That makes you a repeater of racist zombie lies. Black men use drugs at the same rate as white women, yet are 40 times as likely to go to prison for it.
Where we part company most significantly is in two points:
a) Homeschooling is an answer with some general utility. If we assume your claims are accurate then you are a single earner family. Which means in my country (Canada) you immediately eliminate most families and likely most of them are the poorer ones. When you look at some of the attempts to assess the performance of Homeschooling you notice two things. i) It's not done very well, rudner(1999) for example constantly compares to a national average without normalizing and b) the objective differences are not very large. Rudner makes a big deal of comparing by decile but when you compare say his national average vs. his lowest income homeschoolers (as an attempt to normalize for socioeconomic factors) the difference in raw scores is about 10%. When you think how close that is to the spread of your data and keep in mind all we have done is normalizing for a single factor. It seems reasonable that homeschooling probably doesn't add much to a child's education in terms of objective test results.
b) The purpose of school, you or work is to perpetually keep your child interested (or challenge them). When your child is hired in a job it is because they can provide a service that other people are willing to pay for. While it is in a company's best interest to keep them from being so unhappy your child leaves and having them incur the cost of re-hiring. It's not their job to keep them challenged. That's actually the job of your child. If a student or employee can finish all their work before it needs to be done. Then they can work ahead or pursue other work. Homeschooling looks like a lot of work for minimal gain. I do what most involved parents do. Give our kids homework outside of school, evenings and weekends. Most of it is self-directed. I shift the curriculum around based on proficiency. As my daughter started to read several grades above her level, we started doing math. She's approaching the same level there and we will probably switch to sciences probably chemistry and computer programming. My wife handles French and Violin lessons.
That's completely false.
You, and people of your ilk, are simple minded folks who are barely smart enough to be called human.
Russia is not the biggest GO political threat facing the US. It's absurd to think so.
Trying to shoe horn this issue into the is well, stupid.
It's not even ignorant, it is stupid. It s twisting what is happening into a political 'right/wrong' argument tat doesn't apply.
It's more FUD from the pubs. If lies, misinformation and out of context quotes is all the pubs can ever muster up against Obama, then he is doing a pretty good job.
I'm fairly sure that Obama wouldn't have the balls to push the Red Button regardless of Putin wanting to, apparently, bring back the Soviet Union, and perhaps wanting to bomb the U.S. back into the stone age, however..
Personally, I believe that if the US tried to destroy Russia with their nukes, they would just blow themselves up. Their weapons are poorly maintained and they haven't had the human talent to address the issue for a long time.
You know that does nothing to change my point, right? There were no boring parts cut out where the person being detained asked if he was on video, because tunnel vision in response to stress is a natural human reaction. 100% of your attention is going to be focused on the hyperagressive, armed individual in front of you, not on the camera in his squad car.
Because the invisible hand never sweats, it just suddenly lets go.
You don't really know anything about Stalin, do you?
The US used to have a great answer for that: They paid Broadcaster to have a news show. Not content, just here is some cash, have a news show with journalists.
Then that got cut, and the news shows needed to rely solely on ads; which ahs gotten us to where we are.
Personally, the US having a federal news program would be a good thing.
As long as it is open, and maintains journalistic integrity.
No, I do not want other news agency to be forced to repeat what it says, nor wold I want it immune to criticism.
Nope. They manipulate the people who then vote for an official.
It's why I have come to believe that the word 'News' should become a protected word with strict journalistic guideline.
The one who published a (ghostwritten, but nothing unusual there) autobiography an inch thick, including many stories of his family life and childhood?
Because Palin was a soundbite politician. She had an open distaste for carefully considering all sides of an issue, favoring the use of quick slogans ('Drill Baby Drill') to win over the unthinking. It's always hard to tell a politicians image from reality - behind closed doors she could have been a genius in all things - but the image she carefully projected was of the quick-thinking renegade who didn't have the time to actually read any reports or listen to advisers, but instead promised she could run a country on gut instinct and American luck.
Pretty much. Obama ran on the platform of 'change.' He isn't bringing it. The only reason his supporters continued to support him last election was because a democrat not advancing their agenda would still be better than a republican openly fighting against it.
Well, considering that conventional warfare is a nono, and nuclear warfare is a BIG NONO, but economic warfare is fair game, I'd say you have a point.
Money is soft power. Military weapons are hard power. This difference is quite obvious to Ukranians in Crimea.
Nope, if one is willing to relocate, engineering jobs are pretty plentiful and well-paying.
And if one is willing to take the risk that that job will turn out and they wont be stuck with with a 12 month lease with no wages to pay for it.
Problem is, once the USD goes into free fall, that dream is over. Being able to money print your money out of debt only works as long as those owing you accept that money as payment.
Also, you might want to take a look at SDRs and how they're used for currency value determination.