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OKC - A Conspiracy Theory

The FBI IS Not CSI

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/04/csi-is-a-lie/390897/

CSI Is a LieAmerica's shameful system of forensic investigation is overdue for sweeping reform.

H.R.2818 - Surveillance State Repeal Act

"Surveillance State Repeal Act - Repeals the USA PATRIOT Act and the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (thereby restoring or reviving provisions amended or repealed by such Acts as if such Acts had not been enacted), except with respect to reports to Congress regarding court orders under the Foreign Intelligence Surveil

And The Winner Is.....

Scott Walker! Yes that bastion of support for the working man has won the favor of the Koch Birchers.

http://americablog.com/2015/04/scott-walker-won-koch-primary.html

This could have the effect of thinning out the field as the Kochs now have named their favorite lapdog. Now it's cash vs cash as Jeb no longer has a corner on the lucre. He may have to up the ante somewhat but there's plenty in reserve.

New Chart Tracks Income Inequality In US

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/20/this-chart-ex...

According to this chart between 1930 and 1980 all the income gains were made by the bottom 90%... and from 1980 on, the gains went to the top 10%. (chart is in 2012 dollars)

I'm sure that some Orwellian Right think tank has its own charts that its really the reverse.

Another Example Of A Bad Govt Monopoly

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-20150419-column.ht...

"Isn't it time to put Pacific Gas & Electric out of business?

California's largest utility company, PG&E Corp. long has been one of the state's most troublesome corporate citizens. The September 2010 natural gas explosion in San Bruno, Calif., in which the company bears responsibility for the deaths of eight people and the leveling of an entire neighborhood, is only its most spectacular misdeed.

Proof that Democrats bombed New Orleans Levees for political gain

fact: John F. Kerry, a Democrat that ran for President in 2004, said he'd require each high school student to do 2 years of mandatory community service in exchange for 4 years of college fact: the Republicans controlled the programmable electronic voting machines Diebold manufactured to give George W.

blame Al Gore for gorey acts of violence since "gore", in Webster's Third New International Dictionary, means "bloodshed"

Al Gore is a Democrat. former President Bill Clinton chose Al Gore to be Vice President for 8 years, the gorey Columbine massacre that killed 13 students and a teacher happened in Littleton, Colorado and both Colorado's Electoral College and popular votes went for George W.

The right to free speech and the right to discriminate

Most liberals would defend the proposition that while they may disagree with what someone says, the person has the right to say it. Shouldn't the same thing apply to discrimination? Shouldn't a person have a right to discriminate on their own property even if you and others find it objectionable? What liberals are really saying is that you can believe what you want, but you can put your beliefs into practice.

Repeal ALL so-called "anti-discrimination" laws.

German Conservatives Potentially Backing Hillary

Before I begin, for full disclosure: I'm a 35-year old German living on the West Coast. I'm a progressive conservative by German standards. This would - in the US political spectrum - put me somewhere to the left of the Democrats. I tend to agree with almost anything Bernie Sanders says, that's why I stumbled upon Thom's great programs, which I have been following for a few months now. This is my first post on these forums:

A Rendezvous With Destiny, FDR Speech before the 1936 Democratic National Convention

Thanks to member Antifascist for reminding me of the brilliance and clarity of FDR's remarks in this historic speech. It is as relevent now as it was in 1936. You might recognize a portion of the speech that Thom often references on his show.

This speech remains the quintessential response to those who pervert the notion of freedom to mean one's freedom to leverage one's wealth to wrest government from the people and turn it to their sordid purpose of making legitimate the plundering and exploition of nature and their fellow man.

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Corporations outspend taxpayers in Congress...

You may be surprised to learn that we spend about $2 billion dollars a year on our dysfunctional Congress. However, it's even more surprising to learn that corporate lobbyists spend even more to buy off our federal lawmakers.

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