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Politics / When And Where The Decay Starts . . .
« Last post by Wake-up! on March 06, 2019, 08:40:31 am »
Excerpts from a long article about Philadelphia follow.

As I swerved through this obstacle course of (potholes) government incompetence, I reflected upon how Philadelphia was a real shithole city run by Democrat a**hole politicians (those not in prison yet). I’ve written dozens of articles about the 30 Blocks of Squalor over the last decade and one thing remains constant – West Philly is still a shithole, occupied by low income, low IQ, low morality, welfare state slaves who continue to vote for the same a**holes who have enslaved them in squalor.

I’ve been making a daily trek through the pigsty of West Philly through three presidential administrations (Bush, Obama, Trump) and the mayoral stints of John Street (only 15 associates went to prison for corruption), Michael Nutter (left office with a city pension plan underfunded by $5.7 billion), and Jim “beak nose” Kenney (Mr. Soda tax and under FBI investigation).

Over the course of the last 12 years (and many years prior) the list of Philadelphia politicians shipped off to Federal prison has been endless, including congressman Chaka Fattah, DA Seth Williams, State senator Vince Fumo, councilman Rick Mariano, and now union boss Johnny Dougherty and councilman Bobby Henon. A slew of lesser lights has also been shipped off to the penitentiary. Corruption is the common theme tying all Philly Democrat politicians together. They effortlessly fulfill the roles of ass in this article about holes.


 - Philadelphia’s poverty rate of 25.7% allows it to retain its supreme status as the “poorest big city in America.”
 - The Mantua Promise Zone, a two-square-mile area home to about 30,000 black people, has a poverty rate almost twice the citywide rate, at 50.6%, up from 50.2% in 2014.
 - The neighborhood’s deep poverty rate, defined as 50% below the federal poverty line, also increased – to 32.3% from 31.0% since 2014.
 - The 2016 Mantua unemployment rate was little changed at 12.3% (actually closer to 20% as those classified as Not in the Labor Force rose), more than twice the recent city-wide rate of 5.8%.
 - Mantua median household income in 2016 was $17,969, up slightly from $17,170 when the Promise Zone was announced. Still 70% below the national median.
 - The proportion of local people aged 25-64 with a high school education or higher edged up to 80.1% in 2016 from 79.6% two years earlier. This has been achieved by lowering standards and graduating anyone who can fog a mirror.

Even the numbers quoted above about graduation rates are complete and utter bullshit. The brand spanking new West Philly High is where all the little Einsteins from Mantua and the rest of West Philly matriculate. This fine institution of learning has computer labs, the newest technology, a student teacher ratio of 12 to 1, 500 students (98% black), school uniforms and 100% receiving free breakfasts and lunches. The Philadelphia School District spends over $2.8 billion, or $14,000 per student per year.

Of course, a huge portion goes to administrators and gold-plated pension and healthcare benefits for the below average union teachers. The payoff for this investment is a 59% graduation rate at West Philly High, an average SAT score of 1057 among the cream of the crop who actually take the exam, and a ranking of 632 out of 677 high schools in PA. Despite these pitiful numbers, over 25% enroll in college. That tells you all you need to know about the state of higher education today.


The entitlement mentality in West Philly is as strong as ever. Over 75% of black kids in West Philly are still born out of wedlock. Drug dealing is still the primary source of income. More than 50% of the population survive on tax payer funded food stamps, living in tax payer funded housing, using tax payer funded Obama phones, and watching taxpayer funded cable TV. They are more dependent today than they were a decade ago.

Obama’s Promise Zone essentially promised the people of Mantua more free shit and a continuation of their welfare mentality enslavement on the Democrat plantation. Keeping these people dumb and ignorant is essential for Democrat politicians retaining their stranglehold on power in Philly and all the urban ghettos across the land. If these people actually obtained a good education and learned to think for themselves, the chains of ignorance would be broken and the slaves freed.


The full story gets 'better'. I'm pretty sure a very similar article could be written about a Republican controlled city and its very poor white or Hispanic residents. Read the rest at;  https://www.theburningplatform.com/2019/03/05/30-blocks-of-holes/#more-192706

More government, more taxes, and more entitlements are not the answers to the problems. By all appearances they are causing the problems.
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Miscellaneous / Re: Observations
« Last post by larryJ on March 05, 2019, 12:06:59 pm »
How funny is this.......I logged on a while ago to comment on one of our favorite things......a high speed pursuit from last night.  This is like watching a favorite sports thing but doesn't usually last very long and can have a dramatic ending or not.  Last night the police were chasing a guy in a stolen car and he had a head on collision with one car and then t-boned a van a few minutes later but kept on going.  He cut off a guy in a black pickup which caused some road rage on the part of the driver of the pickup.  The pickup driver began following the stolen car.  Just before the road rage thing the police had backed off due to the bad driving of the stolen car.  The black pickup continued to follow behind cutting in and out of traffic lanes.  At one point it looked like he was going to try and crash into the car.  Then he got in front of him trying to slow him down.  At this point the police joined back in and the whole thing came to a stop with the police arresting the driver of the car.  After the stop the pickup left the scene but the police pulled him over a few blocks away and arrested him.  You never see a civilian trying to stop a chase suspect so that this one was different. 

Now on the news this morning we were told that after all this the driver of the pickup was released with no charges filed.

What is funny is that when I logged on to the Forum this morning I hear on the TV............A chase is on.  I called my wife so she will know to change to the right channel.  This one was another stolen van driven by a woman.  The police did a pit maneuver causing her to spin out and crash into another car.  She gave up and she was arrested. 

What a way to start the day.

Larryj
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Politics / House Democrats Begin Witch-Hunt
« Last post by redcliffsw on March 05, 2019, 08:12:49 am »

A witch-hunt of this scope is almost sure to find some skirting or breaking of laws. Judging from past Democratic practices, Nadler and fellow Democrats will do everything they can to manufacture, amplify and advertise false charges. They will build a narrative in which Trump is the evil spider at the center of a web of deceit, deception and wrong-doing. They will project their own traitorous behavior onto him.

In seeking to thwart the 2016 election by these nefarious means, Democrats stand a very good chance of revealing their true foul faces behind their moral posturing.
-Michael Rozeff

Read on:
https://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/house-democrats-begin-witch-hunt/

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Miscellaneous / Re: Observations
« Last post by larryJ on March 03, 2019, 12:41:59 pm »
And more on rain........

We just had another storm move through yesterday.  Another is predicted for three or four days next week.  This is of course the big news story around here.

Which brings me to another thing.  We have eight local television stations here.  There is no lack of news on TV at any time.  Well, except between 2 and 3 in the afternoon which is ok because that is naptime.  The reason I bring this up.........

I am usually awake by 6AM partly because I go to sleep around 10PM so I get my eight hours and partly because the dog is pawing at me to get up on the bed so he can cuddle and sleep between my legs.  So I turn on the TV and go to my favorite news channel.  The people on this channel do report the serious news but tend to be a happier set of personalities that like to joke around and the reporters in the field found do-gooder things to report on.  For the most part they are.......well acting like idiots always giggling and laughing.  Why do I watch this channel you ask?  The weather reporter is a beautiful young woman.  But I digress.  Idiotic......There is something today on the internet about throwing slices of cheese onto babies faces.  This is is going viral because of the reaction of the babies faces. So this morning the three people are throwing slices of cheese at each other.  The purpose is to see if they can get the cheese to stick to each others face.  It didn't stick to the weather girls face.  Just too beautiful I guess. (sigh)

Another thing about this group.  There used to be a anchor who was quite entertaining to some.  Two months ago he died.  He was found midday in a motel room dead from an over dose.  Later it was found he overdosed from Meth.  Sad.  I didn't really thing he was all that entertaining but the others loved him.  After he died the others tried to make him sound like a saint citing his various projects like finding good restaurants in town and toy drives for kids.  I had a problem with this.  It is true he did a few good things but to glorify him as much as they did....no, the man was on drugs and it killed him and that is terrible.

Sunday morning thoughts. 

Larryj

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Politics / The Left’s War on Confederate Symbols
« Last post by redcliffsw on March 03, 2019, 06:05:55 am »

Here's a short article along with four (4) other short articles.  Good stuff for Americans.

https://www.timesexaminer.com/mike-scruggs 


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Miscellaneous / Re: Observations
« Last post by larryJ on March 01, 2019, 12:27:24 pm »
I have mentioned in the past, often, about the rain in SoCal.  For many years we had less than the average which is about 15 inches a year.  This year we have already hit the 15 inch mark and the rain season is not over.  Rainfall is measured from July 1 through June 30.  We don't usually see much rain after April.  We have been in a drought condition for many years.  Now they are saying the drought is over and there are still storms in the forecast for this weekend and next week.  The Sierra Nevada snowpack which is a source of water for us is higher than usual.  Some local ski resorts here have announced they will stay open far longer than usual.  Just so you know.

Softball is starting up for our grandchildren.  Hopefully I will get to go to a game this year.  In the past I use to go to all their games.  Then my health declined enough to make it difficult to go anywhere.  But things are seemingly to get better and I may be able to go. 

Larryj
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Politics / (Recent) Lies of the Military-Industrial State . . . . And The Media
« Last post by Wake-up! on March 01, 2019, 11:04:16 am »
"America’s news-media — especially the mainstream ones — not only cover-up important truths, but they routinely lie. Both the Democratic Party’s media and the Republican Party’s media report the same lies, which are the Government’s lies, on these international matters. These are lies on which there is bipartisan unity by the nation’s press (and by both political Parties), in order to deceive the public, into support for invading and occupying, or overthrowing via a coup or otherwise, some foreign government. Their target is always a government which America’s billionaires who control international corporations want to replace, and so the US regime unanimously lies against that targeted government, as being dangerous and evil, even though the given takeover-target has never invaded, nor threatened to invade, the United States — is no real national-security threat to the American people. Only on the basis of lies can that succeed. This is the main function of the press, in such countries: deceit, on those international matters."

A long article that discusses Iraq (Bush Jr.), Libya (Hussein), Syria (Hussein & Trump), Yemen (Hussein & Trump), Ukraine (Hussein), and Venezuela (Trump) is found here;  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-28/zuesse-lies-americas-news-media-tell
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Politics / Democracy Is Ruining America . . .
« Last post by redcliffsw on February 28, 2019, 07:23:37 am »

Democracy in this country, even in the form of representative democracy, is almost unconstrained by what may be voted on. It is capable of overriding almost any purported constitutional limits. This concentration of power is stealing freedom and rights from us, and this theft is ruining America.

The next big theft of rights to make our own decisions is “Medicare for All”. The latest version, introduced today in the House by Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) has about 100 Democrats as co-sponsors. They all mark themselves as enemies of us, America, freedom and rights. They all mark themselves as extreme socialists and totalitarians, because the plan they want to tie us up with gives them immense power over medical decisions that should be in our personal hands.

America has been instituting socialism in slow motion for 100 years. The result has been a slow descent. This has postponed the inevitable collapse. The country is living on borrowed time.
-Michael S. Rozeff


https://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/democracy-is-ruining-america/
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Politics / Trump’s National Emergency Overreach
« Last post by Wake-up! on February 27, 2019, 06:13:49 pm »
The Judge speaks; "When the president acts pursuant to authority granted to him by the Congress in an area of government delegated to him by the Constitution, his authority is at its peak, and he is free to exercise it as he sees fit. When he acts in an area as to which the Congress has been silent, he acts in a twilight zone and can succeed only if the area of his behavior is delegated to him under the Constitution and if he enjoys broad public support."

"But when the president acts in an area that the Constitution gives exclusively to Congress — such as spending money — and when he acts in defiance of Congress, his acts are unconstitutional and are to be enjoined."

Complete short article at;  http://www.judgenap.com/post/trumps-brazen-unconstitutional-overreach-1

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Obituaries / NIGH, Tom William - b. August 27, 1946 - d. February 24, 2019
« Last post by patyrn on February 27, 2019, 02:27:45 pm »
Tom William Nigh, age 72, of Winfield, Kansas, passed away at his home on February 24, 2019.  He was born August 27, 1946 in Eureka, Kansas to Millard and Elizabeth (Woodall) Nigh.

Tom graduated from Howard High School in Howard, Kansas in 1964.  In 1966, he joined the United States Navy and spent four years serving our country aboard the U.S.S. Ethan Allen.  On Feburary 2, 1969, he married Nellie Gray in Howard, Kansas.  They lived several places through the years moving to wherever Tom was employed.  Before and after the military, he worked for Cessna in Wichita, Kansas.  In 1971, he went to work as a Police Officer in Eureka, Kansas.  In 1975, Tom and Nellie moved to Winfield, Kansas where Tom went to work as a Police Officer where he worked until 2002, retiring as the Assistant Police Chief.  During his career, he went back to college and graduated from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas with a degree in Criminal Justice.

Tom loved his life as a Police Officer, but outside of work his love was for his grandkids and for restoring cars.  Over the years, he restored several cars, and his favorite project was restoring a 1963 Ford Galaxie.  He enjoyed working with his grandson, Andrew, teaching him about cars.  They once restored a pickup together that Andrew still owns today.

Tom is survived by his wife, Nellie of the home; his daughters, Angela and Troy Hurt of Howard, Kansas and Jennifer and Kody Conrad of Winfield, Kansas; grandchildren, Andrew Hurt, Alexandrea Hurt, Emily Conrad, and one on the way, Tyler William Conrad; his sister, Donna Sutter of Wichita, Kansas; his nieces, Elizabeth and Paul Jordan of Moline, Kansas and Irene and Raymond Stapleford of Severy, Kansas; and very close friends who were considered family, Justin, Heidi, and Emery Lauppe, Wes and Debbie Keely, and Beth, Stephan, Andrea, and Devon Johnson.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, 904 Wheat Road, Winfield, Kansas with visitation to be held from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon prior to the service.  Interment will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard, Kansas.  The family suggests memorial contributions to the Central Baptist Church which may be left with or mailed to the funeral home. Services have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas 67349.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)

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