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Rubio Aide: ‘There Are American
Workers Who, For Lack of a
Better Term, Can’t Cut It’

National Review Online, by Rich Lowry

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Posted By:trapper, 6/16/2013 11:18:45 PM

Politico’s Playbook has an excerpt from a new Ryan Lizza piece from the New Yorker that is not yet online. It contains a passage on the back-and-forth between labor and the Chamber that has a quote from a Rubio staffer that is going to raise eyebrows, to say the least: “There are American workers who, for lack of a better term, can’t cut it. There shouldn’t be a presumption that every American worker is a star performer. There are people who just can’t get it, can’t do it, don’t want to do it. And so you can’t obviously discuss that publicly.” Here is the entire context:

Comments:
Dog whistle. Sounds like Chris Rock´s banned routine: 300 years of slavery. They could have given that work to a dozen Mexicans and they would have had it done in a month. Who do YOU think he´s talking about?

Please split headline properly as shown. LCom Staff.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 6/16/2013 11:23:43 PM     (No. 9379318)

Rubio doesn´t really understand his own positions, he strikes me as a great talker and not so great a thinker. Sigh.

Here´s the thing, even if there *were* some Americans who "can´t cut it", does that mean we toss them on the garbage heap and import better labor for a dollar less?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: usingthebean, 6/16/2013 11:34:41 PM     (No. 9379328)

Hey Rube,
You can´t cut it dufus. Your suppose to be
"smarter that the average bear". You´ve shown
an unusual lack of judgement associating with a pile of Schumer. What, didn´t you notice the stench when you stepped in it?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: PEPPERBLUE, 6/16/2013 11:35:46 PM     (No. 9379330)

Rubio is not a conservative. He now has donned his empty suit so that he can make a run in 2016.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tusker, 6/16/2013 11:45:47 PM     (No. 9379338)

Mexicans can´t, and won´t, "run´ Mexico and so they come slithering into the U.S. to show us how to screw up America like they´ve screwed up Mexico.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 6/16/2013 11:48:52 PM     (No. 9379343)

Sure enough, #3 - he´s the GOP version of The Kenyan Klown.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 6/16/2013 11:49:45 PM     (No. 9379345)

Those who can´t (or usually just won´t) ´´cut it´´ get the lousy jobs, the poor wages. Sure, illegals are willing to do those jobs at a higher standard for poor pay but only until they can get something better. Amnesty is that something better. Then the modern ´´plantation owners´´ have to find a whole set of illegals to exploit. And they will have to as their crappy business models always seems to require some sort of government help: federally-supplied water, federal crop quotas, federally-supplied Mexicans, etc. In the end these business models may supply extravagantly subsidized goods (like $2 a pint strawberries) but those below-the-true-cost-of-production goods are paid for by the rest of society.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: veritas, 6/16/2013 11:51:12 PM     (No. 9379348)

1. That situation didn´t first crop up in the last 20 years. There have always been incompetents.
2. And it´s one of the reasons why people who can "cut it" [and more] build machines. In 10 years, Roomba mowers will be cutting 80% of our lawns anyway.
3. Still no reason to give amnesty to illegals.
4. Do you know the average IQ of Hispanics in the US, Marco? Do you think our best engineering schools, med schools, etc., are chock-full of the kids of illegals?
5. And who comes here is to be decided by America´s citizens, not by the illegal aliens who don´t respect us or our institutions enough to follow the legal path that´s long been in place.
6. And, uhh, there are plenty of legislators who can´t cut it. Any suggestions?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jasmine, 6/16/2013 11:55:45 PM     (No. 9379352)

FTA "Sen. Rubio believes that American workers can compete against anyone in the world."

Really? Forcing American workers to compete for jobs against amnestied illegal aliens, in their own country, is how Republicans plan to win the White House?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 6/16/2013 11:59:20 PM     (No. 9379355)

Stick a fork in him, he´s done.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: thelmalou, 6/17/2013 12:16:37 AM     (No. 9379366)

Thank you, #7.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: TXknitter, 6/17/2013 12:26:49 AM     (No. 9379372)

Preach it, #7!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Sanchin, 6/17/2013 12:45:57 AM     (No. 9379375)

Rubio´s version of Romney´s 47% comment. Wonder how it will be treated by the main stream media? chirp, chirp, chirp.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: veritas, 6/17/2013 12:58:43 AM     (No. 9379376)

#10, #11: Thanks very much to you both. I was expecting brickbats over raising the IQ issue [into which I have looked a number of times over many years; the real numbers are shocking]. The brickbats may yet come. But if someone wants to argue it, I´m invoking my "two lunches rule." [Bring two lunches, ´cause I´m gonna eat yours.]

Back to #10 and #11 -- I take my chosen screen name very seriously. And thanks again.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: MissMann, 6/17/2013 1:07:36 AM     (No. 9379377)

Where I teach has quite a few illegal aliens and I can tell you, there are some real smarties in the bunch. That said, I take your point #7, just not sure it´s the best way to win the argument.

For me it is all about "rule of law." We are nothing without it. This bill throws it out the window and rewards all those who have whizzed on it all these years. The "other" California VDH writes so powerfully about will be the new status quo, country-wide, if this bill is passed.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: bighambone, 6/17/2013 1:11:30 AM     (No. 9379380)

Rubio is pushing a liberal Democrat written amnesty and path to citizenship bill that if it passes into law is going to flood the legal US job market with up to 20 million legalized aliens within a few months. That action is bound to adversely effect the ability of American workers to find jobs, their working conditions, and the wages that they earn. When that starts to happen, Rubio is going to find out that American workers can vote and that they do not like tens of millions of cheap foreign laborers allowed into the USA to take their jobs and lower their wages. After that happens Rubio will probably find himself in deep political trouble.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Bumblebee, 6/17/2013 1:27:43 AM     (No. 9379382)

You can thank Reagan and both Bushes for not securing the border and many are here under the Reagan Program. This bill helps locate them , give them a number via work permits and provides a process to begin correcting the problem. It does not give a path to ctizenship. Aplications for citizenship are take up in order made either within or without the USA. This bill gives no priority path to citizenship.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: alpha91c, 6/17/2013 2:14:28 AM     (No. 9379388)

Of course some can´t and don´t want to do it, work-wise. Why should they when the government will satisfy all their wants even if they don´t work. It´s called welfare.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Illinois Mom, 6/17/2013 2:16:55 AM     (No. 9379389)

I need some clarification...if this bill is to bring these people out of the shadows so we know who they are and they can work legally....but...not allow them on welfare or be eligible for Obamacare etc.

Doesn´t that put us right back to 11-20M uninsured persons? Are they all going to get private insurance or never become sick?

AND...if employers are off the hook for insurance, the group effected most adversely will be legal residents and Blacks in lower skilled service jobs.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: anonymous, 6/17/2013 2:40:58 AM     (No. 9379390)

Aren´t politicians supposed to uphold the law? They seem hell-bent on approving people who broke the law migration-wise. It´s insulting, too, for a politician or his aide to suggest that a certain group of people is superior to another in terms of work suitability.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: veritas, 6/17/2013 2:48:58 AM     (No. 9379392)

#14: Thanks for the post.

Every population cohort has members out on the right tail of the curve -- but again, I have the numbers, and comparing groups, the fraction out there will be a larger or smaller percentage from group to group. Some groups have a far smaller fraction out in Smartland than do other groups. Look at Jewish "over-representation" among Nobel science prize recipients. [I´m not Jewish.]

My post #7 point 4 isn´t an attempt to win the argument [it has 3 preceding points after all], but neither can the point always be omitted. It´s part of the whole picture.

Also, my point 5 agrees with you, as do at least 3 or 4 of my posts every week. Our laws [properly] say it´s our decision who gets legalized, not the illegal aliens´ decision! And a second point [3] in my post #7 also puts the legal issue at the top by raising it twice. Thanks for the chance to clarify.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: jond, 6/17/2013 3:04:56 AM     (No. 9379393)

Re: #7.2 http://www.seegrid.com/

Its not just lawnmowers.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: lazlototh, 6/17/2013 3:17:09 AM     (No. 9379395)

As a libertarian Republican the statement actually sickens me - because in many respect he IS talking about unemployed blacks. Somewhere you have to get unemployed Americans into jobs that they actually report to and do so that they, and more importantly, their children, understand that that is what is normal. Maybe that´s how you get them to "cut it". And letting several million immigrants wrongfully claim those jobs isn´t how you get them to "cut it" - keeping the several million immigrants from taking those jobs, and putting pressure on the labor market so it becomes attractive to hire those who purportedly don´t cut it, is a start, on a very long arduous road. The immigration bill is not.

Rubio has been a disappointment to me. I don´t think he understands the underlying principles he claims to espouse and this is a glaring example.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Safari Man, 6/17/2013 4:28:56 AM     (No. 9379414)

If we make all these illegals into Americans, who will do the jobs that American´s won´t/can´t do?


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Reply 24 - Posted by: PageTurner, 6/17/2013 4:30:57 AM     (No. 9379415)

Going the full Romney, it seems. Romney pretty much lost the election when he made his private speech about the 47%, a stupid speech if there ever was one because it indicated huge contempt for the voters. Rubio is now following in the Great Man´s footsteps, signalling his contempt for the American worker whom amnesty is designd to replace.

Beat it, Rubio. You don´t measure up. You are an election loser if there ever was one.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: tech10171968, 6/17/2013 4:32:09 AM     (No. 9379417)

Well,Mr. Rubio, there are American politicians who, for lack of a better term, can´t cut it. You sound like one of them.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Spidey, 6/17/2013 4:44:34 AM     (No. 9379420)

Hispanics can afford to work for lower wages because their cost of living is so cheap.If a baby momma is on welfare,the government picks up the bulk of the household expenses,so whatever that´s left over is gravy,especially if it´s under the table money.


The question to me is if these people get amnesty will they even work at all or will we have to bring in more illegals?

You could probably kill this bill in no time if you floated the rumor that the amnesty crowd will have to start paying FICA and income taxes on their jobs.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: steveW, 6/17/2013 5:34:12 AM     (No. 9379426)

The workers who can´t cut it are exactly the ones who nod in adoring approval when Dear Leader says "you didn´t build that". Their number will only increase with amnesty for illegals.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Janjan, 6/17/2013 5:52:51 AM     (No. 9379433)

#24 I don´t think Romney´s remark about the 47% showed ´huge contempt for the voters´. He was speaking of the 47% who do not pay taxes and are not invested in the country´s economy. He was never going to get their votes and neither will any other Republican. Rubio is a sellout who is convinced he is right. He is a very big disappointment but it´s better to know who he is now then after he is elected President.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: gaeditor, 6/17/2013 6:07:24 AM     (No. 9379440)

The part of the problem that no one speaks about is the fact that unemployment is affected by the cost paid by businesses to employ people. That´s why unemployment is so high right now. If a business can´t afford to hire because the cost of employing someone
is too high (read ´soaring taxes´ there) that still won´t get anyone -anyone- that job. Hello????

That means businesses still will not hire and there will be millions of unemployed, newly legal citizens. See? Just because they are legal won´t make me hire them...I can´t afford to hire someone now. Get it yet, Marco?

Fact of the matter is this: the Senate is clearly filled with people -including Rubio- who have very stupid ideas. They are out of touch with reality. Clueless. They need to be fired and replaced.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: andyboy, 6/17/2013 6:10:59 AM     (No. 9379442)

Senator Rubio, as a would-be Presidential candidate you can no longer cut it.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: John c, 6/17/2013 6:22:44 AM     (No. 9379452)

Heritage foundation and Mark Levin have offered to debate them. No takers yet.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Crosscut, 6/17/2013 6:25:09 AM     (No. 9379455)

Those people that can´t "cut it" shouldn´t be allowed to vote. They are what´s screwing up things to a great degree. Obama would never have gotten elected in the first place if weren´t for the low-info votes of these losers.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Trigger2, 6/17/2013 6:26:10 AM     (No. 9379457)

If American workers can´t cut it, it´s because of the public indoctrination schools and the libtards encouraging everyone to be on food stamps and welfare to ´do whatever they want to do in life´ (according to Peelousy).

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 6/17/2013 6:50:59 AM     (No. 9379487)

It´s totally believable that Rubio has people who think this way working for him. Rubio hitched his wagon to the Gang of 8 member who said "We´re going to tell these bigots to shut up´ during the last amnesty cram down. I speak of the esteemed Lindsey Graham.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Starlady, 6/17/2013 7:35:21 AM     (No. 9379538)

Yesterday I read an article on the web that reported former AG Ed Meese (Reagan´s AG), has said the exact same promises of border security, no welfare benefits, no citizenship etc. we´re made in 1986 to the voters and President Reagan. Meese says we should learn from that mistake and not believe these promises will ever be fulfilled. The only result will be repeat amnesty and more influx of illegals to get in on the next round of amnesty in the future, according to Meese.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: volksford, 6/17/2013 7:40:44 AM     (No. 9379543)

Our very own Hispanic version of Britain´s disintergration.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: harleynyc, 6/17/2013 8:10:29 AM     (No. 9379600)

Any form of an amnesty bill will kill off the GOP and we become a one party dictatorship.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: bubby, 6/17/2013 8:10:54 AM     (No. 9379602)

I´m in the construction business and years ago there were black framing crews, black concrete crews, black roofing crews, black concrete truck drivers but not any longer. All those jobs have taken over by Mexicans. Why black Democrats support the gang of 8 amnesty is beyond me. I guess they have lost the ability to think critically. Everything the Democrats do hurts the black community but they can´t see it.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Judith, 6/17/2013 8:11:57 AM     (No. 9379608)

Our new overlords are in charge so whitey better just shut up, work and pay taxes. Did rubio beat the record for going to dc and changing from a republican to a democrat?

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Reply 40 - Posted by: bpl40, 6/17/2013 8:30:13 AM     (No. 9379648)

We, the USA, have been complicit and turned a blind eye towards this phenomenon of illegal migration that has been unfolding before our very eyes. Our economy has enjoyed the low wages and $1.69 head of lettuce it has brought. Rule of law is fine, but we cannot shrug off all responsibility over night.
A more sensible and equitable option would be to restrict citizenship to only those who were born here or were brought here before the age of 18. The closer you were to 18 when you came here, longer is the path. Those who have worked here and played by the rules could be legalized and enjoy all the privileges of a green card holder for the rest of their lives. ONLY after sealing the border.
IMO this will never get past the first base because the fundamental goal of the Democrat Party is to add fodder to the welfare state rolls. Compassion, justice, fairness are all as usual a refuge of scoundrels.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: southernboy, 6/17/2013 8:40:07 AM     (No. 9379668)

#26 “...Hispanics can afford to work for lower wages because their cost of living is so cheap.If a baby momma is on welfare,the government picks up the bulk of the household expenses,so whatever that´s left over is gravy,especially if it´s under the table money…

The same could be said for Blacks. What makes the difference? Work ethic! Hispanics, for the most part, are still conditioned to work for a living. Fifty years of riding on the welfare and entitlement system has resulted in the belief that hard work is demeaning and ‘the White man’s game.´

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Reply 42 - Posted by: coldborezero, 6/17/2013 10:53:27 AM     (No. 9379906)

Could some of you Ldotters help me out. I have been hearing the 11 million to 20 million figure for the number of criminal alien invaders in this country since I was a teenager and I am now fifty-six. Is that really the number? Just looking around me here in The Republic of Texas, the invaders have increased dramatically in just the last few years. Although I have nothing to base it on besides a gut feeling; my bet is that there are about sixty million of them.

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Reports of bias incidents at Vassar College that involved hateful messages left on students’ doors were actually elaborate hoaxes — and the perpetrator is none other than the student member of the Bias Incident Response Team, The Daily Caller has learned. This fall semester at the liberal arts college in New York saw a curiously high number of bias incident reports. [snip] The task force had one student member: Genesis Hernandez, who is transgendered and was also a vice president of the Vassar Student Association (VSA), the student government.



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Ben Carson: White House wanted
apology for ‘offending’ Obama

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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast


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