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    does what it does for one reason and one reason only:

    For profit.

    Look at all the money spent on elections. Where does it go? To the media. The media--which is, in fact, the advertising industry--makes huge money from our electoral system, and thus has a huge financial incentive to maintain the Status Quo. The "Horse Race" mentality keeps the shallow thinkers engaged and thus drives eyeballs to ads. Substance bores shallow thinkers and drives them away, thus lowering ad rates and profits. There may be no solution, but mandating that six weeks of free airtime for candidates in order to get and keep a broadcast license would be a good start.

    Al Qeada is a faith-based initiative.

    by drewfromct on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 05:04:37 AM PDT

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