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I know a young woman, a far leftie "journalist," who is of Cuban descent. Her grandparents fled Cuba ahead of Castro's police, who were planning to jail her grandfather for being an "enemy of the state" because he refused to spy on his employer, an American company. Her father, also a "journalist" snuck back into Cuba a few years ago with a fake passport to take video footage for a documentary he was making about the glories of Communism under Castro. Even though he was making a positive documentary about Castro, he had to be on the down low because his entire family is considered to be "Enemies of the State." The entire time he was there, he lived in fear of the Cuban government finding out who he was and throwing him in jail. He didn't visit any of the relatives he still has there for the same reason. So one night at dinner, my young friend was telling me this story while describing her Cuban heritage. She went on to regale me with stories of how wonderful life is for Cubans since Castro has been in power. How they have true equality, how their healthcare system is unparalleled, their schools amazing, blah, blah, blah. I asked her why, if this was true, did her grandparents flee from Cuba in the middle of the night with their children and the clothes on their backs. Why, if Cuba is so wonderful, did her father have to SNEAK in and basically hide the entire time he was there. Her response was to look at me blankly. Then she said, "Well, that is just one case. Overall, Castro has been wonderful for Cuba. The United States should end the embargo and normalize relations. Any problems Cuba has are the fault of the United States." I asked her if her father agreed with this assessment. "Oh, absolutely!" she replied. Liberalism truly is a mental disorder.
Yeah, I thought that too. I have Mr. Clean under my sink. And oven cleaner that you have to wear rubber glover and a face mask to use. I don't drink Dawn dish detergent or laundry detergent, or Clorox, and you shouldn't either. I am not opposed to fracking - or to drilling at ANWR - but don't try to make me believe it is completely harmless either.
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Dodd-Frank Still Stalling Economy

DG in GA Wrote: Nov 16, 2014 11:26 AM
Did anyone else notice that the writer seems to think that not giving a mortgage to someone who can't afford a fully amortized loan is a BAD thing? I was in the mortgage business for 35 years. In my experience, when you gave someone a "creative" mortgage with interest only for five years or a ridiculously low payment for five years, unless you KNEW they would be selling their other house or otherwise come into the money within five years, what you would be doing is setting the homeowner up for failure. That deal made money for the broker or the originator, but was always a bad deal for the borrower.
He is for amnesty and is really pushing Common Core. America does not need Jeb Bush.
The Clintons have always been masters of the PR wars, and this press release is no exception. Getting a press release into the media touting the Democrat shellacking in 2014 as a positive event for Hillary may seem ridiculous to those of us with working brains, but to a soundbite nation, those low information voters who get all of their news from headlines and teasers on radio and TV, all Clinton news has to be GOOD news for the next two years. So even the volcano in Hawaii, assuming anyone cares about it outside of the Big Island, will be portrayed as an opportunity for Hillary or a sign that the momentum is increasing for Hillary or that even the volcano gods are showing their support for Hillary. All she needs is for the sychophant media to print the nonsense her press agents put out there for them. And we KNOW they always will.
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Educational Fraud

DG in GA Wrote: Nov 12, 2014 11:14 AM
Unfortunately, this policy of lowering standards to achieve "diversity" is not limited to athletes. Since the Department of Education appears to require certain levels of black enrollment, as do U.S. News and World Report, USA Today, etc., in order to raise the ranking of a college or university, colleges all over the country have been lowering their admission standards. I find it appalling that students who can barely read, write or do arithmetic are being admitted to college. As someone who is in a position to hire people, I can tell you that degrees have become quite meaningless outside of the hard science areas.
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Educational Fraud

DG in GA Wrote: Nov 12, 2014 11:04 AM
I work in Corporate training. Dr Williams says it is virtually impossible to repair 12 years of rotten elementary and secondary school education in four or five years of college. Try repairing 12 - 16 years of rotten education in one 8-hour seminar. That is what my organization expects our department to do with "Business Writing," "Business Math," "Public Speaking," "Telephone Skills," etc., training. Honestly, we have to teach adults to be able to talk on the phone coherently and politely. I remember studying grammar and English composition for three YEARS in junior high school. I can still diagram a sentence. These days kids get out of college unable to WRITE a sentence that makes sense. It's a disgrace.
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Educational Fraud

DG in GA Wrote: Nov 12, 2014 10:53 AM
In what way is Walter Williams a race huckster? Please give specific examples.
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How To Stop Being Poor

DG in GA Wrote: Nov 11, 2014 11:10 AM
Our interstate highway system was actually started in the interests of national defense, and continued to promote interstate commerce.
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How To Stop Being Poor

DG in GA Wrote: Nov 11, 2014 11:09 AM
I still don't understand who is hiring all of these illegals. They say that big businesses want all this illegal immigration, but I work in HR and we have to jump through all kinds of hoops to ensure that everyone we hire is here legally. If we don't, we get slapped with huge fines. So where are all these millions of people working?
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