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I agree. I always thought we should help dependent children where that was necessary. But that the aid for such a child should hinge on knowing who his daddy was. And then the bill for that support gets sent to the father. Who if he won't / can't pay it, can work it off on a highway maintenance chain-gang at $50 / day. Mothers who can't / won't supply the father's identity can either find the bucks themselves or lose their children. (Obviously, accused men should have the right to a DNA paternity test -- to be paid for either by their accusers, if the DNA test clears them, or by themselves if it doesn't.
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Modern Family?

Fred_PA_2000 Wrote: Mar 07, 2014 10:01 PM
Ann; I think that's wrong. A woman in the same age cohort as a man will outlive him by something like eight years (on average, of course). That's why the nursing homes are all full of lonely old women rather than lonely old men. And married people outlive unmarried ones. (Although some wag once asserted that it isn't really longer; it just *seems* that way!) It is true that when a married woman enters the paid labor force, her husband gains additional leisure time. The effect is probably that -- with more money -- the couple now pays someone to do some of the chores he used to do (e.g., changing the oil in the car)/
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Modern Family?

Fred_PA_2000 Wrote: Mar 07, 2014 9:53 PM
Yes!! Good for you, Ann.
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Modern Family?

Fred_PA_2000 Wrote: Mar 07, 2014 9:37 PM
Republicans AREN'T against equal pay for equal work. At least not the ones I know. Unfortunately, since most people are not very emotionally involved in politics, playing on their emotions works better (at winning votes) than trying to appeal to their reason. The latter is just too much work for most of us. And among the easier emotions to trigger is hatred -- that's why politicians run so many negative ad campaigns. But it's easier to get people to hate your opponent if you demonize them: You don't want the voters to see your opponent as a human being. The Republicans-oppose-equal-pay meme is (among many others) just part of the Democrats' program to demonize them. But it is -- as is almost any blanket statement about 56,000,000 voters -- dishonest. You might want to get to know some Republicans before you gullibly accept the propaganda lies of their enemies as being the truth about them.
John; They changed the definition of "deport" to get that result. Once those stopped trying to enter illegally (and sent back) were not counted as "deported". Only those who were found once they were already inside the country and then sent back were counted. Now the Obama Administration is adding in that first group (tried but didn't make it) to the second (made it illegally into the U.S.) in order to get better numbers. But they're lying us -- which seems to be SOP for these guys.
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Modern Family?

Fred_PA_2000 Wrote: Feb 28, 2014 8:49 PM
I suspect most of the explanation lies in this sentence; "Married men work harder because they know they are working for the welfare of those they love." Many a man would have been a beach bum except that he had two little rug rats that he adored, and he would sacrifice almost anything to protect them.
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The 'Fairness' Fraud

Fred_PA_2000 Wrote: Feb 27, 2014 12:18 AM
It's worth noting that American women tend toward TWO poles, depending on their marital status. Single women tend to vote Democrat: That's probably because so many of the young ones are single mothers, and so many of the old ones have no adequate pension. Hence (probably) a majority of single women are poverty stricken and dependent upon social welfare programs to keep their heads above water. And they're smart enough not to bite the hand that feeds them. (That doesn't mean that they LIKE being trapped on the plantation.) Married women -- and perhaps especially married women with children -- tend to vote Republican. They have both a present and a future to protect, and they will be much more cautious about social engineering threats to their families.
Green will get very upset - indeed, will be quite SURE that it's proof of corruption - when a fossil fuel industry player funds global warming research. Especially if it doesn't yield the findings Greens insist upon. Yet government sponsors such research on a scale that is orders of magnitude larger. And the researcher will likely lose his/her research grant - for many this means lose their job - if they can't find evidence of AGW. Tell me again who's been bought.
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Love and Fidelity on Campus

Fred_PA_2000 Wrote: Feb 19, 2014 11:46 AM
I wonder if a contributing factor isn't increasing lifespans among their parents. These people are trapped in childhood. In many species (and all mammals) the adults care for the young -- this may be the defining difference between adults and infants of that species. The stance that there are (or should be) no consequences to our behaviors (or, at least, that someone else should bear them / clean up our mess) is quintessentially child-like. In an earlier age, the early deaths of the parents (in their 30's in primitive times; in their 50's a hundred years ago) forced young people out of childhood. "Sorry, kid. Mom & Dad are gone now. I'm afraid you're on your own." The contemplation of their alone-ness gave them a hard shove toward building their own home & family. Tragically, today's young people are allowed to drift in blissfully ignorant childhood until they are too old to create their own home & family. Very sad.
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Another Galling Betrayal

Fred_PA_2000 Wrote: Feb 18, 2014 4:18 PM
Corbett; You might want to reflect that one of those Iranian A-bombs can be smuggled into your hometown. The good part is that your "Great-Satan" family's incineration will occur so quickly that you will likely never know of your / their termination.
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The Inequality Bogeyman

Fred_PA_2000 Wrote: Jan 28, 2014 4:17 PM
Easy. They don't think it will be a paying proposition.
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