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  •  Well, I'm going to quibble (2+ / 0-)
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    andalusi, Peace Missile

    but you knew that was coming, right?

    Tomatoes, first.
    You need to visit a feed store and buy a packet of seeds (or go online and get some heirloom seeds).
    Raise 'em in a planter-pot on a windowsill, if you have to. The results will be a revelation to you, in terms of flavor. Also, they're filled with good nutrients. But they must be treated as fragile items; they are, after all, fruits. (Save your seeds and replant, if you get real genuine non-commercialized tomatoes. If you've a farmer's market nearby, ask the producers there for good varieties for your climate. Tomatoes are picky about the weather, the soil, the humidity, and all manner of other outside factors.)

    Second, "capitalism" -- what's beating us all to death isn't actually capitalism. It's a libertarian view of market supremacy designed to return to the so-called Gilded Age. So yes, we need to be loud about our universal opposition to the TPP -- and we need to elect Senators and Reps who'll renegotiate NAFTA. Done right, capitalism recognizes it debt to workers everywhere.

    Third: Black Friday. You're not opposing it strongly enough.

    Fourth: Freedom.
    Without the freedom to oppose the government publicly aloud and in writing we don't have our nation anymore.

    Fifth: the 2nd Amendment.
    Change the Constitution to remove this from the Bill of Rights, if you oppose it so.
    Then be prepared to find yourself at the mercy -- even more -- of owners and corporations than we already are because we'll lack any means of meaningful self-defense.

    LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 12:08:30 PM PST

    •  I fail to see (2+ / 0-)

      how my firearms are going to defend me against rapacious corporations and their owners.

      When GlobalEnergyCorp shows up to frack for natural gas in my favorite state park I don't see how me standing in front of their truck with a gun is going to get me anything except maybe a bullet from a police sniper between my eyes.

      And when my employer replaces me with a machine, or cheap overseas labor, I'll have to sell my guns to pay the bills anyways.

      If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

      by Major Kong on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 01:25:20 PM PST

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      •  Major, I just can't agree (0+ / 0-)

        but I respect your position.

        Can't see how giving away our tools puts us in a better position.

        LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

        by BlackSheep1 on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 09:37:44 PM PST

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