Racists (people that study race) say that there are four or five groups of peoples, based on skin color. They are Blacks, Browns, Reds, Yellows, and Whites. Some folks add a sixth group, the Jews.
Needless to say, there is no such thing as race, scientifically. It is a fabricated concept that folks use to justify their bias or prejudice against a certain group of people, usually based on skin color or nation of origin. Yep, there are some 'black' people that don't like 'white' people because of their skin color. The same goes for some 'brown' people not liking other 'brown' people because their skin color is too dark or too light.
On the other hand, if race is a valid scientific concept, we are in trouble. Let me explain.
First, 'blacks' are doing poorly in our school systems (and some 'whites,' too). We can look at the national research and see so-called Students of Color reading at three to four grades below the national average. As a former public school teacher, my eighth grade students read at the fourth grade level and below. We had some students reading at pre-K level, in eighth grade!
This phenomena isn't confined to our public schools. Our nation's institutions of higher learning have had to relax their standards to increase the number of Students of Color admitted to these universities.
Second, our emergency services have had to rewrite their entrance exams and promotion boards questions, many times, to increase the number of eligible 'black' candidates. Our Armed Services have also had to lower their entrance and promotion requirements to meet recruitment and staffing needs, over the years.
Third, we can use national incarceration rates and crime statistics to show that 'blacks' have a higher chance of getting shoot, winding up in prison, or committing a crime. Of course, 'browns' and some 'whites' aren't too far behind.
Needless to say, some people (usually so-called Blacks) will point out that 'blacks' need special treatment because their history of enslavement. Something that ended about 150 years ago. These same folks and others are also calling for special classrooms, separate student activity centers, and the elimination of certain words, just not nigger, for students of color.
As you can see, 'blacks' are lagging behind everyone else, including 'brown' people. If race is true, scientifically, we need to stop 'blacks' from joining the so-called professions, doctors, nurses, teachers, lawyers, and all the others because they are a danger to other. We also need to stop 'black' from joining the trades, plumber, carpenter, electrician, iron worker, and all the others, too. This also means, as a nation, we must keep them off the farm, out of the woods, and away from everyone else because they are a danger to themselves. Lastly, as a nation, we must keep 'blacks' out of public service, such as Mayors, Senators, Representatives, and President because they are a danger to our nation.
In other words, they need special classrooms, separate student activity centers, and elimination of certain words if the racists are correct.
Doom and Gloom
Cars and Trucks
Deep State 2.0
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)
Things You Might Want to Think About
First, the freedom fighters are shooting down the oppressor's attack aircraft
The terrorists were shooting down our passenger aircraft.
We have a choice, as a nation. We can be the world's police officers and control the world.
We can let others be the world's police officers and get controlled.
Like any company or business, people will decide through observation, experience, and yes, even emotion to determine whether an institution is 'good' for them, take the EU.
In the beginning, businesses were able to easily increase the number of potential clients for the company through the removal of tariffs between the various EU nations. Citizens were able to easily move throughout the Union. Lastly, the access to credit for companies and citizens increased throughout the Eurozone.
All 'good' things. But like everything else, there are at least three sides to the coin, some 'good,' some 'bad,' and some unexpected. (Everybody forgets the edge ; - )
Of course, as we are seeing in Greece, Spain, France, Great Britain, The Netherlands, and ... elsewhere, the unexpected might be taking place.
Mr. Trump is right. His phone calls, e-mails, and other electronic communications were 'tapped.'
Here in these United States it's easy. You're either a Republican or a Democrat (O.K. Maybe a Libertarian, too)
In other countries, especially the more fractured countries, ties to groups and organizations are less defined and well known.
So, ... Anybody pointing a gun at you and your family is ... The Enemy. No matter their name.
Any nation, including our allies, should be considered a competitor (I dislike using 'enemy because, sometimes, we have a common cause) for business, trade, and ideas. Therefore, we will be in conflict with other nations, depending on the situation.
Sometimes, these situations may require our country to denounce certain leaders, for their policies. Sometimes, these situations will require these United States to boycott the opposing country's products and services, and sometimes, a rare situation will require armed conflict.
But, ... all of these situations will require our elected representatives to be truthful with our nation.
Let Me See
Ban something. Folks develop a work around.
Ban the work around then sue them. Sounds like the government.
I would like to make a few proposals.
First, public schools should be supported by the public, so citizens must pay taxes to the school districts. Yes, even folks with no children in the school system.
Second, students should be allowed to attend the school or school district of their choice.
Third, the tax money that school-age children's parents pay into the public school system should follow their children, to their school or school district of choice.
Fourth, no extra money from vouchers or other government scheme is diverted to these alternative schools for transportation, uniforms, or extra fees.
Lastly, we take a few years, see how it works out, and decide whether to change it because the current system isn't working for some many of our children.
We Broke It
We need to fix it
Some of these example I can understand, such as Firefighter instead of Fireman.
But, ... Same-sex instead of Homosexual, I don't get.
"I’m 53 years old. The older I get the less sure I am about things I was sure about when I was 25 years old."
"In the following instances, officials in the government which carried out the attack (or seriously proposed an attack) admit to it, either orally, in writing, or through photographs or videos: ..."
"... a woman carrying a weapon negates the genetic advantage that men have over the fairer sex. Why this isn't a rallying call at every feminist conclave is beyond me ..."
"That is nothing more than theft by cop."
"We need to be brutally honest with ourselves and each other: This behavior hurts fellow Marines, family members, and civilians. It is a direct attack on our ethos and legacy,"
What Others Wrote
Defense One: The D Brief, 10 March, 2017
Shall Not Be Questioned: Weekly Gun News, Edition 56
The View from Chaos Manor: 8 March, 2017
WeaponsMan: Friday Tour d’Horizon, 2017 Week 10
Yer Ol' Woodpile Report: Index 468
That's Just the Way it Was: Harrington, Delaware (ca 1937)