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We Have a Moral Divide, Not a Racial One

David1454 Wrote: Nov 25, 2014 10:47 AM
FWIW, the Black community does not think in the same quantitative way as the White community. They look at a "Big Picture" and react to that, not wanting to be bothered by "details" (facts). OJSimpson, Rodney King, Ferguson, and now this incident in Cleveland where the kid got shot for threatening a cop with an airgun. The Black community sees constant examples of an oppressive police state abusing Young Black Males with apparent impunity, and the White community wants to look at exactly what happened in each case to determine the equities and legalities of the incident in question. And never the twain shall meet.
I wonder how much of the "welcoming" is dictated by demographics, as in other European nanny-states. The "native" population is aging rapidly and they have to import hordes of immigrants to pay the taxes and fund the retirements and health benefits of the aging Brits. Although if half of the immigrants are on the dole, this can't work out very well, can it?
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The 2-State Solution Is Dead

David1454 Wrote: Nov 21, 2014 11:26 AM
Israel has for the past thirty years taken actions on the ground that were intended to - and actually have - made impossible the creation of a "Palestinian" state. Despite pretending to participate in good faith negotiations, they have continued to build settlements in areas that not only the "Palestinians" but all other disinterested observers have presumed to the territory in which the new state could reside. Further, they demand that Israel be recognized as a "Jewish" state, thus making any alternative solution (one state) unenable by relegating non-Jews to virtual immigrant status in that state. Their atrocities are virtually ignored in the U.S. media, and our pusillanimous political class refuse to hold Israel accountable, despite the huge amounts we have sent there over the decades. Our behavior in this matter is not something that patriotic Americans can be proud of.
When will our Republican representatives ever get up the courage to do something about the outrage of "anchor babies"? This perverse Court interpretation of the 14th Amendment has resulted in millions of babies of illegals magically being born as American "citizens," and now - it appears - the illegal parents will be given permanent residency status and ultimately THE RIGHT TO VOTE! I suspect that a huge majority of American citizens support this absurd situation (if they are aware of it), and we are ALONE in all the world giving this valuable privilege of citizenship to people for the simple fact of being hatched within our borders. I'm not holding my breath.
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How to Get Away With Sleazy Sex Scenes

David1454 Wrote: Nov 14, 2014 8:15 AM
If Shonda Rimes has anything to do with a program it is trash.
We need to find some "adults" in this situation who recognize that none of this is worth dying for. Ukraine has a corrupt, failed government that needs to reach out to an outside authority for help. If the EU is willing, fine, run with it. As for the provinces in Ukraine that would prefer to come under the Russian umbrella, fine; run with it. But don't kill each other over which corrupt, failed government rules which piece of dirt. And make no mistake, Russia is also a failed, corrupt government. It has vast natural resources, however, that are sufficient to protect the failed government from collapsing.
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Lessons for the GOP for 2016

David1454 Wrote: Nov 06, 2014 10:00 AM
I emphatically agree with the small, targeted, single-issue, easy-to-understand laws. George Will mentions six specific examples in his syndicated column today. My enjoyment of Wednesday morning this year was only clouded by (1) Tom Corbett's embarrassing loss in my home state of PA, and (2) memory of what a lousy job the previousl Republican Congress did in implementing the Agenda that we thought we would get when we elected them.
Well, again we will find out if the Republicans are the people we thought we voted for, or simply a different version of the lifers on the other side of the aisle. Will they force Barry to veto stuff that America wants (REAL immigration reform!), or lay back and whine that it's not worth the effort.
Money WOULD represent "free speech," except that most of the money simply goes to pay for lies, distortions, half truths and nonsense. The Dems are worse - ironically, better at creating lies that will resound with the voters. The older I get, the less infatuated I am with "democracy." Most people are idiots, swayed by emotional pleas, misrepresentations, and extraneous factors. The new media should be loudly criticizing the distortions in the ads and correcting the facts, but I gather they are afraid of losing the revenue that the ads bring. Lots of blame to go around.
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Scholar-Athlete Charade

David1454 Wrote: Nov 05, 2014 8:58 AM
This is one of America's problems with easy solutions but no will to implement them. The NBA and NFL need to create minor leagues - just like baseball - to develop the players they want outside the academic arena, many of whom have no desire to go to college (or business being in a college classroom). The colleges (and alumni) need to phase out the professionalism and move to a "Div III" paradigm, with no athletic scholarships. It sounds radical but no other Western nation has a similar system of athletic nonsense in their colleges. But not in my lifetime.
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