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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

RadioRaheem ·
My take on Part One:...in bold When elementary school teacher Patti Hairston picked up Monday's edition of the St. Petersburg Times, she braced herself. "I knew there would be negative things said about black women by black men," she said. very interesting, esp. since the writer of the original article was merely seeking the 'other side' of the Essence article. Lori Chung, 28, associate TV news producer, single, Brooklyn Personally, I don't feel the love from black men to black women and...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

qty226 ·
So no matter what........black men dont want a 200lb sista, that has her own in life................but a sista should want a janitor, custodian or fast food manager? Am i reading this right?? Gimmie a damn break!! Like i mentioned before.......i live in Tampa, and when i go out, i never look 'at' black men.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Frenchy ·
You guys are all completely missing the point of qty's post (and all the others posts like hers that have come before). Do none of you see the disparity between the two standards she pointed out? It doesn't strike any of you as ODD that it is fine and even considered "rational" for a Black man to want the best looking woman available ("Who wouldn't choose a video girl over a 200 lb woman?" was the gist of the quote, I believe), but a Black woman is immediately scolded (as we see from the...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
I was once a janitor but am neither hump backed nor buck toothed, I don't know too many brothas that date anyone looking remotely like Halle Berry (much less Beyonce), and I don't have a problem with 200 lb chicks...Now the 300 lb chicks is another subject.... Are ya'll sure that the outbreak of brothas dating Beyonce look-alikes isn't a figment of your collective imagination? What a man lusts after and claims he wants is not necessarily what he dates or actually desires. Let's not argue...
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

Empty Purnata ·
There are many conflicted accounts of what happened. Where are the families of these people who supposedly "died"? Where is the fund for them? Why did the goverment whisk off the debris so fast and not allow any inspection? Why do so many witnesses claim to have seen/heard a missle and a fighter jet? Why didn't Flight 77 leave the radar? Most of all: WHERE THE FUCK ARE THE BODIES AND WHERE THE FUCK IS THE PLANE? Even the 9-11 Council admitted there is no proof a plane or any passengers were...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

qty226 ·
I think a lot of men, dont understand this.........because they simply dont want to. Its really not that hard to understand!
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Re: I guess the draft will start once they start f-king with Iran

Faheem ·
Here is a great piece by Pat... __________________________ Iran vs. Israel: Bush's dilemma -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: January 25, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Patrick J. Buchanan -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2006 Creators Syndicate, Inc. In the test of wills between the West and Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shows no sign of backing down. The Iranian president has said Israel should...
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Re: Larry Elder: blacks and republicans

Sweetwuzzy ·
Constructive Feedback , I think I have been quite clear on my views on both the democrats and republicans. I believe neither of them are in black peoples corner. Now the reason I posted this was not only to just spark conversation, but because Republicans are obsessed with talking about 200 year old achievements they did for blacks, instead of having a real discussion on why blacks should be republican now. I believe it would be to blacks benefit to spread our vote, but republicans(or...
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Re: Who Were You In Your Last Life?

Khalliqa ·
Your past life diagnosis: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I don't know how you feel about it, but you were female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere in the territory of modern South of Latin America around the year 000. Your profession was that of a dancer, singer or actor. My profession is accurate.... As a child I was a ballet/modern dance dancer and went on to choreograph dances for my high school band dance team.....
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

sunnubian ·
___________________________________________ There is no excuse in the world that an educated professional, and teacher on top of that, in charge of teaching and educating minors has for using this word. He can attempt to explain and excuse his use of the word all he wants, but he knows, and we all know that it was his intent to be able to call an African American a nigger and get away with it. I'll bet he's never called a 6ft-200+lb African American adult male 'nigga'---I'll be his better...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

toussaint ·
The situation was that a company decides to invest money in China. You can't just assume job turnover (let alone job loss) from that situation. Business invest in other countries all the time, and it doesn't equate to job loss or job turnover. If you had decided to insert your ignorance in the beginning of the debate rather than in the middle, you might've known that. If I buy noodles from China, that doesn't mean someone in the US loses their job. People in the US are just as well off as...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Nmaginate ·
When you can raise intelligent questions and, more, make intelligent statements and, even still more, answer questions intelligently then you can talk. I'll ask you again: How can someone run the risk of being unemployed when NOTHING IS LOST?? Explain the "pain" and stop the Mickey Mouse, MEALY MOUTH BS! Why would actual economist (as opposed to a shade-tree ideologue) talk about present and short-term "PAIN" (while praying for long-term, off in the distance "gain") if there is/was NO NET...
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Re: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

Dusty Elbow ·
Panama's Indian albinos a revered elite Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:02 AM ET By Mike Power ISLA TIGRE, Panama (Reuters) - When Kuna Indian medicine man Mandiuliguina Flores speaks, everyone listens. For his dark-skinned indigenous audience, the albino shaman's milky white skin gives him special powers. In a quirk of history and genetics, Panama's Kuna tribe has one of the world's highest occurrences of albinos, revered as an elite group that the Kuna call "the children of the moon". Kuna mythology...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

EbonyRose ·
L.A. braces for protest, as Bush addresses 'emotional debate' Pending legislation spurs tens of thousands to march LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- As thousands of people were expected to protest legislation cracking down on illegal immigrants on Saturday, President Bush said he planned to toughen enforcement of immigration laws. "America is a nation of immigrants, and we're also a nation of laws," Bush said in his weekly radio address. "When illegal immigrants know they will be caught and...
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Re: so i got into spelman.....

caribbeanflavored ·
Congrats on getting into Spelman. Your parents will eventually get used to the fact you are leaving. Besides, like HB stated, I am sure they are happy that you got into Spelman. It is a great school from what I have heard and seen. Did you get any scholarships? no, they haven't written me about any financial aid offers yet but i hope i get a full scholorship. *********************************************** also my mother flat out told me her opinion about me wanting to be a social worker and...
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Re: so i got into spelman.....

4YAINFO ·
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Re: NAACP, Barack Obama Call for Earned Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

UppityNegress ·
Sorry, but I just can't believe that. Perhaps this is true in general, but in my life, what I have witnessed is capable legal citizens (mostly Black) being denied jobs they were more than qualified for in favor of giving them to illegals. Granted, these jobs were low skilled services or trades, but they were ways for legal Black citizens to make money and feed and clothe their families. In fact, it once happened to me. When I was younger, I used to apply for summer jobs at places like Home...
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

umbrarchist ·
That water in the desert comes from the Colorado River. The population growth of the southwest has created a political water war over how the water is allocated. Of course Mexico doesn't count. The Colorado doesn't reach the ocean anymore, there have been TV programs about this. I have had Black people comment about my speech as long ago as eigth grade. When I was nine I used to correct my mother's speech which then was more correct than I hear often today. I read a lot and I think I...
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Re: The Texas 10% Plan

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Re: Do you think this is funny?

kresge ·
From http://www.snopes.com/racial/humor/nascar.asp Claim: David Letterman offered a "Top Ten" list about why there are no black NASCAR drivers. Status: False. Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2005] David Lettermans reason why there are no black drivers in NASCAR #10 - Have to sit upright while driving. #9 - Pistol won't stay under front seat. #8 - Engine noise drowns out the rap music. #7 - Pit crew can't work on car while holding up pants at the same time. #6 - They keep trying to carjack...
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Re: True or False: Diversity is our Strength.

Kevin41 ·
sgt, Take out all of the black workers/professionals in the various fields throughout the country and make it all lilly white.....do you REALLY think america would be as competitive? hell no!! the fact that they kept america lilly white and tried to use pig farmers over qualified blacks has made every industry in this country fail at one point or another.....you need to read diversityinc.com to see the monetary price paid for a lack of diversity...the IT field was a prime example...tried to...
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Re: Something of a Revelation

Melesi ·
No, not beside the point. Not in itself important, certainly, but to the point in that it shows that I in fact may know what I'm talking about. "What you dismiss as 'bad linguistic analysis' is your failure to account for the historical development if Israel." Now, that IS beside the point. Linguistic analysis has nothing to do with history. It's an analysis of the use of language here an dnow. How it got to what it is is another subject. As I said before, you have a way of avoiding the...
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Re: Something of a Revelation

soul_doctor73 ·
I can see the angle you're taking, but you forget, before all this modern transformation, before the 'Romans' defeated the effeminate 'Greeks', there was Egypt. From what I hear, Egypt is 'Greek' for 'black', no need to specualte as to 'why'. If we take your modern perspective, going back as far as you did, 200 bc, around the time of the Hasmoneans or the Maccabee Brothers. Have you heard of them? Do you know their story or read the *four* books of the Maccabees? Prior to them, during...
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Re: How Do You Know.... If A Person is RACIST?

Norland ·
When the ancestors came to this country, were they dressed to the "nines", happy as larks to be here? If not, that proves to me they entered into some nasty, hostile territory. Did they get paid for their 200 years of labor, "building" this "country"? Did they get the chit beaten out of them? Are we still getting the chit beaten out of us? If everything's "honkey-dory", then there's no RACISM. Are we all happy??? Do we all love each other??? Do they call us their AMERICAN BROTHERS AND...
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Re: The Wide Variations in the Black-White Higher Education Gap in America's Largest Cities

Kevin41 ·
A Strange But Common-Sense Strategy to Lower the SAT Racial Scoring Gap Black students score lower than whites on the more difficult SAT questions. But the racial scoring gap is smaller on the hard questions than it is on the easier SAT questions. As a result, one educational psychologist suggests that the SAT only ask the hardest questions. The author says that if this revision were adopted, the percentage of blacks in the top-scoring group on the SAT would triple. The very large racial gap...
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Re: Changing 'em one at a time ...

Nmaginate ·
Isn't that an argument for diversity when applied to larger companies with multi-ethnic accounts? Kweli's example had 200 employees... Companies, communities, capital didn't just appear overnight.... they all reach back into the more visibly checked past and set this system in motion. Blacks didn't have a foothold then and can't get much of one now (in terms of uplifting whole communities) because YOU defend favoritism! while at the same time defend the UNCHANGED system itself. CHANGE the...
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Re: Changing 'em one at a time ...

James Wesley Chester ·
I wouldn't hire anyone. I'd send them all the State-operated job service and have them tested -- first with a drug screening, and second with tests applicable to the industry. I would hire the top five. Running a plant is not about rehabilitation. I know that sounds "cold." I've done it the "preferred" way. It cost me "an arm and a leg." If you are running a small company, you can't afford to do it "by the seat of the pants." A small mistake, in a small operaton, and the whole thing can go...
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Re: Black Women vs. White women:SHOSHANNA JOHNSON VS. JESSICA LYNCH!

Prophetessofrage ·
By TIM WISE So now we know how Rush Limbaugh lost all that weight. It wasn't will power, it wasn't exercise, and it wasn't the Atkins Diet. Instead, it appears to have been a legal opiate called OxyContin: legal, at least, for those persons who have a prescription for it, which Rush doesn't. Limbaugh, according to the former housekeeper who scored drugs for him since 1998, is addicted to painkillers. Rush's dope habit, however, is not the subject of this column, except insofar as it might...
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Re: Black Women vs. White women:SHOSHANNA JOHNSON VS. JESSICA LYNCH!

Prophetessofrage ·
A Long History of Affirmative Action - For Whites Many middle-class white people, especially those of us from the suburbs, like to think that we got to where we are today by virtue of our merit - hard work, intelligence, pluck, and maybe a little luck. And while we may be sympathetic to the plight of others, we close down when we hear the words "affirmative action" or "racial preferences." We worked hard, we made it on our own, the thinking goes, why don't 'they'? After all, the Civil Rights...
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Re: Black Women vs. White women:SHOSHANNA JOHNSON VS. JESSICA LYNCH!

Prophetessofrage ·
White Women and Affirmative Action cerpted Wrom: XRQBGJSNBOHMKHJYFMYXOEAIJJPHSCRTNHGSW Ambivalence Towards Affirmative Action: Theorizing Political Accountability in Coalitions, 71 University of Missouri Kansas City Law Review 399-418, 399-402 (Winter 2002) (94 Footnotes Omitted) I once attended a media-training workshop on affirmative action designed to enhance communications skills necessary to discuss affirmative action in the post-Proposition 209 climate. The consultants presented focus...
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Re: The Inherent Goodness of Mankind?

Len ·
Revisiting a topic never answered: Are people basically good, with a few "bad apples...? I believe we're somewhere in between we have tendencies toward both good and evil, some more than others. Socially most of us, in my opinion, are descent people, with learned bad behaviors. It seems that how we view humanity in terms of right and wrong depends upon our experiences, beliefs, and ideologies. For example, the jobless woman living in a rat and roach infested one room apartment, a victim of...
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Re: Black Coalition Announces Gay Marriage Support

ricardomath ·
NS, There have been two major gay rights cases this year. The first was Lawrence and Garner v Texas, where the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of Lawrence and Garner, who were arrested and jailed under the Texas Sodomy Law, after being caught having sex in their bedroom. In this case, it would appear from the picture that 50% (1 out of 2) of the two defendants were black. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3022026.stm The other major case was the Massachusetts Supreme Court's decision...
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Re: Man Discovers He's Not Black

ItAintEazy ·
Race Reversal Man Lives as ˜Black' for 50 Years "” Then Finds Out He's Probably Not By Jim Wooten ABCNEWS.com Dec. 28"” Wayne Joseph, the principal of a big suburban high school in southern California, had an unequivocal sense of his black heritage, having written extensively about race in America. But after seeing a TV story last April about a Florida company, DNA Print Genomics, which marketed an ancestry-by-DNA test, he began to wonder exactly how much of him was African, how much wasn't,...
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Re: The Racist Tapestry of Lord of the Rings

nayo ·
////That's just some excuse White people, in particular, have come up with to excuse the gross, horrific and brutal nature of the past. Juvenile logic at best.//// I would not say 'excuse', but a form of 'their' "reasoning and logic" as to why people of a darker hue (Black Americans in particular) [are to be treated] must be treated as the lesser of dogs and other animals. That is what I see in the post of I forget, who posted this, but what you were referring to, that you must separate...
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Re: Origin of the bible

Melesi ·
Well, since we've been on the subject of the origin of the Bible, we might ask, "Just where did the Egyptians come from?" Since they are not an eternal people, they had to come from somewhere. Our best research so far has shown that the ancient Egyptians were not an African people. Now, in the sense that we all came from Africa originally, we cold say that everyone is, however distantly related we might be now. But even the predynastic Egyptians were not like Africans farther south. The...
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Re: Why should Black Folk Vote?

Noah The African ·
That's all BS. It all boils down to mathematics and numbers in a democracy. No matter if we had full voter participation on the behalf of blacks, we cannot squeeze more than our 13% out and 13% is simply not enough leverage to push our interest and agenda to the forefront. That's true even in the Democratic Party. The white vote is roughly split between the two parties evenly. There are 285 million people in this nation, 70% of whom are non-Hispanic whites. That is numerically 200 million...
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Re: Origin of the bible

henry38 ·
Melesi I am not going to play your game of chasing after everything to sidetrack and create confusion I would take up how long mankind has been here according to the Bible account in another thread. Right now I am focusing on the originators of the Bible so back to the question I asked. Incidentally this is the fourth time I am asking this question, can you answer it please "About the Falasian Jews" They have been in Africa for thousands of years. Jews around the world recognize them as...
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Re: a screwed-up interpretation of the african diaspora

rayne ·
2 AfroMan: I read your reply to my post, and I understand the plight that we both find ourselves in, you being a Haitian immigrant to the US, and me a descendant of American slaves. I know alot, maybe too much, about Haiti, or Hayiti: how the slaves of what was formerly known as Saint-Domingue, being subjected to brutal and intensely savage oppression by the French sugar barons (not unlike here in America with cotton, unsurprisingly), bloodily repaid in kind as they rose up in the only slave...
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Re: a screwed-up interpretation of the african diaspora

Afroman ·
I don't mind when white people say stupid shit about Africa, but when it's black people doing it saddens a lot. Rayne, don't make the list of the black people who are ignorant about their ancestors! For your information, everywhere around the world there have been and there still are group who sold their own people, Africa is no exception. The slavery that existed in Africa was not frequent as in other parts of the world. During pre-colonial times, the slavery that existed in Africa then was...
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Re: Was Aristide Kidnapped.

Afroman ·
Why outsiders and insiders who are well aware of Bush's policy on Haiti hate Aristide? Because Aristide's government, while economically aligned on certain point with US global agenda, does not represent the full aspiration of a US installed puppet regime varnished by a democratic process of facade. Aristide's government is not palatable to Washington for several reasons. Haiti has relations with Cuba. Aristide has refused to abandon certain social projects. His government has stalled...
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Re: Was Aristide Kidnapped.

Yssys (Guest) ·
I agree with you Afroman. Let's look at the facts of this situation. A few days ago it was reported that Aristide had signed an agreement to share power with the opposition, then he is said to have signed his resignation, as of yesterday he has left Haiti. He came out with a statement just before he all of this kicked off saying that he would not concede to the demands of thugs. So what has happened in the last few days? Now Randall Robinson gets on CNN and says that Aristide has been...
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Re: Was Aristide Kidnapped.

Knowledgeseeker ·
if you have 200 years of dictators and coup after coup and the unseen hands of France and US keeping the country from developing into the great state it could be, you would blame Aristide,. the first Democratically elected President in the entire history of the country>but when the US just ups and forces the dude to leave , no one has anything to say but , he was a bad dude, and what are we gonna do now, nevermind the fact that the so called greated democracy in the world participated in...
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Re: NEA Calls for Education Secretary Rod Paige to Resign

Kevin41 ·
**Conservatives are just racists who use politics to preserve historical white advantages in this country....... The Good News That the Thernstroms Neglected to Tell by Theodore Cross "Blacks attend college at a rate that is higher than it was for whites just two decades ago. But the good news ends there. The gap in academic achievement that we see today is actually worse than it was 15 years ago." "” No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Learning by Abigail and Stephan Thernstrom Abigail...
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Re: Changing the Pledge...

DeltaJ ·
How outrageous the police had the nerve to stop you at all! Those damn police. You'd think that was part of their job or something! Damn, thats really tough. What oppression you are suffering. I mean, I know you are a perfect driver, never made a mistake in your life. The racist nerve of those police to even LOOK at your car! We need to start riding buses or something man. Know what I'm going to do after hearing this harsh and dreadful story of your oppression? I'm going to go out right now,...
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Re: The Inherent Goodness of Mankind?

Khalliqa ·
This was extremely well put.... extremely.... I come from a tradition that says that though man may war within himself of "good and evil" this process is necessary to bring out what lays dorman and essentially dominate... his/her righteousness... or reflection of God's essence.... Again, well stated..... I like you alot Len! Girrlll where've you been? Your spirit is gentle and your insight is keen..... I like that.... I would add that you can also protect yourself by cleansing your mind of...
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Re: Condoleezza Rice is "anti-black" and an apologist for "white sins"

EbonyRose ·
Govt. Crackdown Sows Fear in Zimbabwe Thu Jan 20, 2:16 AM ET By ANGUS SHAW, Associated Press Writer HARARE, Zimbabwe - A government crackdown on dissent is deepening Zimbabwe's climate of fear ahead of parliamentary elections due in March. Security forces shut down bars and businesses perceived as hotbeds of opposition. Police punish a careless remark about the nation's autocratic leader with a stint in jail. Undercover cops eavesdrop on conversations in cafes and buses. "What we are seeing...
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Re: MY Way or Hell!

IMMORTAL LOGIC ·
Alright, let me see if I can put this in a context that's a bit more understandable. Up until very recently (200-300 yrs.) shepherds tended to there flocks in a different fashion. sheepdogs didn't frighten the sheep into co-operation like today,(trust me this IS going somewhere). Instead, shepherds called to there flock, or sung a song, hummed whatever, just as long as they vocalized. And this is still practiced in remote parts of the world. Because sheep will only follow the voice of there...
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Re: What happened at the Pentagon on 9/11?

AudioGuy ·
So you went to the pentagon to apply your extensive background? Article # 1 did not mention the wings or how a plane made of 6061-A1 aluminum made it through 200+ ft of reinforced concrete and steel and the second article did not mention the size of the original hole made by the aircraft (approx 14ft) in relation to the wings. So I ask you (again): 1. What happened to the wings? 2. How did an aircraft made of 6061-A1 aluminum make it through 200+ ft of reinforced concrete and steel? Please...
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Re: What happened at the Pentagon on 9/11?

Kuya Pat ·
Sure it pretty much all boils down to F=M*A or Force equals Mass times Acceleration So for question one the the photo implies that upon impact all parts of the plane will continue going forward in a straight line which is what it implies by saying "Hey the hole is bigger than the wings" The problem is wing structures are not designed as a rigid structure but to buckle and bend: For example watch a video of a B-52 taking off or landing and watch the wings flex & bend. Compare to say a jet...
 
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