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zahratustra May 1st, 2013 18:16

Just when you thought you have heard everything…
 
…here comes Census Reform Act!
The bill, introduced last week by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), would bar the U.S. Census Bureau from conducting nearly all surveys except for a decennial population count:
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-1…13hr1638ih.pdf

Thrasher May 1st, 2013 19:06

The paranoids are trying to take over the government. Someone needs to medicate the water in the Capitol. ;)

blatantninja May 1st, 2013 19:10

And by medicate, you mean poison right? :)

Thrasher May 1st, 2013 19:14

No, that would be terrible….

zahratustra May 1st, 2013 19:50

And those aren't just some random guys spewing nonsense over the internet. They are your duly elected representatives…

blatantninja May 1st, 2013 20:19

This is what you get when 90% of the voting public shouldn't be allowed to vote.

Thrasher May 1st, 2013 20:45

Or those that are indoctrinated by false sensational information on the airwaves, and cable.

dteowner May 1st, 2013 21:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thrasher (Post 1061195801)
Or those that are indoctrinated by false sensational information on the airwaves, and cable.

Yeah, you've got to keep a close eye on those MSNBC and HuffPo loons. ;)

blatantninja May 1st, 2013 21:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thrasher (Post 1061195801)
Or those that are indoctrinated by false sensational information on the airwaves, and cable.

Like, I said, 90%

Thrasher May 1st, 2013 22:17

I try not to watch or listen. So hard to find good news sources nowadays. Even AM radio news stations are terribly biased to favor their corporate masters.

Thrasher May 2nd, 2013 00:11

On a related note:

Quote:

Sanders Raises Questions on FCC Nominee

BURLINGTON, Vt., May 1 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today issued the following statement after President Barack Obama nominated telecommunications industry lobbyist Tom Wheeler to head the Federal Communications Commission:

“The appointment of a chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is a matter of enormous consequence. Before the Senate votes on Mr. Wheeler’s confirmation, the American people deserve to know where he stands on one of the most important issues facing our nation: the fact that more and more of our media are owned and controlled by fewer and fewer multi-national media conglomerates. Will Mr. Wheeler support that dangerous trend or will he oppose it?

“In 1983, the American media was dominated by 50 companies. Today, media ownership is overwhelmingly concentrated in just six corporations: Comcast, Disney, Time Warner, News Corp., Viacom and CBS. In a move that would make a bad situation worse, the FCC is considering whether to allow even more consolidation. Under the latest proposal, one corporation in the top 20 media markets could own a major newspaper, two television stations, up to eight radio stations and provide Internet service. I agree with the overwhelming majority of Americans who oppose more media consolidation because it would result in less local control, fewer outlets offering differing viewpoints and less ownership diversity.

“I also am troubled that President Obama would appoint the former head of two major industry lobbying associations to regulate the industry. The head of the FCC should be looking out first and foremost for the public interest and may have to stand up to some of our nation's biggest media and telecom companies.

“I look forward to hearing from Mr. Wheeler regarding his views on media consolidation and other important issues that will come before the commission.”

zahratustra May 2nd, 2013 13:49

Well, US political system was once a plutocracy, recovered and now is heading back that way.

dteowner May 2nd, 2013 14:13

When exactly did it recover? It was just a different set of names at the tops of the fat checks.

blatantninja May 2nd, 2013 14:14

Disgusting that this shithead is being considered for the head of the FCC.

Alrik Fassbauer May 6th, 2013 14:59

[Cynism]I thought that Americans had nothing against monopolies ?[/Cynism]


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