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  •  My top takeaways from SOTU. (7+ / 0-)
    "Give 'em a chance."

    "...honor the dignity of work."

    Excellent memes.

    After 65 years, the ONLY thing I know absolutely and positively about life is that the check is SUPPOSED to be in the mail. That's it. Nothing else. PERIOD.

    by franklyn on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 09:27:09 PM PST

    •  Nice catch. (4+ / 0-)
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      "Give 'em a chance" and the word "chance" (as opposed to "change") is the meme buzz I'm seeing in the global press.


      “The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.” ― Eric Schmidt

      by Pluto on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 09:32:09 PM PST

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      •  So simple; so perfect. nt (2+ / 0-)
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        After 65 years, the ONLY thing I know absolutely and positively about life is that the check is SUPPOSED to be in the mail. That's it. Nothing else. PERIOD.

        by franklyn on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 09:34:03 PM PST

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      •  It appeals to a sense of fairness (1+ / 0-)
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        Americans think that they possess and who believe at the core of their culture that they are basically a fair people. Of course, its a collective ego thing, but the use of that type of thinking dovetails nicely with a belief in a major psychological feature of democracy, equality.

        "There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home." John Stuart Mill

        by kuvasz on Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 12:54:38 AM PST

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