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  •  Ok, I don't get it. I don't see a... (1+ / 0-)
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    Terra Mystica

    single issue (or demand) listed that does not reflect everyday core liberal policies.

    to may times, in the recent past, we have been burned by these overly broad events and ended up lending our bodies and voices to issues we do not agree with and we felt HIJACKED and used.

    As for the people expected to attend; read ChemBob's comment directly above yours.

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        BigAlinWashSt, Regina in a Sears Kit House, markthshark

    the media would completely ignore it and most people would never know it happened. High profile folk have "people" who will get it into the news. It's not how it should be, but it is what it is given the virtual media blackout of anything that's not Tea Party politics.

    by ChemBob on Mon Aug 08, 2011 at 07:54:03 AM EDT

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    Issues listed:

    Corporatism
    Wars and Militarism
    Human Rights
    Worker Rights
    Government
    Elections
    Criminal justice
    Healthcare
    Education
    Housing
    Environment
    Finance and the economy
    Media
    Food and water
    Transportation

    Demands listed:

    Tax the rich and corporations
    End the wars, bring the troops home, cut military spending
    Protect the social safety net, strengthen Social Security and improved Medicare for all
    End corporate welfare for oil companies and other big business interests
    Transition to a clean energy economy, reverse environmental degradation
    Protect worker rights including collective bargaining, create jobs and raise wages
    Get money out of politics

    Listen, I'm not singling you out but it seems Americans can always find a reason to stay home. And, this is why the other side is winning this struggle for the very heart of this country right now.

    I don't really like this quote but it kinda fits in this particular situation:

    Don't allow the perfect to be the enemy of the good.

    "Corporations have neither bodies to kick nor souls to damn." -- Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States

    by markthshark on Mon Aug 08, 2011 at 11:25:45 AM PDT

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