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Where's That Inflation I Was Promised?

Joe425 Wrote: Jul 17, 2014 4:12 PM
Last time I checked, fuel (which has doubled in price in the past six years) and food, the price of which has skyrocketed, are necessary for life, but they're not included in the items used to compute inflation. Nice deflection of truth.
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The Paranoids are Back

Joe425 Wrote: Jun 28, 2014 4:40 PM
Why is someone paranoid to be against common core? Fifty years ago there was a raging debate whether the federal government should be involved in education at all. Where in the Constitution is the federal government given the right or the power to interfere with local government's control of local education? But I guess it's OK because it does so well balancing the budget, running the VA and the post office and managing foreign policy.
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Three Cords And The Truth

Joe425 Wrote: Jun 10, 2014 1:48 PM
Being dyslexic is like reading English as a foreign language. It takes time to process. General George Patton didn't attend school until he was twelve. His parents understood and had the money to teach him privately in his own way. Most of us don't don't have that luxury. Then he took six years to graduate college--one year at VMI and five years at West Point. Einstein, Churchill and Edison had to fight their way to competence in ways that others could not. Of course there are few Patton's or the others, but why waste talent? In today's cookie-cutter schools these exceptions were needed. Then the chiselers moved in.
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Three Cords And The Truth

Joe425 Wrote: Jun 10, 2014 10:58 AM
"Once admitted, the student never used disability services for the purpose of getting extra test time for some manufactured "disability" such as Attention Deficit Disorder." Yes. Parents, sometimes wangle un-warannted extra time for their kids on standardized tests or other tests after admission and then, unbelievably, try to have the note that states they had extra time deleted from their file. This is not only unconsionable, it also ruins this courtesy for actual dyslexic and ADD students. There are students who need this extra time. The mandatory corollary to getting extra time is that note of it must be attached to the student's record, and if not, the appropriate institution has to be informed by the student him/herself in order to understand the student's entire record. Chalk up another one for the cheaters.
Actually Bobby Kennedy stole that line from George Bernard Shaw and never gave him credit.
The liberals made the rules. Government--and businesses and individuals--have been placed in a straitjacket of restrictive and rigid laws that on paper solve all our problems but in reality hamstring our communal efforts to solve real problems. Now they want to sidestep their restrictive laws in their attempt to remediate the serious situation facing young black men. First, they're attempting to solve a family and social problem with more paternalism. But the much more important issue is that they are trampling the laws that they've put in place for the rest of us, again placing themselves above us mere mortals. They want to try to help young black males with their proposed dubious program? Fine, but first repeal the laws that hamper the rest of us and greatly damage our society.
So let's get this straight. Fossil fuels are causing global warmi--climate change--so liberals are trying to make it more difficult--impossible is their actual goal--for the US to find and produce them. So we are coerced into buying oil from the Mid-East and other unstable sources that charge extortionate prices and and require us to send the cream of our youth to maintain order and keep the juice flowing. So though we need oil anyway liberals don't want us to be energy independent yet decry efforts to make sure we can import enough for our needs. Sounds logical to me.
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The Left Learned Wrong Lessons from Nazism

Joe425 Wrote: Dec 10, 2013 10:30 AM
Good article, but Nazism really was a variant of Communism and hence of the left. The state controlled production, disarmed its proclaimed internal enemies and attacked its"inferior" neighbors in order to spread their "superior" system. Beware of any ideology that proclaims itself The Only Answer. Nazism demanded racial purity, while Communism demanded, and still demands, class purity. Nazism and Communism aren't 180º apart, they are twins. And both of them are 180º from traditional western culture and our representational governments.
Liberals love to spout off about how they speak truth to power, and how they are so courageous, self-sacrificing and moral to do so. What they really do is lay down whenever another liberal utters anything, no matter how idiotic, vicious or false. In fact they attest to it. In contrast, they attack, defame, libel and slander anyone outside their cohort who has the audacity to disagree with them. Truth to power, indeed.
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The Real Meaning of the "Redskins" Debate

Joe425 Wrote: Sep 30, 2013 4:07 PM
If we're going to change the name Redskins, then to be fair and consistent we must change all other offensive names, including; Celtics, with the logo of a foolish looking Irishman; Vikings, bloodthirsty, savage Scandinavians; Saints, a libel on a great religion; 49ers, another libel on the great people who found the gold that helped win the Civil War; Giants and Titans, a slur upon large people who were just born that way; Patriots, denigrating our Founding Fathers for mere sport; Steelers, insulting the strong men who built our country; Packers, belittling the men and women who chop our meat; Ravens, Panthers, Diamondbacks and all other animal names, don't we understand that animals are people, too; Knickerbockers, abusing our Dutch heritage; Canucks, a slur on Canadians; Bears, Grizzlies, Bruins, Cubs, more pain for the victims of animal extermination. Can we get any more silly?
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