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Of Racial Delusions and Riots

LarryFromMo Wrote: Sep 03, 2014 5:02 PM
Those who promote the idea that there is widespread " systemic and institutional racism against Blacks" are responsible for much of the plight of black youth today. They are constantly bombarded by their elders and "black leaders" with the message that they will never get anywhere because the "system" is rigged against them. Instead they need a message of hope that they can achieve the American dream if they work hard and avoid the pitfalls of drugs, violence, crime, and self-pity. Dr. Ben Carson is very wise when he says that the person who has the most impact on your success is you (paraphrase). A sad aspect of the Michael Brown story is that this young man who was preparing for college felt that he had nothing to lose by robbing a store and assaulting a police officer. How do we instill a message of hope in black youth?
The cameras are not a bad idea, but we don't need the Feds doing one more thing they should not be involved in. The Ferguson police had already ordered cameras that they had not yet deployed. I bet the cop wishes he had one on him.
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Random Thoughts

LarryFromMo Wrote: Aug 19, 2014 11:35 AM
"What sports star today would voluntarily interrupt a Hall of Fame career to go fight for America, after having already served in the military?" I imagine Pat Tillman would have if he had the chance.
The problem with Social Security is that it is the largest Ponzi scheme in the history of mankind. In order to privatize young people would have to pay for both benefits promised to their elders and their own privatized accounts during the transition. There is no way to end Social Security in its current form without someone getting screwed. The people who took benefits out without paying their fair share in are all dead.
This is not how we "get the ball rolling" in a free country. Maybe in China or Russia, but not here.
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” - Romans 12:19 The rationale behind the death penalty is to exact vengeance. Society can be protected by sentences of life without parole. Christ calls us to forgive even when it is very difficult to do so. He gave a model of this on the cross when he forgave those who unjustly killed him.
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War on Women

LarryFromMo Wrote: Mar 12, 2014 4:38 PM
She seems to be someone who checks her politics at the door and does investigative journalism with integrity. MSM just won't tolerate that.
St. Louis gets a bad rap in these listings. Due to post civil war politics the city became its own county and fixed its borders in 1876. The population of the city is about 318,000 out of a metro area with a 2,900,000 population, or about 11%. Their ranking on lists like this one is unfairly based only on this 11%.
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Freedom Is Not Free

LarryFromMo Wrote: Mar 04, 2014 12:29 PM
Obama is no different than Putin. They will do whatever they can get away with to expand their power over others and take away their freedom.
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The Lesson of Dunkirk

LarryFromMo Wrote: Feb 21, 2014 11:49 AM
Your last comment explains it all. Unfortunately the media are in the tank for the Democrats and they mostly create the narrative. Republicans did make the case you mention, but if Fox News is the only outlet that will give them a voice the message is not going to get through.
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Cruz Control? Part II

LarryFromMo Wrote: Feb 20, 2014 8:47 AM
It's a catch 22 situation. Do you do what you believe is right even though it may hurt you politically such as not voting for a budget that includes ObamaCare or do you make votes that you don't believe in such as passing a no-conditions debt ceiling increase so that you don't create controversy before the Republican favored November elections? Neither choice is that attractive, but that's the situation the Republicans find themselves in. Demonizing those who choose one path or the other is not productive.
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