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Batshit   Politics & War

Started 2/26/16 by gunter; 63182 views.
Casey (BLACKHAWK452)

From: Casey (BLACKHAWK452)

4/28/16

Aw. gee, Gunter.  I never thought of you as being that far left that you buy into propaganda like "White Privilege".  Where is that to be found?  I grew up in bad neighborhoods, raised by a factory worker.  I went to Viet Nam and returned disabled.  I was the first person in the history of my family to finish college.  I started law school but had a wife and two kids and could not afford to finish.  So I became a schoolteacher.

But this was the early 70s.  And every job in my city had the notation, "Minority, Woman, or Bilingual Required" or "Minority, Woman, or Bilingual Preferred".  I applied to the Post Office and took the test.  I scored 98% on it.  Then I had the 10% for veterans...  So I scored 108%.  I applied for 50 positions and did not receive the courtesy of a single interview because of "Affirmative Action.  

Did you ever really know what "race-norming" means?  It was imbedded in the hiring process.  And it meant that members' of each ethnic group"s test scores were only compared to their own ethnic group's score.  So my 108% was compared against other white men's score and it put me inn the top 2%.   A black man was compared to other black men's scores.  That meant that to make the top 2% he had to score 79%.  And then his 2% was the exact same as MY 2%..annd all minorities got preference against all "equally qualified" competitors.

THAT, my friend, is "White Privilege". 

Okay, I am going to stop offending star and the rest of the wingnut true believers here.  Debate, logic, and humor are anathema here.  So I will take somewhere with grownups.

gunter

From: gunter

4/28/16

You describe it best, it's much what I mean.

drop by anytime ...

Jerry (coelacanth55)

From: Jerry (coelacanth55)

4/28/16

'Carly has a record of Accomplishment:'

She used borrowed money to boost her record at Lucent.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carly_Fiorina#AT.26T_and_Lucent

'Lucent added 22,000 jobs and revenues grew from US$19 billion to US$38 billion and the company's market share increased in every region for every product. According to Fortune magazine, Lucent increased sales by lending money to their own customers, writing that "In a neat bit of accounting magic, money from the loans began to appear on Lucent’s income statement as new revenue while the dicey debt got stashed on its balance sheet as an allegedly solid asset". Lucent's stock price grew 10-fold.'

She sounds like the kind of business person that Trump likes, someone who is a fake.  She was a total disaster at Hewlett Packard.

 

 

Cstar1
Staff

From: Cstar1

4/29/16

I get the feeling that Boehner doesn't care much for Cruz. 

Think he'll come out in support of Trump?

gunter

From: gunter

4/29/16

Cstar1 said:

Think he'll come out in support of Trump?

Well they're both wheelers and dealers, Cruz may be right comparing the two. 

In reply toRe: msg 43
gunter

From: gunter

4/29/16

As it turns out, the Satanic Temple, the leading US Satanic sect, isn't happy about Cruz being declared 'Satan in the flesh.' Seems his views are not compatible with those of the sect.

In reply toRe: msg 44
gunter

From: gunter

4/29/16

After looking more into this, it does seem that Boehner had only half the story. Ted Cruz decided to run for president after God spoke to his wife, Heidi! Folks, believe me, God is testing us. He actually wants to see if we can resist the Satan in the flesh!

Cstar1
Staff

From: Cstar1

5/1/16

ROFL!

gunter

From: gunter

5/2/16

probably not a good omen ...

Cstar1
Staff

From: Cstar1

5/2/16

Just one more misstep for her...

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