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FTA: [G]overnment revenue would go up, and that money could be used to, say, house the homeless and feed the hungry. We’d have fewer church soup kitchens — but countries that truly care about poverty don’t rely on churches to run soup kitchens.
The Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage makes it clearer than ever that the government shouldn't be subsidizing religion and non-profits.
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And there inlies the true failure. Abolish the IRS and move to a straight VAT. This leaves all individuals, businesses, and what today are non-profits paying what they owe. This pushes the burden of collection down to a local level and doesn't require huge federal oversight. This model has been proven to be effective in every state that currently has a sales tax and can be easily implemented in the states that don't.
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FINE! I'll just do this then...
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FTA: [V]anquishing Civil War symbols that feed antebellum fantasies of moonlight and magnolias is a worthy cause. But protesters shouldn’t confuse mere symbols, however rooted in hatred, for racial realities.
Don't let politicians congratulate themselves for symbolic changes after the murders in Charleston.
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Dont want to spark a debate, but I will say this as someone from SC. Americans are only happy if they are bitching about something, (of course speaking of the majority and not individuals). As a Soldier, I fight for this right to bitch. But, also as a Soldier, I know the importance of remembering our history. Good, bad, or indifferent, we need to remember our nation's history. I could care less if the flag is flown at government buildings or not, but taking it down will no more stop racism as taking away value sizes from fast food restaraunts will stop obesity. The confederate flag as people call it is incorrect. It is the Rebel flag. The Rebel flag was the banner for confederate Soldiers in battle during the civil war. The flag had nothing to do with racism or beliefs. A war that was brother against brother. Fighting for what they felt was right. Not don't get me wrong. Am I agreeing with the reasons why the southern states became the confederate states? No. As an American and a Soldier, I feel it is vital in remembering our nations history.

Removing confederate symbols does nothing for stomping out racism. Until we identify and fix the root cause of racism (which is ignorance), it will not stop. 
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Another beyond-awesome Ship Name!!
SpaceX moves forward with efforts to build a reusable rocket system
SpaceX is gearing up for its seventh paid cargo run to the International Space Station, and the third attempt to catch the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship in the ocean.
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"...self-coordinating production systems"

Orbital automation right there. +michael barth
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This is some grade-A reporting, for sure...

"We said stuff, because we were told to, and um, that's all we know."

No-one is even trying any more.
CNN's <a href="">George Howel</a>l speaks with Sunday Times correspondent Tom Harper about reports that Russia and China have decrypted files stolen by NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
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+Pat Reynolds​​ They're not trying anymore because they have won. They know it. Some of us know it. The rest? Well..... More on that later.

They could announce that Obama is actually Osama bin laden and they know the internet would get all hot and bothered for a split second. Then go back to posting shit about cats 😉
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Gotta be a coincidence...

Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, said: “Last week, David Anderson’s thoughtful report called for urgent reform of snooping laws - that would not have been possible without Snowden’s revelations.

“Days later, an ‘unnamed Home Office source’ is accusing him of having blood on his hands. The timing of this exclusive story from securocrats seems extremely convenient.”
Campaigners and a former Cabinet minister have questioned the timing of  “convenient” claims from Government sources that Britain has been forced to withdraw spies because Russia and China have obtained access to files stolen by Edward Snowden.
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There is a person who speaks at Defcon called Richard Thieme. He has videos on YouTube you can watch and some of the talks are on disinformation disseminated by the government to change public perception. Very good speaker.
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BWAHAHAHAHA! Righteous...
Confederate flag parade in Georgia. Wait for it....
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Mental Gymnastics Level: Ninja

Seriously - the ability to equate a movement that fought discrimination with a movement that wants to perpetuate it is just stunning.

And ignorant.

And bigoted.

But what else is new?!
The GOP presidential candidate predicts Christians will use civil disobedience in their fight against same-sex marriage
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Components of a #cannabis oil cartomizer cartridge - minimalist design, very impressive...

As you can see, I burnt the fuck out of the wick, which is why I took it apart (it unscrews quite easily and the oil is readily transferable to a vape tank - I got about 0.3ml out of what you see here).

An emerging technology, with flaws, obviously, but riding on the coat-tails of the already successful e-cig vape market - opportunities abound...
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Now this is a Manifesto I can get behind! Is it just me, or is there a nod to Loretta in there? :D

The lemon-ginger 'dream tonic' is an ass-kicker too, and the flavor is off the hook...

(PS: the Right On button is the cherry on top!)
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