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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

FireFly ·
I feel I have so much to do before that happens. Because I'm an atheist, sometimes it's a little scarey not having a 'safety net'. Then I wonder WHY am I here? C'mon, let's not waste time, tell me my 'mission'... LOL. Well, I believe if my good motivations don't outweigh the bad, then maybe I deserve whatever I get. [insert shrug icon]. At the risk of sounding arrogant or corny, I really would like to make a positive difference somehow, somewhere, to someone. I've met people who strike me...
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

Empty Purnata ·
Very reasonable expression! Actually about the "saftey net" thing, one of my cousins is also an atheist, but he believes in reincarnation or subconsciousness (he believes that people either either reincarnate or that after death, people remain in a dream-like subconscious state). It's kind of unusual for an atheist to believe in afterlife, but oh well. *shrugs*
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

UppityNegress ·
I am a weak atheist and an agnostic (no, they're no mutually exclusive), but I practice taoist philosophy. I don't believe there is an onjective meaning to life, but that doesn't mean life itself is meaningless. Rather, it opens the possibility of the individual creating their own purpose, if they so chose. With the knowledge that all we have is the here and now (although religious taoists may believe in reincarnation), the toaist focuses on experiencing the beauty and goodness of the world,...
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Re: Should Black People...

Guest ·
IN THE CONTEXT OF COMMERCE - YES. We should show them that it is safe to SHOP in our communities so that they can HAND US THEIR MONEY. We should show them that a Black business who opens up IN THEIR COMMUNITY is going to provide the best service - SO THEY CAN HAND OVER THEIR MONEY TO US. We should have our schools in working order where they will attempt to TRANSFER INTO OUR SCHOOLS in order to give THEIR kids an early exposure how COMPETITIVE the real world is and that they need to be...
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Re: Should Black People...

Empty Purnata ·
CON-Feed: "Yes'suh boss! You'se can trust me! I'se do right and I'se won't cheat ya or nuttin'!" Question: Why should I invest in White commerce? They should be just as obligated to show ME that MY money is safe in their hands. 1) You assume that White racial discrimination against Minorities in business is well-founded. 2) You are implying that White business is self-evidently trustworthy. And they should do the same with us. But, no, you don't believe in that. The White man can always be...
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Re: Should Black People...

AudioGuy ·
You are quite obviously mis-named... The "feedback" you have given is useless. How exactly would you propose the we do what you have imagined?? White people are not going to transfer their kids to a majority Black school under any circumstances - no matter how good the school is, that will NOT happen... What "goal" are you referring to?? Many times this is already the case, white people just refuse to believe it... If we just got BLACK people to believe what you are saying, we would not NEED...
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Re: Black Middle Class vs. American Middle Class

umbrarchist ·
I think the economics statistics are a bunch of garbage. This is what I think should be supplied: Divide the country into 12 groups by income. Take the bottom 90% and divide them into 9 groups, 10% each. Take the top 10% and divide them into 3 groups, 9%, 0.9% and 0.1%. It shouldn't be difficult to figure out which group Bill Gates is in, but who else is in there with him. LOL. Anyway, I want income and NET WORTH within each group. One thing wrong with the entire economy is this lack of...
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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: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

umbrarchist ·
The ECONOMIC UNIT is just an abstract representation for many possible economic entities that all have certain things in common. It could be a single person living alone. It could be a family of 4. It could be a hippy commune. It could be a multi-billion dollar corporation. In some ways you could compare it to a water tank. Water flowing in is income. Water flowing out is expenses. But the tank is not prefect, there is leakage from the bottom which is depreciation. A single man living alone...
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

Guest ·
I am proud of Black Commentator. They made it to the second paragraph before they went on the attack. CONTENT OF THEIR CHARACTER - huh? Many who are involved in what THEY call "Civil Rights circa 2006" want everything BUT character to be the primary factor in JUDGEMENT. We have no "civil rights movement" today. We have an IDEOLOGICALLY based agenda" that seeks to use countervailing forces of racial categorization to achieve a certain result. Of course as long as YOU agree with their methods...
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Re: Racism Out Of "Racism-Deniers"

DogBreath ·
Empty Purnata, this is a very interesting topic. Most of the whites I encounter in real time(or on the net) truly believe that racism is either dead or "not as bad as it used to be". When I tell them otherwise, most get upset and begin to attack me or talk about the "mess" that's in the black community and want to preach to me about blacks taking responsibility for our actions. My favorite "comeback" from these white folk is the "you blacks are always blaming the white man for your problems"...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Guest ·
Little Fella: I have "power" and influence over myself and my family. I have no job as a "Civil Rights Actor-vist", standing in front of a crowd, telling Black folks how damaged we are as a people. You can judge me on that which I have influence over in my domain. I just signed up for Junior Acheivement. I will have the opportunity to get in front of young people and "indoctrinate them" toward my way of thinking. IF my bit of influence upon this kids, mixed in with the greater influence of...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Nmaginate ·
COP OUT!! And your typical Race To The RAT HOLE! I guess you have that thing you call "CONDITIONED HOPELESSNESS." You only have power/influence that only goes so far. You can't do any more than that. You're hopeless. The situation you're up against is hopeless. I mean, you rant, rave and rail against stuff? That you can't control? I thought you had a theory about that. You know, that you don't worry about things and people you have no control over. CON-Feed. It's NOW time for the STOP THE...
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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

Dusty Elbow ·
Does the term and title 'net worth' only applies to the owner? It cannot seem to say the net worth of my car since its had depreciation associated with it. Or a house. Or a job. The person and or person that own can claim 'net worth' it seems? That's is very trick term 'net worth'.
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

Empty Purnata ·
HELL, even the 9-11 Commission itself admits that no evidence of a plane (or the alleged people on Flight 77) was ever found: http://911research.wtc7.net/planes/attack/flight77.html I had this dicussion with my mother a while ago, and she got so upset that I kept debunking her "evidence" that she started yelling and cutting me off. She kept saying that if the goverment was lying, they wouldn't leave info open like that to be debunked. I told her that experts and scientists can debunk lies,...
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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

umbrarchist ·
The car is an asset. The house is an asset. The car would be an asset that just about certainly depreciates. The house could be an asset that appreciates but not necessarily. There can be market appreciation and physical depreciation. Have you ever had a roof leak and had to pay for a new roof? In order to realize that appreciation you must mortgage or sell the house. If you mortgage you take on a liability and must pay every month. If you sell, where do you live? Net worth applies to the...
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Re: Bush's War On The Poor

Black Viking ·
I'm starting to realize that fiscal conservatives aren't that different from social conservatives. There both stupid. Poor fiscal conservatives actually believe Bush is doing something for them with his tax cuts. Although, there is nothing to base this on except what Bush told them. Idiots. Bush is helping rich conservatives though, and their support of him doesn't suprise me in the least. OK, poor conservatives, let's here it. Why did you vote for this guy? Oh that's right. I remember now.
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Re: are parents @ fault for this?

FireFly ·
There is no easy answer to this, however, it's not about setting up Net Nanny and walking off... I believe it's more about famililes discussing and developing values and ethics with their children, and giving them enough information (deciding how much, is about family communication) to make informed decisions and choices and consider their own safety. In many cases children are more net savvy than their parents, so it's important they are made aware of the dangers, their vulnerability and a...
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Re: What Party puts us in power?? Democrat or Republican

Kweli4Real ·
No, Omega, I think the original of the quote I paraphrased was said a little before Bob's time. Oh, I get it ... You were joshin'. Right? Their [our] qualifications have never been in question. But again: What profit a man or his people should he gain the world [i.e., power/position/authority] and lose his soul [i.e., be put in charge of promoting policies that work against his interests, and those of his community]? No doubt Black folks' interests are far from monolithic, so your individual...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
I never said that race mixing is evil....just noting some people cannot seem to find worthy black folks to marry and most often these folks are conservatives. Hmmmmmm Oh look at you do the jig around China. The fact is that Much of Chinas growth is related to US direct foreign investment. My question is why not China could grow from its own capital investment at the same rate and does not the direct foreign investment coming from the US mean that the US has LOST those investment dollars? If...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

toussaint ·
That's like saying when I buy something from someone, every person other than that someone loses. Ridiculous. No one in either side is made worse off in your hypothetical. A company is taking its own money and investing it. It's not taking someone else's money. There's no zero-sum here.
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
Well...you seem to not understand that competition produces winners and losers and hence by its nature represents a zero sum. Given population growth, there need to be economic growth and job growth just to keep up with providing opportunity for an expanding population. Thus, when there is capital to be invested which creates jobs and income for peoples. Geographic locations compete for the investment dollars. Some win and some lose. Even within the United States, there has been a migration...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

toussaint ·
It is not at all obvious that A's gain is B's loss. That's why your argument about manufacturing jobs fell flat. If a US company takes its profits and invests them in China, tell me, who has "lost" something? Investment seekers in the US may have "lost" competition for investment dollars, but they have not lost anything tangible. They are just as well off as they were before the US company decided to invest its profits. Some specific group may not be as well off as they could have been , but...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Nmaginate ·
CAN your aztecs, too!! What's up with the MEALY MOUTH!! I didn't stutter: Show the lack of a relationship and how "nothing tangible" was "lost" in the switch. Oh, you've had NO LUCK with that. Figures... Does it mean the North isn't?? IN REALITY!! Demonstrate that or take the MEALY MOUTH to Disney where all your Mickey Mouse, Make-Believe logic resides. It's not that hard. You claim "there's not a fixed pie"... Show us how, tell us why. Again, you had a clear, straightforward example.
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

toussaint ·
Ummm, both the North and the South are growing economically, meaning no net loss on either side. That is impossible in a zero some game, by definition. Do you understand now? By the way, that IS what is happening.
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Nmaginate ·
Ummm... GROWTH FIGURES in the same sectors. Manufacturing, etc. The thing here is the impact on workers; aka "the people." Understand, now?? How about now? QUESTION: How is there "pain" when there is no Net TANGIBLE Loss (i.e. something that can be felt or touched)? How can someone run the risk of being unemployed when NOTHING IS LOST?? Hmmm....
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
Toussaint. What you fail to consider is that everything is relative. Lets say that an area has a million residents and normative levels of population growth. Lets now say that there is little job growth, despite a growth in population. The net effect of that is that the economic health of the region is deteriorating, despite not losing any jobs, but because they are not gaining any jobs. This is why despite job growth under the Bush administration, his tenure is considered a poor performance...
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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: New Black Conservative Website

HonestBrother ·
There is no net loss for the investor class... all the pain is saved up for the poor schleps who lose their jobs.
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Kweli4Real ·
That is so true. The main problem that I have with this Free Market Globalism [besides the fact that it is all theory] is that it discounts the very real suffering of very real people, without making no allowances or better taking no measures to elevate the suffering. It assumes that all parties are equal players in the game, when in fact, very few are players [they are called owners], all the rest are the played. Anyone supportive of this theoretic philosophy, other than the already...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Empty Purnata ·
Amen! But of course, buck-dancing Kneegroids is all for it!
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
Anytime there is a competition there is winners and losers. Capitalism is all about competition and thus produces winners and losers. The only way you cannot have winners and losers in competition is to have a DRAW or TIE. Thus, if entities are competing for capital investment an entity winning those investments means another entity losing those investments. Now, I am about to go over your head in that economics are bound by the physical laws of nature of this closed system we inhabit.
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
The thing is that my position is not a philosophical one; it's simply an application of the physical laws of nature concerning matter and energy. Economics is subject to these laws because matter and energy is what makes economies work. I am a firm believer, based upon physical laws of nature, that there can never be a net gain...only shifts. You might have 20 dollars in one pocket and nothing in the other. If you move 20 dollars to the other pocket, you still only have 20 dollars, but one...
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Re: Discribe posters as a Drink

Khalliqa ·
I don't drink.... so I had a hard time understading what all of this meant.... So I researched it on the net.... Here's what I found: The flavor of Bailey's is also quite distinct, and I believe you'd never forget it if you've ever tried it. It is very creamy and rich tasting, slightly sweet. It goes quite well with any recipe you may have that calls for coffee or chocolate! For as rich as it tastes, Bailey's is surprisingly low in calories, just around 130 per serving (by itself). When...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Faheem ·
Let's talk about it while it is happening and while it is fresh on our mind. I am really enjoying this economic panel, we have some brilliant folk up there, although the arguing about the Black church was a bit much, I believe the points being made were on point. So much information has been offered and so many good questions have been asked. a good question about gentrification was raised and that is, is it really gentrification when we are the gentrifiers, pushing our poor family members...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
Just a note..... the UNOI is not NOI..... but as in all things there are many key similarities between all three....... I will not give my opinion here.... because you asked for Thayfen's opinion...... but there is a wealth of information in terms of people's opinions on the net and otherwise.... The best source is to listen or go for yourself.... not for recruitment.... but as in a lot of things in our community ...... people tend to latch on to a perception and simply feed themselves the...
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Re: Khalil Gibran

Khalliqa ·
You can specifically go to columbia.edu.... or just a general search on the net through google for "Khalil Gibran-The Prophet" it is a series of his sayings.... not really religious more poetic and reflective.... Peace, Virtue
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

umbrarchist ·
The reason we have so many problems now is because the people in the 60s were galvanized instead of being rational. If there had been no march on Washington, but instead King had been able to get Black churches to start teaching kids accounting the net result would be better today. Malcolm X called it the Farce on Washington. umbra
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Vox ·
I have strong doubts that he would have been as successful in that attempt. In the face of Jim Crow segregation, it would have been a tough sell to instill the same passion for learning accounting as it was for demanding the basic human freedoms under the law.
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

umbrarchist ·
I conceed it would have been a tough sell, but what FREEDOMS did the march on Washington get? It was a nice show and people make a big deal of it today but what were the tangible results? If 20% of Black kids could have understood to concentrate on NET WORTH every year since 1963 how much difference would that make in our economic condition today? Culture is a way of thinking. Solving our problems will ultimately require a change of culture. Since you don't hear the White people saying...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

James Wesley Chester ·
---umbrarchist I would like to submit the Civil Rights Act of 1964, AND the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the shortcoming of the later notwithstanding. If 20% of Black kids could have understood to concentrate on NET WORTH every year since 1963 how much difference would that make in our economic condition today?---umbrarchist Economic awareness is very important and the point is well-taken. The same argument is applicable to a long list of issues. I would submit self-determined identity be put...
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Re: Oral Tradition vs. Written

Vox ·
That's... a pretty impressive point. Based on the dichotomy between what you're saying and what I observed, what would you say about this idea: Ideally in a society like ours, some sort of institution, maybe the schools, maybe a community-based organization for young people, is where this communal knowledge-sharing can begin. Part of the knowledge, of course, points the people in the direction of books to read among the other things. In my life, I've witnessed this very thing you're talking...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

Kai ·
Peace.... the initial question raised by Virtue was legitimate. Let's not be dishonest. We are not limiting the fantasizing to women who pose in tasteful photographs. We are including within the fantasizing women who are obviously professional strippers. The latest "gift" On the den displays women who are clearly demonstrating sexually provocative movements. if you all want to split hairs and say that women who pose in Hustler magazine, or Penthouse, are not sending a message of promiscuity...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

HonestBrother ·
Yes...it was What part of DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND????? I disagree... Again, I'm thinking of a great many situations... the so-called artistic nude for example: Repeat: I'm a photographer Once more: It depends She hasn't earned any special treatment from me... I'll treat her as I would anyone else... especially if she's going to be as pigheaded as you are.... In fact, she got off sorta light.
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

Black Viking ·
Okay, let's not be dishonest. We are also not limiting the fantasizing to professional strippers. We are including women who pose in tasteful photographs. Once again, provocative does not equal promiscuous. Why are these shades of gray so difficult to understand? Yes... Men are visually stimulated creatures, and the idea that a woman is open to sex is arousing. But that has to do with the fantasy of her being open to sex with us. The idea of her being open to everyone is not very appealing.
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Re: Blacks Turn to Internet Highway, and Digital Divide Starts to Close

Guest ·
MBM: One thing that you failed to note: The "Digital Divide" was not 'closed' by the traditional civil rights actions of protests, pickets or boycotts. The story details how MARKET FORCES worked to provide access to those who were demanding the service. Since the content providers on the Net make money by expanding the number of eyeballs that view their material it is in their vested interests to expand. Why is it that we did not see any Civil Rights Actor-vist initiate their own computer...
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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: Nationalism VS Assimilation

ZAKAR ·
if you are sporting the Red black and Green flag and dont know what Nationalism is, something is very wrong with that picture. Just like people tell the whites who come here asking about racism, all this information on the net about Nationalism there is no reason an intelligent black person hasnt studied Nationalism at least from the point of understanding what it is. What I find is a lot of people pic up slogans and wear material but no nothing about what they are representing
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Re: Nationalism VS Assimilation

MBM ·
WHAT DO YOU WANT? Do you want a homeland within the U.S.? Do you want to go back to Africa? Do you want to be on a reservation Native American style? Would you prefer a federally owned land like the District of Columbia? Do you just want more and stronger African American run cities within the U.S.? Do you support armed insurrection against the U.S.? Should we all move to a state and take it over with a black governor, legislature, etc.? Stop making a fool out of yourself and think about...
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Re: Do you think the government is reading AA.org?

Kweli4Real ·
Okay ... [making myself a target here] Federal agencies do not physcially visit sites until they have a reason to do so; rather, they fish the net. [Pardon the pun] Computers sift through the traffic looking for key-words, phrase and combination. When there is a hit, they take a closer look. But that said, we could increase the odds of our being monitored, as a board and individually, if we would establish a pattern of discussing an objective, actually working toward the objective and...
 
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