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  •  They don't realize it's WAY more interactive?? (2+ / 0-)
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    tb mare, mmacdDE

    And that that is the idea?? It's not like talk radio where you screen who responds and to what length they can challenge you. Not if you're using it well. Disable or approve comments on YouTube in political discussions and no one will take you seriously.

    They want us asking them to defend creationism? Great! Would they care to explain to everyone how DOMA only exists due to extreme religious views that promote bigotry? Fine, they can engage in lengthy discussions where their predjudices are exposed for all to see. Maybe I can ask them how America became the world's wealthiest nation under a top tax rate of 90% for ten years and give them plenty of chances to explain that at length.

    The Internet and modern cellular communications present a sharp point against bubbles of unreality when in the public focus.

    And it will take them even longer before they understand all the guerrilla tactics and flash organization tools that can play havoc with any centralized presentation. These tools are all about empowering individuals and disbursing a wealth of options.

    •  Money is called currency because it has to (3+ / 0-)
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      tb mare, mmacdDE, Noodles

      move to be any good. Hoarding money is like damming a stream. It causes flooding up-stream and drought down.
      Since the federal treasury issues our currency and can make more as needed, the only reason for taxes is to keep the currency moving or recycling through the economy.
      The U.S. dollar is now more sluggish than at any time since they started keeping track in the 1950s.

      What accounts for that? Hoarding and financial speculation, another form of hoarding. Also, sequestration or, more correctly stated, rationing by Congress.
      Perhaps some members of Congress sincerely believe that, if the Congress doesn't spend, the private sector will. I don't think that's how it works. Rationing prompts hoarding. It doesn't matter that the thing being rationed is in plentiful supply. If people want it and it looks to be scarce, they're going to hoard. Telling them they won't be taxed is not going to help because the question isn't how much they are taxed, rather will they get more. If the economy continues to tank, the answer is 'no.'

      We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

      by hannah on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 02:46:31 AM PDT

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      •  You're going to give them a bad time, aren't you? (0+ / 0-)

        Facts and charts and everything? A point of view they never considered as many of them never actually talk to liberals? Ha! Go get 'em hannah. They're going to get run down on the information highway.

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