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    Your the 666th reply. You know what that means right?
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    Yesterday, 07:38 PM TAGS Labor and WagesPoverty 06/21/2017Ryan McMaken Chinese billionaire and Alibaba founder Jack Ma predicted this week that in 30 years, people will be working less than they do now. According to NBC: I think in the next 30 years, people only work four hours a day and maybe four days a week," Ma said. "My grandfather worked 16 hours a day in the farmland and very busy. We work eight hours, five days a week and think we are very busy. Only time will tell if Ma's prediction will come true in terms of its time horizon and magnitude. But, if the next century follows the pattern of the previous 150 years, we could be looking at continued and significant reductions in total working hours. Some of the biggest gains are likely to occur in the so-called "developing" world, but even the wealthy West will continue seeing gains in this regard.
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    Yesterday, 07:37 PM TAGS Strategy 06/20/2017Ron PaulAs Iíve traveled around the country making speeches at college campuses, Iíve noticed that very few young people want war. In fact, Iíd say that 90 percent of the people I come into contact with are opposed to new wars. So, the question is this: If so few people seem to want war, why do we keep getting so many of them? The answer lies on how politics works in Washington, DC, and it lies in what kinds of people want political power. Thanks to public apathy, combined with aggressive politicians, we get wars, even when so much of the population doesnít want them. The ordinary people ó the ones who suffer the most from war and who pay for it ó arenít the ones making policy. It may be true that a large majority of the people donít want war. But itís unfortunately also true that the minority that does want war is especially influential in Washington. Why Itís So Hard to Oppose War in DCIíve seen a lot of people with good intentions come to Washington. They come thinking theyíre going to support peace and freedom, and theyíll stand up to the people who keep pushing through new wars and who keep attacking our freedoms. But, they soon came to believe that in order to do the good things they had in mind, they must become powerful in Washington first. And then they decide itís necessary to compromise and to be ďmoderate,Ē and they end up going along with the pro-war policies of those who are already very powerful. And this is one of the reasons that Iím opposed to the idea of being ďmoderateĒ in Washington.
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    Yesterday, 07:33 PM TAGS Decentralization and SecessionMonopoly and CompetitionPolitical Theory 06/23/2017Ryan McMaken Last week, a gunman opened fire on a group of Republican members of Congress. Letters sent by the gunman to his local newspaper suggest he was obsessed with Republican policies, and concluded that Donald Trump "Has Destroyed Our Democracy" and that "It's Time to Destroy Trump and Co." In the wake of the attack, there have been the usual predictable calls for "unity." These calls, of course, fail to address a central reason why unity appears to be a problem, and why many feel the need to manufacture it where it does not exist. Fear of a "Foreign" MajorityIn the wake of the 2016 election, it was not uncommon to read in both the mainstream media, and in social media, predictions that with a Republican victory, a fascist police state would soon be bringing the hammer down on all the enemies of the regime. In this case, "enemy of the regime" was anyone other than the alleged troglodytes who had voted Trump into office. Nine months later, we're still waiting on that border wall and on that Obamacare repeal, and on that tax cut. In fact, all we're likely to get is more government spending, more deficits, and more war. In short, the new administration will look a lot like the old one. Nevertheless, there are some significant changes that are likely to take place. The administration may refrain from forcing nuns to pay for someone else's birth control, and environmental regulations are likely to be loosened. The general tenor of the federal government will shift slightly more toward favoring members of a center-right coalition of interest groups. The change, however, is anything but radical. Nevertheless, any change that disfavors one's own preferred interest groups and ideological groups is a real problem for those who find themselves on the outside of the winning coalitions.
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    Lamp replied to a thread What's for dinner? in Open Discussion
    Turkey and provolone sandwich
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    Yesterday, 10:57 AM
    Obviously invisible horse and carriages are the leading cause of death worldwide
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    06-23-2017, 08:27 PM
    What the fuck??
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    06-23-2017, 04:16 PM
    Thats the last place I want to go. I'll have to live at my creepy aunts house.
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    06-23-2017, 11:22 AM
    Do any of you suburbs people ever get older and realize that you really fucking hate it when it snows after the end of December?
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    06-22-2017, 06:24 PM
    I'll bet it does.
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    06-21-2017, 07:02 PM
    Its also the Canadian spelling
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    06-21-2017, 02:55 PM
    unless they insist on incessant INTERVENTION
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This is Rich! - NYTimes Points Out Misleading NBC Report!

by Smaulgld on 11-22-2016 at 10:59 AM
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Wolf Blitzer to Megyn Kelly: "You're fake"
Megyn to Wolf: "No, you're fake!"
Wolf: "Bitch-ass, you're totally faker than me!"
Megyn: "Dumb-ass, you're literally the fakest of the fake!"

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