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Re: The NSA Is Watching You

Yemaya ·
This was one of the first things I posted about years ago when I came onto African America.org. This is nothing new. As a matter of fact, they've been doing it since the 1990's and ramped up their efforts after 2001. However they still needed warrants to do it and bullied ISPs into turning over their records. Imagine what they are doing today. I'm telling you because I used to do this very watching.
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Re: The NSA Is Watching You

EbonyRose ·
Them .... and everybody else!!
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Re: The NSA Is Watching You

Xumbrarchist ·
I just found this yesterday. https://www.torproject.org/ And I never heard of it. Haven't gotten it installed yet. Xum
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Re: The NSA Is Watching You

EbonyRose ·
Please let me know how it works out when you do!
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Re: The NSA Is Watching You

Yemaya ·
There used to be a website, ironically called Anonymous, which you could go to to surf anonymously. This was almost 15 years ago.
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Re: Some Millionaires Made A Video And This Is What They Said

Xumbrarchist ·
They are obviously UNamerican. ROFL Xum
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Re: Business and Labor Reach an Agreement on Future Immigration

EbonyRose ·
And I'd only trust the AFL-CIO about as far as I could throw it, as well!! When that much money is involved .... there's always an agenda lurking just out of sight.
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Re: Business and Labor Reach an Agreement on Future Immigration

sunnubian ·
Isn't the United States Chamber of Commerce just another lobbying group for Big Business, Big Banks, Big Pharma, Big Oil, Big Agra, et. al, and what's best for the American worker (or consumer) and America as a whole, one of its least concerns?
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Re: Business and Labor Reach an Agreement on Future Immigration

Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Isn't the United Stated Chamber of Commerce just another lobbying group for Big Business, Big Banks, Big Pharma, Big Oil, Big Agra, et. al, and what's best for the American worker (or consumer) and America as a whole, one of its least concerns? yep.
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Re: Business and Labor Reach an Agreement on Future Immigration

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Isn't the United Stated Chamber of Commerce just another lobbying group for Big Business, Big Banks, Big Pharma, Big Oil, Big Agra, et. al, and what's best for the American worker (or consumer) and America as a whole, one of its least concerns? You beat me to it...
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Re: THE MITT ROMNEY MANIFESTO

Yemaya ·
Sounds about right to me.
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Re: Congress Set to Waste 57 Percent of Our Taxes

EbonyRose ·
Yeah .... especially coupled with the other $6 billion in cash that the government had to admit just "went missing." Which is why when the Republicans want to complain about "government waste," or the "exploding deficit" or that the President is "spending us into the poor house" .... it makes me wish that somebody would just punch them in the face and tell them to shut the hell up!!
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Re: Impeachment resolution drafted against President Obama

EbonyRose ·
In the other thread we're debating about whether or not people can be "born" gay ... However .... I think this proves without question that people can DEFINITELY be "born" STUPID!!
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Re: Congress Set to Waste 57 Percent of Our Taxes

EbonyRose ·
Iraq war reconstruction: $6 billion to $8 billion wasted, US official says AP file The Khan Bani Saad Correctional Facility, about 12 miles northeast of Baghdad, is seen with unused building materials nearby. The site is a chronicle of U.S. government waste, misguided planning and construction shortcuts costing $40 million. By Zach Toombs Center for Public Integrity The official in charge of monitoring America’s $51 billion effort to reconstruct Iraq has estimated that $6 billion to $8...
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Re: Congress Set to Waste 57 Percent of Our Taxes

sunnubian ·
Just think what $6 billion to $8 billion could do for America's schools, or healthcare in America, or for creating green industry for American jobs.
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Re: Impeachment resolution drafted against President Obama

Kocolicious ·
Sista ER wrote: However .... I think this proves without question that people can DEFINITELY be "born" STUPID!! There's NO debate about this my sista. I totally AGREE!!!! There are people who ARE born "stupid." It's been a proven fact....every. Day. But!
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Re: Why did Obama signed the sequestration order?

sunnubian ·
Re: Why did Obama signed the sequestration order?
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Re: Petition to Congress: Pass The Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014

Norland ·
The Africans and the Europeans go outside everyday to play. They all congregate on the playground. The Africans always ask "Can we play with you?" The Europeans answer: "No, not today, maybe tomorrow." Of course, tomorrow NEVER comes.
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Re: President Obama proposes idea of two free years of community college

Momentum ·
A better idea would to make HBCUs tuition free, we are the people that need jobs anyway and only way to get that is to waste your life away in an institution that only gives you debt and hope. At least we'll get rid the debt part and HBCUs could be saved. I like that too but you are wrong about most jobs require a 4 year degree. If you simply get certified in Microsoft or various database utilities, there is a long list of certifications that can get you in the door. How about certified in...
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Re: President Obama proposes idea of two free years of community college

Kocolicious ·
Hal. Lay,. Lu. Yer!!! This will DEFINITELY help a lot of black youths I know who are extremely AFRAID to enter any type of college. Making it FREE...will lose the intimidation. But!
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Re: President Obama proposes idea of two free years of community college

Momentum ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: Hal. Lay,. Lu. Yer!!! This will DEFINITELY help a lot of black youths I know who are extremely AFRAID to enter any type of college. Making it FREE...will lose the intimidation. But! That's a great point! Many young people who can't afford a 4 year school go to community college and find their confidence and go on and get that 4 year degree. I think its much cheaper to do it like that anyway and if you have some remedial issues then I really think its a great...
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Re: President Obama proposes idea of two free years of community college

Kocolicious ·
Hey my brotha....self-starters are who built this country. They had no degree in agriculture, electricity, architetic[sp], culinary, music, art, literature....none of that! Didn't even have the command of the English language. But! What they ALL had....was TALENT, Innate talent...something massa never mastered. As why there is gonna be a lot of "white" opposition to this....cuz who is innately talented with untouched brilliance? That's right us! Which makes my president such a genius!
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Re: President Obama proposes idea of two free years of community college

sunnubian ·
I think it's a very good idea. I really think that education through a 4-year degree should be free in a country with as much money as America, but we know that is no where near about to happen not a minute before corporate America and special interest 'groups' can have all their puppet politicians turn it into a Ponzi scheme that they can fleece first.
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Re: President Obama proposes idea of two free years of community college

RadioRaheem ·
I wonder how the GOP is going to counter that? ...maybe they'll bring out Mia Love, the new Knee-grow on the hill
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Re: President Obama proposes idea of two free years of community college

Momentum ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: I think it's a very good idea. I really think that education through a 4-year degree should be free in a country with as much money as America, but we know that is no where near about to happen not a minute before corporate America and special interest 'groups' can have all their puppet politicians turn it into a Ponzi scheme that they can fleece first. Its funny the rednecks we have in America believe you are a taker if you think higher education should be...
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Re: President Obama proposes idea of two free years of community college

Scottm424 ·
In my view, all this would do would reduce the already questionable value of a college degree. IF everyone has a Associates Degree, then companies would start asking for the Master's as the entry-level degree.
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Re: President Obama proposes idea of two free years of community college

Momentum ·
Originally Posted by Scottm424: In my view, all this would do would reduce the already questionable value of a college degree. IF everyone has a Associates Degree, then companies would start asking for the Master's as the entry-level degree. People with Masters degree have found out a long time ago it does not pay off. Its about talent and mastering whatever you do and doing something most people avoid. But a Masters is great if you also talented and do good work. A Masters is a good...
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Re: President Obama proposes idea of two free years of community college

Momentum ·
Originally Posted by Scottm424: In my view, all this would do would reduce the already questionable value of a college degree. IF everyone has a Associates Degree, then companies would start asking for the Master's as the entry-level degree. Hey Scott what else do you think? Welcome to AA.org!
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Re: President Obama proposes idea of two free years of community college

Momentum ·
Originally Posted by GoodMan: Originally Posted by Scottm424: In my view, all this would do would reduce the already questionable value of a college degree. IF everyone has a Associates Degree, then companies would start asking for the Master's as the entry-level degree. Exactly and it already started. Corporations don't need to invest in training people for work because that's what college is supposed to do. That's why tution prices can go up each year. There is no competition in training...
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Re: President Obama proposes idea of two free years of community college

GoodMan ·
Originally Posted by Scottm424: In my view, all this would do would reduce the already questionable value of a college degree. IF everyone has a Associates Degree, then companies would start asking for the Master's as the entry-level degree. Exactly and it already started. Corporations don't need to invest in training people for work because that's what college is supposed to do. That's why tution prices can go up each year. There is no competition in training new workers. The gov't just...
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Re: President Obama proposes idea of two free years of community college

Momentum ·
That's a great idea!
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Re: President Obama proposes idea of two free years of community college

GoodMan ·
Most jobs still require a 4 year degree. Not like it would do anything. Not like the gov't can tell companies requiring a fucking 4 year degree and job experience to sweep floors or run a cash register is idiotic. And free 2 years of community college already have that anyway, it's called the Pell Grant. You get that and it covers for community college, it's just your degree would be worthless and 4 year schools would only take your general education requirements. For this to work, 2 year...
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Re: President Obama proposes idea of two free years of community college

Momentum ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: A National Recommended Reading List of 10,000 books with material ranging from kindergarten through college would be cheaper. How many high school graduates could blow away college graduates it they just knew where to find great material? These are college graduates, from Harvard no less: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0wk4qG2mIg Doesn't it snow in Boston? Don't college undergrads wonder why? How are we supposed to cope with climate change? The Mind and...
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Re: President Obama proposes idea of two free years of community college

DennisKalita ·
If POTUS said nothing, no one would say a word. He opens the door to greater education and criticism comes down on him. Got to start somewhere.
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Re: President Obama proposes idea of two free years of community college

RadioRaheem ·
http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report Borowitz Report January 9, 2015 Republicans Expose Obama’s College Plan as Plot to Make People Smarter By Andy Borowitz Credit PHOTOGRAPH BY SAUL LOEB/AFP/GETTY WASHINGTON ( The Borowitz Report )—President Obama’s plan to offer Americans two years of college for free has come under fire from congressional Republicans, who are calling it a blatant plot to make Americans smarter. The G.O.P., which has benefited from the support of so-called...
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Re: President Obama proposes idea of two free years of community college

Xumbrarchist ·
A National Recommended Reading List of 10,000 books with material ranging from kindergarten through college would be cheaper. How many high school graduates could blow away college graduates it they just knew where to find great material? These are college graduates, from Harvard no less: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0wk4qG2mIg Doesn't it snow in Boston? Don't college undergrads wonder why? How are we supposed to cope with climate change? The Mind and Its Education, by George Herbert...
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Re: President Obama proposes idea of two free years of community college

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: A National Recommended Reading List of 10,000 books with material ranging from kindergarten through college would be cheaper. How many high school graduates could blow away college graduates it they just knew where to find great material? These are college graduates, from Harvard no less: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0wk4qG2mIg Doesn't it snow in Boston? Don't college undergrads wonder why? How are we supposed to cope with climate change? The Mind and...
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Re: The True Patriots in Congress Trying to End NSA Tyranny

sunnubian ·
Although it is hard for me to believe even one syllable that comes out of the mouth of a republican, maybe ending the 'dragnet' of violations of American citizens' Constitutional Rights, may be a start. However, it is probably no more than republican PR bs for all the SHTF that has come and is to come from this direct and deliberate violation of Americans' Constitutional Rights and Civil Liberties that they are trying to put out there to shut Americans up about their McCarthistic assault on...
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Re: Stop the sneak attack on Net Neutrality.

Momentum ·
They will never give up, they have the lawyers and the money but why do they want to be unfair, why would they want to make it harder for the masses? I know it involves making more money but there is a working philosophy in big corps relentless pursuit of anything that does not go big corps way. What are your thoughts AA.org? Somehow the people need to have more than just the good will of government officials and politicians, what little there is, we are losing ground. It was not the vote...
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Re: Elizabeth Warren knocks it out of the f*cking park addressing Republicans for 7 years of obstruction

Norland ·
It's not the Republican Party, it's the Ku Klux Klan.
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Re: Elizabeth Warren knocks it out of the f*cking park addressing Republicans for 7 years of obstruction

sunnubian ·
Yeah, if you lay down with the Ku Klux Klan, Neo Nazi, and racist psychopaths and sociopaths , you get up with the Ku Klux Klan, Neo Nazi, and racist psychopaths and sociopaths .
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Re: America's Surveillance Net

Norland ·
What kind of Country is this that's so petrified of its inhabitants, so much until they'll kill then at the drop of a hat???
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Re: Congress: KEEP CHINESE CHICKEN OUT OF OUR SCHOOLS AND SUPERMARKETS!

sunnubian ·
Between the de/no-regulation and oversight of America's food industry I get more disgusted with eating meat everyday. I don't plan on buying/consuming anymore. This is the last straw for me, between my conscience telling me that it really is not right to eat the flesh of animals in the first place, and knowing just how unhealthy American meat is anyway, and now to even think that our government would allow meat "processed" in China to be sold in the United States, I think I'm through, and...
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Re: Congress: KEEP CHINESE CHICKEN OUT OF OUR SCHOOLS AND SUPERMARKETS!

Jalil ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Between the de/no-regulation and oversight of America's food industry I get more disgusted with eating meat everyday. I don't plan on buying/consuming anymore. This is the last stray for me, between my conscience telling me that it really is not right to eat the flesh of animals in the first place, and knowing just how unhealthy American meat is anyway, and now to even think that our government would allow meat "processed" in China to be sold in the United...
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Re: Congress: KEEP CHINESE CHICKEN OUT OF OUR SCHOOLS AND SUPERMARKETS!

Kocolicious ·
I stopped eating their chicken years ago. It was just something about their drumsticks....how big they were compared to drumsticks in the grocery stores. I often wondered how in the hell did they managed to do that. Now I know how. Always follow your instincts. It can save your life. But!
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The NSA Is Watching You

sunnubian ·
Published on Thursday, April 26, 2012 by TruthDig.com The NSA Is Watching You by Amy Goodman Three targeted Americans: A career government intelligence official, a filmmaker and a hacker. None of these U.S. citizens was charged with a crime, but they have been tracked, surveilled, detained—sometimes at gunpoint—and interrogated, with no access to a lawyer. Each remains resolute in standing up to the increasing government crackdown on dissent. (Photo by CC-BY) The intelligence official:...
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The one percenters in Congress

EbonyRose ·
Congress:  My net worth is more than yours By Tami Luhby @CNNMoney May 8, 2012: 7:16 AM ET     NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Members of Congress are much richer than you and me.With a median net worth of $878,500, Democratic...
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Impeachment resolution drafted against President Obama

sunnubian ·
Impeachment resolution drafted against President Obama A roadside sign that reflects the anger of many Americans who have had enough of President Obama's fiasco. Many are convinced of the criminal guilt of President Obama, and they are seeking legal avenues to pursue justice. As of March 7, 2012, an act of impeachment was drafted by members of Congress . The measure, H. Con. Res. 107 reflects congressional response to the president’s unconstitutional and therefore illegal use of military...
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The A to Z Guide to Political Interference in Science

sunnubian ·
The A to Z Guide to Political Interference in ScienceIn recent years, scientists who work for and advise the federal government have seen their work manipulated, suppressed, distorted, while agencies have systematically limited public and policy maker...
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Congress Set to Waste 57 Percent of Our Taxes

sunnubian ·
Congress Set to Waste 57 Percent of Our Taxes Congress will debate and vote on a bill -- the so-called "Defense Appropriations Act" -- that will make us less safe by dumping over $600 billion into preparations for war. Combined with military spending in other departments, this is 57% of all federal discretionary spending . Included in the bill is $88 billion for continued war right now in Iraq and Afghanistan. Pretending those wars are over doesn't stop the flow of funds -- which are needed...
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