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(The Atlantic)   Modern Poverty: Almost half of Public School students are now low-income ..... students from low-income families tend to end up parents of low-income families   (theatlantic.com) divider line 21
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2013-10-18 10:51:41 AM
3 votes:
This should be at every school:

i1.wp.com
2013-10-18 10:54:49 AM
2 votes:
i.qkme.me
2013-10-18 10:53:31 AM
2 votes:
Hey look! All the poorest states are also the states that keep voting AGAINST programs that would help them by voting FOR Republicans.

They may be poor and dumb, but they sure know how to wear pants on their heads!
2013-10-18 10:48:14 AM
2 votes:
The important thing is that we have found someone to blame.
2013-10-18 10:41:37 AM
2 votes:
i1.ytimg.com
2013-10-18 12:55:47 PM
1 votes:

BgJonson79: I'm a fairly stalwart Libertarian, and even I can't figure out how society can exist without government. Care to give me a Reader's Digest example?



They will create the New Soviet Man, who is so selfless that economic collectivism comes naturally to him.

I think that is supposed to occur right after unicorns return to the world and all the pixie dust makes the flowers bloom.
2013-10-18 12:25:00 PM
1 votes:

Fano: FarkedOver: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: You really expect an IT helpdesk associate whose job is to troubleshoot software for a financial consultant at a telecom company to "control the means of production"? The production of what? And how would they control it?

Socialism is not just for industrial workers.  It's for all workers of all countries every where.  The product is the software.  The software, like machines, needs repairs and needs people who understand it and how to operate it.  Your lack of vision in how to incorporate office workers within a socialist system is not my problem, but your own short sightedness.

You're just as smart as Lenin, I'll give you that.


You mean that as an insult, which is fine, considering you probably have never even read any of his writings... I take it as a compliment. Thank you.
2013-10-18 12:07:19 PM
1 votes:
By the way, whoever put that statue of Lenin there is an artistic genius.

Found art? Junk art? Performance art? Who cares?

It is as lovely, brilliant, funny, smart, subversive as a Banksy painting.
2013-10-18 11:44:25 AM
1 votes:

FarkedOver: Phinn: Of course it is. Even your hypothetical starving worker is greatly improving his situation (starvation -> death) by making a voluntary agreement with an employer to get paid for work (income -> food).

That is not a hypothetical.  Every person that sells their labor power does so in order to survive.  That's not a choice.  That is the very definition of subjugation and coercion.



No, that isn't the correct definition.

Subjugation and coercion is the threat that the person you're dealing with will ATTACK you if you don't agree to cooperate.

In a voluntary interaction, both parties have the right to walk away, and NOT be attacked by the other party, if the two of them don't make a mutually-acceptable trade.

I see what your problem is now -- your definitions are completely wrong.  I'm glad I could clear that up for you.
2013-10-18 11:12:43 AM
1 votes:

uber humper: Slaves2Darkness: uber humper: [www.betterthanpants.com image 704x272] If all you do is hope, you won't see any change

It's working great for the Blue states, but hey those Red states that refuse to give "Government Handouts" seem to be falling further and further behind. It's almost like in the 21st century we need our government to help us achieve success. That the "land of opportunity" is increasingly the "land of need an education".

I look at the map in the article and it corresponds very closely with how much aid states give to the poor. Those states that have liberal welfare policies have lowered poverty rates, high education rates, and better economies then states that don't.


I agree about the education but we need to find a better way to handle welfare.

China just dropped our credit rating because we are financing debt with more debt.  There is a tipping point on how much we can spend. The gov is currently paying 2% on the debt, once that goes up to more realistic numbers, the welfare is gonna take huge a hit. It;s not sustainable.  And the rich don't have enough money to tax.


It's a good thing welfare is the only item on the budget we could possibly be wasting money on.

I wonder if we cut defense spending to only 25% of the budget and contented ourselves with only having the most expensive military in the world instead of the galaxy how much welfare and tax cuts we could afford...
2013-10-18 11:01:18 AM
1 votes:

uber humper: FarkedOver: uber humper: If you believe that shiat, you've bought yourself a wasted life. If you want to help society, learn some skills and pitch into the economy -- otherwise, you're a drag

Well reasoned argument.  I applaud you.

I'll pitch you some food, someday.  Be nice.


Pitching into the economy, as you have said I should do, what does that mean? That we should work harder even though our wages have flat lined.  We should work longer so we can have more take home pay to keep our heads above water.  Capitalism is bullshiat.  Cooperation is the only way we can and the only way we will succeed as a planet.  Get used to it.

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2013-10-18 10:55:25 AM
1 votes:

generallyso: We're barreling towards our fifth consecutive decade of stagnant wages with virtually all gains in income going to the the richest echelons of the economy while costs have continued to rise.


But we can't do anything that might affect the rich in even the smallest way! Why that'd be class warfare.
2013-10-18 10:52:20 AM
1 votes:

Ned Stark: DrewCurtisJr: Tom_Slick: Get rid of NCLB and maybe we can get some decent public schools again.

What? The reason we have NCLB is because the public schools weren't doing well, especially with low income students.

Its a nessecary but not sufficient condition.


You want to make the schools decent again? Bring back corporal punishment.
2013-10-18 10:44:20 AM
1 votes:
All of these happenings are merely sowing the seeds for socialist revolution in America. It will happen because there will be no other choice.

"Give us a child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever."
-Lenin
2013-10-18 10:43:55 AM
1 votes:

uber humper: [www.betterthanpants.com image 704x272] If all you do is hope, you won't see any change


It's working great for the Blue states, but hey those Red states that refuse to give "Government Handouts" seem to be falling further and further behind. It's almost like in the 21st century we need our government to help us achieve success. That the "land of opportunity" is increasingly the "land of need an education".

I look at the map in the article and it corresponds very closely with how much aid states give to the poor. Those states that have liberal welfare policies have lowered poverty rates, high education rates, and better economies then states that don't.
2013-10-18 10:43:13 AM
1 votes:
Simply require their parents to have higher incomes.  Then we can make sure that all the nation's schoolchildren are above average.
2013-10-18 10:42:38 AM
1 votes:

The Muthaship: If only it was possible to not have kids you can't provide for.


So, since we have established the difficulty in moving up the social ladder, you are really saying that only those who are from good families should ever be able to reproduce? Maybe we can just sterilize the poor, but then we would only have one generation Wal-Mart employees. Can't have that!
2013-10-18 10:38:56 AM
1 votes:
I blame No Child Left Behind, public schools now teach to the test, their only concerns are attendance and the test.  Private schools (the good ones not the derpy creationist Christian schools) are actually still teaching like Public schools did 30 years ago, so if parents have the means and opportunity they are pulling their kids out.

Get rid of NCLB and maybe we can get some decent public schools again.
2013-10-18 10:37:41 AM
1 votes:
www.betterthanpants.com If all you do is hope, you won't see any change
2013-10-18 10:36:44 AM
1 votes:
If only it was possible to not have kids you can't provide for.
2013-10-18 10:36:13 AM
1 votes:
Land of opportunity to do exactly what your parents did and nothing else.
 
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