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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

Frenchy ·
Generally, I'm not afraid. But sometimes, for a few brief moments, I'm absolutely terrified of dying, of everything being over before I've done all I want to do, that I'll leave my children behind and not know what became of them, etc. Doesn't last long, but it's very poignant. "Death is a friend of ours. And he that is not ready to great him, is not at home." -Francis Bacon (I think )
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

Rowe ·
"Male Shortage" vs. "Bad Choices" Sister Powerflower, since you just joined our discussed, I will provide a brief synopsis of what our seven page long thread has been about. The male posters are arguing that Black women are not having satisfying relationships because they make "bad choices." Women posters are arguing that if decent Black men were plentiful, then Black women would have more "better choices" from which to choose. Male posters are denying charges of there being a "male...
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

powerflower ·
I had read the thread, and posted before. I will tell you what I think about the question you posed, but I don't think all the men are saying that all Black women are naturally bad daters/decision makers. I think that people are getting all riled up when they disagree with what someone posts and then they respond emotionally. Hey, I do it too I don't think the original post was meant to be offensive. I think it was directed at women because it came from a magazine directed at women. I wasn't...
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

RadioRaheem ·
one of the reasons why the black man shortage myth is just that is because not all of the women in that 'ratio' are desireable or seeking positive men in their lives. Women are quick to eliminate men who are non-degreed, but never eliminate women with kids. Which is a 'harder' dating situation?? dating a degree-less man or dating a babymomma? I think the babymomma is harder because her kids must come first in her life and require a great deal of her time. Also, what if the kids don't like...
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Kweli4Real ·
We can't let this important issue die. http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...&address=132x2352250
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Re: Playing with Americans left and right hands on reparation.

MBM ·
Quoted from the article, these are things that Republicans are suing Democrats for: It's pretty pathetic that this is the best that black conservatives can do. The fact is that above and beyond any party affiliations, it is conservative ideology that was behind everything listed above. What does that say about conservatives that they are attacking Democrats because of their previous conservative positions?
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Kweli4Real ·
In following the confirmation hearings, I found one [actually several] of Alito's comments, "Curious." He was asked about something that he wrote arguing that the constitution is silent on the "right to privacy." [And, it is] The question [and answer] was framed in terms of the "right to privacy" announced in the Rowe decision. Alito was asked, with respect to his earlier comments, how he would approach the "right to privacy" question, if raised. Alito's response was that he would " approach...
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Re: The Black Commentator vs. The Wall Street Journal

Nmaginate ·
FULL OF SHIT. WHITE SHIT at that. What the hell are you talking about? What the hell is "The National Standard of Living", WHITE BOY?? And how does that BULLSHIT relate to the reality of things here in America? Note: First, you will have to quantify what the "National Standard of Living (N-SoL)" is. Once you do that, with respect to whatever you're referencing (i.e. whatever it is that makes you call the SoL "national"), you will have to demonstrate how that is what is going on. Don't PUNK...
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Re: Vouchers ???

Nmaginate ·
I don't think either JWC or SweetWuzzy quite got Nmag's clear point. With all the anti-school desegregation machinations where Whites tried to get government funding for their private schools... I'm like trying to see how come that RACIST history is ignored or forgotten. To answer Sweet... The intention is for Whites to obtain government subsidies for their private school perogatives. The problem and even the reason for concern over integration is how it is an American Social/Political Fact...
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Re: Vouchers ???

Empty Purnata ·
Now there is no debating that. Anyone who tries to deny the fact that "school vouchers" have a racist past, and most likely a racist modern-day intent, have their heads buried in the ground. Of course, many White racists will deny it to the end, and their Black-faced, chicken-eating, greasy-grinnin', coon-shuffling lackies will follow them to the ends of the Earth and beyond.
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Re: Did you see my boyz today?

Sandye ·
No, MBM, I am not. I didn't start watching or enjoying football until the mid 70s. They were the team that taught me to appreciate the game. The Browns are my second favorite simply because of logistics (and my Mother would disown me), but the Steelers of the 70s were incredible. Lynn Swann, Mean Joe Green, John Stallworth, Franco Harris, Rocky Bleier, LC Greenwood, Jack Lambert, Donnie Shell, Jack Ham, Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw ... the boyz were bad and I have loved them for years - even...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

HonestBrother ·
Thanks for the heads up, CF! As a college teacher I now have a warning to be prepared for the * intellectual confusion * you're sending my way. And note the correct spelling of A-C-H-I-E-V-E-M-E-N-T Echoing MBM, you still don't get it. You're not addressing a bunch of failures in this forum. Some of us success stories * are * the result of the supposed fundamentalism you rail against. Another * lesson on leadership * : modify what comes out of your f*cking mouth to take into account who your...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Isome ·
Attitudes like that (this is a white man's world) are illustrative of the quote: R a c i s m s y s t e m a t i c a l l y v e r i f i e s i t s e l f a n y t i m e t h e s l a v e c a n o n l y b e f r e e b y i m i t a t i n g h i s m a s t e r .
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
Or rather by accepting "his place" and then trying to repackage that acceptance as a Morally Superior position. You know, as CON-Feed tries to prop up and infuse his one-sided "Interal Focus" idea as a positive and tries to disparage what he calls the effort "To Have White Folks Change" as a negative... as if his view is certifiably better, more focused, more concerned, more appropriate and more constructive and instructive towards the uplift and forward flow of the Black Community and its...
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Re: The Greatness of Spike Lee

HonestBrother ·
"4 Little Girls" is great (and extremely difficult to watch at times). Another recent work by Spike is "A Huey P. Newton Story". This is fantastic! It stars Roger Guenveur Smith (Smiley from "Do the Right Thing") in a one man show. You can get info and purchase the DVD at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000EMYBQ/qid=1137806...07846&s=dvd&v=glance Editorial Reviews Product Description: A Huey P. Newton Story is an intimate portrait of Huey P. Newton, the late co-founder of the...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Rowe ·
Brother Honestbrother, please review these comments to see that the women participating in this thread have been supporting your arguments all along. Perhaps you have chosen to read only what you want to read?
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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: A Narrow View of Black Women

FireFly ·
I don't buy women's magazines anymore, but I was flicking through the Australian edition of marie claire at work and noticed, among other women's pics, a picture of Alek Wek in a feature called "Women of the World ... what has changed?" So I thought ok, what does she, or an african woman have to say? I flicked through the pages to see a Bio pic of a woman (supposedly) representing each 'world region' and a brief comment. Not seeing any black faces, disappointed, I realised the only entry for...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Kweli4Real ·
Again I ask, since Alito answered that he would approach the right to privacy, as announced and settled in Roe v. Wade, the same as he would any other case coming before him - "with an open mind"; does that mean he would approach the equally settled law that "separate is inherently unequal" announced Brown v Board of Education with an "open mind?" What about about the premise that the constitution divided power, equally, amongst the three branches of government. Would Alito also approach a...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Nmaginate ·
And I guess that happened via omosis or something. Like AA wasn't or hasn't been a factor in the military. Apparently, you need a serious education. And here are some selected quotes/notes from the Affirmative Action Baby himself, COLIN POWELL: Powell defends affirmative action in college admissions Affirmative action in the military is a success. "Affirmative action gives minorities a competitive choice." "I'm a great believer in affirmative action and equal opportunity. I've seen it work...
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Re: Larry Elder: blacks and republicans

Nmaginate ·
Elder is high, drunk, pimp-slapped, etc. because of the disconnect. He knows the rule. Politics is all about "What Have You Done For Me Lately." What the hell is he talking about the history? Like there is a BETTER WHITE MAN or something? Silly BASTARD!! Last time, at The Barbershop , this mf was thumbing his nose at history:Funny how he showed right awful disdain for history there and never even came close to casting that history in a positive light, let alone putting a hellified spin on...
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

Nmaginate ·
One thing to note, though, is how markedly different African-Americans are regarded when compared to Jews and Japanese-Americans. Though made out of fear or other such emotions, they are hardly misplaced. There is plenty of reasons to have those "fears"/emotions. They just don't make logical sense because, legally, there really is no reason to believe that it would go down that way (i.e. written in statutes), regardless of animosity Whites, even White legislators, etc. may hold. In even...
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Re: Claude Steele Discusses How Group Stereotypes Can Influence Intellectual Performance

Rowe ·
I've only given a brief description of Dr. Steele's research. His research is much more complex than what's been discussed here. However, keep in mind that Dr. Steeele is a social psychologist. His work has been heavily influenced by scholars such as Kenneth Clarke, Jonathan Kozol, Amin Maalouf, and Daryl Scott, author of Contempt and Pity (1997). He has also co-written a book with Dr. Asa Hillard entitled Young, Gifted, and Black: Promoting High Achievement Among African American Students...
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Re: Another Danish? Noah's "I wonder what?"

UppityNegress ·
I suppose that argument would have some merit in Palestine, but that situation isn't comparable to what is happening in northern Europe. Muslims in Scandinavia especially are far from ocupied--hell, they willingly migrated there to escape the poverty and extremism of their own countries! Having lived in the area for a brief period, I can say that while there is racism (or perhaps more accurately, culturism) in places like Denmark and Sweden, the Muslims there are segregated from mainstream...
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Re: Who Were You In Your Last Life?

TruEssence ·
You were male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere in the territory of modern USA North-Center around the year 1775. Your profession was that of a philosopher and thinker. Your brief psychological profile in your past life: Artistic personality, always transforming the ugly into the beautiful, gray into bright colors. You would find an opportunity of creative self-expression in any situation The lesson that your last past life brought to your present incarnation: Your...
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Re: Who Were You In Your Last Life?

EbonyRose ·
I don't know how you feel about it, but you were male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere in the territory of modern USA North-Center around the year 1175. Your profession was that of a leader, major or captain. Your brief psychological profile in your past life: Artistic personality, always transforming the ugly into the beautiful, gray into bright colors. You would find an opportunity of creative self-expression in any situation. The lesson that your last past life...
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Re: Who Were You In Your Last Life?

Black Viking ·
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 North New Zealand around the year 1675. Your profession was that of a seaman, cook or carpenter. ------------------------------------------------ My only problem is this. I was a female seaman, or carpenter, in the 1600's?!! That's pretty hard to...
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Re: Who Were You In Your Last Life?

FireFly ·
I like it!!! You were a power woman! Carpenter, sea-WOMAN, yeah! Go gurl!
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

EbonyRose ·
Wow ... y'all are really scaring me here Although I have no personal family experiences like what has been written here (my family is very much a "It's your thing, do what you want to do" type and my mom (was) and my sister (is) the hardcore "spiritualists" of the family, but the religion is not Christian ... although the same zealousness to convert is ever present! ) So, Rowe, I do sympathize with you, but I cannot offer you much assistance with your dilemma. However, I did have such a...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Rowe ·
Thanks for sharing your experience! But an even more powerful question that you could have posed to this deadhead is why does she think Christianity is the only legitimate religon in existence?
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Re: Who Were You In Your Last Life?

Rowe ·
I don't know how you feel about it, but you were male in your last earthly incarnation: You were born somewhere in the territory of modern South China around the year 725. Your profession was that of a digger, undertaker . Your brief psychological profile in your past life: Revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. The lesson that your last past life brought to your present incarnation: You are bound to...
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Re: Who Were You In Your Last Life?

Khalliqa ·
I put in the wrong date........ This is what I got after putting in the correct date...... Your past life diagnosis: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I don't know how you feel about it, but you were male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere in the territory of modern East Australia around the year 1825. Your profession was that of a philosopher and thinker.
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Re: Please, please read and digest

Faheem ·
The U.S. is still trying to flex its muscle towards Iran while China and Russia are using the U.S. arogance to their advantage. ========================== China-Iran Energy Talks Complicate Nuclear Standoff February 17, 2006; Page A6 China and Iran are trying to conclude a multibillion-dollar oil-and-gas deal in coming weeks, underscoring how China's appetite for energy could undermine Washington's efforts to isolate Iran. An agreement would seal a memorandum of understanding signed by China...
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Re: Gunmen attack Nigeria oil complex

Texas Star ·
Nigeria Militant Leader Warns Foreign Oil Workers to Leave Amid Fresh Violence By Osmond Chidi, AP WARRI, Nigeria (AP) - A Nigerian militant leader reportedly warned foreign oil workers out of the country's troubled delta by midnight Friday as an army helicopter gunship exchanged fire with militants in the latest violence to strike the region. The British Broadcasting Corp. reported militant commander Godswill Tamuno had announced his Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta was...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

bigddouble ·
Interesting input V - In several threads, the men here clearly stated your point: Degrees are not the only manifestation of intelligence. We were quickly chided for even forwarding such a notion! Degrees were seen as a sure(r) way to create stability for wife & family. IMO, The criminal's life is not stable, he is always one mistake away from not being able to provide for his family, much like the 9 to 5 joe. You brought up the trap of refering to history in regard to what we were.
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
Well now... brother... sigh.... A Degree... in this world signifies someone who is marketable to this established system and thus more likely to offer security through the likelihood of job placement.... "He has the ability to provide some financial security".... Just because a brother is intelligent does not present the likelihood that he will use his intelligence to forge a way in this world..... those "Good Will Hunting" brothers I spoke of? Are usually broke.... I just happen to not care...
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Re: One Man Battling the Democratic Party

1milehi ·
here is a link to the 100 page legal brief outlining the suit: http://www.gopinsight.com/uploaded_images/civilsuit100305.doc
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

HonestBrother ·
* Bitch * , you achieved nothing but making an ass of yourself... I've never in my life seen someone win a debate by simply declaring they won... You achieved nothing....You've wasted your breath this whole time addressing a point I did NOT even make or intend... As I said before you're full of hot air and I know this by the putrid odor I smell coming from your direction.... "Foe Hammer"?????, "Saracen Knight"????? ONLY IN YOUR IMAGINATION..... Stop playing so many video games! And use spell...
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Re: Terrence Howard's "Pimp or Be Pimped" Moment

RadioRaheem ·
the performance sans Terrence Howard Enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtIOHw80dFg&search=oscars%202006 My take. This is a great moment for the history of rap music. This, in my opinion, even surpasses Eazy-E being invited to the White House for a Reagan/Republican fundraiser....and yes, it is hard out here for a pimp
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Re: Terrence Howard's "Pimp or Be Pimped" Moment

HonestBrother ·
You're kidding right?
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Re: Abortion ban

MBM ·
I think what is happening is that now that the Supreme Court has a more favorable split on the abortion issue (after Bush appointed the last two justices) anti-choice folks are trying to force the issue by creating these (currently) unconstitutional laws. They want the laws brought before the Supreme Court so that Roe v. Wade can be reconsidered.
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Re: Abortion ban

James Wesley Chester ·
---Black Viking We are agreed. States cannot overturn a decision of the Supreme Court, but rather must write new (State) law, of whatever quality. Rowe v. Wade is not the 'law of the land'. Abortion law is the law that is applicable in the respective States. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

HonestBrother ·
Good example of what I'm talking about... PS: I puke E-V-E-R-Y time I hear "Sorry 2004"
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Re: One Man Battling the Democratic Party

1milehi ·
http://adeebafolami.com/archives/2006/perryman2.html
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Re: Abortion ban

Black Viking ·
But, if a new State law is written that immediately bumps up against a previous Supreme Court decision, then it falls flat. The State has to make a case that the new law somehow does not apply to the previous decision in order for it to be reviewed. In this case in particular, I don't see that happening. The State would have to prove that the abortion they are legislating on is somehow not the abortion addressed in Rowe vs. Wade.
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Re: Abortion ban

Yemaya ·
The loophole is obvious "bans all abortions unless the life of the mother is endangered". So if you'll die as a result of being pregnant you can get an abortion, so I guess that it would be constitutional. It seems as if they are not banning abortions, they are applying conditions to qualify you to have an abortion. I'm not sure that it the Roe vs Wade case covered any conditions about having an abortion and didn't GW sign a bill a few years ago banning partial birth abortions? Could someone...
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Re: And Then....

Kai ·
Peace.... The lids of her eyes lower as she scans the room in search of the only person who could be responsible for displacing the figurine, after a brief search, she discovers the culprit only six feet away. She catches his escape only seconds before he reaches the bedroom door...She mutters in a raspy voice "baby...Uh..aren't you forgetting something?" He turns to face her. The sinister smile which adorns his face provides all of the answers required. And then....
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Re: How Do Men Fall in Love?

FireFly ·
this truly is a curiousity. (I'll answer my experience of the original question later). A friend left Sydney and went to live in New York for 4 years. 4 yrs=length of visa, ok? She meets a guy, they fall in love, move in together, blah, blah. One month before she has to come home - visa is running out - he says 'oh, but can't you stay?' Hum, no. Like, so where are we heading? Not much to say from him. He'd forgotten about the V-I-S-A...or what? Reality time!! She leaves the USA, comes home...
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Re: Feingold to Call for Rare Presidential Censure

EbonyRose ·
Yes, if it's a 2-for-1, "send them both down the river" deal ... I'm all for that!! This Dennis Hastert guy will probably be too shell-shocked by suddenly becoming president and hopefully would to nothing as opposed to something to screw us up even more than we are! I would hope he would just shut-up and wait for November 2008!
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Re: The Bible: Absolute Truth and Nothing but the Truth?

kresge ·
Melesi, Self as understood as a autonomous consciousness is, I believe, a fiction. This is not to say that human beings do not have a degree of agency. It is this sense that I believe that one can speak of "individual" responsibility. I was perhaps too brief in my response. The principle impulse for the response, however, was the tendency I see in contemporary society toward individualistic dare I say narcissistic forms of spirituality. When I read it, Hebrews 10:25 jumped into my head. Or...
 
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