“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#145 Jan 22, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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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
Then they shouldn't have kids. Grrrr
WiseAmerican

Columbus, OH

#146 Jan 22, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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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.
Does his feet on a desk bother you? It's not your desk! It's federal property.
WiseAmerican

Columbus, OH

#147 Jan 22, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
<quoted text>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.
Hi Glitter!

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#148 Jan 22, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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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...
Tip--I spent some time teaching students in GED classes. Many were required to be their in order to continue receiving assistance, hence many had dropped out and had children in quick succession.

In my experience, something that is also supported by a good bit of evidence, they didn't just wake up one morning and decide to leave school. They left after years of failure and many were convinced that they were unable to learn most of the required material. A very high percentage had spent most of their school years in special education classes because of learning disabilities that no one had ever bothered to explain to them. One young lady explained to me "I just sorta thought I was stupid."

The research says that drop-out can be fairly accurately predicted from indicators seen as early as sixth grade.

If the culture of school is teaching children and young people that they are stupid, incompetent, that they come from families that are somehow dysfunctional, is it any wonder that they are less and less likely as they get older and are more in control of their lives that they make choices that pull them further and further away from school?

The fact that some are able to transcend such cultures and conditions ought not blind us to how very limiting those conditions are for the majority.
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#149 Jan 22, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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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
how does my post and your response have anything do with with each other?

I am speaking about apples; and you are comparing a cow?

you best stay in your room where you are safe.

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#150 Jan 22, 2013
Reality Speaks wrote:
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I prefer to hear the jury say self defense, case closed.
I have to wait till summer.
Don't hold your breath.

BTW--the self-defense hearing will be before summer. And, are you certain that there is a jury for that one, or is it heard by a judge?

Despite a different standard (preponderance of evidence) for that finding, I do believe that Zimmerman is going to have very difficult way to go. His story simply does not match the evidence, over and over again. And he has given many conflicting reports--conflicting in substantial ways and always in a direction that attempts to substantiate that Zimmerman did not follow or stalk Trayvon, that Trayvon assaulted Zimmerman without provocation and that Zimmerman was in fear for his life, facing certain death if Trayvon was not killed.

O'Mara is going to have to put Zimmerman on the stand (his testimony is the only "evidence" in support of the self-defense story), and he will have to confront each and every one of his contradictions.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#151 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.
That's four things. You lose.

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#152 Jan 22, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
<quoted text>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.
Whatever.

Simply trying to account for his renewed penchant for rambling all over the place.

We all know (because RS has chosen to share) that RS is a drinker and has recently been put on meds that contraindicate alcohol.

Some drinkers have a hard time following such directions.

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#153 Jan 22, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
<quoted text>
Tip--I spent some time teaching students in GED classes. Many were required to be their in order to continue receiving assistance, hence many had dropped out and had children in quick succession.
In my experience, something that is also supported by a good bit of evidence, they didn't just wake up one morning and decide to leave school. They left after years of failure and many were convinced that they were unable to learn most of the required material. A very high percentage had spent most of their school years in special education classes because of learning disabilities that no one had ever bothered to explain to them. One young lady explained to me "I just sorta thought I was stupid."
The research says that drop-out can be fairly accurately predicted from indicators seen as early as sixth grade.
If the culture of school is teaching children and young people that they are stupid, incompetent, that they come from families that are somehow dysfunctional, is it any wonder that they are less and less likely as they get older and are more in control of their lives that they make choices that pull them further and further away from school?
The fact that some are able to transcend such cultures and conditions ought not blind us to how very limiting those conditions are for the majority.
Apparently, you weren't a good teacher if they felt the need to drop out.

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#154 Jan 22, 2013
WiseAmerican wrote:
<quoted text>Hi Glitter!
Hola

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#155 Jan 22, 2013
Babs wrote:
<quoted text>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?
The percentage of minorities convicted of crimes is still smaller than the percentage of minorities not convicted of crimes.

Soooo-what's your point?

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#156 Jan 22, 2013
Wait what wrote:
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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?
I don't know.

But, I'm sure you have a name for it.

Enjoying yourself?

[for the record, most American blacks have intermarried with native Americans at some point]
WiseAmerican

Columbus, OH

#157 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
True! One of my childhood friends who's from Chicago's south side, told me that the average black there in the urban areas are poverty stricken, shell shocked, desensitized to violent acts, and live in horrible conditions where the smell of urine, broken glass, daily shootings, unemployment, abandoned buildings, drug dealers and gang members are everyday life. Out of 50 children living like that, maybe two will be lucky and get out to lead productive lives.
He said he visited his old friends last year in Chicago, and told them he has a degree, apartment with three floors( basement, first floor, upper area) with washer & dryer, and a 2012 vehicle, they DID NOT believe him! These men are in their 40's!!!!

Poverty, institutional racism, economic slavery, forced segregation with no resources or role models will produce generation after generation of this type. They have become their environment.
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#158 Jan 22, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't hold your breath.
BTW--the self-defense hearing will be before summer. And, are you certain that there is a jury for that one, or is it heard by a judge?
Despite a different standard (preponderance of evidence) for that finding, I do believe that Zimmerman is going to have very difficult way to go. His story simply does not match the evidence, over and over again. And he has given many conflicting reports--conflicting in substantial ways and always in a direction that attempts to substantiate that Zimmerman did not follow or stalk Trayvon, that Trayvon assaulted Zimmerman without provocation and that Zimmerman was in fear for his life, facing certain death if Trayvon was not killed.
O'Mara is going to have to put Zimmerman on the stand (his testimony is the only "evidence" in support of the self-defense story), and he will have to confront each and every one of his contradictions.
I won't be holding my breath as there is no need.

And I can't answer your questions due to my lack of knowledge regarding subject.

you are attempting to spin an argument that is cut and dried.

PS: medical records are evidence....you keep avoiding that. Ever hear of blunt force trauma?
you will be schooled on it at the trial.

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#159 Jan 22, 2013
Wait what wrote:
<quoted text>
The reality:
<quoted text>
WW

Do you understand institutional racism?

Seems like you don't.

But name-calling, well, you're all over that.
WiseAmerican

Columbus, OH

#160 Jan 22, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
<quoted text>Hola
Spanish, huh? Are you a hot Latina?
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#161 Jan 22, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
<quoted text>
The percentage of minorities convicted of crimes is still smaller than the percentage of minorities not convicted of crimes.
Soooo-what's your point?
can it be said we don't punish crime and prohibit behavior; but ban tools?

letting criminals become repeat offenders; and show the surprise face the etrade baby makes in the commercial.

really.....I expected more from you.
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#162 Jan 22, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
<quoted text>Hola
es margarita por 4 voir

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

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#163 Jan 22, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
<quoted text>
...If the culture of school is teaching children and young people that they are stupid, incompetent, that they come from families that are somehow dysfunctional, is it any wonder that they are less and less likely as they get older and are more in control of their lives that they make choices that pull them further and further away from school?...
If you truly believe your assertion, then your opposition to vouchers reflects cognitive dissonance of epic proportion.

Or...what you are asserting is that non-whites have little to no chance of receiving a standard education within the US -- a position that flies in the face of reality, and again reveals that your 1960s mindset continues to drown in white guilt.
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#164 Jan 22, 2013
Babs wrote:
<quoted text>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?
No, sweetie. The problem is that you reject a conclusion that "all" catholics are a certain way and embrace a conclusion that "all" blacks are a certain way. You reject a conclusion that Catholic culture breeds pedophilia and embrace a conclusion that black culture breeds crime. The "logic" behind all of those conclusions is exactly the same.

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