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Daily Kos Wants Us All to Fly the Friendly Skies for Free
NewsBusters ^ | March 31, 2013 | 15:34 | Tim Graham

Posted on 03/31/2013 11:35:31 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The socialists at the Daily Kos are idealists, not pragmatists. For example, the blogger known as “Troubadour” thinks everything must be “public” and “enable and promote the rights and access of each individual citizen, since otherwise government merely functions as a monopolistic private entity rather than a representative of all.”

In Kos-land, everything is public. Nothing is really privately owned. Take this example: this blogger not only thinks that every health procedure should be free, but there should be free airline travel:

Public transit has to be free of charge, and access allocated only by the non-market economic mechanisms—queue, lottery, or command, or some combination thereof. Moreover, there needs to be public air travel. We built the air infrastructure, we own it, it's ours, and we each have an absolute right to use it. It should be practical to travel from one corner of this country to another without paying a single dime toward transit. …

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1 posted on 03/31/2013 11:35:31 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

“Troubador” deserves life in 1500 BC.


2 posted on 03/31/2013 11:39:31 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: laplata

“We built the air infrastructure, we own it, it’s ours, “

You mean “we”, including those lazy leeches who use EBT, who don’t want to work, and those illegals who never pay taxes?


3 posted on 03/31/2013 11:51:37 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana

“We built the air infrastructure, we own it, it’s ours, “

You mean “we”, including those lazy leeches who use EBT, who don’t want to work, and those illegals who never pay taxes?


I have no idea why you’re asking me.


4 posted on 03/31/2013 11:54:40 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: max americana

““We built the air infrastructure, we own it, it’s ours, “
___________________________________________

I wonder if this moron has ever flown on a plane.
He is likely too dumb to even find the airport.
I also doubt that he owns much of anything in his miserable
Commie life.


5 posted on 03/31/2013 11:56:57 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Olog-hai

If he wants to fly for “free” would he mind the higher taxes to fly for “free” air flights?

TANSTAAFL - its a rule in life! Either you pay or someone else foots the bill. Nothing is free.


6 posted on 04/01/2013 12:22:52 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Olog-hai
We built the air infrastructure, we own it, it's ours...

He definitely believes in the Obama "you didn't build that" mantra.

-PJ

7 posted on 04/01/2013 12:25:53 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Airlines are public transport.

But someone has to pay for skilled pilots, top-flight mechanics and ground personnel.

I don’t think even the moron wants them to work for “free.” That’s why they have airline tickets, stupid.


8 posted on 04/01/2013 12:33:08 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Olog-hai
. It should be practical to travel from one corner of this country to another without paying a single dime toward transit

But. it is...


9 posted on 04/01/2013 12:36:01 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: Oztrich Boy


10 posted on 04/01/2013 12:42:32 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Olog-hai
"Daily Kos Wants Us All to Fly the Friendly Skies for Free"

On electric or wind-up planes?
11 posted on 04/01/2013 12:58:56 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: laplata

Troubador deserves a life that is nasty, brutish and short. They had that in the stone age.


12 posted on 04/01/2013 3:08:04 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Olog-hai

DailyKos contains some of the most insane arguments from people I’ve ever seen in my life. They live in a perpendicular universe full of pink and blue unicorns with giant federally subsidized lollypops.


13 posted on 04/01/2013 3:19:53 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: Olog-hai

The writer considers himself a deep thinker and the originator of the concepts he espoused in the article. He would likely become very incensed if you were to point him toward the writings of Marx and Engels.


14 posted on 04/01/2013 3:22:54 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Olog-hai

...and all the airline mechanics work for free, especially if their illiterate and muslim


15 posted on 04/01/2013 4:09:13 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Olog-hai
I've never flown and think I'm paying too much for those who do now. Its just like all the money we pay for bike trails, high speed fail and other public transportation.

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16 posted on 04/01/2013 4:16:05 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MachIV
“DailyKos contains some of the most insane arguments from people I’ve ever seen in my life.”

Yes, but they are also very dangerous, as these are the types of people who feel entitled to take away your property, and whose predecessors gave us Soviet despair, reeducation camps, and gulags.

17 posted on 04/01/2013 4:18:44 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Olog-hai

From the article: “Recognizing this, of course, means “No Fly Lists” are illegitimate, but if you seriously think someone is a terrorist, deport them, charge them with something, or accept the risk like a citizen of a free society.”
From Wikipedia:
The No Fly List is a list, created and maintained by the United States government’s Terrorist Screening Center (TSC),[1] of people who are not permitted to board a commercial aircraft for travel in or out of the United States. The list has also been used to divert away from U.S. airspace aircraft not flying to or from the U.S.[2] The number of people on the list rises and falls according to threat and intelligence reporting. As of 2011, the list contained about 10,000 names.[3][4] The list – along with the Secondary Security Screening Selection, which tags would-be passengers for extra inspection – was created after the September 11 attacks in 2001.
The No Fly List is different from the Terrorist Watch List, a much longer list of people said to be suspected of some involvement with terrorism.[5] The Terrorist Watch List contained around 400,000 names as of summer 2011, according to the TSC.[6][7]
The list has been criticized on civil liberties and due process grounds, due in part to the potential for ethnic, religious, economic, political, or racial profiling and discrimination. It has also raised concerns about privacy and government secrecy. Finally, it has been criticized as costly,[8] prone to false positives,[9] and easily defeated.[10]
The No Fly List, the Selectee List and the Terrorist Watchlist were created by the administration of George W. Bush and retained by the administration of Barack Obama. U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said in May 2010: “The no-fly list itself is one of our best lines of defense.”[11

The writer obviously believes that the no fly list is for domestic use. There may be some people on the list living domestically. In a way, he has a point. If somebody is living domestically and they’re on the list, then perhaps they should be investigated and either cleared or charged. When I’m not certain about a particular policy I look at who supports it. In this case Senator Dianne Feinstein is a supporter. It’s time to take a closer look at the no fly list policy.


18 posted on 04/01/2013 4:49:47 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Olog-hai

So if I extend this retarded child’s “logic” forward, I’m sure he/she/it would agree that I should be “free” to bring my side arm with me on all flights. After all, I paid for it and it’s mine.


19 posted on 04/01/2013 5:23:29 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Olog-hai

Daily Kos to Newsbusters; round robin cluster of a business plan designed to generate clicks.


20 posted on 04/01/2013 6:09:06 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: Olog-hai
Moreover, there needs to be public air travel. We built the air infrastructure, we own it, it's ours, and we each have an absolute right to use it. It should be practical to travel from one corner of this country to another without paying a single dime toward transit. …

We're the ones who built the farm infrastructure so that #$($#( smug little red hen must turn over "her" bread for the common good.

21 posted on 04/01/2013 6:22:04 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: Hardraade

I agree. I think North Korea would be perfect for him.


22 posted on 04/01/2013 9:03:47 AM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: goldstategop
Buses are public transport, too, but someone has to build the bus, someone has to maintain the bus, someone has to build the bus stops and terminals, someone has to manage the ticketing for the buses, etc.

Are buses free?

And I'm not just talking about mass transit buses, but also the Greyhound buses that travel from city to city.

I think this moron does want them to work for "free." They won't need any income because the buses and planes, and food and rent, and clothes are also free. He wants to live in a utopian society where everything is free because everyone has the same needs but different skills, so they all work to their best abilities in exchange for free consumption of their daily needs.

-PJ

23 posted on 04/01/2013 9:09:05 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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