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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Kevin: Let me give you some CONTEXT to your statements above. Inevitably there will be some over the top incident that a Black person or group of Blacks commit. Rather than condemn THIS PARTICULAR EVENT and clearly articulate how THIS EVENT HAS VIOLATED EVERYTHING THAT YOU BELIEVE....... You (and my enemy Isome) will IMMEDIATELY do a web search and find and occassion in which WHITE FOLKS HAVE DONE THE SAME THING BUT THE OUTRAGE HAS NOT FOLLOWED. So Kevin - does this benefit the Black victim...
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Re: Black women and Pregnancy (conspiracy)

thayfen ·
I back up kevin41. Here in Detroit there was a simular trend--there were two factors in a rash of miscarrages dating from 1985--1995, these factors were Diet--most fast food, and yes, Perms. Maybe the toxic chemicals (?)
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Michael ·
I've lived in predominate Black communities, such as Oakland, Detroit, Baltimore, Compton, Watts, and South Central Los Angeles (when it was predominately Black), the working class community of Inglewood, West of La Brea when it was predominately Caucasian, stayed with a Canadian Caucasian farm family during my youth while with other family members, an integrated community such as West Adams where I continue to live until this day...... .......to which in every instance the predominately...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
I had an actual, admitted "WHITE BOY" drop this one on me. So I decided to share mostly because it listed those 4 central themes, those so-called Unpopular "Truths". As I read *it* all (the "White BOY" stopped at #2 and figured the statement about Standard Of Living would help him) I was like, "This Is Straight Out Of The CON-FEED Reader!" Especially this: Compare that with CON-Feed's favorite hook (among many):
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Yemaya: Please note - I am not a "conservative". The labels "liberal" and "conservative" are contextual. I prioritize the value of CULTURE in shaping the ideas of the people and go a long way to translate what are "common goals" in their minds into PHYSICAL REPRESENTATIONS. It is FOOLISH for anyone to support of oppose something simply because it is "liberal" or "conservative". I choose to use REAL WORLD EVIDENCE on the impact of various policies. I support policies that produce favorable...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
No, ddouble... I wasn't giving a justification.... for me there are two separate emotions being expressed..... Let me try to explain a bit further..... Do these women enjoy the criminal lifestyle? No.... These women could give a lecture on it that would give inspiration to others to leave it...... --- But, the contradiction is....seemingly... any way.... that in their personal choices.... they choose men sometimes that go against the grain of everything they espouse..... When discussed......
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Rowe ·
So let's sum up your argument here. As far as you're concerned, it's women's fault that 800,000 Black men are incarcerated. It's women's fault that some Black men subscribe to a thug mentality and participate in thug behavior. It's women's fault that some Black men refuse to acknowledge and be responsible for the children that they father. And ultimately it's women's fault that a disproportionate number of Black men are not applying to colleges. All of these issues are the Black women's...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

thayfen ·
I understand where Detroit1 is coming from...I live in Detroit, and the situation is a bit different than in other regions of the U.S. Yes, there are SOME Black Women who make bad choices in their relationships and lives. As there are Black men who do the same...I grew up in a negative environment, and had to contend with the "negative-types". Over the years, I've actually helped about twenty of these people (fifteen male, five female) to get their stuff together. There were certain truths...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Rowe ·
Brother Ddouble, are you implying that women and men pursue relationships in the same ways? Haven't we all reached the conclusion that men have a tendency to select women based on looks, whereas women select men based on income? So why would I give you all the same advice that I would give women? Secondly, in my view, though the two discussions centered on the same topic, the argument that was presented then, and the argument that's being presented now are not the same. In the discussion...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

detroit1 ·
Not to leave you hanging, but sure; I pursue women of substance. (I didn't mean to infer that I didn't). I'll share. Substance to me as a balance of mind, body and soul: A combination of tacit intelligence, enticing physical and a heart sweet as pie. And like many men, I've been through a developmental stage in life where I made the mistake of seeking out sistas strictly based on how good the sight of her in tight pants/jeans fit her thighs and ass; I was totally helpless to it. Fortunately,...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Rowe ·
Sister Virtue, brother Detroit never used the word some to describe his perception of Black women. As far as brother Detroit is concerned, Black women make poor choices in men in general because we're all suffering from what he described as "cognitive dissonance." But the truth is, women from all racial categories make "bad" choices in men, and men do the same. If they didn't, they wouldn't be in here complaining about the unsuccessful choices they've made. The reason why I'm so disturbed by...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

thayfen ·
Detroit1 meant SOME women, and because I live in the area I can attest to what happens on the singles scene on Friday and Saturday nights. This has been going on for well over twenty years. This issue with people (In Detroit, it is mostly women) who testify to holding one standard, but somehow magically end up with an individual who is the exact opposite; as most men know that SOME brothers are great, and others are truly hazardous. There are many who are in strong, loving, real...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

kresge ·
I don't have much to add to what ER has said. My wife and I were there for the last two sessions. I definitely think that the the "younger" folk did get the shaft with respect to time. Part of the problem was not only the amount of time taken up by the second group, but the delay in getting right to the panels after lunch, althought I think that it was important to have the survivors or "acheivers" of Hurricane Katrina share their stories as a frame for the discussion. With respect to...
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Re: Job banks, Rubber Rooms and Lazy ass people making 64k-100k a year... doing nothing

Faheem ·
The Jobs Bank has its origins in the tough times Detroit faced in the late 1970s and early 1980s. A spike in oil prices, a harsh recession and the first major assault from fuel-efficient Japanese cars hammered the Big Three and cost tens of thousands of union jobs. The UAW agreed to its first concessionary contracts in 1982 with the Big Three, which then made three out of every four vehicles sold in America. Battling the new competition, GM developed a plan to spend $24 billion improving...
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Re: "Church Of The Spread Legs"

thayfen ·
For every woman in Detroit who asked for honest emotion (All the women who asked were married/divorced)...I, personally, ran across others (ALL single) who saw such expression as WEAKNESS--and would happily tell me so. My wife was the first who did not, and I was twenty-nine when I met her.
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Re: Women in there twenties why?

detroit1 ·
Here in Detroit, there is currently a conference going on to address the issues of young girls including building self-esteem, self-confidence, self-worth, emotional health, social skills and the necessary tools needed for healthy relationships. www.girls-matter.org Is in the best interest of the black community that our young girls grow up into women who do not find appeal in man-sharing, who demand marriage before children, who don't use their bodies for gratification nor involve...
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Re: Conditions in the Detroit area continue to decline.

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
What forces do YOU believe are contributing to the decline of the city of Detroit?
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Re: Conditions in the Detroit area continue to decline.

HonestBrother ·
Ebonygoddess, I feel the same way... I was born in Detroit and stil have a lot of family there. Last summer I visited the house I grew up in for the first time in 23 years and the neighborhood had really gone downhill...
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Re: Conditions in the Detroit area continue to decline.

Noah The African ·
I don't think that us "ex Detroiters" , myself included, should be looking back on "the D" feeling sorry for its decline and commenting about its decline when OUR ABSENSE only contributes to that fact. As far as I am concerned, as an EX Detroiter by choice, I am not qualified to complain about the situation of current Detroit when I could be making a difference there. That having been said, the answer to your question lies in why are we "EX" Detroiters if we love the city so much? Obviously...
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Re: Conditions in the Detroit area continue to decline.

Kai ·
I have lived in the great city of detroit for my entire life. Linwood!!!! I cannot understand why so many keep saying that detroit is continuing to decline. Last year detroit surpassed the neighboring suburbs in new house construction. The NFL commended the City of Detroit for being the perfect host for the Super Bowl. Detroit did a wonderful job of hosting the baseball all star game. Detroit is on the rise. Detroit has successfully seen the major expansion of it's inner city University...
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Re: Black Like GOP

telltruth ·
I'm sorry people, but I identify with neither Political Party Democratic or Republican. I only give you the the true "FACTS". On the contrary, what has the "democrats" done for Black people besides, invent the KKK, all the lynching from 1866 until the 1960's, blocking Civil Rights Acts since the 1800's and keep electing Senator Robert Byrd (Dem) a known KKK leader up until he was 40 years old and still serving in the Senate. I don't hear anything from any so called Black Leader. The...
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Re: Black Like GOP

alonzo ·
Telltruth-----After reading this and your other post you probably need to change your name. "Telltruth" is not working for you anymore. You may not be a member of either party but your opinions are surely slanted to the right. Also brother, if you're not politically active then your opinions don't count and they don't matter. This will surely be the last post of yours I respond to. Next, you're arguing points you don't need to argue among black people. I'm a democrat and I have no love for...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

MBM ·
Protest coalition heads to capital Rally pushes for immigrant rights BY NIRAJ WARIKOO FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER April 10, 2006 On the eve of a national protest expected to be held today in Washington, a diverse group of Michiganders gathered Sunday night in front of a Detroit church to rally for immigrant rights. Chanting "We are America," hundreds stood on the steps of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in southwest Detroit to protest legislation that would criminalize many in their communities.
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

ricardomath ·
Well, we do have "minutemen" on the border...it's only a matter of time... And then there's this...
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Re: How Do You Know.... If A Person is RACIST?

Huey ·
I think it was during the 1986 NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs, where the Celtics beat the Detroit Pistons to go on to the Finals, which they beat the Lakers that year. Anyway, Isaiah of the Pistons said something about Bird after the Celtic became victorious, obvious he was upset his team lost, and also at the media's alleged over-praising of Bird for his basketball skills on the court, he said something like, "If Bird wasn't white, he'd be just another black guy in the NBA." I hope that helps.
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Re: How Do You Know.... If A Person is RACIST?

Nmaginate ·
...the NBA employed double standards on bigotry. In 1987, after the Boston Celtics beat the Detroit Pistons in the seven-game East finals due to Larry Bird's fantastic performance, Isiah Thomas remarked that, sure, Bird was good, but, "If Bird was black, he'd be just another good guy." He said this to confirm his then-teammate Dennis Rodman's racist comments. Never one to miss out on media publicity, Rodman whined that Bird was "overrated" and received media praise and attention only...
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Re: How Do You Know.... If A Person is RACIST?

MBM ·
Don't white folks say this about blacks every day? "The only reason why he got that job was because he's black". Etc. Etc. What is offensive about Thomas' words? They acknowledge a racial double standard in America that shouldn't surprise anyone. There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. - Mandela
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Re: WMD's proof again confirmed, Bush approval surges upwards

ThaWatcher ·
Do you need to see something to know that it exists? Iraq isn't the size of Detroit...
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Re: Racist social events/situations in America

Kevin41 ·
THE RACE RELATIONS REPORTER Weekly Bulletin August 14, 2002 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ NEWS OF THE WEEK ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ * BLACKS MAKING SLOW PROGRESS GAINING BOARD SEATS AT THE NATION'S FOUNDATIONS: According to a survey conducted by the Council on Foundations, blacks hold 507 seats on the board of directors of the nation's foundations. Blacks hold 6.3 percent of all board seats. Black men hold...
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Re: third eye?

Melesi ·
Detroit, That's a rather broad question, but I will take a gamble that you're asking primarily about eth pineal gland. In short, then, no. The pineal gland is a tiny little thing, somewhere between the size of a grain of rice and a pea. Nevertheless, it's an important organ with several regulatory functions due to its secretion of melatonin and serotonin. These hormones regulate sleep, the onset of puberty, and our susceptibility to depression, and while those are important functions there...
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Re: Ever Met Someone Famous?

MBM ·
I just saw the sister (singer) from MTV's Making The Band in the Detroit airport. Kids were coming up to her and she was VERY cool and warm and friendly! It's nice to see that "fame" has not yet jaded her. There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. - Mandela
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Re: White so-called 'Christianity' is responsible for unleashing demonism

Prophetessofrage ·
Hating in the Name of God By Benjamin Radford "Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction." -Pascal In the past few years there have been many high-profile criminals who share more than just notoriety and a penchant for racism and violence; they share a common religion. Buford Furrow Jr. shot at a Jewish community center in Los Angeles on August 11, 1999, wounding five people. He later killed Joseph Ileto, a Filipino-American, before he was...
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Re: Does MLK Get A Bad Rap?

Nmaginate ·
Would you explain that? What that schism is? I don't see either set as mutually exclusive. And do you really think it was "safe" for a Black man to preach anything anywhere in America that "threatened" White America? Perhaps this should move you beyond rhetoric:Now what did you expect for Malcolm X to do? Move to the South and "pick fights" with the Klan to prove his manhood? Let's be real. He traveled around the world, North, South, East and West "practicing what he preached"... I would...
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Re: WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN SCARING OFF BLACK MEN?

IMMORTAL LOGIC ·
Detroit, I hear what your trying to do. Anyone can spam the board,with negative articles about the other gender, especially if one is going to cut and paste from blacktown.com, but give it up. Our new cut and paste champ, is just the latest poster to project brothas as below them. Since she got here, I knew, I knew that name from somewhere, then I remebered, I came acroos across swagga.com in late september-early oct. where she wrote in a post entitled "Why black men want white women" our...
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Re: WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN SCARING OFF BLACK MEN?

detroit1 ·
i see, i see, i see; she's just in it for the debate of it; and i thought...
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Re: WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN SCARING OFF BLACK MEN?

IMMORTAL LOGIC ·
You know Djona, I'll be honest with you I didn't read any more than 10% of this post mostly from lack of interest in the net as a whole, and that I did read was while I was making dinner, talking with people who came in with me, or comming in late. And while I still didn't read that much I just got through reading most of yours. I say that to say, your far more the diplomat than I gave you credit for. While I do take issue with some of what you said (as your about to see) I do owe you an...
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Re: Black men and White Women

GinaMarni ·
I'm not trying to be the next Carrie Bradshaw or anything, but I do watch HBO's multiple award-snagging series, "Sex in the city". I tune in religiously (when in season) to commiserate with the show's four, "single white females" who grapple modern relationship issues in the Big Apple. I like the show's colorful characters and the 30-something women who balance career, sex and PMS as good as any 21st century diva. But as I ponder their hilarious dilemmas, I also have to think, "get real." I...
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Re: DATING INTERNATIONAL SISTAS!

GinaMarni ·
I'm not trying to be the next Carrie Bradshaw or anything, but I do watch HBO's multiple award-snagging series, "Sex in the city". I tune in religiously (when in season) to commiserate with the show's four, "single white females" who grapple modern relationship issues in the Big Apple. I like the show's colorful characters and the 30-something women who balance career, sex and PMS as good as any 21st century diva. But as I ponder their hilarious dilemmas, I also have to think, "get real." I...
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Re: Black Coalition Announces Gay Marriage Support

ricardomath ·
Here's an article about it from the Washington Post. Gay Blacks Launch Ads To Broaden Support Help Sought to Defeat Same-Sex Marriage Ban By Darryl Fears Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, December 9, 2003; Page A03 A coalition of gay and transgender African Americans announced yesterday that it will use a nationwide advertising campaign to reach out to a group that some say seems to dislike them most: the broader African American community. Representatives of the National Black Justice...
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Re: Illegal Mexican immigrant who fought in Iraq facing deportation from US

James Wesley Chester ·
I understand the sentiment. But free movement is one thing. Isn't that what we do now with Canada. A lot of Canadians work in Detroit, for example. But school, and other infrastructure burdens is another thing. Who pays? Residency also creates another burden. Who pays? And I understand payroll deduction. But residency without work? I also think documentation without documentation, as it were, such as driver's licensing opens the door to the underbelly of access in our society. There has to...
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Re: Blacks and Guns

Noah The African ·
Guns are most effective when one can predict or know in advance of an attempted assault. If someone tells you he is going to break in your house at 9:00 Am Central time, then you can get your gun and prepare for him. However, that is not the way it works. Criminals utilize the element of SURPRISE to gain advantage. Having a GUN concealed or otherwise does not offset that advantage. If I was a criminal looking to rob someone and using a gun in the commission of this felony, I will use stealth...
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Re: The "Good" Racist Teacher. and the Sambo awards.

Faheem ·
DETROIT – While Hollywood prepared for the Academy Awards, the Call ˜Em Out coalition handed out Detroit's first Sambo Awards Feb. 26 during a packed beans-and-cornbread dinner at Mark Twain Hall on the city's west side. Award recipients were not in attendance. Voters at the dinner gave Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick a hands-down first place as the "Sambo of the Year." The ballot, which listed 27 nominees, cited his stands on the school takeover vote, charter schools, Detroit's casinos, as well as...
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Re: Benin's National Voodoo Day

Oshun Auset ·
Alafia Fagunwa By "nice" what do you mean? I'm just curious at what your basis of comparrison was/is...in what ways was it's "nicer" than other places...or less nice than Ghana (ect.) in your experience...There is so much to compare and contrast...and Your opinion on such a matter may determine my next destination... When I orginally found out that Benin has Voudon as the national religion I was quite pleased...Thank Olodumare someone still does...That almost guarantees at least one place...
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Re: Mary Magdalene

Sweetwuzzy ·
Mary Magdalene: Saint or Sinner? A new wave of literature is cleaning up her reputation. How a woman of substance was 'harlotized' Aug. 11, 2003 The gorgeous female cryptographer and the hunky college professor are fleeing the scene of a ghastly murder they did not commit. In the midst of their escape, which will eventually utilize an armored car, a private jet, electronic-surveillance devices and just enough unavoidable violence to keep things interesting, our heroes seek out the one man...
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Re: Confronting slavery's legacy

James Wesley Chester ·
She charged JP Morgan Chase with perjury after it signed the city's disclosure affidavit swearing the company had no ties to the slave era and threatened to pull $400 million in city funds and bond contracts.article Let me see. $400 million potential loss versus a $5 miiiion sttlement. Hmmmm. $5 million is a lot of money. 'They' will be impressed. We will have set, at least an argument base for our liability. It's a deal. Write the apology. A 2002 ordinance that passed 46-1 requires all...
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Re: The Voting Rights Act

AudioGuy ·
Now all they have to do is disenfranchise those who are eligible. Wallace changed his tune because he had an attack of guilt. He knew he was going to die, and had to clear his conscience. IMHO. ALL democrats. I don't think that I need to say anything about C.T., and C.R. does not advise the prez, she does his bidding. What alliances are they looking to make? Who would want to ally with them? They are political has beens who hold no power what so ever. Armweak is once again shown himself to...
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Re: To Kill A Black Messiah: Malcolm X, 40 years after...

EbonyRose ·
I watched the Tavis Smiley show on PBS last night and he interviewed Malcolm X's eldest daughter in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of his assassination. Basically, she said the lasting legacy of her father, for her, was the man he was that is usually not even portrayed by those who loved him as the man he really was. She was particularly inspired by his willingness for change and openness, the loving and dedicated father and husband that he was, and they fact that he embraced everyone...
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Re: North American Border Crossings to Require Passports

kresge ·
Since 9/11, you have had to show either your birth certificate or a passport to get into Canada in crossing from Detroit to Windsor. I assumed that it had already been nationally instituted.
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Re: North American Border Crossings to Require Passports

ricardomath ·
When I was working at Wayne State, we would just drive back and forth across the bridge to Windsor. We didn't need any ID at all. They just asked our nationalities, and why we were going. We'd just tell them that we were going out to eat or whatever, and that was it. Of course, that was in the early 1990s.
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Re: Pacers center thinks age limit has racist undertones

MBM ·
Since professional sports hiring young kids has never been a problem in baseball, hockey, tennis, golf, etc., why the problem in basketball? I think the recent impteus for this goes to the event in Detroit where players and fans went at it. IMHO - whether a kid went to college or not has nothing to do with the NBA players' reponses. BTW - while college is a wonderful thing, only roughly 25% of Americans graduate from college, so is it really fair to be requiring young basketball players to...
 
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