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Re: Are You a Racist?

Black Viking ·
I only have one problem with this. By my understanding, racism is simply a specific form of prejudice. At its core, its no different than classism or sexism. The question is "What is the bias?" not "Is there a bias?" For a person to say they are not racist, they are saying that they are not prejudice, that they do not pre-judge. But, as she said, we all do that. Prejudice is one of the ways we quantify our suroundings with the small amount of information given in a short amount of time. I...
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Michael ·
"Former Aide's Guilty Plea Implicates Congressman Brett M. Pfeffer details conspiracy and bribery claims against Democrat William J. Jefferson. By Ralph Vartabedian Times Staff Writer January 12, 2006 Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.) sought bribes, jobs for his children and other favors for providing political support to a company setting up Internet service in Nigeria, according to a former aide's guilty plea, entered Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria, Va. In an alleged conspiracy,...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
...the legacy of AA, Social Welfare, our disgraceful elected representatives, and/or that no good Black middleclass who praise them. .....and pat yourself on the back if you've distanced yourself from that inept, sleazy, worthless no good Black middleclass..... ********************************** "Former Aide's Guilty Plea Implicates Congressman Brett M. Pfeffer details conspiracy and bribery claims against Democrat William J. Jefferson. By Ralph Vartabedian Times Staff Writer January 12,...
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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: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

umbrarchist ·
The American Dream is a neurotic delusion for stupid White people. You can go to a lot of Black websites and see thread after thread about racism. Economics is more important than racism. I would rather have my home payed for and $200,000 in the bank and live next door to a White racist than live in a Black neighborhood and pay rent to a White man even it the White man was a really nice guy. When do our Black leaders talk about seeing tha ALL BLACK AMERICANS having their homes payed for and...
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Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

MBM ·
Well, what does the American Dream mean to you? To most I would think it is a good job, a family, a home, a car. What is wrong with that? Aren't you striving for those things? Don't you want MORE money in your bank account rather than LESS?
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Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

HonestBrother ·
Let's not talk about a family (I've had that discussion elsewhere) - but if all we're talking about is material goods: car, money, home, job, etc. then sure this stuff is attainable for many of us. Yes I desire economic security and believe it can be achieved - at least speaking for myself. But is that all people mean when they talk about the American Dream? Aren't there all sorts of other warm fuzzy connotations that attach to the term?
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Re: Now this is what I have been troubled with for a while..

MBM ·
I agree 1,000%, but for many black folks who haven't had shyt ever and who are bombarded with messages of consumerism - buying stuff is what satisfies immediate emotional needs. I disagree with it. I think we need to create a new set of financial goals and objectives (aspirations) which include 'money in the bank', but as America is set up now - it's all about "stuff"! Heck, I understand the phenomenon but still fall victim to it.
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Re: Now this is what I have been troubled with for a while..

HonestBrother ·
I call this the * Tammie Faye Syndrome * - what happens when people who come from modest back grounds suddenly come into some money
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

FireFly ·
HB... for a lot of women (me included) these men are the cream of the crop! Dream man/men, in fact. Point is, whether they are doctors or artists, a lot of time the booty 'talks' to those men way before (or instead of) any of those similar talents in women. Flip the script, and ask yourself are any men actively seeking the same - women writers, artists, painters, etc, or do they expect booty + beauty + brain + bank balance ALL-in-one? .
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Black Viking ·
AG, these are not talents, they're careers or occupations, or callings. That's the giant problem me and the other guys on this thread are having with this perception of a double standard. Women are looking for the different occupations listed throughout this thread. Their not looking for talent. But as I and others have said before, If that's what you want then that's what you get. No, men and women are not seeking the same thing! That's why this whole idea of a double standard is silly. A...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Black Viking ·
We're all looking for companions. The disagreement here is how those potential companions are ranked and chosen. Why? Because we look at pictures of supermodels in g-strings? I already posted what men are looking for, but I'll sum it up: Flexability, Integrity, Loyalty, and a Giving Nature. All other considerations are subjective and ultimately unimportant. But these four criteria a required for a man's long term health and happiness. You'll notice that there is no mention of "brains, or...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

FireFly ·
Mea culpa DAMMIT!! I was rushing out to Pilates and I thought it read a brain . Puts a different spin on things don't you agree. I asked your criteria, not a generic 'men's' criteria. huh? not convinced. guilty by omission .
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Black Viking ·
Apology accepted. Same/same. These are my criteria. I think you'll find most men are the same in this regard. We are men , after all. Sigh... ... ...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

FireFly ·
you posted it so I have to comment....not every black man dates a white woman due to the above. My guy has dated black women, hispanic women and white women. When he was in college he found a few issues where sistas did not want to date him coz he was black not brown, and he was a studious type. Now, he has a degree and a career, is older, works out, and has lots of life experience and he can date whoever he wants. He does get approached by women from time to time. The first question they...
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Re: Gunmen attack Nigeria oil complex

Texas Star ·
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/africa/01/25/nigeria.hostages.reut/index.html WARRI, Nigeria (Reuters) -- Villagers fled Nigeria's lawless delta on Wednesday amid fears of military reprisals after a wave of attacks on foreign oil companies by ethnic Ijaw militia. The army deployed more troops to key installations and oil companies tightened security around their offices a day after heavily armed men stormed the headquarters of Italian oil firm Agip, robbing a bank on the premises and killing...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

HonestBrother ·
I love Coretta Scott King who was forever beautiful, gracious, and just as visionary as her famous husband: Martin Luther King , who was studying for his doctorate in theology at Boston University, had told a mutual friend he was looking for a wife. The friend gave him Coretta Scott's phone number but when he came calling she was not impressed. "I saw this green car coming up the street and this short man," she said in an interview. "He leaned over to open the door, and when I got in the car...
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Re: Are You a Racist?

Nmaginate ·
No, that's the dangerous line of unthinking... I don't know what kind of definition you're using but it's one hellafied one. And the semantics of RACISM vs. DISCRIMINATION is ridiculous. Saying "Everyone Discriminates" by equivocating the meaning of the word would be more plausible. Now, how is it that you maintain that "Everyone Is Racist"? Everyone subscribes to or practices #1? What about #2? How do you determine either? FYI, this is the working definition/distinction established in the...
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Re: Could You Handle Instant Wealth?

Black Viking ·
My Results: The Frugal Shopper You spent $520000! You are the Frugal Shopper - A cashier's worst nightmare that only goes to discount outlets and clips coupons for every grocery item they buy. Gold diggers would love to hook up with you...if they can get past being your coupon-clipping bitch. You only spent about half or less of your new found wealth. You don't have to keep your money in a bank or stocks in order to make money. If you buy a really nice home, it can build equity and is an...
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Re: Could You Handle Instant Wealth?

HonestBrother ·
Move over Black Viking The Frugal Shopper You spent $450000! You are the Frugal Shopper - A cashier's worst nightmare that only goes to discount outlets and clips coupons for every grocery item they buy. Gold diggers would love to hook up with you...if they can get past being your coupon-clipping bitch. You only spent about half or less of your new found wealth. You don't have to keep your money in a bank or stocks in order to make money. If you buy a really nice home, it can build equity...
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Re: A list of Black Designers

Rowe ·
Admittedly I don't know that much about men's clothes, but have you tried Jos. A. Bank , Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, or Kenneth Cole's Mens Line? I know Brooks Brothers is a bit pricy, but I think the other stores sell clothing that is affordable? You may even try asking the other male residents, who are limited in their budgets, where do they buy their work attire. Hope this helps.
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

kresge ·
Perhaps, but I think what Cornel was referring to is the reality of American hegemony. In light of this, can one be autonomous. I do not think so. We can talk about the economic resources of African Americans, but they are inextricably part of a network of political/economic power that Hardt and Negri refer to as Empire. This, again, is something I believe that nationalist do not understand. In a sense, the time of the nation state has passed. We have multinational corporation with earnings...
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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: Question....

MBM ·
I think the key to buying property cheaply can be about finding a _motivated_ seller - e.g. someone who is more interested in WHEN they get their cash than in how much cash they get. If someone is about to be foreclosed, for example, they may be willing to leave considerable money on the table (for you) - just to get out of the deal and relieve the pressure on them. They get their money and get the bank off their back. You get a property at a great price and gain the opportunity to make a...
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Re: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

Philippe ·
BLACK SKIN IS THE GENETIC PARENT! Caucasians are albinos Whites cannot reproduce anything but themselves! Through powerful propaganda and indoctrination we have been completely oblivious to what having white skin really means. We have been skillfully mislead to believe that white skin is mankind's anthropological model and should be coveted. However, recent research paints a picture of white skin that is just the antithesis of what we have been brainwashed to believe. The polar bear analysis...
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Re: Does anyone have problems with this?

Kweli4Real ·
Are these mercenaries Deputized, or merely contract employees answerable to only those that pay them. And, for that matter, the security company is only answerable he/she that writes the check, not necessarily those of us that own the bank account. Remember this article observation: Besides, Consitutional guarantees, e.g., the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th Amendments, only applied to the State, not private companies. JWC, first, where are the reports of civilian law enforcement failing to...
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Re: Kid Games

Frenchy ·
Didn't have the patience to learn all the rules of chess. Still don't. I don't think I ever really got into dodgeball or that other one "Guard The Pin" (with that stupid bowling pin). It was usually during PE in elementary school and my friends and I would stand right at the front of the line so we could all get hit by the ball. Then we'd sit on the side of the court and chit chat like we wanted to all along. We had a different, sadistic version of it also, called "Wall Ball." You would line...
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Re: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

Philippe ·
The need for blood is a natural condition of the albino people with his many diseases, he needs blood to keep his race alive. Hemophilia is a form of Vampirism"”The Hemophiliac is in constant need of blood. Albinos (those suffering from albinism, a disease which causes the lack of pigmentation in the cells) have to undergo a complete blood transfusion at birth. Since their blood does not contain the necessary factors for clotting or the salt necessary for reproduction; these blood...
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Re: Johnson Buys Bank to Build Black-Focused Financial Firm

Texas Star ·
If your in the South, SouthTrust bank in Texas is also black owned and really sponsors black owned businesses and makes it easy to get loans. I don't see why more folks with money don't jump on board.. Oh yea, that's right, they gotta get the bling fron Jacob first.
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Re: French Riots

Sweetwuzzy ·
Minority youth opt out of latest riots in France Labor law viewed with skepticism, met with silence in migrant community Updated: 5:39 p.m. ET March 17, 2006 CLICHY-SOUS-BOIS, France - While angry students clashed with police in Paris over a new labor law, the daily life of soccer and smoking hashish among youths of North African descent went on as normal in the poor suburb where France's wave of rioting broke out last year. This time, the suburbs have been relatively calm "” and it was...
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Re: Johnson Buys Bank to Build Black-Focused Financial Firm

EbonyRose ·
I'll give it a shot, Mr. Chester And actually, as I think about it I do see your point. But, those that are 'black in skin color only' are really no beter than those feed off of us in the same manner as those who don't look like us do. They provide benefit for personal gain, not in order to contribute to the community "goal" of upliftment, as it were. They go around taking accolades as "The first Black this ... and the first African American that ..." But they are much more green than they...
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Re: Black Think Tanks, Seeking New Members

Vito ·
You know what really concerns me, though. There are a number of extremely wealthy black people in this country. oprah winfrey, Bob Johnson, Michael-Lin Chee, to name a few. Do these people not feel a great responsibility to their community? And if they are so smart, why do they not take advantage of, what sems to me, obvious opportunities. For example, I'm strongly in support of black owned banks. Not only do banks finance home ownership, business development and infrastructure, but bank...
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Re: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

ma'am ·
Re: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}
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Re: Black Think Tanks, Seeking New Members

leart ·
I found it kind of odd that there is no identification of you or the "One United", and where neither has a Base of Operations. If it's a legitimate Bank it probably has a Home Base, or is it just an Internet Thingy, and no one know who anybody is, nor can anybody be located, other than the "Point" Man. Usually the Principles of a Banking Institution will expand from their Base. That way the Public in their immediately environment know who they are, and what potential they have. leart
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Re: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

folobatuyi ·
Please stop spreading quasi-sciencific hogwash!
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Re: Black Think Tanks, Seeking New Members

Vito ·
My friend, you did not do your research. First, I'll start by handing you this link: http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/03_14/b3827066_mz020.htm , so that you understand that this bank is a legitimate bank. Second, One United Bank has four branches, two are in California, one is in Miami, and I forgot where the fourth is. Third, you should be careful about making such claims without doing any real research. It's hard enough for black businesses to succeed without black people...
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Re: Black Think Tanks, Seeking New Members

Vito ·
I'll add something more: Because I was so incensed, I called one united and asked for a listing of their banks. I was pointed to an online newsletter. Below is the current and correct list of One United Branches, the bank that you implied did not exist. Massachusetts Federal (Headquarters) 133 Federal Street Boston, MA 02110 (617) 457-4400 Roxbury 2343 Washington Street Roxbury, MA 02119 (617) 442-4436 Florida Miami 3275 NW 79th Street Miami, FL 33147 (305) 696-0700 Lauderdale Lakes 2412...
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Re: Black Think Tanks, Seeking New Members

leart ·
Vito: You are right I hadn't seen your previous Link to the Bank, but I don't read every Post. Anyway I don't get your logic that you don't work for the Bank, but you want to help them make money. But to each his own, I don't know of many who work for free. A Black Think Tank? Some might say that we have too many of those already, and most of what they are doing are talking and thinking, but with little action. What Blacks need for the future is to use the energy of the existing Black...
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Re: Black Think Tanks, Seeking New Members

leart ·
Vito: I didn't say the Bank didn't exist, all I said was that there was no info about the Bank. All I knew was that I didn't recognize the Name, and I didn't think it had a Branch in my Area. Anyway, with all the Branches in California, Florida and Mass it would seem as though they would have enough connections to many sources for investors. leart
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Re: Illegal Immigration

MBM ·
How exactly are you "free" ER? If you don't have the bank account there are all told things that you simply cannot do in this country. Beyond that, someone got arrested recently because of the attached bumper sticker. Are you free to say what you want? Your phones and emails can be tapped. Your house can be searched without a warrant. All of your private bank and financial records can be taken - such that every penny you spend can be reviewed by the government. Beyond that, as a black women,...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

EbonyRose ·
U.S. Immigration Bill Could Hurt Mexicans By MARK STEVENSON MEXICO CITY (AP) - A proposal in Congress to legalize millions of undocumented migrants in the United States could backfire by slashing the amount of money they send home, Mexican economists warn. The argument goes like this: Mexicans who have permission to work in the United States will want to bring their families north to live with them, eliminating the main reason they send money home. That would hurt Mexican businesses that...
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

Fabulous ·
WHITE HOUSE BREAKFAST Dick Cheney and George W. Bush were having breakfast at the White House. The attractive waitress asks Cheney what he would like, and he replies, "I'd like a bowl of oatmeal and some fruit." "And what can I get for you, Mr. President?" George W. replies with his trademark wink and slight grin, "How about a quickie this morning?" "Why, Mr. President!" the waitress exclaims "How rude! You're starting to act like Mr. Clinton, and you've only been in your second term of...
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Re: Incentives

Empty Purnata ·
In a Marxist socialist system with a democratically run government composed of the workers, they could be government-subsidized. With Syndicalism they could be funded by trade unionism. You are right that the anarcho-socialist system has the hardest time answering this question. In a system with a very minimal government, the money could come from public federal reserves (like a public piggy-bank). How can an entrepreneurs pay low wages when they do not have control of wages? You are still...
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Re: Pan Africanism 2006

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

Shango67 ·
I am not sure that Black Africans are recruiting Asians as an aesthetic; it has more to do with pursuing the redevelopment capital outside of looking to the IMF and World Bank. And since we (Africans in the amerikkkas) have shown no interest in developing Africa, then I understand why Africans would chase the money. Additionally, I would be interested in knowing if these Asians were set up by Arabs or Black folk.
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Re: The Crisis of African American Motherhood?

Shango67 ·
1) The "Tender Years Doctorine" is not gone... it is there in spirit... and most definately practiced. And their are PLENTY of men who fight for custody - epecially in divorce cases. 2) What Black man isn't afraid to go into court and speak - especially in FAMILY COURT? An how many brothers can afford legal counsel? 3) I had to fight for my son for two and half years in an attempt to rescue him from a potentially serious situation, so I don't have to consult Gambit. The court was all in my...
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Re: The Crisis of African American Motherhood?

Nikcara ·
Did you know I was a family attorney when you started to talk about what the law is.... Guess not but let's deal with the merits shall we. (d)If the kid lives with you and the mom and you leave, why could you not take your kid? The police only give the kid to the person who has the Court Order, aka paper. If there is no paper how do the police pick one parent over the other. Women leave and take the kids all the time, I had a client whose ex-wife left with the kids, sons no less, I got him...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

LibDem ·
How exactly would you lilke that? Straight cash or money orders, bank checks, what? How exactly would you like help?
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Re: Gospel for the Poor by Bill Cosby

Against All Odds ·
".....talk about hospital failures in generaland include the UC Hospital liver bank that had a lot of things go wrong..and you won't come across as a sorry azz self-loathing nigga who is rotting away in the hood from hatred of his own surroundings.....do your homework.....and for once not take a look at a general issue as a black issue .....try it and see if you can leap over your hatred for blacks and do so......I'm just joking......your afflictions are too deep to correct them this late in...
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

Fabulous ·
As a painless way to save money, a young couple agreed that every time they made love the husband would put his pocket change into a piggy bank. One night, during a particularly athletic session of love-making, he knocked the bank off the table. It hit the floor and shattered. To his surprise, among the coins was a handful of bills. "What's with the paper money?" he asked his wife. "Well," she replied, "not everyone's as cheap as you!"
 
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