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Old 01-07-2016, 02:57 PM
 
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His sperm created the human that was Steve Job's. The culture and upbringing of Steve Job's adoptive parents, however, create the PERSON that was Steve Jobs.
Steve Job's himself credited his design esthetic to his exposure to Hinduism and Zen Buddhism.

 
Old 01-07-2016, 03:06 PM
 
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Steve Job's himself credited his design esthetic to his exposure to Hinduism and Zen Buddhism.
...and not to Syrian sperm donors.
 
Old 01-07-2016, 03:22 PM
 
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What I'm truly against is the Left's fascist insistence on 'legislating' diversity/multiculturalism, and their cultural social engineering laws and experiments. Quotas and laws such as forced busing, etc. are a very, very bad idea. Such intentions are almost always good, but the end results of these experiments are usually a disaster and make things worse.

In fact, forced busing during the 60s and 70s is exacly why schools became even more segregated in the 90s, and we're still dealing with the residuals of that social engineering disaster today.

How the Left's embrace of busing hurt the cause of integration.

Diversity: Good for the Board, Good for the Bottom Line - Risk & Compliance - WSJ


This is another civil war waiting to happen-

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Old 01-07-2016, 04:05 PM
 
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German immigrants brought beer with them.

Just saying....

Beer existed in England and all over Europe before. America was always open to white western Europeans. Germans are white American as it comes. Europeans have nothing to do with the concept of multiculturalism and diversity, which really means people other than European white. They are concepts created in the 1960's and enforced by governments on Western nations. The 1965 Immigration Act was the beginning of allowing non-Europeans to immigrate and the numbers have increased ever since.


Besides, ideas and products don't require the movement of people from one place to the next. White America developed the air plane, co-invented the automobile with Europe, electronics, the list is endless. You'll find these products all over the world. Does that mean white people had to flood every part of the world?
 
Old 01-07-2016, 04:13 PM
 
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Germans are white American as it comes. Europeans have nothing to do with the concept of multiculturalism and diversity, which really means people other than European white.
There was as much concern about German and Irish immigrants in the 19th Century as there are concerns about modern immigrants today. Actually even further back for Germans, who Benjamin Franklin himself wrote about his worries for them to assimilate. Every immigrant group except for the English(and maybe Scots-Irish) had to go through steps to become considered "white" in America. And then every group does assimilate and they write the scathing editorials against the next generation of immigrants.
 
Old 01-07-2016, 04:16 PM
 
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There is a huge difference between the melting pot and multiculturalism. My filipina immigrant wife is as American as they come.

Cultural diversity almost always leads to clashes between the cultures.
 
Old 01-07-2016, 04:23 PM
 
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There was as much concern about German and Irish immigrants in the 19th Century as there are concerns about modern immigrants today. Actually even further back for Germans, who Benjamin Franklin himself wrote about his worries for them to assimilate. Every immigrant group except for the English(and maybe Scots-Irish) had to go through steps to become considered "white" in America. And then every group does assimilate and they write the scathing editorials against the next generation of immigrants.

This is BS. Going through steps was learning English and being loyal to America. The German immigrants were often held in higher esteem than the Irish because many of the Irish were lazy, fighting, drunkards of lower than average European and English IQ.
I don't know what's so bad about expecting immigrants to assimilate in the first place. If poor Germans were to come here today and not learn English they wouldn't be welcome and if they're just looking for opportunities that were already lacking for Americans, why should they be welcome? Most Americans by the 19th century were not immigrants and were descendants of much earlier settlers. Why should be want non stop immigration of people who don't even fit in and aren't needed?
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