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rje437 10 posts  |  Last Activity: Nov 1, 2014 1:00 PM Member since: Jan 4, 2010
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    OT response to rogere's racist accusations

    by scs_dan Oct 29, 2014 2:10 PM
    rje437 rje437 Nov 1, 2014 1:00 PM Flag

    Everyone smiles and claps each other on the back when the USA delivers seed corn and farm implements to the famine stricken in Ethiopia. They feel GOOD about themselves, happily reporting back that they spent weeks teaching the nomads to farm and feed themselves.
    Embarrassment sets in a year later when our heroes return to the village. "Where are the crops?" ask the Americans. "You don't need to put the seeds in the ground". is the reply. "We only need to cook the seeds in water, makes for a fine dinner. Besides, you told us you would return to check on us . Did you bring us more seeds? We are hungry again.".

    This would be a funny story were it not true. Remember, South Africa [the nation] was a net exporter of food to the rest of Africa during White rule. Now, it depends on imports from overseas, complimented by help from the UN. Not a White farmer in sight to blame, either. They saw the writing on the wall and got out....

  • Reply to

    OT response to rogere's racist accusations

    by scs_dan Oct 29, 2014 2:10 PM
    rje437 rje437 Oct 31, 2014 6:34 AM Flag

    I'm glad that you realize that you have been overwhelmed by logic and verbally stymied. Thus beaten, return to your room, boy; the grownups are talking.

  • Reply to

    OT response to rogere's racist accusations

    by scs_dan Oct 29, 2014 2:10 PM
    rje437 rje437 Oct 30, 2014 11:38 AM Flag

    "Elboa"? Twice in one paragraph. Good heavens. Judging racists should not be your cause celebre..Learning basic middle school grammar would be a useful pursuit . I am sure there are free classes in your community.

  • Reply to

    OT response to rogere's racist accusations

    by scs_dan Oct 29, 2014 2:10 PM
    rje437 rje437 Oct 30, 2014 11:28 AM Flag

    "Treating Ebola within the continent of Africa is a lost cause". To send money or food to these countries has proved time and time again to be useless.The money is used by the politicians for palaces and Mercedes limos; the food is sold on the black market and the proceeds used to buy weapons. A doctor who visits infected areas of Africa may help cure a few sick individuals in the short term, but returning to the USA without proving himself 100%....Not "Well I feel fine, just a slight temperature, thank you"..ONE HUNDRED PERCENT
    virus free makes him a danger to his fellow citizens, negating whatever good he has done overseas.

    This is not racism, it is realism. Like the 30 year old who won't leave Mommie's basement, or the junkie who won't put down the needle, help is wasted until they begin to help themselves. Anything else is egotistical folly.

  • rje437 rje437 Oct 27, 2014 10:03 AM Flag

    Treating Ebola within the continent of Africa is a lost cause. Neither the Gov'ts will help nor will the inhabitants work to improve the conditions that support the various illnesses that breed there. The best outcome will only prolong the misery of the wretches inhabiting that area. Solution? Do the charitable thing: Quarantine the entire continent and let the vultures feast.

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    FRO Board People are nuts!!

    by gebenhoeh Oct 24, 2014 6:35 PM
    rje437 rje437 Oct 25, 2014 1:05 PM Flag

    Your post brings to mind the old lady complaining about the restaurant she frequents. "The food here is terrible!", she whines. "And such small portions!". Moral: Don't like it? Don't log into it.

  • rje437 rje437 Oct 17, 2014 7:30 AM Flag

    Like history and logic tells us: From the Tse-Tse fly to ebola, from Idi Amin to obammy, nothing good and everything bad comes out of that God forsaken continent.

  • Reply to

    Line to cut distribution

    by susanhenderson988 Oct 10, 2014 2:04 PM
    rje437 rje437 Oct 10, 2014 4:27 PM Flag

    Ebola? Cornhola!

  • Reply to

    SCS, BARBERSHORES MESSAGE TO THE POOR

    by lakeed98 Sep 29, 2014 3:20 PM
    rje437 rje437 Oct 1, 2014 4:35 PM Flag

    "talk to the pastors who labor with the poor". I can see the scenario. After Homeboy drops his welfare check at the Houston Casino, and Baby Mama used up the access card having her hair done and nails painted, it turns out that the cable bill has been neglected while all 5 kids want to watch cartoons. So, off come the gold chains, off come the $250.00 Air Jordon sneakers, park the SUV and hoof it to see Pastor Softouch for a handout. "Diapers! we need, and food to feed! and tokens for the bus! Homeboy has an interview, but cannot go without new shoes. Tarqueesha needs supplies for school and on and on ad infinitum.

    Happy the family retreats to their State supplied abode, arms laden with loot handed to them by the gullible folks that think they are helping a fellow man.

    Do Homeboy and Baby Mama stop to thank their benefactors? Of course not! They know that the church folks are soft headed fools, who already support others like them with charity. As they return home, they mock the stupid ones who take time to hand them charity, laughing at how easy it is to live off others, being on vacation full time with every want and need met by others.

  • Reply to

    OT BS Who are the poor in America

    by barbershores Sep 26, 2014 12:30 PM
    rje437 rje437 Sep 29, 2014 4:41 PM Flag

    To be poor in America is to only have one pair of $250.00 sneakers, only 4 gold chains around your neck, 23" rims on your SUV, instead of 28", a new I phone with only 250 minutes on it, and an access card with only $750.00 a month on it. All paid for by the wealthy taxpayer. Why would the "poor" be stupid enough to work and lose all the freebies? Heck, just voting Democrat once a year is work enough for them. Hungry children? Hah! Their children are obese from McDonald's three or four times a day 'cause Baby Mama is too lazy to cook. There is not an economic threshold dividing poor / not poor; there is a difference between being smart enough to beat the system and stupid enough to support that aforesaid system.

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