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SHUT UP, They Explained
University of Minnesota invited her to give a lecture Thursday as part of a series marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

Rutgers University invited her to be a commencement speaker.

Dropbox asked her to be on their Board of Directors.

In all three cases, the intolerant leftists who are working around the globe to stifle dissent have protested, argued, and harrassed in an attempt to silence this woman.
If Condoleezza Rice were as self-pitying and politically crass as Attorney General Eric Holder, she would be wondering aloud what it is about her race and gender that accounts for the hostility of her enemies. Rice’s recent speaking gigs on college campuses and her ascension to the board of the file-sharing company Dropbox have sparked protests...
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Heh... I made the mistake of going over there and commenting.   Not that I expect anything bad to happen, but it was the most pointless thing ever.   It seems that the only relevant fact anyone cares about is "but she's EVIL"...  and then they went with "our criticisms of Rice are real and your criticisms of Holder and Obama are obviously baseless and so are clearly racism."

Reason weeps.
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Are You Falling for the Trolling Tactics of Obama?
 It excites their voters, attracts female voters, and crowds out whatever the Republicans wanted to talk about...It also sets a trap. The more Republicans have to talk about politically unfavorable issues, the greater chance they'll slip up and say something dumb...that can be exploited more broadly

This article, and the National Journal article by Major Garrett that it references explain a devious and very effective tactic that the Obama White House and the left as a whole are using.

Try not to fall into the trap. Learn what they are doing, don't be trolled. The best way to deal with this kind of troll is NOT to fight back, but to ignore it, and carry on doing your own important work.
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Hmmm. So trolling can be effective.
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One constant of liberals: they love to exempt themselves from laws, rules, and standards that they want to force on the rest of us.
Left wing Media Matters, which advocates for unionization of employees, itself is resisting unionization of its own staff.  One constant of liberals: they love to exempt themselves from laws, rules, and standards that they want to force on the rest of us. It is highly annoying. 
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The elitist is superior to all, until they find out they are subservient to a even greater power. Everyone else is a racist. 
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Hey India! Let's have a Poo Party!!!
Take The Poo To The Loo. Watch this video, you will be singing this song all day.

Yes, it's a serious campaign by UNICEF to get people in Indai to poo in the loo rather than public. I did not know this was such a problem.

Here's the story:
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+Manoj Iyer Definitely truth to that.

I don't know about sanitatoin, but on virtually every other criteria, India has made more progress since opening up its markets in the early 90s to now than it ever did from independence until the 90s. 
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Income Tax Withholding should be eliminated
I underwithheld this year, and am now writing a check for 28% of my total tax liability. Even though my effective tax rate is kinda decent, my mood at having to send that much money to these federal government bloodsuckers has me feeling like this picture.

The LARGE amount of money I'm sending caused me to really look at my total tax bill, and figure out what percentage of my income it is. Now I am focused on the total amount of tax I paid this year. A number that most people don't know, all they know is how much they get back, or how much they owe to "settle up". This is the wrong way to look at things.

Look at your TOTAL TAX DUE. Do you like that number? Did you get your money's worth?

If we eliminated withholding, we would all be this angry, and the overspending would stop.

Useful idiots being all happy about a refund are SCREWING UP THIS COUNTRY.

And yes, if you are happy about your refund, I mean you.

(I intially posted this private with considerably saltier language. The cuss words you imagine...yeah, I said them)
#taxes   #taxes2014  
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+Mike Rankin Well, in a competitive job market, at least some of that money would go to employees.

Gosh, makes me feel old... I actually remember competitive job markets.
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Obamacare - Mission Accomplished!
Part 2

End of March: seven million enrollees(whatever the heck “enrollment” is even supposed to mean these days)

End of Grace Period: even more triumphant eight million “enrollees” — well beyond the seven-million projection goal that, only a few short months ago, they were trying to claim they had never actually made in the first place

Though they have these numbers, and they are for sure super serious no lie accurate, they can't tell us how many of these enrolleess have actually PAID for coverage, or who may or have actually paid for more than one month of coverage, or who were previously uninsured.

It's just...a number and they're proud of themselves and   #MissionAccomplished
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Well unlike the stupid previous president bush Jr. Obama succeeded in getting to the goal of 7million which actually ended in 8 million. This is a great success and Republicans will wish they didn't change it from Affordable Care Act .it will be forever obamacare 
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"In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people."

Taken from a section of  The Declaration of Independence.
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This Norwegian Engineer Is Creating Some Creepy Transformer-Like Robots…

Click below to see these crazy robots in action...
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Dangit! I've got like 90 programs stored on my DVR because I haven't had the time to watch TV, and now I just want to rewatch SG1, all of it. Which I of course own.
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The #FairTax ® legislation has 74 cosponsors in the House. Washington listens when we yell. Have you told them "ENOUGH!" by taking one minute to send this message? #TaxDay
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The system was designed so that you don't have to pay tax on extremely low incomes.  It's designed for people to obtain needed assistance while under-employed, or if an abandoned mother or elderly/handicapped.  I'm happy for it.  Though, if you wanted to, you could apply to the IRS to have 7.5% or 10% voluntarily withheld from your income.  I did it for my mother, who doesn't have to pay tax, but she enjoys her refund come tax time.
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Queen Sheila orders Fast Food
I need to laugh before I begin my taxes...
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I just wrote a check to her indirectly... unfortunately.
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Redheaded, lefthanded, native Texan.
I follow politics like most people follow sports. Small L libertarian, small-government conservative, Tea Partier, not sure what to call myself other than a big fan of freedom, liberty, responsibility, peace, and prosperity.

Other than politics:
I do genealogy, and web stuff related to getting my genealogy and photo galleries online.

I crochet and bake and take care of sourdough starters - which makes me seem MUCH more girlie than I am. According to my nephews - Snickerdoodles and Toll House Cookies are my superpower.

I adore my rescue dog, though I wish he would let other people see his incredible personality. He's kind of autistic.

I tolerate two cats who have decided they'd rather be "my cats" than the neighborhood ferals. Somehow just because I had them fixed, they think I broke it, I bought it. Greedy bastards!

80's music is the best. Though the stuff from the 70s is pretty fun as well.

Oh, and I'm frighteningly un-photogenic, so the whole Profile Photo thing is stressing me out in a big way.

As far as the stuff I share here on G+ - I tend to share everything Public and it's usually politics, though I do have other interests...
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reviewed 4 months ago
The owner was very helpful, made sure that I understood what he was saying (obviously he knows he has a very thick accent), gave me good advice, took care of my boots, did a great job, on time as promised. Not a single thing to complain about, and will recommend this place to my family.
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reviewed 7 months ago
The staff is always happy and friendly - that's a sign of great management. Tasty food like all Whataburgers (get your burger on Texas Toast, just trust me on that).
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Pushiest sales person I've ever seen. Clearly just got out of a sales class. VERY obvious sales technique. The assumed close "I'll just wrap that up for you". Ask questions of the customer that force her to keep saying yes - "That's delicious, right?". Make the customer involved - "pick the one you like and set it over there, pick that one and put it there" - rather than the salesperson doing something while I watch. Lots of taste samples, but it was all about the fruit or herb flavoring, NEVER about the actual tea. Several times I baited her, asking about oolong or white, she just ignored that and talked about the health benefits of the particular fruit or herb. HORRIBLE experience.
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Quality: Poor to fairAppeal: Poor to fairService: Poor to fair
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All I needed was some bags for my old Kirby machine - they had them in stock, and were helpful, courteous and fast. All I could ask for. Additionally, I got there a bit after 2pm on a Saturday and they were still open, so...that's MORE than I could ask for!
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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