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1   Quigley   11:07am today     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Armenians get a bad rap. They're thought of as criminals and gangsters, fraudsters and con artists.
And that's because there's a high incidence of those things in every Armenian community in the USA.
So they get a bad rap as a bunch of untrustworthy people.
Is this fair?
Is it only fair because they're sort of white?
Is it then fair or unfair when blacks get tarred with the brush their high crime incidence promotes?
I think it's unfair... unfair on the individual level. On the group level it's fair. But it really sucks for black individuals who aren't that way to be automatically lumped in with their hoodlum thuggish peers. Especially since most black people in the USA are law-abiding citizens.

If blacks would just stop holding back other blacks, we could stop having to talk about their economic status as this incurable problem. But instead they blame all their troubles on the police and "racist whites" when the worst discrimination they'll ever experience is from non-whites.

2   Quigley   9:03am today     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Dan8267 says

And as a Republican, this upsets you because it's another example of too much regulation of business. Entrepreneurs should be allowed to conduct business without all this government red tape!

Don't pretend you didn't frequent this establishment!

3   Quigley   9:02am today     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

"Her daughter, Jennifer, allegedly exchanged sexual favors for money with another undercover detective"

Hmm. Is that detective getting paid to receive BJs?

4   Quigley   8:58am today     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

YesYNot says

A more effective organization might just start trying to change how people see the black experience in the US today. Half of Trump voters already think that blacks have unfair advantage. Those people are not going to want to give an inch, because they are fighting to take back ground.

Exactly. Every single point she made presumed that white people are wealthy and actively keeping down black people, who she assumes are mostly generationally poor.
Lots of people are from poor families. Lots of familys spend a generation or two poor. But if your family is always and will always be poor, maybe there's something wrong with your family culture which is contributing to your wretched state? Such cultural defects will make you poor again no matter what you are given.
If given a house, you'll mortgage it and buy a new motor home and a Lexus and then fall behind on payments until you lose the house. Ten years later, you're living in the aging motor home and driving a beat-up old Lexus. In five more years you're broke ass poor just as before.

If a black person is poor, that means it's time for them to get to work to change that condition. Not try to get society to guilt a successful white person into giving them free shit which they will then squander.

5   Quigley   5:56am today     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

marcus says

Dan8267 says

There was nothing good about the Civil War, and quite frankly it's embarrassing that America is the only nation that had to fight a civil war to end slavery.

It's like everything, follow the money. The South's economy was totally dependent on slavery at the time so it's not that surprising that they fought against ending it immediately. Not defending it at all - just saying it's understandable given capitalism. Hell, if not for the technology that the industrial revolution brought us, we would all be more or less slaves - that is if we even existed. By the way, many black Americans exist today because of their ancestors lives as slaves. Not that that makes it okay. But it is more complicated than you want to make i

I see a great parallel in modern times. The globalists are using slaves in other countries to make their goods cheaply and they have great economic incentive to continue doing so. In fact, our leaders enjoy slavery so much that they brought a legal form of it to America whereby foreign code monkeys can be virtually enslaved for a time to provide cheaper labor to their owners.

When this status was threatened, the globalists have gone to war, hefting the might of their international political alliances and media corporations against the President who is contrary to their slaving interests.

All that's missing is the shooting!

6   Quigley   Aug 20, 6:43am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Get a life. Seriously.

7   Quigley   Aug 19, 8:56am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Well, considering that Bannon is back as CEO of Breitbart news, it could be a divide and conquer strategy. Breitbart is really taking off as a news entity, surpassing many of the established News sources in viewers and subscribers. Bannon could take it to a point where it rivals Fox News for market share, and just like that you'll have a POTUS-friendly major news corporation.

Considering how well Breitbart has done at tapping into the voter discontent with establishment government, there's no reason to think they won't continue increasing their influence.

If things go well, I could see them organizing a "primary the RINO" campaign next year, whereby we get rid of entrenched GOP politicians who aren't serving the people, and replace them with GOP newbies who promise to do better. That could make a YUUUUUGE difference in the second half of Trump's first term.

8   Quigley   Aug 18, 1:54pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Equal opportunity also doesn't exist, not anywhere in the world. There are unequal chances people get with
1)loving vs abusive parents
2)rich vs poor families or even no family(orphan)
3)good schools vs poor schools
4)family connections used for
a)school admittance
b)getting offered jobs
c)getting help with housing
5)health inequality. Not everyone is born with a healthy body or keeps it that way.

Most people I know got their job through family connections. Hell, I look around and every homeowner I know under 40 was given either a down payment by their parents or a place to stay free while they built up one. Or just given a house or inherited a house. I'm the only one who had to do it all myself. Maybe that's more satisfying in the end, but you can't argue that we all had equal opportunity.

9   Quigley   Aug 18, 9:04am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

I like chicken and waffles, especially if it's chicken in a waffle sandwich with vinegar 🤤

10   Quigley   Aug 17, 6:59pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

I'd consider buying less of a house. Contrary to popular belief, buying the biggest nicest house can be alienating, instead of ingratiating to friends and coworkers. Keeping things simple sends a signal to others that no matter your exalted position, you're still a regular guy who isn't full of himself. Buying a huge mini mansion just screams douchebag.

But I get why that seems like a great idea. After so many years of renting, you want to really step up.
I may have over bought a year ago, at least with respect to the people we know. I think the house inspires jealousy instead of bonhomie in people we invite over. Definitely that's the case with coworkers. But this is such a competitive market that even a nice basic house with a few amenities qualifies as a mini mansion.

11   Quigley   Aug 17, 12:50pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Get yer hoopty here!

12   Quigley   Aug 17, 11:39am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

komputodo says

One guy said: For me, a day of physical labor feels like REAL work.

Our bodies are meant to work. If we only work our minds, our bodies are unsatisfied and won't let us have the peace that comes from an honest day's labor.
If your job doesn't allow for manual labor, the best thing to do is hit the gym sometime that day.

13   Quigley   Aug 17, 11:34am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

errc says

Now AFTER the Neo Nazis ran their ca

Cmon, errc. I know you've chewed on the MSM's Charlotte story a while, but certainly you must have retained enough facts to know that the car was owned by a single individual who did the crime by himself, and wasn't involved with the racist torch march the day before. I just quoted your most egregious mistake. Stating an obvious and provable lie isn't a good way to advance your argument.

14   Quigley   Aug 17, 11:29am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

iwog says

Posturing and tweeting every day and abusing all his former employees may make you feel good but it's not an indication that Donald Trump is doing a good job.

Posturing? Is that wrong? You'd better fess up because you're guilty too.
Tweeting! Omg original sin to be sure! How dare he bypass the hostile legacy media!
Abusing his former employees... I guess I missed the story where he was hitting people or putting James Comey on the rack. Want to elaborate with something that makes sense?
So far none of your assertions have made me feel good. Want to try again? I mean, we want to give The Donald a fair chance to "do a good job" right?

15   Quigley   Aug 17, 11:19am     ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   quote    

It's interesting how the Authoritarian Left is using media and politics to stir up another Civil War, and at the same time is working to eradicate civil war history. Didn't George Santayana say, "those who can not remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

It's informative to read history written by the winners. It's INSTRUCTIVE to read how the conflict began from the viewpoint of the losers. What made them fight so hard for the "wrong" side? Keep in mind: 90% of Southerners weren't slave owners. Why did they refer to Lincoln as the Tyrant?

If we get rid of our history, we may well condemn ourselves to repeat it. This time red vs. blue. Trannies wielding rubber dildos vs cartoonists wielding rare Pepe's.

16   Quigley   Aug 16, 3:03pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Patrick says

Dan8267 says

Republicans never do anything out of principle or kindness. Their motivations are always selfish self-interests.

Oh come on. As if Democrats have some monopoly on virtue?

There are definitely lots of people on both sides who do things out of principle or kindness.

You mean like host a free forum supporting the principle of free speech where even ASSHOLES can vent their spleen with every stupid vicious thought that comes to their tiny brains?

17   Quigley   Aug 16, 1:29pm     ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike   quote    

One good thing came of all this. Donald Trump, with his usual marketing genius, put the term "alt-left" into play. Names have power. Just look at what the Leftist media did with the term "alt-right" to apply it to anyone who may like or agree with the President and then call them all white supremacists. Now we got "alt-left" to seriously abuse until its ingrained into the public consciousness. Pretty soon everyone will know and agree that Antifa and BLM are alt-left and thus violent anarchists. And SJWs will get lumped in because they deserve it and people hate them. And finally the media itself will be labeled alt-left and have no real way of combating that label since it's clearly true.
Then something will happen. Idk what!

18   Quigley   Aug 16, 1:13pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

YesYNot says

bob2356 says

I can't wait for my obligation to be in the US is finished so I can mail in my passport and leave.

My wife is ready to pack bags and move overseas. I'm still hopeful that Trump will be chewed up and spit out by the system, and that our country will recover. The threads here over the past few days though, have concerned me though. Polls show that 25% of the country strongly supports Trump, so I assume that the sentiments expressed here represent much of that 25%.

Why wait? GTFO now and help us MAGA!

19   Quigley   Aug 15, 10:40am     ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike   quote    

(Insert negative comment about Dan here)

20   Quigley   Aug 14, 6:57pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

I've been back there about every other summer for a while. I still have family up there, and my dad owns a local business you might find interesting.

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