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Re: 2005--In Loving Memory Of....

Fine ·
"Never To Be Forgotten" Renaldo "Obie" Benson/Singer with the Four Tops Lamont Bentley/Actor on "Moesha" Kenneth Bancroft Clark Shirley Anita Chisholm/Politician Johnnie Cochran, Jr./Famous Lawyer Shirley Horn/Jazz Singer Willie Hutch: Willie McKinley Hutchinson/ Motown Record Producer John H. Johnson/Publisher-Ebony Magazine, Jet Edward "Eddie" Patten/Member of Glady Knight and the Pips Constance Baker Motley/Attorney, Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks/Civil Rights Activist Brock...
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Re: What Are Women Really Attracted To?

folobatuyi ·
Personally, I believe there is some truth to this...especially the part where the author advised men to "never listen to what a woman says -- always pay attention to what she actually does instead." I would modify that to say that as a guy, one should not only hear or listen to what a woman says but also observe and keep note on what she does...much more telling and true. As to the role of money and the need for sex as items of attraction women see in men...both are factors but I think it is...
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Re: Sistah Souljah

FireFly ·
I appreciate you posting this Fine. I knew 'our' Sis Souljah had borrowed the name from an author but never got around to following up info about her. ...and before you shake your head that I hadn't heard of her... LOL!!
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Re: Sistah Souljah

SistahSouljah ·
ACTUALLY I never knew a Sister Souljah existed...I didn't "borrow" her name (hence the different spelling). I've never read anything she's written and it was only very recently that I found out about her. Just to clarify.
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

RadioRaheem ·
I would conclude that many young black women make very poor dating choices early in their dating lives. It seems, like Dr Audrey Chapman*******[link below with highlighted quote] has concluded, that many black women are looking to be a savior in their quest to attempt to try to change a bad boy into a good man..as oppose to starting out with a good man and building from there. She [Dr. Chapman]feels that black women would like to feel that their love can change people...only later to...
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Re: What Are Women Really Attracted To?

Ms_secondhalf ·
"Women think with their vaginas"???? Puh-leeeeeeeze.... YOUNG women, maybe... who tragically, mistakenly think they don't have anything else to offer. Women with sense (and class) do NOT think this way AT ALL. Clearly, the author has unresolved issues, no doubt fueled by chasing some woman who didn't give him the time of day after he had his way with her and bought her groceries. My brother once remarked that men are basically uncomplicated: "We want food, football and sex, sis. Sometimes...
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Re: BLACK PEOPLE IN THE BRITISH ISLES

FireFly ·
Ignatius Sancho (1729-1780) (excerpts only) From African Slave to Composer & Author Born on a Slave Ship Near Guinea, West Africa Ignatius Sancho was one of the few Africans in 18th-century England to become a member of the middle class, highly literate and an amateur musician and composer. Birth Ignatius Sancho was born in 1729 on a British slave ship near Guinea, West Africa, enroute to the Spanish West Indies. He was orphaned in infancy. Ignatius Sancho: An African Man of Letters is a...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
"1. It is his attempt to have the last word as EP stated when describing childish behavior. 2. The infammatory nature of his posts is intended to distract from the content of the previous post that cannot rebut. Based on the hateful nature of his posts, an appropriate response would be emotional and inflammatory and therefore sucessfully take the discussion away from the points he cannot rebut or renders his statements moot. 3. In the spirit of blast emailing, his posts and long and...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Melesi ·
Well, that's interesting: You wrote, ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I don't believe it should or shouldn't talk any way in particular. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ But that's been your whole argument: ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Let's put it this way: St. Paul didn't have problems strongly condemning a lot of other things. NOW DID HE? What in the Bible forbids the owning of slaves? He could command if only he wanted But he NEVER says it anywhere ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ You demand...
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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

Dusty Elbow ·
The economic unit model on that picture. Is that a house, our economy or any goods in general? How does the economist come into the picture with this. It looks like depreciation is sneaking out the backdoor. Since there is net worth I googled a search for "gross worth" and a page says they are both the same. Not many pages talk about "gross worth" with google results coming at... Results 1 - 100 of about 726 for "gross worth". (1.38 seconds) with "net worth" googled at Results 1 - 100 of...
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Re: Question for Kresge?

kresge ·
AG, This is not an area of expertise for me, but I would there are folks who do a lot in the area of creation spirituality in Christianity. You might want to do a search on Matthew Fox and Thomas Berry (author of The Dream of the Earth ). This is also a topic dealt with from time to time by the folks who are a part of the Sojourners community in Washington, DC as well as folks associated with the magazine The Other Side in Philadelphia. Finally, I would suggest searches on eco-spirituality,...
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Re: The Black Commentator vs. The Wall Street Journal

Faheem ·
This has to be the best op-ed I have read all year, albeit it is only the 13th of January. Brother Bruce articulates all that was running through my mind as I was reading white folk commenting about Black folk on a white Blog this morning in regards to a report that was published in Seattle's paper yesterday about the difference in length and how often Black students are suspended and disciplined in School in relations to white students. The garbage that was coming out of these white folk...
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Re: AN UNEVEN HAND: THE DISCIPLINE GAP IN SEATTLE SCHOOLS

Nmaginate ·
In the other thread, you referenced a White Blog with a bunch of BS written about the study. Though this was an attempt to be intelligent as opposed to just speaking in the talking point Language of Right vs. Left STUPIDITY, the following quote from one of the respondants shows exactly how bankrupt their objections are: Somehow, it didn't occur to our friend that, by the same consideration/comparison token, there is no way to make a case against the racial discrimination claim (as he and his...
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Re: Question for Kresge?

Rowe ·
The following passages are excerpts taken from author Rosemary Radford Ruether's, Sexism and Godtalk: Toward A Feminist Theology . Woman, Body, and Nature: Sexism and the Theology of Creation 1) "The establishment of this relationship between male and female spheres depends not only on males as definers of culture but also on the burdening of women with most of the tedious, day-to-day tasks of economic production. Males become a leisure class with relatively little to do but decorate...
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Re: Racism Out Of "Racism-Deniers"

Nmaginate ·
Whatever he is (Black or White), he has some serious issues. Apparently, he has a long history with certain posters here. Back when there was a (original) forum on The Black World Today (TBWT) website, he went by the name CONSERVO. On Faheem's blog, CON-Feed apparently went by the name Renaldo. He also apparently posted on BET.com when the was a forum there and left me a private message referencing our TBWT encounters. Kevin, Vox, Faheem and Noah could probably give you a better idea than I...
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

Nmaginate ·
Art_Gurl, it's a (linked) commentary from the web-mag, The Black Commentator. The author is ANTHONY ASADULLAH SAMAD, an occasional contributer there. As for the books, I can vouch for WHY WE CAN'T WAIT. I've had the occasion to re-read/review it over the last few years. Perhaps it would shed some light on how the "race" conversation was "called to a halt" because MLK's actual ideas don't mesh with those who love to profess a belief in a "colorblind society." Perhaps you can tell me what you...
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Nmaginate ·
You really do have problems READING and COMPREHENDING. Like the proverbial pat on the head some would say the author here is trying, auditioning so hard for, huh? When you know what the hell you're talking about then tell me what I "may be surprised to find." ...(*ahem*) (clearing throat, major phelm from having to repeat or say something so obligatory to where I need to take a second and make sure it comes out loud and clear)... "What Does HATE Have To Do With It?" GET A FUCKIN' CLUE. Get a...
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Re: House of Representative is like a Plantation...

Faheem ·
http://www.canofun.com/blog/videos/2006/SharptonChristiePlantation.asx Sharpton Defends Hillary statements and adds context to them.
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Nmaginate ·
I don't agree with that and the term "UNITY" gets more vague with every use. Dis-unity would seem to be a function of our situation. So, I see that idea as one suggesting False Causation. The central question is: How do African Americans create a "unity paradigm" that works for the highly stratified "black diaspora?" To merely say "We are not unified and that's what causes or allows our problems to continue" doesn't answer the important question here. Neither does it say what Unity Is and...
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Re: Bible = The Word of God?

nubian1125 ·
MBM, God is never done speaking through his people. God has always risen one to speak to the people. I'm a christian and i catch alot of heat for this but i'm going to keep it real. I Believe God speaks at times to louis farrahkan. Even though he is a muslim. We are a race of people in the dark, and God had put the words into his mouth to guide us and to lead us. Now it is up to Louis Farrahkan to take heed to this call. As a christian i can't give Louis Farrahkan credit for calling on...
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Re: Ray J Reveals Gang Past

Frenchy ·
Friggin hilarious. That interviewer disrespected the HELL out of him! And those answers (and by "answers" I mean "bold-faced lies")! My favorite parts: Poor thing sounds like he had no idea. I don't see how , but whatevah. Everybody wants to be a gangbanger. The lies are so fantastical, I thought it was a spoof.
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Re: Your house is burning...!!!!

Frenchy ·
The World According to Garp by John Irving Quirky plot, great writing (and even better writing about the process of writing), and the first time I've read a male author who so completely understands the boundaries/joys of being an unconventional woman. I think I was 15 when I first read it and it was such a fresh departure from the Madame Bovary -type books I was reading in class. I actually cried when I finished it, not because it ended sadly, but because I didn't want it to end. And with a...
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Re: Your house is burning...!!!!

SistahSouljah ·
My Qur'an. Ha ha. No but I'd take "Weep No More My Lady" by Mary Higgins Clark because it was the very first MHC book that I had ever read. My nana gave it to me and it turned Mary into my favorite author. It's another way to hold my deceased grandma forever close to me. She loved books too.
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Re: Unholy Strictures?

HonestBrother ·
The title is "Unholy Stric tures". I think the reference is to the fact that the author of this article believes the requirement that a religious scripture be read as one would read a science book or a encyclopedia to be contrary to an older more authentic tradition of understanding religious texts. The requirement is an "unholy stricture" on how these texts are to be understood and appreciated.
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Re: Unholy Strictures?

kresge ·
Yep, and that applies to all sacred text, whether it be the Hebrew Bible, the Greek New Testament, the Quran, the Gita, or Vedas.
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

Nmaginate ·
(*whisper*__________ BULLSHIT!!! __________ *whisper*) Dude, new material. That shit is so worn out. There you go PROJECTING again. Every challenge to the RHETORIC and paper-thin "principles" you espouse results in your PUNKING OUT!! Whether you're used to be challenged or not is not the issue. One thing is for sure, you never met the challenge. You prefer to RUN, wiggle, WEASEL, obfuscate, DIVE INTO SOME DIVERSIONARY Rat Hole... anything but actually met the challenges to your weak ass,...
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Re: PBS: African American Lives

Faheem ·
PBS TO OFFER SPECIAL PROGRAMMING FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH February 1 – February 28, 2006 Alexandria, VA - January 25, 2006 - From history to culture to drama to independent film, PBS features year-round programming both created by and about African Americans. In honor of Black History Month, PBS will broadcast a variety of new and encore presentations that celebrate the rich history of African Americans. The centerpiece for this month of special programs is a four-hour series by Henry Louis...
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Re: What is a Sellout?

Nmaginate ·
Don't believe that's such a problematic thing. The problem comes in when the range of possibilities, the range of "acceptables" are so broad... no one statement can capture the essence. Now, too often that may be the problem: Trying to give a simple, hard answer to a question that is at least as fluid as it is complex (complex in the sense that it's broad and one almost has to speak in broad generalities in an attempt to arrive at definition). And honest observations would reveal that...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

kresge ·
What the ....? According to the link you provided, we are supposed to come up with a state of the union address without using the following words:
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Kweli4Real ·
You know, I didn't go to the link. But what we have here, I think, is a tongue in cheek, kinda thing. The prohibited words make up the essence of everything Bush. And the Democratic response to the State of the Union Address should be the prohibited list with conjections and connectors inserted, where appropriate.
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Re: The Most Popular Myths In Science

James Wesley Chester ·
Here's one: DDT kills the environment, and is a great danger to humans. This is more than a myth. It is a hoax played an earth's human population by Rachel Carson auhor of 'Silent Spring'. DDT could reduce deaths from malaria to near zero within a year. AND... THE ENTIRE SCIENCE COMMUNITY KNOWS IT!!!! Of course, most malaria deaths are in Africa, followed by South, and Central America. And...Asia of course. Hmmmm. The lie is documented in 'Hoodwinked' by an author that escapes just now.
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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: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

UppityNegress ·
The cartoons were originally commisioned to test the boundaries of free speech in Denmark. An ethnically Danish author who was writing a pro-Muslim children's book on Islam, couldn't find anyone to illustrate it for fear of violence and persecution from the Muslims in Denmark. He questioned whether political correctness in regards to Muslims was hindering free speech in the country. The newspaper drawings were meant as a test--granted, a rather childish one. The smarter option would have...
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Re: What Party puts us in power?? Democrat or Republican

Omega4ul ·
Thanks, Kweli4Real! I like that quote, I think it is from Bob Marley. I agree that neither party put us in a position of 'power'. Although those nominated officails were put into their respective roles to carry out an agenda, they were qualified. One question, What are the interests of Black folk? (Mine may be different from yours) PAce Tua, I am new so I am not sure. I found that website and I was wondering how legit it was. I knew a blog like this would be able to give me some insight. Thanks
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Re: What Party puts us in power?? Democrat or Republican

Pace Tua ·
Omega, I think Kweli about covered it, especially "Can something be legit, while promoting half-truths or out-right lies?" BTW, this is not a "blog", but a top-leval internet web site. You know, like com, org, gov, etc. About three or four months ago, I forget all the details, someone posted that link here, or maybe it was a member who found the link, I forget. Anyway, a lengthy, somewhat outraged debate ensued over the justification for claiming many of these Black Americans as...
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Re: Should God?

kresge ·
I find your response to this questions particularly interesting. It appears that you require empirical data in order to supersede enlightened individuals for whom I would contend that you do not have empirical data for in the first place. You have not seen the Buddha or Jesus, so how do you know what the Buddha or Jesus were like? How do you know that your conception is valid? This is part of the problem with interpretation. In some sense, all there is is interpretation. I am not sure if you...
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Re: Yes, women are still marrying for money (article)

qty226 ·
"Michael Broder, Ph.D., author of Can Your Relationship Be Saved? says that while the idea of women marrying for money isn't as common today as it was in the past, it still happens. "In the '50s and '60s they used to say 'It's just as easy to fall in love with a rich man as a poor man,'" says Broder. "Women now realise they don't need a man for wealth. Being empowered is the trend now." But, he adds that finances do play an important role in relationships - and have the potential to end a...
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Re: Feminist, Masculinist, or Other

FireFly ·
Touche, Black Viking, Touche! however... maybe there's a little truth in that... maybe that's where feminists came from... women who were surrounded by male dominance - physical, mental, language, customs, sexuality, society, work culture etc. - and women had to fight for the right not to be 'invisible' whether it was to have paid work or author a book under their own name not a male pseudonym. Women have always had to use a mix of assertiveness and female cunning to survive a male-dominated...
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Re: CP Time

Rowe ·
I don't feel much like getting into a scholarly discussion about this right now, but John S. Mbiti, author of African Religions and Philosophy has a chapter in his book about African conceptions of time and space. Paraphrasing, he talks about how traditionally, African people live "in the moment." Unlike Europeans, who are incredibly time-conscious and time-obsessed, Black people will not restrict ourselves to oppressive time schedules. Our culture and the way we do things are much different...
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Re: CP Time

Khalliqa ·
Aaaaahhh Mbiti.... I have read his book [i]African Religions and Philosophy thoroughly..... Time--- When you operate on "time" to achieve this one must be able to plan.... to plan one must be able to have enough past information and future assessment to be able to accurately estimate a time of arrival.... one must also be able to be disciplined enough which entails much prioritizing of responsibility to execute their plan of arrival..... On the other hand.... constricted time frames do not...
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Re: CP Time

Khalliqa ·
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
Slurs often adopted by those they insult Racial slurs such as "spic," "dago" and "mick" still are considered offensive by many people of Hispanic, Italian and Irish descent. But the words also are acceptable slang to many within those ethnic groups. Use of derogatory words by the defamed group is not unusual, some linguists say. Dr. Philip Herbst, author of The Color of Words , says some disenfranchised people believe that taking ownership of offensive words saps them of their power. In his...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Rowe ·
My argument is that there are indeed colleges, departments, and professors who possess these very same goals that you are advocating. Na'im Akbar, a renowed Black psychologist, activist, and Afrocentric scholar has been a professor at Floria State University since 1979. Molefi Kete Asante, a controversial African-American scholar whose book Afrocentricity generated the term "Afrocentrism" is currently a Professor of African-American Studies at Temple University, where he created the world's...
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Re: New Racial Survey

jazzyj ·
Just in case here is the link for the racial survey>>> Racism Survey racialsurvey.kk5.org
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Re: New Racial Survey

jazzyj ·
Hi All, Just an update. Everyone should really check this site out. I went on Oprah.com today and there's a bunch of white people on there talking about white people being discriminated against which I think is off. We need to voice our side. www.racismsurvey.kk5.org
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

umbrarchist ·
How many computers were there in the world when W.E.B. Du Bois wrote Souls of Black Folk? Souls of Black Folk was published in 1903. The vacuum tube had not been invented. It would be another 5 years before Henry Ford introduced the Model T. Do you have any idea how much that changed the American way of life? Du Bois was born in 1868. Marx didn't die until Du Bois was 15 years old. People are constantly talking about children being the future but clutter their heads with trivia from the...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

James Wesley Chester ·
I this forum was again of very high quality. I was, surprisingly, impressed with the quality of Harry Belafonte's comments. He has always been an impressive speaker. I have not always been impressed with what he had to say. I noted that later on the scheduling notice of C-SPAN2 that he and Walter What's-his-name, the author of 'Devil With the Blue Dress' will be on a 7 p.m. with discussion on an African American, or 'black' political party. What I didn't like was that they were, except Harry...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Yemaya ·
The first article I read of Dr Akbar's was his essay called "Rhythmic Patterns in African Personality". That was quite a handful. Some things I must admit I have to read twice to get the gist of what the author is talking about, especially since I don't have a background in psychology. I also read about Dr. Akbar, how I first became aware of him in Nathan McCall's book "Makes Me Wanna Holler". That was when I really began to track him down and find out what kind of work he did. I really...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

James Wesley Chester ·
I am not even saying that it has to be a so-called African American party, but there I think it behooves black folk to "think outside of the box" in this respect.---kresge I heard all of Wade Henderson's presentation. What a waste. Smiley gave him almost a groveling introduction that was lauditory beyond Henderson's profile. His presentation sounded like a rally speech from 1062. That's one seat that could have been taken of the stage, OR better yet given to one the members of the 'Youth...
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Re: Movie: What If The SOUTH Had Won?

jazzdog ·
There is a Science Fiction series that I read thats based on alternative reality in which the civil war is basically a draw and a seperate Confederated States co-exists with the North. In the series the two countries fight a on and hot battle from the civil war all the way up to WWI where the south sides with Germany and the North with the rest of the allies. In between the North invades Canada for supporting the south and puts down a Mormon rebellation in Utah thats taken advantage of the...
 
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