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No Democracy

These last few weeks I have been reading and watching stuff on the origins of Democracy. I was most fond of a documentary on the ancient Greeks and the formation of Democracy from their humble beginnings.

As I watched the program I realized that today in America and as well in other countries which claim to be democratic, they are in fact not democratic.

I say this because from what I have seen considering the US government, while they are supposed to represent the people of the country, they do not do so. In fact I believe they represent the rich and the documentary actually touched on this subject. Rich people hated democracy because it was about being ruled by the middle class and the poor. Very few people were rich and the fact that the non-wealthy people could have the same vote ruined their plans.

The Greeks had measures to stop corruption, something which our government does not use because they are in fact corrupt. There is no true representation of the people because of gerrymandering, fraud and bribery. The people are not represented.

While it is true that we all have the right to vote and many of us do vote, our vote does not count as a one equals one scenario. It is actually a situation were only the wealthy can avoid voting completely and still get what they want from the government.

Thx.

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For all the dumb ignorant fucks in Florida

I am not completely stunned but I do now have a less favorable opinion of the typical Florida voter. They are dumb fucking ignorant.

I can live with the amendment for legal medicine pot not passing.

I can live with Rick Scott winning even though he took part in fleecing the US tax payer money millions if not billions.

However, voting the cunt Pam Bondi back in to office is a complete farce. Holy fucking shit Florida. It wasn't even close and you still voted the a lying, bribe taking, self centered, self serving, no integrity, corrupt, a walking conflict of interest back in to office by 15 points.

[facepalm]

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Where has every one gone?

I have been on these forums for many years and seen plenty of people come and go. However the forums don't have many theists any more. Did you guys scare them away while I was on hiatus?

Where art thou theist? Did the lack of factual evidence cause you to flee?

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Give Yourself a Raise

 http://www.businessinsider.com/tyrel-oates-letter-to-wells-fargo-ceo-2014-10


Give yourself a raise.


 


Some idiot who works for Wells Fargo decided to send an e-mail to the CEO and CCd 200,000 fellow employees. I'll ignore the fact that such a move is an incredibly bad decision if you have any desire for advancement, it also is a demonstrable example of extreme ignorance. If he wants a raise, it has been perfectly within his power to give it to himself. Wells Fargo is profitable now, it hasn't been the whole 7 years he has worked for them. He had an opportunity to share in the great profits the company is currently generating, he decided not to.


 


Suppose for example that he decided to purchase a modest amount of Wells Fargo stock each quarter since he has been employed. Say $500, that is $125/month, certainly a reasonable amount of money for someone who makes $15/hour to come up with. Using actual stock prices, today he would be the owner of roughly 485 shares. (The exact number would vary depending on the actual timing of the purchases).


 

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American Sniper

This is a story of Chris Kyle

http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/americansniper/

I'm glad I never took the path of being a Marine Corps sniper. I don't think I would have wanted to be put in this position. Do you shoot? Is it just a kid? does he have a bomb? who's on the cell phone?

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Perfect example of shows which should be produced but aren't

I remember seeing this show on Adult Swim like ten years ago, then it disappeared.

 

http://youtu.be/DIrpjCrmD4s

 

http://youtu.be/O_lrJBFKO6Q

 

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I'm so happy that...

I'm happy that Shia LaBeouf isn't going to be in this movie.

http://youtu.be/B8s_1UcdoNI

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Yankee's telling an opposing fan how to dress?

 It's one thing to have a dress code where you say, "No near nude clothing" or "No clothing with profanity" and maybe "No laser beams". However, telling a fan that they can not wear their team colors is taking away the freedom of speech.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/kate-upton-says-yankees-wouldn-t-let-her-wear-tigers--gear-at-yankee-stadium-163...

I call bullshit.

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Let's call the Tampa church and congratulate them on their "Christian values," shall we?

 Yes folks, a church in Tampa denied a funeral to a gay man two days before it was supposed to take place because they found out he had a "husband," and they just didn't like that. So I figured I'd give them a call... enjoy! 

 

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New Sin City movie poster ban

Eva Green is a really pretty woman. She is in the new Sin City movie and they have a poster out with her showing her boobage through a thin silk robe.

You can see it here with the changed poster

http://www.eonline.com/news/566104/eva-green-can-t-believe-controversy-over-revealing-sin-city-2-poster-you-just-see-the-shape-of-...

However, the banned original is slightly different and to be honest I think the censors were idiots.

We've talked about censor ship previously and this fits right in to the DOH! classification. What were they really thinking?

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