Jimmy John

Dayton, OH

#103 Dec 2, 2013
wiseAfricanAmerican wrote:
<quoted text> You dance better than Michael Jackson! Answer the question and stop tap dancing around...why does the Tea Party not attack the people who're controlling our money, policies, and elections? I'll answer it for you since dancing is your forte. It's because the Tea nuts are funded and controlled by the same entities that fund and control liberals and conservatives, that's why. A good gambler bets on both teams to sure a victory either way.
You're all sheeple!
I'm not a Tea Party advocate.

You assume something without knowledge.

Taxes are legitimate, but the expenditure of them is questionable.

You babble quite a bit.
Huh

Pearisburg, VA

#104 Dec 2, 2013
wiseAfricanAmerican wrote:
<quoted text> I don't care who they are or what political party they espouse, any attempt to limit, delay, stop, or deny African American people, should be called out and labeled what they are.
who limits, denies, or controlls blacks in africa. They do themselves. And no signifacant achievements have come from black rule over all of history. Yet africa has not rose above , rapeing, pillaging,cannibalism, killing, and enslaving. Sad to say the american black is the best example of black society anywhere. And ours cry about being taken from africa, yet when given the choice they will not return. Go back to africa or forever be known as a hippocrit.

Since: Nov 13

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#105 Dec 2, 2013
Jimmy John wrote:
<quoted text>
High on recreational drugs and acting crazy on somebodys doorstep after midnite is not normal human behavior.
In a ghetto, people have been shot for much less.
That brings up another question; are people that are high on recreational drugs and acting crazy in public at night worthy of respect?
Oh, the spin and bigoted rhetoric. Where'd you hear that version of an excuse, Rush? This case is another one where there are only two people involved and the one with the gun is left alive to tell a high tale. The coward saw a black face through his screen door and pulled the trigger. No actions were warranted by the young lady to cause her to be blasted in the face with a shot gun! Your racism has been forthcoming, Jimmie.

Since: Nov 13

Location hidden

#106 Dec 2, 2013
Jimmy John wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not a Tea Party advocate.
You assume something without knowledge.
Taxes are legitimate, but the expenditure of them is questionable.
You babble quite a bit.
And you have a reading problem. Where did I say YOU personally are a Teanut?
Female

Chillicothe, OH

#107 Dec 2, 2013
Income gains are also a major differentiating factor, even when whites and blacks have similar wage increases. Whites are typically able to put more of their raises towards accumulating wealth because they've already built up a cash cushion. Blacks are more likely to use the money to cover emergencies.
Inheritances also make it easier for some families to build wealth. Among the families studied, whites were five times more likely to inherit money than blacks, and their typical inheritances were 10 times as big.
When it comes to education, black graduates are often more saddled with college loans, making it harder for them to start socking away savings than their white peers. Four in five black students graduate with debt, compared to 64% of whites.
The growing wealth gap has wider ramifications, Shapiro said. If the pattern continues, people could start believing the deck is stacked against them.
"Our economy cannot sustain its growth in the face of this type of extreme wealth inequality," he said. http://money.cnn.com/2013/02/27/news/economy/...

Since: Nov 13

Location hidden

#108 Dec 2, 2013
Huh wrote:
<quoted text> who limits, denies, or controlls blacks in africa. They do themselves. And no signifacant achievements have come from black rule over all of history. Yet africa has not rose above , rapeing, pillaging,cannibalism, killing, and enslaving. Sad to say the american black is the best example of black society anywhere. And ours cry about being taken from africa, yet when given the choice they will not return. Go back to africa or forever be known as a hippocrit.
My focus first and foremost is African Americans here, and when you say there are no significant achievements by Black rule over history, I laugh at your total ignorance and mis-education of Black African history and leadership that was borrowed and stolen by Greeks and Romans. Look and learn, JimCrow:

http://wysinger.homestead.com/kingtaharqa.htm...
http://blog.whitepages.com/2013/02/28/black-h...

Don't fall out of your seat, dummy.
Female

Chillicothe, OH

#109 Dec 2, 2013
Jimmy John wrote:
<quoted text>
High on recreational drugs and acting crazy on somebodys doorstep after midnite is not normal human behavior.
In a ghetto, people have been shot for much less.
That brings up another question; are people that are high on recreational drugs and acting crazy in public at night worthy of respect?
This is just another reason all these gun activist want to hang onto their guns OPEN SEASON ON BLACKS.

“Ignorance is bliss.”

Since: May 11

Hightstown, NJ

#110 Dec 2, 2013
Pam wrote:
<quoted text>
That's so true Oliver.
Blacks place no emphasis on education and then are upset when no one hires them. They make NO connection between education and jobs.
In fact, successful Blacks like Walter Williams, Herman Cain or Clarence Thomas are attacked while race hustlers like Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson attract huge followings.
Pam, how can you generalize ALL black people that way?

Think about low-income communities where some schools only receive funding if the students achieve high test scores. Don't you think it makes sense to put more money into schools where students may be at an economic disadvantage rather than base it on test scores?

I've known teachers who have taught in low-income school districts such as Flint. It isn't always that "blacks" are not interested in education. Sometimes there are other factors at play - they have siblings to take care of, they have to quit school to help support their family, etc.

Have you ever volunteered to tutor or spend time with a child from a low-income community? Are you a part of the problem or a part of the solution? You can sit there and point fingers, but I'm not sure you really have any basis other than your prejudice. I should never assume, but I will in this instance and say that you probably have not spent a lot of time around African Americans who are plagued with poverty. Poverty is often very cyclical - for all races. I'm not saying it's impossible to shirk off and make your way, but it is difficult indeed and it often includes having someone or a group of people help you out of that whole. I interviewed three very successful African Americans - Sharon Pratt, John Johnson and Carl Brooks. All of them gave credit to others who had helped them achieve success. If people are going to have an attitude like yours and be dismissive, how can you expect any other outcome?

“Ignorance is bliss.”

Since: May 11

Hightstown, NJ

#111 Dec 2, 2013
wiseAfricanAmerican wrote:
<quoted text>Hard work is the answer, right? You mean the back breaking work that room service workers do in the Hotel business and make eight dollars an hour. Or the lettuce picking immigrant who works from 6:30am to 7:30pm and makes three dollars an hour, or the average warehouse associate who stacks boxes on pallets for hours and makes ten an hour with zero benefits. Doesn't look like hard work is all that rewarding to me.
Spot on.

“Ignorance is bliss.”

Since: May 11

Hightstown, NJ

#112 Dec 2, 2013
Neutral Party wrote:
<quoted text>
Education is the answer and there is plenty of opportunities there. For those that do the work you describe if it is not by choice do something about it.
You have demonstrated a entitlement pattern here by attempting many excuses for lack of achievement. People don't become successful over night. Preparation, education and perseverance are required with a bit of good luck. After being in the workforce for over 30 years, opportunity is there for those that put forth an effort with a decent attitude.
Good luck! You'll need it with the outlook you currently have. Don't expect much until your attitude changes.
"With a bit of good luck." And what if that good luck doesn't come knocking? Some people have nothing but the best of intentions, but if they don't have that good luck, what do you expect? No one is saying that a person should try their best - but for ANYONE, sometimes your best just isn't good enough. Opportunity isn't always there and sometimes opportunities are given to people who don't deserve them (nepotism).

I would say your negative attitude is the one that needs to change.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#113 Dec 2, 2013
Mpnf1979 wrote:
<quoted text>
Pam, how can you generalize ALL black people that way?
Think about low-income communities where some schools only receive funding if the students achieve high test scores. Don't you think it makes sense to put more money into schools where students may be at an economic disadvantage rather than base it on test scores?
I've known teachers who have taught in low-income school districts such as Flint. It isn't always that "blacks" are not interested in education. Sometimes there are other factors at play - they have siblings to take care of, they have to quit school to help support their family, etc.
Have you ever volunteered to tutor or spend time with a child from a low-income community? Are you a part of the problem or a part of the solution? You can sit there and point fingers, but I'm not sure you really have any basis other than your prejudice. I should never assume, but I will in this instance and say that you probably have not spent a lot of time around African Americans who are plagued with poverty. Poverty is often very cyclical - for all races. I'm not saying it's impossible to shirk off and make your way, but it is difficult indeed and it often includes having someone or a group of people help you out of that whole. I interviewed three very successful African Americans - Sharon Pratt, John Johnson and Carl Brooks. All of them gave credit to others who had helped them achieve success. If people are going to have an attitude like yours and be dismissive, how can you expect any other outcome?
In this state, the district getting the most money from the state is the Cleveland schools.

Which are the worst performing.

People who have on average a lower IQ, and a culture of matriarchy and machismo, don't typically have much interest in education.

It's not that hard to understand, unless one is locked into a Marxist analytical mindset.

“Ignorance is bliss.”

Since: May 11

Hightstown, NJ

#114 Dec 2, 2013
Zoe Regen wrote:
<quoted text>
Conservatives, for the most part, have strong morals. Democrats, for the most part, do not. Democrats then to be uneducated, lazy and dishonest. Women are stupid also, there is no war against women. Just another silly, conjured up message from the Obama Administration. You can obtain the pill or an abortion. Conservatives just say pay for it yourself. What about alcoholics, should we pay for their alcohol? Drug addicts, should we pay for their drugs. Pay for it yourself. Don't owe a democrat a thing. Democrats would feel better about themselves, if they were self-sufficient. Affirmative Action, another stupid program, injecting people who are not qualified and lowering standards, pure garbage.
You are clearly willfully ignorant.

You ARE aware that there is a discrepancy between how much men and women earn for the same jobs, correct? Or do you believe that to be made up?

Democrats are lazy and uneducated, huh? Interesting. Are you aware of the rate of teenage pregnancy and poverty in conservative states? I think you need to read a book and become educated yourself because you are definitely coming off very ignorant and uninformed. To make a generalized statement at all, you are proving your own lack of education and intelligence.

I know you'll reply with some pithy comeback like, "Liberals stink!" as you typically do, but I have already written you off as someone who has no real grasp on reality.

“Ignorance is bliss.”

Since: May 11

Hightstown, NJ

#115 Dec 2, 2013
wiseAfricanAmerican wrote:
<quoted text> I don't think you quite understand my history or background. Your ideal of "hard work" is an outdated 1950's concept that propelled majority of whites who had either a high school diploma, or something less than that, into the middle class economic rung, by employment in the factories, construction industry, and manufacturing endeavors. That thinking in this day is a fools thinking. Breaking ones back will get you no where fast unless it's an six month unemployment check, SNAP for a year, and a COTA bus ticket. Hard workers are not rewarded, they're used!
My dad had it right, during Korea he noticed that the Black US soldiers were never fairly rewarded for their hard work ethic monetarily, no ,no,no...they were rewarded with sore backs, ache muscles and a short employment span. He told himself that he'd never work hard...but work smart! A novice ideal, huh! You see, certain whites love to see Blacks work hard because they know it'll get them no where.
So my dad worked smarter. And because of that he created a successful Black owned business here and had an income of over 150k in the 1970's personal income. So, when a white male ask me,"You working hard, Wise"? I say, "Hell No, I'm working smart, hard work is for suckers" ! And they usually laugh and shake their heads smiling.
My parents are babyboomers and they both have this notion of honorable work being work that requires physical labor. While I have no problem with having a job that requires physical labor, I do think there is a judgment by older generations that a desk job isn't a "real" job. I respect both of my parents for their commitment to working hard to raise both me and my brother - my father worked as a mail carrier and my mother in a grocery store. I was the first in my family to work in the corporate world. It always kind of irked me when my mom would make a snarky comment about how having a desk job isn't taxing. Physically, perhaps not. But when you're running to meetings, trying to meet deadlines, dealing with incompetent people or bosses and everything else that comes along with working in Corporate America, I don't necessarily agree that this kind of work isn't "work."

“Ignorance is bliss.”

Since: May 11

Hightstown, NJ

#116 Dec 2, 2013
Zoe Regen wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't mention job, did I? Guess you concluded incorrectly. When Blacks gain entry to medical school, law school for example, over someone with higher grades, yes, that is wrong. It should not matter what color you are, higher grades should be the deciding factor. Who wants an idiot for a doctor or lawyer? No, I do not want a surgeon or pilot that entered a program because of the color of their skin. I want the best, the brightest! Not an idiot!
Now, take a look at Columbus, since you mentioned jobs and race. Idiot, Mayor Coleman, lowers standards, repeatedly, to get candidates of color. He is a loser and so is Columbus. If you cannot pass a simple entry level test and have to have an easier one to pass, it is not right. And, it is even worse, when Coleman continually lowers standards and still cannot recruit people of color or whatever you want to call it.
How do you feel about the fact that colleges and universities are practicing a sort of affirmative action for men? As of late, women tend to be graduating from college more than men. Many colleges are accepting more men over women despite the fact that female applicants may be more qualified because men are rarer and therefore a more desirable applicant. Male college enrollment has decreased from 57.7% in 1970 to 43.5% in 2012, causing colleges to adopt an affirmative action program, sometimes within the infrastructure to attract more males.

And going back to a previous comment of yours, despite the fact that 70% of high school valedictorians are female and despite the fact that women graduate from college more than men and are considered desirable in the knowledge-based economy we now largely have, they still only earn $.82 to every $1.00 earned by men.

“Ignorance is bliss.”

Since: May 11

Hightstown, NJ

#117 Dec 2, 2013
TonyD2 wrote:
<quoted text>
If the Irish street thugs hadn't stolen it in the first place, they wouldn't have had it for sale.
(Some) blacks have "done it to themselves" throughout history, and (some) continue to do so. Blaming whitey is just an empty excuse.
There is no argument that Africans sold their own people into slavery, but white people definitely had a hand in it as well, and much worse. King Leopold II is a great example.

“Ignorance is bliss.”

Since: May 11

Hightstown, NJ

#118 Dec 2, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
<quoted text>
In this state, the district getting the most money from the state is the Cleveland schools.
Which are the worst performing.
People who have on average a lower IQ, and a culture of matriarchy and machismo, don't typically have much interest in education.
It's not that hard to understand, unless one is locked into a Marxist analytical mindset.
Traditional schools in Cleveland are losing money as the funds are being diverted to charter schools. I would say that puts inner city kids at a disadvantage, wouldn't you? Money follows the student in this state, unfortunately. Regardless of whether or not Cleveland is getting the most money, the schools that need it the most are not getting that money.

Take a look at ECOT. There's something very wrong with how funding works when it comes to schools. And I have personal knowledge of Bill and I also know he is very much in the pocket of several politicians, which makes it no coincidence that his school gets the money it does.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#119 Dec 2, 2013
Mpnf1979 wrote:
<quoted text>
You are clearly willfully ignorant.
You ARE aware that there is a discrepancy between how much men and women earn for the same jobs, correct? Or do you believe that to be made up?
Democrats are lazy and uneducated, huh? Interesting. Are you aware of the rate of teenage pregnancy and poverty in conservative states? I think you need to read a book and become educated yourself because you are definitely coming off very ignorant and uninformed. To make a generalized statement at all, you are proving your own lack of education and intelligence.
I know you'll reply with some pithy comeback like, "Liberals stink!" as you typically do, but I have already written you off as someone who has no real grasp on reality.
The gender gap is a political myth. It exists to stir up female resentment so the Democrats can continue promoting "solutions" to a problem that never goes away. It's perceived actual existence is due to job selection and women not working when they have kids. It's not due to discrimination, we have an entire bureaucracy dedicated to sniffing that out, despite what Obama campaigned on.

Teenage pregnancy and poverty are higher in red states, primarily because the South is red, and twice as black as the Midwest, and even more than the liberal Northeast, which has a statistical non-entity of blacks.

Generalizations are not eeevil, they are reflective of trends.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#120 Dec 2, 2013
Mpnf1979 wrote:
<quoted text>
There is no argument that Africans sold their own people into slavery, but white people definitely had a hand in it as well, and much worse. King Leopold II is a great example.
Leopold II wasn't involved in the slave trade. He did oversee enslavement in the Congo, but he wasn't exporting slaves to America.

Any attempt to find the role of whites in slavery, "worse" than Africans or Arab Muslims, to say nothing of the fact that nearly every culture in the world has had some form of slavery at one point in time, is rank Cultural Marxism aimed at destroying the West, not an accurate retelling.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#121 Dec 2, 2013
Mpnf1979 wrote:
<quoted text>
Traditional schools in Cleveland are losing money as the funds are being diverted to charter schools. I would say that puts inner city kids at a disadvantage, wouldn't you? Money follows the student in this state, unfortunately. Regardless of whether or not Cleveland is getting the most money, the schools that need it the most are not getting that money.
Take a look at ECOT. There's something very wrong with how funding works when it comes to schools. And I have personal knowledge of Bill and I also know he is very much in the pocket of several politicians, which makes it no coincidence that his school gets the money it does.
The Democratic politicians of Cleveland advocated and won the charter schools, with the cooperation of Republican legislatures and governors of both parties.

The CMSD was a failure before charters, and after charters, but the charters that exist by and large perform the same or better, at a lower cost.

CMSD receives the most aid from the state per student.

Tax dollars in this state don't entirely follow the student. Vouchers for all is not yet reality, though it should be. If one chooses to send their child to a private school, they should receive a voucher equivalent to the property taxes they paid to the school district.
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#122 Dec 2, 2013
Mpnf1979 wrote:
<quoted text>
How do you feel about the fact that colleges and universities are practicing a sort of affirmative action for men? As of late, women tend to be graduating from college more than men. Many colleges are accepting more men over women despite the fact that female applicants may be more qualified because men are rarer and therefore a more desirable applicant. Male college enrollment has decreased from 57.7% in 1970 to 43.5% in 2012, causing colleges to adopt an affirmative action program, sometimes within the infrastructure to attract more males.
And going back to a previous comment of yours, despite the fact that 70% of high school valedictorians are female and despite the fact that women graduate from college more than men and are considered desirable in the knowledge-based economy we now largely have, they still only earn $.82 to every $1.00 earned by men.
you described Marketing, not affirmative action when luring any person.

affermative action is lowering standards achieving a new level of mediocrity.

striving hard to lower mediocracy is affirmative action.

PS: Most women don't negotiate salary, or anything well. They shy from confrontation.

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