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If there is to be a civil war, for lack of a better term, in the US, it will break along the general lines drawn in this article. Unfortunately, the two cultural/social/philosophical camps appear, at least to me, to mirror ethnicity lines making it far too easy to say it is (or will be) a race war when it has nothing to do with inherited race at all.
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Mob Rule Economics

Beircheart2 Wrote: Sep 14, 2014 4:51 PM
The situation is going to get a whole lot worse in the near future. Consider: automation is pointed to as displacing masses of manufacturing jobs. Now technology is toying with driver-less cars, trains, trucks and ships. We are starting to see robotic food service in some chains. Just how long will it be before all those stock clerks at Walmart, grocery stores, and other no-brainer/warm-body jobs are redundant to cheaper and more efficient drones? If these people can't grasp that their lack of marketable skills isn't worth $15/hr, what will become of them when those same unmarketable skill sets are bringing in $0/hr?
I absolutely agree. It doesn't matter how well organized your thoughts or facts are, if you take a conservative stance it immediately becomes personal/racist against Obama and the merits of the topic never get discussed. It is sickening!
The problem is that they are attempting to teach those sorts of things in schools and are failing miserably because these lessons are totally inappropriate material for schools. They should be taught in the home. The school should have standards that kids either measure up to in terms of character or they get the boot until they have such character. We adults are the ones who have bought the I'm OK you're OK ocean front vista in Nevada. We let the schools become what they are largely through our apathy. Question is, what are we going to do about it?
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Reality Versus Mirages in Egypt

Beircheart2 Wrote: Aug 20, 2013 3:48 PM
Another instance of the O-Man's totally failed foreign policy. We hold no credibility anywhere in the world (How's that Snowden issue with Russia working out for you , Mr. President?) least of all in the Middle East where were despised but a least respected. now even that grudging respect is gone. This Obama cat will be one hard act to follow. No one will be able to clean up his mess without getting it all over themselves as well.
"pursuing' was intended. Fat fingers on the keyboard again. Sorry folks!
I'm not one to over glamorize days gone by. However it must be said that in previous eras there was far more value placed on individuals over possessions. Jefferson didn't view education as merely a means to an end. Being educated was in itself the reward because it made for people of better character. Today education is only as valuable as the stuff it enables one to buy. With the current administration giving away livelihoods, there is no real need for education and as we can see, few are actively persewing it!
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Where Are All The Kids?

Beircheart2 Wrote: Aug 05, 2013 6:39 PM
I frightfully agree. This country is nuts, and it is NOT our politicians! They are simply the mirror image of our citizenry! When the majority of folks vote into power whichever cabaret act promises the most free stuff and can overlook blatant corruption just to keep that honey flowing...yeah, that's nuts. I am becoming more pessimistic regarding my fellow Americans daily and am more willing to give the govt. shills a free pass. We (collectively, even if not individually) voted the scoundrels in so let us eat the darned cake!
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Where Are All The Kids?

Beircheart2 Wrote: Aug 05, 2013 4:36 PM
Where are the kids? One of three places: 1. Sitting on their couches playing video games getting fatter and softer than any generation prior all the while thinking that mastering video games will somehow transform them into being the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. 2. Holed up isolated and alone in their rooms virtually visiting absolute strangers they call friends whom they met on the internet all the while amassing a porn collection to rival Larry Flynt's and in increasing numbers posting their own naked bodies online. 3. In organized and structured activities so that they avoid their peers who are engaging in numbers one and two above and where they are protected from the kinds of adults one and two produce.
The entire liberal agenda is for the government to do something about the poor so they as individuals don't have to. What a pathetic plank.
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