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For the cost of one aircraft carrier, we could feed every hungry person in the entire world.

So, let's see.  A nine percent cut in the foreign aid budget means that six more million people go hungry.  And American taxpayers save 44 cents a month.  Not even enough to buy one hamburger.

Further translating this into Americanese, give some thought as to what the Sequester will do to the food stamp program, or the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.  A lot of Americans will be going to bed cold and hungry.

I know I will never see that lady with the pen again.  Even though I remember her, she probably doesn't remember me -- if she is still alive.  She is not going to vote for me, and she is not going to contribute to my next campaign.  Nor will her relatives, nor will her friends.  I'm not sure why I cared whether or not she was hungry, but I did, and I do.  It's just part of being human, I guess.

So here is one argument against the Sequester that you're not hearing elsewhere -- it will cause a lot of pain.  A lot of hunger, a lot of disease, a lot of death.  I understand that this argument is hopelessly unfashionable, and completely contrary to the zeitgeist of fear and hatred that dominates our political discourse.  But there it is, nevertheless.  I sure see it.  Maybe you do, too.

Courage,
Rep. Alan Grayson

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Grayson

[edit]  The more I read, the more I like.  For example:

On a September 2009 Alex Jones Show segment, Grayson criticized Federal Reserve Chair Bernanke's senior adviser Linda Robertson, saying "Here I am the only member of Congress who actually worked as an economist, this lobbyist, this K-Street whore, is trying to teach me about economics!" Robertson had previously worked as a lobbyist for Enron. Grayson's language was widely criticized as inappropriate, and Grayson apologized.
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Comixology has the Noir books for their Marvel Mondays sale.  Has anyone read them?  which books do you recommend?  I'm getting the Iron Man one, but am not sure about which of the others I should get.
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Spider Man! It's the best and it's really cool how they change the villains! (Vulture is freaky though)
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So what are people's feelings on the upcomming "Age of Ultron"?
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Well Cap isn't even in this reality at the moment in his own book, though he is in several others so I think Marvel seems to be working with a "just go with it" vibe right now....
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Oh Hi!  BTW  thanks for letting me join the group!
What do people think of DeConnick's run of Captain Marvel and Avenger's Assemble?  Those are my favorite books at the moment, those and Fraction's Hawkeye.
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I read her latest in Avengers Assemble and I made want to go back and read her other stuff. Very good so far! Love the "contest"
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Please help me get life saving surgery for a sweet kitty whose had a rough life.
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Comixology has the Noir books for their Marvel Mondays sale.  Has anyone read them?  which books do you recommend?  I'm getting the Iron Man one, but am not sure about which of the others I should get.
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it was thank you. The guys that run the comic book store where I live said they will order all 5 for me.
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So I'm hoping that people will find their way to this group over here.  I guess a good opening for new folks is to ask how you came to a reverence for our Gods, and who, if anyone you are particularly devoted to.
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So I'm hoping that people will find their way to this group over here.  I guess a good opening for new folks is to ask how you came to a reverence for our Gods, and who, if anyone you are particularly devoted to.
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I am comfortable calling them myths because the ancients understood that most of these stories were written by people and that truth did not need to be the same as fact.  I think one of our strengths is that we understand metaphor, the language of myth and story and also the language of science and how they are different languages, but don't need to be in conflict.  Hesiod was often inspired, but in his Works and Days he's also a misogynistic jerk.  I can accept the one and reject the other because we have good books, but no One Holy Book.  And I am deeply glad of that! :-) 
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