Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby Moderator » Mon May 27, 2013 12:39 pm

Ezra Lb. wrote:Only 19% of Los Angelenos bothered to vote in the last Mayoral election!


Bing, frickin', O!

In other words, 10-11% of the populace.

The problem is with the people, Frank. Not the system of government.

Anarchy is not the answer, it's simply a different set of inequalities and problems.
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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby Gwyneth M905 » Mon May 27, 2013 9:10 pm

Barber wrote:
Ezra Lb. wrote:Only 19% of Los Angelenos bothered to vote in the last Mayoral election!


Bing, frickin', O!

In other words, 10-11% of the populace.

The problem is with the people, Frank. Not the system of government.

Anarchy is not the answer, it's simply a different set of inequalities and problems.


Anarchy would simply devolve further into the oligarchy we are already slipping into, with the super-rich barricading themselves behind gated communities with heavily armed private security. The middle class would disappear, the poor would be crushed.

I am hopeful for the future, as the Millennials seem to be inclined to vote:

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Elections/ ... new-normal

Do you know what the participation percent was for young people in the LA Mayoral race? I could google it, but it's more fun discussing it with you Angelinos. :)

And OMG! Are the Koch Bros. still purchasing the LATimes?
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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby Moderator » Mon May 27, 2013 11:40 pm

Welcome back, Gwyn!!

Interesting question about the percentage of younger voters. Will see of I can track down some stats.

Starting my new job tomorrow, so it might be a couple days...
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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby Gwyneth M905 » Mon May 27, 2013 11:52 pm

Barber wrote:Welcome back, Gwyn!!
[snips]

Starting my new job tomorrow, so it might be a couple days...


Good to be in da house, Steven!

"Break a leg" tomorrow! Good luck! :)

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby FrankChurch » Tue May 28, 2013 10:43 am

Ezra, we are the leading terrorist state. There is no worse state.

The people are not terrorists, our elites are.

Anarchism is democracy in full. Limits on democracy is what leads to tyranny.

MLK said that America is the biggest supporter of violence in the world. Did he hate America?

Barber wants me to love the system. Like loving a microwave oven..lol

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby FrankChurch » Tue May 28, 2013 10:44 am

Gwyn, Barber may be a CIA plant. hehe.

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Tue May 28, 2013 11:13 am

FrankChurch wrote:Ezra, we are the leading terrorist state. There is no worse state.

The people are not terrorists, our elites are.

Anarchism is democracy in full. Limits on democracy is what leads to tyranny.

MLK said that America is the biggest supporter of violence in the world. Did he hate America?

Barber wants me to love the system. Like loving a microwave oven..lol


Sometimes you say things with which I find myself in surprising agreement. Other times, you are so full of shit I can't stay in the same room.

This is one of the latter.

You know why it's so easy to maintain those kinds of opinions here? Because it's relatively safe to do so. Gosh, what a terrible place to live.

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby FrankChurch » Tue May 28, 2013 12:01 pm

You mean truthful opinions? You are right, truth isn't good for ratings. And when it is, they just eat the ratings loss. Propaganda gains always put eggs in the column in the end.

Rios Montt's sentence was overturned. Joy, our war criminals get off, how typical.

One of the delightful things Montt ordered was soldiers to grab babies by the legs and bash their heads against rocks. They submerged soldiers in shit to get them tough. Real partiers those freedom fighters.

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby FrankChurch » Tue May 28, 2013 12:33 pm

My girl Abby Martin interviews my Chomskers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlONaMmI ... iA&index=3

Abby is soooooooooooo hot.

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby FrankChurch » Tue May 28, 2013 12:34 pm

Holy shit, I sent Chomsky that line about Joe Klein. Neato. Joe Klein should be beat down. Friedman would pee his pants and cry.

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby FrankChurch » Thu May 30, 2013 10:33 am

One of our wonderful generals is going to cash in:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/3 ... 58253.html

Just let Wall Street control us, fuck it.

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby FrankChurch » Thu May 30, 2013 10:35 am

Bob Shieffer is mad because he can't get more insider guests:

http://www.fair.org/blog/2013/05/28/bob ... -his-show/

Book Chomsky, he'd do it. I know, he would piss off your masters.

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby Moderator » Thu May 30, 2013 11:03 am

FrankChurch wrote:Gwyn, Barber may be a CIA plant. hehe.


You calling me a vegetable?

Unless it's an avocado tree. I could be an avocado tree.
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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby FrankChurch » Thu May 30, 2013 12:23 pm

Now you're a pre-dip. hehe.

Barber, how far is the nearest park to your house?

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby Moderator » Thu May 30, 2013 12:41 pm

FrankChurch wrote:Now you're a pre-dip. hehe.

Barber, how far is the nearest park to your house?


A block, give or take.

You?
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