The US is not a democracy it is a republic..and everything defined therein...
I'll leave it up to the gentle readers to investigate the difference.
"As opposed to those who get their "facts" from talk radio and Fox News?"
Because these sources report the facts. Unlike the MSM who dont even report on some stories at all!!
September 17, 2011 | 17:09
As NewsBusters reported Friday, despite the growing scandal involving solar panel company Solyndra and President Obama being sixteen days old, the prime time programs of MSNBC have not said a single word about the matter.
But hey...this is slashdot...
So dont worry your silly little mushfilled head about my post refuting your point. This will be mod'd far below sea-level so that nobody will 'exposed' to my retort.
"More like "I'm done paying for your BMWs, I can't even afford food anymore!".
Huh? Did you come up with that one while stinking up a public park along with your other whiners?
Let me ask you...
How does somebody 'pay for another's BMW', if they can't afford food?
Afterall, its your CHOICE to buy that iTwitPhone or other toy that was made possible by 'eveeel capitialism'.
Oh nevermind...Such a discussion would make you have to think..and besides..posing such a question always results in getting mod'd to -12.
Oh..what the hell..
I know I'll be mod'd down...
But I'll cite the venona papers.
"The Venona project specifically references at least 349 pseudonyms in the United Statesâ"including citizens, immigrants, and permanent residentsâ"who cooperated in various ways with Soviet intelligence agencies, however not all were ever identified. In public hearings before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI) conducted by McCarthy, 83 persons plead the fifth amendment right against self incrimination. An additional 9 persons refused to testify on constitutional grounds in private hearings, and their names were not made public.  Of the 83 persons pleading the fifth amendment, several have been identified by NSA and FBI as agents of the Soviet Union in the Venona project involved in espionage. "
Heck..even the all to over-cited wiki-thingy mentions it. (Tho they water it down a bit)
"These authors frequently cite new evidence, in the form of Venona decrypted Soviet messages, Soviet espionage data now opened to the West, and newly released transcripts of closed hearings before McCarthy's subcommittee, asserting that these have vindicated McCarthy by showing that many of his identifications of Communists were correct. These and other authors have said that Venona and the Soviet archives have revealed that the scale of Soviet espionage activity in the United States during the 1940s and 1950s was larger than many scholars suspected, and that this too is a vindication of McCarthy.
After reviewing evidence from Venona and other sources, historian John Earl Haynes concluded that, of 159 people identified on lists used or referenced by McCarthy, evidence was substantial that nine had aided Soviet espionage efforts. He suggested that a majority of those on the lists could legitimately have been considered security risks, but that a substantial minority could not."
If you want get into the 205 vs 57 head count....no problem.
We can debate the details all day..but to completely dismiss this as 'hysterical and insane'..is well..hysterical and insane on your part.
Welp..that lil bit should be enough to have me shouted down and modded into oblivious...right?
Evidently the wackjobs at the EPA think straw/hay is evil...
---Now that EPA has declared hay a pollutant, every farmer and rancher that stores hay, or that leaves a broken hay bale in the field, is potentially violating EPA rules and subject to an EPA enforcement action,â responded Callicrate. âoeHow far are we going to let this agency go before we stand up and do something about it?---
I got tired of residential restrictions. The caps in particular.
So..I went biz class.. and I'm now 'in heaven'.
No blocks..NO CAPS.
I also got rid of cable TV. Because I have no caps, I stream HD content at will with no worries.
Call me old fashioned..I prefer a land line...
As for TV? Nope..I cut the cord. And even after one day of no cable, I didnt miss it at all.
My entertainment comes local media, a pair of boxee boxes and xbmc. And as mentioned before, No block, no caps...so no worries there.
Try what I did...
I went with a small biz with comcast
22/5....A business SLA...NO CAPS...NO BLOCKS..(Evidently no shaping either)
Plus full unlimited phone.
Total: $139 a month.
Its a nerds dream... Just sell me the pipe and leave me alone.
"When the going gets tough, the tough get empirical." -- Jon Carroll