Who do you support for U.S. Senate in...
TSF

Angier, NC

#53546 May 19, 2014
These days any FACT that makes someone uncomfortable is called "a conspiracy theory"

FACTS: Ford engines powered Messerschmitt aircraft and German tanks
The SA (brownshirts) carried American weapons
HW Bush was having a breakfast date with a Bin Laden family member on the morning of 9.01.01
Rock wrote:
<quoted text> Yes. For whatever reason, certain people still: yip, growl and bark whenever " conspiracy theories" are mentioned...
TSF

Angier, NC

#53548 May 19, 2014
The fracking republikan legislature approved facking in NC today. But don't worry because the secrete chemicals they use are so perfectly safe that they have made it a felony for anyone to tell the public what those fracking chemicals are. It is a trade secret that is, by law, public information in Texas, but our republikan legislature , in their great wisdom of protecting the fracking gas companies from liability for damage to citizens , has made it a felony for anyone to tell anyone in NC what those chemicals are..

So I am not going to say that 750 different compounds including naphthalene, xylene, toluene, ethylbenzene, formaldehyde and other carcinogenic chemicals are used in the fracking witches brew soup.
Just move away from the fracking sites and drink bottled water from now on and you should be safe in your ignorance of what the fracking legislature has done to you.
Waco 1954

Greer, SC

#53549 May 19, 2014
TSF wrote:
The fracking republikan legislature approved facking in NC today. But don't worry because the secrete chemicals they use are so perfectly safe that they have made it a felony for anyone to tell the public what those fracking chemicals are. It is a trade secret that is, by law, public information in Texas, but our republikan legislature , in their great wisdom of protecting the fracking gas companies from liability for damage to citizens , has made it a felony for anyone to tell anyone in NC what those chemicals are..
So I am not going to say that 750 different compounds including naphthalene, xylene, toluene, ethylbenzene, formaldehyde and other carcinogenic chemicals are used in the fracking witches brew soup.
Just move away from the fracking sites and drink bottled water from now on and you should be safe in your ignorance of what the fracking legislature has done to you.
. Learn from Texas.
Waco 1954

Greer, SC

#53550 May 19, 2014
China and India are literally destroying their countries with pollution.
Taking everybody else to hell with them.
Waco 1954

Greer, SC

#53551 May 19, 2014
Red Square wrote:
Most Democrats are Christians, though likely not of the fundamentalist variety. There have always been Christians who emphasize the fire and brimstone side of religion and forget about the helping the poor side. LBJ's War on Poverty did help bring the poverty rate down a bit, though it was also falling before it went into effect.
From the figures I've seen, the southeastern region of the U.S. has the highest murder rate. Funny that this is also the region sometimes called The Bible Belt. Oh well.
I've got to admit, the Nazis did have pretty sharp uniforms and flags, etc.
Better check the murder rate in CA. Chicago, NYC, New Jersey, etc.
That was easy.
TSF

Angier, NC

#53552 May 19, 2014
The NC governor and legislature cannot learn anything from anyone else. They have to reinvent everything and repeat all the mistakes made elsewhere. The democrats were far from perfect, but these shit head republikans are poster children for stupid.
Waco 1954 wrote:
<quoted text>. Learn from Texas.
Waco 1954

Greer, SC

#53553 May 19, 2014
Victoria wrote:
"The real failure, being high crime and unemployment in inner cities across America."
How is this the Democrats' fault? How is this Democratic "social engineering"? If anything it is REPUBLICAN social engineering. They are the party that makes it difficult for women to have access to birth control & family planning options.
When you have any big group of people located in small area, there is bound to be crime & unemployment. Look at any downtown area of a predominately white Southern city. Druggies hanging around on the streets, high unemployment.....all in a RED, REPUBLICAN areas of the South.
If anything the Democratic social policies HELPED keep both crime & unemployment in check. They are the ones willing to help poor people. The Republicans only care about the rich.
I don't see that.
Generational poverty is the legacy of the War on Poverty.
That means we have to come up with something that really encourages people to get off that little bit of money the govt. gives them, by offering something BETTER. I'm a big fan of job training.
Also, it might help employment in the inner cities, if having a felony didn't destroy any chance of getting a job.
Especially a non violent drug offense.
Maybe non violent felonies should not be counted against a person applying for a job.
Victoria

Fleetwood, NC

#53554 May 19, 2014
Waco 1954 wrote:
<quoted text> Better check the murder rate in CA. Chicago, NYC, New Jersey, etc.
That was easy.
Per population. Any large city filled with people is going to have a high murder rate.

PER POPULATION....the "Bible Belt" is where people go to kill.

"The United States is the most religious of all the industrialized nations. Forty-four percent of Americans attend church once a week, compared with 27 percent in Britain, 21 percent in France, 16 percent in Australia, and 4 percent in Sweden. Yet violent crime is not less common in the United States--it's more common. The murder rate here is six times higher than the rate in Britain, seven times higher than in France, five times higher than in Australia, and five times higher than in Sweden. Japan, where Christianity has almost no adherents, has less violent crime than almost any country. "

"The Bible Belt has more than its share of both praying and killing. Louisiana has the highest churchgoing rate in the country, but its murder rate is more than twice the national average. The same pattern generally holds in the rest of the South.{The} Bible-toting state of Texas has a murder rate triple that of Massachusetts..."
Waco 1954

Greer, SC

#53555 May 19, 2014
We can't accomplish ANYTHING if we IMMEDIATELY destroy what the other party Accomplishes, which includes Obamacare.
There is no gain in this constant harping on the past, if all we do if continue to make the same mistakes.
If ignoring poverty doesn't help, and neither does throwing money at it, what are the SOLUTIONS?
Waco 1954

Greer, SC

#53556 May 19, 2014
I'm unhappy about yall's depiction of Christians, but some of what you said is true, but don't blame Christianity, blame those who attempt to use Christianity for financial gain, WHOEVER THEY ARE.
Victoria

Fleetwood, NC

#53557 May 19, 2014
Waco 1954 wrote:
<quoted text> I don't see that.
Generational poverty is the legacy of the War on Poverty.
No it's not. It's just YOU repeating Right Wing talking points.

It doesn't even make sense. The ONE thing that has a direct affect on poverty is the size of a family. Republicans are the only ones standing in the way of women & birth control. Therefore, Republicans CAUSE poverty in this country.

It's not the Democrats' fault. It's the REPUBLICANS' fault.

You just repeat RW talking points without thinking it through to an alternative answer that would prove your RW talking point. Why don't you give THAT a try sometime? Hmmm?

You know what....they should be handing out FREE BIRTH CONTROL to every single woman in this country who wants it. But because the GOP has sold their souls to the freakin' devil, the are going to face the exploding demographics that will put their sorry demented selfish souls in the grave. Good riddance to bad rubbish!

Try thinking instead of just repeating.
TSF

Angier, NC

#53558 May 19, 2014
Having a felony conviction would not automatically disqualify a person for employment by me, but it sure raises my level of concern. Will this person be able to take instructions and carry them out as directed? Can this person be trusted to drive a company vehicle? Can this person be trusted to handle my money and customers' money? Can this person be trusted in customer's businesses , homes and around their family and employees? I do not want some bureaucrat telling me I have to trust criminals because their offense is non violent.
Waco 1954 wrote:
<quoted text> I don't see that.
Generational poverty is the legacy of the War on Poverty.
That means we have to come up with something that really encourages people to get off that little bit of money the govt. gives them, by offering something BETTER. I'm a big fan of job training.
Also, it might help employment in the inner cities, if having a felony didn't destroy any chance of getting a job.
Especially a non violent drug offense.
Maybe non violent felonies should not be counted against a person applying for a job.
Victoria

Fleetwood, NC

#53559 May 19, 2014
Waco 1954 wrote:
I'm unhappy about yall's depiction of Christians, but some of what you said is true, but don't blame Christianity, blame those who attempt to use Christianity for financial gain, WHOEVER THEY ARE.
No one has blamed Christianity. We blamed the RIGHT WING MONSTERS who have used Christianity to dupe stupid people into believing that WAR...and GREED....and SELFISHNESS....and BIGOTRY is what Christianity is all about.
Victoria

Fleetwood, NC

#53560 May 19, 2014
Waco 1954 wrote:
<quoted text>. Learn from Texas.
Learn from Texas.....where pollution is just a way of life. Dirty water is the best you can expect. Poverty & filth, all for the PROFITS of the oil industry, is what's going on.

Yes, let's learn from Texas. Let's sell our souls for the oil industry's gain!

Fracking went on trial and a Texas family beat the industry

"The Parr family lives on a 40-acre ranch near Decatur in northern Texas. Their land is surrounded by 20 wells within two miles of its boundaries. The family sued Aruba Petroleum for its drilling operations, including fracking, which they say have created pollution that caused myriad illnesses and killed their pets and livestock.

Fracking is a process that injects water and chemicals into shale formations to release oil and gas. Critics warn that the process pollutes well and ground water, as well as the air.[...]

In this case, Aruba Petroleum decided to let the case come to trial, and a jury awarded the Parr family $2.95 million in damages."
Victoria

Fleetwood, NC

#53561 May 19, 2014
Waco 1954 wrote:
We can't accomplish ANYTHING if we IMMEDIATELY destroy what the other party Accomplishes, which includes Obamacare.
There is no gain in this constant harping on the past, if all we do if continue to make the same mistakes.
If ignoring poverty doesn't help, and neither does throwing money at it, what are the SOLUTIONS?
Sez the guy who brings up Carter...or LBJ's war on poverty!

No sense harping on the past....unless WACO is the one harping.

Ignoring poverty? I am not ignoring poverty. Liberals don't ignore poverty. The DEMOCRATIC party doesn't ignore poverty.....it the REPUBLICAN PARTY who ignores poverty, who CAUSES poverty, who blames people in poverty....who does NOTHING whatsoever about poverty except make it worse.

Throwing money at it? The smartest thing this country could do is make FREE BIRTH CONTROL and family planning available for all women.

Guess which party does that? Here's a clue: It ain't the freakin' GOP.
Waco 1954

Greer, SC

#53562 May 19, 2014
Victoria wrote:
<quoted text>
Per population. Any large city filled with people is going to have a high murder rate.
PER POPULATION....the "Bible Belt" is where people go to kill.
"The United States is the most religious of all the industrialized nations. Forty-four percent of Americans attend church once a week, compared with 27 percent in Britain, 21 percent in France, 16 percent in Australia, and 4 percent in Sweden. Yet violent crime is not less common in the United States--it's more common. The murder rate here is six times higher than the rate in Britain, seven times higher than in France, five times higher than in Australia, and five times higher than in Sweden. Japan, where Christianity has almost no adherents, has less violent crime than almost any country. "
"The Bible Belt has more than its share of both praying and killing. Louisiana has the highest churchgoing rate in the country, but its murder rate is more than twice the national average. The same pattern generally holds in the rest of the South.{The} Bible-toting state of Texas has a murder rate triple that of Massachusetts..."
. That's really not true. Nebraska is a bible belt state. Checked the murder rate there?
Any state that has to deal with huge illegal alien populations, such as CA and Texas, will have a murder rate that reflects that.
Checked Michigan lately?
How about Kansas?
Waco 1954

Greer, SC

#53563 May 19, 2014
Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, California, all have higher murder rates than Texas.
Some of the worst aren't near the bible belt.
Poverty seems to drive murder rates, not Christianity.
Louisiana, with the highest murder rate, sells hard liquor 24/7.
Think that might influence the murder rate there?
Uncle Perv

Mills River, NC

#53564 May 19, 2014
Waco 1954 wrote:
<quoted text> Better check the murder rate in CA. Chicago, NYC, New Jersey, etc.
That was easy.
I didn't realize that Chicago and NYC were states. Here are
the figures from 2012 for the murder rate (per 100,000).

South=5.5
Midwest=4.7
West=4.2
Northeast=3.8

N.C. rate is 4.9
CA rate is 5.0
N.J. rate is 4.4

Of the top ten states for murder rate, six of those
states are in the south. Another interesting fact is
that of those top ten states, nine have the death
penalty. Hmmm.
Victoria

Fleetwood, NC

#53565 May 19, 2014
Waco 1954 wrote:
<quoted text>. That's really not true. Nebraska is a bible belt state. Checked the murder rate there?
Any state that has to deal with huge illegal alien populations, such as CA and Texas, will have a murder rate that reflects that.
Checked Michigan lately?
How about Kansas?
Don't you even know what the BIBLE BELT is? Nebraska isn't a Bible Belt state. OMG...this is hilarious.

Nebraska is a state where you can drive hundreds of miles without seeing another living soul. Guess what that means? No CONFLICT between human beings..

Let's "check" the murder rate in Nebraska, folks.....where there is a hundred miles between every person. What a hoot!

Michigan! Kansas!! How about you get back to me when you find out what the BIBLE BELT is. lmao!
Waco 1954

Greer, SC

#53566 May 19, 2014
Victoria wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't you even know what the BIBLE BELT is? Nebraska isn't a Bible Belt state. OMG...this is hilarious.
Nebraska is a state where you can drive hundreds of miles without seeing another living soul. Guess what that means? No CONFLICT between human beings..
Let's "check" the murder rate in Nebraska, folks.....where there is a hundred miles between every person. What a hoot!
Michigan! Kansas!! How about you get back to me when you find out what the BIBLE BELT is. lmao!
Grasping at straws, aren't you?
Nebraska is a socially conservative, religious state.
You want to exclude them? David Briggs in the May 19 2014 Huffington Post laid out the case for decreased crime in areas where religion is stressed.
Parts of Texas has miles and miles between people as well.
You got a point?

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