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  • Is it just me or should our President hold off on his pursuit of blame until the after the leak is stopped?

    It seems President Obama is already in the punishment phase. He is steadily looking for "who's *** to kick", while the Gulf and its shorelines are turning black with light crude. He is sending in the lawers and "investigating" who is to blame. That is all fine...AFTER the oil has stopped filling the Gulf of Mexico. Shouldn't he focus all of his efforts in this matter to STOPPING THE LEAK FIRST...ASAP! What more should we expect from a career "community organizer". Afterall, that is what they do (RE: community organizers Quanell X and Al Sharpton)...use the courts to threaten, intimidate, and force people to uppend to his wishes. It seems that is all he knows how to do is attack and point the finger...which is fine and even necessary to some degree...AFTER THE LEAK HAS BEEN STOPPED. Why is he so focused on affixing blame while he ignore ideas from reliable sources on how to stop and minimize the adverse affects of the leak?

    7 AnswersOther - Politics & Government1 decade ago
  • Are straight, white, males discriminated more than any other group?

    ...being that it is widely accepted and common practice to exclude whites from consideration for college scholarships (UNCF), beauty pageants (miss black america), and consideration for jobs (affirmative action) based soley on their skin color. BET is an tv network that will not include programming that features white (or any other "race"). A white-only organization called "the race" would be villified and avoided like the plague by anyone seeking public office, while la raza is pandered to. The term "minority" means not a white man. Minority status offers greater access to home loans, education (pre-k where I live is only available for students whom english is their second language), work contracts, and greater punishments for crimes committed against you (hate crimes = crimes against anyone who is not a straight, white male). It is widely accepted in the black community that black on black crime is worse than crimes against other races...I've never even heard the term white on white crime. Crime is crime...is it not. Is "reverse-racism" not racism. When will we all realize that we are not african-americans, mexican-americans, chinese-americans, etc... we are all americans and that is enough to be proud of .

  • In Texas, can a person be ordered to pay child support that is retroactive.?

    I recently discovered that I have a child that is seventeen. I was fourteen when the child was concieved and the mother was seventeen. The child no longer lives with the mother and will be eighteen in a couple of months. I received a supoena for a child support hearing. I wondering if she can get seventeen years worth of retro-childsupport.

    10 AnswersMarriage & Divorce1 decade ago
  • Can't we all just get along?

    As a white guy who attended black schools as a child, I can tell you that it's much safer to be a black guy in a white neighborhood than a white guy in a black neighborhood. Any honest black person should tell you the same. That being said, I have nothing against anyone based soley on their race. Some of my best friends have been black...others mexican. I've been listening to rap music since whodini and RunDMC came out. My kings of comedy are R. Pryor, E. Murphy, and B. Cosby. I've seen racism from every angle and, to be honest, I can't believe were still having race problems. We're all Americans. That is our culture...AMERICAN. A black man in cuba and a black man in chicago do not share the same culture. Same for a white man in Sweden and a white man in San Diego. Black and white are colors, not cultures; no different than hair color or skin color.

    3 AnswersOther - Cultures & Groups1 decade ago
  • Have women lost the ability to discipline children?

    All of the single moms that I know have no clue how to discipline children. It seems that their only method of discipline is yelling (like they do with their boyfriends/husbands). Things like "get away from me" of "you're driving me crazy" or "I'm not telling you again". They allow the child to argue with them, talk back, and even hit or throw things at them. Then, when they can't control the child they medicate them to calm them down. They become convinced that the medication works because after they are on the medicine and then miss a day of meds the kids are even worse. I tell them that any addict gets frustrated and irritable when you take their drug away from them.

    Many of these women will not even take their child in public because they act up too much. And if you tell them anything about it they get mad. Then, they always blame the child by saying the child is just a bad kid. Taking all the blame off themselves. It just irritates the heck out me.

    13 AnswersFamily1 decade ago
  • Are children really better off with the mother as suggested by the majority of custody decisions in the courts

    I personally believe that both the mother and the father are necessary to raise a well-rounded child. However, it seems that most of the family court judges feel that it is better for a child to be fatherless than to be motherless. Why are the the fathers roles in parenting down-played by the courts and society.

    7 AnswersFamily1 decade ago
  • Why are we being told that building a wall on the border is too difficult a task?.?

    It seems ridiculous that our politicians tell us that it's not possible to build and effective wall between Mexico and the US. China built a 4,000 mile long wall...SEVEN HUNDRED YEARS AGO. Actually, the construction of the Great Wall can be traced back to 700 B.C. We put a man on the moon. We've proven that this country can accomplish anything we set our minds and resources to. By telling us that a wall would be too difficult to build, they are actually saying that they (our politicians) don't want a wall built. Which begs my question...Why??? All TRUE Americans want it done. We've given them the money to do it. What's the hold up!!!!

    9 AnswersImmigration1 decade ago
  • How do i gid rid of the gnats in my house?

    The gnats in my kitchen are driving me crazy. I keep the kitchen spotless and all fruit is kept in the fridge. I've tried bleach, pinesol, and other household cleaners/chemicals. Sometimes they'll go away for a night, but are back by the next morning. Any advice would help.

    2 AnswersOther - Home & Garden1 decade ago
  • Would the National Assoc. for the Advancement of White People or the United Caucasion College Fund be accepted

    Too be clear, I have no problem with the NAACP or UNCF. The problem I have is the double standard. If the NAACP, UNCF, BET, Miss Black America, and the like are not considered racist (excluding anyone who is not black based soley on their race), why not then would the National Assoc. for the Advancement of White People or the United Caucasion College Fund be accepted as not racist.

    13 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
  • Is there ever a good reason to go to war?

    Reading alot of the anti-war comments makes me wonder if the liberals think there is ever a good reason to go to war. Just curious....

    18 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
  • To anyone who evacuated Houston prior to Hurricane Rita, didn't it seem like you were in Mexico?

    To anyone who evacuated Houston prior to Hurricane Rita, didn't it seem like you were in Mexico?

    I spent 20 hours traveling 120 miles up I-45, along with about 400, 000 others. I would just like to know if anyone else noticed... . I'm positive there are more illegals here than we realize and are being told.

    6 AnswersImmigration1 decade ago
  • To anyone who evacuated Houston prior to Hurricane Rita, didn't it seem like you were in Mexico?

    I spent 20 hours traveling 120 miles up I-45, along with about 400, 000 others. I would just like to know if anyone else noticed... . I'm positive there are more illegals here than we realize and are being told.

    3 AnswersOther - Mexico1 decade ago
  • Can you really call someone an "african"-american if they have never set foot in africa?

    It seems to me that if you really want to be identified with another country, then being an american is not enough for you. Especially if you have no clue what it means to be an african, chinese, italian, irish, or what ever other nationality you wish you were.

    7 AnswersOther - Cultures & Groups1 decade ago