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A recent MIT study shows a direct correlation between stable families and academic performance. Perhaps that has some influence on how many words a baby hears while in early childhood. Focusing on treatment of the child is like focusing on treatment of a symptom when you are sick with a chronic disease. A cold compress on the forehead may make you feel better but it is no answer to the long term illness. At some point this entire culture is going to have to stand up and address the actual illness instead of focusing on treating symptoms. We need to start finding ways to actually incent marriage of heterosexual couples with children. And there is a whole host of things that go into that!
Judas Priest! Obama just doesn't get it! Playing golf after speaking about Foley is *NOT* theater! It's about having compassion for your fellow man, not acting. For Obama to attribute the disgust most people felt about this to his lack of understanding of "theater" is just a profound statement on his absolute lack of character. He is not President of the People, he is President of himself! A classic case study in narcissism.
Using gerrymandering the Marxist Democrats kept control of the House for 40 YEARS till Newt Gingrich broke their hold with the Contract for America. And now they are complaining about gerrymandering?
Does Obama not know he is President 24/7/365? If he wants to not be bothered then he should QUIT!
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An Unhappy Summer for Liberty

upside22 Wrote: Sep 04, 2014 9:54 AM
Huh? Bush kicked the Taliban out of Afghanistan and left a small, anti-terrorism force. By the time Bush left in Jan, 2009 we were suffering hardly *any* casualties in Afghanistan. It was Obama that decided to change the mission in Afghanistan to nation building! Bush's nation building in Iraq *worked*. It was the abandonment of Iraq by Obama that brought it down.
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An Unhappy Summer for Liberty

upside22 Wrote: Sep 04, 2014 9:50 AM
"ISIS was fomented by the tragic, immoral and illegal American invasion of Iraq. " I'm sorry, the judge is just plain wrong on this. ISIS is an offshoot of Al Qaeda. Al Qaeda existed before Bush and it existed after Bush. The invasion of Iraq had no bearing on the break-off of ISIS from Al Qaeda in Syria. The most you could say is that Bush pushed AQ out of Iraq into Syria. That was hardly "fomenting" ISIS. In fact, the Sunni area of Iraq was at peace when Bush left. It was the abandonment of Iraq by Obama that allowed the Shiites to oppress the Sunni's in the north -- and *that* is what fomented ISIS.
You nailed it right on the head!
From Frederick Engel's Principles of Communism, 1847: (i) Limitation of private property through progressive taxation, heavy inheritance taxes, abolition of inheritance through collateral lines (brothers, nephews, etc.) forced loans, etc. (ii) Gradual expropriation of landowners, industrialists, railroad magnates and shipowners, partly through competition by state industry, partly directly through compensation in the form of bonds. (iii) Confiscation of the possessions of all emigrants and rebels against the majority of the people. (iv) Organization of labor or employment of proletarians on publicly owned land, in factories and workshops, with competition among the workers being abolished and with the factory owners, in so far as they still exist, being obliged to pay the same high wages as those paid by the state. (v) An equal obligation on all members of society to work until such time as private property has been completely abolished. Formation of industrial armies, especially for agriculture. (vi) Centralization of money and credit in the hands of the state through a national bank with state capital, and the suppression of all private banks and bankers. (vii) Increase in the number of national factories, workshops, railroads, ships; bringing new lands into cultivation and improvement of land already under cultivation – all in proportion to the growth of the capital and labor force at the disposal of the nation. (viii) Education of all children, from the moment they can leave their mother’s care, in national establishments at national cost. Education and production together. (ix) Construction, on public lands, of great palaces as communal dwellings for associated groups of citizens engaged in both industry and agriculture and combining in their way of life the advantages of urban and rural conditions while avoiding the one-sidedness and drawbacks of each. (x) Destruction of all unhealthy and jerry-built dwellings in urban districts. (xi) Equal inheritance rights for children born in and out of wedlock. (xii) Concentration of all means of transportation in the hands of the nation. 167 years old and the Marxist Democrats are as close as they have ever been in implementing these principles!
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