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Bizarre Arguments and Behavior

John6871 Wrote: Mar 26, 2014 8:39 AM
One of my first disagreements with the good Dr! These activities are not the relatively innocent display of the 'bizarre', but rather 'scurilous.' We do ourselves a disservice to consider the left like some eccentric uncle.
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The Left Versus Minorities

John6871 Wrote: Mar 11, 2014 12:23 PM
Rubbish! Do you suggest these parents weren't involved before their children were placed in a charter school? If parental involvement were the only criterion, there would be no need for charter schools as their children would already be succeeding.
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Solutions to Black Education

John6871 Wrote: Feb 26, 2014 8:22 AM
Texas is a "Right to Work" state. You don't have to be a member of the teachers union to teach. The largest union in Harris County (Houston Independent School District) is the teachers union under Gayle Fallon. Go figure!
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The Lesson of Dunkirk

John6871 Wrote: Feb 24, 2014 11:45 AM
I would love to agree with Dr. Sowell. He really isn't wrong! But the Republican Party (which we elected, by the way) has ruined its reputation with it conservative base. It's very hard to give them the benefit of the doubt.
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The Lesson of Dunkirk

John6871 Wrote: Feb 24, 2014 11:38 AM
It wasn't a custom, the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 is the controlling law which Reid ignores.
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Republicans to the Rescue?

John6871 Wrote: Feb 04, 2014 11:27 AM
No problem with you assessment of handouts. I don't find any Constitutional argument for them regardless of immigration status. Just to pick a nit, half our workforce pays no income tax. The only benefit is if the illegal is working on the cash economy and pays no FICA. That option is available (and used) by legals, as well.
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Republicans to the Rescue?

John6871 Wrote: Feb 04, 2014 11:25 AM
And what was your take on the problem in 1986? Or in 2000? If your viewpoint has changed simply as a result of the recession, I'd like to know.
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Republicans to the Rescue?

John6871 Wrote: Feb 04, 2014 10:51 AM
I'll start by saying that I don't adhere to the Republican orthodoxy on immigration. My personal view is that immigration is necessary and will be more so given that we don't seem to want to have any children of our own. So if you are one of those "they broke the first law they encountered" types, please stop reading as I will only upset you. There are three issues conflated in this immigration. Culture, Security and Economics. Culturally, I'm the first to agree with Sowell and Buchanan that we should not commit cultural suicide. However, it was US who implemented bilingual education and voting. WE can fix that. I don't care if Budweiser wants to advertise in Spanish. That's their business. I DO care if politicians do. From the security viewpoint, we don't want Achmed, the not yet dead, terrorist coming across the unsecured border to commit mayhem. Economically, and before this last downturn, we had the HIGHEST employment rate in the history of this nation with 67% of the legal workforce employed. We also had, according to some estimates, as much as 5% of of the workforce comprised of "illegals." Any argument that these people were taking jobs from Americans must simply ignore that fact. Companies were scrambling to find ways to keep tech workers from overseas. When this economy is rolling, workers at all levels are needed. What is just as necessary is an immigration system which recognizes all of the above.
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Are Guns the Problem?

John6871 Wrote: Oct 02, 2013 9:01 AM
The "unadulterated lunacy" is actually indoctrination. Show the child at age 6 that guns will get him into deep doo-doo and at 16 he's in your youth guard against guns.
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Profiling

John6871 Wrote: Jul 24, 2013 8:34 AM
You are both saying exactly the same thing. You just have a more refined model.
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