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American Spirit

Many years ago I took a rescue diving class, the only female to try among 10 other men. Plus even then I was a heavy girl about 200 lbs so I knew I didn't have a chance, truth be told it was a chance to wet my feet at SCUBA Diving to see if I would like it. Needless to say it wasn't my cup of tea.

They had to weight me down so I could sink to the bottom of the pool, okay that's not unusual, but I was thinking about that today and remembering when they were adding one weight at a time to see how much I needed. As they did this, I was treading water. After attaching each weight I would stop treading to see if I started to sink, each time I would go down slightly deeper, then come back up. One more weight, back down and up and so on... until I could sink to the bottom and still swim back up. By the time they attached the final weight I was getting tired and I worried that it would take me down, but I wouldn't have the strength to come back up.

Now I knew I was in a pool with 10 firemen (oh let me savor that memory) and 2 Rescue Diver Instructors so I mentally I knew I would be fine. But there is that panic moment when your not sure.

Thats how I feel today, about our nose-dive economy, the bail-outs, the stimulas package. There are no good guys in the pool to save us, they just keep adding on the weight, each time we pull ourselves up, they add on another and so on and so on.

I don't know what it means or if anyone else will relate, I just had that memory from out of no where today and thought I would share it.

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northstar's picture

I loved your story

I think the weight on Americans shoulders is much like your story. Debt, pay a little back, more debt, pay a little more back and the cycle continues. I know many people live entirely off their credit cards like a faux cashless society. The reality of the bailouts has'nt hit home for many yet. They're concerned about the present and not the consequences of the bailouts we and our children and their children will have to pay back in the future. Congress is leading tax payers down a dark road to a future of insane taxes to pay all this back.

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I don't know what to think about what's

going on. News about all kinds of financial chaos, jobs being lost in record numbers by the DAY and I've lost track of all the really terrible news about the economy, yet the DOW closed UP just pennies short of 200? And, up a little Monday and Tuesday?? One economist says this, another says that. You've got Lindsey Williams with his scenario and supposed "inside information" and Alex Jones and I don't know who all "warning" against impending doom. But what I don't understand is that the stuff about FEMA camps, confiscating guns, the FED, has been being talked about for at least 17 years that I am aware of. So, what were "they" waiting for? More population now, more guns, more people waking up, more exposure. I don't get it. Then there is the fact of all these web sites are selling SOMEthing. So, they clearly have a financial interest in keeping this fear going.

I have had to move away from the

death camp, Alex Jones, Lindsey Williams stuff. Can't take it. I have prepared as much as I possible can in terms of supples etc. I have to focus on what I know is real. I am not saying the other isn't real, I just can't handle it right now. Remembered or was reminded, Satan is the Father of fear, doubt, confusion and lies. For me spending too much time on those things brought me to close to satans world.

!!!Truth is treason in the EMPIRE OF LIES!!!

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