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Dr. Ben Carson's Words of Wisdom

Original post made by Book Worm, Woodside High School, on Jul 4, 2014

"One of the prime indicators of wisdom is the ability to see a mistake and back away while learning from it. Ideology frequently renders one incapable of learning and instead makes its ideologues expert excuse makers. They always have someone or something to blame for the failure of their ideas, which in their opinion can't possibly be flawed in any way".

"You will hardly ever hear the words 'I'm sorry,' or 'I was wrong' coming from their lips. When you see people who fit this description, common sense should tell you that they are not to be trusted. Sometimes they are gifted with flowery speech and a pleasant persona, which makes them more dangerous and misleading, particularly for the trusting souls who want so much to believe in them".

"There is nothing wrong with wanting to desperately to believe in someone or some idea, but the application of common sense should tell anyone with a modicum of objectivity that if that person or those ideas consistently yield bad results, their allegiance should be reconsidered."

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Posted by fahhhhbulooous!!!
a resident of Woodside School
on Jul 4, 2014 at 10:17 am

Fabulous words from Ben: "One of the prime indicators of wisdom is the ability to see a mistake and back away while learning from it."

Fabulous words about correcting your mistakes.

Siiiiimply fahhhhbulooous, dahling!

Can't wait for this bigoted hate monger to apply some wisdom to his record of hate, dahhhhhling!

Carson is speaking as a keynote for the so called "Pacific Justice Institute" (PJI), an anti LBGT hate group, as recently defined by the SPLC. PJI was added to the Southern Poverty Law Center's (SPLC) list of anti-LGBT hate groups due to the group's history of extreme and dishonest attacks on the LGBT community.

Faux good ol' boy, Dr. Ben decided that the VA tragedy was a "gift from God" for our Vets. Nice guy, ol' Ben, eh, say what? Fox transcript: "I Think What's Happening With The Veterans Is A Gift From God"

As a so-called doctor, Dr. Benny has some rather Neanderthal thoughts:

- on an anti-evolution podcast, Carson claimed that "one of the most damning pieces of evidence against evolution is the human genome" Say what, Doc? Would you let a moron that doesn't believe in evolution operate on you? No wonder he no longer practices, except on Fox!!

- Benny-boy then compared equality in marriage to bestiality in 2013; then faux apologized and played the race card to hide his cave man/boy views.

- his 2012 book, predicts that marriage equality will lead to the destruction of America - he wrote: "is a slippery slope with a disastrous ending, as witnessed in the dramatic fall of the Roman Empire."

Wow, what a lunatic. You know what this guy is made for?!??!? He's perfect for the GOP primaries!

Siiiiimply fahhhhbulous, dahhhhhling!

Has he been visiting Iowa recently?

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Posted by Sammy
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Jul 4, 2014 at 12:14 pm

@fabulous - thanks for clearing up the source of such "wisdom". Just another hypocrite

Reminds me of the Reagan education secretary who wrote the Book of Virtues: then was caught losing millions in video poker machines in Vegas. After promising to wliminate the dept of education, but then doubling its size.

As you might say - simply fahbulous.

Have a great holiday.

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Posted by Book Worm
a resident of Woodside School
on Jul 4, 2014 at 4:57 pm

This is Ben Carson's true belief on gay people from his mouth and not from hysterical classmates who have allowed themselves to be indoctrinated by the hatred of the left.

"I have no problem whatsoever with allowing gay people to live as they please, as long as they don't try to impose their lifestyle on everyone else."

Dr. Carson believes in live and let live and holds no ill will towards the LGBT community.

The problem with liberals is that they would rather hate than debate.

They not only want to control what you do but also what you think. They are true totalitarians and embrace the tactics of the National Socialist German Workers' Party.

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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 4, 2014 at 5:06 pm

Menlo Voter is a registered user.

Oh Bookworm. Godwins law. You lose. That certainly didn't take long.

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Posted by fahhhhbulooous!!!
a resident of Woodside School
on Jul 4, 2014 at 6:18 pm

"Dr. Carson believes in live and let live and holds no ill will towards the LGBT community."

Except when he tells us otherwise on Fox and in his book, doesn't he, sweet Book Worm?

Book Worm, dahling, we need to come together and closely examine Doc Benny's true feelings!!

He thinks The Gays are the same as pedophiles and what The Gays do is the same as bestiality. Omigosh! Who knew?!?

He thinks The Gay is going to destroy America, much like Rome fell.

Imagine that, my precious Book Worm! America will disintegrate if you and I puckered up and planted a big kiss on someone of the same gender. Benny Boy thinks America is so weak that it will fall if you and I kiss!!!

Why does he think America is so weak? Does he not believe in the strength of our great country, on today of all days?

Oh, my!

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Posted by fahhhhbulooous!!!
a resident of Woodside School
on Jul 4, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Our dear bigot, Ben Carson, was at one time affiliated with Johns Hopkins.

From Professor Todd Shepard, director of the Johns Hopkins Program for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality: Carson's comments were "reactionary and rancid" and "make him look nasty, petty, and ill-informed."

Certainly, our dear sweet Book Worm is no such animal. Surely!

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Posted by Book Worm
a resident of Woodside High School
on Jul 4, 2014 at 9:33 pm

Apparently Johns Hopkins University has a somewhat more charitable view of Dr. Carson that differs widely from the radical leftist Todd Shepard's views. From the John Hopkins University website:

"His exceptionally blessed career includes the first separation of craniopagus (Siamese) twins joined at the back of the head in 1987 and the first completely successful separation of type-2 vertical craniopagus twins in 1997 in South Africa. Although he has been involved in many newsworthy operations, he feels that every case is noteworthy – deserving of maximum attention. His special interests involve craniofacial reconstructive surgery, neuro-oncology (brain tumors), skeletal dysplasia, seizure surgery, and on the adult side, trigeminal neuralgia

Dr. Carson holds more than 40 honorary doctorate degrees. He is a member of the American Academy of Achievement, the Horatio Alger Society of Distinguished Americans, and many other prestigious organizations. He sits on the board of directors of numerous organizations, including Kellogg Company, Costco Wholesale Corporation, the Academy of Achievement, and is an Emeritus Fellow of the Yale Corporation, the governing body of Yale University. He was appointed in 2004 by President George W. Bush to serve on the President’s Council on Bioethics. He was the 91st recipient of the Spingarn Medal which is the highest honor bestowed by the National Association of Colored People. He is a highly regarded motivational speaker who has addressed various audiences from school systems and civic groups to corporations and the President’s National Prayer Breakfast.

In 2001 he was named by CNN and Time Magazine as one of the nation’s 20 foremost physicians and scientists. That same year, he was selected by the Library of Congress as one of 89 “Living Legends” on the occasion of its 200th anniversary.

He is president and co-founder of the Carson Scholars Fund which recognizes young people of all backgrounds for exceptional academic and humanitarian accomplishments. The Fund is currently operating in 12 states and counting. He also co-founded Angels of the OR which will provide grants to assist families with non-covered medical care expenses involving both adult and pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Carson is seeking to expand both of these programs nationwide.

His three books, Gifted Hands, THINK BIG, and The Big Picture provides inspiration and insight for leading a successful life. Dr. Carson has been married for over 30 years to his wife, Candy, and is the father of three sons. And yes, his mother, Sonya Carson, who made all this possible, is alive and well.

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Posted by fahhhhbulooous!!!
a resident of Woodside School
on Jul 4, 2014 at 10:49 pm

Oh, Bookie, dahhhhling...

As a doctor in the 80's and 90's, good ol' Benny was a successful physician.

It's his current role on Fox, spewing forth with the rest of the bigots, that shows his one true color:

- Fox transcript: "I Think What's Happening With The Veterans Is A Gift From God"

- Carson's book, saying that two healthy young lads like you and I, simply kissing "is a slippery slope with a disastrous ending, as witnessed in the dramatic fall of the Roman Empire."

- various other siiiiiiimply dreadful thoughts well documented through the media

Let's just you and I get together, hold hands, and agree with what Paul Rothman, Johns Hopkins' dean of medical faculty, said about Carson's remarks: "hurtful, offensive," and "inconsistent with the culture of our institution."

Or are you also going to call Mr Rothman a Radical Commie Pinko Socialist?

You must be soooooo upset with so many Dirty Little Reds around!

And fellow homosexuals. Sooooooo upsetting!

What's a poor boy to do?

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Posted by Book Worm
a resident of Woodside High School
on Jul 5, 2014 at 9:37 am

While Dr. Carson holds traditional religious views with regard to Gay people he does not advocate denying them rights under the law. Whereas the hysterical left, with great zeal, want to vacate all people's first amendment rights when their speech is at variance with their intransigent beliefs.

The problem with many liberals is that they will absolutely not tolerate anyone who disagrees with them. Dr. Carson is not perfect and some of his social views may be considered anachronistic by some. But when compared with Barack Obama and most of the liberal political establishment he shines. He is pragmatic and has common sense solutions for the problems facing our nation today. And unlike liberals he does not believe that Socialism is a panacea for our great nation.

In contrast with Liberals Dr. Carson believes in America and does not loath it. Liberals would not be held in contempt by mainstream America if instead of hating anyone who disagrees with them, they tried to improve this country. Instead they are tearing it down by imposing big Government, more Regulation, vacating individual freedoms, and lessening people's standard of living. And they do it with the imperious attitude "We know what is best for you and you are so fortunate to have us put some order in your wretched lives. Now quit complaining and give us your money".

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Posted by fahhhhbulooous!!!
a resident of Woodside School
on Jul 5, 2014 at 10:23 am

So dear, dahhhhling Book Worm's hyperbole and personal vitriol comes out, finally!

Way to go, sweetie! We knew you would come out! Join the pahhhhhty! We have little hats and horns for you. Confetti and streamers! Come out, come out, wherever you are!

Oh dear. You came out on the wrong side, the side of hate and intolerance. Worse, dear little boy, you cloak your and Benny's hatred and bigotry behind the Word of God. For shame.

For little minded Benny Carson, to say he "is not perfect and some of his social views may be considered anachronistic by some" is understatement of the highest ohhhhder, given the DEAN of his school calls his comments "hurtful, offensive," and "inconsistent with the culture of our institution."

Oh, dear, Benny got dressed down by the Dean! Go sit in the corner, Benny, we'll deal with your little behind in a moment. Unless our dearest dahhhhling Bookie is trying to "vacate all people's first amendment rights" of the Dean of Johns Hopkins Medical School?

As for dearest dahhhhling Book Worm's hyperbole and personal vitriol, one just wants to sit Bookie in the corner and hold his hand.


So silly; so fox-ian; so, how shall we say it? Okay, we'll say it - so "q". The Dow closed over 17,000. If President Obama is a Socialist, then Wall Street is a cabal of dirty little Commie Pinko Hippies! (and so happy and gay, too!) The Dow has doubled from George Bush's misadventures and his near depression. Under Democratic Leadership, America is recovering.

Liberals love America. That's why liberal presidents are so good for it - look at the economy under Clinton. Look at the failed economy and devastation wrought by George Bush. And look at the recovery under President Barack Obama.

This year, with 1.4 million jobs created so far, we're in the middle of the strongest start to job growth since Bill Clinton was president and nearly 1.5 million jobs were created in the first half of 1999. We liberals have much work to do to help our great country recover from republican devastation. Bush's trainwreck 8 years never had job growth like we are seeing this year. Now dahhhling Bookie, those are FACTS, not your smelly little fox-ian fables (and yes, dahhhling, you look better in mink, not fox. Or pink, not mink.)

Even Prince Rebus, head of the republican pahhhhty (okay his name is actually Reince Priebus, such a happy and gay name, even happier and gayer than that Ken Mehlman chappie under Bush Web Link ) says that Obama is doing a "fahhhhbulooous!!!" job in a tweet this week: “We’re glad to see some Americans found work last month, but we can’t rest until jobs are easy to find.”

So Prince Rebus Comes Out and wants to support the big boy President by increasing jobs!

Way to go Prince Rebus!

Prince Rebus and dahhhling Bookie Worm. Now there's a couple of pahhhhty boys.

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Posted by Book Worm
a resident of Woodside High School
on Jul 6, 2014 at 7:38 am

The primary reason that the DOW is over 17,000 is the FED, through its QE policies have dried up the bond market. This was done because of President's Obama running up the debt by nearly 7 Trillion Dollars in less than 5 1/2 years and to keep the interest rate low on this staggering debt run up Janet Yellen is continuing the QE policies of Ben Bernanke. When you have no Bond Market there is a flight of cash into stocks. Last week the U.S. Treasury sold 3 month and 6 month $10,000 T-bills. The three-month price was $9,998.99, while a six-month bill sold for $9,996.70. So you loan the Government $10,000 for 6 months and you get $3.30. That won't even buy you a Double Double.

When the QE ends there will be a massive market correction accompanied by a flight of cash back into the Bond market.

Now this what the Washington Post said about Job Growth:

"In 2007, the labor-force participation rate averaged 66 percent; last month, it was 62.8 percent, the lowest level since 1979, and trending downward."

"Declining labor-force participation may be a new characteristic of the post-recession U.S. economy, and it bodes ill for two reasons: The economy’s capacity for growth depends on robust use of all available factors of production, the minds and hands of U.S. workers very much included; indeed, the surge of women into the workforce was one of the key drivers of economic expansion in the 1980s and 1990s. Declining labor-force participation implies a rising “dependency ratio” of workers to recipients of social assistance".

Obama has slowed down the economy through his unbridled and reckless spending. When he leaves office he will have increased the national debt more than all the preceding Presidents combined from April 30, 1789 through January 20, 2009 This is a massive debt we will be paying off for at least 50 years until we hit retirement age.

On the Average High School and college graduates will have a significantly lower standard of living than their parents. Until now children have enjoyed a better standard of living than their parents. Obama has broken that trend and it will take at least 3 generations to get back on track.

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