freak80


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Why Should I Vote?
by freak80 on 7 Aug 2012  127 comments, latest 6 years ago
Why should I vote? One party says I "hate" just because I believe that marriage should be defined as one man and one woman. If they had their way, I'd...

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Why Good Government is Impossible
by freak80 on 2 Aug 2012  55 comments, latest 6 years ago
Think about it: Who is it that gets power? Nice people, or sociopaths? The people who get power are generally those who are willing to do almost *anything* to get...

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"Ignore This Thread" option?
by freak80 on 30 Jul 2012  7 comments, latest 6 years ago
Would anyone else be interested in an "ignore this thread" option? I'd like the ability to ignore "zombie" threads and those that de-generate into personal attacks over the direction of...

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Why Buying Banks is a Horrible Idea (fool.com)
by freak80 on 31 Jul 2012  3 comments, latest 6 years ago
http://www.fool.com/investing/ "What we need to do is to think about the root problem: Banks were incentivized to manipulate LIBOR. As it turns out, banks were incentivized to issue bad home...

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Should Churches Lose Tax-Free Status?
by freak80 on 20 Jul 2012  16 comments, latest 6 years ago
Since much of American religion is just an extension of existing political beliefs, why are churches exempt from taxes? Both the "Religious Right" and the "Religious Left" are more interested...

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Are Many Science & Engineering Careers Obsolete?
by freak80 on 25 Jul 2012  117 comments, latest 6 years ago
Here's the problem: any work reducible to equations and computer-aided-design can be automated or outsourced thanks to computers and the internet. Unless you're doing original research or engineering something that...

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Man hides cash in oven; cash gets baked (news.yahoo.com)
by freak80 on 27 Jul 2012  4 comments, latest 6 years ago
And I thought you were supposed to stuff it under the mattress. '"It was everything I had," he told the news station. "I've got nothing to my name. That money...

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How the Elites Built America's Economic Wall (bloomberg.com)
by freak80 on 20 Jul 2012  60 comments, latest 6 years ago
"Over the past 30 years, the convergence [of incomes] has largely stopped. Incomes in the poorer states are no longer catching up to incomes in rich states...In a new working...

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Global Economy's Cure Worse Than Disease (marketwatch.com)
by freak80 on 25 Jul 2012  4 comments, latest 6 years ago
"Mr. Economy is now addicted to monetary heroin. Increasing doses are necessary for the patient to function at all. Mr. Economy has not made the changes necessary for a return...

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Shocking Retirement Numbers (fool.com)
by freak80 on 24 Jul 2012  Posted 6 years ago
From the Motley Fool. http://www.fool.com/investing/ "The problem is that a group of Wall Street "pros" have been getting rich off folks like my parents for years, and not enough people...

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We Can't Live on Renewable Energy Alone (inference.phy.cam.ac.uk)
by freak80 on 19 Jul 2012  5 comments, latest 6 years ago
Or at least Britain can't live on renewables alone: "Renewable facilities have to be country-sized because all renewables are so diffuse." "To sustain Britain’s lifestyle on its renewables alone would...

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100 Facts About the Economy (fool.com)
by freak80 on 17 Jul 2012  3 comments, latest 6 years ago
I've got to say, Fact #14 is the most telling. http://www.fool.com/investing/

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Financial Sector is Too Large (fool.com)
by freak80 on 16 Jul 2012  Posted 6 years ago
The pro-business investment site Fool.com says the financial sector is far too big: http://www.fool.com/investing/

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Right-wing Claims that are Actually True
by freak80 on 11 Jul 2012  8 comments, latest 6 years ago
I've been kind of harsh toward some of the "far right" trolls here on Patnet. To be fair, I've decided to list some of the right-wing claims categorized as "true"...

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Jim Kunstler on America
by freak80 on 10 Jul 2012  12 comments, latest 6 years ago
An excerpt from his weekly "Clusterf*ck Nation" column: "Over here, in this sorry-ass edition of America, the election will look more and more like a World Wrestling Federation staged dumb-show...

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Money Man or Black Guy? (theonion.com)
by freak80 on 5 Jul 2012  2 comments, latest 6 years ago
Who would YOU rather have as president? http://www.theonion.com/articl

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10 Things I've Learned from Patnet
by freak80 on 27 Jun 2012  25 comments, latest 6 years ago
1. Atheists and agnostics don't like each other. Before, I always thought they were on the same "team." 2. Far-right propaganda is very effective. 3. There's just as much willful...

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Rep. Schiff Introduces Legislation to Overturn Citizens United (glendalenewspress.com)
by freak80 on 23 Jun 2012  1 comment, latest 6 years ago
http://www.glendalenewspress.c At least someone is trying to do the right thing.

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Mafia now Italy's No. 1 bank (dailymail.co.uk)
by freak80 on 15 Jun 2012  Posted 6 years ago
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new

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Mayans...
by freak80 on 10 May 2012  15 comments, latest 6 years ago
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The Housing Trap
You're being set up to spend your life paying off a debt you don't need to take on, for a house that costs far more than it should. The conspirators are all around you, smiling to lure you in, carefully choosing their words and watching your reactions as they push your buttons, anxiously waiting for the moment when you sign the papers that will trap you and guarantee their payoff. Don't be just another victim of the housing market. Use this book to defend your freedom and defeat their schemes. You can win the game, but first you have to learn how to play it.
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