“I Am Mine”

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#94154 Nov 24, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Right! It was nuthin. But how'd you see it? Share with us your keyboard wisdom
I saw it earlier before the thread got pulled.

Since: Oct 12

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#94155 Nov 25, 2013
Comcast's Homepage today has a ranking of best and worst run States....California was worst, New Mexico, i believe was second worst...Illinois was 3rd worst run....

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#94156 Nov 25, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
I saw that comment. Hardly something I'd think would be enough to pull the thread. Was a one liner dumb joke. I heard worse listening to Dave Attell & Greg Giraldo this afternoon. And laughed.
Really? I hope that your kids turn out to be better human beings then you and dog and the rest of the trash that considers this subject to be appropriate, dumb or funny.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#94157 Nov 25, 2013
Maybe not, but at least I never wrongly accused somebody of trying to assassinate it either.
Not the dog wrote:
Exactly what would you know about character - something you do not possess?
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“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#94158 Nov 25, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Comcast's Homepage today has a ranking of best and worst run States....California was worst, New Mexico, i believe was second worst...Illinois was 3rd worst run....
Surprised there are two other states run worse than Illinois.

At least the worse off states aren't run by Democrats! Oh, wait a minute....

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#94159 Nov 25, 2013
Good morning! Short week, woo hoo!

Since: Aug 08

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#94160 Nov 25, 2013
RACE wrote:
The fix i was talking about was to the programs that are supposed to teach kids how to have protected sex, and learn about the reality of being a single mother and a teenage father, not eliminate their sex drive.
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I agree.

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#94161 Nov 25, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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I agree with pretty much all of the above. I was an adult person at that time and do remember seeing what was going on at the time.
The domino theory was a subject of interest to me then for some reason and still is. It's used again and again for many issues, even here. It really didn't happen except for two countries. Even Westmoreland said it was wrong.
And remember Kennedy wasn't in office very long. Don't know how things would have changed had he gone full term. Look how long the
middle east conflicts have been going on. You would think the pols would have learned something from history when in 10 years we couldn't "win" that one.
I agree.

Since: Aug 08

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#94162 Nov 25, 2013
dahgts wrote:
If anyone of you is offered a job out of the US would you pack it all up and go? Whether for a few years or even longer. Single or married, with or without kids. Would the idea of living in a different culture appeal to you? Where would you not go?
I would. It does appeal to me ... assuming I could find good education opportunities for my boys and assuming it was in a safe place. About the only places I would not consider would be places that are unsafe or politically unstable due to family concerns.

Since: Aug 08

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#94163 Nov 25, 2013
Toj wrote:
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They don't know they can get an education and/or learn a trade and get a job. It seems simple to you but not to someone of very poor background. It's not in a very poor communities realm of thinking. They're too busy trying to eat, stay alive and worry about dinner.
You share the mentality of a slave master. They used to say the same sorts of things. The slaves canít fend for themselves Ö they need someone to care for them Ö they are too dumb to know any better.

And trying to eat does not hold people back. Starvation does not exist in this country. For all the excuses you make, you fail to appreciate that the poor in this country live better than 90% of the rest of the world. Folks who grow up in that 90% when given the opportunity to succeed often do too. So, for you to claim it is primarily circumstances out of their control that hold them back is a fallacy.

And for all this talk of the community ... move the eff out of the community if you really want a better life for your child. My ancestors got on wooden ships, sailed across the ocean, risked high mortality, and came to a foreign land in search of a better life. Given this it's not too much to expect someone to move from the ghetto to somewhere with a low crime rate, like North Dakota or many of the other locals with low crime rate.
Toj wrote:
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Often times the communities in which poor children grow up in are high crime areas. It affects children as they are often exposed to crime and maltreatment (to put it mildly) at a young age, which is proven to reduce a child's ability to learn by up to 5%. Many times these kids get caught up in the crime that goes on all around them which worsens the effects of the cycle as they are often incarcerated or killed in many types of gang violence.
Itís due to a lack of parenting and effort. Show me an involved parent, show me a parent who makes studying, getting good grades, reading and other school work a priority Ö show me a parent who is involved with their child and with what groups and who said child is associating with Ö show me a parent who instills good values, stresses a good work ethic, makes education a top priority and Iíll show you a child who stands a much, much better chance of succeeding in life than the folks you make excuses for.
Not the dog

Hollywood, FL

#94164 Nov 25, 2013
Lying again I see
RACE wrote:
Maybe not, but at least I never wrongly accused somebody of trying to assassinate it either.
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“...,to wit”

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#94166 Nov 25, 2013
http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/TGLD8JV6GG...

Amy for 11-25 but Topix is being wonky . I am not sure how much will show for other people

“...,to wit”

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#94167 Nov 25, 2013
http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/TANGNK2KRQ...

Abby 11-25-13. We'll see if it sticks

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#94168 Nov 25, 2013
A thought wrote:
eliminating food stamps Ö thinning the herd, eliminating the weaker old folks and children who can't fend for themselves?
You forgot to mention FEMA death camps in your list of hyperbole.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#94169 Nov 25, 2013
FLMAO!
Sublime1 wrote:
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You forgot to mention FEMA death camps in your list of hyperbole.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#94170 Nov 25, 2013
I don't usually support muslim women wearing a veil or otherwise covering their face, except in this case. Who would have thought that the veil would be a sign of rebellion...

http://news.yahoo.com/chinese-anti-veil-beaut...

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#94172 Nov 25, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Surprised there are two other states run worse than Illinois.
At least the worse off states aren't run by Democrats! Oh, wait a minute....
..Best run states were the ones without people...lol...Utah...North Dakota....

“I Am Mine”

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#94173 Nov 25, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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Really? I hope that your kids turn out to be better human beings then you and dog and the rest of the trash that considers this subject to be appropriate, dumb or funny.
I'm from the George Carlin school of comedy where you can joke about ANY topic. Edog's comment was obviously meant as a joke. Wasn't really funny, but hardly OMG offensive.

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#94174 Nov 25, 2013
squishymama wrote:
I don't usually support muslim women wearing a veil or otherwise covering their face, except in this case. Who would have thought that the veil would be a sign of rebellion...
http://news.yahoo.com/chinese-anti-veil-beaut...
I support women wearing whatever they want, including a veil, if that is what they truly want to do.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#94175 Nov 25, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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I support women wearing whatever they want, including a veil, if that is what they truly want to do.
In theory, I do too. It's just that it's gotten corrupted in places like Afghanistan, where the veil is used to control women.

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