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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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    ... $5000 at the end of the year in order to "make it" in America. Do you agree? If your salary, bills, & living expenses even out, you're not getting anywhere financially. Life...
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    It become so judgmental and never listen to you before shutting you down. I really don't know why this world become so harsh although i never judge on anyone and give everyone a...
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    Sometimes I just despair at how terrible the world seems. Constant bombardment on the news of pain and suffering. Difficult to believe it's human doing it to other humans.
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    Yes! Ever since I started high school it's just gotten worse and worse. I can't even walk down the halls without hearing or seeing something terrible. I'm nice to everyone but I...
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    This world is quickly going to the dogs...and I am not sure whether they will even want it when we are through with it. We have worldwide poverty because of corruption within the...
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    Nooooo this can't be happening he sent me a text that says he likes me O.O I told him why if he has a gf already and he said "fine u got me we are together but I really like u " I...
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    I mean WTF is wrong with everybody now? It's like they're all 5 years old and/or mentally ill. I see people in their 30s and 40s acting like teenagers and people just doing...
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    I grew up and I live in nice cities,the city where I was born is really small,almost every one know each other,you can go in bikes to everywhere,there's rivers where you can go...
    HappilyInLove16 HappilyInLove16 18-21, F Oct 13

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    I absolutely do. This world was once untouched by humans. That was a beautiful time, there weren't any buildings, war, no stinking AT&T, and no electronics blocking people's faces...
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    🌚**** u if your a bully .
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    Profit over health. Religious book over unity. Raype the planet instead of others. Lazy rabid owners of leaders.
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    How many women are going to join this group I wonder. And will they be good looking?
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    i like to tickled between the legs not on my genitals the inside of my legs
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