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Re: Conservative Idiots

Kevin41 ·
I wonder why there is sooo much laughter when the guy speaks.....I guess it is hard to take a tom serious....when you know their first and foremost motive is to defend the stats quo and their white masters....I thought the term conservative idiot applied here......... My dad's barbershop ...byLarry Elder and personal responsibility -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: December 29, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: The following column...
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Re: Aborigines target sudanese refugees

FireFly ·
thanks for this... I haven't been reading newspapers the past week so it's news to me. One thing though, Toowoomba is in Queensland and Balga is in Western Australia. If you look at a map of Australia you'll see we are a h-u-g-e continent and these places are very far apart. And very different. On a positive note, most people feel this way: "Ms Maasakker said the Sudanese had added another dimension to Toowoomba, and made the town more cosmopolitan." and also this way... "Mr Farrell said the...
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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: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

MidLifeMan ·
What always gets under my skin when black people prattle on like this is how blind or stupid the individual must be. I believe in one since that this is true – on an individual basis. But under the umbrella of racism it's complete bullshit. He did not overcome racism. In an oppressive society, when you belong to the group which is oppressed, YOU do not overcome anything. You are ALLOWED and GIVEN privileges which can easily be taken away. And lets be clear Colin Powell, a Condi Rice, an...
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Re: 2005--In Loving Memory Of....

Fine ·
Thx folobatuyi and HonestBrother. LOL--I have a revision: AITKEN, LAUREL/78 -- JAMAICAN SINGER BENNETT-SATTLER, JUDITH/54 -- ABUSE AGENCY LEADER BAIRD, HARRY/74 -- BRITISH ACTOR BAUGH, CECIL/96 -- JAMAICAN POTTER BENSON, RENALDO "OBIE"/69 -- MEMBER OF THE FOUR TOPS GROUP BENTLEY, LAMONT/31 -- ACTOR BERESFORD, RANDOLPH/91 -- BRITISH MAYOR OF HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM BROWN JR., OSCAR/78 -- SINGER/SONWRITER/ACTOR/PLAYWRIGHT CAMPBELL, LITTLE MILTON/70 -- BLUES ARTIST CARGILLE, PETER/41 -- JAMAICAN...
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Re: No one Else Wants to be a Victim

Nmaginate ·
I was wonderin' when you were going to get tired of suckin' on Kevin's balls and when you were going to start trying to give somebody else (H-B, apparently) intense, unsolicited and numerous head jobs because you just like that suckin' sound your mouth makes. They don't call you The Greatest (SUCKA) for nothing! Hell, you're SUCKA Leadership material!! Your title is: HEAD Sucka!
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Re: Vouchers ???

Nmaginate ·
And that is exactly the problem. And you can't rule out a figurative rush to "Profit." All of that, I can explain but the point is, you really wasn't reading carefully at all (see below). But, maybe you could just better articulate the idea about "competition" and actually explain/elaborate on how such "competition" can and will benefit ALL or as many children as possible and, particularly, a big (as opposed to a little) chunk of "the least among us." It can't be that hard if your actually...
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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: NUBIAN Queen Ti Unearthed

Dissident ·
Recently found, perfectly preserved statue found in Kemet. Everywhere they dig they find us. ______________________ Reserve Head of a Man. Giza; Fourth Dynasty, probably reign of Khufu (ca. 2551–2528 B.C.E.). Limestone; H. 11 7/8 in. (30 cm). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition (14.719). Although each reserve head has characteristics that make it unique, this example stands out from the group. It is one of the largest and is the most perfectly...
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Re: A Narrow View of Black Women

Frenchy ·
That behavior/mindset extends world-wide. Anna Wintour says straight out that she won't even hire women who aren't pin thin to work in any of her offices because she doesn't want that look associated with Vogue. Karl Lagerfeld was highly pissed that H&M decided to make his stuff in plus sizes because he only "makes clothing for slender women." Europe is the number one champion of Euro beauty. And everyone else follows suit. I don't know if I can really appreciate what Suzy Brokensha has...
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Re: The Best Environment for the Development of Our Potential....

umbrarchist ·
In the old Man From U.N.C.L.E. television series there was an "evil" organization called T.H.R.U.S.H., it was referred to as a supranation. That is what we need a Black supranation. Technology and global pollution make nationalism obsolete. The spread and dominance of European culture on the planet means there is nowhere to go. We must figure out how to cope with it where we stand. We need to create the: T echnological H eirarchy for the R essurection and U nification of S uper H umans LOL A...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
IRRELEVANT!!! And everything else you're "trying" - i.e. displaying - with your lawn chair logic is IRRELEVANT as well. Now, whoever you thought you were talking... Where did they(I) say, "You're trying to get us(me) to say it's ok for Whites(you) to use the N-Word." Logically, you can't get that out of anything I said, for certain: The thing is, it's really telling when people like you make an issue out of and try to justify Whites using the N-Word. That is, indeed, what you've "tried" to...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Pace Tua ·
Have to agree with you on this one, EP. For the most part, colleges and universities are institutions of conformity. I say this with some insight, having worked at UCSF in administration for eleven years. In general, colleges and universities are a mirror of the values of society. And in this society, the reflection is capitalism and power. For US colleges and universities, government funding, corporate funding, private grants, and alumnae contributions, pretty much spell status quo.
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

kresge ·
As I said, I think the issue is really what one deems or can make a case for relevance. For example, why are books on Linux more relevant than say Souls of Black Folk by WEB Du Bois. Why is Dancing Wu Li Masters more relevant than Toni Morrison's Beloved or Michel Foucaults Order of Things . I would have removed much of the science fiction and the electronic texts and included more historical (African Diasporic as well as European) and sociological, philosophical, and anthropological texts...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

nayo ·
http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,70259-0.html?tw=wn_index_2 Actor Tries to Trademark 'N' Word By Rogers Cadenhead | Also by this reporter 02:00 AM Feb, 23, 2006 EST The actor Damon Wayans has been engaged in a 14-month fight to trademark the term "Nigga" for a clothing line and retail store, a search of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's online database reveals. Wayans wants to dress customers in 14 kinds of attire from tops to bottoms, and use the controversial mark on "clothing,...
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Re: The Left Hand of God

HonestBrother ·
First, off you wacko nut jobs on the right started using religion for political purposes. And second, something needs to be done about it because you are oppressive of the rest of us. And I know this from experience. Lastly, aren't we the expert on viewing the world simplistically?
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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: Leaders or Followers?

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

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

MBM ·
BTW - I would never suggest that we cavalierly throw our support just any old place. BUT - again - I don't think there is a dearth of leadership in our community. You want a political leader? Grab Barack; what about Harold Ford? Get a group of black leaders and draft Colin if that's your flavor. You want some black leaders - Julian Bond still has lots of fire in him. You want someone a bit more left leaning? Maxine Waters is a flame thrower! Cynthia McKinney is the ONLY person in Congress...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

HonestBrother ·
I loves me some Maxine Waters and Cynthia McKinney But we need to disown Harold Ford
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Frenchy ·
That perm-wearing famewhore knew it was a bullshit story, but he wanted his face in the news. Thousands of dollars wasted trying to find these phantom perpetrators. Tawana Brawley is just the tip of his antics. He has no integrity. He's a fucking hype man with a $300 hairdo. What kind of a man is that to get behind?? Why on Earth would I , of all people, give him a pass, HB ??? You keep throwing this around. Are these people paraplegics? Something wrong with their voices?? Their feet? If...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

MBM ·
You seem to infer that he is the one who would be advantaged by the conveyance of your support. Another way of looking at this is that YOU would be the one benefited. ALthough it appears that you cannot see it, unity and galvanizing our collective power is something that advantages "the people" to a FAR greater degree than to any leader. I agree wholeheartedly. This, frankly, is one of our biggest problems as a community. We can't see past our petty self-interests to aggregate our inertia...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Kai ·
Peace.... I find it interesting that people have raised he named Barack Obama, and TD Jakes as leaders when they have led nothing, yet no one has raised the name Louis Farrakhan who has demonstrated great leadership for the entire black community for the last 20 years. I think this is another reason why we will always have a hard time finding good leadership, we always fail to acknowledge the good of people who are not backed by the media machine. Perhaps we haven't figured ut yet that the...
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Re: HOW TO GET CONDI TO POWER

Kai ·
Peace.... 2 years ago, I predicted a presidential race between Hillary Clinton, and John McCain, and for vice president, for the Democrats Barak Obama, Condi rice as the vp nominee for the Republicans. Every base would be covered. This race would be one for the record books. Kai
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

Mututsi60s ·
Frenchy poses an excellent question, what does it mean to be "free"? For a period in our history (African American descendents of slaves) to be "free" meant "to be emancipated" - to be autonomous and self-determining. The definition of "free" later came to speak more to equality and full recognition under the law. I'd be curious to read how MBM and others define freedom today. My guess is that the definitions presented will be as varied and unique as the people typing them out. As tempting...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

Mututsi60s ·
Point taken, Zakar. I'll share my opinions, keeping in mind that they are just my feelings and observations and not neccessary fact. You ask what gains we've made since the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments.... Education: I am a black student attending the University of Alabama. There are literally thousands of other black students attending this institution with me. Do you think the students who had to confront gangs and George Wallace in the 60s would consider our current situation a step...
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Re: Condi for President? No thank you.

HonestBrother ·
IMO A Rice candidacy/presidency would be disastrous for black political interests If she continues G.W.'s policies - and there is little reason to doubt she will - she'll be disastrous for the country...but the mere fact of her race will confuse (and split) the black vote. If you want to know who NOT to support: Look at who the establishment IS supporting and positively fantasizing about now: 1. Condoleeza Rice 2. Hillary Clinton (both of whom have MUCH more support among blacks than they...
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Re: shag, marry, push off a cliff...

Khalliqa ·
Ummmm... Kiss...-Delroy Lindo.... Ummmm.... Marry...-- Don Cheadle (fa sho!) Escort to the edge of a cliff..--- Wesley Snipes Have lunch with......---whoever the hunk is in Phat Girlz (don't know much about him) Kiss?, Marry?, Lunch?, Escort to the edge of a cliff? 1. Colin Powell 2. Al Sharpton 3. Jesse Jackson 4. Barack Obama (sp?) Peace, Virtue
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Re: shag, marry, push off a cliff...

nayo ·
Kiss?, Marry?, Lunch?, Escort to the edge of a cliff? 1. Colin Powell- (bench warmer) 2. Al Sharpton- lunch for the infotainment and hair care tips 3. Jesse Jackson- lunch/dinner to hear about that day on the balcony 4. Barack Obama (sp?)- not sure about this mulatto man/text message maybe ------------------------------------
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Re: Laughter, as medicine: tell a joke, or a funny story........

nayo ·
A WEEK AT THE GYM: ONE MAN'S STORY This is dedicated to everyone who ever attempted to get into a regular workout routine. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------ Dear Diary, For my fortieth birthday this year, my wife (the dear) purchased a week of personal training at the local health club for me. Although I am still in great shape since playing football 20 yrs ago, I decided it would be a good idea to go ahead and give it a try. Called the club and...
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Re: NAACP, Barack Obama Call for Earned Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

Dusty Elbow ·
I guess being in jail for undocumented illegal immigrants is full participation in our society. After all ask "our" people in jail that question. Dont worry the US army has free labor camps to answer that need of labor shortage. Obama is adding nothing to this problem except crafted words. It needs the full approval of the House and Senate and they are dead in the water for now over this whole issue.
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Re: NAACP, Barack Obama Call for Earned Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

Fine ·
Obama is a mole....!
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Re: NAACP, Barack Obama Call for Earned Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

ricardomath ·
I believe that his father is from Kenya, so it's a natural position for him to take.
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Re: NAACP, Barack Obama Call for Earned Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

Oshun Auset ·
Yah, his Father is a JaLuo from Kenya who came here on a student visa and got his citizenship by marrying his mother and then bouncing... Isn't that basically a 'loophole' in the legality issue?..Not that I give a damn, to me this country is illegal. IMO his father being from Kenya is precisely why he shouldn't think this way. But, he is part of the system and has sworn to uphold it in his oath taken for office so I couldn't ecpect much more from him.
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Re: Boortz: Rep. McKinney "looks like a ghetto slut"

Huey ·
That's sounds like something that happened to me last year. I was airing an episode of "Girlfriends," a show that I HATE! This episode, Lynn's white adopted (and very Afrocentric) sister came by to visit Lynn and her girlfriends, and there was this part of the story where she was hanging with Maya and singing to Jay-Z's song "H to the IZO" and she said the N-word. Now, there was this good ol' boy who called near the end of the program and asked me, "Why is it okay for a black person say...
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Re: Uncle Tom's Cabin

nayo ·
Good one. I found this really bad film version of 'Uncle Tom's cabin; and watched it through it's entirety, and we discovered that it was in fact 'sambo' who was the jerk. I'm also reading 'Slavery Defended', by McKitrick (1963) which presents many of the 'top minds' during slavery who vociferously defended African inferiority and the 'need' and good of slavery. :websource:http://www.ysursa.com/history/Reference%20pages/civil%20war/proslavery_defense.htm Topic: The Proslavery Defense > Q:...
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Re: Black Like GOP

Empty Purnata ·
Are you talking to me? If you are, in NO way do I support the Republican Party. They are a party of proto-Fascists. However, I'd say the Dems are just Republican-lite. The Dems agree with the Repubs on most issues. When they do disagree, it is a mealy-mouthed, half-hearted disagreement. Neither the Democratic or Republican Party is favorable towards Minorities. The Republicans want to limit Minorities from certain jobs and the Democrats have no problem with Minorities getting paid lesser...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Nikcara ·
I am troubled to hear members of this site decry the vaulue of a Black organization like Jack and Jill which is positive. MBM I am glad that I am not the only former J&J member on this site brave enough to say it, and I am glad you too saw the benefits of being in that organization. Vox, thanks for your openmindedness. As for J&J, this organization allowed me to see a very different view of Black people as opposed to tv stero-types from shows like "Good Times" or "Sanford and Son". I...
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

Fine ·
I too, cringe, HeruStar! It is true -- "Greek misinterpretation" does in fact have e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g off track -- in general -- and the true meaning of the work A-M-E-N -- in particular. Greeks knew nothing about the true essence of "Black Antiquity" -- and to this day they still don't want to know or care to know. They are copycat counterfeiters-in-denial of the truth/facts. In fact, the root of this very book [i.e. "basic instructions before leaving earth - the Bible] has its origin in...
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Re: Which is more important in the law: the truth or money?

Yemaya ·
I don't know whether to laugh or cry at that statement Frenchy. Its so true. And the ironic thing about it is that for us we are more often on the side of truth but no money! Ain't that a B***h!
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Re: Which is more important in the law: the truth or money?

Frenchy ·
It certainly is. I think a significant number of us tend to think all is well as long as "we know the truth, we know the real deal." Noble. But we don't get what we want or need. We get strapped to the electric chair "knowing the truth in our heart." Pfft! Why unfortunately? It's not as if it only works to the benefit of the Super Rich. All you have to do is have more money to spend than your opponent and your odds of winning dramatically improve. You don't need "truth" (what is truth?).
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Re: Can we please stop referring to people with the epithet "illegal"?

Norland ·
Before one can vote, one must find a voting machine that tallies the vote correctly for EVERYBODY that votes. Right now, there seems to be a major problem with that. As far as epithets go, there's about 2 zillion more that can be dropped along with "illegal". Now that "dehumanization" thingy, that's what happens everytime they go to W-A-R. The epithets fly like no one's bizness then!!!!! Oh yeah!!!!! Let's start with "Japs", "Krauts"...........and the beat goes on and on!!!!!!!!! Just pure...
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

Fabulous ·
The ABC's of ex wives A is for Alimony ... the gift that keeps on giving. B is for Balls ... which are now ours again. C is for Court ... where you finally find out the meaning of a good screw. D is for Divorce ... the alternative to ax murder. E is for Equitable Distribution ... another oxymoron. F is for Flatulence ... finally we can let loose without being criticized for causing the flowers to wilt. G is for Gandhi ... someone you could actually say had lost weight without having to lie.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

ocatchings ·
Buckcherry..."crazy b***h" I'm trying to figure out why the song has me hooked..... At this rate I'll never get my card back.......... catch
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Re: The Good Wife

obvious_1 ·
This is when you have to comprimise and during times when this doesn't work you may need to bring in a neutral third party. This isn't a perfect solution but it's better than having one party feel as if h/she is a subordinate to the other. At time comprimising can be extremely difficult and when it can be reached that when a couple really feel like partners and when comprimise can not be reached it can be a big strain on a relationship. Just my two pennies
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Re: Clark Enters Race

MBM ·
Here's a nice expose on Clark from the Washington Post. Clark seen as talented, testy By Vernon Loeb, The Washington Post From his plebe year at West Point, retired Gen. Wesley K. Clark was always first in his class, a step ahead of his peers. His rise to the top of the U.S. military seemed almost preordained, given his drive, intellect and burning will to win. BUT CLARK, 58, who won the Purple Heart and Silver Star in Vietnam in 1970 and commanded NATO's air war in Kosovo 29 years later,...
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Re: How can we get BET off the air?

Norland ·
Here's an article on "HOW HIP-HOP HOLDS BLACKS BACK" by John H. McWhorter: http://www.rense.com/general41/hip.htm Quite long; interesting read!!
 
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