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    Posted: 17 hours 38 minutes ago at 05:32
Now that everything's set for taxing the working US citizens to the gills while cutting all benefits, wouldn't it be fair to at least let them keep the internet?


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Consider Ajit Pai to be another corporate whore like the Secretaries of the Interior, Education and the EPA, who have done nothing but ignore the wishes of the vast majority of the voting public and cater wholly to billionaire business interests that will enrich them quid pro quo once they leave office. That is Trump's whole raison d'etre: ensuring his own material wealth and that of his oligarchic cronies to be paid by everyone else.

Throw in the sluts and prostitutes who make up the Republican congress and senate waiting to hand us the bill for the tax plan that will add $1 trillion in deficits. They can't suck enough rich d*ck.






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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 17:10
Oh, the absence of Net Neutrality is not good. Not good at all. It means corporations can monopolize ISPs, limit web traffic, and charge whatever they feel like to let you (or not let you) have a gander at something online.

This isn't over yet, though. A number of states are suing, along with various entities. There's a decent chance NN will be reinstated before this is done.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rushfan4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 15:55
The FCC voted today to end Net Neutrality.  A good thing or a bad thing?  I'm pretty certain this is another case of us telling Trump "thank you sir can I have another" but what do you think?
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Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

^ I don't know, doesn't seem to rise to Cosby or even Weinstein levels.   In the '70s, people woke up with others' heads on their stomachs frequently.




Indeed, no where in the same league, I agree.

I think some of this is getting out of hand.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 01 2017 at 16:23
^ I don't know, doesn't seem to rise to Cosby or even Weinstein levels.   In the '70s, people woke up with others' heads on their stomachs frequently.


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Kevin Spacey...oh dear..

Another Hollywood luvvie with friends in the democrat party, outed as a sex pest.

Curtains for Kevin?

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Corey Feldman threatens to blow whistle on paedophile ring in Hollywood. Currently fearing for his life apparently.

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Will be interesting to see if Mr Feldman ends up dead in bizarre circumstances, or has his charcter assassinated in the media.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rushfan4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2017 at 18:43
^ Allegedly on Cos (Although probably I suspect).  But do you think that he is really the only Hollywood icon who was doing this.  Again culture was women having sex with prominent men in hopes of becoming a star.  Sounds like a perfect playing ground for predators.  

Anyhow, sorry to hear about Northern California being on fire.  That sounds scary.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2017 at 17:48
^ I don't think it comes close to Bill Cosby; Weinstein is one of many creepy dudes who think they have a licence to, well, take licence, but Cosby was drugging and raping women regularly for decades.

Northern California is burning today so Harvey Weinstein isn't a big draw right now.   Thousands of homes destroyed, whole neighborhoods incinerated.   Thank goodness I'm at the coast but I have friends in Napa and I'm concerned.

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Today's big scandal involves Harvey Weinstein.  Admittedly, I don't believe that I had ever heard of him before, although I suppose I have given his involvement as a fundraiser for the Democrats.  Of course this is the scandal that all Republicans have been waiting for since the Trump "grabbing women by their pussies" quote came out. 

Not that I in any way condone what this guy has allegedly done, but hasn't this always kind of been Hollywood's worst kept secret.  Women who want to become movie stars "opting" to have sex with directors/producers, etc in order to get that part in a movie that might make them a star.  The textbook definition of what is sexual harassment but also the way things have always been in this industry.  (This is all alleged on my part because I have no first hand knowledge of anything going down in Hollywood).  Harvey Weinstein sort of eludes to being a member of that 60's society where this was common place and that "he has tried to change but..." 

Anyhow, I'm kind of curious as to how this scandal broke and if it is big a deal as it really is?  i.e. everyone in Hollywood always knew but nobody ever said anything about it.  The big deal being how Hollywood is all so tied in with the Liberal ways of thinking and how it is kind of hypocritical that the fox in the hen house is more do what I say not what I do.  Sadly it is like Bill Cosby all over again and what he allegedly did.  Does everyone around them know about these bad behaviours and just turns the other eye because of who they are?  Or are there hundreds of other "icons" from this eras holding their rosaries and praying that they aren't the next celebrity on sex scandals of the rich and famous.
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^ Of course, that was my original point: the event discredits the idea that being armed makes you safer.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Equality 7-2521 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 08 2017 at 20:31
Huh? You argument is illogical. The factual claim that having a gun makes you safer is poorly supported by data. There's no contradiction there. 
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^ How are both those things mutually dubious?
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Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

And if someone in that crowd had been armed, they would not at all been able to stop the gunman, which discredits the idea that you're safer if you or someone around you is carrying a gun.

Well no it doesn't discredit it at all despite the fact that it's a dubious claim. 
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So now we will have our bags searched when we check into a hotel. Who knows what's next. There's no end to the madness.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The T Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2017 at 09:58
^Agreed. Of all the 2349012380 questions this case may present, the "how can someone walk with guns into a hotel" is not one of them. In all my years I have never, ever, never whatever ever, had my bags searched in a hotel (nor would I allow it). 
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Originally posted by JJLehto JJLehto wrote:

Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by JJLehto JJLehto wrote:

Yes, a man with 10 automatic weapons stood on his 32nd story hotel balcony and fired into a crowd of 22,000 people. Last I saw 58 dead with 515 injured. 

How the hell did he get into a hotel in Vegas with 10 automatic weapons?

Someone, from Europe, asked me this very same question. 
Do you have your bags searched in Europe? 
Here, they dont. In all my life, I never once have seen our bags searched when entering a hotel, nor have I ever heard of it. Ever. It's just not something we do. Which after this, may be something we should think about. Thinking about it, kind of amazing it's not been until now something like this happened.

It's come out that between the hotel and his house, the gunman had 42 weapons, as well as ammonium nitrate in his car. He had 23 weapons with him in the hotel. 
Also wired $100,000 to the Philippines and seems to have had a major gambling problem. So way too soon to draw any possible motives, could be any number of things. 
What I do know is: No one, no one, has any reason to have 42 weapons. Sorry to your rights, and I am a big rights guy and fairly neutral on guns, but 42??? Cmon
And yeah maybe we should start screening bags when entering a hotel, would be very easy to do and ya know, probably shouldn't just let people walk in when they may possibly have 23 weapons on em

Having a hotel search bags is absurd. Nobody is going to pay to stay at a hotel that invades their privacy if they have an option to not do so. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 03 2017 at 18:42
And if someone in that crowd had been armed, they would not at all been able to stop the gunman, which discredits the idea that you're safer if you or someone around you is carrying a gun.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JJLehto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 03 2017 at 18:26
I mean we couldn't even pass the Toomey-Manchin bill which is a pretty non threatening moderate bill put forward by a libertarian Republican from a mostly rural state and a conservative Dem from WV. 
So yeah we probably don't have much hope for even reasonable laws. And sure Vegas was an unprecedented tragedy in size, but Sandy Hook was 20 children. So if the mass murder of 20 elementary age children was not able to prompt even mild reform, why will this? Not to be bleak or anything ha
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