The Politics of Distraction in an Age of Gotcha Capitalism

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    Disintegration is Everywhere

    The Politics of Distraction in an Age of Gotcha Capitalism

    By Ralph Nader


    "Meanwhile the daily struggle of the American people, absorbing the results of the power abuses by the rich, powerful and corporate, continues outside this inbred force field of insipid coverage and commentary.

    The people hear nothing regarding what McCain, Obama and Clinton will do about runaway drug, gasoline, and heating oil prices, not to mention what these Senators have already not done in these areas of public outcry.

    Disintegration is everywhere. Public works are crumbling-schools, clinics, public transit, libraries, drinking water and sewage-treatment plants. Tax dollars are being used to destroy more of Iraq and to subsidize or bail out companies recklessly run by obscenely overpaid CEOs. Public deficits are soaring."

    http://www.counterpunch.org/nader04152008.html
     
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    You lost me at "By Ralph Nader"
     
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    Funny, that's where I stopped reading, too.
     
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    DOH!


    ZING!


    +1


    :rofl:
     
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    Dude, no offense, but get a room already.
     
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    giving one positive nod..

    is probably the same thing lathering on the saccharine in some little sitting in a tree f-u-c-k-i-n-g posts.
     
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    Saccharine is for fatties. Ravir is my sugar-tits. :cool:
     
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    NOW you're being a sexist sob.
     
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    I've always confessed to being a little sexist. Honestly, I can't help it.

    But I've never been even remotely misogynist.

    To me there's a BIG difference.
     
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    hehehehe..

    So, Ravir is your Jones soda rather than anything high fructose corn syruppy, eh?
     

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