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Old 04-01-2014, 16:03   #1
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The Sheldon Adelson Primary

I see four contenders for the Republican Party's 2016 Presidential nomination went to Las Vegas over the weekend.
Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson was one person they wanted to impress. Adelson has 38 billion dollars, and some of it will go to the 2016 nominee.

Don't you just love money politics? Mark Twain said we have the best government money can buy.

Check this out:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinio...bates/7136507/
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Old 04-01-2014, 16:40   #2
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Better him than George Soros.
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how hard is it to get a permit to build your own suppressors?
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Old 04-01-2014, 19:21   #4
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None of the Top 10 Biggest Political Donors are Republican
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The Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) released its list of top all-time donors. It totaled contributions from 1989 to 2012 from PACs and individuals affiliated with the heavy hitter organizations.

CRP designated each of the heavy hitters as Democrat, Republican, or on the fence, meaning between 40 and 59 percent was donated to each party. In some cases, percentages did not add up to 100 due to third party donations.

None of the heavy hitters in the top 10 were Republican (three organizations in the top 10 were on the fence). A Republican-leaning organization did not make an appearance on the list until number 17.............
http://freebeacon.com/politics/none-...re-republican/
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Old 04-02-2014, 15:00   #5
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None of the Top 10 Biggest Political Donors are Republican
http://freebeacon.com/politics/none-...re-republican/
snerd...snerd....don't confuse him with facts.
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Old 04-02-2014, 15:14   #6
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snerd...snerd....don't confuse him with facts.
Republican money is bad. Democrat money is good. Those are the facts man..
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Old 04-02-2014, 15:18   #7
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Wait And See How Obvious The Corruption Becomes

Jeepers, the Supreme Court just made it worse. Today, with its decision.

Imagine you are a Republican wanting the party's nomination, and you are less than 100% behind Israel. Sheldon isn't going to give you any of his 38 billion dollars. In fact, he'll likely give it to someone opposing you.

David Gelbaum, an LA billionaire, got the Sierra Club to ignore immigration as a facet of environmental protection. As a donor who has given them 100 million dollars in contributions, all he had to do was say address immigration and I'll quit giving. It worked.

Soros. George Soros. Try to be a Democrat who supports the Second Amendment.

Yup, this country has gone to pot. Imagine the cumulative effects of 20-30 years of money politics. Eat well and exercise, and you'll see it 2034, I suspect.

Today's decision:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...n_5076732.html

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my guess is he celebrated by getting out of bed at 2 instead of noon.
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Old 04-02-2014, 15:35   #9
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If this were taking place in 1840, when we had a mere national economy, it'd be one thing. Today, we have a global economy. Corporations that once were American are now multinational. These billionaires are loyal to the almighty dollar. Er, Pound. I mean Euro. Ruble, too. Let's not forget China's "Yuan".

We're sunk.
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They ruled that placing limits on how much an individual wants to contribute to a candidate or cause is unconstitutional. What do you find wrong with that?
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Old 04-02-2014, 17:00   #11
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Better him than George Soros.
Or any of a couple dozen Hollywood big shots that exclusively support liberal causes.
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Old 04-04-2014, 17:15   #12
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Hypocrisy?

Sheldon has a campaign going on to ban off-track betting. Though Sheldon is a casino mogul, he thinks it will be bad for society to have the ability to gamble anytime, anywhere. On your iPod; tablet; phone, etc.

Maybe he isn't concerned with limiting vice, but instead thinks available gambling would cut into his casinos' profits?

But, if he advocates one kind of radical freedom, why not both? He wants the uber-rich to be able to essentially buy politicians and legislation, yet wants to limit our ability to gamble.

I see a contradiction.

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/0...on-103135.html

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I see a troll.

your point?
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They ruled that placing limits on how much an individual wants to contribute to a candidate or cause is unconstitutional. What do you find wrong with that?
The rich will be voting twice. Once with their checkbooks, and again at the polls. Did not Mark Twain tell us we already have the best government money can buy?
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Old 04-04-2014, 17:24   #15
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I see a troll.

your point?
You see a troll! In high school, I heard a guy say he had dropped some LSD, and saw a little man dancing on his toilet bowl lid.
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Old 04-04-2014, 17:46   #16
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Which hand do you want to be slapped with?

Right or left?

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Old 04-06-2014, 17:17   #17
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Which hand do you want to be slapped with?

Right or left?

Vote accordingly.
Well said. Funny, too.
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Old 04-06-2014, 17:19   #18
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Sheldon worries about us.

Sheldon wants the freedom to give as much money as he wants to any politician, yet he does NOT want YOU to have the freedom to wager on your iPod, phone, or computer.

That he owns casinos has NOTHING to do with this contradiction!!!!!
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Better him than George Soros.
What exactly is the difference?
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