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Old 01-12-2010, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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I listened to NPR just yesterday again and they were doing an interview with a financial expert criticizing the current monetary policies regarding the deficit, thus indirectly Obama. I wonder who of all those people here lashing out at NPR actually listen to it regularly so as to be able to form an educated opinion
I would listen to that station if they had anywhere close enough to me for me to get them. I don't live in a real population center though and the government won't spend enough money for me to get it.
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:46 PM
 
Location: south by midwest
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I would listen to that station if they had anywhere close enough to me for me to get them.
You have the Internet, obviously, and you can listen to NPR on the Internet if you really want to.
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:58 PM
 
Location: OUTTA SIGHT!
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NPR : National Public Radio : News & Analysis, World, US, Music & Arts : NPR
('listen button' top center)

Personally they are too conservative for me.

Seriously.

Trying to be everything to everyone and represent both sides evenly has basically nullified their ability to report honestly about a story.
Plus they're getting to be like CNN with silly 'cute puppy' stories, sports and infotainment empty calorie pieces.
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Old 01-13-2010, 12:41 AM
 
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It is funny is the Tea Baggers who scream free speech and laugh when people criticize them for throwing out every insult in the books, from pokes to violence, are screaming foul over even pokes of fun of one animation. Even better are the ones that are screaming death threats, much like the extremist Muslim nuts that have been trying to kill the Danish cartoonist. I guess the irony of the parallel is lost.

Free speech for one group isn't free speech at all, with the only group allowed to speak as the only designator of what it allowed. It pretty much matches the political free speech allowed in many dictatorships, including Venezuela and China. I guess the ones who endorse that sort of thing don't pay attention to the news stories of partisan censorship that going on for at least as long as I have been alive. Honestly pretty ironic as well.

This is a great article detailing and poking a bit of fun. It also contains links to NPR's financial statements as well, detailing the 1-2% of public funding they get outside of donations and sponsorship in a capitalistic nonprofit type fashion.

Cartoonist Receives Death Threats Over "Learn to Speak Teabag" | CommonDreams.org
If not for this thread, I never would have seen this cartoon because I was never seeking it out. I would have continued to wait patiently for them to get coherent. SILLY ME!
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Old 01-13-2010, 03:20 AM
 
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You need to go to http:A Living Memorial To The American Revolution and Its Enduring Legacy | American Revolution Center and learn who said those words. That would allow you to get one of their questions right in case you studied a bit about the American Revolution and the Constitutional period. I know that well over half of the people they contacted didn't know that Karl Marx said those words. When an American doesn't know who said those words I consider him too illiterate to be allowed to vote. Of course, you do know that Karl Marx is very much copied and loved in certain parts of the world, I hope.
Really, I don't understand your and many of your compatriots' obsession with Socialism. Why would an American who does not know and probably not care about Marx or any other of those old ideologies be too illiterate to be allowed to vote? What are you afraid of? That somebody reads such a statement and says, well, there is something to it, not knowing it was written by a Socialist?
I don't care about the American Revolution, in my view there is no point in sticking to the past and looking back. Things are changing all the time, thus we have to adapt our thinking, else we will be left behind like dinosaurs.
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Old 01-13-2010, 03:25 AM
 
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I would listen to that station if they had anywhere close enough to me for me to get them. I don't live in a real population center though and the government won't spend enough money for me to get it.
There are various ways to listen to it online
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:34 AM
 
Location: just here
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I guess you have never heard Obama talk about Fox News. Also I guess you have never hear the people at the White House talk about the Fairness Doctrine. Freedom of speech just doesn't fit with the Fairness Doctrine, at all.
What are you even talking about? Did you even READ my response to sunny's post, the post where she said NPR should be shut down? Why, because she disagrees w/what they have to say? Please follow along, your post doesn't even go along w/what I said earlier.
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Old 04-17-2010, 06:55 PM
 
Location: The Heartland
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So...has this pissing match done anything to change anyone's mind about anything?

The Tea Party is going to be chastised simply because they do not conform to some peoples ideology and nothing will stop it.

If you are a part of any labeled organization, someone is going to disagree with you and some will hate you. It has been that way for a very long time.

I am a Birther and have been called many things but, I expected it to be that way and no one has changed my mind on the matter. I doubt very seriously that there has been anything said to change anyone's mind about the OP in this thread either. In my opinion...every thread ends in a pissing match.
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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So...has this pissing match done anything to change anyone's mind about anything?

The Tea Party is going to be chastised simply because they do not conform to some peoples ideology and nothing will stop it.

If you are a part of any labeled organization, someone is going to disagree with you and some will hate you. It has been that way for a very long time.

I am a Birther and have been called many things but, I expected it to be that way and no one has changed my mind on the matter. I doubt very seriously that there has been anything said to change anyone's mind about the OP in this thread either. In my opinion...every thread ends in a pissing match.

You are also responding to a three month old thread
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:52 PM
 
Location: The Heartland
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You are also responding to a three month old thread
You have a firm grasp of the obvious. I am happy for you.
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