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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Maybe you should read people's opinions before making snarky comments about their political resolve. I don't support NPR, however, it's currently not one of my top concerns. We have so many other places which spend orders of magnitude more than NPR. Cutting some small fraction of a percent of our spending isn't going to do anything for our overall problem. Change can only be made by making significant cuts elsewhere. Perhaps reconsidering our interventionist policies and what they do. Maybe reconsidering all the entitlements and subsidies which go to big corporations and bail outs for companies who acted improperly and broke the system. Yes, in an ideal world I can get all up on my soap box over NPR. Sit here and preach about government propaganda and federally controlled media. But A) we still have significant private press B) we are spending orders of magnitude more money on a plethora of other useless programs and government giveaways. When NPR becomes a major concern, we're sitting pretty because we won't be wasting billions even trillions elsewhere.
    .....so just say you completely support eliminating taxpayer funding of DNC TV/RADIO.....and reclaim your libertarianism.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    .....so just say you completely support eliminating taxpayer funding of DNC TV/RADIO.....and reclaim your libertarianism.
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    Hahahah, this is quite the retarded comment.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    I gotta agree with Mr. Badmutha here, Ikari. It's a pretty cut and dry situation from the libertarian perspective. Who cares what NPr is doing? They're funded by taxpayer dollars, they're nonessential, and we're broke. It's a no-brainer. Cut them.

    And I say this as a fan of NPR.

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    I gotta agree with Mr. Badmutha here, Ikari. It's a pretty cut and dry situation from the libertarian perspective. Who cares what NPr is doing? They're funded by taxpayer dollars, they're nonessential, and we're broke. It's a no-brainer. Cut them.

    And I say this as a fan of NPR.
    And I'll say the same thing I've said before. READ WHAT I WROTE! Is that a tough thing to do? Is it not something within people's capabilities? Or is it too time consuming? Because you could save yourself a lot of time and embarrassment by ACTUALLY READING instead of assuming. But do as you want. If you choose not to read and post from ignorance; that's your prerogative.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    And I'll say the same thing I've said before. READ WHAT I WROTE! Is that a tough thing to do? Is it not something within people's capabilities? Or is it too time consuming? Because you could save yourself a lot of time and embarrassment by ACTUALLY READING instead of assuming. But do as you want. If you choose not to read and post from ignorance; that's your prerogative.
    I read what you wrote. You're punting on the NPR defunding issue; you're calling it minor. It is minor, but the fact that it isn't a major issue does not mean it should just be left alone. It's so minor that the answer is clear. Cut it.

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    I read what you wrote. You're punting on the NPR defunding issue; you're calling it minor. It is minor, but the fact that it isn't a major issue does not mean it should just be left alone. It's so minor that the answer is clear. Cut it.
    I said I do not support it. It is however a zero issue. It will have NO affect on the overall system as it stands. It is pointless to argue zero effects. We have to argue the bigger effects, we have to tackle the bigger effects to gain any ground. Cut NPR. But what's it gonna do? Not a damned thing. Meanwhile we spent decades worth of NPR funding blowing up pieces of Libya. We've given tons in bailouts, spent trillion in wars that are undeclared and still going on, our own government is ridiculously corrupt and getting out of control. But by all means, bitch about NPR. Join in the deflection and stop thinking about the problems at hand.

    If you want to fix the Republic, you MUST prioritize the concerns. You MUST address the large concerns first before they become even larger and even more out of control. Getting bogged down in zero effects is stupid and damaging to the effort to restore the Republic. Humans have advanced brains capable of understanding a wide array of problems and ideals. It's time to start using it.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    I gotta agree with Mr. Badmutha here, Ikari. It's a pretty cut and dry situation from the libertarian perspective. Who cares what NPr is doing? They're funded by taxpayer dollars, they're nonessential, and we're broke. It's a no-brainer. Cut them.

    And I say this as a fan of NPR.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    Truer words were never spoken......
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    And more pointless words were never spoken.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Sure, let us go ahead and de-fund that which provides the highest educational content on television and increase funding for oh.....say....... Corporate Welfare, so that McDonald's can say......oh......I don't know......... study the effects of serving Chicken McNuggets to swamp rats in Mississippi, or something equally as ludicrous.

    Typically, American these days. I'm not surprised by the vote. But, hey - why not. We've been "de-funding" our school systems across the county for decades now - why not take out PBS while we're at it.

    Maybe we can use the savings to bring back old episodes of Bonanza and run it in a prime-time slot. I'm sure that's a good replacement for PBS.

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    They need to be cut...period. So what if Inez from BFE Nebraska isn't going to see Sesame Street. Cut it yesterday!

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