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Old July 11th, 2018, 07:52 AM   #31
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LOL

far be it from me to defend tn from his blusterings

but, actually, they had quite a few squabbling "parties" - they were just known as tribes - and they were at war with each other all the time
Here, I'll rescue you.

I responded tp: THE US SAVED THE MODERN WORLD

That US no longer exists. My apology for being unclear.
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Old July 11th, 2018, 08:17 AM   #32
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I applaud everything in the article. The statements are profound and unsettling, but if I had to choose ONE phrase it would be this one:

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All the gravest ills we know of, all the diseases of the body politic, are caused by poverty, which is the deprivation of possibility. And they understood, too, that poverty isnít just financial ó but it can also be a deprivation, for example, of social bonds, of opportunities, of meaning, of status, of purpose. There are many kinds of poverty, and money is just one.


Remember Reagans ""shining city upon a hill." The phrase comes from Pilgrim John Winthrop, who wrote it to describe the America he imagined. Sigh. If only.

Where is that city? That country? I can barely remember it. Our current "poverty"--our deprivation--is so heartfelt or at least it should be, but as I read through the posts all I see are the dismissals, the denial, the outrage and name calling.

We can't even agree that this country is falling and failing it's people. We are failing each other. We don't take care of each. We don't even like each other. We don't even pretend anymore because IF WE DO we are called PC People.

Where is that shining city on a hill? Where did it go?
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Old July 11th, 2018, 08:20 AM   #33
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Mississippi?
Actually its California with the highest poverty rate. Income alone does not equal poverty. Cost of living must be factored as well. That is what is missing when the left screams poor red state. They never want to discuss cost of living.

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ē The Official Poverty Measure determines the distribution of many government benefits, but it is a poor tool for understanding
poverty because it does not account for regional costs of living.
ē Analyzing all 50 states and D.C. with the U.S. Census Bureauís Supplemental Measure of Poverty that accounts for cost of living
shows a significant shift in regional poverty rates.
ē The Official Poverty Measure overstates poverty rates in the South and Midwest and understates poverty on the coasts.
ē Texasí poverty rates for whites, blacks, and Hispanics of Mexican origin are well below average among the 50 states and D.C.
ē Virginia and Texas have the lowest demographically adjusted poverty level among the 12 largest states when accounting for
cost of living; California and Florida have the highest rates.
https://www.texaspolicy.com/library/...huckDeVore.pdf

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In 1995, a National Academy of Sciences panel made recommendations for how an alternative poverty measure could be developed. Since then, the Census Bureau has worked in partnership with the Bureau of Labor Statistics to further these recommendations. The result was the supplemental poverty measure, which produces state level poverty rates that differ considerably from the official poverty measures.

Compared to Mississippi's official poverty rate of 20.7% between 2011 and 2013, the supplemental poverty rate was more than five percentage points lower during that time. In California, the supplemental poverty rate was 7.4 percentage points higher and, at 23.4%, the highest in the nation. Based on recently released data from the Census Bureau, these are the states where the poor are under-counted most.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money...ates/18104313/
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Alabama recently made the news in this regard.

3rd world poverty was found to be common by a world organization who researches such things
Can you produce the list.
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Can you produce the list.
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The online financial web site WalletHub compared America's 150 biggest cities to determine the best run and worst run municipalities, based upon how much each city spends per capita, and 35 criteria of the outcomes in each city, including financial stability, education, health, safety, the economy and infrastructure and pollution.

The worst rated cities are:

1. Washington D.C.

2. Detroit, Michigan

3. New York City

4. San Francisco, California

5. Gulfport, Mississippi

6. Oakland, California

7. Chattanooga, Tennessee

8. Flint, Michigan

9. Cleveland, Ohio

10. Hartford, Connecticut


Chattanooga named one of the worst run cities in America | Times Free Press




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If you consider modern being 1% of the population having gold plated toilets and millions of homeless shitting in the streets. Sure.
As if there was not a rich 1% throught Europe. The homeless shitting on the streets in California is a result of European liberalism. You have Governor Jerry Brown presiding over that one.
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Old July 12th, 2018, 04:15 AM   #37
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Washington DC Blue

San fran Blue

Cleveland Blue

Oakland Blue

NY City Blue

Flint Blue

Hartford Blue

Detroit Blue

only 2 Red DistrictS out of the 10.

NUFF SAID.
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you mean thanks to the increase in the economy which began before he even took office - before he was even chosen by the electoral college? That thanks?
bullshit
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Can you produce the list.
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How about a map?





This article is a list of U.S. states, territories, and the District of Columbia ordered by poverty rate. 2014 statistics are not identical to official poverty rates because they include children not counted in the official numbers (see Revised Tables link below). Supplemental Poverty Measure takes into account differences in cost of living between states (i.e. housing costs appreciably higher/lower than the national average) as well as taxes and the value of government assistance programs. All data are from the United States Census Bureau.

The lowest poverty rate was in New Hampshire, and the highest poverty rate was in American Samoa (the highest poverty rate among the states was in Mississippi).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...y_poverty_rate
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States Sabcat, states. Pay better attention.
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