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  •  So what do we DO about (0+ / 0-)
    Unemployment.  Both short and long term.

    Hunger.

    Lack of job opportunities for all Americans, and especially recent grads who have leveraged their education to the hilt and are looking at a job abyss.

    A Military Industrial Complex that everyone has been warned about since Dwight D Eisenhower was in office, yet continues to grow like a cancer.

    A Medical Care system that, in spite of ACA, seems to be growing in cost because...well, just because it can, and you either pay the price of fuck you.

    A crumbling national infrastructure, that becomes more expensive to repair by the minute because of the grinding quicksand of present day politics and bureaucracy and the need for "consensus."

    War and peace.

    Climate change.

    Aren't we just preaching to the choir here on these too?
    Aren't the rants at certain personalities' public pronouncements and the action calls attendant on them, worth doing?
    I agree with you on
    Kim Kardashian.  Or any of her sisters.  Or her mother.

    I don't care who Kanye West has insulted lately.

    I don't care about who George Zimmerman is currently sleeping with,

    And the Duck guy and Paula Deen are so inconsequential in the scheme of things that talking about them only increases their damage, but some of these people actually move the needle when they talk and letting that go unchallenged is letting them gain strength.
    The better rants are accompanied by actions of one form or another.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Sun Dec 22, 2013 at 03:14:09 PM PST

    •  i don't know, CwV...all I know is that (0+ / 0-)

      personalizing it and indulging in smack towards obvious and stationary targets is lazy and nonproductive.  

      It is almost a sort of porn.  and an attempt to be accepted by, and praised by, the community at large.  

      Through early morning fog I see visions of the things to be the pains that are withheld for me I realize and I can see...

      by Keith930 on Sun Dec 22, 2013 at 03:38:41 PM PST

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      •  It's also boring after about the fifth iteration. (0+ / 0-)

        But venting is one of the functions of a community and the advantage here (as opposed to at your local) is that you don't have to open the diary.
        Since I don't have a Tv and really couldn't care less about the characters on it, it just seems like a waste of bandwidth but that's how some people roll.

        If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

        by CwV on Sun Dec 22, 2013 at 03:46:15 PM PST

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