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Is Rick Scott Right About Anthropology?

Is Rick Scott Right About Anthropology?

Commented Oct 22, 2011 at 09:28:32 in Politics

“Re: "Scott's own defense of his state's mandate that welfare recipients submit to drug tests is to point to social science research finding that welfare recipients have higher rates of drug use than those who are not on welfare."

As a Florida resident who watched this mandate develop, I'm fairly certain he never pointed to any research because existing research certainly does not support the assertions he was making. Last week, the Florida Department of Children and Families reported that 7,028 welfare applicants have passed the drug test since the law went into effect in mid-July. Only 32 have failed. This program is costing the state millions of dollars. *Before* it was enacted, anthropologists were commenting about how the perception that welfare recipients are all drug users - especially in economic circumstances like our state faces today - has been shown to be wrong. But Rick Scott enacted it anyway. No wonder he hates anthros.”

g9 on Oct 22, 2011 at 22:36:27

“It had nothing to do w/ drug usage...it had everything to do with drug-testing PROFITS...figure it out he/his wife owner the teasing sights...they were caught & sold them ( to a friend w/ a built in millions of dollars of profit included in the price ? )
IT IS NOT ABOUT DRUGS.......”
Cherokee Nation Expels Descendants Of Tribe's Black Slaves

Cherokee Nation Expels Descendants Of Tribe's Black Slaves

Commented Aug 26, 2011 at 10:51:49 in Black Voices

“Cherokees did not sign a treaty with the Freedmen. They signed a treaty with the United States that had, as an add-on, the stipulation that their former slaves be considered as tribal members. At the time, there would be no other help for the former slaves; the Cherokee were over a barrel. At the same time the Cherokee were forced to accept some leftover Shawnee as tribal members. Now there are civil rights, and the benefits of tribal membership are no longer the only recourse for black folk. However, Native Americans still endure more - and more violent- hate crime than any other minority. And by the way, the US government has broken *every single* treaty it signed with the Cherokee.”

Classof89 on Aug 26, 2011 at 16:09:52

“Native Americans still endure more hate crimes than any other minority? The same Native Americans that white Americans treasure so much as to try to always claim some type of connected ancestry with them?

Next time, do research before making false statements.

Among the single-bias hate crime incidents in 2009, there were 4,057 victims of racially motivated hate crimes.

■71.5 percent were victims because of an offender’s anti-black bias. (Yes, unfortunately, we're still number one on the most hated listed.)
■16.5 percent were victims because of an anti-white bias.
■3.7 percent were victims because of an anti-Asian/Pacific Islander bias.
■2.1 percent were victims because of an anti-American Indian/Alaskan Native bias.
■6.2 percent were victims because of a bias against a group of individuals in which more than one race was represented (anti-multiple races, group)

http://www2.fbi.gov/ucr/hc2009/victims.html

Vivicca Whitsett on Aug 26, 2011 at 11:56:10

“Please show me the statistics that Native Americans still endure more violent hate crime than ANY other minority...I'm part Blackfoot, Iroquios, African and German...”

eletryxx on Aug 26, 2011 at 11:30:36

“over a barrel? they shouldn't have owned slaves in the first place.”

Bike Commuter on Aug 26, 2011 at 11:16:47

“"black folk"????????? Are you kidding?”
Roma Sterilization Case Opens

Roma Sterilization Case Opens

Commented Mar 23, 2011 at 12:13:52 in World

“Forced sterilization of Native American and Puerto Rican and Chicana women in the 1960s and 1970s doesn't count? Google it yourself.”

HeresaClue on Mar 23, 2011 at 13:11:35

“And poor women or women that they considered mentally inferior.”
It's Time to End the Church of Scientology's Tax-Exempt Status

It's Time to End the Church of Scientology's Tax-Exempt Status

Commented Apr 29, 2010 at 09:13:55 in Religion

“Dude. When I approached Scientology with an open mind, and asked some sincere questions, I was threatened with a private investigator who would dig up my 'crimes' and expose me for the 'suppressive person' i really was. All this because I inquired about the disparity between what Scientology, Inc. says about itself and more neutral sources of information that negated what Scn said.

Besides, the trouble people have with Scn isn't about beliefs that some might consider wacky. It's about the pattern of policy-driven fraud and abuse of people and the law.”
It's Time to End the Church of Scientology's Tax-Exempt Status

It's Time to End the Church of Scientology's Tax-Exempt Status

Commented Apr 29, 2010 at 09:09:26 in Religion

“So "Freedom" magazine, the internal organ of Scientology, Inc., is supposed to be a source for *facts*? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!

Salvatore, please get out now and save your own life. The way out is the nearest door.
I know ElRon said to 'double curve' and everything, but dude, it truly hasn't worked for a long time. People see through that 1950's crap now, and you guys just look like pseudospiritual ShamWow.”