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    The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Basically this means the vast majority of people in the United States are actually in the top 1% of the world's richest people. How about we stop complaining?
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    Conservatives out of line on mideast unrest.

    From CBS: A spokesperson at the Interior Ministry in Libya stated, ""We don't have enough power to catch them." The Bengahzai attorney general said the Libyans don't have the expertise or technology to do a proper investigation. From CNN: Jamal Mabrouk, of the February 17th Brigade, said that...
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    Australian Deputy PM: The 'Cranks And Crazies' Of The GOP Are The Biggest Threat To A

    Re: Australian Deputy PM: The 'Cranks And Crazies' Of The GOP Are The Biggest Threat The "fiscal cliff" is a serious issue. However, with Democrats refusing to make any real structural reforms to entitlement programs, and with Republicans really demanding cuts only agreements -- it is unlikely...
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    Australian Deputy PM: The 'Cranks And Crazies' Of The GOP Are The Biggest Threat To A

    Re: Australian Deputy PM: The 'Cranks And Crazies' Of The GOP Are The Biggest Threat Double post.
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    Why can't we have online voting?

    If I can shop and bank online, why can "… The pattern of motivation for fraud is profoundly different between the commercial and electoral worlds. In an ecommerce situation al transactions are essentially independent. A buyer has no particular incentive to spoil or tamper with another buyer’s...
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    Romney Paid 1.9 Mllion Dollars in Taxes in 2011

    You might check your facts. Mitt Romney does not want to eliminate capital gains taxes. In fact, his stated position is to maintain the current capital gains tax laws. The Ryan Plan would ultimately lower capital gains rates to close to zero, however Mitt Romney has not taken that position --...
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    Conservatives out of line on mideast unrest.

    Forgive me if I dont take this analysis as worth much -- if you really want I will go through each claim and refute the majority of it, but its just not worth it. The Libyan government has stated they told us in advance this would occur, and then stated they dont have the power to actually...
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    Conservatives out of line on mideast unrest.

    Agreed, the movie is not the real culprit here. None of these things changed any opinions. This is a laughable statement -- please elaborate on how we are so much better off. The President should not make the statements because it is absurd. The mere fact that any President is coming out...
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    Conservatives out of line on mideast unrest.

    The President is not responsible obviously for the making of that movie -- but claiming that is the reason for the outrage is fairly laughable if you really want to understand the region. He looked bad doing it -- but what he said was correct. Our foreign policy has been a disaster. What...
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    Romney campaign blunders again

    The mistake was not that we did not project an "infalliable tough guy image", the mistake was that the embassy made any statement on the subject. That said, I don't think we need to project an infallible image to the world -- we need to project an image that we are competent -- and we seem to...
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    Romney campaign blunders again

    My point is that the issue will ultimately boil down to the horrible foreign policy we have pursued over the last four years. Four years ago Obama pledged to seek conciliation with the Muslim world -- today, that is a disaster. It is my view that we chose poorly in our support of various...
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    Romney campaign blunders again

    Great job they did cooling things down. It was an idiotic post. Being in roles like this means accepting the danger that you might face. Regardless of the situation they were in, their words have consequences. We need people in such posts who make good judgement calls in pressure situations...
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    Romney campaign blunders again

    They do indeed show the President with a lead in those states -- but they do not show Gov Romney as a lost cause or in an unwinnable scenario -- it is after all still early -- and the debates will have an impact. Care to elaborate?
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    The Distribution of Wealth [W:446]

    What a load of crap -- if I get rich because I start a company and create 10,000 jobs, then the reality is that society is far better off because of me. Why would I owe more to that society? You get plenty of it back via MY contributions to society -- such as starting a business and creating...
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    Romney campaign blunders again

    It is of course only some horrible thing when your opponent is doing it. ;) Partisan hacks will scream about this -- but this will not be a big issue in a few days. The issue will ultimately be the disaster that our foreign policy has been the last 4 years.
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