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re: Marionville mayor ‘kind of agreed’ with Kansas City shooter’s views - ShortyRob
I must say though. What a stupid thing for that mayor to say. Guess ya gotta give him some merit for being honest I suppose....


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re: Marionville mayor ‘kind of agreed’ with Kansas City shooter’s views - ShortyRob
[quote]so that's it. Too educated, too smart, too this and that. I guess since Jewish people have always stressed education, those without a brain cell among them resent this.[/quote]JEAUX. The funny part to me is that in my view, those hate Jews in the world seem to largely do so for the very sam...


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re: Since money = free speech - ShortyRob
[quote]Am I wrong? Seems like a logical conclusion [/quote]Cmon. You can't be that stupid....


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re: Since money = free speech - ShortyRob
[quote]Taxes and cuts to entitlement spending would be a violation of free speech. Yes or no?[/quote] :rotflmao:...


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re: Snowden and Putin really throwing it down on us now. - ShortyRob
[quote]You're telling me in this age of hyper partisonship, not a single person (outside of Snowden) had a dissenting opinion? [/quote]Yeah. Some in the Senate were concerned. And, they had their shite hacked in to also. But, hell, even the oversight committees in the Senate weren't getting specif...


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re: Snowden and Putin really throwing it down on us now. - ShortyRob
[quote]Who's going to ever change things if the sunlight never shines on their deeds? Rand Paul With all of that being said Snowden still hasn't helped the United States or anyone that resides in this country one iota by appearing in a Russian propaganda piece.[/quote] I'll give you a bet...


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re: Snowden and Putin really throwing it down on us now. - ShortyRob
[quote] All were self reported. This is a program that will require fine-tuning and needs strict oversight to protect our privacy. [/quote]LOL. You trusting soul you....


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re: Snowden and Putin really throwing it down on us now. - ShortyRob
[quote]this is true but you learn from history and the tactics they used to easily round people up. Also I'm not sure how well that would work in the US considering how vast our borders are. It might not be easy if you wait to the actual collapse but if you start to jump before hand then it wouldn't...


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re: Snowden and Putin really throwing it down on us now. - ShortyRob
[quote]Prudent steps, and Mr. Snowden isn't the arbitor for the nations security. There were better methods to have a national discussion [/quote]The nation can't "discuss" if the government is overreaching if the govt keeps it a secret from them. I mean, ya get that, right? [quote]His actions ...


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re: Snowden and Putin really throwing it down on us now. - ShortyRob
[quote]that is when you hop onto the next ship.[/quote]People in E. Germany weren't allowed to jump on the next ship. Neither are people in Vietnam, N. Korea or a whole host of other places. Totalitarian regimes tends to suck that way. Hell, we are nowhere near that level of totalitarian but if ...


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re: Snowden and Putin really throwing it down on us now. - ShortyRob
[quote]I hope the lives of my ancestors are as wonderful as the lives we lead but that is not something I have direct control over and to worry about it is a foolish waste of time in my opinion.[/quote]Direct control? No. But, what we allow from our government today will most certainly be the reason...


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re: Snowden and Putin really throwing it down on us now. - ShortyRob
[quote]Terrible argument. You're asserting that any steps to reduce bad things is a waste of time because bad things always happen? [/quote]I would argue that you are arguing the precise opposite of that extreme when you say revealing certain things may cost lives and therefore, don't reveal it. ...


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re: Snowden and Putin really throwing it down on us now. - ShortyRob
[quote]Oh. And by the way, I don't mean to sound harsh, but what I just said is REALLY what you are describing. If our nation folds painfully(and I think it will), then it will affect someone in your progeny. Maybe not your kids. Maybe your grandkids. But, alas, you wont be here to witness it, so it...


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re: Snowden and Putin really throwing it down on us now. - ShortyRob
[quote]I clearly understand it and I also understand that we have the most comfortable living standards on this planet. There will not be any sort of rebellion until the pain threshold of the people is surpassed. In reality that means that the rebellion would no longer generate worse living condit...


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re: Snowden and Putin really throwing it down on us now. - ShortyRob
[quote]one of you Snowden fanboys link me to where he exposed government action that was in clear violation of standing U.S. law. [/quote]Do you realize how many things in the history of the world that we recognize as awful were completely LEGAL according to their own governments? Is "legal" your en...


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re: Snowden and Putin really throwing it down on us now. - ShortyRob
[quote]Do you really want our country to crumble?[/quote]Of course not in the abstract. It would suck for many individuals. [quote]Do you want to risk the possibility of not being able to feed your children and standing in bread lines as your wife starves at home? I don't think many here realiz...


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re: College debate enters the 'post racial' era - ShortyRob
That article really demonstrates exactly how willfully stupid people(especially white guilt liberals) are willing to be in order to avoid being labeled racist....


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re: Snowden and Putin really throwing it down on us now. - ShortyRob
[quote]If only al qaeda was interested in attacking our government and not our people.[/quote]Honestly, if they were to be able to figure out how to eliminate all of our elected leaders, I'm not even sure I'd be that upset other than that no one here had the balls to do it first. Yes. I'm kidding...


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re: Snowden and Putin really throwing it down on us now. - ShortyRob
[quote]Those comments lead me to believe you are young and have no children. [/quote]I can't speak for him, but I'm not young and I do have children. When I was 25, I could probably have been rightfully said to be "America, frick yeah!!". Now? Not so much. I'm very impressed by what we COULD be ...


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re: Snowden and Putin really throwing it down on us now. - ShortyRob
[quote]if you can show a patriotic reason to do THIS id be surprised.[/quote]Oh. I don't think he had patriotic motivations to do it. It was a giant middle finger but, the finger is being flipped at the perps of the BS he exposed and the defenders of it. As well it should be really....


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re: Snowden and Putin really throwing it down on us now. - ShortyRob
[quote]Meh. The idea of America that I held when I was younger is no more. I honestly just don't really care about this bloated, bureaucratic state that has no love for us but then demands fealty based on some fairy tale of patriotism. To hell with the state by internal or external means. [/quo...


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re: Snowden and Putin really throwing it down on us now. - ShortyRob
[quote]He hates America. Plain and simple[/quote]Hating what our government is becoming =/= hating America....


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re: Princeton study: U.S. is an oligarchy - ShortyRob
[quote] Exactly, the same holds true for immigration. If the rich people who control the country wanted to shut down the borders, the borders would be shut down. I have yet to encounter a large voting block that is against controlling illegal immigration better. [/quote]I think it is still of int...


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re: Princeton study: U.S. is an oligarchy - ShortyRob
[quote] We should do that democratically. [/quote]A majority of people who can't even read a balance sheet have some magical ability to determine if a person rightfully earned the money or not? Fascinating. [quote]ut inasmuch as Republican commoners continuously and stupidly vote against their o...


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re: Letter from Donald Rumsfeld to I.R.S. - "Have no idea if tax return is accurate" - ShortyRob
[quote]There is no "right" amount. There is the minimum allowed by law, and then there is anything more[/quote]Well, I think the point is that in many cases, one cannot even be 100% certain they've achieved the minimum....


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re: Princeton study: U.S. is an oligarchy - ShortyRob
[quote]The richest 400 people in this country own about half our wealth. Yes, I'd call that wrong[/quote]Why?...


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re: Princeton study: U.S. is an oligarchy - ShortyRob
[quote]Wealth redistribution" only amounts to taking back what never should have been allowed in the first place. [/quote]Who decides exactly what was "allowed"? Are you saying that taxes should be more targeted at say, only people who Gerald determines have ill gotten gains vs just folks who kicked...


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re: Another " Am I being detained " cop video but this time officer loses his cool - ShortyRob
I'm trying to figure out why a cop cares if you drive by and watch him do his work? I mean yes, once the cop pulled him over, he trolled the cop pretty hard. But, I don't see what the proximate cause of the cop pulling him over in the first place is other than not liking to be watched. Well, I'm...


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re: Princeton study: U.S. is an oligarchy - ShortyRob
[quote] You can't with any honesty say that Republican and Democrat politicians are alike in dealing with wealth distribution.[/quote]Agreed. The latter thinks it's the government's job to distribute wealth. Hence, they don't like freedom very much. I like freedom. [quote]keep voting agains...


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re: Princeton study: U.S. is an oligarchy - ShortyRob
[quote]And being among the rich and powerful, themselves, "justices" Scalia, Thomas, Roberts, and Alito have zero problem with that. [/quote]If only we would have some Democrat controlled governments, THEN all would be well!!!...


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