The U.S. Supreme Court will consider Friday whether to take up a lawsuit challenging President-elect Barack Obama 's U.S. citizenship, a continuation of a New Jersey case embraced by some opponents of Obama's ...
<quoted text> If you're going to talk about slavery, include all races that have been used as slaves. Not just one group. Typical S stirrer.
So, you believe that other races that have endured slavery, or other races that were slave owners, and there were plenty, justify your 200 years of slavery plus 100 years of discrimination? I don't give a hoot who practiced or practices it today or who were or are the slaves, IT IS WRONG, IT IS AN ABUSE OF HUMAN BEINGS, an affront to humanity. I'm well aware that slavery is still practiced today in many lands, and it is unbearable, unacceptable and darn it, why aren't we, the supposedly powerful nations, doing something about it?
I know about the (Mi)'Raj - you don't. Many black Africans who make the pilgrimage to Mecca are never seen again, particularly young men and women. They are often abducted, plain and simple, by rich Arab potentates. We know about this. Why aren't we acting? Petrol? Hmmmm. We are hypocrites.
You don't understand satire, do you? They're all fair game, and what's more , you didn't even catch the one on Michelle Obama being recruited by Foxnews so she could talk all day about her husband's failures. Oh, btw, nowhere did the late night shows say anything about Obama being stupid.
<quoted text> I put 110K on my 2005 Honda CR-V then gave it to my granddaughter when I bought my 2012 CR-V. Other than an alignment problem early on, no problem. My 2005 was a British built car and it seems that the Japanese built ones did not have the alignment problem. It cost me $250 to fix plus a set to tires whose life was cut in half. That happened at $20k miles and it has gone another 90k with normal tire wear. My last set of tires went 75k and I think my granddaughter has about 30k on the last set. Still has the original brakes.
I've had plenty of Hondas. Best car ever. Nothing except Toyota even comes close. Had on in West Africa, Honda coupe, drove it 2 yrs in Belgium, 2 years on unbelievable roads, in all conditions, had more than 150,000 miles on it, sold it to a local and off he drove with it into the interior. Have one now, it's a sweetheart.
Hummm, if you go to Yahoo News the fifth post is this article and it was post 13 hours ago. But it was there yesterday, the day before, and the day before that. Yep, Yahoo hash-tags some articles over and over again to make it sound like new news. And at the same time they will not post Op Eds. WHY? Because they have a Global Warming agenda. But I thought it was Fox News that did not show all sides of all of the subjects?!? Scientists more convinced mankind is main cause of warming Reuters Alister Doyle and Simon Johnson 13 hours ago By Alister Doyle and Simon Johnson STOCKHOLM (Reuters)- Leading climate scientists said on Friday [not yesterday but from the week before].... http://news.yahoo.com/scientists-more-convinc...
They went from 90% sure to 95% sure. Science by consensus. Similar to the days when the "science" of the time was 95% sure the world was flat! They're only saving grace is that everybody knows that the climate on the planet never changed before man showed up to wreak his havoc. LOL!
<quoted text> I had nothing to do with the history that was created before my existence. I bear no blame for any of that!
Why so on the defensive? Who blamed you? You? But that doesn't mean that the present-day Afro-American does not feel the age-old apartheid/discrimination of his forebears, and don't tell me it doesn't still exist in the minds of a hell of a lot of white people. And again, in all fairness to Americans, that attitude is prevalent world-wide, with, not necessarily in that order, anti woman, anti black, anti Jew, anti Arab , anti Hindu, anti-Pakistani etc. Again, still, in all fairness, blacks are probably treated not as poorly in the U.S. as in Europe, for example.
Stop feeling guilty, we know you weren't around then, though 1948, the 1960s, they ain't that far back.
I don't think blacks should have as many privileges as whites. I just think they should be treated equally. Are they? As I asked scrutiny, here we are , you and me. We have both identical qualifications, I'm white, you're black. Guess who has the best chance of success?
<quoted text> No, racial harassment is rampant in schools. Not so much white-on-black but black-on-white because the school officials do not want to punish blacks proportional top whites. That's right, for every black kid that is punished they MUST punish a white kid. Using this same logic, for every back person convicted of murder they must convict SIX white person of murder as there are six times as many white people as there are blacks. I know it disturbs you that blacks are FIFTEEN TIMES more likely to commit murder than white are but we should not convict them at that same rate!!! Poopo Logic Poopo and Wojo rednecks decided that they weren't going anywhere in life and thought they should go to college to get ahead. The first went in to see the counselor, who told him to take math, history, and logic. "What's logic?" Poopo asked. The professor answered, "Let me give you an example. Do you own a weed eater?" "I sure do." "Then I can assume, using logic, that you have a yard," replied the professor. "That's real good!" said Poopo. The professor continued, "Logic will also tell me that since you have a yard, you also own a house." Impressed, the Poopo said, "Amazing!" "And since you own a house, logic dictates that you have a wife." "That's Betty Mae! This is incredible!" The Poopo was catching on. "Finally, since you have a wife, logically I can assume that you are heterosexual," said the professor. "You're absolutely right! Why that's the most fascinatin' thing I ever heard! I cain't wait to take that logic class!" Poopo, proud of the new world opening up to him, walked back into the hallway where his friend was still waiting. "So what classes are ya takin'?" asked Wojo. "Math, history, and logic!" replied Poopo. "What in tarnation is logic?" asked Wojo. "Let me give you an example. Do ya own a weed eater?" asked Poopo. "No," Wojo replied. To which Poopo replied, "You're queer, ain't ya?"
I just flew in from Wiesbaden and boy are my arms tired!
<quoted text> Can't forget her famous quote; "what difference does it make"! A well-run and truthful anti-Clinton campaign should be more than enough to make people think twice before electing her. Willary is another known liar, just as Bill is. Wasn't that illness just perfect timing? I mean perfect! Oh, and the slip/fall which caused her to have to wear birth protection eyewear! Yeah right!
Possibly, but the republicans are going to need someone pretty huge to beat her. Jeb won't get it done. There are few people that could stand against her. Hillary is smart, ambitious and willing to do anything it takes. That is a dangerous combination.
<quoted text> How do you justify that? I mean... No one alive in the U.S. today was a slave. And I am willing to bet the number of slave owners hovers at about the same level. And what are you thinking reparations should materialize as?
There are many Slaves in America today.
Bush called it Uniquely American to work three jobs.
<quoted text> So true. And perspicacious of you as usual. And yes, you're "spot on" (LRS tm reg'd), job creation offshore. Rogue always fails to take these factors into account. And then, in the same "delivery", ushers in climate change. Ahhh, ole Rogue, what would happen without him? Thanks to him and his buddy-buddy LRS, Topix keeps sailin' along. Oh, and GB KFC, Frank and similar clowns keep repeating how Obama hates the U.S., the constitution and its people. Sure. But the job exporters and J.P. Morgan of this world don't. Naw. In all fairness, lest self-clownstomper birthers intentionally misunderstand, corporate and individual welfare exists on an equal level in Canada and ALL so-called "have" countries. All guilty as charged of not giving a hoot for their own workers and consumers. We just see it more in the U.S. because of the size of its economy.
The rightwingers love to talk about Obama's birth in Kenya, Obama is a Muslim, Obama is a Socialist/Communist and his healthcare is a government takeover .........
......... Rather than talk about the real issues that are destroying the Middle Class and working poor.
Fox News is number one with carrot and stick mind control.
Our friend Rouge must have thought his close friends Bush and Cheney were going to steal all the Iraqi oil and give him a good deal down in Florida.
<quoted text> Jobs follow the money. The EPA and OSHA have destroyed more jobs in America than anything else. The solution, force all counties to comply with U.S. laws or have their products banned in the U.S. Do you know how much the minimum wage is in Haiti? 60 cents an hour and that is one of the reasons Hanes makes underwear there.
OSHA protects workers.
Why are you always on the side of management and proprietors instead of the 99% of all the rest of us?
<quoted text> No, but the slavery thing has been passed on upon generation and generation. The complexes brought about by slavery are not dead, and hey, even today's blacks were there when Jackie Robinson arrived on the premises, when the heroine Rosa Parks was arrested for acting like a normal human being, when, very recently, look at the Masters, blacks AND Jews were barred from such establishments. The Emancipation Declaration did not free the slaves per se, it booted them out of their homes (the slave owners' homes, to be more precise) and our of the meagre food they were given. What to do? How should I know? How do you repair close to 300 years of servitude? Maybe affirmative action is a step forward, but then, even that is contested. I will pose the question : You're black, let's say, I'm white. Okay? Truth now, and except for professional sports, who has the best chance in life?
I would say it is a push. Based on the information provided.
Some kid born into being raised in a ghetto? Or a suburban childhood with parents that can make a genuine effort to see you educated?
If you are in favor of reparations you should probably have some idea of how to make something at least a little closer to right.
What do they deserve?
Money? Or would that be insulting? And how much? Who pays the bill? Preferential treatment in the job market? 40 acres and a mule? Eat free at red lobster on Wednesdays?
What about the Irish? Or the Chinese? They practically built America on waitress wages.
If you can find an Indian... what about him?
I don't think anyone alive today owes anyone else alive today anything at all that isn't included in your taxes.
Report from Reno. Robert L. "Hoot" Gibson is out of the race. It was originally thought that a backfire and blown out the induction system but it now looks to be the other way around. Oh, Hoot is a retired Navy Captain (O-6) and former Space Shuttle pilot so he is a real best of the best.
Anyway, my flight school classmate has been going to the Reno air races for over twenty years and is a race marshal. He lost his wings some twenty years ago when he pranged on in and became crippled and gets around in a wheel chair. Also, he was from Selma, AL and he is a racist. He does not like black people. Other than that, he is a nice guy.
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote: <quoted text> It seems that San Zenone Degli Ezzelini, Italy is off the beaten path and looks like an agriculture area. Whatcha doing there?
Las Cruces retiree wrote:
<quoted text> It is off the beaten path. Agriculture seems to be a large part of the economy. Sono un insegante. I had a fraternity brother, Dick Allen, who was a helicopter pilot in Nam. He took me up in a small plane and let me have the controls. It was difficult trying to keep the plane level. Unfortunately, Dick lost his life in battle. I agree with virtually everything you say. Keep up the comments. Travel while you and your girlfriend have your health.
Being a low level pilot you see a lot more than you do from 30,000 feet in an airliner. You see the farmers planting their crops and in the end the harvest. I am not a farmer but they are almost 100% dependent on Mother Nature. Not enough rain, to much rain, rain at the wrong time and rain is just one factor. You can get a lot from a map reconnaissance.
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote: <quoted text> Being a low level pilot you see a lot more than you do from 30,000 feet in an airliner. You see the farmers planting their crops and in the end the harvest. I am not a farmer but they are almost 100% dependent on Mother Nature. Not enough rain, to much rain, rain at the wrong time and rain is just one factor. You can get a lot from a map reconnaissance.
The poem Low Flight was written as a parody to High Flight.
LOW FLIGHT Oh, I've slipped the surly bonds of earth And hovered out of ground effect on semi-rigid blades; Earthward I've auto'ed and met the rising brush of non-paved terrain And done a thousand things you would never care to Skidded and dropped and flared Low in the heat soaked roar. Confined there, I've chased the earthbound traffic And lost the race to insignificant headwinds; Forward and up a little in ground effect I've topped the General's hedge with drooping turns Where never Skyhawk [Navy A-4] or even Phantom [F-4] flew. Shaking and pulling collective, I've lumbered The low untresspassed halls of victor airways [low altitude airways][high altitude airways start at 18,000 feet], Put out my hand and touched a tree.
Another version, dedicated to those who fly close air support for ground forces - REALLY close air, the following is from the prospective of flying 50 feet AGL at 400 KIAS (knots indicated airspeed).
LOW FLIGHT Oh, I've slipped the swirling clouds of dust A few feet from the dirt. I have flown my plane low enough To make my bottom hurt. I've raced over desert, hills, through valleys, And mountain passes too. Frolicked in the trees Where only gray squirrels flew.
Chasing cows along the way, Disturbing ram and ewe. I've done a hundred other things You damned well shouldn't do. I have smacked the tiny sparrow, Bluebird, robin, and the rest. Dragged vorticies through branches Throwing eggs out of their nests.
I've hurled through total darkness Just as blind as I could be, And spent the night in terror Of things I could not see. I've turned my eyes to heaven Sweating bullets through the flight, Reached out my hand and pressed-to-test óthe Master Caution light.
C-130 Version Low Flight
Oh, I have slipped through swirling clouds of dust, A few feet from the dirt, I've flown the C-130 low enough, To make my bottom hurt.
I've flown in the desert, hills and valleys, Mountains too, Frolicked in the trees, Where only flying squirrels flew.
Chased the frightened cows along, Disturbed the ram and ewe, And done a hundred other things That you'd not care to do.
I've smacked the tiny sparrow, Bluebird, robin, all the rest, I've ingested baby eagles, Simply sucked them from their nest.
I've streaked through total darkness, Just the other guys and me, And spent the night in terror of Things I could not see.
I turned my eyes to heaven, As I sweated through the flight, Put out my hand and touched, The Fire Warning Light.
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward Iíve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds,ó and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of ó wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hovíring there, Iíve chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air....
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue Iíve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace. Where never lark, or even eagle flew ó And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod The high untrespassed sanctity of space, - Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
John Gillespie Magee, Jr. was an American who volunteered to fly for the Royal Canadian Air Force and died in advanced training just a few days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was just 19 y/o. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gillespie_M... .
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