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Marriage Still Matters to Millennials

Donald103 Wrote: Apr 06, 2013 3:45 PM
I believe that it is harder now fo stay married. My wife and I recently celebrated our 68 anniversary. Of course, we grew up and married at a much earlier time and in a different society. It may be due to my extreme age, but I perceive that our society, our culture and our economy is in a decline and the electorate doesn't seem to realize it or care enough to lead to changes in the direction. I perceive that much of our problems have been promoted by Federal government actions. Price and wage controls led to health insurance benefits being used to bid for scarce labor during WWII. Progressivism began about 1900 and grew remarkably during the Great Depression. Now the Federal government wants to run everything, but runs nothing well.
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Rebuilding a Ruined City

Donald103 Wrote: Apr 06, 2013 3:35 PM
I, we (my wife and I) lived in Detroit 1946-1947 and 1949-1952, so we have emotional ties to the city. It was not bed back in those days, but it is surely in a mess now. Who is to blame? Was it the Federal government that sided with the unions? Was it the managers of the auto companies? Was it the unions? Was it the Michigan and, especially the Detroit, politicians who contributed the most to the decline of the city. Let's which Party was in charge of the city government during all this time? A series of telling photos or Hiroshima and Detroit before and after went around on the Internet. If you have not seen, it is worth your time to look it up.
What group promoted the sexual revolution? Was it the Tea Party, was it George W. Bush, was it the Religious Right, was it the conservatives? Was it the Republicans? What group facilitated single motherhood? Who destroyed the black family? Who has dumbed down the schools, especially the inner city schools? Who has allowed high school students to be unruly? Once a man could get a good paying job without much education or much personal skills, but now good paying jobs require more eduction (real not watered down) and more skills than in the past. Did unions skew the economic system? What happened to former work ethic culture? Was is a disincentive society and economy? Reward the non-worker and tax the worker-and saver?
(Wille) Sutton's Law. Why do you rob banks? That's where the money is.
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Losing Patience With the New Pope

Donald103 Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 10:42 AM
Christ is alleged to have blessed a marriage at Cana (and changed water into wine-so there about the position of some denominations about drinking alcohol being a sin). Celibacy if the clergy makes serving the church a double sacrifice. Is it against nature? Where do natural laws come from? "Lead us not into temptation." Was sexual desire put in there to promote the survival of the species? Strict gays and lesbians cannot reproduce without resort to artificial methods. The anus is designed (?) for exit and not for adit. I do not agree with the Catholic prohibition of contraception-an ovum is not a person nor s a sperm cell. Was the beloved disciple a woman? If so, does that not argue against excluding women from the priesthood?
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What I Saw in Israel

Donald103 Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 4:59 PM
Gaza has a border with Egypt, a Muslim state. What does the West Bank back up to? Jordan. A prison camp is surrounded by fences or walls. Israel does not control Egypt's border nor Jordan's borders. So how can the poster hold the idea that the Palestinian Arabs are in an Israeli prison camp? Why are are there Palestinian only buses? Because Arabs have committed suicide-homicide acts on Israeli buses.
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Washington Post blasts Dems Budget

Donald103 Wrote: Mar 17, 2013 8:51 PM
"Even a blind pig finds an acorn sometimes." Could it be that more people are waking up to the reality of the economic fix that the U.S. is in? To say nothing of the social bad fix that we are in. Politicians are well known for telling lies and making promises that they do not keep and some that they could not keep even if they wanted to. Now liars and cheaters and thieves do not even have the grace to fell guilty except for being caught. Many get caught, but pay no legal or social penalty for their misdeeds. A President can lie under oath in court and pay no social penalty.
Should black students wear a black wristbands to emphasize affirmative action? Color of skin equals special privileges (entry with lesser performance) and exemptions (lack of achievement and discipline)?
Add that to the sexual revolution, the student revolt and teen age pregnancy and you have quite a package of benefits.
Does he want to make the pain as onerous and visible as possible so he can then blame the Republicans for something he proposed and sighed? Would he be cunning and sly and wily enough to want to do that?
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Intellectuals and Race

Donald103 Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 11:17 AM
Interesting that that the sports of football, basketball and track have a very high percentage of blacks participating in them. is there something genetic in that. "White men can't jump." ? Where do the sprinters come from? Where do the marathoners come from? Work ethic may be more related to culture than to ethnicity. Some think South Chinese are into work so much because of the year around work associated with rice growing just as farming may have effected previous generations of United Staters.
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