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Net Neutrality

Posted on 2014.11.18 at 00:00

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raingirl26
raingirl26 at 2014-11-20 06:44 (UTC) (Link)
i have two specific pet peeves in politics - big money in elections (corporate or individaul) and riders. what the f? riders? maybe okay if they were adding to or in line with the bill at hand, but i'm not sure they ever are. they are just used as a political tool. yuck.

"I was able to see how both sides were for and against things I am for and against" - you are a reasoned man.

my p.t. friend who opposes floride in our water (we are one of few cities without floride being added to our water system) has joined campaigns to keep it out of our water. she has very strong opinions. but when people meet her, they say how suprised they are at how moderate she is. what they are really saying is that she is willing to listen to everyone and have an actual informed discussion around the issue. she has lots of knowledge and facts to back up her opinion, but is completely willing to hear more. too bad we can't find people like her willing to go into politics.
ehowton
ehowton at 2014-11-20 16:19 (UTC) (Link)
Wichita is another city in which fluoride has always been disallowed, how very odd! My son asked me the other day why Americans were so fat compared to the rest of the world (a question that no doubt came up in Social Studies, or whatever they call the high school equivalent) and I had to reply, "Lobbyists" and explain how even the FDA's food pyramid wasn't free from political pressure, and had to be modified to be more politically correct than factual.

I agree with you wholeheartedly. Have you watched House of Cards on Netflix? There's an eye-opener.
raingirl26
raingirl26 at 2014-11-21 05:23 (UTC) (Link)
oddly i struggle with being too empathetic and can't watch things like "house of Cards". i don't pretend things aren't happening, i just can't deal with learning all the details. instead i try to be how i want the world to be. i certainly don't always succeed, but i try.
ehowton
ehowton at 2014-11-21 12:47 (UTC) (Link)
Yay! That's my favorite Gandhi quote!
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