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Name: hans
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Hometown: midwest
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Member since: Thu Jun 14, 2012, 11:34 AM
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okay, here is why I

cannot stomach carter. 10 years or so ago, Habitat for Humanity bought or were donated some land across the street from me. Plenty of quiet space with lots of trees, greenery, habitats for many woodland animals, a place to meditate on and in. We had 13 houses total in my alcove at that time. HFH came in and just decimated all our woodlands and started building their houses. The noise and street disruption was excruciating. This disruption went on until there were 15 habitat homes. No community talk was offered about this project. The township just wanted more tax base so they didn't object. I mention that SOME families have had serious problems and that has caused continuing police problems. The problems are not confined to any one race or creed. The families that moved in are racially diverse and for the most part, nice, hardworking families. I cast no net dispersions. But what some brought into our quiet neighborhood is objectionable. Period.. I mean the whole HFH project ran roughshod over our objections to so many homes destroying the integrity of our neighborhood. I objected, along with one other brave neighbor to the township, they said tough. I wrote carter and national HFH about this situation. Never got a word back. The response after a meeting with the local HFH officials? Tough, we will build as many houses as we please, deal with it. All the idealism about HFH is admirable, yet out here in the trenches, it is a different story. That made me do research into the man carter that I didn't think about much before this happened. Okay, his early political career was not sterling enough for me. Still feel that way. But the organization he is prominently associated with and speaks for is not sensitive to the negative implications of their building willy nilly in established neighborhoods. I, essentially, have lived in a HFH village for the last ten years or so and I don't like it. This organization touts helping people get back on their feet and all that but care nothing about the integrity of neighborhoods they destroy. I know I'm opening up myself to more scorn, so be it. I have had to live through a total disruption of the neighborhood I enjoyed for 10 years before HFH, so I do not like him or his so called humanitarian efforts with HFH. My local politicians who would not even respond to my neighbors and my queries as to why no community involvement was asked for in the decision to destroy the ambiance of our area. So along with his not so sterling early political career and my personal introduction to his humanitarian efforts with an organization that feels no responsibility toward the neighborhoods they invade, no I don't and never will respect the man. I know firsthand about the outcome of one of his humanitarian efforts. So if my lack of respect for him makes me, a democrat, a bad person to be scorned because of my disdain for the way HFH runs roughshod over established neighborhoods with their building, then so be it. And I have been very contented with this site. I don't post that much, but I do respond to the OP's. Don't try to make me some kind of troll or something. I don't need you casting your implied dispersions. Some people on this site are good for that. The zimpig trial brought that home to me loud and clear

Google on. I use a different search engine.

and I get something completely different from the search engine most people have responded with and used. Google is a joke and not the only search engine on this planet. I laugh at how people are led to use something with no one questioning why. No question in my mind. I don't care what you think of me. I lived in the south, know what southern culture has bred into our society and that is racism, hate, segregation, stupidity and ignorance. These are facts that are shameful in our so called democracy. You like carter? Fine. Your right. I don't, won't and never will. NEVER. Respond to that. And I'll respond further. When carter campaigned for governor he distributed photos of his challenger Carl Saunders being embraced by black basketball players and the KKK used them as a wedge against Saunders. Jimmy Carter pledged, during his campaign, that if elected he would invite george wallace, the infamous alabama racist, to georgia. He also said he was equally proud to have lester maddox as his lt. gov. Public record. So don't give me any shameful garbage. Not ashamed to stand up to people who think they know something but remain in the dark with no clue.

capitalism is dirty, filthy, unfair

and in conjunction with RW politics destroys families through foreclosures and starvation. Capitalists don't want a living wage for workers because their profits, which are obscene, would be somewhat less. Capitalism has allowed corporations to take over this country and definitely determines who runs this country. Capitalism is very dirty, filthy and disgusting as a system for the weaker and vulnerable in our society. A true american capitalist will NOT allow wealth to be spread around. The corporate capitalist wants hungry people begging for their minimum wage jobs, control over the masses is kept in a few hands that way. Your idealism is honorable, but not realistic, especially given the last 14 years of american capitalism at it's best in destroying families and communities. RWers will not allow "liberal" laws to help us 99%ers. They are paid by the people they are protecting, greedy corporate capitalist. Laelth you're usually on the mark, but this time, no.

Andrew Jackson slave trader

engineer of the 'trail of tears' in which 46,000 native americans from different tribes, Cherokees, Choctaws, Muscogee-Creeks, Chickasaws and Seminoles, were forced off their ancestral lands and forced to march west. In freezing temperatures and with little food, many men, women and children died. And this mass murderer is on the 20 dollar bill. Most enlightening to find this further evidence of amerikkkan hypocrisy. I know it is old news, but ran into it in an article I read this morning and was reminded, again, of the extreme nature of the settlement, 'manifest destiny', of the american land mass by the transplanted european. He, to quote the article, should be vilified not honored on our money.

actually I was talking

with russian friends familiar with the situation last evening and both she and he voiced concern about all the nuclear material that could fall into the wrong hands, both the ultra-nationalist(rightwing fascists) responsible for starting this mess. Yes america is backing the fascists, again. And Putin is worried about terrorists groups getting their hands on the nuclear material(suitcase nukes, ect)also, and both my friends stressed that this is probably the situation? Are they wrong? Not a big worry with all the madness, chaos, anarchy and mayhem going on now in the Ukraine?

"8pm to 4am in a dangerous part of town"

well that's off campus, usually. Nothing to do with my statement concerning concealed weapons ON CAMPUS. What is it about you 2nd amendment aficionados that you can't understand, 'no guns on campus'? The state I live in issues concealed weapons permits, fine if that's what the citizen wants to carry to feel 'safe', fine. They don't belong in the halls of higher learning. This god mentality behind carrying a loaded weapon on ones person is disgusting. This wild west mentality that has taken over our nation is sickening. The violence and unnecessary death and maiming because of a need to feel safe in the "dangerous parts of town", wonder where that is, has compelled me to speak out against all this need to carry a gun ON CAMPUS. Gunslingers of the wild west is still the mentality engendered here. Nothing else. The NYT piece is a good start in the direction of sane debate on the need to have a loaded gun on ones person ON CAMPUS.
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