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Old 04-30-2015, 11:12 AM
 
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And? What's wrong with that? Weren't you given what opportunities you have in life? Did you give yourself a home? Parents? A primary school education? Probably even your higher education was 'given' to you. Your first job out of college... 'given' to you. .
You make personal attack against me because you don't wish to address message posted. Of course my parents clothed me, put a roof over my head, made me go to public school, taught me responsibility. This is what parents are supposed to do. They worked jobs to do it. Surprises me you think otherwise.

As for the rest, I moved to the city at 18 with $400 I saved & high school diploma. Everything after that was earned by me including a degree in engineering at a state university that I paid for myself and worked to support myself while going. Job I got, I got because I demonstrated that I had skills they needed. Nothing was given to me.

Anyone can take the path I took regardless of race, sex, or anything else. It just takes a desire to do the work instead of making excuses. So spare us the false outrage and platitudes. It's a nonsense response like most of your posts here.
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Old 04-30-2015, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Anyone can take the path I took regardless of race, sex, or anything else. It just takes a desire to do the work instead of making excuses. So spare us the false outrage and platitudes. It's a nonsense response like most of your posts here.
Since when is making an observation synonymous with a personal attack? People with sensitive natures should refrain from criticism, I think. It might come back at them. To wit, characterizing my posts as 'nonsense', you do it repeatedly. Anyone cannot take the path you took. Whether you agree or not, race, sex and other things, do affect the access to which people in America have to higher education and job opportunities. It affects even the access to which people in America have to superior primary and secondary education. So, please, spare me the holier than thou.
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Old 04-30-2015, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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The national unemployment rate is figured to tenths of a percent, and the formula for calculating it has been tweaked over decades to reflect as well on the overall economy as possible. I believe it is under 6%... 5.5% if we are being precise, and we want to be, since this number affects a whole lot of things important to very rich people. We know that this number in actuality is much higher. It is possibly as high as 25%. I.e. what it was during the Great Depression, before the index was calculated with the use of supercomputers and algorithms more complex than the ones used to compute insertion orbits for space-craft.

The 'official' unemployment rate for African Americans is around 16%. This does not even come close to telling the real story of black access to opportunity in America. One million black men are in prison and not counted, another million have been killed before their time and are not counted, another million have had past convictions and are not counted. Millions more have never held a job in their entire lives and are not counted. When it comes to white collar work of the kind that might pay the kind of salary that might make a person satisfied and happy, black women have access to that kind of employment at more than 3x the rate that black men do. And even with the combined black male and black female employment you have less than 2% of the engineering and medical professions being held by black Americans.

I could tell you the names of five young black Americans with recent degrees in Law, Criminal Justice, Education, and Nursing, that are to date unemployed or very underemployed, despite their college degrees. When the unemployed 20 something is white, its the economy. When they are black... its because of something they are doing wrong... I'm old. I've lived with the system the way it is for long enough that it won't matter one way or another if it changes or not. I don't see ANY indications that it can or will change. Both sides are entrenched in their ideologies... more accurately... the power side is entrenched in its ideology. The way things are works for them.
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Old 04-30-2015, 12:44 PM
 
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Since when is making an observation synonymous with a personal attack? .
LOL. And you are not even man enough to stand up to your words either. You haven't observed anything. You tried, and failed to make me out as some privileged white kid who has been handed everything in life and hypocritically criticizes those who don't have same privilege.

If you can't figure out what an attack is, vs a discussion of the topic at hand, then you should read the TOS. Better yet, spare us the nonsense.
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Old 04-30-2015, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Los Awesome, CA
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Like Ferguson, these are the ones truely hurt by the criminal looting and burnings.

Baltimore riots mom and son watch their store burn down without insurance | Daily Mail Online
What type of business owner operates an establishment without insurance?
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Old 04-30-2015, 04:33 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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Is it time to remind officials about the oath of office they swear to when they take office? I have a hard time believing that oath included room to ignore crimes happening. Most oaths include a phrase that makes the person being sworn in to adhere to and uphold the laws of record.

I don't care what age the looter is, if he/she is old enough to do the crime then they should be old enough to do the time. They built it and you do NOT have the right to tear it down. It is time for some creditability.
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Old 05-01-2015, 05:16 AM
 
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When the son was interviewed, he said the people /rioters were frustrated and angry.
Ya and they should be!!!!


THE ABUSE FROM THE POLICE KEEPS GETTING WORSE AND WORSE!!!!! -- When is it gonna stop??
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