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Old 11 June 2008, 09:21 PM
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Duh, they just print it. The government owns the mints, don't they?
I was actually thinking of politician's paychecks, which come from taxes. So this is completely idiotic on two fronts.
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Old 18 August 2008, 02:45 PM
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Comment: you know ypou people are a dishonor to this great nation. why
you bow down to a religion and musLium at that.. this country was founded
on christianity..not muslium.. i dont care if they are you cheap work
force..you are an amerian company who has sold out to the left and the
radical muslium take over of this country onE bit at a time.. i
personally will never buy another tyson product and for your imformation
i am a star and millions know me.. and i will protest against you .
and you americanS MAKE A stupid idea to make labor day a muslium
holiday.. in tysons name.. you low life cowards who are YOU afraid
oF musliums.. they are here to be americans learn our culture not to
impose theres on us.. we set& fought to set the world free. and they
should be thankful..but no you people are politicaly stupid...we american
citisens will not forget what you have done.. everyone knows youR ties
with the lefetst bill clinton.. you should be ashamed .but your not your
socialist company.. hiring cheap labor. and putting down the usa
holidays to give some freeking 250 musliums a holiday they in their
muslium religion a day off or a holiday they there relegioNS name.. whaT
assholes you are all of you from top to the bottom and im talking to you
mr owner ceo big dumbass. disgrace to this country.. traitor you are a
traitor.. and stupid ...but oh you think you are so smart... well its
not over until the fat lady sings.. and this issue is far FROM dead big
shots.. when people find out what you have done no one will buy your
tyson prducts but musliums.... and you know what you deserve it.. and i
hope with my help your stock goes to 00000 and everyone like myslf will
start buying pilgrims pride ..believe this i meet and see millions of
people every year. and i will tell wll of them what you are
doing....you are not americans.. your greaty socialists who thinks we
american citisens dont know what you are doing and have been doing..but
your wrong....you all are a disgrace....watch your product sales.. if
you dont retRact this un american and and insulting change of labor day
to a muslium named after some freekiing muslism holiday your cash
income and sales will reflect your decision.......you choose
americans holidays or musliums....like i said i will never buy anouther
tyson produt..NEVER NEVER you make me sick...IM very disapionted in you
and pissed off at you and i the famous star you AND all know the
world knows ME SO good day to you.. and see youR sales drop....YOU CAN
BANK ON IT BECAUSE I AM VERY UPSET WITH YOU...MAYBE YOUR MUSLIUM
WORKERS WILL BUY ENOUGH OF YOUR PRODUCT TO KEEP FROM HAVING TO CLOSE
YOUR DOORS......YOU CAN BET IM WORKNING TO ENFORM ALL MY FANS.....THIS
IS STILL AS OF NOW A FREE COUNTRY.. AND I HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH FOR
NOW..AND I WILL USE IT..I HAVE NOTHING AGAISNT YOUR MUSLIUM WORKERS THAT
YOU UNDER PAY OF COURSE.. BUT AMERICA AND AMERICANS COME FIRST...NEVER
FORGET THAT CEOS BIG OWNERS AND BIG SHOTS WE MADE YOU RICH NOT THE
FREEKING MUSLIUMS GOODBYE AND I WONDER WHAT YOUR GOING TO DO WITH ALL
THEM CHICKENS YOU CANT SELL....I KNOW GIVE IT TO YOUR MUSLIUM WORKERS
YOU LOVE SO MUCH CAUSE WE DONT WANT IT ANYMORE YOU DIG.........YOUR GOING
TO GET A BOUYCOT.. DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT...........GIVE MY LOVE TO ALL
YOUR MUSLIUM WORKERS THEY GOT A HLIDAY NAMED AFER ONE OF THERE FALSE
GODS..AND YOU DISHONORED LABOR DAY OUR AMERICAN HOLIDAY.. YOU TRAITOR
SOCIALIST BUMS
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Old 18 August 2008, 04:52 PM
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My first thought was Pamela Anderson, but she's a peta shill. Then I thought Paris Hilton, but she doesn't seem even as smart as whoever wrote that. Now I'm torn between Lindsey Lohan, Britney Spears, and Miley Cyrus.
But what's a muslium?
A Muslim museum?
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Old 18 August 2008, 09:20 PM
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My first thought was Pamela Anderson, but she's a peta shill. Then I thought Paris Hilton, but she doesn't seem even as smart as whoever wrote that. Now I'm torn between Lindsey Lohan, Britney Spears, and Miley Cyrus.
My first thought was that it came from the White House.
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Old 18 August 2008, 10:20 PM
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My first thought was Pamela Anderson, but she's a peta shill. Then I thought Paris Hilton, but she doesn't seem even as smart as whoever wrote that. Now I'm torn between Lindsey Lohan, Britney Spears, and Miley Cyrus.
Any reason for the sexism here?
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Old 25 August 2008, 04:26 PM
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Comment: I just read the artitle entitled OLD SCHOOL DAYS. This is my
first visit to your site, and I confess to being disappointed in this
article, as its premise is entirely false, and the implications it
attempts to make are false. The premise is that the 1940s report on
school discipline problems citing gum-chewing, littering, and making noise
in class as being the most worrisome problems then faced by educators as
being not true, then it goes on to show that this is simply someone's
opinion and strongly implies that, as such, it therefore holds no truth.
There is a difference in saying that these were the MOST worrisome
problems educators faced in the 1940s. That would probably not be
true--likely they were more concerned about preparing the young men before
them to go out to war to fight Hitler! To say, however, that these were
the most PREVALENT day-to-day problems in the classrooms WOULD be
true--and that is exactly the point the man who originally made this
statement meant! The most PREVALENT (as well as worrisome)problems
educators face today is well-known to all of us living in the 21st
century, and they are a million miles away from the most prevalent,
day-to-day issues a high school principal or teacher dealt with in that
time period. All someone would have to do to get your documented evidence
is interview even 100 random people from different parts of the country
who were in high school during that time period and ask them what
school-life was like for them and write down the specifics. Was it
commonplace to walk to classes and pass students in the hallways kissing
passionately and even groping each other? Did the thought ever even enter
their minds that one of my fellow-students may blow up the school today?
Or that someone may bring a gun to school that day and blow them all to
bits as they sit in Algebra class? Were lockdowns a regular part of
school life? Worry over STDS? I could literally go on and on and on.
Better yet, interview 100 random teens from all over America today and ask
them first what their daily concerns are--what highschool in 2008 is
really like-- THEN compare the specifics they give to those octogenarians
when you interview them. There are the facts. Just because no research
group has done this--or so the article's author implies--and written it
down for everyone to read makes no difference whatsoever because those
people who lived in that time period are still alive and kicking--many of
them--and they can testify to the facts with their own mouths. The
Reverend Billy Graham is one of them. He KNOWS that is how schools were
back then BECAUSE HE LIVED THROUGH THAT ERA. The author of the article
seems to want desperately to believe that there wasn't an actual more
idyllic time period--but the truth is, THERE WAS! Was it that there were
no problems whatsoever? Of course not, but compared to what is before
every one of us everyday in today's world, it actually almost seems so.
The contrast...its reality--is so stark. I was born in 1950, and I can
honestly testify that my life back then --and that of the dozen or so kids
in my neighborhood--was no different than that of Beaver Cleaver! Those
much younger than I may have trouble believing that, and try to write it
off as though things were really no different, we have simply romanticized
the past until we actually believe it. Did everyone from my generation and
before have this kind of life? No, of course not! But they were the
exceptions, not the rule. Many today like to point those out to try to
prove their premise that the world has always been just as it is today. I
suspect perhaps they believe in the Easter bunny as well, prefering la-la
land to reality! They can go ahead and hold that belief if they like, but
believing that doesn't change the reality of what was, and there are still
a lot of us yet living who recall the sweetness of that time, and it is
much like the feel of a cool and gentle breeze on a blistering hot summer
day.
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Old 25 August 2008, 04:28 PM
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There is a difference in saying that these were the MOST worrisome
problems educators faced in the 1940s. That would probably not be
true--likely they were more concerned about preparing the young men before
them to go out to war to fight Hitler!

The author of the article seems to want desperately to believe that there
wasn't an actual more idyllic time period--but the truth is, THERE WAS!
A time period in which educators' primary focus was supposedly preparing young men to go fight a war against the regime of a genocidal fascist dictator who had conquered half of Europe sounds idyllic to me, all right.

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Old 25 August 2008, 04:31 PM
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What makes you think it's sexism? I just couldn't think of any male stars who seem to have that semi-literate 'I am a total idiot' reputation.
Exactly. You kinda proved my point there.
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Old 25 August 2008, 04:34 PM
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Reverend Billy Graham is one of them. He KNOWS that is how schools were
back then BECAUSE HE LIVED THROUGH THAT ERA. The author of the article
seems to want desperately to believe that there wasn't an actual more
idyllic time period--but the truth is, THERE WAS! Was it that there were
no problems whatsoever? Of course not, but compared to what is before
every one of us everyday in today's world, it actually almost seems so.
The contrast...its reality--is so stark. I was born in 1950, and I can
honestly testify that my life back then --and that of the dozen or so kids
in my neighborhood--was no different than that of Beaver Cleaver!

This post could be written by my father (except that he'd use far better prose).

Of course, my father was raised on the campus of Bob Jones University which is hardly representative of the mass experience. Oddly enough, when he was growing up, Dorothy Allison was doing so as well, only a few miles away from him. Out of the two, I'd say Allison had the more common experience.
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Old 25 August 2008, 04:38 PM
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This post could be written by my father (except that he'd use far better prose).
It's even worse because our article makes no claim at all about the present being more or less idyllic than the past -- it simply notes that the original article was written as an expression of the author's opinion and was not based on any comparative study of differences between the two eras.

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Old 25 August 2008, 04:45 PM
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It's even worse because our article makes no claim at all about the present being more or less idyllic than the past -- it simply notes that the original article was written as an expression of the author's opinion and was not based on any comparative study of differences between the two eras.

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Ah, but, see, objectivity has no place in such a discussion. I've learned this after running up against the brick wall that is idealization. It's rather akin to the brick wall of faith-based policy.
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Old 26 August 2008, 03:39 PM
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Okay, how about Keanu Reeves?
And when was the last time the media spent as much energy deriding Keanu Reeves or any other male star as they do on deriding young female stars?
The point isn't so much that you are an outstanding sexist, as that you're facilitating the outstanding sexism in the media.
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Old 26 August 2008, 06:46 PM
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Of course, my father was raised on the campus of Bob Jones University which is hardly representative of the mass experience.
I suspect many of the people who want to claim that their school days were so much more "idyllic" than today attended schools (as I did) that had no poor students, no black students, no Asian students, no Jewish students, no Latino students, etc. (because members of those groups didn't live in the neighborhood or had to attend different schools).

It's a lot easier to create an "idyllic" world when you exclude everyone else who might disturb your vision of utopia.

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Old 26 August 2008, 06:53 PM
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I am not sexist. If the person who wrote the message to snopes had not said anything about being 'a star', we wouldn't be having this discussion.
Let me make this a bit clearer. When you were joking about it being "a star," you listed nothing but female celebs. As we all know by now, the media is hugely invested in slut-shaming, body-shaming and ridiculious criticism of specifically female stars. They ignore, downplay, or lackadasically mention similar behavior by male celebs. That is sexism.

Your post bought into that media sell as you specifically pointed out only female celebs as unintelligent and incapable of making an argument, rather than levening it by mentioning similar males.
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Old 26 August 2008, 06:55 PM
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I suspect many of the people who want to claim that their school days were so much more "idyllic" than today attended schools (as I did) that had no poor students, no black students, no Asian students, no Jewish students, no Latino students, etc. (because members of those groups didn't live in the neighborhood or had to attend different schools).
Or that, in my mother's case, viewed the oppressed as agents of their own oppression or even as being pre-ordained to be oppressed (i.e. the natural order argument). Not to mention, so many things were held as "only in the family" that true stories almost never escaped if they were ever even told.
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Old 28 August 2008, 02:49 AM
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RE: MS. BAMA !! I DONT KNOW HOW I WAS CHOSEN TO RECIEVE
THIS AND I HAVE READ IT ALL !! AS A 76 YEAR OLD PERSON
I SEE TWO LONELY PERSONS WHO HAVE CREATED A HELL ON
EARTH FOR MOST OF THEIR LIVES AND DO NOT BELONG IN THE
POLITICAL ARENA THE JOB THEY HAVE APPLIED FOR CALLS
FOR MUCH TIME AND EFFORT TRYING YO SOLVE THE DAILY
UPS AND DOWNS OF 400 MILLION PEOPLE AND THEY ARE
NOT ABLE TO HANDLE THEIR OWN LIVES THERE HAS BEN
MUCH IN THE MEDIA ABOUT THEM THIS YEAR IF I WERE
IN THEIR SHOES I WOULD QUIT Whyle I WAS AHED BESIDE
A FREE EDUCATION AND NEVER HAD TO PUNCH A CLOCK
AND yET THE TAXPAYERS OF AMERICA HAND THEM 14+ MIL
I DONT KNOW WHAT TO MAKE OF THEM I SEE TWO HUMANS
SWIMING IN RASEISISM NONE OF THE THIS MAKES SENSE
THE BRITISH INVADED THIS CONTINENT TO EXPAND THEIR
EMPIRE ON SEVERAL OCASIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
KICKING OUT PEACEFUL DUTCH SETTLERS WHO BAUGHT AND
PAID FOR THE ISLAND OF MANHATTEN THEN STATTEN ISLAND
AND MOST OF BROOKLYN THE BRITISH BROUGHT AFRICN PEOPLE
THEY HAS PURCHED FROM ARAB SLAVERS WHO BARTERED FOR
THEM FROM WAR CHIEFS WHO LIVE ALONG THE NIGER RIVER
IN NORTH AND MIDDLE EAST AFRICA. ALL OF THE BOATS
THAT BROUGHT THE CAPTIVE PEOPLE WERE MADE AND OWENED
BY THE BRITISH. PORTEQUES TRADERS WERE ALSO INVOLVED
IN THE SLAVE TRADE.ALL OF THE EARLY PLANTATION OWNERS
WERE BRITISH AND PEOPLE WHO CAME FROM THE BRITISH ISLES
SO WHY ARE WE ALL PUT IN HER CATAGORY I HAVE NEVER MET
A REAL WHITE MY WIFE IS GERMAN AND INDIAN. MY PEOPLE
CAME FROM KONIGSBERG PRUSSIA AND LIVED JUST BELOW THE
ICE CAP FOR SEVERAL THOUSAND YEARS ALONG WITH THE
RUSS,NORSE,POLES AND HUNS !! WE ARE ALL MOSTLY PINK!!
THE ROMANS WERE A HINZ 57 MIX !! ADAM AND EVE WERE NOT
WHITE SO WHO ARE THE WHITE PEOPLE SHE HATES ????????
ANY HOW ALL OF THIS WILL END ON JAN 29TH 2009 WHEN
PRESIDENT > JOHN McCAIN AND HIS FAMILY STROLL DOWN
TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND SETUP HOUSE KEEPING FOR THE
NEXT EIGHT YEARS !! AND MABY TWO MEN WHO ARE APPLYING
FOR TWO GOVERNMENT JOBS AT THE SAME TIME!! THATS
KINDA LIKE HAVING YOUR CAKE AND EATING IT TOO !!!!!!
ADIOS AMIGOS
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Old 28 August 2008, 02:52 AM
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NONE OF THE THIS MAKES SENSE
That was the one phrase of the the that did make sense.
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Old 28 August 2008, 03:09 AM
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MS. BAMA
I believe her full name is MS. WAMA BAMA THANK YOU MAMA. Please be more careful in future.
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Old 28 August 2008, 03:19 AM
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HOW ALL OF THIS WILL END ON JAN 29TH 2009 WHEN
PRESIDENT > JOHN McCAIN AND HIS FAMILY STROLL DOWN
TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND SETUP HOUSE KEEPING FOR THE
NEXT EIGHT YEARS !!
I'm pretty sure he'll still have his Senate seat (and his wife's fortune), so he probably won't have to take up a housekeeping job.

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Old 28 August 2008, 03:57 AM
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HOW ALL OF THIS WILL END ON JAN 29TH 2009
Why will it end on the 29th? The election is on the November 4th, and president's are inaugurated on January 20th. Is McCain going to get inaugurated and then sit around and twiddle his thumbs for nine days?
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