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I Think That America Has Become the New Rome

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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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    "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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    My new boyfriend is amazing love you Nick
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    10 - You vigorously deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by other religions, but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of yours. 9 - You feel insulted and...
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    Wen I can sit in my hot tub, naked, high, puffing on a pipe and cig, drinking wine....while I watch TD Jakes preach....
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    Seriously. The amount of f#cking times I've seen some young girl post and straight away, they're in there... The paedos, the perverts, the trolls... Whatever the f#ck they are, all...
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    I am from Michigan and we are one of the fattest states in the nation. I am proud of that. No matter where you go you will encounter chubby/fat people whether its at the grocery...
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    I often hear that gentle buzz....and feel that Lil tickle, as she shuffles thru my groups.. **waves at bee as she plows throughout the huge, ever growing collective of groups...
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    TIRED AND SICK of fake Christians giving so much hate to gays, transgenders and people of colour. You make me absolutely sick. You are BUTCHERING the Christian religion, God told...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 4

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    All faiths do. Anytime you interpret something that excludes a section of humanity, you fail. Why would any God neglect a section of the very people he created?
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    For starters this is a rant. If you are a Christian this will offend you. I will not candy coat my feelings. So let the rant start. Some Christians won't listen to or except the...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Called posers. Plus grifters. Plus flaws known as contradictions.
    converted converted 46-50, M Jul 14

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    I want to start off by saying that no, I'm not American... But I can't help but feel this way. Many people say that "America is the land of opportunity". In fact my uncle used to...
    nadsxo2 nadsxo2 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I suppose I have spent so much time in the past four years trying to unravel the constant web that my mum surround me with, that I have become a narcissist myself. I guess that...
    createababe createababe 31-35 Jul 9

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    I have seen the commercial of a new show MTV will be showing with a group of virgins. As far as the preview shows it has nothing good to offer. God and faith was mentioned but...
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    I can't really speak for other countries, but I feel as though the U.S.A. has become too wrapped up in the little game humanity has created for itself now that it has overcome the...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I am recently separated from my husband of almost 16 years. Not by my choice. The last 3 years have been difficult. My husband works away from home and the time in between has...
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    You encage two million people into 140 square miles. You are surprised when the people create tunnels to smuggle goods, to resist.You bomb hospitals, you bomb schools, you bomb...
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