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geewhiz 16 points ago +16 / -0

They. Will. Find. A. Way.

They write rules for us, and loopholes for themselves.

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geewhiz 5 points ago +5 / -0

LOL. Guy probably had a way to know exactly who wasn't deep state within DIA and who knew how to protect his information and identity. Scary that a foreign person would have such intimate knowledge of our own IC!

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geewhiz 2 points ago +2 / -0

Forgot where I read it but to add to these comments, there are certain things inside and outside the box of allowed stuff. Abortion is inside, but edge, and elections are firmly outside.

Oh the other hand, Ben Smith might have just stuck his foot in his mouth and given the anit-Vax crowd a major armament.

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geewhiz 15 points ago +15 / -0

Here's the problem, tho - we keep thinking there's a 'boiling point'. But what Orwell' and the other dystopian fiction writers have been trying to warn us about is that there is a point of no return. Once you've reached 1984, there is no-one left who'll 'have enough'. The populace is too brainwashed. In Fahrenheit 451, the inevitable result is that when the populace is completely complacent and defenseless, we all fall down (who haven't gone galt already).

And who knows how long the Idiocracy cult could have endured if not for our time-traveller?

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geewhiz 6 points ago +6 / -0

Usually some government subsidy. Or a deliberate relocation program because Uncle Sam found out about 19A62W's peaceful rural town and said "nah!"

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geewhiz 2 points ago +2 / -0

One calendar year later, or one biological year later?

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geewhiz 1 point ago +1 / -0

What is this video ostensibly supposed to show? And if releasing it in this manner is meant to yield anything, why now?

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geewhiz 40 points ago +40 / -0

It's the fact that he knew ahead of time to go to the DIA and not one of the other ones that has me the most scared. A Chinese whistleblower knows better than us which of our own IC can be trusted.

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geewhiz 1 point ago +1 / -0

Which of the Federalist Papers written by Madison delved into this most particularly?

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geewhiz 1 point ago +1 / -0

Incarcerated? Nah, man, don't want society be payin' for that shiet. I say rope or penal colony.

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geewhiz 2 points ago +2 / -0

Crooks will always crook as long as they can get away with it. And ppl always only get away with what they are allowed to.

The Texan voters allowed this. I had thought Texans were on average more mentally astute at sniffing out fraudsters than Californians. Guess I thought wrong. We're all equally dumb.

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geewhiz 1 point ago +1 / -0

The only way to get 'em to stop is by playing their game. We got two local candidates over the finish line - Valladares and Garcia - by curing ballots in the weeks following election day in Nov. Final margin was a few hundred.

Honestly, Dems are the equivalent of pre-K 'Gamemasters', effectively inventing rules on the fly just to benefit whatever strategies or tactics they are employing at the moment. Each instance of it breaks apart the instant they realize their colleagues have caught onto their game, then they're back to square one and they immediately look for the next rule to tweak to benefit exclusively the strategy they believe they are alone in employing. Again, like little five-year-old GMs.

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geewhiz 1 point ago +1 / -0

LOL, those Leftist politicians are idiots. So many Lefties moving to CO for exactly that reason. Now there's gonna be a cap hehe.

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geewhiz 1 point ago +1 / -0

Except this is about liberals finally experiencing consequences of Policymaking Sans Trump. And they're starting to realize that four years of DJT making sound policy decisions while giving them occasional tweets and gruff bluntness to complain about is probably better than total public policy mismanagement done with a wink and a smile.

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geewhiz 3 points ago +3 / -0

Umm, they would only have done this move if they confirmed ahead of time there would be no repercussions. They know they're getting away with this move which is why they're doing it.

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geewhiz 2 points ago +2 / -0

And Coloradoans have...zero recourse?!

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geewhiz 3 points ago +3 / -0

I know, I just think it's perfectly used in this particular context. Well earned updoot for you matey.

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