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Sun Nov 29, 2015, 02:45 PM

 

Warning: You may be a Democratic Socialist if you like:

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Reply Warning: You may be a Democratic Socialist if you like: (Original post)
Playinghardball Nov 2015 OP
cantbeserious Nov 2015 #1
Smarmie Doofus Nov 2015 #2
appalachiablue Nov 2015 #3
greg1024 Nov 2015 #5
appalachiablue Nov 2015 #6
SoapBox Nov 2015 #9
lastlib Nov 2015 #10
appalachiablue Nov 2015 #15
TryLogic Nov 2015 #7
stage left Nov 2015 #4
merrily Nov 2015 #8
Cheese Sandwich Nov 2015 #11
SammyWinstonJack Nov 2015 #12
WillyT Nov 2015 #13
valerief Nov 2015 #14
Jack Rabbit Nov 2015 #16
Fritz Walter Nov 2015 #17
Enthusiast Nov 2015 #18
Scuba Nov 2015 #19

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 02:46 PM

1. Thank You For Sharing These Truths

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 02:59 PM

2. Notice you didn't say police departments.

 

Ok, ok: K and R anyway.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 03:10 PM

3. K & R. People need to realize this, they've been brainwashed by the right.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 03:36 PM

5. The right wants to privatize.

That would give the elite complete control of the slave workers. that's how I see it

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Response to greg1024 (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 03:45 PM

6. Yep privatize, profitize everything. We may as well bring back kings & monarchs

of old then, they owned it ALL- no commons.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 04:23 PM

9. Ohhhh...good wording...Privatize

and PROFITIZE!

Perfect.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 04:43 PM

10. THAT'S the plan!!

Kill education--uneducated workers make better, more docile serfs.
Kill unions--they speak up for the workers
Kill VOTING--that gives them perpetual power.

(you see where this is all going?)

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Response to lastlib (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 05:27 PM

15. Yes I see it clearly and wish so many others could. Obvious and old as mankind-

And evil.

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Response to greg1024 (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 03:51 PM

7. And the super wealthy have so much money, I suspect they have trouble finding

...trouble finding good places to invest it. Owning public services would provide an enormous customer base and a monopoly. Of course they want to privatize. Their so-called small government philosophy is just a smoke screen. They want public service monopolies. That's how I see it.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 03:12 PM

4. I like those things.

Guess I'm a Democratic Socialist. I wish we could get improvements to all of them. Infrastructure, for one thing. Decaying infrastructure was partly responsible for the destruction in midland and coastal SC during the recent floods.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 03:52 PM

8. I am a Democratic Socialist.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 04:47 PM

11. It's more than that though

 


Hopefully this new interest in socialism will encourage people to look into it a little more. Wikipedia can actually be a great resource for info on socialism.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_socialism

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 04:48 PM

12. KnR

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 05:11 PM

13. HUGE K & R !!! - Thank You !!!

 


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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 05:14 PM

14. K&R

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 05:31 PM

16. I think there some things private industry does well and some things govt does well

I think that among the things govt does better than private industry are run postal systems and public utilities.

I also think government is much better at regulating private industry than private industry is at self-regulation.

So I am against the free trade being now being considered.

I don't think that rich people are necessarily the smartest ones in the room. They're just the richest. Just look at the idiots who drove General Motors into the ground. Just look at the crooked bankers who crashed the world economy.

I believe in one person/one vote and universal suffrage.

I believe in guaranteed civil liberties, including the right to be free of government intrusion.

I believe in the equality all citizens and in encouraging everyone to participate in public affairs.

I believe in free and fair elections and that money in politics distorts the will of the people and that there is no difference between a generous campaign contribution and a bribe.

If that makes a democratic socialist, then I shall wear the label proudly.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 05:34 PM

17. I like those. But I want more...

Not more money. That's the hallmark of greed, and another political party had cornered the market on that particular "deadly sin."

Instead, I want:
• More investment in our infrastructure;
• More priority on renewable energy resources (as opposed to fossil fuels, and the environmental impact of their exploitation);
• More support for military families and veterans, and a corresponding decreased support for the MIC's inquenchable thirst for profits; and
•More emphasis on "domestic tranquility," i.e. Jobs, education, health care, real justice.

I could go on and on -- as could most readers here.
YES, I'm a Democratic Socialist and damned proud of it!

Preaching to the choir is not a bad thing: that's how you get them to sing louder and longer.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 06:21 PM

18. Kicked and recommended to the Max!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2015, 08:23 AM

19. Don't forget public libraries!

 

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