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jersey3730

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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2005 6:33:59 AM

It is said that politics is the second oldest profession, I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.

Ronald Reagan
(just named the Greatest american ever)
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KansasGunman
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 9:12:24 AM

"Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite".

...karl popper
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 2:45:30 AM

“Someday, the realm of liberty and justice will encompass the planet. Freedom is not just the birthright of the few, it is the God-given right of all His children, in every country. It won't come by conquest. It will come, because freedom is right and freedom works. It will come, because cooperation and good will among free people will carry the day.”

-- Ronald Reagan  
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2ovrpar
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 2:46:02 PM

You're fired.

--Donald Trump
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 8:00:42 AM

this isn't a great quote, too bad, cuz it would have been had he kept his word, but he never does
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 7:13:23 AM

“I believe that there will be ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those who do the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the system of exploitation. I believe that there will be that kind of clash, but I don't think it will be based on the color of the skin...”

-- Malcolm X 
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 7:54:12 AM

Eugene Victor "Gene" Debs (November 5, 1855 – October 20, 1926) was an American union leader, one of the founding members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW or the Wobblies), and five times the candidate of the Socialist Party of America for President of the United States.[1] Through his presidential candidacies, as well as his work with labor movements, Debs eventually became one of the best-known socialists living in the United States.
- Wikipedia
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 2:43:21 AM

“I am opposing a social order in which it is possible for one man who does absolutely nothing that is useful to amass a fortune of hundreds of millions of dollars, while millions of men and women who work all the days of their lives secure barely enough for a wretched existence.”

-- Eugene Victor Debs
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 6:42:45 AM

Suburbs ... have become the heirs to their cities’ problems. They have pollution, high taxes, crime. People thought they would escape all those things in the suburbs. But like the people in Boccaccio’s Decameron, they ran away from the plague and took it with them. 

-- Charles Haar
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ministorage
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 9:32:08 AM

"It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn't get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man."
- Richard Feynman

Translation:

"Belief In settled science is the end of hope and progress"
- Steven Goddard
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 2:57:04 AM

“It’s easier to hold onto your own stereotypes and misconceptions, it makes you feel justified in your own ignorance. That’s America. So the challenge for us is, are we ready for change?” 

-- Michelle Obama
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 8:33:11 AM

"ALL Rights Reserved, If Not Positively Stuck Up."

--Passer

That is the correct way to post your quote, unless you are embarrassed about quoting yourself, because your quote makes no sense.
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 5:46:58 AM

“A funny thing happened to the First Amendment on its way to the public forum. According to the Supreme Court, money is now speech and corporations are now people. But when real people without money assemble to express their dissatisfaction with the political consequences of this, they’re treated as public nuisances and evicted.”

-- Robert Reich
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Passer
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 2:19:54 AM

"ALL Rights Reserved, If Not Positively Stuck Up."





Gasbuddy.com, Political Bumper Stickers Topic







[Edited by: Passer at 4/19/2014 2:20:26 AM EST]
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 6:08:23 AM

“Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”

-- J.R.R. Tolkien
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 7:42:05 AM

America’s health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system.

-- Walter Cronkite  
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 3:18:19 PM

Apparently Mr. Jeffrey doesn't believe that part-time workers pay taxes.

[Edited by: rjhenn at 4/16/2014 3:18:33 PM EST]
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Edger
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 2:26:55 PM

At first glance, 86,429,000 might seem like a healthy population of full-time private-sector workers. But then you need to look at what they are up against.
The 147,802,000 non-veteran benefit takers outnumbered the 86,429,000 full-time private sector workers 1.7 to 1.

- Terence P. Jeffrey
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 2:25:29 AM

Practical politics consists of ignoring facts."

-- Henry Adams
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 12:41:05 PM

"My time at Fox News was marked by meeting and working with some of the kindest, smartest, and most talented people I've had the pleasure of meeting in life. As I said in my TED talk, Sean Hannity is one of the sweetest people you'll ever meet – and even now that I've parted ways with Fox, he remains a good friend and mentor.

For a radical progressive who once harbored negative stereotypes about folks on the right, it was a turning point for me to meet people such as Mr. Hannity, Karl Rove, Monica Crowley, Sarah Palin, and so many others, and see that – though we certainly disagree profoundly on political issues – they're personable and kind and human. Just like me."

--Sally Kohn (now with CNN & The Daily Beast)
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 2:32:14 AM

Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.

-- Wendel Johnson
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 8:39:29 AM

"Some of the most dangerous words you can throw around are "always" and "never." They beg beg people to ask, Really?"

--unknown
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 8:11:16 AM

“Extremes to the right and to the left of any political dispute are always wrong.”

-- Dwight D. Eisenhower
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 10:10:24 AM

"The hardest part of gaining any new idea is sweeping out the false idea occupying that niche." — Robert A. Heinlein
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 8:45:08 AM

"I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it."

--Clint Eastwood

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mweyant
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 8:27:59 AM

"A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell."

C.S. Lewis
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 4:19:00 AM

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."

-- Voltaire
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 8:32:27 AM

”The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose.”

--James Earl Jones

[Edited by: SE3.5 at 4/12/2014 8:32:54 AM EST]
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 6:44:16 AM

Racism isn't born, folks, it's taught.  I have a two-year-old son.  You know what he hates?  Naps!  End of list. 

 -- Dennis Leary
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 5:14:01 PM

“I agree with people like Richard Dawkins that mankind felt the need for creation myths. Before we really began to understand disease and the weather and things like that, we sought false explanations for them. Now science has filled in some of the realm—not all—that religion used to fill. But the mystery and the beauty of the world is overwhelmingly amazing, and there’s no scientific explanation of how it came about. To say that it was generated by random numbers, that does seem, you know, sort of an uncharitable view. I think it makes sense to believe in God, but exactly what decision in your life you make differently because of it, I don’t know.”
Bill Gates
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 4:44:45 PM

"The mystery and the beauty of the world is overwhelmingly amazing, and there's no scientific explanation of how it came about"

--Bill Gates
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 5:05:02 AM

Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear."
       [Special Message to the Congress on the Internal Security of the United States, August 8, 1950]” -- Harry S. Truman 
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 5:58:34 AM

There is no greater power in America today than that wielded by the manipulators of public opinion. No king or pope of old ever disposed of a power approached by that of a few dozen men who control America's mass news and entertainment media.

-- Mohamed Raisudeen
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mweyant
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 5:18:52 AM

"You will never place me in a box of failure, of blame, of equivocation or of excuse-mongering. I am an American, and I choose freely to realize, to celebrate and to pass on the American dream."

Armstrong Williams, Executive Director of American CurrentSee


[Edited by: mweyant at 4/9/2014 5:20:43 AM EST]
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 4:06:42 AM

In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion.

-- Carl Sagan
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 6:51:17 AM

A criminal is a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.

-- Howard Scott
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 3:06:30 AM

California: from "cali", or hot, as in Caliente, and fornia, from copulation, or fornication, hence Tierra de California, or the Land of Hot Sex. - I forget where I heard it.
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 2:16:25 AM

 Politics, n: Poly "many" + tics "blood-sucking parasites

-- Larry Hardiman
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 7:41:20 PM

"bold, unflushing forgery"

John Nicolay, Lincoln's private secretary

Even though Lincoln didn't write it, it is close to what's actually happening now.

[Edited by: rjhenn at 4/6/2014 7:42:22 PM EST]
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 2:03:50 AM

Now, there's one thing you might have noticed I don't complain about: politicians. Everybody complains about politicians. Everybody says they suck. Well, where do people think these politicians come from? They don't fall out of the sky. They don't pass through a membrane from another reality. They come from American parents and American families, American homes, American schools, American churches, American businesses and American universities, and they are elected by American citizens. This is the best we can do folks. This is what we have to offer. It's what our system produces: Garbage in, garbage out. If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you're going to get selfish, ignorant leaders. Term limits ain't going to do any good; you're just going to end up with a brand new bunch of selfish, ignorant Americans. So, maybe, maybe, maybe, it's not the politicians who suck. Maybe something else sucks around here... like, the public. Yeah, the public sucks.

-- George Carlin
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 1:34:56 AM

The money powers prey upon the nation in times of peace and conspire against it in times of adversity. The banking powers are more despotic than a monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. They denounce as public enemies all who question their methods or throw light upon their crimes. I have two great enemies, the Southern Army in front of me and the bankers in the rear. Of the two, the one at my rear is my greatest foe. Corporations have been enthroned, and an era of corruption in high places will follow. The money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in the hands of a few, and the Republic is destroyed.

RockCity (gb messenger extraordinaire)
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 1:32:18 AM

Politics ain't worrying this country one-tenth as much as where to find a parking space

-- Will Rogers

[Edited by: RockCity at 4/6/2014 1:37:17 AM EST]
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 12:19:34 AM

RockCity - "U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 21, 1864
(letter to Col. William F. Elkins)"

The existence of such a letter is in dispute.
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 12:23:46 PM

The money powers prey upon the nation in times of peace and conspire against it in times of adversity. The banking powers are more despotic than a monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. They denounce as public enemies all who question their methods or throw light upon their crimes. I have two great enemies, the Southern Army in front of me and the bankers in the rear. Of the two, the one at my rear is my greatest foe. Corporations have been enthroned, and an era of corruption in high places will follow. The money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in the hands of a few, and the Republic is destroyed.

—U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 21, 1864
(letter to Col. William F. Elkins)
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mweyant
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 5:09:14 AM

"Many people from all backgrounds gave up their freedom, their blood and even their lives to provide a life of liberty and dignity for those trapped by the chains of legal discrimination and hatred. We must not allow their sacrifice to become meaningless by allowing “do-gooders” to replace the chains of overt racism with the new chains of dependency, low expectations, victimhood and misdirected anger."

Dr. Ben Carson
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 2:23:07 AM

Naturally, the common people don't want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship. Gilbert: There is one difference. In a democracy, the people have some say in the matter through their elected representatives, and in the United States only Congress can declare wars. Goring: Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.

-- Hermann Goring
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 3:13:15 PM

RockCity - "The money powers prey upon the nation in ...."

Probably not really a Lincoln quote.
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 5:05:55 AM

"The money powers prey upon the nation in times of peace and conspires against it in times of adversity. The banking powers are more despotic than monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than any bureaucracy. They denounce as public enemies all who question their methods or throw light upon their crimes."

-- Abraham Lincoln
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 1:43:00 AM

Droxil: There's nothing you can say that would convince me you'd ever use that gun.

Madge Arwell: Oh really. Well, I'm looking for my children!

"The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe"
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MahopacJack
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 11:18:28 AM

Rockcity, >>It is critical that the American people, and not just their financial institutions, be represented at the negotiating table. <<
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Negotiating for what?
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 10:09:34 AM

It is critical that the American people, and not just their financial institutions, be represented at the negotiating table.

-- Elizabeth Warren
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