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Re: Civil Rights Focus Shift Roils Staff At Justice

Kweli4Real ·
Politics Alleged In Voting Cases Justice Officials Are Accused of Influence By Dan Eggen Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, January 23, 2006; A01 The Justice Department's voting section, a small and usually obscure unit that enforces the Voting Rights Act and other federal election laws, has been thrust into the center of a growing debate over recent departures and controversial decisions in the Civil Rights Division as a whole. Many current and former lawyers in the section charge that...
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

James Wesley Chester ·
Some suggest that they fear that if reparations are awarded that it will prevent African Americans from any future right to legal redress against discrimination. Aside from whether you think this argument makes sense or not, would you agree to a reparations award (of an agreeable amount) if the "cost" was any future opportunity to pursue legal remedy under a race specific claim? You could sue under any race neutral Constitutional protection but any race specific laws would be removed from...
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Re: Mulatto Couple Produces Blonde, Blue Eyed White Child

Empty Purnata ·
I know, ain't it something? Well, it's still widely used in South America, but it doesn't carry the same deragatory weight it does here (in Europe, it also carries more of a neutral meaning).
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Khalliqa ·
Love the bolded parts..... reminds me of the movie...."The Spook That Beside the Door".... However, I think all of the above mentioned are needed in some form.... Planning needs to take place behind scenes..... everyone else in the spotlight take their places..... for, against, neutral.... all have a role to play..... the problem is not the role it is the script... By the way ...... I really like the web link..... Subtlety is an art form......... Peace, Virtue
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

umbrarchist ·
When I said: I didn't mean for everyone else to take a break. The entries to this thread have gone like this: Feb 15 = 4 Feb 16 = 18 Feb 17 = 5 Feb 18 = 2 Feb 19 = 1 Feb 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, Mar 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 = ZERO So when I defend my list and correct the impression that people seem to have inferred that the list was complete, the thread comes to a grinding halt. I decided to let it go for two weeks while I typed some excerpts from Black Men: Obsolete, Single,...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

bigddouble ·
Obviously your ability to post in the Den has returned virtue Amazing! A repost: This whole exchange is actually what we were asked not to do - you know that virtue and yet you continue. You said you were going to drop this issue and just avoid the Den. You've managed to do neither . Not only did you hijack a thread in the Den, but now you've created a brand new thread in a different forum just to continue to push an agenda you said you were going to leave alone . And adding insult...
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Re: African American Suicide

FireFly ·
these are very sad statistics. Can I ask are there counsellors in American high schools? Someone 'neutral' to go and talk with? And does anyone know the percentage of African American teachers in primary and college ed? In Australia, there is a volunteer Reach Out website which has information for teens about handling various issues from conflict, to family issues... if it only saves one person, or gives someone the right 'tools' at the right time, it is successful. Is there anything like...
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Re: Presbyterians' new words for Trinity

Empty Purnata ·
I remember this church (I think it was a Liberal Catholic Church parish) who taught that the Trinity was composed of three members of the Godhead each having a masculine and feminine side. God the Mother was the feminine side of God the Father, God the Daughter was the feminine side of God the Son, and God the Holy Soul was the feminine side of God the Holy Spirit. They believed that the Godhead itself is neutral and these genderal energies are simply modes of the Godhead. This will surprise...
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Re: The Good Wife

obvious_1 ·
This is when you have to comprimise and during times when this doesn't work you may need to bring in a neutral third party. This isn't a perfect solution but it's better than having one party feel as if h/she is a subordinate to the other. At time comprimising can be extremely difficult and when it can be reached that when a couple really feel like partners and when comprimise can not be reached it can be a big strain on a relationship. Just my two pennies
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Re: Political Correctness in Action: The Day the Music Died

Mountain ·
If you claim that 'bush' is not speaking 'honestly', doesn't that throw your whole notion of this employee only reciting 'bush' rhetoric totally into the waste can??? Regardless, I am personally neutral on the 'war' side of the argument. Fact is, she never had the right to teach political views in a public school music class. Some of those same students may have loved ones, parents, siblings, actually fighting in Iraq or in the military, and in a time of war a little sensitivity is advised.
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Re: Should felons be allowed to vote?

ricardomath ·
Here's the section relating to International Human Rights Law: http://www.hrw.org/reports98/vote/usvot98o-06.htm#P116_2832 (Maybe Vox can tell us what all this stuff means. ) 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 [This message was edited by ricardomath on October 25, 2003 at 10:12 PM.]
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Re: Illegal Mexican immigrant who fought in Iraq facing deportation from US

sunnubian ·
I just think that African Americans should be neutral at best regarding immigration, legal or illegal of any oppressed people trying to come to this country in an effort to better themselves or even for survival. Although, Mexicans, in particular, in my opinion, should be viewed differently, even still, considering that "America" or this country or continent IS their native land as well. I really do not see why some type of immigration or temporary visa program could not be drawn up by both...
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Re: The Infamous Letter of Willie Lynch

Prophetessofrage ·
Okay, it's a new year and i'm going to put a stop to this madness before it gets anymore out of hand. Djon or mania or whaterver your name is, I scrolled past much of what you said, as it isn't worth it. Let me say this, I don't seek to engage in talk to people who belong in a rubber room and if I did I would belong in a rubber room. That's why I'm going to put a stop to your comments before you show yourself as sick as Melesi. First of all, I have never nor will ever engage in a debate with...
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Re: CNN Poll on Iraq

ocatchings ·
I find 10% pretty high in this day and age. Did it give a breakdown of sorts as to the demographics? I read a report once (and I wish I could remember the source) but it gave a breakdown of every war and conflict the US has been involved in. In each instance Southernerns were more than 2:1 in favor of war and actions leading to war. Northerners were the first to look for alternative means and the East and West were neutral for the most part. catch
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Re: Ideal reparations.

IRONHORSE ·
You're right, Blaq, Germany and Japan were both breathing down our backs, and because you have the decency to simply ask, instead of acting like a rabid dog, like some of these Other people have done, I'll drop a little knowledge on you. The time period in which I'm referring to was around Holocaust time, just before WWII. I'll give you a quick story on what I'm talking about--there were a significant number of Jews that had escaped the Nazis, fleeing to neighboring countries that were...
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Re: Views on internet dating

little minx ·
dang. . .why it gotta be all that? swamp thing? geez. but you know what? have you ever noticed that folks who seemed unattractive at first seem much more attractive once you get to know them? hey, it could happen. i think people you meet in person lie just as much as people on the internet. oh, she forgot to tell him that she got two kids and three baby daddy's, he forgot to mention that stint in a state correctional facility. some folks date for months and even years and never know the...
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Re: How Do You Feel About This Song About The "N" Word?

Michael ·
I surely didn't expect you to care. Anyone who bashes their own people because of the circumstances we are in, created by someone else I might add, couldn't care what one of his own kind thinks of him............. by Oshun Auset" ....the rest of your diatribe deserves no response! .....Closer to the reality Black people bash themselves. "Sorry for calling you a white man(if you aren't one) but when it quacks like a duck, I can't help but think it's one.....Oshun Auset" ...again it is not...
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Re: Pseudo-Blackness

Michael ·
....and I'm not about to flip this script, because Brentwood Burke, the Los Angeles Sentinel, Kevin Murray, no good Merv Dymally, etc., etc., are not worthy of any respect! If you want to know, whether or not no good illegal immigrant serving foreign interests at the expense of Compton, South Central Los Angeles, etc. no good illegal immigrant is truly an illegal immigrant,.....you prove it Kevin41. My aim is to remove these disgraceful individuals from elected office, and it is not, nor has...
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Re: Discrimination in Las Vegas?

Kweli4Real ·
Frenchy, people that know me will tell you that I am extremely slow to anger, and as a Civil Rights Investigator, I am reticent to yell racism without solid facts. In this case, however, I cannot believe that this was a race-neutral interaction. I cannot believe that this asst. mgr. could/would treat anyone that poorly unless he felt a particular license to do so. I was told that the police had a lead. I was later told that the police had made an arrest and recovered some of my wife's...
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Re: Anti-Gay Arson Terrorist Attack on UCC Church

Kevin41 ·
* I am not bothered by that at all and it is not really necessary to come at me at all....I'm not the problem, I will never get in the way of gays doing whatever in the hell they like but I am not an ally nor do I feel any need of social responsibility to be one.....for the reasons I said in my post....and the word "MY" does not mean collective in anyone's dictionary so you can save all that "spokesman for black america schit you spit at me.....I have always been the spokesman for my dammy,...
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Re: Anti-Gay Arson Terrorist Attack on UCC Church

Kevin41 ·
Well Frenchy, Call it what the hell you like...I said BEFORE I was expressing my opinion on the matter (which you are not in charge of regulating) and AGAINi'm not for or against gays.......I am neutral on the issue....if they had an issue on the ballot, I would not vote on it at all....if I had a stance against them....i'd vote against them, plain and simple.......now you can interpret what the hell you like from it...but I do not argue with people about myself and obviously my previous...
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Re: For first time since slavery, black lives not improving

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Upon further investigation I have learned that BOTH of the Fantastic Sam's locations in my suburban city are owned by what I call "Funny Talking Melanated People" - A MAN FROM INDIA. When the store first opened he had 4 White stylists working there and most of his clientel were WHITE. About 10 months later he has 2 BLACK FEMALES working there and two White females. When I got my haircut on the Sunday that my primary barber was closed THERE WERE SEVERAL WHITES AND HISPANICS getting their hair...
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Re: Ma'am

ma'am ·
While I want to tell kids that it's unnecessary when they say it, I'm too amazed by their home-training to tell them to stop. They see it as being respectful. I respect that. I was rarely expected to ma'am growing up and it was never expected from my parents. I felt that it's military and outmoded in the civilian world. It was only as I had more and more friends from the boondocks that I realized that a lot of people title regularly. Perhaps from their influence, I say it more now than I...
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Re: Ma'am

Fabulous ·
Originally posted by ma'am: While I want to tell kids that it's unnecessary when they say it, I'm too amazed by their home-training to tell them to stop. They see it as being respectful. I respect that. I was rarely expected to ma'am growing up and it was never expected from my parents. I felt that it's military and outmoded in the civilian world. It was only as I had more and more friends from the boondocks that I realized that a lot of people title regularly. Perhaps from their influence,...
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Re: Race relations

Kweli4Real ·
With all due respect, this statement betrays your sophmoronic understanding of constitutionally protected free speech. But that is not unusual for those of your ilk. You latch onto the psuedo-scholarly talking points of "racialists" posing as race-neutral libertarians; but fail to understand/confuse the argument. While one COULD advance a 1st Amendment association argument for race-based discrimination, the free speech argument doesn't even make sense. I see that your objection to...
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Re: Race relations

ZeusTKP ·
I missed this post at first. I'm not saying that the reason free speech is protected by the constitution is the same reason that I outlined. What ilk is that? What talking points are that? Care to elaborate? How am I not race-neutral? In my world, everyone could wear a mask and be exactly the same color. Assuming that the wrongs of the past have been made right, what's so bad about this color-blind society? I'm not invoking the 1st amendment, I'm actually justifying the 1st amendment. I...
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Re: Real Jews?

UppityNegress ·
HonestBrother, That's an execllent questions! The American conception of a Jew is actually just a modern Ashkenazi Jew. There are 4 main types of Jew; the Ashkenzi, who are from Eastern Europe; the Sephardic Jews, from the Meditteranean and Iberia (especially Spain); the Ethiopian Jews, still in Eastern Africa; and the Mizrahi, Jews who remained in the Middle East. The Ashkenazi were said to be Jews by conversion. In the Middle Ages (~600-1200, dates very a bit), there was a group in...
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Re: The True History of Malcolm X & the NOI

UppityNegress ·
I was originally gonna stay out of this thread, but as a student and lover of evolutionary biology, I simply can't let that one pass. White people "came to be" in the same process as all other people. As a member of NOI, I understand you may be opposed to evolutionary biology, and thus have little regard for what I'm about to write. Even so, there is a wealth of information and evidence which give credence to the field, so whether you accept it or not is a matter of faith and personal...
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Re: Poll: Cosby's Impact

Fine ·
1. No-Cosby has not earned the "standing" in our community to hold his views. 2. No impact-like pouring water on a duck's back. The problems and issues run deeper than his verbal indictments can fix. Does he think our problems happened over nite cause they sure can't be fixed over nite! 3. Dyson-I have to go with Mike, his book is worthy of honorable mention against Bill Cosby. Cosby did not lead nor particpated in one civil rights marches during the 1960s. He conveniently hid out behind "I...
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Re: Poll: Cosby's Impact

Khalliqa ·
ROFL......
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Re: Cult vs. Religion

cypress ·
I was Having a discussion with my dad recently,and we both agreed that Some Christian groups are cults too. Cults when they preach to members about doing things completely for the benefit of them, instead of God. When voodoo is added to turn curses on other people.Only to benefit them ,only to make the leader feel comfortable or superior to the rest.Religion is something that allows all members to feel spiritual freedom.
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Re: A RACE WAR on SURVIVOR this FALL

cypress ·
I saw it last night,the African-American/black team was the first to go to tribal council.While the African-American team lost the first challenge,they also were awarded the opportunity to send some one from another tribe/race to an isolated island.They chose a member of the White tribe because of some 'chicken stuff'.He was really pissed off. This show can only divide things into hate for one race or another.I mean look how much people hate Omarosa or other T.V. characters,and they don't...
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Re: Non-Denominational Churches: Do They Really Meet The Needs of A Religiously-Diverse America?

ma'am ·
You've brought up non-denominational churches before, but I don't understand your view. Why would a non-Christian seek his spiritual fill in a non-denominational church, but not at another church? Why is it assumed that a non-denominational church will be a meeting ground for all the different religions in the US? Do you mean to imply that non-denominational means adhering to no specific religion? That's the view I got last time I noticed you brought up the point, but at least up here in NY,...
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Re: Chavez: Bush is the Devil

Empty Purnata ·
You claim you don't care about Right-Left dichotomies, but you only seem to bash people on the Left. And, your right wing bias was shown when you said: You think left-wing people are totally unrealistic with unworkable paradigms, but you think right-wing paradigms are workable, just inhumane. That definitely shows me that you lean further to the right than left Mr. "Neutral". But anyway, yeah Venezuela exports cheap oil to Cuba. So what? A lot of US citizens expect cheap oil as a God-given...
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Re: Chavez: Bush is the Devil

Empty Purnata ·
Do try to remember that Wikipedia tries to stay neutral and inclusive. In an article on Imperialism, they said "Some would say that the US is not an imperialist power." Some . The "some" that believe "Communist state" is a contradiction in terms are historians, political scientists and socialists. The "some" who don't believe it is a contradiction are conservatives and anti-Communists who don't let little things like facts take the wind out of their anti-Communist rants.
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Re: How Many Of You Knew?

Fine ·
Could be, Dissident. Bev Smith was very neutral in her presentation of this information. IMHO, the bi-partisan machine (republicans/democrats) historically, presently, perpetually--have been non-beneficial to the black race. Q. When will we learn that it is "our collective economic" power that will move and shake Washington? A. I know, we still have issues to iron out, right?
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Re: If the Bible Is the...

de hitman inspector ·
http://www.ministerturnsatheist.org/whatifwrong.html WHAT IF I'M WRONG? (PASCAL'S BAD WAGER) By Joe Holman As is the norm in a work setting, one day I end up talking with a theist about atheism and religion. The conversation just started, popped up from out of nowhere, and those to whom I speak are amazed, mainly because they haven't met that many atheists who know a good deal about what the bible really says. They listen and give the usual Christian retorts I hear so often. Then, towards...
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Re: If the Bible Is the...

de hitman inspector ·
Why I left Christianity http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~slocks/why.html This includes some notes into my thoughts and reading for reference and further research. To make finding this information easy, most of the notes lead to quality websites whilst some of the books referenced link to free on-line versions. My background was very liberal. I was first attracted to Christianity when I was only about six by hearing the story of the crucifixion at school. I remember feeling that what...
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Re: And These Are Your BLACK REPUBLICANS

Nmaginate ·
Hmmm.... MARTY... NBRA needs some help. Can you help them BACK THAT SHIT UP?
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Re: Black America's Crisis

FireFly ·
Neutral question here, ok? ie. no cynicism, point scoring or attitude attached. I am curious, both CF and Kevin41... what books do you read? Let's limit the scope a little and say in the last month? Please don't do: a) a Michael on me - refusals and hyperlinks, or, b) make me feel invisible. Take your time, but it's a valid question ok? If you don't want to offer dialog, fine, just author surnames and titles will do.
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Re: Black America's Crisis

Kevin41 ·
I read too many books to even list...news, medical and technology publications and black and other academic journals, including my school books. On average I probably cover 50-75 publications a month between subscriptions and websites...I even have a checklist to make sure I cover them all.....now if you would like me to post that list...for whatever reason....what is your reason? is it to try and assess the intelligence level of those involved? If so, I usually conduct the social...
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Re: To Those Who Oppose Affirmative Action! (READ THIS!)

Michael ·
I don't have to go any further, because I'm both a resident of the State of California, and I voted for and supported the Anti-Affirmative Action ruling proposition 209! It is counterproductive and truly a waste of my valuable time to hold a conversation with pro Affirmative Action advocates. Now if you choose to hold a conversation with yourself, Kevin41, Popcorn, Marty, James Chester, etc., etc., that is your choice. I can think of nothing but admiration for Justice Janice Rogers Brown ,...
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Re: The Funnier Side of Life

Frenchy ·
WOMEN - A CHEMICAL ANALYSIS ELEMENT: Women SYMBOL: Wo DISCOVERER: Adam ATOMIC MASS: Accepted at 53.6kg, but known to vary from 40-200kg OCCURRENCES: Copious quantities in all urban areas PHYSICAL PROPERTIES: 1. Surface usually covered in painted film. 2. Boils at nothing; freezes without known reason. 3. Melts if given special treatment. 4. Bitter if incorrectly used. 5. Found in various states from virgin metal to common ore. 6. Yields if pressure applied in correct places. CHEMICAL...
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Re: Armstrong Williams Payments...

Kevin41 ·
Kashir 8 said it best....f-k him and the rest.....even the ones in here....since they are too dumb to even answer a qustion directly....why even waste time talking to them....speaking of house negroes....check this out: Under Rice, Powell's Policies Are Reborn By Paul Richter Times Staff Writer October 11, 2005 WASHINGTON "” For four years, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and his team faced off against administration hawks on one foreign policy issue after another, and usually went down...
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Re: The Worst Case Republican Scenario

Nmaginate ·
Please point out where you gauged "Institutional Racism" and people's, individuals perceived self-interests that can and do, no doubt, have "racist" effects but may not be expressed in "racial" or "racist" terms. So, that 15% that you stated was a generous gauge for Racism In AMERICA (not among Americans), is exactly what I said...
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Re: What would you do and how would you feel ....

bigddouble ·
Honestly, I'm pretty neutral about it. Money shot is not my term - it's an industry term for the ejaculation scene; facial should be self-explanatory. The visual is what confirms the orgasm for men in porn, so whether it's on the face or anywhere visible, it's the same. But back on topic - Most porn stars are screened for disease multiple times a month. There's a good chance that a porn star is more certain about his/her STD status than many of us at this board. I think the issue of...
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Re: Jesus Had Brothers and Sisters

Empty Purnata ·
Cool, well, I'm glad that you have found your empowerment. I wish you all the best. The reason I don't believe in "Saviors" (well, at least in the same way you do) is that I don't believe that I am "helpless". I believe that everyone has it within them to discover truth and improve themselves. However, I don't believe that we are completely alone in this process. I believe in "Wayshowers" (similar to "Saviors", but not quite the same). Wayshowers are men and women that have reached...
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Re: The Funnier Side of Life

Frenchy ·
You Know You're a Democrat When... You pale at the execution of child killers, but defend the killing of unborn children as an expression of choice. You think trees have feelings, animals can conceptualize and the fetus is a blob of protoplasm. You think a moment of silent prayer at the beginning of the school day constitutes government indoctrination and an intrusion on parental authority, while sex education, condom distribution and multiculturalism are values-neutral. You think marriage...
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Re: Jamie Foxx Asks Governor Swarzenegger For Clemency of "Tookie"

Empty Purnata ·
You haven't shown that I was wrong. All you did was post the story and then say that I was wrong to say that if he were White that Neocons would want him free. I gave you examples of how Neocons let White criminals off the hook such as Kenny Lay, Karl Rove. Some people on the Religious Right also wanted to release another cold-blooded killer: Carla Faye Tucker. Just like Tookie Williams, she murdered someone in cold blood, then turned her life around in prison. The Christian Right wanted her...
 
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