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Re: “UPDATE: Fourth death confirmed in Polk County; suspect identified

This is a very distressing case that just keeps getting worse. I know it's piecing together slowly so we're having to understand these deaths as the culmination of some series of awful events, but do we have anything else to go on at all other than the drug paraphernalia angle?

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Posted by nadaquehacer on 04/29/2017 at 12:07 PM

Re: “State spends $30,000 drug testing TANF recipients for drugs, nabs 2.

Viper - ever heard of Theranos? That testing company that shit the bed after a multi-billion dollar valuation? Testing is costly as it's not just dipping a pH tester in the pool. You always want to be the last one on a bid, right? Especially with the government. I think by your original comment you think there should be a "small government" in the fiscal sense but big enough to tell people what they can and can't do with their personal monies and their own bodies, of course.

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Posted by nadaquehacer on 04/21/2017 at 5:33 PM

Re: “State spends $30,000 drug testing TANF recipients for drugs, nabs 2.

Damn baker, such a hot take, you just get that out of the oven?

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Posted by nadaquehacer on 04/21/2017 at 3:18 PM

Re: “State spends $30,000 drug testing TANF recipients for drugs, nabs 2.

Why were only six tested? Also, is the cost here only the cost of testing or the cost of testing plus the money saved by starving a family? I need to know in order to balance my morals about this.

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Posted by nadaquehacer on 04/21/2017 at 2:02 PM

Re: “The Ledell Lee execution thread

Sanity of people like golfer never gets questioned. Society thinks those like them, the grinning thoughtless, the useful idiots, are sane.

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Posted by nadaquehacer on 04/21/2017 at 7:38 AM

Re: “School choice: In Florida, it lacks accountability. Arkansas, too.

I chimed in on a Facebook post of a friend right after DeVos received the nomination. He posted a link to an article regarding her comments about guns in schools. I said something sarcastic like, "Absolutely there should be guns to protect schools from bears," a reference to her comment at the hearing. This friend said something back about how unqualified she was, instilling some hope that although I knew he was somewhat conservative he wasn't totally delusional. Then, his mother chimed in. I already knew she was a Republican supporter, for whatever reason. She said if she had the ability, basically if the government covered what she couldn't, she would have sent her kids to private schools. I didn't respond for the following reasons.

I have known these people since childhood, and her children went to the best public elementary school in one of the best districts of this state. I'm also certain that given the age of her children, private school tuition has gone up at least double in price since her kids went through public school. I also know what their home life was like growing up, and that their parents weren't cut from the type of cloth as those who can afford to support DeVos' nomination.

I think this is the logic for most people who wish to send their kids to private schools. They have the option, mostly due to where they live in a typical affluent suburb, to send their kids to particularly well-performing public schools, but due to some indoctrination and a misguided belief that the government should help them but not others, they think their kids should attend "better" schools of the private variety. If conservatives listened to a complete sentence come forth from DeVos' mouth, they would know private schools are not the answer.

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Posted by nadaquehacer on 04/10/2017 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Attack on free speech clears House committee

I got into an argument back in fall 2011 on Facebook with an individual and their supporters on a post they made regarding the pepper spray incident at UC Davis during the Occupy Wall Street protests. The reason I remember it is because it was the only time I've ever truly purged my friend list based on political leanings.

At the time, I was going through a "libertarian" phase and was somewhat disillusioned by the blind and rampant authoritarianism of the Left. I had the audacity to comment in support of the protesters on another's post and was immediately bombarded with comments from these so-called "liberals" that were in favor of the police because the protesters "blocked a right-of-way" and were using vague legalese about "thoroughfares", etc. They were going through congratulating one another on how rigidly they held to that terrible argument. I knew then these people weren't liberal at all and were totally fucked up in the head. I said sayo-fucking-nara.

I've swung back farther left since then. In the coming weeks, the UC Davis officer was let go, but fast forward a couple years, and the truth finally came out. The liberal whose post I dared comment on divorced and remarried to someone who was very right-wing. I deleted them long ago, right after the UC Davis incident, but was curious enough to snoop at their current goings-on on Facebook, and they were, up until very recently, dumb enough to have some of their posts set to public. They had gone full-bore MAGA. When another friend from the past called them out on their reinvented ideology, they immediately blocked that friend and several others that might dare force them to reflect on their changing views. The friend lamented they'd "lost a comrade", the former minister of letters or something of their rinky-dink far-left clique. At least they were now being honest with themself.

Strange how the farther one goes out the closer they come to the other side.

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Posted by nadaquehacer on 03/28/2017 at 3:55 PM

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