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Re: Identity Politics (what used to be called simply "racism")
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2018, 01:09:22 PM »
Is Hawaii the shithole or Illinois?

I thought it was Africa according to Trump!  Cheers!

Africa and Haiti are "shithole nations" according to Trump.  I live in New Hampshire which is a "drug-infested den".   You have to admit the man has a way with words.

HUUUUGGGE!  HUUUUUGGGE vocabulary!  Cheers!

Yes, he uses only the best words. 

It was funny though, when I asked my wife at the time if she heard what Trump called New Hampshire, she laughed and said "He's not completely wrong though".   I couldn't argue.  For a small state we've got a lot of overdose deaths.  We are 3rd in the nation for overdose death rate (West Virginia and Ohio are the top 2).   
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/sosmap/drug_poisoning_mortality/drug_poisoning.htm


I've never been to Africa or Haiti, so I won't comment on his eloquent and detailed analysis of the quality of those locations.
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Re: Identity Politics (what used to be called simply "racism")
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2018, 01:17:59 PM »
Is Hawaii the shithole or Illinois?

I thought it was Africa according to Trump!  Cheers!

Africa and Haiti are "shithole nations" according to Trump.  I live in New Hampshire which is a "drug-infested den".   You have to admit the man has a way with words.

HUUUUGGGE!  HUUUUUGGGE vocabulary!  Cheers!

Yes, he uses only the best words. 

It was funny though, when I asked my wife at the time if she heard what Trump called New Hampshire, she laughed and said "He's not completely wrong though".   I couldn't argue.  For a small state we've got a lot of overdose deaths.  We are 3rd in the nation for overdose death rate (West Virginia and Ohio are the top 2).   
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/sosmap/drug_poisoning_mortality/drug_poisoning.htm


I've never been to Africa or Haiti, so I won't comment on his eloquent and detailed analysis of the quality of those locations.

We have alot of overdose deaths in Vancouver as well.  It doesn't make Vancouver a drug infested den.  In fact, Vancouver is one of the most livable and beautiful cities in the world.  Wasn't New York a drug infested den in the 70's and early 80's? 

Regional problems can be cyclical...economy-related...due to neglect by government...it's generally not permanent if attention is given at some point.  But it doesn't happen solely through social intervention or locking people up.  It's more complex than someone like Trump makes it.  Cheers!
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rkbabang

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Re: Identity Politics (what used to be called simply "racism")
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2018, 01:28:36 PM »
Is Hawaii the shithole or Illinois?

I thought it was Africa according to Trump!  Cheers!

Africa and Haiti are "shithole nations" according to Trump.  I live in New Hampshire which is a "drug-infested den".   You have to admit the man has a way with words.

HUUUUGGGE!  HUUUUUGGGE vocabulary!  Cheers!

Yes, he uses only the best words. 

It was funny though, when I asked my wife at the time if she heard what Trump called New Hampshire, she laughed and said "He's not completely wrong though".   I couldn't argue.  For a small state we've got a lot of overdose deaths.  We are 3rd in the nation for overdose death rate (West Virginia and Ohio are the top 2).   
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/sosmap/drug_poisoning_mortality/drug_poisoning.htm


I've never been to Africa or Haiti, so I won't comment on his eloquent and detailed analysis of the quality of those locations.

We have alot of overdose deaths in Vancouver as well.  It doesn't make Vancouver a drug infested den.  In fact, Vancouver is one of the most livable and beautiful cities in the world.  Wasn't New York a drug infested den in the 70's and early 80's? 

Regional problems can be cyclical...economy-related...due to neglect by government...it's generally not permanent if attention is given at some point.  But it doesn't happen solely through social intervention or locking people up.  It's more complex than someone like Trump makes it.  Cheers!

Of course, I'm just saying that many gross over-generalizations have some small grain of truth to them.

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Re: Identity Politics (what used to be called simply "racism")
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2018, 04:34:26 AM »
Also, on the topic of identity politics, I find it interesting that 87% of the GOP candidates in the house  are white males. The approx percentage of white males in the population is 31%.
http://www.dailyjournal.net/2018/11/01/us-election-2018-diversity-divide-2/
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Re: Identity Politics (what used to be called simply "racism")
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2018, 05:53:18 AM »
Also, on the topic of identity politics, I find it interesting that 87% of the GOP candidates in the house  are white males. The approx percentage of white males in the pollution is 31%.
http://www.dailyjournal.net/2018/11/01/us-election-2018-diversity-divide-2/

Just like with becoming a judge, the path to Washington heavily favors wealthy white people. It's not just a GOP thing. It's partially a "male" thing, but just look at the Feinsteins and Gillebrands of the world too. Normal people are too busy with their lives to waste time trying to become a politician. It's a hobby with a call option for privileged white people. Even many of the minorities you see succeeding, are only doing so with funding help from, get this, the privileged white folks.

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Re: Identity Politics (what used to be called simply "racism")
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2018, 05:59:56 AM »
I was watching my local ABC affiliate, because I was interested in the local races, but they went to the national ABC coverage most of the time.  It sickened me how all they wanted to talk about was how in this race the person is gay and in that one the person is black and in another one it is two women facing off against each other, etc, etc, etc, ad nauseam, ad infinitum.

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Re: Identity Politics (what used to be called simply "racism")
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2018, 06:53:56 AM »
And having been a women in the military...

Amazing to me how little is spent on understanding one's ability to deliver for people voting for them.

I have worked with great people and also really bad people. However, I could not identify any correlation related to gender, race or religion. Sense of ownership, leadership, good work ethics, proper values have nothing to do with what the left is trying to point out.

A normal distribution was really what stood out to me.

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Re: Identity Politics (what used to be called simply "racism")
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2018, 07:03:18 AM »
They left like their trophies... Their trophy immigrant, black, women, gay, LZQBTFCBG's....It's helps them manipulate the uninformed. Add double points if you can label the trophy a "first (insert label) trophy"...

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Re: Identity Politics (what used to be called simply "racism")
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2018, 07:32:39 AM »
These people are running for political office to decide on budgets and taxes and war.  What do they stand for?  What will they do?  To listen to the media the only things we should care about, in fact the only important things about any of them at all is their race, gender, ancestors(i.e. genetic make up), skin color, religion, and sexual preferences.  Call me crazy, but I find those things to be the least important information to know about elected officials.  And caring about any of that at all makes you a bigot of one stripe or another as far as I am concerned.


https://www.abc15.com/news/national/democracy-2018/history-has-been-made-election-day-2018-had-a-lot-of-firsts

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-the-midterms-made-history-numerous-firsts-emerge-from-election-night-results-2018-11-07

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/06/midterms-2018-first-history-making-election-wins

https://www.npr.org/2018/11/06/664951794/a-list-of-firsts-for-women-in-this-years-midterm-elections

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/06/politics/historic-firsts-election-2018/index.html

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2018/11/06/election-results-2018-women-minority-candidates-history-firsts/1912048002/

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/a-look-at-the-firsts-from-the-2018-midterm-elections

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/11/06/b7836736-dfa8-11e8-b3f0-62607289efee_story.html?utm_term=.de0dc8c2ec10

https://www.complex.com/life/2018/11/ilhan-omar-rashida-tlaib-first-muslim-women-elected-to-congress-in-midterm-full-of-firsts

https://www.thedailybeast.com/women-surge-on-night-of-electoral-firsts-as-california-long-vote-count-gets-underway

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/08/14/2018-primary-election-results-updates-777510

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Re: Identity Politics (what used to be called simply "racism")
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2018, 09:22:12 AM »
And having been a women in the military...

Amazing to me how little is spent on understanding one's ability to deliver for people voting for them.

I have worked with great people and also really bad people. However, I could not identify any correlation related to gender, race or religion. Sense of ownership, leadership, good work ethics, proper values have nothing to do with what the left is trying to point out.

A normal distribution was really what stood out to me.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkxQc9Ht7QU

Otherwise I can't explain it.