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Posts by kabar

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  • Four Out Of Five Criminals In European Capital Are Foreigners

    04/30/2016 7:55:47 AM PDT · 16 of 16
    kabar to the scotsman
    Germany is fine, again, the press might give an impression of a nation under siege, but Germany is still the Germany it was.

    Nonsense. Germany is not the same. My wife is German and she keeps in regular contact with family and friends. They are furious at what is happening. I lived in Germany for four years and visited there dozens of times. It is no longer the same country.

    The politicians and the media are trying to deceive the people as to what is happening. The happy talk is not working because it is either believing them or your lyin' eyes. Merkel will reap the political consequences as the conditions in Germany will only get worse. The Austrians have already given us a preview of what is going to happen in the rest of Europe.

    So is Brexit going to happen?

  • CNN showing Trump has 1002 Delegates!

    04/29/2016 10:58:06 PM PDT · 132 of 142
    kabar to mylife

    Winning what? Certainly not the WH.

  • [George Will]:If Trump is nominated, the GOP must keep him out of the White House

    04/29/2016 9:00:45 PM PDT · 42 of 318
    kabar to inchworm

    Hillary is going to have a minority, black or Hispanic, on her ticket. That’s a given.

  • CNN showing Trump has 1002 Delegates!

    04/29/2016 8:42:29 PM PDT · 122 of 142
    kabar to mylife
    Shes going to a contested convention IMHO

    We will agree to disagree. Trump will win on the first ballot having received enough pledged delegates thru the primary process.

    we shall see but again, why would cruz lay down? Trump wouldn’t. you wouldn’t

    Trump is the front runner and has been since July. Why would he lay down. If I were Cruz, I would get out of the race now and call for a unified party to beat Hillary.

    A contested convention, his objective since he can no longer acquire enough delegates to win on the first ballot, will destroy the party even if he were successful in getting the nomination. Why would he want to be the nominee of a fractured and divided party that will lose in the general election?

    Wouldn't it be better to have the nominee the person who received the most votes in primaries--a record total surpassing any GOP nominee since the primary process began; who has at least 400 more delegates than his closest competitor, and who has won 30 state primaries including FL, IL, MI, PA, CA, AZ, NY, and the entire South except for TX?

    What is Cruz's objective?

  • CNN showing Trump has 1002 Delegates!

    04/29/2016 7:58:51 PM PDT · 115 of 142
    kabar to mylife
    Fair enogh but who concedes a contest?

    There were 17 who started this race, Only 3 remain and only one has a shot at 1237 on the first ballot. The other 14 conceded because they are rational.

  • CNN showing Trump has 1002 Delegates!

    04/29/2016 7:46:52 PM PDT · 111 of 142
    kabar to mylife

    It will be a game of Russian roulette with every chamber loaded. If Trump is not the nominee, then the GOP has opted for political suicide and a sure loss in November.

  • CNN showing Trump has 1002 Delegates!

    04/29/2016 5:28:03 PM PDT · 57 of 142
    kabar to mylife
    If all you Trump supporters were on the losing end of a contest would you all give up,or would you double down?

    Why throw good money after bad? Trump is going to get 1237 even if he were to lose IN. There is no reason for Cruz to stay in any more than Kasich. Or for that matter Rubio, Carson, Perry, Fiorina, Graham, etc. Trump has more delegates than all of the rest of the candidates combined.

    Only ego keeps Cruz in the race. If he is really anti-GOPe, he should unify behind Trump, the only outsider left. That would take down the GOPe.

  • Make America Mexico Again

    04/29/2016 5:18:38 PM PDT · 52 of 90
    kabar to dragnet2
    No doubt the official figures understate the numbers, but even the government numbers are shocking. We have taken in over 35 million LEGAL PERMANENT IMMIGRANTS since 1990, almost equal to the population of Canada. We have just had the two largest decades of legal immigration in US history. Legal immigration is a bigger problem than illegal aliens.

  • Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich is more than $4 million under

    04/29/2016 4:53:13 PM PDT · 11 of 40
    kabar to StCloudMoose

    Cruz and the GOPe will give him some more money to keep him in the race.

  • Make America Mexico Again

    04/29/2016 4:49:34 PM PDT · 48 of 90
    kabar to dragnet2

  • CNN showing Trump has 1002 Delegates!

    04/29/2016 4:24:31 PM PDT · 38 of 142
    kabar to georgiegirl

    Make that 184 with the 51 from NJ on June 7 being a sure thing.

  • Anti-Trump Protestors Riot, Attack Supporters, Damage Cop Car in Orange County (CA.Mex-Riots)

    04/29/2016 2:23:07 PM PDT · 10 of 65
    kabar to Rational Thought

    The MSM coverage has been terrible. They make it sound like it is a problem for both sides. The violence is coming from one side and one side only, the Left. These are typical communist tactics. It drives me nuts to hear Cavuto and other Fox commentators try to be even-handed about what is happening. They say that Trump and Hillary must calm down their supporters. It is a travesty. These are rent a mobs and paid provocateurs. When you have openly communist groups like ANSWER participating, there should be no doubt about what is happening.

  • Test Scores Show a Decline in Math Among High School Seniors

    04/29/2016 2:15:57 PM PDT · 67 of 67
    kabar to Patriotic1
    I have read Murray and believe he is correct. In the US, with our 'racial intermingling', I believe culture is turning out to be the biggest impact. But on an individual level (not group level as statistics are calculated), blaming culture/genes is a cop out. Even people hovering at 95 IQ or below can get to a certain competence level. Not everyone needs to be a rocket scientist.

    Yes, individuals can be exceptions to the overall trend or group findings. This is what Murray said 20 years after the book was published:

    First, a little background: Why did Dick and I talk about race at all? Not because we thought it was important on its own. In fact, if we lived in a society where people were judged by what they brought to the table as individuals, group differences in IQ would be irrelevant. But we were making pronouncements about America’s social structure (remember that the book’s subtitle is “Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life”). If we hadn’t discussed race, “The Bell Curve” would have been dismissed on grounds that “Herrnstein and Murray refuse to confront the reality that IQ tests are invalid for blacks, which makes their whole analysis meaningless.” We had to establish that in fact IQ tests measure the same thing in blacks as in whites, and doing so required us to discuss the elephant in the corner, the mean difference in test scores between whites and blacks. Here’s what Dick and I said: There is a mean di>ference in black and white scores on mental tests, historically about one standard deviation in magnitude on IQ tests (IQ tests are normed so that the mean is 100 points and the standard deviation is 15). This difference is not the result of test bias, but reflects differences in cognitive functioning. The predictive validity of IQ scores for educational and socioeconomic outcomes is about the same for blacks and whites.

    Those were our confidently stated conclusions about the black-white difference in IQ, and none of them was scientifically controversial. See the report of the task force on intelligence that the American Psychological Association formed in the wake of the furor over “The Bell Curve.” What’s happened in the 20 years since then? Not much. The National Assessment of Educational Progress shows a small narrowing of the gap between 1994 and 2012 on its reading test for 9-year-olds and 13-year-olds (each by the equivalent of about 3 IQ points), but hardly any change for 17-year-olds (about 1 IQ-point-equivalent). For the math test, the gap remained effectively unchanged for all three age groups.

    On the SAT, the black-white difference increased slightly from 1994 to 2014 on both the verbal and math tests. On the reading test, it rose from .91 to .96 standard deviations. On the math test, it rose from .95 to 1.03 standard deviations.

    If you want to say that the NAEP and SAT results show an academic achievement gap instead of an IQ gap, that’s fine with me, but it doesn’t change anything. The mean group difference for white and African American young people as they complete high school and head to college or the labor force is effectively unchanged since 1994. Whatever the implications were in 1994, they are about the same in 2014.

    There is a disturbing codicil to this pattern. A few years ago, I wrote a long technical article about black-white changes in IQ scores by birth cohort. I’m convinced that the convergence of IQ scores for blacks and whites born before the early 1970s was substantial, though there’s still room for argument. For blacks and whites born thereafter, there has been no convergence.

    Interviewer: The flashpoint of the controversy about race and IQ was about genes. If you mention “The Bell Curve” to someone, they’re still likely to say “Wasn’t that the book that tried to prove blacks were genetically inferior to whites?” How do you respond to that?

    Actually, Dick and I got that reaction even while we were working on the book. As soon as someone knew we were writing a book about IQ, the first thing they assumed was that it would focus on race, and the second thing they assumed was that we would be talking about genes. I think psychiatrists call that “projection.” Fifty years from now, I bet those claims about “The Bell Curve” will be used as a textbook case of the hysteria that has surrounded the possibility that black-white differences in IQ are genetic. Here is the paragraph in which Dick Herrnstein and I stated our conclusion:

    "If the reader is now convinced that either the genetic or environmental explanation has won out to the exclusion of the other, we have not done a sufficiently good job of presenting one side or the other. It seems highly likely to us that both genes and the environment have something to do with racial differences. What might the mix be? We are resolutely agnostic on that issue; as far as we can determine, the evidence does not yet justify an estimate. (p. 311)"

    That’s it. The whole thing. The entire hateful Herrnstein-Murray pseudoscientific racist diatribe about the role of genes in creating the black-white IQ difference. We followed that paragraph with a couple pages explaining why it really doesn’t make any difference whether the differences are caused by genes or the environment. But nothing we wrote could have made any difference. The lesson, subsequently administered to James Watson of DNA fame, is that if you say it is likely that there is any genetic component to the black-white difference in test scores, the roof crashes in on you.

    On this score, the roof is about to crash in on those who insist on a purely environmental explanation of all sorts of ethnic differences, not just intelligence. Since the decoding of the genome, it has been securely established that race is not a social construct, evolution continued long after humans left Africa along different paths in different parts of the world, and recent evolution involves cognitive as well as physiological functioning.

    The best summary of the evidence is found in the early chapters of Nicholas Wade’s recent book, “A Troublesome Inheritance.” We’re not talking about another 20 years before the purely environmental position is discredited, but probably less than a decade. What happens when a linchpin of political correctness becomes scientifically untenable? It should be interesting to watch. I confess to a problem with schadenfreude.

    In addition, we can blame 'no child left behind' and mainstreaming, etc for this decline. No sense in letting the government of the hook.

    It starts with the family and individual responsibility. And there is no doubt that poverty, physical well-being, and other environmental factors play a role. Even under the worst circumstances a Ben Carson or Clarence Thomas can emerge.

    Hispanics and blacks have the highest school dropout rates. They are doomed to be at the bottom of the economic ladder unless they acquire work skills or an education afterwards. We have a permanent underclass that is growing.

  • John Kirby of State Department...Shilling for Obama

    04/29/2016 11:37:49 AM PDT · 7 of 9
    kabar to SoFloFreeper
    He retired from the Navy in May 2015 with the rank of Rear Admiral.

    Looking for new employment. Any port in a storm.

  • Republican party now more hated in US than it's been in 24 YEARS and Donald Trump may be to blame

    04/29/2016 11:33:59 AM PDT · 23 of 53
    kabar to Zakeet

    There are many of us Reps who hate the current GOP leadership, which ignores our views and pursues its own agenda. I am sure that contributes to the numbers.

  • Deny Aid, Visas to Countries That Won’t Accept Deported Illegal Aliens

    04/29/2016 8:25:53 AM PDT · 17 of 23
    kabar to kabar

    FYI: ICE is the agency that deports illegal aliens, not the State Department, which just issues visas to foreign citizens to enter the country.

  • Deny Aid, Visas to Countries That Won’t Accept Deported Illegal Aliens

    04/29/2016 8:23:10 AM PDT · 15 of 23
    kabar to usurper
    The problem is the State Department is full of half whit progressives. The entire department needs to be fired.

    Wrong. It is up to the President to enforce our laws. The State Department acts on his directives. Obama has prevented enforcement of the law.

    FYI: I worked for the State Department as an FSO for 28 years.

  • Deny Aid, Visas to Countries That Won’t Accept Deported Illegal Aliens

    04/29/2016 8:20:36 AM PDT · 14 of 23
    kabar to StCloudMoose

    It is already the law that countries that refuse to take back their deported citizens will no longer have US visas issued to their citizens. We just have not enforced the law.

  • Trump launches negative ad against Cruz in Indiana

    04/28/2016 8:53:27 PM PDT · 28 of 53
    kabar to jimpick
  • Trump garners two more endorsements in U.S. Congress

    04/28/2016 8:46:49 PM PDT · 43 of 45
    kabar to kosciusko51
    Reagan signed an amnesty that violated the Rule of Law. He also brokered a deal with Tip O'Neil to save SS including raising the retirement age for full benefits. He was a former Democrat.

    Ideologue is non=partisan. You can be a conservative or a liberal and be an ideologue.

  • Carly Now Calls on Kasich to Drop Out, Proving the Cruz-Fiorina Ticket Is Cluelessly Wandering

    04/28/2016 7:10:54 PM PDT · 155 of 165
    kabar to Carry me back

    Cruz helped pay off her political debt of $500K.

  • Trump garners two more endorsements in U.S. Congress

    04/28/2016 7:09:21 PM PDT · 41 of 45
    kabar to kosciusko51

    Ideologue is not a label. You have yet to answer my question posed to you several times. Who defines conservatism for you?

  • Trump garners two more endorsements in U.S. Congress

    04/28/2016 5:54:35 PM PDT · 39 of 45
    kabar to kosciusko51
    And who defines conservatism for you?

    Me.

  • Trump garners two more endorsements in U.S. Congress

    04/28/2016 5:53:59 PM PDT · 38 of 45
    kabar to kosciusko51
    I don't like labels. Trump is a conservative on the issues that matter most to me, i.e., immigration, national security, and trade.

    I find Cruz wanting on immigration and trade.

  • Trump garners two more endorsements in U.S. Congress

    04/28/2016 5:32:43 PM PDT · 35 of 45
    kabar to kosciusko51
    And who defines what is a "conservative view?" The National Review? Mark Levin?

    We are being manipulated and deceived by "conservative" politicians who know the right buzz words but betray us with their actions. Is Paul Ryan a conservative?

  • Trump garners two more endorsements in U.S. Congress

    04/28/2016 1:36:46 PM PDT · 13 of 45
    kabar to kosciusko51

    Why are you looking for consistency? Trump is not an ideologue. Cruz is. Two different standards.

  • Trump garners two more endorsements in U.S. Congress

    04/28/2016 1:29:12 PM PDT · 9 of 45
    kabar to kosciusko51
    The two committee chairs see the writing on the wall. Trump won big in PA and FL. It is no coincidence that these two come those states. Trump is not going to be a drag on the ticket for them.

    Trump didn't solicit their support, but why should he refuse it, especially if he needs them to get his agenda thru Congress?

  • Donald Trump: "Cruz Can't Win. What's He Doing Picking Vice Presidents?"

    04/28/2016 1:25:17 PM PDT · 60 of 90
    kabar to Mastador1
    The big question is why is Cruz prolonging this? He and his gal-pay Fiorina are attacking Trump daily. 60,000 attack ads have been run against Trump so far. If we are really going to coalesce around the putative nominee, it is time for Cruz and Kasich to get out.

    Now Indiana is supposed to be the last stand. I doubt it. CA will become the new last stand. Cruz just keeps moving the goal posts. Trump is so far ahead by every measure that it makes no sense to deny him the nomination no matter what tactics or "rules" they use. Only Cruz's ego and ambition stand in the way.

  • Donald Trump: "Cruz Can't Win. What's He Doing Picking Vice Presidents?"

    04/28/2016 1:13:44 PM PDT · 56 of 90
    kabar to Biggirl

    Trump has one hundred more delegates than Cruz, Kasich, and Rubio combined.

  • The Real Bob Knight

    04/28/2016 10:49:18 AM PDT · 23 of 25
    kabar to SPRINK
    off the court he is a very flawed individual....

    How so?

  • Live Underwater in Dubai: First Floating Home Revealed [Video]

    04/28/2016 10:34:19 AM PDT · 19 of 21
    kabar to T-Bone Texan
    Dubai: the Vegas of the middle east.

    Not quite. But it is far more liberal than the Kingdom or even Bahrain for that matter.

  • Boehner likes Trump, savages Cruz

    04/28/2016 10:25:30 AM PDT · 10 of 102
    kabar to GilGil

    Maybe he is trying to help Cruz. LOL.

  • Carly Now Calls on Kasich to Drop Out, Proving the Cruz-Fiorina Ticket Is Cluelessly Wandering

    04/28/2016 10:24:18 AM PDT · 126 of 165
    kabar to jennings2004

    ?

  • Carly Now Calls on Kasich to Drop Out, Proving the Cruz-Fiorina Ticket Is Cluelessly Wandering

    04/28/2016 7:42:20 AM PDT · 5 of 165
    kabar to maggief

    Now we know why Cruz is hated so much by his colleagues. He essentially got Kasich out of IN in return for Cruz not campaigning in OR and NM in the future. So now Cruz is saying thru Fiorina that Kasich should get out period thus leaving Cruz free to campaign in OR and NM as well as CA. Cruz is a snake.

  • Chris Matthews: ‘We Don’t Even Know What the Facility’s Called’ Where the Benghazi Attack Happened

    04/27/2016 9:51:54 PM PDT · 9 of 29
    kabar to Nachum

    It is called a US Mission. It was not a consulate nor an embassy.

  • Prince Died Without a Will, According to Sister (Huge legal mess)

    04/27/2016 7:23:22 PM PDT · 71 of 71
    kabar to proxy_user

    Add dumb.

  • CRUZ/FIORINA RALLY (Live Stream and Comment Thread)

    04/27/2016 2:51:53 PM PDT · 287 of 344
    kabar to JohnBovenmyer
    These are closed primaries. Registered Dems far outnumber registered Reps. Independents and other potential voters can't participate. PA is definitely in play with Trump on the ticket. In each one of these races listed, Rep turnout set a record.

    “Trump surged to 9.9 million votes ... That’s already more than 100,000 more than Romney earned in the entire 2012 primary season [or] John McCain earned in 2008. ... He’s positioned to easily pass the modern record-holder George W. Bush — who collected 10.8 million votes in 2000. ... [A]nti-Trump forces [are] attempting to thwart the candidate who is likely to win more Republican primary votes than any GOP contender in at least the last 36 years, and maybe ever.”

    The Donald will NOT be stealing any electoral votes from Hillary's solid northeast. Meanwhile across a large swatch of normally reliably GOP states the army of anti-Trumpers may lose him normally reliable GOP states. Rather than making Trump look good, these numbers prove the media theme than Hillary will schlong Trump in the general.

    Trump won the battleground states of NV, NH, FL, MI, and PA by huge margins over his opponents. He came in second to Kasich in OH and beat Cruz by 460,000 votes. Those states won by Obama are now in play.

    What Rep states is Trump putting in jeopardy? He swept the South except for TX. What states that Obama lost in 2012 will Hillary win?

  • CRUZ/FIORINA RALLY (Live Stream and Comment Thread)

    04/27/2016 2:36:26 PM PDT · 275 of 344
    kabar to Williams
    Cruz has come in third in five out of the last six primaries. Cruz has such a huge ego. He enjoys the attention and the platform running for the Presidency provides. He is on one big ego trip. Time to think about uniting the party and focusing on November. Time for him and Kasich to drop out.

    Selecting a VP at this point can only be described as delusional.

  • CRUZ/FIORINA RALLY (Live Stream and Comment Thread)

    04/27/2016 1:21:29 PM PDT · 18 of 344
    kabar to Engraved-on-His-hands

    Fiorina help win CA. LOL. She got creamed by Boxer when running for the Senate. And CA won’t go Rep for many generations, if ever.

  • CRUZ/FIORINA RALLY (Live Stream and Comment Thread)

    04/27/2016 1:19:53 PM PDT · 10 of 344
    kabar to LesDowrey
    LOSERS
  • Prince Died Without a Will, According to Sister (Huge legal mess)

    04/27/2016 11:40:30 AM PDT · 25 of 71
    kabar to NRx

    Unbelievable. Someone worth hundreds of millions of dollars didn’t even have a will. What kind of legal advisors did he have?

  • Cruz sets ‘major announcement’ for 4 p.m.; looks like it’s Fiorina time

    04/27/2016 11:27:23 AM PDT · 30 of 63
    kabar to Sean_Anthony

    Fiorina is a big amnesty supporter.

  • Test Scores Show a Decline in Math Among High School Seniors

    04/27/2016 10:50:04 AM PDT · 57 of 67
    kabar to Patriotic1
    Any minority child can learn if they are taught properly (as in the older ways). Neither race nor culture has anything to do with the individual child’s basic ability. It’s not rocket science, but basic math.

    This is the PC response. You should read Charles Murray and others. IQ is a product of both genetics and environment. Culture has plenty to do with school performance. Why are Asians generally doing so well in school? Better than whites and other minorities.

    The quality of the teachers, the schools, and interest of the parents factor into performance. So do pre-natal care and medical conditions and substance abuse of the mothers. Living in single parent households in crime and drug infested neighborhoods also play a part.

    Race and culture play a role whether you accept it or not. And not just in America, but globally. Western civilization has provided a far more fertile environment for scholarship and achievement than the tribalism that pervades Africa and other places.

  • It’s Trump’s Nomination To Lose (Well, at least if he wins Indiana.)

    04/27/2016 8:54:34 AM PDT · 23 of 44
    kabar to dynoman

    “Trump surged to 9.9 million votes ... That’s already more than 100,000 more than Romney earned in the entire 2012 primary season [or] John McCain earned in 2008. ... [H]e’s positioned to easily pass the modern record-holder George W. Bush — who collected 10.8 million votes in 2000. ... [A]nti-Trump forces [are] attempting to thwart the candidate who is likely to win more Republican primary votes than any GOP contender in at least the last 36 years, and maybe ever.” http://politi.co/1XVYN9b

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/playbook#ixzz472j3e4IT

  • It’s Trump’s Nomination To Lose (Well, at least if he wins Indiana.)

    04/27/2016 8:44:14 AM PDT · 9 of 44
    kabar to Lazamataz
    a loss in Indiana would mostly undo it.

    BS.

  • Senator Pat Toomey [R-PA] Votes for Ted Cruz

    04/27/2016 7:37:46 AM PDT · 75 of 83
    kabar to MeanWestTexan
    Trump had nothing to do with being selected one of the most 100 influential people any more than Cruz did. He is after all, the front runner and presumptive GOP nominee for President.

    Political guests at the TIME 100 gala last night included Donald and Melania Trump, Jill Biden, Reince Priebus, Rand Paul, Samantha Power, Ehud Barak, David Koch, Christiana Figueres and Gabrielle Giffords. Toasts by Lewis Hamilton, Caitlyn Jenner, Melissa McCarthy, Denis Mukwege and Darren Walker.

    SPOTTED: Scott Kelly, Padma Lakshmi, Alexander Wang, Matt Lauer, Trevor Noah, Marina Abramović, Lindsey Vonn, Mark Kelly, Ben Falcone, Martha Stewart, Gayle King, Jenna Lyons, Wendi Murdoch, Mia Farrow, Charlie Rose, Perry Chen, Jenji Kohan, Matthew Weiner, Diane Paulus, Jason Robert Brown, John Green, Preet Bharara, Arianna Huffington, Pete Cashmore, David Chang, Marie Kondo, Danny Meyer, Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, Obiageli Ezekwesili.

    Trump is not a sitting senator. He is running for elective office for the first time. He is funding his own campaign. I would say he is an outsider.

  • Test Scores Show a Decline in Math Among High School Seniors

    04/27/2016 7:13:53 AM PDT · 39 of 67
    kabar to reaganaut1
    The reason is demographics. By 2019 half of the children 18 and under will be minorities as defined by the USG. Each cohort that turns 18 annually will be more minority than the previous one. Blacks and Hispanics perform poorer than Asians and whites on these tests.

    Most Children Younger Than Age 1 are Minorities, Census Bureau Reports

    The U.S. Census Bureau today released a set of estimates showing that 50.4 percent of our nation's population younger than age 1 were minorities as of July 1, 2011. This is up from 49.5 percent from the 2010 Census taken April 1, 2010. A minority is anyone who is not single-race white and not Hispanic.

    The population younger than age 5 was 49.7 percent minority in 2011, up from 49.0 percent in 2010. A population greater than 50 percent minority is considered “majority-minority.”

    These are the first set of population estimates by race, Hispanic origin, age and sex since the 2010 Census. They examine population change for these groups nationally, as well as within all states and counties, between Census Day (April 1, 2010) and July 1, 2011. Also released were population estimates for Puerto Rico and its municipios by age and sex.

    There were 114 million minorities in 2011, or 36.6 percent of the U.S. population. In 2010, it stood at 36.1 percent.

    There were five majority-minority states or equivalents in 2011: Hawaii (77.1 percent minority), the District of Columbia (64.7 percent), California (60.3 percent), New Mexico (59.8 percent) and Texas (55.2 percent). No other state had a minority population greater than 46.4 percent of the total.

    More than 11 percent (348) of the nation's 3,143 counties were majority-minority as of July 1, 2011, with nine of these counties achieving this status since April 1, 2010. Maverick, Texas, had the largest share (96.8 percent) of its population in minority groups, followed by Webb, Texas (96.4 percent) and Wade Hampton Census Area, Alaska (96.2 percent).

  • CNBC: Cruz will make major announcement at 4PM

    04/27/2016 7:06:01 AM PDT · 34 of 461
    kabar to GreaterSwiss

    Fiorina as VP.

  • LIVE:Trump Post Election Night Meeting April 26, 2016 Trump Tower 9pm EDT

    04/26/2016 9:14:45 PM PDT · 2,479 of 2,599
    kabar to jennychase
    Thanks for the correction. I learned this as well:

    Although Connecticut is divided into counties, there is no county government in Connecticut and local government consists of cities and towns. County government was abolished in Connecticut in 1960, although the names remain for geographical purposes. Counties are, however, still used by the state to organize its judicial and state marshal system. Connecticut's court jurisdictions still adhere to the county boundaries, except for Fairfield, Hartford and New Haven, which have been further subdivided into several jurisdictions.

    Districts by Town

  • LIVE:Trump Post Election Night Meeting April 26, 2016 Trump Tower 9pm EDT

    04/26/2016 9:03:10 PM PDT · 2,462 of 2,599
    kabar to Cboldt
    And Cruz had to measure the height. Everyone knows it is 10 feet, especially in IN. A pretty dumb stunt. I suspect that Cruz knows very little about sports.

    Bobby Knight will be a major asset to Trump in IN.