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I think the point is, and Rachel pointed it out, is that some Latinos resent being thought of as Latinos. Thinking as an individual is a first and most important step in achieving exactly what you pointed out. The individual is the only ethnic group that should count. To do anything else is to take rights from one group and lavish stolen goods on another. I have Latino friends who have integrated into my community for generations. Some of their children are half Irish. Should those children be given government benefits because their ancestors happen to be in Texas when it joined the Union? I don't think so. But then, I don't think it is the place of the government to take property from ANY individual to give to another.
"The Bell Curve" is a lot to read through, but becomes very hard to argue with.
You know, I've heard the argument about cultural differences for years. The nature vs. nurture thing and all, but if there are racial differences in height, weight, eye color, hair color, proportion of body length to leg length, muscle density, etc. what makes anyone think there wouldn't be an IQ difference. Hey, I'm not happy that the Asians are smarter. I'm not unhappy either. It just is. IQ is like a bucket of water. Some people have a 5 gallon bucket and others a 3. Now, if you only put 3 gallons in your 5 gallon bucket, your only as smart as a 3. Fill your bucket up as far as it will go, and you probably won't be a jerk. Some races have a larger average bucket.
All right, I guess I'll prove Mr. Kerwick's postulation. I am indeed both a dyed in the wool, card-carrying libertarian and an avowed racist. I do indeed believe there are differences in the races. I am thoroughly convinced that the blue eyes and blond hair of the northern breed of humans makes them better adapted to their climate, much the same as the dark skin and curly hair of blacks makes them better attuned to heat and humidity. I don't know why Asians test out with higher IQ's or why Eskimos can live on high fat diets and not get heart disease, but I'm sure there is a genetic reason. I'm guessing the Irish have so many redheads because there was a very amorous redhead early on in their genealogy. Recognizing the difference in races doesn't make me a racist though in the present sense of the word. That's where the libertarian in me comes through. I truly don't care about the race of an individual as long as he is not a jerk. One example of being a jerk, would be taking a young girl and saying she was raped by cops and ruining their lives. Another would be breaking other peoples stuff and stealing it in the name of a person you never met, just because he's the same color. One more would be detaining someone and shooting them while they are standing there with their hands up. I am not saying any of these things happened, but if they did, the person who did them would be a jerk. No matter what color they are.
But if we legalize heroin, my wife and I and my two brilliant children will run out and buy it and become hopeless addicts. Then what will the government do for me? In fact, probably all 330 million people in the USA will turn to drugs, lose their jobs, and beg for change on the street to go to the drug store and buy recreational drugs. But all 330 million people won't have jobs because they are addicted to drugs, so there will be no one to beg from. Then the people who sell the drugs won't have any customers and they will quit selling drugs and everyone will quit taking them because no one sells them and they will all get jobs and live happily ever after.
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Marijuana vs. Scotch and a Low IQ

MatthewlovesAyn Wrote: Aug 21, 2014 8:45 AM
Ask a cop sometime how many fights he's broken up between two people smoking dope. Then ask him the same question about booze.
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Marijuana vs. Scotch and a Low IQ

MatthewlovesAyn Wrote: Aug 21, 2014 7:11 AM
Very well said. Might I add, that on top of everything else, it's none of the damn government's business. Ya know, the progressive woman are always saying "It's my body" when they want to tear another human from their body, but many are happy to keep you from smoking a joint.
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What Have we Accomplished in Iraq?

MatthewlovesAyn Wrote: Aug 19, 2014 11:06 AM
The crazy isolationist doesn't want us drone killing People in Yemen or re-invading Iraq or passing Obamacare or Social Security or bailing out banks and car companies or buying junk cars or having the gubmint give us great things like Common Core, and all the other great things government has given us. Other than that, he's exactly like a democrat.
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What Have we Accomplished in Iraq?

MatthewlovesAyn Wrote: Aug 19, 2014 11:01 AM
Conch: So you're saying it was okay for the crazy isolationist Ron Paul to vote for invading Afghanistan because they were harboring a freedom fighter that killed 3,000 Americans in cold blood, but it was wrong for him to vote against rebuilding (or building) Afghanistan's infrastructure?
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What Have we Accomplished in Iraq?

MatthewlovesAyn Wrote: Aug 19, 2014 10:48 AM
Conch: What took you so long? Fed?
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