kids need people to talk to and don't feel like they can the same as adults. it's totally...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 14

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    Everyone around me has become extremely self-centered around me which is something I could never be,I am always trying to help others and in the process I have forgotten how to...
    ChihiroKagamine ChihiroKagamine 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    I loved learning about this and I definitely want to pass it along. It is how to keep some advertisers from invading your privacy electronically and in the real world. And how you...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    We have a wedding to go to today. Not my ideal way to spend a day but the wife is super excited. She has the new outfit, new shoes (but she'll probably wear older ones), hair...
    Tobeme64 Tobeme64 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    I have to live in my mind. I'm the girl everyone wanted me to be. I'm torn. I'm not a disappointment. This is the kind of world we live in. No one is perfect but we have a certain...
    WearingMyFlaws WearingMyFlaws 16-17, F Apr 13

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    "I'm sick and tired of all those words…voices in my head…I think I have become another suffering of my soul" everything fall to pieces...sweet, little disaster, dark, dark...
    leuconoe leuconoe 31-35, M Apr 23

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    Everytime I think about starting a new life I have to come to terms with my expectations for what that means. I keep expecting change and yet I refuse to change myself or my...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I think I will be alone forever. I don't think this has to be a problem... If only I could be sure that my friends would be there for me, but with everybody dating, I don't dare to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am struggling is what I want to say, but I don't want to use the word struggle ,I'm going to say that , I'm going to change my life. I'm going to run away and start again I owe...
    euphoriastol euphoriastol 18-21, F Apr 8

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    " The marijuana trick " I DO NOT TAKE CREDIT FOR THIS. SIMPLY SHARING THE INFORMATION.And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger...
    Hiddenheart101 Hiddenheart101 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    While I'm a heterosexual and a native of Puerto Rico (a US territory), the United States of America is a bustling country, and land of opportunity. It was even considered as The...
    TheLifeGiver TheLifeGiver 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    We talk a lot about Iran and Iraq but most have no clue where they are ,their religions in the region and who really pulls the strings there , Iran is the 4th richest oil countries...
    rckt148 rckt148 56-60, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    To all you girls out there to all you women out there that have low self esteem. You should be very proud of yourselves you are the heart of the world you make everything go around...
    davideo1952 davideo1952 61-65, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Mia Love Pens EPIC Facebook Post About Hillary Clinton, and What She Says is Awesome Michael Cantrell April 15, 2015 10:54 am Mia Love, the GOP’s first black congresswoman...
    jopava jopava 56-60, M Apr 16

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    I learn this summer (2014) that my dad has cancer we were suppose to move to Toronto but with my dad sick with stayed in France in a very small town, I never talked to anyone about...
    valentineadc valentineadc 16-17, F 10 hrs ago

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    Former Sen. Bob Graham (D-FLA) Pursues Claims of Saudi Ties to Sept. 11 Attacks New York Times April 13, 2015 Bob Graham, 78, a two-term governor of Florida and 3-term senator...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 13

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    Im still a proud American.I think We are in some rocky timesat the moment and a lot of things have saddened Me These last few years.After watching and reading the news today its...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    And this is my story. We spent too much time together that without realizing it the strings became so twisted it seemed like it was impossible to be untangled. At that moment, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 4

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    im an American for sure. not only was I born here, as were my parents and their parents too, im also a combat veteran of the US ARMY. I was a staff sergeant (E6) in the first gulf...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 4 Responses Apr 15

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    Carnelle Rutledge is a talented, well-versed professional in Fort Wayne who has specialization in sales and marketing fields. He is working with Grote Automotive. In this company...
    healey57 healey57 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Has my world come to this? Been Single for 18months n haven't had any attention in real life. I've lost 3.5stone. My Figure is as good as it'll ever be. I'm 36 n have had two...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 36-40, F 8 Responses 7 hrs ago

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