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Re: Occupy Protesters Vow to Shut Down Obama Office

Yemaya ·
If it were Bush, as he did this same thing in his second Administration, there would be no OWS. The so-called99% would make excuses all day long, buckle down and just generally shut up.
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Re: Occupy Protesters Vow to Shut Down Obama Office

EbonyRose ·
It was Bush's stupidity and presidency that CREATED the widening of the gap between the 1% and the 99%. We had a SURPLUS of funds when he took office ... and it was his idiocy (plus the starting of 2 wars and billions of tax cuts to the rich with no offsetting ways to fund them except by using taxpayer (i.e. OUR ) money. By the time "the 99%" figured out that there WAS a need to "protest/occupy" because Bush and his Republican cohorts had bankrupted our economy .... he was on his way out,...
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Re: Occupy Protesters Vow to Shut Down Obama Office

Dissident ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: It was Bush's stupidity and presidency that CREATED the widening of the gap between the 1% and the 99%. We had a SURPLUS of funds when he took office ... and it was his idiocy (plus the starting of 2 wars and billions of tax cuts to the rich with no offsetting ways to fund them except by using taxpayer (i.e. OUR ) money. By the time "the 99%" figured out that there WAS a need to "protest/occupy" because Bush and his Republican cohorts had bankrupted our...
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Re: Occupy Protesters Vow to Shut Down Obama Office

EbonyRose ·
What I understand is that this problem NEVER SHOULD HAVE BEEN CREATED in the first place. And that whoever DID CAUSE IT , should be the one blamed for doing so. Interestingly .... some people just can't handle THAT truth, though.
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Kocolicious ·
I can ONLY speak for myself....I am MORE optimistic now [that we have BLACK president] than I EVER been since the death of my child-had lost all hope and confident not only in the judical system....but! Also in society as well. But! Despite the current wave we are challenged with today....I'sa feel soooooooooo good about the future. But! That's just me. Hal. La. Lu yer!
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Noah The African ·
Yeah....sometime Hope and Dope have similar affect. Withdrawl is a b'th though.
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

EbonyRose ·
Well, I think it was a very well written article!! I would agree with everything it said!!! I also don't think there's anything wrong with being optimistic and having a positive outlook .... considering the alternative is to be pessimistic, negative and without hope. Considering where we've had to come from due to forced enslavement, Black people have pretty much ALWAYS had to be hopeful for a better day!! And thank God ... 'cause that's probably about the only way we've been able to achieve...
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Noah The African ·
Well....there is some kind of psychosis happening in the black community. Its akin to the psychosomatic reaction from a placebo, otherwise known as the "Placebo effect". President O bomb a produces the placebo effect upon our people. It's evidenced by another study, earlier this year, which indicated that blacks believed they were doing better now than 5 years ago, depite all the data that shows a marked decline in our standard of living.
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Kocolicious ·
Noah! Why are YOU such a deliverer of negativity? Why are you MR DOOM? I would be very interested in knowing what kind of bed time stories you READ to your kids. Cuz man...I haven't heard you EVER say anything REMOTELY close to positive. Please....just tell me it isn't true. You are not the bearer of bad news. Please don't. Is there ANY thing you feel good about? Really. This is not a rhetorical question. I'm serious. I do know you have a sense of humor...but! What else is there about you...
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Yemaya ·
Who was that article written for??? And I was never questioned... I suppose that its because I'm not in the right group of blacks.
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

roarin1 ·
Bulls*it. The amerikkkan media anymore is at best disingenuous and in reality, just flat out lyin'. And since when does the Grio align itself with NBC News and the WSJ? They say that statistics (in this case 'polls',) are like a drunkard leaning against a light pole, partially for illumination, partially for support. That drunk above needs some serious support....better still....rehab. Capitalist! Anything for a dollar! Oooohh just..... bulls*it !!
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Noah The African ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: I don't consider myself "Negative". If one is looking at the world through rose tinted glasses and they describe what they see......I simply point out the view without the tint. The speaker of truth makes few friends. Truth is often more painful, as well as stranger, than fiction. Hence, to bring truth is often to bring pain or discomfort. Pain and discomfort are, in turn, seen as negatives.
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

sunnubian ·
Actually, African Americans have always been pretty optimistic considering the circumstances that many of us live under and the totality of our history in America. We always believe that things will get better or at least that there is a possibility of things getting better. We definitely know that many thing are better than they were. If African Americans were not optimistic, or at least more optimistic than pessimistic, we would let the gross racism in this country stop us, yet we do not,...
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Kocolicious ·
Noah the Africa:I don't consider myself "Negative". If one is looking at the world through rose tinted glasses and they describe what they see......I simply point out the view without the tint. The speaker of truth makes few friends. Truth is often more painful, as well as stranger, than fiction. Hence, to bring truth is often to bring pain or discomfort. Pain and discomfort are, in turn, seen as negatives. Yeah you are. The world consist of negative AND positive. That's how life is...
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Kocolicious ·
@ Sista Sunnubian. You are sooooooooooooo right! I am always fasinated with how you think. Brilliant. Absolutely. And the key to our existence is because we ALWAYS looked at life positively and optimistically....even as SLAVES! Yet a link dropped off during the aftermath of the civil rights movement. I think we DON'T love each other like we used to or maybe had to. I think we learned to be self-centered like massa....and the difference is we can't AFFORD to do that. Massa has always been a...
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Noah The African ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: Don't integrate your PERSONAL pain into a discussion about politics. When the standard of living for African Americans is goiing backwards, and not forwards....the TRUTH is negative....regardless of how optimistic you are.
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Kocolicious ·
I do what the HELL I want. Got that. Fun ended.
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Kocolicious ·
Lemme say this again. I do what the HELL I want. Got that? Fun ended.
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Noah The African ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: Lemme say this again. I do what the HELL I want. Got that? Fun ended. Then you will continue to make no sense. Its always fun for me
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Kocolicious ·
Maybe I WILL continue to make no sense to you....but! You are NOT in my brain, you do not acquire my intellect/wisdom/experience. So what does that mean? Your. VOTE. DON'T. count. Not in my life anyway. Here's another lesson learned: can't be NICE to kneegrows. Nope. Nada. But!
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

nuggyt ·
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Noah The African ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: I think that it is safe to say that few people on this forum "vote counts" to other members of this forum when they are disagreed with. Yet, we continue to go on with exchange despite not careing. What does that say about us then?
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: If African Americans were not optimistic, or at least more optimistic than pessimistic, we would let the gross racism in this country stop us, yet we do not, we continue to get educated, work, plan for a future, we continue to look for work no matter how many times we are discriminated against, we continue to look for the best or a better place to live and raise our children, no matter how many times we are still being discriminated in housing and home loans,...
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

EbonyRose ·
Here is an example of what "hope" and "optimism" can bring ... even when there is, seemingly, no reason to engage in either!! Innocent Man Freed After 17 Years in Prison for Nothing Written by Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call, on 10-28-2011 14:26 Favoured 11 LOS ANGELES - After serving 17 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, Obie Anthony walked out of a Los Angeles County Jail Oct. 4 and joined the ranks of many men and women across the U.S., who were...
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Kocolicious ·
@Noah....don't use YOUR words to twist my meaning. I said your vote don't count when it comes to what is inside my mind, my perspective...etc. Cuz to me THAT doesn't make sense Unlike you...I can engage in convo with complete disagreement...it's called a debate or a difference of an opinion. Have nothing to do with caring....not a thang! As you can see through the years...I have debated with almost everyone here including YOU.... so slow your roll when trying to fit me in your backward...
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Re: Obama Named “Most Admired” In Gallup Poll

Kocolicious ·
..... [lookin' over my shoulders for the obvious haters] . You deserve it...in my eyes. Cuz I am ONE...mr. president[1st Black president to seat at the White house built by slaves] who totally admire you...and always will. Bringing us FULL circle. Therefore I salute you!
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Re: Obama Named “Most Admired” In Gallup Poll

sunnubian ·
I thought you would like this, Koco.
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Re: Obama Named “Most Admired” In Gallup Poll

Xumbrarchist ·
So here is an alternative perspective: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zotYU21qcU So does he actually know more than most of the people polled? Xum
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Re: Obama Named “Most Admired” In Gallup Poll

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Obama supplanted George W. Bush at No. 1 in 2008 but Bush continues in the No. 2 spot, according to the poll of 1,019 U.S. adults conducted Dec. 15-18. ============================== I'm trying to figure out how/why in the HELL they would put him in the same category as Billy Graham of all people!! That's both hilarious and scary (and maybe a tad bit psychotic!) at the same time!!
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Re: Melissa Harris-Perry

Yemaya ·
I don't see anybody talking crap now. . . Yeah what I thought, silence.
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Re: Melissa Harris-Perry

MaynardJ ·
The obsession with so called "light-skinned" black people is the problem of liberals. Fox News doesn't seem to have that problem. Look at the black people who appear on Fox. Fox News doesn't have a problem with so called "dark-skinned" blacks being experts in their fields such as law, police investigations, health care, etc. They don't have a problem with so called "dark-skinned" blacks being shown as business owners and members of upper management. Fox News doesn't mind having them on as...
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Re: Melissa Harris-Perry

NSpirit ·
" Also, my gripe with Melissa is the same I’d have with any black person who allows herself to be propped up by the Democrats to do their dirty work against Cornel West as he spoke on behalf of black, brown and poor people. Harris never proved that Dr. West was wrong – she only sought to discredit him and dismantle his voice. In that regard, she was no different from a slave using the master’s gun to kill the leader of the negro rebellion." I agree with this segment of Watkins' assessment.
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Re: Melissa Harris-Perry

sunnubian ·
I'm pretty sure that these "five reasons" are excerpts from shows or articles where a specific topic was being discussed. Side Note: White people talking about light-skin/dark-skin is like men talking about labor pains.
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Re: Michelle Obama Tired of Being Labeled “An Angry Black Woman”

Yemaya ·
Whites, their media and stereotyping. Clearly whoever is writing this has never really come in contact with a REAL angry black woman.
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Re: Michelle Obama Tired of Being Labeled “An Angry Black Woman”

Kocolicious ·
Sista Yemaya: Clearly whoever is writing this has never really come in contact with a REAL angry black woman. No truer words spoken.
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Re: Michelle Obama Tired of Being Labeled “An Angry Black Woman”

nuggyt ·
Stereotyping??? So if somebody describes what has been observed about Obama's behavior it is stereotyping?? Interesting how she could speak so much about a work she hasn't read.
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Re: Michelle Obama Tired of Being Labeled “An Angry Black Woman”

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by nuggyt: Stereotyping??? So if somebody describes what has been observed about Obama's behavior it is stereotyping?? Interesting how she could speak so much about a work she hasn't read. Nuggie, on topic, how is Mrs. Obama an 'angry black woman'? I am much more well read with real world training and experience than you in how propaganda works. When I make a statement that the white media uses stereotyping, I know what I'm talking about. But hey, no thanks for your...
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Re: Michelle Obama Tired of Being Labeled “An Angry Black Woman”

nuggyt ·
There you go assuming some more. You don't know what I am well read in. I didn't say that Obama is an angry black woman. She said somebody portrayed her as such, yet she hadn't read the text. So how does she know how she was portrayed? Have you read it....oh wait let me guess....you don't have to because you know. Yeah.
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Re: Michelle Obama Tired of Being Labeled “An Angry Black Woman”

sunnubian ·
It is nothing but stereotyping because I doubt that the person writing the article and most all other Americans even know whether or not Michelle Obama is "angry" or not. She has never displayed any "anger" in public, no one can pin point any particular situation where she was "angry" about anything. Yes, "The Angry Black Woman" is a stereotype and the only reason that it is even being mentioned in the same sentence with the name Michelle Obama, is because she happens to be a Black woman.
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Re: Michelle Obama Tired of Being Labeled “An Angry Black Woman”

Cholly ·
Since the Obamas boldly came on the political scene out of nowhere and "had the audacity, gall and daring" as African Americans to seriously run for POTUS and give Whites pause because of their married couple/individual streaking star rapid rise and mass appeal both here and around the world, Whites couldn't contain themselves and were extremely perplexed because Michelle Obama did not fit the mold of their traditional mental stereotype they seem to think they know about all Black women; as...
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Re: Michelle Obama Tired of Being Labeled “An Angry Black Woman”

Yemaya ·
So what does this portray in the name of 'satire'??? A militant/angry Michelle Obama. Point made.
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Re: Michelle Obama Tired of Being Labeled “An Angry Black Woman”

Cholly ·
Soledad O'Brien, Jodi Kantor Clash Over 'The Obamas' (VIDEO) CNN's Soledad O'Brien had an extremely tense conversation on Friday's "Starting Point" with the author of a controversial new book about the Obamas. Jodi Kantor, who wrote "The Obamas," has had to push back against attacks from the White House and skeptical questions from many in the media ever since the book was published. (Her work has also received positive attention , and at least one study has found that the reporting in the...
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Re: Michelle Obama Tired of Being Labeled “An Angry Black Woman”

Xeon ·
No surprise here. Michelle Obama has received more unwarranted harsh "personal attacks" that any other First Lady. She is a very ethnic looking black female. There is no ambiguity about her racial genetics. Many whites cannot tolerate this because they believe only a white woman can and should be the First Lady . So, the best thing they can do is play to the nefarious "angry and bitter black woman" perception. All of this is based on her genetic physical appearance - not her behavior or her...
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Re: Why We Need To Listen To Tavis, Cornel On Poverty

EbonyRose ·
Interesting. Just a couple of days ago, I received an email from 'Smiley & West' touting a new, upcoming "membership" program of their radio show ... where they are asking for $39.00/year or $3.99/month ... which would entitle the 'member' to be able to listen to additional discussion (not aired to the non-paying public), a mug, a T-shirt (I think) .... and a portion of the payment would go as a donation to a poverty organization called "Feeding America" ... whose mission it is to feed...
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Re: Why We Need To Listen To Tavis, Cornel On Poverty

Xumbrarchist ·
What a crock! In 1975 Sylvia Porter mentioned DEPRECIATION 5 times in the index of her MONEY BOOK and 4 of them were about depreciation of automobiles. In 2007 I checked FIVE of Suze Orman's books and not one of them mentioned depreciation. There have been 200,000,000+ cars in the US since 1995. At $1,500 lost in depreciation per car per year that is $300,000,000,000 every year. That is FOUR TRILLION DOLLARS since 1995! What has Suze Orman or the economics profession said about that? Now...
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Re: Why We Need To Listen To Tavis, Cornel On Poverty

sunnubian ·
I would rather give my money directly to Feeding America than to fatten the pockets of either one of them! If their "mission" is so altruistic and selfless .... they why don't they spend some of theirOWN millions to get the word out and bring attention (and maybe a lot of donation money once people find out and want to help!) to the plight of Black kids suffering from hunger? ==================================================================== It would seem that they would spend their own...
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Re: Why We Need To Listen To Tavis, Cornel On Poverty

sunnubian ·
My take on Suzy Orman is that she really does know what she is talking about when it comes to finance, personal finance, etc., but, I just personally have a problem with her because of the fact that she is so damn rich by now, promoting all her books, etc., and her rounds on the talk show circuit, PBS, finance advice shows, etc., that it would SEEM that a woman who comes from the background she claims to come from (a struggling waitress), would have free information and/or tools on her...
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Re: Why We Need To Listen To Tavis, Cornel On Poverty

Yemaya ·
You know, who else is addressing these issues nationally? They have valid points. Some people need to stop looking so much at the issue they have with them and President Obama and look at what they are saying about the conditions in this country especially with African Americans. Because truth be told, the President AND democratic majority congress could've done something more than extending unemployment benefits. That's the truth of the matter. They could've put a CCC type program into...
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Re: Why We Need To Listen To Tavis, Cornel On Poverty

Raptor ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: You know, who else is addressing these issues nationally? They have valid points. Some people need to stop looking so much at the issue they have with them and President Obama and look at what they are saying about the conditions in this country especially with African Americans. Because truth be told, the President AND democratic majority congress could've done something more than extending unemployment benefits. That's the truth of the matter. They could've put...
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Re: Why We Need To Listen To Tavis, Cornel On Poverty

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: My take on Suzy Orman is that she really does know what she is talking about when it comes to finance, personal finance, etc., but, I just personally have a problem with her because of the fact that she is so damn rich by now, promoting all her books, etc., and her rounds on the talk show circuit, PBS, I am not saying she doesn't know the stuff that she talks about. The problem is what she does not talk about. That is the trick that goes on throughout this...
 
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