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the difficulty in the US is, of course, that elections are massively expensive. The Primary system also means that you can't have central funding of candidates.

The centrality of money in the US system means that candidates who eschew it must fail

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Dec 30th, 2018 at 06:12:28 PM EST
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DHS employee says her child got less for Christmas because of shutdown
"My son made a comment where he said Santa didn't give us as much as he did last year, and that was heartbreaking," the unidentified employee told Buzzfeed ["]News["].

"We try to not be materialistic with our kids, but it kind of hurt that he noticed," she added.



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Dec 30th, 2018 at 06:25:14 PM EST
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Yea but it was a Democrat child, so that was ok.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Dec 30th, 2018 at 08:04:40 PM EST
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They are massively expensive primarily because of the cost of TV advertising. Make it mandatory for all TV stations to give all candidates minimal and equal TV time and that problem is solved.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Dec 30th, 2018 at 08:06:12 PM EST
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