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[Then] "Senator Obama: ‘Irresponsible’ For FCC To Vote On Rules Unreleased To The Public"

'Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Monday again declined to publicly release his aggressive net neutrality proposal prior to a vote.

Christians vs Dinosaurs

poes-trolls-and-dinosaur-deniers is Skeptics Society's latest e-magazine.

Thought Experiment: Which Worker Enjoys More Liberty?

Take two workers in two different systems working in the same factory... the first being a libertarian system where a desperate worker had to sign a contract with an exploitative employer in order feed his family and stop their home from being foreclosed upon. The contract is predatory because the owner knows he has the worker over a barrel. There is no minimum wage and wages are low. If he leaves in less than 2 years he agrees to repay a $5000 training fee and agrees not to work at any similar factory within 90 miles.

Cops Don't Only Shoot Blacks

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lapd-criminal-charges-corvet...

LAPD officers won't be charged in fatal shooting of Corvette driver

Has Our Resident Libertarian EVER Stood Up For The Little Guy?

Reading current and older threads... I've not found ANY evidence LS wants a world that would work for the little guy. Sure, he makes any number of empty assertions that OF COURSE there would be education, something akin to public health, decent wages from decent employers, charity if one is homeless or hungry... but these claims are baseless.

I had an eye opening event about the status of racism in the USA

I'm not going to name names, but pretty much everyone from both sides of my family save a few people automatically hate my boyfriend because he's Japanese. At one point I had thought the country I called home had actually evolved past this form of hatred. I now sometimes question that. I don't really care if I'm hated for liking or loving someone. It's better to be with someone you have common interests with rather than someone who simply has the same skin color.

ANOTHER Laughable Libertarian Contradiction

I'm taking this subject from another thread.

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Gee Einstein... perhaps what's really going on here is we don't rewrite history as you do to absolve the private sector of its sins and blame everything that goes wrong in the world on government.

Marijuana may be even safer than previously thought, researchers say

If logic dictated the drug war. We Won. It’s over. Y’all can go home now. Yea for our side!

Marijuana may be even safer than previously thought, researchers say http://wpo.st/yMS50

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Now there is absolutely no reason to continue this costly hidious war on plant users…

Let's summarize what I've learned about progressives' views

These are generalites but what I've gleaned from this site is as follows:

Progressives support:

A relaxation of some drug laws and their enforcement, not the repeal of all drug laws.

Seemingly no limits on government. The Constitution does not limit goverment.

Single payer, national healthcare. This means that all taxpayers are to be forced to pay for the healthcare of others.

Victim disarmament legislation, aka "gun control" laws

Legalized Police Thievery

(Full article at http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2015/02/22/civil-asset-fo...)

Thomas Williams was alone that November morning in 2013 when police raided his rural St. Joseph County home, wearing black masks, camouflage and holding guns at their sides. They broke down his front door with a battering ram.

Why Did Today's Libertarians Go Astray? Who Pulls Their Strings?

If one looks back to the 1789 Declaration of the Rights Of Man a libertarian philosophy comes through strong and clear...

4. Liberty consists in the freedom to do everything which injures no one else; hence the exercise of the natural rights of each man has no limits except those which assure to the other members of the society the enjoyment of the same rights. These limits can only be determined by law.

We may lose MSNBC as a progressive media source

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/414182/fall-msnbc-charles-c-w-cooke

MSNBC is shuffling its format and is leaving progressive media. This is about our only source.

Has anyone seen these comments Rupert Murdoch made about Faux News viewers?

I haven't and I don't know when they were made but I agree with them 100%....

The Principles of Democracy

This is just something going on in my head as a working model of democracy – please feel free to add, critique or dismiss.

Democracy should be built on these three principles.

The Law of Justification

Popular Rule

The Golden Rule

If a democracy was to derive its laws, rights, policies, institution, etc…, under the scrutiny of these three principles, the resulting government could be quite an example for others to follow.

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Would You Like Some Crippling Debt with that Degree?

Wall Street-style predatory capitalism has taken over our education system, and it’s absolutely devastating a whole generation of young people.

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