Dylan Ratigan (Rightfully) Loses It On Air

Submitted by: littlemissqt 5 years ago

The American financial system is going down the crapper and no one can do anything about it. Obama, please watch this.
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Male 25,416
Passionate i guess
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Male 309
"He`s totally right. Democrats just wanna push it away, and Republicans want government to crash and burn."

Yeah, Republicans want to burn down the government by taking us back to the spending levels we had in...2008.

Do you realize how stupid what you`re saying is? I`m sure you don`t. Dylan Ratigan certainly doesn`t, and by the looks of all the idiotic cheering of his nonsense in the comments section, I`d say the worst thing possible would be if "the people" had more say in government. "The people" are worse than the politicians.
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Male 309
Soooo....the internet culture has finally spilled over into the real world. Now we have news anchors going on wild 5 minute rants screaming banally simplistic opinions at the top of their lungs with little or no evidence to back them up.
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Male 67
Wow. This guy for president.
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Male 4,902
@Madest/ aren`t you the site UFO enthusiast? Doesn`t that mean that you too believe in an invisible man in the sky? Hypocritical?
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Male 17,512
I`d guess they believe the Genesis story of creation, that God made man in his own image from the clay of the earth, breathed life into it and named him Adam.

As for what the Pope says about it, that doesn`t concern me as I`m not Catholic. Jesus may have said that Peter would hold the keys to the gates of heaven, but that doesn`t mean the human picked successors of his would hold that same power.
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Male 17,512
madest: [quote]Oh yeah there`s no mention of a titular head of the church in that book.[/quote]

Matthew 16:18 - And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades shall not overpower it,

I`m no Catholic, but I`m pretty sure the Catholic church sees that verse as their mandate from Jesus himself.

However Jesus himself is referred to as `the rock`, elsewhere in the bible, and in the earlier context of what Jesus was discussing, That Peter believed Jesus was God, Matthew 16:13-17 that Jesus was talking about himself being `the rock`, not Peter personally.

Besides that, Peter started many churches in his lifetime and the Roman Catholic church was really built, by others, after his death. So the claim of Catholicism being the `one and only official church` is rather spurious.

I`m not privy to the Catholic church`s answer to the theory of evolution, but I`d guess they believe the Genesis st
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Male 7,378
[quote]The Pope believes the big bang occurred, are you saying the Pope isn`t a Christian?[/quote]
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Yes. Ironic that the Pope can modify the "word of God". Where in the bible is he given that power? Oh yeah there`s no mention of a titular head of the church in that book. So in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence and international acceptance of a "theory" the Pope steps in and makes it acceptable for his flock to disregard thousands of years of lies and denial of scientific evidence? Hmmm. Certainly evolution is more provable than the Big Bang. Where is the church`s acceptance of that?
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Male 10,339
Oh, and for the record:

Racism and porn madest? I referred to a Mexican girl as Juanita or some such, and I tried to make my avatar a naked lady MY FIRST DAY HERE!
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Male 17,512
Zeegrr60: [quote]Maybe the christians can...do the Christian thing and help the poor and downtrodden[/quote]

I`m guessing that you`ve never heard of The Salvation Army, local church food pantries, Catholic Charities, Christian Childrens Fund, Prison Fellowship Ministries, Samaritan`s Purse, World Vision, AIDS Care Fund, and countless others.
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Male 17,512
madest: [quote]You`re not Christian if you believe in the Big Bang.[/quote]

The Pope believes the big bang occurred, are you saying the Pope isn`t a Christian ?

[quote]Your beliefs are not protected from the likes of people like me.[/quote]

Yet you have whined that your beliefs be protected from likes of Christians, which is yet another hypocrisy of yours.
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Male 599
@littlemissqt

F*cking A! Best post on IAB that I ever have seen.
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Male 123
Sort of like the beep system -- one for yes, two for no.
Congress makes the decisions and the people either vote for yes or no. We can`t make our own decisions, congress does. Joe Nobody can have the economic crisis all solved... but he isn`t in the government, so he can`t change it. He must go to congress follow the whole process.
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Male 453
He kind of reminds me of the army general in Dr. Strangelove that thought the Russians were after our "bodily fluids." I feel so extracted.
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Female 2,764
I keep hoping Obama will come out and talk to US and let US decide what WE want to do about this situation because those hired to represent US are not doing so... they are only concerned with their next payday and who they have to wrong to make it bigger and better.
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Male 2,147
oooooo...Maybe the christians can pray the republicans away? Or maybe do the Christian thing and help the poor and downtrodden...No, neither of those things will happen.
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Male 535
@crabes:

Madest did it. He made a comment that was completely unnecessary and unrelated to the situation - namely to the tune of "Christians can`t comprehend science" and I decided - probably foolishly - to try and have a discussion with him regarding the inaccuracy of that statement.
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Male 535
@madest: all assumptions aside - and I`m not going to judge anyone, nor do i know history of them - but have I exhibited either of those qualities?

No?

right - so... on that note... be careful of how you stereotype, ok?

a) No one`s perfect
b) Past transgressions should have no bearing on your opinion of someone - not everything stays the same
c) and those things - whether they be true or not - should have nothing to do with your opinion of me. I don`t take every other atheist into account when I discuss this with you.

Good to know that you judge everyone the same.
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Male 1,284
i wonder how the christian atheist debate got here :/??
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Male 7,378
When someone is banned multiple times their account is shown as closed. There is apparently glitch in the matrix but AJ has received at 2 bans. One for racist content the other for porn. So you two "Christians" enjoy yourselves, you are indeed two peas in a pod.
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Male 535
@auburnjunky: haha! ok - thats good news - I was starting to feel real bad about that...
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Male 10,339
No dude. I`m not banned.

For some reason if you ever get banned, IAB doesn`t update when you become unbanned.

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Male 535
@auburnjunky:

hah - the thought of that danger had crossed my mind - but I haven`t done anything to warrant such actions - and I like to think that IAB is less like North Korea and more like Switzerland.

I notice now that your account is showing as closed when i click on your name. I`m sorry that my conversation with Madest has possibly caused this - that was not my intent, and I would hope that fancy et. al. will undo that action.

I would hope that everyone can engage in conversation on this site - free to express their beliefs, without ridicule, so long as they do so in a civilized manner. And they shouldn`t be able to hide behind the threat of the ban hammer to do otherwise.

Again - apologies for causing such a mess over this.
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Male 10,339
@Deviros: You`ll get used to it my friend.

Be careful though. If you confound him or make him think in any way, he will threaten to ban you.

Have a good day, and God bless.
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Male 535
@madest:

Clearly there is no such thing as having a reasonable conversation with you. I`ve been almost completely amiable here and yet you continue to put forth insults.

Why would I ever pray that you be struck down? To do so would be to go against everything that Christianity teaches.

I`m sorry you feel this way, and I know that - for now at least - you are not one with whom I should expect to be able to carry out intelligent, meaningful, civilized conversation - which is a pity, because you seem like you would be a rather intelligent and interesting person with whom to have a civilized conversation in any other situation.
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Male 10,339
Say what you want, but damn. Your last few posts have had nothing to do with the topic, and more to do with damning Christians.

Newsflash. Most of us believe in evolution, and the big bang, and *GASP* SCIENCE! We aren`t stupid, we just believe differently. Sorry that makes you so angry and judgmental. You stand up so hard against racism, but act the exact same as a racist when it comes to religious beliefs. Such a hypocrite.
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Male 10,854
[quote]I wrote what was on my mind and you took it as a personal attack about your beliefs.[/quote]


...and I have MANY intrusive thoughts in a week that I annoyingly have to make a conscious effort to ignore. But I do nonetheless because I know they can come around and bite me in the ass like what your own statement just did.
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Female 106
i really like what he said about the president saying he refuses to work with an incapable congress. i believe that is a good statement because if the congress isn`t pulling their weight, the president should say something.
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Male 7,378
OK AJ, So it`s not OK for me to say what I want to say but it`s OK for you to say what you want to say? That`s some logic you have there. Your last name must be Palin.
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Male 10,339
Madest, you are a prick. You are judgmental, and damning of everyone who does not believe as you believe. You are representative of all that is wrong with the world. Please leave this place, and save the oxygen for those of us that actually like one another.
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Male 7,378
I didn`t attack you. I wrote what was on my mind and you took it as a personal attack about your beliefs. Your beliefs are not protected from the likes of people like me.

This is America. I`m free to say what I want. Pray to your God that he strikes me down. I bet I`ll be here tomorrow.
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Male 535
@madest (continued):

Keep in mind - at this point this is no longer directed only at you.

What I don`t understand is the vehemence with which atheists/non-theists attach Christians. If you are so against the beliefs of others - why would you stoop to the level of those fundamentalists that you so emphatically disagree with? Why is it so important to insult others that do not believe what you believe?

What good comes of telling someone that what they believe is <stupid, insane, foolish, etc>? How does this help anyone?

And with that, I will finally end this diatribe - with this final word:

People on all sides claim that it`s is best to live and let be - to let others do as they wish - yet no one seems to actually do that.

If you want to bring someone to your way of thinking, it`s best to do that with your actions, not with insulting them.
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Male 535
@madest (continued):

Keep in mind - at this point this is no longer directed only at you.

I say again - I love what science finds and creates. But I have my own beliefs that fit over that, and I find that God can still exist with a scientific mindset. If you have a problem with that - then I`m sorry, but I would appreciate as little banality as possible.

Yes - some - not all Christians "wear their religion on their sleeves" and force it down the throats of others. They ridicule, they insult, the harass, and they act like children. I`m not defending those actions. But then you have those that do not behave as such - those that actually treat others with respect and dignity regardless of their beliefs - and believe that actions speak louder than words.
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Male 535
@madest:

This is true - you`re right - I have no way to prove that with any sort of definitive finality to you - it`s something that one has to decide for oneself.

However, the key here is that you are attacking people - unprovoked - for their beliefs, insulting them, and grouping them all into one stereotype - that Christians can`t accept science - in this particular case, which is why I brought it up in the first place.

Not all of us are blind to the reality that the world (and the universe) is what it is. But at the same time - you`ve had a rather pointed and unpleasant attitude with the whole conversation - personal attacks, belittling comments, and general ridicule, whereas I, admittedly unlike many of the others that call themselves Christian, have refrained from such behaviours.


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Male 7,378
[quote]Also - there`s no reason that - assuming that the big bang actually _is_ the "beginning" of the universe - that it wasn`t caused by an individual entity.[/quote]
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Likewise there`s no reason to believe that it was created by an entity (unless you were Christian then your book assumes that said entity was in human form since you were of course made in his image).
Remember there are 3 year olds who are as certain of Santa Claus as you are of God.
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Male 535
@madest:

uh... congrats for repeating yourself?

also - hooray for insulting other people because of their beliefs! such progress in the world today.

I`m trying to find the one place where I`ve insulted you for yours - oh, wait, I haven`t.
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Male 535
@madest:

Also - there`s no reason that - assuming that the big bang actually _is_ the "beginning" of the universe - that it wasn`t caused by an individual entity.

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters."

well, now, that equates quite nicely to the concept that first - there was nothing - and then, there was something - which is the exact concept for the big bang.

Keep in mind - I have no desire to get into a ridiculous argument over this. But at least try to be respectful of other people`s beliefs - statements like "invisible man in the sky" show that you could care less about respecting other people. No one is attacking you right now - it`s better to be courteous.
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Male 535
@madest:

did you even read my statement?

"But guess what.... i still believe that there`s more to this universe ... [than] an inexplicably exploding mass that went bang for no reason. "
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Male 7,378
You`re not Christian if you believe in the Big Bang. Soooo, I don`t know what you are but you really should evaluate your make believe, fantasy world.
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Male 535
@madest:

but it was. Your comment was directed at Christians talking about science as it relates to Republicans talking about budgets in your mind.

Since I happen to be Christian, therefore, it`s directed at me.

And I`m telling you - that contrary to your statement, some of us aren`t nearly as close minded as you are.
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Male 7,378
@Deviros, My comment wasn`t directed at you. You go have fun with your invisible man in the sky and forget I ever said anything.
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Male 535
@madest: Then my stance on many things must completely blow your mind - I talk about science all the time. I love science. It`s fascinating how the world and the universe and all the other worlds and particles work, and how species continue to mutate to adapt to their surroundings and their environment.

Wait.. was that... evolution? no way.

But guess what.... i still believe that there`s more to this universe and all of it`s stars and worlds and massive complexity than randomness.... and an inexplicably exploding mass that went bang for no reason.
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Male 38,066

when I go off like that they call me a loonatic.

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Male 977
Everyone in favor of making Dylan our president say "I"
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Male 10,854
[quote]Republicans are not just about tax cuts[/quote]

If they weren`t so much about conformity I`d vote for them within a heartbeat. Fortunately, I got Ron Paul.
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Male 10,854
[quote]I can only equate a republican talking about economics to a Christian talking about science.[/quote]

How ironically narrow-minded of you.
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Male 7,378
I can only equate a republican talking about economics to a Christian talking about science.
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Male 759
[email protected] people in the background trying to get some work done. That`s got to be the least productive office ever.
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Male 2,147
As the talking heads profoundly admire thier intelligence,the country continues to sink. Why not shut up and vote.
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Male 483
Political parties exist primarily to pit people against each other, working as a catalyst for political involvement. Hell, that`s why competition in business is so effective - a market fueled by nothing but cooperation would stagnate. Growth and new development would occur much more slowly because there would be little threat to businesses involved if they didn`t strive to evolve. That being said, there is still a crucial element of cooperation, such as the sharing of ideas that better technology and people as a whole. The same is true in politics. It`s fine to stick with one of the two choices and defend it when it comes to everyday life scenarios, but it is ridiculous to sit around and bicker like children about the past. "Well with MY side, we were better!", "NO! We are still dealing with YOUR side`s sh*tty choices!". Point is, the time has come to cooperate. My friends, the proverbial sh*t is about to hit the fan, and we will need to clean it up together.
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Male 1,243
Did I hear the blonde dumbass right? "leader of the free world" fuc*ing hell, how delusional can you get! The western world isn`t any more liberated than the rest of the world except we are governed by money, ridiculous religious beliefs .. hold on!
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Male 1,243
Ha Ha! The fall of capitalism and socialism shall rise from the ashes!
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Male 4,902
Slow Clapp Initiated

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Male 302
@CrakrJak while the graph and the numbers may be true. Is their actual evidence that the two are linked. There will be many many other factors that attributed to that rise. By the fact it fell again, despite the cuts still being their, using the info you provided it shows that the other factors played a much bigger role in that rise that the cuts did.
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Male 749
You tell `em CrakrJak! I`m tired of people talking about tax rates when they should be talking about tax revenues. Due to poor economics education in the U.S., not many Americans understand that they are NOT the same.
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Male 17,512
Cartunze: The Bush tax cuts took effect in 2003, from 2004 till 2007 income tax revenue grew. CBO Graph Here

Then the housing crash occurred, even so 2009 income revenues where still above those of 2003.

The Wall Street Journal stated that taxes paid by millionaire households more than doubled from $136 billion in 2003 to $274 billion in 2006.

I`d say that`s clear evidence that they `worked`, despite the disinformation the democrats have spewed out about them.
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Male 2,345
we need a president that is willing to be a one term president and make the changes Dylan is talking about.

We also need the American people to START PAYING ATTENTION to what is going on here and abandon their political parties.

there are no dems and repubs, there are only politicians that are owned by the same corporations pretending to be on different sides.

WAKE UP AMERICA. we have allowed them to seel our jobs and future to overseas countries, and we are allowing them to take any chance we have of fixing it away.

when we will stand up and say ENOUGH?
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Female 109
The core statement of `America is in being rigged for decline` has been said by numerous credible sources for YEARS. In fact, the first time I heard it said was right after 9-11.
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Male 155
He should run for president. I would vote for him.
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Male 840
CrakrJak, it is just mind boggling to see someone say the the Bush tax cuts worked. What color is the sky in your world?
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Male 533
Sadly, congress will not fix this. YOUR GOVERNMENT WILL NOT FIX THIS. It is the right of the people to take it upon themselves. The only way to take out their source of funding is to us to personally STOP FUNDING THEM. People don`t want to stop buying their homes. People don`t want to keep their cash hidden in a pillow/ shoebox under their bed. People want to keep investing in jaded stocks. They feed off of our needs and our own personal greed. It`s going to take these luxuries being taken from under your feet for you to actually stand up. But I am just one person, talking out my ass with things like `boycott the election system.`
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Male 533
Amen
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Female 3,598
THIS GUY IS MY NEW HERO!!!
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Male 99
Dylan Ratigan for president!
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Male 17,512
Also, A government controlled central bank is a bad idea, It was tried before and was a disaster, Look up `Nicholas Biddle` and the `bank war` and you`ll see why it`s a horrible idea.
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Male 17,512
Baalthazaq: Republicans are not just about tax cuts. Republicans want to see government living within it`s means, a balanced budget, limited government, and more.

The Bush tax cuts did work, revenue increased for 3 straight years after they were instituted.

The reason they aren`t working now, people are sitting on their money and not investing, they are scared to loose even more money with a double-dip recession.

Obama has not lead, at anytime, on the issues of the economy and employment. His approval rate is a mere 40%, because people are finally realizing he`s not a leader.
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Male 2,384
drat yea get drating angry!!!!!!1
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Male 38,066

It`s too late to fix it.
We`ve already gone over the cliff.
It`s just a matter of time before we hit bottom.


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Male 1,252
Correct analysis but unrealistic methods..andrew jackson told the central bank to go drat themselves and they held the american public at ransom by redusing the money supply and forcing a depression. I have no better solution but just saying.
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Male 526
*Stands, applauds, wipes tear from eye*

Even if you don`t agree with this guy`s ideas to actually do the fixing, he`s right about two things:

One, change is going to have to happen. Big, real change, and we`ll all probably have to make a load of sacrifices. Two, the first step to accomplishing such change is admitting as a nation that it needs to take place.
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Male 60
sweet
tell it like it is/should be

I feel extracted...
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Male 621
That guy was awesome, but I`m here because I`m bored and this stuff keeps building my swelling anger.
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Male 7,378
Somebody give that man some coke. Lets see what he can do.
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Male 17
@ demonveteran:

I`m a human being god dammi.t! My life has value!
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Male 17
My god those women were annoying
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Male 10,440
Hmm... some of what he said made sense to me. The money in politics definitely.

... also running against the congress.

I`ve always seen Obama as a wuss. He compromises too easily and refuses to get into trouble. It`s time for a radical change.
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Male 535
...wow - i`ve never seen this much agreement on a political/economic theme post on I-A-B.

littlemissqt deserves like 10million internets for this - seriously - or whatever internet "currency" is in right now =D
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Male 886
OORAH!
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Male 10,339
[email protected] SIR! [email protected]!

That was the BEST sum up of our entire situation I have EVER HEARD!
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Male 4,547
"It`s the republicans that need to get their heads knocked together"

As someone who has no problem getting his shoes dirty on Republican ass, this is incorrect.

Many people assume I think the democrats are right because I spend most of my time arguing against Republicans.

The Republicans are a party of failed ideas. Ideas that are currently in place. Tax cuts were tried. They didn`t work.
Tax cuts are being tried now. They`re still not working.
The Republican plan, if elected, are tax cuts. The ones in place now. They just want them to be permanent.

Obama however, agreed to them just the same.

You should check out this to get an idea of what exactly is wrong at the moment with Obama.
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Male 1,373
Dylan Ratigan is a TV personality...he`s not a politician. =/
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Male 2,332
Just another politician saying he`s going to change things. Nothing to see here folks.
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Male 688
I truly believe if someone like this ran for president they would win.

Term after term after term we keep dealing with the same things being promised change. We tried republican, we tried democrat not lets try someone who says **** the parties and just does the smart thing that`s right for the country as opposed to personal opinion.
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Male 415
Amen man, amen. And nothing will be done, untill it all falls apart.
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Male 599
@littlemissqt

F*cking A! Best post on IAB that I ever have seen.
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Male 599
F*UCK YEAAAAHHHH! My new Hero! SOMEONE WITH SOME PASSION! I want him as the President right freaking now!!
GET IN THERE AND KICK SOME FREAKING ASS! A CAN OF WHOOP ASS NEEDS TO BE OPEN!!!!!!!!!!
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Male 2,796
This guy just made his Presidential running platform. He has my vote...
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Male 3,285
why let obama look at it? It`s the republicans that need to get their heads knocked together
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Male 16
Im with cyborg.
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Male 1,284
i love you usa i hope you take back control over the government FOR THE PEOPLE
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Male 483
No matter how anyone feels about this guy, one thing he said is stone-cold fact: our politicians are bought. We NEED men and women running this country with a real passion for its survival, not just a quick buck.

I loved this man`s passion and his ferocious desire for REAL change. If we don`t make radical changes, what we know and love as the United States could be falling on its twilight hours.
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Male 2,790
crazy awesome. put this guy in charge, he`ll get something done.
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Male 926
Amen Brother.
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Male 19,981
I`d like to subscribe to his newsletter.
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Male 238
I`M MAD AS HELL AND IM NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE!
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Female 7
Me likey :)!
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Male 38,066

No one will deal with it.

Collaps is immenant.

We are doomed.

Have a nice day.
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Male 178
Screw him and all idiots like him. They only scream the sky is falling because that is their method; "buy low sell high".
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Female 1,743
He`s totally right. Democrats just wanna push it away, and Republicans want government to crash and burn. :\
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Male 535
Hell.
Yes.

I have no idea who this guy actually is, but based off of this alone, this dude for president. effing right.
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Male 17
I wonder what life would be like if there was no money whatsoever in politics.

One can dream...
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Male 749
This guy has goofy ideas, but I like his passion.
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Female 1,333
Link: Dylan Ratigan (Rightfully) Loses It On Air [Rate Link] - The American financial system is going down the crapper and no one can do anything about it. Obama, please watch this.
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