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Our "progressive" professors and governments are completely ignoring the "paying off" part and just using surpluses in good times to create new programs and buy votes which create bigger deficits.
#17 | Posted by jestgettinalong

Those votes must come real cheap. "Since 1975, practically all the gains in household income have gone to the top 20% of households." www.cia.gov

So even with all those votes being bought, only the top 20% of households are seeing substantial gains.

Meanwhile, "Since 1996, dividends and capital gains have grown faster than wages or any other category of after-tax income." Whose votes do you think that buys? If you answered campaign contributions from the rich to buy the votes of our politicians, you're right!

Sam isn't making the Rams' practice squad either, it appears. A lot of people have Sam jerseys for a team he won't be playing a down for.

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why in the world do we give Israel $3 billion in aid? Why? This is a country with a thriving economy, why do we give them a penny?

We give Israel 2x as much as Afghanistan where we are theoretically trying to build a country out of rocks and twigs.

Cameras are only a band-aid® to the larger problem. Let me take a step back and explain...

I have a lot of trees in my yard. When storms come through, I need to call a tree person to clear the trees that have fallen in my yard, on the road and elsewhere. Just after a storm, it is nearly impossible to get the attention of any tree persons, they are far too busy. The key is to use the tree person on a regular basis to do trimming work, pest control, etc. In other words, be a regular customer, build an ongoing business relationship with the tree person. When you are a regular customer of the tree person, he will take your call and respond when there has been a storm.

Back to Ferguson...

The fundamental problem that I see in Ferguson is that the police force had no ongoing relationship with the people of Ferguson, or if there was one, it was not a positive one. When a group of people started causing trouble, there was no community support for the police because the community did not know the police.

The police in Ferguson need to reach out to the community to build an ongoing relationship with the community. It is not an easy thing to do, and to be honest, I doubt if the current police force is capable of doing it.

The police can build only an adversarial relationship while a problem is occurring, as we all saw in Ferguson. The time for the police to build a positive relationship with the community is before there is a problem.

Wearable cameras are not some magical balm to soothe the wounds.

The Ferguson police need to work with the community to Protect And Serve.

"How many looters do you think a shopkeeper would be allowed to kill and have the deaths still be called justified?"

I would imagine that it wouldn't take any more than one to be effective. What's more relevant is the result of seeing armed owners with the resolve to protect their property and their persons prevented any damage. Then, of course, we have incidents like THIS when one is unarmed:

"David Knighten of West Point told AP earlier by phone that he and Weems had gone to a Waffle House early Saturday. He said a man waved him over outside the restaurant and told him politely that people were upset by the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and it wasn't a safe place for whites. When he went in, he said, Weems was inside and was arguing with other men.

They left after an argument that brought police, Knighten said. He said he showed those officers his .45-caliber handgun and his concealed carry permit.

That was about 1 a.m., according to police, who did not give either man's name in a press release posted by WCBI-TV.

On the way to Weems' house, Knighten said, they went into a Huddle House restaurant with a nearly vacant parking lot.

However, he said, they apparently had been followed by more than 20 people.

Knighten, who said he had served with the Air Force in Afghanistan, said he came out of the restroom to find Weems surrounded. "I was trying to defuse the situation," he said.

After some shoving, he said, the security guard told everyone to leave.

Knighten said some people blocked him from leaving with Weems. When he got out, he said, Weems was down and people were kicking him. Knighten said others attacked him, adding "I do remember racial slurs being yelled from the crowd."

Knighten says he has broken bones in his face, a cut over his left eye and a blood clot in his right eye.

Police did not arrive until after the crowd had left, he said."

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"Jest: In your right-wing, gun-loving fantasy scenario those shopkeepers have "lots" of high-capacity magazines so they can mow down looters who have decided that instead of food or electronics they want tattoos."

You think they would have skipped the tatto parlor in the vandalizing and wreckage frenzy? You did notice they skipped the food market that was protected too...right? I'm not a gun nut, 'Cade, and I don't think it's a fantasy that showing the resolve to protect yourself and your property would serve to make any killing unnecessary. There are many examples as you might have noticed in the photos of the Koreans in L.A., ...no?

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