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#91862 - kanadetenshi
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(08/13/2015) [-]
Remember when people mocked Romney for suggesting that Sesame Street could survive without public funding?

www.nytimes.com/2015/08/14/business/media/sesame-street-heading-to-hbo-in-fall.html?
#91882 to #91862 - anon
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(08/14/2015) [-]
I love TLC since the government backed off and left the free market work it's magic on the channel.
#91876 to #91862 - theism
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(08/14/2015) [-]
No people mocked Romney for thinking cancelling funding for PBS was important budget cutting.
#91887 to #91876 - kanadetenshi
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(08/14/2015) [-]
They thought it was so unimportant that Obama created a 2 weeks smear campaign against that one issue because Romney mentioned it once. Stop being such a tool.
#91903 to #91887 - theism
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(08/14/2015) [-]
"What, politicians make a big deal out of non-issues to get elected? Perish the thought!"
#91912 to #91903 - anon
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(08/14/2015) [-]
>"omg ppl mocked romney for talking about an unimportant non issue"
>"omg politicians make big deals out non issues all the time, stop hating on obama"

can you go be dumb somewhere else
#91868 to #91862 - Tyranitar ONLINE
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(08/13/2015) [-]
You mean people don't still mock Romney? He makes it so easy.
#91870 to #91868 - anon
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(08/13/2015) [-]
the media makes it easy
#91864 to #91862 - anon
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(08/13/2015) [-]
I guess those lazy entitled small children will just have to work harder to afford expensive premium television if they want their educational programming.
#91866 to #91864 - kanadetenshi
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(08/13/2015) [-]
"the shows also will be available free on PBS"

You know in case you couldn't be bothered to read the article.
#91867 to #91866 - anon
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(08/13/2015) [-]
It's still a slippery slope, because it's literally unprofitable for people to be educated, and they have more than enough money to blow the fuck out of anyone trying to start their own competing public service.

And even now, PBS is one of the very few commonly viewed media outlets that's genuinely unbiased, which is why the fruity kids' show was such a cultural milestone. Now they'll say whatever HBO's private execs want them to. As someone that has the displeasure of paying for said channel as part of some cable package I need for the Internet access, I don't like that idea one bit.
#91869 to #91867 - kanadetenshi
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(08/13/2015) [-]
Yeah we need to rob people to fund a shitty kids show with puppets when there's plenty of educational stuff for cheap or even free.
#91891 to #91869 - pebar
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(08/14/2015) [-]
#91883 to #91869 - theism
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(08/14/2015) [-]
Calling taxes robbery is a gross misrepresentation of either concept.
#91931 to #91889 - drastronomy
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(08/15/2015) [-]
Considering taxes are distributed right back to the people, i would rather compare it to robin-hood, although that has too fair connotation does it not?

However i agree that tax money should not be used on such banal things. Instead, use it on more important institutions - theatres, museums, galleries and other venues of cultural attainment.
#91900 to #91889 - theism
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(08/14/2015) [-]
"Somebody smarter than me said it so it must be true! "
#91895 to #91889 - anon
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(08/14/2015) [-]
Are you an anarchist
#91885 to #91883 - kanadetenshi
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#91881 to #91869 - anon
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(08/14/2015) [-]
>rob people.

How long have you been a Libertarian? Why are you still talking like a fourteen year old who just read Atlas Shrugged for the first time?
#91886 to #91881 - kanadetenshi
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(08/14/2015) [-]
Age insults, how original.
#91859 - anon
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(08/13/2015) [-]
Why did JFK always look like he was secretly in pain when he smiled?
#91865 to #91859 - Shiny
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(08/13/2015) [-]
Addison's disease.
#91860 to #91859 - Tyranitar ONLINE
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(08/13/2015) [-]
He could see the future, but it was a fixed point in time so he could only accept his fate.
#91854 - kanadetenshi
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(08/13/2015) [-]
Over 7 major polls have been released since the first debate meaning we can finally see how much has changed since the GOP debate instead of mainstream media jerking over online pseudo-polls from drudge report.

So how much has changed since the GOP debate?

Fiorina is as expected the biggest winner, gaining a 6 percent spike getting the most gains of all the candidates by far. These are followed by Rubio and Carson which each got a nice 2.4 percent increase and Cruz with a decent 1.3 percent which could've been higher but an Ipsos poll hurt him with a 5 percent drop.

The biggest loser was as i predicted Walker, he tanked with a 4.6 percent decrease and losing his spike in Iowa. Trump lost the second most percentage wise, with a 2.6 decrease. And that includes a poll where he gained 7 percent so even with that poll included he still lost a significant amount. Looks like the Trump fad is ending sooner than we expected. And finally Jeb Bush with 2 percent and Huckabee and Jindal losing 1.1 percent.

Everyone else remained steady, with nothing increasing or decreasing over 1 percent.

My prediction: In the next debate either Christie or Kasich will drop out of the top 10, they where the two second lowest in the 10 and their polls aren't showing any increase any time soon. Of course they'll be replaced by Fiorina.
#91852 - ogcj
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(08/12/2015) [-]
Why Black Lives Matter is worse than ISIS
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bowJS_ErP3o
#91856 to #91852 - mexicandudeinsd
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(08/13/2015) [-]
hes cute
#91840 - anon
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(08/12/2015) [-]
The only good king is a dead one.

- God
#91844 to #91840 - klowserpok
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(08/12/2015) [-]
>implying God isn't King of the Kingdom of Heaven
>being this much of a heretic

> me
> being this much of a shitposter
#91842 to #91840 - schnizel
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(08/12/2015) [-]
G*d
Fixed that for you kike.
#91843 to #91842 - anon
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(08/12/2015) [-]
#91845 to #91843 - schnizel
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(08/12/2015) [-]
I have a folder full.
#91846 to #91845 - anon
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(08/12/2015) [-]
Memes, posters, and vidya, that'll sure help you against your long nosed allies.
#91847 to #91846 - schnizel
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(08/12/2015) [-]
yes
#91848 to #91847 - anon
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(08/12/2015) [-]
Sounding awfully anti-Semitic there.
#91841 to #91840 - shekelnator
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(08/12/2015) [-]
Gee, i wonder who could be behind this post.
#91833 - kanadetenshi
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(08/12/2015) [-]
Scott Walker the so called "fiscal conservative" is using government spending to fund a private sports arena. Conveniently the exact same amount of spending that he boasted he cut this year.

www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/ct-scott-walker-bucks-arena-20150812-story.html

If you ever wanted an example of crony capitalism. This is it.
#91834 to #91833 - pebar
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(08/12/2015) [-]
a budget "cut" is simply not increasing the budget as much as planned
#91830 - drastronomy
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(08/12/2015) [-]
The board has become stale recently, so i am going to throw in a fun little theme that will revolve more around philosophical thinking than fact-checking.

What qualities should utopia have?
Can utopia ever exist?
Should man exist with nature or against it?
#91836 to #91830 - pebar
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(08/12/2015) [-]
freedom of the individual to persue their own life goals as long as this freedom doesn't infringe on anyone else's right to do the same

no - resources are scarce, people are evil. We can only try to do the best with what we have

man is a part of nature whether we want to be or not. We cannot neglect it or we will face the consequences. But there is a bit of self-destruction going on
keep in mind even if humans ever destroy themselves, life carries on. Environments simply change
#91849 to #91836 - redandgreen
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(08/12/2015) [-]
I agree people can be evil but I don't think it's reasonable to make a sweeping statement, partly because evil isn't a meaningful term if everyone is evil.

I think it's more accurate to say people tend to be selfish.
#91832 to #91830 - schnizel
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(08/12/2015) [-]
Man is a part of nature, to rebel against it is insane. jewcominazi
No.
Utopian qualities.
#91835 to #91832 - drastronomy
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(08/12/2015) [-]
>utopian qualities

It is all so clear now
#91827 - anon
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(08/12/2015) [-]
All the Republicans running are dumb as shit.

Not gonna vote.
#91837 to #91827 - pebar
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(08/12/2015) [-]
rand paul
maybe marco rubio
#91829 to #91827 - drastronomy
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(08/12/2015) [-]
American politics has never been about choosing the better candidates, it has been about choosing the lesser evil.
#91826 - anon
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(08/12/2015) [-]
politics
#91828 to #91826 - anon
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(08/12/2015) [-]
Hitler lost in Russia because of poor military planing, mostly caused by Hitler himself. None of his commanders would say anything even when he was wrong. When Hitler's plans to take Leningrad, Moscow, and Stalingrad all failed. He called his commanders cowards. No one dared to speak out so the commanders blamed the winter.

Nazi Germany had a really bad way of governing. Everything had to be aproved by Hitler.
#91819 - Shiny
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(08/12/2015) [-]
twitter.com/BLM_Boston/status/631206632484159489

Confirmed: the Succubus of the Senate is siccing the lynch mob on poor ol' Bern.

Gotta love politics, huh?
#91822 to #91819 - youregaylol
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(08/12/2015) [-]
It's refreshing to see the supporters of hilary, bernie, and BLM argue.

Theres nothing like a fist fight at the special olympics.
#91815 - anon
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(08/12/2015) [-]
Goodnight sweet prince
#91816 to #91815 - pebar
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(08/12/2015) [-]
In the comments of all the news reports when he when on his spree, there were a bunch of people that said he was cute
#91857 to #91816 - mexicandudeinsd
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(08/13/2015) [-]
lets be honest
hes not bad looking
heck if he wanted to and acted normal he could pick up bitches
he a pretty mofo
#91814 - mixednuts
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(08/12/2015) [-]
Do minor parties in the US have to conduct their primaries in the same manner that the Democrats and Republicans do?

Could a minor party hold an online vote to determine their nominee? Use an instant run off system? Or use a direct vote instead of selecting delegates?

And considering that the primary elections are governed by state law, could the Democratic or Republican parties change their primary procedures if they wanted too?
#91825 to #91814 - kanadetenshi
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(08/12/2015) [-]
Most have conventions where delegates vote for the nominee.
#91807 - ablueguy
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(08/12/2015) [-]
The Canadian Election is literally going to suck.
We'll either get commies If they're far-left enough to seem like that to a Canuck, to most they'd already be addressing them as Commisar , SJW tier leftists with no grasp on economics, or a regular crook of a PM.
There are some other parties - like the CHP or the Libertarians - but they're about as likely to be elected as King George III would be in the USA.
#91818 to #91807 - Shiny
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(08/12/2015) [-]
Define commies? Because I can't mentally picture a far-left party making it big in Canada... as hilarious as it'd be.
#91838 to #91818 - klowserpok
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(08/12/2015) [-]
He's talking about the NDP.
Well, I wouldn't call them commies exactly, probably just more socialist than the Liberals.
Their economics are basically Keynesian in nature.
They want to create jobs which the government will pay for, and encourage deficit spending and a more social state. Let in immigrants at 1% population per annum (350000, roughly).
His government will also apparently invest in "clean" technologies - though they never really say what they mean by that.

The only alright thing they plan on doing is lowering the tax rate on small businesses from 9% to 11%, though I think it should be far lower than that.
#91858 to #91838 - Shiny
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(08/13/2015) [-]
That seems alright aside from the deficit spending, and even then it's not like debt has any real meaning anymore.
#91809 to #91807 - kanadetenshi
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(08/12/2015) [-]
I always vote for the small parties i like over big parties i dislike, even when they have no chance of winning. I hate the "thrown vote" stuff because 1. That mentality is the entire reason that these parties are not elected and 2. A vote for someone i know will be bad is an even more counterproductive vote.
#91811 to #91809 - ablueguy
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(08/12/2015) [-]
Its unfortunate because the parties I like aren't in my riding - unless I become a member and all that.
#91806 - anon
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(08/12/2015) [-]
Meanwhile Sanders sits in the corner waiting to speak
#91796 - anon
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(08/11/2015) [-]
Why are so many Libertarians also Confederate apologists?
#91813 to #91796 - figatron
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(08/12/2015) [-]
many libertarians in the south thought Lincoln was too authoritarian in his actions, namely suspending habeus corpus, arrest of the Maryland legislature to prevent secession, arrest of journalists, and Sherman's march to the Sea(military campaign which was pretty much scorched earth up the Mississippi River)

I dn't personally agree with all of these, just saying the arguments they'll say.
#91798 to #91796 - kanadetenshi
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(08/11/2015) [-]
Lincoln skeptics =/= neo-confederates
#91802 to #91798 - anon
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(08/11/2015) [-]
#91801 to #91798 - anon
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(08/11/2015) [-]
What's the point of being a "skeptic"? Everyone knows he suspended habeas corpus.
#91797 to #91796 - pebar
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(08/11/2015) [-]
Thomas DiLorenzo - The Real Abe Lincoln because confederates hate the federal government and they believe more local government that are more accountable would be more efficient
#91803 to #91797 - anon
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(08/11/2015) [-]
The Confederacy loved local government so much that they forbade individual states from outlawing slavery!
#91804 to #91803 - pebar
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(08/11/2015) [-]
ok?
it was still a confederacy
#91791 - dehumanizer
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(08/11/2015) [-]
www.youtube.com/watch?v=os1uI-n0fNs

>americans think there is nothing wrong with this
#91821 to #91791 - mvtjets ONLINE
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(08/12/2015) [-]
Top 10 list of things that I didn't need to see: That
#91793 to #91791 - pebar
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(08/11/2015) [-]
you get off on strange videos
#91794 to #91793 - anon
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(08/11/2015) [-]
>says the guy who gets off on Free Market Capitalism videos
I mean, I know freedom is sexy, but come on.
#91795 to #91794 - pebar
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(08/11/2015) [-]
#91805 to #91795 - anon
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(08/11/2015) [-]
>imblying total economical, social, and spiritual subjugation isn't
#91792 to #91791 - shekelnator
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(08/11/2015) [-]
OH MY GOD WHAT THE FUCK
#91789 - mixednuts
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(08/11/2015) [-]
ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCAKCN0QF18Y20150810

North Korea is trying to attract foreign investors for a brewery.
#91785 - kanadetenshi
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(08/11/2015) [-]
Seriously is there anything BLM has done that doesn't involve just being an annoyance to other people?

twitchy.com/2015/08/10/awesome-driver-breaks-through-human-chain-of-protesters-blocking-i-70-in-ferguson-video/
#91831 to #91785 - drastronomy
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(08/12/2015) [-]
It seems like an excuse to cause civil disturbance and a shroud for criminal activity rather than a movement to combat police brutality...especially considering it only relates to blacks for some reason
#91790 to #91785 - Sunset
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(08/11/2015) [-]
they're bankrolled by George Soros™ so it's no surprise they're disrupting everything
#91786 to #91785 - mixednuts
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(08/11/2015) [-]
Isn't the point of most protests to be a public nuisance?
#91787 to #91786 - kanadetenshi
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(08/11/2015) [-]
It could be disruptive or a nuisance but it's usually peaceful.
#91775 - pebar
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(08/10/2015) [-]