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Re: Justice Dept. Probing Domestic Spying Leak

Blacksanction ·
It is can be either- whatever direction they are given re strategic policy of the government of the day. The part that everyone likes to miss is that the interception of telcom in and out of the US has been going on for decades. Think about it... the US does this with its allies so I listen to your people and I listen to yours and then we trade the information. Agents of the state (whether Fed, State or local police) depending on the circumstances do engage from time to time in unlawful acts...
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

Black Viking ·
I'm a Taoist as well. Some wise man whose name I can't recall said "It's the how of living that matters, not the how long." That being said, my own death doesn't scare me. What scares me is losing one of my loved ones before I'm ready to lose them. I don't think we miss the world when we die, but there is a good chance that the world misses us. As far as my passing, I could care less when I die, so long as I die well. Another wise man whose name I can't remember said "There are only two ways...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Melesi ·
nikcara, You have more than one point in your post. I will try to address them, but I hope you can forgive me if I miss one or two. Do we have differing definitions of "Christian"? What is a Christian to you? Yes, Christians do differ on issues, but they differ usually because they've started from different points of view. They have different conclusions about the world to begin with, thus they have certain differences in their worldviews, which is part of the point that I made originally.
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Re: Sistah Souljah

powerflower ·
I read the Coldest Winter Ever and didn't find it as profound as a lot of people make it out to be. It is an interesting read and Souljah makes some good points that promote interesting discussion, but before I read the book it was presented to me like: "Gurl, you have to read this. This is the best book I ever read. This book is deep. I think it should be required reading for all young Black women." Maybe it's just that I heard too much of the hype before actually reading the book and that...
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

humblelynn ·
Geeesh, did I miss something? I thought the topic was about what one minister's views regarding the KKK and his homophobia???? Where did Jesse Jackson fit in here?
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

ricardomath ·
Lynn, meet Lofton...
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Re: Experience with Gypsies?

Vox ·
Awww!!! I'm gonna miss you on the boards while you're gone, baby! Have a great, exciting, enlightening, and SAFE trip!!!
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Re: Million Dollar Baby

James Wesley Chester ·
I think the Oscar is about industry politics. How many Oscars had Eastwood won? Several for director, and best picture. Never for acting. None, though nominated 2 or 3 times. How many Oscars had Freeman won? None, though nominated 2 or 3 times. Nominated for 'best actor' twice 'Shawshank' and 'Miss Daisy, and once for 'supporting actor' in 'Street Smart. The Academy was playing catch up, and make up for past 'oversights' for both men. Both men are in their 70s. They were paying off some...
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Re: Impeach Bush?

Michael ·
...More likely the Democratic Party is losing steam, in trouble, losing its following, etc., etc. " Democrats target Alito, but miss the mark January 12, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting...
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Re: Impeach Bush?

Michael ·
...More likely the Democratic Party is losing steam, in trouble, losing its following, etc., etc. " Democrats target Alito, but miss the mark January 12, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting...
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Re: Vouchers ???

Isome ·
John Stossel has been a right wing shill for as long as he's been a part of 20/20. NOT showing both sides of the story is his modus operandi. excerpted from the book Banana Republicans How the Right Wing Is Turning America into a One-Party State by Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber Jeremy Tarcher/Penguin, 2004 The career of John Stossel on ABC's 20/20 offers another example of the way the echo chamber works to place conservative ideas into the mainstream media, while hiding the interests of...
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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: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Black Viking ·
The Double Standard only exists because of the different words being used. The different words being used are the evidence of different standards, not a double standard. If a women aims for the best, what is she aiming for specifically? Is she aiming for Denzel? Why? Is that the best? What this article was trying to point out is that, for women, finding love is about finding Category A. It's not about finding Denzel, unless Denzel fits Category A. Now, is that aiming for the best, or is it...
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Re: Harmachis vs. Sphinx

Dusty Elbow ·
No wonder Ayesu [Jesus] went to Egypt to hide and study for his young life than came back to Israel speaking in parables of the 'kingdom of God'. Parables are symbolism. Egypt is full of 'godly' parables. Just giving an opinion which means there is no truth behing my words. Thanks.
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Re: I guess the draft will start once they start f-king with Iran

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

Black Viking ·
Thanks art_gurl. I wouldn't miss it for anything.
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Re: Hamas shakes up Mideast politics

Kweli4Real ·
When I heard this story this morning, I was struck by a thought ... Hamas is the Palistinian equivalent to the Black Panther Party of the late 60's'early 70's. Just as the Panther Party was protrayed by the media as a radical violent organization, the truth has it that Hamas' primary function is the provision of food, shelter and social services to Palistinian people without regard to whether the beneficiaries support their anti-zionist agenda. Sure, Hamas has members that blow stuff up; but...
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Re: Hamas shakes up Mideast politics

James Wesley Chester ·
Sure, Hamas has members that blow stuff up; but Israel promotes bull-dozing housing with people in it. And, I may be mistaken here, but I don't recall a single incident in the 2000's where Hamas has been tied as an organization to a terrorist act.---K4R Sharon and Arafat were patriots to their respective causes. Fatah and Hamas are organizations with the same goal. Hamas wasn't willing to talk when it was out of power. Now we shall see in fairly short order where their game is. I am guessing...
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Re: Hamas shakes up Mideast politics

Guest ·
Lord please help this Kneegrow. First - I support the Palestinean's RIGHT TO SELF DETERMINATION. Hamas, just like the Sunni's in Iraq have been told to engage in the poltical process rather than violent actions to get their way. Some people played this election victory as a "loss" for the USA and Israel. This couldn't be further from the truth. Second - the media did a report on a Hamas lady who was elected though she had no previous political experience. She sent 3 of her 5 sons to their...
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

nayo ·
HAHA! You did'nt miss a beat. That was on time!!!
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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: Zionism

UppityNegress ·
No, but then again I'm an atheist and I view the Bible (Old Testament and New Testament) as the folklore and rhetoric of Bronze Age tribesmen in the Middle East. While I think it's a valuable piece of literature, I don't hold it in any higher esteem or moral value than I do the Vedas or the Scandinavian sagas. No! Of course, my answer to this would be no, but then my answer for this question wouldn't matter b/c I don't accept the premise that the Jewish/Christian god exists. Even working on...
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Re: Zionism

Black Viking ·
Absolutely not! It doesn't matter if God gave it to them or not .That is silly justification anyway. Hasn't anyone figured out yet that inserting religious dogma into international relations equals a breakdown in diplomacy? The fact is they left. The Palestinians moved in. Now, centuries later, they just move back and displace the people there? The Palestinians didn't even take it by force. The Isrealies left! I don't live in the house that I grew up in. My family voluntarily left for...
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Re: Zionism

xxGAMBITxx ·
1) The "jews" there now are NOT the "jews" refered to in the Bible. 2)Like everyone else, I agree...they left and gave up any and all claims to that land. 3) They did unto the Palestiaians what was done unto them by Nazi Germany. So they also gave up any moral and ethical rights in the dispute. 4)No one seems to ask "If God really meant for them to have that land, why do they have to fight, lie, and cheat to keep it?"
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Re: Zionism

kresge ·
I think that this is minor component of the Zionist argument, at least as originally concieved. Many, perhaps most Zionist are secularists. Further, many ultra Orthodox Jews, though extremely religious, have been staunchly anti-Zionist. The real impetus for Zionism was WWII and the Holocaust and the feeling that the Jews needed a safe haven from future persecution. Palestine was one option, but there where many, including areas in South America. This mess is of recent vintage, the creation...
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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: Should God?

Melesi ·
Heru, +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I have a question for the anti-fundamentalists. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ What is an "anti-fundamentalist"? A non-fundamentalist? I'm not sure why you would exclude fundamentalists from answering your question. While I disagree with them, there are some thoughtful fundamentlists. Not many, probably, but engaging, affable, personable, thoughtful (if not deep) fundies. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Should God accomodate us? ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++...
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Re: Should God?

kresge ·
This is from an old post of mine in another thread with a few additions. ************************************************* As to the nature of God in the OT, check this out. Genesis 6:6 6 And the LORD was sorry that he had made humankind on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. 7So the LORD said, ˜I will blot out from the earth the human beings I have created"”people together with animals and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them. Exodus 4:24-26 At...
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

Kevin41 ·
I wonder if CF is his son or little brother? I wonder if my spam alert disconnected the program that we thought was self-hater#1..I haven't seen a post od his...and do not get me wrong...I do not miss his azz........at all...... read this bullschit: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The (Blue) State Of The Union Address -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 2, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern...
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Re: Another Danish? Noah's "I wonder what?"

Nmaginate ·
Who said anything about defending acts no one said you were a party to or approved of? My thing is how these things escaped your view and recollection. Why should they? You referenced Suicide Bomb(ers)... Didn't you? You got some stories from the Danish press, etc. that talks about Suicide Bombings in that country? Me, when you referenced Suicide Bombers, I thought of Palestine. Now you can be honest about what you were referencing complete with the actual incident in whatever country beside...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Jaco ·
Any english teacher knows that "LANGUAGE" is a dynamic syntax, and also that ideas are the essence of communication. Put simply, that means that whatever the two parties involved in conversation perceive the meaning of a word to be, that's what the word means in that conversation. If both parties concieve "nigga" as an informal form of address, then that's what it means in that conversation, DESPITE ANY OUTSIDERS OPINION! This means that the student saying "nigga" first would justify the...
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Re: ECA Stack

bigddouble ·
ECA is/was (I'll explain shortly) a time-tested weight loss aid. Ephedra (the herb) and Ephedrine HCL (the manufactured chemical counterpart) is a bronchodialator (used an asthma medication) & thermogenic. It raises your heart & metabolic rate. Some people are prone to feel "wired" when using. It's legal status is fuzzy; The FDA pulled it, but recent court rulings have declared it's removal from the market illegal. You can still find it - I'll give you a link later. Caffeine is also...
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Re: The Best Environment for the Development of Our Potential....

ZAKAR ·
I appreciate your response, well thought out, where as I might disagree with your choices ,they are yours and I respect your viewpoint. My whole point is we should at least allow ourselves the options of building a nation for ourselves, some may want to do it here on North American Soil, others may want to repatriate, I support the choices of both. But like Israel, we deserve a land and nation of our own.I dont think it should be done by force, but the option should be on the table.
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Re: The Best Environment for the Development of Our Potential....

James Wesley Chester ·
But like Israel, we deserve a land and nation of our own.I dont think it should be done by force, but the option should be on the table.---ZAKAR We are unique among the people of the world. We are an amalgam forced together, without choice in a containment constructed on our labor. We cannot in turn impose ourselves, arguably 70MM strong, anywhere. Our best place is this place. We earned it. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Why Do Sistahs love Dogs?

Sandye ·
Dogs are always happy to see you when you walk in the door. Dogs are loyal, faithful, and warm. Dogs will follow you any and everywhere without smothering you. Dogs know how to "stay" when you say so. Dogs want only to please you and make you happy. Dogs know better than to sh*t where they sleep. Dayum, I miss my Rottie!
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Re: Why Do Sistahs love Dogs?

Huey ·
Men who get mad are just having a bad day at work. At best, we can get anger management classes. Unfortunately, when dogs get mad, they just get shot. No counseling, no therapy, no anger management classes--nothing. Call me crazy ladies, but isn't this something that taffy would be writing encyclopedia volumes about?
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Re: Why Do Sistahs love Dogs?

HonestBrother ·
In all fairness to the ladies, a guy started this thread
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
"Very mistaken" When Rickey Moore's friends mourned his death last month, they built a wooden memorial with a cardboard sign for handwritten tributes from friends. One of the first tributes read: "To my nigga forever. We miss you already." A more recent tribute says: "We gon miss you my nigga." Yet the white Cincinnati police officer who shot Mr. Moore was disciplined five years earlier for using the same n-word variation. Officer Thomas Haas says he was trying to subdue a difficult prisoner...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

Vox ·
Frenchy, sweetie ... (Editorial injerjection: Am I a real moron for not moving to Florida?? Is it really this bastion of high quality, young, beautiful women that no quality man there wants??? Or did all the men with sense decide that they had enough of the hurricanes?) ... the problem is, you're wrong. Like I said, when I was in a setting in which I'm there and a couple of overtly gay guys are there, and the black women nearby stand there looking THROUGH me at the gay guys and bemoan what...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

Frenchy ·
Then tell me when the last time was that you looked for an eligible man to date. Since I am apparently "wrong" about what I see and experience and so are these other sistas. Please, break it down for us and tell us what it is exactly that we run into out there. Clearly, we are all bitter liars inventing fantastic stories so that we can remain single and childless. What does that have to do with the price of beans in China? That speaks exclusively to your experience with women . It says ZIP,...
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Re: Discribe posters as a Drink

MBM ·
Constructive Feedback - Syrup of Ipecac Just joking! We miss you!
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Re: Discribe posters as a Drink

HonestBrother ·
No we don't...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
Sister Rowe.... How are you? I miss the picture in your avatar of the woman in ceremonial dress and makeup... she was beautiful.... Dear Sister.... I used to be a philosohpy major and English major... If I wanted to pick apart his argument.... I could.... But I sensed pain in his question.... a yearining and confusion.... I decided not to intellectually debate him.... but to offer comfort in understanding.... I simply wanted him to know that his experiences have reasons.... and there are...
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Re: The Left Hand of God

Black Viking ·
In general I agree with what this guy is saying, except for this part. The Right doesn't provide these things. It particularly doesn't call for a life that is driven by a higher purpose than money.
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Re: The Left Hand of God

kresge ·
The reference is specifically to the Religious Right and thus I think that it has some merit. I think that this characterization is consistent with the lived experience of the average conservative or evangelical Christian. This is not synonymous with the position of the corporate and neo-conservative interests on the Right.
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Rowe ·
Sister Rowe.... How are you? I miss the picture in your avatar of the woman in ceremonial dress and makeup... she was beautiful.... I'm doing well. The woman featured in my last avatar was actually a native African woman from the Fulani tribe. I'll put the image of the woman up again, in the future. Dig Deeper, and Start Pursuing Women of Substance , Not Pin-Up Bimbo Models Sister there are a lot of people here who are confused and in pain, apparently. Therefore this brother's grievances are...
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Texas Star ·
Updated Title: The Dubai-Al Qaeda Connection: Smoking Gun for Bush?/poll by Hummingbird Tue Feb 21, 2006 at 10:10:30 PM PDT Lots of stuff has been going back and forth over the whole Dubai Ports scandal, but one thing that has been neglected has been the phrase in the media: "There are connections between the United Arab Emirates and Al Qaeda" but it's been vague and hasn't really said much, other than some people from the Emirates participated in 9/11. Considering that any independent...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

kresge ·
You did not miss it, because it was not raised. This was the substance of the question on my index card that I handed in. Democrat and Republican do not constitute the political spectrum. There was no question about the viability of third parties, even on the local or state level. I think that is a serious oversight. 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. This was also...
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Re: Does good love making require skill?

Rowe ·
Great points and questions being asked here!
 
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