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Dr. James David Manning Slams Young Turks, issues debate challenge

I guess Dr Manning didn't appreciate being made fun of on TYT.

proportional representation would be good

Technically I don't think Canada has proportional representation. If they did, their results would be even better than they already are with their first-past-the-post parliamentary system.

But for the US, we could definitely use something like proportional representation to shake things up and allow some new voices and ideas to get into the elections. More variety of voices should be able to speak without fear of becoming a "spoiler" on accident. Another idea could be runoff or instant runoff elections.

Dan O'Connor is a Ron Paul supporter

He is a libertarian and a Ron Paul supporter running as a democrat because that is the only viable party in that congressional district.

His campaign launch party was thrown by this Ron Paul Group

He is endorsed by Ron Paul support groups:

Here is an article by Dan O'Connor loving Ron Paul:

His campaign website is full of misleading half truths.

He does not mention any issues important to democrats such as Medicare, Social Seurity, minimum wage, labor issues, medicaid/welfare/foodstamps, the need for government action to expand access to health care, etc.

Instead he only talks about the usual Ron Paul issues, where he may happen to agree with democrats on war, civil liberties, and trade treaties. We may agree with libertarians on some issues, but that's not even half of what matters.

This is no democrat. This is a Ron Paul supporter in disguise.
Basically he want to make out with Ron Paul, he can't stop talking about Ron Paul:

Prison-made goods should be clearly labeled "Made in Prison in the USA"

That should be a bill in congress. Everybody promote that. thanks.

Your bullying boss may be slowly killing you

Your bullying boss may be slowly killing you
41 percent of American workers having been psychologically harassed at work

If you spend your workday avoiding an abusive boss, tiptoeing around co-workers who talk behind your back, or eating lunch alone because you've been ostracized from your cubicle mates, you may be the victim of workplace bullying. New research suggests that you're not alone, especially if you're struggling to cope.

Employees with abusive bosses often deal with the situation in ways that inadvertently make them feel worse, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Stress Management. That's bad news, as research suggests that workplace abuse is linked to stress and stress is linked to a laundry list of mental and physical ailments, including higher body weight and heart disease.

In at least one extreme case, workplace bullying has even been linked to suicide, much as schoolyard bullying has been linked to a rash of suicides among young people.

Bullying is "a form of abuse which carries tremendous health harm," said Gary Namie, a social psychologist who directs the Workplace Bullying Institute. "That's how you distinguish it from tough management or any of the other cutesy ways people use to diminish it."

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"Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric"

- Bertrand Russell

removing SOPA's DNS provision is only a cosmestic change.

They still have plenty other options to block access that are more fundamental than DNS. They can block content at the service host (usually webhost), at the host's ISP via a layer-3 block like a firewall or null route. It's good that they remove the DNS provision but ultimately it counts for nothing if these other provisions are still enacted.

tom the dancing bug - republican decoder badge


New MLK Monument: Did we keep the receipt?

some of my best friends are liberals

I don't like to use the word liberal because it has a different meaning in all the other countries.

It makes it more difficult to dialog internationally.

These are all liberal political parties:

So that's what liberal means in most of the world, and it's not really the politics I subscribe to...

People worldwide associate liberalism with defending capitalism.
I haven't called myself a liberal for about 20 years now because I think liberals support free trade agreements like NAFTA, GATT, WTO, PNTR-China, etc. etc.

There's so much disagreement over what it actually means, and that's part of what makes it challenging to use.

It's not a dirty word it's just that people think liberal means something, and they disagree with that thing.
I think most of us have seen this poll by now.


I dislike labels. But if I must have a label, I want one that stands for defending labor, environmental protection, consumer protection, class consciousness, anti-fascism, solidarity, economic justice, health and welfare for all the people, blah blah blah.

I don't really think the word "liberal" fits that description. I agree with liberals on a lot of things though.

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