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  •  It's a chart of mostly corporate-bought (6+ / 0-)

    politicians.

    You can't tell the difference?

    Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

    by corvo on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 06:56:32 PM PDT

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    •  Well, that means that everyone in US is also (2+ / 0-)
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      corporate-bought. Maybe we should let people elect politicians they like?

      •  No, it doesn't necessarily mean that 'everyone' (1+ / 0-)
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        in the US is also "corporate-bought." It could also mean, for example, that corporate-bought politicians and their corporate allies have successfully rigged and gamed the system to effectively distort and/or ignore what 'everyone' really wants.

        It could mean a lot of other things, too.

        •  So you're saying what people say they want is (0+ / 0-)

          different from what they 'really' want b/c the system is rigged. There is some truth to that but then anyone can claim that whatever they want is what the people 'really' want. And people do make these claims quite often.

          •  "Here are the two candidates (0+ / 0-)

            we've bought for you, folks.  Your vote for one of them indicates your absolute fealty to his agenda -- which happens to be ours."

            Right?

            Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

            by corvo on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 08:07:42 AM PDT

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            •  Ok then and how do you figure out what people (0+ / 0-)

              'really' want?

              •  Some opinion polls (1+ / 0-)
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                actually address issues in a manner that approaches honesty.

                Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

                by corvo on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 08:19:44 AM PDT

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