L. Todd Wood, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, flew special operations helicopters supporting SEAL Team 6, Delta Force and others. After leaving the military, he pursued his other passion, finance, spending 18 years on Wall Street trading emerging market debt, and later, writing. The first of his many thrillers is "Currency." Todd is a contributor to Fox Business, Newsmax TV, Moscow Times, the New York Post, the National Review, Zero Hedge and others. For more information about L. Todd Wood, visit:  LToddWood.com.  
Tuesday, September 26, 2017  
By L. Todd Wood  
I know of no white person alive today in the United States who has ever legally owned a black slave, or any slave for that matter. Almost 700,000 mostly white men died 160 years ago to end slavery. Jim Crow ended generations ago. Yet black America, for the most part, is still locked in inner-city gang violence and economic hardship. Why?  
Is it because America is racist? Is it because of some overhanging white supremacy? Is it because of the Illuminati?  
No, unfortunately, it is because of black culture and the adoption of Democratic Party government dependency.  
We have just had eight years of the first black president. Black athletes, and entertainers, routinely earn multi-million dollar incomes. I can easily name several black billionaires without even trying too hard. A large percentage of black America is very successful. But, it is not enough. Too many black youth are being left behind.  
And it is no one but black America's fault.  
No one can solve this problem but black America. No one can throw enough money at it. We've tried that. Black America needs to look in the mirror and stop blaming others, especially white people.  
I am obviously white and conservative, and I served in the military, which, during my time, was as color blind as you could be. I can also honestly say I don't give a damn what color your skin is, neither do any of my friends. I do care about your actions.  
Blacks are around 15 percent of the population. Depending on what study you look at, they commit around 40 percent to 50 percent of violent crime in America. Of course, there is going to be a problem with police.. And, of course, there are some bad policemen. However, those bad apples do not kill black people statistically anymore than they kill white people. Even Harvard said that recently. If you were a cop, and you had to work in a neighborhood infested with crime and murder, wouldn't you act differently than in a neighborhood where there was little crime? The most effective thing black America could do to improve its relationship with police is to significantly reduce violent crime where they live. Yes, that means change the culture of where you live and your community.  
I for one am tired of being blamed. I am tired of dealing with people who only want something from others. I don't oppress anyone. I don't hold anyone down. I'm tired of getting on the D..C. metro and seeing white people being harassed by roaming gangs of black youth with their pants around their knees. Yes, you want a white person uncomfortable? That makes me uncomfortable. It's our nations capital and it's embarrassing.  
Blacks have nothing but opportunity in America. Try finding the same opportunity anywhere else in the world. If you are born in America you've won life’s economic lottery. Take advantage of it.  
The problem is this generation has been taught an agenda of cultural Marxism by our education system. They've been taught to be a victim, and it's still going on. All you have to do is watch the young black, female student at Yale screaming at the college president to understand that. Blacks in America don't even know how good they got it.  
Don''t kneel when my anthem is played. Too many people died for that flag. You are free to protest but not then. I am free to not watch, or pay to watch you play if you do that. The NFL should make it a rule that you stand for the national anthem. There is no free speech to disobey a private employer on private property. This would solve the problem immediately.  
The NFL has deeply offended most of America. They will pay an economic and reputational price, as they should.  
We have a real cultural problem in this country, the result of the Leftist multicultural agenda. Multi-ethnicity is perfect and should be encouraged. Having more than one American culture is destroying the country. But then again, that is what the Left wants.  
Do Black Lives Matter?  
It is your job to determine if this is a racist rant or just a review of factual data...  
What if all the Blacks suddenly left America, which is, 13.3% of the total U.S.Population:  
Amount of people in poverty would drop - 34%  
The prison population would go down by -37%  
Welfare recipients would go down by - - - 42%  
Gang members would go down by - - - - - 53%  
Average SAT scores would go UP almost - - - - -100 points  
The average income for Americans would go UP over $20,000 a year  
The Democrats would lose 76% of their voting base !  
Many criminal defense attorneys would have to find another line of work !  
Yes, Black lives 'do' matter!
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Sometimes painful things can teach us lessons we didn't think we needed to know. 
You get what you focus on, So focus on what you want. 
Ofttimes the best way to appreciate something is to be without it for a while. 
Worrying does not take away tomorrow's troubles, it takes away today's peace. 
When you start to wonder if you can trust someone or not, that is when you already know you don't. 
Pretty words aren't always true and true words aren't always pretty. 
Be Happy!
May God shower you with His 
Love and His Blessings.
A strange looking cat. I have never seen another face quite like this cats. Looks almost human.  I've got to say, its better than looking at the guy with his finger up his nose.  I think people are stranger than strange looking animals.  
At least the cat is smiling. Do you suppose it is really 'real'? 
You and I pay for all those snacks; cookies, chips, candy, etc., in that cart. How does that grab you. Makes me a bit angry. Then more babies, etc.........and so it goes, on and on and on. Weepay.  
(Veterans Version) 
By: Sailor Jerri 
Sailor Jerri, a U.S. Navy veteran, recently uploaded her own rendition of Leonard Cohen’s 1984 hit ‘Hallelujah’.  In    addition to some lyrical changes doctored to highlight the heroic deeds of America.’s fallen heroes.  
She was a Mechanic in the United States Navy.
Ev & Els 
Please say a prayer 
President Trump 
His Family. 
May God Bless them all and keep them safe. 
Gotta' run, go have some fun. Hope all is well with you.....
"Trying To Hold It In"  
A very attractive young lady was sitting in a fine restaurant one night. 
She was still feeling bloated from lunch, so she was fearful of  'fauting'  in front of her date, who hadn’t arrived yet. 
It wasn’t long before she actually did let one out, but she managed to cover up the sound with a fake cough. 
She continued waiting for her date to arrive, but wanted to make sure everything was perfect. 
As she bends down in her chair to get the mirror from her purse, she accidentally 'fauts'  quite loudly just as the waiter walks up. 
Sitting up straight now, embarrassed and red faced, knowing everyone in the place heard her, she turns to the waiter and demands "Stop that!" 
The waiter looks at her dryly and says "Certainly, madam. Which way was it headed?" 
New word.....' faut' .....Same meaning as .....'fart'..... just a little more elegant sounding. Too bad we cannot change the blasting technique and the odoriferousness. The pronunciation is the same except you use a slow, dull, .........r..r..r...r, sounding like u.  May have to practice a little before you get it right.  :-D/;-)