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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    Do you believe you should still live as comfortably as others, even though you made the choice to enter a field that you knew didn't compensate enough for a comfortable life?
    Not really. I just need the essentials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiddo View Post
    Not really. I just need the essentials.



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    Quote Originally Posted by booyalab View Post
    I don't see it in terms of good and bad, probably since I'm not an F

    It's more like:
    Obama= Santa Claus economics
    McCain= Santa Claus-is-really-daddy economics

    Neither are sufficiently fiscally conservative for my taste, but at least the 2nd one seems semi-conscious of reality.
    They are both Santa Claus economics. They are just Santa Claus to different groups of people. McCain even admits that he doesn't understand the economy.
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    Bottom line: We've all internalized prejudices of some sort. But you can only be 'racist' (or 'sexist') if you have power and privilege. Even if you claim to not be racist yourself, you still benefit from a system of institutionalized racism. And yes, I'm including myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Liquid_Laser View Post
    They are both Santa Claus economics. They are just Santa Claus to different groups of people. McCain even admits that he doesn't understand the economy.
    Santa Claus comes into your house to GIVE you things, though. These guys are more like burglars waiting for you to leave the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    Are you considering a Master's or PhD?
    At least a Masters. I would love a PhD so I could compete for a teaching job if I wanted.
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    So if I vote for a democrat:


    Walmart, target, amazon.com, and all the other successful stores I shop at will be shut down and I'll get the choice to buy my cheap plastic crap from china at small neighborhood stores instead.

    We'll have doctors that actually WANT a cure for cancer and AIDS.

    I can have properly tested drugs produced by non profit pharmaceutical companies.

    Little caitlin will get her very own incompetent, overpaid teacher to ignore her.

    Women will finally be allowed to make decisions related to their bodies.

    The use of fossil fuels will cease to exist.

    Lesbians can finally get to use the word marriage to describe the relationship nobody is stopping them from having.

    Those corporations will finally take the blame for everything.

    Safe food can finally be labeled properly so I can avoid it in favor of food fertilized by all natural ecolli and salmonella infested shit and grown using inefficient, outdated methods.

    Those damn companies will finally stop making money.

    Minorities will stop being criminals. I'm of course only referring to the unsuccessful minority groups as opposed to all those minority groups that are extremely successful.

    Everyone will get the same health insurance senator kerry gets even if they don't work a day in their lives. After all, they deserve it.

    Less evul billionaires

    We'll follow the constitution, except for the parts democrats don't like.

    Those god damn corporations will stop running things so much, the government should be doing that.

    No wars ever again and we'll get to fear other countries for a change.

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    To Sam: No. Democrats take money from corporations and must pay back when the time comes. They are players in the Pluotcracy. They simply play good cop and ease up for a time while they are in office in small ways, but in the end they still protect the corporations that pay them. It is part of the successful operation of the false two party system. It is like a dance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anii View Post
    Bottom line: We've all internalized prejudices of some sort. But you can only be 'racist' (or 'sexist') if you have power and privilege. Even if you claim to not be racist yourself, you still benefit from a system of institutionalized racism. And yes, I'm including myself.
    This is nonsense. There is no legitimate way to argue that you need power and privilege to be racist. "Institutionalized racism" is not the only form of racism in the world. You're way off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anii View Post
    Bottom line: We've all internalized prejudices of some sort. But you can only be 'racist' (or 'sexist') if you have power and privilege. Even if you claim to not be racist yourself, you still benefit from a system of institutionalized racism. And yes, I'm including myself.
    Without all the good little drones doing their jobs well, the hive cannot exist. Power and privilege exist because the culture supports it with beliefs, words and most important actions. We're all individually responsible for our part in the whole.

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