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09-19-2019, 07:55 AM

PJ, tell us who the politicians are who are not corrupt.

Orwell was very concerned about the Communists and he fought in the Spanish Civil War. Communism is philosophical corruption.

I read his book " homage to Catalonia ". It would behove you to read it.
  
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09-19-2019, 08:01 AM

'...as short in life, and as violent in death."
James Madison, re: democracy.

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09-19-2019, 09:14 AM

Patrick,

You're really going to sit there and imply to all of us that Hillary Clinton is not corrupt?

Are you really doing that?

We all know for certain you are implying that Trump is corrupt, and anyone that voted for him is an accomplice in such corruption (how very un-bigoted of you.....)

Let's just be real here: tell us what you think about Hillary Clinton, Trump's foe in the election.
  
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09-19-2019, 09:15 AM

Says the guys who lives and votes in the most corrupt city in America. Folks, it doesn't get any more stupid than this. Take a bow PJ


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09-19-2019, 09:19 AM

...and to think, all Orwell got wrong was the year, it was death was 2008.


If you tolerate this, then your children will be next.


I have never quoted someone in my signature....but I found such a shallow idiotic comment like this worthy!
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09-19-2019, 10:10 AM

In what ways is America worse off today than it was in 2016?

Serious question Pat. Other than Orange man bad, how are people's lives worse?

The list of how we're better off is robust.

Let's hear the list that offsets it and sends it into the red.


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In what ways is America worse off today than it was in 2016?

Serious question Pat. Other than Orange man bad, how are people's lives worse?

The list of how we're better off is robust.

Let's hear the list that offsets it and sends it into the red.
Like most things political, a year or 3 is too short to attribute blame with any certainty.

I think tarrifs and failure to recognize Russia as a long term enemy have the potential for serious negative repurcussions, in the long run. Also, Don's focus on domestic issues is a pretty notable area of concern, too.

Of course:
A- China needed addressing.
2. Dons 'ok' of Russia may well be a strategic juke move. Time may tell.
  
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09-19-2019, 10:52 AM

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PJ, tell us who the politicians are who are not corrupt.

Orwell was very concerned about the Communists and he fought in the Spanish Civil War. Communism is philosophical corruption.

I read his book " homage to Catalonia ". It would behove you to read it.
How many dems do we have in politics that are communist sympathizers? Way too many. Now they are open about it too.

Do you really think pj knows anything about Orwell or history?


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How many dems do we have in politics that are communist sympathizers? Way too many. Now they are open about it too.

Do you really think pj knows anything about Orwell or history?
The short answer is no. So many folks that are ignorant of history discount the evils of the dark left.

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In what ways is America worse off today than it was in 2016?

Serious question Pat. Other than Orange man bad, how are people's lives worse?

The list of how we're better off is robust.

Let's hear the list that offsets it and sends it into the red.
That's easy, half the society that votes democrat have become far more violent, intolerable, uncivil, promoting racism and in general have less respect for their fellow man, the law and constitution.

Pretty obvious to me. Odumbo started a whole new race war and killiary and her gang have instilled hate daily since Trump won.

The left is destroying this country, it's culture and heritage. They've went into hyper drive in the last three years.


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That's easy, half the society that votes democrat have become far more violent, intolerable, uncivil, promoting racism and in general have less respect for their fellow man, the law and constitution.

Pretty obvious to me. Odumbo started a whole new race war and killiary and her gang have instilled hate daily since Trump won.

The left is destroying this country, it's culture and heritage. They've went into hyper drive in the last three years.
They are in a reactionary state.
  
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They are in a reactionary state.
State of desperation as well. Their party has crumbled, the 2016 election was the final blow after odumwho lost over 1100 seats for dems during his time. Now the loons are stepping in and just when you thought it couldn't get worse it is, much worse. People like aoc and her beyond idiotic green deal are classic examples. They're in a world of hurt.

When pelosi is the one with the level head about impeachment, things have gone off the rails.


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09-19-2019, 11:17 AM

Thankfully, your stupid ass doesn't know up from down. That was the resurrection of the US. We had just gotten rid of the biggest pussy apologist the WH has ever seen. We also dodged an asteroid (satan's daughter almost got the WH). Up yours BJ.

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09-19-2019, 11:21 AM

Poor leftists...the better the country does the worse off they become. Because more and more come to realize what a pox on society leftists are...and how they're simply not needed.

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News reports often give the impression that human beings have wrecked the earth, the middle class is disappearing, and the world is getting more dangerous.

"We are destroying the planet," Michael Moore says on CNN. MSNBC says that "the middle class is disappearing." The media warn us about things like a "deadly Ebola outbreak."

This negativity comes from the way humans are wired by evolution, says Reason Editor in Chief Katherine Mangu-Ward.

She tells John Stossel: "If you are a caveman who hears a little rustling in the weeds, and you say, 'Oh, it's probably fine,' the other guy who says, 'It's probably a tiger,' that's the guy who lives. That guy was our ancestors."

But our instincts are wrong, she says. We needn't be so scared.

The cover of the August/September 2019 issue of Reason features a glass that's completely full. Inside the magazine, you'll read about how there is less war and more food. And we're healthier, while working safer and more fulfilling jobs.

Mangu-Ward points out that today we have medical breakthroughs that would've once been called miracles. Deaf children receive cochlear implants that allow them to hear for the first time. Artificial limbs "allow the lame to walk."

"These are things that, in another era, would have caused the founding of an entire religion!" says Mangu-Ward.

Stossel pushes back: "What about this constant complaint from the media?…The middle class is shrinking."

"Mostly it's because people are getting richer," Mangu-Ward responds.

She's right. A graph in Reason shows that about 50 years ago, 53 percent of people were middle-income, making between $35,000 and $100,000 per year. Although that statistic has since fallen to 42 percent, the reason is that many people moved into upper-income brackets. The share making more than $100,000 rose from 8 percent to almost 28 percent. (These numbers are inflation-adjusted.)

"Pestilence, War, Famine, and Death are All on the Decline," was the subtitle of another article in the issue.

"You wouldn't know that watching news programs," Stossel said.

"That's right, and yet it's absolutely true," added Mangu-Ward.

Even with the rise in terrorism, she notes, "There are fewer wars and fewer people die in those wars than has ever been true in the past."

Stossel pushes back again: "Lately, life expectancy dropped a bit."

"Overall, that is the tiniest blip," Mangu-Ward replies. The long-term trend is still up.

An article titled "How Work Got Good"argues that people are more fulfilled in modern jobs.

"A couple hundred years ago, work was dangerous," Mangu-Ward adds. "It was very easy to die at work…work was extremely boring, even for people that had good jobs. Jobs are pretty interesting now, and they mostly don't kill you, and we should be grateful for that."

But there are problems, and Reason's editors understand that. The back half of the magazine is filled with the bad news: misery in Venezuela, threats to an open internet, the new popularity of socialism.

"Everything that's bad is politics, everything that's good is the market." Mangu-Ward argues. "Life gets better. We have the opportunity to look to a future where those trends will continue—if we can just manage to keep politicians from screwing it up."

The views expressed in this video are solely those of John Stossel; his independent production company, Stossel Productions; and the people he interviews. The claims and opinions set forth in the video and accompanying text are not necessarily those of Reason.
  
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