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06:38 PM on 10/02/12 
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The statistics would be showing their non-support of Akin.
No, a sign sayng "I don't support Akin" would be showing their non-support of Akin.
06:39 PM on 10/02/12 
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what about pro-life signs?
Just as bad.
06:40 PM on 10/02/12 
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I mean, what I said was obviously in jest. But I am not against that information being out there n billboards and such. I don't want to scare a ton of young women, but we don't have honest conversations about rape. Akin's comments emphasize that reality.
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MIT professor Noam Chomsky would vote for President Barack Obama if he lived in a swing state, but only to keep Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan out of the White House.

Chomsky explained last week on the Matthew Filipowicz Show that activists should not spend much time on the “carefully orchestrated electoral extravaganza” with a few exceptions.

“Between the two choices that are presented, there is I think some significant differences,” he said. “If I were a person in a swing state, I’d vote against Romney-Ryan, which means voting for Obama because there is no other choice. I happen to be in a non-swing state, so I can either not vote or — as a probably will — vote for [Green Party candidate] Jill Stein.”
Interesting to hear him say that.

Same

That's okay, between all the members they could start 3 different 5 piece bands, and call them "Un", "Der", and "Oath"
Or they could release a triology of albums and have one for each under those names

Ha, I was just reading that New Yorker article a few minutes ago.
Should post it again so other people will actually read it

Every candidate running against these house republicans should make this the front and center of the entire campiagn.

Here's a map comparing the candidates' campaign expenditures by state. In New Hampshire, Romney outspent Obama 110:1 (Romney spent $36 million while Obama spent $329k)
That's pretty cool.

If it's a legitimate Todd Akin sign, the apartment building has ways of shutting that whole thing down.
Well done.



Welcome back Tate and apparently I shouldn't dismiss Looper as I initially had no interest in it.
06:45 PM on 10/02/12 
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Welcome back Tate and apparently I shouldn't dismiss Looper as I initially had no interest in it.

I am gonna see Looper this weekend, but I saw The Master this weekend and I thought it was fantastic. Wasn't better than There Will Be Blood, but better than Punch Drunk Love and Magnolia.
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I mean, what I said was obviously in jest. But I am not against that information being out there n billboards and such. I don't want to scare a ton of young women, but we don't have honest conversations about rape. Akin's comments emphasize that reality.

I'm not a fan of billboard campaigns of anything really. I hope and assume you mean the fact that his comments were said show how uninformed the public is, not that his comments are accurate.
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I mean, what I said was obviously in jest. But I am not against that information being out there n billboards and such. I don't want to scare a ton of young women, but we don't have honest conversations about rape. Akin's comments emphasize that reality.
As was mine, but it got a conversation going. Maybe rape jokes are the answer to get that conversation going?
06:46 PM on 10/02/12 
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No, a sign sayng "I don't support Akin" would be showing their non-support of Akin.

We'll have to agree to disagree here.
06:48 PM on 10/02/12 
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Though, I'm guessing abortion statistics would be facts (or at least have data from reliable sources) whereas pro-life billboards usually are full of opinion and unscientific statements.
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I am gonna see Looper this weekend, but I saw The Master this weekend and I thought it was fantastic. Wasn't better than There Will Be Blood, but better than Punch Drunk Love and Magnolia.

I'm remaining indifferent on The Master, it didn't leave me satisfied and I think I need to see it for a second time.
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I am gonna see Looper this weekend, but I saw The Master this weekend and I thought it was fantastic. Wasn't better than There Will Be Blood, but better than Punch Drunk Love and Magnolia.

Magnolia is one of my two favorite movies.

I can't believe I still haven't seen The Master. I had planned to see it as soon as it hit a theater no more than an hour away but I've been lazy. P.T. Anderson is the best.
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I'm not a fan of billboard campaigns of anything really. I hope and assume you mean the fact that his comments were said show how uninformed the public is, not that his comments are accurate.

Its the former. I was talking to my girlfriend's little sister the other day, she is gonna start college in January. My girlfriend was telling her about not leaving her drinks unattended and to never go somewhere with someone you don't know. She had no idea.

Young women have this image of a man lurking in the shadows. The fact is, they are most likely to be assaulted by someone they know or have at least met. Someone they voluntarily gone out with or shared a drink with etc...
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As was mine, but it got a conversation going. Maybe rape jokes are the answer to get that conversation going?

Haha, to be honest I think it is good to joke about PC issues, its lowers everyone's defenses and promotes honest discourse.
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Magnolia is one of my two favorite movies.

I can't believe I still haven't seen The Master. I had planned to see it as soon as it hit a theater no more than an hour away but I've been lazy. P.T. Anderson is the best.

I left Magnolia with cinematic blue balls. If you are a PTA fan, you will love The Master.
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I am gonna see Looper this weekend, but I saw The Master this weekend and I thought it was fantastic. Wasn't better than There Will Be Blood, but better than Punch Drunk Love and Magnolia.

I may just wait until it comes out to my local dollar theater so its easy to feel okay paying for a bad movie if I end up not liking it, but I'm not too much of a harsh critic so I'll probably like it.
 



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