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  1. I have been thinking about this subject pretty seriously lately and I have to be honest about what I think. I don't see why people are having tea parties ...isn't Obama giving tax breaks to 95% of the people in America?
  2. McCains class rank in College was 894 out of 899 students in College BTW for anybody interested.
  3. What large companies have you worked with because the large majority of people I know that work for those companies are still white. Which is fine but you all make it seem that black people are overrunning everything. The reason networks like BET and Ebony magazine exist is because the mainstream mainly cators to the majority which are white people. There are jobs for black actors and models here in there but that is not mainstream. Also if you are white try reading an Ebony magazine or watching BET, I bet it would be wierd seeing all those black people, that is how many black people feel when they read one of those "mainstream" magazines or watch NBC, ABC, CBS etc. Secondly Bush wasn't a good choice for president I feel. Too me he got in the White House only because of his name. Bush isn't the brightest guy and he has some experience but he has still made a mess of things. He has people hating tax cuts. All of a sudden though one black guy is taken seriously for president out of the whole history of the United States and it is World War 3 for some of you all. Ayn Rand didn't get her way all the time during electrons and the world hasn't blown itself up. The world has been going to end since forever!!! Another thing that I have to mention is that it was Obama's white mother who taught Obama about his African heritage and not his black father. Nothing is wrong with that at all I feel but she has been described as an extreme leftist so I'm guessing that is not all she had taught Obama. You can read about her on Wikepedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Dunham If any of you think that there should be a unity of opinion just because someone is white you are wrong.
  4. That study didn't say that blacks were superior just because they are black in anyway at all. It was used to find out more about racism in the job market.
  5. It is only for entry level positions but here is a study that shows white convicts are as likely to get a job from a white employer as blacks. http://www.nyc.gov/html/cchr/pdf/race_report_web.pdf http://www.dmiblog.com/archives/2007/09/wh...kely_to_be.html http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m135...08/ai_n15681393
  6. And many blacks know the racism that many white people practice in this country...
  7. That is true but people can say that about Reagan's policies as well. People just say Reaganomics worked with no explanation at all. I've searched and I see it on this board as well and that goes off without a hitch. In fact, in my studies, one project I took on was to research what the final effects of Reaganomics were, and after reading tons of articles, looking at economic indices...there is a total hung jury. Some can say it worked because the economy recovered after it was implemented, others can make a case that the economy recovered despite it. Too many interdependent factors, some influenced by the policy, some not, and so there's a lot of guesswork and no clear way to separate all causes and effects for a clear case. So yeah, concluding that only Republicans lead to recessions just because that is what has happened so far is a bad argument.
  8. Well if I were to play devils advocate I would say that I heard Obama say, “no president should ever hesitate to use force – unilaterally if necessary, not only to protect ourselves . . . when we are attacked, but also to protect our vital interests”
  9. Well if he fails miserably like some of you all say he will, then people can use his views as an example of what doesn't work. A Professor of mine told me today that only after Republican Presidents do we get a recession, I looked into it and sure enough it has been true so far.
  10. Ron Paul talks a little about Obama here. In Obama 's defense I heard him say that he is going to ignore medical marijuana.
  11. Well if they asked for my opinion I would voice it because 9 times out of 10 they would want you to be honest. It is not nice if I go up to a total stranger though and say "That dress makes you look fat" my input is not wanted and I really don't think I would care all that much too say something. It would get me no where.
  12. This kid in this video is acting up on live television. He kinda irks me when he smacks his mom. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn18H3FKDV4 I don't know what I would do if I was in his moms situation but I guess it is partly her fault. She said she was petrified because of her son, yeah right...She seems like she is sucking up to the camera and trying to contain herself.
  13. My question in the title isn't sufficient in what I was really trying to ask. I should've typed, "Is It Moral For Parents To Spank Their Children?"
  14. If your position is that they do, under what circumstances? What Limitations should exist? If your position is that they do not, how should parents discipline children? How should they deal with inappropriate behavior? Do you think spanking is effective? etc... I'm pretty much clueless about what to think right now.
  15. http://blogs.abcnews.com/screenshots/2008/...wood-tells.html It takes a certain something to pick a fight with Dirty Harry. Apparently, Spike Lee has it. At the Cannes Film Festival in May, Lee, whose next film, "Miracle at St. Anna," is about an all-black U.S. division fighting in Italy during the war, slammed Clint Eastwood over his 2006 Iwo Jima movies, "Flags of Our Fathers" and "Letters From Iwo Jima," saying the filmmaker overlooked the role of black soldiers during World War II. "He did two films about Iwo Jima back to back and there was not one black soldier in both of those films," Lee told reporters at Cannes. "Many veterans, African-Americans, who survived that war are upset at Clint Eastwood. In his vision of Iwo Jima, Negro soldiers did not exist. Simple as that. I have a different version." Now, Eastwood's throwing some punches of his own. In an interview to promote his latest film, "Changeling," Eastwood said Lee should "shut his face." "Has he ever studied the history?," Eastwood growled to British paper The Guardian, who published the interview today. Regarding "Flags of Our Fathers," Eastwood admitted there was a small detachment of black troops on Iwo Jima, "but they didn't raise the flag. The story is 'Flags of Our Fathers,' the famous flag-raising picture, and they didn't do that. If I go ahead and put an African-American actor in there, people'd go, 'This guy's lost his mind.' I mean, it's not accurate." Eastwood added that Lee's got another thing coming if he complains about the lack of black actors in "Changeling." The film is set in Los Angeles during the Depression, before the city had a significant black population. "What are you going to do, you gonna tell a f*****' story about that?" Eastwood ranted. "Make it look like a commercial for an equal opportunity player? I'm not in that game. I'm playing it the way I read it historically, and that's the way it is. When I do a picture and it's 90 percent black, like 'Bird,' [the 1988 biopic of Charlie Parker] I use 90 percent black people." He finished his roast with a simple, harsh directive: "A guy like him should shut his face," Eastwood said. Doubtful. ABCNEWS.com's request to Lee to comment was not immediately returned, but considering this isn't his first war of words with Eastwood, it's unlikely the outspoken director will stay silent for long. Spike Lee Responds Again... After Eastwood told him to "shut his face" and stop criticizing him about not including African-Americans in his 2006 Iwo Jima movies, "Flags of Our Fathers" and "Letters From Iwo Jima," Lee's lashing out. "First of all, the man is not my father and we're not on a plantation either," he told ABCNEWS.com. "He's a great director. He makes his films, I make my films. The thing about it though, I didn't personally attack him. And a comment like 'a guy like that should shut his face' -- come on Clint, come on. He sounds like an angry old man right there." Lee has a proposal for Eastwood: "If he wishes, I could assemble African-American men who fought at Iwo Jima and I'd like him to tell these guys that what they did was insignificant and they did not exist," he said. "I'm not making this up. I know history. I'm a student of history. And I know the history of Hollywood and its omission of the one million African-American men and women who contributed to World War II." "Not everything was John Wayne, baby," Lee added. For weeks, Lee and Eastwood have been battling over the inclusion of African-Americans in their WWII films. At the Cannes Film Festival in May, Lee, whose next film, "Miracle at St. Anna," is about an all-black U.S. division fighting in Italy, slammed Eastwood, saying the filmmaker overlooked the role of black soldiers during World War II. "He did two films about Iwo Jima back to back and there was not one black soldier in both of those films," Lee told reporters at Cannes. "Many veterans, African-Americans, who survived that war are upset at Clint Eastwood. In his vision of Iwo Jima, Negro soldiers did not exist. Simple as that. I have a different version." Then, Eastwood threw some punches of his own. In an interview to promote his latest film, "Changeling," Eastwood said Lee should "shut his face." "Has he ever studied the history?" Eastwood growled to British paper The Guardian, which published the interview today. Regarding "Flags of Our Fathers," Eastwood admitted there was a small detachment of black troops on Iwo Jima, "but they didn't raise the flag. The story is 'Flags of Our Fathers,' the famous flag-raising picture, and they didn't do that. If I go ahead and put an African-American actor in there, people'd go, 'This guy's lost his mind.' I mean, it's not accurate." Lee's response to Eastwood's claim? "I never said he should show one of the other guys holding up the flag as black. I said that African-Americans played a significant part in Iwo Jima," he said. "For him to insinuate that I'm rewriting history and have one of the four guys with the flag be black … no one said that. It's just that there's not one black in either film. And because I know my history, that's why I made that observation." Lee also pointed to a 2006 Guardian article about African-American veterans' dismay that their experience wasn't covered in "Flags of Our Fathers." In his interview, Eastwood added that Lee's got another thing coming if he complains about the lack of black actors in "Changeling." The film is set in Los Angeles during the Depression, before the city had a significant black population. "What are you going to do, you gonna tell a f*****' story about that?" Eastwood ranted. "Make it look like a commercial for an equal opportunity player? I'm not in that game. I'm playing it the way I read it historically, and that's the way it is. When I do a picture and it's 90 percent black, like 'Bird,' [the 1988 biopic of Charlie Parker] I use 90 percent black people." He finished his roast with a simple, harsh directive: "A guy like him should shut his face," Eastwood said. Lee's last words took a different tone. "Even though he's trying to have a Dirty Harry flashback, I'm going to take the Obama high road and end it right here," he told ABCNEWS.com. "Peace and love."
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