Privilege And Delusional Black People

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From Darcwonn at The Intersection of Madness and Reality:

Have you ever taken the time to listen to someone that absolutely makes no sense? These people may talk a good game. They are eloquent, verbally proficient, and even bring up talking points that sound good. Yet, all of their loquaciousness doesn’t add up with reality. It is as if they take a position on something and never completely seal the deal.

In many cases, these people tend to be delusional.

And that is what I have found within the video “White Privilege Doesn’t Exist” by Terry Swoope. This clean cut gentleman seems to have his head on straight. Still, the premise of his argument is solely based on one singular idea: privilege is based on money and wealth and not skin color. And he takes a nice amount of time (seven minutes and thirty one seconds) to hammer his point down. In the end, he wasted at least six minutes of this video because his thoughts don’t fully match the reality that exists.

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State Dept Report Actually Vindicates Hillary Clinton

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From Ted McLaughlin at jobsanger.com:

The cable news channels had been making a big deal of the State Department report on Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server while Secretary of State. They are acting like it should be a blow to her presidential campaign. That’s nonsense.

Nothing new was revealed in the report, and Clinton didn’t violate any regulation or law. The cable news networks are (as they usually do) trying to make a mountain out of a molehill.

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Punishing the Poor Just Keeps Them Poor

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From Yellow Dog at Blue in the Bluegrass:

The policy of deliberate impoverishment is not new; it’s been around at least as long as the idea of some people having more than others.

But it’s conservative America in which the policy has reached its highest achievement. Not coincidentally because in America the policy has been from the beginning justified by racism.

Erik Loomis:

One of the two fundamental problems with American welfare policy is that at its core, it assumes that the poor are morally deficient and need to be fixed instead of just poor.

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Donald Trump, Gunslinger

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From Capt. Fogg at Human Voices:

Or Bullslinger: take your pick

He’s a long time member and so are his “boys” Donald Trump told the NRA. I have no idea if that’s true or whether his girls are duck hunters. I do know whether I think that’s a reprehensible organization — and I do.

Before you put the “liberaliberaliberal” disc on your Victrola, I’ll continue on and say that since 1993 when The NRA began to use the the Oklahoma City bombing and the holocaust in Waco, Texas as fund raising fodder and began to justify terrorism in the name of the second amendment, it lost any credibility as an advocacy for anything but arms manufacturers and insurrectionists.

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Poll-tergeist

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From Infidel 753:

If you’ve been paying attention to polls of the Presidential race, you may be getting a little alarmed. As I write this, the RCP average has Hillary’s lead over Trump down to 3.1%, and the two most recent polls included (by Fox and Rasmussen) even show Trump leading. Is it actually possible he could win?

Well, I suppose it’s possible, but it’s still very unlikely. To understand what’s happening with the polls, you have to look at what stage the nomination race on each side has reached.

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Oh No, He’s Not Bringing It Up

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From Green Eagle:

Maybe you thought, as I did, that it would take Donald Trump a while longer to descend far enough into the sewer to seriously bring up the insane claim that Hillary murdered Vince Foster. Well, you’d be wrong. In one of the most disingenuous statements I have ever heard a candidate make, here he goes:

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In Defense of Republican Opportunists

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From Jonathan Bernstein at Bloomberg:

Marco Rubio’s decision to attend the Republican convention and speak for Donald Trump has exposed something important. Not about Rubio — but about a lot of Republicans.

Yes, Rubio is clearly showing himself to be, as the Washington Examiner’s Philip Klein says in a takedown, “an opportunistic politician with his finger to the wind.” Ross Douthat agrees.

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What is a “Computer”? What is “Information Processing”?

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From PZ Myers at Pharyngula:

Just before I left the States, I read this, shall we say, interesting article about how your brain is not a computer. The subhead, which does more or less summarize the content, is:

Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer

Curiously, in order to comprehend the article, I had to retrieve knowledge and stored memories about neuroscience (I have a degree in that) and computers (I worked in the field for several years), and I had to process the information in the article and in my background, and I found that article confusing. It did not compute.

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Why I Never Used “Religious” When I Was a Christian

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From The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser:

I recently participated in a two-and-half-hour phone interview on the subject of the labels we use to identify ourselves. The man doing the interview is working on his master’s thesis. One label he asked me about was the label religious. Focusing on my days as an Evangelical pastor, he asked if I ever considered myself religious. I told him, absolutely not. The “religious” label was reserved for Catholics, Methodists, Presbyterians, Lutherans, and other mainline groups. THEY were religious, WE were Christians. This was especially true back in my Independent Fundamentalist Baptist (IFB) days.

I viewed most other Christian sects with a good bit of skepticism. Catholics were immediately dismissed as fish-eating, beer drinking believers in works salvation. Catholics were prime evangelistic targets, even though I found them almost impossible to evangelize. Protestants such as Lutherans, Methodists, and Presbyterians were far easier to lead to saving faith in Christ. I considered such people, as a whole, to be religious, but lost. I found these kinds of people to be ignorant of what the Bible taught concerning salvation.

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What You are NOT Being Told About the Clinton Email Report

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From Tommy Christopher at the Daily Banter:

If the past two days have taught us anything, it is that Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server during her tenure at the State Department is a threat to the American way, and even to all human life on Earth. The media’s sirens-a-blaring reaction to the State Department Office of the Inspector General’s report on email practices would lead any rational observer to conclude that the only crime greater than using personal email to conduct State business is the crime of ever believing a word that Hillary Clinton says.

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