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Posted by funksands On Jan - 3 - 2017 29 COMMENTS
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For liberals, moderates and some conservatives, the next two years are going to be difficult to stomach politically. How should we deal with this new landscape?

Posted by AdLib On Dec - 14 - 2016 19 COMMENTS
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Running another driver into construction workers and equipment because they would have gotten in front of you was one thing but blaming someone for damage to your pickup they didn’t do, only an asshole would do that.

Posted by Nirek On Aug - 5 - 2016 17 COMMENTS
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Today, a citizen concerned about an issue can’t get a word in sideways because “Citizens United” made it legal for those with great wealth and corporations to literally buy a politician.

Posted by AdLib On Aug - 2 - 2016 14 COMMENTS

Before we can Make America Great Again, we need to Make Americans Great Again and the first step in doing that is for Republicans to openly recognize and end their abusive relationship with Donald Trump.

Posted by kesmarn On Apr - 18 - 2016 22 COMMENTS
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Earlier today I had an interesting interaction with a person who happened to be a Hillary Clinton supporter — although this same dynamic could have occurred had the situation been reversed I think– with me being the fan of HRC and her the Bernie person. Exactly what we were discussing isn’t even all that relevant. It was the dynamic of the conversation that struck me.

Posted by sillylittleme On Oct - 9 - 2015 7 COMMENTS
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Money is a figment of our collective imagination. Its value is what we say it is, it is its utility that is being undermined by hoarders.

Posted by Nirek On May - 27 - 2015 30 COMMENTS
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It used to be that we could trust the news reporter to do the right thing. Not so today. They toe the corporate line. Twist the news stories to fit their agenda. They have all the republican candidates on and ask them soft questions and allow them to say whatever they want.

Posted by KillgoreTrout On May - 11 - 2015 36 COMMENTS
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Should Dzhokhar Tsarnaev be put to death for his monstrous crimes or spend the rest of his miserable days confined in a small cell?

Posted by Nirek On May - 8 - 2015 13 COMMENTS
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Bernie has always said he is a “socialist” with a small “s”, which means he cares about all Americans. He wants everyone to have equal rights, equal chance to succeed, and equal pay for equal work. So many times I see where he is called a “communist” but he believes in democracy with a twist of socialism.

Posted by Nirek On Mar - 26 - 2015 5 COMMENTS
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As far as Sgt. Bergdahl is concerned, I think he should be given the benefit of doubt. We don’t know what he witnessed to make him walk off into the enemy territory. Some soldiers are more attuned to combat while others are less so. I feel that he was overcome by his experience.

Posted by Nirek On Feb - 23 - 2015 19 COMMENTS
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Why not ship the oil to the nearest refinery and distribute it from there? We don’t need to put a pipeline across one of our biggest aquifers. Both North and South Dakota have refineries.

Posted by Nirek On Feb - 8 - 2015 13 COMMENTS
People dressed in military uniforms attend a ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, in Old Bethpage, New York

Guys in Vietnam (I talk from experience about Nam) saw buddies wounded or killed. Many of us helped get them on choppers to get medical help. Most of us had to shoot enemy soldiers. Believe me that is not easy for some of us. I know it haunts me. It goes against human nature to kill other human beings. Oh, there are some people who like killing, no doubt. But I think most folks do not enjoy taking life from another human.

Posted by Nirek On Feb - 4 - 2015 4 COMMENTS
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          I enjoyed the super Bowl, Patriots are my team. I like football as a sport. However I can’t understand how the NFL can accept corporate welfare? How can a business be a nonprofit if they pay the commissioner 44 million a year? I admit that […]

Posted by Nirek On Jan - 23 - 2015 1 COMMENT
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      If there were really such a thing as “justice” the bush administration would be in prison, the cop who killed Mike Brown would also be in prison, and Boehner and his bretheren would NOT be in their lofty positions. ISIS would not have a hold on any […]

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Jan - 19 - 2015 4 COMMENTS
Dr. King

In a hot auditorium in Charleston, SC on July 30, 1977, I heard Dr. Martin Luther King declare: “I’m not gonna say, ‘Burn baby burn’!” I’m gonna say “Build baby build!”

Posted by James Michael Brodie On Jan - 18 - 2015 7 COMMENTS
WH Screening Room

With all of the hoopla surrounding the films screened in the Obama White House, I got curious about what the past presidents watched. What follows is by no means complete, but an interesting bit of history.

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