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Ah, the fickle mistress that is the law of Supply & Demand. Guess all the gun nuts should've paid more attention in economics class before they all started losing their collective S.H.I.T. and started buying up guns by the truckload. The weapons manufacturers are once again laughing all the way to the bank while the news media conglomerates spread their messages of fear.

It's a shame the Occupy movement(s) didn't do more to open the collective conciousness of the knuckle-draggers and TV zombies. We have too many distractions taking our attention away from the real problems that need fixing. How many fingers need to be pointed at the wrong problem before we finally get back to the root of the problem?

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Following Up....

And can we take a minute to laugh at the stupidity of our fellow citizens thinking it'll be their GUNS that'll keep our government from having its way with us and not EDUCATION? Knowledge is and will forever be more powerful than the most powerful firearm we can construct, and there are politicians over there on the right that want us to believe otherwise. They want us all to be about as bright as sheep so they can treat us as such; sadly, too many of us are already there.

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the real world......

is exactly why i miss gd concerts so much. such a wonderful all day getaway from our daily pursuit of not getting shot, not getting busted and not being homeless - formerly known as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

also, in the real world, the asylum patients here in wisconsin are now complaining that their much coveted assault rifles - which are just the hottest ticket right now - are being unfairly priced out of their range (**guns that were $900 3 weeks ago at the gun shows are now $2,000 - wpr).

to which i would just like to say, "sometimes capitalism is a righteous bitch." tee hee :)

(and the patriot act, yeah....................kudzu and colonoscopies are less invasive).

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Nobody wants "the real world"

In fact, I think more people are employed preserving a communal level of denial.

Nice rant though.

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The Real World

I just don't understand the people of America. Well, those individuals that are kicking, screaming, and flinging their poo over Big Brother coming to take away their guns, anyway. Anyone with a moderate level of intelligence should be able to read the Constitution and understand that it gave MILITIAS the right to bear arms, not ordinary citizens. Why is it okay to take the Constitution, which was intended to be taken LITERALLY, and warp it to suit one's needs?

What's on the verge of giving me an aneurism on a daily basis is how no one seems upset over the fact that our government has continued their policy of unwarranted wiretapping, the right to lock you up for no reason, and now the right to lock you up indefinitely? Policies, might I add, that WERE NOT instituted by President Obama but by former-President George W. Bush. Why is nothing he did during his 8 years in the Oval Office open for ridicule? Why does he get a free pass for putting us all in this predicament in the first place?

When is this country going to wake up and realize that we're all responsible for our own actions? Stop expecting everyone else to raise your kids and teach them right from wrong. Stop allowing the media conglomerates to do and say whatever they please, because they're distorting our perception of "reality." Stop trying to make me think and talk and dress and act like everyone else. Like Bob Mould said, "I can't think of anything that makes me more upset. People talk all this rhetoric, forgive but not forget. I don't rape, I don't pillage other peoples' lives. I don't practice what you preach, and I won't see through your eyes."

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Has Anyone Told

Agents Smart & 99?

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"Anonymous" Hacker Group threatens "Chaos!"

Just thought I'd let you know.

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We Want: Information!

Corporations are locking up gobs of information and trying to make it private property.
I think what happened to the Wikki Leaks founder is happening to a lot of "Freedom Of Information" activists. This guy is in exile in Ecuador now.

An expert in the field, a college professor specializing in ethics, said that it was good that these kinds of cases are going before the courts. The government does a terrible job of differentiating between crackers, hackers and open-source/FOI. We need strong delineation of our culture. Criminal crackers need to be locked up, Corporations need to be restrained.

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Hillary Clinton

Is bobbing and weaving, story-telling, history creating in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Benghazi. Now, the Republicans are dragging Rice through the mud again so that Hillary can explain why her talking points were correct at the time. She has a blood clot on the head all right, all the Republicans on this committee...

Gawd, give this woman a break!

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Obama's 2nd Inauguration

An unheard of 900,000 people turned out to the capitol mall to brave chilly temps. for Obama's 2nd swearing in,which actually happened yesterday due to a quirk in the calender. Obama is truly the people's candidate. He swore the oath on Lincoln and MLK's bible. If all of this seems extraordinary, it is. This man has the youth (at 52) and vigor to do battle on the budget and gun control in the narrow parameters of his second term.

I rarely gush about presidents but this one has already set his legacy with a health care plan and now seems intent on going where the issues are and doing battle. One can only hope it isn't between Japan and China in the Kurile Islands or between Israel and Iran on the issue of nukes

His muddy grasp of the economy is the only ting that worries me. Giving free reign to Berenanke and Lew (replacing Geithner) is a recipe for disaster - but, hey - at least not during his second term.

He should be on his way to Davos to propose ideas for world peace. We can only hope!

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