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A Problem Bigger than Ferguson

DG in GA Wrote: Aug 27, 2014 10:08 AM
I lived in Wisconsin when they instituted the Welfare-to-Work program. Basically I think you could only be on welfare for two years, and during that time you had to get job skills training because your welfare check would be going away. At the end of the first year, the ever-so-leftist Milwaukee Journal published a big bleeding heart section in the Sunday paper that "tracked" the results of the program to date. The Journal lamented the terrible impact this new law was having on welfare recipients - mostly women. Why, some of these women were having to move back in with their families! The horror!!! A lot of women had packed up their kids and moved to Illinois where you can get welfare for life without any work obligation. The Journal considered these people to be casualties of the program. How dare the taxpayers and lawmakers of Wisconsin put time limits on welfare handouts! Imagine what would happen if other states followed suit and required all welfare recipients to work, and cut them off after a certain time period! Where would people go to get handouts for life??? During the implementation of the program, I volunteered to design and deliver some of the job skills training programs. Since this was what I do for a living, I thought the programs I put together were pretty good. Basic, but good. However I was told by the social workers that they weren't basic ENOUGH. They told me that the women they would be working with had not only never had a job, but they don't KNOW anyone who has ever had a job. Generations of their families and friends had never had a job. They told me these women had to be taught to use an alarm clock, to take a shower every day, that they will be expected to SHOW UP at work. Oh, and I was also told (by the all-black team of social workers) that my services would not be needed to deliver the training, since the women they'd be working with would never listen to a white woman about anything. I asked "What about the white welfare mothers?" They looked at me like I was nuts.
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A Whopper Of A Deal

DG in GA Wrote: Aug 27, 2014 9:47 AM
Hopefully BK will get better coffee. I like their breakfast sandwiches, hate their coffee. Tim Horton's breakfast stuff isn't great, but their coff is better than BK.
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Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Legs

DG in GA Wrote: Aug 26, 2014 9:21 AM
#6 is not out of place if the minister was preaching her political choices from the pulpit. The Methodist Church lost some friends of mine when they revised their "Book of Rules" or whatever it is called, to include Obamacare (or socialized medicine) as something all Methodists should support, and invited Shrillary to the annual convention of Methodist Women as keynote speaker. Like so many others, my friends did not leave the church, the church left them. I similarly left the Presbyterian church both because the General Assembly became too leftist for my taste, and because the pastor of our home church quietly dismissed and covered up the activities of not one, hut TWO pedophile homosexual youth ministers.
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Hands Up! Don’t Abort!

DG in GA Wrote: Aug 25, 2014 10:17 AM
Let's add to that the fact that white people do not RIOT and LOOT when a white-on-white crime occurs. Or when a black-on-white crime occurs. Or pretty much any other time. Police-on-black shootings are actually quite rare, especially when you consider how much time black people, especially males, spend in the company of police officers.
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Hands Up! Don’t Abort!

DG in GA Wrote: Aug 25, 2014 10:11 AM
This IS all about revenge, and the protests are being orchestrated by the Martin family's attorneys, Crump & Parks, from Miami. They are the same race - hustling ambulance chasers who orchestrated the protests in the Trayvon Martin / Zimmerman case. It is the attorneys who got Holder and Obama involved, as fellow race hustlers. Without all of the protesting / rioting / looting, Crump & Parks fan't get the media coverage, which puts pressure on the town of Ferguson and the state of Missouri to indict the cop. No indictment, no civil suit against the city and no payday for Crump & Parks. These guys are disgusting.
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"I’d Drive His Bus if He Asked Me"

DG in GA Wrote: Aug 24, 2014 11:19 AM
And Romney wasn't elected because millions of REPUBLICANS stayed home and did not vote. I remember being absolutely STUNNED on election night that Romney was unable to beat Obama. So we not only have the leftists to battle, but the people on the right who demand conservative purity or they won't vote. So if you didn't vote in 2012 because Romney was a Mormon or because he wadn't conservative ENOUGH to suit you, you can blame yourself for the mess we're in today.
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Let’s Privatize Medicare

DG in GA Wrote: Aug 23, 2014 9:56 AM
There is (or was) such a program. It's called Health Savings Accounts. An HSA allows you to save up to (I think) $4,000 annually before taxes. These are tied to a catastrophic health insurance policy. For every day check-ups and illnesses you pull money out of your HSA to pay for it. If you are (God forbid) diagnosed with cancer, your catastrophic coverage kicks in. The money in your HSA accumulates year over year, and you can carry over the balance forever. When you die, you can leave the HSA to your heirs. This program was originally only available to self-employed people. Not sure what the status of HSAs is now that Obamacare is in effect. HSAs were a great idea and should have been more widely available from the beginning. Probably the reason they weren't is because they are such a good idea.
What on earth cost almost a million taxpayer dollars? If these guys are so innocent and unthreatening to the security of the United States, they should have just taken off the handcuffs and leg irons, handed them a coach plane ticket to Qatar and told them to have a nice life and stay out of trouble.
There are a couple of women in our area who shop in full lock-down burqa where all you can see is their eyes. This is GA in August where the heat index is 105. I've made eye contact and smiled at them and they just glare back.
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Tuition Pays for This

DG in GA Wrote: Aug 21, 2014 11:59 AM
I know a woman who teaches courses in film criticism. Her coursework and classtime consist entirely of the class watching movies and then talking about them. Homework is sending the kids to movies and then having them write reviews. If she agrees with the review, the student gets an A. If she hated the movie and they liked it, they get a D. So basically, to get an A in theclass, the kid has to figure out whether she would like the movie or not and write accordingly. She told me this is her dream job. Personally, I think she is robbing these kids of tuition money. If my kids ever sign up for c-ap like this, that's the last tuition dollar I spend.
They do have statements from eyewitnesses, and most of them appear to support the cop's version of the story. I think the police and prosecutors are playing this pretty close to the vest as long as CNN and the race pimps (Holder, Sharpton, et al) are still around trying to keep things stirred up.
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