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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
    And i am surprised that more minorities especially blacks don't vote republican. the democrat war on poverty is a dismal failure. we have just as many in poverty as we did when it was started only difference the programs have decimated the black family by encouraging black women to have as many children out of wedlock as they can for the hand out. more then 70% of black children are born with no father figure. all the war on poverty has done is replaced the southern plantation with the democrat plantation by forcing blacks to to be dependent on the government all for their vote

    Runaway slave is an excellent movie.

    If minorities (or anyone for that matter) knew what's best for themselves and their community they would not vote democrat.

    The progressive philosophy breeds nothing but government dependency.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Runaway slave is an excellent movie.

    If minorities (or anyone for that matter) knew what's best for themselves and their community they would not vote democrat.

    The progressive philosophy breeds nothing but government dependency.
    I'm "anyone for that matter." So school me: what's best for me and my community?

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sisyphus View Post
    How so?
    First to your point about drug convictions: Drug use is highest in urban areas where black residents often make the majority. They're easier targets because of the shooting fish in a barrel phenomena. Second, poverty: Poverty was on a very rapid decline (for all races) following WWII and continued to decline up to the commencement of welfare programs in the 60s. Since then, the poverty rate tabled (right about the time of the first welfare checks) and stayed there to the present. No increase or decrease in welfare programs has altered it away from 12%-15%. The only thing that has lowered it (to 12%) or raised it (to 15%) was the relative strength of the economy. Along with this, and coincidentally beginning at the same time was the increase in single parent homes among the black community resulting from the difficulty for qualifying for welfare on a dual income. The prevalence of single family homes is the prime cause of all the problems affecting the black community today.

    Now, there are a far greater number of white people in the US than black with no heritable wealth, owing to the greater number of whites if nothing else. They remain out of the spotlight, though, as they are predominately rural...and white. Low college attendance rates among blacks, today, is more a factor of low expectation than of financial ability to attend. It is statistically far easier for minority persons to receive aid to attend college in today's America than it is for whites.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sisyphus View Post
    Why? Which have higher voter turnout rates: poor Blacks or middle class Blacks? (tip: the latter)
    yeah, but middle class blacks only vote once.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    First to your point about drug convictions: Drug use is highest in urban areas where black residents often make the majority. They're easier targets because of the shooting fish in a barrel phenomena. Second, poverty: Poverty was on a very rapid decline (for all races) following WWII and continued to decline up to the commencement of welfare programs in the 60s. Since then, the poverty rate tabled (right about the time of the first welfare checks) and stayed there to the present. No increase or decrease in welfare programs has altered it away from 12%-15%. The only thing that has lowered it (to 12%) or raised it (to 15%) was the relative strength of the economy. Along with this, and coincidentally beginning at the same time was the increase in single parent homes among the black community resulting from the difficulty for qualifying for welfare on a dual income. The prevalence of single family homes is the prime cause of all the problems affecting the black community today.

    Now, there are a far greater number of white people in the US than black with no heritable wealth, owing to the greater number of whites if nothing else. They remain out of the spotlight, though, as they are predominately rural...and white. Low college attendance rates among blacks, today, is more a factor of low expectation than of financial ability to attend. It is statistically far easier for minority persons to receive aid to attend college in today's America than it is for whites.
    False. Drug use rates are about the same in urban, suburban and rural areas. But police target urban areas far more heavily, skewing arrest rates, then further skewed by conviction rates (Black are more convicted for the same crime, on average and get longer sentences, on average)

    Next?

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    yeah, but middle class blacks only vote once.
    Cheesy bailout.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sisyphus View Post
    False. Drug use rates are about the same in urban, suburban and rural areas. But police target urban areas far more heavily, skewing arrest rates, then further skewed by conviction rates (Black are more convicted for the same crime, on average and get longer sentences, on average)

    Next?
    Not by density, which is what makes my point.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sisyphus View Post
    I've embraced everything the GOP supports that I agree with, such as the top tax rate during the bulk of Reagan presidency: 50%

    I'm pro nuclear energy, and the GOP is more so than the Dems.

    I think the Green Initiative is best funded by VCs and not government subsidies, as many in the GOP suggest.

    I'm pro small business as the GOP often says they are, but not in agreement with their approach from the supply-side, and not the demand-side.

    Just a few.

    Anything on the Dem side you agree with, in whole or in part?
    Luckily, my mother was (still is) a liberal democrat and my father was Reagan style, military republican. As a military brat (and active military), I have been all over the world. Seen the worst and the best of this world. I inherited what I think is the empathy towards the true hardships of others from my mother and the pragmatism of my father. The way I see it, the archtypical liberal is like a cat person. They want to save all the cats. They want to feed them, love them and take care of them. So they begin to take in cats. A couple here, a couple there. It works great for a while. But after time, they take in so many cats that their resources disappear and soon the cats are living in squalour and worse off than had they just left them on their own. They mean well, but their emotions overcame their common sense. The archtypical Republican is the Scrooge (actually, the Marley)

    I spent a couple years of highschool at Suitland Senior High School (outskirts of DC). If that experience was the only basis for how I viewed African Americans, I would be a solid racist. Luckily, I grew up going to DOD schools and knew that the thug culture was not representative of African Americans. When I got there, I recognized someone I went to school with in the Phillipines. I knew his dad and I knew his dad would kick his ass if he did poorly in school. He caught hell from the gangster morons for associating with me. But it was far worse when he would raise his hand in class.

    Personally, I don't think it's a dem problem or a republican problem. The primary problem is a cultural issue. Until both sides address it, it will never be fixed. I hate to say that I truly believe some of what I stated in an earlier post. That there are many that benefit by keeping the status quo as a voter base.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sisyphus View Post
    False. Drug use rates are about the same in urban, suburban and rural areas. But police target urban areas far more heavily, skewing arrest rates, then further skewed by conviction rates (Black are more convicted for the same crime, on average and get longer sentences, on average)

    Next?
    the difference is Blacks are not getting arrested because of their drug use they are getting arrest for the violence and crime that the drug culture produces 36% of the jail population are black if you released all the ones who are there because of just drug charges the population would be 35%

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sisyphus View Post
    I'm "anyone for that matter." So school me: what's best for me and my community?
    Defending and embracing the constitution with strong emphasis on the Bill of Rights, limited government, individual freedoms, democracy....... Progressives don't subscribe to any of that.......

    Government dependency is horrible for the individual and the community, so is collectivism - that crap breeds nothing more than a gang mentality...

    Be a libertarian..... Consult the constitution before you have a personal opinion on an issue. The constitution and Bill of Rights only has ONE correct answer - oh, and the best part is that our founding documents never lie.

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