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The GOP, not elected Republicans, needs to counter the attack against voter ID laws. Be the party that cares about getting people proper ID. Democrats bus people to voting booths, the GOP should be the party that buses people to an ID center (DPS, DMV, etc.). If they did this, then the elected Republicans can effectively say they are for protecting the individual power of the voter while not looking like a party that is trying to disenfranchise minorities.
The shovel ready jobs the President envisioned were all future grave diggers.
Managing risk is all about using the right amount of control to reach an acceptable level of failure. Our risk control is obviously inadequate. We have failed to systematically categorize high risk travelers and prevent them from exposing the public from this awful disease. This doctor is a hero, all of the doctors in West Africa who are their voluntarily are heroes. But he is still a high risk traveler, we know that health care workers are inherrently at risk of infection because they work in close proximity with the most infectous people on the planet. If we had identified this man as a high risk traveler and isolated him upon his return for 3 weeks, we'd be hearing a different story. We'd have some semblance of control. The reason why this administration can't see this logic is because it clashes directly with their open borders ideaology. It would spell doom for any sort of immigration overhaul. The reason why Americans are being exposed to this disease is because of politics. And that is absolutely shameful.
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The Power of Positive Beliefs

Ted in California Wrote: Oct 23, 2014 2:58 PM
I don't fault individuals for denying horrible truths or probabilities about themselves. I think that's a defense mechanism that humanity has evolved with over thousands of years of pain and strife. I believe false hope is still better than the alternative for some people. Without it, a person may only be left with dread.
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The Power of Positive Beliefs

Ted in California Wrote: Oct 23, 2014 2:55 PM
I forget the person who this sentiment was attributed to but I believe it whole heartedly. Don't worry about being happy. You will never be happy all the time. Try to be joyful. Even when you are not happy, joy can fill your life. This is important when you are ill. Nobody is happy about being ill. However, a joyful heart will be able to appreciate the blessings of life.
Excellent post.
Art has a purpose, it is to evoke a response. That response is valuable in its own right. If art does not evoke a response, it is not worth while. With that being said, this artist is either a complete fool or he is playing one. He intended to evoke a response, I hope he's learned his lesson. I know the rest of us have, the French are not completely crass or craven despite some popular misconceptions.
Absolutely. Tribalism will never cease to exist, however racism is an institution and can be destroyed with law. We have effectively destroyed institutionalized racism in this country. We have engrained equality into the macro-culture. The white guilt phenomenon will only be defeated when white people develop the courage to fight back against being called racists. I reject the notion that white people, past or present, are inherrently evil or racists. Racism was a product of its time and we've moved past it. It's time we all start fighting back against the meme that white people are horrible and that somehow they are the root of all that is bad in this country.
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Why Republicans Don't Get It

Ted in California Wrote: Oct 22, 2014 4:12 PM
We lost that fight a long time ago. A whole generation of mush heads were indoctrinated into believing the progressive tropes of inherrent racism and class warfare, along side that and necessarily, they destroyed morality too. We can continue to let ourselves get hurt by it, or we can refocus the cause onto the most important thing we all want, liberty. In that sense, the one way to bring young people into the fold and to ensure the only party in this country that can oppose the progressive agenda has a future is to take up the libretarian cause of that which does not harm others should not be the concern of the government. Young people buy that message, we should sell it wholesale and in the retail political markets.
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Why Republicans Don't Get It

Ted in California Wrote: Oct 22, 2014 4:07 PM
"Why would any rational person want to take a position of leadership under the present environment we find ourselves?" Replace the last part with, go to war for this country and the answer is the same. It's duty to country that would draw an honest, capable person to public service. Duty to country, a desire to do the hardwork and to sacrifice yourself for the good of the country. Every great President understood what that meant.
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Why Republicans Don't Get It

Ted in California Wrote: Oct 22, 2014 2:57 PM
Sir, I don't think you understand. This isn't a situation where we can take our ball and go home if we don't like the game. We play it and win or we will all lose.
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