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  1. crank replied to the thread Almost Half of U.S. Births Happen Outside Marriage, Signaling Cultural Shift.

    My solution is not being an asshat (about marriage) myself, and staying married.

    Oct 21, 2018 at 10:17 PM
  2. crank replied to the thread Almost Half of U.S. Births Happen Outside Marriage, Signaling Cultural Shift.

    Nope, not me. I'm the one who thinks adults should stop behaving badly. Not my problem to solve. It's on each of us to not be an adult asshat, and ensure our kids don't end...

    Oct 21, 2018 at 10:16 PM
  3. crank replied to the thread Don't go camping alone..

    1) people (especially parents, who should have been more responsible and weren't) lie. they say 'i only turned my back for an instant', when they really turned their back AND...

    Oct 21, 2018 at 10:10 PM
  4. crank replied to the thread Don't go camping alone..

    Has books to sell. And you believe HIM, over all those involved in conducting autopsies, concluding official search reports, national park management, police, and others...

    Oct 21, 2018 at 10:04 PM
  5. crank liked Hellbilly's post in the thread Don't go camping alone..

    Ummmmm, OK. To each their own, I guess. I will continue to live my life doing the things that make me happy, and pity those that don't get to experience the amazing things...

    Oct 21, 2018 at 10:01 PM
  6. crank replied to the thread Almost Half of U.S. Births Happen Outside Marriage, Signaling Cultural Shift.

    You chose to ignore my important point. DIVORCE tells children that mom & dad didn't care enough (about them) to get over their issues. Outside of things like violence, crime,...

    Oct 21, 2018 at 9:59 PM
  7. crank liked Gatewood's post in the thread Fixing Education - Cringe.

    Again you struck that nail directly on the head. Thanks.

    Oct 21, 2018 at 9:53 PM
  8. crank replied to the thread GOP releases second hard-hitting ad thanks to Nancy Pelosi.

    I can't WAIT to see how they handle it. I'm sorry it happened to the dude, of course, but boy oh boy this could be 'good'.

    Oct 21, 2018 at 9:52 PM
  9. crank replied to the thread GOP releases second hard-hitting ad thanks to Nancy Pelosi.

    Sure .. sure. It only started 2 years ago.

    Oct 21, 2018 at 9:51 PM
  10. crank replied to the thread GOP releases second hard-hitting ad thanks to Nancy Pelosi.

    Is this for real? If so ... O.M.G

    Oct 21, 2018 at 9:50 PM
  11. crank replied to the thread GOP releases second hard-hitting ad thanks to Nancy Pelosi.

    Exactly. It all started with that Community Organiser.

    Oct 21, 2018 at 9:47 PM
  12. crank replied to the thread GOP releases second hard-hitting ad thanks to Nancy Pelosi.

    Talking about success and productivity is Racist.

    Oct 21, 2018 at 9:46 PM
  13. crank liked webrockk's post in the thread GOP releases second hard-hitting ad thanks to Nancy Pelosi.

    What sort of ads are commies running....you know, besides Trump is teh debil?

    Oct 21, 2018 at 9:45 PM
  14. crank replied to the thread GOP releases second hard-hitting ad thanks to Nancy Pelosi.

    The great satisfaction is that when they're brought down to a level one notch above the Third World (they think 'equality' means the brown peasants will come up to meet them,...

    Oct 21, 2018 at 9:44 PM
  15. crank replied to the thread GOP releases second hard-hitting ad thanks to Nancy Pelosi.

    And there it is. My bold italics.

    Oct 21, 2018 at 9:42 PM
  16. crank replied to the thread GOP releases second hard-hitting ad thanks to Nancy Pelosi.

    This, and this.

    Oct 21, 2018 at 9:40 PM
  17. crank replied to the thread GOP releases second hard-hitting ad thanks to Nancy Pelosi.

    Yes, Ivory Tower dwellers don't mind throwing spare gruel down to the peasants. It makes 'em feel Fancy and Special.

    Oct 21, 2018 at 9:39 PM
  18. crank liked Moonglow's post in the thread Fixing Education - Cringe.

    I have no answer since I did and still do teach my kids at home to be good in school and it will pay you back.

    Oct 21, 2018 at 5:11 PM
  19. crank replied to the thread Fixing Education - Cringe.

    The production of a citizen is the PARENTS' job, not the schools. The school simply educates that citizen. And there is nothing futile about ensuring your kids are able to...

    Oct 21, 2018 at 5:10 PM
  20. crank replied to the thread Fixing Education - Cringe.

    Yes. Absolutely. It's not society's problem to do something about it, it's the family's.

    Oct 21, 2018 at 5:04 PM
  21. crank replied to the thread Fixing Education - Cringe.

    PC wasn't how Taiwan ended up with the highest standard of education in the world. They got there by NOT pandering.

    Oct 21, 2018 at 5:01 PM
  22. crank liked Battle3's post in the thread Fixing Education - Cringe.

    In other words, end political correctness in the public school system.

    Oct 21, 2018 at 5:00 PM
  23. crank replied to the thread Fixing Education - Cringe.

    That would be because they spend as much time on non core material, as they do on core material. And I deliberately use a lower case c in 'core', because I'm referring to...

    Oct 21, 2018 at 4:57 PM
  24. crank replied to the thread Fixing Education - Cringe.

    The most pressing issues in Western public education is a terrible failure of parents to take it seriously. I'm not sure how a 25 year old is going to add anything of value to...

    Oct 21, 2018 at 4:50 PM
  25. crank replied to the thread Fixing Education - Cringe.

    You simply can't take that approach to education without damaging the entire thing. There is never going to be enough resources or teacher time to accommodate little...

    Oct 21, 2018 at 4:48 PM
  26. crank liked perdidochas's post in the thread Fixing Education - Cringe.

    There is no easy answer that will work for all kids. I taught for 8 years in the 1990s, and my wife has been an educator (teacher, school librarian, asst. Principal and...

    Oct 21, 2018 at 4:44 PM
  27. crank replied to the thread Fixing Education - Cringe.

    Agree. But until there is universal pressure from parents to do so, it will never happen. The reason it's still being used in other parts of the world (Asia, mostly), is that...

    Oct 21, 2018 at 4:43 PM
  28. crank liked SmallTown22's post in the thread Fixing Education - Cringe.

    My dad was a high school teacher, and I've seen some of the inside drama. When I was a kid, they were trying to keep up with Japan. Every few years there would be some new...

    Oct 21, 2018 at 4:33 PM
  29. crank replied to the thread Medicaid healthcare for illegal immigrants.

    Sure thing. But when that 'love & compassion' costs money or resources, we cannot simply keep handing it out without qualification. Are you able to keep spending your money...

    Oct 20, 2018 at 5:47 PM
  30. crank liked Matt22yuc's post in the thread Medicaid healthcare for illegal immigrants.

    Kumbiah. No I don’t think it’s compassionate to take money by the threat of force through the government and give it to others. I promote promote personal responsibility.

    Oct 20, 2018 at 5:44 PM
  31. crank replied to the thread Medicaid healthcare for illegal immigrants.

    My 'inner values' insist that all people should have a late model car, an iphone, and high quality multi-vitamins. Let's have these things made available to every person who...

    Oct 20, 2018 at 5:44 PM
  32. crank liked Lil Mike's post in the thread Why do liberals want no limit open borders?.

    Yes, Democrats want open borders. That's exactly the de facto result of "Comprehensive Immigration Reform." The last few iterations of that bill, which almost all Democratic...

    Oct 20, 2018 at 5:37 PM
  33. crank replied to the thread Almost Half of U.S. Births Happen Outside Marriage, Signaling Cultural Shift.

    Bereavement is not the same thing AT ALL. And I'm sure you know this. No message was sent to her children that Mom & Dad couldn't grow up enough to get over themselves. No...

    Oct 20, 2018 at 5:35 PM
  34. crank liked TurnerAshby's post in the thread Almost Half of U.S. Births Happen Outside Marriage, Signaling Cultural Shift.

    “ if women’s partial responsibility for pregnancy does not obligate them to support a fetus, then men’s partial responsibility for pregnancy does not obligate them to support a...

    Oct 20, 2018 at 5:31 PM
  35. crank replied to the thread Almost Half of U.S. Births Happen Outside Marriage, Signaling Cultural Shift.

    No one in America is involuntarily unable to sleep and eat. You're talking about people who choose to spend what little money they have unwisely. They are not the topic of this...

    Oct 20, 2018 at 5:30 PM
  36. crank replied to the thread Almost Half of U.S. Births Happen Outside Marriage, Signaling Cultural Shift.

    Here's a few ideas. If you don't like the salary your job attracts, train for a better one. Or reduce your expenditure. Or live with family to cut costs. You chose that...

    Oct 20, 2018 at 5:28 PM
  37. crank liked BuckyBadger's post in the thread Almost Half of U.S. Births Happen Outside Marriage, Signaling Cultural Shift.

    True, the way to fix the problem is that 2 consenting adults that have children should be able to raise and support them financially. If you don't make enough money to support...

    Oct 20, 2018 at 5:27 PM
  38. crank replied to the thread Almost Half of U.S. Births Happen Outside Marriage, Signaling Cultural Shift.

    what? a good attitude? interesting

    Oct 20, 2018 at 5:26 PM
  39. crank replied to the thread Almost Half of U.S. Births Happen Outside Marriage, Signaling Cultural Shift.

    Gosh ... so much wrong with this. If you can't afford kids, don't have 'em. If you can't fund yourself in old age, you've failed (IOW, make sure you can!). Universal healthcare...

    Oct 19, 2018 at 4:55 PM
  40. crank replied to the thread Almost Half of U.S. Births Happen Outside Marriage, Signaling Cultural Shift.

    Where did I say it arises from the paper? It comes from the attitude of those prepared to take that extra step.

    Oct 19, 2018 at 4:53 PM