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King Theo

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In the past 8 years more people have been subjected to sexual slavery than at any other time in the passed century, quite possibly in human history. Slavery is very much still alive today and does not discriminate based on skin color. I'm appalled by the arogant audacity of Michelle Obama's speech this evening at the DNC convention. It is not a coincidence that the Democratic Party fought to defend slavery and after the emancipation act passed apprenticeship laws to make slavery legal again. Its not a coincidence they were behind Jim Crow laws. Socialism creates indiscriminating plantations and there is no lie the democratic party is unwilling to tell to gain more control over your mind, body and soul. From Public education to Obamacare to Hillary Clinton's thesis chair's dedication to Lucifer they cannot be trusted and must be removed from power and detained. Our youth have been made indentured servants and student loan debts now total over a trillion dollars! Barack is an outrageous example of horrid leadership. Obama is the African Chief who sold his people to the Arab slave traders. When your quartered in Hell the people will have closure and justice will be served. Its an Abomination. 
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Michael Yeager

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Sliding further from relevance every day. There's a rumor that he's speaking at the DNC. Even I realize that's a hoax but he'd probably be welcome there.....
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I guess it is hard to stay on message when you don't really have one.
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John Griffith

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Kinda Speaks for Itself

"Johnson, who in 2010 voiced his fears that Guam would tip over and capsize if too many people resided on the island"

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/07/25/congressman-who-once-feared-guam-could-capsize-compares-jewish-settlers-to-termites.html
A Democratic member of the House Armed Services Committee compared Jewish Israeli settlers to termites on Monday while speaking at an event sponsored by an anti-Israel organization that supports boycotts of the Jewish state.
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No, you just have to go house to house like Jehovah's Witnesses with fundraising as your goal not conversion.
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ed pluck
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“In my education, I have found that conversation with the intelligent men I have had the good fortune to meet has done more for me than books ever did; for I learn more from them in a talk of half an hour than I could possibly learn from their books. Their minds, in conversation, come into intimate contact with my own mind; and I absorb certain secrets of their power, whatever may be its quality, which I could not have detected in their works. Converse, converse, CONVERSE with living men, face to face, and mind to mind, - that is one of the best sources of knowledge.” - Daniel Webster
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Why are interested in more than just news?
Why is interaction important to us?
Why do we want to articulate positions?
Why do we remove posts with little substance?
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Since, for the most part, I am out of my depth in political discussion, it occurs to me that following like minded conservative folks suits me here in G+ world. Coming across The CU was a boon for sure. An attempt at heady topics and discussion with colleuges  often ends with them shaking their heads and wondering why we cant just talk college football and golf. I am more up on political  things now than ever in my life and hardly an ear to bend, but I keep trying. Here is mostly where I get to share an opinion albeit an emotional response for the most part.

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone elses opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation - Oscar Wilde
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Larry Olson

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I love this, if true. HR departments getting lists of the "Precious Snowflake" students so they can ignore their resumes.

As late as May, someone in human-resources wrote to Covino, asking for a full list of students “who are still emotionally and physically hurt by the speech given by Ben Shapiro, which they didn’t even attend,” adding that “my HR department, as well as industry Head Hunters and colleagues would like to add their names to a ‘watch list’ of potential incoming resumes to ignore.”

Such backlash is common, Heat Street’s review of records from several campuses has revealed. Mizzou dealt with outcry described as “a PR nightmare” during last year’s protests, while Virginia Tech also fielded a barrage of outrage after disinviting conservative Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley.
Documents show how University then faced a massive backlash after canceling Shapiro’s speech.
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Seems like the KKK never makes the news anymore, just people comparing current day people in the news to some mythical macguffin called the KKK.
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Ryan Bickmore
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The blacklist is one of my favorite shows. Redington is a very interesting character. I found this article about his small government and libertarian tendencies very interesting. 
“Never trust a criminal … until you have to,” is the official motto of The Blacklist, the American crime-thriller television series that premiered on NBC on September 23, 2013.
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Best show on alphabet TV. Would like to see it unencumbered by primetime editing.
Completely agree with your take on Spader +Michael Yeager​, enjoyed Boston Legal and the darn show before that where he was Alan Shore...escapes me now.
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Gary Howell

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Anyone surprised?

Facebook blocks Wikileaks content, calls it unsafe.
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The question is if they have blocked it for other releases, or just now when the DNC is implicated. I'm betting not.
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I know there may not be many comic readers here, but this speech has to have the most political undertone (might even be an overtone) I've ever heard. Now I remember why I don't read Marvel. Hail Hydra.
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+NecroDancer That's sad, no more marvel for me. They can Eff off. <sigh> So many things I have to boycott out of principle these days.
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Corey Kelly

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This reminds me of a discussion I had with a die hard Trump supporter(My brother). He insisted the reason I didn't support Trump was due to my reading of too many political philosophy books... I told Him I agreed. :)

"... while we still teach reading, we reached a point where the term "aliterate" needed to be invented, i.e. a person who can read, but rarely or never does, preferring television over print."

http://www.redstate.com/diary/ausonius/2016/03/11/sow-wind-reap-trump-campaign-2016-predictions-whirlwinds-videoized-society-come-true/
Throughout his career, philosopher and social critic Neil Postman worried about the effect of television and other electronic media on people's learning and thinking patterns and therefore on their behavior in general, and he was highly skeptical that the effect was positive. With over 60 years of television and other electronic media soaked into our society, our present campaign for the presidency, with the rise | Read More »
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+Corey Kelly , you are correct. I would not be happy with that behavior from my kid. I admit the debates were far more juvenile that I would have expected. But I've also noticed this. There are many politicians who are very presidential. Great manners, and so on. And they have led our country to ruin. So to me, as sad as it is, manners and language are not as important to me int he political realm. Having the right ideas and getting it done is more important. Obviously i would prefer someone who had similar ideas, without the personality defects. Sadly, no other Repub had his same ideas. I go with the hand I'm dealt.
I would just suggest to you and others on this forum. I get your dislike of Trump, but don't lump all his supporters in with your distaste. Give your brother, and other people like me, a benefit of the doubt. We aren't insane,stupid or yokels (maybe some, but not all or most!).
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Johanna Maria

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Controversial: Modus Of The Vendors In The Market Was Caught On Cam! Shocking!
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Regan G.

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Just a quick FYI, folks, since this is being said fairly often lately...

It's spelled "Conscience". Not "Conscious".

Not being a Grammar Nazi; they're two separate words. Just sayin'... :)
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+1,000,000
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King Theo

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The German press and police officials have done a great diservice to the people by trying to spin away the reality that at least the first three of the attacks in Germany last week were carried out in the name of Allah and Islam. While the facts remain unclear on the fourth attack where a Muslim asylum seeker hacked a pregnant German woman with a machete in a dispute it is likely to be some argument stemming from the biggotry of the false prophet. Islam is incompatible with the West and its time to start addressing the ideology and the teachings of the false prophet head on. If they cannot tolerate our critism of their religious doctrines, why should we tolerate their presence in our Homelands? I have no problem with Muslim people, or the Arabs, Persians, North Africans or Indonesians that identify as Muslims. I feel bad for you, being pressured by your Imans and Mullahs to have your minds supressed by the archaic dictates of a 7th Century warlord must be horrible. I want to improve your standards of living by using scientific truth and offering you a more tolerant faith.
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ed pluck
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As Booker T. Washington long ago observed, "there is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs."
A guiding principle for physicians is primum non nocere, the Latin expression for
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Benjamin Joseph Bruner

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Have you guys ever heard of Prager University? If so, have you seen it or like it? If not, it's a YouTube channel (but not an actual university) that releases five-minute videos about today's issues.
I'm a regular viewer and I think they've got one of the greatest minds at the top, and I believe they know what they're talking about.
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+Benjamin Joseph Bruner

If we're talking real conservatarianism—with exception to tariffs—probably not since Calvin Coolidge.

Reagan did have some weak spots.
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Michael Yeager

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Here we go! As usual, the fall guy gets a promotion. Is there a cabinet position with her name on it as well?
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John Griffith

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THEY JUST NEVER STOP...

If I'm going to blow something up I'd prefer ISIS over my fridge, but thanks Sec. Kerry for keeping your eye on what's really important, You putz.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/07/23/kerry-air-conditioners-as-big-threat-as-isis.html
Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State.
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Kerry is a Special Kind Of STUPID
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Ron Lewenberg

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Donald Trump being the Republican nominee is both the result of conservatives failing to make Republicans govern as conservatives, and evangelizing conservatism to the American people.
 

"Take away the conservatism, the limited-government constitutionalism, the devotion to liberty, the fiscal discipline, the clear-eyed recognition of America’s enemies, and what are you left with? A Republican party whose only real boast is that it can do statism with more adult moderation than the hard Left that has captured the Democratic party. To the extent that, a generation ago, “Republican” was fairly thought synonymous with “conservative,” it thus became a party “Republican” in name only — a party in which all principles were negotiable."

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/438255/donald-trump-republican-party-not-conservative
Donald Trump has completed the gutting of a principled Republican party that began in the Bush years.
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Rand Paul would have been perfect to reform the party but unfortunately unless your a loud mouth you dont get noticed in US politics.
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Billy Harvey

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In good news, anyone who made it through the entire RNC speech tonight gets 3 credit hours at Trump University! 
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Pradheep Shanker
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From Ronald Reagan's acceptance speech in 1980.
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I vaguely remember someone else making the comparison while Cruz and other conservatives were still being BFF's with Trump. (Yes, I will keep reminding about that because far too many are falling into the same rut that got us Trump in the first place. Even the same 'conservatives'.)
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ed pluck
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My confidence is that there will for a long time be virtue and good sense enough in our countrymen to correct abuses. - Thomas Jefferson
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