Forum Thread

Abandonment of the Middle Class by MSM

Reply to ThreadDisplaying 46 - 50 of 50 Prev 1 2 3 4
  • Are you sure you want to delete this post?
        

    The last thing that Orwellian World (America's mass news media) is doing is educating the country and is keeping the American people totally ignorant about very important issues and especially the two most important issues on the planet; climate change and for 15 years the U.S. Government continuing to turn 7 countries into rubble, slaughtering 10's of thousands of innocent human beings, creating millions of refugees, mass starvation and epidemics and if these are the results the U.S. Government wanted to achieve then they are doing a bang up job.

    The truth is the U.S. Congress has been funding these on going war crimes for 15 years which means these members of the U.S. Congress must be classified as war criminals and these war crimes would stop if the U.S. Congress would stop funding them.

  • Are you sure you want to delete this post?
        
    jaredsxtn Wrote:
    Chet Ruminski Wrote: I'll try and not challenge jaredsxtn anymore.

    I welcome any and all challenges. That's the entire point of debate. I've never said my opinions are the only opinions that should be accepted.

    My main issue is having words put in my mouth or having my words distorted to make it seem I say something I have never said.

    Then read again why I said you volunteer and see if you understand that I was criticising the system for not allocating the money to hire people to do the job and not saying anything at all about your personal motive for volunteering.
  • Are you sure you want to delete this post?
        
    Chet Ruminski Wrote: Then read again why I said you volunteer and see if you understand that I was criticising the system for not allocating the money to hire people to do the job and not saying anything at all about your personal motive for volunteering.

    This is exactly what I'm trying to get across. For some reason you don't understand why someone might just want to help someone else without having a desire to be compensated for it.

    I don't think about the system or money when I'm teaching kids to read or when I'm teaching an immigrant to learn English. I just do it because I enjoy being around kids and I enjoy helping people. That's it.

    My wife and I are lucky enough to have two comfortable incomes, no children (our choice), and plenty of free time on our hands. Helping people is in our DNA and being compensated for helping people doesn't make sense to us.


    Now, when it comes to the mainstream media and the middle-class, I stand by my earlier statements. If Americans actually care about our Democracy then they need to show up at the ballot box.

    It also doesn't matter what the media says when ten times as many people tune in to "Dancing With the Stars" than do the nightly news.

    That's why I agree with Schmidt when he discusses voter apathy. We get the government we vote - or don't vote - for and we get the government we deserve.

  • Are you sure you want to delete this post?
        

    "This is exactly what I'm trying to get across. For some reason you don't understand why someone might just want to help someone else without having a desire to be compensated for it."

    That is true and a wonderful acknowledgement of your fellow man. But you still don't understand my point. It is like depending on a volunteer fire department. People shouldn't have to count on the generosity of others to have important needs taken care of. If something needs to be done then the government should provide it. And if people want to volunteer their time to lend a helping hand then that is great. That is what makes a community. But people shouldn't have to depend on volunteers to save their house from burning down. In no way am I saying you shouldn't do something only if you get paid for doing it. Volunteering is a great community builder. It bonds and unites people. But important needs should not depend solely on volunteering. People should not suffer if there are no volunteers to help. If there are no volunteers to fill a need that can't be an oh well. Too bad nobody volunteered.

  • Are you sure you want to delete this post?
        
    Chet Ruminski Wrote:

    "This is exactly what I'm trying to get across. For some reason you don't understand why someone might just want to help someone else without having a desire to be compensated for it."

    That is true and a wonderful acknowledgement of your fellow man. But you still don't understand my point. It is like depending on a volunteer fire department. People shouldn't have to count on the generosity of others to have important needs taken care of. If something needs to be done then the government should provide it. And if people want to volunteer their time to lend a helping hand then that is great. That is what makes a community. But people shouldn't have to depend on volunteers to save their house from burning down. In no way am I saying you shouldn't do something only if you get paid for doing it. Volunteering is a great community builder. It bonds and unites people. But important needs should not depend solely on volunteering. People should not suffer if there are no volunteers to help. If there are no volunteers to fill a need that can't be an oh well. Too bad nobody volunteered.

    Yeah, why did democrat politicians abandon unions? Maybe because unions are dwindling in membership? What's up wit dat man?