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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Yes, let's defund two of the best educational tools available today the US. We're already falling behind the rest of the world, why not just screw ourselves over completely.
    LOL....you actually believe that?

    Well we had DNC TV/RADIO for decades.......if the functional illiterates of today are proof of its value.........

    ......cut it today..... and get a refund from the "Good Corporation" of Public Broadcasting tomorrow.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    LOL....you actually believe that?

    Well we had DNC TV/RADIO for decades.......if the functional illiterates of today are proof of its value.........

    ......cut it today..... and get a refund from the "Good Corporation" of Public Broadcasting tomorrow.
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    You do realize we wouldn't actually save that fraction of a fraction of a percent of our budget, it would just get spent elsewhere.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    You do realize we wouldn't actually save that fraction of a fraction of a percent of our budget, it would just get spent elsewhere.
    To total the taxpayer contribution every year since 1967 to this rathole.......would perhaps equate a spending cut big enough for you to get behind.

    The chance to remove this albeit one of many wellstones...from this budget....and the next 20 budgets or eternity.......is perhaps a spending cut big enough for your bankrupt children to support.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    To total the taxpayer contribution every year since 1967 to this rathole.......would perhaps equate a spending cut big enough for you to get behind.

    The chance to remove this albeit one of many wellstones...from this budget....and the next 20 budgets or eternity.......is perhaps a spending cut big enough for your bankrupt children to support.
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    So....we're going back nearly half a century to justify this outrage our we? How much did we spend on the military in that time? Social security? Medicade/medicare? ****, in 50 years we've spent a ton more on well more projects than NPR. This is as stupid as an argument can get; you want to aggregate over decades and compare to yearly spending? Seriously? We pissed through over 40 years of NPR funding in a few days in Libya, but NPR is what's going to make my children broke? Seriously? This is your argument? You need to learn to think before you post.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    So....we're going back nearly half a century to justify this outrage our we?
    Well it certainly justifies some of our debt and deficit........

    How much did we spend on the military in that time? Social security? Medicade/medicare? ****, in 50 years we've spent a ton more on well more projects than NPR. This is as stupid as an argument can get; you want to aggregate over decades and compare to yearly spending? Seriously? We pissed through over 40 years of NPR funding in a few days in Libya, but NPR is what's going to make my children broke? Seriously? This is your argument? You need to learn to think before you post.
    Cutting the rathole of the CPB is but one of many steps. Its but one of many cuts......in trying to slay the beast. Its one step in a 14 Trillion dollar journey.

    Saying we shouldnt take the step because its only a small step.......is why were bankrupt.....and a testament to willfull ignorance.

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    Well it certainly justifies some of our debt and deficit........
    No it doesn't. If you aggregate anything over long enough time period, you can make it seem like a large number. But it's not, particularly when related to the REST OF OUR BUDGET.

    Do people just not like math these days?

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    Cutting the rathole of the CPB is but one of many steps. Its but one of many cuts......in trying to slay the beast. Its one step in a 14 Trillion dollar journey.

    Saying we shouldnt take the step because its only a small step.......is why were bankrupt.....and a testament to willfull ignorance.

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    That's a dumb dumb dumb dumb statement. We're bankrupt now BECAUSE WE DON'T CUT THE BIG STUFF. Cut NPR, do it. THen what? Are we really any closer? Are we going to say "well we cut NPR, so I guess we can go after the military now"? This is a retarded deflection topic and nothing more, it takes focus away from where it should be. And even if you cut NPR...so what? You think that money will be saved? You didn't change any dynamics, you didn't restrict government. They'll just spend that money elsewhere.

    Seriously, if you want to gain control of the government, you have to use your brain! We can not let the government play our collective ADD against us anymore. We have to focus, we have to pay attention, we must refuse to be taken in by deflection topics. Otherwise, you're pissing in the wind. You're just going to spin your wheels, get us nowhere other than further in debt. Learn to think!
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I don't think it's the "best", but PBS is the only station that shows Nova programs anymore. **** you Discover Channel!
    The Discovery channel has become insulting, lowbrow media. Gold Rush, Myth Busters, Pawn Dicks (or whatever it is), American Loggers, Shark Week...

    All sensational stuff, and nothing can be learned from a lot of it. Kudos for Planet Earth, though.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    If we build our iron curtain big enough maybe we can block the BBC too!

    Wait, what's that going to cost?
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Should defund the Republican party instead.. would save far more money.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Of course, it should be defunded. I'm shocked that liberals don't see the danger, real and possible, in government-funded "news" programs. I understand that some people actually enjoy NPR and PBS. Fine. Pay for it. Oh, wait, it's far more fun to force other people to pay for what you want, isn't it?

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