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Healing the Racial Divide

johnnytentpeg Wrote: Jan 22, 2015 1:47 PM
"...an issue that has plagued our nation from its beginning." While I applaud Bishop Jackson's effort in the issue, I disagree with the implied assumption that this is a problem unique to our nation. Racism is a global disease. Having traveled the globe as both a soldier and civilian contractor, I can tell you absolutely, get ready for it, that Americans are the LEAST RACIST people on the planet. By definition, 'one out of many.' To those who disagree, I would suggest they follow Mark Twain's advice, and see the world. "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts." Mark Twain
Quite a few comments here on 'overgrazing' by elk, deer, and cattle. Ever notice how when these folks wistfully talk about the millions of buffalo that once roamed the plains, some herds reported to be as big as large counties, they never mention 'overgrazing?'
About 5 years after this, I cornered Bush's Interior secretary, Gail Norton while calling in on CSPAN as she was being interviewed. I asked her since congress is supposed live under the same laws that they pass on us, why if the wolves were good and safe enough to be introduced out west, why shouldn't they be also placed in the parks, woods, and playgrounds in the suburbs around DC? She was stumped, and remained mute with a pained grin on her face- at a loss for any reasonable answer. Guess some of the barnyard animals (as well as forest carnviores) are more equal than others. So it goes for us peasants out here in 'Elvisland.'
Lived among the Arabs for 5 years to the point of being invited to their weddings, funerals, prayers, and homes. You need to educate yourself on their culture to the extent your side preaches 'multiculturalism' and 'diversity' to the Right. This part of the world's culture lives by the credo of 'the strongest tribe.' Not saying it's right or wrong; it's just the way it is. Not saying we need to be over there engaged in endless warfare, but I believe Brother Mike's point is that when we are the 'strongest tribe' to the point of total capitulation as in Gulf I, then there is significantly less bloodshed for all.
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Corker's Folly

johnnytentpeg Wrote: Jan 11, 2015 8:50 AM
Uncle Larry, you missed the high hanging fast ball. Sen. 'Corker?' How about "Porker's Folly?"
Kinda scary when Townhall's managing editor is gently nudging the RINO establishment's man toward us. Dynasties?!!! We don need no stinkin' Bush (or Clinton) dynasties!!!!!!
We are all valets now.
"Hands up, won't shoot." Hhmmmmm. Seen something better: "Pants up, don't loot."
"Everyone knows the mainstream media is biased, but when its coverage plays a role in getting people’s businesses burned to the ground, it has gone too far." Indeed. Ever notice how the Left waves the taunt 'that doesn't give you the right to shout fire in a crowded movie theater' in your face in 1st amendment debates? Only the "more equal" barnyard critter, aka the Left, gets to shout 'racism' in a crowded riot.
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For What It's Worth

johnnytentpeg Wrote: Nov 24, 2014 9:20 AM
'Compromise' not a 4 letter word? Depends on the real definition. The '1984' definition for the past 40 years means the Right giving into the Left for a later 'compromise' on the Left's part- which never happens. Like Reagan's '86 amnesty in exchange for a 'secure' border at some future date. Securing it is not impossible- like eating the elephant, you start with the southern 1900 miles with Mexico. We've done it before- Korea, West Germany, Kuwait/Iraq, and the Israelis have a working example now with Gaza. Is it perfect? No, but it works 95% of the time. Put these redeploying troops from Afghanistan on the southern border, and you'll have a workable start. Once the Mexican border is 'secure', we can start talking real compromise.
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