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Local

United States

#23 Feb 1, 2013
Wendell wrote:
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Topix polls? Is this really the way you decide. Topix polls? Really! Seems as many rightwingers have more time on their hands to post here. Maybe a job might solve that. Topix polls? Really?
I have a job. Biggest percentage of rebublicans have jobs. That is the diffrence between the top 10% and the 47%'ers. And before you lash out on topix, might want to quit using the site if your so critical of it. Same way with Tennessee, don't love it, then leave it.
What

Crossville, TN

#24 Feb 1, 2013
Local wrote:
<quoted text> and reap what we sow. Since Nov. 6th, dept grows deeeper, economy shrinks and taxes on all workers are higher. I guess the 47% and 6% liberal left have spoken. Here is more what other think- http://politix.topix.com/homepage/4363-does-w...
69% of 167 people agree with you. Cool story.
Local

United States

#25 Feb 1, 2013
What wrote:
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69% of 167 people agree with you. Cool story.
not looking for agreement, I look at reality. Might do you ome good to do the same.
What

Crossville, TN

#26 Feb 1, 2013
Local wrote:
<quoted text>not looking for agreement, I look at reality. Might do you ome good to do the same.
Reality is that there are 300 million people in the United States. 115 of them agree with you. Either admit that your statistics are skewed by the lack of an adequate pool of participants, or STFU.
Local

United States

#27 Feb 1, 2013
What wrote:
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Reality is that there are 300 million people in the United States. 115 of them agree with you. Either admit that your statistics are skewed by the lack of an adequate pool of participants, or STFU.
statistics off a bit when you factor in the voting public not actual number of citizens. 53%-47%. Hard to compete in national elections with the 47% living on some form of goverment dependence voting democrat. The point you are missing is the results we now deal with. Shrinking econonmy-fact, national dept keeps growing-fact, ALL workers taxes are higher-fact, and a job climate ( Obama care ) that makes full time employment less likely. The CBO puts out the numbers, polls bedamned.
Tomas

Cookeville, TN

#28 Feb 1, 2013
What wrote:
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Reality is that there are 300 million people in the United States. 115 of them agree with you. Either admit that your statistics are skewed by the lack of an adequate pool of participants, or STFU.
Not that reality! LOL That's too real.
come on

United States

#29 Feb 1, 2013
Tomas wrote:
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Not that reality! LOL That's too real.
yea, real bs
Local

United States

#30 Feb 1, 2013
Global medical company lays off 100 in US, blames ObamaCare
Published February 01, 2013

A global medical technology company has laid off nearly 100 employees at its offices in Tennessee and Massachusetts and is blaming the layoffs on the medical device tax tied to ObamaCare.

London-based Smith & Nephew said Thursday it laid off fewer than 100 employees between the two offices, which operate as the company's advanced surgical devices unit, according to The Commercial Appeal.

The company specializes in developing orthopedic reconstruction products, has nearly 11,000 employees and operates in over 90 countries,
America First

Cookeville, TN

#31 Feb 1, 2013
Local wrote:
Global medical company lays off 100 in US, blames ObamaCare
Published February 01, 2013
A global medical technology company has laid off nearly 100 employees at its offices in Tennessee and Massachusetts and is blaming the layoffs on the medical device tax tied to ObamaCare.
London-based Smith & Nephew said Thursday it laid off fewer than 100 employees between the two offices, which operate as the company's advanced surgical devices unit, according to The Commercial Appeal.
The company specializes in developing orthopedic reconstruction products, has nearly 11,000 employees and operates in over 90 countries,
How about we play hardball and place tariffs 3 times the amount of the tax on every damn piece they try to import here. London. Don't they have gov sponsored healthcare? That we support by importing and selling their products here? Screw these bastards. Put the blame where it belongs. GREED!
thats wrong

Kingsport, TN

#32 Feb 1, 2013
Wallace wrote:
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More fake outrage! Only in a racists mind does cracker mean the same to whites as n____r means to blacks. Please give the history of the word cracker. Then the history of the other. Then look how stupid you are for posting.
Racism is racism no matter who is saying it. If it is meant in a negative way towards one race then it is racism. Check out all the rap songs that call each other the n word and talk horrible about women. Whether is a white person or black person saying negative things about one race or one gender then it is racism. To stop racism it will take both whites and blacks to stop seeing colors and start seeing people that God created equal. God don't make mistakes people do. Do we really think God will allow racism in heaven?
employed

United States

#33 Feb 1, 2013
Local wrote:
<quoted text> I have a job. Biggest percentage of rebublicans have jobs. That is the diffrence between the top 10% and the 47%'ers. And before you lash out on topix, might want to quit using the site if your so critical of it. Same way with Tennessee, don't love it, then leave it.
Do you also have the confederate flag on the bumper of your pickup? We don't have to leave anywhere just because you thought up that clever little line all by yourself. I've got job too so do you want a medal because you got one also.
Local

United States

#34 Feb 1, 2013
employed wrote:
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Do you also have the confederate flag on the bumper of your pickup? We don't have to leave anywhere just because you thought up that clever little line all by yourself. I've got job too so do you want a medal because you got one also.
well if yiu have a job like myself, worh hard because 47% of the population is counting on your for their living. Some day,hopefully America will wake up. Confederate flag? Most southerners in the seperation and klan era were democrats not republicans. Need to touch up on your history. Abe was republican.
Local

United States

#35 Feb 1, 2013
Successful Black Woman

Crossville, TN

#36 Feb 1, 2013
thats wrong wrote:
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Racism is racism no matter who is saying it. If it is meant in a negative way towards one race then it is racism. Check out all the rap songs that call each other the n word and talk horrible about women. Whether is a white person or black person saying negative things about one race or one gender then it is racism. To stop racism it will take both whites and blacks to stop seeing colors and start seeing people that God created equal. God don't make mistakes people do. Do we really think God will allow racism in heaven?
As a black woman, I have to agree with you. The n word does not offend me. Now if somebody came up and said "go pick my cotton you shackle dragging n--ger," it would be different but on it's own? I couldn't care less if somebody wanted to say it until the cows come home.

The urban black culture, however, does offend me. The way people justify their shitty behavior and lackluster lives on "whitey keeping the black man down." Really? Is "whitey" keeping you from going to school and getting a job? Did "whitey" force you join a gang and dress like a convict? I didn't think so. Maybe if you dropped the ebonics, stopped blasting downright raunchy gangster rap at max volume while cruising down Jefferson, and started dressing like a normal freaking person, you'd get a decent job. Nobody wants somebody working for them who can't talk and looks like a slob! And the constant pity party is enough to make me barf on my mouth. Sure there are racist jerks out there, but white people on the whole do not owe you anything even if their ancestors did own slaves so quit looking for an apology and quit pretending that white people aren't allowed to complain about being prejudiced against.
noBS

Crossville, TN

#37 Feb 1, 2013
“I got bullied in school for being white. You can’t tell me that’s not racist!”
No, this is called you being picked on by a mean child.

“Someone called me cracker!”
This is someone calling you by your privilege.

“People can be racist against white people too.”
No, they cannot. There is an inherent logical fallacy in your argument that will never make it true. However, white people can be discrimated against. Discrimination is different from racism.

Let’s start from the beginning. Your first step is to accept that “a hatred or intolerance of another race” is not the definition of racism. The dictionary is wrong. Get over it.

Racism is when intolerance in government laws, attitudes and ideals of a society are ingrained in a culture to the point where patterns of discrimination towards a certain race are institutionalized as normal. If you keep this in mind, you’ll understand that reverse racism doesn’t- and can’t- exist.

There is another saying “Racism (or sexism)= prejudice + power. POC (people of color) can be prejudiced against white people. But they can never have power, i.e. a whole system of structured support that backs them. White people often don’t understand how much power they have. Just ONE white person has more power to do actual harm to a black person than one hundred black people do to that white person. A white person can KILL a black person without any consequences, while if the situation was reversed you can bet the killer wouldn’t see the outside of a prison cell for a long, long time.

When white people complain about reverse racism, they are not complaining about losing their RIGHTS. What they are complaining about is losing their PRIVILEGE.

White people can never call someone else racist against them because that ‘someone else’ does not have the power to OPPRESS them. The person has the power to be mean.To hurt feelings.But not to OPPRESS.

THAT is the key difference. When a POC is mean to you, they are JUST being mean to you. Their entire society is not ACTIVELY discriminating against and oppressing you. Their society is not one where it is difficult for them to not be racist against you.

But yours is. And you need to accept that.
Seriously

Crossville, TN

#38 Feb 1, 2013
noBS wrote:
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...a bunch of bs...
What the fck did I just read? Are you being serious or are you just out for a troll?

A few key points: This sort of rhetoric is nigh universal among the black community. Doesn't that make it systemic, i.e. doesn't that mean that the majority of black society actually IS actively discriminating against white people? It certainly is discrimination; saying "We can call you out for racism, but you can't call us out for it, ever, because we are black and you are white" is pretty much the definition of discrimination. You can try to justify it all you want but it is what it is.

Secondly, isn't the very definition of "oppression" being mean to people and then denying them the power to rectify the situation? And aren't you essentially saying "black may be mistreating you but you can't do anything to stop them because what they are doing isn't really wrong, but if you do it, or say that I am wrong about this, then YOU are doing wrong."? Doesn't that make black people oppressors too? And if black people can oppress white people, then doesn't that mean that they do have power over them? And if they have power, then doesn't that mean that they CAN be racists, even by your warped redefinition of the word?

Third, the idea that a white person can kill a black person without consequences is only just short of a bald faced lie. It is true that some people walk who should hang, and that more of those walkers are white than they should be, but even among whites these cases are the exception, not the rule. It is also true that evidence shows systemic discrimination against black people in the legal system, but this discrimination lies more in the area of wrongful imprisonment, and excessive prison terms for black people than in letting guilty whites go free. Basically, the trouble is that you have it worse, not that we have it better. Admittedly, the problem you are pointing out here is very real and very terrible, but you also grossly exaggerate it.

Fourth, I would argue that all people have a RIGHT to BE PRIVILEGED. The reason we get upset when people take our "privileges" is because we see them as rights. I, for one, and I think most other whites agree with me, have absolutely no problem with sharing that privilege with others; I want everyone of all colors and creeds to enjoy the privileges I have, and to consider them AS RIGHTS. The reason that we don't like the things people like you say is that you approach it from a point of falsely placed entitlement. You are entitled to an education and to a means of living life as you see fit. You are NOT entitled to having it handed to you on a silver platter, nor am I. Essentially, you are entitled to a fair playing field, but that is all you are entitled to.

The old saying "two wrongs don't make a right" is apt. The time for vengeance is over. Nobody alive today owned a slave. 90% of white people aren't the bad guys anymore. Fight against the remaining ten percent, and I will be right there with you, and help you all the way, but the rest of us normal folks have done nothing to deserve your suspicion, your vitriol, or your aggressive accusations.

Lastly, there is no such thing as "JUST being mean." Cruelty is cruelty, no matter its motivation or the amount of power used to exercise it. It is NEVER okay, to ANYONE, of ANY race, for ANY reason. The cause of race equality is inestimably important, but the reason it is important is that its goal is to end systemic cruelty. The fact that this goal is a good one does not excuse the participants in the quest to perpetrate individual cruelty in pursuing it.

In fact, isn't it implicit in the goals of racial equality that we should be seeking greater unity between our cultures? And, can't you see that this sort of accusatory rhetoric, leveled generally at whites, rather than specifically at racists of all ethnic backgrounds, will be detrimental to reaching that sort of unity?
Albino Al

United States

#43 Feb 5, 2013
exterminate white people wrote:
I personally do not use the word "cracker" to describe white people. I use the expression "inbred mutant albino", because that is literally what they are. They are an inferior strain of the dominant afrian DNA sequence. You take our normal perfect genome and genetic DNA sequence, take our genetically defective albinos and breed others to that genetic mutation and come up with a fixed albino colony. That is technically genetic garbage. The little insults they like to hurl around mean nothing. They are, always have been and always will be genetically inferior versions of us. They are our genetic defects and freaks of nature. Don't let their ephitets(sp) offend you. We all know who the REAL freaks and inferior mutants are!
so that's why whites have owned black practically since the begining of time, because we are inferior? Try again. I mean really, Ethiopia is the suppose to be world leader or something?
Jenny

Cookeville, TN

#44 Feb 17, 2013
I'm a cracker and proud of it.
dld

United States

#45 Feb 18, 2013
guess wrote:
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I see this was posted and "local" bypassed it, but posts on other threads. What happened?
That's because when you have a point that contradicts or questions their usual, the sky is falling, BS, they don't respond. It's easier to just act like it's not there.
Chicken Little

Cookeville, TN

#46 Feb 19, 2013
dld wrote:
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That's because when you have a point that contradicts or questions their usual, the sky is falling, BS, they don't respond. It's easier to just act like it's not there.
Are you saying the sky ISN'T falling? It's all the GOP has got. Please don't be so mean to them. Fear is what keeps them breathing. On second thought.........

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