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Ferguson, the Verdict is….

Kurt114 Wrote: Nov 16, 2014 7:08 AM
While it's fun to theorize about the causes and solutions, none of that changes the reality of the situation. We all agree that racism exists. However, we seem, as a society, unwilling to acknowledge the depth and extent of Black racism. As anyone who has attended "cultural diversity training" can attest, criticism of Whites is considered an indication of enlightenment. Criticism of any other race is considered, well, racism. There is always one naïve person who doesn't understand the rules and gets stomped on by the presenters. Fun to watch. One quickly realizes that the way to survive this training is to keep ones mouth shut and nod approvingly. My personal response was to move to an area where Scandinavians are the largest minority. My local taxes no longer go to people who think I am oppressing them as I finance their lifestyle with the fruit of my labor. It gets pretty rowdy at hockey games, but nobody here is gearing up for civil unrest over the pending Ferguson grand jury decision.
Mary, spot on correct.
ITW, respectfully, didn't seem garbled to me. Americans are unwilling to accept the solutions to our problems. Mr. Morici is being abstract rather than specific, and is not using the two dimensional Republican vs. Democrat paradigm. His theories are spot on.
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Where Are the Angry White Folks?

Kurt114 Wrote: Oct 17, 2014 8:14 AM
We know that the legal system and the media do not have our backs. We know that, were we to protest, we would be labeled as racist. We know that if we were to be arrested our jobs would be in jeopardy. We know that we have no recourse through the legal system. We relocate our families. We provide for the physical protection of ourselves and our families. We know that we can only count on ourselves. One reason the rioting is restricted to minority areas is that, were it to spread into non-minority neighborhoods and those residents were to feel their lives were threatened, the response would be swift and decisive. We are not afraid. We have fought and won this country's wars. Cowards don't do that. We are logical.
Orwellian. A subpoena was issued, so at least one judge is on the city's side in this issue. It will wind up in court. The churches will have to pay for their attorney's, and the taxpayers of Houston will pay for the city's attorneys. People who crow about Texas being a conservative bastion need to acknowledge that Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, and Austin are progressive strongholds. Another big amnesty and Texas becomes a Democrat stronghold.
I respect Mr. Ransom's opinions, but strongly disagree with this one. Middle Eastern states, like Saudi Arabia, are currently reaping what they have sown with regards to encouraging Islamic activism. It's time for those nations to saddle up and send their sons into battle against the monster they have helped to create.
These facts have been well known for decades. The FBI's Uniform Crime Reports have long been telling this story. The truth undermines the agenda of many people, though. The truth isn't "racist". The truth is simply what it is. Those who deny reality in the name of advancing a false agenda are the racists. I moved from a diverse, urban area for the safety of my family. When I lived in a large city I knew that my interests did not matter, that the local powers only wanted my tax dollars and my silence. I feel that is all the federal government wants from me, as well, but I can't escape the reach of the feds.
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Doubling Down on Inflation

Kurt114 Wrote: Sep 11, 2014 7:26 AM
Bigdawg, well written. It occurs to me that if the Fed were not buying treasuries, and interest rates on new debt were allowed to be set by the market, the resulting interest cost would force a reduction in federal spending. The Fed, then, is enabling deficit spending.
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Paul Ryan Has Answer for Ferguson

Kurt114 Wrote: Sep 01, 2014 7:26 AM
This plan make sense. Reward people for engaging in productive activity rather than maladaptive behavior. Of course, some outfit that is vested in the status quo will find an angle to challenge it in court.
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Paul Ryan Has Answer for Ferguson

Kurt114 Wrote: Sep 01, 2014 7:24 AM
Correct, Jeff. That's why I am in the market for a comfortable road car. I have had it with bowing down to the State just to get on an airplane. Got the pat down once. The last time I was being careful to make sure I had everything off my person that might set of the alarms, and one of the Polizei told me to hurry up. Screw them.
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