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Posted On: Sep. 09 2008, 4:38 AM

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There is no doubt that a lot of shameful things have happened at the hand of true racists, especially here in the south. And though they are not as open with their comments as they once were, I know from experience there are still racists roaming among us. (Some of the things I've heard, only a blithering idiot could believe.) Thankfully, there doesn't seem to be too many of them. (Yes, I know... even one is too many.)
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Sep. 09 2008, 4:45 AM
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Ain't it the truth Kev? I remember as a boy asking my dad what the "Colored's" sign was for over the outside drinking water fountain outside the little ice cream shop in Ft. Payne. I think he almost broke down and cried trying to explain it to me.

My dad is my hero. 75 years old, strong as a bear and as honest and upright as they come. My siblings and I couldn't have had any better. Mom too... Best parents EVER!

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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Sep. 09 2008, 4:48 AM
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Heh... you think this thread got derailed? lol...

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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Sep. 09 2008, 5:06 AM

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Funny thing D, a couple of years ago you and I were chatting about where you live and the first thing I thought of was the 'Scottsboro Boys'. I'm sure there's lots of good things to be said for the area but that's the first thing that came to mind.

All these years later.

I guess some things never go away.
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Sep. 09 2008, 5:12 AM

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Sounds like your Dad is a good 'un, D. I didn't move down here till the late 60's when my mom re-married. Mostly because my dad tended to gamble away what money he and my mom earned, we were usually going through hard times. In the second grade, there were three white kids and 28 black kids in my class at the school in walking distance from our home. (Whittier Elementary in Lima, Ohio) The only racial incident I know of is one I almost created.

I was under strict orders from my mom to not play any football. She couldn't afford to keep replacing my glasses every time I broke them, which seemed to be often. Well, guess what. Out in there on the playground, playing football with a group of black kids, my glasses somehow ended up broken. Thinking she would never know the difference, when I went home that afternoon, I told her I wasn't playing football, but a kid who was playing football ran into me and knocked me down accidentally. How was I to know she would call the principal?!!! I ended up having to walk back to the school myself and talk to the principal, admitting that I had lied to my mom. I expected when I got home my dad would inflict some damage on my posterior, but it didn't happen. Anyway, I used that story on my kids to explain why lying isn't such a bright idea.
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Sep. 09 2008, 10:29 AM
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That female candidate (what's her name?, Mystery Alaska?) is scheduled to sit down wif the ABC anchor Charles somebody later this week, is his last name "GIBSON" ?

OMG, a Les Paul interview, . . . . Right? ???

Anywho, not gonna matter which party gets in office, they're all walking into a big cluster-f#ck, sorry bout the cynical view point but I don't think anyone can fix this govern-mental mess.
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Sep. 09 2008, 3:06 PM
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Here's the problem as I see it - 'or not'
US and handful of governments decide to bring about a 'world order'.
Nice idea, but doomed to fail. Goes against human nature and
'capitalist democracy'. To get everyone onboard, oppression and tyranny
must be exercised. Seeds are planted in the form of social behavior modification
to the point where basic freedom is 're-defined'. Society must be dumbed down
to a level lower than an ice cube. The new example of critical thinking is
displayed on TV 24/7, while information is locked up, and histories are re-written.
Any attempt of opposition is met with character asassination and ecconomic
ruination. Meanwhile the wars to map out resource control and distribution are
waged by 'unknown controllers'. These are large corporate conglomerates who represent
the interests of the wealthiest of the wealthy. And still the vice tightens on
a world-wide scale. Not only can you not smoke a cigarette in MainTown USA,
you can't smoke one in an Irish pub. These policies are carried out at the
lower levels by 'feminine nurturists' who use the 'children' as our measuring
stick of propper lifestyle. A new ecconomic model (which is critical) to the
success of this folly is in the form of world ecconomic super-cells, which call
for the abolishment of nation-states as we know them - which in turn calls
for abolishment of cultural identity as we know it, which calls for the
destruction of religous cores, and family (tribal ties).
Well - like I said it was a nice idea for the idle billionaires to try,
but now you are seeing the backlash (some conscious, some unconscious) to
this world-wide assault on human freedom. The funny part is they are using
a 'guise' of 'spreading' 'freedom and democracy' to implement its destruction.
The other problem is 'they' don't seem to have a backup plan. Except for you
and I bailing them out in the form of taxes and artifically inflated prices when
one of 'their' world-wide scams goes bad.
Only strong outside leadership at all levels of our 'crippled political system'
can rid us of this cancer.
How's that for political humor?
So you better rock-on while you still can!

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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Sep. 09 2008, 10:52 PM

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You know seven, you may be inadvertently reading too much into what happens and assuming an intent that really wasn't there.

Then again, you may be spot on.

I keep returning to Hanlon's Razor (I disagree with its name, but that's another story - refer to my blog for background on that if interested) "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."

What you see as "The quest for a new world order" could just as easily be the misguided attempts by not very bright people to bring about change perceived as desireable. To assume a conspiracy behind human stupidity is to to walk a thin rope; our stupidity is nearly limitless in its scope and dimension; we needn't add intent to explain it.

Then again, I could be entirely wrong about the whole thing.
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Sep. 09 2008, 11:30 PM
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To assume a conspiracy behind human stupidity is to walk a thin rope; our stupidity is nearly limitless in its scope and dimension; we needn't add intent to explain it.


Hah! I LOVE that line Bill! Mind if I make that my signature on the forum?

You know what I think? It's getting WORSE! NOT better as one would hope after all this time and technological advancement.

I see it all the time here on my job. "Brilliant" young people who are as dumb as a box of rocks. Couldn't THINK their way out of a wet paper sack...

I blame technology...

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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Sep. 09 2008, 11:35 PM

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Are fans of NASCAR Racists?

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