New Education Strategy: Just Lower Standards!

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President Obama was forced to admit this week that maybe his administration was misguided when it came to standardized testing. After studies came out proving that the onslaught of testing was doing absolutely nothing to improve student outcomes, he called on school districts nationwide to limit testing to no more than 2% of class time.

But while Obama is scrapping tests, a school district in California is going him one better. Cotati-Ronhert Park School District, north of San Francisco, has dramatically altered their grading system so that more students can feel successful. Under the new system, each grade letter A-F will occupy a 20 point space, meaning an 80 will now be considered an A in their schools. Students who manage to score above 40% will be guaranteed a C. In fact, students who don’t do the work at all will be guaranteed a C because teachers are required to give them 50% as a baseline.

“This is just incomprehensible,” teacher Lanny Lowery told the local paper. “I don’t have words.”

It’s extremely comprehensible, actually. It’s right in line with the rest of liberalism. Take away personal responsibility, make sure everyone’s feelings are well attended, and put idealistic nonsense ahead of reality. This school district’s grading policies jibe perfectly with the “trophies for everyone” mentality liberals have been pushing for more than a decade.

It also goes hand in hand with school disciplinary changes taking root across the country, where teachers are no longer allowed to suspend minorities without approval from the superintendent. And it works beautifully with the dominate liberal argument about crime in the black community: it’s the racist system, the racist cops, and the racist juries. It’s not ever the actual fault of the criminals themselves.

It’s one thing for these liberals to set up private schools where kids are encouraged to “find themselves” instead of learning, but what is to become of the future if Cotati-Ronhert’s grading system catches fire? A high school diploma will become worthless, and schools everywhere will be sending unprepared kids out into the world where results matter. Going from school to the real world is already a culture shock many Americans struggle with. One can only imagine the stunned surprise waiting for these kids when their first bosses tell them, Well, no, you’re not going to get paid when you don’t come to work. Why…why would you think that?

But those bosses will be wrong, if Democrats get their way. They are preparing a whole generation for a system where you can work if you want to…but if you don’t want to…here’s 50% of what you would have made.

And guess who gets to pay for it!

561 Comments
  1. Juan says

    Leftism has been dumbing down our society for decades, so why be surprised with this new example? I for one believe leftism values “equality” too much rather than liberty/freedom/opportunity. Thus, slide the grade scale to the left (no pun intended) to give the kids that don’t work hard, are not very bright, don’t have encouraging parents, etc. the ability to obtain “good grades” without changing their behavior . . . and punish those that do work hard, are intelligent, and do have supportive families by watering down their achievements.

    The good news is that no matter what the leftists try to do to create a state of “equality” for all the cream will always rise to the top. As an employer I have several standard questions that I ask of prospective employees that make it quite clear whether I am dealing with someone of reasonable intelligence and is willing to work hard to achieve their goals. In other words, you can manipulate the test scores, eliminate the SAT, dumb down the curriculum but you can’t stop achievers from achieving!!

    1. AKLady says

      The SAT has been labeled racially bias, However, white children are catching up to that bias. The problem is not race, it is poverty. The tests assume an everyday exposure to items which are absent from the lives of the impoverished.

      1. OSAMA OBAMA says

        How much is enough AKC!

        “Turns
        out that the driving force behind these hikes is the growing unfunded
        liability of UC’s pension fund and other items of questionable
        compensation. Allysia Finley with the Wall Street Journal explains:
        “UCs this year needed to spend an additional $73 million on pensions,
        $30 million on faculty bonuses, $24 million on health benefits and $16
        million on collectively bargained pay increases. The regents project
        that they will require $250 million more next year to finance increased
        compensation and benefit costs.”

        Moreover, Finley reveals the extraordinary level of waste in the UC
        system: “Ms. Napolitano [President of the University of California]
        says that the UCs have cut their budgets to the bone, yet her own office
        includes nearly 2,000 employees—a quarter of whom make six-figure
        salaries. An associate vice president of federal government relations
        earns $273,375 a year, plus $55,857 in retirement and health benefits,
        according to the state controller’s office. Thirty professors at UC
        Santa Cruz rake in more than $200,000 in pay, and most faculty can
        retire at 60 and receive a pension equal to 75% of their final salary.
        More than 2,100 retirees in the university retirement system collected
        six-figure pensions in 2011.”
        You see AKC

        1. AKLady says

          I did not say one word about race.
          Try some health education, Learn the basics of malnutrition.
          Your ignorance is an embarrassment to America.

          1. OSAMA OBAMA says

            “The SAT has been labeled racially bias”……Your stupidity is appalling and an embarrassment to America.

          2. AKLady says

            You need to expand your knowledge base.
            You might also want to incre.ase your reading comprehension.
            I did not express an opinion I stated a conclusion documented by experts.

            But, go right ahead and keep making a fool of yourself before the world.

          3. OSAMA OBAMA says

            “The SAT’s inventor wrote, “American intelligence is declining, and will proceed…as the racial admixture becomes more and more extensive”

          4. AKLady2015 says

            Obviously he was a bigot.
            You appear to be one also.

          5. OSAMA OBAMA says

            That’s your argument? The typical leftist spewage! Your sacred SAT was invented by a bigot? How convenient.

          6. melmack 1 says

            LOL…How you LIBERALS trample the truth amazes me !

          7. melmack 1 says

            By whose standards…?? We all know that LIBERALS have no standards…listen to Hillery

          8. Michael Dennewitz says

            GO AWAY TROLL BITCH!!

          9. AKLady says

            When is the hearing?
            Still out of jail?

          10. Dolores Wieland says

            AKidiot seems to put me in with you as a bigot, so I’ll join you. Osama. that AK sure is blowing a lot of nothings…just stinkin’ air

          11. AKLady says

            References:

            Goldman, Jeff. “Number of Students Taking SAT Increases, Average Score Drops | Schools.com.” Schools.com. Schools.com, 15 Sept. 2011. Web. 12 Oct. 2011. .

            Grabmeier, Jeff. “SAT Test Prep Tools Give Advantage To Students From Wealthier Families.” OSU Research News. Ohio State University, 7 Aug. 2006. Web. 12 Oct. 2011. .

            “The History of SAT.” Eduers.com. The Eduers Higher Education, 2009. Web. 12 Oct. 2011. .

            McBride, Bill. Girls Will Be Girls and Boys Will Be Boys. New York: Incentive Publications, 2009. Web. 12 Oct. 2011.

            Nieli, Russell K. “How Diversity Punishes Asians, Poor Whites and Lots of Others.” Minding the Campus. Center for the American University, 12 July 2010. Web. 12 Oct. 2011. .

            Perry, Mark J. “More on the Gender Gap for SAT Math Test Scores.” Blog Spot. CARPE DIEM, 23 Nov. 2009. Web. 12 Oct. 2011. .

            Perry, Mark J. “The SAT Math Test: It’s Rigged to Favor Boys?” Blog Spot. CARPE DIEM, 10 June 2010. Web. 12 Oct. 2011. .

            Sellers, Laura. “Column: Sinking the SAT.” The Chronicle. Duke University, 8 Mar. 2001. Web. 12 Oct. 2011. .

            “What Are The Average Scores for Students Taking the SAT?” National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Home Page, a Part of the U.S. Department of Education. U.S. Department of Education, 2010. Web. 12 Oct. 2011. .

          12. OSAMA OBAMA says

            “The fallacy behind SAT scores
            March 07, 2014
            The efforts involved in redesigning the SAT are misdirected because there
            continues to be no rational basis for classifying test-takers in terms
            of the outcome (“SAT to be redesigned, focus more on classroom learning,” March 5).
            A knowledgeable test-maker can design a test to yield whatever average
            score is desired and to correlate test outcomes with an almost limitless
            set of criterion measures. But the plain fact is that correlation is
            not causation. Never was and never will be.”

          13. melmack 1 says

            And what is the political persuasion of the authors

          14. AKLady says

            Sorry, there are far too many studies for that game to be played.

          15. Kent2012 says

            of course all of the parasites and the pseudo intellectuals refuse to take parents and the education system to task for falling scores….no they want to introduce crap like common core and when the parents complain the circus clowns cry that “we have to have standards”…..yes and they should be raised as a student progresses from pre school to high school….the ability for a student to do absolutely zip and have a 50% base score is identical to letting law breakers stay in this country because it is only “fair”….oh and it would cost too much…the money spent in crapafornia alone to feed, clothe, provide medical care, and keep criminals in jail that have entered this country illegally would go a long way to financing the trip to the border and more miles of border fence, cameras, and machine guns(got to shoot back at the Mehicano military that is riding shotgun for the drug dealers and the coyotes… .liberalism(read communism) is a mental disease…

          16. OSAMA OBAMA says

            “California officials estimate that $650 million in welfare benefits will
            be distributed to undocumented immigrant parents in Los Angeles County
            in 2013. “When you add the $550 million for public safety and nearly $500 million
            for healthcare, the total cost for illegal immigrants to county
            taxpayers exceeds $1.6 billion dollars a year,” Antonovich said in a statement.
            “These costs do not even include the hundreds of millions of dollars
            spent annually for their education or incarceration of the illegal
            felons..”

          17. john says

            The Vietnamese kids came here and wanted to fit in not like the Spanish third world kids who want everyone to hand them everything

          18. AKLady2015 says

            Bigotry is undesirable, in all its forms.

          19. Michael Dennewitz says

            TROLL BITCH ALERT !!
            !!! TROLL BITCH ALERT !!

          20. melmack 1 says

            And they want YOU to change to be like them…then they will fit in. Bad thing is they came from a cesspool and want to create the same environment here. BECAUSE THEY UNDERSTAND THAT !!!!!

          21. Michael Dennewitz says

            TROLL BITCH ALERT !!!
            !!!! TROLL BITCH ALERT!!

          22. AKLady says

            Apparently, Ohio has not put you back behind bars yet.
            When is the hearing scheduled?

        2. Cotton says

          Poverty and racism are still problems in our country, if all minorities lived the same way as the whites do this would not be a problem. People like you want to push them away and make it even worse for them, which would only cause more racism and poverty.

          1. OSAMA OBAMA says

            I’m sure you mean white racism, er, White Privilege! After trillions of dollars on leftist “programs”, affirmative action, equal opportunity, dumbing down of education and job testing we still have those too lazy to climb out of the gutter. What we do have an abundance of, is finger pointers and excuse makers.

          2. Cotton says

            I don’t have an opinion of “white privilege” as people that complain about it are generally teenage girls who also happen to complain about the patriarchy online. Hell, opportunity has been going down for everyone over the decades. High-school used to be all you need about fifty years ago, and college used to be optional. But no, not anymore, employers standards themselves went up, and now high-school is worth nothing if you want to start living a stable job right off the bat (good luck finding one that is not minimum wage). So, yes we do have a lot of finger pointers, ones that blame the people that are struggling because they are on the edge of poverty and do not have the requirements to get out of it. We have people that blame entire generations of parents and teachers just because they had it easier themselves (Did you have to go college? Did you ever experience what they call “crippling debt”?). In politics on both sides we have pointers that blame the opposite side for everything wrong, halting any sort of progress for the everyday citizen (Oh no blame the leftist programs! But does it really matter which side created that program? It requires both parties to pass you know). So yes overall finger pointing is what this country turned into and I damn say it is quite childish, do people not know how to have proper debate these days?

          3. OSAMA OBAMA says

            You leftists blame everyone but your selves! That’s the liberal mantra! I won’t spew about my work history because it is sooooo easy to lie on the internet. BUT, I showed up on Monday mornings, sometimes hung over from Sunday night’s BBQ, ON TIME, and put in an honest days work. I proved to my boss that I cared about his business and his customers. I was given more responsibilities and promotions. The work ethic is dead in America, replaced by an excuses, entitlement mentality!

          4. Cotton says

            Yep, it is not like that anymore, as I said before, standards have risen, and college has become the standard requirement for getting a stable job. It is not as easy as it used to be like a lot of people seem to believe. Worth ethic is not dead in America, but it has changed, getting laid off happens a lot more than it used to be. A lot of places have had their benefits cut off to their employees, and some are even getting restricted hours. If our country offered better benefits for the working individual, less people would be living off of welfare.

          5. OSAMA OBAMA says

            Small businesses lay off or cut hours to avoid the ACA ramifications. Add the looming “living wage” and goodbye service sector. Yay progressives.

          6. Kent2012 says

            and kenyan boyo’s unaffordable healthcare destruction act brought to us by the democrapos will have far reaching effects even for medium to large business. In addition the illegal alien’s extreme handout will bite a large number of people that had coverage before and were pleased with what they had, but the african pretender’s clowns send out messages that “your policy does not meet prime parasite standards” and there they are searching the joke exchanges looking for coverage…what do they get? something that is way overpriced and under performing…the african clown suggested during the campaign that Americans would realize savings from his program(written by a clown and exposed) that might be as much as $2500 annually…..oh and if you like your policy and your doctor you can keep them…

          7. AKLady says

            Childish name calling does not impress anyone.
            Lies damage the liar’s reputation, not the target of the lie.

            Your bigotry and ignorance are an embarrassment to America.
            How easy it was for the “right” to brainwash you is scary, real scary.

            “Red” is the label of Communism. It is the identification the so-called “conservative” right has adopted. Their actions fit the model quite well.

          8. jon says

            you are the lord of lies dude.

          9. AKLady says

            Childish name calling does not impress anyone.

          10. Kent2012 says

            the “red” label was applied by the communist leg humpers in the media so that the children could be unduly influenced by the stigma…it worked on you and millions of other children…what a shame the all of your heroes, like kenyan boyo and the ho clintoney, do not have an empty island that you can move to and demonstrate to the world just how great socialism/communism is by building a wonderful nirvana from nothing instead of having to steal from others at the point of a gun and when folks protest strong enough your heroes have simply murdered them and made off with what was left of the person’s possessions…

          11. Cotton says

            Unemployment rates have actually dropped in the last few years.

          12. pineapple says

            The Big Lie: 5.6% Unemployment

            by Jim Clifton

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            Here’s something that many Americans —
            including some of the smartest and most educated among us — don’t know: The
            official unemployment rate, as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor, is
            extremely misleading.

            Right now, we’re hearing much celebrating
            from the media, the White House and Wall Street about how unemployment is
            “down” to 5.6%. The cheerleading for this number is deafening. The
            media loves a comeback story, the White House wants to score political points
            and Wall Street would like you to stay in the market.

            None of them will tell you this: If you, a
            family member or anyone is unemployed and has subsequently given up on finding
            a job — if you are so hopelessly out of work that you’ve stopped looking over
            the past four weeks — the Department of Labor doesn’t count you as unemployed.
            That’s right. While you are as unemployed as one can possibly be, and tragically
            may never find work again, you are not counted in the figure we see
            relentlessly in the news — currently 5.6%. Right now, as many as 30 million
            Americans are either out of work or severely underemployed. Trust me, the vast
            majority of them aren’t throwing parties to toast “falling”
            unemployment.

            There’s another reason why the official rate
            is misleading. Say you’re an out-of-work engineer or healthcare worker or
            construction worker or retail manager: If you perform a minimum of one hour of
            work in a week and are paid at least $20 — maybe someone pays you to mow their
            lawn — you’re not officially counted as unemployed in the much-reported 5.6%.
            Few Americans know this.

            Yet another figure of importance that doesn’t
            get much press: those working part time but wanting full-time work. If you have
            a degree in chemistry or math and are working 10 hours part time because it is
            all you can find — in other words, you are severely underemployed — the
            government doesn’t count you in the 5.6%. Few Americans know this.

            There’s no other way to say this. The
            official unemployment rate, which cruelly overlooks the suffering of the
            long-term and often permanently unemployed as well as the depressingly
            underemployed, amounts to a Big Lie.

            And it’s a lie that has consequences, because
            the great American dream is to have a good job, and in recent years, America has
            failed to deliver that dream more than it has at any time in recent memory. A
            good job is an individual’s primary identity, their very self-worth, their
            dignity — it establishes the relationship they have with their friends,
            community and country. When we fail to deliver a good job that fits a citizen’s
            talents, training and experience, we are failing the great American dream.

            Gallup defines a good job as 30+ hours per week for an
            organization that provides a regular paycheck. Right now, the U.S. is
            delivering at a staggeringly low rate
            of 44%, which is the number of full-time jobs as a percent of the adult
            population, 18 years and older. We need that to be 50% and a bare minimum of 10
            million new, good jobs to replenish America’s middle class.

            I hear all the time that “unemployment is greatly
            reduced, but the people aren’t feeling it.” When the media, talking heads,
            the White House and Wall Street start reporting the truth — the percent of
            Americans in good jobs; jobs that are full time and real — then we
            will quit wondering why Americans aren’t “feeling” something that
            doesn’t remotely reflect the reality in their lives. And we will also quit
            wondering what hollowed out the middle class.

          13. Cotton says

            Yep, underemployment, it is a definitely a problem as well. It is harder to find statistics on but here is what I found on that: http://www.bls.gov/lau/stalt.htm

          14. AKLady says

            More lies.
            They get piled higher and deeper on this site.

            The one about small business and the ACA is particularly odious.
            Cutting employees would cut the owner’s profit more significantly than putting a group insurance policy in place.

            Try to remember that benefits are not gifts, they are part of a person’s salary.

          15. OSAMA OBAMA says

            I see it every day Toots! Keep your fraud opinions to yourself.

          16. AKLady says

            Keep those insults coming.
            They say more about you than you can possibly imagine.

          17. worn out 123 says

            You are so out of touch it’s incredible. 6 blocks from my house is a grocery with 14 employees. 8 of them had their insurance dropped and hours cut nearly in half because of the ACA. Ever leave your house? Next time you do look around.

          18. AKLady says

            Suggest you check out the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP).
            Your insults impress no one, certainly not me.
            .

          19. worn out 123 says

            Your suggestion won’t put any bacon on their kids plates.

          20. AKLady says

            Good! Bacon is unhealthy. The disease it causes begins to form far earlier than most individuals are aware of. Arteriosclerotic vascular disease has been diagnosed in impoverished 11 year olds

          21. worn out 123 says

            You’d as soon they die I suppose because its too late to murder them legally.

          22. AKLady says

            Hate. bigotry and ignorance is all that ever spews forth from your mouth.
            How did you become such an angry person?

          23. worn out 123 says

            You’re the one who supports murdering the most innocent and vulnerable.

          24. AKLady says

            Insult away.
            Ignorance does not impress me.
            Bigotry does not impress me.

          25. worn out 123 says

            Your bountiful ignorance certainly doesn’t impress anyone., baby murderer.

          26. AKLady says

            Keep those insults coming.
            They say so much about you.
            You claim to be a Christian.

          27. worn out 123 says

            Radical leftists just LOVE labels, don’t you? When you fail to silence free speech with your grammar police moves you label anyone with whom you cannot force agreement with your child murdering ideology. Your condescending, haughty attitude says EVERYTHING about you, comrade. Aristocrat Killer Lady. Lady is a misnomer, however. I have know a few ladies and you do not qualify.

          28. AKLady says

            The fact that you have sunk to the level of childish name calling is remarkable.

            Keep those insults coming.
            Your bountiful ignorance certainly doesn’t impress anyone
            How did you become such an angry person?

            Zygotes are not babies.
            Human tissue been used in research for centuries.

          29. worn out 123 says

            You support making corpses from live babies. That is abortion.

          30. AKLady says

            Please stop bathing.
            You kill at least 1 million living, human cells every time you take a bath.

          31. worn out 123 says

            Please stop breathing. You contribute to genocide and infanticide in America. You believe in choice. You believe in buyers having the choice of which body parts to purchase from abortionists.

          32. AKLady says

            Exaggeration and lies do not impress anyone.
            Body parts are not sold in the U.S.

          33. worn out 123 says

            No one will blame that on you. I’m sure you’d sell ’em if u could, Vampira.

          34. AKLady says

            Your insults are definitely worn out.
            Sanger is long dead.

            She may have been a bigot, however, legal birth control has changed the lives of everyone who has access to it.

          35. worn out 123 says

            “…. may have been ….”.?? {We should} apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.” . . . . Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood.
            I find it interesting that you consider Planned Parenthood truths to be of such a nature that you would refer to these facts as insults. You should take this view as enlightening, for that which you view as insulting is merely a concise look at Planned Parenthood. The practice of singling out the poor and blacks continues. Here’s another point I would make to you. It could be said my mother practiced a viable form of eugenics in having precisely three children, yet she ABORTED none, nor would she ever under any circumstance other than to save a child from a diseased life. If pregnant from a rape she would have the child and probably or possibly give it a new life with another. That’s the decision of a decent human being, not a selfish-beyond-belief would be murderer like yourself.

          36. AKLady says

            Simple question, did your mother use the early birth control pills?
            The first ones on the market?
            .
            .
            The 1960s pill prevented implantation, not conception.
            Do you understand the significance of that fact?

          37. worn out 123 says

            Not necessary to understand this. No she never used pills of any nature. She did let me in on a little secret of women, however. Women don’t have to get pregnant.

          38. AKLady says

            Well, you have just advertised you lack of bio-medical knowledge.

            Abortion has been available since rehistoric times. Incredably, it was actually muvh safe in some of ancint history than it was before legalization.

            No, I don’t get your reference to a “chair”. Are they to grab a whip and act like a lion tamer at the circus?

            What you do not seem to understand is that spousal rape is a very new legal concept.

            In ancient Egypt, birth control was crocodile dung placed in the vagina before intercourse. The ancient Greeks used lamb intestines.

            Women do not “accidently” get pregnanct. Now, that is one ignorant, bigoted piece of garbage. Every form of birth control known to man has failures. Even the miracle “pill”.

            I’m sorry, your Momma was wrong terribly, sadly wrong.

          39. worn out 123 says

            Espousal rape, Apples and oranges. Any and all rape, apples and oranges. Stop having government interfere with the individual. Don’t want a baby? Don’t get pregnant. What you don’t seem to understand: Made the wrong choice? Too bad. Don’t murder the innocent. Espousal rape is a matter for you to take up with your spouse through the courts, otherwise, it has no place in this discussion. Murder still remains murder. The child is not guilty of the crime for which you would punish it with horrific dismemberment, Beast.

          40. AKLady says

            Awe, yes.
            The woman is victimized for the next 18 to 21 years, if she survives the pregnancy. Pregnancy is normal, but it is not safe. Many parts of the U.S. have maternal/infant mortality rates higher than mnay thirdworld countries.
            Offer proof? Look up the birthcontrol failure rates for the primary methods. If you were interestd in factual data, you would hve done so long before now. No, you would rather hold on to your ignorance ande bigotry.
            Why do you hate women? Why do you retain ignorance to justify hate?

          41. worn out 123 says

            False, misleading, and unsubstantiated accusations are less than worthless. They serve no purpose whatsoever beyond an open display of your own ignorance and selfishness. Typical of the far, far left communist agenda. Attack with vehemence anyone and everyone who does not conform to you thoughts. Deny anyone a right to free speech and attack them for their reasonableness if it does not conform to your socialist/communist ideology.
            Do u know what my life expectancy was when hitting a beach in the war zone? Of course not and why would you? Everyone need not concern themselves with you, you, you.
            Why would I seek information of a nature that does not apply to me anymore than I should help pay for murder to which I quite naturally object? Foolish girl. Here’s enough for me to know. My two grandmothers gave birth to a total of 17 children and my mother to three (hers were in a hospital), my sister to two. I have dozens of cousins and several nieces and nephews. Doesn’t sound terribly dangerous to me.
            If you don’t wish children why not simply avoid relations? Many people do. I for one seldom have such these days, and certainly not with a woman of child bearing years, btw.

          42. AKLady says

            Save the misogyny for someone you can impress.

            Your ignorance is appalling. You are living in the 19th Century.

            Medical and scientific fact are not socialist ideology. Save your insults for someone you can impress. I am not one of them.

            Your life expectancy in a war zone is the same as my life expectancy is a war zone. I served. Female medical personnel served in combat areas — front line and aboard helicopters. So stuff your brag. You had a rifle, a flack vest and a helmet. I had a tent, a surgical gown and a scalpel.

            Pregnancy and childbirth are extemely dangerious. Ignorance is bliss. You are simply too lazy to loo up facts, besides that would require you to admit you were wrong. I cannot see than taking place ever.
            Avoid relations. What a laugh. Spousal rape is still not a crime in many U.S. states.
            Ignorance is bliss.

          43. worn out 123 says

            Therein is a glaring exhibit of your haughty love of self. You have said many times you are not impressed. Who do u think is trying to impress your majesty? Anyone who disagrees with you opinion is simply someone for you to attempt to humiliate with your unfounded, insulting name calling, without any cause I might add. Simpleton, who do u think cares whether you are impressed or not? Yours is just rhetoric, not even honest opinion, anyway. Why not just go murder some more innocent kids and feel good about that instead of wasting your fingers on this thread.
            Do your own homework, too.

          44. AKLady says

            Impress — no.

            Share kowledge — yes.

            Help you correct errors in your knowledge base — yes.

            Instead of doing research, you choose to insult.

            Like I said, self-imposed ignorance is sad.

          45. worn out 123 says

            Your bullheaded bias is obtuse.

          46. AKLady says

            Instead of doing research, you choose to insult.

            Like I said, self-imposed ignorance is sad.

          47. AKLady says

            Bigot or not, Sanger changed women’s lives for the better.

            Gone are the men who had one wife after another, putting each preceding one into
            a grave due to one too many pregnancy. (Well except for some of the outlandish religious sects that exist in America).

            Gone are the days of being baby factories.

            Gone are the days when childbearing kept one in poverty.

          48. Mark Clemens says

            Who are you to be impressed?
            Are you important?

          49. AKLady says

            Yes, I am important I am an American citizen.
            You are embarassing my country.
            It shouold also be important to you.

          50. Mark Clemens says

            No you are not important.
            You are an embarrassment to all peoples with your double talk, avoiding conversation topics (how bad Muslims treat homosexuals and women)
            Twist facts. I’ve been in the USA for 75 years, I’d say this was my country before it adopted you………
            You seem to be an ungrateful immigrant.

          51. AKLady says

            Rude, insulting, probably senile.
            Avoid topics?
            Every country has a right to its own laws – period.
            Not my business. Not your business.
            It is past time for America to stop with the world cop fixation.
            We already have two wars on the credit card.
            Congress is in no hurry to raise taxes to pay for them.
            We certainly cannot afford another one.
            How Muslims treat homosexuals and women? Boy, you have much to learn about this country called America that you claim to be a 75 year resident of.

          52. Mark Clemens says

            You keep speaking of individual hate crimes, trying to compare them to State sanction hate. I don’t think you understand the difference. Let me help you.
            1. KKk is a non government sanction hate group.
            2. The Black Panthers are a non government sanction hate group
            3. All of those religions hate groups you mentioned are non government sanction hate groups
            4. What “Non Government sanction” means is the official US Government ( or any official seated government) is against these groups actions and creeds. They arrest members who preform terror acts (cross burning, lynchings, race/gender assaults, blowing up churches,etc). The individuals take spreading hate upon them selves. Not the government.
            5. State Sanction Hate is were the official government makes laws that target certain religious groups, political opponents, people w/different life styles. The Government spreads the hate in these countries (Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait let’s say) will find these groups of people, arrest them, Take them to kangaroo court, then jail, and/or torture the offenders. Maybe even execute them. The State supports this.
            Do you now understand the difference?
            Apparently you are not the champion of humanity that you have been portraying yourself to be. You cry this (USA) is an unjust country, how we need to improve it, but in the post above, you seem to care less about unjust laws in Islamic countries
            “Every Country has a right to its own laws-period
            Not my business. Not your business ” Your strong words.
            Even when a country abuses women. Do you not have the sand to speak up for your sisters, world wide? Or are you so self centered, as long as it’s not happening to you, you can turn a blind eye to the problem. You appear to have the conscious of a modern day US Politician.
            May the wisdom of Jesus guide you through your darkness.

          53. AKLady says

            Why do you think the differences you have named are significant?

            I assure you, the membership of American hate groups probably equal, oir are greater than the number of foreign terrorists. They are also much better trained — most are foremer military. They have access to much better weaponry right out the back door of our militsry aromories.

            While it does not make front page news, those hate groups kill on an almost daily basis. Homeless. street people dissapear — no one notices for weeks. Bones uncovered in the Bayou –if the gators did not eat the body whole.

            Home-grown terror: The Army of God, the Defense Action, Montana Freemen, The Covenant, The Sword, The Arm of the Lord, Hutaree Christian Militia, Aryan Republican Army, Phineas Priesthood…

          54. jon says

            Cut TPP and NAFTA and poverty can be destroyed in America. but your side is the origin of poverty.

          55. AKLady says

            You are not making any sense, whatsoever.

          56. disqus_2HJyL9vcD3 says

            Well then you should understand him perfectly, you’re very good at making no sense.

          57. AKLady says

            I’m sorry your reading comprehension level is a problem.
            Maybe you should try to improve it.

          58. Mark Clemens says

            Jon said if we drop out of the TPP and NAFTA our jobs would start to come back. Also it would save Social Security and Medicare. I’m guessing you support these job killing treaties?

          59. AKLady says

            The treary does not kill jobs the American consumer does.
            No one forces you to buy foreign made goods.

            Buy American.
            The jobs will come back.
            Social Security is not in danger.

          60. Mark Clemens says

            You have no understanding of economics.
            Manufacturing always goes to the cheapest labor.
            The government is supporting the jobs exodus.
            Heck, you even said all the labor jobs have gone, therefore you can’t find a broom job. Also try buying 100% products made in USA. I know for a fact all shoes are made overseas.

          61. AKLady says

            It does not matter how cheap labor is if there is no demand for the product.
            When Americans stop buuing foreign goods, the jobs will return.
            Reagan’s supply side economics were a fiasco. Supply side has never worked.
            Your remarks become more hysterical by the post.
            A two mintue Internet search will turn up about 20 or more U.S. shoe manufacuring plants.

          62. Mark Clemens says

            If there is demand for a product, the labors price of manufacturing the good is important. Why do you think the jobs exodus happened? Americans just quit showing up for work one week, so the company moved its manufacturing sector to China, because their workers are more dependable?
            Also, do you know how hard it is to find 100% MADE IN USA Products are? Let me clue you in…..
            Two weeks ago, my kitchen faucet started leaking. All I really needed was a washer kit ($2). Well they no longer sell them, I had to buy an entire faucet.
            I went to Lowes, Home Depot. Delta, Pfizer, Glasher are all MADE IN CHINA. I had no choice, but to buy imported junk.
            So don’t be so quick to blame the US Consumers for the job exodus. It’s corporate greed!!!!!

          63. AKLady says

            Let me clue you in. I live in Alaska. Our choices are limikted. However, I do not have a great deal of difficulty insuring that 90% or more of my purchases are made in America. Fresh food is the most challenging product.

            On, yes. Mark; those Asian show up for work every day all 10 to 14 hours a day, 7 days a week. In China, N. Korea and Vietnam, for example, they are locked in compounds and live in baracks.

          64. Mark Clemens says

            So you think it’s the work ethic, not labor cost that drove jobs overseas?
            Crazy, also I don’t believe we trade w/North Korea Kim hates us, I do know we deal w/South Korea

          65. AKLady says

            You have a great deal of difficulty comprehending sarcasm.
            Deal with S. Korea? Right. Suggest you take a closer look. Maybe you sjoild start with the number of American military basis and military personnel.
            The Korean War has never ended. People frequently die at the DMZ.
            Good night. I have to out early this morning.

          66. AKLady says

            You might want to take Business 101.
            Sales price is an interesting phenomenon.

            While the seller’s cost is an issue,
            market perception of value is also very important.

            Had you checked online, you could have had an American made product in less than 48 hours. Moreover, there miight have been a supplier right in your area.

            Sure, the part woild have probably cost you a bit more.

            On the other hand, that foreign part is costing a LOT more — Medicaid, Medicare, Supplimental Security Income, Social Security Disability Insurance, Section 8 Housing …

          67. Mark Clemens says

            Been there, done that. There are zero 100% MADE IN USA kitchen faucets.
            You know, the internet is not the answer to everything. Find me one, if you can. They all have US home offices, but the actual product is made overseas (China). Read the box they come in, not the BS they post on the net, to deceive a customer. You are kind of green, when it comes to global manufacturing practices. Cheap labor trumps quality labor these days, it’s the Wall Street way. Yes, Wal-Mart and all big box stores are evil……

          68. AKLady says

            You have an Internet connection and you make foolish statements about there not being any American made plumbing?
            No, darling, you are just angry and have jumped to conclusions.

          69. Mark Clemens says

            I ain’t your darling either.
            Are you my Earnest T. Bass?

          70. john says

            You know what BS is MS is more of the same and PHD means piled higher and deeper

          71. AKLady says

            Funny thing about the “S” in those degrees it stands for word “science.”
            I think you meant to write MA and BA, there the “A” stands for the word “arts”

          72. Mark Clemens says

            Not if you split a 40 hour work week, between two people (20hrs each).
            The company will still meet it’s production or service quotas

          73. AKLady says

            Obvioisly, you have never owned a business that had employees.
            Play the ga,e you just suggested and the loss of productivity aors.
            More importantly, company loyalty is in the sewer.
            Attracting good emplouees is not inexpensive or easy.
            Keeping good employees is less expensive, but still costly.
            If you want two 20 hour, part–timers go for it. That is the fastfood model.
            However, once an employee moves up to management, even fastfood provides good benefits. Chik-fil-a is one of the best.

          74. Mark Clemens says

            I use to own an explosive company, on big jobs I used a 30 hour day ( I had 3 men run my drill for 10 hour shifts) , 7 days a week at times.
            Most companies like McDonalds and Wal-Mart use 2 people to pull a 40 hour work week shift (20 hours per person) to avoid AHCA. As long as someone is cooking or stocking shelves, they have their manpower covered,

          75. AKLady says

            Only management works 40 hours at McDonalds, even then it is rare.
            Days, employees are usually retired and housewives.
            Afternoons and evenings mostly teenagers.

            Most fastfood operations are over-staffed. The help are not what you would call dedicated workers, or loyal. There is no real advancement to be had, hence turnover is high.

          76. Mark Clemens says

            So, you agree, that fast food joints split a 40 hr shift between two people.
            As you said we shipped most of the manufacturing sector overseas.
            Fast Food, Retail, Service are the new economy.

          77. AKLady says

            Try reading what I wrote.

          78. Mark Clemens says

            I did,
            you have no concept of how to run a fast food joint efficiently.
            You are to wishy washy.

          79. AKLady says

            Insutl away.
            You are one angry, poorly informed individual.

          80. Mark Clemens says

            Please read a 3rd grade spelling book.
            For being the spelling police, you set a poor example!

          81. AKLady says

            Please learn the difference between a bad typist
            and a poor speller.

            Insutl away.
            You are one angry, poorly informed individual.

          82. Phoebe Isley says

            So giving away what others have to pay for is the answer? Everyone who has an above poverty life didn’t get it by asking for handouts they worked hard every day sometimes 2 or 3 jobs to make ends meet. They sacrificed to have a better life because that is what America is all about. Whining about why you don’t have it better is a great reason to just leave. Many of us have put in the time and effort and thank the Lord it has been beneficial. We didn’t complain about what we didn’t have but pushed hard to get what we do have and not free either. No ill intent Cotton but you seem to complaining and whining and gosh haven’t you heard and seen enough of that to be sick of it? We sure have!

          83. Cotton says

            You seem to be ignoring the fact that there are people today that have multiple jobs and are still struggling to pay the monthly bills. I am not complaining about anything, I am just stating things the way they are currently.

          84. AKLady says

            Do you buy foreign made goods?
            If you do, you are the major part of the problem.

          85. jon says

            your side caused folks to buy socks made in china. Clinton gave us NAFTA your side invented poverty in America.

          86. Dolores Wieland says

            Why would any company want to hire anyone with poor education? Education sucks in the USA. they don’t want to work ..they’d rather live off welfare….from the hard labors of others..

          87. Cotton says

            Hard labor by robots and children in China! Why do you think companies are not hiring people? They have all the work force they need already.

          88. AKLady says

            Why do you believe it is acceptable to lie?
            Why do you believe it is acceptable to repeat lies?

            The average public assistance recipient is a recently divorced woman with children. The family typically spends three months or less on cash assistance. In the better states, her family can continue under Medicaid until private insurance becomes available to them.

            The welfare demographic changed when divorce laws made it easy for men to walk away from their financial responsibility to the children.

            You should ought to educate yourself better. Your ignorance and lies are an embarrassment to America.

          89. worn out 123 says

            Educational standards have FALLEN thanks to socialists in education. “if our country offered better benefits . . . . ” Herein lies the socialist decay, Gubermunt offered. You insist on government taking care of you from cradel to grave. AIN”T GONNA HAPPEN. Not today. not tomorrow, NEVER! You refuse to see the inherent evil you promote. U just keep insisting over and over on more and more gubermunt intervention. You never learn anything.

          90. Cotton says

            Even though it is harder to succeed in today’s society? The only evil I see is people trying to destroy the current and new generations by putting them down as the lazy ones, and at the same time setting them up to fail while putting a couple of bills in their back pockets! If anything I have learned that without the government we would all be living our lives in debt of the 1%!

          91. pineapple says

            The current and future generations are going to be saddled with a national debt of over 18 trillion dollars thanks to a government that insists on living way beyond it’s means.

          92. Cotton says

            It is just the money going into the wrong places, military takes up half of the U.S. budget so if we want to stop our debt that would be the best option to reduce spending on first, but that is just an opinion.

          93. Mark Clemens says

            Social Security and Unemployment are separate trust funds, separate from the general treasury fund. Big Biz wants to end Social Security. Also the jobs exodus does not help. Here’s why
            In the 1960s-1980s there were 30 people working for every person drawing Social Security. Since the job exodus 2003-Present we only have 3 people working for every person drawing Social Security. The government has reduced the pay in rate by 90+%. Real jobs are what we need to keep Social Security alive. Donald Trump is the only one who acknowledges this.
            The rest like Clinton, Christy, Rubio want us to work into our 70s. I bet brick layers are ecstatic about this………..,.

          94. AKLady says

            Garbage, piled higher and deeper.
            Baby Bush is prime example of right-wing ignorance.

          95. AKLady says

            If you want to work in America, get an education.
            The manual labor jobs went to Asia, where they work for 5.00 or less a day.

          96. pineapple says

            I am an engineer and my job went to Mexico. To add insult to injury, my last assignment was to go to Mexico and train my replacement, after which I was forced to take early retirement.

            You do not have a clue about the true economic situation in the U.S.

            Ross Perot was right about the NAFTA trade deal, when he said we would hear a giant sucking sound of jobs leaving America.

            Now Barack Obamaroid is pushing the TPP, which will export more jobs.

            You are hopelessly uninformed, and apparently intend to remain that way.

          97. AKLady says

            NAFTA was signed by President George H.W. Bush, Mexican President Salinas, and Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney in 1992. It was ratified by the legislatures of the three countries in 1993.

            Another gift from the “conservative right”. They are killing America. However, the ignorant and bigoted still have blinders on.

            If your engineering specialty was transferred to Mexico, I would suggest that you retrain in another specialty. Unless your degree is over 10 years old, a second degree would only require you take the core courses. You might check with your state’s Dept. of Vocational Rehabilitation, as you may qualify for benefits.

            While you are at it, I suggest you increase your reading comprehension. I did not write a single word about Mexico.

          98. Vassiliki says

            The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on December 8, 1993, and took effect on January 1, 1994. He had the choice of not signing it to make it a law. By the way Clinton is a democrat just in case you didn’t know…so you can thank the Liberal left for this gift.

          99. Mark Clemens says

            Just like the TPP, NAFTA was passed w/a democratic president, and a majority republican congress. Go to Thomas.gov look up what party voted for each treaty.
            Both parties are out to ruin and rule us……..

          100. Vassiliki says

            I agree with you that both parties are out to ruin us. My comment was to AK lady who made it sound that President Bush signed it into law when it was President Clinton.

          101. Mark Clemens says

            Bush I did most of the leg work. Is there any doubt, if Bush I would of won the 92 election he would of signed it too?

          102. AKLady says

            Suggest you learn the difference between treaty and law.

            The TREATY was signed by Bush.

            The LAW was signed by Clinton.

            Now, maybe you should actually take the time to learn some history actual history isstead of politics?

          103. Mark Clemens says

            Don’t forget Obama got the TPP passed with 95% REPUBLICAN support.
            Most of the Democrats were against it.

          104. pineapple says

            It’s called crony capitalism or “Crapitalism”.

          105. Mark Clemens says

            It called SELLING OUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, in favor of BIG BIZ Campaign donations………
            The solution is term limits.
            Do you have any pineapple express?

          106. Phoebe Isley says

            Well said! You get what you put in and opportunity is out there you just have to work for it. It isn’t going to be given to you.

          107. Phoebe Isley says

            Well at least that is how I was brought up and how I brought my sons up.

          108. AKLady says

            That is how it once was, however, in today’s technical world, education is a necessity.

          109. jon says

            use that AK47 yet on white kids? how many have you scared with that AK you keep under your coat?

          110. AKLady says

            Childish name calling does not impress anyone.
            Please get help. Your hallucinations have reach the clinical level.

          111. Mark Clemens says

            Get a broom, start cleaning floors, learn what goes on in that workplace. Then advance your self. Many factory bosses stated out like this. When you start at the bottom, you know your craft better…….

          112. AKLady says

            The broom and the job to which you speak are in Asia.
            I do not plan on moving to China.
            You are welcome to do so, if that is something you would enjoy.

          113. worn out 123 says

            Drop dead.

          114. AKLady says

            I am so not impressed.
            Act like the adult you claim to be.

          115. Mark Clemens says

            Excuses never made anyone prosper……….
            Actually, what do you do for a living?

          116. worn out 123 says

            One can still start at the very bottom. It’s done every day, TODAY.

          117. AKLady says

            In today’s world, the bottom requires an education.

          118. Mark Clemens says

            That broom don’t. McDonalds still has stores stateside that need swept daily. You can start there, then advance to Cook, Cashier, and Management.
            Or are you above using a broom?????
            “I always tried not to let my schooling interfere with my education”
            -Mark Twain

          119. AKLady says

            LOL.
            Baby boy, McDonalds does not higher staff to sweep.
            They have professional janitorial service which comes in daily.
            Kids with a broom do not protect one’s license.
            They would be closed down by the health department
            faster than you could trun around.
            Have you ever worked at McDonalds?
            Do you even know anyone who has?
            Have you even vitied their corporate web site?

          120. Mark Clemens says

            Well Big Mama,
            Take that broom job w/the janitorial company, and work your way up that company latter. You seem to avoid the broom like the plague. Are you to high class to start from the bottom and work your way up? You sound like it.
            That is most peoples problem, y’all want to start at the top, with out working your way up. You know when you start at the top, there is only one direction to go after that…………DOWN.

          121. AKLady says

            Baby boy, I already worked my way to the top —- a long time ago.
            I’m enjoying the retirement I earned through study and hard work.

            You might want to try that some time.
            You might even get to retire comfortably.

            But, hey, don’t get me wrong, I still work helping others. A new career, in law, abet a nonprofessional one,

          122. Mark Clemens says

            I’m not your baby!!!!!

          123. AKLady says

            I did not claim you.
            I woild not claim you.
            I already have a son, a very smart son who has made a lot of money.

          124. Mark Clemens says

            “Most people don’t recognize opportunity, because it always shows up in overalls, and looks like work” -Thomas Edison

          125. AKLady says

            American bigotry on display for the world to see.
            Isn’t it beautiful?

          126. James Maxwell says

            Look at Black communities since the end of WW II, what once was a thriving
            community that was working to improve their lot in life and knew that hard
            work and determination could improve them has fallen to the side and the
            Democrat Socialist started the massive welfare programs to keep them back
            on the Plantation. Of course to be fair we see the same thing in the White
            Community nowadays too. People have forgot how to work for what they want
            and only live for the moment, the expect others to work and pay for what they
            want and if the do not get it instantly they get mad and throw a tantrum or burn
            down their community. Racism , Poverty are facts of life but you look at what
            caused this problem. Over the past 7 plus years it has increased due to the
            examples of the White House and the racist and bigotry views of the Oval
            Office. That plus our economy is in the tank and the divide between those
            that are wealthy and poor has grown as jobs have been lost or moved overseas
            due to the laws passed by Congress to the benefit of Bankers and money
            lenders.

          127. Cotton says

            Yep, the wealth divide will only grow larger if we do not educate and train our new generation for it. The government could put a hand in as well, but too much government control would cause issues.

          128. AKLady says

            It certainly would.

            The “Red” states would need to bring some standards into play and fix their education systems. They have the highest levels of school dropouts.

            My take on the issue is poverty and malnutrition. Especially between conception and age seven — the period the human brain grows the fastest. It must be kept in mind that the male brain does not develop until the mid-thirties.

          129. Cotton says

            Mainly the southern states, which also happen to be red states. The south will always be the south. But these southern states have the highest poverty rates compared to the rest of the country. It is quite a problem for sure. The south will always lag behind, sadly!

          130. AKLady says

            Exactly.

            The one contributing factor you left out is that the South is mainly agriculture, rather than technology focused.

            Once upon a tie, the South excelled at international trade. That probably stands as the major cause of the Civil War, however, not many speak of it.

          131. AKLady says

            Why do you believe it is acceptable to lie?

          132. James Maxwell says

            Sorry Troll, I’m not a Democrat Socialist, I speak what I believer and have
            seen personally. If that offends you then go cry to your masters.

          133. AKLady says

            No, you are a rude, immature individual who engages in kindergarten name-calling.
            Grow up. Stop lying.
            At the end of WW II, racism was fully engaged.
            Segregation existed in the military.
            Suggest you look at history. Maybe, you could start with the Tuskegee Airmen.

          134. James Maxwell says

            Sorry, I was in the AF for 23 years and did not experience it except among
            some during Viet Nam when they lowered the standards due to needs for
            man power. Even then those who came in quickly discovered that we did
            not have time for such ignorance. The individual next you was an American
            and that was all you needed to know plus the fact that your brother in arms
            had your back come what may. You go back to an outstand group of men
            the Tuskegee Airman and they proved they were as good or better than
            many others for a simple reason they were representative of their race and
            took that responsibility serious. You also had Black crews working on the
            Alcan highway who did excellent work under unbelievable condition as bad
            and sometimes worse than other faced in the combat zone. The are only
            just know receive recognition for their contributions. You have the Buffalo
            solders who the respected and honored by naming the Buffalo solders because
            of their hair. You can go back to the Civil War and find other examples of
            Black solders who were outstanding and did not receive recognition for
            their actions until just recently they are finally getting what they deserved.
            Does racism exist? The answer is Yes you see the bigotry coming out
            of the Democrat Socialist party and the Oval Office daily, hatred for
            Christians and others. You see in in both Black, White, Hispanic and
            Asian group toward others. That still does not make it right on any level
            but people like yourself are apparently to busy stiring it up to face facts
            and help remove it as much as possible from our society. An based upon
            some of your more ignorant comments you are still a troll for the Democratic
            Socialist who are trying to destroy our Nation by fostering a wedge between
            Americans. Now go back and smoke some more chemicals to further
            reduce your brain cells.
            Do not bother me again Troll.-
            +

          135. AKLady says

            Every bigot has excuses to justify their ignorance.

          136. worn out 123 says

            “Poverty breeds crime.” This is the greatest lie of the twentieth century. Let’s please put it behind us. Criminal thinking breeds crime. Once again, THIS IS A MATTER PURELY OF CHOICE. Both my parents were raised in poverty. They did not meet one another as children. All 15 of their brothers and sisters were impoverished as children. Not one was ever arrested for anything. The same is true of a language problem. If you want to assimilate you can and you will. Muslims do not want this. Muslims want Sharia Law and a Muslim America, period.

          137. Cotton says

            Poverty does breed crime, why do you think areas of high poverty have the highest crime rates? Poverty itself leads to criminal thinking and then crime.

          138. worn out 123 says

            B.S.

          139. Cotton says

            Nope. I thought it was common sense.

          140. worn out 123 says

            It makes no sense. How do u explain those millions who came from poverty, many worse than mine to achieve a life of 0 crime? You cannot. This because these things are a matter of choice. Criminality is a matter of choice. Heterosexuality is a matter of choice. You see almost everything is a matter of choice and luck, especially in a nation of liberty for with liberty comes responsibility. In your desired nation of all powerful, all knowing government interventionism this is what primarily determines ones fate and the individual has little freedom to determine ones own fate. This is why the founding fathers departed on the perilous journey across the Atlantic in wooden ships with poor navigation to a land of (opportunity). No. To a land of liberty which constitutes opportunity. This you would happily turn back into the failed socialist systems of Europe of which the wealthy Brad Pitt thinks so highly and from which our founders fled at great risk to themselves. Easy to make that conclusion seem real staying in the best of hotels, eating the finest cuisine of European nations. He’s a fine actor who knows very little of the attributes of liberty. There are always those in society who are content to have what is convenient and others who seek the greatness of seek a life of freedom.
            I have no doubt some sharecroppers and even some slaves felt content with their plight. I believe in having as much liberty as possible. Such liberty only ceases at the crossing of another and is reward enough by itself for the risk taken and the individual responsibility inherent thereof. Man should risk a life rather than to reside in heaven under the yoke of socialism/communism,(There really isn’t a tremendous difference.), however, some will take the lower road of yielding their natural rights, seemingly for a mundane existence and deserving it not. I am not too much longer for this world, but, I will live as free as possible with what time I have remaining and while I live I will be a detractor to any politics, any individual and/or party posing the greatest threat to liberty for I prize it highly. Obviously, you do not.

          141. Cotton says

            Criminality is a choice that is influenced by a number of factors, poverty is one of them. If it were not, places where the poverty rates are high would not have higher crime rates. You are missing the point. Not every person in poverty is a criminal, but those in poverty are more likely to be criminals.

          142. worn out 123 says

            Really. Like the two young men who murdered their millionaire father. I just read where a preppy plead guilty to a felony. Dennis Hastert (past speaker of the House) just recently plead guilty to evading banking laws. Several CEOs should be in prison for the banking debacle that cost America trillions and nearly collapsed our economy, but, were never prosecuted. Leona Helmsley, A.K.A. the Queen of Mean found guilty of income tax evasion (just like Al Capone). The list goes on and on and on of wealthy committing crimes. You don’t have a point.

          143. Cotton says

            I never stated that the wealthy could not be criminals either. As said before crime rates are higher when poverty is higher. That does NOT mean it disappears when it is the middle or upper classes.

          144. worn out 123 says

            Who said anything about it disappearing? Don’t put words in the mouth of another. My point is simply that there is no relationship between criminality and any income group, poverty included. A criminal mind has no connection to ones income. Hence, poverty does NOT “breed” crime. A huge lie and total fabrication that much of the public has swallowed, hook, line, and sinker. The actual difference is in the skewed statistics. A famous political satirist once said, “A man steals a loaf of bread he goes to jail. A man steals a railroad he goes to congress.” . . . . Will Rogers.
            We have a president today that we do not know what criminal record he has. Hell, we don’t even know what he studied in college or what grades he made. We do know today that he has used other names and lied giving this testimony under oath about that. We do know today his mother was a devout socialist, his father a devout communist, and he was nicknamed Bathouse Barry while living in Chicago and studying under Saul Alinsky the author of Rules for Radicals. INCREDIBLE POLITICAL CORRUPTION! Obama should never have been elected president of any free nation. I have learned over the past several years a little of his history; that he is a subversive and a communist, IMO. I am hardly the first to come to this conclusion, btw.

          145. Cotton says

            “that there is no relationship between criminality and any income group, poverty included”
            Two stolen quotes as I can’t be bothered to type out more as I know you are wrong. You can keep going on as long as you like.
            “Higher total socioeconomic status
            (usually measured using the three variables income (or wealth),
            occupational level, and years of education) correlate with less crime.
            Longer education is associated with less crime. Higher income/wealth
            have a correlation with less crime with the
            exception of self-report illegal drug use for which there is no
            relation. Higher parental socioeconomic status probably has an inverse
            relationship with crime”
            You can keep trying to drone me with all this off topic-nonsense. Stay on topic or do not type it in the box, you idiot!

          146. worn out 123 says

            One cannot simply stare at numbers, add and subtract. A computer can do than. Use critical thinking. The higher the education the more devious one becomes. hence, the more difficult it becomes to be detected in your crimes and the more proficient an attorney can be used to get you off any charges. An excellent example; Watergate. Only 48 people plead or were tried as a result. There must easily have been a hundred people involved to one degree or another. Good common sense and a basic understanding of how the federal govt. actually functions in modern times should tell anyone the President of the United States HAD to give his approval, AT A MINIMUM. President Nixon didn’t plead, nor was he indicted. RECENTLY; The CEOs of all major banks in America openly confessed to intentionally breaking federal banking laws: no pleadings, no indictments. More money lost than in all the burglaries in all the history of America and 0 indictments.
            An old axiom I learned in 4th year Money and Banking: “Figures lie and liars figure.” Try to use some critical thinking.

          147. Cotton says

            Poverty is a contributing factor to crime rate.

          148. worn out 123 says

            Wealth is a contributing factor to crime, also. So?

          149. Cotton says

            Poverty is a part of wealth. Or lack of really.

          150. worn out 123 says

            Poverty or wealth has little to do with crime. I once lived in PA. where a boy shot and killed a neighbors horse. When asked why he said he was too poor to own one of his own. Well, he had to answer something didn’t he? Criminal thinking breeds crime and criminals. Nothing more, nothing less. Hunger will drive one to steal or kill for food and much will be forgiven. All other crime springs from choice. I have met many a man who are proud of being criminals, proud to have “served time”, who emphatically state they grew up in prison. It is a mark of manhood to many who choose criminal activity.
            Why do we murder babies? Because we choose to rather than give birth and give them away. It is the choice of the selfish, the mean. That’s all it is, choices. And it is up to each individual what choices he/she makes. If this doesn’t make sense to you please don’t raise children.

          151. AKLady says

            Poverty and crime have a very “intimate” relationship that has been described by experts from all fields, from sociologists to economists.
            Try educating yourself. The world does not revolve around you, or your family. Self-imposed ignorance is incredibly sad to witness.

            A Structural Model of Crime and Inequality in Colombia, François Bourguignon, Fabio Sanchez, Jairo Nunez, paper presented at the Congress of the European Economic Association 2002

            A Poverty Trap of Crime and Unemployment, Luciano Mauro and Gaetano Carmeci, Review of Development Economics 2007

            Crime and Poverty: a Search-Theoretic Approach, Chien-chieh Huang, Derek Laing, and Ping Wang, International Economic Review 2004

            Crime and Socio-Economic Context, Hugues Lagrange, Revue française de sociologie 2003

            Crime, Urban Poverty and Social Science, Lawrence D. Bobo, Institute for African and African American Research 2009

            Crime, Transitory Poverty, and Isolation: Evidence from Madagascar, Marcel Fafchamps & Bart Minten, Economic Development and Cultural Change 2006

            Educational Attainment and Juvenile Crime, Ricardo Sabates, British Journal of Criminology 2008

            Cost and Punishment: Reassessing Incarceration Costs and the Value of College-in-Prison Programs, Gregory A. Knott, Northern Illinois University Law Review 2010

            Income Inequality, Race and Place: Does the Distribution of Race and Class Within Neighborhoods Affect Crime Rates, John R. Hipp, Criminology 2007

            Inequality and Crime, Morgan Kelly, The Review of Economics and Statistics 2000

            Low-Income Housing Development and Crime, Matthew Freedman, Emily G. Owens, Journal of Urban Economics 2011

            Market and Public Policy Mechanisms in Poverty Reduction: The Differential Effects on Property Crime, Ralph C. Allen, Jack H. Stone, Review of Social Economy, 1999

            Social Networks and Crime Decisions: The Role of Social Structure in Facilitating Delinquent Behavior, Antoni Calvó-Armengoi and Yves Zenou, International Economic Review 2004

            The Effects of Neighbourhood Poverty on Adolescent Problem Behaviours: A Multi-level Analysis Differentiated by Gender and Ethnicity, Dietrich Oberwittler, Housing Studies 2007

            The Relationship between Lead and Crime, Paul B. Stretesky and Michael J. Lynch Journal of Health and Social Behavior 2004

            The Truly Disadvantaged, Public Assistance, and Crime, Lance Hannon and James Defronzo, Social Problems 1998

            Unemployment, Inequality, Poverty and Crime (Spatial Distribution Patterns of Criminal Acts in Belgium), Marc Hooghe, Bram Vanhoutte, Wim Hardyns and Tuba Bircan, British Journal of Criminology 2010

            Urban Poverty and Juvenile Crime: Evidence from a Randomized Housing-Mobility Experiment, Jens Ludwig, Greg J. Duncan, Paul Hirschfield, The Quarterly Journal of Economics 2001

            – See more at: http://www.poverties.org/poverty-and-crime.html#sthash.Nv6FV8dc.dpuf

        3. Mark Clemens says

          All the good jobs have been exported overseas. How educated does one have to be, to flip burgers, or say “Come Again, may I take your shopping cart”, “Would you like a refill “?
          What used to be part time, or high school jobs. Are now what the government considers full time work. That’s why their job #s are always up, in the job creation area. Now it takes 3 people to work a 40 hour shift, when just 15 years ago, it took just one person to pull a 40 hour shift……
          Our job opportunities are as watered down as the education system.

      2. Vassiliki says

        Colleges just don’t look at SAT scores. They see how involved you were in school- clubs, councils, sports, NHS, etc as well as grades. SAT is just one component of entering college. Being poor doesn’t mean you can’t study and excel in public school. My mother came over after WWII when she was 16. Did not know English, knew starvation and death, did not have all the gadgets that the American kids had but she studied her butt off and graduated top of her class and even won the American government award – as an immigrant! I asked how she did it, ” I studied till late at night, I had to translate everything into Greek with a dictionary, learn it in Greek and then memorize the English.” There was no ESL then. She had goals, determination, and pride to do well in school. BTW, there was also many cultural differences as well as language but she was able to overcome…I don’t want to hear excuses…if you want it bad enough you will do it. My mother continued onto college and graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Biology.

        1. AKLady says

          School- clubs, councils, sports, NHS, etc, are
          luxuries poor students cannot afford.
          Many impoverished children work at part-time jobs.
          Others babysit their siblings while their parent works a second job.

          Malnutrition has a hugely detrimental effect of both brain development and learning.

          What the majority of Americans are not aware of is the basic of the SNAP program. The allotment is not based on nutrition, but rather the minimum calories need to prevent starvation. Malnutrition is a given. Interestingly, if the American people actually cared about nutrition, the purchase of vitamins would be permitted.

          1. john says

            Sports is how some poor kids get an advantage to improve their situation.

          2. Vassiliki says

            School clubs, sports, NHS, are not luxuries- they are free (if you are on SNAP any fees for sports, etc are waived). If you are on SNAP you get free lunches at school and a lot of schools have free breakfast programs as well. The allotment of SNAP is based on your income and number of dependents- the food stamp program does not hand out food but puts money on the EBT/SNAP card to purchase food- what you buy is your own choice. Malnutrition is very high in America- we are the fattest nation but one of the most malnourished- and that runs in all classes. I know students that are low income, work and still do a school activity. If there is a will there is a way…didn’t say it would not be difficult.

          3. AKLady2015 says

            You confuse calories with nutrition.
            One cannot purchase a healthy diet with EBT/SNAP.
            Maybe you should try it.
            I doubt you would last two weeks, let alone a month.

          4. Vassiliki says

            you stated that snap is allotted on calories not nutrition which I proved you wrong. SNAP is allotted according to income and the number of dependents. Don’t change the subject on me. Yes, you can buy nutritious food on SNAP vs. prepackaged/processed food. It is all about the person’s choice on how they want to spend their SNAP benefits. BTW, I know the difference between nutrition and calories, obviously you do not know much about the SNAP program and spew a bunch of sh!t.

          5. AKLady says

            Calorie v. nutritional content.
            Poverty nutrition is unhealthy.

            SNAP benefits are based on caloric intake, not nutritional content. Simply stated how few calories can a person take in and remain alive.

            One can take in sufficient calories to maintain “life”, however those calories are not sufficient to maintain good health.

            The fact that someone must be impoverished to qualify for the benefit is a given.
            The fact that the dollar value awarded is based on income is also a given.

            The nutritional deficit leads directly to poor health. That increases the Medicaid and Medicare expense.

          6. wonduh says

            They select their foods with food stamps and choose to buy the junk instead of nutritional food because that is what they eat. Now you need to change their way of shopping don’t you?

          7. AKLady says

            Ignorance is said to be bliss.
            You see quite blissful.

            Suggest you attempt to eat a healthy diet on a food stamps allotment. I hope you like beans and rice — 24/7/365.

            By the way, that experiment has been tried repeated — the same outcome every time.

            It is not possible to have sufficient caloric intake and a healthy diet on food stamp benefits.

          8. wonduh says

            I vote for ignorance over stupidity. You are a definite winner in that category. GFY!

          9. AKLady says

            Self-imposed ignorance is the saddest of all.
            Bigotry is based on ignorance.

            I pray that one day, in the not so distant future, your fortunes become such that you are forced to live like the people you insult.

          10. wonduh says

            Why are you liberals always trying to bring down others to your level of stupidity? Those of your ilk are the ones who have kept the black americans in poverty for decades; and you are too stupid to understand or realize the fact. You cite this and that to people who seem to disagree with your position and it is no wonder no one seems to like you at all. Do you have anything positive in your life that you pass on to those you think are intellectually inferior to your thoughts? You are a pity!

          11. AKLady says

            Is it possible for you to act any more childish?

          12. disqus_2HJyL9vcD3 says

            We could all adopt your brand of idiocy, but you’ll never learn anything that way.

          13. AKLady says

            Yes, you can act even more childish.
            Durn, I was hoping you could find the ability to be an adult.

          14. Vassiliki says

            Beans and rice are inexpensive and very nutritious- they form a complete protein when eaten together. You can make your SNAP benefits stretch if you shop smart and stop buying junk food or food with little nutritious value. A head of romaine lettuce is cheaper than a bag of chips! The choice is all in the consumer.

          15. AKLady says

            LOL

            “A head of romaine lettuce is cheaper than a bag of chips!”

            Not where I live.

            Oh, and one does not live by bread alone.

            Again, you assume, assume and assume. It is a very nasty habit.

            I work with the disbled. They did not ask to becone disabled. They did not choose to be poor.

            Being poor is not punishnent enough, you would have then eat beans every night, deprive the children of cookies.

            How many ways can you fix beans?

            Are you aware that hamburger is actually more expensive than some steak — that 15% fat you pay fo rgoes in the trash.

          16. Vassiliki says

            My family and I are on a healthy diet. I am on SNAP and raising 2 children ( I also work FT). I chose nutritious foods to purchase at the supermarket. I don’t buy boxed food, chips, twinkies, etc. I also shop sales and use coupons which stretches my benefits. I also supplement with my small garden ( I put time and energy into growing vegetables) so it supplements my benefits and during the summer and fall I do not have to buy my veggies. BTW, beans and rice are a healthy diet- when eaten together they form a complete protein. Once again it is choice of what you buy with your food stamps. Then what you say that SNAP only gives you enough calories to keep you alive then people on food stamps should be very skinny…the complete opposite of what I see.
            Once again SNAP is not doled out based on caloric intake- total BS! Not once did they ask my height and weight nor my children’s… which would be needed to calculate the calories that they “dole out” to just keep us alive. And how do you convert the caloric intake into a monetary value? We get x amount of food stamps based on my income and number of dependents. it is up to me, as the adult, to buy nutritious food to cook for my family.
            May I add, this new lunch program by Michelle Obama is based on caloric intake- these lunches are starving the kids! They give just enough calories to keep them from starving- thank you leberals! They do not take in account for a 200 pound football player or a Freshman boy that is going through his growth spurt- they need more calories for a larger active body and the energy needed to grow. SO you can take your impoverished theory of calories/nutrition dictate the SNAP benefits and throw them in Cook Inlet!

          17. AKLady says

            SNAP benefits have always been based on calorie intake: the minimum required to prevent death by starvation.

            Congress makes the laws, not Mrs. Obama.

            Facts you should also stop to think about:

            Federal welfare benefits are under the U.S. Department of Health.
            Food Stamps are under the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

            SNAP beneifts are a handout to farmers.
            Potatoe chips provide income to farmers.
            Soda pop provides income for farmers.

            Oh, and Vassiliki, are you aware that vegetable seed for your garden can be purchased with SNAP benefits?

          18. AKLady says

            You have never “proved” me wrong – in anything.
            You lack the capability to do so.

          19. wonduh says

            Come out of the cold, north woods and go to a grocery store and see the shopping carts FULL of food (their choices), see them get out the Food Stamp card, go out and load the groceries into a Cadillac Escalade with the big add on rims and drive off. Not all are impoverished, but they do take advantage of the freebies and they do perpetuate their situation, generation after generation. Why work when you get more free? SAT scores are affected by situational circumstances; but how about those who get athletic scholarships and can’t even speak relatively intelligent? Just “AXE” Al Sharpton; he be tellin’ you da’ trufe.

          20. Dolores Wieland says

            I see this often…..too often.

          21. Vassiliki says

            You forgot to add- how FAT these people are. If the state gave you just enough to sustain life (based on calories) then they would all be skinny. AK Lady is so full of BS her theories are so far off and she can’t even back them up. My parents grew up during WWII in Greece and knew starvation- believe me they were not FAT! They were eating just enough to sustain life- otherwise they would have perished- they would eat whatever they could find and scourge the country side for any edible greens. The state cannot dictate what you buy with your food stamps- it is the individual that makes the poor nutritious choices.

          22. Jarhead says

            Not when so many convert the welfare to cash and purchase booze, drugs, tats, vacations, sex, etc. Wake up girl! Cut back on the Xanax!

          23. Dolores Wieland says

            There is more of that going on than what people realize but too stupid to care about…

          24. AKLady says

            No, child, what you buy is what you have money to pay for.
            It is not lean meat and fresh vegetables.
            It is not even lean meat and processed vegetables.
            No one who depends upon a job for their basic needs can afford the niceties of extracurricular activities.

          25. OSAMA OBAMA says

            Why don’t you take that welfare check alaska sends you and send it to Dearborn.

          26. AKLady says

            Childish insults do not impress anyone.
            You would benefit greatly from additional education.

          27. OSAMA OBAMA says

            Will I then get a welfare check, think shariah law is superior to our Constitution and think boy rape is “cultural” like yourself?

          28. AKLady says

            Get an education.
            Your ignorance is an embarrassment to America.
            Your lies are pathetic.
            Your childish insults do not impress anyone.

        2. OSAMA OBAMA says

          God bless your mother! In spite of her disadvantaged early life, through hard work and assimilation, she provided you both with a future. That spirit is non-existent in today’s world where a handout is demanded and the norm.

        3. Beeotchstewie says

          Great for her and I bet she immigrated here legally and WANTED to assimilate. Very different from what Barry is bringing in. Muslims have no intention of assimilating, they want us all under Sharia Law and or dead.

          1. OSAMA OBAMA says

            Yup, spot on!! Research Dearborn.

          2. Beeotchstewie says

            I live in Michigan, thankfully on the west side of the state, we call it Dearbornistan. I would love to start a large hog farm there and offer them plenty of natural fertilizer.

          3. Vassiliki says

            Both my parents came here legally, learned the English language, became educated, worked, assimilated but still retained their culture, language, and religion without shoving it down someone’s throat. We were a bilingual family…we spoke Greek in the house and English out in the public.

      3. Cotton says

        White people are only trying to make the minorities more like themselves, but no some people still believe in the master race and how they are inferior. They are the reason why minorities are the way they are currently. Pushing them away more will only cause more conflict.

        1. OSAMA OBAMA says

          I think your boy in the White House, Sharpton and Jackson are doing a fine job of that!

          1. Cotton says

            I am sure they are.

      4. melmack 1 says

        Not totally poverty. How about absent father, drugs gangs…meaning no home life.
        Try calling a parent about their child not paying attention and you get called unprintable names for bothering that parent, normally female.

        1. Dolores Wieland says

          Had that experience with a child in school who had a huge sore on his arm…Parents were in jail and the aunt didn’t wan’t to do anything about this poor kid. I was only on a weekkly one hours stint volunterering. I don’t think I could stand being in that environment longer than that….Wow! What I’ve seen and what I’ve heard from those kids..

        2. AKLady says

          Absent fathers is something the “conservatives” created. In the 1960s, when public assistance was first introduced, intact families were disqualified for benefits. Hence, when the jobs disappeared, husbands/fathers were forced to leave. Not only was it the only way the family could get help, but it was also necessary in order to find work.

          Maybe you should try a bit of history. It is both enlightening and interesting.

          ADHD is a product of malnutrition.
          ADHD is also a product of abuse and neglect.

          I would suggest that you try to be less confrontational.
          Have you tried the ‘Let’s work together’ approach?

      5. Jimmy Quick says

        The problem is neither race nor poverty. It is disobedience. Our children are being taught from a young age to lie about everything by a government that lies constantly. These same children who see that they do not have any future are told that their parents are stupid and being gay is great or try some drugs to make you feel better and while your at it how about some loose sex so you can kill a baby or two.

        They will not be able to meet the challenges they face with courage and fortitude, because it has been beaten out of them by the time they ever finish school. It is criminals being coddled in YMCA like facilities while working families are told that they don’t really need the bare necessities like clean water, food and shelter.

        And finally, it is people like you that will throw everything they can to block the path toward constructive change, and all the resources you propose are conveniently to be removed from someone else pockets.

        You’re a fraud and a liar. It makes my blood boil sometimes to see the stupid post you make. How is it possible that anyone could be so idiotic and still have the nerve to show up and splash about in your cesspool of ignorance?

        1. Kent2012 says

          a prime example of what you have described can be summed up in one word: Ferguson….

        2. AKLady says

          You have serious problems. Get help.
          Your bigotry and ignorance is an embarrassment to America.

          1. Jimmy Quick says

            And your incompetence is an embarrassment to your mother and father.

          2. AKLady says

            The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

            Winston Churchill

          3. Jimmy Quick says

            Funny you would quote Churchill when your hero discarded the life size bust presented to him as a gift from the Crown of England.

            Even more laughable is, at least Churchill had something in the form of accomplishment to point to when he left office, unlike your master, Obama, who has left nothing but disease, decay and destruction in his wake.

            Why not just go have another procedure or take some piles like you always do. Maybe you could forget it all or just continue to sleep through life. I promise, no one will miss you.

          4. AKLady says

            “Hero” ???

            “Master” ???

            I suggest you seek help. Hallucinations are indications of serious mental illness.

      6. Michael Dennewitz says

        Not that bitch again!! TROLL ALERT! TROLL ALERT!! TROLL ALERT!!!

      7. jon says

        poverty is what you will give the world, that your political party is the king of poverty. we will win the alternative is poverty if you win.

        1. AKLady says

          Your education is sadly lacking in many areas.
          Then, again, your penchant for lies and bigotry is well established,

      8. frankjohnson221 says

        So bringing in a few million illegal aliens with no skills or education will help. Spending millions of dollars on welfare and trying to teach English to those who refuse to learn it is helpful to whom? I spent 20 years as a high school administrator and the expense of these programs lifestyle money for our own children who should come first.

    2. OSAMA OBAMA says

      VERY WELL SAID!!

    3. Beeotchstewie says

      They have indeed been punishing those who choose to take the hard work to success route. By taking points away from Asians and Whites while adding points to the SAT and ACT exams based only on race. That is sickeningly pathetic.

    4. AKLady says

      Fact — the “red” states have the highest school dropout levels. (Source, U.S. Censusu).

  2. Gen11American says

    When foreign students in our public schools speak 110 different languages, what hope is there for students to learn anything at all? If immigration, both legal and illegal, isn’t stopped for a generation so those who are already here have some hope of assimilating, this nation is going to sink into the mire! If currently levels of immigration are maintained, 88% of our population growth during the next 50 years will be comprised of foreigners! How will this country maintain its culture with such an onslaught? It’s insane! What quality of life can we be expected to have with over another 100 million added to our population? None, that’s what! Just because the populations in Third World countries breed like GD rats doesn’t mean we have to agree to take in the excess and destroy our quality of life to provide room for them! Every nation on earth should be required to limit their population growth. Those that don’t should be forced to suffer the consequences, rather than the First World continually coming to their rescue!

    1. OSAMA OBAMA says

      “this nation is going to sink into the mire!” Done deal! Read the papers, see what passes for comedy on tv, watch the Democratic debates!

      1. AKLady says

        You could be correct, we will see headlines like this one:
        President Cruz signs repeal of the ACA – Millions of Americans can no longer afford medical care.

        1. jon says

          Like Obamacare where only the middle class cant afford your Nazi style oppression. we will win because the alternative is poverty.

          1. AKLady says

            It is said that ignorance is bliss.
            You seem quite blissful.

          2. worn out 123 says

            While you seem quite ignorant.

          3. AKLady says

            I am so not impressed.

          4. Gen11American says

            Cut the crap or change your handle because AKLady doesn’t fit!

          5. AKLady says

            You do not know much about “real” ladies in general, and even less about Alaskan ladies.

          6. Gen11American says

            I’ve been there twice, I mistakenly thought the AK in your handle was for Arkansas, and I can see how your “ladyship” better fits Alaska. Southern ladies wouldn’t belittle others to the extent you routinely do. They aren’t that rude.

          7. AKLady says

            Assumptions will get you every time.

            I was born and raised in the Deep South.
            I visit family on a regualr basis.

            I do not belittle anyone. I simply provide facts – verifiable facts.

            Funny thing about Alaskan history, when all the gold miners left, the dance hall girls stayed and built a state. 😉

          8. Mark Clemens says

            She’s no Lady, just some fools wife……….
            As if any man would put up w/her!

          9. AKLady says

            Child, the #1 cause of bankruptcy in America is medical expense.
            Our country has the most expensive health care in the world.

    2. john says

      When the Vietnamese kids came to my school in 1976.They either knew english already or busted there ass to learn it. The lazy or stupid Puerto Rican and Mexican Spanish speaking kids you had to bend over backwards for them.the Spanish speaking kids were very disruptive.I think it’s very rude when they talk in their language,the Vietnamese kids always made the attempt to speak English even if they didn’t know the exact word,they wanted to fit in and assimilate with us not so with the lazy or stupid Spanish speakers

      1. OldHighlandGuyOne says

        You are so correct.
        During that same period of time I had many Vietnamese on my crew and they spoke only English during working hours. Many of them went to school, got their degree and went on to better things. The Vietnamese have always done a better job of assimilating than the illegal crap from south of the border or the middle easterners.

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          1. Standandfight says

            I will rent her a couple of hours payed according the skills level .

          2. jon says

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          3. AKLady says

            Filth on a “conservative” web site. Who would ever think of such an occurrence?

          4. Shauna says

            and yet, here YOU are…Who would have thought of such an occurrence?

          5. AKLady says

            Someone must stand against the lies.

          6. Shauna says

            AK, you wouldn’t know the truth if I put my boot on your throat and spoon fed it to you. Your a troll.

          7. AKLady says

            You have simply made a fool of yourself before the world.
            Try not being so lazy, look up facts.
            It is not hard work and it does not take a lot of time.

          8. Shauna says

            You make a fool of yourself daily AK, I look up facts, your too lazy to except the truth. That is why your on here agitating. My dogs are smarter than you.

          9. AKLady says

            Insults are not facts.
            I am not in the least bit impressed.
            Neither is anyone else.

            Save your energy.
            Your are becoming a bit hysterical.

          10. Shauna says

            Your insane AK, The fact is I’m not impressed by your manic posting, or your lies.
            Neither is anyone else. The constant spinning of the truth must exhaust you. Last but not least, if you think everyone in this country is bigoted and hateful, why don’t you pack up and get out….I’m sure the middle east would treat you better…

          11. AKLady says

            Insults are not facts.
            I am not in the least bit impressed.
            Neither is anyone else.

            You have becpme ore than a little bit hysterical.

          12. Shauna says

            You have becpme ore than a little bit hysterical
            ******************************************************
            AK, you really should get that stuttering problem fixed. See your sentence above and your calling me hysterical….that’s funny.

          13. AKLady says

            I freely admit to being a bad typist.

            Insults are not facts.
            I am not in the least bit impressed.
            Neither is anyone else.

          14. Shauna says

            AK, you should do something with this rain man like posting…I’m starting to worry about you.

          15. AKLady says

            Insults are not facts.
            I am not in the least bit impressed.
            Neither is anyone else.

          16. Shauna says

            poor thing…

          17. Dolores Wieland says

            Pay for your ads…stay off discussion sites

          18. Gen11American says

            Why gives a flying jack?! Get off these sites! There must be employment sites you can input your lies onto. Try them instead!

          19. Mark Clemens says

            My cousin got a STD working for Stephanie!!!!
            Who’s next??????

          20. AKLady says

            Get this garbage off this blog.

      2. Gen11American says

        That is the reason why the Vietnamese people are considered the #1 success story as far as assimilation goes. The absolute worst? Muslims! And that is why all Muslim immigration to the U.S. needs to be halted immediately, both legal and illegal immigration! Their goal isn’t assimiliation, it’s to force their religion and Shariah Law upon this country, and we want no part of it!

        1. AKLady says

          More bigotry, piled higher and deeper.

          1. nvrat says

            Do you live in a house with out windows? Can you not see the reality?

          2. AKLady says

            Your windows must have special colored glass.
            Mine permit bigotry to be observed.

          3. Gen11American says

            Damn right! But some bigotry is right and necessary! There are two definitions for the word “discriminating.” To protect our nation, we must be discriminating in who we admit into our country! That includes undesirables! And Muslims are definitely undesirable! How many hundreds of billions of dollars are you willing to spend to maintain our national security when we already have 7 million Muslims, and Obama is planning to flood in just as many as he can before his 2nd term is up? They will be a threat to us for generations! Anyone who can’t see that is an idiot!

          4. AKLady says

            A Muslim country was the first to recognize our Nation Morocco.

            The longest nation with which the U.S. has had formal relations – Morocco.

            A Muslim was the first casualty in the Ameeican Revolution. His name was Crispus Attucks. Muslims served in the Continental Army: Salem Poor, Yusuf Ben Ali, Bampett Muhamed, Francis Saba and Joseph Saba.

            ‘In his 1776 publication “Thoughts on Government,” John Adams praised Muhammad as a “sober inquirer after truth.”

            Oh, and there is a likeness of Muhammad in the U.S. Supreme Court. His ideas of justice contributed to the content of the U.S. Constitution.

          5. Gen11American says

            It doesn’t sound as if the four Muslims you mentioned had been radicalized as Muslims are today by ISIS or al Queda. Things were quite different back in the 1700’s. There weren’t 1.6 billion Muslims determined to “make the world Islam.” The Muslims had been repelled and driven out of Europe by 1492, so they weren’t that much of a threat, and when they threatened our shipping in the Mediterranean, Thomas Jefferson sent our fleet to smash the Muslim pirates. It’s time to do that again, so they’ll cease threatening everyone, including in Africa, in the Middle East, in Europe, and here in the United States. There will never be any peace on earth until the Muslims are utterly and completely crushed. But they’ll breed themselves into ascendency once again, even in dire poverty, and the battle will be joined again in a few hundred years. Perpetual religious violence is inevitable unless Islam has a Reformation, like the Christian religion did, but that can only happen if all the radical Islamic clerics are put to death, as they should be.

          6. AKLady says

            Christians are killng in the Central African Republic.

            Christians are killing right here in the USA.

            This is a list of the U.S. terror organizations, take a good look at the names:
            The Army of God, the Defense Action, Montana Freemen, The Covenant, The Sword, The Arm of the Lord, Hutaree Christian Militia, Aryan Republican Army, Phineas Priesthood…

          7. worn out 123 says

            Please forgive this crudity, but, I would have said, Anyone who can’t see this is obtuse or a socialist/communist. I put it this way not as any type of correction, but, as a comment. Your comment is spot on, IMHO, and well stated. In fact, I believe I will make a copy verbatim, with your permission, of course.

          8. Gen11American says

            You have my permission. As to being worn out, try taking 2 multi-vitamins before heading to bed instead of one. It works pretty well. Then, of course, there’s the standard two (2) cups of coffee in the morning to get the heart working, two (2) cups of strong tea with honey in the afternoon, a nap whenever us seniors feel we need one, and then it’s to the computer we go for another go-round of reading about the insanity of the system and others, and pumping out as much common sense as we can produce in one sitting, and the days whiz past!

          9. Wildeagleone says

            Just the FACTS MAM, JUST THE FACTS

          10. AKLady says

            What facts might those be?
            Please share.

        2. jon says

          I like Asians, they are some great immigrants not like the trash from Mexico and south America. i do not mind sharing our land and hospitality with them they want to build a country with us.

        3. Mark Clemens says

          If the Shariah laws are implemented
          Wife beatings will come back
          Killing and Jailing homosexuals will start
          Child brides will be the new sensation
          Christianity will be outlawed

          Why put up w/this mess? Muslims need the West, the West does not need Muslims. We made it this long w/out them!!!!

          1. AKLady says

            Guess you do not pay much attention to what happens in the world around you.
            What you are claiming is taking place in America and Africa the criminals doing the killing are Christians.

          2. Mark Clemens says

            You seam to be prejudice against Christians. Most of the killers here in America, don’t even practice any religion, except the Muslim Fort Hood Shooter, he was an active Muslim. You are just stereotyping Christians in general. That shows shallowness. I don’t believe all Muslims are evil, just a big minority. Since you are speaking in global terms.
            How many Christians have been Suicide Bombers in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yeman, Syria, Lybia, Iraq?………….0
            How many Christians belong to ISIS?………..0
            How many Christians decapitate people on the internet?………….0
            To me Christianity is really the religion that will bring peace. We have grown out of the middle ages………..

          3. Gen11American says

            There are only two classes of Muslims, those who use brutal violence to promote their faith, and those who use non-violent means of spreading Islam, but both groups have the same ultimate goal – To make the world Islam! All Muslims need to be deported from North America, Mexico, Central America, and South America, as well as from every Europen country, and sent back to their original countries. There they can practice their death cult to their heart’s content, and kill each other at will if they so choose. No one will care if they limit their killing only to Muslims. But if they continue to threaten Israel, or the U.S., they need to be exterminated!

          4. AKLady says

            Open your eyes, read history, look at today’s world Christians have never stopped killing. Here in America they bomb clinics and murder doctors.
            America has more prisons than all of the others modern world including China, N. Korea and Russia. We also have the most prisoners. Those prisons are filled with Christians.

          5. Mark Clemens says

            Yea, and prisons in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran hold a Muslim majority of prisoners. Of course American prisons would have more Christians incarcerated, because America is predominantly Christian. Your scenario above is a poor example at best. What ever a countries religious majority is, that will be that countries majority of prisoners………du!!!!!!
            You do twist statistics a lot, and you are no good at it.

          6. AKLady says

            America holds more people in prison than all the other modern nations combined.
            No, child you missed the entire point —
            Either justice is an illusion, or Christian America is very, very law breaking.

          7. Mark Clemens says

            What about the fact America is 20 times bigger than 90% of most countries. The more people the more chances of lawbreakers. At least we didn’t torture our prisoners.
            You keep repeating this. Also you avoid that Islamic run nations jail, torture, and execute homosexuals. Is this all good with you. You also dance around Islamic run nations treat women like second class citizens.
            Are you against dignity for women? Remember that every time you drive or post. If you would be in Iran ranting like you do here. You would probably be in jail by now. Remember Iran is a back woods red neck nation that believes, a woman’s place is in the kitchen, and a woman’s only worth is to be barefoot and pregnant. Such a primitive mind set.

          8. AKLady says

            How about you increase your reading comprehension?
            America has more prisons than all the others added togeather.

          9. Mark Clemens says

            Did you hear the news?
            Between now and November 4th. Our government is going to release around 45,000 non violent offenders from multiple pUS Prisons. Do the Ayatollahs free that many people at once? Heck, they wouldn’t even free one little American reporter, held on trumped up espionage charges. Even after Obama gave them $100,000,000,000. Now, who’s justice system has shown mercy on the criminal?
            Praise Sweet Jesus!!!!!!

          10. AKLady says

            It is about time they are released.
            They never should have been put in prison in the first place.
            They are mostly drug convictions – for use, possession and distribution of cannabis.

            But, you know you can trump up all the lies you imagination can prodice.

            Everyone who has paid Medicare and Social Security taxes is eligible for those
            benefits. Oh, and Medicare Part D is an private insurance coverage you pay for.

            Obama’s amnesty will not permit illegal aliens to remain in this country contrary to what you want to believe.

          11. Mark Clemens says

            What benefits? I never said nothing about Social Security.
            I said the US Government released around 45,000 prisoners.
            Yes they are drug offenders. Do you think Kuwait, Iran, Yeman, or Saudi Arabia will release their nonviolent prisoners who are doing time for possession of booze or marijuana? How many will they free this week? Ten? Five? Zero? Has a Islamic country ever released that many prisoners at once? The Islamic states have no mercy for their prisoners, unlike the Christian Charity the US has shown for the nonviolent criminal.

          12. AKLady says

            I do not give a damn about what countries in the Middle-east do.
            Every country has a right to their own laws.

            Get a life, stop with the bigotry, ignorance and hate.

          13. Mark Clemens says

            If you believe that, quit crying about how unjust our justice system is. It is more just and merciful than the Islamic justice you were bragging about.
            Why is it bigotry when I bring up the flaws in your beloved Islamic injustice systems?
            Exactly how am I a bigot? I have not used racial slurs against any race of people. You use the word bigot so much when people disagree w/you, I don’t think you know what it really means. Ignorance on your part…….
            Big Mama

          14. AKLady says

            WHy do you believe it is acceptable to put words in other people’s mouths?
            Stating historic fact is not bragging.

            You hate based on a person’s religion, even people you have never met, people who have never caused ou harm.

            There was a group in Germany, back in WW II that did that. Where shuld America build the death camps? What gas should be used in the execution showers? How should America dispose of the bodies?

          15. Mark Clemens says

            I have put no words in anyone’s mouth. How is staing the difference between Islamic justice and US Justice being a bigot? Facts are facts.
            Looking through this thread every time someone disagrees with you, you call them a bigot. You are like a broken record, you say bigot over and over again.You use it out of content, do you even know the meaning of the word? You seem to have a limited vocabulary here.
            You are the bigot, you disrespect people who have valid points that disagree w/your opinion. Who are you to judge others? Only bigots do that. Also last night you showed how shallow you are.
            Not caring about women being treated like second class citizens in Islamic nations is ok with you. How can you leave your sisters out in the cold like that? Hypocrite, is what you are. Enjoy the security here, to hell w/women else were. I care about humanity everywhere, I don’t want to see my brothers and sisters treated unjust, in any nation.
            I’m out, talking to you is quite boring, you repeat yourself to much.

          16. AKLady says

            Every country has the right to govern itself.
            Don’t bother with the guilt trip. I don’t play that game.

            When the women in Islamic countries are ready, they will act.
            There are actually many women in America, who are members of strict religious sects, who’s lives are not much different than their Muslim sisters .

            Security? Women have no security not anywhere in the world. Where did you get that crazy notion?

            American women are still second class citizens even after akll these decades.
            What is thw right to vote, when you are paid $0.40 less than a man’s $1.00.
            What is the right to vote, when men can simply wlak away from wives and children?

            What is the right to vote, when uu cannot afford medical care?
            Security? How many women are beaten every day in America? Raped? Murdered? Sexually abused?

            Work a hospital emergency room. See women rushed to surgery because an angry husband shoved a coke bottle in their vagina and then hit her with a baseball bat.

            You can’t spend time at a woman’s sheltee. It is a crying shame. You might actually know something about women’s lives in America. The truth people lojke you don’t want to admit.

            Maybe you should start caring for women in your own country. Take acrion about violence against women. Take a look at the jaik time a rapist gets. Sit throughj a rape trial or two.

            YOu might wanr to look at the responsibility fathers and husbands acctualy have in Muslim countries.

          17. Mark Clemens says

            Most heartless people don’t understand guilt.
            You know something, you have ridiculed half dozen people on their spelling and grammar. Look at the trashy post above. It is riddled with misspelled words, out of context punctuation. Normally I could care less about grammar, but since you took it upon yourself to be the grammar police.
            PRACTICE what you PREACH. Your poor grammar takes away your point, since you have established a higher standard (that even you can’t keep)
            If you can’t live up to your own standards, why should we listen to you, much less believe you??????
            Good night, God Bless……

          18. AKLady says

            When baked into a cormer wirh facts, he comes out swinging insults.
            I am a very bad typest. I have admitted that on a regular basis.

          19. Mark Clemens says

            Oh, by the way. The atrocities you speak of, once again are INDIVIDUAL actions, not STATE sanctioned. State sanction hate is the topic here.
            Most of your examples are urban legends (especially the Coke bottle, Virginia, and bat.) Can you look in the mirror and say CANDYMAN 5 times?

          20. AKLady says

            You not be more wrong.
            When abusers are not prosecuted — that is state sanction.
            WHen abusers are given meaningless sentwnces — that is state sanction.
            When abusers are not even arrested — that us state sanction.
            No baby boy not urban legends — victims I witnessed with my own two eyes.
            Excuses do not change facts. You simply do not want to admit “your” America is not perfect.

          21. Mark Clemens says

            Nothing is perfect.
            I didn’t care much to talk to you any more, but I’m calling bullshit on the Coke bottle thing.
            First, I would like to know
            What size coke bottle
            Where exactly did you see this
            How far in was it
            Your involvement in the removal
            What year did this happen
            I have some experience in such matters
            Tell me your story, then I’ll tell mine.
            From my experience there is no way to insert a soda bottle in a womans vigina, but I have heard that story in several towns and big cities. I’ve even heard that kind of story in Stockholm. As I said it’s a urban legend.
            Like the girl who eats a Spanish Fly and rides a stick shift until she dies….
            Please pretty mama, lay it on me…….

          22. AKLady says

            Talk about naiveté. How old are you?

            Groton-New London Hospital Emergency Room 1976

            Emergency room physican on call.

            No way to insert a coke bottle in a woman’s vagina? There is an unending variety of items which have been removed from vaginas and rectums.

          23. Mark Clemens says

            In 76 Hu? That would make it glass? What size? 6, 10, or 16 oz?
            Long story short. In 68 I was in San Francisco (Asbury area)
            There was a sluttly women who lots of men said she had a big vagina. The longer the night went on, the more outrageous the stories got. When they got to a baseball bat, I called bullshit. Made a $30 bet to the 5 men each, she could not get a little 6 oz coke bottle in there.
            We called her over, and offered her $10 to try to insert the Coke bottle in there, $20 if she was successful. Poor woman tried every witch way she could bend to insert it. No luck after half hour. She could NOT get the fat part w/the logo up there, just the neck of the bottle, plus what little she got up in there it fell back out. There was blood too.( not the monthly kind)
            Now here’s my problem w/your story. How could someone else jam a coke bottle in your girls vagina and it stay put until she got to a hospital? If it didn’t work in Frisco, I’m terribly doubtful it happened in London, or anywhere else for that matter.
            As I said, you are repeating an ugly urban legend to validate an inaccurate point on American women abuse. Any how why are you using an British example, when you were complaining about female atrocities in the USA?
            Your geography is way off.
            Sad you would stoop to urban myths to make a point, also as much as you ramble here, your account of the London incident had few details, you didn’t even answer all my questions.

          24. AKLady says

            Hey stupid, where do you think babies come out?
            Gee, it must be magic babies are much bigger than a coke bottle.

          25. Mark Clemens says

            Name calling only shows your ignorance. Apparently your no Lady, just some fools wife. Yes babies are bigger, that was 80% of the 5s argument.
            I’m a musician, not a doctor, but I’m thinking stuff does not go in through the out door. The vagina was designed to let babies OUT of the female body. Did you know a lot of women don’t like big penises (over 8 inch) at first either. A big penis is much smaller (in diameter) than a 1970s coke bottle. Don’t you think so? If not measure them.
            From what I saw, the Coke bottle thing can’t happen. I see your account of events is vague. You were not even there. I bet you read the whole myth in a British Tabloid. Pitiful you use a foreign urban myth to back up a ridiculous story of American female abuses to justify your rantings.
            Your credibility is shot down by a bunch of your bigot lies.
            Don’t bother to reply, I don’t talk to liars

          26. AKLady says

            I was there.
            You do not know jack about women.
            Logic is beyond you.
            First you talk about penis length, then you compare it to diameter.
            Foolish, foolish little boy.

          27. Mark Clemens says

            I owe you an apology.
            Being the shallow, hypocritical, narrow minded, insulting person, you are.
            I’m apologize for confusing you with geometric terms and comparisons.
            Reading your last post I see your lack of geometry knowledge has confused you, to the point of not understanding, you can not put a 9 inch object ( in diameter) in a 3 inch holes diameter.

          28. AKLady says

            Where do you live?
            Where did you ever get the idea that Coke bottles are all 9″ in diameter?
            Mark, no one can be that ignorant. You have had to have seen and used single serving softdrinks in a bottle.

          29. Mark Clemens says

            I saved a few 6,10, and 16 oz pop bottles when we switched from glass to plastic. I knew glass bottles were on their way out.
            After your urban myth story, I measured the bottles bottom diameter.
            How big are British vaginas?

          30. AKLady says

            Not an urban myth.
            Just your inabilty to admit you are wrong.

          31. AKLady says

            Do you remember this period of time in American history called “Prohibition”?
            Read up on it.
            Maybe then you can talk sense.

          32. Mark Clemens says

            That was a poor law. We done away with it too, if you have noticed.
            Hell I wasn’t even alive when they did that nonsense, were you? If so you would of been to young to drink booze. You cling to the past a lot. I’m also against any drug laws too. They are nothing but the government trying to control people.

          33. Gen11American says

            I question your last statement. Perhaps you typed it wrong. During a recent congressional hearing, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson refused to state that he would deport all the criminal aliens, just “some of them.” I thus doubt very much that Obama has any plans to deport any illegal aliens. His plan is to grant them amnesty, to give them welfare, to put them on Obamacare, to grant them Earned Income Tax Credits, and to suck the taxpayers for $50,000 for each illegal immigrant family! His plan will cost $2 trillion over 10 years, or $40 billion per year. Nice, huh? What does he care if the U.S. goes bankrupt? He’ll get his big fat presidential retirement off the top, and his security detail and healthcare for life, while seniors can face having Social Security and Medicare going broke!

          34. AKLady says

            Do you believe American children should be deported?

            Do you know what your state’s eligibility requirements are for public assistence benefits?

            Illegal alien criminals are deported upon release from incarceration.

            Do you have any idea how much it costs to incarcerate a person?

            Look it up and get back to me — wirh cost and source.

          35. Patti Ferguson Bankson says

            Which “American Children” are being deported? Perhaps you need to read the 14th Amendment again… carefully.

          36. AKLady says

            “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”

            Birthright citizenship is exactly that.

            The only exceptions are children of individuals employed in a diplomatic or other official capacity by a foreign power.

          37. Patti Ferguson Bankson says

            … and subject to the jurisdiction thereof… Guaranteed Rights of Citizenship to all Persons Born or Naturalized: The right of citizenship in the Fourteenth Amendment was intended to overturn the case of Dred Scott v. Sanford, a decision that had long been considered as one of the Supreme Court’s worst mistakes. Dred Scott, born into slavery, argued that he should be granted freedom from the family that claimed ownership over him because he had lived in free states and thus had become a citizen of the United States before returning to Missouri, a state where slavery was sanctioned.
            Chief Justice Taney, denying Scott’s appeal, held that African Americans were not citizens, and therefore were “not included, and were not intended to be included, under the word citizens.” By specifically granting citizenship to all persons born or naturalized, the Fourteenth Amendment has not only guaranteed citizenship to former slaves but to most children born within the United States, even if the child’s parents are not and cannot become citizens.

            Amendment XIV, however, limited the broad grant of citizenship to those “subject to U.S. jurisdiction.” As a result, Native Americans, who were governed by tribal law, were not guaranteed citizenship by this amendment. Many Native Americans became citizens by a variety of means such as marriage, treaties, or military service. But with the passage of the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924, Congress granted the rights of citizenship to all Native Americans.

          38. AKLady says

            Patti, you seem to have missed an inportanr fact.
            Indian Nations are exactly that NATIONS.
            Narive American lands are not part of the U.S.
            Until the 14th Amendment, Native Americans were not citizens.
            They continue to have DUAL CIRIZENSHIP.
            This issue was a problem when terrorism became an issue. Native Americans could not obtain U.S. Passports.

          39. AKLady says

            I hope you copied and pasted instead of typing all of that.

          40. Gen11American says

            Yes, I do believe “American children” should be deported, if they are born of illegal alien parents. That makes them Anchor Babies. Their parents should take their anchor baby with them back to the old country, and when that anchor baby reaches 18, they can apply for return to the U.S. if they choose to. But they SHOULD NOT be allowed to bring their families with them, to make their family members wards of the U.S. taxpayer, nor should they be eligible to bring in extended family members under an insane “family reunification” program which never should have been approved in the first place! It has bankrupted the U.S.!

          41. AKLady says

            Well, I guess uou need to get busy and convience your elected representarives.
            For such action to take place, the U.S. COnstitution must be ammended.
            Best get busy, that process takes a lot of time and a lot of work.

          42. Gen11American says

            Look up “No. of criminal aliens released in U.S.” The status should shock you, but I doubt it will. You’ll probably discount the stats as lies.

          43. AKLady says

            Someone wound you up and set you running accross the floor.
            Where you end up, know one knows.
            What is certain, is that eventually your spring will unwind.
            It is a huge shame you could not put all this energy into some project that really needs help.

          44. AKLady says

            There is no such thing as “Obamacare”.

            If they work, earn income and file income tax, they are are covered by the very same income tax laws as everyone else.

            I suggest that you check your state’s eligibility requirements for public assistence. I believe you will find that convicts are not eligible for benefits. But, hey, what has truth and fact have to do with hate and bigotry.

            Maybe you should actually rwad what you write. To qualify for an “Earned Income Credit” you must have earned income. Wow! What a staetling revelation.

            COngress spends the miney. Congress makes the law. But. Hey, what do you careif you lie?

            Social Security and Medicarw arw not going broke. Not now, not ever.

          45. Gen11American says

            Really? Not going broke, huh? Apparently you don’t listen to congressional hearings on C-Span, when officials of Obama’s Administration are grilled and forced to admit that the Social Security and Medicare programs ARE going broke, will in fact run dry by 2033, if not sooner. And yet the Obama Administration wants to put tens of millions of illegal aliens on the Social Security and Medicare systems, to bankrupt those programs all the sooner! That’s their solution to handling the “Baby Boomer Generation” problem — kill them off with destitution and lack of healthcare!

          46. AKLady says

            You have to have worked to draw Social Security Retirement benefits.
            Workers pay into the SSR system.

            More workers mean increased taxes paid into the sustem.

            Social Security will be around as long as democracy reigns. Social Security is not going broke.

            Social Security Disabilit Insurance (SSDI) is exactly what its says it is insurance. It is not paid out of the SSR Trust

            The fact is that under current law, the Social Security Trust Fund could run bone dry and you’d still get most of your benefits. You see, the Trust Fund is only a supplemental source of funding for Social Security. Most of your Social Security retirement and disability benefits are actually funded from taxes collected each pay period from current workers (That’s the deduction for FICA taxes on your paycheck).

            NOW EXACTLY WHAT IS YOUR BEEF?

          47. ken29 says

            AKLady: I did the research. You aren’t even close. It isn’t more than all the others added together it isn’t even more than the next two added together.

          48. Honorable1 says

            Please, we have 318 million people compare that to similar countries like India, China, USSR, and see howa their penal system works. Also many places like Peru, Mexico, Dominican Republic, don’t even log in many of their arrestees, they keep them until a generous bribe is paid. So you don’t even have real numbers. Long after the Vietnam war many MIA’s corpses were returned after they claimed they didn’t have them, and many more are still unaccounted for. So don’t dilute yourself thinking that you’re comparing apples to apples.

          49. AKLady says

            The USSR no longer exists.

            The wave of privatization that occurred under the Reagan Administration saw the emergence of the for-profit prison industry. Louisiana, for example, has the highest rate of incarceration in the world with the majority of its prisoners being housed in privatized, for-profit facilities

            The numbers are very real. The United States has the highest documented incarceration rate in the world, at 754 per 100,000. Even though there are other countries that commit more inmates to prison annually, the fact that the United States keeps prisoners longer causes the total rate to become higher.

            US has has “three strikes laws” and manditory sentencing.

          50. ken29 says

            AKLady: And you can’t/won”t see either for the blinders over your eyes. What do you have against Americans and Christians? Are you, perhaps, descended from Early Immigrants to America?
            Until about 1970 the US rate per 100,000 residents was about average for “First World” nations, then we started to drift into Liberal Progressive social indoctrination.

          51. AKLady says

            My ancestors arrived long before this Country was a Nation — some by thousands of years. Among those ancestors are the European individuals who owned the land upon which the N. Carolian and S. Carolina state line was drawn, the founders of cites in Georgia, Kentucky, Texas, Utah, California … and many places in between.

            Every one of this Nation’s Founders was an Immigrant — an illegal immigrant and land thief accordign to some of my ancestors. ;-).

          52. Mark Clemens says

            Are you talking about George Washington’s bunch? All of them, except Hamilton were born w/in the 13 colonies. Hamilton was born and grew up in the Caribbean. He just came to NYC (Harlem) for an education, when the British attackerd NYC. Hamilton actually went door to door rounding up people, guns, canons. And volleyed shot back at the British navy. He understood how important education is………

          53. AKLady says

            Only some Americans: ignorance, religious bigotry, racial bigotry, self-imposed ignorance. selfishness, bigotry towards the impiverished …

          54. TAM44 says

            You are the most ignorant piece of steaming obama I have ever heard. Go to Iraq, or Syria and maybe one of them muslims will behead your sorry butt.

          55. AKLady says

            American hate and ignorance on display for the world to see.
            Go to Indonesia, that is where the majority of Muslims reside,
            You are an embarrassment to your country.

          56. TAM44 says

            I fought for for this country B—H, so pull your lips over your ugly head and swallow.

          57. Shauna says

            Thank you for your service!

          58. AKLady says

            I spent my Vietnam years sewing people like you back togeather.
            Then there were the legs and arms I had to cut off.
            Let’s not forget the colostomy fixtures …

            So pull your lips over your ugly head and swallow.

          59. Gen11American says

            That’s where Obama came from, and he’s the worst embarrassment as a leader the U.S. has ever had to contend with! He’s a laughingstock worldwide!

          60. AKLady says

            Why do youelieve it is acceptable to lie?
            Why do you believe it is acceptable to repeat lies?

            Oh, and not-so-smart America — Obama’s mother was an American citizen; no matter where she gave birth, he is a natural born American. “Was” because she is deacased, died of cancer.

            .Get an education and stop embarassing your countru with igniorance and bigotry.

          61. ken29 says

            AKLady: 1. Generally mankind has never stopped killing each other. Doesn’t matter what religion (or non-religion) you look at. Avowed Christians have been responsible for many (e.g. WW II). A few for the clinic bombs and doctor murders, surely no more of those that some other religions, most notably in recent times avowed Muslims. It has been a long time since avowed Christians (unlike some avowed Muslims) did it in the name of and for the purposes of their religion.
            2. Did you mean “any of the others”. No one knows how many NK has, but China and Russia, together (nowhere near “all”), total more prisons and more prisoners than the US. I’d hazard a guess that US prisoners have more comfortable accommodations. I’ll also note that in 2013 the US executed 39 prisoners, while China executed 2400. That keeps the prisoner population down.
            3. A little over half of the prisoners in US are avowed Christians and percentages in Russia and China are surely lower.
            4. US prisons were 60% “filled with” Christians from 78% of the population and 7 % “filled with” Muslims from 1% of the population (inferring that is your concern).

          62. AKLady says

            You really need to carch up on the current news.

            Christians in the Central African Republic are murdering all who will not convert.

            Ignorant Christians in Oklahoma murdered Sikhs coming out of their temple they were wearing turbins, hence had to be Muslims.

            You compare the U.S. to China , give it up. Compare likes to likes. Name the free, democratic countries that still execute criminals. They are: China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Sudan, Yeman, Egypt, Somalia, Jordan ….

            You might like that company, I certainly do not.

            Suggest that you visit the Innocence Project (http://www.innocenceproject.org/)
            A life sentence can be communted. The dead cannot be brought back to life.. Most people are not aware that it costs more to put someone to death than it does to imprison one for life.

          63. Honorable1 says

            I guess you never stopped to think why wet have more people in prison. I’ll break it down due you

          64. AKLady says

            Why the U.S. hjas the most prisoners and prisons:
            Mandatory sentencing.
            Forprofit, private prisons.
            Minimal to nonecistent rehabilitation.
            Discrimination in all walks of life.
            Failure to remember the falure called Prohibition.

            The most abused drug in America is alcohol.
            It is not only legal, but inexpensive and easy to obtain.

          65. TAM44 says

            The best muslims are the dead ones as they cannot kill any more innocent people or breed any more of their filthy scum.

          66. AKLady says

            Ignorance pikled higher and deeper.
            Expect you also claim to be a Christian.

          67. TAM44 says

            I have never said I was a Christian, that’s another one of your lies. I love God, I’m just not worthy.

          68. AKLady says

            IS that somehow different from Chrisrians?
            Really?
            Religiois hate is wrong.
            Racial bigotry is wrong.
            Both are unAmerican.

          69. ken29 says

            @Gen…: 1. Do you know of any religion that does not aim to proselytize the entire world?
            2. Actually, the Constitution, lots of US laws, and probably most Americans would oppose the “practice of their death cult” despite their heart’s content.
            3. They are free to practice it within their own lives, but not impose its tyranny on others (who are equally free to practice their religion in their own lives….). Same for any other religion.

          70. Gen11American says

            ken29: Based on your answer, I would have to conclude that you have not studied the tenets of Islam set forth in the Quran (Koran). Muslims are required by the Koran to live by Shariah Law, and to impose it on the rest of the world. Furthermore, they produce up to seven (7) children per family in their host (Western) countries, on the public dole, sucking the economies dry in Europe and the U.S., to gain numerical advantage so they can impose their religion on everyone. Muslims will NEVER cease to impose their tyranny on others, and 50% of Americans are so pitifully, pathetically ignorant, they not only don’t oppose the Muslim invasion of our country, they support the candidates who are most likely to achieve the utter destruction of our Constitutional Republic!

          71. AKLady says

            I am against two-faced liars.

            Where are the Christian suicide bombers? Answer: U.S., Africa, India, Palestine, Pakistan …

            Included in the militant Palestinian resistance movements is the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, founded and led until his recent death by the Christian George Habash.

            Three of Hezbollah’s suicide bombers during it’s suicide campaign against Israel in the 1980s were Christian

            Christian suicide bombing – it is called The Irish Republican Army.

            Christian suicide bombing it is called the antiabortion movement.

            Christian suicide bombing it was called WW II Japanese kamikaze pilots.

            In the US, it was largely Christians who committed suicide protest by self-immolating themselves during the Vietnam War.

          72. Mark Clemens says

            My gosh,
            You have to go beyond the 1980s to find Christian terrorist. I’d say the Christians mind set has evolved since the 1980s. I’m surprised you didn’t bring up the English Holy Crusades. I’m talking about present news (the last 10 years or so). All religions have a dark period, Muslims are no exception. They need to stop clinging to their religion and guns. I say we see how they act in Europe before we let them over here.
            Crazy militant people (like ISIS, IRA, KKK) have to use religion to justify their slaughtering, if not who would side with them?
            Why is it “Convert or die” w/the Muslims? Why can’t they decent peacefully?
            Or live in peace w/non Muslims? Why don’t good Muslims stop ISIS? Good Christians helped end the KKK. Why are y’all so slow, to stop a terrorist organization? You know doing nothing to stop evil, is just as bad as precipitating in the carnage.
            In a truly civilized world, there is no place for politics or religion.
            I’m sticking w/Jesus, he’s about peace.
            How about these Islamic countries who treat women like livestock, or second class citizens at best. Are you for the physical and mental abuse of women? Do you believe a woman should be seen and not heard?
            For a Muslim woman, you talk to much…………

          73. AKLady says

            For an American, you sure are well brainwashed. Not, surprising, however, is the huge amount of self-impsed ignorance.

            The KKK no longer active? The KKK is alive and well,. not only in America, but has enlarged to become an international hate group. The KKK was never only a Southern terror group.

            Islam expressly prohibits forced conversion. (Quran 2:256). Hence, it is not Islam, but humans which is the problem. Very similar to what Christians have done repeatedly. Gee, whiz, it must be something in the human genes.

            Currenrly operational Christion terror groups in the U.S, incluide: The Army of God, the Defense Action, Montana Freemen, The Covenant, The Sword, The Arm of the Lord, Hutaree Christian Militia, Aryan Republican Army, Phineas Priesthood…

            “Convert or die” is the vow of Christian militants in the Central African Republic.

            The Baptist Church of Tripura supplied the NLFT with arms and financial support and to have encouraged the murder of Hindus, particularly infants, as a means to depopulate the region of all Hindus.

            In India, members of Manmasi National Christian Army, tried to force Hindu residents of Bhuvan Pahar, Assam to convert to Christianity.

            AS I HAVE SAID BEFORE: RELIGION IS THE SCURGE OF MANKIND.

          74. AKLady says

            The KKK is alive and well in the USA.
            The KKK is a Christian men’s organization.
            They are now an international hate group.

            Lordy, you are so out of touch it is extremely sad.

            Ammerican terror organizations: The Army of God, the Defense Action, Montana Freemen, The Covenant, The Sword, The Arm of the Lord, Hutaree Christian Militia, Aryan Republican Army, Phineas Priesthood… are all alive and well …most claim to be Christians, intent on “saving” America.

            They maim, they kill and they terrorize. In some parts of the country they have nothing to fear from law enforcement.

            In America, the terrorist slogan is ‘Be White Chrstian or Die”.

            Lie to yourself all you want.
            It does not change facts, not one bit.

          75. Patti Ferguson Bankson says

            It seems you hate Christians. I’m sorry you feel that way, but, if that’s the case, why live here? Why not live in one of the muslim countries you apparently think are better than America? I truly don’t understand why people continue to live in a country populated by people they hate. I also don’t understand how someone can compare America to other countries without being able to appreciate all that they have here.

          76. AKLady says

            You have never seen the other side of America.
            You have never seen the abject poverty.
            You have never seen the disability,

            There is one sight that I will never forget.
            Charleston, South Carolina — 1986.
            The survivor of a white, mob lynching.
            An elderly black man. his head permanently turned towards his right shoulder.

            Then there is rural Mississippi.
            Houses that date to before the civil war. slave quarters.
            No screens in the windows.
            No doors.
            No running water.

            Inner city Miami.
            Houses that date to the 1920s.
            Roach infested.
            Rat infested.
            No screens
            No glass
            No doors
            Floors so rotten in places, your leg goes crashing through.

            Malaria and tuberculosis are the two bigest killers.

            Children are stunted mentally and physically by malnutrition.

            Food stamps are worthless when the agency office is 50 miles away.
            Food stamps are worthless when there is not a grocery store to apend them at within 50 miles.

            Medicaid benefits are worthless when there is no doctor within 100 miles.

          77. AKLady says

            I am prejudice against bigotry and hate.
            If you want to defile Christianity by using it to engage in those actions, I will speak loudly and clearly.

          78. Mark Clemens says

            Oh yea,
            Please give me a name of any homosexual who has been jailed here in the US for practicing homosexuality in the last 20 years.
            We both know homosexuals are jailed and beaten in Islamic run states such as Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait. So which place has more mercy for people who don’t live by any religious code or laws?
            Heck, if you were in Saudi Arabia right now, being a woman. You would NOT be allowed to drive, speak your mind, or walk around town w/out a male escort. If you upset your husband, he can whip you to his satisfaction. With no consequence of jail. Does any of this sound reasonable or fun? I guess your not a big supporter of equal rights for women. That’s OK, a lot of these bigot men who post here, secretly agree w/you (especially the ones who use the word nigger). A woman’s place is in the kitchen.
            See you have more in common w/red neck bigots than you thought…….

          79. AKLady says

            Homosexuals are frequently attacked and beaten in the U.S.
            The Supreme Court finally reconsidered its position on sodomy laws in 2003. Twelve years later, eighteen states still refused to rewrite their laws

            In 2008, Nelson Sloan and Ryan Flynn were arrested by the Raleigh Police Department under North Carolina’s “crime against nature” statue for engaging in private, consensual, homosexual sex.

            In 2009, two gay men were kicked out of an El Paso restaurant for kissing in public.

          80. Gen11American says

            Good! Who the hell wants to see two gay men kissing in a restaurant! YUK! That would kill anyone’s appetite, except other sodomites, of course!

          81. AKLady says

            Religious hate, is it not beautiful to behold?

          82. ken29 says

            @AKLady: So “arrested” and “kicked out” equals “attacked and beaten”? Interesting analogy! Two examples during two years six years ago? Define “frequently”.

          83. AKLady says

            Why do you insist upon lying?
            Violence against those perceived as homosexual is a frequent occurance.

          84. ken29 says

            I suppose it’s pointless to reason with you. You clearly espouse the philosophy “don’t bother me with facts, I’ve already made up my mind.”
            I was not expressing an opinion about treatment of homosexuals, I was pointing out the absurdity of your post. You said “… frequently attacked and beaten…” , then list 2 examples, hardly an illustration of “frequently”. Your first example describes two men (homosexual?) who were “arrested”, not usually an example of either “attacked” or beaten. Your second example describes two gay men who were “kicked out”, again not usually equated with “attacked and beaten” being more often a euphemism for being ordered to leave a facility.
            When I started this discussion I hadn’t seen some of your later posts. It is now clear that you are one of the habitually offended – selfish, hating, whining, tyrants.

          85. AKLady says

            How many examples do you believe would be sufficient?
            Please speak up?

          86. ken29 says

            Well, “frequently” is fairly ambiguous, so I’ll be glad to consider a reasoned range, but 2 in 2 years hardly seems frequent. Homosexuals are sometimes attacked and beaten, as are black youth, white youth, and females. How do the statistical probabilities for these groups compare. All three groups are attacked and beaten far too often, but still probably not frequently and probably more often than homosexuals. As a middle-schooler, I was briefly abducted by a homosexual man, but I don’t think that one case is representative of the population, or indicative of frequent pedophilic behavior by homosexuals.
            It isn’t broken down by groups, but the FBI reported 666,000 assaults (pretty much attacked and beaten). That’s 76 per hour. Homosexuals are somewhere around 1% of the population, so maybe one per hour would be a reasonable definition of frequent.
            A Wikipedia search for aggravated assault on homosexuals in the US listed 36 cases in the 32 years starting in 1978 – a bit over one per year. That’s way below the number, 52, struck by lightning each year. I don’t think that qualifies as frequent, and hence I don’t think that homosexuals are “frequently” attacked and beaten, more like “rarely” as in much, much less likely than being hit by lightning.
            What data did you have that prompted the original post?

          87. AKLady says

            Oh, so if it not published on the Internet, it did not take place?

            More likely it was your search parameters.

            In 2013, there were over 2,000 such cases. Almost three-quarters (72%) of homicide victims were transgender women, and more than two-thirds (67%) of homicide victims were transgender women of color. In 2013, 27.78% of homicide victims were men, all of whom identified as gay.

          88. ken29 says

            If ir’s not published in some reasonably reliable source, it probably didn’t take place. Wikipedia has a fairly good reputation, the FBI even better. If it is published on the Internet it isn’t necessarily incorrect. Your mere assertion that there were “over 2,000” doesn’t qualify as “data” though well below my estimation from FBI data. I searched for homosexual aggravated assault. What would you suggest? Perhaps what search have you tried?
            This post is typically ambiguous. What is your reference for the over 2000?
            In 2013 (per FBI) there were about 12,000 total homicides in the US. Of those only 2,700 ( about 22%) were women all combined, so “Almost three-quarters…” is nonsense. Similarly, about 77% of homicide victims were men, and I’m a quite certain that not “all of them identified as gay”.
            By the way, we were discussing “attack and beating” (approximately the FBI category “aggravated assault”) and now you’ve switched to homicide, a totally different subject and much less “frequent” than aggravated assault. How does this enhance your original assertion?
            Get your facts straight, then write them accurately. All you are doing is displaying your own prejudice, discrimination. and bigotry. Typical!

          89. AKLady says

            You need to do better research.

          90. Gen11American says

            Boko Haram is not made up of Christians! Nor is ISIS! Nor is Al Queda! I’d be interesting in knowing which public school you attended, in what state, and what college, if any, you attended, in which state, because the brainwashing you’ve received has been so remarkable, every citizen in this country needs to be informed about which schools and institutions are pumping out leftist radicals!

          91. AKLady says

            Awe, Gee, don’t you know. it is all the big name universities.

            Education is the culprit. It brainwashes people.

            What rock have you been under?

            Christian terror organizations (short list):

            Ki Klux Klan (US)
            The Army of God (US)
            Lambs of Christ (US)
            Concerned Christians (US)
            The Army of God (US)
            The Defense Action (US)
            Montana Freemen (US)
            The Covenant (US)
            The Sword (US)
            he Arm of the Lord (US)
            Hutaree Christian Militia (US)
            Aryan Republican Army (US)
            Phineas Priesthood (US)…

            Foreign:

            Lord’s Resistance Army
            Central African Republic
            Christian Identity
            The Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN)
            The National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT)
            The Maronite Christian Milita of Lebanon

          92. pineapple says

            Please go all the way down
            the list for the “bottom line”. . .

            This is
            FASCINATING !!

            WORLD MURDER STATISTICS

            From the World Health Organization

            The
            latest Murder Statistics for the world:
            Murders per
            100,000 citizens per year.

            Honduras 91.6
            (WOW!!)
            El Salvador 69.2
            Cote d’lvoire
            56.9
            Jamaica 52.2
            Venezuela 45.1

            Belize 41.4
            US Virgin Islands 39.2

            Guatemala 38.5
            Saint Kitts and Nevis 38.2

            Zambia 38.0
            Uganda 36.3
            Malawi
            36.0
            Lesotho 35.2
            Trinidad and Tobago
            35.2
            Colombia 33.4
            South Africa 31.8

            Congo 30.8
            Central African Republic 29.3

            Bahamas 27.4
            Puerto Rico 26.2
            Saint
            Lucia 25.2
            Dominican Republic 25.0

            Tanzania 24.5
            Sudan 24.2
            Saint Vincent
            and the Grenadines 22.9
            Ethiopia 22.5

            Guinea 22.5
            Dominica 22.1
            Burundi
            21.7
            Democratic Republic of the Congo 21.7

            Panama 21.6
            Brazil 21.0
            Equatorial
            Guinea 20.7
            Guinea-Bissau 20.2
            Kenya
            20.1
            Kyrgyzstan 20.1
            Cameroon 19.7

            Montserrat 19.7
            Greenland 19.2
            Angola
            19.0
            Guyana 18.6
            Burkina Faso 18.0

            Eritrea 17.8
            Namibia 17.2
            Rwanda
            17.1
            Mexico 16.9
            Chad 15.8
            Ghana
            15.7
            Ecuador 15.2
            North Korea 15.2

            Benin 15.1
            Sierra Leone 14.9

            Mauritania 14.7
            Botswana 14.5
            Zimbabwe
            14.3
            Gabon 13.8
            Nicaragua 13.6

            French Guiana 13.3
            Papua New Guinea 13.0

            Swaziland 12.9
            Bermuda 12.3
            Comoros
            12.2
            Nigeria 12.2
            Cape Verde 11.6

            Grenada 11.5
            Paraguay 11.5
            Barbados
            11.3
            Togo 10.9
            Gambia 10.8
            Peru
            10.8
            Myanmar 10.2
            Russia 10.2

            Liberia 10.1
            Costa Rica 10..0
            Nauru
            9.8
            Bolivia 8.9
            Mozambique 8.8

            Kazakhstan 8.8
            Senegal 8.7
            Turks and
            Caicos Islands 8.7
            Mongolia 8.7
            British
            Virgin Islands 8.6
            Cayman Islands 8.4

            Seychelles 8.3
            Madagascar 8.1

            Indonesia 8.1
            Mali 8.0
            Pakistan
            7.8
            Moldova 7.5
            Kiribati 7.3

            Guadeloupe 7.0
            Haiti 6.9
            Timor-Leste
            6.9
            Anguilla 6.8
            Antigua and Barbuda
            6.8
            Lithuania 6.6
            Uruguay 5.9

            Philippines 5.4
            Ukraine 5.2
            Estonia
            5.2
            Cuba 5.0
            Belarus 4.9

            Thailand 4.8
            Suriname 4.6
            Laos
            4.6
            Georgia 4.3
            Martinique 4.2

            And ……………………………………

            The United States 4.2
            !!!!!!!!!!!!

            ALL (109) of the countries above
            America have 100% gun bans .

            It might be
            of interest to note that SWITZERLAND is not shown on this list
            because it has
            NO MURDER OCCURRENCE!

            However, SWITZERLAND ‘S law requires that
            EVERYONE:
            1. Own a gun.
            2. Maintain
            Marksman qualifications …. regularly .

            Did ja
            learn anything from this??

            I think the message
            is – loud and clear –

          93. AKLady says

            No, it is not loud and clear. Not by any means.

            You seem to think “gun” applies to everything that fires a projectile. That is not the case. However, the NRA has brainwashed people like you very well.

            This is my rifle, this is my gun, one is for killing, the others for fun. (From “This is my Rifle by Mark Maysay).

            The Swiss Weapons Act requires an acquisition license for handguns and a carrying license for the carrying of any permitted firearm for defensive purposes. Exceptions exist for hunters. Automatic weapons are banned.
            The majority of Swiss own ri fles and shotguns, not handguns.

          94. Gen11American says

            Don’t make the mistake of assuming that Obama wants to disarm the American people to prevent gun violence. That was his primary assignment by his puppet masters in the New World Order. They can’t destroy America’s sovereignty unless the people are disarmed first. They could care less how many Americans are killed in the inner cities due to gun violence. That’s just culling the herd to them. If they cared about that, they would demand that Stop and Frisk be reinstated. But they don’t because they’re using the violence to justify declaring martial law and gun confiscation. If Hillary Clinton keeps harping about that, she’ll lose in 2016. But apparently she’s too stupid to realize she’s making a massive political blunder.

          95. AKLady says

            Don’t make the mistake of believing everything the right-wing tells you.
            Paranoia is rapant in those circles.

          96. Gen11American says

            Thanks for the list. Now everyone will know which groups to contact when we need to defend our country from the Muslim hordes, and to take our country back from the communists who are intent on destroying our Constitutional Republic!

          97. AKLady says

            That would be a very foolish idea.
            They are crimianls and murders.
            Many simply kill for “fun”.

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        4. pineapple says

          A MUST Read…. The Mean IQ of Muslim
          Countries is 81!

          This came from a Lockheed employee
          who has had 3 assignments to Saudi
          Arabia . Worth the read!

          During the pilot transition program
          with the KV-107 and C-130 with Lockheed, we found that most Saudi pilot
          trainees had very limited night vision, even on the brightest of moonlit
          nights. Their training retention rate was minimal including maintenance
          personnel.

          Some had dim memories and had to be
          constantly reminded of things that were told to them the day before. An
          American, British or any other western instructor is burned out pretty quick.
          It actually took Muslim C-130 pilots years before they could fly in the dark
          safely and then would be reluctant to leave the lights of a city. Ask any Marine,
          Air Force or Army guy whoâs been trying to train Iraqis, and especially
          Afghans.

          Islam is not only a religion; it’s a
          way of life all the way around. Yet another set of revealing facts about Muslim
          beliefs and traditions and ways of life.

          1400 years of inbreeding. I found
          this to be interesting. Didn’t know whether to believe it or not. To research I
          went to Wikipedia, “Cousin Marriage”, and far 1400 YEARS OF INBREEDING

          down in the article “Genetics”
          it seems there is a lot of truth here.

          A huge Muslim problem: Inbreeding

          Nikolai Sennels is a Danish
          psychologist who has done extensive research into a little-known problem in the
          Muslim world: the disastrous results of Muslim inbreeding brought about by the
          marriage of first cousins.

          This practice, which has been
          prohibited in the Judeo-Christian tradition since the days of Moses, was
          sanctioned by Muhammad and has been going on now for 50 generations (1,400
          years) in the Muslim world. This practice of inbreeding will never go away in
          the Muslim world, since Muhammad is the ultimate example and authority on all
          matters, including marriage.

          The massive inbreeding in Muslim
          culture may well have done virtually irreversible damage to the Muslim gene
          pool, including extensive damage to its intelligence, sanity, and health.
          According to Sennels, close to half of all Muslims in the world are inbred. In Pakistan , the
          numbers approach 70%. Even in England
          , more than half of Pakistani immigrants are married to their first cousins,
          and in Denmark
          the number of inbred Pakistani immigrants is around 40%. The numbers are
          equally devastating in other important Muslim countries: 67% in Saudi Arabia , 64% in Jordan
          , and Kuwait , 63% in Sudan , 60% in Iraq
          , and 54% in the United Arab Emirates
          and Qatar
          .

          According to the BBC, this
          Pakistani, Muslim-inspired inbreeding is thought to explain the probability
          that a British Pakistani family is more than 13 times as likely to have
          children with recessive genetic disorders. While Pakistanis are responsible for
          three percent of the births in the UK , they account for 33% of
          children with genetic birth defects.

          The risks of what are called
          autosomal recessive disorders such as cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy
          is 18 times higher, and the risk of death due to malformations is 10 times
          higher. Other negative consequences of inbreeding include a 100 percent
          increase in the risk of stillbirths and a 50% increase in the possibility that
          a child will die during labor.

          Lowered intellectual capacity is
          another devastating consequence of Muslim marriage patterns. According to
          Sennels, research shows that children of consanguineous marriages lose 10-16
          points off their IQ and that social abilities develop much slower in inbred
          babies. The risk of having an IQ lower than 70, the official demarcation for
          being classified as “retarded,” increases by an astonishing 400
          percent among children of cousin marriages. (Similar effects were seen in the
          Pharaonic dynasties in ancient Egypt
          and in the British royal family, where inbreeding was the norm for a
          significant period of time.)

          In Denmark , non-Western immigrants
          are more than 300 percent more likely to fail the intelligence test required
          for entrance into the Danish army. Sennels says, “The ability to enjoy and
          produce knowledge and abstract thinking is simply lower in the Islamic
          world.” He points out that the Arab world translates just 330 books every
          year, about 20% of what Greece
          alone does.

          In the last 1,200 years of Islam,
          just 100,000 books have been translated into Arabic, about what Spain does in a
          single year. Seven out of 10 Turks have never even read a book. Sennels points
          out the difficulties this creates for Muslims seeking to succeed in the West.
          “A lower IQ, together with a religion that denounces critical thinking,
          surely makes it harder for many Muslims to have success in our high-tech
          knowledge societies.”

          Only nine Muslims have ever won the
          Nobel Prize, and five of those were for the “Peace Prize.” According
          to Nature magazine, Muslim countries produce just 10 percent of the world
          average when it comes to scientific research measured by articles per million
          inhabitants.

          In Denmark , Sennels’ native country,
          Muslim children are grossly over represented among children with special needs.
          One-third of the budget for Danish schools is consumed by special education,
          and anywhere from 51% to 70% of retarded children with physical handicaps in Copenhagen have an
          immigrant background. Learning ability is severely affected as well. Studies
          indicated that 64% of schoolchildren with Arabic parents are still illiterate
          after 10 years in the Danish school system. The immigrant dropout rate in
          Danish high schools is twice that of the native-born.

          Mental illness is also a product.
          The closer the blood relative, the higher the risk of schizophrenic illness.
          The increased risk of insanity may explain why more than 40% of patients in
          Denmarkâs biggest ward for clinically insane criminals have an immigrant
          background. The U.S.
          is not immune. According to Sennels, “One study based on 300,000 Americans
          shows that the majority of Muslims in the USA have a lower income, are less
          educated, and have worse jobs than the population as a whole.”

          Sennels concludes: There is no doubt
          that the wide spread tradition of first cousin marriages among Muslims has
          harmed the gene pool among Muslims. Because Muslims’ religious beliefs prohibit
          marrying non-Muslims and thus prevents them from adding fresh genetic material
          to their population, the genetic damage done to their gene pool since their
          prophet allowed first cousin marriages 1,400 years ago are most likely massive.
          This has produced overwhelming direct and indirect human and societal
          consequences.

          Bottom line: Islam is not simply a
          benign and morally equivalent alternative to the Judeo-Christian tradition. As
          Sennels points out, the first and biggest victims of Islam are Muslims. Simple
          Judeo-Christian compassion for Muslims and a common-sense desire to protect
          Western civilization from the ravages of Islam dictate a vigorous opposition to
          the spread of this dark and dangerous religion. These stark realities must be
          taken into account when we establish public polices dealing with immigration
          from Muslim countries and the building of mosques in the U.S.

          Let us hope the civilized West and
          the North Americans wake up before a blind naiveté about the reality of Islam
          destroys what remains of our Judeo-Christian culture and our domestic
          tranquility.

      3. AKLady says

        Isn’t bigotry beautiful to behold.
        Guess what, John — Spanish came before English in the Americas.

        1. jon says

          Maybe, but the Spanish are the equivalent to white/black hillbilly trash from inbred West Virgina. sorry truth hurts but Asians they know how to be respectful and i welcome everyone of them. you are not welcomed. i see you as the enemy, not my fellow citizen but my mortal enemy. why? the policies you support are Armageddon to America and total destruction of this government. i will oppose you with every fiber in my soul. YOU are the enemy, not a friend.

          1. AKLady says

            United we stand.
            Divided we fail.
            Which is more important to you: Your bigotry or our country?

          2. jon says

            i am game for that, but your rift raft you want in America do not. i will use bigotry if need be to rid the world of folks like you. you are the enemy not our friend. this will never be your country, even, never. we will fight and we will win. your best hope is a stalemate that will not last. Politically we will destroy your cause and every tool we have we will use to include bigotry because our cause is that important. We will not fail.

          3. AKLady says

            It is “riff -raff”.
            You might want to learn the language yourself, before criticizing immigrants.
            Also, the first word in every sentence is capitalized,
            You have no cause. You have already failed.

          4. jon says

            so what dude i know this, but do i care that it somehow bothers you that i refuse to use the king’s english? we say things as we choose here in the land of the free. you here to make it the land of slavery.

          5. AKLady says

            You seem confused.
            The British speak the King’s English, Americans do not.
            Improper language usage indicates illiteracy.
            I doubt that is the impression you intend to put forth.

          6. worn out 123 says

            The grammar police are out in force, I see. Here’s a fact for you, AKL. Thoughts are 10,000 more significant than syntax or grammatical errors. Stop trying to silence people.

          7. AKLady says

            Who is trying to silence?
            Do you ever add anything of worth to a conversation?

          8. disqus_2HJyL9vcD3 says

            Why don’t you tell that to the divider in chief. THE most divisive, partisan hack to ever disgrace the office of POTUS.

          9. AKLady says

            The only dividers are people like you.

            Where was your voice when Reagan tripled the national debt?

            Where was your mouth when Bush killed the economy, destroyed 8 million jobs and doubled the national debt?

          10. disqus_2HJyL9vcD3 says

            Lady, you have as much cred here as CNBC. In fact, I’ll bet that’s where you get your “facts & figures”, you’re a Spin Dr extraordinaire. Wake to hell up.

          11. worn out 123 says

            Die!

          12. AKLady says

            Those facts are published by the U.S. Government.
            Of course, the conclusions require simple arithmetic.

          13. disqus_2HJyL9vcD3 says

            The US Government!! Well, why didn’t you say so?? Lord knows they’d never lie to or mislead US!
            Lady, in case you haven’t noticed, this admin has elevated lying to an art form. But that IS the democratic way isn’t it? What’s hard to understand is why so many lemmings, like you, swallow everything they feed you, hook, line and sinker.

          14. AKLady says

            In case you have not noticed, the U.S. Government if far too large to be micromanaged

            Nonexistent logic. If Uncle was going to lie about Reagan debt, they would make it smaller, not larger.

            Why don’t you try using your head for something besides growing hair?

          15. disqus_2HJyL9vcD3 says

            Do you ever read what you scribe before you hit ‘post’?
            “if Uncle was going to lie about Reagan debt, they would make it smaller, not larger”. Are you freaking serious? Uncle ‘Baraks’ admin, the new standard for lies, deception, immoral and unethical behavior, not to mention runaway debt, would have, in your mind, DOWNPLAYED!? a Republican debt increase??
            Yet you wonder why many of us here consider you ‘bat sh!t crazy’. Good grief….

          16. AKLady says

            Do you look at fact before you run your fingers accross the keyboard?
            Valid fact, not that from some rightwing web site?

            Debt does not stop in January 21, when a new President is sworn in.
            There is still debt accumulating from WW II, Korea, Vietnam …

            Maybe you should actually look at fact.

            Oh, and by the way, in order to do a correct compairison,
            you must put all of the spending into comparable dollars.
            The buying poweer of the American dollar varies over time.

            Bush II started two wars and signed income tax reductions at the same time.
            When you increase spendign and decrease income, money had to be barrowed. War is expensive in lives and money.

          17. AKLady says

            Infantile name calling.
            So not impressive.

        2. worn out 123 says

          Really! Who cares?

          1. AKLady says

            Fact has never interested you.

      4. andrew says

        .,

      5. R. T. says

        Yes the Vietnamese wanted to be American’s ! Assimilate that is what Ellis Island started you are no longer Foreign you are becoming an American ! That’s why they came .

      6. Mark Clemens says

        NO HOBLA ESPANOAL
        (this is the only Mexican, Americans need to know)

        1. AKLady says

          “yo no habla in Español” is the correct statemen for women.
          The verb for men to use is “hablo”

          1. worn out 123 says

            Thankx for the unnecessary information, grammar policewoman.

          2. AKLady says

            Insult, insult, insult ..
            Never any facts.
            I am so not impressed,

      7. Spark1845 says

        THEY, are ignorant and outrageous PUNKS and PUNKETTS.

      8. Healy10 says

        Why should I have to “assimilate” with anything? If I want to keep my culture while respecting yours there is no problem. I know plenty of bilingual spanish students who bust there ass off twice as much as us first generational kids because they don’t have the same opportunities as we did. And it’s not because of some innate laziness that comes from being proud in your heritage or being from a different country, it all starts at home. It starts with how parents support their kids school life. How easy it is to get to school. How people treat them in school. My language, double language or struggle with language has nothing to do with it.

        I take that back, for some kids it’s harder to learn with a language barrier but other kids move past that. I reiterate that everyone is different and there are multiple reasons why someone isn’t good at school. And it’s not always just because they have trouble speaking the language or because they remain connected to their culture. It’s their right to practice their culture just as it is ours to decide what our culture is.

    3. Michael Dennewitz says

      It’s already SUNK sir!!

      1. Dolores Wieland says

        Yup! “Mired in” because Americans won’t do anything about it.

        1. Gen11American says

          Some of us try continually, but our elected “representatives” pay no attention because their aim is staying in power by whatever means, and the Democrats remain in power through massive voter fraud perpetrated by illegal aliens and ineligible voters, while the GOP wants millions of immigrants to keep American wages down to make us competitive with the Third World trading partners paying $0.50/hour.

          1. Dolores Wieland says

            Gen11American…That is the problem…”some”try, but that “some” is not enough to make a change to our country. We won’t even enforce the impeachment of Obama, if the accusations made against him are true Instead. we sit back and let everything fall to the wayside, too busy blogging or texting. I agree with your statement

          2. Mark Clemens says

            If you want your congressman’s attention, you need to give him/her at least $10,000 campaign donation, or buy a lobbyist.

      2. AKLady says

        Please leave the sinking ship the sooner the better.

        1. jon says

          well? why are you still here? we real Americans got leaks to fix, so get the fuck out.

          1. AKLady says

            Infantile foul language.
            Your mother must be so proud.

          2. worn out 123 says

            Drop dead.

          3. AKLady says

            Your mother must be so proud.

    4. AKLady says

      I have a fact for you — most foreign students speak multiple languages, including English.

      1. frankjohnson221 says

        Most illegal immigrants from Mexico and Central America barely speak Spanish and no recognizable Engish, Most Muslim immigrants will speak NO English but all will be provided big-lingual instruction at our expense.

        1. AKLady says

          As have all those who have fled oppressive governments.
          Russians, East Germans, Cubans, Ukrainians ….

          Your point is exactly what?

          All I see you offer has been self-imposed ignorance religious hate, and bigotry.

          1. jon says

            We will destroy your cause, we will send you back to your country of origin. you will never be an American.

          2. AKLady says

            Assume., assume, assume.
            Always a bad thing to do.
            I am not an immigrant.
            Part of my family was here before your ancestors arrived.
            The other side came about 1500.

          3. Mark Clemens says

            Stop telling lies. There were no European colonies, or cities in the Western Hemisphere until 1565. Where did your ancestors settle?

          4. AKLady says

            Where do you see the word “European” in my post?
            There are more and more archological finds turning up which indicate there were many much earlier visitors to the Americas.

          5. Mark Clemens says

            “The other side came about 1500”- Your words, not mine.
            Nobody from the Eastern Hemisphere settled here before 1565.
            That “Other Side” were they from Mars? Because only a spaced out individual would make such an outrageous claim. Or did Juan Ponce Deleon throw one of your ancestors overboard? He was the only expedition from the Eastern Hemisphere over here at that time.
            FYI He did not colonize then either, he just found the Mainland, and went back to Spain w/the good news.
            You claiming to be from Miami, you should of known this, or did Florida not teach the States history? I went to school in Mississippi (1-7). Finished 8-12 in Pennsylvania, and they taught us about the settlement of the Western Hemisphere.
            You shouldn’t lie, it’s a Christian and Muslim Sin………

          6. AKLady says

            Maybe you should increase your reading comprehension?

            Where do you see the word “European” in my post?

            Where do you believe Siberia and Mongolia are located on the globe?
            You might also want to look at the genetic research.

          7. Mark Clemens says

            I didn’t, who else colonized here in the 1500s? Actually Ponce de Leon didn’t make his historic voyage to the Mainland until 1521. Point is NO RACE OF PEOPLE from the Eastern Hemisphere colonized here until 1565. In case you didn’t know the Eastern Hemisphere stretches from the western shores of Scotland to East Coast of Japan.
            Your “other side” could not of possibly been in the Western Hemisphere prior to 1565. So, where did your Serbian or Mongolian ancestors settle? In a West Palm Beach Condo? Or maybe Detroit? How about LA? Spokane? Dallas? New Orleans? Pittsburgh? Milwaukee? Jacksonville? Where? Details, place of landing, Relation of immigrant ancestors.
            Example:
            On my daddy’s side they came through the Slave Auction Houses of Savannah Georgia around 1655. We don’t know where in Africa the slave traders kidnapped them
            My mama’s family came over here through Ellis Island around 1900 from Egypt.
            As you can see I know were both sides of my family came from, and about when.
            Since you’re implying part of your family are real native Americans (Indians or Sasquach). What nation are they?
            You know the more a body lies, the hotter hell gets for the Sprit.
            That is a Christian and Muslim belief……….

          8. AKLady says

            Cherokee.

            I’m not impressed by Christian hell and damnation–not in the least.

            I do not have Serbian ancestors. I have Siberian ancestors, or so is claimed by Cherokee oral history. They eventually populated the majority of the U.S.

          9. Mark Clemens says

            Well, keep on lying, Muslim he’ll is hot too………

          10. AKLady says

            You have posted one, bigoted lie after another.
            Muslims worship the same God you do, well that is if you worship any God.
            Suggest you get of your lazy A$$ and do some research.

          11. Mark Clemens says

            There you go again, calling someone a bigot and liar when they put the truth to you. You need to learn to turn that page.
            Exactly what bigot lies am I telling?
            All religions believe their hell is hot. Even the Muslims. Are you claiming Muslim Hell is not a hot, fire and brimstone situation?
            Also ALL religions believe telling lies will get you in their respective hell
            Both statements are true, are they not?
            Now that trash you were talking about your Eastern Hemisphere ancestors settled here in 1500, from Mongolia and/or Siberia at that, is bullshit (a lie) Look up some history before you start to make a fool of yourself.
            Also your British Urban Myth is bullshit also. It’s just physically impossible.
            That is a lie also. I did find such a story, from that time period. The only thing wrong is the story is in The Daily Mirror (a British Tabloid). Now you should know a tabloid is full of pretend news stories. Lies are what they are, and you are spreading them…………
            So according to the Muslim and Christian Doctrine you have met the qualifications for damnation (you told a lie, or two)
            How is this bigotry? The rules are the rules.

          12. TexasStomp says

            pssst, Mark.

            It is settled genetic science. The people of the Americas all carry the paternal Y chromosomal marker ” TT” encoded in their DNA. This marker originated with the San Bushmen of S Africa, is found in every known population demographic on earth from Africa to India, Australia, the Asian Steps, and ultimately across the ice bridge of the Bering Sea to all peoples of the new world. Every genetic group has been tested and every one contains that marker. Here’s a link to the study done in the 1990’s. Take an hour and watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dDXIX-y6aY

          13. Mark Clemens says

            Yea, I’ve known about that. I’m still not buying AKs BS about ancestors setting w/the Cherokee in the 1500s.
            Since you posted this, I bet she’ll claim her ancestors crossed the islands of Russia and Alaska.

          14. AKLady says

            Maybe you should look up some genetic geneology.
            Your ignorance is an embarassment for America.
            The Eastern ancestors settled in America long before 1500.
            There were Asian, Nordic and Spanish explorers in the New World long before Columbus.

          15. Mark Clemens says

            There is a HUGE difference between EXPLORING a new land, and actually building a COLONY in a new land.
            Nothing was happening here from the Eastern Hemisphere in 1500.
            No records of anyone’s expeditions here. I find it hard to believe that a race of Asian people crossed all 9,000 miles of Pacific Ocean and landed on the West Coast. Are you ditching your Siberian and Mongolian ancestors for Asian, Nordic, and Spanish ones? No, the Spanish got here in 1492 briefly, returned in 1507 (San Salvador, Porto Rico) then returned in 1521 discovered Florida. Then in 1565 Saint Augustine was founded and settled. No body from the Eastern Hemisphere was here in 1500. This is a historical fact.
            You know my Granny use to say the problem w/lying is,
            You have to tell a dozen lies just to back up the original lie.
            You have proven my Granny right, beyond a shadow of doubt.
            Bless her soul……

          16. AKLady says

            Facts are strange things.
            .
            You see, those Asian, Nordic and Spanish visitors brought genetic traits with them.

            They left genetic signatures all over North and South America.

            Tell you what, those genes document lot more that your “acepted” history…

          17. Mark Clemens says

            ……….So did everyone else since 1492. Do you think you are special?
            Now that you admitted you are not an actual descendant of an 1500 expedition. Why you lie and dance around the truth?
            If Texas Stomp would not of mentioned the genetics of man, you would of never made your last post. You ain’t fooling nobody!!!!
            You are the same Euro Trash that came here from the east, like the rest of the country.

          18. AKLady says

            Awe, Mark, this land was occupied long before 1492.
            Genetic science has lead to some amazing discoveries.
            It is quite facinating.
            You are partially correct. However, some of my ancestors came into the U.S. through the northwest, from accross the Bering Sea.

          19. frankjohnson221 says

            My grandparents came over from Germany speaking no English, but willing to learn the language and assimilate. Not happening with many of the recent immigrants. Without assimilation we will no longer be the United States of America but fractured groups of people with no national identity. My grandparents required NO bilingual instruction because they wanted to learn the language and be citizens of this country. Take a look at he countries they are fleeing, this is what they know and this is what they will repeat unless they buy into assimilation. You are one dumb lady.

          20. AKLady says

            Baby boy. German and English are two very closely related languages. Many of the words you use every day have roots in the German language. Latin has also contributed greatly.

          21. Vassiliki says

            Old girl and your point is what? They are different languages even if they have some small similarities and English has some roots in the German language. His grandparents learned English and assimilated- not the same with many of the recent immigrants of today. So does that mean all of us English speaking people should be speaking German because of this small subtle similarities and supposedly easier to learn? BTW, my parents were immigrants from Greece and learned English- Greek has a different alphabet than English and the grammar structure is different- yes, there are English words that are taken from the Greek, especially medical and scientific terms but they have completely different alphabets. The difference here is the willingness to learn the language to the country you are immigrating to.

          22. AKLady says

            Bigotry and hate.
            The haters always find excuses for their hate.

          23. Vassiliki says

            When you don’t have an answer you spew the same lines over and over again…no matter what thread. There is no hate in my response- the only hate is in your sick mind

          24. AKLady says

            The haters always find excuses for their hate.
            You have just spouted another excuse.

        2. Mark Clemens says

          That’s because most of South America speaks Portuguese.
          I see you didn’t pay attention in Social Studies Class……..
          Also Spanish was the first European language spoken here.
          The oldest European city in the Americas was founded 450 years ago, by the Spanish (Saint Augustine Florida). Actually Pedro they kicked the French’s asses to take the spot.

          1. frankjohnson221 says

            The only country in South America which speaks Portugese is Brazil.

          2. frankjohnson221 says

            The only country in South America and Central America that uses Portguese is Brazil maybe you were educated in an Ivy League school.

      2. Gen11American says

        Really? Then why are school districts having to provide translators of multi-languages in virtually every classroom, bankruping taxpayers across the country, and driving up education costs to intolerable levels?

        1. Mark Clemens says

          If a child does not speak English, they should NOT be allowed to attend public schools. Don’t parents care anymore?

        2. AKLady says

          Florida faced this problem in the 1960s, when the Cuban exodus took place.
          Cuban refugee children were provided English classes after normal school hours.

          Apparently, it is considered legitimate to flee a Communist dictator, but fleeing Drug Lords does not qualify you as a refugee.

          1. Gen11American says

            Big difference. In the 1960’s, we didn’t have 30 million illegal aliens sucking $348 billion in social-welfare payments from the taxpayers. Nor did we have an $18 Trillion national debt. Nor were we having to spend $$hundreds of billions for national security because of who’ve we allowed into our country! My opposition to allowing millions of migrants and illegals from leftist countries, other than the financial burden which we cannot afford, is that they cause our country to move left, which over the long-term will cause our Constitutional Republic to fail!

          2. AKLady says

            Maybe you should actually look at those “social welfare program’s”.
            Read the requirements for eligibility.
            CITIZENSHIP and/or LEGAL IMMAGRATION are clearly stated.
            Get a life.
            Stop repeating lies

          3. Gen11American says

            News flash to the uninformed: There was a major news report just today about illegal immigrants which revealed that the primary reason illegal immigrants head to the U.S. is because of the generous welfare benefits!

          4. AKLady says

            News flash: Get off you lazy butt and actually check out each states published eligibility requirements.

          5. Gen11American says

            If illegal aliens pop out a kid in the U.S., that kid becomes a U.S. citizen in every state except Texas (they’re the only smart state in the union). That makes that illegal alien family automatically eligible for all manner of social-welfare benefits, including food stamps, section 8 public housing, welfare, etc. They can collect up to $36,000 per year in benefits, without having to work. Nice system, huh? That is what is drawing millions of illegals to the U.S.! It’s the benefits! If we don’t get smart and start following the 14th Amendment as it was intended to be enforced, barring the offspring of illegal aliens from being granted U.S. citizenship, this nation will go bankrupt providing those leeches with benefits! Better yet, only U.S. citizens should be eligible to receive social-welfare benefits! That way only quality legal immigrants would apply to come to the U.S. instead of uneducated peasants from 110 nations of the world!

          6. AKLady says

            U.S. Citizenship is a federal issue. One that is governened by the U.S. Costitution.
            Texas has no jurisdiction in federal matters.
            No, the child would be eligible for benefits — not entire family.
            Try reading the laws.

          7. pineapple says

            Yes, Obama’s Amnesty Will Raid Social
            Security and Medicare

            benefits for illegal immigrants

            Heritage Foundation

            Medicare

            Obama’s executive amnesty

            Robert
            Rector

            Social Security

            By George Rasley, CHQ Editor
            | 12/1/2014

            Turning on its head the open
            borders crowd’s claim that amnesty is good for the economy, President Barack
            Obama’s amnesty for four million (or more) illegal aliens will cost Americans
            about $2 trillion, or roughly $40 billion a year for the next five decades
            according to a study by the Heritage Foundation’s Robert Rector.

            Rector’s analysis is based on
            the obvious, but carefully suppressed, fact that most of the illegal aliens who
            will be granted amnesty are net tax consumers – they consume more from the
            government in benefits than they pay in through taxes.

            Rector explained that, on
            average, the illegal immigrants benefiting from the amnesty have a 10th grade
            education. That low education ensures they can’t earn enough money, or pay
            enough taxes, to pay for the many benefits they’ll get Rector told The Daily
            Caller’s White House correspondent Neil Munro.

            These various benefits add up
            to roughly $50,000 a year for each household, but those households can and do
            pay only about $13,000 a year in federal taxes, leaving a gap of roughly
            $40,000 between payments and benefits, Rector said.

            That gap is effectively
            filled by payments from intact, college-education households which normally pay
            $30,000 more in taxes than they receive in benefits. “It takes all of the net
            taxes paid by one college-educated family [household] to pay for one of these
            immigrant households,” he said.

            This is in effect a $22,000
            tax on every American graduate’s four-year college degree.

            Currently, according to
            Munro’s reporting, government spends roughly $50 billion a year supporting the
            children and families of illegal immigrants. Much of that costs consists of
            free schooling and medical care for the U.S.-born kids of illegals.

            Obama’s plan will expand the
            spending, for example, by providing tax benefits, including Earned Income Tax
            Credit.

            Two parents with three or
            more children would receive up to $6,143 in 2014 if they earn less than
            $46,997, according to the Internal Revenue Service’s EITC calculator.

            Those benefits will gradually
            expand to include healthcare and retirement benefits, Rector said.

            “It is completely implausible
            that the Obama administration plans to have people with legal status reside
            here for 30 years without medical care… They would incrementally gain access to
            all of the means-tested programs,” he said.

            According to Rector, half the
            total cost of the amnesty will come due once the low-wage migrants get Green
            Cards and tap into Americans’ Social Security and Medicare funds. Americans
            with similar education get $3 back from Social Security for every $1 they pay
            in taxes.

            But don’t take the Heritage
            Foundation’s word for it because, despite his claims to the contrary, the
            President’s own staff agrees with Rector.

            According to reporting by Human
            Events contributor Arnold Ahlert, a White House official told The
            Washington Post that many illegals who will be protected from
            deportation by Obama’s unconstitutional plan will be eligible to receive a
            “wide array” of government benefits, including Social Security and Medicare.

            The admission verifies that,
            once again, Americans are forced to endure another lie perpetrated by the
            President. When he announced his executive action, Obama was adamant. “It does
            not grant citizenship, or the right to stay here permanently, or offer the same
            benefits that citizens receive—only Congress can do that. All we’re saying is
            we’re not going to deport you,” he insisted.

            Not exactly, says Ahlert.

            The status conferred by the
            president activates the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity
            Reconciliation Act of 1996, which states that the government “will pay
            monthly title II and title XVIII benefits to a claimant/beneficiary who is
            present in the U.S. and who is a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawfully
            present alien as determined by the Attorney General” (italics
            Ahlert’s). It further states that payment provisions “apply to retirement,
            survivors or disability benefits. This rule also applies to payments made for
            Medicare services rendered.”

            So, the only thing that
            stands between 5 million illegal aliens and your Social Security Trust Fund
            money is Eric Holder?

            In 2033, the Social Security
            trust fund will be exhausted, and the program will be able to pay only
            three-fourths of scheduled benefits.

            While the Social Security
            system is considered solvent until that year, what is the effect of adding as
            many as 11 million illegal aliens to the Social Security beneficiary pool?

            Economics 101 tells us the
            first illegal aliens to seek amnesty will be the illegal aliens who seek
            benefits, not the illegal aliens who could conceivably be added to the
            taxpaying pool that supports those benefits.

            This means that the United States will
            be borrowing billions more from the Chinese to pay benefits to illegal aliens
            who, by their Obama-granted claim on Social Security and Medicare, will also
            rapidly advance the bankruptcy of the two programs.

            We urge you to call or write
            your Representative and Senators (the Capitol switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) to
            tell them not to allow Obama’s planned illegal and unconstitutional amnesty to
            loot Social Security and Medicare. Tell them those programs are for American
            citizens and legal immigrants, not illegal aliens.

          8. worn out 123 says

            There weren’t 30 million of these invaders in 1960’s. Duh! They didn’t insist on Sharia Law in America or behead people either.

          9. AKLady says

            Really?
            You are a bit short on data.
            Try keeping in mind that the early migration started in 1778.

          10. Mark Clemens says

            The Cuban exodus happened in the late 1970s, unless you are talking about when Cruz Sr ran from Cuba to the US. Actually that happened in the late 1950s, (57 maybe) before Castro won his revolution……..

          11. AKLady says

            I lived it.
            You do not know what you are talking about.
            I volunterred at the Cuban refugee health clinic at the Jesu Church in downtown Miami. My mother was one of the volunteer physicians. I was in medical school.
            Fidel Castro topeled the Cuban government in 1959.
            The exile began when he took over the government.
            Maybe youi should try looking up facts instead of continuing to make a fool of yourself befote the world.

          12. Mark Clemens says

            You are right, the Cubans did come over here in mass groups two times.
            You do remember the boat lifts of the late 70s.
            Thought you said you were an Alaskan.

          13. AKLady says

            I was born and raised in Miami.
            I have family in Miami.
            I actually make the 18 to 20 hour trip/flight every so often.
            Give it up, Mark.

          14. pineapple says

            The Boston bombers were “refugees”.

          15. AKLady says

            No, their parents were tourists who claimed asylum.

            Once their parents were given asylum, the two boys and their sisters were able to also receive asylum by extension.

      3. jon says

        So fucking what, get the fuck out.

        1. AKLady says

          Childish foul language is not welcome.
          If you want your opinion respected, act like an adult.

          1. worn out 123 says

            Stop trying to silence people. This is the result of YOUR interference on this thread, bitch.

          2. AKLady says

            ..Your mother must be so proud.

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    6. Spark1845 says

      I am Hispanic and want ALL of our borders CLOSED. NOW. No more Legals or ILLEGALS admitted. PERIOD> FIX OUR COUNTRY by whatever means. I don’t really care what it takes. DO IT.

      1. Gen11American says

        Hurray for you for seeing the truth! You need to get as many of your fellow Hispanics to call up your elected representatives in Congress and express that same opinion. Or copy and paste your short blog to an email to your U.S. Senators. They need to hear from people like you! They’re much more likely to llisten to you than to us generational white Americans, the group that Obama is determined to destroy in this country!

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  3. MAHB001 says

    It seems Common Core was designed to control testing. By controlling testing, the Government controls what is taught….

    This is the Ultimate goal of the socialists or should I say Communists in charge….

    “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”
    Lenin

  4. J J says

    Our standards are already too low, testing is out of control since they teach to the test. The curriculum is also out of date and useless and that is the fault of the federal government putting its dysfunctional self in charge of education!!

  5. John says

    I think what the schools are saying is; “We don’t want you to learn”. I’m glad I never had teachers who did not expect me to learn. Just before graduating from high school, my chemistry teacher told me that if I had not brought up my grade average in the final exam, I would have flunked and not been allowed to graduate. I was never very smart, but I learned, because it was required.

  6. yearnd says

    There is nothing at all new here,, In Galveston Texas One year after the schools were fully integrated, Passing grades were adjusted down. 65-70 became a “D”– changed from 70-75,,, 71-79 became a “C”
    Changed from 75-79.. The next year we lazy students got another gift,, “D” was changed to 60-70,,,
    “C” changed to 71-80,, we students reacted as kids will react,,we for the most part did less work. The teachers did their part too. They became less concerned with the performance of their students, since with the lowering of standards the administration had in effect lowered performance standards for kids and adults.

  7. johnm says

    And you wonder why some of the kids that go on to college have to take a remedial course in high school subjects along with college courses. I didn’t go to high school , I thought I knew it all, and for the next 60 years i found out that I did not know it all and @ 79 years old I am learning more every day in the school of hard knocks , a very good school if you are careful , if not you learn from your mistakes !

    1. OSAMA OBAMA says

      My wife teaches college English! She is appalled by the lack of education our high school kids have. Le

      1. Jarhead says

        The FOUR R’s are no longer taught…..Some Teachers change answers on tests to make the student look good (and for their tenure, raises, benefits, bonuses, etc. Federal Dept. of Education must be defunded/shut-down/stopped/eliminated/closed……

      2. Francisco Machado says

        I’m amazed! I’ve seen little evidence that anyone teaches English any more – or, at least, that anyone learns it.

  8. OSAMA OBAMA says

    New Education Strategy: Just Lower Standards! Notice that in progressive’s world, we lower standards and NEVER raise them?

  9. daveveselenak says

    Dumber and Dumber, it is easier for them to accept being slaves of the State! REVOLUTION will be the SOLUTION – Armr======================? !

    1. Dolores Wieland says

      I think that is what will happen sooner than we think..

  10. Thaddeus Eugene Hughes says

    One of the things I learned in my fifteen years of teaching chemistry, physics and advanced mathematics was that we had a plethora of bright kids that were perfectly capable of mastering these subjects. Of course, classroom discipline and expectations had to be enhanced. My last year teaching physics, I had twenty students score above 750 on the Sat II in physics. I was given the MIT Educational Leadership Award. When I was in high school, the Russians put Sputnik I & II into orbit and made us look like a bunch of fools. That was blamed by many upon our educational system. I formed a rocket club and we proceeded to design, manufacture and test rockets. I learned much later that we had three different rocket programs that if properly funded could have enabled us to beat the Russians. While teaching physics, I spent the summers at the Advanced Space Propulsion Lab at Johnson Space Center. All of the engineers had attended American universities. I designed a critical component for the main engine of the manned Mars mission. It worked perfectly. The prototype engine sits in a hanger in Houston collecting dust.

    1. Francisco Machado says

      Responsibilities for the initial failures in the satellite launching program involved administration stupidity, not an engineering failure. The administration, for some reason, was unwilling to use an already tested and operational Army ballistic missile rocket, one that had already been adapted to the purpose and was ultimately used for a first-shot successful satellite launch. Did they fear its original design purpose didn’t make for good PR?

  11. John Burks says

    When common core was adopted the lowering of expectations began. Allow the government to get involved and standards and success drop. The government will invent numbers and other lies so that the public thinks that the government has improved things.

    1. Andrew says

      Sources? Examples?

      Exactly.

  12. supergun says

    While other Countries raise their standards, he wants to lower ours. No surprise that he was just an average student in school.

  13. jimdarnall says

    Well they will soon have our children dummied down to where they will not be educated enough to get a good job. Oh, I forgot that is the whole point. That way the government can be their care taker and all they need to do is work on an assembly line.whoops, probably won’t be any of those left either. Obviously they, being the government, don’t want intelligence, just do as we say….

  14. zrevtom says

    what else is new, we have already lowered our standards so that even the dumbest incompetent, braindead and no morals needed. thus we have Obama who is the least competent president we have ever had and God willing if we dont elect Hillary who will then become the worst we will never vote for a Democrat who only cares about thier party RATHER THAN THE COUNTRY.
    Hillary should be in jail for her lack of security but a lawless DOJ, IRS, and President will never bring her to trial. I was in National security and we were told if we ever said, did, leaked, suggested or implied anything about what security info we knew and spoke it, 20 years in Leavenworth, and that includes ANY MATERIAL whether having a Confidential, secret or top secret markings, if it said anything you even though was dealing with national security you treated it as such and HILLARY KNOWS IT but she thinks here shiiit doesnt stink and just like her husband and Obama it does, this is the most corrupt DEMOCRATIC ADMINISTRATION and most destructive to our country’s security and financial stability ever.

    1. Dolores Wieland says

      Yup! Get ready for WWIII

  15. James Maxwell says

    Since I was in grade school just after WW II the educational standards have been dropping and an ever
    increasing speed. The children of today rely on electronics to do their school work and we are seeing
    a higher drop out rate every year. By the time a child survives and makes it thru grade school, high
    school and is thinking about college the realization that they must first attend a community college before
    qualifying for college is daunting and discouraging to them. Personally I think there are numerous
    reasons for this, 1st: Parents let the TV raise their children, 2: Parents do not pay attention to their
    children nor what is supposedly being or not being taught in school. 3rd, The Democratic Socialist
    Teachers Union want to do cookie cutter teaching and not actually teach subjects in school. 4th: While
    there are some benefits to “Standardized testing” on some subjects but it does not cover each and
    every state nor the history of the States, our Nation nor Our History. 5th: Based upon what I’ve seen
    and read recently we have teachers who are apparently committed terrorist and want to brain wash
    the children to their way of thinking. They are infringing upon our religious values, our morals and
    areas in which they are not wanted nor qualified to discuss in public.
    If you pick up one of your children’s school books and look at the supposedly math problems it is
    golbdy gook and makes no sense (Like the “New Math”), I know a math professor who looked at
    his sons book and said it made no sense, they were trying to obtain information what was not in
    the equation. The History is not the real history of our Nation or the world but some “revisionist”
    version that twist the fact and leave a large part of our history of the Nation and our States out of
    the book. They have condensed it to a political correct form that suits a political purpose and
    then teach only what is on the test. This is not teaching but it does dumb down our Society and
    those who will eventually take over the reins of leadership if we survive. Now I just sit back and
    wait for the whiney Left Wing Democratic Socialsit Liberals to whine and cry about how wrong I am.
    And Yes I do know some children whose parents care enough about their children to insure that
    their kids do study and are qualified to attend good colleges by monitoring what they do and how
    they learn to become self sufficient in life.

  16. joeleejohnson says

    Best bring a good pick and shovel for this task—THE BAR’S ALREADY ON THE GROUND!

  17. Richard says

    We’ve got to dumb down the Caucasians, so the negroids can feel “equal” !!!!

    1. Dolores Wieland says

      we’ve been doing that for quite a while now, Why do you think we have to hire foreigners from better educated countries to do the jobs Americans should be doing? Americans have let our system dumb them down so much, they themselves do not know how uninformed they are.

      1. Richard says

        I was being sarcastic!

        1. Dolores Wieland says

          How can you be sarcastic and truthful at the same time?

  18. Archangel says

    Liberals have no standards, morals or ethics!

  19. grin-n-barrett says

    A child can easily be convinced to live down to your expectations. They should be ashamed of the children’s lives they are destroying.

  20. Gerry Costa says

    Bringing down the standards just to appease the minorities has been an ongoing process in this country for years. You would have thought by now that these morons would realize it DOES NOT work. We need to rid this country of not only the illegals but the libtard/demoRATS and rinos who think like illegals. First off we need california to float off into the Pacific ocean with all the libtards in that state on board, maybe the next time obozo takes a 7 million dollar vacation in california would be a perfect time for it to go. They have most certainly lost touch with reality and the real world.

    1. Dolores Wieland says

      Those brought down standards is what has caused Americas to be so dumb and uneducated…yet they believe they are the smartest.

  21. fred says

    There is so much WRONG with the Feds being in our children’s educations system, it is hard to know where to begin.

    Stop illegal immigration NOW! English as of Official language, no exceptions, foreign languages of course will be taught as SECONDARY languages!

    The HARD sciences are taught in 1st grade, as is reading and writing. Classes will be taught and those who learn quickest will move higher in class than others, no more making the intelligent children be held back by the the underachievers!
    The government at all but the local level (Municipal Government) has no business in the education of our children, period! And municipalities may test for as high an achievement level as possible as early as possible, so advanced children will not be “held Back” by the lower level, learners…these children will be chosen by the actual teachers IN the classroom, not some dim-witted Administrator somewhere…

    Schools will teach a curriculum which shows that if you are successful they will be rewarded, not everyone will be rewarded equally, that is not how life works, we should NOT lie to the children…any school that teaches Socialism or Communism will be removed from service by the Police and those who teach these concepts will be prosecuted…

    The Constitution, free will, the Rule of Law, and our true History will be taught to all students, no exceptions. Students will also be required to take a basic economics course and personal finance course that gives them the ability to create and manage a budget, balance a checkbook, and reconcile Bank Statements they receive, so as to question any charges the Banks of other financial institution may have taken from them illegally.

    That should be good for a start…more to be added later…

  22. Patriot47 says

    New? This has been going on continuously since the 60’s. Thinking it’s new is uninformed.

  23. papa doug says

    Simon says, take one giant step backward! Lets not allow them to just FEEL ignorant, lets make sure they ARE ignorant!

    1. Dolores Wieland says

      Welllllll……they are for the most part..

  24. wonduh says

    Anything Obama has touched with his pen and phone against the Constitution was intended by him and his minions and the money backing him. Had the Dems vetted this dork from the onset, the US would not be in the situation today. How do you keep borrowing money with no reduction in expenses in the bloated government? How do you elect a muslim TWICE? Does the word ineptness and stupidity and blind belief in teleprompter reading ring a bell? And who in the hell elected his wife?

    1. Francisco Machado says

      “Had the Dems vetted…” – You are assuming that the Democrats have not sought and gotten the results they wanted. Unfortunately (maybe fatally for the free nation), these are Progressive goals and far too many Republicans are also Progressives.

      1. wonduh says

        I assumed nothing more than what I knew and what history has recorded and what your potus stated. Agree many Reps are progressives and agree those such as Reid, Pelosi, Boehner, Mitchell are detrimental factors in our houses of Congress. I addressed more than your response; why not respond in kind to the rest of my assumptions? Did the Dems omit GOD and Israel in their platform during the last televised convention or did they not?

  25. Trisha55 says

    When graduates from this school district have trouble getting in college or getting a job, they can thank the idiots who put this grading system in place. Employers and colleges will know their degree is worth less than one from another district that doesn’t use this unrealistic scoring and the students will find themselves on the outside looking in.

  26. FloridaJim says

    That is what Democrats do to blacks, illegals, convicts, terrorists they allow them free reign as the y build massive fortresses of despair across America _Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore, Ferguson, Sanford, New York, Minneapolis, Oakland and every blue city and state teetering on the edge of bankruptcy and taking away all pensions and benefits which have not been funded. This is the elephant in every Democratic room.

  27. Lorraine E says

    The United States is way down on the list of how well students from other countries are performing academically. Under the control of the illegal federal dept. of indoctrination (used to be education) it is likely that the rating of American students will sink much further. The illegal federal dept. of indoctrination should be defunded by the congress. Of course, the congress is controlled by RINOs (democrats) and they are not going to ever do what is best for our country. Guess we will have to wait until Donald Trump is president for the dept of indoctrination to be terminated unless it is true that it has already been decided that Hillary will be the next president. If they (the new world order) appoint her to be our next president expect a continuous decline in academic achievement by American students.

    1. Dolores Wieland says

      And expect a lot of other negative things to happen…if Hitlery is Liar- in- chief.

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  29. markypolo says

    What could we expect from a County that elected Pelosi, Boxer and Feinstein?

  30. Standandfight says

    That’s great even a dumb@## can feel good about being one. Really!!

  31. Randy Daniels says

    We wonder why these generations today have no clue about history, the way the real work works anymore or what its like to earn something with hard work. They want less work hours, more paid time off, higher wages. This all stems from trophies for participation, everyone is a winner, everyone deserves a passing grade, no more consequences for bad behavior. The leaders of this country are weakening our military, weakening our country’s economy as a hole. We hand out to illegals and change the course of education to help those who dont speak english while taking away from those who are there to learn and speak our language. Many countries no longer look up to us as leaders of the world, it all starts with the teaching of our kids the facts and truth about the world and we are failing them!

  32. Francisco Machado says

    “…no longer allowed to suspend minorities” – Perhaps the reason behind that is the risk that suspending disruptive or antagonistic pupils would permit the teacher the opportunity to educate the others?

  33. Obie Miller says

    I think that we should not be surprised at what our “community organizer” ‘resident is accomplishing.

  34. Dolores Wieland says

    Testing standards are so low in the USA that almost every other civilized country’s citizenry is smarter. We are primarily taught by idiots and we are primarily raising idiots. Shameful!

  35. Danny Deville Sr. says

    Graduate and not even know their XTables or write in cursive. Better be many ditch diggers jobs.

    1. Dolores Wieland says

      They don’t know how to count out change either…….What a dumb nation we have. It’s a good thing we have foreign kids from certain countries that can take the jobs the Americans can’t do. Now we have (a) Mexicans for the jobs Americans won’t do and (b) foreigners for jobs American’s can’t do which equals (c) Americans on welfare.
      a + b = c

  36. talltreetrader says

    The Government Run Education system in the USA has been reducing requirements for at least 60 years. I am 80 and have been watching this happen. I went to school in CA and OR. My children, grand children and greats have been schooled in OK, and WI. what they are learning is a bunch of social hog wash, know nothing about history or geography, but plenty about deviate sex. If you don’t home school or church school today you are playing russian roulette with your children. We need to first do away with teachers unions, they are completely communist and atheist controled!
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  37. Art The Fart says

    This is so ridiculous, it has to be a joke!

  38. FreedomTrainUSA says

    We no longer have and Education System in this country….We have an INDOCTRINATION SYSTEM….

    1. AKLady says

      Totally correct. We cannot have schools countering the bigotry taught in homes and churches.

  39. AKLady says

    Trump takes oath – 45th President vows to build border wall and deport million in his 1st year in office.

  40. doug says

    one more way that obammmmmma and his administration has destroyed America, by destroying it’s education system, teach it’s students nothing and you get nothing, dummying down of America. Way
    to go public schools.

    1. worn out 123 says

      The greater the government control and intervention the greater the loss of liberty. Bigger, more intrusive government, the less and less freedom for the individual. Over powerful government breeds tyranny. When people fear the government there is tyranny. When governments fear the people their is liberty.
      Ask yourself why it is that the central government of a nation is in control of schools? Then ask why we have states.

  41. runnindeer says

    I must be simple but it would seem that if schools did some of what was done in years past kids might actually learn something and teachers wouldn’t have to play follow the Government leader as much. Teachers might be able to really teach for a change. Each week have work. End of week, have a test over what was studied. Repeat for those that didn’t absorb the lesson and do that weekly . End of month, test on what was done for the month. End of season, full test over every subject. Pass it or fail it. Fail it and get one do over after some short time to study for second test. Fail again – repeat grade. No exceptions.

  42. Alleged Comment says

    Lieberals believe shoving a circle into a round hole is perfectly acceptable way of solving a problem.

    That is why you have a negro in control.

  43. real talk 1 says

    The Democratic Liberal Party just want company in being stupid !!

  44. Judie K Kopfman says

    Many years ago, I had the priviledge of working with Vietnamese Pilots at an offshore helicopter business in southern Louisiana. They came over from the airlift out of Vietnam with as many family members as possible, but brought as many out as possible with the helicopters. Without a doubt, they were always professional, worked extremely hard to send money to their families who were still in Vietnam with the hope of getting them to the US as soon as possible. They had their own communities established throughout the New Orleans areas and maintained them to perfection. They had great pride in their family, especially their kids whom they wanted to excel in this country. So many of the Vietnamese students were ‘light years’ ahead of American students.

  45. disqus_2HJyL9vcD3 says

    Isn’t that what gave us the modern liberal?

  46. Debbie says

    We have a big problem in schools, The few that really want to learn are forced to put up with classes that would really are just bidding their time because not old enough to drop out. We need to start job training programs to get those students out of the schools and stop holding the best back. Sorry but that is the truth you can sugar coat it anyway you want to.

  47. nvrat says

    All I have to say is school is not a picture of the real world. So to feel good and successful in school is not necessarily going to make them successful in life after school. That they will have to learn on their own with out the assistance of a misguided teacher or education system. Real life is a execution of ones own self for success or failure and to be traumatized by a phony system is to be destined for failure. But then again that is what socialism is all about maintain control of the population just as the Governments and Plantations of the past America at one time attempted to move beyond that concept and attained world supremacy in all fields. While our founding fathers warned us about the extremism and control of old world socialists governments, we seemed to not learn from their experience and knowledge and have allowed those factions to take control of our country and society. What better way to execute a Marxism ideology but to start at the education system.

  48. dirtflyer says

    Nothing surprises any-one any more. Why is the King taken over Public Education from the States ? By what authority ? Cause he says he’s King? Rubbish. And from an illegal Kenyan pushing,” Common Core”, Commie indoctrination. What kind of favors is Communist Soros getting for propping up the Muslim King? And Bill Gates?? Bath-House buddies?

  49. WhiteFalcon says

    The idea of just lowering the standards was used in the middle 1950’s. It didn’t work then and it won’t work now.