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[–] by2inthemorning 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

I like this one Reagan joke

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[–] slevin_kelevra [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

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[–] FuckYourSafespace 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Everybody looks left, then moves right.

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[–] hats_ 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Hahaha! That's great, thank you for sharing!

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[–] Thisismyvoatusername 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I miss him being President so badly. Too bad he always had to deal with a Democrat congress. Can you imagine him with someone like a Newt Gingrich as speaker instead of Tip O'Neill?

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[–] Reddit_traitor 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

i don't get it.

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[–] Shekelstein6M 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

In communist countries, there was a lot of rationing. There were waiting times for rare/luxury goods. A car in the Soviet Union was a rare luxury, few people could afford it, and there was a long waiting period for it. The joke here is basically "The soviet economy is so poor, not only do people have to wait 10 years for a car, they even have to wait 10 years for a plumber. In capitalist America, we take both things for granted."

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[–] OP_is_lying 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Communism emphasized public transportation which is more efficient; cars were too expensive and unnecessary for most families, the way they are in places like NYC. Also there was no 10 year wait, feel free to show me a source. In some cases you did have to provide a reason in order to get a car, like be disabled, or live in a very remote area.

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[–] valk2 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Yes, I'll take an explanation for 500 Alex.

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[–] 8427746? 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I struggle a little too, but I believe the joke is that the guy tried to order a plumber just before going to purchase the car and the plumber also had a 10 year waiting list, so he was scheduled for the morning 10 years from that day. If I'm wrong, fuck if I know.

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[–] MAGANator 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

PRAVDA helped destroy the Soviet Union just like our modern day MSM propaganda machine is helping destroy the United States.

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[–] Thisismyvoatusername 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That is just a silly thing to say. Pravda and Izvestia were the only major news sources and both were mouthpieces of the Kremlin. Saying they destroyed the Soviet Union is simply saying the Soviet's internal propaganda was unable to keep a bad system from its inevitable failure.

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[–] MAGANator 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You could re-state that easily replacing the subject 'bad system' of Soviet Communism with a National Republic with a Fiat currency controlled by an un-accountable Federal Reserve. Then replace Pravda with CNN.

My post didn't say these propagandists are destroying the country, it said they are helping. By misinforming and distracting the public, they are allowing a bad system of usury to worsen unchecked.

Our system of Government requires a 4th Estate to function. The majority of people who watch TV as their news source no longer have access to a 4th Estate.

Pravda was a symptom and a helper, not the cause.