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  4.      <title> :: Current Events</title>
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  6.      <description>Rob McBroom's reactions to current events</description>
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  17.         <title>Sandy Hook</title>
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  20.         <pubDate>Fri, 11 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  21.         <description>Well, I have one thing in common with gun control advocates: [We're pissed][fuguns] and we never want this to happen again. But we're pretty far apart when it comes to the solution.  I sometimes wonder if the gun control crowd is serious, or if they were j...</description>
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  25.         <title>The Worst</title>
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  28.         <pubDate>Wed, 12 Dec 2012 00:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  29.         <description>I've run across a couple of posts lately describing different philosophies of how to choose the things you buy: [The Best][best] by Dustin Curtis, and [The Worst][worst] by Moxie Marlinspike. I want to talk about the latter.  In summary, you'll have greate...</description>
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  33.         <title>Response to Jason Alexander</title>
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  36.         <pubDate>Thu, 23 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  37.         <description>Jason Alexander posted a 9800 character "[tweet](" on gun ownership that I just ran across. It's not the typical liberal nonsense. You know, "In light of last week's events, I propose …the exact same thing I've been ...</description>
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  41.         <title>Compromise</title>
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  44.         <pubDate>Thu, 29 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  45.         <description>Some people talk as though "compromise" is inherently good. This was especially apparent during the [debt "ceiling" debate][squealing] back in July. The general meme being "those Tea Party jerks won't compromise". I get it. Be nice. Listen to the other sid...</description>
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  49.         <title>Let Him Die</title>
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  52.         <pubDate>Tue, 20 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  53.         <description>Everyone saw the Wolf Blitzer ["let him die" exchange][video], right? I'm glad we're at least talking about things like this. It was unthinkable even in the last election. So here comes the inevitable [shock and repudiation][slate] from the left.  > When D...</description>
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  57.         <title>Debt Squealing</title>
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  60.         <pubDate>Fri, 15 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  61.         <description>First of all, the debt "ceiling" is complete bullshit. Since its creation in 1917, it's prevented additional borrowing exactly *0 times*. When we get close, we increase it. In practice, there is no ceiling.  What I find depressing is that the so-called Rep...</description>
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  65.         <title>The Paradox of Choice</title>
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  68.         <pubDate>Fri, 18 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  69.         <description>Have you seen this?
  72. ...</description>
  73. <author> (Rob McBroom)</author>
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  76.         <title>Why are you hitting yourself?</title>
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  79.         <pubDate>Wed, 16 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  80.         <description>An excerpt from [an article on the Tea Party movement](
  81. > It would be wrong to characterise the Tea Party movement as being mostly working class. The polls sugg...</description>
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  85.         <title>Healthcare Stuff</title>
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  88.         <pubDate>Wed, 24 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  89.         <description>Here's a collection of shit I'm tired of hearing in the health care debate.  ### I want to provide health coverage to everyone. I'm compassionate. ###  Bullshit. You want *someone else* to provide health coverage to everyone and it doesn't bother you one b...</description>
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  93.         <title>Godwin's Cop-out</title>
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  96.         <pubDate>Thu, 27 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  97.         <description>In an argument, I think people these days look forward to a comparison with Nazis because they can point to [Godwin's Law][godwin], say "neener neener", and walk away thinking they've won. Godwin pointed out that overuse of comparison to Nazis would underm...</description>
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