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Re: House of Representative is like a Plantation...

Faheem ·
You have any proof that this is what she meant? I opined as you did that if she was talking about the Congress relationship with the masses of men and women in America as one of Slave and Master than she is not that far from the truth albeit the analogy still pales in comparison to what our ancestors lived through and that legacy should not be disrespected by equating it with realities far less inhumane.
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
STFU!!! There's been plenty of threads were you've run your ass off just because you were expected to back up the shit you said, whether it was about a plan or just some silly shit you said for rhetorical effect but knew was some empty hollow shit. At every turn you turn out to be nothing but huff and puff. So don't come at me projecting your sorry ass state on me. And, no, I don't play games, CON-Feed. That is, you don't run game on me, son. I run you. Don't ever get that confused. Now, if...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
Ask an intelligent question. I'll ask you a quick one: LATENT EFFECTS? What are you calling Latent Effects and the importance or reason why they will need to be "finally", completely dissolved is... WHAT? Consider this, then get back to me (right from the Project-2019 article): Black Americans must understand that racism existed in 1619, racism exists in 2001, and racism will exist in 2099. Therefore, the critical element is the degree to which racism affects the lives, the liberties, and...
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Re: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

Empty Purnata ·
CON-FEED, THIS IS A FEDERAL ISSUE, NOT A RELIGIOUS ISSUE. RESPECT THE SEPERATION OF CHURCH AND STATE. LEAVE YOUR THEOLOGY AT THE DOOR.
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Re: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
You are a GOD damnned FOOL. Al Sharpton stood in a PULPIT and made these comments. I WAS COMMENTING ABOU HIS COMMENTS. Where do YOU get this foolish statement from?
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Re: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

Empty Purnata ·
I'm not referring to him you goddamned idiot, I was referring to you. It matters not whether or not your religion or your interpretation of a holy book agrees with the concept of Gay Marriage. What matters is what the Constitution says. What about Seperation of Church and State? The First Amendment.
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Re: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

Huey ·
Just curious, but did MSNBC actually misspelled Niger Innis's name on purpose/or by accident, or is that Photoshop?
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Re: The name of our moon?

FireFly ·
I wrote a list of Aboriginal names I copied from a list of Indigenous words but I've lost it and have to go check it out again. They have around 10 or more names specific to the state of the moon... eg. full, quarter, etc. I'll get back to ya next week.
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Re: Civil Rights Focus Shift Roils Staff At Justice

Kweli4Real ·
Politics Alleged In Voting Cases Justice Officials Are Accused of Influence By Dan Eggen Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, January 23, 2006; A01 The Justice Department's voting section, a small and usually obscure unit that enforces the Voting Rights Act and other federal election laws, has been thrust into the center of a growing debate over recent departures and controversial decisions in the Civil Rights Division as a whole. Many current and former lawyers in the section charge that...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

FireFly ·
you call the arts careers? A 'career' in the arts is more like unemployment! They are mind-sets and mindspaces not merely careers or occupations. Thanks for agreeing however that men aren't looking for cerebral talent more external 'talent'. NOT ALL women are looking for occupations, but companions. Not all men are looking for booty uber alles, but a I'd say a heck of a lot are. So... what are you looking for if not talent or a brain.... state your case. .
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Black Viking ·
We're all looking for companions. The disagreement here is how those potential companions are ranked and chosen. Why? Because we look at pictures of supermodels in g-strings? I already posted what men are looking for, but I'll sum it up: Flexability, Integrity, Loyalty, and a Giving Nature. All other considerations are subjective and ultimately unimportant. But these four criteria a required for a man's long term health and happiness. You'll notice that there is no mention of "brains, or...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
Rowe, You are VERY correct here. No one gave any criteria . But if you noticed I did try to tease her (Frenchy's) criteria out of her. Maybe I did a poor job. But I would have loved to know her criteria. What I found most interesting is that NO ONE - except Art Gurl - denied the criteria I was perhaps falsely imputing. That's what I was waiting for. A plausible denial. Frenchy went so far as to explicitly state that ALL the examples I gave were beneath her - I was a little shocked actually.
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Re: Nick Cannon "I'm addicted to white women"

Black Viking ·
I hear what your saying here, Huey. But, to be fair, most white women are not Klansmen (and if I meet one, dating probably will not be a topic of discussion ). The Klan is an inherently shovenistic group... they think that a woman's primary function is to serve as a brood mare for the state. I also suspect that most women are too smart to buy their crap anyway.
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Re: Gunmen attack Nigeria oil complex

folobatuyi ·
I have heard about these events. Tragic indeed. It is sad that with a country with such potential, the state of affairs is such that the leaders are so laden with corruption and greed. I am afraid this maybe a sign of more things to come...splitting of Nigeria...ciil war II???. Only Time and God will tell....
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Re: Gunmen attack Nigeria oil complex

Texas Star ·
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/africa/01/25/nigeria.hostages.reut/index.html WARRI, Nigeria (Reuters) -- Villagers fled Nigeria's lawless delta on Wednesday amid fears of military reprisals after a wave of attacks on foreign oil companies by ethnic Ijaw militia. The army deployed more troops to key installations and oil companies tightened security around their offices a day after heavily armed men stormed the headquarters of Italian oil firm Agip, robbing a bank on the premises and killing...
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Re: Keeping A 'Black Book' on Black Cops

sunnubian ·
I'm sure there is a 'black book' of this sort keeping tabs on ALL black police officers in every city in every state in America; There really should be a 'black book' kept on all police in every city in every state in America by American citizens, African American citizens in particular.
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Re: Keeping A 'Black Book' on Black Cops

James Wesley Chester ·
There really should be a 'black book' kept on all police in every city in every state in America by American citizens, African American citizens in particular---sunnubian That's the book I envision. I would show a lot of good, and a lot of bad. The bad would wither in the exposure. The good would be nourished. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Hamas shakes up Mideast politics

Yemaya ·
I read the papers this morning in my local area and the headlines are catchy. Here's one from the New York Post: " HAMASTAN: Mideast vote creates terror state " Here's another from the NY Daily News: " HAMAS WINS, PEACE LOSES " and " TERROR TRIUMPHS " This is definite media bias. Pro-Israeli media bias. The Palestinian people voted these folks into office. That's democracy and the US is still against it. Either the government wants democracy in the Middle East OR they just want the...
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Re: Hamas shakes up Mideast politics

Empty Purnata ·
Don't you know? Didn't you get the memo? It's only DEMOCRACY if Republicans or right-wing people who support American corporate/social interest are elected. If anyone else is elected, it's Liberal/Socialist/Communist/Progressive Tyranny or Pro-Terrorism. Duh, everyone knows that. Only Republicans and right-wingers know what's best for people.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Rowe ·
I've made no assumptions about anyone's intelligence. I've given you possible explanations as for why some occupations are less valued than others. And though you and I may have encountered people from all walks of life who we thought were "dumb," our society still rewards people for continuing their education. Why else have many of AA.org's members (myself included) pursued advanced degrees? And before you give me the speech about how "college isn't for everyone," the fact still remains...
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Re: Remember The Past So As Never To Repeat It!

folobatuyi ·
As always, Fine...many thanks for the post. After visiting the site, it is amazing to see the very long and shameful history of racism in this country especially the fact that these crimes were actually law up until recent times.
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Re: The name of our moon?

FireFly ·
WOW... there are lots of indigenous Australian names for the moon, depending on the region and the concept of 'moon' - whether it's a moon, or a symbol of a crescent shape, or the symbol of a month. I know this is an African American site, but I thought you might be interested. Indigenous Australians developed star navigation systems way back - probably before anyone else on the planet... so I guess that explains it. I could have just posted a short list, but what the heck... here are all...
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Re: father claims rights denied

Nikcara ·
By Sunnubian I am not sure where you practice law, but in NJ, child support is calculated based on both incomes, thereafter, the non-custodial parent, pays in cash or check directly to the cusotidal parent or to the child support office[in NJ it is called the Probation Department], who converts the cash into a check that is either deposited directly into the custodial parent's account or mailed to him or her. The Custodial Parent has the discretion to spend the money as he or she see fit.
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Re: Asking too much?

folobatuyi ·
Preach it, girl!! This post perfectly sums up why I consciously avoided virgins even I was one at the age of 23. It seems too many ladies tie a state of righeousness or purity to being a virgin, but the idea is not even supported biblically. As Rowe suggested, the real message should be that ladies have much more to offer than their virginity. But I do believe that it is a good thing to do if a person want to do so. I just did not find the idea of a girl being a virgin as well as touting the...
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Re: Executives' Pensions Are the Deal of a Lifetime

Kweli4Real ·
In another thread, CF cited to spouse abuse in Africa and eluded to oppression in some Arab states. He then asked for the Capitalistic equivalent. Well, CF, here ya go:
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Nmaginate ·
ALL of the places named are IRRELEVANT!! All the more reason for people with some sense not to "project" or make such asinine comparisons. The question is about the US State of ITS Union. The only comparisons are those INTERNAL (that's a term you claim to like) to the US. Why are you going OUTSIDE of the US in your "focus"?? STILL GOT YOUR WOLF TICKETS!! I got neighbors, relatives, etc. that have been hurt by this "decline." I could give a damn whether it's attributed to Bush or not. The...
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Re: father claims rights denied

MidLifeMan ·
It's pretty much a done deal now. They finally sold the house and divided the proceeds. He was the only one to pay for the house but she got 70% of the proceeds...a compromise to alimony I think. He did take pictures but his lawyer didn't present ANY of his evidence.
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Kweli4Real ·
The State of the Union is bleak, and our future without change does not look much better. We are witnessing crisis in terms of our constitutional democratic republic that is presently going unchallenged. We suffer a Machiavellian administration that believes that we are a nation of men; rather than a nation of laws. An administration whose mission is not to protect the Constitution; but rather, to enrich its friends and punish its detractors. An administration that would dishonor the deaths...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

HonestBrother ·
One measure of a mature intellect is the ability to look outside of one's particular personal circumstances before one makes a judgement of a general nature... Judging by MY personal circumstances, I am much better off as an individual than I was 5 years ago. But the question is not about the state of CF or the state of HB. The question is about the state of the Union. I have a friend who was somewhat of a ne'er do well. He worked in the food industry for a long time bartending or waiting...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

kresge ·
What the ....? According to the link you provided, we are supposed to come up with a state of the union address without using the following words:
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Kweli4Real ·
You know, I didn't go to the link. But what we have here, I think, is a tongue in cheek, kinda thing. The prohibited words make up the essence of everything Bush. And the Democratic response to the State of the Union Address should be the prohibited list with conjections and connectors inserted, where appropriate.
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Re: Hypothetically...Ofcourse

HeruStar ·
Article And since the Air Force Academy's coach is hardly the only one who noticed that African-Americans are integral to football success (just the one who got hammered for noticing it publicly), Lapchick also reported on significant academic disparities between black and white athletes. Among the 56 bowl teams, half had graduation rates for white players that were more than 20 percent higher than that of black players"”and another 10 schools had discrepancies of more than 30 percent...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
It is SIMPLY AMAZING TO ME that the very same people who CHEERLEAD for Hugo Chavez, Castro and Mugabe AGAINST the United States are now BYTCHING about the economic state of THEIR COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *This country who's LAND IS STOLEN. *This country who's wage rates were estabished via IMPERIALISM where it suppressed the development of other nations so that it's core industries (steel, manufacturing, mining) could be built up. *This country which made use of PROTECTIONIST trade policies...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Kweli4Real ·
"Now Buck. Why you complainin. Massa feeds us. Massa give us dese good clothes. He even let us sleep in on christmas. Why you gonna go complainin. It betta den bein treated like da white folk. Sho dey kin come n go as dey pleez. Sho dey kin be dumb as a rock an still git along. But wez jus gotta werk on ourselfs an let Massa be."
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Huey ·
Damn, that Uncle Ruckus is something else.
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Rowe ·
I kind of resent the fact that African-Americans (on an African-American discussion board) cannot contribute any critical comments about our government without someone accusing us of excessive reliance and dependency, on the government. I viewed Bush's State of the Union address on television yesterday. And as expected, his only objective was to emphasize to the public his reasons for why he refuses to backdown from his mission. Throughout his speech, all that I kept hearing was "I'm the...
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Re: Pope: Embryo = "Full and complete human being"

Pace Tua ·
I think it is far more truthful to include the full statements, not just a few words, MBM. By quoting just these words, meaning has been lost. "The loving eyes of God look on the human being, considered full and complete at its beginning", and the "loving gaze of God's eyes already rest upon" the tiny, "shapeless" embryo." In addition, you neglected to mention that Benedict was commenting on the meaning of Palm 139. "Thou didst see my limbs unformed in the womb, and in thy book they are all...
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Re: Ford, black leaders at odds over Alito

Kevin41 ·
NAACP chairman compares GOP to Nazis Bond delivers blistering partisan speech in North Carolina -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 2, 2006 1:00 p.m. Eastern © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com Julian Bond Civil rights activist and NAACP Chairman Julian Bond delivered a blistering partisan speech at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina last night, equating the Republican Party with the Nazi Party and characterizing Secretary of...
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Re: Pope: Embryo = "Full and complete human being"

MidLifeMan ·
My comments were more directed to what OTHERS said about the Catholic church...I didn't put you in that group to be honest. So we are limited to YOUR view of what makes a human? The question you asked was about the popes view about the embryo ...from your response I don't see how anyone can discuss this...I mean...we are talking about an embryo..which some have deemed shapeless and therefore not alive/human. Or maybe they say the "shapeless mass" that is not alive is human but dead? Are we...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Nmaginate ·
And I guess that happened via omosis or something. Like AA wasn't or hasn't been a factor in the military. Apparently, you need a serious education. And here are some selected quotes/notes from the Affirmative Action Baby himself, COLIN POWELL: Powell defends affirmative action in college admissions Affirmative action in the military is a success. "Affirmative action gives minorities a competitive choice." "I'm a great believer in affirmative action and equal opportunity. I've seen it work...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

James Wesley Chester ·
"It's understandable the frustration and the anger about a situation like this and we sincerely apologize because it is not our mode of operation, but we do believe that we have sent a very strong message," says Jefferson County Public Schools spokesperson Lauren Roberts.---article This the message literally 'sent' to the public by the school district's afministration. Spokespersons deliver the message of those responsible for the subject being addressed. Here again, we are lookiing at the...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Activists keep alive memory of Iowa's civil-rights pioneers Fifty years ago, three blacks facing discrimination said enough was enough Edna Griffin challenged prejudice 50 years ago by asking to be served at the Katz Drug Store in downtown Des Moines. A year later she and two other blacks had their right to equal service affirmed. It was a watershed event in the civil-rights movement. By SHIRLEY SALEMY REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published 6/21/1998 On a hot summer afternoon, two Des...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Marking a civil-rights victory D.M. honors those who fought, won Edna Griffin sits amid friends and family at the site of Des Moines' former Katz Drug Store, where she was denied service 50 years ago because of her skin color. By SHIRLEY SALEMY REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published 7/8/1998 Fifty years after being denied service at a downtown drugstore soda fountain because of the color of their skin, Des Moines civil-rights pioneers were honored Tuesday with proclamations, a plaque -...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Edna Griffin did the right thing By REKHA BASU REGISTER COLUMNIST Originally published 1/26/1998 Before institutional memory has faded, and the 88-year-old's time is over, Des Moines should erect a monument to Edna Griffin. Chances are you don't know Griffin's name. No building or street carries it. Iowa schoolchildren don't learn it when they study the civil rights movement. And when lifetime Service Awards bearing the name of Martin Luther King Jr. were handed out to the governor and four...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
A comrade remembers Griffin's fight for equality By ROB BORSELLINO REGISTER COLUMNIST Originally published on 2/10/2000 Word came down Tuesday that Edna Griffin was dead, and that got John Bibbs thinking. His mind wandered back to the summer of '48. He was 22, four years out of Tech High School and just back from the Navy, an experience he remembers as highly racist. "I was called nigger and everything else. I got five days in the brig for speaking up about that." Back in Des Moines, Bibbs...
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

Nmaginate ·
One thing to note, though, is how markedly different African-Americans are regarded when compared to Jews and Japanese-Americans. Though made out of fear or other such emotions, they are hardly misplaced. There is plenty of reasons to have those "fears"/emotions. They just don't make logical sense because, legally, there really is no reason to believe that it would go down that way (i.e. written in statutes), regardless of animosity Whites, even White legislators, etc. may hold. In even...
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Re: Should God?

Black Viking ·
I think that therein lies the disconnect. I don't believe that we were ever intended to grasp an understanding of who, what, and how God is. I think it's quite a bit beyond our personal perspective. For example, think about someone close to you, perhaps a member of your family. Someone that you know better than anyone else you know. Now ask yourself how much you don't know about them. Even if it's only a small amount, there are still things that we don't know even about our closest friends...
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Re: Anyone been to Hawaii?

Black Viking ·
No, there aren't many Afican-Americans here at all. Those that are here are usually military, so there only here as long as they're stationed here. The racial climate here is a little strange. Hawaii is predominantly Asians (Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Philipino) and Pacific-Islanders (Samoan, Tongan, Tahitian, Hawaiian), but there are no clear lines drawn. Hawaii is often refered to as the "Melting Pot of the Pacific" for good reason. Nearly all of the people here are mixed in some way,...
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

Kevin41 ·
I wonder if CF is his son or little brother? I wonder if my spam alert disconnected the program that we thought was self-hater#1..I haven't seen a post od his...and do not get me wrong...I do not miss his azz........at all...... read this bullschit: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The (Blue) State Of The Union Address -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 2, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern...
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Re: 7 Police killed as they root out coca in Colombian park

ricardomath ·
From the Los Angeles Times Afro-Colombians Driven Off Land in Cocaine War By Chris Kraul Times Staff Writer January 4, 2006 PEREIRA, Colombia "” Armando Garces was reluctant to leave his mountain village even after right-wing militia members had gone door to door telling residents they had 48 hours to evacuate, or else. He didn't like being ordered to abandon the only home he had ever known. Then a daylong gun battle erupted between the paramilitary fighters and leftist guerrillas over...
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