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Originally posted by manofmystery manofmystery wrote:

If you aren't currently watching Rand Paul's fillibuster of John Brennan's CIA nomination, on CSPAN 2, then you are missing a damn good lecture.


I turned it on in class- my students were intrigued by what a filibuster actually looked like.  They had a lot of questions ("how does he pee?")  LOL

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It's certainly inspiring. I am glad to see people standing up for what they believe in for a change.
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Glad it's a talking filibuster.

It really is a travesty that the left's outcry against the war mongering Bush and Republicans (accurate) has fallen totally dead now that it's Obama.
And worse, (since we expect the media and big wigs to suck) is how many "regular people" on FB I've seen totally supportive of it all.
"It's fine, luckily we're all English so no one will ask any questions. Thank you centuries of emotional repression."
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote manofmystery Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2013 at 08:38
John Cusack raised a good question about the fillibuster:

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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: March 07 2013 at 15:40
Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

Originally posted by manofmystery manofmystery wrote:

If you aren't currently watching Rand Paul's fillibuster of John Brennan's CIA nomination, on CSPAN 2, then you are missing a damn good lecture.


I turned it on in class- my students were intrigued by what a filibuster actually looked like.  They had a lot of questions ("how does he pee?")  LOL



To which you answered?
"One had to be a Newton to notice that the moon is falling, when everyone sees that it doesn't fall. "
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Originally posted by Equality 7-2521 Equality 7-2521 wrote:

Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

Originally posted by manofmystery manofmystery wrote:

If you aren't currently watching Rand Paul's fillibuster of John Brennan's CIA nomination, on CSPAN 2, then you are missing a damn good lecture.


I turned it on in class- my students were intrigued by what a filibuster actually looked like.  They had a lot of questions ("how does he pee?")  LOL



To which you answered?


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Brilliant article about the post-fillibuster political climate:

Edited by manofmystery - March 10 2013 at 20:53
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Any of you lot ever read "Money, Markets, and Sovereignty" by Benn Steil and Manuel Hinds?

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Jesus, isn't liberty dead already?  Tongue
I can understand your anger at me, but what did the horse I rode in on ever do to you?
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Originally posted by Padraic Padraic wrote:

Any of you lot ever read "Money, Markets, and Sovereignty" by Benn Steil and Manuel Hinds?



I've actually never even heard of it. How is it?
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Originally posted by Equality 7-2521 Equality 7-2521 wrote:

Originally posted by Padraic Padraic wrote:

Any of you lot ever read "Money, Markets, and Sovereignty" by Benn Steil and Manuel Hinds?



I've actually never even heard of it. How is it?

I've not read it.  I was reading about Steil's newer book about Bretton Woods and I came across this title, and saw that it won the Hayek Book Prize in 2010, so I thought there was a good chance our resident Libertarians have read it.
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LOL!!!!!!!!!!!
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And the troll crawls back out from under the rock where he resides.
 
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Some prog fans enjoy lyrics containing fairtales and trolls.  Some seek to become trolls themselves.

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Yeah even for Slart standards that last one is...well actually I have no idea what's even happening with it.


Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:



what's funny about this is....it heavily implies there is STILL oppression. Just we want the big bad corporations to do it : D     Slart just prefers the government to do the oppressing!

Granted, government is just a tool of big business interests but why tell a progressive that? They just agree, says it sucks, and goes back to why we need more government power to protect us from big companies Clown
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Originally posted by manofmystery manofmystery wrote:

Some prog fans enjoy lyrics containing fairtales and trolls.  Some seek to become trolls themselves.




Ironically I like it in my vidya games but not so much music.
Maybe fantasy to some extent but the only trolls I wanna hear are in Skyrim, being clubbed by my thor like skills.
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