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Subject:  Re: S&P500 distribution of returns Date:  9/21/2013  11:35 AM
Author:  CCinOC Number:  73135 of 75523

I'm leaving politics out of this. Letting yourself be swayed by your politcal opinions is a great way to cause you to do stupid sub-optimal things with your money.

I appreciate your hopeful POV, Ray, but the current era of the United States is different. Even Rome, the most magnificent era in human history, didn't last.

Are we like Rome yet?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKde_mKW-5I

Did you read that California has passed legislation to allow non-citizens, including illegal aliens, to obtain a drivers license, monitor polling places, serve on juries and become lawyers.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/21/us/california-leads-in-exp...

Comments on the article said: Which part of the Constitution is California trashing? They [non-citizens] may be breaking a federal statute, but they're not "trashing the Constitution". All I see is "We the people of the United States of America." It says "people," not "citizens."

With sentiments like that, this country is lost. We no longer have rules and regulations by which we live. Politicians change the laws to suit their needs. The nataion's moral compass is gone. There is no right or wrong. Every behavior is accepted and valued. What difference does it make what California does? It will be met with apathy and tolerance by the people.

Ignoring the political climate in this country is stupid as well, in my opinion, as if the U.S. economy will continue on in the future as well as it has in the past.
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