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Posted by daleanime in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Sep 29th 2010, 07:09 PM
Trying to explain 'the tragedy of the commons' to a repug at work when a idea popped out of my mouth, "Your free-loaders". Instantly every repug in the store is all over me, my simile is a mile wide and I can't stop laughing. Repugs want to have every possible use of common resources, while passing all the cost of maintaining those on to some one else. And they can't stand to acknowledge the fact of this behavior.

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Posted by daleanime in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Tue May 25th 2010, 04:22 PM
I've always felt that being able to talk about the problems of the day was a necessity. That the only way to improve our health, our education, and to start being serious about our environment 'troubles' was participate in reaching a group decision.

But I'm so tried of people, who think themselves 'good christians', unwilling to help the poor. Of people willing to forgo the benefits of real health care reform for themselves, because it would also help "those people". People trained to recited sound bites from Faus News and think that that counts as a logical augment. Tired of putting layer after layer of simple, honest, reasonable truths in front repugs only to have them refuse it. (Those that still talk to me won't even admit that the sun rises in the east! And no-I'm not making that up!)

When I even mention the oil spill this past week the respond I received from most folks was "Huh?" An event of that size and significants and few of them care?

I started this post hoping it would help me with the rage that I'm feeling right now, but it only seems to be building up. So I'm off to get my recycling ready (maybe crushing a few cans will help), and do what small good that I can.

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Posted by daleanime in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sun May 16th 2010, 07:52 PM
or starting new account-is there any way to get our post count cleared? I don't need any special number to say what I want and if having a low post count means you disregard me so be it.






Or is it just too silly to worry about?
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Posted by daleanime in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Mon Jan 18th 2010, 08:59 PM
Have you noticed how easy it is, even here, not to have the discussion? To discount, belittle, demean, or just ignore/list any views that are a little(or a lot) out of step with your own?

Some of that is no double human nature, but more then a bit is planned. Keep the sound bits small, yell the big lies loudly and endlessly, do ever thing you can to discourage the conversion. Because if the people get together and start comparing notes who knows what may happen? The spin may slow down a bit.

Last week I had a 'interesting' little phone conversion-called up our supplier to order a new set of deposit bags, and as we were going of over the details, she mentioned that damn "healthcare thingee". That was the kickoff for a fairly intense 6/7 minute talk.

Even though we disagree on almost everything about 'politics', her from the far right, I from my "why-the-hell-can't-we-get-single-payer" left, we found that we could work it out between us. She definitely liked 'Medicare for All' buy ins.

But these are the talks that we can't have, after all we must live in the real world right? I mean we can always change it later, when the forces that worked against us this time will still be there, just richer and more invested then ever. Heaven knows the longer we wait the richer some grow, and that seems to be the means to the end as far as their concerned.

After all it's not like we have any grave problems hanging over our heads? Like a growing national debt, trade imbalance, or a collapsing eco-system. Think national, act local, and don't stop talking.


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