twylyght

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  1. twylyght added a post in a topic The Nominee of the Dem Party   

    Because, when a non-Democrat candidate funnels monies to conflicting interests, it's also not a big deal.... right?
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  2. twylyght added a post in a topic The Dukes of Hazzard pulled from TVLAND   

    The point was to weed out hate speech and make unpopular beliefs illegal.  They appear to have succeeded roundly.  Now it's just a matter of making sure hate speech and unpopular beliefs only apply to things you don't like.
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  3. twylyght added a post in a topic The Nominee of the Dem Party   

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/05/hillary-clinton-foundation-state-arms-deals
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  4. twylyght added a post in a topic Joe Biden jumping in 2016 race?   

    Obama can't get Warren in the race, so he's going to his last resort
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  5. twylyght added a post in a topic The Dukes of Hazzard pulled from TVLAND   

    Again... so much for the "public-facing" argument for compelling sales regardless of a business' private convictions
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  6. twylyght added a post in a topic The Nominee of the Dem Party   

    I would fully expect the latter of the two.  It seems to be the modis operandi of the DC political machine these days.  If they truly wanted that information, they'd raid NSA databases to retrieve that information (assuming the SoS and other key members of Congress weren't on an exempt list).  I fully expect that (like 9/11) the information was available, but the actionable intelligence was not compelling enough to devote the resources.  Then, like everyone else playing MMQB, there's a lot of railing against about what we should have done long after the fact for the sake of political gains.
    IMO, it is much more likely that the real reason that the Clintons don't want this released is because of their damning knowledge of their Foundation financials and its clear violations in the wake of it.  The claim of administrations "wanting transparancy" should make anyone laugh to the point of vomiting anymore.
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  7. twylyght added a post in a topic Take a Good Look   

    Save for a few exceptions, I believe that the vast majority of us actually agree on most issues in here.  We just have that propensity to poke those differences with a stick.
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  8. twylyght added a post in a topic Take a Good Look   

    It's good to see more people actually committing the time to actually read the proposed tax plan changes rather than regurgitating talking points based solely on political party lines.
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  9. twylyght added a post in a topic The Nominee of the Dem Party   

    I'm thinking CWGs job is with the DNC
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  10. twylyght added a post in a topic Indiana will defy Obama on climate change plan   

    While we're reminiscing about heart-strings and scare tactic PSAs, does anyone remember the one about the father and daughter walking in a wasteland wearing gas masks?  She was asking about what happened to all the oxygen, and her dad told her that we cut down the rainforest.
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  11. twylyght added a post in a topic Take a Good Look   

    I'm bigger on the spending issue than the taxing issue in DC at the moment.  Doing a flat tax that doesn't favor anyone and closes all the loopholes would be a great start in my opinion.  Doing a fixed VAT for only new goods would be even better.  Either one would involve placing trust in DC not to alter the rates... that's pure fantasy.  It's every bit as much fantasy to think that DC would take in extra monies and spend them responsibly.  Of the two evils, I choose the lesser.
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  12. twylyght added a post in a topic Take a Good Look   

    Because.... the Democratic party did such an incredible job this last go around?  From what I can tell, they did what the last administration did, but doubled down on the bailouts.
    Do you honestly see that big of a difference between the two parties in DC right now?
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  13. twylyght added a post in a topic Take a Good Look   

    I don't liken the whole of the US economy to being like Greece, but I do liken Greece to be much like a number of states within the US.  Comparatively, the US is abundant in resources and ready-built infrastructure.  However, we have squandered major opportunities and future resources to fix a lot of that crumbling infrastructure when we opted to bail out private companies rather than re-invest in updating the power grid, roadways, telecom, etc.  This is a symptom of de-incentivizing production in favor of political maneuvering with myriad root causes.  ECU is spot on when he is telling us that the next series of bubbles is going to be fiscally catastrophic.
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  14. twylyght added a post in a topic Apple has removed all civil war games from the App Store   

    There was quite a bit more at play when one considers the proxy fighting of Britain and France in this entire process.
    In this day and age, I don't think you'll get any argument for the merits of slavery.  However, to lionize one side in an effort to re-write history is an invitation to take away the opportunity to learn from it from those that may draw important parallels in the future.
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  15. twylyght added a post in a topic Apple has removed all civil war games from the App Store   

    It's no secret that Lee was hard on everyone (soldier and slave alike) under his command. It was only when he was with Jackson that he was considered the gentler of the two. You are correct in bringing up a singular point about slavery that I've heard no one else speak of. The quickest way to destroy a culture is to break up their families. Much like the soldiers under Lee's command, slaves were conscripted rather than brought in of their own volition. Now. What happened after five years' time? Did Lee hold to his word?
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