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Posts Made By: Jim Johnson

September 18, 2012 06:37 PM Forum: No Holds Barred

Hypocrites in the White House

Posted By Jim Johnson

Hillary Chamberlain condemned the "Innocence of Islam" in order to placate the Islamic countries yet has the Obama administration condemned South Park for its anti-Jesus content? I don't recall hearing or reading about that. Did they censure Mel Gibson for the anti-Semitic tone of his movie?

Based on the trailer I viewed on YouTube a fatwa should be issued against Nakoula but for his lack of skill as a producer/director/writer and not for the content!

The fault lies in the incredibly thin skin of devout Muslims and the over-the-top violent reaction of the diehard extremists.

Jim J

September 21, 2012 12:26 PM Forum: Religion

Innocence of Muslims

Posted By Jim Johnson

Is there any real evidence that this is really a movie and not just a trailer? Can any of us make an anti-Islam video, post it to YouTube and get a reaction from the fanatics? I'm tempted to try it.

Jim J

September 22, 2012 07:28 AM Forum: Religion

Christianity and Organ Donation

Posted By Jim Johnson

After checking off the organ donor box after a recent visit to the DMV, I was curious as to what the views are toward organ donation with regard to religion. What are the views of the various denominations represented here?

Jim J

September 23, 2012 03:59 PM Forum: Politics

Now it's Hispanics

Posted By Jim Johnson

http://news.yahoo.com/study-voting-rule-changes-may-deter-10m-hispanics-222002717--election.html

Now the voting rights of Hispanics that are being trampled on by the requirements to have proof of citizenship and a picture ID. What a hardship! I don't understand how you can function in the modern world without either?

I do worry about the voter purges. They are still conducting them too close to a major election. I expect many mistakes will be made and qualified voters who are purged may not have enough time to correct the mistakes.

Jim J


September 23, 2012 05:15 PM Forum: Politics

Red v Blue 1920-Now

Posted By Jim Johnson

http://ecopolitology.org/2010/11/23/stunning-animated-time-lapse-map-of-red-blue-america-1920-2008/

Interesting map. Watch how the south changed from Democratic to Republican and see the urban centers form for the Democrats as city population grew.

Jim J

September 25, 2012 07:06 AM Forum: No Holds Barred

Failing education system

Posted By Jim Johnson

http://news.yahoo.com/five-olds-put-test-kindergarten-exams-gain-steam-050058507.html

Now more testing of 5 year-olds. We test and we test and yet by the fourth grade we have unacceptable results. Maybe we should be testing the teachers. Something is wrong and more money or better pay for teachers is not the answer. I would like to know the demographics of the poor-performing students. Are they equally distributed across the country or are they concentrated in minority or poverty-stricken areas? Are they from families where the parents performed poorly in school? What is the root of the problems? I would like to hear from our many experts here in the forums.

Jim J

September 25, 2012 11:48 AM Forum: Politics

Poorest states are red states

Posted By Jim Johnson

http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/19633200/reports-sc-is-7th-poorest-state-in-america

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/2008/

Interesting that of the ten poorest states, 9 are red states with NC probably going red this election. Many of these states are also leaders in getting government handouts. 8O What gives?

Jim J

September 27, 2012 08:55 AM Forum: No Holds Barred

More discrimination crap

Posted By Jim Johnson

http://news.yahoo.com/naacp-file-complaint-over-entry-test-elite-york-030246630.html

NAACP is complaining that the entry tests for elite NY high schools discriminate against black and latinos because so few make it in.

Yes, it does discriminate - against under qualified and underachieving students of all races and ethnic origins. This same BS argument has been used for SAT/ACT tests and entrance exams for universities. Yet the NAACP doesn't mention that Indian and Asiatic students seem to be well represented and don't cry foul. The NAACP stated things like attendance 8O , grades and recommendations of teachers should be used as criteria.

Add to that the whining about voter registration and voting requirements. The NAACP and their ilk keep perpetuating a victim mentality.

Jim J

September 30, 2012 06:21 AM Forum: Religion

Here they go again...

Posted By Jim Johnson

http://news.yahoo.com/muslim-protesters-torch-buddhist-temples-homes-bangladesh-081616609.html

A Buddhist in Bangladesh posted something on Facebook uncomplimentary to Islam and the fundamentalist wackos go crazy again.

Jim J

September 30, 2012 06:38 AM Forum: Politics

It's Bush's fault

Posted By Jim Johnson

http://news.yahoo.com/biden-blames-bush-administration-deficit-184436550--abc-news-politics.html

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire...

Biden blaming Bush for the deficit while ignoring the current government's big addition to it. Biden also claims that Obama's economic plan will make enormous cuts in the deficit and has already cut it by 1 trillion dollars. Politicians lie because they might find people ignorant enough to believe their BS and get some votes.

http://news.yahoo.com/analysis-candidates-deficit-plans-dont-add-150403612--finance.html

Both candidates seem to be making promises to reduce the deficit that don't quite add up.

Jim J