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mexicomaria

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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 9:20:51 AM

I thought we could post here, the things that make us go hmmmmmmm example.

"We do not negotiate with terrorists..............we give five terrorists in exchange for Bergdahl.
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timothyu
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 12:46:45 PM

"Oh, so EVERYBODY around the world is watching movies from North Korea?

And NOBODY around the world is watching American movies?"

Lets just say the rest of the world doesn't live in a cocoon that remakes foreign movies as their own..
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timothyu
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 12:45:06 PM

"LOL, I sure hope your not suggesting making a movie with taking out the current President TimothyU...."

Nah, but you just alluded to it.
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AnotherOne
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 9:09:06 AM



timothyu, "Probably everybody except America, just like all the other non-American movies out there."

Oh, so EVERYBODY around the world is watching movies from North Korea?

And NOBODY around the world is watching American movies?

ROTFL

Did you really mean to say something so silly? And did you really think that anyone would believe you?

ROTFL

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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 8:30:26 AM

GasBuddy News Article :

U Of M Study Finds Ethanol Worse For Air Quality Than Gasoline.

Hmmmmm.

[Edited by: SE3.5 at 12/18/2014 8:30:50 AM EST]
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 8:25:51 AM

"LOL, I sure hope your not suggesting making a movie with taking out the current President TimothyU...."



I think the British did a movie like that already...
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 8:24:02 AM

"I know you make lots of movies taking out your own President but what if N Korea made one?"

We would nuke them. <<sarcasm>>

Actually, no one would give a #@%&.
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reb4
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 8:20:53 AM


LOL, I sure hope your not suggesting making a movie with taking out the current President TimothyU....




Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!


[Edited by: reb4 at 12/18/2014 8:21:14 AM EST]
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Panama19
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 7:38:11 AM


Ah. But nobody that counts with such a movie.

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timothyu
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 12:38:42 AM

Probably everybody except America, just like all the other non-American movies out there.
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Panama19
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 12:32:46 AM


timothyu, "I know you make lots of movies taking out your own President but what if N Korea made one?"

Who would see it?
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timothyu
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 7:29:49 PM

I know you make lots of movies taking out your own President but what if N Korea made one?
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reb4
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 7:23:12 PM

Reports say North Korea ordered Sony hack; film's opening canceled
Doubt that the threat was credible, but with so many targets.... why put people's lives and your business at risk

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 7:14:30 PM

Sony kowtows to cyber-terrorists. Hmmmmm.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 8:17:42 AM

You know, last night, I heard that in Tennessee, the Republicans and Democrats got together and created something called back-door legislation. They know what it takes to get business to the state. So now they create these great bills, like more milk for kids and tack a little business pork to it. Tennessee is now the 3rd best in the country for business. They tax business equipment at random rates and have a sales tax of 9.25%. Many border county citizens come to the Kentucky Walmarts, etc.. to avoid the tax. But, Kentucky taxes everything they can to keep the state running.
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EZExit
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SE3.5: <<<"However, an even bigger problem is when members of either party try to eliminate pork, they get ignored or get called obstructionists or get mocked by members of their own party AND the media.">>>

--How does this go? Let me try...

Bingo & Boom
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 8:59:42 AM

"If you think the problem will end when Obama is out of office, then you don't understand the problem."

Admittedly, both parties have a pork problem.

However, an even bigger problem is when members of either party try to eliminate pork, they get ignored or get called obstructionists or get mocked by members of their own party AND the media.
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reb4
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 8:24:27 AM

"limited the bills to a 100 bills"



LOL, I meant to say.... :limited the bills to a 100 pages





Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!


[Edited by: reb4 at 12/16/2014 8:25:02 AM EST]
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 10:49:44 PM

"The more liberal posters are posting mixed messages here. Are you sure that you aren't somehow disappointed that congress didn't take a principled stand again this time and you are unable to crucify them for being "the party of no"?"


I'm just pointing out that they can't blame Obama for their OWN pork (which they have been able to do for a while now). And the people behind this pork are the people who say we need to eliminate pork???

Again, If you think the problem will end when Obama is out of office, then you don't understand the problem.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
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AnotherOne
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 9:37:29 PM



"So it seems that pork spending is only bad if it can be blamed on Obama...but when the GOP writes and benefits from the pork, then silence is golden..."

Are you kidding me?

Do you know how many Republicans voted against this monstrosity?

I am livid at Boehner and the other Republicans who caved on this obscene spending bill pushed by Obama and the Democrats.

The Democrats had already stockpiled their powder and were ever so anxious for the government to shut down and once again falsely blame it on Republicans.

I hope when the new Congress is sworn in that they will take a meat axe to this monstrous spending bill.

And then I will watch you and the Democrats squeal like stuck pigs while they feed at the trough!

SMH

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reb4
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 9:16:31 PM

Maybe if they limited the bills to a 100 bills there wouldn't be so much pork in them.




Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!


[Edited by: reb4 at 12/15/2014 9:16:40 PM EST]
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reb4
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 9:08:32 PM

RNORM, Pork is PORK, My post had NOTHING to do with Obama....As I said Pork is Pork....


Here is the guy well known for it.... In Illinois....



Rostenkowski Brings Federal Bacon Home

"U.S. Rep. Dan Rostenkowski, flanked by Illinois' two senators and the Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, announced Thursday that Chicago has been selected for a new $6 million Jobs Corps center, an event clearly staged to underscore his campaign theme of bringing federal bacon to the city."


"While Reich kept insisting that the competition for the Job Corps site, which will train 500 young people at a time, was based strictly on merit, Rostenkowski wasn't nearly so coy.

A reporter asked, "Why don't you just say `I'm a congressman and this is what I do and I'm glad to bring home the bacon?' "

"I'm a congressman and this is what I do and I'm glad to bring home the bacon," Rostenkowski parroted with a big smile."
Of Course Rnorm..... Obama pledged to veto bills filled with Pork.... ' ' '


Obama vows to put an end to pork barrel spending Obama’s vow to veto bills would cut into programs statewide




Of course, maybe Obama will surprise me and veto the bill...
What's the odds he does veto his trillion Dollar spending bill?????

I would say negative!!!!

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!



[Edited by: reb4 at 12/15/2014 9:13:20 PM EST]
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AnotherOne
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reb4, "In fact, a much-quoted Politico profile last summer described Sharpton as Obama’s “go-to man on race.”

Is that because Obama isn't 'black enough'?

Or that 'he's black but not authentically'?

Barack Obama The Magic Negro

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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 7:42:53 PM

yup, it does
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 5:25:41 PM

Does this make you go hummmmmmmmm
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timothyu
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 12:50:52 PM


'NO, lets just say nothings CHANGED when Obama got into office... just that the pork is flying to the left and now it's just flying....."

As said, party difference is irrelevant when both serve a higher authority and work for an unelected governing body created to bypass laws and constitutions that impede business and financial transactions. This union of nations has existed for quite some some and it ain't the UN. The NAU was the end of your republic.
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mexicomaria
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 11:59:18 AM

Not only that SE...my husband is not allowed a much needed blood test but he can pay the $350 himself. How many folks do you think just say forget it?
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EZExit
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 10:26:13 AM

How come last time around, it's pass the budget no matter what, and this year, the message is financial responsibility? The more liberal posters are posting mixed messages here. Are you sure that you aren't somehow disappointed that congress didn't take a principled stand again this time and you are unable to crucify them for being "the party of no"?

Hmmmmmmm
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 8:40:16 AM

"maybe they're still reading through all 1,600 pages"

I am still reading through the ACA looking for where it says some government bureaucrat is allowed to reduce my wife's prescription dosage for her chronic condition.

Not :-).

[Edited by: SE3.5 at 12/15/2014 8:42:02 AM EST]
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 8:37:13 AM

"One man's meat is another man's poison"
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 8:10:16 AM

"NO, lets just say nothings CHANGED when Obama got into office... just that the pork is flying to the left and now it's just flying....."


I'm just noting that most of the people on here who have droned on and on about Obama's spending us into oblivion have been silent about all of the pork in this bill (or maybe they're still reading through all 1,600 pages...LOL)...

So it seems that pork spending is only bad if it can be blamed on Obama...but when the GOP writes and benefits from the pork, then silence is golden...

Hmmmmmmm....LOL
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reb4
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 8:05:31 AM

Al Sharpton has visited the White House



"Al Sharpton at the White House
It sometimes seems as if he spends more time there than anywhere else. Why? "






"Considered politically toxic by Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, Sharpton has been enthusiastically embraced by President Obama. He has bragged about helping to pick a new attorney general and communed with the current one. In fact, a much-quoted Politico profile last summer described Sharpton as Obama’s “go-to man on race.”"



That seems to be quite a few times....

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm !!!



[Edited by: reb4 at 12/15/2014 8:06:26 AM EST]
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reb4
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 7:54:37 AM

"If you think the problem will end when Obama is out of office, then you don't understand the problem."

NO, lets just say nothings CHANGED when Obama got into office... just that the pork is flying to the left and now it's just flying.....




Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....





"Located on page 982 "
Maybe this is part of the problem.


RULES COMMITTEE PRINT 113-59 TEXT OF HOUSE AMENDMENT TO THE SENATE AMENDMENT TO H.R. 83 *Showing the text of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015*



The entire document is over 1,600 pages long.....




Hmmmmmmmmmmm !!!!!!!!

[Edited by: reb4 at 12/15/2014 7:56:48 AM EST]
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 7:26:44 AM

The problem is NOT just democrats (since more republicans voted for this). So why do representatives need a $1,000/month subsidy for car leasing???


"Pointing to research done by the government watch dog group, "Represent US," Polis notes that in the spending bill, up to $1,000 will be used to subsidize cars for members of Congress each month. Located on page 982 of the "RULES COMMITTEE PRINT 113-59 TEXT OF HOUSE AMENDMENT TO THE SENATE AMENDMENT TO H.R. 83," the language of the bill explains the clause."



"None of the funds made available in this Act may be used by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives to make any payments from any Members’ Representational Allowance for the leasing of a vehicle, excluding mobile district offices, in an aggregate amount that exceeds $1,000 for the vehicle in any month."


If you think the problem will end when Obama is out of office, then you don't understand the problem.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

[Edited by: RNorm at 12/15/2014 7:30:34 AM EST]
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timothyu
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 12:06:24 AM

Any football player in your fantasies might give pause to say hmmmmmmmm.
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reb4
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 12:00:16 AM

Sat Jeremy .... . Not SA Jeremy ... (Sigh)

[Edited by: reb4 at 12/15/2014 12:01:10 AM EST]
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reb4
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 8:15:54 PM

ANd I saJeremy Hill on my fantasy team cause I thought Cleveland's defense would be tough....
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm !!!!!
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 7:43:55 PM

Hey Mud!

I told you that the Bengals had some winnable games!

All they need is one more!


LOL, *wink*
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 4:57:24 PM



timothyu, "Makes as much sense as saying raising the minimum wage will corrupt the poor and send the wealthy to where they might appreciate a petty raise."

That it does.

That it does.

Because neither one of them make ANY sense.

Did you say both of them?

SMH

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timothyu
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 4:54:43 PM

Makes as much sense as saying raising the minimum wage will corrupt the poor and send the wealthy to where they might appreciate a petty raise.
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Panama19
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 4:52:32 PM



AnotherOne, "What on earth are you [timothyu] talking about?"

Brain freeze?



[Edited by: Panama19 at 12/12/2014 4:54:01 PM EST]
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AnotherOne
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timothyu, "Food is a danger to the poor. It takes away time from being productive."

WHAT?

ROTFL

Yeah, get back out and pick that cotton!

You don't need to be wasting your time eating food!

You could be earning more money if you would just quit eating.

What on earth are you talking about?

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timothyu
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 3:42:46 PM

"Over and over and over we are told that if we raise the minimum wage more than people are worth to hire that business will replace workers with machines or just move to another place."

If the wealthy could only get the workers to work for free so many jobs would be saved. Yet at the same time they complained about a middle class free communism and the influx of cheap labour from Mexico.
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timothyu
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 3:39:43 PM

Food is a danger to the poor. It takes away time from being productive. A decent wage is unproductive as it takes away desire to seek the time consuming next meal and may even create a desire to skip work to act like the wealthy.
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 3:34:50 PM

When (if ever) will liberals figure out that there are consequences to their actions.
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>>>Lowe’s has begun testing an “autonomous navigational robot” called ASHBOT in some of their stores. In the event that Obama’s minimum wage hikes take effect, the retailer may be forced to replace their employees with the robot.

The robots cost $10,000-$20,000 each, but last a decade, making them much cheaper than an actual employee’s salary over as many years. The Conservative Tribune reports that these types of customer service robots could be a retailer’s last hope to remain in business.

Raising the minimum wage isn’t good for anybody, least of all the poor, whom liberals say they’re trying to help. A catastrophic amount of retailers would go out of business should they be forced to pay their minimum wage employees $5 more per hour. The jobs left would be replaced with innovations like ASHBOT. That’s not the America our founding fathers intended.<<<

Over and over and over we are told that if we raise the minimum wage more than people are worth to hire that business will replace workers with machines or just move to another place. So business does respond to liberals manipulation of the labor market. OK folks now stand by for the liberals to whine and howl and demand justice and want the gubbiment to pass new laws.
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How much of that relates to man's closeness to it's monetary god? If everyone's identity were invisible to others in real life, would the numbers be the same? If not then to what degree does identity play? If so then what is the real cause?

[Edited by: timothyu at 12/12/2014 3:08:02 PM EST]
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 2:56:24 PM

Now this really makes one go hummmmmmmmm - Al Sharpton should outa see this - or maybe he will just ignore what he doesnt agree with.
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>>>We are told that because blacks are incarcerated at a disproportionate rate compared to their population that the criminal justice system is racist. We are told that because blacks are suspended from school at a disproportionate rate compared to their population that the education system is racist. Well, what are we to make of this: blacks commit hate crimes at a disproportionate rate to their population.

The FBI just released the latest hate crime statistics and it doesn’t look good for the black community, which is portrayed as America’s biggest victim. In 2013 24.3% of all hate crime offenders were black. According to the last census, blacks make up 12.6% of the population. That means that blacks commit hate crimes at nearly double the rate of their population percentage.

Now let’s compare that to whites: The FBI reports that 52.4% of hate crime offenders were white. Keep in mind that the FBI considers Hispanics as whites so the percentage of actual white hate crime offenders is likely much lower. In any case, non-Hispanic whites make up 63.7% of the US population. Throw in the Hispanics and it’s 72.4%. Either way, whites commit hates crimes at a rate lower than their population percentage.<<<

But how can that be - arent they all gentle giants or they could all be obama's son or whatever.

[Edited by: flyboyUT at 12/12/2014 3:03:13 PM EST]
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timothyu
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"Allowing big money into elections guarantees we have the best government money can buy. "

And insures the people no longer have a government of the people by the people, for the people. So instead what is left are those who think they somehow benefit or fit in by backing that which has no personal significance except perhaps to appease a fighting team mentality or status seeking self esteem.
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 11:26:48 AM

"--Yeah, I am, actually, I won't rip a scab off of a quieting personal riff between other members just to try and get them fighting again..."

Isn't that what you just did? How 'bout you respond to something on-topic then? I answered your questions in A1's "Michelle Obama...DISASTROUS Lunch Program!" lunch program thread but you never came back...

Besides, just look at the forum posts these days. Most can't have a disagreement without denigrating the other side, much less won't apply the same 'governance' to extremists on 'their' side as they do to their opposition (lest mini comes back here and proves me wrong by accusing you of interjecting yourself into his conversation with me - ;) ).

Oh, I forgot;

Hhmmmmmmmmmmm

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RNorm
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 11:01:46 AM

"Are you referring to my professional colleagues?"


Nah, just those GBers who just can't let things go...one drop of blood in the water is all it takes...

LOL, *wink*
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 10:51:22 AM

"Watch out for Sharks!"

Are you referring to my professional colleagues? {:>)
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