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I was bummed to hear that the minimum wage hike received support from a majority in my childhood home of Nebraska, and in my new home of Wisconsin. Even though the conservatives won, the liberals still have strong sway on an economic issue. This seems to shoot a hole in the theory that the majority is largely economically conservative and for free markets, at least as far as the minimum wage issue goes. I'd like to see more education in videos and such from conservatives about minimum wage. We have Williams, Sowell, and Friedman. Let's get some skilled art people to animate those with good graphics in youtube videos that'll keep the attention span of the average person. Something similar to what Learn Liberty is doing to target young people.
The thing about that Churchill adage, I'm a young conservative BECAUSE I have a heart for the people screwed over by progressive economics.
By the same vein, letting your son play first person shooter video games will not morph him into a psychopath and letting your son watch MLP will not morph him into a man-baby.
I know it's anecdotal evidence, but the college kids I've met are largely libertarian when it comes to MJ, but far left when it came to everything else. The 1% is still a powerful meme amongst college age kids.
Maybe if you're allowed, you could write a little note on your ballot before voting for Cochran. Imagine if he got a million votes with a message next to the write in candidate box: "Next time, McDaniel."
You'd probably do some screeching if your adult children decided they were meant for each other.
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“White Privilege” Exposed

jduncan307 Wrote: Jun 01, 2014 11:30 PM
I went my whole life without having the fact that I am a white man pointed out to me. Then I went to a liberal grad school, and it got mentioned about 3 times last semester. It's frankly disturbing and demeaning.
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Violent Video Games And Mass Murder

jduncan307 Wrote: May 31, 2014 12:31 PM
It disturbs me how much this type of opinion piece feels copy and pasted. Obviously, Grand Theft Auto gets mentioned as soon as possible. I've never played it. Think it's terrible. But we have a rating system in place. What's the policy proscription? What's the distinction between expressing disgust of "ultra-violent" games without any clear definition of what distinguishes an "ultra-violent" game from a "ordinarily violent" game? Furthermore, what evidence is there that this shooter owned this game? None presented here. Examples from 2008 are asserted to "prove" the author's point, but there's not even evidence that the poor kids playing the knock-out game had expensive game systems and played this game. A quote saying that the two look similar is not evidence of a causal relationship, even though it's cited as such. Furthermore, it's like liberals talking about "assault weapons" even when "assault weapons" weren't used at a shooting. If you want to talk about video games and this shooting, why not do some original research and find out what games he actually played and how much, rather than just copy pasting your quotes from your last anti-game article when GTAV came out? Maybe it's too much to ask, but I'm sick of seeing conservatives copy and paste tired rhetorical points from their columns from previous years. Same thing when it's about art. Everyone talks about Andreas Serrano and no one says anything new. One thing is for sure, this type of commentary drives any gamer looking into conservatism right into the welcoming arms of the left.
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Violent Video Games And Mass Murder

jduncan307 Wrote: May 30, 2014 3:52 PM
"In December, 2012, in the wake of the Newtown Massacre, I noted how video game manufacturers were in denial, despite studies pointing to 'a rather clear consensus' that, similar to continual watching of TV and movie violence, 'playing violent video games increases aggression.'” Who are you quoting? Are gun-rights advocates in denial about owning guns increasing the likelihood that you'll shoot someone?
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Violent Video Games And Mass Murder

jduncan307 Wrote: May 30, 2014 3:51 PM
"Perhaps that is so, but not everyone is able to distinguish fantasy from reality, and studies indicate that it is the unstable who are most likely to be affected negatively." Which studies? A liberal can say, "Studies say..." and follow it with any number of progressive fluff.
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