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+Bud Fields It appears we have two trolls in here. They are Doug McCormick and Howard McCormick. Look at their profiles.
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So, a troll is someone that disagrees with YOUR point of view??
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John Sawyer

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In my introduction I was asked how I defined progressive. I do not feel that is the appropriate place to have such a discussion. In another community a lively discussion ensued about whether I was right or not. Damn it, I'm defining me and I am right.

Now as to why I consider myself a progressive (knowing that some progressives will agree with some points and disagree with others).

1. I support LBGT rights.
2. I believe that every citizen has the right to vote and oppose any attempt        
    restrict the right to vote.
3. I believe we need to reform our criminal justice system and dismantle the
    prison/industrial complex.
4. I believe universal healthcare is a right.
5. I believe that people with higher incomes should pay more in taxes.
6. I believe corporations should not get corporate welfare.
7. I believe we need aggressive policies turning around the man made
    causes of climate change to include financial support for renewable
    sources of energy.
8, I believe that everyone should have a livable income.

I am sure I have left some out. Now if you want to discuss what I consider a progressive is we have a basis and a place to do so.
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I tried to address each one of the points you made in the start of your discussion and instead of telling me where I am wrong or misguided, YOU dismiss me and call me a name or try to label me something!! WOW!! 
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John Sawyer

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Thanks for the invite. Radical progressive in Clarksville, TN.
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Instead of a discussion on my introduction, why not add a post in the Discussion category?
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Bud Fields
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Episode $43:"Then and Now!"

We are back on the air after our short Winter break, and rip rarin' ta go! Listen in as we talk about the ending of 2012, the 112th Congress, the beginning of 2013 and the 113th Congress, and the guano crazy in between! We also begin to develop the "99" Strategy nationwide by looking at the program for the State of Tennessee. We believe this can be replicated in every one of the 50 United States, and we need YOUR help. Stay tuned, and listen to the archived show at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ppts/2013/01/06/episode-43then-and-now
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Join us, beginning at 11PM (Central Time) for the re-broadcast of Episode 42: ALEC vs. ALICE. In the first hour, I speak of the tragedy in Newtown, CT. This is the most difficult show I have had to do since our beginning. You can listen to the show, and join us in our chat room over at Netroots Radio Network. 

We're on the air. We'll see YOU there!
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Bud, I just  discovered I cannot access the chat room on this old IMac.

I am listening to the show, though.
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Just a little plug. When you need a new computer I can build you one or get you one better and less expensive than anyone else. Apples to Apples. www.thasayit.com
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Join me live, right now on "Jibber YOUR Jabber" at Netroots Radio Network!
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Doug McCormick

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The tyranny of the HUGE National Oligarchy WE have allowed can ONLY be stopped from the bottom up, Districts, Regional, State, National Very organized, VERY focused!
WE have to stop the flow of money. WE can bitch all we want, but until the money flow stops, nothing will happen!
I am in the 2nd Congressional district of Tennessee and willing to begin a very focused group to call on our states to pass a Constitutional Tender Act.
This will effectively end the reign of the Federal Reserve over every economic move WE make. It will also protect the states and the PEOPLE that live in them from the tyranny we all now live under!
I need some more leaders to get this started!
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The Oligarchy in DC has taken control of our states through the purse strings and the power of the Federal Reserve Note. We have to work from the ground up to FORCE our states to do their duty and protect us from tyranny. As long as the states ONLY have the FED note as a way to keep its economy going, THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN.
Help in planning a grass roots force that will make our States, which ever one you in, start using Constitutional Currency to protect them and us from the FED. What I need is Your Name, Your State, Your Congressional District, and your email address so we can form a plan and coalition to get this done, before it is too late. DO NOT PUT THE INFO HERE, email it to me at dmpclap2@hotmail.com or in a Facebook Message.
Thanks
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Back from our Winter hiatus, today's show highlighted the things of 2012 and those things we may expect in 2013. We also began coverage of a plan to help Progressives engage, in 2013, in every precinct in the United States. 

Thanks to our listeners, the more than 10,000 of you, who are supporting us with your time, talent and treasure. We promise to continue the work began in 2012 on PPTS, and highlight the activities, activism and activists of the Progressive Movement in the United States--and especially across the Progressive Southern US. Today's show replays on Tuesday evening, beginning at 9PM over on http://netrootsradio.com. Of course you can also listen to the archive any time! Tell us what YOU think?
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michael custer

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It is the parents that must rise up, not the entitlement nation, not the regulation nation, not the police STATE. It DOES NOT require a village, it requires two loving parents! One man and ONE woman.
How many pray "Thy will be done" I do every day. 20 children murdered makes me wonder if I prayed for this to happen. Until WE THE PEOPLE bring "One Nation, Under GOD" back and reinstall the Principles and Values of the Declaration of Independence and protect them with the TRUE Republic that the Constitution of the United States formed. God's WILL will be done! How many more CHILDREN have to die for US to get it? How many of us are going to pray daily that God's will be done until WE do?
Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever.
Amen
While you read this pray a BABY, not even allowed to become a 1 year old child, much less a kindergartener, was MURDERED! About 4000 of these BABIES are murdered everyday, everyday, EVERY DAY!!! AND we have allowed over 16,000 of them to be legally murdered since the news of 20 kindergarteners being murdered began, GIVE ME A BREAK! REALLY! WHERE IS ALL THE NEWS ABOUT THESE BABY'S? We advertised that ALL schools are "gun free zones" so outlaws and criminals know where to go to become famous and not worry about anyone having any defense! Do you actually believe that your children can be made safe against this type of violence by more security and more gun laws? REALLY? I got an idea let's have a WAR on guns and crazies! I mean the War on drugs as gone SO well, hadn't it?? GET YOUR HEAD UP OUT OF THE HOLE AND SEE, DON'T JUST LOOK AROUND AND PUT YOUR HEAD BACK IN THE HOLE!!!
It is all theater, fodder, entertainment to keep the sheep entertained and distracted. We now need bigger and stronger government so they can take more of our rights away from US. RIGHT? More laws, more regulations, more intrusions, bigger prisons, more KRAZY FARMS... that will fix everything. RIGHT?
AND now the MURDERER and chief, the leader of the largest anti-God, anti-Christ movement this nation has EVER seen, is going to GRACE Sandy Hill with his blessed presents and create more theater and entertainment for the cameras and the sheep (YOU), to make sure not to let ANY crises go to waste!
While I pray for God's will to be done in the lives of the survivors on this world of this terrible event, the children and most of the others killed are in a MUCH better place, with their CREATOR! GOD! His will was done! Thanks be to God. AMEN
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The entire PPTS staff, family and friends wish to send our heartfelt condolences to the community of Newtown, Connecticut today. We keep you all in our very best wishes, and our most fervent prayers. We are so very sorry for your los.
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God's will be done for the families, friends, and community of the victims of this horrible tragedy. AMEN

20 kindergarten children would be alive right now ONLY if every teacher and staff of the school had been trained and armed. What is it going to take to make this socialist society understand that NO amount of security or taking of rights is going to stop someone  that is willing to commit suicide to in order to commit violence like this. ONLY ARMING OURSELVES WILL WORK!
If YOU send your children to a school where the teachers and staff are not armed and trained to use those arms, you are just plain stupid!!!
When you take all the guns from everybody, only the criminals will have guns!
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