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Repub Version Of Vince Foster?

http://news.yahoo.com/missouri-auditor-tom-schweich-dies-54-office-says-...

Police call death of Missouri auditor an 'apparent suicide'

Defunding DHS ... What's the downside for the left?

Maybe that sounds like a dumb question. Maybe it IS a dumb question. But I consider myself a thoughtful person and I'm really having trouble with this.

LBJ and Losing The South

Here's a topic that will have some pulling their hair out over, but that is not my intention. I am looking for a thoughtful discussion. How different would the country be today if LBJ hadn't signed the Civil Rights Act in 1964 and lost the South politically for Democrats even to this day? Would there be a Tea party? Would the country be so polarized? Would the right in the 70's have launched Cato and Heritage on us? Would the bottom 25% in the South be better off without the Repub governors and legislatures?

Price comparison

I was in the US in FL last week with my kids for a 10 day grandma visit. I went to a blood testing facility because I've kept a record of the the standard panel test of 39 indicators. I had used these small clinics before moving so knew the procedure. 20 years ago it was 39.00 dollars, now 54.00. My blood pressure was high 174/112, 104 pulse. Anyhow I got a script for Amlodopine, went to CVS because I was happy when they quit sellin cigarrettes, 54.80 was the price. The clinic sent the script to the wrong pharmacy* so I decided to compare.

GOP engineering

Forensics often uses reverse engineering to determine the cause of a failure. To reverse to the failed because it's popular is only in America (and fox).[quote]

Logic

Antifascist posted the logic calculations on a thread this past week and I can't remember the title. Anyhow

Koch Brothers-The Puppeteers Win Again

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/02/25/americans-for-pro...

Koch group flexes conservative muscle in state fightsAmericans for Prosperity scores big win with defeat of Tennessee's Medicaid expansion.

[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…

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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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