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Millennials

David1454 Wrote: Dec 10, 2014 8:37 AM
With all due respect, this article is ignorant and clueless. Young adults generally don't have money to save. They are paying off school loans, mortgages, car loans, and buying the possessions (furniture, appliances) that they need. When I was 30 my only "savings" was the increasing equity in my home. For most people, saving doesn't get serious until you get some bills paid off and you are entering the higher-earning years of your career. Besides, most millenials' retirement funding will come when their Boomer parents kick the bucket.
Having read the article, it does make a convincing case that UVA has a "cavalier" attitude about sexual assault, even if the main story is now discredited. Nevertheless, it is a real puzzle why ANY victim of a felonious assault would not go directly to the police under the circumstances described. She wanted the perps thrown out of school? How about several years of Hard Time?
There two things to keep in mind about HRC: (1) She is the inevitable Democrat nominee in 2016, (2) Throughout her public career, the one constant is that the more the public sees of her, the less they like her. When she is actually doing something (e.g., Hillarycare) the public hates her, then when she calls back into the shadows and does nothing (like she did in the Senate), the public starts to forget what a miserable crone she is and her favorability ratings gradually rise. She is the perfect candidate...for the Republicans. Limbaugh had it right. We should all work for her nomination.
There used to be an apt expression used in discussion on these topics: "the deserving poor." The expression referred to people who lived by the rules, and yet for reasons out of their control, their lives became full of hardship and disadvantage. Widows and orphans were most often mentioned in this context. And society has an implicit obligation to care for The Deserving Poor. The problem is that when Government gets into the "Charity Business," a whole segment of the population takes that as an invitation to game the system, with the result that we now have "generational poverty," where each generation teaches its young the lifestyle of irresponsible dependency, characterized here by our grotesquely mis-identified, "entitlements." "We" are responsible for the results of disastrous life-choices by people who voluntarily choose NOT to play by the rules. They jump our borders, drop out of school, have children out of wedlock, consume addictive and destructive drink and drugs. I can't wait to retire and stop paying for it.
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Is Law Optional?

David1454 Wrote: Dec 09, 2014 10:41 AM
Yet another outstanding column by Dr. Sowell. Why can't we make this guy Emperor?
Disappointing article. The writer could have done a little research to enlighten the readers. Why even publish this vacuous column?
There is nothing in the public record to support the statement that Michael Brown's death was a "tragedy." It may be one to his family and friends, but there is no hint that he was headed toward being a productive member of society - quite the contrary in fact. he didn't "deserve" to die for his actions, but neither does a rock climber who takes absurd risks for a cheap thrill.
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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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