Can Americans Handle Four More Years Of This?

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Some folks were peddling fiction... for everyone else, there's this reality!

No child (or student, or poor person, or grandchild, or debtholder, or healthy person, or retiree, or African American, or family, or homeowner, or renter) left behind untouched...

Now that is a legacy.

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Tue, 03/01/2016 - 22:35 | 7259426 Boris Badenov
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4 more years! 4 more years!   The word Sabotage comes to mind.

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 22:38 | 7259436 monk27
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Great LEGACY, Obozo ! No library for you...

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 22:44 | 7259448 Father Thyme
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Consequences of the Bell Curve.

"All our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours - whereas all the testing says not really."
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DNA Pioneer James Watson

Fury at DNA pioneer's theory: Africans are less intelligent than Westerners
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/fury-at-dna-pioneers-theory-africans-...

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 23:25 | 7259602 wisefool
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I'd rather have an honest strawman without a brain, than our "high I.Q" controllers who spend millions of tax dollars on hoaxes, then have the audacity to retire with pensions and or set up 501c3 charities collecting donations from honest "stupid" poor people giving from the heart.

Unlike the one in Oz, our real life "wizards" are not good wizards or good hu(man)s. But I am sure they have lots of "intelligence" credentials.

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 23:39 | 7259647 Father Thyme
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Obama as "honest?" Check your premise. 

In reality, higher intelligence results in higher honesty.

We find that the higher a soldier’s military entrance score, the more honest he is on average.

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Ruffle, Bradley J. and Tobol, Yossef, Clever Enough to Tell the Truth (September 2015). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2656755 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2656755

 

 

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 02:57 | 7260007 jeff montanye
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i don't think b.o. is either honest or a strawman. while presidents are not in utter control; they have owners too, they are more part of the controllers than the controlled in the big scheme of things.

also you're talking soldiers not ceos and on average.  only takes a few of those high powered rotten apples to spoil the whole barrel.

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 04:45 | 7260094 Ham-bone
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growth per Fed interest rate cycles back to 1970 in FT jobs, debt, oil consumption, and obviously rates...

http://econimica.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-feds-faulty-ffr-hikes-ft-jobs-debt.html

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 10:58 | 7260985 cheka
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black inequality?  really?  have to take that up with God

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 11:14 | 7261062 Took Red Pill
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It could be worse. We could live in Saudi Arabia;

https://www.rt.com/news/333846-saudi-twitter-atheism-jail/

 “Man sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, 2,000 lashes and a fine of $5,300 for atheist posts on Twitter”

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 11:15 | 7261069 JRobby
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NO

It will come apart before then

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 11:48 | 7261266 Handful of Dust
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"Yes we can!" economics is paradoxical.

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 13:04 | 7261726 Herd Redirectio...
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(West) Africans are very genetically diverse.  That means it is very difficult to generalize accurately!  There is a greater disparity between a smart West African and a dumb West African, than the disparity between a smart European and dumb European. 

High IQ West African: 135

Low IQ West African: 65

Average = 100 (but very misleading avg. isn't it)

High IQ European: 125

Low IQ European: 90

Average: 107.5

The real problem in our world, more so than IQ disparity, is the prevalence of SOCIOPATHY, though...

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 13:20 | 7261814 847328_3527
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Hunger, homelessness on the rise in major US cities, study finds http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/12/22/hunger-homelessness-on-...
Wed, 03/02/2016 - 14:42 | 7262131 KesselRunin12Parsecs
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<--- No

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I don't know about anything specifically pertaining to this article... Except the TITLE

 

Can Americans Handle Four MOAR Years of This?

http://blog.ilgiornale.it/rossi/files/2015/10/we-came-we-saw-he-died-300...

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Wed, 03/02/2016 - 21:25 | 7264075 knukles
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Mission Accomplished Brownie

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 13:27 | 7261853 zeronetwork
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Its not black or white, in fact it is long term environment that change their thinking about future and preparedness. Foe example hot climate people need not to worry about winter and store food and fire to keep them alive in the coming winter.  so their thinking is changed and they don't worry about storing and preparing for the coming season. where as cold climate inhabitant need to prepare for the future harsh climate and they are programmed to do so. It is think ahead or don't think ahead.

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 13:51 | 7261957 Isy
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Wed, 03/02/2016 - 13:57 | 7261976 two hoots
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Not to mention the war destruction of countries, cities, businesses and homes, followed by the immigration of thousands and thousands of those effected.   

Legacy indeed.

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 14:10 | 7262039 sessinpo
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Oh yea. He's a friggin genius. Not one single  person said we have been a bubble in the last year or two or three or ....

He's a genius I say. So smart that if that bubble finally pops and he is the president, he won't get the blame. /sarc

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 13:59 | 7261992 MopWater
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All fine and good, but picking out highs and lows only does so much. The median IQ compared to mean would be a far greater identifier as to actual comprehension levels and mental age.

There are smart and dumb people everywhere,, there just happens to appear to the untrained eye like the average in subsaharan Africa is low as a guide compared to other regions.

Given that Africans have had more time on the continent than any other racial group, it's hard to honestly believe there's any equality in their level of comprehension.

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 14:02 | 7262003 LostAtSea
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Various statistical tests can be performed on all the human races on the planet. I'm sure they will show some differences in IQ, athletic performance, sleep patterns, sperm count, whatever-the-fuck-else.... The point is they are all humans and all have the same basic human rights....the right to life, freedom, property, and pursuit of happiness. 

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 14:35 | 7262108 Tall Tom
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he point is they are all humans and all have the same basic human rights....the right to life, freedom, property, and pursuit of happiness. 

 

 

Balderdash!!!

 

You can tell that claptrap to the Mental Retarded who are institutionalized as they are not functional.

 

You can tell that utter bullshit to the Chronically Mentally Ill who are locked down as a threat to themselves or others...that is if they are lucky.

 

Otherwise they are relegated to starve in the streets and makeup the majority of the Homeless population in Amerika...

 

Then they end up Jailed for such heinous crimes as "illegal camping" and "disturbing the peace" (read as "pissing off cop") at an enormous taxpayer expense.

 

Or, and even better...They are hospitalized and a great "Profit Maker" for Hospitals that are devoted to repeatedly abusing them....again at a large Taxpayer expense.

 

NOPE.

 

They do NOT have the same basic human rights..the right to life, freedom,property, and pursuit of happiness....yada...yada...yada.

 

See? I do not care if they "SHOULD BE".

 

That is NOT THE ISSUE.

 

The issue is that you spout off an EMPTY, NULL,VOID and absolutely VACCOUUS rhetorical statement which is so CONTRARY to that which is EVIDENT.

 

That is DELUSIONAL THINKING...a FANTASY...as it does not deal with,or even bother to recognize the true facts, the SORDID REALITY.

 

You confuse a utopian ideal with the facts.

 

No. They were not endowed equally.

 

And men will act and make it a certainty to deprive the weak and poor of their "BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS"

 

Thus all of us do not share in these "BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS".

 

It will NEVER BE FAIR on Planet Earth...

 

And you are deluding yourself if you think that it will ever be.

 

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 16:09 | 7262591 LostAtSea
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I never said they *should* have those rights. I  said they *do* have those rights. Doesn't mean those rights are not violated by sociopaths.

 

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 14:38 | 7262123 all-priced-in
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More like

 

1 person with an IQ of 135

99 people with an IQ of 65

 

Average 65.7

 

 

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 14:46 | 7262147 cheech_wizard
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So what are you really saying here? Some of your ancestors were still fucking apes? But since you don't provide a link to that figure for a "High IQ West African", I'll call bullshit on that as well.

Standard Disclaimer: Because the West African culture as led by those with high IQ's is the envy of the modern world.  

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 17:04 | 7263020 Dave Whiteman
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Median African IQ [true blacks, not mixed] is 67.  Bell curve range [+/- 3 standard deviations] is 31 to 103.

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 14:06 | 7262009 Tall Tom
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“Man sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, 2,000 lashes and a fine of $5,300 for atheist posts on Twitter”

 

That is horrible.

 

But then one considers Julian Assange...or Bradley Manning, or Edward Snowden, or many unnamed others in the United States and you will find that they actually kill people here. Or destroy their minds.

 

I have endured beatings for professing that which I believe.

 

Just because it is not institutionalized or officially sanctioned does not mean that it does not happen.

 

Remember Michael Hastings, perchance?

 

 

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 12:22 | 7261495 Firepower
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Gotta LUV GIANT charts showing "massive!!!" 4.4% swings over a decade.

 

Black inequality???  THEY RULE the nation now by 40 YEARS OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION hires in BIGov.

Minority Government RULERS: http://wp.me/p2kmGE-2j2

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 12:37 | 7261606 RAT005
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Things are priced at the margin. 4% less productive people and 4% more dependant people is a huge swing to a country already bankrupt due to lack of productivity. 

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 12:22 | 7261496 Firepower
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Gotta LUV GIANT charts showing "massive!!!" 4.4% swings over a decade.

 

Black inequality???  THEY RULE the nation now by 40 YEARS OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION hires in BIGov.

Minority Government RULERS: http://wp.me/p2kmGE-2j2

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 11:46 | 7261246 LawsofPhysics
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Still believe in unlimited eCONomic growth in a biosphere with finite resources Ham-bone?  Well, good luck with that!

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 12:07 | 7261374 Pairadimes
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No question that there is a finite limit on the amount of physical resources immediately available to support production. I am not yet sold on the idea that this puts an upper limit on the creation of value from these resources. theoretically, continued innovation in a free market should be able to add value to a finite quantity of resources indefinitely. 

However, looking around myself lately, I suspect we will not be given the opportunity to test this notion anytime soon.

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 13:04 | 7261725 centerline
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No limit to value.  In fact, the last bit of anything that is mission critical eventually becomes priceless.

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 12:38 | 7261608 Baa baa
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So the space program will be our saving grace? Great!

Oh, what I wouldn't give to be a member of the race known galaxy wide as, "The planet eaters".

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 13:12 | 7261727 centerline
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Actually, yes.  It is.  Unless you are a Knustler fan wishing for pioneer days to come again.

edit:  and yes... we are akin to bacteria.  lol.

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 21:45 | 7264149 jerry_theking_lawler
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Agreed.  Thinking back in history, the handlers have told him that if he doesn't do as they say "he's gonna get it". This may be why he plays golf all of the time...nothing else for him to do really except sign the crap they put in front of him.

 

https://youtu.be/Z_JOGmXpe5I

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 09:01 | 7260464 rrrr
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Franz Boas (1858-1942) successfully dominated academia's ideology relating to anthropology and destroyed the acceptability of thinking there are different races among our species. The fact of different races remains however, for anyone who is not afraid to step outside the box of approved thinking. The differences are neither sperficial nor slight.

 

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 10:27 | 7260837 fiftybagger
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Thanks for proving that racism comes from believing the theory of evolution.  Noah had three sons.  Now go learn what that means.

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 11:51 | 7261282 Four chan
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blacks are a subset of human. genetically dogs have more in common with wolves, than blacks do with european caucasians.

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 13:06 | 7261733 tarsubil
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You can change the function of an enzyme by changing a single base pair of its gene. On the other hand, another enzyme can perform the same function and come from a gene with a completely different sequence.

As for culture, the genetic population that had previously been cannibals managed to produce Hume.

Most people don't have a fucking clue when it comes to genetics.

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 16:36 | 7262836 Dancing Disraeli
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Hume was able to advance from earlier cannibals because he had the genetic potential to do so.  Culture is merely the collective expression of a group's genes. 

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 14:56 | 7262173 Borrow Owl
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"Thanks for proving that racism comes from believing the theory of evolution."

Oh. man. Now that there is an overflowing truckload of stupid.

 

BTW, The Biblical fable of Noah appears to be blatant plagiarism.

Now go learn what that means.

 

 

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 12:47 | 7261650 Pairadimes
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It is not race, but culture which accounts for the disparity we observe. Science has proven that all modern humans share a common ancestor. There is much debate over the particulars, but suffice it to say that the temporal distance between now and then in evolutionary terms is too short to allow for durable biological variation in the species that would account for the observed differences.

Rather, it is the cultures which were developed within groups of people over this time which give rise to our differences as people. Cultures arising in Europe were agrarian, acclimatized to significant seasonal variation which led the culture to be developed along a set of values which emphasized planning, a time of year for each set of necessary activities, long days of work when needed, saving and setting aside for winter, a period of rest when work was done, etc. 

Contrast this with African cultures, which were nomadic in nature. Living in a continent where weather was not often an adversary, and where food was naturally abundant, the culture there was driven over millenia to be very, and necessarily different. Groups followed herds during migrations, and moved when the easy pickings were exhausted. Their values necessarily mirrored the necessities of being a mobile unit dependent on the gifts of nature to survive.

Meanwhile, in parts of eastern Asia, cultures emerged there centered around the cultivation of rice in a climate that allowed its cultivation year-round. These were cultures where everyone worked all year long, often at the same task repetitively. This placed emphasis on self-sacrificing virtues of exhausting labor on behalf of a common need.

It is not necessary to look beyond today's news for the truth in this. Most of the young black men who find themselves in trouble with the law are part of an African-American subculture that among many countercultural aspects reveres rejection of traditional American values. Meanwhile, people like Ben Carson, Herman Cain, Clarence Thomas, Condoleeza Rice and many others have become deeply rooted in the America of today.

If you wish to indict something, cast your spite in the direction of progressive notions of multiculturalism. Absent the liberal proclivity to subsidize weakness and celebrate vice, this nation would look very different today, perhaps even to the point where it would be difficult to gain traction with ideas about the weaknesses of any particular race within it.

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 13:05 | 7261730 A Nanny Moose
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To your point, I think East/West Germany, along with North/South Korea make interesting case studies about cultural influences.

Same genes, growing disparity.

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 16:33 | 7262819 Pairadimes
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These comparisons are even better as examples of how political systems affect every part of a society. In  a sense, they show us that not even a strong culture can overcome a rising tyranny. Koreans, like most Southeast Asian peoples, have an old and dignified culture with strongly held group norms and traditional values that have produced global competitive advantage under conditions of liberty. The Germanic and Prussian cultures oppressed by the Soviet Union after the Second World War are old warrior-ethos cultures known by other European peoples for centuries as fierce mercenaries and a clever people with a strong work ethic. These examples also illustrate how rapidly a change in a political system can produce dramatic changes in a society. Better than any other examples I can think of, they show us the destructive power of a rise in the centralized government control over the lives of people in a few short decades.

Yet too many miss the cold, hard truth of these examples - if it can happen to them, it can happen to us. Especially if something approaching half the population is actively encouraging the process.

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 13:08 | 7261742 centerline
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+1 P.  Nice post.  Hardwiring is pretty universal.  Culture is where the rubber meets the road though.  Evidenced again and again on large and small scales.  Racism is weapon.  Works great on the ignorant.

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 16:52 | 7262925 Four chan
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when 12% stop committing 57% the meme will change. no sooner.

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 17:32 | 7263152 RagnarRedux
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The basis of race is biology, either choose to educate yourself about it or continue being spoon fed leftist Cultural Marxist drivel about social constructs and "white privilege".

Thirty Years Of Research On Race Differences In Cognitive Ability

https://www.udel.edu/educ/gottfredson/30years/Rushton-Jensen30years.pdf

Racial Average General IQ Differentials Are Largely Due To Genetics

http://www.news-medical.net/news/2005/04/26/Race-differences-in-average-...

Genetic Structure, Self-Identified Race/Ethnicity, and Confounding in Case-Control Association Studies

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1196372/

12 % of the DNA Differs Amongst Human Races and Populations

http://news.softpedia.com/news/12-of-the-DNA-Differs-Amongst-Human-Races...

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v444/n7118/abs/nature05329.html

Deep Sequencing Identifies Ethnicity-Specific Bacterial Signatures in the Oral Microbiome

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0077287

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 01:45 | 7263181 RagnarRedux
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Race, Evolution and Intelligence | Linda Gottfredson and Stefan Molyneux

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZPsXYo7gpc

Racial differentials for the MAOA-L Gene, which is linked to aggression, violence, crime, and sexual abuse

http://conservative-headlines.com/2010/05/science-daily-whites-have-lowe...

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090121093343.htm

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