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Random Thoughts

william 3905 Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 2:16 PM
A quality may be both a virtue or a vice, depending upon how it is applied. Diversity of skills, for instance, is essential for a nation. But diversity of purpose weakens a nation. Take Japan. Japan has a diversity of skills and unity of purpose, buttressed by racial homogeneity. America, sadly, has less and less of any kinds of skills, & suffers from a metaphysical & moral vertigo that has all but annihilated the possibility of unity of purpose. But the American left sees diversity as yet another tool of social revolution and "change"–– yet another pretext for the enforcement of political correctness--a political correctness ironically meant to eliminate all diversity so that all that remains are the ideas & opinions of the left.
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Random Thoughts

william 3905 Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 1:45 PM
It is true there was some elements of entitlement in American slavery, but not entirely. A scientific study of slavery in a book called "Time on the Cross" states that slaves were compensated about 90%--the compensation coming in the form of food, clothing, shelter, medical care (till death), as well as many other things. Compare that to the slaves of today: the American middle class. They must work for their own food, clothing and shelter and then pay for others, whom we may define as those using the force of Government as their proxy slave master. Q: how do today's welfare "masters" compensate their slaves? A: the politicians who proxy for them: with votes. The actual slave labor in the middle class: not at all.
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Race Cards

william 3905 Wrote: Oct 12, 2012 8:05 AM
In the Kingdom of LIes the one-eyed man is king. Unfortunately, for over three generations our government school education have made sure most of us are not only one-eyed, but intellectually blind--and therefore, willing to be lead by the basest conjecture and the leanest of evidence. This is no accident. It's meant to keep the demagogues in power so they can continue to successfully demagogue the same tired issues over and over. Which brings me to a question: why the Hell isn't Tom Sowell President instead of this Marxist demagogue?
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Trashing Achievements

william 3905 Wrote: Jul 23, 2012 2:00 AM
Dr. Sowell, you are among the greatest of America's treasures. Why didn't they elect you president?
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All-Time All-Stars: Part II

william 3905 Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 1:05 PM
For my money, I think the batting debate is not the one that should be being debated. I think the real thing to consider is the player with the greatest offensive value. This would be summed up in the category of runs scored, and the less tangible category of the ability to discombobulate the competition. And where is that category recorded? I would reply "stolen bases." When you look at these two there is only one play who stands head and shoulders above the rest: Ricky Henderson.
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All-Time All-Stars: Part II

william 3905 Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 12:59 PM
Fate has a large role in deciding the numbers we use to rate players, and skews our judgement about who actually is best. The best example that comes to my mind is one we're all familiar with: WWII and the Korean war took Ted Williams out for five seasons--and not just any five seasons, five prime seasons which likely would have been the most productive years of his entire career. If he had been able to play those years the good money says he would have broken virtually every major batting recording, except perhaps for lifetime average.
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