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  •  i'd prefer to protest congress and repub congress (1+ / 0-)
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    in particular.
    they feel no pressure.

    "A dollah makes me hollah"-- Stephen Colbert, pretending to be S. Palin

    by stagemom on Thu Aug 08, 2013 at 06:39:05 AM PDT

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      If they feel no pressure--what would protests do?  Moneyed people feel pain when there are strikes and boycotts--and they're the ones needed to apply pressure.

      Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite. John Kenneth Galbraith .

      by melvynny on Thu Aug 08, 2013 at 06:42:15 AM PDT

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      •  we havent been able to "reach" them. they have a (0+ / 0-)

        parallel world. they don't feel the pressure of the majority of their people, only pressure from their base and their lobbyists.
        so i agree that protests are very effective.
        just saying that i would like to protest as near to repub reps as i can, not just businesses.

        "A dollah makes me hollah"-- Stephen Colbert, pretending to be S. Palin

        by stagemom on Thu Aug 08, 2013 at 07:14:11 AM PDT

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    •  I still think the propoganda machine (0+ / 0-)

      needs to start truthtelling and quit with the pandering on stories that do not really affect our lives.  Who gives a ratts ass about Wiener's wiener?  Other than his wife.

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      by Vetwife on Thu Aug 08, 2013 at 07:24:11 AM PDT

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