Monday, June 23, 2014

"The beautiful game".

It's been a wonderful thing to watch these World Cup games and to see the beautiful people of all different races and cultures coming together to cheer on their home team as well.


I know that there is always going to be one or two knuckle heads in every crowd, but for the most part the crowd has been passionate and well behaved.
There has been no bananas being thrown on the pitch and no monkey sound taunts. I guess those racists in Europe just couldn't afford to go to Brazil. Which, if you think about it, kind of makes sense.


America is still in it, so Americans will be engaged for the next few days. The bars will remain full with overnight--front running-- soccer fans, who are full of with patriotic fervor and zeal cheering on the old Red White & Blue. 


We will see if Jurgen and the boys can keep giving them something to cheer about.


One thing that I have found fascinating about these games (which has been a recurring theme for the last few World Cups) is the ethnic makeup of squads from places like The Netherlands, Belgium, and England. Heck even the Italians and the Swiss have some color sprinkled in their lineups. Their squads have been shaped by the migration of immigrants due to decolonization.


Of course this is not the case with Eastern European countries that tend to be poorer and driven by more extreme right wing politics.


Then there are the "ethnically homogeneous" squads from Japan and South Korea. These are both countries where the immigrant populations are very small, so they can be excused for not having the same level of diversity when they take the pitch.


The thing you have to understand about world football as well is that "citizenship is negotiable". Just look at the makeup of the American team with all those German and European based players, whose connection to America is not exactly a strong one.  


Personally, I love it. I love the fact that nationalistic lines are being blurred and that more and more people are becoming world citizens.


 "In all of these countries the changing makeup of the national team has served as both an optimistic emblem of successful integration and a lightning rod for accusations of inauthenticity; who does and does not sing the national anthem before the games has become a touchstone of citizenship for many far-right commentators."


Get over it. The world is changing.










  


   







63 comments:

PilotX said...

Reminds me of DC. Love the diversity in that town. People from all over the world living together. Gotta dig it.

PilotX said...

The United crew is staying at the same hotel in Sao Palo as the US team. Hoping to get some good pics if so I'll try to share. They say they won't get any sleep as there are parties and such because Brasil is playing now.

Whitey's Conspiracy said...

Baseball will always be the beautiful game to me.

Kinky.Con said...

"more people are becoming world citizens"

And the citizens of Detroit are screaming "THANK YOU JEEBUS".

Nearly Half Of Detroit Water Customers Can’t Pay Their Bill

DETROIT (WWJ) – It’s a basic human right: water. But could the United Nations soon help the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department provide the service to struggling customers?

Water department spokeswoman Curtrise Garner says it’s a possibility — but for now, the water bills must be paid.

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2014/06/23/nearly-half-of-detroit-water-customers-cant-pay-their-bill/

Citizens of the world need to come together in order to help the underdeveloped country of Detroit provide fresh water for its people.

agentX said...

The was pretty beautiful until the crazy german streaker with the nazi tattoos ran onto the field. One of the Ghana players took him off the field.

Where was security to tackle the sonofabitch?

captha code; exactly momma

idiotX said...

Those weren't Nazi tattoos, you moron.

And the dude wasn't even German.

Bill said...


Another CBS/NY Times poll, or as FN calls them, "cherry-picked."

President Obama's handling of situation in Iraq?
Approve 37
Disapprove 52
(Independents 55-34)

President Obama's job rating
Approve 40
Disapprove 54


http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-approval-lags-on-iraq-overall-poll-shows/

Even with more democrats and independents than republicans Obama is underwater.

Anonymous said...

"Then there are the 'ethnically homogeneous' squads from Japan and South Korea. These are both countries where the immigrant populations are very small, so they can be excused for not having the same level of diversity when they take the pitch."

I don't know if I'd let them off the hook entirely. One reason those countries have such low rates of immigration is that they're somewhat culturally xenophobic.

Japan has a history of ideas about racial superiority and purity. The Japanese are not always super-welcoming to gaijin (foreigners). They have no civil rights laws to prevent ethnic discrimination.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4671687.stm

Korea has similar ideas about racial purity that were introduced to them by the Japanese, back when Korea was a colony of Japan (officially 1910-1945).

http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/blogs/languagesofsecurity/2011/05/27/south-korean-nation/

Anonymous said...

Japan and Korea are as diverse as the African teams.

Anonymous said...

Field, can you tell me whether there is a lot of sex going on at the World Cup? I mean is there sex going on between people from different countries like Sweden and Africa? Or Germans and Jamaicans?

Or Russian and Ukrainians? Or maybe Israelis and Palestinians?

Or maybe Black Americans and White Americans?

Do they know how to party at those little World Cup events or do they really get down like they do at the Superbowl or the World Series?

Anonymous said...

Field, I think QLB is getting to us. Whenever he posts it hurts and depresses us. Please do something.

Anonymous said...

Japan and Korea are as diverse as the African teams.

Most of the African teams come from relatively poor nations. Generally speaking, poor countries do not attract heavy immigration.

Come back in a few years when some of those African nations have gotten a bit weathier, and then you can evaluate their racism and immigration policies. Right now, looking at someplace like Senegal versus Japan is an apples-to-oranges comparison.

Anonymous said...

Memo To Field and PilotX:

Brasil is spelled B-R-A-Z-I-L. Please reflect this in your posts and comments from now on.

Anonymous said...

Federative Republic of Brazil

Rep├║blica Federativa do Brasil (Portuguese)



Thanks for playing. You've obviously never been there.

Anonymous said...

"Most of the African teams come from relatively poor nations. Generally speaking, poor countries do not attract heavy immigration."

Not true. Poor countries attract poor immigrants. Everybody knows that. Wealthy countries attract wealthy immigrants.

The US is an exception. We are attracting poor immigrants because we have a black President by the name of Obama.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Federative Republic of Brazil

Rep├║blica Federativa do Brasil (Portuguese)



Thanks for playing. You've obviously never been there.

12:01 AM
----------------
FYi, Americans spell it: B-R-A-Z-I-L

Are you telling me we are wrong? I don't think so. The alternate spelling:
B-R-A-S-I-L is undesirable these days.

Anonymous said...

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Espeedy Gonsales your future presidentt in 2024

Anonymous said...

"Not true. Poor countries attract poor immigrants. Everybody knows that. Wealthy countries attract wealthy immigrants."

Bullshit. What is the point of moving from a country that has minimal economic opportunity to another country that has minimal opportunity? There isn't one.

What is the point of leaving a country that has lots of economic opportunity, ever? There isn't any. You will never see lots of people migrating OUT of Norway or Japan. They have no reason to.

The majority of immigration will always be from poor countries to rich ones.

"The US is an exception. We are attracting poor immigrants because we have a black President by the name of Obama."

The U.S. is no exception. We have always attracted poor immigrants and always will. We directly border Latin America, which is a region chock-full of poor people. All they have to do is stroll over our enormous border to get here.

Our immigration laws have been broken, for decades and decades, because many businesses love hiring illegals so they can pay them less. They resist any efforts to install policies with teeth that would meaningfully punish them for hiring illegals.

Meanwhile, some low-skill immigration is necessary to fill growing numbers of low-skill jobs. Native birth rates will never, ever produce enough people to staff those positions. Yet xenophobes in the U.S. do not want any immigration at all, and demand artificially low immigration quotas.

The result of the conflict between those two attitudes is tons of tacitly permitted illegal immigration.

The kicker? The wealthy businessmen who love illegal immigration and the (mostly) bigoted dunces who oppose all immigration reside in the same political party, the Republicans.

teh stupid said...

"The US is an exception. We are attracting poor immigrants because we have a black President by the name of Obama."

Dumbest post ever!!!!!!!!!!

The Purple Cow said...

"Field, I think QLB is getting to us. Whenever he posts it hurts and depresses us. Please do something."

Leave it out QLB, you're convincing nobody.

The Purple Cow said...

"@QLB:

Even if those stats were true, as blacks make up only 13% of the population, they would be committing on average twice as many crimes as the rest of the population.

Math isn't Purple Cow's strong suit."


Oh but it is, dumkopf. Your buddy QLB said that the majority of violent crime was committed by black people.

Do you even know what the word 'majority' means?

The Purple Cow said...

"The stat you quote is for ALL offenders which can include nonviolent crimes from DUI"s to vagrancy and simple assaults which really just means a fight."

Notice how when you call the QLB out on anything he always moves the goalposts.

Now apparently assaults and fights are not violent.

You really couldn't make it up.

Notice that his original claim that the majority of violent crime in America is committed by blacks stands up to no statistical analysis what so fucking ever.

Here's the FBI on the subject.

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/table-43

Of the 30 categories of crime listed, only Robbery and Gambling have a majority of black arrestees. So his initial position is shown to be nonsense.

As usual.

The Purple Cow said...

"No, there was a "trickle down" effect that boosted everyone (to differing degrees) for about 17 years (1982-1999).”

Nonsense.

From the end of WW2 until the end of the 1970’s wealth grew for pretty much everyone in the USA. This was the so-called American dream. If you worked hard and studied hard you got on. The American dream died with the election of Ronald Reagan. He (or at least his puppet-masters) convinced the American people that the wealthy create jobs and wealth therefor the wealthier needed to get richer.

Of course it did not work, as this graph shows the wealthier have got fabulously rich and the poor and middle classes have not become wealthier at all. Despite the fact that they are working many more hours than they were in the past. So they are having to run faster just to stand still.

https://filipspagnoli.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/income-stagnation-in-the-us.jpg

The rich do not by and large invest or spend the bulk of their vast wealth, according to the OECD between $23tn and $32tn are held in off-shore tax-avoidance schemes as of 2012.

Neither do the rich create jobs. Employing a person is a capitalist’s last resort. Hiring people increases labour costs and reduces profits. It’s the demand for products and services by the middle and working classes that creates jobs. After 40 years of making the rich richer, where are the jobs? As Hanauer pointed out in his famous ‘banned’ TED talk, if making the rich richer created jobs we should be drowning in jobs by now.

To create jobs you need to create demand for jobs and services. If the average American family earned today the same share of income they got in 1980, they would earn about 25% more than they do now, and have $13,000 more a year to spend. Just imagine the extra demand that would create. So if you want to create wealth and jobs make the poor and the middle classes richer, and get the rich to pay for it.

The Purple Cow said...

Quote: Some Moron on Yesterday's Thread.

”This is due in large part to the expansion of the labor supply through the mass entry of women into the workforce as well a mass immigration of low skilled workers.”

Total nonsense.

1. The stagnation of middle-class and working class wealth in the USA began at the end of the 1970’s and continues to this day. There has been no “mass-entry” of women into the workforce in that period.

2. Immigration is not a zero-sum game. Immigrants buy and sell goods and services, thus creating jobs.

3. By and large immigrants and Americans do not compete for the same jobs. Many low-skills immigrants complement the American workforce and allow industrial growth. For instance immigrant farm workers allow US born famers, craftsmen and contractors to invest in expanding production creating more jobs for all.

4. Card (2005) found no evidence of downward pressure on wages caused by immigration.

5. Ottaviano and Peri 2008; Ottaviano and Peri 2010; Cortes 2008 all found that immigration had a slight positive effect on the wealth of US born citizens.

6. Olney (2012) showed that industries respond to increases in labour supply by expanding their businesses.
(source:http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1111/jors.12004/?isReportingDone=true )

7. By making child-care more affordable unskilled immigrant women have allowed skilled US born women to return to the work place.

8. The U.S. Department of labor has found that immigration caused US born students to stay in school longer by raising the relative value of staying in school.

(source: http://www.nber.org/papers/w18047)

field negro said...

PC, is slapping trolls with facts today,

Teh stupid, u are right, that might be the dumbest post ever, and given some of th trolls we have here that's saying something.

Bill, bless his heart, is rally trying hard.

Bill, do u work for the RNC?

Trust me, none of this matters, there will be a democratic president in 2016.

The people in your party are just too over the top.



PilotX said...

Wait wait wait, you mean supply side economics is false? No way, if more cars are made it stands to reason that now I have to buy one right? Isn't that how this works? Ha.

Bill said...

The Purple Cow said...
Here's the FBI on the subject.

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/table-43


What happens to your stats when hispanics and people from latin america are removed from the "white" list and listed separately?

Oops.

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/bvvc.pdf

Bill said...


The Purple Cow said...
The American dream died with the election of Ronald Reagan


but you said...

The Purple Cow said...
The stagnation of middle-class and working class wealth in the USA began at the end of the 1970’


Not living in the US you might not realize this, Carter was the president at the end of the 70's not reagan when you said the stagnation started. You better go back and delete the "facts" you wrote to support your political position.

You are such a predictable little lap dog PurpleCow.

Bill said...


field negro said...
Bill, do u work for the RNC?


When did CBS and NY times polls become part of the right-wing machine?

Remember what democrats used to say when bush was president... dissent is patriotic.

Why are democrats no longer patriotic?

Not all patriotism is equal.

Bill said...


More right-wing news from CNN.

(CNN) -- Records of dead veterans were changed or physically altered, some even in recent weeks, to hide how many people died while waiting for care at the Phoenix VA hospital, a whistle-blower told CNN in stunning revelations that point to a new coverup in the ongoing VA scandal.

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/23/us/phoenix-va-deaths-new-allegations/

CNN is reporting "a new coverup in the ongoing VA scandal?"

I wonder if the families of the dead veterans will ever get the chance to express their concerns like the media let cindy sheehan.

Not all mothers of dead soldiers are equal to democrats.

Bill said...

The Purple Cow said...
The stagnation of middle-class and working class wealth in the USA began at the end of the 1970’s


Do you also see the similarities between Carter and Obama?

Just a reminder, Carter was the president at the time you said the decline started.

FYI, you agree with a lot of right-wing economists about things going bad starting with jimmy carter.

Kinky.Con said...

Funny thing facts. They tend to disrupt the leftwing narrative.

Bill said...


Another one of those things that make you go hhmmm...

“Before coming to the White House, I struggled, as a working parent with a traveling, busy husband, to figure out how to feed my kids healthy, and I didn’t get it right.

http://healthyliving.msn.com/health-wellness/michelle-obamas-food-fight#scpshrtu


Coming from a woman with a princeton and harvard education.

No wonder the Obamas think America needs the government to do for them.

Even Michelle couldn't figure out how to feed her kids properly.

Bill said...


Some of that liberal media love for Obama.

President Obama went to Chipotle on Monday, continuing his luncheon tour of D.C. eateries. He walked there from a nearby hotel, having stopped by the White House's Summit on Working Families. And he wore sunglasses. Oh how he wore sunglasses.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/06/23/president-obama-to-joe-biden-ive-got-sunglasses-too/

Oh, how he wore those sunglasses.

The liberal media is oh so obsessed with Obama.

Bill said...

Is the word "gypped" racist?

http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/12/30/242429836/why-being-gypped-hurts-the-roma-more-than-it-hurts-you

Not all racist words are equal.

Viva Ethnic Cleansing! said...

The Purple Cow said...

Quote: Some Genius on Yesterday's Thread.

”This is due in large part to the expansion of the labor supply through the mass entry of women into the workforce as well a mass immigration of low skilled workers.”

Total nonsense.

1. The stagnation of middle-class and working class wealth in the USA began at the end of the 1970’s and continues to this day. There has been no “mass-entry” of women into the workforce in that period.

Women entered the work force en masse in the 70's and 80's. Since that time, immigration has been the main source of labor force expansion.

2. Immigration is not a zero-sum game. Immigrants buy and sell goods and services, thus creating jobs.

Sure they do, and the right number of the right immigrants at the right time can be a great addition to a nation. That was the case in the past prior to the establishment of the welfare state. Immigrants who came here sank or swam, and were a boost to the economy. Today's immigrants -legal or illegal - are much more likely than native born citizens to collect social services and are a net expense to society. You can have open borders or a welfare state, but not both at the same time.

3. By and large immigrants and Americans do not compete for the same jobs. Many low-skills immigrants complement the American workforce and allow industrial growth. For instance immigrant farm workers allow US born farmers, craftsmen and contractors to invest in expanding production creating more jobs for all.

To the extent that is true, it is undeniable that mass immigration depresses wages. We have had tremendously high levels of immigration for decades now, and almost no growth, along with a decline in real wages.

4. Card (2005) found no evidence of downward pressure on wages caused by immigration.

Card is quite obviously wrong. There have been dozens of studies that show the opposite. Then of course there is just common sense.

5. Ottaviano and Peri 2008; Ottaviano and Peri 2010; Cortes 2008 all found that immigration had a slight positive effect on the wealth of US born citizens.

Well sure, for the 1% who benefit from lower wages. The average wealth has increased but the median has fallen.

6. Olney (2012) showed that industries respond to increases in labour supply by expanding their businesses.

Who wouldn't expand their business if their labor costs fell? Is that good for workers?

7. By making child-care more affordable unskilled immigrant women have allowed skilled US born women to return to the work place.

Gee, that sounds like you are making a case for slavery. Just sayin'.

8. The U.S. Department of labor has found that immigration caused US born students to stay in school longer by raising the relative value of staying in school.

What? Are immigrant urchins filling the truant niche? Dropping out of the schools Americans won't drop out of? See the answer to point #7 above.

To your points, obviously there are benefits to healthy, sustainable immigration. Importing tens of millions of poor, unskilled people from the same country is neither healthy nor sustainable. Large swaths of the country don't even speak English anymore. Almost 60% of illegal immigrants are collecting some kind of government benefit.

If immigration was more balanced and less massive, immigrants would be able to better integrate and assimilate into the mainstream culture. I know assimilation is now a bad word, but it is the only way for a nation to survive. Long-term, "multi-culturalism" is a recipe for disintegration and bloodshed.

Our overlords wish to flood our country with tens of millions of Third World peasants in order to make their lives better, not ours.. Republicans do it to serve business interests who want ever cheaper labor. Democrats do it to import socialism-loving voters, to Fundamentally Change the American people into a more docile, controllable demographic.

Viva Ethnic Cleansing! said...

Government is supposed to represent the interests of the citizens, not change the citizens to suit their interests. That is tyranny.

Bill said...


Filling in the political stories FN doesn't have the time for. (wink wink) No need to thank me FN :)

How special democrat Chelsea Clinton doesn't care about money.

I was curious if I could care about [money] on some fundamental level, and I couldn’t.

Being 34 and being worth $15 million, why should she care about money?

http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-politicians/democrats/chelsea-clinton-net-worth/


Not all white privilege is equal to democrats.

Anonymous said...

"Bullshit. What is the point of moving from a country that has minimal economic opportunity to another country that has minimal opportunity? There isn't one.

What is the point of leaving a country that has lots of economic opportunity, ever? There isn't any. You will never see lots of people migrating OUT of Norway or Japan. They have no reason to.

The majority of immigration will always be from poor countries to rich ones."

What you don't understand is ALL poor countries are not the same in opportunity for poor people. Politics play an important part in immigration. Poor people are migrating to US because of our black President who wants immigration from across the border to replace Blacks in America while Blacks are out of jobs.

It's real simple: Poor people immigrate to other poor countries based on future political opportunity which translate into a better life for poor folks. America is the exception while Obama is in office. However, once Obama is out of office, things in America will change. Immigration will no longer be a viable opportunity.

That's why there is a 'rush' to cross our borders BEFORE Obama leaves the WH.

Anonymous said...

Bill said...

Another one of those things that make you go hhmmm...

“Before coming to the White House, I struggled, as a working parent with a traveling, busy husband, to figure out how to feed my kids healthy, and I didn’t get it right."

-------------------
Bill, because you are White I venture to say you know nothing about the minds and culture of AAs.

It is 'extremely' difficult for a black person to eat healthy. We just don't have the experience or the know how.

Isn't it very apparent by the obesity that permeates the black race? It's going to take generations to correct this, if at all.

It doesn't matter what college a black person goes to. It's more a matter of will power and desire.

teh stupid said...

"Poor people are migrating to US because of our black President who wants immigration from across the border to replace Blacks in America while Blacks are out of jobs."

The stooooooooopid continues.

White guy said...

"It is 'extremely' difficult for a black person to eat healthy. We just don't have the experience or the know how."

So what's the fat assed white peoples' excuse? You know, the ones in your trailer park who eat fried butter, have velvet Elvis paintings and vote republican?

The Purple Cow said...

Quotes: Poor old dimwitted Bill-oh

"What happens to your stats when hispanics and people from latin america are removed from the "white" list and listed separately?"

Well do the stats now say that black people commit the majority of violent crime as QLB put it?

No they do not. So what's your point?

**
"Not living in the US you might not realize this, Carter was the president at the end of the 70's not reagan when you said the stagnation started. You better go back and delete the "facts" you wrote to support your political position."

Yes I do know when Reagan was elected, I'm not as stupid as you, remember. Now go back and look at that graph I posted. See the date when Reagan was elected, see how the graph changes after that.

It's not rocket science, even for a dimbulb like you...

**

"Do you also see the similarities between Carter and Obama?"

Not really, Obama is a conservative, Carter was not. The death of the American dream began when Reagan was elected, it's right there in the information I linked to.

I know you guys hate facts but....

The Purple Cow said...

Quotes: Viva Ethnic Cleansing!

Oooooh look everybody, we’ve found a far-Right type that is even stupider than Bill!

This is going to be fun!

”Women entered the work force en masse in the 70's and 80's.”

No. They. Did. Not.

Show me your proof, your evidence.

**


”Today's immigrants -legal or illegal - are much more likely than native born citizens to collect social services and are a net expense to society.”

Proof please. Show me your evidence.

Given that I have provided links to academic papers that demonstrate you are talking bollocks, it’s up to you now to support your own position. That’s how this debating thing works, see…

**
”it is undeniable that mass immigration depresses wages.”

It is totally deniable. Indeed I have provided you with links to four academic papers that show this to be untrue. Show your working young man, or you will continue to get a failing mark from me. You’re on an F- at the moment.

**

”There have been dozens of studies that show the opposite.”

Links please. I want links to these dozens of academic papers.

I’ll wait. I’m a very patient man.

**

”Who wouldn't expand their business if their labor costs fell? Is that good for workers?
”

There is no evidence that labor costs are falling.

”Gee, that sounds like you are making a case for slavery. Just sayin'.”

Well you might be sayin’ that if your dumb hick nobody in a trailor park, but here in the civilized world we are saying no such fucking thing.

**

”What? Are immigrant urchins filling the truant niche? Dropping out of the schools Americans won't drop out of? “

I’ve no fucking clue what this is even supposed to mean. If you couldn’t think of a counter argument, you were best advised to shut the fuck up and hope nobody notices. As it is you’ve revealed yourself to be a moron.

**
”See the answer to point #7 above.”

I already did, and it was very stupid.

PilotX said...

Hey Cow, what do you know about the Black WWII pilots who flew for the RAF. I missed the exhibit at the RAF museum when I was over there. I need to do some research because I knew nothing about them. The Brit version of the Tuskegee Airmen.

Bill said...


The Purple Cow said...
The death of the American dream began when Reagan was elected, it's right there in the information I linked to.


So when you said...

The stagnation of middle-class and working class wealth in the USA began at the end of the 1970’s

...you were lying?

*YOU* said it started in the late 70's, like you later acknowledged, before reagan was president.

Are you blaming reagan for not fixing what carter started?

Just to mock your logic...

There is no doubt unemployment is higher under obama than bush. More people given up looking for work under obama than bush. More homeless under Obama than bush. More food stamps needed under Obama than bush. Etc. etc. etc. etc.
Democrats insist that it was the bush policies that caused it to happen years after bush left office. I'll agree there is a certain logic behind that.
If *YOU* are telling us that "The stagnation of middle-class and working class wealth" started in the late 70's, why are you not blaming carter for what reagan had to deal with?

Double standards?


Imagine the fun I would have if Obama was scared of killer rabbits.

Viva Ethnic Cleansing! said...

Totally over your head cow, I should have known it was a waste of time.

Female participation in the workforce:

http://cr4re.com/charts/chart-images/PRMenWomenNov2010.jpg

In 2009 (based on data collected in 2010), 57 percent of households headed by an immigrant (legal and illegal) with children (under 18) used at least one welfare program, compared to 39 percent for native households with children.

http://www.cis.org/immigrant-welfare-use-2011

PC: "There is no evidence that labor costs are falling."

Quote Purple Cow: "Of course it did not work, as this graph shows the wealthier have got fabulously rich and the poor and middle classes have not become wealthier at all. Despite the fact that they are working many more hours than they were in the past. So they are having to run faster just to stand still."

If people are working "many more hours" "just to stand still", labor costs are falling.

You are a complete moron.

Viva Ethnic Cleansing! said...

Regarding Purple Cow's extolling of the wondrous benefits of illegal immigrant childcare:

"Let me state up front that I don’t believe feminism engaged in any kind of mass conspiracy to essentially enslave black or hispanic women – but the effect has been exactly that. It’s a nice coincidence that feminists seem deeply unwilling to address. There are two things working in concert: women in the paid labor force and single motherhood.

In order for (mostly) white women to enter the paid labor force with their fancy college degrees in reading and feeling, they need an exploitable class of individuals to provide domestic services at wages that won’t eat up their own wages. Maids, nannies, child care workers, housekeepers – these are some of the shittiest, most underpaid jobs a woman can get. And those are jobs that are disproportionately performed by women of color. In order to incentive women of color to accept these shitty jobs with crappy wages and no benefits, they need to have no plausible alternatives.

Enter the single mother. By creating a culture that is welcoming of single motherhood – de-stigmatizing it and treating it as a “lifestyle choice”,and then adding the widespread of incarceration of men of color and black men in particular, that incentive is in place. Daddy in jail and Mommy a single mother is a perfect recipe for creating an exploitable class of women who can pick up all the white lady’s shit work."


http://tinyurl.com/lo7zc2u

Kinky.Con said...

Obama is a conservative?


Who knew leftists in America and all over the world would support a conservative?

PilotX said...

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20131031/news/news4.html

Here is some of what I've found.

The Purple Cow said...

"The stagnation of middle-class and working class wealth in the USA began at the end of the 1970’s

...you were lying?"


Nope.

1980 was the end of the 1970's.

I'm sorry if this is difficult for you.

The Purple Cow said...

"Female participation in the workforce:

http://cr4re.com/charts/chart-images/PRMenWomenNov2010.jpg"


Oh. Good. Grief.

Errrrrmmmm, you do realise that graph makes exactly my point for me don't you?

(Boys and girls, it's hard to believe but we really have found a far-Right poster stupider than Bill. Hard to believe I know, but just look at the evidence...)

Kinky.Con said...

Reagan took office in 1981.

So keep moving the goal posts.

Anonymous said...

Pleeeeese! The topic of this post ees is 'Beautiful Games'
Why you haf to go and change it to 'immigration'and us Mejicanooos??

Leave us alone! We are very happy doing the "shit work" as you call it! Let those white ladies go an work all they want! We take care of the little chilangos!

You see, we haf a plan. Those little chihuahuas we are rearing will soon be bona fide Mejicanoooos!!! Jeeeeees!!

Aaay chihuahuaaaa! We will haf them singing Mariachi and eating tapatillas and jalapenos an lovin eet! Thees is part of our plan! Sssshhhhh!

Now pleeez go talk about the 'beautiful games' :D

Ahuuuaaaaaaa Viva La Razaaaa!!!

The Purple Cow said...

"If people are working "many more hours" "just to stand still", labor costs are falling.

You are a complete moron."


Oh my giddy aunt, just when I thought I had got an angle on how stupid you are, you go and say something even dumber.

There is household income and there is household expenditure. If expenditure increases faster than income then people will have to work many more hours just to stand still.

Sorry if this is difficult for you.

Kinky.Con said...

And, if i'm not mistaken, his economic policies didn't take full effect till 1983.


Keep moving the goal posts.

Eventually you will be able to split the uprights.

The Purple Cow said...

Quote Kinky.con

"Reagan took office in 1981.So keep moving the goal posts."

Go back and look at the graph you complete fucking moron.

Bill said...


The Purple Cow said...
1980 was the end of the 1970's.


Carter was still president in 1980.

reagan took office in 1981.

Now what's your excuse?

Bill said...


The Purple Cow said...
Go back and look at the graph you complete fucking moron.


Your graph, along with your words "The stagnation of middle-class and working class wealth in the USA began at the end of the 1970’s" point to the same thing.

Things started going bad for Americans in the late 70's.

Why are you now arguing against your own words and link?

Kinky.Con said...

Where did purple cow go?

Anonymous said...

The comments in this thread aren't worth much, considering what the post is about. Btw, it's disheartening to see Brazil misspelled by so many Americans, including Field.

Viva Ethnic Cleansing! said...

Purple Cow:

"There is household income and there is household expenditure. If expenditure increases faster than income then people will have to work many more hours just to stand still."
---

If expenditure increases faster than income then the relative price of labor is decreasing.

If it wasn't, an hour's work would still buy the same goods.

Your are a fucking moron.

Anonymous said...

Oh the woes of multiculturalism.

So many comments here remind ough the trees and You are so far behind that you think you are ahead". Of course FN might say "You can't see the field through the cotton" Seeing how slavery just ended yesterday in the US. Nevermind the US was one of the first countries in history to end slavery...hope them slaves in Africa like diggin' up blood diamonds for their masters so the rap stars of the world can have nice jewelry.

Also, I don't see the once vilified Chinese bitching and wanting. Looks like they figured out the American way long ago and got to work. Funny how they didn't need AA to get a job either...they were desired by their learned knowledge and work ethic...but I guess in the magical multicultural world we're all equal.