Mar/01
2011
We can't do it. We shouldn't do it. There's no way we can afford it. So why are people mulling the notion that the U.S. should get involved in Libya?
[...] both Mr. Gates and Admiral Mullen appeared to pull back from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s blunt comments on Monday and Tuesday that imposing a no-flight zone over Libya was under “active consideration” among the United States and its allies. Such a zone — in which Libyan air force aircraft would be denied permission to operate, or be shot down — would effectively keep the government led by Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi from strafing and dropping bombs on protesters seeking to overthrow his rule. (NYT)
I find it frightening that such concepts are even being given serious consideration. If NATO wants to get involved, please by all means let them do it. Without us. If they want our advice, sure, but to be involved in another Middle East morass? Hell no.
Mar/01
2011
It's like watching a never ending car crash, you just have a hard time tearing your eyes away.
Sheen joined Twitter on Tuesday, a day after his publicist, Stan Rosenfield, resigned. Though there are several fake Twitter accounts, this one has been verified as authentic by Twitter. Sheen had more than 160,000 followers by Tuesday evening. His Twitter bio: Unemployed Winner. The first message he posted was a photo of himself and porn star Bree Olson smiling and holding up a bottle of chocolate milk and a fruit drink. It was subtitled, "Winning! Choose your vice." (AP)
We've seen it before with other stars, Mel, Michael, Britney, etc. where their image of themselves is just so far beyond reason it's hard to fathom. I, personally, can't take too much of it because it reminds me of nothing so much as peering into an un-flushed toilet in a public restroom. It's gag-worthy. But the tidbits and glimpses into the unstable mind do serve a purpose, they provide a point of bonding. In a time when people are radically divided on politics, money and our future we can all share a common contempt for people like Charlie. Hell, they make it easy.
“I am on a drug — it’s called Charlie Sheen,” he told ABC. “It’s not available because if you try it once, you will die. Your face will melt off, and your children will weep over your exploded body,” he said, adding, “Too much?” When the ABC reporter told him he seemed “erratic,” Mr. Sheen tried to explain. “You borrow my brain for five seconds, you’d be like, ‘Dude, can’t handle it, unplug this bastard,’ ” he said, adding that his brain “fires in a way that is — I don’t know, maybe not from this particular terrestrial realm.”(NYT)
The sad things is that if it were acting we might find it laughable, might being the key word there, if it weren't just weak takeoff of Andy Kaufman. Instead of entertaining however, it's sad to the point of embarrassment. Sorry Charlie you're not who you think you are, and frankly at this point we don't even care if you're taking drugs. There's nothing redeeming about your rants, your posturing, or your weaksauce excuses. About the only thing you can do successfully is shut the hell up and go away. But somehow I don't think you can even manage that.
Feb/28
2011
Ahmadinejad says the logo for the 2012 Olympics in London spells "Zion". Really? I twisted my head this way and that and I don't see it. Actually if says "2012". I kinda see that. Actually, the logo is ugly. It doesn't surprise me that Iran's lunatic and chief Ahmadinejad and his Olympic hack man Bahram Afsharzadeh can squint (or not) and see a word that isn't there. When you are a paranoid delusional lunatic you can see thing that aren't there. I do feel bad for the athletes from Iran. They don't deserve to be sidelined by their leader's hallucinations. However if Iran and it's lunatic brethren boycott the 2012 Olympics it won't be the first time a country's Olympic team suffered the consequences of it's leaders folly. Heck even the US boycotted the Olympics in Moscow for just plain silliness. The 2012 Olympic Committee could change the logo. They could easily cite the fact that they came off whatever drugs they were doing and realized it is ugly. Yeah, that would be believable.
Feb/28
2011
Down in Corpus Christi, Flour Bluff High School has an interesting way of proving the need for a club. You see, one of the students wanted to form a extracurricular club called Gay Straight Alliance. The basic purpose of the club is to foster student education about homophobia, create safe discussion groups for students, and to reduce discriminatory bullying. Fairly noble goal. The student's been working on this for a while now. She's repeatedly changed the name, clarified the focus, and done everything she could to get the school administration to allow the club's creation. But, it's Corpus Christi Texas. That wasn't enough. So, the local college chapter of GSA stepped up to support her, and pointed out that the school was actually required to allow the club because it accepts federal money, and is thus, subject to the Equal Access Act. Basically, they can't discriminate. Slightly ironic, that law was drafted to make sure that Christian groups couldn't be denied access to school facilities, but has been co-opted by groups like the GSA for the same purpose. So, instead of allowing the GSA group, Superintendent Julie Carbajal has forced the other extracurricular group off campus. She said there was absolutely no chance that she would allow the GSA group to form on campus. Numerous students and parents have come out to support the superintendent saying that the GSA is out of place with the community and wouldn't "fit" with the school. So, groups like Fellowship of Christian Athletes are out, as well as the GSA. Honestly, I can't think of any better way to demonstrate that the GSA is needed than to have people come out and say shit like that. And the fact that the school administration is taking the same sort of obstructionist approach confirms it. The admin decided to slash and burn everything rather then simply allow the GSA it's tiny niche. High school bullying is a hot button topic for me. Doesn't matter if it's because you're the smallest, the smartest, the darkest, or the poorest kid in class. Homosexuality exists, and we need to make sure our schools have groups like the GSA to help their peers to deal with the intense issues that surround it. Homosexuality doesn't go away if you pretend it doesn't exist, and it doesn't go away when you turn a blind eye to bullying behavior by the students. By denying that, Flour Bluff High School proves that the GSA is probably more needed there than the community wants to admit.
Feb/28
2011
Wtf? Nevada without Hos? Bullshit.
Prostitution never emerged as an issue during the Reid campaign. But then Mr. Reid, a Democrat and the Senate majority leader, returned to his home state last week for his address to the Legislature. “When the nation thinks about Nevada, it should think about the world’s newest ideas and newest careers, not about its oldest profession,” Mr. Reid said. “If we want to attract business to Nevada that puts people back to work, the time has come to outlaw prostitution.”(NYT)
In answer to the question "why now?" Harry came back with the ultra-witty retort of "If not now, when?" Brilliant. It says that he doesn't have a plan or a rationale, just a desire to make some headlines and squeeze a few people who have limited professional options if their current mode of employ is deemed illegal. Prostitution is the oldest profession, and trying to outlaw it in Nevada is just a modern version of the shell game, trying to distract people from the real issues of immigration, guns, and deficits. The state is suffering and putting more people out of work is hardly a logical solution. So yes, I call bullshit on that. Maybe Harry found religion, maybe he lost a bet, maybe he's trying to make good on a promise to his ailing mom, or maybe he's just desperate to try and make some headlines. No matter, it's stupid and I'm calling it. Bullshit.
Feb/27
2011
Back in the Old Days life was fraught with sudden, unexpected, awkward moments. These were times when you suddenly found yourself sharing personal space with one or more strangers, for example being in an elevator. The doors would open, you'd step inside and hesitate: shit people! Now what? There was always this palpable tension, an electrical sensation, a puckering, tangible fear that something might break the frigid silence and demand that your interaction. Would someone try and speak to you? Would you have to move out of the way if they wanted to get off first? Would there be... eye contact? It was stressful. Yes, back then these moments happened frequently and we were forced to cope. In an elevator, on the train, waiting at a street corner, boarding a plane, they were everywhere. Mechanisms to deal with the awkwardness were pretty stock. Looking down was a popular trick, staring at ones toes, or fingernails. Absently scanning the ceiling or gazing intently at the animated light with the floor indicator (if there is one) could provide a thin veneer of politeness while you edge to the corner. In the event you were burdened with the presence of a chatty, nosy or pungent companion there was little that could be done beyond the irritated eye-roll or prolonged sigh. Yes those were the days. But no more! Not with the advent of mobile devices. Now you can be packed right up against the fat lady, practically wedged between her tits but neither of you has to comment, just take out your electronic device and away you go. Blissful ignorance is now yours. Even if your device is dead, out of battery, has no signal or just plain busted it doesn't matter! Whip it out, bury your nose into it's bitty screen and pretend you're busy. It's like yawning, even people who don't have their devices in hand will start digging into their pants just to feel its heft in their hand, comforting, absolving. Yes, this is the future and we're living it today. E-Liberation Uber Alis!
Feb/26
2011
It's always one last thing. In this case I was heading out to an instructors meeting, an all day event, that would be cut short because I had to leave for a flight across the country. And all this was happening on a Sunday, the day I usually spend doing household chores such as food shopping, laundry, cleaning, getting haircuts and so on. Overloaded? Well not if things are properly planned, organized, and really I do a good bit of that. AM: I did laundry, haircuts, cooked, went to the hardware store. Afternoon: I went food shopping, more laundry, cleaning up. PM: Finished laundry, more cooking, more cleaning, packing and organizing. Then I went to bed. But was doing all that doing too much? Probably, but my excuse is that this is only one weekend. Other weekends are more relaxed, right? Not entirely. Because if I have free time I have to be doing something. An hour free? Read the news, look for blog topics, schedule time to visit a friend, "work" on a video game (video games are the new jigsaw puzzle which are "fun" when you buy them but become an exercise in OCD the minute you open the box.) Where's the relaxation? I'm not sure, am I allowed to relax or is that "fucking off" when there's something useful to be done? Maybe the problem is that I don't watch TV. TV makes you sit down and do nothing. Unless you're like me, who can only watch TV while cooking, picking up or folding laundry. If my hands are free then it's considered "fucking off" again. Unless I'm fixing something or making something. If nothing else then someone around me could probably use a back rub. Or maybe the problems is that I don't know how to delegate. I could ask people to do more, but then the job might not get done to my satisfaction, or get done at all. That means more stress for me and for everyone else. Better not to take that risk right? Just dig in, do the work, and mutter under my breath when everyone else is lying around watching TV, eating food, or complaining about being bored. (Actually people know better than to complain about being bored around me, especially if I have a pile of laundry in my hands.) But when is everything "too much?" When does the addition of just one additional task result in catastrophic failure everything falling down, nothing getting done, an accusatory scream-fest berating everyone else for not pitching in? I dunno. It's like the old adage about kid asking his dad how the maximum weight on a bridge is measured where the dad says "well they just keep driving bigger and bigger trucks over until it breaks then they rebuild the bridge and post the sign." Same thing, you just take on more and more work until you fall apart then you just back off by one task. The truth is that I don't know when I'm doing too much, and I like to think that other people around me will notice. That they will see me rushing around, hair flying, dishes toppling and stop me. Naive? Yeah probably. That kind of support only comes from friends, not family. And typically you've already cleaned up before friends come over. I hypothesize that there is no way to really know when you're doing too much. You have to rely on other people if you have them, and if you don't have other people well you're SOL. The only safety net is your doctor or counselor, again, if you have or can afford one. Is that a tough answer? Yeah, but it's a tough problem and there is no easy answer, sorry. The best answer for most of us is "if you think you're doing too much you probably are." As to the solution? Let me know if you find one because I need it as much as you do.
Feb/25
2011

No mother

Angela McAnulty was the mother of a 15 year old girl, Jeanette. Wait. That's not true. Genetic maternal donor is more accurate. Mothers care for their young. Angela beat her daughter. She starved her daughter. She tortured her daughter. When her daughter died of cardiac arrest, she weighed fifty pounds. A 15 year old girl, weighing 50 lbs. Think about that. Consider that aside from the physical abuse, the mother counted the items in the fridge, and locked the cabinets to prevent her daughter from eating. At some points, she was forced to drinking toilet water just to survive. She had internal bleeding in her skull from head wounds. She had cuts that were infected all the way down to the bone. She was regularly beaten by her mother, and occasionally by her father. Angela would walk into her daughters room, still stained with blood from the previous beatings, and intentionally reopen wounds that had begun to heal. She was forced to sleep on a cardboard box, to prevent blood from getting on the carpets. Angela is a horrible human being. No. She's sub-human. Less than human. Vile. Heartless. She's honestly one of the few people I've ever read about that I truly consider evil personified. Hours after her daughters death, she told detectives that maybe she should have taken up smoking as an alternative to beating her child. Today, she pleaded for her life. She said "I didn't want my daughter to die". She claimed that she was sorry for hurting her daughter, and claimed to take responsibility for her actions. NO. You don't get to say that. A person that has done what you did doesn't get to plead for mercy. You don't get to stand up and claim that you didn't want her to die. YOU FUCKING KILLED HER. Your flesh and blood and you tortured her for year. FOR FUCKING YEARS. You made her entire existence a living hell. You took your time. You made sure she suffered. You beat her. You starved her. And now, justice will be done. The jury didn't take very long to determine your sentence. They decided. They're going to strap you to a table. They insert a needle in your arm with a tube hooked up to 3 automated plungers. Sodium pentothol will put you to sleep. Pancuronium bromide will stop your breathing. And then potassium chloride will stop your heart. And you will die. Right there on the fucking table in front on witnesses. You're going to die. You will die painlessly, while your daughter suffered in agony. You will die quickly, while your daughter suffered through the worst parts of hell for years. You're a twisted wretch. For your crime, you are going to die. You deserve it. That's a statement of fact.
Feb/25
2011
How stupid do they think we really are? Well, ok, I know the answer to that. But still, I'm pretty damn tired of the advertisings with "Big Sale Event! $$$ Dollars (or %%% Percent) Off! Save now!" Because the very next line is always in 6 point font and it says "sale only applies if you spend way more than you could ever conceivably want, or, the only stuff on sale is crap you have no interest in anyway." It's a come on, and I'm tired of come ons. If I'm going to waste a half our of my life digging through the sales, sizes and colors to find something I only partially like then I'm going to be rightfully pissed when the coupon code doesn't apply in the last ten seconds of the end-game. "Sorry you didn't spend enough." "You didn't pick from the handful of icky-colored garbage that actually is on sale." And then you think "Well, I went to all this trouble, maybe I should just pay for it anyway." That might have worked five years ago but it certainly doesn't work today. When I choose to save a buck, it's going to be on my terms, not theirs. It's hardly "saving" anything when you're shelling out money you never intended to in the first place. The best possible savings is not spending at all, but lots of people seem to neglect that. I annoys me that people might be so naive that they would fall for this bogus bullshit. True maybe I'm jaded like all the other consumers out there, unwilling to spend anything at all unless it's at some sort of a discount. But who's fault is that really? Doesn't the blame belong to the retail companies who have trained us to "wait for the big sale?" Sure I want it, but not at that price, and no, it's no problem to walk away. If it's not there when it goes on sale then another store will have it, or I can buy something else. There's always a false edge to sales and marketing trying to reinforce the notion that "now is the time to buy" coupled with snarky aside that threatens "because if you don't you'll have to pay more for it later if you can even get it at all." My response is: "I'll buy when I'm damned good and ready to part with my money, take your fucking bully-boy sale and shove it." I now automatically delete every and all sales notices with so few exceptions I can count them on one hand. As for the rest I don't even care if I do need what they're selling because I'm not even going to bother looking. There's only so many times you can cry wolf...
Feb/24
2011
Audrey Silk would be my hero. Heck, I admire her gumption despite not smoking. Why? Ms. Silk grows her own tobacco for her smokes. If that isn't impressive enough, she does it in her backyard in Brooklyn, drying the leaves in her basement. A little pioneer spirit in the Big Apple.
Feb/24
2011
Seems like every fucking thing you download these days wants to install something else as well. For a while it was only Google or Yahoo or MSN toolbars. I generally catch these fucking bullshit add-ons but a few have (quite annoyingly) slipped past my attention and gotten themselves installed (and just as immediately uninstalled.) It really says something about a product when it has to be jammed down the users throat or snuck in as an aside. It means it's fucking useless bullshit crap, in case I had to spell that out for you, which I'm sure I didn't but I wanted to say it anyway. The latest salvo in this bullshit came today, from Java. Oracle actually had the fucking nerve, the NERVE to try and bundle McAfee with the latest Java update. Seriously? What-the-fucking-stupid is that all about? First they post a popup saying how "Java runs on everything! From your smartphone to your three-speed-multi-function-mega-vibe dildo..." Then ask if you want McAfee installed with it *with the check box already checked*. (Um, no thanks? I don't need that kind of virus protection for my dildo.) Oracle has a lot of goddamned nerve. Sun would never have done something that asinine. And if the fact that they purchased Sun doesn't spell the death of Java than cocktarded marketing stunts like this certainly do. And of all the anti-virus software they had to pick from, McAfee sucks most, btw. I could see Panda. I could see Bit Defender. I could even see AVG or MSE ffs. But McAfee? Please. If you're going to insult your client base at least do a decent job of it...
Feb/24
2011
The old adage about making lemonade when life gives you lemons? Yeah, that applies here. Check out what these clever kids did after a reprimand.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The principal of Savannah High School was always telling his students to tuck in their shirts and take out their gold teeth. So a group of students decided to write a hip-hop song about the badgering. When they presented it to principal Toney Jordan, he asked a technology teacher to help the students produce a video. Now, the song about removable gold teeth, known as grills in the hip-hop world, is a schoolwide project. Everyone from the band, the cheerleaders and teachers are getting involved. Senior Raynell Murrel wrote the song with other students during their winter break. Murrel calls it "I Can't Hear You With That Gold in Your Mouth." The students plan to enter the project in high school media contests and host a video release party.
Outstanding motivation, coordination and inspiration. You all deserve a gold star.
Feb/24
2011
Really. No.
Hello, My name is Danielle Savorin and I’m an advertising broker. I have a client that’s interested in buying a small advertisement on your blog at Worldofsuck.Net. The client’s business is connecting people with local professionals. Please reply back to danielle.savorin_gmail.com if you are interested and I will put you in touch with the client to nail down the details. Best regards, Danielle Savorin
One more time in case you're confused. No.
Feb/24
2011
I’ve frequently pondered whether city kids are at a disadvantage when it comes to science. The best way to learn something is to experience it and it is far easier to learn something if the lab is in your backyard. I started pondering this thought in the summer following 3rd grade. My mother thought it would be nice for her only child to have a playmate for a couple weeks one summer. I really didn’t have any friends in the neighborhood since we lived in a fairly rural area, and I was the only girl in a neighbor of bad boys who were best not touched with a 10 foot pole (unless one wanted to smack them in the head with it). My mother signed up for the Fresh Air Fund. The Fresh Air Fund matches inner city kids with an experience in the country. The girl that stayed with us acted like it was torture to be in nature. She scowled at me as I caught a toad. She didn’t want to swing on the tire swing. She didn’t want to go for walks and learn about plants. She struck me as being a bit stupid. I’m not saying she had a reduced intellectual ability, she was stupid about nature and she had zero desire to learn. As a teenager at girl’s camp I became friends with a girl who lived in the Brooklyn. She came to visit us. I remember the puzzled look on her face when we explained where our water came from (a 100 ft well) and the need to conserve it. When we asked her where she thought water came from, she shrugged and said “I just turn on the tap.” I know she was a straight A student and she was very smart, but she had never learned where water came from, which is something I would consider a science basic. Recent testing of school children may support my theory that city kids aren’t as good at science as their country counterparts:
Only 18 percent of the city’s public school fourth graders and 13 percent of its eighth graders demonstrated proficiency on the most recent national science exams, a poorer performance than that of other large cities and far below national achievement levels, according to results released Thursday. . . . The exam was given in 2009 to a sampling of 4,300 fourth and eighth graders in the city, or about 3 percent of students in those grades. Nationwide, 33 percent of fourth graders and 29 percent of eighth graders showed proficiency, and in New York State, those numbers were 30 and 31, respectively. New York was one of 17 large cities that agreed to have its results reported separately. Among those, New York scored in the middle of the pack among fourth graders and slightly below average in the eighth grade. The best of the 17 were Charlotte, Austin, and Louisville; the worst were Detroit, Baltimore and Cleveland
The country kids don't get off completely - notice that the statewide and national results are pretty dismal, too. I’m not sure I know a solution to this dilemma. However, we cannot expect to be innovative if we do not understand basic science. Those countries focusing on science education and infrastructure, like China and India, are going to continue to move ahead of us. If we continue to ignore science, our country will continue to decline. We are in danger of following in the footsteps of the Babylonians and the Romans, who created the technological marvels of their times.
Feb/24
2011
CAIRO (AP) — An offshoot of the al-Qaida terror network in North Africa has called on Muslims to support the uprising against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb said in a statement posted on a militant website Thursday that it would do whatever it can to support the revolt, but did not give specifics.
It is an astonishing notion that we, the U.S. of A. might actually be in agreement with The Great Evil of Al-Qaida but there it is. We actually are in agreement that Gadhafi must go. Funny, no? Well... no. Not funny. In the US we've hated Gadhafi as a as a criminal mastermind, a mentor for terrorists, as a petty little Dictator, but then again he has oil and because of that we have also put aside our misgivings and given him money, arms, support. True we're not nearly as bad as the UK, handing over the remaining terrorist involved in the Lockerbie bombing in return for better business prospects. Yes that was a vile piece of work, baldfaced and blatant, but that's the British for you (some of their cuisine adheres to the same principles too.) But back to my point, what are we doing agreeing with Al-Quaida? It's not a simple question and I'm guessing that this tidbit of news won't make too many headlines, expect here where I'm posting it just for that reason. But while the complexity mirrors that of our own conflicting values: dictators bad, energy good, terrorists bad, stability good, etc., it highlights the fact that we are only righteous when and where it suits us. Hardly a surprising conclusion, except when it comes to our support for democracy, which should be unwavering regardless of the impact to our economy. Right? No, not right. The biggest champions of the economy, the corporations and business owners who drive our social solvency couldn't give a rats ass about democracy, abroad or at home. They want profits, they want a financial dictatorship. They want to be Gadhafi, but here in the US. So we agree with Al-Qaida only so far. When the next guy steps in to take power it will be back to business as usual, sucking up to them regardless of how militant or not they are. Because Libya has something we need: oil.
Feb/24
2011
The EU loves a good revolution. Hell they've had quite a few of their own and they're relative experts considering the last one was only a few decades ago (hint: think of the Berlin Wall.) But now when the Middle East is in the throes of their own systematic reestablishment? They're very, very quiet. Fairly out of character for people who have a vocal opinion on virtually everything else.
Europe has long seen itself as a champion of democracy, and its ideals are being tested by the real life consequences of democratic change sweeping a region that supplies a great part its immigrant population, one that has become increasingly restive in recent years. Many fear a flood of refugees hitting European shores, a concern made urgent by the crush of thousands of Tunisians who turned up in Italy after the North African country overthrew its autocrat, and signs that Libya — long a gateway of illegal emigration to Europe — is on the verge of implosion.(AP)
The Euro's talk a good game, which is a nicer way of saying they sound like stuck-up, pompous bastards when you listen to them talk about politics. Really, you guys think you invented it? But it's harmless really, because it's just talk. When presented with a full blown opportunity for action there's no posturing, no inspirational speeches, just the sound of the wind in the trees and perhaps the occasional, bored cricket. Yah nothing. Funny when you consider that all this activity is happening just in their back yard. France? Italy? Spain? Switzerland? Hello there? Anyone home at all? No, not really. Just like the old people who are sick of Halloween and refuse to answer the door when the kids come knocking, Europe, the whole, integrated enchilada, is in hiding, offering neither meaty opinion or support. As the snippit said, mainly due to the fact that they don't want the responsibility that lending a hand would entail. That goes for sheltering refugees to spending money to help rebuild governments and infrastructure. The net result is that Europe will have no one to blame but themselves when the new governments turn out to be less than friendly. Europe has a lot to offer, and should, considering how close they are to the upheaval. But by sitting and trying to wait it out they are allowing more people to suffer and die. They are providing opportunity and reason for extremist governments to take hold. They are, effectively, shirking their duty as good, international neighbors. Shame, shame Europe. Shame, shame.
Feb/23
2011
A group called Life Always has put up a billboard near a Planned Parenthood in New York City. The billboard states: “the most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb,” and shows a young lady in a pink dress. The group claims that abortion is a genocidal plot against minorities. Let’s examine this claim: First, a woman is less likely to get a college education after having a child. A college education is not a guarantee to success, but it certainly makes it easier to succeed. So if keeping minorities barefoot, pregnant and working in Popeye’s is the goal of Life Always, then getting rid of Planned Parenthood in minority neighborhoods is a good way to keep success out of reach. In other words, it is a good way to keep minorities in their place: poor. Second, children with fewer siblings and children born to older parents tend to do better in school. Also children who live in two parent households, which a young, single woman is less likely to provide, tend to do better in school. In other words, a child that is planned and wanted has an advantage over a child that is born to a teenager who is still a kid herself. Kids that do better in school tend to be less likely to have unplanned pregnancies themselves. Successful kids make for successful communities. Therefore delaying having children, even if that involves aborting an unplanned pregnancy, will help communities thrive. Third, the stats talk for themselves. The birthrate for blacks (16.9 per 1000 population) is greater than for whites (13.7 per 1000 population) based on 2007 data. That does that look like genocide? It is abusive to tell minority women that deciding if and when they want a baby is somehow playing into a genocidal plot. It is abusive to the community to burden it with unplanned babies. If Life Always really wants to help minority neighborhoods, encourage job creation and education in those neighborhoods and watch them flourish on their own. But then again, maybe they just want to keep the sistahs down.