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Re: Valedictorians Unite! Lose Your Schools! LOL

Cholly ·
Quote by Xumbrarchist: "So, I wonder, why did I even want this position? Sure, I earned it, but what will come of it? ...with an attitude like that, a future of chronic unemployment.
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Re: Valedictorians Unite! Lose Your Schools! LOL

Xumbrarchist ·
Reference: ...with an attitude like that, a future of chronic unemployment. Yeah that is the proper attitude produced by our educational brainwashing. Concentrate on getting a JOB! Don't know accounting and focus on wealth. only acquire knowledge to get a JOB. Xum
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Re: Valedictorians Unite! Lose Your Schools! LOL

Vox ·
It's interesting. I applaud the young lady for the level of self-examination. The thing is, though, every society has rules and expectations of its members, and every society seeks to "train" its members to become productive parts of it. Even the simplest hunter-gatherer societies -- people who had no conception of something like a "paycheck" -- did it. It's paradoxical that our society is enlightened enough to produce people who are capable of examining and criticizing this reality, yet...
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Re: Valedictorians Unite! Lose Your Schools! LOL

Xumbrarchist ·
Reference: The thing is, though, every society has rules and expectations of its members, and every society seeks to "train" its members to become productive parts of it. But the question is: "What is productive?" Hunter gatherer societies didn't have kids taking 4 years of English literature. I got straight D's in religion my freshman year. But I also got straight A's in math. But I bet an accounting course would have been more useful than the math I did take but I didn't think of it and no...
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Re: Valedictorians Unite! Lose Your Schools! LOL

NSpirit ·
Reference: I got straight D's in religion my freshman year. But I also got straight A's in math. But I bet an accounting course would have been more useful than the math I did take Xum, what conclusion should be drawn from this?
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Re: Valedictorians Unite! Lose Your Schools! LOL

Xumbrarchist ·
Reference: Xum, what conclusion should be drawn from this? That the educational system designed by these palefaces does a crappy job of prioritizing information for people TO SERVE THEIR OWN BEST INTERESTS. The schools are designed to produce people that can be USED economically. I was in the same class with the White boys that became the valedictoruian and salutatorian all four years. I played chess with them. They were just kids that would do whatever they were told all four years. Nose to...
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Valedictorians Unite! Lose Your Schools! LOL

Xumbrarchist ·
High School Valedictorian Rips Entire Educational System In Her Graduation Speech {{{ I will leave in the fall to go on to the next phase expected of me, in order to receive a paper document that certifies that I am capable of work. But I contest that I am a human being, a thinker, an adventurer – not a worker. A worker is someone who is trapped within repetition – a slave of the system set up before him. But now, I have successfully shown that I was the best slave . I did what I was told to...
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Bernie Sanders Has An Amazingly Simple Idea To Fix Social Security For The Next 75 Years

sunnubian ·
Bernie Sanders Has An Amazingly Simple Idea To Fix Social Security For The Next 75 Years Posted on May 30, 2012 by Jeb Share this now! The 1% isn’t going to like this one. Found on the Facebook page of GOP : Greed. Oppression. Piety . Originally submitted by volunteer editor Katherine E.
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Obama Administration to Back Spying Law for Social Media

sunnubian ·
Obama Administration to Back Spying Law for Social Media May 10, 2013 | Filed under: Featured , Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff 6 The new law will allow the monitoring of social network communications AFRICANGLOBE – The Obama administration is close to announcing its support for a law that would force Google, Facebook and other Internet communications companies to build back doors for government wiretaps, according to an article in the New York Times Wednesday. Such a measure would...
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Re: Why older Latinos matter in election

EbonyRose ·
I thought this was kinda interesting!! It shows how we're getting (politically) smoked by the numbers as the now-#2 racial "minority" in America. Also the "racial and ethnic breakdown by state" link at the bottom gives a great accounting of the states where we DO have even slight political clout (mostly Southern states, of course!) ... and where we have little-to-none. By the numbers: Latino voters By Amy Roberts , CNN Library updated 5:25 PM EDT, Mon June 4, 2012 (CNN) -- Because of their...
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Re: Why older Latinos matter in election

sunnubian ·
What they are leaving out in this article is the fact that most older Latinos in America that are not recent immigrants, know the deal, and are not likely to be conned by republican false political rhetoric. Older Latinos in America know that the republican party is made up of primarily anti-minority anything, and that they are just as racist against Latinos/Hispanics/Mexicans as they are against Black people, and that their only objective in "reaching out" to Latinos is so that they can use...
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Re: Why older Latinos matter in election

Norland ·
What is a Latino and an Hispanic? The Hatfield & McCoys of Europe have more names for human beings than they do their damn dogs. Syrians, Jews, Native Americans, etc., etc. All we are are our parents children. Don't you have a belly button? Whoops, there it is!!!!!!!
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Re: Desiree Rogers, White House Social Secretary to step down

EbonyRose ·
Uh oh!! Heads are startin' to roll! Now ... if only she'd take that Timothy Geithner dude with her!
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Re: Desiree Rogers, White House Social Secretary to step down

SavvysPlace ·
Considering all of the mess that we've seen out of "other" administrations, I don't think she should be stepping down behind this. "Wisdom Is A Woman Putting In Her Two Cents!"
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Re: Desiree Rogers, White House Social Secretary to step down

James Wesley Chester ·
Right on, Right on...Right on!!! And don't look back!!! PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Desiree Rogers, White House Social Secretary to step down

sunnubian ·
Good. I think she should be stepping down. For her or anyone else responsible to expose the first African American president like this (or any American president) is inexcusable. However, she is not the only one that should be stepping down. Everyone in the chain of command that is responsible for the safety of the president should also be stepping down and I don't know why that has not happened yet. If these people had been assassins the president, first lady, the vice-president and vice...
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Re: Desiree Rogers, White House Social Secretary to step down

ocatchings ·
If he (the POTUS) really wanted to show he was not part of the D.C. two step crowd, he should have fired her sorry a$$ from the get go.
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Re: Desiree Rogers, White House Social Secretary to step down

Yemaya ·
Let me ask this, if she should be fired for making the list what about the guys at the door? Get out, its not her job to protect the President, its her job to plan his parties and social events. She's being scapegoated by the Secret Service who have made numerous excuses as to why they can't do their jobs.
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Re: Desiree Rogers, White House Social Secretary to step down

Yemaya ·
And they still have their jobs. . . all of them!
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Re: Desiree Rogers, White House Social Secretary to step down

Cholly ·
The Secret Service fired three agents because of the incident and initially took the blame all for the entire incident but when the Congressional Committee investigating the incident summoned Desiree Rogers to appear before the committee, she refused to testify, made excuses and hid behind her friendship with the Obamas. The main issue here is that Ms. Rogers did not have either herself or one of her staff workers positioned at the East Gate (with final approved guest list in hand) with the...
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Re: Desiree Rogers, White House Social Secretary to step down

EbonyRose ·
Yep ... that about sums it up, right there!
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Re: Desiree Rogers, White House Social Secretary to step down

ocatchings ·
No arguement here
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Re: Desiree Rogers, White House Social Secretary to step down

Yemaya ·
I guess you set it straight. Thank you Cholly!
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Re: Desiree Rogers, White House Social Secretary to step down

NSpirit ·
Yep, what Cholly said. I wish Rogers no ill will, but she definitely dropped the ball by not having someone posted ALONG with Secret Service. As a result well dressed strangers were able to waltz into the whitehouse shake hands and pose for pictures with the first black prez, vice prez, speaker of the house, their spouses, Chief of staff etc. The entire Obama Admin could have been wiped out, not to mention the prime minister of India. Not cool at all. I've been reading that she planned some...
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Re: Desiree Rogers, White House Social Secretary to step down

Cholly ·
Desiree Rogers, David Axelrod Clashed Over WSJ Profile Obama Social Secretary Ran Into Sharp Elbows WASHINGTON — Long before the State Dinner party crashers and the tension with her White House colleagues and the strain in her relationship with the first lady, Desirée Rogers began to understand she was in trouble when David Axelrod summoned her to his office last spring to scold her. Ms. Rogers had appeared in another glossy magazine, posing in a White House garden in a borrowed $3,495 silk...
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Desiree Rogers, White House Social Secretary to step down

Cholly ·
Obama friend Desiree Rogers was criticized after Nov. security breach. WASHINGTON - White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers intends to step down in March, the Chicago Sun Times reported Friday.Rogers, a longtime friend of President Barack Obama...
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Contrary to Mainstream Myth, 'Social Security is Strong' and Could Be Made Stronger

sunnubian ·
Published on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by Common Dreams Experts: Contrary to Mainstream Myth, 'Social Security is Strong' and Could Be Made Stronger Lifting the payroll tax cap and better coverage by journalists would help build sustainable future for essential program - Common Dreams staff The Social Security trust fund is in strong financial standing and the overall program could be further strengthened, say experts and lawmakers, with a simple increase of the current payroll tax cap which...
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I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate||Spoken Word

sunnubian ·
 Spoken Word Artist, Suli Breaks  
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Why older Latinos matter in election

EbonyRose ·
Why older Latinos matter in election By Jeff Cruz, Special to CNNupdated 10:14 AM EDT, Thu May 31, 2012 Editor's note: Jeff Cruz is the executive director of Latinos for a Secure Retirement, a coalition that seeks to educate and mobilize the...
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Re: Obama plans $130 billion in Social Security cuts

Yemaya ·
It's as quiet as an anechoic chamber on this thread... Well let me be the first to beef. I've been working since I was a teenager at 15. I've been paying into SS, medicare, and other payroll taxes FOREVER. I'm directly affected financially by the sequestration and with the services being cut by the sequestration. I'm a vet. Now that the Congress is cutting SS, damn right I'm pissed. Again another issue that will directly disproportionately affect African-Americans. Now where the hell is our...
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Re: Obama plans $130 billion in Social Security cuts

sunnubian ·
"There can only be one reason for the president to sell out seniors and mislead the public into thinking that Social Security adds to the deficit. Obama wants a “grand bargain” with Republicans, and Republicans are more interested in eliminating the social safety net than they are in reducing the deficit." ************************************************************************************** I cannot express how disappointed I am to know that President Obama is actually going to offer up...
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Re: Obama plans $130 billion in Social Security cuts

EbonyRose ·
Well .... not trying to defend the President's actions (I'm still trying to see exactly what's being proposed (this article is more than a little biased!!)... so, I can't make any real judgment at this time) .... but ... just to put things into a little more perspective ... #1 - the proposed deduction in SS payments (as stated by the article) over a 10-year period would equal approximately $19 a month less out of recipient's checks (which is no small potatoes: we're talking at least a half a...
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Re: Obama plans $130 billion in Social Security cuts

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: This is the absolute truth! It will also prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that we did not vote for who we THOUGHT we were voting for; but, however, that we have been "hoodwinked!" "bamboozled!" "Led astray!" "run amok!" Well ... I don't know about "hoodwinked,""bamboozled" and "led astray" .... but ... I've been trying to tell people from the beginning that the President is NOT who MOST Black people thought they were voting for!! Never was. But ... it's not...
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Re: Obama plans $130 billion in Social Security cuts

sunnubian ·
It has nothing to do with how liberal the president is or isn't, it has to do with his campaign promises, and the fact that he is willing to sacrifice ANY [ self-funded, nothing to do with the deficit ] social security merely to appease republicans; and to still, at this stage in the game, even be trying to 'compromise' with republicans at all, is astonishing.
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Re: Obama plans $130 billion in Social Security cuts

EbonyRose ·
Well, yeah, but .... let's be real!! It certainly isn't the FIRST time he's done either one of those things!! (i.e., offer compromised or put social services on the table!) This is not new. But people seem to be just "seeing" this for the first time. And, I beg to differ that being "liberal" has nothing to do with it!! There isn't ONE "Liberal" Congressperson that would even think about considering to THINK about talking about putting ANY social service on the table!!! For those who thought...
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Re: Obama plans $130 billion in Social Security cuts

Kocolicious ·
I can't breathe.......I need water!!! But to be fair...I'm gonna WAIT for allllll the findings to come out before I pass out. But!
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Re: Obama plans $130 billion in Social Security cuts

EbonyRose ·
LOL .... it's okay, Ms. Koco!! I'll tell ya what .... cuts or no cuts ..... I totally TRUST that whatever the President proposes or does with respect to the so-called "entitlement programs" ... WILL NOT be something that severely adversely HARMS any of us who are "vulnerable"!! I know people get all weirded out when they even hear the words "entitlements" and "cuts" in the same sentence!! And if they were coming out of the mouth of a REPUBLICAN president .... I'd be crappin' in my pants...
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Re: Predictive programming = Social Conditioning = Self Fulfilling Prophecy

Norland ·
My last movie was "Bridges of Madison County", back in 1992, I believe it was. It was a time before Clint Eastwood turned into a wrinkled cadaver, was sorta good lookin', and before he started talking to empty chairs, with Meryl Streep also starring. My thing now is two hours of NToons, "Back at the Barnyard", animated talking farm animals with Wanda Sykes as the voice of one of the animals. It's funny to me, also "The Dumb Things People Do", and "Pawn Stars" in Las Vegas, I'll also watch a...
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Re: Predictive programming = Social Conditioning = Self Fulfilling Prophecy

sunnubian ·
I mostly watch PBS networks, home improvement, and some comedy. Other than that, I'd already gotten so sick of television and the fact that the only thing they show is violence, hatred, misogyny, stereo-typing of Black people and the poor. I have long come to the conclusion that television/movies/most news/ is no more than wings of America's propaganda machine being used to churn out "predictive programming" designed to prep socially condition whomever that is watching into whatever...
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Re: Facebook Refuses To Remove Racist “Black Baby As Monkey” Post

Kocolicious ·
I'm sorry. How does a baby orangutan defines as a black "baby?" I know that white folks do this all the time cuz they are fixated on primates....but! I'm looking for the verbose that says this is a black baby with a white baby. Does the poster incite such? I mean does it call the baby orangutan a black baby? What???? Cuz if you look in the history of whitefolks you would see their fasination with apes, monkeys, etc. Have they compared those animals to us. Yes? But whose behavior fit these...
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Re: Facebook Refuses To Remove Racist “Black Baby As Monkey” Post

Kocolicious ·
Oh my bad. I thought the caption was written by oppositionist of the picture to say stop racist propaganda, Ooops. But I still stand to what I indicated above. Cuz sticks and stones....and we KNOW better. This is just the sign that ignorance and stupidity continues in the white race. The picture proves it. Anyone with a brain can see that this comparison is unfounded. As a matter of fact, the white race should be insulted that one of their racist counterparts are still trying to spread this...
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Re: Facebook Refuses To Remove Racist “Black Baby As Monkey” Post

sunnubian ·
I do believe that African Americans have become immune to most racist insults by now out of sheer burn-out. I know that when racist Whites say things like that, it said only to insult Black people, the Black race and crush Black people's self-esteem. However, while it really only makes many Black people angry, it is also said in order to shape the opinions of all non-Black people about Black people. Of course, I am old enough to know that racist Whites have called all non-White people...
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Re: Facebook Refuses To Remove Racist “Black Baby As Monkey” Post

Norland ·
Straight hair; no lips. Both look the same. One just appears to have a tan like that woman who sunburned herself damn near to unrecognizable. When white people are on television with all that makeup they have to wear for some reason, they look just like that little hairy creature on the left. White circles around the eyes, the whole nine-yards. Truth be told, if white men would only let their hair/fur grow to the fullest, there would be no comparison between apes and them. The baby's blonde,...
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Re: Race as a Social Construction

Norland ·
We're not a race, we're just the product of our parents. No different than any other animal/species on the planet. Because we can talk, think, notice differences, categorize, "race" became an issue. Most animals come in different colors. "Man" is no different. White man thinks he's the bomb-diggity of all humanity. Loves his dogs more than life itself. Tell him he looks like all CANINES on the planet. That should make him BEAM, make him feel HANDSOME and his women feel BEAUTIFUL. That way...
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Re: Race as a Social Construction

Momentum ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Race as a Social Construction 09/24/2010 0 Comments Tags: biology , inequality , prejudice/discrimination , race/ethnicity , social construction , 21 to 60 mins Year: 2003 Length: 21:43 (total for 3 clips) Access: YouTube ( clip 1 ; clip 2 ; clip 3 ) This was not televised? Why was it not broadcast? I find it interesting PBS did not broadcast this on TV on such an timely series.
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Re: Race as a Social Construction

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Momentum: This was not televised? Why was it not broadcast? I find it interesting PBS did not broadcast this on TV on such an timely series. I can't say that it has never been actually televised on PBS, but if it has been deliberately kept from being televised, it't probably because they know that 'people can't handle the truth'. Besides, between it being ingrained into the psyche of nearly the entire human population for centuries, and intellectual level of so many who...
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Re: Race as a Social Construction

GoodMan ·
Race isn't purely a social construction. I mean nations and currency are social constructions and nobody tries to do away with them. All a nation is a geographical area with a bunch of humans living in it and defining where their influence and control stops and starts. All money is currently, is a bunch of numbers backed by nothing but people. Race is very much a biological construction. You can take a dead burnt body and find out the race/ethnicity of that person. Physical differences...
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Re: Race as a Social Construction

DennisKalita ·
Hey now, Good Man, brilliant, truly, thanks. I’m setting to sign off for a spell and leave with this . . . People differently interpret the same set of facts and tend to chronically put out the same point of view. You’ve got your pitch about guns. Incidentally, aside from the fact that I entirely disagree with you, how smart is it, ahem, to advertise any violent leanings in a digital public square? (ISIS true believers, suckered some American young men to grab guns and swords and fight for a...
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Re: Partnership between Facebook and police could make planning protests impossible

DennisKalita ·
Government incompetence trumps its ability for function. However, “activist” is now a dirty word since passive citizens are preferred over active citizens - although this is not so in a democracy by the people of the people. Americans call Americans “sheeple”. No doubt, citizens are farmed and milked for their money and energy. No one is really protesting anyhow. Originally Posted by sunnubian: Partnership between Facebook and police could make planning protests impossible Published time:...
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