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re: Obamas want their daughters to experience work for minimum wage - Zed
[quote]“We are looking for opportunities for them to feel as if going to work and getting a paycheck is not always fun, not always stimulating, not always fair,” President Obama added. “But that’s what most folks go through every single day.” [/quote]Sounds like a good idea for all children, certain...


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re: Rand Paul Just Killed it on Meet the Press - Zed
[quote](1) He looks at the current situation in Iraq from the perspective of, "is it worth me sending my son to fight to recover Mosul?".[/quote]Soldiers are being sent to advise the Iraqi military. Whether that is a worthy goal for his son would be an honest question.[quote](2) He has introduced a...


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re: The moment I started to hate Mark Richt...... - Zed
Black people dancing!...


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re: Poliboard demographics - Zed
29, white, atheist...


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re: Former president bush to do a tandem parachute jump for 90th bday - Zed
Tandem jumps seem pretty lame to me, but he's old as shite. He'd probably break something if he did it by himself....


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re: Iraq in downward spiral; Who will Obama blame? - Zed
Can we just blame it on Iraq?...


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re: fat people (A DRAIN) should be coddled - Fit people (A BENEFIT) should be taxed - Zed
[quote]Go to a gym in DC and see what the people look like. Go to a council meeting and see what those people look like. Draw conclusions.[/quote]I think you're on to something. :lol:...


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re: Why are establishment repubs pushing for amnesty? - Zed
[quote]Because establishment republicans think mexicans who bring their third world culture here will magically vote for the GOP if the GOP supports amnesty. It's pure crap. [/quote]Hispanics will frick the GOP no matter what they do. Maybe reform puts if off for a few years, maybe it speeds it up, ...


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re: Rand Paul throws weight behind immigration reform effort - Zed
Uh oh....


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re: Progressives/Libs- What is your stance on the Koch Bros. donation to UNCF? - Zed
Liberals don't like the Kochs because of the extraordinary amount of money they spend influencing our political process. That they also give money to good causes is irrelevant to that criticism....


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re: A statistic I will be really interested in seeing about the Seattle $15 MW hike - Zed
The crux of the republican argument against minimum wage increases is that it will eliminate entry level jobs and eat into employment. If this doesn't happen, and the employment rate is unaffected, you can count on increases across the country. ...


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re: A statistic I will be really interested in seeing about the Seattle $15 MW hike - Zed
The effect on unemployment will be the key statistic IMO....


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re: Rand Paul to Hillary: Take Your 'Sad Song' to the American People - Zed
[quote]Except when the government decides to run healthcare, who would be better qualified, a Harvard lawyer, or a physician with years of experience managing a medical practice and dealing with the business side of medicine? [/quote]His experience is relevant to healthcare reform, sure....


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re: Rand Paul to Hillary: Take Your 'Sad Song' to the American People - Zed
[quote]Yeah. You probably also thought Mitt Romney's work experience was irrelevant too. [/quote]Mitt Romney turned companies around, and fixed the Winter Olympics. That's a bit more useful than eye surgery, certainly during an economic recovery....


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re: Rand Paul to Hillary: Take Your 'Sad Song' to the American People - Zed
From wikipedia:[quote]Community organizers work with and develop new local leaders, facilitating coalitions and assisting in the development of campaigns.[/quote][quote]Organized community groups attempt to influence government, corporations and institutions, seek to increase direct representation w...


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re: Rand Paul to Hillary: Take Your 'Sad Song' to the American People - Zed
[quote]I would think most people would be more impressed with a successful practicing physician than a community organizer with a Harvard Law Degree. That is my opinion though. [/quote]A community organizer works within their community to solve complex problems. They represent their community deal...


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re: Why I do not believe that taxation is theft - Zed
[quote]No cops. no Use of roads. No fire department. no use of communication infrastructure unless you can prove it was completely done privately without subsidies or tax breaks. No court system. no enforcing contracts. No use of public stadiums like the superdome or collegate stadiums. No public sc...


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re: Why I do not believe that taxation is theft - Zed
[quote]Let's see, if I don't want to pay taxes, I can either go to jail or be compelled, against my wishes, to leave the country. Sounds like force to me.[/quote]I wouldn't mind some sort of opt of citizenship that would allow one to remain in the country legally without any of the benefits of citiz...


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re: Rand Paul to Hillary: Take Your 'Sad Song' to the American People - Zed
Positioning himself early as Hillary's most vocal opponent is probably smart. He's gonna have to do it without making himself look like an arse with stupid Taliban jokes though....


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re: The US glory days? - Zed
[quote]Do you think that if someone was making fortunes on 9/11 and the subsequent invasion of Afghanistan, it might be of interest to the American people? If so, why would you think that information would be suppressed?[/quote]I haven't seen much news as to who is getting those contracts, but It w...


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re: The US glory days? - Zed
[quote]This was a carefully planned business venture on the grandest of scales. PERIOD! [/quote]Did those involved with the planning assume they would take control of Afghanistan's natural resources during and after the war? Have they? What American companies are currently profiting from the plun...


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re: Why I do not believe that taxation is theft - Zed
[quote]Contracts involve consent. [/quote]To the extent that you have the freedom to leave the country, and choose not to, you do in fact consent on some level....


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re: Why I do not believe that taxation is theft - Zed
If one supports government in any significant form, for protection or otherwise, they must necessarily support taxation to fund it, and that citizens will collectively determine those costs. Unless one is a legit anarchist, entirely against government's existence, taxation is not theft....


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re: The US glory days? - Zed
[quote]Hello[/quote]Hoping to fill an economic vacuum created by the destruction of war, with unforeseeable consequences, seems a hell of a lot riskier than investing in a stable country. I'm skeptical....


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re: The US glory days? - Zed
[quote]What are these industries and how are they supplanted by instability?[/quote]Any US industry negatively affected by reduced investment opportunities in a country crippled by war, although I suppose this could create new opportunities, at great risk. This is admittedly much less of a factor i...


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re: The US glory days? - Zed
I'll accept that the defense industry profits from war, and that they have a not insignificant influence in our government, but they're not the only people with money. Why would those in non defense related industries, who benefit from global stability and prosperity, and peace with trading partne...


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re: The US glory days? - Zed
[quote]And as long as you and the rest of America buys that propaganda bullshite, the elite will continue to line their pockets and we, the citizens of this country, will continue to get stuck with the bill.[/quote]Is it your opinion that all our wars are fought at the behest of a profit seeking war ...


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re: The US glory days? - Zed
[quote]What peace?[/quote]We generally avoid armed conflict with global powers because we derive greater benefit from global trade than we would from conquest. Wars with smaller countries obviously don't impact us economically in the same why that wars with military and economic powers would. That...


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re: The US glory days? - Zed
[quote]It was the first time in history a world power could have ruled over any country in the world but chose not to do so on moral grounds. [/quote]Is this giving us a little too much credit? Surely we grew tired of war? We were doing well economically and situated to do even better in a post wa...


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re: Have you noticed how the left and Obama ram trough unpopular policies? - Zed
One can put all the blame on Obama for doing things unilaterally, but doing so ignores the united and absolute opposition he faces from republicans on nearly everything, and the role partisan politics plays in shaping public opinion....


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