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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: You're absolutely correct. The people do have power. But notice how that power is defined and acceptable as long as you DO NOT question the existing system (any of them)? ============================================================= But that's the thing, M.C. It's NOT that we are not ALLOWED to question the existing system. It's NOT that we are somehow barred or restricted or somebody is standing shotgun, forcing us NOT to question that system. Or...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

roarin1 ·
I have no idea why the voters in the United States (not only state of Michigan nor the city of Detroit,) have allowed this 'circus' to continue for as long as it has. First of all, only after 'redistricting' in the state of Michigan, had Rick Snyder won the govenorship at all, thereby, calling into question his legitimacy. Strike one. Like it or not, Detroit is a city in-- and a part of the United States of America and therefore, where are the voters in what is supposed to be the 'greatest...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

roarin1 ·
Ultimately, if after all the monies having been spent in all the 'get out to vote' campaigns can be 'freely' ignored by the suspending of the one-man-one-vote effort by any politician that sees fit to dismiss democracy itself at a whim...then what is in place, is not democracy. Strike five. (As does American politics makes about as much sense as five strikes in baseball.) smh
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

sunnubian ·
Yet, no one seems to ever see this information paraded all over the news nearly everyday of the Obama presidency: Federal bankruptcy judge a second time tells Jefferson County sewer customer group to re-file lawsuit kfaulk@al.com " class="Avatar" height="40" src="http://media.al.com/avatars/3928.png" width="40" />By Kent Faulk | kfaulk@al.com on February 20, 2013 at 2:55 PM, updated February 20, 2013 at 3:03 PM Print Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge gives sewer customer group another chance at...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

Muhammad Cipher ·
Absolutely no part of this should be shocking or surprising. I know for a fact that I've posted updates on this site detailing the coming (and past tense) bankruptcies of several cities, including The D. However, this is what happens when denial hits a wall and sh*t gets real.....real fast! Outrage will increase as the denial mechanism breaks down. The problem for people who see this has a "political event" and thus reasoning that people should be more politically active is that the...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

sunnubian ·
What is it that you propose that African Americans do? I, believe that it is not the system , but the abuse of the system and the blatant disregard of our constitution , and 'will of the people' by our politicians. It is not the system, but the undue influence that corporate America/Big Business, Lobbying groups and deep pockets have on our politicians, our legislatures and even our Supreme Court . It is not the system, but, the carefully calculated and deliberate removal o f the system of...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by roarin1: Like it or not, Detroit is a city in-- and a part of the United States of America and therefore, where are the voters in what is supposed to be the 'greatest democracy' in history, beholden to the will of a single dictator? Where is the National outrage? To usurp the the will of the people by suspending the 'vote' of the people, is in and of itself (in reality...) treasonous (right?) Strike two. Where are the voters, indeed?? I can tell you where they haven't...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: I, believe that it is not the system , but the abuse of the system and the blatant disregard of our constitution , and 'will of the people' want by our politicians. It is not the system, but the undue influence that corporate America/Big Business, Lobbying groups and deep pockets have on our politicians, our legislatures and even our Supreme Court . It is not the system, but, the carefully calculated and deliberate removal o f the system of checks-and-balances...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

Muhammad Cipher ·
What is it that you propose that African Americans do? Let it go. Im dead serious. Once you let it go, you'll begin to entertain ways of designing a new system that doesn't function this way. Here's the problem with the above, that's a characteristic of the system and NOT a separate reality from it. I seriously don't want to sound condescending or the like, but I don't think people mention the above....they (no matter how well intentioned) quite understand or value what's meant by "its the...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

roarin1 ·
My sentiments exactly . Sis Sunnubian And Sis Rose I hear you both loud and clear, however if this system were not inherently flawed, it would not provide 'apparatus' or occasion for tampering, rigging or gerrymandering what-so-ever, but it would provide stopgates in such activities and swiftly implement them. This exact same can be said of this political system. (and) I could not agree more. However, maybe it is cases like the above (and those others sited by Sis Sunnubian) that will...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

roarin1 ·
'ehh...though I won't hold my breath'.
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: What is it that you propose that African Americans do? I, believe that it is not the system , but the abuse of the system and the blatant disregard of our constitution , and 'will of the people' want by our politicians. It is not the system, but the undue influence that corporate America/Big Business, Lobbying groups and deep pockets have on our politicians, our legislatures and even our Supreme Court . It is not the system, but, the carefully calculated and...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Arguing that capitalism can be checked and controlled is like arguing that white supremacy can be checked and controlled. The very idea ignores the fact that it (in both cases) has no interest in being either checked or controlled. ============================================== What I don't understand is WHY you INSIST on giving ALL the power to those (capitalistic) entities?? Not that I don't understand that, yes, at this point they DO have it!! (Which...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Less than 90 days after the "fiscal cliff" was marketed as a deal/disaster averted, there are stories everywhere about cuts to everyday services that will make the lives of the people worse........on top of them already getting worse. ==================================================== The "fiscal cliff" being advertised as a "disaster" of any measure was a total and complete bamboozlement .... fueled by an ignorant and overly-sensationalistic MEDIA...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

Muhammad Cipher ·
That's not out of my desire for it to be that way. That's the history according to their own pen. Court decisions (from local to the supreme court) rule in favor of who and why? Laws are written from the perspective of (who) and for what reason? All of this before you touch the cultural celebration of the very wealthy, who's wealth is a direct result of the oppression we're fighting against. Elected officials are being set aside (with little concern over the legality of it) for the benefit...
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Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

sunnubian ·
Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit March 2, 2013 | Filed under: Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff AFRICANGLOBE – Michigan Governor Rick Snyder declared that Detroit is in a state of financial emergency, allowing the state to take control of the struggling city. City officials have a 10-day window to counter the state’s takeover , but Snyder confirmed that he was already considering a candidate for emergency manager to lead Detroit. Though he would not name his choice...
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A Louisiana official made a horrifying lynching joke about an NAACP chair

sunnubian ·
KAY 11 / 2 / 16 3 PM A Louisiana official made a horrifying lynching joke about an NAACP chair By Rafi Schwartz http://www.naacplafayettela6060.org SHARE TWEET TUMBLR EMAIL Officials in Lafayette, Louisiana this week are grappling with whether comments made by several city employees about the local NAACP president are grounds for dismissal, or simply a joke taken out of context. For city-parish councilman Kenneth Boudreaux, however, the answer is clear. This week, Boudreaux played audio of...
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Re: A Louisiana official made a horrifying lynching joke about an NAACP chair

Fabulous ·
These racist white folks get away with murder every time.
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Re: A Louisiana official made a horrifying lynching joke about an NAACP chair

RadioRaheem ·
Trump's clown car is full. It will only get worse when he loses next Tuesday
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Re: A Louisiana official made a horrifying lynching joke about an NAACP chair

sunnubian ·
Considering what LYNCHING is and how many Black people in America have been [and still are being] LYNCHED , and for no other reason than for being Black, that racist 'mofo' needs to be relieved of his position, period! His is not fit to hold public office in a nation, state, city or county of racially diverse people. I hope they will not let this slide with this racist troglodyte; I hope that Mrs. Braussard, the NAACP, and every other Civil Rights organizations and lawyers they can muster,...
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Re: A Louisiana official made a horrifying lynching joke about an NAACP chair

DennisKalita ·
This is what makes the US so special: Black Holocaust DENIAL . The Germans acknowledged their crimes and have made hate speech against Jews illegal. The US has never met that moral standard. Whites in South Africa acknowledged their crimes against native Africans. Not the “exceptional” US. The US has not faced itself for centuries. It preaches human rights to other nations while US citizens make criminal fun about lynching. The US remains in denial about the Black Holocaust. It's the...
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