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Shatner'sBassoon started the topic in Friday, 6 Nov 2015 at 7:48pm

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Blowin commented Thursday, 1 Feb 2018 at 9:17pm

Every woman I know is more than comfortable with the term “ chick “.

Christ , how far do you reckon I’d have gotten in this life if it wasn’t for the women that bestow their generous nature upon me ?

Girls and women are their own people with their own strength. They dont need your charity .Get over it.

Your problem BB is that you talk as though I have no respect for women but it’s yourself that places no respect in their abilities or achievements. Take a look around you. Chicks surf rings around the both of us in a lot of cases. If they want to do it shaking their yaya then more power to them . And if a man dares to appreciate it it doesn’t lessen them or us . It’s nature for fucks sake. We were born to appreciate and lust after a healthy female form. If you feel the need to flagellate yourself after the fact then go and join the church.

Surf here was compromised by the extreme tides. I should have adjourned to the gronk point early in the piece.

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Sheepdog commented Thursday, 1 Feb 2018 at 9:17pm

Shoredump, I agree.... Men sexualise women.. Men now even sexualise men... Women sexualise men, and themselves. But that's not the point I'm making.

The argument in the other thread was that Swellnet does NOT subscribe to that. Yet here we are, as derra points out, using so called "pop culture" ( a line from a song promoting casual oral sex in the heavily misogynistic hip hop rap scene) to caption a pic that was IMO put up for no other reason then to dispel an accusation. It's an average pic at best, and an even more average caption. In fact, Id say the pic would never made the cut had it not been for the deleted thread.

Perhaps we could ask some of our female regulars here for their opinion....

Ohhh.... hang on...... There aren't any...
I've been here for years now. Never EVER seen a woman comment on anything.
Sorta says more than any caption, yeah blowback?

Sheepdog

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Blowin commented Thursday, 1 Feb 2018 at 9:27pm

And that , ladies and gentlemen, is our future with the all new puritanical society.

It’s nothing like the old puritanical society that was governed by old men well past their fuck - by date.

Well, it’s exactly the same , really.

But this is NEW !!!!

PS - Sheepy , I especially liked the admonishment “ promoting casual oral sex “ . Haha . Go home grandpa ...you’re sober. And you’re not getting sucked off !

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blindboy commented Thursday, 1 Feb 2018 at 9:27pm

Well I had a laugh out of that, but seriously.......

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shoredump commented Friday, 2 Feb 2018 at 7:10am

Nothing wrong with aiming at a particular demographic. That’s just business. Dolly magazine did it successfully for decades, with pull out pictures of cute boys, no less. I never once got sand caught in my ballsack over it

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Sprout commented Friday, 2 Feb 2018 at 4:36pm

"Remove ads... Get Swellnet PRO for $8.95 per month"
Swellnet, FYI with the upgrades happening, might want to look at surfline, "Please disable your ad blocker in order to view this Surfline cam or Try Premium Free now".

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thermalben commented Friday, 2 Feb 2018 at 4:40pm

Yeah we're implementing some of this soon.

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 13 Feb 2018 at 9:29am
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blindboy commented Tuesday, 13 Feb 2018 at 9:41am

How shocking that China would dare use tactics developed over centuries by the US, Europe, Australia, South Africa, Russia.......well most of the UN actually.

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Sheepdog commented Tuesday, 13 Feb 2018 at 12:15pm

Barnaby's original campaign ad to run against Tony Windsor. The irony.

https://youtu.be/sn6dZqbF210

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GuySmiley commented Tuesday, 13 Feb 2018 at 2:12pm

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AndyM commented Tuesday, 13 Feb 2018 at 2:42pm

"This bloke wasn’t merely sipping from the hypocrite drip because he put himself about as a staunch defender of family values while betraying and humiliating his family.
He was an even bigger hypocrite, because having banged the drum about welfare cheats and bludgers, he’d lined up a series of cushy and very well paid jobs for his girlfriend. Plus they were living rent-free in a townhouse provided by a millionaire businessman, and renovated by the federal government to meet upgraded security standards."

https://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/the-hypocrisy-of-barnaby-joyc...

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mr mick commented Tuesday, 13 Feb 2018 at 6:23pm

Wonder how long she'll hang around once he gets the boot, oh that's right they're madly in love!! Love conquers all! Get rid of the slime bag, another one in there only looking out for himself, as they all do. Sick of these fuckers bludging on the system with us the tax payers footing the bill all the time, & then fobbing off the questions with the standard "we're getting on with the important things, running the country, creating jobs, blah, blah,blah"
Useless deadbeat politicans.

Mr mick

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GuySmiley commented Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018 at 1:08pm

NO TRUER WORDS

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truebluebasher commented Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018 at 1:45pm

Apparently "Me 8" current mother to be... Is old enough to mother... No 2 's usual dates.
Nor is this his first date to put on weight either. National Party policy to palm off diet pills.
Some women just won't swallow. From that day on his Media Manager manages...only just.
Barnaby's High Court Bar Tab now exceeds national debt. His AEC Tab a little worse again.

Barnaby Junior born an outcast dual family dual National Jnr Coalition Partner Jnr.

High Court intervention..."All rise!"( No.1 National Alert) ...re: No.2 ["Me 8" x a Dickbrain]

Nimbin commune Sharman is called upon to mask,detox and cultivate the demon seed.

2037 "Ban Marriage Party"- Leader 'Barnaby Junior' passes ("Free Love/No Sex act").

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GuySmiley commented Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018 at 5:09pm

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 15 Feb 2018 at 1:15am

Mistress is mystified that Mystery Mistress is mystified by mysterious tag.
New Father in- law wants very much to roast 'Bah' over a naked flame.
Daughter musters hustings'- ute... megaphoning the town... [DONT VOTE FOR DAD].
Lock up your Daughters,cover your bums it's Awards night again.

News just in...National Party hoedown awarded the Grand Poobah that there Golden Guitar.

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truebluebasher commented Friday, 16 Feb 2018 at 3:44pm

Australian PM: (Not a Robot)
Address to the Nation...
"Vribble Vrohbble" " Vribble Vrohbble"

avagoodweekendgirliemen!

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GuySmiley commented Friday, 16 Feb 2018 at 5:12pm

Hey Sheepdog, what odds now for a Labor landslide?

Ba baa Barnaby

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Sheepdog commented Friday, 16 Feb 2018 at 6:58pm

Guy, In question time today;

(speaker) "I call the member for Tubetown".

(Sheepdog - member for tubetown) "My question is for the deputy prime minister..... Deputy prime minister, would you consider yourself to be a lying filthy parasite?"

The government benches erupt and Manager of business C Pyne storms to the box and bellows- "Mr speaker, what the member for Tubetown just said was an absolute disgrace and he should withdraw his comment immediately .

Sheepdog retakes the stand;
"Mr speaker, unlike the deputy prime minister, I withdraw".

The speaker then bans the member for tubetown for 24 hours.

:p :p

Sheepdog

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GuySmiley commented Friday, 16 Feb 2018 at 8:37pm

Has anyone got a paid subscription to the paid Murdoch rags?

Would love to know what the neo-cons voice piece has to say on the unraveling of the COALItion.

Pop-corn anyone?

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truebluebasher commented Friday, 16 Feb 2018 at 9:06pm

Judgement Day!
Rise of the Terminator!
Hollywood staged the whole thing.

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blindboy commented Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 at 10:14am

The coverage of Joyce in mainstream media in recent days has emphasised his betrayal of his wife and family and his toxic hypocrisy. What has been missing is an assessment of his much more serious and hugely more damaging offences against the national well being. He, more than any other politician, has contributed to the rorting of water rights that has seriously damaged, probably permanently, the ecology of the Murray Darling Basin. The National Party, under his direction, has sought to undermine rational climate change policy and boost the fossil fuel industry. His welfare policies have consistently attacked the most vulnerable in our society. Like his ally Abbott, he has sought to convert his anachronistic morality into law, while simultaneously trying to raise religious institutions above laws that might limit their right to impose their medieval belief systems on the wider community. He was a priveleged prat playing the bumpkin to avoid closer analysis, while lacking even the wit or the basic Machiavellian skills to carry it off. It is to be hoped that he disappears from public life though, reality check, the overwhelming probability is that he will be replaced by another hired mouthpiece for corporate Australia with an equally smug and self-righteous line of shallow, unexamined moralistic bullshit. Yet at least we can look forward to seeing less of that particularly unpleasant, beetroot tinted leer on the nightly news.

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eat-your-vegies commented Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 at 11:04am

Well said blind boy.

Add to that his arrogant disregard for the law of this land when told by the high court of Australia that there was a good chance he wasn’t eligible to sit in parliament due to being a duel citizen of nz.
No stepping aside till issue resolved for this a-hole.
Stayed in parliament so he could vote in the coalitions agenda, including the law cutting penalty rates for hospitality industry employees which past by 1 vote.
He wasn’t even legally able to vote and would have known that for sure by then.

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thermalben commented Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 at 11:12am

The arrogance is staggering.

I know Joyce is very popular within his electorate, but I reckon had all of this info come to light before the by-election, there could have been a different result.

Been interesting watching Tony Windor's commentary over the last few weeks around this too.

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blindboy commented Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 at 2:22pm

I think you are right Ben though I am not sure that it reflects well on the voters of New England. First because they have consistently voted for self-interest; for someone prepared to empty the pork barrel into Tamworth and undermine environmental legislation in ways that benefited his voters. Second, from all reports you would have had to have your head in the sand for the whole of his most recent campaign to avoid knowing what was happening. It seems to have been common knowledge. The sad conclusion is that the voters who are dropping him now are hypocrites of the same standard as the man himself, since it is not the offence that has changed their mind, but the fact that it has been exposed.

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Sheepdog commented Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 at 2:24pm

Blind boy... I think yesterdays Drum summed it up.

Sheepdog

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Sheepdog commented Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 at 2:26pm
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batfink commented Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 at 2:29pm

"The sad conclusion is that the voters who are dropping him now are hypocrites of the same standard as the man himself"

Dead right BB. The agrarian socialist philosophy it reeking with it.

By the way, your denunciation of him in the previous post covers a lot of ground, but misses his explicit support for coal seam gas on farms, which surely goes directly against the interests of his constituents (but not Gina Rhinehart's interests)

I can never figure out why farmers keep electing these hayseeds. Climate change policy and a carbon tax, sustainable water resources and bans on coal seam gas are all in the farmers' interests, and yet they keep voting the national party back in.

Mind you, it's not only farmers who regularly vote against their own interests.

Politics in Australia is at its lowest ebb in my lifetime, by a fair margin.

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truebluebasher commented Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 at 2:38pm

(From Wed')
Dual robot dueling Terminator controls Skynet
"All of your weak coalition leaders will be terminated."
'Vribble Vrohbble' ' Viribble Vrohbble' Jelly on a plate!

"Judgement Day for all you girlieman beachbums"
Chill out! Swellnetonians!' Enjoy your last Cyclone Swell.
I'll be back!... (I'm not nnn.. nnot a Ro-bot)

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Sheepdog commented Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 at 2:43pm

"Politics in Australia is at its lowest ebb in my lifetime, by a fair margin."

I'd go far as to say EVER, not just my lifetime.

Sheepdog

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GuySmiley commented Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 at 2:51pm

Good summation Blindboy.

Here is yet another article exposing the water theft from the Murray Darling Basin.

https://www.theage.com.au/environment/sustainability/shut-it-down-murray...

To your list you could add that Joyce labelled Gillard "deliberately barren" in his defence of his version of "family values" when he opposed Federal funding for the cervical cancer vaccine. He opposed this vaccine because it would promote promiscuity amongst young women ...... bahaahahaha.

Further, the background as to how Joyce came to buy up a large parcel of barren wasteland in NSW 12 months before a mining company headed up by a former National Party leader staked a claim for coal mining needs to be investigated. While Joyce and this company head/former Nats leader meet on numerous occasions leading up to the purchase "apparently" the opportunity to make a fortune wasn't discussed! A Federal ICAC would have a field day on that.

Joyce would be hurting because he would have unfinished business for his mates in the parliament and he has probably ruined all prospects of following scores of other former National Party leaders and senior officials and working for the Minerals Council or one of the big mining companies. Through their actions these people demonstrate the National Party no longer represents the interests of ordinary hard working country people but the big corporate players in agriculture and mining. Got no idea why country people vote for them.

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blindboy commented Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 at 3:01pm

Jobson Growth plays a big role I think, Guy. Sorry to say many people still believe what they read in the local Murdoch rag and so are deceived into voting against their own best interests. It is an old game and the Nationals lead by several lengths in the cynical exploitation of their voters insecurities. Pump up old school economic thinking for big development projects and pointless infrastructure while making mock of sound environmental management and feeding paranoia about refugees and recent migrants. The Liberals represent broader interests and so have to be more careful.

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truebluebasher commented Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 at 4:20pm

It's only fair that Amber Heard gets to dig the heel in.
Box of Kiwi Fruit was a killer.

"NZ Job Ad"
Wanted one National Party Leader (Yes this is genuine)
Must be unmarried with pregnant girlfriend.(NZ PM's Parliamentary Requirement)
Must have Baby Brain...(A what Brain?)
Must be a New Zealand Citizen. (Dual Citizen or Super Ministry Boat Person is also fine)

Dear Ms Ardern; 'I'd like to come home'................(continues at)- Stuff.co.nz

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GuySmiley commented Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 at 9:13pm

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mr mick commented Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 at 1:09pm

HaHa, funny stuff, well done

Mr mick

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truebluebasher commented Friday, 23 Feb 2018 at 2:23pm

ACT Countdown [No.4 vrohbbles to No.1] ... [No.2 drop kicks himself outta the charts].

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sypkan commented Saturday, 24 Feb 2018 at 9:11am

Looks like even the guardian is giving up on the russian ruse...finally...maybe...

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/23/russian-bots-us-el...

Now if only their moron readers can stop labelling everyone they don't agree with as russian trolls in the comments section society can move on and heal...

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blindboy commented Saturday, 24 Feb 2018 at 10:51am

My reading of the piece is more like "move on and be ready in the future". It is a criticism of some of the hyperbole around the Russian indictments and in no way suggests that the Russians were not influential.

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sypkan commented Saturday, 24 Feb 2018 at 11:45am

Influential... no doubt.

Collusion... pretty much debunked.

Be ready for the future because russia and co. are now doing what the US have been doing for eons.

The DNC needs to think about how they were beaten at their own game by $100 000 investment against their 1 billion dollar campaign.

They should also think about how a whole load of people agree with russia calling out their disasterous economic colonisation of the middle east disguised as spreading democracy.

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blindboy commented Saturday, 24 Feb 2018 at 12:08pm

I never claimed that US politicians were smart. Russia has been playing them for fools since Khrushchev convinced them he had thoudsands of ICBMs when, in fact he had exactly 3. Russia saw an opportunity and took it with or without collusion from the Trump campaign, though my money is still on collusion. The Trump Tower meeting alone raises that as a serious possibility.

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sypkan commented Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 at 1:24am

"I never claimed that US politicians were smart. "

I actually think they are...well reasonably...most of them...some of them...

I think the problem is a combination of their arrogance, hubris, and out of touchness.

That's the point Im making when I point out that the russians and trump beat them at their own game, on a shoestring budget with a rag tag band of disperate supporters that had had enough of the bullshit

That should be cause for some serious self reflection...but nah, not yet...

You can raise all the money in the world but if your ideas and motivations are shit people see through it....eventually...

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sypkan commented Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 at 1:47am

And, in arguments eslewhere...

"...The other way in which I do agree with my fellow panelists that political correctness has done an enormous amount of harm in the sliver of the population that might be, I wouldn't want to say persuadable, but certainly whose affiliation might be up for grabs, comes from the often highly literate, highly intelligent people who gravitate to the alt-right, internet savvy, media savvy, who often are radicalized in that way, who swallow the red pill, as the saying goes, the allusion from The Matrix. When they are exposed the first time to true statements that have never been voiced in college campuses or in The New York Times or in respectable media, that are almost like a bacillus to which they have no immunity, and they're immediately infected with both the feeling of outrage that these truths are unsayable, and no defense against taking them to what we might consider to be rather repellent conclusions."

"...Now let's say that you have never even heard anyone mention these facts. The first time you hear them, you're apt to say, number one, the truth has been withheld from me by universities, by mainstream media, and, moreover, you will be vindicated when people who voice these truths are suppressed, shouted down, assaulted, all the more reason to believe that the Left, that the mainstream media, that universities can't handle the truth. So, you get vindicated over and over again, but, worst of all, you're never exposed to the ways of putting these facts into context so that they don't lead to racism and sexism and extreme forms of Anarcho-Libertarianism. So, the politically correct Left is doing itself an enormous disservice when it renders certain topics undiscussable, especially when the facts are clearly behind them because they leave people defenseless the first time they hear them against the most extreme and indefensible conclusions possible. If they were exposed, then the rationale for putting them into proper political and moral context could also be articulated, and I don't think you would have quite the extreme backlash."

"...It’s demonstrative of how true Pinker’s argument is that he was shellacked even for making it. But the Left can’t be bothered to think about their own role in provoking the rise of the despicable and atrocious alt-right movement with their identity politics and intellectual censoriousness."

https://www.dailywire.com/news/25730/harvard-professor-steven-pinker-poi...

This is what I'm talking about!!

Pretty sure Pinker is not a right wing nut job...or at least wasn't, not until the left moved so far across to lefty lala land anyway. Therefore in the process, positioning everyone as RWNJ's (and labelling them as such...as they do!)

I've been rattling on about this for years now on here, and now it seems some smarty pants professors agree.

No more arguing with dumb cunts...Im going to harvard!

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sypkan commented Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 at 1:17am

FWIW these posts aren't aimed at you blindboy, or anyone else, in some point scoring exercise.

I'm just making my point because the world is changing quick and 'the left' seems to be caught up in 1970's idealism that has well and truly ran it's course.

Adapt and evolve or they are done!

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blindboy commented Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 at 10:46am

If the left has had its day how do you account for Corbyn in the UK and Sanders in the US? I think you would have to go back further than the 70s to find more extreme left wingers in significant positions and at least to FDR's New Deal to find anyone comparable actually in power. I also get the impression that the generation now in high school and tertiary study are potentially more inclined to the left. The pendulum swings and the right wing views of their parents are being increasingly rejected. Imagine learning about climate change as a teenager and realising that your parents' generation have dropped you in it. Add in job insecurity, and rising inequality and you have a strong incentive to swing to the left.

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sypkan commented Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 at 11:31am

I reckon corbyn and sanders are about way different things than say clinton and trudeau's view of the world. Way way different things, and this is the split in the contempory left that has been exploited by trump.

As pinker is saying, the alt right has filled a kind of void, and also exploited it, to the enth degree with their tech savvyness. It wasn't even that hard, computers are what they do, they love it. And, unfortunetly, milo comes across a bit cooler than katy perry.

I hate to say it blindboy but the left's got nothing, with nothing in sight, and the corbyn sanders brand will never cross the socialism paranoia of the US. And possibly would not even in UK or OZ. Not unless something big goes down anyway.

Need something new.

but reconciling the left and finding something new looks decades away

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sypkan commented Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 at 11:26am

I just threw trudeau in there because he's beginning to look like a bit of a moron. He epitomises peak identity politics. All niceties No substance.

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blindboy commented Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 at 12:33pm

The main factor in the rise of the right has been corporate financing. After ww2 the oil industry started to invest in Republican candidates. Richard Nixon's first campaign for Congress was funded by oil money. They wanted control of oil and gas reserves to be given to the states, which were more easily corrupted or at least cheaper, than the Federal government. The role of the Koch brothers and other similar plutocrats cannot be under-estimated. Along the way the advertising industry, having worked out how to sell shitty products like cigarettes, got into the business of selling bad ideas. The entire alt right agenda has been sold in the same way and is even more lethal than tobacco.

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