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Re: Sago Mine Explosion - Another Bushco Production?

Isome ·
... that would be very bad!! We mustn't talk about political appointments, policy trends and budget cuts that make a bad situation worse. Why that would be NOT putting individual instances into context... By the time the International Labor Organization's Convention 176 was signed: ... mining deaths dropped from 425 in 1970 to 85 in 2000 . And, for gawwd's sake don't click the links (even ones provided by the black-faced lackeys), because they provide that CONTEXT... and we wouldn't want that.
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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

Dusty Elbow ·
The economic unit model on that picture. Is that a house, our economy or any goods in general? How does the economist come into the picture with this. It looks like depreciation is sneaking out the backdoor. Since there is net worth I googled a search for "gross worth" and a page says they are both the same. Not many pages talk about "gross worth" with google results coming at... Results 1 - 100 of about 726 for "gross worth". (1.38 seconds) with "net worth" googled at Results 1 - 100 of...
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Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

FireFly ·
OK I was talking about the perception of the dream vs the reality. The dreamer asks themself: What is the dream and is the dream achievable? Does the dream translate to a plan or an ideology? Is the plan or ideology actionable? What would it take to achieve that dream? What would 'I' sacrifice to achieve that dream? Is the dream a mirage, an escape, or a fantasy. eg. I dream to become a celebrity. I do take your point about General Motors, but I feel you're nit-picking a tad... for the sake...
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Re: father claims rights denied

Frenchy ·
What a complete joke. Unless those kids live with you, you are not buying them all that they need to survive and thrive. If it pains you to not have those gifts deducted from your financial obligations, then stop buying the stuff and just give the checks. Sometimes I wonder if people like this were ever in the picture. It's like they don't have a full comprehension of how expensive it is to raise children... like they don't know that children need things daily, they don't follow some kind of...
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Re: Inappropriate gift?

FireFly ·
It's funny, as I was reading the original post, I was thinking (tick) colour sounds good (tick) matching set (tick) fits the Santa budget... and yep that's the way I would shop... being a woman... except that if a male work mate bought me something from Victoria's Secret a few things would zoom through my head when I opened it: my boyfriend would totally freak out if another guy bought me anything from Victoria's Secret, second was it a sleezy joke, and third, was there a hidden meaning, did...
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Re: Anyone been to Hawaii?

FireFly ·
that's mad! excellent! ok, I'll be going mid Feb, and although I know that Oahu island is the most built up and commercialised, due to budget and time, I will probably spend most the week there... I have a few questions, so can I get back to you in a day or so? I hear the North Shore is very natural and green and worth driving to??? I'm disappointed the big surfing contest is in March coz my boo is a bit of a surfer. Two questions please - safe natural beaches to swim at, and also I would...
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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: Bush's War On The Poor

Black Viking ·
I'm starting to realize that fiscal conservatives aren't that different from social conservatives. There both stupid. Poor fiscal conservatives actually believe Bush is doing something for them with his tax cuts. Although, there is nothing to base this on except what Bush told them. Idiots. Bush is helping rich conservatives though, and their support of him doesn't suprise me in the least. OK, poor conservatives, let's here it. Why did you vote for this guy? Oh that's right. I remember now.
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
Here is a real work example of zero sum Toussiant. Who can forget the neocons' claim that under their leadership America creates its own reality? Remember the neocons' Iraq reality--a "cakewalk" war? After three years of combat, thousands of casualties, and cost estimated at over $1 trillion, real reality must still compete with the White House spin machine. One might think that the Iraq experience would restore sober judgement to policymakers. Alas, neocon reality has spread everywhere. It...
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Re: A list of Black Designers

folobatuyi ·
My biggest gripe about black designers is that they only seem to have fine suits and urban wear for the fashion-minded. And lets not even talk about the shoes...either too flashy for the line of work I do or way too casual. I all need is a decent selection of low cost decent dress shirts and casual slacks similiar to Dockers and a pair of low profile dress shoes. Sean John is way out of my humble resident's budget. Any help?
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Re: Conservative Forum Turns on Bush

EbonyRose ·
Actually, Jazzdog, the number has reached 5 ... believe it or not! This isn't the exact article I read last night, but it's pretty much the same info. I guess different reporters tell the story different ways. And for me, whether it actually "happens" or not would just be the icing on the cake!! Just to scare his azz up by a serious enough mention of it is good enough for me! Vermont towns endorse move to impeach Bush DAVID GRAM Associated Press NEWFANE, Vt. - In five Vermont communities, a...
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

ItAintEazy ·
You're right, I can't tell you of all people who you are, you know your own damn self. But I also know when I go tutor inner-city black kids and I'm being told they can't take their textbooks home with them because of their school's budget problems, it's going to take a lot more than my self-satisfactory patronage activities to fix this. And I also know for a fact that even though pathologies exist in a lot of black communities, the sun still shine on those areas and it doesn't prevent...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

EbonyRose ·
The Hutchinson Report: Illegal Immigration Creates Ground Rung of Jobs That're ˜For Latinos Only' Date: Friday, April 07, 2006 By: Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Special to BlackAmericaWeb.com The young black man hesitated as he stood outside the small furniture manufacturing shop in South Los Angeles. He was dressed neatly, and he was well groomed. He eyed the building warily. The sign on the narrow glass door, in English and Spanish, read "Help Wanted" and trabajo aqui. The opening was for a shop...
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Re: 9/11 - The Anniversary, The Legacy

Afroman ·
Inequality Before and After 9/11 by Paul Street I'll always remember the day I tried to engage in that silly exercise called "speaking truth to power." It was early December of 2001. My topic was American policymakers' decision to place nearly a million black people behind bars and to mark more than one in three black males with a felony record. As a member of a Chicago-based council of advisers working to help ex-offenders "reintegrate" into the "free world," I was invited to a pleasant...
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Re: Welfare

NSpirit ·
I think I read somewhere that welfare is only like 2% of the federal budget....much less than defense, research, education, etc. how is it that millions of voters are being led to believe that the 2% spent on welfare is just way too dayum much? I guess as long as voters are up in arms over 2% of the budget, abortions, and affirmative actions, fatcat types can continue draining billions from the economy, fraudulent wars can be waged, and brown/black people around the globe can be killed to...
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Re: for the children-espresso tax

Yssys (Guest) ·
Nykkii, here in New York, the proceeds from the Lotto were supposed to be used for this purpose, in addition to the costly school taxes in some areas. Yet there are still school budget deficits. Not only since the attacks on NYC 2 years ago, but way before this happened. So no I do not agree with this new luxury tax anywhere in the country. Our people have made the mistake of confusing the methods with the objectives. As long as we agree on objectives, we should never fall out with each...
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Re: Welfare

NSpirit ·
oh, ok WHATZ... I see now that you did not understand the reason I was using statistics re: the percentage of african americans accessing welfare or the percentage of the federal budget which is spent on welfare. I did not use those stats to encourage abuse of the welfare system. Nor was I motivated by a "well whites do it so we can too" attitude. I used the stats to debunk a myth. The stats come from a book entitled "Don't Believe The HYpe" by Chideya Farai (sp?) I personally believe an...
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Re: Clark Enters Race

Vox ·
Well, I don't know if it's a ploy or not, but unless this woman is a mouthpiece, saying what he demands her to say, I don't see what exactly is wrong with her saying it. On the other hand, it seems to me that most of the Democrats, including black democratic officials, for my entire lifetime, have been talking about a candidate doing what's best for "us," when they talk to us. But they always talk the talk without walking the walk, and I think it costs us. You say that there's hell to pay...
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Re: VOTE

Lofton (Guest) ·
Hello Everyone, As I type the political debate is being aired on KNBC, from 6-9:30 PM, Pacific Time. Very interesting session to which the question and answer session is very open, and frank. Don't care for Arnold Schwarzenegger or Bustamante. The Republican Tom McClintock appears to use common sense approach in reducing taxes, government spending, and improving the economy within California. _______________________________________________ Of Course I Can't Speak for Everyone, but I'm Voting...
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Re: Who watches the Evening News about Iraq?

MBM ·
Yet another example of how Bush and Co. are profiting from the War in Iraq. Folks, they're just pimping the American people! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- September 30, 2003 Washington Insiders' New Firm Consults on Contracts in Iraq By DOUGLAS JEHL WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 "” A group of businessmen linked by their close ties to President Bush, his family and his administration have set up a consulting firm to advise companies that want to do...
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Re: Black Republicans

Lofton (Guest) ·
All B.S. Aside, Be it Democrat, Republican, Green Party, Peace and Freedom, Independent, and/or Otherwise, the Lesson Learned is that the People Rule and not the Politicians! It is predicted that the same activity can or will occur within any jurisdiction with the U.S., as it pertains to any concerted effort on the part of the people to remove an elected official from office! "Shaken Democrats Take Stock Several contenders stake out positions for 2006 race. While some cast recall as a...
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Re: It Doesn't Look Like We've Lost Jobs, in fact a gain of 2.6 million MORE jobs under Bush!

sergeant ·
" can you provide any other source other than dol (headed by gimpy chao) to bolster your claim and that of this administration? if so, why has greenspan remained so cautious? " Yes Afrogeek, already have actually. The congressional budget office figures are what BOTH houses of congress use and work off of. Of course, you've been lied to by those who say 3 million jobs were 'lost', since NOWHERE can you find that verifiable statistic, and thats the point here. I've checked the CBO's and Wall...
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Re: Tipping When Getting Take-Out

sunnubian ·
I found out that I may be wrong in always not tipping when its take out. Here is a (kind of long) list of tipping etiquette: ( www.findalink.net ) _________________________________ Tipping Etiquette See also: Etiquette Central Dining Etiquette Email Etiquette Get your questions answered: Etiquette Discussion Forums Gratuitous Tips on Tipping Not knowing the proper tip or gratuity for a service can be very unsettling. The rest of your party might not know it, but inside you may feel highly...
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Re: Black Conservatives: Uncle Toms or Legitimate Voices?

mocove ·
federal? ... if so, i'm not a proponent of big gov't. too much waste. also term-limits should be in place for elected officials. i'm support a small defense budget. we should eliminate the electoral college too. what else?...
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Re: Why should Black Folk Vote?

ambiguouslight ·
If we act as customers and not owners of this system we will continue to be subject to the whims of the owners(the voters). Groups that are smart benefit all the time from voting. In California, the conservative minority organized, built coalitions with other "minorities" and collectively became the majority and got their person in office. Now that person is doing exactly what they wanted him to do. He's extorting Indian reservations and using their single resource-casinoes to bankroll...
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Re: The Case for Repatriation

soul_doctor73 ·
The Case for Repatriation: Revisited And so begins the Declaration of Independance. The 'cry' used by the founding fathers of these United States to give cause for separation from their former rulers. Now, it has become incumbent upon us to exercise this same right handed down to us citizens from those who first established this country on the principles of Truth and Justice for All. Principles that no longer apply evenly in this country as injustice, inequality, and the premeditated...
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Re: 2004 NAACP Image Award Nominations

Huey ·
Did anybody watch it last night? They picked "The Fighting Temptations" for Outstanding movie of the year. Instead of picking the best film, they just picked the least awful. I still think that "Bend It Like Like Beckham" should've won, though. It played on fewer screens, used less advertising, had no stars compared to the three stars on "Fighting", made with a smaller budget AND still made more money than "The Fight Temptations." [This message was edited by Huey on March 12, 2004 at 08:07 AM.]
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Re: Bans on Race-Sensitive Admissions Severely Cut Black Enrollments at Flagship Univ.

Kevin41 ·
toussaint posted: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Do some research....the answers are out there...and look how the performance gap closes as you move higher up in education -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I actually am well aware of this. What's your point? These narrow-performance-gap students are almost all those who did well from the get go, not students who had the bar lowered for them for...
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Re: Selling Social Security Reform as Reparations...

Kweli4Real ·
Information to combat the lies and half-truths. More to follow. Bush's "Piratization" of Social Security January 11, 2005 By Vermeer Bush is siccing the investor class on the worker class. Which are you? If you make more of your income from work than you earn from investments, you are part of the worker class; if you make most of your income from investments, you may be part of the investor class - unless, of course, you are retired and are no longer earning income from current labor.
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Re: What happened at the Pentagon on 9/11?

MBM ·
9/11 commission: FAA had al Qaeda warnings Report's post-election release date questioned WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration received repeated warnings in the months prior to September 11, 2001, about al Qaeda and its desire to attack airlines, according to a previously undisclosed report by the commission that investigated the terror attacks. The report by the 9/11 commission detailed 52 such warnings given to FAA leaders from April to September 10, 2001, about the...
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Re: Imperialism - Wars Without End

Oshun Auset ·
Central Africa, a catastrophe created by capitalism 2 December 1996 By the Editorial Board The impoverished states of Central Africa have once again become the scene of terrible human suffering. Barely two years after the slaughter in Rwanda claimed more than 1 million lives, new scenes of hunger, disease and mass flight are being broadcast around the world. Thousands have already died in the chaotic exodus across the borders of Zaire and Rwanda. Countless children have been separated from...
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Re: DEATH PENALTY

Kevin41 ·
Thank you MBM.....I damn near see the emotional reflex as primal as the peron committing the act that I want to get revenge on.....and why do we worry about what prison cost anway...it is not like any savings were going to be directed to benefit black people for education, housing and medical care....look what W did with the budget surplus...started a war in order to pay his defense, oil and energy cronies and gave the rest to the rich with tax breaks...so even if killing people saved money...
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Re: No Child Left Behind Underfunding Spurs NEA Suit Against Bush Administration

Kevin41 ·
* To think they were serious when they voted for bush in the first place...it is sad when your OWN thinking causes YOU problems........ Inside the Revolt Over Bush's School Rules The reddest of all states is leading the charge against No Child Left Behind By AMANDA RIPLEY/ SALT LAKE CITY, SONJA STEPTOE/ SALT LAKE CITY Most Americans don't know about the Utah War of 1857-58. President James Buchanan sent thousands of federal troops into the desert to install his own, non-Mormon Governor. The...
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Re: The Sons and Daughters of Hip Hop

FireFly ·
Hi... me again. I noticed these rather interesting titles on amazon.com a bit out of my budget etc but if anyone has read them... could be interesting to hear what you have to say about either the books or their authors. Why White Kids Love Hip Hop: Wangstas, Wiggers, Wannabes, and the New Reality of Race in America -- by Bakari Kitwana; The Hip Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African American Culture -- by Bakari Kitwana That's the Joint! The Hip-Hop Studies Reader -- by...
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Re: Songs That Move

Frenchy ·
Buju Banton's "Untold Stories" always inspires me to persevere academically and be mindful of the opportunities I have, particularly this part: I say who can afford to run will run, But what about those who can't, they will have to stay. Opportunity, a scarce scarce commodity In these times I say, when mama spend her last to sent you to class Never you ever play. It's a competitive world for low budget people, Spending the dime while earning the nickel, With no regards to who it may tickle.
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Re: Undocumented Workers Boost US Economy

Sandye ·
Ricardo - Your article was published in 2002. Let's see what was said in 2004: Illegal immigration costing U.S. taxpayers Published 8/25/2004 5:17 PM WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Lawmakers continue to battle on whether or not to loosen immigration laws, particularly on the possibility of allowing illegal immigrants from Mexico to stay legitimately and potentially become U.S. citizens. But while the politically sensitive debate continues, some analysts argue that the cost to care for illegal...
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Re: Crumbs for Africa

James Wesley Chester ·
I thought Bush's statement in response to Blair's appeal was revealing. Bush said meeting Blair's request 'Does not fit America'sd budget process. He didn't say budget. He said budget process. What in the hell is that???????? 'Buddy can you spare a dime?' 'No. Your request does not meet my budget process.' Huh????????? The man doesn't even know how to hide the evilness of his intent. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

Michael ·
"I was right...you decided to return and showcase your stupidity once again. Kevin is right, Lofton. Give it up man, it only gets worse and you only get more ignorant from here." ....unlikely, more likely though these individuals days are numbered, numbered because they are truly incompetent, treasonous, deceitful beyond belief, and/or un-American. Either way demographic changes, and redistricting will remove this trash from elected office! ************************ Searching for Lessons in...
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Re: Undocumented Workers Boost US Economy

ricardomath ·
Sandye, The Center for Immigration Studies report, which was authored by Camarota himself, is quite misleading. The distinction between "legal" and "illegal" households is a rather fuzzy one. 1 out of 10 of all households with children in the USA is a mixed status household. Camarota uses a immigrant version of the "one drop rule" for households in his CIS report in order to attribute costs associated with US Citizens to "illegal households". The CIS has a very anti-immigrant agenda, and is...
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Re: Undocumented Workers Boost US Economy

Kevin41 ·
Article I came across: THINKING OUT LOUD: IMMIGRATION A 'free market' includes labor By Douglas S. Massey Douglas S. Massey is a professor of sociology and public policy at Princeton University. July 31, 2005 There is a fundamental contradiction at the heart of U.S. relations with Mexico. Together, our nations have created an integrated market characterized by the relatively free flow of capital, goods, services and information across our borders. Since 1986, the volume of trade with Mexico...
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Re: Lack of Personal Responsibility HOLDS US BACK...

jazzdog ·
I am a very big believer in personal responsibility and the idea that the choices we made can and do effect us and others around us......However, lack of personal responsibility as a major issue holding us back just doesn't make sense when compared to reality. Lack of personal responsibility effects individuals, bad politics effects whole communities and social groups. Bubba down the street deciding to drop out of school and live on the street corner directly effects him and is a result of...
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Re: Segregation By Other Names

Vox ·
Wow, that quote sure makes it sound like the speaker is opposed to public schools. But what if we fill the quote in with the portions that the author of the article omitted: She goes on to discuss how her solution involves ensuring accountability to the parents, via a number of means. She discusses the idea of having the Newark School system change from the guaranteed zip code system to a competitive "magnet" style system, and a few other things, including vouchers. It's one thing to...
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Re: Exploding the Charter School Myth

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Cynthia McKinney during the Clinton Years: http://www.house.gov/mckinney/news/pr000128.htm NOTE: NO MENTION ABOUT BILL CLINTON'S UNDERFUNDING OF EDUCATION. She expressed a POSITIVE OUTLOOK on his policies. Hey MBM - Did these POLICIES WORK? Why doesn't anyone circle back around and hold Ms. McKinney and others ACCOUNTABLE for the bill of goods they sold while they were insuring not to upset their "Permanent Friends", bothering them with the "Permanent Interests" of Black people? Fast Forward...
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Re: Black Farms, Black Markets

FireFly ·
There is a small weekly organic market near where I live, and a larger monthly Farmers' Market held in a council park, through Spring-Summer, with fresh cheeses, handcured and smoked meats, fruit, veggies, art, and musicians. It's a great day out in itself and people sit on the grass, eat, stroll, drink coffee, walk their dogs, mingle, dance - it's great fun even if you don't buy anything. As well as offering the health benefits of fresh produce, these markets also encourage a shared sense...
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Re: Exploding the Charter School Myth

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Let me be clear for you. 1) I support CHARTER SCHOOLS with few strings attached. If a community seeks to operate their own schools - and they are able to assemble the required resources - THEY SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO DO SO and be given funds from the public school budget to do so. 2) Ditto that with PRIVATE schools though their funding will come from non-government sources. 3) Ditto that for HOME SCHOOLING as it should be the RIGHT of the parent to raise their children as they see fit.
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Re: Exploding the Charter School Myth

Rowe ·
I agree. In fact, I know this woman who has recently started a charter school, and plans to open another in my area. She has been courting me for two years to leave public schools and teach at her school. I've considered it. But her schools are located in conjested shopping centers. I like teaching in a school that looks and feels like a school, not a corner store. Plus, I haven't done any research on how well her schools are performing. Please finish. I'm interested in what you have to say.
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Re: U-HAUL yourself BACK to WHERE YOU STARTED...NO PROMOTION

Kweli4Real ·
Probably because its budget has been cut every year for the last 6 years. From my personal experience, having worked joint cases with some of its investigators, EEOC does some good work [if the Complainant can produce pictures, tape-recordings, or signed confessions]
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Re: Tithe . . . to whom?

Vox ·
Dell, what exactly is required by the tithe? How does Lev 27:30-32 describe what's required by the tithe, and how else do other verses describe it? Another question I have, for anyone: in Christian churches, does the pastor have a set, announced salary, or does he/she just take a certain percentage of the tithe/offering and add it all up as income at year's end? If it's a set salary, how publicly known is it by the congregation? Does the congregation see a budget, that includes all the...
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Re: HBCUs Are Losing

ZAKAR ·
the issue has nothing to do with too many black schools, its purely a issue of lack of funding.Most black school simply operate on a subpar budget and therefore it affects everything else that is associated with black universities
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Re: HBCUs Are Losing

Tre ·
I agree whole-heartedly.
 
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