Skip to comments.Anti-government protest in Albania (It seems to be spreading round the world)
Posted on 01/29/2011 10:19:14 AM PST by Islander7
TENS of thousands of demonstrators have started a silent protest in the Albanian capital Tirana, a week to the day after clashes during an opposition rally killed three.
The demonstrators, headed by the leadership of the opposition Socialists and the families of the victims, started a march on the government buildings. People continued to pour into the downtown area near the government, bringing traffic in central Tirana to a standstill. Many protesters carried flowers.
Maybe a lot of people want more than their “leaders” (or a world government) have deemed for them as their lot in life. I wouldn’t want to trade places with anyone living in Tunisia, Egypt, or Albania.
People around the world are realizing that they are the ones that will determine their future, not their governments. Kinda sounds like what our forefathers wanted for the US doesn’t it?
The elephant in the middle of the room is now swinging on a trapeze.....As most in America are thinking....>>When does it start here<<<
The jury is still out on who is at the root of the ME chaos, but my money is on Iran. I doubt those folks in Egypt are having their ‘Bunker Hill’ event. I don’t see this mess ending well for anyone.
Please pray that I’m wrong.
Can I be honest?
I am getting to the point, where I don’t give a sh*t about the ME....
LOL! You are about 5 fives years behind me. I’d like to see a fence built around the place and let them eat their damned oil. Of course, we’d have to drill for own oil here. Can’t have that, now can we?
I think Americans have to be pushed pretty far to get to the point that we take to the streets as they do in the Middle East. I also believe this goes to our education in this country. We know there are better ways to get what we want, without destroying our whole country. It may take longer but we will win.
Socialists. I think the Communists are the root of these riots. Obama may have a hand in it someplace.
Unfortunately Albania is much closer to home than that; however, I also stopped giving a sh!t about the ME a long time ago...
As bad as the political climate is. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else in the world but, right here.
I agree that Americans have to be pushed further, but the despair in this country is becoming palpable. I can’t believe how many people I know are resigned to probably never working again in their fields, and they’re being joined by lots of government employees with jobs skills for little else (police, fire, untenured teachers, Motor Vehicles types). At this point if they can find a job at all it is for food & rent; home ownership is lo longer an option without viable jobs. The cut-off of unemployment benefits was the final warning: the jobs we used to work (or jobs with comparable salaries) are not returning anytime soon, so head down to your local Wal-Mart and fill out an application. While many of the gov’t. layoffs are the youngest workers, the worst situation is the older workers (often with mortgages, children, etc.) who feel they may never work again. People can prattle on about how it is their fault, and free-market economy, blah blah blah, but in the end those terms mean nothing to someone involuntarily retired at 50. Telling them it is their own fault (which may or may not be true, depending on the individual scenarios) isn’t solving anything for them.
Imagine the “Okies” in the Grapes of Wrath arriving in California and it looked just like Oklahoma...
I agree, but the problem here isn’t a political climate: it is an economic one. People started sensing something was wrong when Western Europeans stopped emigrating here more then 10 years ago; at this point I truly see less Latinos around in an area that was inundated five years ago. If Americans can’t survive here (in NJ), than the illegal aliens that they employed can’t either as they leave.
I believe we cannot separate the political from the economic prolems. The Latinos have come to Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Mena, Ark (remember the teens who went to sleep on the railroad tracks) which was a haven for Clinton’s drug imports, now belongs to illegals and their drug trade.
Obama’s anti-capitalism agenda and hatred for America policies are destroying us.
Nobody makes running boards for cars anymore either.
There's no "pattling on" about the free markets and no one is blaming anyone or their age. It's up to you to remain current and relevant in your skills-sets.
Plenty of salaried people become stale and ossified in their jobs, and the corporate umbrella can only provide cover for so long before that catches up to them. Employees need to remain trainable for new things and current in what they do to remain competitive in today's employment market.
And it has always been so....
Whenever you land a new job, you start from day 1 planning for where or what your next job is going to be. That has a way of keeping your skills sets fresh and relevant.
Don't resent the fact that there are such things as free markets, else we'd all be paying for more things that only the government thinks we need. You'd best hope the free market stays free or with the ascendancy of a new breed of free-marketers (e.g., tea party) the world becomes more free and America's industrial productivity is once again allowed to become unshackled.
In the meantime, set your sights higher than Wal-mart. If you are 50 years old and the experience you gained in your career has real value, figure out a way to market it to someone who will buy that experience directly from you instead of the company you used to work for.
It's a liberating thing when you do. FReegards!
“The elephant in the middle of the room is now swinging on a trapeze.....As most in America are thinking....>>When does it start here<<<”
I don’t know if most are but I sure am thinking that
Immigration ploicy is identical between both parties: catch-and-release. Bush’s Medicare prescription benefit was a nice socialist touch, too. Politically, they’re 2 heads of the same hydra; Obama simply acted too soon. If he’d waited until we’d sunk further their would have been a lot more unemployed socialists supporting whatever he did to put a chicken in every pot & a Volkswagon in every driveway.
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