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Help me out with this...

If Trump is such a nationalist why does he have so many business interests outside the country? Wouldn't that make him more of a globalist?

Think of how the archival footage of Trump rallies will look to future historians

We have to do everything possible to let them know there were many of us that didn't go along with that shit.

How's this for a person of interest?

I stole it from another site. I couldn't help it. Too funny.

Whatever happened with the NTY article about Trump's corrupt family business practices and tax scams

It's totally been dropped and forgotten.

Ignoring human rights violations for a perceived "greater good" can never be accepted

To me the scariest thing about the disappearance of Khashoggi is when Trump immediately brought up the 110 billion in arms sales with the Saudis when asked about the reporter's disappearance. In that moment, he seemed to be weighing money against human rights, assessing the value of person's life to a perceived greater good, not what our American ideals are about.

We shall see what happens as this matter unfolds, but I'm not very confident that money won't "trump" human rights when it comes down to it.

As Americans we can not accept anything that puts money over human rights, heaven help us if we ever start.

To any Limbaugh or Beck listeners that might be trolling here

It's called metaphor. Look that up if you need to. When Eric Holder says "kick 'em" he's speaking metaphorically, not literally. It's not a call to violence from the left.

Oh, and another thing, protest is legal in America, even when it's not something you agree with.

Kamala Harris tells what was not in the FBI report

Kamala Harris puts into the record what was not in the FBI report

Early voting for my state starts day after tomorrow!

I can't wait! If you want information on early voting in your area here is a link. Just put in your state and county. Keep in mind that early voting is sometimes called "in person absentee voting".

The Fairness Doctrine was a good thing

I was program director of a small radio station 28 years ago. I had worked there for 13 years, most of which was during the days of the Fairness Doctrine. And, contrary to right- wing belief, the Fairness Doctrine was not a nightmare of constantly having opposing sides demanding time to be heard, and it never limited anyone's 1st Amendment rights. In fact, it worked to strengthen the 1st Amendment.

We would host morning talk shows on many different issues, all the while remaining neutral, letting listeners make up their own minds. People were courteous, and it was often hard to tell what side of an issue people were on because they called in, not to put down “the other side”, but for information to use in forming their own ideas. It was a forum, not an arena for competition.

Having worked in the business first hand, I feel I can honestly say that the Fairness Doctrine was a good thing. It kept things balanced, unlike today where radio stations can be totally one-sided 24 hours a day. To my mind, getting rid of the Fairness Doctrine for broadcasting was the first step toward the awful divisiveness that exists in this country today.

Some would say the Fairness Doctrine was “government control”. To those people l would ask: what about other kinds of “control”? Every law is a form of control. Are we to get rid of all laws because they “control” us? Good laws protect as well as control. The Fairness Doctrine was in place to protect the airwaves from becoming one sided.
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