The most unforgivable American contribution to world culture has to be the televangelist (The cockroaches of society). While these devious creature’s normal habitat includes mansions, private islands, and Republican events, they can also be found in a mess of controversy and scandals. If you want to see the scum of the earth turn on a the Christian networks to catch a televangelist. Not only have many been caught in scandals they are insanely wealthy.
Joel Osteen is one of the most well-known of the hustlers. This man has no formal religious education, a college drop out, and had a fear of public speaking. Osteen’s father began the church that is highly publicized now prior to his death it was peanuts compared to the empire Joel grew. One critic called Osteen’s style of sermons cotton candy preaching. Which simply means no depth. Either way he preaches for money, not for his love of God. He does not take his salary any longer, but he doesn’t need his measly salary his books racked up way more than he actually claims his net worth is. Osteen’s books and merchandise racks in 55 million per year. Osteen, ” claims an individual should not feel guilt for possessing lots of material wealth. Instead, one needs to thank and praise God for the acquired wealth.” His estimated net worth is $40 million. Joel Osteen Net worth
Joyce Meyer, not to be outdone by Joel she has a respectable net worth of $25 million. Has been involved in a scandal. Back in 2009, Joyce’s bodyguard , Christopher Coleman was charged with strangling his wife and their two sons (9 and 10). Coleman was having an affair with a woman and was making 6 figures a year as the security chief to Joyce’s entourage. The ministry had a no-divorce policy, which meant if Coleman divorced his wife he would be fired from his job. The family of the slain mother filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Meyer Ministries. The woman Coleman was having an affair with traveled with the circus. The family alleged not only did Meyer know of the affair, but know their own policies, yet allowed it to go on. The case was dismissed by the judge. When asking Joyce about her greed (she has a $10 million dollar jet) she simply stated that she doesn’t have to apologize for being blessed. Celeb Net Worth
Janice and Paul Crouch, these two are real bottom feeders they are the co-founders of Trinity Network. Their own granddaughter sued them for $50 million dollars. Claiming she was fired after discovering illegal financial schemes’. Her lawsuit follows a previous suit by a former employee. The couple defrauded the ministry and paid for many different things such as 13 mansions, trips, private jets, a $100,000 trailer for Janice’s dogs. There are several extravagant things according to the lawsuit that the money was spent. This case was also dismissed. Apparently money does really buy freedom. Paul has passed on luckily, but the crazy pick haired lady is 78 and still kicking, Janice has a net worth of $50 million. Jan Crouch Net Worth
Benny Hinn is another swindler that pimps the name of God for his sick love of money. He preys on the weak to make his cash. Benny is not only a preacher but a faith healer as well. He basically tells people to give them their money and they’ll be debt free. He has said he has cured Cancer and other diseases. People actually buy the load of crap he is selling. He is the lowest of the low to prey on sick people. You are not a man of god, you are a man from hell. Evil in the worst sort of way. Hinn was a part of a scandal, as a married man had an affair for 4 years with another televangelist (Paula White). It eventually came out. Benny’s net worth is $40 million. Benny Hinn Net Worth
Pat Robinson, is a manipulative old bastard, he’s so old I would need to write a book on all the scandals and dirty dealings of this son-of-a-bitch. In the 70s and 80s, he was a faith healer. Robinson claimed he could cure AIDS at one time with his prayer. Robinson is currently on The 700 Club, a Conservative Christian television show. In 86′ in an interview with The New York Times, Robinson called non-Christians termites. Pat is a very controversial man, to say the least. The ignorant jerk is anti-Muslim, anti-Hindu, anti-Protestant, anti-Abortion, anti-gay, anti-feminism, and anti-liberal. The words he uses when spreading his hate are quite disturbing for an old-timer he sure is opinionated as hell. Pat’s net worth is said to be $100 million to 1.9 Bil. Pat Robertson’s Net Worth
Jerry Falwell was one of the biggest mouthed hypocrites before his death in 2007. Falwell was a strong supporter of keeping God in schools and had some choice words after the Supreme Court announcement of Church and State separate. Clearly, Jerry was not a fan of the Constitution. He flipped out over porn, children’s shows, and anything he could judge. Falwell took Hustler magazine to court and sued for $45 million in suffering after a satire article was published in the magazine implying an interview with Falwell where he describes having sex for the first time with his mother in an outhouse. The court awarded Jerry $200,000 instead. Larry Flint (Hustler Magazines’s CEO) appealed all the way to the Supreme Court and won in a unanimous decision. Freedom of Speech, still in the Constitution. When Jerry Falwell died he had a net worth of $10 million. Jerry Falwell Net Worth
Televangelists are the lowest form of scum on the planet. They lurk in the television and use their viewers money for their own selfish luxurious lifestyles. The Senate inquired many televangelists regarding their spending and they all avoided tax penalties. The slippery bastards got away with their scam. If you or a loved one have fallen into this please help or run. You don’t need to send someone money to be saved. If you’re a good person you don’t need someone telling you how to live or what to do. You don’t even need a church to pray certainly don’t need a television to do it. If it makes you feel better fine, but these people are not men and women of God.
When thinking of a movie star most think of someone like Marilyn Monroe, or someone beautiful and glamorous. This is not the case at all there are some fugly celebs out there, here they are in no particular order. Acting is not always about looks, but it helps. Keeps the popcorn down at the movie theater.
These celebrities are pretty damn fugly. Luckily, most do not need their looks. They have enough talent to be keep themselves ugly.
There are some very ignorant people in the world. Much more than some may know. Unless you are blind and very sheltered you know just how stupid people can be, maybe not the extent. Hopefully, the majority is not as senseless as some. If you have been paying attention to the Primary Election, you may have noticed Donald Trump has won 18 states, that is not a coincidence. People really are simple minded to think Trump would be a good choice for president. Trump is right about one thing, other countries are laughing at us, and it makes sense. Some gene pools should end, here are many examples of people that should be put out of their ignorance. Sterilization is key, info on where to do that below.
If you see any of these people or know anyone like that, please explain how sterilization works. Idiocracy seems inevitable with each passing day. If you are one of these people, there are no words other than sterilize.
Education in the US has gone to complete shit. From common core to no child left behind. Nothing has been working to better the US education system. There are many countries that spend far less per child for education and they are far more intelligent. Education keeps getting cut, yet we don’t spend the most per child we are #4 in the world market. Finland seems to be the place to get the highest level of education in the world. They even have free college.
We are the 7th richest nation in the world yet we lag behind everyone in education. We should be the best, we are not even the second best. How can a country like the United States have such horrible education stats and standards?
One reason is America’s repeated failure to invest in education. According to the US News, federal funding for education has fallen drastically. Congress has cut funding for K-12 education by nearly 20 percent since 2011—five times more than overall spending cuts.
Another reason for the lack of quality education is standardized testing. Many schools, across the country, give children so many tests. For example, my children take 4 standardized tests per year. The entire school year the children in Texas are being taught a test. In certain grades if you fail the test they hold you behind unless your teachers agree to pass you ahead.
In Texas standardized testing is big money the state has a contract for $468 million with Pearson Education to create and grade the STAAR test. According to the Washington Post, Pearson has solicited for test graders on Craigslist. Texas has the worst high school graduation rate of the entire country. No wonder, the kids get overloaded with pointless tests all year. They learn only what is on the test.
In a two-year testing study in city public schools across the nation, it is found that on average a student takes 112 mandatory standardized tests between Pre-K through 12th grade. It averages about 8 tests per year. The tests alone use 20-25 hours per year. Many of the standardized tests the children take are on the same subjects. The scores end up overlapping.
Statistics show that Finland is by far the best country to live in for a superior education. Not only does Finland spend less per student, than the US does, they also have an exceptional education system.
In Finland, it is extremely difficult to obtain a job in education, in order to be a teacher you must have your Masters Degree. They only hire the best of the best. The Principal runs the school and normally deals with the budget. The parents and educators decide how the school is run. They have the state, federal, as well as county programs that fund the schools. These programs are a perfect example of checks and balances each of the programs check each other to make sure the students being properly educated.
Finnish schools have no standardized testing, they have very little homework, the school hours are half that of the students in the US. The kids have 50-minute recess and free lunch.
“The [Finnish] curricula are very much focused on critical thinking and problem solving, project-based learning, and learning to learn,” she said. “There is a lot of collaboration in the classroom.” – Pasi Sahlberg, a Finnish education experience.
That is very different from the way the students are taught in the United States. There are very little debates in schools and no problem solving. Students learning tests is what is happening in America. That is what the country has come down to, let’s test the hell out of you and throw a bunch of bullshit you’ll never need down your throat and send you off in the world broken and half dead.
The bottom line is if Finland can do it, so can we. We are spending more than many and we should be number one in education. It disgusts me that the United States doesn’t make this a top priority. Instead, you hear getting rid of much-needed programs. The department of education is needed. First, it needs to follow Finlands path, standardized testing does not work! Then we need a whole overhaul on how to best spend the money in the budget and where it is needed most. In Finland they give additional money to poor areas, it obviously does the trick.
Many people believe the media is liberal controlled, this couldn’t be further from the truth. The media is corporate owned, which is the opposite of liberal. During the primary election, the corporate owned media has given Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton more of an advantage. Many things play a role here. Sure, the fact that the two candidates are loaded are another advantage. If Donald Trump was broke he’d be on the street (one of those bums you find talking to themselves) if Hillary was broke she would still be the media’s pick (based on her greedy pockets).
Every network on television, newspaper, online journals, everything you see minus PBS is corporate owned, however with enough money you can get PBS not to air something as well. When Reagan was in office he cut funding to PBS and NPR the funding for these two outlets come from mainly wealthy donors. One large donation in particular came from a very wealthy man, David Koch. Koch donated 23 million dollars to PBS. Aspecial on PBS called “Citizen’s Koch” was prepared to air on CBS. It had to do with the Koch Brothers and the political scandal in Wisconsin in 2011 and 2012. David Koch was offended by the documentary and it was taken off the schedule. Koch Bros Donate to PBS
Everything you read or see is filtered by corporations. They own us, they control everything our elections, what people believe, religious values, what we see, what we hear. This is not a conspiracy theory, it is a fact.
The only thing you can trust is what you see in today’s world. People need to be skeptical of everything, many of what you know is nonsense. Americans and the world are lied to by our government, who is owned by the corporations.
5 families run the world, Rothschild, Rockefeller, Du Pont, Morgan, and Bush. These families are the richest in the world and have been running our country for a very long time. Every one of these 5 families can buy and pay for anything.
Why would any of these families not want a President like Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? Hillary can be bought she’s proved that time and time again. Donald Trump, claims he can not be bought, that may be the truth. If Trump can or can’t be bought is irrelevant since he’s a billionaire. Why would he help the little people or “losers” as he calls them instead of his “winning” billionaire friends? This man wants to give corporate breaks LARGE corporate breaks. He wants to cut education, cut every social program, and give breaks to corporations? Sure everyones paychecks will actually be more if Trump is elected President, according to his tax breaks, that’s if Congress votes for it. These tax cuts also at 24.5 Trillion to the debt.
The media has been running the primary election, they have been dictating everything since the very beginning. It has been Clinton Vs. Trump in the media’s eyes from the very beginning. Periodically you will see a story about another candidate running, it’s few and far between. Political news networks like MSNBC is the liberal Fox News, or at least it used to be. It is now Clinton and Trump network. The best anchor left on MSNBC Rachel Maddow has even been bought, it’s blatently clear how it became a money game. This is not the first election that has been bought by the corporation, if Bernie Sanders doesn’t either take the Primary or get into the White House it won’t change. It will only get worse from here.
Take everything you see on TV, in a magazine, on the internet, in a newspaper, and hear on the radio with a grain of salt it is all fed to you by the wealthy. There is a reason you see very few educational things on television in the world today. Think about all the garbage people watch on television, from Honey Boo Boo to the Kardashians. This is like junk food for the brain, the corporations do not want educated consumers. The wealthy want zombies to keep working like a slave and helping them gain more wealth. The country will only continue to produce more “poorly educated” people. The sheep will continue to grow and people will continue drinking the purple kool aid.
There may be nothing anyone can do at this point. These families and the corporations have been in power far longer than many many think. Politics can help this, but money corrupts most. Many people can be bought and if they can’t be bought which is rare of a politician, they may get shot. It wouldn’t be the first time. Money is the root of all evil, this is apparent when it comes to media at any level.
There is currently a court case that began in Texas resulting from former Governor Rick Perry signing the House Bill 2 (HB2) in 2013. The HB2 bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, requires abortion clinics to meet the same standards as hospital-style surgical centers and mandates that a doctor has admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the facility where he or she performs abortions. As well as many other restrictions. The State Representative Jason Isaac co-signed this bill and ran unopposed in the 2016 primary election. Yipee!
The entire state of Texas has 10 abortion clinics, prior to the good Governors bill Texas had 40 clinics. For reference purposes, California has 522 clinics that perform abortions. California is the most populated state in the US followed by Texas. The current laws in place make it almost impossible for a woman to get an abortion without waiting weeks if not months for an appointment. By the time they are able to get to an appointment they may be passed the 20-week mark. This is breaking a Constitutional right. The doctors have admitted there is no way they will be able to provide abortions to as many women that seek them.
Since the law was enacted there has been a significant decrease in medical abortions (taking a pill). Many women prefer this to avoid a surgical procedure. Unfortunately, with the new Texas law, you need to take each pill in front of a doctor. That is 4 office visits when there are only 10 locations in the entire state. Some women are more than 300 miles away from the nearest clinic, many women who seek abortion do not have the means to travel. This is why many have abortions because they are unable to financially provide. A study is currently being conducted to get numbers on how many at home abortions are happening in Texas, it can and will happen again.
Medical abortions have dropped 70% which is a huge number. A significant increase in second-trimester abortions have been reported, since the new law was enacted. The lack of access to abortions and longer wait times are to blame for this increase. Complications can occur during an abortion as with any medical procedure or medication. There is a higher risk of complications the longer you wait to have the procedure done. The purpose the Republicans claimed they enacted these laws was to make sure abortions were done safely. Waiting to have a simple procedure done that could be done in a few minutes is not helping anyone. In fact, this bill is more costly for the woman and the providers. It makes it very inconvenient for all involved which seems to be the lawmakers agenda.
In 1973 Roe Vs. Wade made it to the Supreme Court. Roe, a single pregnant woman in Texas wanted an abortion. Wade, the Dallas County District Attorney. Roe could not afford to travel to a different state to have an abortion performed safely. The laws in Texas made it impossible for a woman to have a safe, clinical abortion with a licensed physician. Roe claimed Texas statutes were unconstitutional and she was protected by the First, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendment. She appealed decisions of the district court on behalf of herself and all women in the same predicament. A doctor and a couple came forward in the claim stating similar issues. The doctor had court cases pending for performing abortions in Texas.
Texas urges that, apart from the Fourteenth Amendment, life begins at conception and is present throughout pregnancy, and that, therefore, the State has a compelling interest in protecting that life from and after conception. We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins. When those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy, and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, at this point in the development of man’s knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer. [p160]- Justice Blackmun (delevering the opinion of the court) Roe Vs. Wade
A district court ruled that the Texas statute was indeed unconstitutional and a violation of the 9th amendment. The problem was it did nothing for abortions. It was basically a slap in the face and the reason why it was appealed to the Supreme Court. The same issues that were happening in the 1970s are again happening in the Supreme Court today, and again it is the state of Texas.
The principal thrust of appellant’s attack on the Texas statutes is that they improperly invade a right, said to be possessed by the pregnant woman, to choose to terminate her pregnancy. Appellant would discover this right in the concept of personal “liberty” embodied in the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause; or in personal, marital, familial, and sexual privacy said to be protected by the Bill of Rights or its penumbras, see Griswold v. Connecticut,381 U.S. 479 (1965); Eisenstadt v. Baird,405 U.S. 438 (1972); id. at 460 (WHITE, J., concurring in result); or among those rights reserved to the people by the Ninth Amendment, Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. at 486 (Goldberg, J., concurring).-Justice Blackmun (delevering the opinion of the court)Roe Vs. Wade
This decision changed history for millions of women. Prior to this court case in many places in the US women were having unsafe home abortions. The court decision on Roe Vs. Wade is a long but a very interesting read. It goes into the history of abortion and shows that it has been around and available prior to Geek and Roman times. The Justice was very clear from the beginning, this case is not about feelings it is about the Constitution and the question asking are Texas laws preventing American Citizens from their right.
All this, together with our observation, supra, that, throughout the major portion of the 19th century, prevailing legal abortion practices were far freer than they are today, persuades us that the word “person,” as used in the Fourteenth Amendment, does not include the unborn…..
It should be sufficient to note briefly the wide divergence of thinking on this most sensitive and difficult question. There has always been strong support for the view that life does not begin until live’ birth. This was the belief of the Stoics.[n56]It appears to be the predominant, though not the unanimous, attitude of the Jewish faith.[n57]It may be taken to represent also the position of a large segment of the Protestant community, insofar as that can be ascertained; organized groups that have taken a formal position on the abortion issue have generally regarded abortion as a matter for the conscience of the individual and her family.[n58]As we have noted, the common law found greater significance in quickening. Physician and their scientific colleagues have regarded that event with less interest and have tended to focus either upon conception, upon live birth, or upon the interim point at which the fetus becomes “viable,” that is, potentially able to live outside the mother’s womb, albeit with artificial aid.[n59]Viability is usually placed at about seven months (28 weeks) but may occur earlier, even at 24 weeks.[n60]The Aristotelian theory of “mediate animation,” that held sway throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in Europe, continued to be official Roman Catholic dogma until the 19th century, despite opposition to this “ensoulment” theory from those in the Church who would recognize the existence of life from [p161] the moment of conception.[n61]The latter is now, of course, the official belief of the Catholic Church.-Justice Blackburn (reciting the decision of the court) Roe Vs. Wade
It was decided. The Court ruled 7–2 that a right to privacy under the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment extended to a woman’s decision to have an abortion, but that this right must be balanced against the state’s two legitimate interests in regulating abortions: protecting women’s health and protecting the potentiality of human life.
When Roe Vs Wade hit the Supreme Court abortion was already legal in 18 states. The affirmation of the Supreme Court made it legal in all states. In the 1970s, the minorities suffered the most. Abortion may have been legal in many of these states, but not everyone had a way to get to places where it was legal. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that in 1972 alone, 130,000 women obtained illegal or self-induced procedures, 39 of whom died. Furthermore, from 1972 to 1974, the mortality rate due to illegal abortion for nonwhite women was 12 times that for white women.
The Casey decision said states may not place undue burdens on the constitutional right to abortion before fetal viability. Undue burdens, it said, included “unnecessary health regulations that have the purpose or effect of pres
Prior to the 19th-century, abortion was not considered a crime. The people nor the Catholic Church regarded or acknowledged life prior to birth. Today this is a huge issue, yet for thousands of years, it was never a problem. When Abortion Was A Crime
Today we are fighting this ridiculous claim again. Roe Vs. Wade disallowed many states and federal restrictions with its ruling any changes to that can be permanent trouble for women in the United States. It was fought in 1992, seems every 20 years or so someone decides women shouldn’t have free will.
This law is being fought in front of the Supreme Court yet again, Texas is the state that constantly seems to be fighting the Constitution. If the Supreme Court rules in favor of these abortion restrictions this will not only affect Texas but 11 other states that have also adopted these harsh laws and restrictions.
According to the Supreme Court ruling in 1973, every woman has the right to a safe and legal abortion. Our lawmakers have different ideas. There are only 8 Justices currently sitting on the Supreme Court. 4 of the Justices are Republicans and 4 of the Justices are Democrats. Unless they allow President Obama to appoint a Justice and a vote it may be a dead end. Justice Kennedy who is likely to be the deciding vote is trying to delay the vote as he is asking the Texas courts to do more fact finding.
The Republicans have said they won’t even consider voting or having a hearing on any nominee that President Obama chooses. Republicans are trying to change the Constitution yet again.
When someone asks me to describe a Republican politician I say “Watch a dog chase their tail in a circle” that’s what they do chase their tails going in circles until something breaks. They focus on a few insane components of legislation anything that makes life hard on your average person and they dig deep and rub it in. To add salt to the wound most of the last 97 bills that passed the house were regarding blocking other bills, war, energy companies, and homeland security.
Texas has been infringing women’s Constitutional rights for 60 years actually a lot longer, this has been going on prior to Supreme Court cases. It’s time to fight back in a bigger way. Abortion is a right of every American woman. Any laws that block an Americans rights should not be tolerated. Women need to stand up for themselves yet again. It’s like the civil rights movement never happened. Our future generations deserve to have a choice and their Constitutional rights protected. As an American, we should all do what we can. If someone was fighting for more gun control in the Supreme Court, Texas lawmakers would be quoting the Constitution. They only read part of the Constitution, it seems it was too much to read and they stopped at the Second Amendment.
If you would like to help in supporting Pro-Choice please go to the NARAL website, it is a great site you can take action by signing petitions or sign up to volunteer. It has a lot of information on the site, and it explains what being pro-choice is all about.
With technology the way it is, there are many things the children of today will never know unless they look at history. The way times are now I wonder if they will even do that.
Perfect example of a horrible speaker. Martin Shkreli.
They’ll never know how to talk to people. This is the most concerning thing of all. If you watch people like I do, (Not in a creepy way, just observing people in their natural habitat) you will notice people rarely talk anymore. Most communication is done through technology. Next time you go to a restaurant, look around and count how many people are actually talking and not playing on their phones. Kids need to know how to communicate and speak. The schools may need to add sociology and public speaking at a grammar school level.
They’ll never get the satisfaction of slamming a phone down when they hang up on someone. That feels awesome! When you’re so pissed off at someone and you get some aggression out by slamming that phone down. Well, of course, they can still do it if they want to get a new screen and or phone. Maybe that’s why kids are going crazy they have no way to get their hang up aggression out.
They’ll never know privacy.Someone is always watching in today’s world. Everyone has a video camera attached to their hip. Anything you do can be recorded and put on the internet for the world to see. This can be a bad thing for most and a good thing for some. If you’re talented in some way you can become famous. If you’re an idiot or do stupid things that can also make you famous, but not in a good way.
They’ll never know what it’s like to feel safe. Scary to think this way, but it’s the truth. When I was a kid I always felt safe. The things kids see in today’s world can not make them feel safe. They are worried at school, at movie theaters, in gas stations, cars, grocery stores, sporting events, even playing outside. Like it or not even if you don’t let your children watch the news, kids aren’t stupid they know what’s going on. They have lockdown drills at school in case someone comes in with a gun. Did you have that in school?
They’ll never know what life is like without the internet. Unless you live internet free, which is extremely rare. Future generations (unless something happens to the internet) will not know what it’s like to look things up in books, instead of Google. They won’t be able to read a card catalog in a library. Why would you need a dictionary any longer? Type a word in google and bam, there’s your definition.
They will never need to spell or learn basic math. Spell check is everywhere there will be no need to learn to spell. You can type any math problem on a computer and get an answer. Some may argue a calculator can do the same, but it really can’t. You can type anything into google. You can’t do the same with a calculator. They still learn math and spelling in school, but many kids still don’t know how to spell or count. A perfect example of this is a true story. I took my kids for ice cream, the high school girl says the total is 16.01. I give her a $20.00 and she goes to the register and types it all in. I say “excuse me, I have a penny.” I hand her the penny she looks absolutely confused. She calls another high school girl over saying, “I don’t get how to fix this.” I tell her from the other side of the counter ” Honey, you owe me $4.00.” She looks relieved and hands me my change. I guess I should have told her she owed me $100 pretty sure she would have handed it over.
They’ll never know how to write in cursive. The do not teach cursive in school any longer. Apparently, it’s not important to learn how to sign your name as you would do with a check or a contract. Instead of teaching children how to write most schools opt out because they need to teach the children the standardized testing which is not on these tests. Computers and technology have decided that cursive is obsolete most everything is to be done electronically now, even signatures. I wonder how many generations will be signing an X as their name in the future. Cursive handwriting Disappearing
Eventually, kids won’t know what it’s like to play outside. Some already don’t. The point is taking the phones and electronics away from your kids and yourself once in a while will not kill either of you. Get out and do things life is short kids won’t be little forever. Talk to your kids for fuck sake!
I grew up in a suburb about 10 minutes from Chicago called River Grove. I lived in the city of Chicago as an adult for a short time with my family. I have never been prouder of my city after watching the protestors stop a Trump rally, pretty impressive Chicago. The only problem was the violence, that is completely uncalled for. Hate makes people pretty heated and crazy. I can’t believe what’s happening. If you’re going to protest something you can’t be violent, no matter what the opposition says.
I have seen some insane comments from family, friends, and strangers. The majority of my family and friends are in Chicago or the vicinity. Some of my family and friends were praising the protestors, happy to stop the hate the Trump rallies bring. Most not condoning the violence, but happy no one was seriously injured and Trump was stopped. We do live in a free country and Donald Trump should be allowed to speak, even if a large majority of it is hate. We have that right to say what we want, that is why I’m allowed to write this today.
Trump was able to go on stage he chose not to. “I spoke with law enforcement and made [the call to cancel] in conjunction with law enforcement, and I think we made a wise decision,” Trump said in a phone interview on MSNBC. He was afraid for his safety it had nothing to do with the Chicago police department in a statement Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told the Associated Press that the department did not recommend Trump call off the event and said they had sufficient manpower to cover the rally. Guglielmi said that the decision to shut down the event was made “independently” by the Trump campaign.
Some of my family and a few friends support Donald Trump. The reason I’ve been given by some for supporting this insane billionaire is “he speaks the truth”. They love the fact that he is uncandid and says what he feels and what he wants. Anyone who supports Donald Trump hates President Obama. Many have said “He’s not a pussy like Obama” or “No one will fuck with us if he’s our President.” for why they support this barbarian. Some supporters are angry with the Republican Party. They look at this as a slap in the GOP’s face.
A Trump supporter (R) yells at a demonstrator (L) after Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump cancelled his rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago March 11, 2016. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski
CHICAGO, IL – MARCH 11: An activist is removed by police after it was announced that a rally with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the University of Illinois at Chicago would be postponed on March 11, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Organizers postponed the rally citing safety reasons after hundreds of demonstrators were ticketed for the event. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 608579555
I decided to take it to social media. I contacted a Trump supporter and a Democrat to look at the differences. I asked the same basic questions. Here are the answers I received. I decided to leave both parties anonymous even though they both agreed to be public. I do not know either of these people personally.
Who will or who did you vote for in the primary election?
Trump Supporter: “Michigan already had its primary and I voted for Donald Trump.”
Democrat: “I am ………, retired professor, and I plan to vote in the Pennsylvania primary as a Democrat. I support both Senator Bernie Sanders and Secretary Hillary Clinton. Our primary is not an early one, and so I have not yet made a final ballot box choice.”
What makes your chosen candidate/party the choice for you?
“I have several reasons I will list them out. 1. I believe that there isn’t any other candidate that understands the global economy like he does. The others have ideas on it but ZERO experience in it.
2. Trump is right our current trade deals are all in favor of other countries and have created jobs in other countries and not in the US.
3. Trumps business tax plan is enticing for businesses to start investing in America again and not other countries
4. I like the fact to go along with his lower business tax plan he will also imply tariffs on good brought into this country in order to force fair and equal trade. I have been to other countries and finding something there that is American made is damn near impossible.
5. Trump is right about other countries making their currency fluctuate which causes US jobs to be outsourced to other countries. Let me give you a perfect example of this. 4 years ago a friend of mine was hired into an Automotive OEM and his job was to localize sourcing parts to be made here in the US to build the vehicles (if you check 4 years ago the currency of the other countries was more on par with the US dollar). Now he is tasked with outsourcing the parts to be made in other countries because the cost is cheaper.
6. Trump is also right about the illegals flooding our country. The illegals cost this country billions per year in services intended for American citizens. Also since they work for cheaper labor it suppresses wages from going up.”
Democrat: “I believe that only the two Democratic candidates have the moral and intellectual seriousness and good will to serve. The Republican candidates seem to me unqualified — and worse.”
Do you normally vote, and if so what party do you normally lean toward when voting?
“Yes I normally vote in elections because I want our country to be great and it can only do that if the right leadership is in place. As for which party I normally vote republican or libertarian.
I believe in holding our elected officials accountable
After all they work for us. However it seems today that both the democrats and republicans seem to treat us like we work for them”
Do you always vote for the Democratic Party?
Democrat: “Yes, starting with John F. Kennedy in 1960.”
I asked both people what they thought of the other parties “extreme” candidate.
What do you think of Bernie Sanders?
“I have a lot to post on this so I will do it in pieces. I don’t think very highly of Bernie Sanders. I think Sanders if gathering supporters by promising “free stuff” (college, healthcare, etc..). Sanders tax plan is extremely punitive in nature as the more successful you are the more his plan punishes you with higher taxes. We currently have a system like that in place now but Sanders plan is much worse and as somebody in the top tax bracket under Sanders plan I would pay another $17k a year in taxes.
Sanders is a socialist and socialism has failed in all other countries. Socialism creates a culture of laziness.
Sanders proposed business tax plan would drive even more businesses out of this country. I read his plan and then I have read some reviews on it and several analyst have said his plan would cause a -9.5% GDP. For those who though 2008 economy was bad that is nothing compared to -9.5% GDP.
Also I heard and read Sanders comments about the violence in Chicago yesterday that shut down a Trump rally. Trump isn’t to blame for that as his supporters weren’t the ones being violent until they were attacked….. That comment pushing people to continue to do the same thing at other Trump rallies made me lose all respect for Bernie.”
What do you think of Donald Trump?
Democrat: “Donald Trump, who seems to me a clever narcissist and a con man, has called up some of the worst forces in America — bigotry, hatred, violence, xenophobia, racism, homophobia. His supporters are at least as scary as he is.”
Just because I can I will disprove all of the Trump Supporters claims….
1. & 2. Trump trades with countries we shouldn’t be trading with such as China and Mexico. He has his products made by slave labor. He is not making his own products in the US why would we trust him with everything.
3. & 4. reasons why he supported Trump was the tax plan and money issue. Unfortunetly for him they’re all bad ideas according to anylasts and fact check.
5. This is the same as the other two reasons really. I think what our young supporter is talking about is the North American Free Trade Agreement and Trans-Pacific Partnership. This is what Bernie Sanders is trying to get rid of as well, but he’s called a communist for wanting to do the same thing.
You can decide for yourself who you are voting for, but spreading fear and hatred in either party is not the answer. The protests are great if they’re not violent. There has been violence at many political rallies recently and that’s just sad. If people can not discuss politics without beating the shit out of each other we’re no better than Taiwan.
Rotelle is a community that is like no other in the area or even in the country. The founder of this small community started it as a religious cult founded on the teachings of reincarnation, karma, and science fiction. Essentially a hippie commune with a science fiction flare. Families sold their homes and gave everything to the community and the leader of the cult including their spouses.
The leader, Kramer wrote a book in the 1960s following a religious method and raised several prophesies and predictions. He was not as charismatic as you would think to have had brainwashed as many people as he did. He had people thinking the US government would collapse in 1976 and the world was going to end the year 2000 and he was to be the one to save them all. There were several prophecies in between that never came to be true and were later removed from the leaders writing in updated versions. He was a smart man and an excellent persuader which made it easier to gather people and form a religious cult.
Another cult leader of the same religious teachings fled west with his followers. This other group posted these same teachings on a video and the leader and his followers committed mass suicide in hopes of being lifted into a spaceship.
Kramer was merely a reincarnated Egyptian pharaoh. At least, that is what he told his followers. He to believed and taught his people that beginning 2000 they would be saved by flying into the air with a spaceship or massive hot air balloon. A few years after beginning this cult community Kramer began to have sexual relationships with many of the women. A group of people would have orgies and swap partners. Some of the men in town found out and ran Kramer out.
Kramer left and started another community over a thousand miles away, but continued to visit Rotelle monthly to give leadership advice. This group and others like it are New Age deceivers taking advantage of the gullibility of those seeking spiritual enlightenment and not knowing where to look.
The people of this community were duped some know it others are more understanding and try to keep the cult going. The ones that were aware of being duped left the group and community long ago. Others are still a part of it today and were there from the very beginning. Some members live in other cities while many are still in Rotelle.
The leader eventually died of cancer after being released from prison for fraud and theft. The teachings of this religious cult are still prevalent today in places like California, Texas, Illinois, and Pennsylvania.
Sam and Frank were a young and naive newly married couple they moved to Rotelle, not knowing its history. They only knew that they fall in love with the house. It was in the price range they could afford and it was huge. The real estate agent knew exactly what she was doing. She saw a young couple and made sure she did anything she could to sell a house that had been on the market forever. Hoping the couple wouldn’t do research on this community she made sure to mention only the good and none of the bad. Showing the couple an inground community pool and jacuzzi. The beautiful grounds with fruit trees on every property. So much dislike the city life they were used to. Blinded by the price and beautiful amenities they quickly bought their home.
The community center is a large central building in the town. There is a mailroom, where residents pick up their mail. The mail room is as you would see in an office a cubby hole for each resident and no lock boxes. Anyone that enters the building can enter this office and potentially access their neighbors mail. When a new person moves to the community the real estate agent would put a slip of paper in each mailbox and “welcome” the new neighbor. Frank and Sam’s said something along the lines of a young couple that traveled out of town to work and had a dog, cat, and turtle. Often there would be little post-it notes on the couple’s mail. The old lady that looked like she belonged in the exorcist sorted the community mail and judges the community members mail. On tobacco coupons, she writes: “smoking is disgusting, you should quit”. On anything showing skin, Maxim magazine or Victoria Secret coupons for example she would write: “Vanity is a sin”
After a few days of living there, neighbors would randomly knock on the door. The first was a 5-year-old little girl with a dirty face and bare feet. She asked if she could visit with her new neighbors animals. Apparently this is a normal occurrence. The couple declined and refused the girl. The girl was persistent and came over to Sam and Frank’s frequently. Many neighbors had told the couple this happens to everyone in Rotelle. The girl is persistent and does this to every house.
The next “neighbor” was a little old lady asking if she could give Sam information on the plants and herbs in her garden. The little lady asked her if she wanted help in the garden and proceeded to tell her she what she charged hourly. The little old cult woman has the look of the old man from poltergeist II very creepy. Sam refused the old ladies advice or help and quickly rid her from her front porch.
The real estate agent lived in the community and asked the couple if they would like to visit the community center for the weekly potluck dinner. The couple finally agreed and joined their neighbors for dinner. This was after two straight years of persistent banter anytime they ran into a community member they were invited to groups and dinners. There was frequent telephone calls. The community had a four digit way to reach any house with a landline like an office or a hotel. The communication is all provided by the Rotelle itself. All communication going in and out go through the community. There is no cell phone service.
The couple joined the dinner and spoke with the neighbors. They were adamant Sam and Frank join their groups and weekly dinners. Prior to dinner, the group held hands and prayed to the sun. The couple thought this was odd, they were questioned about their backgrounds and religious beliefs during dinner. They were questioned and the neighbors looked like they were analyzing and judging the couple the entire time. The young couple quickly escaped as soon as they were finished eating to return home.
A few months had passed and Sam was pregnant with her first child. The women in the Rotelle Community asked her if she was going to have her child naturally at home. Sam was perfectly happy with going to the local hospital 45 minutes away with modern medicine and drugs. They asked if they could come and pray for her and her child. Closer to the end of her pregnancy the women begged Sam to let them cook for her after she delivered the child. Time went by and the couple ignored the pleas. They had their first daughter and became quickly pregnant with their next child.
As soon as Sam began to show an elderly woman an original member of the Rotelle Group (Poltergeist lady) came to the couple’s home. She asked Sam if she was Catholic and asked if she was aware that a wild birth control grew all around the community. The crazy lady went on to say that the Catholics breed too much. The woman explained that when the former leader would sleep with all of the townswomen they would use this as birth control so their husbands wouldn’t find out. Sam thanked the woman and slammed the door in her face.
At least once a week some of the children in the neighborhood would wonder shoeless and complain of being hungry and the family would feed the children. These children were similar to the children of the corn. The kids have blank stares and can barely talk at times.
Years have passed and the couple now had three children they knew some of the people in the community but made it a point not to get too close. Although Frank made friends with one neighbor, he was an overly religious man, semi-normal, but totally corrupt. Sam never made any real friends in the community but was friendly enough to the other moms.
The couple’s youngest child was only one. Sam was going to school at night and Frank worked during the day. One night Sam went to school and Frank was talking to his neighbor on the side of the couple’s home. The older girls got off the school bus and walked home. They didn’t see their dad on the side of the house talking to the neighbor he had gotten friendly with. The two girls wandered into a neighbors yard that had a pond they would frequently play near.
The neighbor asked the two girls where their parents were and the girls said that their mom was at school. The older couple assumed no one was home and that they left the kids alone including the baby. The woman grabbed her glass of wine and barged into the couple’s home. She left her wine glass on the kitchen counter and took the baby from her crib and left the house while the two girls followed.
Meanwhile, Frank had just finished talking to the neighbor and entered the house. When Frank walked in the house the first thing he noticed when he looked upstairs was the babies bedroom door was open. He ran up stairs and searched rapidly for his baby. When he noticed she was gone, he couldn’t even think of where she could be. She wasn’t tall enough to open her bedroom door. He began running around the neighborhood when an old man pulled his car next to the frantic father.
“Frank, are you looking for the kids?” He was shocked. He stood dumbfounded for a minute and shook his head.
The old man said, “My wife has the kids at our house, we were just keeping them there until you got home.”
Frank ran over to the old couples house and snatched his baby from the drunk old lady arms. He stormed off without saying a word with his three girls. Later on in the evening, Sam came home from school and Frank explained the evenings events. Sam was furious to find out that an inebriated woman essentially broke into their home and took the baby from her crib. The young mom was calmed down for the night and decided it wasn’t a good idea to go to the old couple’s home and cause a scene.
The following morning the young mom couldn’t help herself. She walked her girls to the bus. Armed with the youngest baby in the stroller she stalked over to the old woman’s home. Sam banged on the door, shortly after a smirking shriveled up old lady opens the door. Sam let this woman have it, she was not smirking for long. She asked the woman what made her think she had any right to walk into her house. She asked why she chose to steal her infant from her crib. Sam did not intend on the old woman answering and screamed at her and stormed off infuriated.
The couple tried to make amends invited the family over for dinner, tried to play up to them politically. They gave them information on The Tea Party and asked them to support the political movement. The couple threw the literature away and ignored the old couple. As much as they wanted to press charges on them they knew they had to live fairly close to these people.
Many of the neighbors from the original group live in the town today. Some have switched partners. For instance, one couple lives next to their ex-wife and they all knew each other in the 70s they were all in Rotelle during the famous wife swap era. It still seems to be going on with select neighbors, they give someone’s spouse a “massage” and they “heal” each other. These people are anything but attractive and they have a laundry list of secrets.
Rotelle has its own board of directors that oversee everything in the community. They have a water plant, a community center, community grounds, and roads. Just like every government, without funding. Rotelle is completely reliant on the residents to pay a high premium for their water and infrastructure bill, these go along with the association fees. It is not like the 70s-90s where the Rotelle Group owned your property and received all of your income. They do overcharge the consumers. The water can not be consumed, it is not suitable for cooking or drinking. The community expects neighbors to donate time and work within the community for free while charging you for the service.
There is as much corruption going on in the little community government as there is in any other government in the country. The difference is many of these people that were previously duped are having the same issues once again. A few of the founding members are current board members and continue to follow the religion, teachings, and use the money to their leisure. Including hiring their own to do anything contractual within the community.
Rotelle was once sought to be a community of 200,000 intellectual people that would be lifted by the aliens away while the outsiders died a miserable death and civilization as we know it would end. The followers of this apparent brotherhood had a chapter of its faith that went off the deep end and committed mass suicide, luckily for them, their leader was found to be a con artist sooner rather than later. Today, there are people walking amongst us that believe in this distorted outrageous religion, keep that in mind this community still exists near many major cities. Because this community has such a past it is a frequent stop of teenage kids looking for a thrill ride, ghost hunters, and conspiracy theorists.
Disclaimer: This is based on a true story. The names have been changed to protect the people and the community involved.