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#76309 Nov 26, 2012
Sigh. You'd think I'd learn. I ran behind on my schedule, and I wanted to bake potatoes tonight for supper tomorrow night. That hour will be up around 10:15. yay.(i'm ready for bed NOW!)

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#76310 Nov 26, 2012
Dayum. On Intervention tonight, 27 -year-old meth head--when she was 11, her mom and stepdad let her 15 y/o sister's TWENTY THREE y/o boyfriend move in with them. Guess who got violently raped repeatedly. Yeahhh, parents o' the year.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#76311 Nov 26, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
Dayum. On Intervention tonight, 27 -year-old meth head--when she was 11, her mom and stepdad let her 15 y/o sister's TWENTY THREE y/o boyfriend move in with them. Guess who got violently raped repeatedly. Yeahhh, parents o' the year.
That's one show I can't quite stomach. It either hits too close to home for me or I want to hurt the parents for not doing a better job of protecting/parenting their children.

I drank too much caffeine tonight and just finished watching Rent. I love that movie. Tomorrow is going to be a long day, though...

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#76312 Nov 27, 2012

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#76313 Nov 27, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
Dayum. On Intervention tonight, 27 -year-old meth head--when she was 11, her mom and stepdad let her 15 y/o sister's TWENTY THREE y/o boyfriend move in with them. Guess who got violently raped repeatedly. Yeahhh, parents o' the year.
I watched it. Her son tried to commit suicide to try to get her to stop. It didn't work. Seems she might be on the right road now after the Intervention therapy.

What did you think of her mother? Was she a trip? And a dad totally the opposite. No wonder she was a mess with everything that happened to her and having those parents.

I skipped the heroin addict next. I can't stand seeing someone shoot themselves with a needle.

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#76314 Nov 27, 2012
Interesting stuff:

Social Security, when introduced, excluded women and nonwhites from eligibility, so decades ago, Congress decided that any white man who worked for ten years deserved a basic level of insurance, along with his spouse.

Of course, later race and gender barriers to entitlements were far less explicit. Between 1960 and 1980 when the full retirement age was 65, black men could theoretically qualify for benefits, but the average life expectancy of an African American male was roughly 62 years old. So Blacks would pay into the program their entire lives and die before they could take any substantive advantage.

Then in the 1980s, when Black male life expectancy had finally increased to 65, it was decided that entitlements needed an overhaul and the age of full retirement was raised to 67.

Currently, Black male life expectancy is finally at 70, and what a SHOCK that Romney/Ryan would have raised the age of Medicare eligibility to 70...

Since: Aug 08

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#76316 Nov 27, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Interesting stuff:
Social Security, when introduced, excluded women and nonwhites from eligibility, so decades ago, Congress decided that any white man who worked for ten years deserved a basic level of insurance, along with his spouse.
Of course, later race and gender barriers to entitlements were far less explicit. Between 1960 and 1980 when the full retirement age was 65, black men could theoretically qualify for benefits, but the average life expectancy of an African American male was roughly 62 years old. So Blacks would pay into the program their entire lives and die before they could take any substantive advantage.
Then in the 1980s, when Black male life expectancy had finally increased to 65, it was decided that entitlements needed an overhaul and the age of full retirement was raised to 67.
Currently, Black male life expectancy is finally at 70, and what a SHOCK that Romney/Ryan would have raised the age of Medicare eligibility to 70...
Yes, it's all a GRAND CONSPIRACY to target black men. The white folks (only the men ... the women are angels and they don't do this ... it's only evil white men) in Congress all have charts on their walls that they update every year, showing the life expectancy of black men and when it gets too high, they say ahhh, it's time to jack the age up to punish them black people. That they continuously raise the age has nothing to do with making these programs more sustainable and to reflect the fact that folks are living longer. It's all about black men and keeping them down (not black women, tho, they are apparently alright in the eyes of the evil white congressmen)

I suggest you take off the tinfoil hat.

Also, although I think for anyone to suggest that such things are determined according to the average life expectancy of black men is ridiculous on its face, is that the average life expectancy from birth or for those who have become adults. IT is often said that when social security was created the average life expectancy was less than 65 ... so most folks never lived long enough to receive it, but that's not really true because that number is skewed by the relatively high infant mortality rate back then.

http://www.ssa.gov/history/lifeexpect.html

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#76317 Nov 27, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Currently, Black male life expectancy is finally at 70, and what a SHOCK that Romney/Ryan would have raised the age of Medicare eligibility to 70...
Don't try to pin this on Romney/Ryan. There's been talk, on both sides, of raising medicare eligibility for some time now.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#76318 Nov 27, 2012
Toj wrote:
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I watched it. Her son tried to commit suicide to try to get her to stop. It didn't work. Seems she might be on the right road now after the Intervention therapy.
What did you think of her mother? Was she a trip? And a dad totally the opposite. No wonder she was a mess with everything that happened to her and having those parents.
I skipped the heroin addict next. I can't stand seeing someone shoot themselves with a needle.
Yeah. Awful human beings. Did you hear what the dad said? Something like "She's less of a priority now that I've re-married." or some such nonsense. Doesn't sound like she was *ever* a priority.

The heroin one was just a spoiled manchild. No traumatic events, just given a lot of freedom and not a lot of rules early on. He was dating--get this--a drug and alcohol counselor. She thought she could *fix* him, and she was the one who actually called Intervention to get him on the show, but *she* ended up doing heroin and going to treatment.

Since: Aug 08

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#76319 Nov 27, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
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Don't try to pin this on Romney/Ryan. There's been talk, on both sides, of raising medicare eligibility for some time now.
I think it's absolutely absurd to suggest that the average life span of black men going up is what motivated them to suggest raising it. That's bat shyte crazy talk.

She needs to stop going on the black panthers website.

Since: Aug 08

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#76320 Nov 27, 2012
I love that some idiot judger agreed with her.

<toss dummkopf a tinfoil hat ... a really small one for a really small head with a really small brain>

ROFLMAO

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#76321 Nov 27, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
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Yeah. Awful human beings. Did you hear what the dad said? Something like "She's less of a priority now that I've re-married." or some such nonsense. Doesn't sound like she was *ever* a priority.
The heroin one was just a spoiled manchild. No traumatic events, just given a lot of freedom and not a lot of rules early on. He was dating--get this--a drug and alcohol counselor. She thought she could *fix* him, and she was the one who actually called Intervention to get him on the show, but *she* ended up doing heroin and going to treatment.
Seriously? That's ridiculous.

Since: Aug 08

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#76322 Nov 27, 2012
Don't worry dummy judger, you won't have to wear your diminutive tinfoil hat for long, cause the world is going to end next month.

I don't know how it will end, but I suspect that since black men are living to long and the evil white men in congress just decided that the only way to stop them from living so long is to destroy the world.

The Mayans figured this out years ago, but you knew all this already ... didn't ya. Heck you are probably posting safely from your bunker. HOw's the WiFi, in that thing, anyway?

Since: Jan 10

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#76323 Nov 27, 2012
Sublime1 wrote:
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I think it's absolutely absurd to suggest that the average life span of black men going up is what motivated them to suggest raising it. That's bat shyte crazy talk.
She needs to stop going on the black panthers website.
Right. And we never let black men die of complications of syphillus, and we never let them transmit it unknowingly to their partners and children.

Why do you think our government doesn't do what other governments do?

Since: Aug 08

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#76324 Nov 27, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Right. And we never let black men die of complications of syphillus, and we never let them transmit it unknowingly to their partners and children.
Why do you think our government doesn't do what other governments do?
Our government also had sailors, most of whom where white, scrub down radioactive boats after the bikini atoll testings. This was after they saw what radiation did to the Japanese. They did this not for science (which doesn't make it right ... not saying that) but only because our government had it out for white sailors, rite?

Suggesting that the fact that the black male average life expectancy rose is what motivated Romney and Ryan to want to raise the eligibility age is nucking futs.

I've disagreed with many things, but I've never thought you unreasonable that I can recall ... I've always chalked it up to reasonable minds can disagree about many things. However, with this, you are jumping to wild conclusions. You remind me of the ancient aliens guy who says that the pyramids were built buy aliens because of some goofy convoluted mathematical analogies (the number of stairs in the pyramid, divided by the number of stones in the pyramid equals 10,000 therefore it necessarily means that aliens built the pyramids).

Since: Aug 08

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#76325 Nov 27, 2012
I can only imagine if black men had to clean those ships. We'd still be hearing about it.

Since: Aug 08

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#76326 Nov 27, 2012
Furthermore, Angela just because of their were long running syphilis experiments done on blacks doesn't mean that every harebrained conspiracy theory against blacks is true.

Have you ever watch the show "dark matters" on the science channel ... guess what awful experiments were done on white people too. The only difference being that white people generally don't internalize every bad thing that has ever happens to any white person and act like it happened to them, even if it happened more than a hundred years ago, and act like a collective group of victims, even when as individuals they haven't been victims.

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#76327 Nov 27, 2012
Oh please. You sound pretty racist. But you don't realize that.

It's not that blacks are acting like victims. it's that they have LOTS of reason to mistrust the government. The proven ways our government has stabbed them in the back for so long, and in so many ways, just makes them more willing to believe it's happening even when it's not.

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#76328 Nov 27, 2012
Look. The *leaders* of the GOP are racist women-haters. Your party's platform makes that clear. Put these men into political power and they'll do whatever they want, to whomever they want. They've been doing it for a long time.

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#76329 Nov 27, 2012
FTR, I have not judged any posts here.

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