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(NJ.com)   19-year-old Socialist wins spot on Board of Education, which is perfect, since he already knows everything   (nj.com) divider line 12
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2013-01-06 08:07:04 AM
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BONUS POINTS: Being a socialist in a town named "REDBANK".
2013-01-06 08:00:12 AM
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"I decided to do some research into what the problem was with it and I never found it."

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2013-01-06 07:36:29 AM
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Well now that he's entering the world of government and will never have to do a real day's worth of work in his life, he can help teach all the children in his district how to never work either.

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2013-01-06 08:31:46 AM
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2013-01-06 08:28:49 AM
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To quote (and paraphrase) one of my University professors: For most folks under 25, their understanding of the concept of Socialism is little more than: 'rich people have a lot of nice stuff that I want'.
2013-01-06 09:11:02 AM
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MyRandomName: Mrtraveler01: RabidJade: jaytkay: randomjsa: want to take things from other people to benefit yourself?

You summed up capitalism and the profit motive quite nicely there

Capitalism by design benefits both parties, even if one is benefited more than the other but they both leave the table with something. But let's not muddy the waters with logic and just put a negative slant on it to push our agenda.

Not necessarily, people can get screwed if Capitalism isn't properly regulated (ie: the Financial Crash of 2007-2008).

No one came out a winner after that.

Yes. Entirely capitalisms fault. Cheap money from the fed had zero effect. Removal of risk by the government backed assurances had no effect. Capitalism was the sole culprit.


I would blame it less on capitalism itself than on neocon morons who think capitalism, in and of itself, constitutes a robust and functional social system.
2013-01-06 08:56:24 AM
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Mrtraveler01: Cajnik: RabidJade: The Socialist thing is as big of a deal as it would have been several years ago with the changing climate in the USA, it's the new in thing for the younger generations.

"If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty you have no brain." or some variant of a quote has been around for a long time

I dunno, some of the conservatives at 40 that I've seen out there don't seem to exercise that brain too much.


You sound 20.
2013-01-06 08:53:17 AM
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Jim_Callahan: Cajnik: "If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty you have no brain." or some variant of a quote has been around for a long time

To be fair, that's using the actual meanings of the words 'liberal' and 'conservative', so "stressing individual freedom, opportunity, and rights above all else" and "being somewhat resistant to change, and reluctant to take action unless the benefits are overwhelming and clearly apparent" respectively.

The quote makes no sense in recent context, since the politicians that label themselves "conservative" are using the word incorrectly, as they're an authoritarian reactionary theocratic party and have about half a brain between the lot of them, and the politicians using "liberal" are primarily centrist compromisers from a consensus party with a spectrum covering the whole range from conservative to somewhat radical.


Stop making sense!
2013-01-06 08:37:04 AM
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Kriggerel: To quote (and paraphrase) one of my University professors: For most folks under 25, their understanding of the concept of Socialism is little more than: 'rich people have a lot of nice stuff that I want'.


I like the experiment where the professor said everyone is going to get the same grade no matter who is more talented or works the hardest. The students didn't like that idea.
2013-01-06 08:27:01 AM
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"I decided to do some research into what the problem was with it and I never found it. The rest is pretty much history," said Noble, who summed up the socialist philosophy as "a society built for the majority instead of the elite minority."

Wait, he did some research on it but can't come up with any better way to summarize it than the same one-liner propaganda boilerplate used to describe everything from democracy to constitutional monarchy to outright despotism?

I mean, there are things that actually distinguish the system from capitalist democracies, you know. Nationalization and collective management of resources in general, mainly. Plenty of ways to answer that question that don't make you sound like a gibbering moron without the slightest concept of what socialism is.
2013-01-06 08:02:50 AM
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Mrtraveler01: narkor: I dunno - sounds a lot better than the American Taliban religious nutjobs that are usually voted in to get the Darwin and AGW out of schools and get Noah and the Art back in.

THIS!


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New Jersey, the US capital of Southern Baptists. Derp on.
2013-01-06 07:38:58 AM
1 votes:
A 'slow' learner. Republicans knows everything they'll need by age 2.
 
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