Dependent Generations...
  • 151
  • 43
  • 8
Nov 18, 2018 - 3:16pm
Dependent Generations...

What is the best way to raise the poor out of poverty? That is a question more complicated than first one might assume. The reason is simply because there are many paths that lead one to poverty in the first place. Generational inertia, lack of education, training, skills, initiative, illness, mental or physical disability, obsolescence of existing skills, automation, etc.   So then, what is to be done? Firstly, as Benjamin Franklin said way back: “I am for doing good to the poor, but...I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. I observed...that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, an…

Most Recent Comment

  First time in the U.S.....   I remember when we were flying into L.A. from Papeete/Tahiti end of 1979, got out of the plane and didn't know where to go. It was about 1am, and we remembered that there was supposed to a nice town some way up north called Santa Barbara. But we were tired a…

Nov 19, 2018 - 5:49am
Most Recent Comment
What A Good Education System Should Be Like!!

Putting together a good education system isn't too hard to do.   Step 1 - Fund it properly.   Step 2 - Pay Teachers well.  You only get brilliant teachers by attracting in the best. Our kids are the future. They deserve the best. If you want to attract in the best, brightest graduates…

Nov 19, 2018 - 4:23pm
Most Recent Comment
Onward to America With the Complicity of Europe an…

  Explication: The Spaniards, with their rapes and other atrocities, produced the Hispanics—(His) panics, the theft of nations’ treasures, the destruction of their cities, and the pestilence of diseases. To label the people in the caravan as the disease-laden horde from hell is inco…

Nov 19, 2018 - 7:54am
Most Recent Comment
Something very, very bad has happened to the Democ…

Everyone who has been around awhile knows that something very, very bad has happened to the Democrat party in recent years.  Opinions differ to why this very, very bad thing has happened - but all who have eyes to see and ears to hear know that something wicked this way comes.   These peop…

Nov 19, 2018 - 10:05am
Most Recent Comment
The Disunited Europe

  (Written in autumn of 2017)   The long-gone referendum on the British exit from the European Union has recently become a subject of very active discussion. It would seem that there is nothing to talk about here, since the results of the referendum have long been summed up, the Brexit su…

Nov 19, 2018 - 1:43pm
Most Recent Comment
FNGs Revisited

  Updated and reposted to reflect the current FNG and the fact that very little ever changes.      Despite our Autumn's massive efforts to find new writers to join our forum we continually suffer those conditioned by other sites and the likes of disqus, twitter, goolag and you…

Nov 19, 2018 - 9:27pm
Most Recent Comment
Inbreeding in the Muslim Population and Its Conseq…

I am far left of center in relation to freedoms and tolerance of all cultures and ways of life. In the back of my mind no matter how hard I've tried, I've found myself unable to accept Islam or it's beliefs as being conducive with the principles of western culture. My distrust of the Islamic faith h…

Nov 19, 2018 - 1:09pm
Most Recent Comment
  • - Nov 20, 2018 - 3:10pm
  • - by Bob

There has been an error code that is not only affecting certain computer operating systems, but seems to be highly infecting all media outlets, politicians and political discussions worldwide.   The media are particularly stumped by this anomaly, and are scrambling madly to try to find the root…

Nov 19, 2018 - 7:59am
Most Recent Comment
  • - Nov 20, 2018 - 12:20am
  • - by FacePalm
Democrat Wants To Nuke Gun Owners

A top Democrat in Congress and already declared 2020 presidential candidate, Representative Eric Swalwell (D-California) recently wrote an article calling for a ban on “military-style semiautomatic assault weapons”, but he plans to take it one step further. Not only would Eric Shadwell b…

Nov 20, 2018 - 8:36am
Most Recent Comment
Why is FOX news so heretical?

Yes, I use the word heretical for  a reason.  It is OK for you on the left to use any news source you choose, and the only news source that is remotely to the right, must be denounced.  It is scandalous to watch FOX!   I personally watch it very little, but I find it very interes…

Nov 20, 2018 - 2:58am
Most Recent Comment
Clinton Scandals won't go away

While I hold little hope of Hillary being held accountable for the many crimes she has committed, the cover ups are still working on being exposed.   it has been proven she has committed dozens of felonies.  She violated §2071. Concealment, removal, or mutilation generally (b) Whoeve…

Nov 15, 2018 - 7:38pm
Most Recent Comment
We've Been Had!

One year ago, I wrote a post titled , highlighting the people that the administration had placed in positions of high responsibility, and detailing their (un)fitness for those same positions. It is now time to revisit this administration, showing how much (or little) progress has occurred in suppo…

Nov 16, 2018 - 10:50am
Most Recent Comment
Adult Tora – The Story of Jacob’s Son…

When Juda’s son Ger died, he left behind a young widow named Tamar. In Jewish law a brother is asked to step in and produce at least one male heir in the name of a late sibling and take the widow as his wife. Juda had two more sons who could fulfill this sacred duty: Onan and Shela.   By …

Nov 19, 2018 - 2:18pm
Fuck Everybody!!!

I recently watched the 2002 movie 25th Hour, and was impressed with the way Mr. 40 Acres and a Mule, AKA Spike Lee, handled a bunch of White cracker-ass actors, in a film where immediate post-9/11 NYC was an obvious yet uncredited member of the cast. It was a good movie all around, and my favorite p…

Nov 20, 2018 - 12:07am
Most Recent Comment
My Version of Hell

There is no better therapist than a personal journal.  A journal waits patiently, doesn’t interrupt, argue, criticize, judge, talk back, condemn, nag, or gossip.  It’s there on your terms, when you want it, and it’s essentially free.    It’s also fun and s…

Nov 16, 2018 - 12:11pm
Most Recent Comment
America's Loss of Innocence

Over the years we've as a country and a society have seem to have loss our innocence.  Some ways this is a very healthy aspect, other ways its been extremely destructive.  Looking back at the 1960s and 1970s America was laughing and singing to what they didn't seem to know or grasp.  …

Nov 16, 2018 - 10:59am
Most Recent Comment
Writer Beat Ripped My Flesh

OK, 48 hours has passed and I’m posting again albeit this time I really had to dig deep to find a reason. Along the way I chanced on Frank Zappa’s Weasels Ripped My Flesh and was inspired to take up the keyboard one more time more by how this title always made me smile than anything else…

Nov 18, 2018 - 7:31pm
Most Recent Comment
Is this child abuse or good parenting?

There are lots ways to teach children about the world, including some that might not be politically correct in today's world.  Is this good parenting, or child abuse?

Nov 19, 2018 - 11:47am
Most Recent Comment
Immigrants Versus Americans: Fragmenting America&r…

By Frosty Wooldridge   As the latest immigrant onslaught approaches our southern border, powerful forces continue their assault on American citizens, our laws, culture, language and ethos.   While many watch the caravan approach, this 12-minute video shows the incredible speed of the invas…

Nov 19, 2018 - 11:58pm
Most Recent Comment
Incentives and economic efficiency

On the question of incentives: There is an interesting example out of ancient Egypt. It is a text that was given to young boys who were being trained to be scribes and many examples of it have been found. It was used over many centuries. We know that learning to read and write hieroglyphs was hard w…

Nov 20, 2018 - 12:14am

After 37 years working in the Corporate world, I finished my career as a National Sales Manager for a major multi-national corporation. Yes, one must work hard to get ahead, however there are forces at play working for a traditional company, which can stack the deck against you. Internal p…

Nov 20, 2018 - 10:03am
Most Recent Comment
Liberals are always confusing Democracy with Socia…

Socialism, which is defined by the state controlling the means of production, is incompatible with Civil Rights because it requires that the state centralize government power in order to take away assets from some people and give them to others. You can imagine why Socialists might not fee…

Nov 20, 2018 - 10:05am
Most Recent Comment