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  •  we as a nation... (6+ / 0-)

    seem to be resistant to growing up and learning how to play well with other kids.  sharing is a particularly difficult concept for us to learn.

    i'm part of the 99% - america's largest minority

    by joe shikspack on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 05:16:46 PM PST

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    •  I am still digesting (6+ / 0-)

      and mulling over the Brennan hearing from yesterday.  I have all kinds of strong reactions that I am sorting out.  I did not sleep well at all last night.

      It helps to hear/read other people's reactions via interviews and articles, and not just the twitter conversation from yesterday, which was good but fragmented, as expected.  I think a lot of others were kind of emotional about the whole thing too.  A combination of gobsmacked and not surprised, if that makes any sense.  There is a unique emotion or attitude that prevails among the people I respect most.  It's that feeling of not being surprised and yet still being astounded.  It can be simultaneous and it can also come in waves.  It started under Bush/Cheney admin and it intensified and morphed under Obama.  It's not exactly the same under Obama.  In some ways it is better and in some ways it is worse.  More painful.

      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 05:40:32 PM PST

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    •  The toxcitiy of American Exceptionalism. n/t (2+ / 0-)
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      dharmafarmer, joe shikspack

      If "elitist" just means "not the dumbest motherfucker in the room", I'll be an elitist! - David Rees from "Get Your War On". //"Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest." - Denis Diderot

      by Oaktown Girl on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 08:39:15 PM PST

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