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Paula Hyslop

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Spread the word
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Larry Olson

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This is Socialism, what our young Obama-era students urgently demand that we adopt. Venezuela is unable to print its debased currency fast enough.

You can start by writing off their debased college education through debasement of our currency. Though it may become difficult to print up enough Harriet Tubman $20 bills.
Venezuela’s epic shortages are nothing new at this point. No diapers or car parts or aspirin -- it’s all been well documented. But now the country is at risk of running out of money itself.
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You know, I have the same problem. If it wasn't for my general lack of money I'd be filthy rich!
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Ron Lewenberg

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I suspect that this also explains support for Trump
 
The loss of social capital, globalization and increased competition, and an increasingly hostile culture is having a deadly effect on poor middle aged Whites. 
During an era of headline-grabbing advances in medicine, the United States is experiencing a health cataclysm.
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Pradheep Shanker
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GOP TROUBLES JUST BEGINNING

True, many of the GOP’s problems can be traced to the fact that Republican voters have been more interested in sending a message of frustration with the party’s current leadership than in selecting a nominee who could both keep the allegiance of the party faithful and attract new supporters.

But the Republicans’ problems go much deeper than their 2016 presidential nominee. The party has failed to dictate much of the national discussion despite opportunities on issues like terrorism, economic growth and government paternalism. Instead, it has preferred to argue with itself about policies, personalities and who is a real Republican.

If you are a Republican and want to blame the media for the party’s problems, go right ahead. But doing so doesn’t change the near-term reality or help the GOP frame the national debate.

None of this means that the Grand Old Party will become irrelevant next year or that the current issue mix will last. Issues come and go, and so will the current ones — though probably not until Hillary Clinton enacts part of her agenda and turns the Supreme Court considerably to the left.

The GOP could very well have a good 2018, since the midterm turnout will likely be more Republican than 2016's and midterms often offer a rebuke to the incumbent president’s party.

But Republicans have plenty of work to do to adapt to the new electorate and to the new issue mix, including looking beyond their own preferences to see what will sell nationally, among all voters.

Temper tantrums of the kind that we are seeing from GOP voters in 2016 may make the Republican rank-and-file feel good for the moment, but they aren’t a sign of seriousness or pragmatism in the adult world.
Both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have glaring weaknesses as presidential nominees, but that’s only the beginning of the GOP's problems. Just as important, the current mix of top issues is simply terrible for Republicans in general and conservatives in particular.
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looking to 2018 already
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ed pluck
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But North Carolina’s rollback is one of the most dramatic in the nation, and if it stands, it’s expected to serve as a model for other conservative legislatures to pass similarly strict laws. That’s one reason both sides have put so much emphasis on the fight in North Carolina. The outlook for the plaintiffs has always seemed somewhat more promising at the circuit court, where they would argue before a panel of three judges. (That court granted them a preliminary injunction to block certain provisions at an earlier stage in the process.) Many observers expect that regardless of the result at the appeals court, the case will end up at the Supreme Court. The death of Justice Antonin Scalia—and uncertainty over whether Merrick Garland, President Obama’s pick for the vacancy, will be confirmed—makes it tough to predict the result there.
Thomas Schroeder said the state’s strict new voting law did not unfairly prevent black voters from casting ballots.
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"If." Because the law has become a Kabuki where we go through these scripted steps to get it in front of the SCOTUS.

Because they are now our rulers. 
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ed pluck
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col·lu·sion
noun
Secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy, especially in order to cheat or deceive others.

So if it is not Secret or Illegal... is it collusion or cooperation..
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+Leslie P What the "wheeler Dealer" is upset someone else is making deals?
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John Gaudino

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WHY GOVERNMENT INVESTMENT FAILS aka Economics 101
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+Richard Willing thank you for clarifying what you meant . I understand what you're saying although I disagree with your conclusion. I think the only thing that you can draw in terms of a conclusion is that croney capitalism does not work and never will and always results in the long run in failure and human misery
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vladislav Ivanov

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schizophrenia

noun
1.
Psychiatry.. Also called dementia praecox. a severe mental disorder characterized by some, but not necessarily all, of the following features: emotional blunting, intellectual deterioration, social isolation, disorganized speech and behavior, delusions, and hallucinations.
2.
a state characterized by the coexistence of contradictory or incompatible elements.
 
Assault is wrong, even if the person committing it has a minor in women's studies.
Assault is wrong, even if the person committing it has a minor in women's studies.
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+Displaced Yankee Imagine being married to that whack job...

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John Griffith

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KINDA MAKES YA WONDER ABOUT THAT WHOLE 'SETTLED SCIENCE' THING DOESN'T IT?

So much we don't know or understand....no such thing as 'settled science'.



https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/04/25/scientists-find-a-massive-coral-reef-just-chilling-in-the-amazon/
“This is something totally new and different from what is present in any other part of the globe,” oceanographer Fabiano Thompson said.
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Settled science isn't.
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Larry Olson

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I think this is a great idea. Do you want to change America? Do you want to rescue what you can of it and lay a basis for rebuilding the rest? The first step is showing your enemies that you are dead serious about your movement and will organize to defend your meetings and events against those who won't leave you be.

Remember, Cruz/Trump supporters, this isn't about you, it isn't like you are ruining each other's events, regardless of your feelings for your respective candidates. The enemy are the people who rode in with Obama.
From Lions of Trump to Bikers for Trump, these volunteer watchdogs have become the Donald's security forces—and they plan to follow him to the convention.
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+Bill Polhemus How so?
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vladislav Ivanov

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Refugee crisis could cost Germany €400 billion — study.
After the refugee crisis and all of the kowtowing to Erdogan I don't understand how Merkel is still in power.
Receiving refugees could cost Germany up to €400 billion, says a new study conducted exclusively for the Zeit newspaper. The government reportedly expects 3.6 million refugees by 2020, with about half a million people arriving each year.
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+Martin Cook trump'll probably keep them out, and then he'll deport anyone darker than mackelmore for "good measure".
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ThePartyOfChoice

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Early on in Carly's VP acceptance speech, things got weird...
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John Gaudino

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FEEL THE BERN... SOCIALISM at its finest A system of governance that strives for equality and yet with 100% certainty always magically produces a group of people that are more equal then all the others. With this rise to the top of The political elite also comes the rise of security, surveillance and police apparatus to quell any opposition. Let's not forget government control of the economy which has always worked out so incredibly well. Who wouldn't want the shortage of basic consumer goods like toilet paper? besides who REALLY needs electricity 24 hours a day? Let us always remember that the stated goal of socialism is of course communism. The goal of communism is the elimination of private ownership The Bernie groupies and supporters are either unwilling to admit or incapable of thinking through policies lifted directly from the writings of Karl Marx's Das Kapital that will inextricably at some point require coercive force for compliance. The scariest element in this tale is the existence of an entire generation that has been so poorly educated that they are unaware of the totalitarianism that rapidly takes root in such a fertile milieu. They have allowed their utopian statist fantasies to lead them down a path of wishful thinking that the most thoroughly debunked political ideology in history is somehow actually still viable and that its monumental historical failure and human toll (conservatively estimated in the neighborhood of 100 million lives) are not due to the obvious but that somehow they "just didn't do it right" and have the arrogance to think that THEY - the most narcissistic and entitled generation in history - can overcome an ideology and system of governance that is based on class hatred.
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+NecroDancer, as true as that may be it is still a burden to the working class.
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vladislav Ivanov

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Kerry busted for tax dodging.
#PanamaPapers
 
Secretary of State John Kerry and his wife Teresa Heinz have invested millions of U.S. dollars through family trusts in at least 11 offshore tax havens, according to an analysis by The Daily Caller Ne
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Calling someone stupid is a personal attack. I didn't do that. If someone is uneducated because they went to a crappy govt school that's more of an indictment on the school. Someone who goes into a forum to stir up trouble (much like you're doing now) is the definition of a troll, so that's just a simple statement of fact. 
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Pradheep Shanker
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+StevenCrowder at his best. 

[Note: mild language warning]
"You're not fighting for free speech. You're not fighting for rights. You're fighting for the right to be a p*ssy, and not hear opinions that you don't like!"
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+Carter Johnson Exactly. 

Like many progressives, they can't handle free exchange of ideas. And so, they turn to fascism..where everyone must conform to their belief system.

They don't understand that liberals are the true oppressors in today's culture. 
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Pradheep Shanker
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It is quite funny how far out of the mainstream Hillary Clinton and Democrats are on so many issues.

This is just another example of their extremism. 

These are not marginal issues...these are issues were America's supermajority disagrees with them. 
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Because the other side want to take away the "free" stuff.
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Pradheep Shanker
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“The plaintiffs “failed to show that such disparities will have materially adverse effects on the ability of minority voters to cast a ballot and effectively exercise the electoral franchise” as a result of the 2013 state law, Schroeder wrote. That argument was made more difficult after black voter turnout increased in 2014, he wrote.”
A Voter ID law got upheld. Again. Maybe eventually the Left will get bored?
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Because voter fraud has been a core of the Democrat Party since Van Buren.
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Ron Lewenberg

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The application of Title IX has long been a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment. Now it is a violation of the First Amendment.
End this totalitarian law.
Goldwater was right.
WASHINGTON, April 25, 2016—The Department of Justice now interprets Title IX to require colleges and universities to violate the First Amendment. In an April 22 findings letter concluding its investigation into the University of New Mexico’s policies and practices regarding sex discrimination, the Department of Justice (DOJ) found the university improperly defined sexual harassment. DOJ flatly declared that “[u]nwelcome conduct of a sexual nature...
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Rodney Graves
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Low Score = Cultural Isolation = Deep Blue

And I live in the belly of the beast.
How thick are the walls of your bubble?
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Mine was a 68 and I live in one of the bubble zip codes.
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Ron Lewenberg

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Some animals are more equal than others.
The pups taken from their parents to enforce the new order understand this.*

*Animal Farm reference 
Hundreds of activists are crying “racism” after a black student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison was arrested for spray-painting “THE DEVIL IZ A WHITE MAN” on campus.
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They  honkeys iz all the time.
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