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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Poll: When do you stop being poor?
« on: June 19, 2008, 11:16:09 AM »
"For the poor shall never cease out of the land:"
Deuteronomy 15:11

That's only half the verse. The rest is "Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land."

That is right, take small bills from your wallet and distribute them from your hand.  "Openhanded" also conjures up the trivial image of feeding a horse.  I think we are doing well by biblical standards.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Poll: When do you stop being poor?
« on: June 19, 2008, 11:05:25 AM »
Some urban areas such as Memphis, Detroit, and Baltimore have very dangerous horrible slums. Some children suffer from more severe post tramatic stress than a returning U.S. soldier from Iraq.  Also, some rural Appalachian towns are also very bad (West Virginian mining communities). While America does not have widespread poverty, it still sits on all of our doorsteps. The misconception in America is that we are told poverty is worse around the world. A starving person is a starving person, whereever they are. Don't even get me started on foreign mission trips. I just love to hear rich kids go on extravegant safaris in Africa to spend a couple days playing with children for a beautiful photo op for the folks back home, and a sense of accomplishment for Jesus. Bleh.

This is unfortunate, but the trauma and hunger imposed on these children is a direct result of the social environment surrounding them.  Can we isolate them from the predators within their own communities, or are we to believe that the cultural milieu of these inner cities or mountain tops will dissapear.  There is progress being made, but it is not going to happen immediately.  The improvement will continue as the quality of life increases for everyone.  Life is not fair.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Poll: When do you stop being poor?
« on: June 19, 2008, 10:57:52 AM »
That is right, take small bills from your wallet and distribute them from your hand.  "Openhanded" also conjures up the trivial image of feeding a horse.  I think we are doing well by biblical standards.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Poll: When do you stop being poor?
« on: June 19, 2008, 10:37:10 AM »
"For the poor shall never cease out of the land:"
Deuteronomy 15:11


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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Obama's gift
« on: June 17, 2008, 10:41:08 AM »
The opportunities are ridiculous, even surreal.  Good luck on your cycle, maybe I will be able to loan you my outlines next year. :)

By the way, the oil thread is spot on.  Not as sexy as yelling meaningless polarizing platitudes though.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Obama's gift
« on: June 17, 2008, 10:24:04 AM »
I will be at NYU in the fall, I am doing to uproot and move 1000 mi thing.  I have a good friend whose dad is from Oxford and an Old Miss Law Alum, it was one of my considerations.  Oxford sounds like a pretty nice place for Mississippi. Are you planning on applying to schools in the S.E.?  I am pretty set on coming back.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Obama's gift
« on: June 17, 2008, 10:13:48 AM »
I am sure I would, however been out of UG for a few.  I am an info scavenger, if you couln't tell.  Where are you attending?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Obama's gift
« on: June 17, 2008, 10:02:29 AM »
Thank you for humoring me, Cash, nice chat.  I think the sobriety and realism of the convo will limit the participation.  It is easy to yell out liberal this and right wing that, but never as easy to put forward honest consideration of pertinent issues.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Obama's gift
« on: June 17, 2008, 09:55:22 AM »
"Is this a shame or was this necessary?"

I am going with both.

nice example, my tar appreciates this.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Obama's gift
« on: June 17, 2008, 09:48:16 AM »
Won't the demand for "low-skilled" labor decrease as inefficient pockets of the economy collapse?  The barber is a perfect example of this, because fewer are needed per capita as the population becomes denser due to shifting of jobs.  Efficiency is the enemy of the "low-skilled" class in U.S.  Per worker costs will inherently be forced down.  As these pockets collapse so will a growing percentage of the local businesses, these are most likely to utilize the inefficient practices (ie nepotism) that contribute to the bloated standard of living.  I do not think there are many ways to circumvent the stagnation of the standard of living. 

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