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Civil Disobedience: A Principled Stand

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Sun, 2009-05-10 03:22

When I was in high school, during my "neo-hippie" phase (i.e., the '90's), I did a few things to rile the establishment and question authority: underground newspapers, anti-war signs, infiltrating student government. One day, a few friends and I instigated a "sit-out" to protest the school's dress code, which prohibited shorts before a certain date, regardless of temperature (South Jersey can be pretty swampy early in the spring.)

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My impression of "average" is skewed — by atlascott on Mon, 2009-05-11 14:52
For convenience sake — by jeffrey smith on Mon, 2009-05-11 01:35
What the Average American Thinks — by Jeff Perren on Sun, 2009-05-10 17:19

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And now the Left cries censorship?

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Sat, 2009-05-09 18:55

For the "horror files," Know your enemies:

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Too Funny! — by Jeff Perren on Mon, 2009-05-11 20:43
Latest update from the Single Taxpayer call to arms — by Jmaurone on Mon, 2009-05-11 16:29
Good point — by Jmaurone on Mon, 2009-05-11 04:35

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Health Care, Obama, and Motley Fools

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Sat, 2009-05-09 18:49

"Obama's 100-Day
Profit Plan
Priority One: Fix the Economy
Now, with $787 billion flooding the market,
here are the sectors you need to watch
and 3 companies you need to

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Whenever I see something — by jeffrey smith on Sun, 2009-05-10 01:25

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Jeff Riggenbach: American History, Revisited

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Wed, 2009-05-06 21:06

In my post, "A Sequel to The Ominous Parallels," I wrote, about the "contradictions" of the Founding Fathers:

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Definitely. Blanket — by Aaron on Thu, 2009-05-28 02:17
Thanks, I'll check that book — by Duncan Bayne on Thu, 2009-05-28 00:08
Thanks, I'll look up the — by Aaron on Tue, 2009-05-26 13:09

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"It Can't Happen Here?" THE HELL IT CAN'T!

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Thu, 2009-04-30 17:30

(originally posted at Superhero Babylon)

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Publishing — by Jmaurone on Mon, 2009-05-04 19:09
I really enjoyed it — by atlascott on Fri, 2009-05-01 20:34

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A Sequel to The Ominous Parallels?

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Thu, 2009-04-30 17:17

America Reverses Direction, or, A Republic to Keep

It hasn't been written yet, but I submit that it needs to be written.

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That was me all right! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2009-05-07 05:23
Mr. Perigo. — by 0 on Thu, 2009-05-07 04:38
Conspiracy theories — by Jmaurone on Thu, 2009-05-07 03:10

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End the Fed Rally, Philadelphia 4.25.09

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Sat, 2009-04-25 23:37

There were End the Fed rallies today in several cities with Federal Reserve offices. I attended the one in Philadelphia.

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Videos from the event — by Jmaurone on Thu, 2009-04-30 02:58
My impression — by atlascott on Wed, 2009-04-29 11:40
TRUE — by atlascott on Wed, 2009-04-29 11:37

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A Timely Quotation

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Thu, 2009-04-23 18:27

"I am speaking to those who desire to live and to recapture the honor of their soul. Now that you know the truth about your world, stop supporting your own destroyers.

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Quotable — by Laure Chipman on Thu, 2009-04-23 21:54
Rolling over... — by Jmaurone on Thu, 2009-04-23 21:24
A Jaw-Dropper from Andrew Cuomo — by Laure Chipman on Thu, 2009-04-23 20:38

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Tea Party (April 18): Philadelphia in Retrospect

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Sat, 2009-04-18 23:34

I missed the event on April 15th, but made it out today for the one in the historic area, by the Liberty Bell. You can see Independence Hall in the crowd shot. There were maybe 400 people in my estimation, but I'm bad at head counts. No media coverage, except for Pajamas TV. The camerawomen informed me that CBS, NBC, and ABC all refused to cover this event.

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I'd say the key thing is — by jeffrey smith on Sun, 2009-04-26 01:41
Sounds like an all around good experience — by Landon Erp on Fri, 2009-04-24 02:33
Stephen — by Jmaurone on Thu, 2009-04-23 16:46

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All Hail Our Crocodile Masters

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Fri, 2009-03-27 07:45

(Originally published at Superhero Babylon)

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True Joe — by gregster on Fri, 2009-03-27 10:10

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Another View of WATCHMEN

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Mon, 2009-03-09 19:54

(originally published at Superhero Babylon)

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No Doubt... — by Jmaurone on Mon, 2009-03-09 20:25

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Sign of the Times

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Tue, 2009-02-24 21:07
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cult of personality — by 0 on Fri, 2009-02-27 07:30
What a stomach-churner — by mvardoulis on Fri, 2009-02-27 06:44
Obama's myth — by 0 on Tue, 2009-02-24 21:50

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It Begins: Pragmatism over Ideology

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Wed, 2008-11-19 20:49

Zacharay Karabell on CNBC (paraphrased): "No matter where you stand, if you think they should be "allowed" to fail or given a bailout, you have to realize that this is a time for pragmatism over ideology..."

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More paradigm talk — by gregster on Thu, 2008-11-20 00:04

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WE the Living: A Personal Statement

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Mon, 2008-11-10 20:21

 "...they convinced her that Americans had no idea of the truth. A young Russian had said to her at a party in 1926, just before she left for America: 'When you get there, tell them that Russia is a huge cemetery and that we are all dying." 

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sick to my stomach — by Jmaurone on Wed, 2008-11-12 20:38
It's scarier than we thought! — by Marcus on Wed, 2008-11-12 19:37
Joe, — by mvardoulis on Wed, 2008-11-12 18:34

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A wishful thought in song

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Sun, 2008-11-09 18:53

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Mourning in America: The Five Stages of Grief

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Sat, 2008-11-08 06:53

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Obama will be a lesson to Americans — by Sandi on Sun, 2008-11-09 05:47
Hope floats... — by Jmaurone on Sat, 2008-11-08 23:37
Debbie Downer! — by Prima Donna on Sat, 2008-11-08 23:35

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South Park: Stickin' It To Us

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Fri, 2008-11-07 05:12

Ouch! South Park creators really know how to pick an open wound...

"Why's Ike crying?"

"He's a Mccain Supporter." (Ike's the baby...)

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Yes, my feelings exactly — by mvardoulis on Fri, 2008-11-07 21:55
The problem — by Jmaurone on Fri, 2008-11-07 21:53
Matt, the co-creator of South Park... — by mvardoulis on Fri, 2008-11-07 21:35

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It Begins: Philadelphia Budget Crisis

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Fri, 2008-11-07 04:12

Just after winning the World Series, Philadelphia's hopes go from boom to bust:

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Use IOUs anyone can pay taxes with? — by KingofthePaupers on Sat, 2009-07-18 13:07
Rub it in why don't you — by Landon Erp on Fri, 2008-11-07 22:12
Maybe they should sell their football team... — by mvardoulis on Fri, 2008-11-07 21:52

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"Empire of the Sun," or, it's darkest before the dawn...

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Wed, 2008-11-05 19:59

EMPIRE OF THE SUN, by Spaceplayer. Written and performed by Joe Maurone.

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fixed link — by Jmaurone on Wed, 2008-11-05 22:21
Joe — by Liz on Wed, 2008-11-05 20:11

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From Superhero Babylon: SMALLVILLE: THE SACRIFICE BEGINS

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Wed, 2008-11-05 07:02

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WHO STOLE THE DREAM?

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Tue, 2008-11-04 20:04

From Superhero Babylon:For election day, a mini-version of A SHOW OF HANDS: A Cautionary Tale

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Not surprised at all Joe — by gregster on Tue, 2008-11-04 22:00
I am posting this elsewhere, — by Jmaurone on Tue, 2008-11-04 21:05

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From Superhero Babylon:ROTHBARD RETURNS

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Sat, 2008-10-04 17:18

from Superhero Babylon:

 LIBERTY magazine has just published a slew of reviews on the recent rise in superhero movies, including the much-discusse

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 No problem, Aaron, thanks — by Jmaurone on Mon, 2008-10-06 04:44
Thanks for the background on — by Aaron on Mon, 2008-10-06 04:31
Fascist or no? — by Jmaurone on Sun, 2008-10-05 18:17

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From Superhero.blogspot.com: Tribute to Our Fallen Philadelphia Officers

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Fri, 2008-09-26 05:35

Tribute to our Fallen Philadelphia Police Officers

Again, it is time to honor our real-life heroes, but, sadly, as a memorial.


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"Because it is STILL a sin to write this": A SHOW OF HANDS

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Fri, 2008-09-26 04:08
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Thank you Michael — by Jmaurone on Tue, 2008-10-14 19:33
Hey Joe, Glad to see this — by Newberry on Thu, 2008-10-09 12:36
Thanks, Bosch. I agree. Even — by Jmaurone on Fri, 2008-09-26 17:33

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The answer to chaos is not the Dark Knight...

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Wed, 2008-07-23 02:26

 I finally got to see THE DARK KNIGHT tonight. Not only did I have the hype of the media building up my anticipation, but the hype of friends who saw it before me and assured me that it lived up to the hype.

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Aristotle's "nothing in excess" and Batman — by Jmaurone on Tue, 2008-08-19 06:55
Batman versus Hulk — by Jmaurone on Fri, 2008-08-15 05:37
Accountabilibuddy part deux — by Jmaurone on Sun, 2008-08-03 04:23

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