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Old 01-21-2010, 06:28 AM
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American Pirate Party, the beginning of a new American political party.

Sick of the Demopublician party ?

Try the Pirate Party.

http://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/arzh7/america_we_need_a_third_party_that_can_galvanize/

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Old 01-21-2010, 06:54 AM
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That's a pretty good post, the comments are probably better than the original article. It's nice to see that some 20-somethings are appropriately cynical about american politics. Of course, by the time the geezers are gone and these folks have a chance to actually do anything, 99 percent of them will have completely lost interest (just like previous generations), leaving politics in the hands of the idiots and criminals of that generation (some things never change).
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:30 AM
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You can tell who is in charge of DC by the amount of clothes people wear. There are the suit and tie crowd, and the shorts and t-shirt crowd. The shorts and t-shirt crowd wears less clothes, so you call them les-ons. The people in DC wear more clothes, and so they are called mor-ons.


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Old 01-21-2010, 08:42 AM
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Sounds good to me! I'm willing to get behind just about any 3rd party at this point just as long as they are not communist.
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It's a neat idea but it'll never be anything more than an internet fad.

At the time of the last election I looked at the alternative parties as I was so disgusted with the current two. But couldn't find any that were not really just various forms of communist agit prop. Unless you count liberterians who unfortunately just don't seem to be able to get a handle on the realities of the real world outside the US.

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Old 01-21-2010, 10:21 AM
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What's their platform? eyepatches, walking the gangplank for misdemeanors, keelhauling for capital crimes and free grog for all?

Let's not forget pieces of eight for tax refunds.
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Sounds good to me! I'm willing to get behind just about any 3rd party at this point just as long as they are not communist.
To what end? More choice? What is the good of more choice when it is going to be the same? Do you want KFC from 3rd street or KFC from 6th street or for a change KFC from 10th street.

As long as the people don't stop voting people in by them bidding for the votes, you can have 100 parties and nothing will change.
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What's their platform? eyepatches, walking the gangplank for misdemeanors, keelhauling for capital crimes and free grog for all?

Let's not forget pieces of eight for tax refunds.
Direct taxation. Quite heavy, actually.
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Direct taxation. Quite heavy, actually.
As opposed to the many lighter taxations today? Not a bad thing if they put it all together so we know what it is. OTOH, if you tax a bit here, a bit there, and a bit there, you might not even know what you pay in taxes at the end of the year. I'll bet most don't.
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As opposed to the many lighter taxations today? Not a bad thing if they put it all together so we know what it is. OTOH, if you tax a bit here, a bit there, and a bit there, you might not even know what you pay in taxes at the end of the year. I'll bet most don't.
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Is that meant to encourage, or discouare other from joining?
Pirate Party membership requires one be person who has a hard time fitting in socially.
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:59 AM
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What's their platform? eyepatches, walking the gangplank for misdemeanors, keelhauling for capital crimes and free grog for all?

Let's not forget pieces of eight for tax refunds.
I love what you said! But their platform makes a lot more sense then you can imagine. They're becoming a driving force in Europe because of the insane copyright system. People accused of (meaning no proof is needed) infringement have the 3 strikes rule which can eliminate their internet access.

There platform tends to be the same but here it is in a nutshell:

1. Improving and toughening privacy laws and limiting the state's police powers.
2. Reinstating constitutional laws such as freedom of speech, the right to bear arms, etc and actually punishing those who infringe on them.
3. Eliminating software patents and dead patents by requiring that a tangible product be made to maintain a patent.
4. Lowering the 100+ year copyright to the pre 1970 limits making copyright reasonable while allowing works to fall into the public domain.
5. Ending the unsuccessful wars on drugs/terrorism/poverty while consolidating the HUGE police and intelligent agencies. No more DEA, DHS, ATF, and misc alphabet soup agencies.
6. Limits and real punishments on corporations that hurt people by breaking the law (taking stock and other investment earnings as fines).

Basically they want to curb the huge corporate government that has come about in recent years. I personally am a democrat, but my party's wheeny attitude towards everything is just sad. They had it all and yet let it slip and now with the Massachusetts election come and gone I just have given up.
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