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Friday, July 1, 2016

Racist Conservative Blogger Twists Reality Of A Mother Who Killed Her Daughters


Did you read about the tragic killing of two young daughters (sisters) by their mother? 

If Only Obama Had Taken Her Guns

If you know the story you know the mother was an avid gun enthusiast. Yes, I typed the word "was." The mother was shot by a police officer who arrived on the scene after responding to a 911 call.

While the story hit at a time when our news networks focused on the Orlando, Florida killings, it drew tacit attention simply based on a mother killing her daughters. I didn't pursue reading about the story in detail in the same manner Id id to read about the mother in Phoenix, Arizona who killed her two pre-teen boys. Some stories are so tragic they defy rational thought, and who really ahs tie to follow increasing numbers of domestic violence.  

A few days after the story CNN reported the mother had a history of mental issues and the network reported the shooter mother's husband was in the same room as the young women when they were shot. The husband reported his wife's history of mental illness.  OK, the story moves to the back burner and became yet another example of a mentally ill person using a firearm to enact their 'end-of-life.  In this case via cop.

Alas, the story didn't die-off and has been used by a seething racist to advance the extent of her social deprivation and mental illness via a personal blog. What follows is both tragic, sickening and typical demagoguery of a racist who will expend copious levels of energy to advance their personal racism. Sadly they feed garbage to people who are all too willing to absorb the garbage as thoroughly as a sponge absorbs rain drops in Death Valley, Nevada.

Friend of the TPI and webmaster of The Whirling Wind website, Benjamin T. Moore, Jr., compiled and shared an intriguing, yet poignant, exhibition of how racists seed their fields of racism and hatred under an umbrella of religion. 

I am going to post two Facebook posted Mr. Morroe posted yesterday.  The first post relates to credible handling of the tragic killings via CNN. The second Facebook post is the salient point of this piece. You will find the linked article as a classic example of racist propaganda  as one can imagine. It actually seems to echo the same level of purpose focused racism via the written word so often promulgated by Joseph H. Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda and communication, for the Third Reich.


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Now the piece which will turn your stomach. A piece totally void of concern for the dead young women and a piece that totally ignores the insane state of mind of the killer mother and her affinity for firearms. A bad combination if we consider her state of mind. Her husband knew she had a history of mental depression and he knew she was a gun enthusiast. 



Is there a need for more verbiage?

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

When Your Racism Blinds To Reality!

Reposted from The Whirlingwind Dot Com.

scotus meme When Your Racism Blinds You To Reality
by Benjamin T. Moore, Jr.
Irony, i-ro-ny: Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs.

How many times have you heard some Tea Party nitwit make the claim that President Obama is destroying our “American Way of Life?” It is a constant theme and the drum beat to whatever tune they’re singing. If they open their refrigerator and the milk is sour, it’s President Obama’s fault.

When unemployment was high, that was President Obama’s fault. Now that unemployment numbers have been dropping, well, those independent agencies that report on these matters, are fudging the numbers for him.

How many times have you heard some nitwit Tea Bagger declare, “I want my country back?” When I woke up this morning, I made a point to check on it and apparently it’s still here. Nevertheless, for some reason, they believe that this country has changed… and it’s all Obama’s fault!

A great number of so called Libertarians and Tea Baggers are simply appalled that two people who love each other, regardless of gender can make a lifetime commitment to one another and marry. This seems odd to me because I was under the impression that Libertarians enshrined the philosophy of absolute personal freedom so long as the exercise thereof does not negatively impact another.

“Obama’s coming for your guns!” How many times have you heard that one? Never mind the fact that your gun rights have actually been expanded under President Obama, nevertheless, that one sure gets people up in arms – literally – and hollering about the decimation of our Bill Of Rights.


The Irony? While they’re venting their spleens at President Obama, the United States Supreme Court – the majority appointed by Republican Presidents – has done more to change this nation from the comforting delusion they’ve embraced all their lives.

It wasn’t President Obama who signed an executive order striking down the Defense of Marriage Act which led to Gay people finally being able to marry. That was the U.S. Supreme Court. It wasn’t President Obama who struck down California’s Proposition 8 which took away the legality of marriages between same sex couples. That was the U.S. Supreme Court.

“Land Of The Free?” The Supreme Court has held that police can seize your DNA without you being even charged for a crime. The Supreme Court has held that the police can strip search you if they arrest you for a traffic violation. Perhaps you didn’t have your insurance card with you when you were pulled over?

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Corporations have the same rights as an individual citizen. I’m 56 and this isn’t the America I remember growing up in. Hate the idea of everyone having health care – “Obama Care” – It was the Republican majority of the U.S. Supreme Court that declared “Obama Care” to be legal and Constitutional.

So, why aren’t the Tea Baggers taking a cue from the Occupy Wall Street Movement and marching on the U.S. Supreme Court? Because the real issue isn’t all the things they claim. Their real issue is, there’s a Black man in the White House. That’s what has really changed in this country and some of them simply have no idea how to deal with this fact.

When your racism blinds you to reality, your behaviours and your actions put your own self-interests at risk.
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Whirlingwinds Dot Com ..Benjamin T. Moore Jr.: Hypocrisy Based In Race






I-RO-NY: INCONGRUITY BETWEEN WHAT MIGHT BE EXPECTED AND WHAT ACTUALLY OCCURS


(When Your Racism Blinds You To Reality)

How many times have you heard some Tea Party nitwit make the claim that President Obama is destroying our "American Way of Life?" It is a constant theme and the drum beat to whatever tune they're singing. If they open their refrigerator and the milk is sour, it's President Obama's fault.

When unemployment was high, that was President Obama's fault. Now that unemployment numbers have been dropping, well, those independent agencies that report on these matters, are fudging the numbers for him.

How many times have you heard some nitwit Tea Bagger declare, "I want my country back!" When I woke up this morning, I made a point to check on it and apparently it's still here. Nevertheless, for some reason, they believe that this country has changed... and it's all Obama's fault!

A great number of so called Libertarians and Tea Baggers are simply appalled that two people who love each other, regardless of gender can make a lifetime commitment to one another and marry. This seems odd to me because I was under the impression that Libertarians enshrined the philosophy of absolute personal freedom so long as the exercise thereof does not negative impact another.

"Obama's coming for your guns!" How many times have you heard that one? Never mind the fact that your gun rights have actually been expanded under President Obama, nevertheless, that one sure gets people up in arms - literally - and hollering about the decimation of our Bill Of Rights.

The Irony? While they're venting their spleens at President Obama, the United States Supreme Court - the majority appointed by Republican Presidents - has done more to change this nation from the comforting delusion they've embraced all their lives.

It wasn't President Obama who signed an executive order striking down the Defense of Marriage Act which led to Gay people finally being able to marry. That was the U.S. Supreme Court. It wasn't President Obama who struck down California's Proposition 8 which took away the legality of marriages between same sex couples. That was the U.S. Supreme Court.

"Land Of The Free?" The Supreme Court has held that police can seize your DNA without you being even charged for a crime. The Supreme Court has held that the police can strip search you if they arrest you for a traffic violation. Perhaps you didn't have your insurance card with you when you were pulled over?

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Corporations have the same rights as an individual citizen. I'm 56 and this isn't the America I remember growing up in. Hate the idea of everyone having health care - "Obama Care" - It was the Republican majority of the U.S. Supreme Court that declared "Obama Care" to be legal and Constitutional.

So, why aren't the Tea Baggers taking a cue from the Occupy Wall Street Movement and marching on the U.S. Supreme Court? Because the real issue isn't all the things they claim. Their real issue is, there's a Black man in the White House. That's what has really changed in this country and some of them simply have no idea how to deal with this fact.
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Monday, June 3, 2013

DOJ, National Security, Media Issues And We Do Not Care!




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DOJ Media Probe – Why We Don’t Care.


doj media probe header DOJ Media Probe   Why We Dont Care.by Benjamin T. Moore, Jr.
trea·son (noun)
1. Violation of allegiance toward one’s country or sovereign, especially the betrayal of one’s country by waging war against it or by consciously and purposely acting to aid its enemies.
koch brothers DOJ Media Probe   Why We Dont Care.
Charles and David Koch
It is very disheartening to realize that effectively, there is very little difference between the Koch brothers and those who own and run our media outlets. In both cases you have extremely wealthy people who have agendas and the means to pursue those agendas in a manner that excludes competing viewpoints. Yes, everyone has a voice. However, when you’ve got wealth, you have a megaphone that allows you to shout down competing positions.

cable news networks DOJ Media Probe   Why We Dont Care.We recently became aware that the Department of Justice obtained the phone records of reporters working for the Associated Press. If you had asked me to speculate on the odds of Fox News, Huffington Post and MSNBC all being in agreement on an issue, I’d of put those odds right about even with Hell freezing over. Imagine my surprise when I awoke one fine day to discover that all the News channels were in complete agreement on an issue.
attorney general eric holder DOJ Media Probe   Why We Dont Care.
Attorney General Eric Holder
Any issue that could make Fox News and MSNBC see eye to eye, simply demanded further investigation. Even more so as more and more media outlets began to pile on. As usual – for Fox – their target was Attorney General Eric Holder. I will admit, based on the reporting it was disturbing to think that the Federal Government would acquire the confidential work product of renowned news reporters… in secret!

Having been burned a time or two, I’ve learned to look prior to leaping based on some media outlet’s say so. What I discovered was shockingly simple. Contrary to the impressions being spread, there was good reason for what was done and it was in fact a matter of National Security.

There is a distinct difference between a “whistle blower” speaking in confidence to our “free press” and someone using the press to reveal “Top Secret” information. Information, that once revealed would weaken our nation, put at risk the lives of those who work with our assets on foreign soil and ultimately put at risk the lives of Americans right here at home.

DOJ Media Probe

underwear bomber DOJ Media Probe   Why We Dont Care.
Underwear Bomber
Most of you will recall the “Underwear Bomber.” What most do not realize is how close he came to succeeding. Unlike the “Shoe Bomber” who paused to say his prayers first, allowing enough time for a vigilant Stewardess to “Cold Cock” him before he could put a match to the fuse of the bomb hidden in his shoes, the “Underwear Bomber” was successful in setting off his device. Fortunately for everyone on that plane, rather than detonate as planned, it simply burst into flame, burning severely some rather sensitive portions of his anatomy.
anwar al awlaki DOJ Media Probe   Why We Dont Care.The people we’re at war with, are not stupid. They analyse what went wrong, and seek to improve their devices for their next attempts. It turns out, we were fortunate enough to capture and get our hands on one of their new and improved devices. It was whisked to our labs over here for examination and analysis. The “intel” from that device would have given us a lot of information. How their bomb making techniques have improved. What chemicals they’re currently employing. How they’re triggering the new device and most importantly, whether or not our current security protocols and technology would be able to catch these new devices.

fbi crime lab quantico DOJ Media Probe   Why We Dont Care.
FBI Crime Lab
That information is only good so long as “They” don’t know we’re on to them. Nobody with the clearances to even know we had one of their devices, nobody with the clearances to analyze their device, should be spilling the beans to ANYBODY, let alone a reporter(s) working for an international news agency.

When the DOJ read the AP article in March of 2012 outlining the operation, stating that our CIA had seized the device and that it was being examined and analysed by the FBI, as you might imagine, there was an immediate investigation launched behind the scenes. This was information that had to of come from an inside source.
espionage DOJ Media Probe   Why We Dont Care.
We’re talking about espionage.
When people make honest mistakes, they do not seek to cover their tracks. Clearly whomever leaked the information was not an amateur nor was his or her leaking of the information accidental. If it had been, they would have discovered the person responsible and dealt with them. The “DOJ Media Probe” is mute testimony to the serious nature of this situation. They had to approach it from the media end and work backwards. Now they’ve got a double headed situation. If they’d walked through the front door of the Associated Press and made their request. The reporter may have tipped off his or her source that they were on to him. This may have provided time for the destruction of evidence and possible escape. They needed to know whom was in contact with the Associated Press. Someone who would also have had access to, or the security clearance high enough to have access to sensitive information at that level.

Yes, the DOJ Media Probe truly is a matter of national security. This has nothing to do with “Whistle Blowers” or weakening the First Amendment protections of our “Free Press.” This truly is a matter of National Security. It is important to note, the DOJ actually showed an amazing amount of restraint. They could have easily seized AP offices around the country, put everyone out, padlocked the doors and then combed through all of their files at their leisure. Instead, they did not even record the contents of the conversations of the AP reporters, they simply made a log of whom they were talking to.

Media Reaction

This entire scenario has given us a wonderful insight into what is wrong with our “for profit”News outlets. At one time they taught in journalism classes, the goal of any news report is to answer four questions:
  1. Who?
  2. What?
  3. When?
  4. Where?
A Journalist adds one more question, “Why?” No opinions, just the facts as you know them to be. The Newspapers did add Opinionated Editorials which we abbreviate as “Op-Eds.” These were entertaining and provided food for thought, but we understood these were the opinions of the writer and not necessarily based in fact. We weighed them as such and there was no attempt to pawn these off as “News.” They even had their own section in the Newspapers.

andy rooney DOJ Media Probe   Why We Dont Care.
The late, great Andy Rooney

Today we have opinion masquerading as news! Andy Rooney’s segment at the end of “60 Minutes” was an Op-Ed. He made no bones about it. Everyone understood that Andy was not reporting on the News. FOX News, MSNBC and CNN have more “Op-Ed” shows than they do actual News shows. When it comes to actual News, I’d give the edge to CNN. The other networks are basically all opinion unless there is an actual breaking story unfolding. Even then, most often they fill empty air with “talking heads” who proffer their opinions about what is unfolding. It’s all entertainment.

Proof There Is Really Little Difference Between The Networks

The DOJ Media Probe has certainly provided proof that there is really no difference between the major Cable News outlets and many of the Printed and Electronic Media outlets. If any of them had gone back to the fundamentals of News Reporting and Journalism, the whole DOJ Media Probe wouldn’t have been much more than a 5 minute piece. Who? What? When? Where? Why?

The true story had nothing to do with the DOJ Media Probe. The true story was whether or not one of their own was complicit in treason? Isn’t it interesting that they all seem to be ignoring this angle of the story? It is this very uniformity in their approach that gives cause for pause and raises one’s suspicions. When News Agencies who have a track record of disagreeing on almost every issue they focus on, suddenly line up and fall in step? That’s not just unusual, that’s like waking up tomorrow to discover that the Sun is now rising in the West and setting in the East. You might want to seriously examine, what happened over night while you were sleeping.

Mind Control And Media Manipulation

mind control 01 DOJ Media Probe   Why We Dont Care.Most people never stop to realize that one of the most powerful tools of mind control and manipulation is the News Media! You turn on your television each evening and you’re not only being told what is important, but what you should think about it. The world is a big place. History is being made around the globe everyday. There simply is not enough time to cover everything. Thus, someone has to go through, pick, choose and aggregate what should or should not be covered. This is where the mischief begins.

No problem! We all agree this is necessary. However, have you ever wondered whom decides what is presented? What criteria do they use? Take the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting for instance. Absolutely tragic. The liberal media – MSNBC in particular – have used this tragedy as an excuse to run anti-gun pieces night after night after night. Almost each show on MSNBC devotes some portion of its time to beating the drum for gun control. It’s no longer news. Anybody who was interested or not, now knows everything that happened surrounding the shooting. Well, the official story at least.

mind control 02 DOJ Media Probe   Why We Dont Care.How many children died? Around 20? Presumably, it is out of concern for the children that MSNBC, night after night, like a broken record on a record player you cannot unplug, gives all it’s viewers their daily overdose of anti-gun medicine. Clearly they’re no longer reporting the news. They’re not even engaging in legitimate “opinionated editorials.” What they’re endeavouring to do is manipulate society and cause it to move in the direction that they have chosen. Incessant repetition is one of the main tools of brain washing.

Why do I call this, “attempted societal manipulation?” If MSNBC or for that matter, any of the Cable News Outlets were really concerned about children, they’d be discussing the nearly 20,000 children that die every single day because of starvation or treatable disease. Every day, 1,000 times more children die than were murdered in Sandy Hook Elementary school. Yet, not a peep from the liberal media. By way of analogy, it’s like someone on the Titanic complaining about a leaky faucet in their Stateroom.


Either you care about children or you do not. MSNBC’s hypocrisy knows no bounds or, what they’re actually doing is using their platform to advance an agenda. In this, they’re no different than the Koch brothers or other monied interests on the “Right” who use their wealth to buy elections and purchase politicians. The end objective is exactly the same.Subvert democracy and shape society to their liking. Perhaps it is because the nearly 20,000 children who are dying are not white? Maybe it’s because they weren’t shot with a semi-automatic rifle? Maybe somehow they’re less dead because they weren’t shot?

Why We Don’t Care About The DOJ Media Probe

I am happy to report that as of today, the American people have not completely succumbed to the mind control methods being employed against them. Based on the polling, we get it! The American people know that one of the primary functions of government is to provide for the safety and welfare of the American Citizens. When a News Agency begins to publish top secret information that could ultimately cause the deaths of innocent American Citizens, we not only expect our government agencies to take action, we demand that they do.

associated press DOJ Media Probe   Why We Dont Care.If anything, the Justice Department under Attorney General Eric Holder, may have shown too much restraint. By giving a “heads up” to the terrorist, the Associated Press may have caused the bomb makers to refine their methods and technologies such that their next attempts will meet with success. The blood of all the innocent victims of the next attacks, will be laid at the doors of the Associated Press.
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Friday, September 21, 2012

Benjamin T Moore Jr: If You Can't Dazzle Them With Brilliance... Baffle Them With Bulls#@$!!!




     Benjamin T Moore Jr


Whenever you listen to Republican spokesmen present the espoused political philosophies and ideologies of the Republican party, they always seem so reasonable. After all, they're competing in the "Marketplace of Ideas." Among reasonable people, the strength of one's ideas should prevail and win the day. For example, if I'm dragging a heavy sled up a hill and you come along and show me the "Wheel," you and I are not going to have an argument. The only thing I want to know is where can I get a set of four? 

If I'm breaking a sweat, trying to make a fire rubbing two sticks together and you show up with a BIC lighter, I'm going to want to borrow it or buy it. You've got a better idea and I'm all in! When Republicans talk about a smaller government, it sounds reasonable... on the surface. You've got my attention. Tell me more! You lay out how if government were smaller, I could keep more of the hard earned money I make. Sounding good! Here comes the sticky part. In order to make government smaller, we have to cut back somewhere. Okay, I understand that. We cannot make government smaller without cutting something. That's perfectly logical. What do you propose we cut? 

You give me your list and suddenly I turn ashen white... no easy feat for a person of color! On your list I find the following:

• Education.
• What you call "Entitlement Programs." (Odd choice of words - more later)
• EPA. - Environmental Protection Administration.
• FDA.
• Banking restrictions.
• Corporate tax rates.
• Infrastructure maintenance.
• Federal salaries - not congressmen, but other government workers.
• Collective bargaining - Unions. 

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Benjamin T Moore Jr: You Are *Not* A Patriot If You *Hate* President Obama More Than You *Love* America!



    Benjamin T Moore Jr


It is high time we started calling it what it is and calling them what they are! The words you're looking for are TREASON and TRAITORS. Think I'm being a bit strong? I could make the case that they are murderers. For too long now we have sat silent pretending that these people would come to their senses and behave like grownups. Let me refresh your memory if you've forgotten? Remember how upset and disappointed progressives were with President Obama? Remember all the blogs taking him to task for not being tough enough? Combative enough?

There were Progressive Pundits with their hair on fire because he withdrew the "Public Option" from the Affordable Care Act - ObamaCare - because he knew the Republicans would never go for it. They were upset because he included what turned out to nearly be the - the Republican authored - "Trojan Horse" of the mandatory coverage clause. This idea was lifted lock, stock and two smoking barrels from Mitt Romney's plan. Even though President Obama allowed the Republicans to shape the "Health Care Bill" to their liking, did even one of them vote for it? NO! It was the Democrats who passed it through both House and Senate. Immediately after it's passage, Republican Governors filed legal actions that made it all the way to the Supreme Court. What was their issue? The Mandatory Coverage clause. If Chief Justice John Roberts hadn't grown a "pair," and become the swing vote - something no one saw coming - the Affordable Care Act would have been - DOA - Dead On Arrival.

Early into his Presidency, President Obama accepted an invitation to answer questions at the Republican Caucus. They had the cameras all set up and were laying for him. They were going to give him a slap down and have it all on tape. President Obama walked into their "Lion's Den" and abused them so bad, made them look so foolish that they said they'd never have him back again! They must have realized what they were saying and quickly amended that to, "we'll never have him back with cameras rolling."

Time and again President Obama reached out to the Republicans showing a willingness to put EVERYTHING on the table. Saying this upset his base is putting it mildly. We sat and watched Republicans offer suggestions and the moment President Obama said, "okay we'll do it your way," they withdrew their own suggestions or voted against them.

Read More after the break below
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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Benjamin T. Moore, JR: Are We Better Off Today Than We Were Four Years ago? LET'S LOOK BACK THEN YOU TELL ME!


  Benjamin T Moore Jr       

ARE WE BETTER OFF THAN WE WERE FOUR YEARS AGO?

LET'S LOOK BACK THEN YOU TELL ME!

Here are some newspaper front pages from 4 years ago. They should serve to alleviate any lingering political amnesia. If the United States government had been a home someone was buying... it NEVER would have passed inspection! Political termites had eaten away the joists. The economic foundation was crumbling. The basement was full of water. The garage was collapsing... and now that we've just about got it structurally sound... *THEY* want it back? The same ones who wrecked it and sent it into ruin, want it back. Oh, HELL 2 THE NO!!!

http://economicsofcontempt.blogspot.com/2009/10/newspaper-front-pages-during-financial.html
End Benjamin T. Moore, JR. screed.

The Progressive Influence reflects.....

"Damned right I am better off then four years ago!  You know, I have grown an aversion to even keyboarding the word "right'.  
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Benjamin T. Moore, Jr. : Tax Cuts Help Small Business; Think About It and Do The Math!

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Benjamin T. Moore: THE "BAIN-ING" OF AMERICA


   Benjamin T Moore Jr


THE "BAIN-ING" OF AMERICA

The very first day of my Statistics course at the University of Washington, the professor walked in, turned to the class and made the following pronouncement. "Figures lie. Liars figure and sometimes it is difficult to tell which is doing what." That has stayed with me for over 30 years now. It has become more relevant today than it was back then. Republicans will point to their set of cherry picked statistics and say, "see there, hard proof President Obama has made things worse!" They generally sit back smugly because the average person in their audience doesn't have the counter argument at his or her disposal.

As I'm sure you've no doubt noticed, the Republicans love to simplify the issues when talking about our economy. If your target audience is largely uneducated or of limited education, making the analogy that our economy is no different than your average family budget seems reasonable. Almost everyone understands balancing their checkbook. Once you get them to buy into the notion that the national economy is no different than the family budget, it becomes easy to lead them down the path to the delusion you want them to believe.

Everyone understands, you take your paycheck, subtract your bills and you are either in the red or in the black. Simple enough right? Here's the question: What is the paycheck of these United States? It becomes a bit more complex doesn't it? The more astute might suggest, the paycheck of the United States would be the tax revenues we all hate to pay around April 15th. Let's use this model for a minute. If the paycheck of these United States is defined as our tax revenues, if we cut taxes, as George Bush did, we have in essence, asked for a cut in pay. How many of you have walked into your bosses office and said, "gosh darn it! I think you're paying me too much! Please cut my salary?" I won't wait for a response because I'm guessing, none of you have done such a foolish thing. Let's continue this model. How many of you would go purchase a new home or a new car and *then* go into your boss and ask for a cut in pay?





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