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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

In Alabama, an estimated 118,000 registered voters do not have a photo ID they can use to vote. Black and Latino voters are nearly twice as likely as white voters to lack such documentation. In other words, Alabama's law is nothing but a naked attempt to suppress the voting rights of people of color.


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Barack Obama's election marked a significant turning point in American history, and it was rightly celebrated as a sign of racial progress. But Obama's presidency came at a time of economic hardship, due to predatory financial practices that led to the 2007 recession. That, combined with the Obama administration's flawed housing policies, led to a major decline in African-American wealth during the Obama years, according to a new report from the People's Policy Project, a new Washington, D.C.-based think tank. read more


Thursday, December 07, 2017

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken says he'll resign in the coming weeks. He's repeatedly apologized as several women accused him of sexually inappropriate behavior, and as his support from fellow Democrats evaporated. The Minnesota lawmaker took to the Senate floor to say, "I may be resigning my seat, but I am not giving up my voice." He says he'll addressing issues as an activist. ... Franken says he can't go through a Senate Ethics Committee investigation and effectively represent his state at the same time. read more


San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen told reporters that three people believed to be students died Thursday at Aztec High School. He said the shooter also was dead but didn't say if the suspect was among the three. The school is located in the Four Corners region and is near the Navajo Nation, about 180 miles north of Albuquerque.


Monday, December 04, 2017

Which means that it's an impeachment investigation. The smoke is clearing from an explosive Mueller investigation weekend of charges, chattering, and tweets. Before the next aftershock, it might be helpful to make three points about where things stand. In ascending order of importance, they are: 1.) There is a great deal of misinformation in the commentariat about how prosecutors build cases. 2.) For all practical purposes, the collusion probe is over. While the "counterintelligence" cover will continue to be exploited so that no jurisdictional limits are placed on Special Counsel Robert Mueller, this is now an obstruction investigation. 3.) That means it is, as it has always been, an impeachment investigation. read more


Comments

Three fifths, where have I heard that before? - #186 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-12-13 03:24 AM
That was the
Three-Fifths Compromise where southern states wanted black slaves to be counted as full people for government representation, but northern states wanted them counted as nothing. The compromise was to count them as 3/5ths of a person.

The medical costs (benefit) of transgender treatments are 10 - 20 times LESS than the medical costs (benefit) for making your ----- last for 4 hours. - #18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-12-12 01:44 PM
I didn't imply anything. I answered the question pretty specifically.
Funny how when you compare a tiny number to a huge number it gives a pretty distorted view of the situation.
There are
1.2 - 1.4 million active duty members of the military.
85.5% of which are men. 85.5% of 1.3 million = 1.11million men
There are an estimated midrange figures of 2,450 transgender people in active duty
Back of the napkin math means that there are over 400 times as many men as transgender. The healthcare cost for those transgender to the military is 20 - 40 times higher per person than is being spent on those specific doctor proscribed medicines.

Racial make-up of Alabama
65.8% white non-Hispanic
26.8% black or AA
4.2% Hispanic

There are more than twice as many whites as black & Hispanic combined. Let us assume that Hispanics have the same likelihood as blacks of not having the appropriate ID. If, as article states, minorities are twice as likely as whites to not have the appropriate ID, then more whites than minorities will be unable to cast a vote due to lack of ID.

Someone check my numbers on that, please?

Just thought of something racist that I was personally witness to, that I really should have remembered:
Augusta National Admits First Black Member
Really it was more about overcoming something racist, but the previous not allowing AA's as members at the Nationals wasn't ok. I'm glad we got that change made.
It took another 22 years to get First Female Members.

Reviewing what I wrote in the article you're talking about lead me to believe that someone could read that I claimed that there was no racism in GA. That wasn't my intention, and I addressed it in that article.

I've never received a racist email. I have never received an email about Pres. Obama. I'm from Augusta, GA. My family is from Augusta and Columbus, GA. Those are on borders with SC and AL respectively. I spent a decent amount of time in both those states. Growing up, I worked with lots of Richmond County police officers. None ever gave the appearance of racist actions. I did not see much racism in Augusta.

I went to college at Georgia Tech in Atlanta pre-Olympics. Dormed in 'Techwood', 1 building out of a 16 building square that was ------ low income/government housing. There were a whole lot fewer African Americans in GT, but the school was surrounded by predominantly AA communities. No student or teacher at GT ever said anything racist in my presence.

When I joined the Navy, I met people from all over the country. Spent time in Orlando, San Diego, Seattle, and wound up in Norfolk. The enlisted were often segregated by rate much more than by race. There were a lot more AA's in departments other than the reactor department. The one AA in on of my RC (reactor controls, a bunch of electronics technicians) derpartments was an avid hockey player who was friends with everyone, everywhere.

I haven't seen much racism against AAs here in Norfolk. Where I work, my closest co-worker is an AA. We ride wave-runners together with our wives during the summer months. My boss is AA (but he claims to be the whitest black-man in the world). I was at the wedding with his Asian wife. My next senior boss in a woman who is the toughest person that i know.

Where is it that people are seeing all of this racism and facism? It's not anywhere I've ever been.

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