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Re: “The I'm-Not-Racists are right — black people are the cause of racism

Warwit,

It's not a bubble. It's a princess castle, decorated in unicorn stickers and various and sundry unholy charms.

OBAMA IS THE GREATEST PRESIDENT OF THE LAST 50 YEARS. BENGHAZI WAS A FALSE FLAG FOR THE VAST RIGHTWING CONSPIRACY!!!!!

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Posted by chrishaire on May 19, 2015 at 6:56 AM

Re: “How a 19th-century Persian faith became the second-most common religion in our state

I was enrolled happily in Bahá'í in 1970, and watched the news from South Carolina with great interest. It is not a sect of some other Faith, but the promised renewal of the ancient Faith of Abraham and other divine Teachers. There will be more majority communities adopting the study circles and devotional gatherings, the holy days and nineteen day feasts of this Faith worldwide.

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Posted by Mark Townsend on May 18, 2015 at 9:58 PM

Re: “President Lindsey Graham? But isn't he gay?

Oddly enough, it will be the vast left wing conspiracy promoting the whispers about Graham being gay. It could backfire if people start Googling to ask if Barack Obama is gay. Reportedly, Barack frequented a Chicaago gay gym establishment that catered to gays. He was reportedly drawn to elderly White men that performed oral sex on him. There could be an element of truth in it if you wonder why Joe Biden was kept around on his ticket as Vice President.

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Posted by dryden01 on May 18, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Re: “The I'm-Not-Racists are right — black people are the cause of racism

This Chris Haire seems to write from within a bubble. A very smelly bubble with lots of Doritos crumbs and Obama 2008 campaign stickers.

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Posted by warwit on May 18, 2015 at 5:29 PM

Re: “The I'm-Not-Racists are right — black people are the cause of racism

It's not the protests against racism that interest me as much as who the protestors are, what they pick to protest, who they pick to protest and when they pick to protest. And even MORE interesting is what they ignore completely.

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Posted by ALBERT8184 on May 18, 2015 at 5:21 PM

Re: “The media, elected officials unite with big business to oppose unions

I'm pleased to have elected officials on the side of the businesses that provide jobs for the people.

Posted by arty on May 18, 2015 at 3:27 PM

Re: “It's time to bring back slavery

The "unarmed black shootings" are not about racism as much as they are about civil disobedience and news media selling space. We almost never hear about "unarmed white shootings by police" because it does not bring ad money into the media and there are no baiters like Sharpton championing the spread of that news.

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Posted by dyoungm on May 18, 2015 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Duke prof posts racially inflammatory comment on NY Times story

Let me get this right, Chris Haire is upset by what some Duke professor wrote about regarding Baltimore. Stop the fricken press. LOL, the strange land of Haireworld on display.

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Posted by Charleston Weather Vane on May 18, 2015 at 2:36 PM

Re: “The I'm-Not-Racists are right — black people are the cause of racism

Clearly the writer never worked as a minority or grew up as a minority or racism would not be a sarcasm topic. It would be a real thing you never bring up in a debate.

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Posted by dyoungm on May 18, 2015 at 2:35 PM

Re: “The media, elected officials unite with big business to oppose unions

"Sounds much like the former Dow 30 now mostly defunct company I used to work for.
Except even the engineers didn't get paid $30/ hr., only the parasitical and disastrous management."

Yes, and there is a lot of embellishing going on when talking about what the UAW employees make. This article lays out the real facts.
http://www.factcheck.org/2008/12/auto-work…

This is an important note at the end:
"A final note on all this: Labor costs only account for about 10 percent of the cost of producing a vehicle. And it’s not the cost of American cars that people complain about; they’re already often thousands of dollars less than their Japanese counterparts. Whatever changes may be made in the carmakers’ labor agreements, we’re convinced, and the recent hearings show, that there are much bigger problems in Detroit."

Posted by brewengineer on May 18, 2015 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Duke prof posts racially inflammatory comment on NY Times story

Is that why all the Chinese restaurants sell American food? Very integrated!

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Posted by Hmmm on May 18, 2015 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Duke prof posts racially inflammatory comment on NY Times story

I'm not gonna call Hough a racist for his comments but he certainly is a fool. Smgdh!!!

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Posted by jtred98 on May 18, 2015 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Duke prof posts racially inflammatory comment on NY Times story

Is that why all the Chinese restaurants sell American food?

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Posted by Hmmm on May 18, 2015 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Graph: How sure is Lindsey Graham that he’ll run for president?

Run, Lindsey. run! The clowncar awaits at the curb with open door and smiling chauffeur. Elbow right in.

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Posted by pugnax on May 18, 2015 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Duke prof posts racially inflammatory comment on NY Times story

I'm not sure what this guy was thinking. It just shows that you can get a Ph.D., be a professor of a subject at a name university, and still be an idiot. First off, he shouldn't be posting in forums, not because it isn't his right, but because, in general, professors aren't really that great about summing up their thoughts in a succinct fashion (especially social science and humanities academics). This is a generalization, but one based on observation over the course of 3 degrees. Second, he should know better than to make generalizations and then attempting to assign correlation. So the Asian folks with Asian names (of which there are plenty), show no desire for integration? Or that all black folks have "strange" names? Or that the problem in interracial dating is that black folks loathe their sons/daughters marrying the white folks? He only offers generalities and anecdotal evidence to attempt to prove his point. His points in the post are not better than me generalizing professors.

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Posted by Muskie on May 18, 2015 at 11:13 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Inquiry into Chs. schools; Local car exports to double; Tin foil hats for Limehouse's Sharia law debate

I am sooooo sure that the Federal Office on Civil Rights is going to do a good job. Enjoy your status as a top ten school while you have it, AMHS, you are getting ready to be forced to accept people because of their race and not their academic achievements. Instead of blaming the admissions process why not try and figure out what is going wrong before they even get there? Why are there not as many minority kids A) applying and B) prepared to apply? Address those problems and this one will go away.

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Posted by nofaith on May 18, 2015 at 10:07 AM

Re: “The media, elected officials unite with big business to oppose unions

Sounds much like the former Dow 30 now mostly defunct company I used to work for.
Except even the engineers didn't get paid $30/ hr., only the parasitical and disastrous management.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on May 18, 2015 at 9:52 AM

Re: “The media, elected officials unite with big business to oppose unions

"End of story? people stopped buying cars that sucked and Detroit collapsed...Wow brilliant thesis. How about union backed workers who made absurd wages caused detroit auto makers to spend less money on improvements and new technology and hence their cars sucked. When you have to pay a guy who sweeps the floor 25 bucks an hour because he is union things start to take a downward spiral from there. Ford and other auto makers rebounded because they moved their ass out of Detroit and away from the unions."

Having worked in the auto industry for over a decade, I can tell you this is completely false. Unions didn't kill GM. GM was notoriously fat up top, and made some very poor investment decisions. Mix that in with some quality blunders and the recession economy, and you see the result. Ford only survived by liquidating many assets and changing up management when things started to go downhill.
http://archive.fortune.com/2011/01/12/auto…

I can remember in 2006-2007, when Ford was cutting a lot of the fat up top. The job market was sort of flooded with old Ford management. My company at the time actually hired one of the ex-Ford managers, and we could see why he was let go. I find it interesting that people always focus on the line workers making $30+ per hour, while ignoring the excess at the top. When a company has 30+ divisions, each with a Senior VP, VP, Directors, and managers, it is easy to point out some waste.

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Posted by brewengineer on May 18, 2015 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Duke prof posts racially inflammatory comment on NY Times story

Yeah, fuck those black people for being subjugated by whites for 400 years, economically, socially and culturally crippled by Jim Crow, and having the audacity to not crawl out of the cellar after only 47 years in a climate of residual institutional racism.

You guys are assholes.

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Posted by leemajors on May 18, 2015 at 7:52 AM

Re: “Duke prof posts racially inflammatory comment on NY Times story

It's all Bush's fault and this guy is a RAAAACist!

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Posted by Carlos Danger on May 18, 2015 at 7:26 AM
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