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Message 1293298 - Posted: 9 Oct 2012, 23:43:22 UTC

Good news!
Canada hereby extends asylum to Big Bird, and all the folks on Sesame Street.
Of course when they move up here they must change the name of the street to Muktuk Street,
And Big Bird must become Big Ootpix.

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Message 1293314 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 0:22:59 UTC

Oh boy, why can't they leave the poor bird alone....

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Message 1293342 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 2:10:57 UTC - in response to Message 1293298.

The people who run the Chidren's workshop are multi-millionaires yet they were given over a miilion dollars out of our last stimulus package. It created about 1.5 jobs.

Screws loose somewhere.

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Message 1293352 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 2:40:17 UTC - in response to Message 1293342.

The people who run the Chidren's workshop are multi-millionaires yet they were given over a miilion dollars out of our last stimulus package. It created about 1.5 jobs.

Screws loose somewhere.


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Message 1293353 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 2:43:53 UTC - in response to Message 1293342.

The people who run the Chidren's workshop are multi-millionaires yet they were given over a miilion dollars out of our last stimulus package. It created about 1.5 jobs.

Screws loose somewhere.

Do you have any info to back up your assertion? If you do please share it.
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Message 1293365 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 3:41:26 UTC - in response to Message 1293353.
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As John Stewart brought up last night cutting PBS is less of a saving than cutting the Billions of BIG Oil freebies for doing what Oil companies are supposed to do. Search and drill for oil.
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-october-8-2012/children-s-television-chop-shop---this-week-with-george-snuffleupagus
http://www.thepolypost.com/opinion/big-bird-boasts-bigger-budget-burden/article_a63a58ec-11b2-11e2-bbea-0019bb30f31a.html

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting receives about $430 million per year to run PBS, NPR and other smaller public stations and programs. PBS funding is currently about 0.012 percent of the federal budget.


Big oil gets about 10X PBS gets but PBS actually provides a service for us.
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Message 1293476 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 15:04:29 UTC
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I must say, yes the Children's Television Workshop people have always managed to be in the green. I do not see that as a reason to cut any funding. PBS provides a service to families across this country...

As a child, we didn't have money in my family, we lived in the projects. We had no cable, education was not good. However I'd credit PBS and Children's Television Workshop for contributing to my learning, as well as values. It definitely played an important role in my life, and perhaps without it I could have ended up illiterate and/or unemployable.

If anyone has a problem with CTW receiving 1M, please look at the multi-millions being handed out to very very rich corporations who have never had a positive hands-on effect on anyones life besides their CEO's.

Luckily, CTW will survive with or without 1 Million$. But I'd hate to think that we're coming to such a point in this country that we're going to attack small moneys that make a huge difference.

If more media outlets/producers were more like PBS/CTW, we would have a much more educated public in the US.

(As I wrote this message my son was watching Sesame Street.)
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Message 1293510 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 16:48:20 UTC

+1^ MY kids loved watching that show and so did I. Not sure who liked it more. All my grand children like it also.

Jeez we can subsidize big oil for billions and to save money we are going to cut funding to PBS that has shows that people enjoy watching. I hope Big Bird poops on his head.
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Message 1293558 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 18:52:34 UTC

“Cutting PBS support (0.012% of budget) to help balance the Federal budget is like deleting text files to make room on your 500Gig hard drive”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Message 1293603 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 20:41:10 UTC
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Message 1293604 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 20:43:14 UTC - in response to Message 1293603.

Cor blimey....is that a minature Maple Leaf on my flag?
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Message 1293626 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 22:02:17 UTC - in response to Message 1293603.

Nobody in here has looked at PBS's latest financial statement, have you? It's available on-line since they're a 501c(3).

And for this thread to be started from and commented on from (what appears to be) Canadian citizens, well, I'm speechless. How about the CBC start funding PBS and NPR $445M/year when we quit doing it since it's so important for the viewers just north of the border? It's only $445M/year. Pennies in the bucket. You wouldn't even notice it.

And to talk like cutting the federal funding from PBS/NPR is the Republican answer to balancing the budget is monumentally political, narrowly viewed, and (dare I say) childish, isn't it?

Do you really think Big Bird is the only thing Romney want's to AXE from from the federal budget?

And to talk in terms like, "it's such a small budget item," ... if not this now, what and when?

To imply that there's nothing that can be cut from the budget is to admit this nation has failed. Nobody can fix it then. Not even Obama, Reid (and Boehner if he said yes to everything the other two say).

Show me the math how raising taxes on the rich will fix everthing.


Again with the blanket statement. Taxing the rich to get back part of what should have been paid over the last 10 years is just a start. Cuts must be made and certainly I would put cutting corporate welfare on the chopping block. Big business does not need handouts.

AS I recall and you have noted PBS/NPR/CTW all are not for profits setup by the Gov't and PUBLICly funded. The public funding has been cut massively in the last 3 decades as conservates found ways to get at the meager cost as a tax burden and not a benefit. Shame on Conservatives.
$455 millions is an incredible small price to pay to get kids exposed to numbers letters and making education fun.

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Message 1293635 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 22:47:07 UTC - in response to Message 1293603.
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And for this thread to be started from and commented on from (what appears to be) Canadian citizens, well, I'm speechless. How about the CBC start funding PBS and NPR $445M/year when we quit doing it since it's so important for the viewers just north of the border? It's only $445M/year. Pennies in the bucket. You wouldn't even notice it.

No need to worry. They'll be funding it once they're annexed.

$455 millions is an incredible small price to pay to get kids exposed to numbers letters and making education fun.

And here I thought that's what all the billions for schools are for. For shame on the teachers.
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Message 1293637 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 22:48:59 UTC

Here is something else conservatives have cut funding for:



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/10/jason-chaffetz-embassy_n_1954912.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009&utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false


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Message 1293655 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 23:30:18 UTC - in response to Message 1293637.
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Message 1293657 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 23:36:40 UTC
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Message 1293660 - Posted: 11 Oct 2012, 0:13:27 UTC - in response to Message 1293603.

Guy, I think most feel the budget should be addressed with both cuts and revenue increases. You are creating a straw man argument.
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Message 1293667 - Posted: 11 Oct 2012, 0:59:11 UTC - in response to Message 1293655.

Guy, the reason it makes the Teapublicans look bad is at the moment, they are busily trying to nail folks in the State Department for inadequate security in Benghazi -- without taking any responsibility themselves.

Responsibility is a critical element of governance.

As to the show me the math (your identity of the day), if the Teapublicans were not so mathematically illiterate, they would not buy the Romney/Ryan plans for tax cuts, an *extra* trillion dollars over the next decade, and 'cuts' to balance the budget.

I am for a balanced approach -- I believe that IF there was political will we could see the budget pushed down from 24% of GDP to 20% of GDP -- along with revenues brought back up from 16% of GDP to 20% of GDP -- that is essentially the balance that was in place from around 1950 to 2001.

Sadly, that IF is a major sticking point, as we have an ideology of Cut everything but military and cut taxes on one side matched by a 'protect medicare, medicaid and social security and have the very rich pay for it on the other.

Neither works.


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Message 1293676 - Posted: 11 Oct 2012, 1:33:19 UTC
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Message 1293684 - Posted: 11 Oct 2012, 2:13:19 UTC - in response to Message 1293676.

Four Americans died in Benghazi. I suppose you could reduce the seriousness of that by just calling it four extremely late abortions. Or, we could give it the attention it deserves and figure out who's RESPONSIBLE so we can take action to reduce the risk of more Americans dying.

Responsibility is critical? Even mentioning something like this indicates the people inside the beltway have been in crisis for a while.

I've been saying for a while now that we can't fix our financial mess without fixing/simplifying/adjusting the tax code so more people pay taxes and it remains somewhat progressive and and AND AND cutting spending. Killing funding for big bird is a no brainer.

Well I guess we'll just have to wait and see if Reid is capable of compromising on anything at all after Romney moves into the white house. I suspect he'll keep doing what he's been doing and the republicans will have to figure out a way to check mate him into doing SOMETHING/ANYTHING.

And, if by some miracle, Obama remains in the white house, it doesn't matter. Seti@home wins $50 either way.


Killing gubment funding for NASCAR is a no brainer.

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