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#815 Mar 4, 2013
Wait what wrote:
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It happens to everyone at times. The difference is that you post when it happens as if Topix "knows" you and you take it personally.
No--I was commenting on an irony.

George continually claims that Topix picks on him and he gets banned due to his conservative views.

Yet, even when I clean up his remarks in order to discuss them, the robocensor is alerted. Nothing personal at all. Just kinda blows out of th water George's ongoing claim of all innocence and naivete about how he continually gets blocked.

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#816 Mar 4, 2013
Reality Speaks wrote:
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abomination
you don't get the message.
a joke....a parent thinking their 8 year old is gay.
did all your families parish with AIDS?
George's son is nowhere near 8.

And I believe the word you want is perish.

But the answer is no.

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#817 Mar 4, 2013
tranpsosition wrote:
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Are you kidding? That's what makes it good. He's a snowplow driver and day laborer who lives out in a shack in the woods. He's barely able to bash out full sentences. And he's angry. Not at himself for wasting his life (though, given his rather modest abilities, it's a hard thing to know if this life isn't as much as he could do). He's mad at the blacks/Hispanics/women/gays... well, all those people who are different than him. They're the ones who have taken his throne from him.
And in an indirect but real way, he's right. Back before minorities were paid fairly for their work and women entered the workforce, just being white and male gave you pretty good chances that you would wind up with a pretty good life. The inclusion of all of us into this world as competition is what have driven him and his ilk from the table. Which is unfathomable, as part of the compact was that he could rule over us.
So he's here. Offering this beautiful, illiterate swan song to the death of privilege. He's this wonderful, dumb, transparent thing that's been left behind but clamours to still be heard. He remembers the way things were, the way things "should be", he remembers all the promises made to him and then forgotten. So he pulls out everything he can think of to get some attention, to draw some of the notice he's do. Racism, sexism, homophobia, they're not the message. They're the blunt tools being used to deliver a message of noise and meaninglessness.
I have been thinking lately about the number of people posting on Topix who identify with wealth, and specifically support those policies which benefit the top 1% of wealth-holders in the country--presuming it to be in their best personal interest.

Now judging from this sample here--and taking them at their word with regard to their personal wealth possession--it seems clear that great wealth IS NOT the reward of diligence, study and hard-work. And certainly not the ability to understand facts, where to find them, or how to string literate sentences together.

There are a few fairly honest folks with regard to education and diligence. Both George and E-Bob appear to have fairly comfortable middle-class lives, commensurate with their education and willingness to work, as does VADoc. Which means that they can likely expect to continue their lives through a comfortable retirement barring any major stock market disturbances or economic restructuring. They won't hit the top 1%, of course, and to the extent that they don't realize this they will continue to vote for policies and representatives that don't have their personal best interests at heart.

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#818 Mar 4, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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I have been thinking lately about the number of people posting on Topix who identify with wealth, and specifically support those policies which benefit the top 1% of wealth-holders in the country--presuming it to be in their best personal interest.
Now judging from this sample here--and taking them at their word with regard to their personal wealth possession--it seems clear that great wealth IS NOT the reward of diligence, study and hard-work. And certainly not the ability to understand facts, where to find them, or how to string literate sentences together.
There are a few fairly honest folks with regard to education and diligence. Both George and E-Bob appear to have fairly comfortable middle-class lives, commensurate with their education and willingness to work, as does VADoc. Which means that they can likely expect to continue their lives through a comfortable retirement barring any major stock market disturbances or economic restructuring. They won't hit the top 1%, of course, and to the extent that they don't realize this they will continue to vote for policies and representatives that don't have their personal best interests at heart.
Yeah, the only one I've ever noticed swearing that they've got cash are my favs, RS and Spook. I love Spook's claim's because they're so wonderfully hollow. They're an afterthought, a half feint at pretending to be real people.

RS is even better. His substituting imaginary wealth for actual ability is amazing. He's the Horatio Alger of the internet, the everyman of self invention. He doesn't need spelling. He doesn't care about facts. He's got a boat. Two boats. And a house on top of a mountain of things he things people prize. While the grasping at a fantasy to show off to the class is amazing in itself is amazing, the scale and scope are even better. He has literally no idea what wealth looks like. One day he'll make modest boasts about dropping four grand a month and other days be buying his own island. He has no frame of reference for his claims to wealth, so they careen back and forth across figures nonsensically. And these mutable, imaginary claims, these are what are to validate him. These are what are to make him a man. You are, of course, jealous?
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#819 Mar 4, 2013
tranpsosition wrote:
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Yeah, the only one I've ever noticed swearing that they've got cash are my favs, RS and Spook. I love Spook's claim's because they're so wonderfully hollow. They're an afterthought, a half feint at pretending to be real people.
RS is even better. His substituting imaginary wealth for actual ability is amazing. He's the Horatio Alger of the internet, the everyman of self invention. He doesn't need spelling. He doesn't care about facts. He's got a boat. Two boats. And a house on top of a mountain of things he things people prize. While the grasping at a fantasy to show off to the class is amazing in itself is amazing, the scale and scope are even better. He has literally no idea what wealth looks like. One day he'll make modest boasts about dropping four grand a month and other days be buying his own island. He has no frame of reference for his claims to wealth, so they careen back and forth across figures nonsensically. And these mutable, imaginary claims, these are what are to validate him. These are what are to make him a man. You are, of course, jealous?
my reality is your fantasy.

sucks to be you.

your politics bankrupts nations.....do you require links for the proof, or in your own neighborhood did you revolt about having to actually pay tuition.

how many countries are on verge of sheer bankruptcy at present all due to extremely excessive social spending.

your demand for america to give everything to everyone with no regard of country you are a citizen, is an absolute way to end the republic.

But that is what you want; and then America can join the failed European system dragging us all to a communist civilization.

you are aware the KGB just shot the lazy?

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#820 Mar 4, 2013
tranpsosition wrote:
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Yeah, the only one I've ever noticed swearing that they've got cash are my favs, RS and Spook. I love Spook's claim's because they're so wonderfully hollow. They're an afterthought, a half feint at pretending to be real people.
RS is even better. His substituting imaginary wealth for actual ability is amazing. He's the Horatio Alger of the internet, the everyman of self invention. He doesn't need spelling. He doesn't care about facts. He's got a boat. Two boats. And a house on top of a mountain of things he things people prize. While the grasping at a fantasy to show off to the class is amazing in itself is amazing, the scale and scope are even better. He has literally no idea what wealth looks like. One day he'll make modest boasts about dropping four grand a month and other days be buying his own island. He has no frame of reference for his claims to wealth, so they careen back and forth across figures nonsensically. And these mutable, imaginary claims, these are what are to validate him. These are what are to make him a man. You are, of course, jealous?
Don't forget Seriouslady.

I suspect that her stories are not whole cloth, but rather a vast overstatement--even though there are details that have been specifically knocked apart.

From her repeated claims that three years working is equivalent to one year higher ed (and some basic befuddlement at times about vocabulary, etc--such as anecdote), I think that perhaps she hasn't actually had so much formal education.

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#821 Mar 4, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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Don't forget Seriouslady.
I suspect that her stories are not whole cloth, but rather a vast overstatement--even though there are details that have been specifically knocked apart.
From her repeated claims that three years working is equivalent to one year higher ed (and some basic befuddlement at times about vocabulary, etc--such as anecdote), I think that perhaps she hasn't actually had so much formal education.
Ah, she's not wonderfully interesting. For a while I was trying to figure out why her claims of working with overseas clients didn't match up to anything I've seen but googling her name and seeing all the job titles she's claimed over all the different topix boards took all the interest out of everything. She's a boring person trying to be interesting. Which is pretty dull.

I'm more into things I don't get in my real life. As my sister is a housewife, boring domesticity is always just a phone call away. I'll save my morbid fascination for the more engaging fantasists.

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#822 Mar 4, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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I provided thew example that I was concerned about.
I have no idea what you're claiming now, Twister. But provide it now, while I'm looking. Till then, given your record, I'll trust in WW.

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#823 Mar 4, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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Don't forget Seriouslady.
I suspect that her stories are not whole cloth, but rather a vast overstatement--even though there are details that have been specifically knocked apart.
From her repeated claims that three years working is equivalent to one year higher ed (and some basic befuddlement at times about vocabulary, etc--such as anecdote), I think that perhaps she hasn't actually had so much formal education.
What you suspect is not fact. But you like the word 'suspect' and 'interestng.' Have at it.

I don't embellish a thing about my past or present. You would do well to stop comparing my life to yours.

The little 'anecdote' fire you built with Tran, your nemesis, and Che, your lap dog, amounted to nothing months ago, and less now.

I've made enough posts that no one is going to buy that I have a vocab or grammar problem. Spelling? HelI yes, I constantly admit to that.

My formal education would not have taken me far if I had not developed 'people skills'(where you are sorely lacking), ethics and common sense.

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#824 Mar 4, 2013
Seriouslady wrote:
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The little 'anecdote' fire you built with Tran, your nemesis, and Che, your lap dog, amounted to nothing months ago, and less now.
Do you know what the word nemesis means?

We'll wait, if you want to look it up.

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#825 Mar 4, 2013
tranpsosition wrote:
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Ah, she's not wonderfully interesting. For a while I was trying to figure out why her claims of working with overseas clients didn't match up to anything I've seen but googling her name and seeing all the job titles she's claimed over all the different topix boards took all the interest out of everything. She's a boring person trying to be interesting. Which is pretty dull.
I'm more into things I don't get in my real life. As my sister is a housewife, boring domesticity is always just a phone call away. I'll save my morbid fascination for the more engaging fantasists.
Make a list of those job titles.

Now in my current position, I do wear many hats and have for twenty years.

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#826 Mar 4, 2013
Seriouslady wrote:
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I have no idea what you're claiming now, Twister. But provide it now, while I'm looking. Till then, given your record, I'll trust in WW.
I responded to your belief in the birther-crowd generated mythology that Obama did poorly in law school (and somebody else paid his tuition for him).

My claim--calling a spade a spade as so many seemed to be indicating yesterday was a desireable trait--is that this birther mythology is tailor-made for folks who believe that black folks are given all kinds of special privileges and do poorly in school.

That is bigoted thinking and I have no problem recognizing it as such.

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#827 Mar 4, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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I responded to your belief in the birther-crowd generated mythology that Obama did poorly in law school (and somebody else paid his tuition for him).
My claim--calling a spade a spade as so many seemed to be indicating yesterday was a desireable trait--is that this birther mythology is tailor-made for folks who believe that black folks are given all kinds of special privileges and do poorly in school.
That is bigoted thinking and I have no problem recognizing it as such.
The "do poorly" part seems to be borne out by dropout statistics.

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#828 Mar 4, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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I responded to your belief in the birther-crowd generated mythology that Obama did poorly in law school (and somebody else paid his tuition for him).
My claim--calling a spade a spade as so many seemed to be indicating yesterday was a desireable trait--is that this birther mythology is tailor-made for folks who believe that black folks are given all kinds of special privileges and do poorly in school.
That is bigoted thinking and I have no problem recognizing it as such.
Personal experiences and statistics say that blacks that are a result of AA, do poorly and get special privileges.

I don't know anything about how well he did in law school, but I do remember that he admitted that he was a poor student in undergrad. His admission to Columbia is almost certainly a result of affirmative action.

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#829 Mar 4, 2013
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>The "do poorly" part seems to be borne out by dropout statistics.
Well, there are drop-puts and there are push-outs.

However comparing using a high school demographic as the means by which to forecast those of similar race in an ivy league graduate program is pretty far-fetched.

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#830 Mar 4, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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Personal experiences and statistics say that blacks that are a result of AA, do poorly and get special privileges.
I don't know anything about how well he did in law school, but I do remember that he admitted that he was a poor student in undergrad. His admission to Columbia is almost certainly a result of affirmative action.
Back it up, Virgil.

Need your data on doing poorly and getting special privileges through AA. Next we need your back up on the almost certain role of AA in Obama's Columbia admission.

And then, just for fun, compare to the sorts of breaks that a priviledged white kid (say, GW Bush, or Mitt Romney) might get in terms of college admission and so forth.

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#831 Mar 4, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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Well, there are drop-puts and there are push-outs.
However comparing using a high school demographic as the means by which to forecast those of similar race in an ivy league graduate program is pretty far-fetched.
Disparities in IQ exist, we can debate the causes, but they do exist.

There is a correlation that few will talk about...

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#832 Mar 4, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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Back it up, Virgil.
Need your data on doing poorly and getting special privileges through AA. Next we need your back up on the almost certain role of AA in Obama's Columbia admission.
And then, just for fun, compare to the sorts of breaks that a priviledged white kid (say, GW Bush, or Mitt Romney) might get in terms of college admission and so forth.
It's doubtful Romney needed legacy privilege, Bush, almost certain just as I am about Obama getting AA.

http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/a...

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#833 Mar 4, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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Disparities in IQ exist, we can debate the causes, but they do exist.
There is a correlation that few will talk about...
I'll wager that the President has more than sufficient IQ to handle the work of graduate school.

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#834 Mar 4, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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It's doubtful Romney needed legacy privilege, Bush, almost certain just as I am about Obama getting AA.
http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/a...
Sorry--doubtful and almost certain don't quite cut it.

I tried your link and it was loading too slowly for my little netbook--froze things up. But, I note the source.

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