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May 1st, 2013, 19:16
…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
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May 1st, 2013, 20:06
The paranoids are trying to take over the government. Someone needs to medicate the water in the Capitol.
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And by medicate, you mean poison right?

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May 1st, 2013, 20:14
No, that would be terrible….
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May 1st, 2013, 20:50
And those aren't just some random guys spewing nonsense over the internet. They are your duly elected representatives…
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May 1st, 2013, 21:19
This is what you get when 90% of the voting public shouldn't be allowed to vote.

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May 1st, 2013, 21:45
Or those that are indoctrinated by false sensational information on the airwaves, and cable.
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May 1st, 2013, 22:11
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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.

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Or those that are indoctrinated by false sensational information on the airwaves, and cable.
Like, I said, 90%

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May 1st, 2013, 23:17
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.
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May 2nd, 2013, 01:11
On a related note:

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.”
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May 2nd, 2013, 14:49
Well, US political system was once a plutocracy, recovered and now is heading back that way.
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May 2nd, 2013, 15:13
When exactly did it recover? It was just a different set of names at the tops of the fat checks.

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May 2nd, 2013, 15:14
Disgusting that this shithead is being considered for the head of the FCC.

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May 6th, 2013, 15:59
[Cynism]I thought that Americans had nothing against monopolies ?[/Cynism]

“ Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.“ (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
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