Southern man. Educated. Decently traveled and cultured. Likes fun, music, sharing drinks, and reading.
It is disappointing to try to spark debate or discussion and be rewarded with smart-ass, derogatory rhetoric. It would be pleasing to listen to one side or the other with out name calling or back-handed criticism. If you haven't noticed, neither your theory nor my theory has been proven correct. They are opinions, difficult to change to facts. Whilst some are passionate about their opinions, everyone loses when we can't just discuss them with out being insulting. It seems small minded to pursue that course.
I agree that many voices are better heard, but I often disagree with what seems to be nearly illegal tactics that unions have historically employed. The proletariat needs to either negotiate fare wages or over throw the system with force. Back door dealings, intimidation, and scare tactics only further the rampant corruption of business and unions.
People should be paid based on their merit. It really chaps my posterior that if I work harder than someone, we'll still be given the same 3% raise.
Political correctness and discrimination lawsuits need to go the way of the dodo. But that in itself would sack thousands of much needed lawyers and courts and ambulance chasing firms, and we couldn't function without those lovely citizens. *sarcasm*
We can't forget that, for various reasons, it is prohibitively expensive for a company to build an American factory, use American workers, and sell to the American public. Why would anyone invest in a losing opportunity?
Related, but not exactly on point. There will soon no young, skilled labor in this country. For the last two decades, every school kid is told to go to college to get an MBA or be a doctor or lawyer. The children are being taught that they're too good for the manual jobs from day one in school.
I'm fully with you on the corporate welfare. When I say that I don't believe in that kind of help, I mean it, company or people. A company should be treated like an animal. It has the be the leanest, most fit specimen to survive. If that's not the case it should die and not contaminate the gene pool. I never said I was against social welfare but for corporate welfare.
I'm not spewing rhetoricSome may assume that's what I meant because my opinions may be similar to a crowd that has similar views. That crowd also screams for death penalties and war but against abortions. I'm not in a crowd. I'm a guaran-fucking-teed individualist. I'd rather be left alone to do whatever I want, as long as nobody hurts me and I hurt nobody. I could be responsible for my life and stuff, and you can be responsible for you life and stuff. What is wrong with that? No one gets hurt, and everyone can pursue their own happiness.
Personally I believe in individualism and social darwinism. I don't care about anybody's plight, and would rather be left to tend to myself as best I see fit. If I do something that infringes on another person's right to do that, then I should be punished. That's about as far as a government should go.
We make up all these notions about morality or justice to try to come off as civilized or advanced. Wait until the lights are turned off, or a great natural disaster occurs and see what happens to all the advanced, civilized big mouths. It's all very petty and in the grand scheme of things amounts to nothing.
So make your rules, tax and spend and give and preach and make everyone feel like were doing some sort of social justice and that we're all equal and we're all special. Then see what happens if an asteroid strikes or power generation fails, when people are really hungry and scared. People are animals, and should live that way.
Additionally, insulting a person for having an opinion is uncouth. I suppose you insult everyone until they agree with you or stop arguing?
This is all irrelevant to anything. This is not news. What this map does is gives people a chance to cry racism and poverty. So what! White and Black poor people get free money from the government, free lunches at school, free college tuition, and unfair affirmative action.
Why are there still poor and uneducated people? It's because some people, black or white, suck. They'll take the milk for free as long as it's being offered. There are no conditions or regulations for the use of all this free money, and people learn to be institutionalized by whomever gives them their money. Your wife has the right idea. People should be helped, not paid. And the help should not be mandatory. Let the people who want the help, not the check get the help.
However, that would mean ending our welfare state along with the army of dependents it creates, and the politburo who needs that army can't afford to lose it.
How about above average temps over the past month? Thant and little rain?
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