Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#125 Jan 22, 2013
Babs wrote:
<quoted text>That is a pretty broad stroke but it would certainly appear as if some priests do. Your point?
Think about it a little. It will come to you. The answer is within your comment.
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#126 Jan 22, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, which is it? Are they agents of the regime, or traitors?
It is a hoot to watch people who are clamoring for civil war using the terms "traitor" and "treason" to describe others.
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#127 Jan 22, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
<quoted text>
Believe in shooting yourself in the foot, I see.
what you call shooting myself in the foot, I call protecting my future.

shooting yourself in the foot, is to continue to allow the federal govt borrow a single dime more.

when the money is so hyper inflated due to reckless printing at the treasury, then those of us who shot ourself in the foot according to you and liquidated prior to the collapse while converting to gold will quit bleeding from the wound you described.

I don't require your fantasy economy for my future, so I ain't playing.

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#128 Jan 22, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
<quoted text>
And in your mind that took care of all problems related to both race and slavery?
You musta missed the 60s.
If anyone missed the 1960s, it is you.
You're still crying racial oppression while Barack Hussein Obama props his feet on the Resolute desk for a second term.

“Don't trust the internet!”

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#129 Jan 22, 2013
Reality Speaks wrote:
<quoted text>
Respect and manners, or the lack of........can get you killed. Ask Trayvon.
Can't. He's dead.

Leaving his murderer as the only eye witness.

Fortunately, there is evidence. And the evidence, and the testimony of witnesses who can each provide pieces of the story substantially challenge Zimmerman's account with regard to the location of the initial encounter and direct in which the two were travelling while engaged.

Take a look at this summation:

“Don't trust the internet!”

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#130 Jan 22, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you having a stroke? You are way more disjointed than usual.
Maybe he's ignoring his doc's recommendations about alcohol interactions with his heart meds.

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#131 Jan 22, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
<quoted text>
...Now--when you ignore all of this to come up with a view that poverty is the result of "culture," and particularly to apply that in ways that excuse such realities as academic achievement gaps and income gaps that line up along racial lines--well, it kind of makes you look blind to the existence of systems that still function along racially determined lines.
Brookings [Institution] whittled down a lot of analysis into three simple rules. You can avoid poverty by:

1. Graduating from high school.

2. Waiting to get married until after 21 and do not have children till after being married.

3. Having a full-time job.

If you do all those three things, your chance of falling into poverty is just 2%. Meanwhile, youíll have a 74% chance of being in the middle class.

These rules apply to all races and ethnic groups. Breaking these rules is becoming more commonplace, unfortunately, for all racial groups.

By contrast, young adults who violated all three norms - dropped out, got married before 21 and had children out of wedlock, and didnít have a full-time job - had a 76% chance of winding up in poverty and a 7% chance of winding up in the middle class.

Ron Haskins, co-author of the Brookings study, looked at census information.

He called the results "astounding," noting that itís time to emphasize the role that personal decisions have on staying out of the poorhouse.

As he said on the Brookings website: "The figures on investing and spending demonstrate that government is already doing a lot. A typical child from a poor family enjoys income and housing support for their family, health care, preschool education, public school education, college loans or scholarships, and employment and training programs, to name a few of the prominent government programs."

But personal decisions trump anything the government can do.

...

"Arguing that bad decisions are understandable when made by a child from a poor, single-parent family living in a bad neighborhood and attending a lousy school is a flimsy excuse that abets the problem.

"Without a relentless emphasis on personal responsibility, the billions of dollars we spend on government programs will continue to produce mediocre results, and opportunity in America will continue to stagnate."

Government has a role in giving people a hand up, but in the final analysis, itís the choices made by individuals that seal their fate.

Personal responsibility is unleashed in a free society. Itís only the right to way to produce wealth, itís the only practical way to do it.

Read more at Jacksonville.com : http://jacksonville.com/opinion/editorials/20...
Read more at Jacksonville.com : http://jacksonville.com/opinion/editorials/20...

http://jacksonville.com/opinion/editorials/20...
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#132 Jan 22, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
<quoted text>
Can't. He's dead.
Leaving his murderer as the only eye witness.
Fortunately, there is evidence. And the evidence, and the testimony of witnesses who can each provide pieces of the story substantially challenge Zimmerman's account with regard to the location of the initial encounter and direct in which the two were travelling while engaged.
Take a look at this summation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =lGmwMa-VhRgXX
I prefer to hear the jury say self defense, case closed.

I have to wait till summer.

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#133 Jan 22, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe he's ignoring his doc's recommendations about alcohol interactions with his heart meds.
For someone that attempts to portray yourself as an empathetic individual, that was rude. His new meds are not for cardiac issues, don't speak of what you do not know.
Babs

Valley City, OH

#134 Jan 22, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
<quoted text>
Think about it a little. It will come to you. The answer is within your comment.
I know what you are trying to imply but you are failing miserably and here is why you implication is shoddy at best. Because there may well be some priests that have booty on their breath, the percentage is very low where as the percentage of "minorities" committing crimes is much higher. Ask any law enforcement official who is more likely to be a risk to them and their community. Or just read some FBI stats. The question is: Will you continue to suffer from Colon Cranium even after seeing the truth?
Wait what

Dublin, OH

#135 Jan 22, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
<quoted text>
Stupid is as stupid does.
You're calling yourself stupid? Or you're trying to wiggle out of the fact that you are racist/prejudiced/bigoted just like the ones you point fingers at here?
Wait what

Dublin, OH

#136 Jan 22, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
<quoted text>
And in your mind that took care of all problems related to both race and slavery?
You musta missed the 60s.
You are focused on black history, at the expense of other minorities whom you have no problem joking about. By definition, what exactly is that?
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#137 Jan 22, 2013
Reality Speaks wrote:
<quoted text>
you do realize a signature written in pen on an original document, is required by courts to document?
without signature it is not convicting evidence, hence signature requirement.
I will await more of your fantasy predictions to laugh at. You are at least good for making people laugh at you.
you have no idea do you?

you think you can stop people from engaging in public discourse on matters of importance to society, from asserting their rights to petition their elected representative?

you're a fool.

woof
Wait what

Dublin, OH

#138 Jan 22, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
<quoted text>
Racism doesn't exactly come in colors. And blaming "culture"--by which I believe you mean black culture, or your assessment of it--and ignoring larger systems that tend to determine who gets what--is why you continue to run into the wall of being seen as racist.
You have claimed that no matter what you (Republicans, or those on the right, presumably) do, you are still viewed as racist. Yet, you have a hard time coming up with any examples of what it is that you have done. Instead you claim that the media labelled Romney as a racist (offering up no examples to support your claim, btw).
Who we are as individuals tends to be a mix of many things, among them our innate abilities, the things that our parents are able to pass along to us (including intangibles such as values and beliefs, but also skills and abilities and particularly that which goes to make up social capital--access to people and institutions, knowledge of particular systems and the like). There is research to support, for instance, that each succeeding generation of college-goers in a family is more likely to succeed. Doesn't mean that individuals cannot still mess things up, or that first generations cannot apply themselves and make it. It does mean that a family tradition of college-going tends to provide a boost. This boost is most likely composed of a mix of expectations, early support in education, but also the simple knowledge of what is going to be required. These generations have someone looking over their shoulder not only monitoring grades, but also course-taking patterns, exposure to campuses, providing savings or knowledge about how to apply for aid. They also seem to be able to demand that schools provide a supportive environment for college-going--providing the right courses and rigor, support for applications, letters of endorsement and the like.
Now--when you ignore all of this to come up with a view that poverty is the result of "culture," and particularly to apply that in ways that excuse such realities as academic achievement gaps and income gaps that line up along racial lines--well, it kind of makes you look blind to the existence of systems that still function along racially determined lines.
The reality:
FKA Reader wrote:
<quoted text>
There's a one about native Americans--kid asks the elder how he gives names to children and he explains that when a child is born he looks out and what he sees (such as Eagle Flying, Wheat Growing in Winter, etc) becomes the name of the child.
Punchline is "but why do you ask, Two Dogs F-ing?"
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#139 Jan 22, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
<quoted text>
Murphy--you are just not gonna be happy until you get someone to admit to having a role in getting Karl's name challenged, are you?
Carl Murphy did it.

Karl told me.

woof
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#140 Jan 22, 2013
-tip- wrote:
<quoted text>
Brookings [Institution] whittled down a lot of analysis into three simple rules. You can avoid poverty by:
1. Graduating from high school.
2. Waiting to get married until after 21 and do not have children till after being married.
3. Having a full-time job.
If you do all those three things, your chance of falling into poverty is just 2%. Meanwhile, youíll have a 74% chance of being in the middle class.
These rules apply to all races and ethnic groups. Breaking these rules is becoming more commonplace, unfortunately, for all racial groups.
By contrast, young adults who violated all three norms - dropped out, got married before 21 and had children out of wedlock, and didnít have a full-time job - had a 76% chance of winding up in poverty and a 7% chance of winding up in the middle class.
Ron Haskins, co-author of the Brookings study, looked at census information.
He called the results "astounding," noting that itís time to emphasize the role that personal decisions have on staying out of the poorhouse.
As he said on the Brookings website: "The figures on investing and spending demonstrate that government is already doing a lot. A typical child from a poor family enjoys income and housing support for their family, health care, preschool education, public school education, college loans or scholarships, and employment and training programs, to name a few of the prominent government programs."
But personal decisions trump anything the government can do.
...
"Arguing that bad decisions are understandable when made by a child from a poor, single-parent family living in a bad neighborhood and attending a lousy school is a flimsy excuse that abets the problem.
"Without a relentless emphasis on personal responsibility, the billions of dollars we spend on government programs will continue to produce mediocre results, and opportunity in America will continue to stagnate."
Government has a role in giving people a hand up, but in the final analysis, itís the choices made by individuals that seal their fate.
Personal responsibility is unleashed in a free society. Itís only the right to way to produce wealth, itís the only practical way to do it.
Read more at Jacksonville.com : http://jacksonville.com/opinion/editorials/20...
Read more at Jacksonville.com : http://jacksonville.com/opinion/editorials/20...
http://jacksonville.com/opinion/editorials/20...
All true enough. But the parts you're ignoring are 1) that many kids living in poverty never have two positive role models teaching them the value of personal responsibility at home, let alone one, and 2) they don't have the same degree of access to the personal connections in the realms of business and education that, along with daily influence from positive role models at home, provide the stepping stones to eventual personal success.

Some do. A lot don't.

woof
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#141 Jan 22, 2013
Wait what wrote:
<quoted text>
The reality:
<quoted text>
Its a joke. Want me to tell a crude catholic one?

woof

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#142 Jan 22, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
All true enough. But the parts you're ignoring are 1) that many kids living in poverty never have two positive role models teaching them the value of personal responsibility at home, let alone one, and 2) they don't have the same degree of access to the personal connections in the realms of business and education that, along with daily influence from positive role models at home, provide the stepping stones to eventual personal success.
Some do. A lot don't.
woof
Time for the Larry Elder pledge:

1. There is no excuse for lack of effort.
2. Although I may be unhappy with my circumstances, and although racism and sexism and other "isms" exist, I know that things are better now than ever, and the future is even brighter.
3. While I may be unhappy with my circumstances, I have the power to change and improve my life. I refuse to be a victim.
4. Others may have been blessed with more money, better connections, a better home environment, and even better looks, but I can succeed through hard work, perseverance, and education.
5. I may be a product of a single- or no-parent household, but I will not hold anyone responsible for my present, or allow anyone to interfere with my future. Others succeed under conditions far worse than mine.
6. Some schools and teachers are better than others, but my level of effort, dedication, curiosity, and willingness to grow determine what I learn.
7. Ambition is the key to growth.
8. I will set apart some time each day to think about where I want to go, and how I intend to get there. A goal without a plan is just a wish.
9. "Luck" is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
10. If suitable role models are not nearby, I will seek them out.
11. A role model is someone who, through hard work and a positive outlook, has achieved.
12. A role model may be a parent, relative, friend, church member, judge, doctor, attorney, businessperson, or someone Iíve read about in the newspaper or seen on the local news.
13. I will contact role models and seek their advice, guidance, and counsel. People remember when they were my age and are eager to help.
14. I will seek out recommended magazines, articles, books, biographies, videos, and motivational and how-to books, and use them for education and motivation.
15. I am always "in school," and I will not waste my summer by failing to read about and speak to people who can inspire me.
16. I will avoid friendship with people who do not share my goals and commitments. Nonsupportive relationships waste time and energy.
17. I will not seek immediate results, as I understand life is a journey and not a destination.
18. The light is always green. You cannot go full speed with one foot on the brake.
19. I will entertain myself in ways that challenge and expand my mind. As someone said, a mind once expanded never returns to its original size.
20. I will pay attention to my diet and overall fitness, as they are the keys to a healthy and productive body and an enthusiastic mind.

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#143 Jan 22, 2013
21. Drugs are stupid. People who believe in drugs donít believe in themselves.
22. I understand that jobs of the future require more preparation and training than ever, and I am determined to obtain the necessary background.
23. A well-rounded, competent student studies math and science.
24. People are not born "deficient in mathematical ability." Through hard work and dedication, the subject can be mastered.
25. It is essential that I learn to speak and write standard English. This is not "acting white," but acting smart.
26. A strong vocabulary is the key to communication, and I will read books on vocabulary enrichment.
27. I expect sometimes to be teased, even ridiculed. This will not stop me; it will only make me stronger and more determined.
28. I control my body and will not create a child until I am spiritually, psychologically, educationally, and financially capable of assuming this awesome responsibility.
29. Life is difficult. I expect setbacks and will learn from them. Struggle creates strength.
30. Every day is precious, and one without growth is squandered.
31. There is only one me, and Iím it!
WiseAmerican

Columbus, OH

#144 Jan 22, 2013
Seriouslady wrote:
<quoted text>
How in the devil does either one make you a racist???
People are fed up to their eyes with being labeled racists. This is going to start backfiring and it can't be soon enough for me.
If the shoe fits. You people are bigots and racist. All of your finger pointing is towards poor urban blacks! Why? They have no say in how your taxes are spent or how you live your 'personal' lives. Scapegoating is the language of cowards anyway. I never read any post from you bigots decrying the pork that politicians get..bridges to nowhere, or turtle tunnels, or teapot museums. Only welfare and black crime stats! You ppl are racist.

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