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We have more people in prison than communist China a country of 1 billion yet we are not authoritarian. Paramilitary mask, airport pat downs, road blocks, big brother surveliance and the threat of force to keep you in line is pretty authoritarian.

In case you do not get it and do not understand just what you live under let me ask you a question. When you see that cop behind you on the road what is your 1st thought? Is it am I wearing my seat belt? Is it where is my license and insurance card? Is it oh let me check my speed?

You are right about one thing we are not communist or socialist we are fascist, plutocracy, oligarchy and have been for some time no matter what the 2 parties say.

The essence of democracy is the ability of the public to hold government accountable. Just because you don't like these things doesn't make it undemocratic. I oppose the militarized police and intrusive government surveillance, but all of the polls show that those things have either public support or at least not overwhelming opposition. And yes, there are problems related to money in politics. But even the biggest donations cannot buy an election outcome.

We are nowhere near a fascist state.

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3 words replaces all of that: Both parties suck...

And somehow that situation is systematically worse now than it was in 1960 because of a centuries long campaign of racism. You can't say you're "digging deep" when you chalk it all up to racism.

Politics- rich, powerful, snobby people telling the average person what's best for them.

The essence of democracy is the ability of the public to hold government accountable. Just because you don't like these things doesn't make it undemocratic. I oppose the militarized police and intrusive government surveillance, but all of the polls show that those things have either public support or at least not overwhelming opposition. And yes, there are problems related to money in politics. But even the biggest donations cannot buy an election outcome.

We are nowhere near a fascist state.

Well I can argue that while in rhetoric we are not fascist, but in principle we are.

Just who is it counting those votes? and in what form are those ballots being cast?

As far as something being "undemocratic" I could care less. What I am concerned about is the number of things being done that are unconstitutional. Once again we are not a democracy we are a republic. We have rights and laws to restrain a majority of knuckleheads and the totalitarian narcissistic control freak "OFFICIALS", and "AUTHORITIES" that would claim our republic a democracy and use the majority of useful idiots to destroy it.

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The irony in all this is that you're enjoying more success than the vast majority of white people. It's just a shame you couldn't have done it on your own.

I am well aware of my advantages. I acknowledge that if my mother wasn't in my life, things would be different. She gave me the 100s of math books when I was a kid and I had a strong affinity. My sperm donor was good at math and both our families are college educated.

I may have "made" it, but I know it wasn't alone. I had the support of many people to push me forward. I could have easily been a drug dealer or a dead beat in my mothers basement.... Or worse.

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I am well aware of my advantages. I acknowledge that if my mother wasn't in my life, things would be different. She gave me the 100s of math books when I was a kid and I had a strong affinity. My sperm donor was good at math and both our families are college educated.

I may have "made" it, but I know it wasn't alone. I had the support of many people to push me forward. I could have easily been a drug dealer or a dead beat in my mothers basement.... Or worse.

So... Parenting...
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So... Parenting...

That's just one part. I was doing a lot of looking for daddy when I was younger. I fortunately had a lot of good role models. Also my mother would be okay with me living in her basement... She would be content. So I got a different drive from my wife to make sure I didn't stay there. I didn't leave home until I was almost 25. As I said... Part is parenting, but that's only part of a complex set of interactions.
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That's just one part. I was doing a lot of looking for daddy when I was younger. I fortunately had a lot of good role models. Also my mother would be okay with me living in her basement... She would be content. So I got a different drive from my wife to make sure I didn't stay there. I didn't leave home until I was almost 25. As I said... Part is parenting, but that's only part of a complex set of interactions.

How much of a role did your mother play in making sure you were in front of good role models? Did she make a concerted effort to keep people that were bad influences away from you?
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I'm not saying parenting is the only thing. I'm saying its the biggest thing.

Some people will succeed no matter what kind of upbringing they have. And on the flip side, some people are destined to fail. I know plenty of people that are successful and have siblings that are total ****ups. Same parents. Same opportunities. Vastly different outcomes.

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That's just one part. I was doing a lot of looking for daddy when I was younger. I fortunately had a lot of good role models. Also my mother would be okay with me living in her basement... She would be content. So I got a different drive from my wife to make sure I didn't stay there. I didn't leave home until I was almost 25. As I said... Part is parenting, but that's only part of a complex set of interactions.

Sounds like we've got a ton in common. Was ultra-confused about who half of me was, didn't meet my dad until I was 20 because he chose to high-tail it to California when I was 2 and now I wish I didn't meet him then. Thank goodness for my mom and my grandpa. I almost went down the wrong path but got some decent breaks and the one serious misstep I had never hurt me job-wise.

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I did a self survey one day and after talking to most people in my area I'd say 90% had mother and father in their life... I and another person who was an orphan were the only ones who didn't have both active parents... It was crazy.

I have a lot in common with you cap. I just know that I have to be extra careful around cops...

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Trout, read this article and tell me if there is a serious Bias in the media. This story also contains a bit about a prosecutor prosecuting a business man for having an empty shotgun shell in DC where the anti gun activists are the worst. http://thehill.com/opinion/katie-pavlich/242442-katie-pavlich-the-protected-connected-liberal-media-elite

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Yeah, I'm not a fan of basing where someone goes to school on where they live. I like the idea of the voucher system, where parents can choose what school their kids go to. Make the schools compete for students and the quality of education will rise in the poor districts (otherwise, they'll shut down and I believe people will fight for their jobs)...

It is the most convenient way to do things both for the districts and for a significant portion of families and children. Not everyone can drive their kids to schools, especially if they are not in their immediate area of residence. Making the voucher system more common would also throw school bus routes out of whack which would compound that problem. Like it or not the only way to fix this problem is to reform how public schools are funded and revamp the curriculum, not treating public schools like private entities and have them fight for whatever scraps there are. Other things are also necessary such as expanding meal and after school programs so the underprivileged children aren't hungry during classes and so they have something organized and positive to do after their school day is over. This is, for the most part, what Massachusetts did not too long ago and their education system is at or near the top in almost all categories. Meanwhile, Georgia's education department is roughly $1 billion underfunded and the General Assembly's preferred plan is to copy what Louisiana is doing for some unearthly reason.

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Like it or not the only way to fix this problem is to reform how public schools are funded and revamp the curriculum, not treating public schools like private entities and have them fight for whatever scraps there are.

Unless you make parents more responsible for their children, it's useless to even address the funding issue.
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Shocking statistics about black slavery liberals will NEVER admit

Written by Allen West on May 20, 2015
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When we look at the failures in the black community today, there seem to be lots of “activists” who want to tell us the problem lies in poor police relations — militant policing and presence. About two weeks ago I was on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show. The issue was about the black community and the other guests ranted on about everything other than what the real problem is — the decimation of the black family. Now, I must apologize because I’ve been sharing that the illegitimacy rate in the black community was 72 percent. I was wrong. It’s now 75 percent.

As Dr. Walter E. Williams writes for CNSnews.com, “Hustlers and people with little understanding want us to believe that today’s black problems are the continuing result of a legacy of slavery, poverty and racial discrimination. The fact is that most of the social pathology seen in poor black neighborhoods is entirely new in black history. Let’s look at some of it. Today the overwhelming majority of black children are raised in single female-headed families. As early as the 1880s, three-quarters of black families were two-parent. In 1925 New York City, 85 percent of black families were two-parent. One study of 19th-century slave families found that in up to three-fourths of the families, all the children had the same mother and father.”

“Today’s black illegitimacy rate of nearly 75 percent is also entirely new. In 1940, black illegitimacy stood at 14 percent. It had risen to 25 percent by 1965, when Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote “The Negro Family: The Case for National Action” and was widely condemned as a racist. By 1980, the black illegitimacy rate had more than doubled, to 56 percent, and it has been growing since. Both during slavery and as late as 1920, a teenage girl raising a child without a man present was rare among blacks.”

“Much of today’s pathology seen among many blacks is an outgrowth of the welfare state that has made self-destructive behavior less costly for the individual. Having children without the benefit of marriage is less burdensome if the mother receives housing subsidies, welfare payments and food stamps. Plus, the social stigma associated with unwed motherhood has vanished. Female-headed households, whether black or white, are a ticket for dependency and all of its associated problems. Ignored in all discussions is the fact that the poverty rate among black married couples has been in single digits since 1994.”

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Interesting. I wonder if these single parents know this.

Good question. If they do. I hope they don't defile the sanctity of marriage for $.

Update: Families with two full-time working parents find it more difficult to focus on family values and teaching their children. More to come.....

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You know what blacks need more than anything? The government to outlaw maternity leave of any kind so that unwed mothers have no chance whatsoever at being able to support a child on their own, at least not without acquiring a mountain of debt they'll never climb out from under on their own. Obviously the problem here is that blacks aren't marrying enough, so we need black women to treat their pregnancy as a license and an obligation to force someone they slept with and may or may not want a relationship with into long-term cohabitation and unpleasant jobs they had to take to make ends meet. It might be a hellish day-to-day existence whose emotional and spiritual toll you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy, but by God, it's apparently worked for enough white people that it has to be considered as the cure to all that ails the black community.

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You know what blacks need more than anything? The government to outlaw maternity leave of any kind so that unwed mothers have no chance whatsoever at being able to support a child on their own, at least not without acquiring a mountain of debt they'll never climb out from under on their own. Obviously the problem here is that blacks aren't marrying enough, so we need black women to treat their pregnancy as a license and an obligation to force someone they slept with and may or may not want a relationship with into long-term cohabitation and unpleasant jobs they had to take to make ends meet. It might be a hellish day-to-day existence whose emotional and spiritual toll you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy, but by God, it's apparently worked for enough white people that it has to be considered as the cure to all that ails the black community.

Why would anyone try to better themselves when others are going to pay for their indiscretions? You know this is not even about race as this is happening everywhere.

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