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    Always nice to see a Dane County libtard's obvious media bias. Almost is bad as the Clinton News Network's (CNN) obvious slant..
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    If there's enough oil to build a pipeline, then there's enough oil to build a refinery at the source. Creating thousands of temporary construction jobs and hundreds of permanent jobs.
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    How can you hack a machine that is not connected to the Internet.
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    Thank you for making these data available in Google Sheets!
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    Great work but Three-Eyed Billy (though Billy was too cute for me to hate lol) most likely wouldn't be using any of the oil coming out of those pipelines because the majority has already been sold to China and a smaller share to other countries. Tar sand, even refined, has a higher emission rate so it couldn't be used in states with emissions tests. I'd also like to add, even if we ignore the fact that this isn't their land and the fact that it would poison the earth and everyone, what I don't get, is that most of those pipeline workers are from out of state and there won't be any jobs for them after it's complete so I'm baffled to why any ND resident would want the damn thing.
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    The frustration of Nichols and other leftists stems from their perennial desire to centralize power in the federal government while diminishing the power of states (and individuals). A dismantling of our republican government will indeed require amendments to the Constitution. This won't be easy, as the smaller states will resist. Getting the bigger blue states to award their votes to the collective choice of the other states is your better bet.
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    Command Central.... owned by the nephew of the Koch bros. Right. What could possibly go wrong with that?
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    I am on SSD/SSI I have been regularly denied services (the latest was MRI ) are insurance companies discriminating against me because I am disabled and how many others do they do this to ? they take our federal dollars then don't provide services requested by (prescribed) by an in network Doctor
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    And here is Donald Trumps statement on Castro’s passing: "Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades. Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights. While Cuba remains a totalitarian island, it is my hope that today marks a move away from the horrors endured for too long, and toward a future in which the wonderful Cuban people finally live in the freedom they so richly deserve.” Can you believe it? The Progressive has actually ceded the moral high ground to Donald Trump.
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    Teachers, contrary to what most Muricans believe, are not stupid. Many of us realized long ago that Murica hates teachers. We left and got real jobs.

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Trump's politics are not the problem.

The fiery Milwaukee Sheriff is on the shortlist to head the Department of Homeland Security.

By Wendell Berry

Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front

Love the quick profit, the annual raise,
vacation with pay. Want more 
of everything ready made. Be afraid 
to know your neighbors and to die.
And you will have a window in your head.
Not even your future will be a mystery 
any more. Your mind will be punched in a card 
and shut away in a little drawer.
When they want you to buy something 
they will call you. When they want you
to die for profit they will let you know. 
So, friends, every day do something
that won’t compute. Love the Lord. 
Love the world. Work for nothing. 
Take all that you have and be poor.
Love someone who does not deserve it. 
Denounce the government and embrace 
the flag. Hope to live in that free 
republic for which it stands. 
Give your approval to all you cannot
understand. Praise ignorance, for what man 
has not encountered he has not destroyed.
Ask the questions that have no answers. 
Invest in the millennium. Plant sequoias.
Say that your main crop is the forest
that you did not plant,
that you will not live to harvest.


Say that the leaves are harvested 
when they have rotted into the mold.
Call that profit. Prophesy such returns.
Put your faith in the two inches of humus 
that will build under the trees
every thousand years.
Listen to carrion—put your ear
close, and hear the faint chattering
of the songs that are to come. 
Expect the end of the world. Laugh. 
Laughter is immeasurable. Be joyful
though you have considered all the facts. 
So long as women do not go cheap 
for power, please women more than men.
Ask yourself: Will this satisfy 
a woman satisfied to bear a child?
Will this disturb the sleep 
of a woman near to giving birth? 
Go with your love to the fields.
Lie easy in the shade. Rest your head 
in her lap. Swear allegiance 
to what is nighest your thoughts.
As soon as the generals and the politicos 
can predict the motions of your mind, 
lose it. Leave it as a sign 
to mark the false trail, the way 
you didn’t go. Be like the fox 
who makes more tracks than necessary, 
some in the wrong direction.
Practice resurrection.

Wendell Berry is a poet, farmer, and environmentalist in Kentucky. This poem, first published in 1973, is reprinted by permission of the author and appears in his “New Collected Poems” (Counterpoint).


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