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Mon Nov 9, 2015, 09:40 AM

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kpete Nov 2015 OP
hobbit709 Nov 2015 #1
Bucky Nov 2015 #2
Gothmog Nov 2015 #3
tecelote Nov 2015 #4
shraby Nov 2015 #5
kpete Nov 2015 #6
Scuba Nov 2015 #7
mountain grammy Nov 2015 #8
Fuddnik Nov 2015 #9
kentuck Nov 2015 #10
appalachiablue Nov 2015 #11
turbinetree Nov 2015 #12
Plucketeer Nov 2015 #38
turbinetree Nov 2015 #47
nolabels Nov 2015 #13
Jaime Garfield Nov 2015 #41
questionseverything Nov 2015 #44
jtuck004 Nov 2015 #43
passiveporcupine Nov 2015 #54
cantbeserious Nov 2015 #14
Enthusiast Nov 2015 #31
gregcrawford Nov 2015 #15
demwing Nov 2015 #16
kpete Nov 2015 #19
Enthusiast Nov 2015 #30
angrychair Nov 2015 #17
newfie11 Nov 2015 #18
tikka Nov 2015 #20
dpatbrown Nov 2015 #49
LittleGirl Nov 2015 #21
ChiciB1 Nov 2015 #22
ChiciB1 Nov 2015 #23
kpete Nov 2015 #29
ChiciB1 Nov 2015 #70
kacekwl Nov 2015 #24
Wounded Bear Nov 2015 #25
Enthusiast Nov 2015 #26
Hepburn Nov 2015 #27
LibDemAlways Nov 2015 #28
w0nderer Nov 2015 #32
ruffburr Nov 2015 #33
Duval Nov 2015 #34
Paper Roses Nov 2015 #35
Jack Rabbit Nov 2015 #36
Sunlei Nov 2015 #37
chknltl Nov 2015 #39
elmac Nov 2015 #40
Jaime Garfield Nov 2015 #42
daleanime Nov 2015 #45
Angry Dragon Nov 2015 #46
smirkymonkey Nov 2015 #48
840high Nov 2015 #56
gademocrat7 Nov 2015 #50
azmom Nov 2015 #51
Raster Nov 2015 #52
Dont call me Shirley Nov 2015 #53
Jester Messiah Nov 2015 #55
blackspade Nov 2015 #57
Hiraeth Nov 2015 #58
Babel_17 Nov 2015 #59
SoapBox Nov 2015 #60
zentrum Nov 2015 #61
BeanMusical Nov 2015 #62
Herebuddy Nov 2015 #63
herding cats Nov 2015 #66
Skittles Nov 2015 #67
niyad Nov 2015 #64
Thespian2 Nov 2015 #65
dreamnightwind Nov 2015 #68
raouldukelives Nov 2015 #69

Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 09:42 AM

1. I'm more than tired. I'm fed up

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 09:44 AM

2. picture looks like he's tired from his morning jog

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 09:50 AM

3. Great meme

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 10:33 AM

4. K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 10:39 AM

5. KPete, you're on a roll today with some real big truths.

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Response to shraby (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 10:41 AM

6. good

i only want truths.


peace,
kp

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 10:47 AM

7. Sick and tired. Thanks kpete.

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 10:48 AM

8. The exploitation of human beings for profit is happening around the world

and is only getting worse. There's no reason for this. Corporations have the resources to lift and advance civilization, and, sometimes they do. But greed has taken control of most world rulers, resulting in massive suffering of human beings. This is unsustainable.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 10:50 AM

9. Double Rec!!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 10:52 AM

10. rec

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 10:59 AM

11. K & R. TRUTH on Moral Monday, thanks!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 11:06 AM

12. I am sick and tired..............................

of trade policies making human beings be used against other human beings



Honk------------------for a political revolution Bernie 2016

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 12:35 PM

38. Like the TPP & TIPP levers

 

Both aimed at making American workers think that .56 cents an hour is a decent wage.

The LAST thing we need in DC is some sheep's clothing sleight-of-hand artist who'll have learned well what the meaning of is is, and will use that talent to hand corporations their gifts while duping the masses into thinking they're really gifts for everybody. Personally, my own "gift receptacle" is sore from the generosity of prior administrations

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #38)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 04:52 PM

47. Yes....................brother / sister .........

I feel like, I only ask for only a pittance to make my family and my friends healthy, to have my collective voice heard at the table and it's not to much to ask, because I am making them wealthy, on my toil, my sacrifice, and the promise that I made to them to make them a profit, just so long as they gave me dignity for my society, my family.

But when you run on a platform to ask for that change, and make a promise to change the insane trade policies and then take seven years to slap me in my face and tell me its TPP is a gold standard of trade policies, that is better than the NAFTA, CAFTA, and it's not, then your either a trickster or something else.
It was a promise that was made, and they asked for my vote to upheld that promise and then we were denied all they had to do was go a proposed a change, and it wasn't done.

That says everything about principles and character

I then say, go into a "small" town in northern Minnesota, USA, producing the iron ore, the very backbone of national security being sold off to outside countries and then see the application of a business model of the "gift receptacle" in it's application, they are pretty sore, because they / we don't forget its application ever since it was introduced in the 1970's when Tricky Dick Nixon applied and started the generosity or anyone for that matter that has today talked out of both sides of there collective mouth.

And as a democratic -socialistic I am pretty tired that I was used, and promised.

This is why my vote will only go to the democratic -socialist who has had my back for over 50 years and this is why..........................I

Honk---------------for a political revolution Bernie 2016


Enough is Enough



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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 11:19 AM

13. Rest is not needed for those with saintly aspiration's

As for me, trying to keep up with the rat race when the rats have already won just seems like bad hindsight.

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Response to nolabels (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 02:05 PM

41. why so dismissive? rest is most needed for the saintly!

I thank this writer for keeping track of all we are sick and tired. Heard this on Thom Hartmann and signed up for D.U. as a result. GO BERNIE// GO WOLF-PAC!

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Response to Jaime Garfield (Reply #41)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 03:47 PM

44. welcome to du

bernie bounce =

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Response to nolabels (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 03:02 PM

43. Maybe racing with rats was a bad idea in the first place. We need to disorganize. n/t

 

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Response to jtuck004 (Reply #43)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 06:27 PM

54. we are all stuck in the maze

Bernie is trying to find the one path out...let's help him find it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 11:23 AM

14. I Am Beyond Tired - I Am Exasperated

eom

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Response to cantbeserious (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 12:06 PM

31. Exasperated is a good word for it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 11:25 AM

15. I'm sick and tired of...

... being sick and tired.

Kill the TPP before it kills us.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 11:26 AM

16. And I'm sick and tired of being told that demanding these changes

 

makes me a pony dreaming purist

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Response to demwing (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 11:41 AM

19. pony dreaming purists

can be heros too!



keep keeping on,
and peace,
kp

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Response to demwing (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 12:05 PM

30. Now you did it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 11:27 AM

17. Great OP

We have to be willing to stand up and fight for what is ours or be willing to crawl in our knees to beg for what is theirs.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 11:35 AM

18. That's why I'm voting for Bernie

You have to start somewhere!!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 11:46 AM

20. Don't forget the massive defense budget. nt

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Response to tikka (Reply #20)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 05:45 PM

49. Oh,

 

you mean the one that paid $ 43,000,000 to build a gas station in Iraq? That one?

TOTAL disgust for present day America!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 11:47 AM

21. that's perfect

conservatives don't realize that the welfare is going in the wrong direction because we are giving so many breaks to the corporations and not the actual people that deserve it. Thnx kPete

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 11:49 AM

22. Waking Up On A Monday Morning And I See

this super post! Hits all the high points, there are reams and reams more which is disgusting! THIS country had better wake up but as with so many of us... WE - ARE - ALL - SO - SO - TIRED!

This really needs to be posted everywhere. Thanks kpete! As always OUT OF THE PARK!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 11:52 AM

23. kpete, Can We Use This On FB Pages? n/t

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Response to ChiciB1 (Reply #23)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 12:04 PM

29. always post the truth

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Response to kpete (Reply #29)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 04:47 PM

70. Thanks Again For Information... Meant To Get Back

earlier, but had an emergency to take care go. Thanks for the link, I don't tweet but will figure out how to get to my page. I'm afraid I'm not very good at "technical" mechanics. Need to sit down someday and learn so MUCH!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 11:57 AM

24. Sigh...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 12:00 PM

25. K & R...nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 12:01 PM

26. Yooj kick and recommended!

Excellent!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 12:01 PM

27. AMEN!! KNR n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 12:03 PM

28. I'm tired of seeing my fellow human beings holding

up signs on street corners proclaiming that they are homeless and hungry, reduced to begging for help from random passersby. Came upon just such a man yesterday. He was sitting shoeless and jacketless in a wheelchair outside a market -- sign up, head down. What kind of a country can afford biillions for bombs and wall street bankers but leaves its most vulnerable with nothing? And politicians of all stripes don't even want to talk about it, much less address it or look for solutions. A national disgrace.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 12:07 PM

32. K & R N/T

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 12:08 PM

33. Myself I'm Sick and Tired-

Of Corporations and crooked politicians Destroying the Peoples Country.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 12:08 PM

34. I'm tired of all of it, more than tired.

 

Thank you kpete. So many are tired and frustrated and your OP gives the opportunity to express these feelings.


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 12:14 PM

35. Sick and tired times 10. n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 12:17 PM

36. I'm tired, too. Enough is enough

!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 12:23 PM

37. I'm tired of paying $10 for a half gallon of organic milk and over $2 for gasoline.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 02:00 PM

39. I'm not tired of kpete OPs nor....

...am I tired of first hearing kpete OPs comented on on the Thom Hartmann Show before my coming here to kick and reccomend them.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 02:02 PM

40. Brings to mind one of my favorite John Lennon songs

 

Revolution.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 02:23 PM

42. who would have thought. .

The revolution might actually be brought to the U.S.A. by Bernie sanders!JG4B

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 04:12 PM

45. K&R.....

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 04:44 PM

46. kick

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 05:26 PM

48. K&R +1000

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #48)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 08:28 PM

56. + another 1000

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 06:00 PM

50. K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 06:06 PM

51. K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 06:08 PM

52. KICK!

Thanks, kpete!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 06:18 PM

53. I'm tired of half of our national budget going to war making oligarchs.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 07:56 PM

55. That's the fuggin' truth

 

When I see how much is gone from my paycheck and think what it's gone to, my blood boils.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 09:27 PM

57. hummmm, not a single response from a DUer with...

A Clinton avatar....interesting.

Great OP!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 10:09 PM

58. so. fucking. tired.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 10:45 PM

59. I'm tired of the pretense that this isn't basically the situation

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 10:53 PM

60. Yup.

It's really disgusting.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 11:00 PM

61. You said it kpete!

That's exactly how I feel. It's exhausting being so ripped off every minute. Where is the organized push back???

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 11:26 PM

62. Kick and R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 11:36 PM

63. I'm tired of paying taxes.....

....only to read about stuff like this:



DHS reportedly botched digitization of immigration docs

A Department of Homeland Security agency spent more than $1 billion in taxpayer money to digitize immigration paperwork -- and after a decade of work, only has managed to put one document online.

The Washington Post reported Monday that officials at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services still are only able to offer a single form -- out of nearly 100 -- for online applications, and make a single fee payable electronically.

All other forms can still only be filed with paper.

The report sheds light on a struggling effort that not only has frustrated immigrant applicants but raises national security concerns and could put at risk any effort to overhaul immigration policies.

Now, according to the Post, it isn't projected to be done for another four years and could cost over $3 billion.

"It's a huge albatross around our necks," Kenneth Palinkas, former head of the USCIS union, told the Post.

The report from the Post described a startling sequence of mismanagement in the program.

According to the report, agency officials did not finish a basic plan for the new system until three years after the initial contract was given to IBM, rendering part of the plan outdated before work began.

Only three forms were ever digitized, but two needed to be taken down after problems. The only available online form is an application for renewing or replacing a lost green card.

According to the Post, even that system has had problems and delays.

While DHS officials acknowledge these setbacks, they say the department has abandoned earlier plans and is moving toward a new system based in part on cloud computing, according to the Post.

USCIS also defended its work in a statement Monday afternoon.

"USCIS is actively working to go agile and move our application processes online. The Transformation initiative is developing that capability and will allow us to eventually move away from processing 8 million paper-based benefit requests a year. But fixing a broken immigration system is not easy and this has taken longer than originally planned."

The agency said changes have allowed it to process "about 1.2 million benefit requests out of USCIS' total annual work volume," with more improvements to come.

The project was originally supposed to be done in 2013, for a half-billion-dollar price tag.

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Response to Herebuddy (Reply #63)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 03:23 AM

66. You might find the article from the WP more informative than the FOX News version you posted.

No wonder their viewers are so clueless! I did get a laugh reading the comments for their version. Silly FOX News readers, they're so misinformed they think this was implemented under the Obama administration, when in reality it was under the Bush administration.

Thanks for bringing us an example of their creative reporting of the truth, though. It's always funny to see how easily they dupe their readers.

The WP's story:


“You’re going on 11 years into this project, they only have one form, and we’re still a paper-based agency,’’ said Kenneth Palinkas, former president of the union that represents employees at the immigration agency. “It’s a huge albatross around our necks.’’

DHS officials acknowledge the setbacks but say the government is well on the way to automating the immigration service, which processes about 8 million applications a year. The department has scrapped the earlier technology and development method and is now adopting a new approach relying in part on cloud computing.

“In 2012, we made some hard decisions to turn the Transformation Program around using the latest industry best practices and approaches, instead of simply scratching it and starting over,’’ said Shin Inouye, a spokesman for Citizenship and Immigration Services. “We took a fresh start — a fix that required an overhaul of the development process — from contracting to development methodology to technology.’’

“Since making these changes, we have been able to develop and deploy a new system that is able to process about 1.2 million benefit requests out of USCIS’s total annual work volume,” Inouye added. “Our goals remain to improve operations, increase efficiency, and prepare for any changes to our immigration laws. Based on our recent progress, we are confident we are moving in the right direction.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/a-decade-into-a-project-to-digitize-us-immigration-forms-just-1-is-online/2015/11/08/f63360fc-830e-11e5-a7ca-6ab6ec20f839_story.html?wpmm=1&wpisrc=nl_headlines


With a link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/a-decade-into-a-project-to-digitize-us-immigration-forms-just-1-is-online/2015/11/08/f63360fc-830e-11e5-a7ca-6ab6ec20f839_story.html?wpmm=1&wpisrc=nl_headlines

Oh, and the link you forgot to provide for yours: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/11/09/report-dhs-spends-1b-to-digitize-only-1-immigration-form-available-online/

Always provide a link, it's just good netiquette!

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Response to Herebuddy (Reply #63)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 03:25 AM

67. let me guess

you give a pass to trillions spent on senseless wars

when you post garbage from Fox "News", you give yourself away

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 11:39 PM

64. a TIRED k and r!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 12:34 AM

65. +10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

0000000000...I'm tired...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 03:51 AM

68. Also tired of paying for the multinational corporate hijacking of our military & foreign policy /nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 07:58 AM

69. K&R Tired of the self-delusional and the outright liars.

Tired of the investors, the owners of those corporations, receiving that welfare off the backs of our neediest.

Tired of the endless parade of hucksters, con men, grifters and propagandists who bear false witness against their fellow man for money and who work tirelessly to elect more of themselves and those like them to positions of power.

Tired of watching wars being waged and people reduced to ashes for wealth. Tired of watching our natural world burn a little more, vanish forever a little more, one shareholder funded liar at a time.

The sooner we start living in reality, the sooner we can start to realistically address our problems.

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