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April 30, 2015

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Bob

To my understanding a favorite social engineering ploy of US aristocrats has always been to distract what they consider the dogs of society by setting them against one other. In addition to Cruz I recently heard wannabe candidate Kasich call President Obama racially divisive. What not long ago might have been breathtaking hypocrisy is now just a stock talking point on the right.

The distraction is meant mostly to obfuscate some serious economic priority issues in the US, and has little to do with race. I've been back and forth with Peter G about how the US economy has changed since NAFTA but would now like to share a running news story with everyone. NAFTA went into effect on January 1, 1994. Hopelessness in this small, 97% white, former manufacturing area began in the late '90's: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-indiana-hiv-20150401-story.html

Also, Hillary has joined the discussion with an excellent speech. She seems to be finding her voice: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/hillary-clinton-weighs-baltimore-criminal-justice-system-30674851

Peter G

I have seen Hispanic panhandlers in many places in this world. Desperately poor places they are. Cruz has not seen one because he wouldn't be caught dead in such a place. No television cameras to preen before or ready supplies of hair gel.

Bob

I just realized the article about Scott county I picked doesn't make my case. It does mention the manufacturers there, but doesn't mention that they've faded since the '90's. A list of current employers can be found here: http://www.city-data.com/city/Scottsburg-Indiana.html by scrolling down to "Businesses in Scottsburg, IN." The article does mention that Scottsburg is drawing employment from Austin.

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