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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
At the end of either process the Black baby is................? 1) Alive because "We know not the womb that holds the king"? or 2) Disposed of? Problem solved. **** Nick Cannon - "Can I Live?" Good thing HIS mother didn't express her "choice" http://www.nickcannonmusic.com/caniliveqt.html
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
....more likely Empty Purnata, ricardomath, and Kevin41 are full of it..... ..now this is punishment... punishment for wrong and foolish actions truly deserved. ..now, I choose not to go this direction, and slim chance exists, where I will be punished for anything that I truly did....... .....There is nothing that a Kevin41 can do that will ruin me, punish me, ruin my good reputation, etc., etc. ..haven't sustained any losses, be it financial, or otherwise, thus what you have classed as...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
"Nah Isome...those days of giving little mikey attention have fizzled down to nothing......what the hell...i made a decent effort up front to communicate so to hell with it......i read some of the old posts Ricardo chronicled and I was really too damn diplomatic in the first place...just takes a minute to figure it out when you trying to give a fool the benefit of the doubt. Remember when I said so in the thread about New Years resolutions? Well as you can see today is the 7th.....once I get...
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Re: Prove Christ exists, judge orders priest

HonestBrother ·
There you go Vox...Abusing popular credulity Pac forgotten? Never... BTW but I read your declaration about Be as the best in last 11 years. What about Black Star? PS: Rah Digga as divine feminine I can maybe buy ... but check out Jean Grae
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Re: Prove Christ exists, judge orders priest

HonestBrother ·
Was 2Pac self-destructive? Yes. Was he a role-model to follow? No. But he was a brilliant young man who was angry and confused just like a lot of us are. People forget Pac died when he was 25 - I think people try to forget. How many people have their sh*t together when they're 25? I was confused and self-destructive at 25. And, with all respect, I believe that the refusal to place 2Pac in that context, plays into the tendency that denies human complexity to black folk. But it's neither here...
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Re: Biggie vs Pac

memyselfni ·
pac was better
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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: Discribe posters as a Drink

FireFly ·
...somehow the ingredients shound right too! Fine : Immaculate Any cocktail with a name that describes perfection has to be an absolute winner. Mixing Amaretto with lime and lemon may seem a bit odd at first but this combination is just that, Immaculate. It is suggested to avoid experimenting with the ratios on this cocktail as using more or less of any ingredient can could ruin it's perfection. INGREDIENTS: 2 oz light rum 1/2 oz Amaretto 1 oz lime juice 1 oz lemon juice 1/2 tsp super fine...
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Re: Tsotsi

FireFly ·
So now it's a film as well...Cool! You might be interested in this review of the Tsotsi , the book written by Anthol Fugard , I read 2 days ago. I don't think reading this appraisal of the book story line will necessarily ruin the film by 'spelling it out' - in fact I think it makes it even more spell-binding. Review by Malcolm Knox, the Herald's literary editor. Tsotsi South African Athol Fugard, now 73, has always regarded himself as a dramatist rather than a novelist and it was due to his...
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Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

HonestBrother ·
I'm Bad Like Jesse James John Lee Hooker (John Lee Hooker) Recorded NYC August 30, 1966 Original release- Bluesway 'Live At The Cafe Au Go-Go' 1966 W/Otis Spann & Muddy Waters Album: The Best of (1965-74) Spoken: A little thing I'm going to do called 'I'm Bad Like Jesse James' I'm bad I'm bad Like Jesse James, uh-huh I had a friend one time Least I thought I did He come to me Said, 'Johnny?' Said, 'What man?' 'I'm outdoor' I say, 'Yeah?' I taken the cat in Get him a place to stay And I...
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Re: Males vs. Men

FireFly ·
well you're the exception Max, we never expect you to be modest. It would ruin your style. Plus, your honesty gets you bonus points.
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

HonestBrother ·
You failed to undertand my point. I was not denying being excited. But, YOU, my dear, are the one looking at the picture making the judgement that the woman is "loose." Who are you to tell us what goes on or doesn't go on in the mind of a fantasizing man???? Especially when I, a man, am telling you something very specific. Who are you to over-rule my opinion on the matter? My point was that the idea of the woman being loose plays no part in the enjoyment of the pictures. In fact, the idea...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

HonestBrother ·
Here is what INTERPRETATION is NOT: When the person or thing you're interpreting responds and says "No that's not what I meant" and you insist on your "interpretation" anyway, then you're implicitly accusing your source of being (for whatever reason): unreliable, corrupt, or dishonest. You are in fact "forcing a reading" especially when you're a female making claims about what happens in a man's head. I don't think the statement below (which for me marks the turning point of all this) is an...
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Re: shag, marry, push off a cliff...

Khalliqa ·
Not changing the rules, tru...... accomodating for those of us who would like to play and participate but keep our values.... This game was played on another all female site..... and the words were something like.... f**k, date, marry, kill..... to allow the Muslims to play..... whenever one of us would post we simply tweaked the words a bit.... so we were comfortable.... it was no big deal for any one and the game was played for a long time..... it was fun for everyone..... I'm not trying...
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Re: Too Much Sex?

HonestBrother ·
I don't think I've ever had too much sex in a relationship... I have been in 'relationships' where I shouldn't have had sex at all - essentially taking it to a place where it wasn't supposed to be.... But I do think sex can be used like a drug to mask problems...
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Re: Too Much Sex?

Rowe ·
Sex is derived from sexus. Sexus means to cut off, separate, take a part of and amputate. The full meaning of sex was understood in African society. And according Dr. Llaila O. Afrika, author of African Holistic Health , sex is part of the Tree of Life. Sexual abuse cuts off life. Animals and plants that have excessive sex have short lifespans. Fruit trees that produce large crops year afer year have short lifespans. In men, excessive ejaculation of sperm causes impotency, weakens thinking,...
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Re: Food for thought

umbrarchist ·
I think the issue of Status Anxiety is closely related to this thread: The Issue of Social Class in African America I read Packard's Hidden Persuaders and a couple of his other books back in the 60s. So the concepts in Status Anxiety weren't new to me. I don't recall ever seeing a video mentioning Thorstein Veblen before though. I have the book Age of Uncretainty by John Kenneth Galbraith that devotes about 5 pages to him. The Power Elite by Mills also deals with this. Anyway, the bottom...
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Re: Food for thought

tmonster ·
Have you seen BBC's Decade of capitalism in it it describes how Freud's nephew used his psychotherapy to manufacture consent inthe market and politics. I will drop it next week.
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Re: Uncle Tom's Cabin

nayo ·
Good one. I found this really bad film version of 'Uncle Tom's cabin; and watched it through it's entirety, and we discovered that it was in fact 'sambo' who was the jerk. I'm also reading 'Slavery Defended', by McKitrick (1963) which presents many of the 'top minds' during slavery who vociferously defended African inferiority and the 'need' and good of slavery. :websource:http://www.ysursa.com/history/Reference%20pages/civil%20war/proslavery_defense.htm Topic: The Proslavery Defense > Q:...
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Re: How can we get BET off the air?

EbonyRose ·
BET sucks!! Its management sucks, its ownership sucks, its programming sucks, its advertisements suck, its website sucks, its website's message boards suck, and any and all of its affiliates suck too!!! It is the worst cable television channel on TV, bar none, and it can't be taken off the air fast enough for me! Now, with that said, I will send letters, e-mails and any other type of correspondence to BET, Viacom, and any advertisers that get listed here ('cause I'm not about to turn to the...
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Re: Would You Do It For $1,000,000?

222 ·
"Ruin"? What does that mean? Like in "the press "ruined" JLo and Ben's wedding plans"? I voted yes. If Hugh Grant can come back then so can this celebrity.
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Re: True or False: Diversity is our Strength.

whatzgoingon ·
Sergeant, If you truly want honest dialogue, you need to be honest and stop telling us you are a "brother" I went back and read your posts, and your conservative style of egocentrism is screaming white male. Don't mean to be stereotypical, but you don't attempt to hide it. When you said you were a brother, it really threw me from a loop. It is insulting to the intelligence of the black community to expect that every black person would exhibit the same behaviors and hold the same opinion on...
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Re: Bush and Cos.' Real Objectives

Kevin41 ·
They ruin the economy everywhere they go...I guess Halliburton types are to be the only employed people in the world..... Unemployed Iraqis turn their anger on coalition By Cesar G. Soriano, USA TODAY BAGHDAD "” Every morning, Adnan Hussein joins thousands of other day laborers in the back-alley teashops of a poor Batawin neighborhood. The laborers sit at cramped tables, smoking, talking and waiting for work. A protestor hurls stones while a police car burns in the background. Khalid...
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Re: CHRISTIANS how do you expect to get along in this world thinking like this?

Nmaginate ·
Melesi, I'm upset with you! I read ROMANS 7 and all that is there is PAUL pontificating about SIN and the LAW to which he calls the LAW "HOLY" but the flesh carnal - aka inherently sinful (I guess)... That's it! I was skeptical at first and thought I would read it later but went ahead and read it and found no parable, no story, no lesson save Paul speaking of himself in basically philosophical terms. I knew better THAN TO EXPECT HONEST from you or even a parable in Paul's writing... I hope...
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Re: PBA

Yssys (Guest) ·
Our Empowerment, the ladies have discussed this on Sista's Spot already. But I personally don't believe in it. I find that the pro-life segment who disagree with the procedure are mostly white males who are keenly aware that the white birthrate has steadily decreased to the point where there has been minimal population growth in White countries. A big proponent against abortion who happens to be a Right-Wing Christian, is Pat Buchanan and he wrote a book about it called "Death of the West".
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Re: Would You Do It For $1,000,000?

ricardomath ·
nah...I'd sell the story to the celebrity himself for $1,500,000. Illegal , noun: A term used by the descendents of European Immigrants to refer to descendants of Native Americans Plowshares Actions The Nuclear Resister School of the Americas Watch Cauca, Colombia
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Re: Haiti Steps Up Fight for $22 Billion from France

Yssys (Guest) ·
I hope that they get every penny and I hope that they retrieve some of these deeds from France held by some of these Louisiana crackers here in the U.S. And I also hope that they force them to pay the full amount over the next 100 years so that France will face the same ruin that Haiti did from having to give reparations on land that wasn't theirs in the first place! Our people have made the mistake of confusing the methods with the objectives. As long as we agree on objectives, we should...
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Re: White so-called 'Christianity' is responsible for unleashing demonism

Prophetessofrage ·
August 22, 2001 Carolina Crackers Posted by kendall (August 22, 2001 06:24 PM) As reported today by the AP ("Lawmaker Forwarded Racist E-Mail"), a North Carolina state representative, Republican Don Davis, forwarded Christian Identity Movement -- a religious, White supremacist, anti-semitic hate group, committed to, as they put it, "reconstructing a national identity for Christians" -- email to every politician in the NC legistlature. The email claims that "two things made this country...
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Re: Russell Simmons Eyed As New NAACP Prez

EbonyRose ·
I DO support the NAACP ... and would revoke my membership in a heartbeat if they want to go down the Russell Simmon's path! I had hope when Mfume took over. And though he didn't do much politically or socially, he did bring the organization out of the financial ruin they were facing and would show up here and there to make like he was doing something to earn his salary. I would consider Russell Simmons as president an embarassment and a clear sign they don't know what the heck to do or where...
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Re: The Sons and Daughters of Hip Hop

blackoutloud ·
ER I welcome your constructive criticism and curiosity, in my free moments I have spent this day formulating a response to your questions. Forgive me as I have a few things to say before I get to your request. In essence, the points I am about to present characterize both the economics and politics of the hip-hop generation, which I might add includes all of today's young people, not just hip-hop artists. My initial interest in replying to your response has heightened after reading Kresge's...
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Re: The Sons and Daughters of Hip Hop

blackoutloud ·
Greetings once again ER, it's always a pleasure to converse with you. I'm quite pleased to see the new responses. I hope everyone keeps the controversial conversation coming, while keeping in mind that every point should be written in such a way that we the people can comprehend it. I'm all for big words, but even as a Columbia University grad, I see the futility in using a vernacular that won't reach my people. I'm not trying to underestimate anyone's intelligence; I'm simply keeping in...
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Re: The Sons and Daughters of Hip Hop

kresge ·
For Herustar, How do you read Romans 14 in light of this conversation: 12 So then, each of us will be accountable to God. 13 Let us therefore no longer pass judgment on one another, but resolve instead never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of another. 14 I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself; but it is unclean for anyone who thinks it unclean. 15 If your brother or sister is being injured by what you eat, you are no longer walking in...
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Re: Pseudo-Blackness

Michael ·
Sometimes it pays to travel alone. Good for you IRONHORSE, in that you did not follow the crowd. Instead, you used your own good judgment. Consequences for Assault and Battery in California. All other states have the same or similar penalties for the crime of assault and battery on a person! These days, intentionally assaulting anyone who has not harmed you in any way can lead to misdemeanor or felony criminal indictment, or a civil lawsuit for damages. In the event a minor commits a crime...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

Michael ·
"Unemployment for black people in the 90's was half of what it is now...and was the lowest since the depression...but Lofton...you do not read too much...you express your opinions and you seek out people who agree with your opinions even if they are racist and hate the hell out of black people. You are not too factual in your travels and do not seek academic information that truly outlines the landscape from a factual standpoint. You only assert yourself when there is no burden of proof for...
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Re: Marriage is not for everyone

Sandye ·
AG: Thank you for your kind words. You are 100% correct that had I known these things I would not have married either one of them. My experience, however, has left me jaded. Why do some men feel the need to hide their true intentions and ruin lives in the process? I don't know if it comes across in my writings, but I really am a romantic at heart and I have a sensitive nature about me. I really can't take another heartbreak and starting over again. I just don't have it in me. Jazz: I rejoice...
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Re: Anti-Gay Arson Terrorist Attack on UCC Church

shemika ·
I see you can go on forever with your pro homosexual rhetoric, constantly contradicting yourself with the bottom line always coming down to advocacy of your stance on homosexuality at the expense of everyone else's freedoms not to. Homosexuality is a practice that people engage in no different then many other activities and in no way does the fact that people engage in such activities make them appropriate. And yes, people have the right to have and state their values concerning social...
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Re: Morality without religion.

Kai ·
Peace.... Many have been led to believe that they have found a better way. A more exciting way, a less forbiding way to live life. Buy now, and never pay.... A life consumed by a procession of intense stimulations...An amusement park of a life, if you will. Of course, such a lifestyle is rewarded with ruin, and nonproductivity, but as they say "As least you go down smiling". Nature's rules require accountability, responsibility, and sacrifice. The ant will be an ant, however, the human being...
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Re: Morality without religion.

Black Viking ·
I agree. But, I believe what is happening is the sage attempting to pull a society away from the brink of destruction. You see, Natural Law cannot be broken, But, it can be ignored. Ignoring Natural Law always results in the same consequence... destruction. For example... the Law a Gravity cannot be broken. It says that all things will be continually pulled toward the center of the Earth. A person can choose to ignore this law, and jump off of a twenty story building. But, ignoring the law...
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Re: It's time to make relationships equitable.

xxGAMBITxx ·
Not so much "arranged" as a "true business partnership". Arranged marriages does'nt mean equal accountability between the two parties. My way, both people bring something in the relationship to "balance" everything. ie) One has a house, the other has a sizeable stock portfolio. Something like that. Me "feel"? That would ruin the relationship. We gotta good thang goin on.
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Re: It's time to make relationships equitable.

Khalliqa ·
In the traditional history of "arranged marriages" balance of power and equal sharing of resources was one of the primary reasons for arranging the marriage.... marriage wasn't based on love.... but on the uniting of two major "institutions"... Families.... "Good" thing??? hmmm you relate with everyone here... what is it about her that makes it "good"...??? that's a value judgment... requiring a little more than coming together yes? Peace, Virtue
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Re: My Conversation with Mike Dyson (Who Controls Hip Hop)?

Blake Manner ·
But see, even the youth today desire and need this. In the 90's I supported Gangsta Rap as freedom of expression in a hip hop world of many different opinions. But now, there's one opinon of hip hop. It may not be 'gangsta rap' but unless we give the kids a choice, today's hip hop world can ruin their minds much worse than the way people feared 'gangsta rap' would. Even the kids recognize this. Thats why Underground hip hop has such a strong following. But the problem is that even though the...
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Re: My Conversation with Mike Dyson (Who Controls Hip Hop)?

AudioGuy ·
F.T.P. was promoted by... N.W.A. not a major label... they sold more records out of the trunk of their cars than any label did... it gained "fame" as a result of their tour and the controversy that surrounded it when the Fraternal Order of Police got involved in protesting against them and their message... I guess the point is this... conscious rap was borne out of struggle, survival and oppression... It's image, although negative, (PE's 1st 12"/album cover) was extremely powerful and it's...
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Re: THE CONCEPT OF MALE PRIVILEGE

ma'am ·
BV, It wasn't dirty. It was the truth and you still haven't gotten the point. You're still looking to skirt male privilege and discuss female privilege in a THE CONCEPT OF MALE PRIVILEGE thread, and yet you have the nerve to ask what's the problem. If anything, your response just reaffirms that I'm on point with my racial comparison. Physical strength was my bro's point, but I do find it valid. When walking through a park, into an apartment building, or down the street late at night, would...
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Re: What Cosby Actually Said

Blake Manner ·
2PAC LYRICS "Young Niggaz" Me Against the World I wanna dedicate this one to Robert 'Yummy' Sanderford and all other lil' young niggaz that's in a rush to be gangstas As a young nigga, I'm almost ?swellin? in the wind Give anythang, to be that innocent again, when I was ten I didn't bang but I was hangin with the homies tell them niggaz started slangin that they don't know me I got my hustle on, learned to ignore what couldn't pay me Lately I've been tryin to make a bill-ion, can you play me...
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Re: Larry Elder: Black anti-semitism

Oshun Auset ·
Larry Elder is a patsy for international finance capital and imperialism. Anywhere else in the world condemnation for the imperialist occupation of Palestine is not considered an 'anti-Jewish' sentiment. Israel recieves 1/3 of U.S. foreign aid because it is the American imperialist outpost in the Middle East, ready to do it's dirty work(fighting Syrian funded Hezbollah in Lebenon, which will be the excuse the U.S. needed to invade Syria, if Israel doesn't do it for them). Hence anything said...
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Re: College Football, Finally

HeruStar ·
Key word Catch... "IF", and for the ACC and SEC that's a BIG "IF"... they should be able to still get a BCS bowl Florida State got in with like 4 losses last year. ACC and SEC is pretty much a guaranteed bcs bid for the champs in those conferences. Me and a buddy of mine had a disagreement about what the top conferences were in college football, for some strange reason, he put the Big Ten, over the Big Twelve... here's my list of the top five. 1. SEC 2. ACC 3. Big 12 4. Big 10 5. Pac 10
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Re: College Football, Finally

HeruStar ·
that can be argued, but I contend that in college football 'history', big 12 has held it down Texas is an elite BCS bowl team Oklahoma is a recent elite team as well Nebraska Colorado both have been struggling 'recently' but their rich winning history can't be denied. Especially Nebraska. Texas Tech Oklahoma State Although not elite, they can both hold their own in any division, and would be at the top of the divisions that I ranked under the Big 12. Kansas State ranked top 10 in...
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Re: College Football, Finally

BigTeacher ·
Don't get me wrong; I didn't say the Big 12 wasn't good, and they've been a powerful conference historically. But every recent preseason they've been automatically ranked as the second-, third-, or sometimes top-ranked conference, and they don't prove it. I think that over the past 3 or 4 seasons, the Big 12 has been on a par with the Big 10 and the Pac 10 - no better, no worse. Just let the season play itself out.
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Re: In Which Stage of Moral Development Are You?

HonestBrother ·
It's interesting that that people tend to equate being moral with belief in God .... because the only connection between the two is the fear of punishment by an almighty lawgiver who will certainly know when and if you do something wrong. And according to this system, that thinking lies at the very first stage of moral development - that of a child's! Being as honest as I can be about your scenario: I think I would tell my friend that what she is doing is wrong. And wrong not only because...
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Re: In Which Stage of Moral Development Are You?

Rowe ·
Thank you for being honest and for providing a full explanation. Based on this response, it reads as if you may be in stage 5, Level III, postconventional morality . Those in this stage are concerned about what makes for a good society. Believe or not, the scenerio that I just described is a moral dilemma that I'm presently facing. A dear friend, who I've known since high school, is getting married this coming November. Her fiancé works at MACY'S (Oops! Should I mention the name of the...
 
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