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People would just shrug, I think: Tens of thousands of protesters have marched through the Hungarian capital Budapest against plans to tax internet use in the biggest anti-government demonstration for years. Huge crowds gathered in the capital’s main squares and there were smaller rallies in six other cities. The government has drafted a law which […]

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But isn’t this why we have a 4th Amendment? And didn’t we fight a revolution to stop crap like this? ARNOLDS PARK, Iowa — For almost 40 years, Carole Hinders has dished out Mexican specialties at her modest cash-only restaurant. For just as long, she deposited the earnings at a small bank branch a block […]

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I have some neighbors like this. There are a couple of churches who bus kids into our neighborhood BECAUSE THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD ISN’T SAFE. They can’t even play outside, let alone trick or treat. So I love Prudie’s response: Dear Prudence, I live in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country, but on one of […]

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Yeah, the highest poverty rate for children in 20 years. Yay, Wall Street!

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This is what pissed me off about the government shutdown and the subsequent cuts: Ever hear Obama explain how bad they were, and what the long-term consequences would be? Of course not. This is the guy who was pushing the Grand Bargain, he wanted cuts! And look how well that’s working out for the rest […]

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What is the big fucking deal? People are poor now, more people than ever. Yes, they have jobs — shitty jobs. Most likely, more than one job, which might make it look better than it is. People are killing themselves, running just to stay afloat. Do they want medals? Fuck these cheerleaders, the people in […]

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I read things like this and I think, “Yeah, there’s going to be a revolution.” We don’t know when, and we don’t know what will light the fuse, but it’ll happen. Because they’re just too fucking greedy to let it go on: On the morning of Jan. 29, construction workers were building a seawater pipe […]

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She occasionally gives a million or two to pet causes, the way you or I might give a dollar to a panhandler. How nice: Alice Walton, an heir to the Walmart fortune, is worth $35 billion. Today, a lot of poor people stood outside her house and yelled at her. Those poor people were Walmart […]

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Because they’re job creators and it’s God’s will, of course: For the second year in a row, America’s richest 14 individuals made more from their annual investments than the $80 billion provided for people in need of food. Nearly half of the food-deprived are children. Perversely, the food stamp program was CUT because of a […]

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