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“Pillars of Creation....”

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#160965
Apr 5, 2013
 
WildWeirdWillie wrote:
<quoted text>An acquaintance of mine who'd been involved in the civil rights movement going back to the 50s told me that by about 1970 the easy part was over, and the rest would take generations, maybe as many as it took to get to where we were at then (1970 +/-).
His point was that you can ban companies from refusing to hire blacks because they're black, but you can't change how they evaluate resumes or applicants, how they determine who to promote or who to lay off. You can ban companies from discriminating in housing, but you can't (completely) stop them from steering people to where 'they' belong or change how they evaluate an application.
You link race and welfare too directly. It's true that a disproportionate number of blacks are on welfare (about equal to the number of whites, both at just under 40% of all recipients), but I don't think there's any evidence to support the notion that this is a fact BECAUSE we have a social safety net.
To me, that's an easy answer, but one no more correct that the counter argument that you just need to throw more money at it.
Those civil rights laws were enforced consistently from passage into the 80s, by which time all of the easy stuff had been dealt with. The problems that remain aren't necessarily ones that laws or law enforcement can fix.
2000+ years ago the jews nailed Jesus to a cross (supposedly) and you still have people that hate them for it. Even though it (supposedly) played out just the way it was suppose to.

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Apr 5, 2013
 
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>I keep thinking the same thing, but since the advent of the internet, we DO know what's 'really going on' and where's the revolution??
Thing is, nobody WANTS to believe what's 'really going on', and prefers to continue placidly eating the grass.
It's a hideous picture.
I agree with you that were complacent. But I dont really agree with you that we know whats going on. I really believe we dont know the 1/2 of it.......

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Apr 5, 2013
 
Clementia wrote:
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ya takin' about bill cooper?
Ya know I forgot the guys name, but that doses ring a bell with me. The guy I'm talking about stood in the White House next to JFK. and served as a body guard for him.

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#160968
Apr 5, 2013
 
WildWeirdWillie wrote:
<quoted text>Gil Scott-Heron was wrong.
Not only will the revolution be televised, it will be a reality tv show.
About 2 weeks ago I saw on the news, some Chinese revolutionaries (and I use the term loosely) were making a stand against some state official. The result ended in violence (and I use the term loosely). I normally dont find fighting funny or entertaining, but the whole thing was hilarious. you can trust me when I say not every Chinamen is taught the martial arts in their youth.

If I can find video I'll post it. Even Bob Schiefer couldn't help but chuckle after the film report..........
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WildWeirdWillie wrote:
pa·tron·ize
Treat with an apparent kindness that betrays a feeling of superiority.
You talking about the DNC?

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Apr 5, 2013
 
Rider on the Storm wrote:
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I agree with you that were complacent. But I dont really agree with you that we know whats going on. I really believe we dont know the 1/2 of it.......
Even the 1/2 of it should be enough to get Americans galvanized against it...but we just keep voting in the wolves, and letting them pass legislation which authorizes them to eat us...and with ever-more-tasty sauce, it seems.

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Apr 5, 2013
 
Rider on the Storm wrote:
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Break me off a piece and I will..........
I wish I could deny what yer saying. Believe me it physically makes me ill when I think about how we have hamstrung the next generation. I by nature am not a selfish person and am responsible for myself, I'd much rather bite the bullet and get this debt taken care of right now, if only I could trust our politicians to do that and not do it again in the future.
PS, I'm well aware of my spelling deficiencies, I have a tough time with there their and they're. I'm alot of times confused as to which ones to use. I learned along time ago that their(?) are plenty people smarter then me and they wont be ashamed or shy about pointing that out. It just dont bother me. Try not to let it bother you. I frequently w/o thinking about it write 'no' instead of 'know' also.
Honestly, the future looks scary!!

it should be 'there' are.

I don't share, get your own!:-p

Awww, don't mind me! I was just messin' with u! I don't care how u write, i don't care how i write. Have u not been reading and lookin' at the way I right? LOL! This is just a forum, i've done my literacy exams, nobody is gonna test me on here. I'm tired of studying and writing 'proper'.

I'll try to explain it as best as i can. I just know English, i never really learnt any rules or ever paid attention in literacy classes as a child.

there= referring to a place/situation

their= applies to things belonging to people, like their hats!

they're= they are = used when describing more than 1 thing/person. Or sometimes when u giving 1 person respect. We normally use it in religious terms and in my culture.

I hope that helps.

I write yeah= yh

definitely = defo etc...

If u wanna write before it's b4!! WOW! AMAZING ISN'T IT??? ISN'T IT??

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Apr 5, 2013
 
Rider on the Storm wrote:
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Ya know I forgot the guys name, but that doses ring a bell with me. The guy I'm talking about stood in the White House next to JFK. and served as a body guard for him.
I ain't as old as u, so i wouldn't know! Only wise men like u would know such a wise thing like that, i'm just learning how to walk yet.:-D

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#160973
Apr 5, 2013
 
lisw wrote:
<quoted text>You talking about the DNC?
No, but I'm sure you can figure it out.

After all, you know a lot about politics for a woman.
lisw

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#160974
Apr 5, 2013
 
WildWeirdWillie wrote:
<quoted text>No, but I'm sure you can figure it out.
After all, you know a lot about politics for a woman.
Uh-oh!

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#160976
Apr 5, 2013
 
WildWeirdWillie wrote:
<quoted text>No, but I'm sure you can figure it out.
After all, you know a lot about politics for a woman.
Guess she must be renting that 'wheelhouse' eh?

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#160977
Apr 5, 2013
 
Rider on the Storm wrote:
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Are there any politicians who are heroes?
By their actions as a politician or actions from a previous profession? The term "hero" is all too often bandied about recklessly anyway.

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Apr 5, 2013
 
First thing I heard this morning: CONFIRMATION that our Barry wants tax hikes AND cuts to Social Security.

Read that again. Not content with asking, nay, EXPECTING Americans to shell out even more in tax dollars that he and Congress can spend on things like "studying the evolution of duck genitalia" !?!--the bastard ALSO wants cuts to Social Security. SOCIAL SECURITY, the cherished darling of the political world, which every politician inside American borders swears he/she will never allow to be touched. Social Security, which our Barry, who so recently used pictures of shoving Grandma off a cliff to help him win re-election. Just what does he think he's doing NOW?

You re-elected him, America. You got what you wanted. I do hope you're enjoying it.

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Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Guess she must be renting that 'wheelhouse' eh?
:)
Hah! Lotta "comedians" in here.

Set up a freakin' chalkboard, and you can dissect my comments during the slower times, like weekends.

Here's one to start with: "Shove it up yer heinekin."
lisw

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Roberta G wrote:
First thing I heard this morning: CONFIRMATION that our Barry wants tax hikes AND cuts to Social Security.
Read that again. Not content with asking, nay, EXPECTING Americans to shell out even more in tax dollars that he and Congress can spend on things like "studying the evolution of duck genitalia" !?!--the bastard ALSO wants cuts to Social Security. SOCIAL SECURITY, the cherished darling of the political world, which every politician inside American borders swears he/she will never allow to be touched. Social Security, which our Barry, who so recently used pictures of shoving Grandma off a cliff to help him win re-election. Just what does he think he's doing NOW?
You re-elected him, America. You got what you wanted. I do hope you're enjoying it.
And i'm sure that you heard that medicare patients are being turned away from oncology clinics and unable to receive their chemotherapy. I mean hundreds of thousands. Obama is hoping sequester will take the blame but you know it's Obamacare.

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Apr 5, 2013
 
bad bob wrote:
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Hah! Lotta "comedians" in here.
Set up a freakin' chalkboard, and you can dissect my comments during the slower times, like weekends.
Here's one to start with: "Shove it up yer heinekin."
Relax. You're not that interesting.

But gee, I hope you lube that bottle before you sit on it.

*kisses*

(The lipstick is fuscia)

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Apr 5, 2013
 
bad bob wrote:
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Hah! Lotta "comedians" in here.
Set up a freakin' chalkboard, and you can dissect my comments during the slower times, like weekends.
Here's one to start with: "Shove it up yer heinekin."
There is the boss that says "I'm surprised you came up with that idea, I've been stupid and wasn't paying attention to how much you knew" then there's the boss that says "he-heh, okay whatever" Which is the more openminded and honest?

“Rainbow: God's covenant ”

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Roberta G wrote:
First thing I heard this morning: CONFIRMATION that our Barry wants tax hikes AND cuts to Social Security.
Read that again. Not content with asking, nay, EXPECTING Americans to shell out even more in tax dollars that he and Congress can spend on things like "studying the evolution of duck genitalia" !?!--the bastard ALSO wants cuts to Social Security. SOCIAL SECURITY, the cherished darling of the political world, which every politician inside American borders swears he/she will never allow to be touched. Social Security, which our Barry, who so recently used pictures of shoving Grandma off a cliff to help him win re-election. Just what does he think he's doing NOW?
You re-elected him, America. You got what you wanted. I do hope you're enjoying it.
From my pov many won't care. Anything that happens thats bad is the fault of the evil right. Heard a lady on radio this week that said, quote "the tea party is the kkk on steroids" I'm guessing this womans warped thinking is shared by many in this nation. When the host asked her to point to violence by the tea party or like groups she admited there was none but said thats in the hearts of those people. Don't know how to deal with such crap but knowing some people think this explains much. Its good to be a dem right now. Btw saying that is a slap in the face to people that have had real violence by the kkk, imo.

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Freebird USA wrote:
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By their actions as a politician or actions from a previous profession? The term "hero" is all too often bandied about recklessly anyway.
Agree. Well time to help my wifes Dad move into a nuring home. Later.

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Apr 5, 2013
 
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Even the 1/2 of it should be enough to get Americans galvanized against it...but we just keep voting in the wolves, and letting them pass legislation which authorizes them to eat us...and with ever-more-tasty sauce, it seems.
JMO
I dont think we have a choice right now to vote in anyone but wolves. We should demand the debates include all candidates, not just D's, R's and the occasional Indie.

There has to be term limits also. JMO..........

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