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new year, same old battle.

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  • Arizona
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    I had to post this. I just finished watching an old movie titled "MEET JOHN DOE"(1941) WOW what a slap into reality from the past. It does not say anything good for the rich and powerful. These days it's the KOCH BROTHERS and all the other MONEY PEOPLE who want to control all the less fortunate who are really down on their luck. This movie depictes another time but the STRUGGLE is the same. MANIPULATION and CONTROL of the REGULAR JOHN DOES of this time. As a kid growing up in E.L.A. the only time you saw or heard a POLITICIAN was at election time. They would throw a BIG WOOPDEEDO at one of the local parks, Some music, cheap snacks, alot of hand shaking and empty promises. We voted for them and didn't see them again till the next election and folks bought all that crap. Same old crap today. I thought this might be a good story to bring up with RACHEL MADDOW and ED SCHULTZ. They ARE my last hope of putting this out to all the surviving JOHN DOES of today. Who are hanging by a tiny thread. I can't beleive how much crap is being aired right now, paid for by you know who. This is my first time expressing how I feel on a public forum.......
  • Center Left
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    Denton, TX
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    Your random caps makes this unpleasant on the eyes.
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    Zach F Wrote: Your random caps makes this unpleasant on the eyes.
    I'm not sure what is going on here with this site Zach but whatever it is it "ain't good". As a moderator I think I'd have to give you an "F" this week! It's bad enough you saw fit to delete my post to the self-proclaimed conservative Troll Foxxbait, but your above comment on a newly registered members use of emphasis on a few words is unbelievably rude and insensitive, particularly towards a first time poster! You should hold your head in shame.

    I suggest you go back and read your mission statement:

    "Welcome to our new political community for liberals, progressives, moderates and independents. This website is for anyone who has a favorable opinion of Democrats and/or liberal political views or is critical of Republicans and/or Republican ideology. We are still very new so appreciate you signing up today and helping out by contributing in our discussion forums."

    This site has not been improved by your censorship and moderation. Several good, Progressive, long time posters have already left or stopped posting and more are sure to follow if you continue on this road. I certainly don't feel welcome here anymore and I can't believe beto does either!

    Anyone who cares to comment to me off line can always email me at nomorebs@mail.com

    pgr
  • Arizona
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    Dear Zach, I apology's for my use of capital letters on some of my words as I am new to this venue of expressing how I feel about the plight of the common man, who are just trying live an honest and peaceful life. Big money, it seems has a different idea on how we should live. I'm thinking they would prefer a SOYLENT GREEN society. Where the less fortunate are corralled into high walled camps and the very well to do's live in the best of everything else. Again my apology's and God Blessing on you and yours...
  • Arizona
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    Dear pgr, thank you for your support and yes I am new at this speaking what is on my mind. As a very young teenager I got to work on the Johnson-Humphrey's campaign in our district and later on the McGovern-Eagleton campaign. It was a mind altering event but since those days I have kept quit. That is until now. Now I can not stand quit and at least say to those that they are being watched and a movement is swelling like a Tsunami and when it hits the beach there will be hell to pay for the liars and the oppressors. Thank You again for your understanding and lets keep this up. Gods peace and blessing on you and your family. beto
  • Center Left
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    pr Wrote:
    Zach F Wrote: Your random caps makes this unpleasant on the eyes.
    I'm not sure what is going on here with this site Zach but whatever it is it "ain't good". As a moderator I think I'd have to give you an "F" this week! It's bad enough you saw fit to delete my post to the self-proclaimed conservative Troll Foxxbait, but your above comment on a newly registered members use of emphasis on a few words is unbelievably rude and insensitive, particularly towards a first time poster! You should hold your head in shame.

    I suggest you go back and read your mission statement:

    "Welcome to our new political community for liberals, progressives, moderates and independents. This website is for anyone who has a favorable opinion of Democrats and/or liberal political views or is critical of Republicans and/or Republican ideology. We are still very new so appreciate you signing up today and helping out by contributing in our discussion forums."

    This site has not been improved by your censorship and moderation. Several good, Progressive, long time posters have already left or stopped posting and more are sure to follow if you continue on this road. I certainly don't feel welcome here anymore and I can't believe beto does either!

    Anyone who cares to comment to me off line can always email me at nomorebs@mail.com

    pgr
    PGR,

    Your post was justifiably removed as it violated both the mission statements and the posting rules. You are a regular and welcome member to this site and I will gladly discuss why the post was removed. I'll be sending you a private message to help clear up the issue and answer any questions you have.
  • Independent
    New Hampshire
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    The next TV mini/series to watch is "House of Cards (the British one).
  • Washington
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    I recommend the BBC Two documentary "The Iraq War", a 3-part series (parts 1 and 2 available now), which makes it clear what happened ten years ago, in case you missed it, or only watch Fox News. Has not been aired in USA yet, but available on Rapidmoviez. The incompetence and hubris of Bush are absolutely stunning.
  • Independent
    New Hampshire
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    As I have said in the past I belonged to a union for less than 2 years which occurred when employed at MIT. I had met Woody Guthrie once, when I first became interested in folk music. The transition to a 3 level social structure from the standard two level system was not an easy one and far from being pretty. All workers reaped the benefit of the work and advances carried out by the unions.
    Another thing to remember is that it took time for the USA to allow all residents of the country above the age of 21 to vote. Of our Founding Fathers, few were honorable, many had several mistresses and most were little different than the ones we have today. If Thomas Jefferson had been in the country more, in those early years the Constitution may have been quite different. George Mason was responsible for having the Bill of Rights added, supported by Jefferson.
    I may be wrong; but of the struggle we are now experiencing at the present time is the reverse of the formation of the Late and Great Middle Class.
    Some Unions were taken over by a criminal element and some went too far; but they still played an major roll in increasing the pay rate for all.
    The Royalty of the Industrial Revolution bought respectability, much of the actions needed for amassing their fortunes pushed the limits of legality and when necessary crossing it. Is that so different than what is happening today? They major difference between the late 1800s and the first half of the 20th century and the present time is the addition of the Tea Party.
    CEOs are taking care of them selves and with all the reforms instituted since this last financial crisis very little has changed. The difference between the top and the rest of us is increasing at a greater rate. I believe the elimination of the unions is a tool being used to allow this to happen.