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  • Nov 19, 2016 03:43 PM
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    jaredsxtn Wrote:
    Chet Ruminski Wrote:

    Bill Gates message to the youth: "Don't waste your time voting" in his exact words "life's not fair, get used to it". Did anybody chew him out ? Say what you want but when the world's richest man says voting is a waste of time, people listen. Look at what he said. Don't complain or try to do anything about it. A message he delivered at a high school. Following is a write up by the Jamaican Observer:

    "MICROSOFT’S billionaire Bill Gates recently gave a speech at an American high school at which he spoke about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world."

    Just a quick heads up that neither of these quotes have been said by Bill Gates. Ever.

    The "don't waste your time voting" quote you came up with seems to be an outright fabrication. I can't find any source even accusing Gates of saying that, let alone confirming or contradicting it.

    The "life's not fair" quote was actually written by Charles Sykes in his 1996 book "Dumbing Down Our Kids: Why American Children Feel Good About Themselves But Can’t Read, Write, Or Add."

    "Rule No. 1: Life is not fair. Get used to it. The average teen-ager uses the phrase “It’s not fair” 8.6 times a day. You got it from your parents, who said it so often you decided they must be the most idealistic generation ever. When they started hearing it from their own kids, they realized Rule No. 1."

    Charles Sykes

    The fact checking site Snopes.com also researched the claim accusing Gates of saying this and labeled it incorrectly attributed, which is a polite way of saying it's a lie.

    This is why it's important to actually do research and not just blindly accept something you read on the "Jamaican Observer" as fact.

    I was totally wrong. I thought I had researched that thoroughly before.
  • Apr 25, 2017 09:06 AM
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    Trump is pulling this super macho stupidly dangerous doesn't fool anybody saber rattling "wag the dog". Evidently Trump knows he can't create 25 million jobs and fulfill other promises so is he dancing around war games to deflect questions about his mounting and impending short comings?

  • Apr 25, 2017 09:06 AM
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    Dutch Wrote: Mr. Ross came this morning on the news that he wants to put an 20% import tax on Canadian lumber. The Canadians will like that for sure. Let the trade wars start. Opinions???
    Dutch. Hard to have a disccusion when everybody wants to ignore and give the problem a pass. Wall Street passing 20000 and GDP not reflecting that and number of businesses having gone down.
  • Nov 19, 2016 03:43 PM
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    Bill Gates message to the youth: "Don't waste your time voting" in his exact words "life's not fair, get used to it". Did anybody chew him out ? Say what you want but when the world's richest man says voting is a waste of time, people listen. Look at what he said. Don't complain or try to do anything about it. A message he delivered at a high school. Following is a write up by the Jamaican Observer:

    "MICROSOFT’S billionaire Bill Gates recently gave a speech at an American high school at which he spoke about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world."

  • Mar 16, 2017 12:15 PM
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    Balanced budget is the key word that ruins the country. Growing families solve problems by increasing revenues. End of the line retired families cut spending to match income and cash on hand. This country is growing and expanding. Cutting spending is ludicrous. The country should concentrate on expansion and jobs and increasing revenue.

  • Apr 14, 2017 09:35 AM
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    The North Koreans should just have a continuous series of duds on the launch pads with no comments. Trump et al have another agenda for drawing this drama out on the world stage.
  • Nov 19, 2016 03:43 PM
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    What's the problem TJ? The most accoladed member on this sight says everything is fine.
  • Apr 03, 2017 11:49 PM
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    Maybe it can start to make sense what I have been saying all along. Trump got elected because of charisma. "' He had no qualities deserving of being president." He had no qualities. He was a rich person with charisma. Maybe this might be a lesson for our tax code to prevent the selling of power. I doubt it. Even democrats will stand up for the right to amass billions of dollars.
  • Nov 19, 2016 03:43 PM
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    Dockadams Wrote:

    Oh great! A new CNN article says that Americans don't like democrats or the GOP. Now what?

    cnn.com/2017/04/23/politics/donald-trum...

    "the bad news wasn't Trump's alone. The ABC/Washington Post poll found significant majorities said both the Democratic and Republican parties were "out of touch" with the concerns of most Americans."

    Nobody represented the majority/working people in the 2016 election. Sanders represents the people's interests and he still is looked at as an anamoly.
  • Apr 22, 2017 02:14 PM
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    Dockadams Wrote:

    We're not?

    We are?

    Millions of people die and many more are injured. They spend billions of dollars on fuel economy and crash survivability but not a penny on mandating crash avoidance systems which would be a no brainer. Almost criminal in negligence.