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There's been a lot of talk about the fiscal cliff, a "deficit crisis," and what Obama should do for the economy given the impossibility of working with the Republican House.   I think that it's important in times like this to think about how government finance really works.

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Tue Oct 25, 2011 at 06:16 AM PDT

I just donated to Occupy Los Angeles

by Zwackus

I've been following DailyKos since 2004, but this is my first diary in forever.  This is also the first time that I've actually gotten off my &@! and done something for the movement.  Well, aside from daily attempts at consciousness-raising amongst my local ex-pat circle, and building revolutionary sentiments amongst my students, that is.

When I first heard about the Occupy movement, I was a bit skeptical, but largely because I've always been somewhat skeptical about protest movements in general.   Futile as it may seem in this day in age, I have generally agreed with Kos - don't get ignored marching around empty buildings, elect more and better Democrats.  I still have full and ultimate faith in the political process as the final way of pushing change, as in the end, sovereign state power can and will solve most problems I really care about.

But that doesn't mean it can do everything, or that the levers of power are yet available for the grasping.  And thus, my support for the Occupiers.

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Many here on Kos like to point out, with my full and complete support, the hypocricy of Bush's sabre rattling about democracy and enemies of freedom when the US government actively supports oppressive regimes like Egypt and Saudi Arabia.  It's a great line.  But could all this sabre rattling actually be having a positive effect on Egypt?

More after the jump.

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I haven't smelled any around lately, but I'm sure they are lurking.  Trolls.  Yep.  They're everywhere.  The Green Menace, if you would.  Or Blue/Red menace if you're in Japan.

But we all know what gets rid of them.  Recipes.  Does the trick every time.  Especially a whole diary devoted to recipes - it cleans them off the whole site, at least for a little while.  This just seemed important, now, with the Superbowl coming up and all.  We wouldn't want to have trolls infecting DKos on one of our nation's great secular holidays, now, would we?  

I'm starting off with three of my own favorites.  Add you own - or write fake troll posts, in the hopes that they will encourage others to post their own bit of tasty, tasty Troll Suppressing Goodness.

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What do YOU think about the Super Bowl?

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One of the more charming traditions I've found on DKos is replying to Trolls with Recepies.  January 3rd is Troll Suppression Day in Japan.  Well, really, it's Satsubon, but Troll Suppression Day is close enough.  So, with this diary, I shall attempt to ritually cleanse DKos of Trolls and the associated Troll-Taint with a large dump of recepies.  

Feel free to chip in, either with recepies of your own, with faux-Troll postings (to have recepies pinned upon), or with your favorite Troll stories from the past.

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Trolls are best served . . .

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