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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

Nmaginate ·
One thing to note here and in other situations when CONservatives like to speak with some perversed order in their imagined Moral Court... (like HiREZ in CON-Feed's "CONCUSSED Liberal?" quoted thread)... they claim some moral victory not by how they displayed a more reasonable or superior position to their vocational or intellectual/academic equal... they(he) tries to project a victory over men who cut hair for a living and engage in talk about life, politics and racism as a leisure type of...
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

Empty Purnata ·
But apparently, they like to talk shit about them behind their backs: http://frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=18040 Yet Larry Elder won't face off with him face-to-face in an intellectual/academic battle. All he is is a convenient nigger to stick his head out and voice Massa's wishes and hold himself up as a "credit to his race" and a "vision of what Black people can become": http://www.townhall.com/opinion/columns/davidlimbaugh/2002/08/10/164052.html
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Re: Bush, 'No Child Left Behind', and National Testing

FireFly ·
I'm divided over the value of national tests. They can provide a basic overall sketch of generic skill levels, and make a nice colourful barchart, but fail to give an indepth picture of regional requirements, specialized skillsets, and demographics. I agree with Kweli4Real that teaching children how to think has more long term value that anything else. Frustratingly, in most institutions (and the public imaginaation) the arts are viewed and treated mostly as trivial and with little academic...
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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: Jerry Rice vs. Michael Jordan

Black Viking ·
Sorry folks... I should have put all this in the original post. Now you can make an informed decision... ------------------------------------------------ Michael Jordan *Five-time NBA Most Valuable Player (1987-88, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1995-96, 1997-98) *Ten-time All-NBA First Team selection (1986-87 to 1992-93, 1995-96 to 1997-98) *Selected in 1996 as one of the "50 Greatest Players in NBA History" *A member of six Chicago Bulls NBA championship teams (1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1995-96,...
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Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

HonestBrother ·
Rowe, I think you're way off in left field on this one.... You ever hear Eric Clapton's song "Cocaine"? There are tons of songs by white musicians about drugs and strippers...
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Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

HonestBrother ·
Cocaine Eric Clapton If you wanna hang out You've gotta take her out Cocaine If you wanna get down Get down on the ground Cocaine She's alright, She's alright, She's alright, COCAINE If you got that lose You wanna kick them blues Cocaine When your day is done And you wanna ride on Cocaine She's alright, She's alright, She's alright, COCAINE If your day is gone And you wanna ride on Cocaine Don't forget this fact You can't get it back Cocaine She's alright, She's alright, She's alright,...
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Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

Rowe ·
This is true; however, such songs are not as common in other communities as they are in ours. I mean, we've had to create an entire new genre, just for those who want to perpetually rap about about violence and drug dealing. This genre is called "Gangster Rap."
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

MBM ·
But that's my point. We are so full of haterade that we would rather throw stones than follow someone else. There is no shortage of leadership. Take your pick - from religious leaders to political to whatever. Al Sharpton stepped up - we didn't support him. What's up with Barack? How about Cornel West? Michael Eric Dyson? Jesse is still on the scene. What about T.D. Jakes? What about Eddie Long here in Atlanta (he just bought a $600,000 Bentley - he must be doing something right!). There are...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Frenchy ·
It's haterade to have standards, a point of view? Haterade to require that someone put forth their agenda and convert you like anyone else looking for a following? There's a difference between "hating" (I hate that stupid word) and just plain not agreeing with someone's platform or thinking they are a good leader. There's clearly a shortage of good leadership with a good agenda. ( Al "Tawana Brawley Hoax" Sharpton ?!) I think that is so backwards (and completely impossible). How would that...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

HonestBrother ·
For the record, I'll have no peace in this life until I get to personally kick T.D. Jakes' big fat black a** But, back to the topic, I'll follow someone who has vision and puts forward an agenda I can back. West and Dyson? Brilliant guys but they're academics. I read their books but they're not movement leaders or politicians. Their function is to make us think. Jesse was great but is now a relic of the past. Sharpton is a great agitator but has no vision. And that is really the problem...
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Re: Ghana reaches out to Chicago Heights

James Wesley Chester ·
"I am touched," he said. "It sounded like they are trying to ask for our help, and there's nothing wrong with that."---Eric Miller I am left cautious. The reputation of scam artists appealing to African Americans still looms in my mind. In the absolute, it certainly is a worthy goal. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Who is the BEST African American Actor?

nayo ·
from wikipedia.com Ira Aldridge From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Ira Aldridge as Mungo in The Padlock, 1820s or 1830sIra Frederick Aldridge (1807–1867) was an American stage actor. He was born in New York City to Reverend Daniel and Luranah Aldridge on July 24, 1807. Aldridge attended the African Free School in New York City. His early "education" in theater included viewing plays from the high balcony of the Park Theatre, New York's leading theater of the...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

MissTical ·
Eric B & Rakim~ Microphone fiend
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Fagunwa ·
Status Seeking - Eric Dolphy Modern Art - Art Farmer Speak no Evil - Wayne Shorter Milestones & So What? - Miles Davis
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Re: There is hope for black television!

blaqfist ·
One thing that is lost in the shuffle w/ the BET sell to Viacom is the fact that Johnson is still a major player at BET/Viacom.. He sold the company for 3 Billion in Viacom stock. Making him the second largest stock holder, behind Sumner Redstone,Viacom's Chairman and CEO and one of the wealthiest men in the world. So Johnson still has major input at BET/ Viacom Here is a very informative article from africana.com about the sale. http://www.africana.com/articles/daily/index_20001129.asp...
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Re: Minnesota Racial Profiling Study: No Suprises Here

Guest ·
Doesn't this go along with the shoplifting thing? Where a black people can be followed from the time they walk into a store and whites are just picking up things as they go and walk out without even being noticed. You're right no surprises here. I also bet that a black person would not be able to get away with what Eric Rudolph or Tim McVeigh did. They would've been watched long before anything had a chance to happen.
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Re: The Blues on PBS

isistah ·
At least her routines aren't liberally salted with mf's and f's like some others. There are worse comedians/comediannes Dr. Cosby could pick on. I think she's the only funny female comedian out there. The Blues was great last night! All the Eric Clapton you could want, and somebody finally mentioned Janis Joplin. This show is making me want to pick up my son's guitar and start fooling around. Tonight they focus on the piano with Clint Eastwood as director (I didn't know he was a piano player).
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Re: Halle Berry in "Monster's Ball"

Huey ·
Let me answer these in order: 1 & 2. Is this the best female acting (black, white, or otherwise) this year? No, but not what you think. First, the role was 2 years ago, not this year. Second, there were a plethora of movies with great female roles better than Leticia, and a truckload of terrible movies with sorry female roles. Have there been better this year? Yes (If you've seen "The Others," "Bend It Like Beckham," "Big Fat Wedding," "Feast Of All Saints," "Beloved," "Sounder," "the...
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Re: CONSPIRACIES

Huey ·
Speaking of the white militia, what happened to Eric Rudolph, the guy who was responsible (allegedly) to bombings of an Atlanta abortion clinic and the '96 Olympic bombing. Did they finally convict him?
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Re: CONSPIRACIES

James Wesley Chester ·
"All answers lie in the balance." Goshtoire: Who said this? Please elaborate on "balance" if you know. Prosecution of "The D.C. Sniper" under the Patriot Act got by me completely. I paid little attention to the prosecution phase of the case. Indeed. Why the Patriot Act and not prosecution as a serial killer?? PEACE Jim Chester I think it is really noteworthy that Eric Rudolph is "off the screen." You are who you say you are. Your children are who you say you are.
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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: It Doesn't Look Like We've Lost Jobs, in fact a gain of 2.6 million MORE jobs under Bush!

Guest ·
"Lofton and Sgt who like to sing that "how gud we's gots it" tune." by Kevin41 .......and this is for those who may not know but need to know, the Kevin41's input don't count for anything, because such information is a misrepresentation of the reality of it. Well, Unemployment has always been high in the Black community. It was high during the Clinton, Nixon, LBJ, Reagon, Bush, administrations, etc., etc. Besides, the amount of money given to the many jackleg poverty pimping Black preachers...
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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!

Guest ·
"Read the other post Lofton....I am not about to play that stupid azz "chase lofton's repetitive posts" game. Like I said in the other post....my reality is your reality if you are black as you claim to be......so save the bitching.....get out and do something to rectify the situation since you have your panties in a bunch.....don't just whine and moan.....make a change your damn self........" by Kevin41 ....well I'm controlling the game, while you continue to play that stupid *?*^# chase,...
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Re: Illegal Mexican immigrant who fought in Iraq facing deportation from US

ricardomath ·
https://www.africanamerica.org/groupee/forums?q=Y&a=tpc&s=60260642&f=79160213&m=716707001&p=2 Well Lofton, Consider this thread revived. It seems a better solution than the two of us continuing to spam the other thread with posts unrelated to the topic. You quote a paragraph from the story. Let me call your paragraph with another paragraph from the story, about somebody who, if I recall correctly, was one of the first US casualty of the war with Iraq, and raise you with a...
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Re: The Blues on PBS

James Wesley Chester ·
Is it just me, or do black folk seem to want to discard anything that gives us value as human beings? Education, culture, dignity? ***sigh*** - isistah We allow ourselves to be persuade those things are of no value. Example: "Jim, you shouldn't go to school to be an xxxxxx. Where will you work?" Those "dirty" "blues". That's "black" folks music. Our music is real music. They can't even music. Listen to all that grunting and moanin'" We sucked it up in true "wannabee" fashion. We damn near...
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Re: End the War on Drugs? (Discussion)

toussaint ·
Just to add to the discussion I'm giving an excerpt from an article written a few years ago on the subject. The complete article is available online. Don't wanna take up too much space with the article in the middle of the thread. War on Drugs Costs Americans Lives and Liberties by Deroy Murdock Patrick Dorismond is the latest casualty in the War on Drugs. The 26-year-old security guard and father of two rose to national prominence on March 16 when he and a friend stepped out of the Wakamba...
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Re: Can a brotha be too big?

ma'am ·
Too big is when the owner passes out from a hardon. *badda-bing* Came across a useless piece of trivia. The guy with the correct record holder for the longest pecker is 13.5" long and has a 6.25" girth. That's longer than a forearm and about as wide. And the guy doesn't even have elephantiasis.
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Re: Can a brotha be too big?

HonestBrother ·
That ain't NOTHING... I can beat that...
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Re: YORUBA TRADITIONAL RELIGION BY OLUWOLE

Fagunwa ·
I am very sorry for the incompleteness of my remarks. I wanted to write something about this until I arrive back in the arms of my beautiful wife. I will strive to do better when I can stretch out. I put my remarks in (CAPS) only to make them easier to see. I am not yelling except for that last phrase of his. Sorry.
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Re: North American Border Crossings to Require Passports

Huey ·
Say WHAT??!! You can get a ticket for the dealership putting a license plate holder for your tag? Whoever passed that law deserves the electric chair or lethal injection.
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Re: DEATH PENALTY

MBM ·
I read something today in the Atlanta Journal Constitution about Eric Rudolph - the guy who has admitted to the Olympic Park bombing as well as bombing an abortion clinic. In any event, he is going to one of the most secure prisons in America - somewhere in the west in the middle of nowhere. He will have a 12x8 room that he will be in a minimum of 23 hours a day. All of the fixtures in that room - desk, bed, and chair - are made of concrete. It looked like the toilet is stainless steel.
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Re: What "Celebrities" Have You Met?

kresge ·
This really depends on the definition one uses. Here is a quick list of people I have met who may qualify 1. Angela Davis (multiple times) 2. Cornel West (multiple times) 3. Jessie Jackson (multiple times) 4. Molefi Asanti 5. James Earl Jones 6. Allan Boesak 7. Alice Walker (multiple times) 8. Maya Angelou 9. Michael Eric Dyson 10. Salman Rushdie 11. Al Gore (multiple times - I grew up in his congressional district) 12. Eldridge Cleaver For the geeks among us, from my days as a physicist, I...
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Re: What "Celebrities" Have You Met?

MBM ·
Jesse Jackson Ben Hooks Kwame Toure Julian Bond Gwendolyn Brooks Reggie Jackson Mike Piazza Eric Karos Brett Favre Barry Sanders Tim Duncan Robert Parrish Bob Knight Tony Gwynn Darryl Bell Roger Penske Kyle Petty Jeff Gordon Antoine Walker John Hope Franklin Matthew Perry Carnie and Wendy Wilson Chante Moore Chris Rock Isaiah Thomas Sam Perkins Jay Bilas Chaka Khan Mo Vaughn Glen Plake and lots more athletes.
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Re: What "Celebrities" Have You Met?

Sweetwuzzy ·
Are you playing? cool
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Re: Urban Leagaue's Report on Black America

Michael ·
....but Herustar, I think you need to read the material that I have posted. If you have truly read with understanding, it should be easy for you to see, or discern that none of the material blames the lower class, the underclass, or those at the bottom of the social-economic ladder, but rather: A. No good sleazy poverty pimping truly sacrilegious Black preachers. B. Game playing using false pretenses to hold elected office inept blatantly incompetent self serving elitist Black elected...
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Re: The Sons and Daughters of Hip Hop

kresge ·
I think that I am with ER on this. While there may be a great deal of potential in hip-hop culture (energy, passion, drive, creativity, and at times profundity), I also see very little in the way of sustained critical engagement with substantive issues in a reflective and reflexive manner. Culture and art are extremely powerful tools in the pursuit of justice and the end of subjugation, domination, and exploitation, but they are not the only ones. More and deeper analysis is necessary. For...
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Re: The Sons and Daughters of Hip Hop

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

EgbertSouse ·
Michael Eric Dyson is another one of those racist hucksters who has mastered the art of selling skinny books filled with white-bashing hyperbole at fat prices to those black folks who can least afford to pay out good money to read Dyson's brand of pseudo-intellectual rubbish.
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Re: Is Bill Cosby right? or Have the Black middle class lost its mind.

James Wesley Chester ·
I was similarly struck by the passage excerpted by Nmaginate. I don't know that there is any indication Bill Cosby is presumed to be the 'first'. Dyson chides Cosby for what he said, and challenges his understanding, or crediting 'other' influences. Yet Dyson makes no such challenge to those earlier voices in history that did the same thing. While I don't know that those earlier voices encounter the same 'knee-jerk' response, it would not be surprising that it happened then as well. Clearly,...
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Re: Yet, Another Incident, Los Angeles County Sheriffs Shoot an Unarmed Black Male.......

Michael ·
....same response ....Heck Hispanic Gangmembers know what to do when agents and officials of government violate their rights. "Ovando, a tattooed member of the 18th Street gang, received a $15-million settlement from the city of Los Angeles after spending 2 1/2 years in prison based on false testimony from Perez and Durden. Ovando's conviction was overturned in 1999." excerpt from the article entitled, "Perez Details Gang Member Framing". The Hispanic gangmembers have a much better...
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Re: Yet, Another Incident, Los Angeles County Sheriffs Shoot an Unarmed Black Male.......

Michael ·
....The elected Black leadership won't be missed, and I'm willing to bet Hispanics would be more responsible to every community, and would truly act in the capacity as an elected office holder, than any one of the typical Black elected leaders. ....same response ....Heck Hispanic Gangmembers know what to do when agents and officials of government violate their rights. "Ovando, a tattooed member of the 18th Street gang, received a $15-million settlement from the city of Los Angeles after...
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Re: Currently: BookTV

nayo ·
Whew! Michael Eric Dyson, was on fire. Dickerson, (did he covertly throw in , that she was 'a tool' for the power elite?) was not, in my humble assessment, prepared 'enuf', to converse on the 'finer points' of her argument/rebuttal, on Dyson' treatise on the 'Bill Cosby' incident/speech at Howard University in 2004. I had a proprioceptive response, with Dyson's closing statements. I need the transcript
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Re: Currently: BookTV

Faheem ·
Debra Dickerson appeared to be more interested in making arguments that both suits her position in the Black community and arguments made against her and those who think like her. This is why she kept sticking to the whole authentically Black argument. She wanted to make the point that one can be a conservative Negro and still be Black, and Eric Dyson handled her point so well when he pointed out the fact that this is not about their Blackness, it is about position they have taken that are...
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Re: Currently: BookTV

Faheem ·
Nmaginate, I got a safe space for them.... Didn't you just love when Eric Dyson used the latin word in response to her use of a latin word and said to her, if we are going to slang around latin words...
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Re: Supporting Black Leaders.

Michael ·
...that is not the reality of it Buckwheat, and it is not just me saying so! ..with respect to stormfront, protest warriors, etc., I have not posted anything there in months. ...besides, there are many other sources other than any stormfront, protest warrior, etc., to substantiate the deceit, the disgrace, the treason, etc., that exists with the typical Black elected leadership, and/or many of the so called Black middleclass, and unlike your contention, I did not have to go to any protest...
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Re: Supporting Black Leaders.

Michael ·
"Lofton, you are "disrespected" by everybody here because you are a fool." by buckwheat Not everybody, just a few, meaning the "Pompous Professor of Pomposity" Kevin41, "Can't Back anything up" Kweli4Real, "Playing the Race Card" Nmaginate, Ricardomath, A.K.A."Buckwheat", Herustar, Vox, and a few others. Well, Buckwheat if you expect to be respected by Michael Lofton you have to first give it! posted January 16, 2004 11:17 PM Some people would say that I'm crazy, but most would say just the...
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Re: Undocumented Workers Boost US Economy

Michael ·
Well said, Solomonic ....but you must realize the author of this post is an advocate of illegal and undocumented immigration. Instead of promoting legal immigration, this seems to be the theme of the liberal community! I like California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's idea, meaning should any driver's license be issued or approved for use by any illegal immigrant, in addition to identification, the license should clearly identify the holder of the license as being an illegal or undocumented...
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Re: Are Calls for Civility Really About VALIDATION??

Nmaginate ·
JD, now we're getting somewhere. It seems to me the "Civility" and "We Should Respect A Diversity Of Views" angle is said by Black Conservative types as a way to soften the criticisms directed toward them . It certainly doesn't seem like they actually Respect or Nuture A Diversity Of Views. Matter of fact, their whole social/political existance, IMO, is about criticizing the mainstream or traditional Schools Of Black Thought without even a hint of genuine respect for them. They seem to...
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Re: Do We Have A Right To Quality Health Care?

Goshtoire ·
I can't believe I am going to use Spiderman, but with power comes responisibility, whether the holder of power lives up to the responsibility or not, they are still responsible. Rights are a form of power. Government is a foreign entity, it is an artificial construct meant only to control, its' capacity for abuse is infinite and horrific, the smaller the better. It has shown itself to use and abuse every power given to it, and will obtain whatever power it can should it be given any lease.
 
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