Anyone else a liberal conservative? by crazyideas in AskSaidIt

[–]IamRedBeard 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I also agree with these two things. Additionally I believe there should be a change in social programs, I think they need more funding, but should be designed to prevent poverty, and made so they lift you out of bad situations and put you in a position to take care of yourself - Not keep you dependent. Citizens should not have to be Destitute or lose their homes before they receive assistance. No wonder these programs are hated. They cant be used until you have lost everything, then they give you just enough to get by, but never get out.

I stand firmly by the second amendment but I think you should be tested on your firearms and your precision and safety every four years and nonviolent offenders should also be eligible. *edit: Also, make defending yourself more cut and dry. I dont want myself or family hesitating to defend themselves and getting killed in their own home or car or on the street because they are afraid of a jury. the laws need to be more universal and written in clear precise language so both the criminal and the Defending person know exactly where they both stand. If I blow your dick off defending my home, I shouldn't have to finish the job just so I dont get sued.

Prison systems should not be made "for profit" in any way. Nobody should make money off the penal system. Focus on rehabilitation instead of just punishment. Three strikes laws should only be used on violent offenders.

Abolish Right to Work laws. They promote corporatism and only favor giant faceless corporations. Make it easier for small business to get loans and take advantage of bigger tax breaks to promote capitalism for the smaller guy. Make Getting Jobs jobs easier, pay better wages, punish business that have bad practices and high turnover. Make Capitalism Loved Again.

Better training, and review of police officers. Stop letting bad Officers transfer to different precinct. Officers should be reevaluated every Two to Four years and Racism needs to be a factor.

Maybe we will stop shooting brown people in their own houses, then.

Start focusing on real issues, not weather or not something is PC. If you look like a dude and smell like a dude Im going to call you a dude. Don't care if you Identify as a Monster-Truck-hamster-kin. For Fucks Sake I'm not perfect either, push down your outrage like everybody else.

Everybody needs to do their part for the environment. I dont care if climate change is man made or not, we dont need to be turning our only home into a land fill. Give benefits to those companies that try to lessen waste. Encourage clean up programs.

<---- this many people want trump to be president by xxxtentacion in The_Donald_

[–]IamRedBeard 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You sure are salty lately. Is it because Your treasonous, evil, racist, fascist, colluding, dictator wannabe of a president is closer than ever to impeachment and probably prison?

I'd say so, salty boi.

:D

We really need a way to mute subs by bobbobbybob in SaidIt

[–]IamRedBeard 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

A great many of us would like to do the same to you, but if we did or do you just pull the "censorship" card.

Please, please, please - Let me be someone you block! :D

Epstein Autopsy: Dr. Cyril Wecht is not buying that this was a suicide. by hennaojisan in news

[–]IamRedBeard 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Well Herp De Fuckin' Derr.

Also Breaking news, Water is wet, the Sun is hot and Stars are known to come out at night.

There needs to be people in the streets, and we all need to be extremely fuckng angry about this.

Not because a bad man died but because a man with Damning information on some of the most powerful people in the World has bee killed to silence their crimes.

This is so messed up, but because people cant wrap their head around this as a reality - nobody wants to believe we have fallen this far. Everybody wants to think this shit can only happen in other countries or in the movies.

What the fuck is happening to this planet???

The only good thing about this timeline is that we get the cooler lookin' Spock.

Bottled water distributions begin as lead water poisoning crisis erupts in Newark, New Jersey by magnora7 in news

[–]IamRedBeard 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yea. Ive seen that. We are full on corrupt at this point. I'm terrified and fucking sad.

You ever see stuff like that and have the wind just taken right out of you? You are way more involved than I am. How do you keep from throwing your hands up?

Every once in awhile I have to leave off and take a break or I think Ill go nuts.

Cloudflare terminates service for 8chans by Ian in Internet

[–]IamRedBeard 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Personal Tags would be nice. "This guy is just Toxic", right next to his name. Hate to borrow from Reddit, but it sure is handy. I was thinking about sending an Olive Branch but I read his history again and I can see that all he wants to do is fight and will probably take any kindness for weakness.

I mean - I love a good fight, when it makes sense. This guy came at with with arguments that threw me so far into WTF that a few times I thought he was replying to me accidentally. And then once or twice so ignorant and asinine and willfully ignorant I found him distasteful and cared not to go any further, and he'd badger me.

He will deliberately fuck with you and when you catch wise to his shit and stop playing his games he starts whining about the Pyramid.

And honestly, if you dont get along with somebody - you cut bait. Cut bait and go have a conversation elsewhere. Who goes and "Runs To Mommy?" or the fucking Site Creator?

Handle your shit like a man.

What an asshole.

What a baby.

Boo hoo

While our Zionist controlled news and Social Media want you focused on Epstein, dead or alive; suicided, murdered or in Tel Aviv, they are Hush Hush about TAPS Act by Jesus in conspiracy

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I love that you keep spreading this. Keep up the good work!

Bottled water distributions begin as lead water poisoning crisis erupts in Newark, New Jersey by magnora7 in news

[–]IamRedBeard 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Can I please hear some arguments why we dont need regulations? Come on you Libertarians out there have got to have some way to blindly justify this crazy shit.

"Regulations kill business"

Yea well deregulation kills humans and the food chain - which will then kill humans.

But, but, but... Business!

I do not hate Capitalism - But Capitalism without conscience is bad, bad news.

Who Inflicts the Most Gun Violence in America? The US Government and Its Police Forces by dcjogger in politics

[–]IamRedBeard 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This entire post is one big fallacy. This is like me saying "Clean Water is a basic human right."

"AmErIcaNS DOnT BeLIEve TheY ShOUlD HAveTO PaY FoR RunNinG WAtEr"

I dont know what you are trying to do here, but Stereotypes, Generalizations and Hyperbole sure isn't going to help.

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message by [deleted] in 80s

[–]IamRedBeard 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Yea, he's also worth more than six million and is considered and is a respected pioneer in his genre.

Not a bad accomplishment for somebody who started out in a red lined neighborhood, in the inner city, in the 1980's when black men were treated a lot worse than they are now.

What did you do today, Tom?

Shitpost on Saidit?

Cloudflare terminates service for 8chans by Ian in Internet

[–]IamRedBeard 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

This guy has been harassing me for days and I have said, if not verbatim, almost exactly some of what you have said here. I told him over and over and over again I dont wish to debate him because of similar things you typed, and also my own reasons.

He will NOT go away and he tried to sick the site owner on me. (who said I was doing no wrong BTW)

The only thing you can do is not engage.

Good luck.

If you would like to see the thread and make your own judgments, Here: https://saidit.net/s/AntiTrumpAlliance/comments/w9n/us_news_elderly_couple_found_dead_in_apparent/

U.S. NEWS Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide, left notes about high medical bills by IamRedBeard in AntiTrumpAlliance

[–]IamRedBeard[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Yes, I went over all this with the Mod of this forum and we came to the conclusion that this is causing you a great deal of undue stress for both you and the Mod. And in spite this situation you have been allowed to continue to make something of an ass of yourself, without sanction, censure, or banishment.

You have been given all the leeway you want or need - in spite of being asked to leave off you continue to bully and fight.

And yet, you have not been banned, or silenced in any way.

You have have had your say. Your day in court as it were.

And no wrong has been found on the mods part. I/we think you should find somebody else to badger.

~Reguards,

The Mod Team

Edit: since this didnt work like you planned, you are more than welcome to go tell your mommy on me. I'm sure she could give me a stern talking to.

Level 42 - Something About You. by IamRedBeard in 80s

[–]IamRedBeard[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Glad I was able to jog your memory!

U.S. NEWS Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide, left notes about high medical bills by IamRedBeard in AntiTrumpAlliance

[–]IamRedBeard[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I do not care what you think of me. At all.

U.S. NEWS Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide, left notes about high medical bills by IamRedBeard in AntiTrumpAlliance

[–]IamRedBeard[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Yes cry him a river. I'd be fine explaining to him why I dont want to speak with you - yet after stating the fact over and over you will not take the hint.

Its like you walk with your head down and keep running into a door.

And you keep blaming the door.

So please, please, please, PLEASE send him my way.

I bet you were the kind of kid in school that would sucker punch somebody and run to a teacher for safety. Because you act just like a school yard bully and a brat.

The Clash - Rock the Casbah (Official Video) by IamRedBeard in 80s

[–]IamRedBeard[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Miss those earliest days of MTV. That wonderful HBO opening before a big feature movie. Banana Phone. American Werewolf in London. I miss the early 80's

U.S. NEWS Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide, left notes about high medical bills by IamRedBeard in AntiTrumpAlliance

[–]IamRedBeard[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

A single infraction? HA! You mean the single infraction that you admitted to.

See that is the thing about it. You said something once that annoyed me so bad, and I thought was so ignorant that I found you as somebody I Don't want to debate with. But like a bad prom date that wont take a hint, you are all over me. "Debate me, Debate me!! Just the tip!!"

Okay, that's fine. You want to troll me that is fine. I see you use the "pyramid of debate like a club. You Demand others adhere to it - but YOU are allowed to go off script at any time that you feel is justified. That is appearant just with a stroll through your post history.

When you are somewhat given a little leeway to debate with you twist your opponents words and perpously misunderstand them so that they are damn near unrecognizable. Also visible in your post history. And here is the thing - you will win your arguments by pure frustration of your enemy and endless badgering of your foe. Its not a debate with you, it going back and defending words you have purposely misconstrued until the whole paragraph we are "debating" is entirely tore down, reanalyzed and re written.

You HAVE to win, you have to have the last say - you NEED that parting shot.

I have dealt with your kind before, there are millions like you - You are an absolute clone.

So NO. I dont take you seriously, I wont take you seriously, I dont HAVE to debate with you, you are a manipulator and I see through your bullshit. But if you want to play these playground games I'm okay with it.

Like I said. You can be my little angry pet Martian buddy and we can go on adventures across the internet together. But Nobody is forcing you to speak with me. You keep coming back so, hell, you must like this as much as I do.

U.S. NEWS Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide, left notes about high medical bills by IamRedBeard in AntiTrumpAlliance

[–]IamRedBeard[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Blah, blah, blah,

"YoU ARe COmpLEly FaiLing TO OBEy SaidiTS RULEs!!"

"from bobbobbybob via /s/Internet sent 3 days ago

show parent

You quoted me here: "It would be laughable if it wasn't so tragic."

Then you said:

I'm a bit disappointed, tbh. I was straight up trolling you, thinking you'd explode at me, but you only raged slightly. A low 3/10 for effect. I'll try harder next time.

You have flat admitted to trying to troll me and argue in bad faith. Listen my Martian friend, I can choose to deal with you however I wish. I dont have to bow to any of your triggered demands. You can REEEEEE at me all you want.

You are a bad Martian, and no cookies for you for awhile. If you dont like it, you can always refuse to deal with me. Nobody - NOBODY - is forcing you to continue this dialog.

Go sit and think about reading a book.

*Edit for formatting - and of course, an Extra helping of Snark.

Don't foget the ALT-RIGHT are not white supremecists but mostly reactionary Jewish Zionists playing the parts of white supremacists: they all voted for Trump by Jesus in AntiTrumpAlliance

[–]IamRedBeard 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I don't have to agree with you. You post in good faith with what you honestly believe.

I am willing to admit I dont know everything - or anything.

I am always wary of antisemitism, but I have to accept that any person of any faith especially faith based governments might not be good people. That is our world unfortunately.

I have taken in a lot of new information since coming here to Saidit. I am a little more open minded than I was two months ago.

No I dont always agree with you, but I think you are honest.

"Jeffrey Epstein dead in apparent suicide" by NoOil in news

[–]IamRedBeard 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

And Bibity Bobity Boo he's whisked off to live out his days as a royal exile.

Well. I dont believe it because I dont want to believe it. This is so entirely plausible it freaks me out.

But the last time he was in trouble he was treated like Royalty when any one of us would have been thrown under the jail until proven innocent.

This country has become so corrupt I dont even recognize it from when I was a kid.

I think ill try to immigrate to the isle of man and never turn on the TV or look at a news paper ever again.

U.S. NEWS Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide, left notes about high medical bills by IamRedBeard in AntiTrumpAlliance

[–]IamRedBeard[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You just made me laugh almost to tears.

I dont know if it was intentional or not, but Thank You. I hope you have a wonderful night.

U.S. NEWS Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide, left notes about high medical bills by IamRedBeard in AntiTrumpAlliance

[–]IamRedBeard[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Blah blah blah, you tried to troll me and now I dont take you seriously any more and you are sad about it. I know it hurts.

I have your racist dialog in black and white - unless you have deleted or changed it. You have a bucket of fallacies on your own yet you want to preach to me? I...

Okie doke.

Whatever,

At least if you are pestering me, you aren't bothering anybody else.

"Jeffrey Epstein dead in apparent suicide" by NoOil in news

[–]IamRedBeard 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yep.

U.S. NEWS Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide, left notes about high medical bills by IamRedBeard in AntiTrumpAlliance

[–]IamRedBeard[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You call that a long rant? That took me under two minutes to type. You just using two fingers these days? That's okay though, hunt and peck can still get er done.

You know you are right: I dont know you, and while some other people on here I strongly disagree with - a whole lot of them have redeeming qualities. But you are an established racist, some of the things you have said to me reeks of psychopathy, fuck man, I dont care If I can figure out what you are and if I did, I still dont care.

As far as I am concerned, the way you are all over the place, to me you could be a fucking Martian.

I dont mean that in a derogatory way. I mean it. You have made me believe that creatures from space have landed, are among us - and I am speaking to one now.

So no. I dont have you pegged one bit. I cant figure you at all. You are completely beyond my comprehension. Likely because you are from space.

Now I might be a bit off the pyramid here - but you have stated in print before that you have intended to troll me so I figure fair is fair. I never know when you are arguing in good faith or not - Or even what your goals are.

Right now your are just my little Martian online pet. Cause I cant get rid of ya, I might as well just feed ya and see how long you stick around.

Live long and I hope your butthole grows taste buds.

*Edited for grammar and extra snark.

"Jeffrey Epstein dead in apparent suicide" by NoOil in news

[–]IamRedBeard 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Finally it is proven that politicians on both The Left and The Right can come together to take care of a common problem.

U.S. NEWS Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide, left notes about high medical bills by IamRedBeard in AntiTrumpAlliance

[–]IamRedBeard[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Your local education is socialism. Your local police force is socialism. Your roads are Socialism. Your local government is held up by Socialism. The VA is held up by socialism. The funds for the 9/11 Survivors is paid for by socialism. Your power plant can run power cheaply to every corner of your town because its Crowd Funded. That is Socialism Homeskillit.

America already runs on socialism, my dude. And if we Taxed everybody Equally and closed the Tax Loopholes for the wealthy we could have affordable healthcare.

But you just keep voting republican and watch how nothing ever changes or gets better.

Wait what is the deficit now under Trump? That kind of spending just doesn't seem terribly conservative to me. Hmm.

U.S. NEWS Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide, left notes about high medical bills by IamRedBeard in AntiTrumpAlliance

[–]IamRedBeard[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

And yet us Libtards are the assholes for wanting affordable healthcare.

What happened to the America that I knew? by dcjogger in news

[–]IamRedBeard 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think luck has a lot to do with attitude. He seems to have a pretty good attitude :D

What happened to the America that I knew? by dcjogger in news

[–]IamRedBeard 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

I think this man is a better dad than I would be. How does he have that many kids and not have a sock filled with dimes in a holster at his waste?

Nah. This guy is a better person than me.

How come we never heard about all these other mass shootings? by BillionDollarEgg3 in AskSaidIt

[–]IamRedBeard 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Whataboutism: also known as whataboutery, is a variant of the tu quoque logical fallacy that attempts to discredit an opponent's position by charging them with hypocrisy without directly refuting or disproving their argument.

Cloudflare terminates service for 8chans by Ian in Internet

[–]IamRedBeard 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

TLDR.

I dont care any more. Your tin foil hat has won.

Whatever dude.

once you guys start making up your own facts the conversation is over.

I could tell you Santa is Fake and you'd come up with some shit from someplace with "Definitive Proof" with links and pictures and that is somehow correlates with the Face on Mars.

There is no winning with made up "Alternative Facts" pulled from nebulas conspiracy theory sites.

Cloudflare terminates service for 8chans by Ian in Internet

[–]IamRedBeard 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thats the way it is with your kind. If it was a black man you'd say "look at those animals!" If it was from an immigrant you'd say "Build a wall"

When its a middle class fundamental "Christian" white boy Its: "Fake News! Psyop! Alternative Facts!"

It would be laughable if it wasn't so tragic.

Cloudflare terminates service for 8chans by Ian in Internet

[–]IamRedBeard 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

There ya go trooper!

Dig in!

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""The four-page document, titled "The Inconvenient Truth," was published on the online message board 8chan about 20 minutes before the shooting. The writing is filled with white supremacist language and racist hatred aimed at immigrants and Latinos, and the author says he opposes "race mixing" and encourages immigrants to return to their home countries.

Some of the language of the manifesto reflects ideas from President Trump, Fox News and the modern Republican party. For example, the document warns of a "Hispanic invasion" and says Democrats are using "open borders" and "free healthcare for illegals" to attract new voters.""

You Nazi's think you are so clever by trying to turn the narrative.

It's not clever. It just makes you look like a Moron.

Edit: Oh man. I shouldn't have said that. I get you pissed off enough you might go shoot up a crowd.

Cloudflare terminates service for 8chans by Ian in Internet

[–]IamRedBeard 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

We are not talking about Reddit here. This is just a muddy water response.

"Most ebil nazis just want a homeland, not to kill."

This is the most asinine response to anything I have ever heard. Since it's coming from you I am completely unsurprised. White nationalists, White Supremacists and modern day Neo-Nazi's Want nothing more than to dominate with their shit ideology at whatever cost. Given enough time and power they will and DO kill. These are the people shooting up places in the last few days. These are the people that drove a car into a crowd and killed a girl. Have you not been paying attention?

My great Grandparents on both sides of my family fought and killed a whole bunch of bastards with their ideology 80 years ago.

That shit has no place in a civilized America. And anybody who follows it shits on the memories of their ancestors who fought killed and died in that war.

GO READ A BOOK

Cloudflare terminates service for 8chans by Ian in Internet

[–]IamRedBeard 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I spent some time there back in the early 00's. I saw the opposite of what you describe, which is why I decided to promote it no further, and it has continued to carry a shady reputation, so I never felt a need to go back.

If you found actual wholesome support there and people you could lean on - then I'm sorry other shitheads messed that up for you. I imagine you as a minority, though.

Maybe the next time somebody calls you a fag, it can warm the cockles of your heart, with fond sentimental memories.

Shit, it's probably already back up.

Cloudflare terminates service for 8chans by Ian in Internet

[–]IamRedBeard 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Categories of speech that are given lesser or no protection by the First Amendment (and therefore may be restricted) include obscenity, fraud, child pornography, speech integral to illegal conduct, speech that incites imminent lawless action, speech that violates intellectual property law, true threats, etc.

all of which are supported on 4chan and 8chan. There is a difference between free speech and the garbage hate that festers in those corners of the internet. I feel they have little purpose other than to keep society in the dark ages.

I just cannot find myself regretting their shut down.

And look - you make some good arguments and on some level I do agree with you but when I reach down deeper I just cant find myself feeling anything but good that they got sanctioned.

I agree with dissension and we should be able to have it. We should be able to voice our displeasure. But these place talk about killin "Nigger, kikes and Jews and nigger lovers" Etc. and that shit just has no place in a dream of a better society. I think places like that take angry misguided extremely smart and promising kids and weaponizes them.

Good riddance.

A MAGA hat guy attacked by young mob, beat down in Manhattan by BillionDollarEgg3 in politics

[–]IamRedBeard 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yea, I just saw a young guy get out of a truck and beat an old man protesting a trump rally.

I wonder if how I feel now is how my parents felt in the 60's

Things are a bit freaky.

A MAGA hat guy attacked by young mob, beat down in Manhattan by BillionDollarEgg3 in politics

[–]IamRedBeard 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Nailed it.

Cloudflare terminates service for 8chans by Ian in Internet

[–]IamRedBeard 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So you start a site and have no moderation. You allow Loli porn, and hate speech and some really dark misogyny that goes mostly uncensored and then want to whine when you get the worst of the FBI trolling your site?

So the FBI hung out on the darkest, shittiest places on the dark web and then wated for people to come in have a chat and then snagged them?

So the FBI went in to places that had a reputation for being Violent and then acted like other members - and when the hottest of the hotheads agreed to go killing folk they got arrested? That sounds about right. They controlled the environment and bypassed the shit talkers and went straight to the folks they figured would actually take action. That is a sting, not entrapment. Why wonder where the bomb is going to go off when you can control the time and place?

The FBI set up sites on the dark web to catch predators? They set up big signs that said "get your pedo here" and when people waltzed in they got tagged. Again - I see it threading the needle of the law - but if people weren't trolling for naked kids - they wouldn't have gotten caught.

Honestly I love when armchair lawyers like to scream entrapment. They ususally dont know what the hell they are talking about.

Ill tell you something about the FBI and Cops in general - The only difference between Pirates, thugs, criminals, sex offenders and reprobates of all kinds and people in law enforcement is a badge, with maybe 4 in 10 that really want to help and make a difference without compromising their morels.

Again. 8chan was/is a despicable place and cloudflare looked the other way as long as it could. 8chan became somebody they cant do business with any more. Its a business decision. And probably a good one. You will have your hate site back in a day or two. Shit - they cant shut down The Pirate Bay - They cant shut down 8chan either.

Cloudflare terminates service for 8chans by Ian in Internet

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Wrong. It is Precisely their business. It was a Business decision. Did you read their letter at all? Did you see the reasons they gave? And here is the thing about what you call censorship, because I think you are confused about it.

The freedom of speech gives you the right to criticize the government without fear of arrest. That means you can say for instance: Donald Trump is a treasonous carpet bagging Wall Street Yankee con artist warm handed mouth breathing red eyed bastard son of a bitch. And I cant be arrested for it.

But If I walked into a store that made MAGA Hats and said the same thing - They can show my ass the door. You could say they were trying to censor me - and that would be untrue. It is not censorship to show some shithead that is messing up your business the door.

It's CAPITALISM

The hate sight known as 8 chan will be up and running again by tomorrow. If it isn't up now. Im not going to check cause I dont want to end up on a Pedo list by the FBI - but you do you, buddy.

Joel Manners on Origin, developing Ultima, open-world game design, and more — Steemit by BillionDollarEgg3 in Gaming

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The Ultima series was probably my most favorite in the 80's. 3-4-5 all came with Cloth Maps, Coins, leather pouches and several books. Open world and non linear. You needed a Journal to keep track of your progress.

Talk about immersive. Good games. Good days.

How come we never heard about all these other mass shootings? by BillionDollarEgg3 in AskSaidIt

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So whatcha got here? A bunch of faces on a wall. No link to crimes. Just a general explanation that they shot some people. This could be a wall of Jay walkers for all we know.

But lets say they are mass shooters. They didnt get the coverage they deserved, is that your point? All this does is re affirm that there needs to be gun reform - at least that is how the Dems will politicize it. All you have done is make that point more clear.

And your Whataboutism still does NOT clear Trump and FOX news for inciting this latest rash of violence.

While we are talking about FOX - keep in mind they decided not to cover those shootings either, apparently. And FOX never lets a reason to spread hate a vitriol slip by so why do you tell us why these people weren't covered more Broadly?

3rd unIDD shooter off 4chan by [deleted] in The_Donald

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I dont understand why you Conservitives, Righties and alt-righties just dont just Own this.

This is exactly what you have been wanting. Well now your getting it.

Its so funny to me that when its a black man the right says "Look at those animals" When its somebody from out of town its: "We gotta build a wall" When its a white middle class Fundamentalist good "Christian" boy its a "False Flag."

Since Obama was elected you people have been looking for a way to punish the rest of America. Well, now this is the result.

You should be happy.

Own your evil shit.

Cloudflare terminates service for 8chans by Ian in Internet

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Yes, shame on them for having Morals and getting rid of a Loli site that promotes misogyny and hate. How backwards and amoral do you have to be to see this as a bad thing?

Organize maga in your area by E73nf73jd7 in The_Donald

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So... Socialism is okay if you are trying to win an election? You realize, if you were just good people ALL the time, instead of when you were just trying to win elections - you would never have a problem winning elections. But you only do it when it benefits you. To manipulate. To be false. Why not just be what you pretend to be?

Kamala Harris Didn’t Send 1500 People To Jail For Pot — It Was More Than That by dcjogger in news

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This woman is noting but a politician. She might run on a Democrat ticket but she is neither D or R. She is establishment all the way. If this were the 80's she'd likely have to run as Republican. She talks about gun reform to sound like a Democrat. The only reason she can run as Dem is because she is moderate.

She is 79 and sentenced to jail for feeding stray cats by dcjogger in news

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We live in a nation that is outlawing compassion.

El Paso Shooter Identified Online As Trump Supporter Who Didn’t Like ‘Race Mixing’. (Probably got turned down by a pretty Mexican girl and couldn't take the rejection. Likely referred to himself as a 'nice guy') by IamRedBeard in AntiTrumpAlliance

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"The El Paso shooting was the second mass shooting in as many weeks reportedly attributed to white supremacists. Just last week, Santino William Legan killed multiple people attending the Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California. That shooting and Saturday’s shooting in El Paso were the latest in a growing string of attempted and carried-out mass shootings attributed to overt pro-white racism that has soared since Trump was elected."

SaidIt BANNED ME for being LIBERAL!!! by VantaFount in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Oh, but you are making a life. Right here on the internets. Arguing with strangers and making Frenimies. Come on, is the time really wasted if you enjoyed wasting the time?

SaidIt BANNED ME for being LIBERAL!!! by VantaFount in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Proof is in the puddin'. See? You are still here. :D

SaidIt BANNED ME for being LIBERAL!!! by VantaFount in MeanwhileOnReddit

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You can get bent, also. I'm still shaking my head over the nonsensical bullshit you jizzed out last time we spoke. You of all people need to crack open a book.

Maybe not even to read it, though. That would be too much to ask from the likes of you.

Just put your nose in the crease and slam it shut on your head until you're dizzy. At least then you will get something out of it.

Exclusive: FBI document warns conspiracy theories are a new domestic terrorism threat by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

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Look, Im not going to sit here and say that Big bad people in big evil buildings aren't hatching some diabolical shit up somewhere. But I gotta say that some of the stuff you guys get up to is pretty wacky

The earth is flat and we have never gone to space but we have been visited by aliens that might actually be angels. Dinosaurs are of the Devil, there is an actual thing as magic, some great savior once got nailed to a stick but he became a zombie and saved all our souls buy giving up a three day weekend but then rode a cloud up into space saying he was gonna come back and stick it to the man and then... never did.

Some folks will believe any damn thing and get all riled up about it and next thing you know start shooting people over it.

I was browsing the Q anon thread that my step brother swore to god was gonna "open my eyes" and I shit you not there was a thread that started something along the lines of:

"On the day trump got elected Hillary sent 7 unknown people to an undisclosed location and and they had a meeting"

And on that bullshit alone there was an uproar of "Lock her ups" and how they were gonna kill all the libtards and blah, blah, blah.

Man you can just throw any nonsensical thing out there without any evidence AT ALL and those people will think you have stumbled up on something profound.

Hillary Clinton orders eight pieces of toast every morning but she might only eat three or maybe five. The messages are in the Toast. The Deep State takes their orders by the TOAST! LOCK HER UP!!! Fucking Q-anan goes wild

But yea, I can also see how this development could be abused and turned into a really bad deal.

SaidIt BANNED ME for being LIBERAL!!! by VantaFount in MeanwhileOnReddit

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We already have a presidud. But also fuck Kamala. Hell Tom you'd probably like her more than you think she hangs so fucking far to the right except for her stance on guns and fuck her for that too.

SaidIt BANNED ME for being LIBERAL!!! by VantaFount in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Yea, Im a big ol' loud mouth Liberal that posts anti Trump articles all over the place and gets in peoples faces with my belief in science and logic and throws sticky shitposts at people and I haven't been banned. I think there is a difference between Spamming and stating your opinion.

I dunno I wasn't there. But you have to be an ENORMOUS asshole to get kicked off saidit.

"California Should Be Embarrassed" - State Passes Law Banning Trump From Ballot Unless Tax Returns Released by fred_red_beans in politics

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I think it is only good if every politician form every party is made to be transparent - that is all. People act like it is a step back when in actuality it is a step forward and overdue.

It just took a fat belligerent corrupt traitorous Wall Street carpet bagging crook to make it passed into a law, that's all.

"California Should Be Embarrassed" - State Passes Law Banning Trump From Ballot Unless Tax Returns Released by fred_red_beans in politics

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The people are demanding - Demanding - Transparency from politicians and you call that Banana Republic? I think this exerpt from an article sums up nicely why we are actually a Banana Republic now:

" Trump later declared that Article 2 of the constitution affords him carte blanche to "do whatever" he wants as president, without any legal repercussions at any time, from any quarter."

Demanding transparency from elected officials I think, is in fact the opposite of what you are trying to say. That's why it's called 'Public Office' and being a 'Servant Of the People'. Not yourself. You have no privacy as an elected official and you choose that when you choose power in America.

This is nothing but good for the future on the nation.

Years of Income Needed to Pay off a House by magnora7 in maps

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Holy shit. That has got to be the first sentence I have ever seen you type that didn't contain the word "cuck" or "Jew" or some other racist nonsensical crap.

That must have hurt you.

Minimum Wage Hikes Are Wiping Out Jobs by dcjogger in news

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Bullshit. My dad was a manager for Captain D's back in the 80's. We were able to buy a house, we had a boat, we had a decent car - we got to go on vacations.

Do dont go telling me that restaurant jobs cant provide living wages for families. Once upon a time, they did.

Some of the rest of your statements are just so full of hyperbole it's pointless to dispute. Its like your angry that some - any - poor person anywhere might actually get to live because somebody was kind enough to provide a charity or program that might allow them to get a modicum of health care if they couldn't afford it.

That right there tells us where your heart - or lack of one, is. Its funny that you are complexity okay with corporate bailouts (cause you dont seems to be bitching about that kind of socialism at all) - hell yea, you will bail out Bank of America, but god forbid your neighbor gets a hand up because the factory closed and went overseas.

We can save CEO's when they misspend (and they can get a raise on top of it) But its somehow shameful to help hungry kids get a school lunch or school supplies so that they can learn.

Bullshit. The money is there to pay a living wage. The programs are there - they are just being used to help the wealthy, because, lets face it: We fucking hate the poor in this country and you are only worth something if you can make a dollar for somebody else.

I run my own business, I pay taxes too - they only difference Is hate when my Taxes go to help the wealthy and not the kid down the road get shoes because his mom is dying of cancer, or alcoholism, or any other of a thousand problems that can crush what was once a functional family.

The money is there. There will be an adjustment period because they have held off raising the wage for so long. But then they will adjust, vacuums will be filled, weak companies will die (like Capitalism intended) and other companies will fill the hole they left and people with living wages will spend their extra money that they now have and stimulate the economy and life will go on. Only it will go on better for people at the bottom - and maybe there will be less social programs because people wont need them as much because TA DAA - they have a living wage.

What happened to the America that I knew? by dcjogger in news

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There are people in "hoods" drive a nicer car than I do and I own my own business. Well... Hehe, I guess so do they.

Nobody wants free shit. Is a living wages, affordable heath care and education so much to ask? by IamRedBeard in AntiTrumpAlliance

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Only in this country will people stand and look me straight in the eye, hands on hips and proudly say: "My children and future grandchildren dont deserve a living wage, affordable health care or college or the right to retire at an age they can enjoy it"

“She’s Dangerous”: GOP Insiders Fear Kamala Could Be the Next Obama by lara in politics

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Hillary knew since her husband was in that office that she was going to run for it. From that point on she could have kept her nose clean - made clear decisions and stayed out of entanglements that would make her look bad. She didn't.

She could have had it in the bag, but she was so tied up being a politician that she barely knew what her base was or wanted. I felt like she was so out of touch with us that were supposed to be her base, her constituents. The only thing going for her was that she was a career politician and had the experience to be the first female in that office. Other than being a Lady President, and the first at that, and also "Not Trump" was her only appeal.

a great many Liberals wanted Bernie, and when the DNC threw him under the bus it caused a rift - a rift that they really dont want to acknowledge these days, but a rift none the less. I was living in one of the most liberal cities on the planet at the time so I saw the division right there in Austin.

It was like the wind went out of everybody.

Then she did nothing to mend it. Clueless ironclad ignorant bitch.

She could have won it if she concentrated on being a Democrat and acted like it. Instead she was just a left leaning career politician like any other. Indistinguishable from the rest, other than she had tits.

Russia meddled. Deny that all you guys want, but they meddled, and yet it would not have mattered if the Dems weren't completely divided after Bernie got the shaft.

“She’s Dangerous”: GOP Insiders Fear Kamala Could Be the Next Obama by lara in politics

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Kamala is a false Liberal. A 'moderate' Democrat that in the 80's probably would have been considered a Republican. And she says she is coming for guns. Proud Lefty though I am, I dont abide that much. (I guess country livin' liberals aren't the same as city livin' liberals) I think she wants in the History books, more than she wants to help America.

I would pretty much say Anything is better than that traitorous doughnut we have in the Oval Office right now, but I dont trust that lady.

What happened to the America that I knew? by dcjogger in news

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Believe it or not, yea. Much, much better.

Years of Income Needed to Pay off a House by magnora7 in maps

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The Dodd-Frank act has been helping in that area, but they are already trying to chip away at it. I know they were going after it in 2018, I dont know if they have hit it any more this year. To be honest, the Brand New Scandal every single week out of the White House could distract the most focused saint, I believe. I haven't had the heart to see what else they have done.

If there was something that Obama protected, Trump has been sure to try to tear it down.

Everybody is throwing a party saying that this is the best economy ever and yet those same people are deliberately not looking at the deficit, that by now plummets right through hell, to places here to fore previously unexplored.

I dont know who is going to clean this mess up, but I bet it will be a Democrat and they will be blamed for the fallout of Trumps mess.

These companies are getting these tax break and firing their employees and buying their own stock and artificially pumping up their numbers like this eventually isn't going to come crashing down again.

How could it all not be deliberate? Of course it is. Even being prepared for it I'm scared as hell.

Years of Income Needed to Pay off a House by magnora7 in maps

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Irish decent, actually. But a racist piece of shit psychopath like you probably has plenty to say about the Irish too, I bet.

God you are a garbage human. The more you type, the more you prove it.

If your parents would have loved you, they would have taught you better. I pity you.

Years of Income Needed to Pay off a House by magnora7 in maps

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Good Christian, you are. Thank you for proving my point Exactly.

:D

Years of Income Needed to Pay off a House by magnora7 in maps

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HA HA HA AH not if your saving up for the next housing collapse! Thank you Mr. Trump for removing those protections so we can get a repeat of 2008 sooner than later.

Years of Income Needed to Pay off a House by magnora7 in maps

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You are about the nastiest meanest most foul black hearted commenter I come across in these forums. If you are what an Ideal "Christian" is, atheism has got to be a better alternative. Never heard an Atheist call me a "jew" lover. When I dated a wonderful black woman I dont believe it was Atheists that called me a "Nigger Lover" I'm pretty sure I have never seen Athiests line up at a dead soldiers grave with signs saying God hated him.

In fact, a great deal of mass shooters were "Good Christians" Tell you hawhat: I am great deal more afraid of rabid Christians in this country than I am Atheists.

For Sure.

Minimum Wage Hikes Are Wiping Out Jobs by dcjogger in news

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This crap thinking right here is the problem. Nobody is asking for what you are saying. What the hell? All people are asking for is a living wage - just like our parents and grandparents did. Retirement at an age you can enjoy it is unreasonable? Statements like this make me think somebody like you is a some shill in a corporate cubicle paid to spread this kind of hyperbolic crap.

You make it sound like a livable wage is completely unreasonable. It just makes no sense.

Elon Musk: ‘My dad will have a carefully thought-out plan of evil. He will plan evil. Almost every crime you can possibly think of, he has done. by BillionDollarEgg3 in whatever

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Every single thing you say is black and psychotic.

Court sides with police officer who fatally shot man after pursuit by dcjogger in news

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I dont agree with it, but I cant blame the cop either. What are you going to do with a man who drives like that, has no care for others or himself, is drunk and out of control and aggressive?

I think a Tazer should have been an option for the officer - less lethal means should be at a cops disposal. But if you dont know that in this country if you act nuts they are going to shoot you, then you dont read much.

All alone on a dark rainy night with an aggressive drunk loonitic, I think gives the cop a pass.

Cop Who Accidentally Shot 10-Year-Old When Aiming For Family Dog Can’t Be Sued, Federal Court Rules by dcjogger in news

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What kind of world do we live in when a man, a stranger with a badge can come into your home, try to shoot your dog and hit your kid - and yet somehow determine that your constitutional rights weren't violated.

Man this shit needs reform bad.

Florida woman was fined $100,000 for a dirty pool and overgrown grass. When do fines become excessive? by dcjogger in news

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This is just another form of gate keeping. Yea, she needs to clean her shit up, but things like this dont happen when things are good. Nice to kick people while they are down and impose fines that will give excuses to take property.

In a Red State, if you dont have money you aren't a person and you are not worth compassion.

This is red state republican "Small Government" for you.

R.I.P. Rutger Hauer : 23 januari 1944 - 19 juli 2019 by [deleted] in nederland

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Such an underrated actor. He worked until the time he died, never sat on his laurels. Not only picked good movies he will be remembered for but also starred in movies he could have fun with. You have Lady hawk that some would call an 80's classic, but then there was Blind Fury Fury - which was enjoyable but also 90's cheese. I always wanted to see so much more of what he pulled out of Blade Runner I thought he would have been great in more real Drama. Having said that - I know I have about six movies here in the house I will be watching all day tomorrow.

He went too young.

Regulations Cost U.S. Business More Than Canada’s GDP by dcjogger in news

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Oh man! The Regulations that stop things like the Housing crisis in 2008 and Regulations that help keep our water safe and our environment clean and keep business from taking advantage and ruining the lives of American citizens is costing them so much money?!?!

I just might cry for those billionaires and their planes.

Don't forget how they laughed and joked and threw parties when they took houses in 2008. Don't forget how they are Busting Unions, instilling "right to Work" regulations that (By The Way), take away your rights to work. Lets talk about how they actively fight giving a working wage to average Americans, no matter the tax breaks, no matter the bail outs.

Bailouts for corporations are not Capitalism by the way - it's Corporatism. If you give these business an inch they will take miles and Americans wont see the benefits either way.

Let them fail, let them die, let better businesses replace them if they cant hack it. THAT is Capitalism.

Edited some words

We need to wake up before it is too late. by IamRedBeard in AntiTrumpAlliance

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It's Political Nous - No 'e' and 'Hitler' needs to be capitalized.

We need to wake up before it is too late. by IamRedBeard in AntiTrumpAlliance

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SO:

I refused to take the conversation any further with somebody who most likely didn't pass fifth Grade.

Further conversation with you is just like your existence:

Pointless.

Baby formula burglary arrests - Star Weekly by SierraKiloBravo in MelbourneAU

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I swear these baby formula junkies are destroying the world. Horrible thing to see a man snorting baby formula of the tits of a woman in what used to be nice places.

Claims of google censoring "christian" but allowing "muslim" by dark_devil_dd in censorship

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'Gnostics' are heretics and worse than 'unbelievers'.

I just did a search for that and got nothing of the kind. What exactly is being censored? I'm not trying to fight or disprove you, I'm honestly trying to understand.

I can see Theopedia calling Gnosticism Heresy but many many others just giving definitions and examples seemingly without bias. Because that happens to come up in a google search, I dont think that means that there is censoring going on - because I'm getting much more information that isn't that.

Do you think it might be a Regional thing? I wonder if I would get different results by changing countries with a VPN? I'm curious to try now.

I heard they were also censoring Piracy and file sharing sites but I haven't had a problem there either.

Maybe it helps that I have installed some privacy and ad blocking apps to Chrome? What I can say is that I am now much more informed, it seems, than I was about the Gnostic faith than I was twenty minutes ago.

This Is How Earth and Other Planets Really Move Around The Galaxy by EndlessSunflowers in videos

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I'm sure you think so, if you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling.

Health Warning by EndlessSunflowers in LateStageCapitalism

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I run my own business. I haven't had to punch a clock for years, so I am on capitalism side by action if not by philosophy. But let me tell you about poor folk and "I want stuff for free"

I have found it just isn't true. I have found people working forty and fifty hours a week and not being able to pay bills, have insurance, medicine, or if they do, no money to buy food. I can see why some people give up and live on the streets.

You can kill yourself trying to live up to even the minimum standards of American expectations and still not be able to make it.

When I was a kid in the 80's my dad was a manager for Captain D's. Back then he was able to buy a decent house. We had a boat and a nice, if not brand new car. We were middle class... if lower, middle class. Once upon a time this was possible on a fast food managers salary.

Now managers get paid - sometimes little more than the people they employ. It used to be if you fell on hard times you could grab a quick gas station job that might hold you over until you could find something better. And it just isn't that way any more. Once upon a time you could March right up to a man and assert yourself and your qualifications and walk out with a job.

None of that works anymore. It's real easy for somebody that has been working their way up from the 70's and 80's to look down on people today because somehow they think it's the same as it was when they were younger. You just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps - and that just isn't the way it works any more.

I'm seeing people working 80 hour weeks and still not being able to afford the things they need and then people like you telling them to "stop asking for free shit" when they still have to go on food stamps - when they are working themselves to the bone and still cant make it.

Capitalism without compassion is no better than Stallins' communism.

Only in this country will Americans fight for the Rich to keep other Americans down.

I was able to start my own business - but I am aware enough to know that I GOT LUCKY - It fell in my lap and I have no idea what I would do if I had to start all over again in this new America.