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Re: Impeach Bush?

Michael ·
...More likely the Democratic Party is losing steam, in trouble, losing its following, etc., etc. " Democrats target Alito, but miss the mark January 12, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting...
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Re: Impeach Bush?

Michael ·
...More likely the Democratic Party is losing steam, in trouble, losing its following, etc., etc. " Democrats target Alito, but miss the mark January 12, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting...
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

HonestBrother ·
You're so sensitive So I'll try not to call you any more names. Anyway, you have something of a point. The key difference - which you have characteristically failed to note - is that white conservatives have a long history of active antagonism against black interests. Remember that Ronald Reagan began his first presidential campaign where? Ever hear of Philadelphia, Mississippi? For the bonus, do you know the only thing that town is famous for? Keep learning. You might amount to something...
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
NOT another RONALD REAGAN KICKED OFF HIS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN IN PHILADELPHIA MS claim. I have posted the TEXT AND VERSE OF HIS WORDS several times and asked anyone to detail for me the RACISM in his speech there. They all resort to the SYMBOLISM angle in which a visit to Philly MS is RACIST. I went to an Indian Gaming casino in that city. THERE ARE SEEMINGLY NOW MORE BLACKS LIVING IN THIS CITY THAN WHITE. Is it RACIST for me to go there? %%%%% DisHonestBrother: Black people have had a...
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

HonestBrother ·
Un-CON-structive Feedback, that's not a claim. That's a fact. Do you dispute its accuracy? Only an idiot would be ignorant of the significance of the statement "I believe in states' rights" within the context of American political life. But then I promised not to call you any names. It wasn't just a 'visit'. It was the first stop in a * Presidential Campaign * to a po dump town only known for one goddamned thing. You know...I almost agree with this statement. I won't lie. I've had my...
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Re: Vouchers ???

Nmaginate ·
I don't think either JWC or SweetWuzzy quite got Nmag's clear point. With all the anti-school desegregation machinations where Whites tried to get government funding for their private schools... I'm like trying to see how come that RACIST history is ignored or forgotten. To answer Sweet... The intention is for Whites to obtain government subsidies for their private school perogatives. The problem and even the reason for concern over integration is how it is an American Social/Political Fact...
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Re: Vouchers ???

Empty Purnata ·
Now there is no debating that. Anyone who tries to deny the fact that "school vouchers" have a racist past, and most likely a racist modern-day intent, have their heads buried in the ground. Of course, many White racists will deny it to the end, and their Black-faced, chicken-eating, greasy-grinnin', coon-shuffling lackies will follow them to the ends of the Earth and beyond.
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Re: Vouchers ???

Nmaginate ·
Yahoo!! PUSSY!!! Over << here >> PUSSY!!! Man, I feel like the Gap Band singing, "You Can't Keep Runnin'"... But your PUNK ASS is full of sprints. Why is it that RHETORIC is the only and best tool in your busted ass tool box, CON-Feed? Never the one to engage. So you just BULLSHIT! Now, let's have it. What is the source of your Flailing, Grasping ISSUES? You obviously will never understand or submit to comprehending ENLISH!!! What's up with this connection you're trying to...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Nmaginate ·
COP OUT!! And your typical Race To The RAT HOLE! I guess you have that thing you call "CONDITIONED HOPELESSNESS." You only have power/influence that only goes so far. You can't do any more than that. You're hopeless. The situation you're up against is hopeless. I mean, you rant, rave and rail against stuff? That you can't control? I thought you had a theory about that. You know, that you don't worry about things and people you have no control over. CON-Feed. It's NOW time for the STOP THE...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Noah The African ·
I think that actions are motivated by emotions, when not motivated directly by instinct without thought. Some emotions thus produce an instinctive reaction, such as fear producing the action resultant of fight or flight. Unity is an action and hence requires a prerequisite emotion to motivate towards the instinctive reaction to the emotion. There is nothing that creates unity more than a shared enemy. This is why this nation always embarks upon a campaign of demonizing an entity in order to...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

bigddouble ·
Here's a helpful hint - If you see a thread in the Den started by RadioRaheem and you click it and pictures start to come up, click your Back button and leave the thread! You probably don't want to see what's in there! Have you castigated the thread starter of Eye Candy in A Sista's Spot? If I or other men here think those photos are tasteless, should we post pictures to counter that? Most of us would say NO - Know why? We don't care - It's your fantasy. Look at whomever you like, posed...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Rowe ·
I don't need to click on every thread to know what to expect. Considering the media already bombards us with images of Black women as sluts and hoes, yes I do find these images offensive, and I do become uncomfortable looking at them. I imagine it's the same feeling that you may get whenever you turn on the news to see yet another Black man being handcuffed and hauled off to jail. My purpose for visiting African-America.org, and other progressive venues, is to get away from these demonizing...
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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: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Yemaya ·
Great post Noah! We don't allow ourselves to see other black people as being "black like us" and vice versa. Often times the majority of our people are suffering from the sames types of issues and don't even know it because there is a certain amount of disconnect. Some of the disconnect is external and some is internal. If we overcome the internal disconnect, we can definitely overcome the external disconnects.
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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: 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: our love of diamonds..

FireFly ·
sure.... I posted a request in the Members Editorials asking for any info about the diamond industry and symbolism of the diamond shape throughout history. It's had no takers, lol. I'm researching and writing a script. I had originally planned to write about blood diamonds, until I heard Saul Williams talk about same documentary whereby they take a hip hop artist to Sierra Leone to see firsthand themselves where the bling comes from. No way I could do any better than that idea! So I switched...
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Texas Star ·
It starts: 09/08/05 "ICH" -- -- Neither the Mainstream media nor the alternative-Leftist web sites have told the true story of what really happened in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. For the people of the region it was the greatest natural catastrophe they'd ever faced. For the Bush administration it was just another opportunity to use fear and anarchy to advance their global agenda. The administration intentionally withheld desperately needed aid to the city to force Governor Kathleen...
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Re: Gunmen attack Nigeria oil complex

Texas Star ·
Bodies burned in open after Nigeria riots kill 146 By George Esiri 2 hours, 2 minutes ago ONITSHA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Christian youths burned the corpses of Muslims on Thursday on the streets of Onitsha in southeastern Nigeria, the city worst hit by religious riots that have killed at least 146 people across the country in five days. ADVERTISEMENT Christian mobs, seeking revenge for the killings of Christians in the north, attacked Muslims with machetes, set fire to them, destroyed their...
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Re: Garífunas sign accord with new Honduras president

James Wesley Chester ·
Back on May 26, 2005, when he was initiating his political campaign, Zelaya signed an accord with Afro Hondurans. He promised that, if he won the presidency with their support, he would make every effort to see that their concerns are addressed.---Oshun Auset This is good news for another member-group of The African Diaspora. I continue to contend that such internal alliance, dare I say 'organization', will have a similar levering effect in the U.S. The African American National Committee,...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

EbonyRose ·
Racial Violence Behind Bars - Time For Straight Talk Between the Black and Latino Communities By Anthony Asadullah Samad The violence that has taken place between Black and Latino inmates in the Los Angeles (and now Riverside and San Bernadino) County Jails has caused both the black and Latino communities to take inventory of their relationship. Future relations will require candor, honesty and some historical reflection that has allowed them to peacefully co-exist for 500 years. Black...
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Re: Marcus Garvey Was A Colonialist

Nmaginate ·
This seems like a pretty good source (you can provide yours)...
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Re: Marcus Garvey Was A Colonialist

Empty Purnata ·
Did you know that he also supported Imperial Japan? Japan was conducting a massive imperial campaign to conquer the rest of Asia and he supported them in what they were doing. It's even admitted by historians (even ones sympathetic) that he borrowed some views from European colonialism and racialism. What about his whole "new African elite" thing? What do you think that meant?
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Re: Neoliberalism As A Descent Into Fascism

Empty Purnata ·
http://prorev.com/fascist.htm
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Re: Neoliberalism As A Descent Into Fascism

Kweli4Real ·
This is so true. I know this is off topic, and will no doubt get me on a list somewhere; but, it is an example of effective Zionist marketing, to cast [re-cast] all of history to center on the creation/existence/omnipotence of the state of Israel.
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Re: Feingold to Call for Rare Presidential Censure

Kweli4Real ·
Sorry. Let me try to be more clear. Feingold's censure would be based on Bush's violations of the FISA Court's requirements; but any impeachment action necessarily would go further. It would include whether the administration lied regarding the run up to the war, and questions regarding Plame-gate and the Forged Nigerian Memo, both of which appear to touch the Office of the VP, and possibly the President [through Rove]. If the articles of impeachment include any of these subjects, the...
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Re: .XXX

Vox ·
In principle, I think it's a great idea from a free speech perspective. If it's seen as the "ghettoization" of porn, then who cares? As long as I can avoid accidentally stumbling onto it (and -- ahem -- I can freely access it if I so choose), then it seems fair, equitable, and protective of whatever free speech rights courts have misinterpreted the 1st Amendment as protecting. But Black Viking raises a good point, though... Privacy rights, especially in this dawn of the neo-fascists. A court...
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Re: .XXX

Kweli4Real ·
Thank you, Vox. Whenever I say that the 1st amendment was only intended to protect political speech, e.g., the right to criticize government, petition the govetrnment and seek redress, period; people look at me like I've lost my mind. But those searches can go both ways, so with the seemingly daily "outing" of these hard-core Christo-fascists, you'd think they'd not want to go down that path.
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

MBM ·
Well - you know you can't make that last statement and not expect for a question about it! Can you explain your thoughts about "rejecting integration"? We live in a white country. On a daily basis, we have no choice but to interact with white America. While "rejecting integration" can be emotionally liberating, what do you see as the practical implications, limits, and ramifications of that? I've written about using the "white flight" phenomenon to create all black or majority black...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Shango67 ·
I have read your thoughts about a Black state and of course, I think your outline is a great plan. However, Africans managing an entire state in this country will come with a cost. What I am saying is... Haiti, the first, only liberated and free African state / country in the western hemisphere is suffering, IMO, beause their ancestors kicked french ass all over Hispanola. Yes, I do think white folks have long term memory, especially in the case of the Haitian people. The ramifications of a...
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Re: 7-Year-Old Girl's Poem, ˜White Nationalism Put U in Bondage,' Causes Stir

Yemaya ·
This young lady and her father were on the local radio station 98.7 KISS FM in NYC. And if a seven year old can question these things, some of those teachers and other adults should be doing the same. Currently there is a campaign to allow this girl to speak. I believe that the information is on the website of the radio station. Even if you aren't in NY or NYC please drop the NYC Department of Education an e-mail or call in support of this little sista. The website for KISS FM is...
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Re: I. The Right To Healthcare and Well-Being

bigddouble ·
There are several things that would improve the health/well being in our community: Make nutrition classes mandatory for all expectant parents; Make subsidized lunch & food program eligibility contingent on health & nutrition courses provided by the State. Bring physicians & dentists into primary schools to talk with children; establish an early, positive connection to doctors & check-ups. Add physical education courses back to K-12 schooling; 45-60 minutes of physical...
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Re: I. The Right To Healthcare and Well-Being

TruEssence ·
I really agree with this. It is important that our children stay healthy. If they start making healthy decisons now it will continue throughout their lives. They will become healthy adults. Parents play a important part, it is up to them to make sure their children make healthy food choices and excercise regularly. Just addding to what has been said. Excercise is the cheapest and easiet and also the safest way to avoid diseases that have been affecting the African American communtiy. The...
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Re: Bush to Nuke Iran?

MBM ·
Aside from the absolute lunacy of nuking anyone or anything, haven't we learned our lesson with these ridiculous (self serving) assumptions? This is just plain dumb. Are the Iranians going to greet us with open arms too?
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Re: Bush to Nuke Iran?

Black Viking ·
They just refuse to admit the obvious. Anything we blow up in that country will be rebuilt in nothing flat. Iran is literaly swimming in oil money. There is nothing we can blow up that they won't have back in short order. But, after we begin another war of unfounded aggression, we'll have the whole rest of the world on their side as well. Didn't he say the same thing about Saddam? This fucking moron can't even get his dictators straight any more. We have got to find a way to pull the plug on...
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Re: Bush to Nuke Iran?

ricardomath ·
You mean the Iranians won't greet us with open arms after we liberate them with our nukes? Those ungrateful bastards!
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Re: Boortz: Rep. McKinney "looks like a ghetto slut"

Yemaya ·
Sounds like a boycott to me Tmonster. And we can also start a flood of e-mail campaign. Lock up their network .....
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Re: Will Politics Play A Greater or Lesser Role In Our Future?

EbonyRose ·
Geez, MBM ... you're talking a really long time ago ... and I have slept many times since then! However, if memory serves me right, that was the election of Clinton's first victory, so that means it was the one Bush I's defeat. Ross Perot's campaign was directed towards and appealed to young, white, moderate voters and not to any of the stalwart voters of either of the two main parties. The Republicans didn't/wouldn't realize that we were in trouble and had no desire not to put Bush I in for...
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Re: Boortz: Rep. McKinney "looks like a ghetto slut"

nayo ·
I would be 'down' with this.
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Re: Howard Dean: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

Kweli4Real ·
Yep, the Democratic National Convention = Republicanism lite. Democracy is great as long as it produces a "real democracy." You know the type I'm talking about. The kind where the richest 1% buy the candidate through campaign contributions so that they can continue screwing the other 99%. Why can't we just leave other nations the fuck alone?
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Re: Howard Dean: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

Empty Purnata ·
Haha, not as long as the rich can profit off of it. On the bright side however, this cannot last forever. The facts show that every second and third world country that adopts Neoliberalism goes to shit. I'm not saying Stalin was a sterling leader but look at the living standard of the average Russian citizen under him, then compare it to the living standard of the average Russian now. Yes, Russia has a higher GDP per capita, BECAUSE there is now a class of a few rich owners who own...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

Empty Purnata ·
Yes, in Capitalist dictatorships like Singapore, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Saudia Arabia, Croatia and Cambodia. Zimbabwe is a proto-Fascist Neoliberal dictatorship BACKED BY THE US GOVERNMENT, I might add. Before you go on and on about dictatorships, go read up on your beloved gub'ment's relationship with them. Our military-industrial complex trained guerilla fighters on US military bases to murder Socialist leaders like Patrice Lumumba (in my avatar) and Kwame Nkrumah and supported...
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Re: Black Like GOP

Huey ·
And let's not forget when Reagan first ran his campaign in 1980, he went to Philadelphia, Mississippi. He could've went to ANY city in the South: Atlanta, Jacksonville, Nashville, MIami, Charlotte, San Antonio... But no. He had to go to the town, where it's only claim to fame (or infamy) is that Philadelphia, MS is the town where Goodwin, Schwerner and Cheney, the three civil rights workers, were brutally killed trying to register black voters. Where were the Republicans when the South were...
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Re: Black Nationalism 2006

MBM ·
In its most basic form: Black Nationalism = Zionism - a strategy, a campaign, a movement to acquire a homeland. Israel is an artificial, political land mass that was created to give a disposessed group of people a homeland. There's a lot that African America could learn from the successes and mistakes of Zionism IMO.
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Re: The Texas 10% Plan

ma'am ·
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Re: Discrimination against Haitian migrants and their descendants in the Dominican Republic

Yemaya ·
Read the book "Farming of the Bones' by Edwidge Danticat. You will be absolutely appalled. Although it is a work of fiction, it is based on actual events. These things don't come up when discussing the current events and how the Dominican Republic's government has harbored the criminals who sought to destroy Haiti. How they worked in cohorts just recently to overthrow Aristide. Why? Because he was not part of the light skinned upper class of Haitians mixed with white (french and spanish).
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Re: Pan Africanism 2006

Shango67 ·
Of course, Africans throughout the Diaspora do not share ALL of the same values, codes, or moral principles. As this conversation continues, maybe we should spend some time, if possible, agreeing to terms and definitions because as it stands, I need to know exactly how you would define homegenous. Be that as it may, I would argue that pure homogeneity is not needed throughout the African collective for Pan Africanism to be realized. That is to say, an agenda could be practical once we begin...
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Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

Shango67 ·
IT HAS HAPPENED AND IT HAS BEEN MEANINGFUL!!! Would you like or need some type of media campaign to understand this point?
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Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

MBM ·
WHERE? WHEN? HOW? IN WHAT FORM? What were the results? How effective was it? Why can't anyone here put their finger on it? Media campaign? Absofreakinglutely!! How else are you going to communicate something to an entire community of people thousands of miles away? If I were head of an African country on the West coast and wanted to build my tourism business AND SUPPORT Pan Africanism I would invest an extraordinary amount of resources into a campaign targeted toward African Americans that...
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Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

Shango67 ·
As you know, Africans in amerikkka (as a collective) are the wealthiest Africans in the world... and as a result, we enjoy the highest standard of living. Black Africa can't offer Africans in amerikkka a similar standard of living - on any level. I am sure your friend lives like a king, but Africans born in this country are socialized to see Africa as a place of abject poverty, low moral standards, starvation, primitive, and backwards. By the time we get to adulthood, Africans born to...
 
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