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Evan Thomas: 'White Men Dropping Out of Workforce' -'Going Hunting, Fishing'
Newsbusters ^ | December 29, 2012 | 10:40

Posted on 12/29/2012 2:42:23 PM PST by drewh

Former Newsweek editor Evan Thomas made a bizarre statement on PBS's Inside Washington Friday.

"Unexplored story of the year: white men dropping out - dropping out of the workforce, dropping out of elections, just plain dropping out, getting social security, not doing anything, going hunting, fishing, just not in the game" (video follows with transcript and commentary, file photo):

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/12/29/evan-thomas-white-men-dropping-out-workforce-going-hunting-fishing#ixzz2GU1AePnH

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1 posted on 12/29/2012 2:42:26 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

Sounds good to me. Collapse the system.


2 posted on 12/29/2012 2:45:15 PM PST by montag813
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To: drewh

Yes, Going Galt.


3 posted on 12/29/2012 2:46:05 PM PST by gaijin
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To: drewh
"...dropping out of the workforce, dropping out of elections, just plain dropping out, getting social security, not doing anything, going hunting, fishing, just not in the game"

I resemble that remark.

4 posted on 12/29/2012 2:46:22 PM PST by Baynative
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To: drewh

Huh? Been doing that all my life.


5 posted on 12/29/2012 2:46:48 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: drewh

Meanwhile, Obambi the Deer Leader straddles all of the strife, calmly watching from above, sort of like God. Right, Evan?


6 posted on 12/29/2012 2:46:48 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: drewh

going Galt


7 posted on 12/29/2012 2:47:10 PM PST by rolling_stone
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To: drewh

Odd. As a white, male, 61-year-old cripple, with several chronic ailments and a failing memory, I have people lined up at my door every morning trying to give me jobs.

I’m just too lazy to take one.

Maybe they’ll end up hiring some deserving member of a minority, who has heretofore been held down by melanin enrichment.


8 posted on 12/29/2012 2:47:24 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: drewh

Yep, I still vote and add disc golf to the list of what I’m doing that’s me all over!!


9 posted on 12/29/2012 2:47:26 PM PST by LooneyTick (Of all the things in life I've lost, I miss my mind the most!)
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To: drewh

Yeah. I think it’s called “retirement”.


10 posted on 12/29/2012 2:48:07 PM PST by Kenton
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To: drewh

How about us white women? That will be me in 2013!


11 posted on 12/29/2012 2:49:55 PM PST by myrabach
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To: drewh

Hey, if white guys have dropped out....
Who is paying for everything?
Oh wait, nevermind.


12 posted on 12/29/2012 2:50:31 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: drewh
Looks like all men are dropping out of the labour force by their own statistics.

Hmm...I wonder why? Is it because hard work is no longer rewarded (by both society and specifically women?). Nah...that couldn't be it.

13 posted on 12/29/2012 2:51:13 PM PST by AntiKev ("Within the strangest people, truth can find the strangest home." - Great Big Sea - Company of Fools)
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To: drewh

“Just not in the game” —what?

Wrong.

They are playing the game just as assiduously as ever, there’s just ONE little catch —they see the ever more vast forces arrayed against them, and they’re joining the OTHER side.

No hip-hop music, no baby-mommas, but just a very quiet, personal decision to stop milked, and then loudly maligned for BEING milked.

“You didn’t build that...!” You know what? At some point it’s just enough.


14 posted on 12/29/2012 2:51:19 PM PST by gaijin
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To: drewh
Labor force participation amongst black men has dropped by 3.3 percent in the past four years - 1.1 percent higher than the entire population.

The real story. Down with the cause brothers with not a drop of corn pone blood are beneficiaries of Obama's new normal America.

15 posted on 12/29/2012 2:51:55 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: drewh

Well, WTH do they expect? White men are vilified and marginalized and passed over in favor of less qualified minorities or other protected groups. Why should they be surprised?


16 posted on 12/29/2012 2:52:29 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: drewh

I’d be golfing.

Best way to the undermine the Kenyan’s communist coup is still to go John Galt.


17 posted on 12/29/2012 2:53:23 PM PST by y6162
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To: LooneyTick

18 posted on 12/29/2012 2:53:23 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh
Post facto statistical follow-up:

The actual four-year labor force participation decline for the entire population is 3.34 percent (2.2 delta divided by November '08's 65.8 rate).

For white men it's 3.55 percent (2.7 divided by 75.9).

For white women it's 3.47 percent (2.1 divided by 60.5).

For black men it's 4.68 percent (3.3 divided by 70.4)

For black women it's 3.26 percent (2.1 divided by 64.5).

As such, white men have dropped out of the labor force at an insignificantly faster rate rate than the rest of the population and at almost the same rate as white women.

19 posted on 12/29/2012 2:53:54 PM PST by blam
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To: drewh
if they are on social security, they're prolly retired...
20 posted on 12/29/2012 2:55:02 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: drewh
There is no incentive to work yourself like a mule.
They will just scorn you even more.
Let the people with all the answers have shot at it.
21 posted on 12/29/2012 2:55:11 PM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

Its all good....why should black men be the only ones living of they women?


22 posted on 12/29/2012 2:55:21 PM PST by Fred911 (YOU GET WHAT YOU ACCEPT)
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To: drewh
UCSF School of Dentistry:

Count the white guys...?

23 posted on 12/29/2012 2:56:34 PM PST by gaijin
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To: drewh

I hope that anyone who can go Galt, does.

Pretty soon, we won’t have a choice.


24 posted on 12/29/2012 2:56:50 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: drewh

As for me and my family...

A country boy can survive.


25 posted on 12/29/2012 2:57:05 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: drewh

Why work? If you work, then you have to pay taxes against your will for programs you don’t support initiated by people for whom you didn’t vote. Since the society has decided to vote itself bread and circuses, why not just opt out and refuse to pay for the circuses by not earning taxable income?? Life is too dear to waste it working to pay for other people to enjoy a life of leisure.


26 posted on 12/29/2012 2:57:05 PM PST by TexasGreg ("Democrats Piss Me Off")
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To: drewh
. . . dropping out of elections . . .

When is the last time you heard a candidate of either major party talk about courting the white male vote?

They might as well assign us to wear "Kick Me" signs whenever we go out in public.

27 posted on 12/29/2012 2:57:29 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: drewh

When affirmative action requirements mean that white males are the least likely hire and the safest to fire, what sort of end result did this boob envision? Add to that decades of university bias in admissions. He’s not so much surprised as looking for a way to make this yet another negative perception against white males. Watch the blame game spin with the inevitable next pronounced drop in economic indicators. It won’t be insanely raising taxes in the middle of a near-depression that did it, nooo, it’ll be greedy white males not contributing somehow, out playing hooky and sitting on their assets. Ayn Rand looks more and more prophetic with every passing day of this bizarre administration.


28 posted on 12/29/2012 2:57:43 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: drewh

Trying to explain the Case of the 6-7 Million White Voters who didn’t vote in November.


29 posted on 12/29/2012 2:58:14 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: drewh

Dropping out, or never really entering in the first place?

I know quite a few white men, for whom the latter is closer to the truth. Kind of hard to be part of a system that no longer has any place for you.


30 posted on 12/29/2012 2:58:52 PM PST by Kriggerel ("All great truths are hard and bitter, but lies... are sweeter than wild honey" (Ragnar Redbeard))
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To: myrabach

Me too. Although I don’t think I’ll be fishing. Reflecting for awhile until the next move. Looking forward to continued learning and the post fulltime, all the time rat race. Oh yeah, doing my share of the Galt thing, too.

Good luck to you.


31 posted on 12/29/2012 2:59:56 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: drewh

But King BoRAT was supposed to lead us to a post-racial America.


32 posted on 12/29/2012 3:00:46 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: drewh

It is one thing to drop out on your own and quite another to get kicked out of the workforce and virtually impossible to find another job. This economy is coughing up 45-60 year old men of all ethnicities.


33 posted on 12/29/2012 3:01:04 PM PST by AC86UT89
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To: gaijin

34 posted on 12/29/2012 3:01:23 PM PST by gaijin
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To: drewh
It’s whitey’s fault...as usual.Sounds like Evan’s looking for a gig at the White House Department of Disinformation.Carney should be sleeping with one eye open.
35 posted on 12/29/2012 3:03:25 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: TADSLOS
Labor force participation amongst black men has dropped by 3.3 percent in the past four years - 1.1 percent higher than the entire population.

Do you suppose they could be reading Ayn Rand and "going Galt, too?"

Nah. There must be another explanation for that one.

36 posted on 12/29/2012 3:04:59 PM PST by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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To: gaijin

“UCSF School of Dentistry”

To be fair there are a few white guys scattered about in the back.

There are many cute young women - maybe I will return to school for a dentistry degree!


37 posted on 12/29/2012 3:06:21 PM PST by AC86UT89
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To: gaijin
Clustered in the back, it’s nice they put the (comparably) good looking girls out front. This probably reflects demography to a large extent.
38 posted on 12/29/2012 3:06:21 PM PST by MSF BU (n)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

“I hope that anyone who can go Galt, does.”

At 75 with a new hip i’m getting ready to get back into construction.

Retirement is for dead people.


39 posted on 12/29/2012 3:07:21 PM PST by dalereed
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To: drewh
It's always been my contention that if you take white men out of the equation, the equation stops working.

LOL. White men need to go on strike to show their power.

No wonder the economy is in such a ditch.

Not to denigrate (ooooh that has nigr in it. Is that politically incorrect???) white women's contribution but they have baby time off and many don't work and other reasons not to be in the work force.

White men got no choice in the matter.

Did this all make sense?

40 posted on 12/29/2012 3:12:03 PM PST by HeartlandOfAmerica
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To: drewh

Dig a big hole where Detroit is, fill it with water and walleyes, and I’m good to go for five years.


41 posted on 12/29/2012 3:16:01 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: drewh

That’s what I’m doing too!


42 posted on 12/29/2012 3:17:36 PM PST by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: TexasGreg

I quit//retired before the election. I was a day trader for 13 years, put my own money at stake every day. Couple of months ago my brother who hasn’t worked in about 3 years called me. He has a verifiable illness and has been waiting to get on social security disability. He also has 6 rentals and lives in a house that he paid cash for but has no verifiable income. So he got sick and went to the hospital after which he called me bragging that he now has Obamacare and gets to go to the best doctors.
I got so angry I did not work another day. My husband and I pay almost $1000 a month for all our insurances plus we pay major taxes all year and have to write them a check in April. I said no more, Obama is not getting any more than I have to give him.


43 posted on 12/29/2012 3:21:12 PM PST by sheana
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To: drewh

That headline shows what he knows!

White men are going “fishin’ and huntin’” more!


44 posted on 12/29/2012 3:21:43 PM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: drewh
Oh no! What will all the takers do if the makers stop making?

Can you envision a world where the government forces people to be doctors to prevent Obamacare from failing?

Force white men to work to keep taxes flowing to welfare recipients?

-PJ

45 posted on 12/29/2012 3:23:33 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

See Directive 10-289.


46 posted on 12/29/2012 3:25:49 PM PST by chimera
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To: drewh

Yup. I got 5 years left. Retire around 53 or 54. Don’t need much stuff. iPad gets me all the books and movies I will need and I should have a nice enough nest egg to live minimalist, clutter free existence someplace down South if they will have me. Working my butt off in an office tower in an urban hell hole while listening to country music and building my nut. God willing, I can have a few years of a pick ups, PBRs, sun, tall grass, and some nice polite folks. I will be the nice, quiet Yankee that doesn’t bother anyone down the road a bit


47 posted on 12/29/2012 3:26:06 PM PST by MattinNJ (Col. West in 2016!!!!!!!!)
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You’re not the only one with that attitude. Starve the d@mn beast.


48 posted on 12/29/2012 3:26:06 PM PST by MissMagnolia (.)
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To: drewh

That was the plan but .....


49 posted on 12/29/2012 3:26:40 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Through the woods and over the cliff ....)
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To: gaijin
Count the white guys...?

10 to 11 tops.

What's with the guy that looks like 0bama in the fourth row back, third from the left, flipping the bird?

50 posted on 12/29/2012 3:28:34 PM PST by shove_it (the 0bama regime are the people Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about)
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