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View Poll Results: Choose the Country to be Born in where you would be considered "Poor"
Iran 0 0%
North Korea 4 4.82%
Brazil 2 2.41%
Sudan 1 1.20%
United States 59 71.08%
Mexico 0 0%
UK 16 19.28%
Indonesia 0 0%
China 1 1.20%
Russia 0 0%
Voters: 83. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 11-21-2011, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Austin
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The temperatures aren't the problem, trust me. You dress for it, and the houses are built for it. The lack of daylight, on the other hand...

Maybe for some. I don't want to live in any city that has snow plows.
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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I don't want to live in any city that has snow plows.
I would. I prefer my streets clear of snow.
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:16 PM
 
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Again, look to those countries where everyone learned to read, and try to learn from their success. Ask some questions. What are they doing that we are not doing? Why are the poor people in those countries more likely to come out of poverty, than in US. Why are the poor in those countries NOT having 6-7 kids? How come we have ghettos where the poor congregate, and they do not?
Maybe because since everyone is the same race and ethnicity there, they can't blame their failure on racism. Like it or not having everyone the same pale shade of beige removes that skin color factor. And because of the lack of sunlight, you have to be pale to make it there.

And actually in the USA, many blacks have made great strides, most can read and most finish high school. There was until recently many shifting into the middle class.

Overall I blame the welfare programs the most. They do nothing to motivate anyone, but they allow for someone to have all the material comforts and a large amount of the luxuries. And because of that our poverty is growing, much of it is being imported because there is some appeal to many that one is not allowed to fail -- even if one never learns to read or write or do simple math.

In the words of a famous unwed illegal woman from Mexico:

"In Mexico to be able to work at McDonald’s you have to have finished high school and here, without being able to read and write, one can start to work." -- Elvira Arellano

And of course once she gave birth here, she didn't need to bother with working.
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