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Re: A War For Oil? - Friedman

sergeant ·
"who was the greater terrorist threat, Iraq or Saudi Arabia" Saudi government was and is not believed to be stockpiling chem, bio, or nuke agents, nor producing long range missles, now are they. The Saudi government has not invaded its neighbor nations, nor has there been 12 years and 19 UN resolutions against the Saudi government. Its the WEAPONS and the ACTIONS that were the danger, terrorists without lethal weapons are pimples on the world's ass. Its hardly even comparable mbm. But I...
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Re: A War For Oil? - Friedman

MBM ·
First I'd execute a saner Middle East policy that was far more balanced than the overwhelmingly pro-Israeli approach we've traditionally had. I'd treat the Arab world as partners, and with much more respect than we generally have. Second, money and trade have a way of making friends - even the most unlikely ones. I'd actually INVEST in Arab countries - beyond just buying oil. Third, I'd collaborate with Arab nations to increase our intelligence capacity there. Knowing that fundamentalism is...
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Re: A War For Oil? - Friedman

sergeant ·
No, there has NEVER been a binding resolution against Israel in history, and there has been 19 against Iraq. Please, we must educate ourselves better. A 'non-binding' resolution is simply an 'advisement' or an expression of 'opinion' by the UN body. Naturally, with so many arab nations in the UN, the votes for non-binding resolutions against Israel are there, and one or two have been issued for Israel. These have no forceful consequences, and are not 'threat-like' in any way. However, a...
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Re: A War For Oil? - Friedman

Nmaginate ·
Threat is such a relative term SGT. Threaten whom, what, when and how? Short of paranoia and unsunstantiated links, the U.S. cannot demonstrate, has not demonstrated the threat... After all wasn't the war about UN violations. An article informing about the so-called unsupported "double standard" regarding the binding vs. non-binding UN resolutions as they relate to Iraq vs. Israel says that, "Being a nuclear-armed power is not, by itself, a breach of international law." Well, in terms of...
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Re: A War For Oil? - Friedman

keylargo ·
Perhaps I am not as educated as I should be or at least by Segeant's standards.... I'll just use my common sense. Frankly, I'm very uncomfortable with the fact that we have militarily stretched ourselves so much by invading Iraq. We chose to invade a country that we believed had wmd and was a serious threat to the US. Unfortunately, we were unable to build enough international support for the invasion. NK admitted that they had wmd and has made it known that they will be willing to use them.
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Re: True or False: Diversity is our Strength.

MBM ·
The Los Angeles Lakers. As great a player as Shaquille O'Neil is, a team of him wouldn't win many games, now would they? Who would dribble? Who would play defense on the small, quicker perimeter players? Who would create a perimeter, 3 point threat, to free up the paint? Who breaks the press? Who is the "go to" guy when the other team is trying to foul? Who is the 12th guy on the bench that isn't expecting to play every night? There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a...
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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: True or False: Diversity is our Strength.

whatzgoingon ·
Sorry, should have responded earlier. I was only pointing out that it was a multi-ethnic group of men that actually built this country while white men ruled it (and other ethnicities at the same time). That was not an example in proving you wrong. If I understand your original posts correctly, you are asking for exmples where diversity was a strength? There are numerous examples where empires were built by a diverse group of people, but, like you, I would be interested in someone providing...
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Re: Brown Pride website: Why are they so obssessed with black people?

whatzgoingon ·
I do see your point Nmaginate, and I am not above admitting when I am wrong. That is what tends to happen when you read into things with too much emotion. You tend to lose rationality and it is exactly what I accused others of doing. I was already a little upset from the other thread, and I took what Kevin41 said as a veiled threat to me. Kevin41, I apologize.
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Re: Kennedy calls case for war a 'fraud'

EbonyRose ·
Hmmm ... seems to me, if I can read a calandar right, that when Clinton was President, al-Qaida hadn't yet used 4 of our jetliners as weapons of mass destruction and killed over three thousand innocent people! Nor were the Taliban and al-Qaida guerilla fighting us from the hills of Afghanistan ... in fact .... a month before 9/11, the Bush Administration were hosting meetings with the Taliban regarding the pipeline they were trying to get to run through that territory!! Nor had North Korea...
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Re: Who watches the Evening News about Iraq?

MBM ·
Your friend Bill O'Reilly would correctly label that post as "spin". The fact is that the Bush administration created the expectations around this war in their effort to "sell" it to the American people. The criticism that Bush gets now is in direct response to the expectations that he created. Aside from the apparent "mis-statements" that we were fed (WMDs, Iraq's link to 9/11, imminence of threat, etc.), it seems pretty obvious that Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld were also extraordinary off-base in...
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Re: Black = Terrorist = Thug: A New Racial Profile?

Yssys (Guest) ·
Typical NYC "justice system" antics. This doesn't happen to just blacks, it happens to anyone whom the police department deems as a threat to their culture. For example, whistleblowers, snitches, etc. I assure you this is just the tip of the iceberg as it has been proven time and time again. Some of the underhanded tactics of the NYPD that I am aware of are issuing tickets without notifiying the driver, resulting in warrants, fines and suspended licenses. Dragging people into court,...
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Re: A Candid Conversation About Color

Toumani ·
I always say that being on the lighter side of the specturm is like being in a trick bag. Most of the time, the same hostility that darker skinned blacks experience at the hands of whites is also experienced by their lighter skinned counterparts. I will say, however, that there definitely is some truth to the notion of whites sometimes feeling more comfortable with blacks that they see as being closer to them. The sick part of that is that sometimes when you're lighter, you get to REALLY...
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Re: What happens to Assata Shakur?

Yssys (Guest) ·
Good question, Maverick. I think that Assata would immediately shipped back to New Jersey and tried under these new terrorist laws by the Feds. She's not the only U.S. exile in Cuba though. I that they would all be gathered up and put at Guantanamo Bay until their extradition. The only other place I would see being a haven for these women expatriates could be an African nation. However, I see the bigger threat here is to the Cuban freedom of choice to self-rule without European (American)...
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Re: Who watches the Evening News about Iraq?

Mountain ·
But the following is strictly 'conjecture': "Human beings do not naturally support violence and terror. They do so only when they believe their lives or country are at stake. These were not at stake in the Iraq War. Bush lied to the American people about Saddam and his weapons" And if Bush lied, then Clinton lied, Albright lied, Powell lied, and just about every world leader on the planet within the UN lied since they ALL said saddam was a threat to world security and needed to be dealt...
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Re: Who watches the Evening News about Iraq?

MBM ·
The concept of "threat" is a dynamic one. I think part of the problem is that Bush seems to apply standards selectively - which naturally creates questions about motivation and truthfulness. In Iraq - where it appears that whatever threat that existed was being "managed" via inspections, no fly zones, economic sanctions, etc. - we invade a country/topple a government/sacrifice American lives, etc., etc. Yet in North Korea where the threat would appear to be significantly greater, and more...
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Re: Who watches the Evening News about Iraq?

Mountain ·
So, according to you saddam was no more than a mere nuisance in the middle east, and should have been viewed no differently after 9/11 than before. You are aware of the terrorist camps in Iraq, the past use of chem weapons, the unbelievable inhumanity of saddam's regime, the knowledge that he sought and built nuclear facilities once already, the payoffs and encouragement of suicide bombers, yet in an age of terrorism and the obvious threat that wmd's in the hands of terrorists pose to all...
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Re: Black Voting Rights Under Attack

James Wesley Chester ·
"Today, there is a new and real threat to minority voters, this time from cyberspace: computerized purges of voter rolls." MLK III This is a real issue. But, it seems off the mark. It's not that we shouldn't be doing what is needed to keep this from happening. But what about the law that has already said the protection of the right to vote, on the basis of race and color" shall terminate? That law says that decision shall be reviewed. Congress fails/refuses to do it, and we, or leaders,...
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Re: The Bush Doctrine?

MBM ·
A couple of questions for you: 1) Isn't our national security more important than South Korea's? 2) Do you think the American people give a shit about South Korea? 3) We obviously weren't concerned about "outcry" in the Arab world - from whom we're already under attack all around the world. It wasn't the Maoris who flew planes into the WTC you know! Why would we be concerned about "outcry" in SK? It would be just another case of a madman with WMD's, right? 4) It sounds like they're punking...
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Re: The Bush Doctrine?

Kweli4Real ·
Bottomline, the Bush Doctrine is/was just a soundbite justification for going to war, a war that was know to be non-nuclear. Bush and Crew know that if and when we cross the NK border war, they'll come out swinging quite possibly nuclear clubs. Besides, maybe we have the national security definition confused. Maybe the Iraqi threat was not the WMD's, but rather, their abundance of oil, that in the end we would be able to exploit, if Russia didn't get there first. NK does have anything for us...
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Re: The Bush Doctrine?

MBM ·
Great response - thanks! NK has nuclear tipped missiles pointing at San Francisco and LA. Do we really care about Seoul? Yes, of course, we do, but really ? Just not Iraqi ones? I agree 10,000% Why couldn't that same logic have been applied to Iraq - which presented a FAR LESS threat to the US, to the world, and to their own people? Those countries didn't get on a world stage and declare their right to preemptive war. Cowboy George introduced the Bush Doctrine! He's the one that looks like a...
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Re: The Bush Doctrine?

ThaWatcher ·
Saddam has killed more Iraqis then the US ever could...yes, the US cares about Iraqi lives. Check the logo on the grain.... "far less of a threat"?...can I see your threat matrix please?...I guarantee you that the US's intelligence is better than MBM's! If GWB felt that there was an iminent threat then he'd handle it....NK is just posturing....
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Re: The Bush Doctrine?

MBM ·
So, I see you're drinking the TALL glass of purple Kool-Aid from Bush on this one! One simple question though, has anyone ever contended that Iraq had a nuclear weapon capable of reaching continental US? Even through all of the lies of the administration, was there ever a contention that trumped what we know about NK's capabilities? Also, do you honestly believe that the Iraq war is just about our national security or even "liberating" the Iraqi people? There is no passion to be found...
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Re: The Bush Doctrine?

keylargo ·
Are we talking about the same US intelligence that has failed to produce wmd, Saddam or Osama? The same intelligence that failed to prevent 9/11? This is the same intelligence that will not confirm if NK is serious or bluffing?
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Re: Muslim girl suspended for head scarf

Nmaginate ·
I missed it at first but this "confrontation" apparently happened on 9/11. Am I the only one who thinks that has something to do with all this? Americans and their perceptions of "those" Moslem people being a "threat" or at least suspicious... That's not even to mention that school had been in session several weeks... I know parents are to some extent responsible for knowing the dress code but seriously that was something that should have been professionally addressed. School officials...
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Re: Muslim girl suspended for head scarf

Nmaginate ·
hmmm........
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Re: WMD's proof again confirmed, Bush approval surges upwards

NSpirit ·
it was never contested that Saddam was a bad man...however our troops and our money were funneled into Iraq on the pretense that they were an immediate threat. There is no proof so far that Iraq was an immediate threat to our national security. Iraq was not even able to defend its own airspace. the never-before used doctrine of "pre-emption" was swallowed hook line and sinker by the american populace who were gullable enough to believe that Iraq was about to "get us" and that Saddam was...
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Re: New Democrats Poll

keylargo ·
I don't know why people feel safer with trigger happy republicans in office running our foreign affairs. In my opinion, they're part of the problem. I would take an appeaser over an aggressor any day. We need ot look at win/win situations like we teach our kids. We are intelligent and civilized human beings and should act like it. We need ot accept our differences and learn to negotiate. If you think the best way to protect us is by bombing others then why criticize the gangs in LA? If you...
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Re: Black Women and Ward Connelly

Faheem ·
Prophetess, although what you are saying has some truth to it, the way in which you are articulating it appear to me and maybe some of the other readers that you are bashing Black men. I will be the first Black man to join you in bashing Negro men who have abandoned the black family for their backwards pursuit of white women; however your statements do not appear to be limited to these men. There are thousands upon thousands of Black men today and from times past that have fought hard on...
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Re: Reverend Al to the Rescue

Yssys (Guest) ·
This is what Al really said: Looks like Al's vote is for Janice Brown to go 'down'! Beside Shebakoby, why should a Canadian care what Blacks in America think? Should it matter to you if Janice Brown or Charlie Brown gets to be a Circuit Court judge? Who asked for you to come in here and offer an uninvited and uniformed opinion? You're not even a U.S. citizen! Which I find incredibly hilarious and arrogant of you to interject your opinion here of all places. Our people have made the mistake...
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Re: Bill would deny Israeli citizenship/residency to Palestinians who marry Israelis

ricardomath ·
Court orders state to explain amendment to citizenship law By Yuval Yoaz, Haaretz Correspondent The High Court of Justice on Sunday issued an interim order compelling the government the explain its decision to amend the citizenship and prevent the unification of families by prohibiting the granting of residency or citizenship status to Palestinians who are married to Israeli citizens. The court ruling was in response to a petition by Adalah - The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in...
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Re: What Is Happening To African American Males?

Lofton (Guest) ·
...and at the same time, or on the same breath, a few individuals from this board alone find it humorous that the Black Male faces extinction! Should the Black male be removed from existance, the same or similar fate will negatively impact the future posterity of Black females! Oh...but wait, anyone with any sense would surely question the credibility of some of the so-called Black middle class, as to their true interest in maintaining the solidarity of the Black family structure, when Black...
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Re: Reverend Al to the Rescue

shebakoby ·
I wasn't talking about whether he SUPPORTED Janice Rogers Brown, I was talking about the fact that even HE recognized that this filibuster is B.S. and she should at least have an UP OR DOWN VOTE (non-supermajority). Boy you really don't know do you? Whither USA goes, Canada usually follows, and vice versa. AND YES IT F***ING MATTERS--I have relatives here in USA (and am currently posting from Mt. Vernon WA). I am A DUAL CITIZEN (US/CAN) SO DON'T TELL ME I CAN'T COMMENT!!!!!!!!! This ain't so...
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Re: Black Women vs. White women:SHOSHANNA JOHNSON VS. JESSICA LYNCH!

Prophetessofrage ·
Throughout western history, have white women been the primary agents of oppression? by Bill McDonald Copyright © 1993 by Bill McDonald -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About 1960 a favorite joke went something like this: "My wife and I have a clear understanding. I make all the important decisions. I decide what the family position is on the recognition of Red China, how many wings of B-52s the Air Force needs, and what to do about the federal...
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Re: GHANAIAN WOMEN DEMANDING PROTECTION FROM VIOLENCE

Prophetessofrage ·
Sun Nubian here are additional articles revealing the barbarity African males exact against the African woman. Now anyone with COMMON SENSE knows they are so grateful for any help to alleviate brute conduct so I'm putting information out and requesting black women who are prayers to pray for these women and do what's in our individual and collective power to save them from the savagery of African males.
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Re: Police in Cincinnati??... Again?

Faheem ·
It is really interesting how every Black man beating by the police seem to be on PCP! Also this brother lost 50lbs in less than twenty four hours. He was a 400lb menacing Black man, but now he is 350lbs. Why is there so much attention giving to his weight? As if he was a 160lb brother he would not have been beating. Don't allow the media to fool you by focusing on this mans weight as a reason for them to beat him as they did. None of the other brothers beating by the police and killed by the...
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Re: Police in Cincinnati??... Again?

Nmaginate ·
JazzDog, I agree with you to the extent that when the police officers own life is threaten that then they have every right to "beat the sh*t" out of whoever it is that's threatening them. And size does play a part in that threat but then again so does the ability to fight (i.e. someone with an extensive wrestling or martial arts background) regardless of size... Anyway... After there is no longer an "imminent" threat against their own lives then it is the policemen's job to show "restraint"...
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Re: Police in Cincinnati??... Again?

Goshtoire ·
Nmaginate I'll adress your responses and statements in a random fashion, sorry. First off, what I meant by choking is simply a headlock. Have you ever put someone in a headlock? I don't think anyone has ever died from being in a headlock. If you control the head and neck, you basically control the body, therefore it would be tactically advantageous to have your opponent in a headlock. It is extremely difficult for them to harm you, so they can simply exhaust themselves while you hold them in...
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Re: White so-called 'Christianity' is responsible for unleashing demonism

Prophetessofrage ·
"Reflections on White Racism" A Sermon preached by John Buttrey on January 13, 2002 Added 02/11/02 1. White Privilege & White Racism Some of you will not agree with everything I'm going to say in these reflections on white racism. I hope all of you will feel some discomfort. If you don't feel that, you aren't paying attention! I'm not comfortable with this issue. I begin with a test I found in my files. Keep track of how many of these statements are true for you. 1. If I move I can be...
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Re: Does MLK Get A Bad Rap?

Solomonic ·
MLK achieved tangible results. Malcolm philosophized and waxed poetically but he was more of a boogie man than an actual threat to system. In fact, if Malcolm X constantly alluded to violence but never actually practiced it then doesn't that make him someone who talked all that noise in the relative safety of the North while MLK risked his life practicing what he preached down South? MLK did not take us to the Promised Land, indeed he knew he would never live long enough to see it, but he at...
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Re: WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN SCARING OFF BLACK MEN?

Knoweldgeseeker ·
Wow, this is another interesting topic! To be honest with you reading the responses show a direct connection to the problem facing black families. This can be traced back to the gender war waged by white women and joined by black women. It seems to me we are more concerned about degrees and economic status rather than building strong healthy families. I mean statistics can be skewed anyway you want them. I read one that showed a black family with both parents with master's degrees or better...
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Re: WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN SCARING OFF BLACK MEN?

thelawofMAAT ·
Djon, here is an interesting article on the scyrocketing incarceration rate of bw. black women have had a 700% increase in incarceration while black men have had a 150% increase. what really gets me is that no one talks about how fast black women are being imprisoned. Leaders like jesse Jackson would rather trumpet the endangered black male than address problems concening black women. Black women have had the sharpest increase in incarceration and i haven't heard a word about this from Jesse...
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Re: Black Women vs. White women:SHOSHANNA JOHNSON VS. JESSICA LYNCH!

Prophetessofrage ·
Hi again LawofMaat, Thanks for the props. I don't know where the specific article is located but I read that truth as well. In the post above entitled, "Throughout western history, have white women been the primary agents of oppression? by Bill McDonald, we see WHITE IN-HOUSE FIGHTING AND POINTING THE FINGER as the author speaks thus:"Just look at history. The strict Victorian middle class moral code was imposed by women on both sexes. That code was designed to protect women's social power...
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Re: Black Coalition Announces Gay Marriage Support

ricardomath ·
Their constitutents include black conservatives, some of whom have taken up the call. How have I done that? I argue for human rights, and welcome support on that from the right as well as the left. The issue is already a concern to black lesbians, gay men, etc, and many black people concerned with human rights in general. I address my concerns on many issues to all people, including black people. I have not said anything about the similarity or dissimilarity of gay issues with black issues.
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Re: Illegal Mexican immigrant who fought in Iraq facing deportation from US

James Wesley Chester ·
It's solution worth considering. They are not going to stop coming. We are not going to stop letting them. The illegality needs to be dealt with, particularly considering the inherent threat from ligitimate terrorism. PEACE Jim Chester You are who you say you are. Your children are who you say you are.
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Re: Affirmative Action primarily benefit White Women!!! Not minorities!!

Nmaginate ·
Please!!!!!!!!! You brought the subject up! Why are descendants of AFRICANS "WHINING" English? You act as if we are "you"... Don't project your paranoia and bullshit Patriotism on us! You act as if we should want to preserve White Dominance for the sake of the feable threat of dominance from others. SOrry... We are not your avg. Yessum Massa "I'll fight your battles to stay your slave (or underling) right along with you" type Black people. Don't presume with all your Whiteness that your...
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Re: Haiti making $21.7 billion restitution demand

MBM ·
Haiti didn't borrow anything from France. Under military threat, France extorted the fee from Haiti. Haiti is just looking for recompense for that crime. There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. - Mandela
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Re: Haiti making $21.7 billion restitution demand

Nmaginate ·
Point well taken... Same inquiry raised... I think we both know *There Would Be Hell To Pay The Captain* if that was a U.S. as Haiti and Britian as France thing... Plus we know that few White Westerners, with the idea of REPARATIONS implicit, that would dare call it what it is - EXTORTION... They would resort to euphemisms like "borrow", etc. I thought the article was written in that vain... (don't recall it using the word EXTORTION... but, I shouldn't have to say that that's what I think it...
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Re: Gallup Poll: 95% of Americans are HAPPY!!

LibDem ·
This is an intriguing hypothesis. The Threat Advisory being raised to yellow causes the public to reject "liberalism and the Democratic Party".
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Re: Global Warming May Drive a Million Species Extinct by 2050: Largest Mass Extinction Since Dinosaurs

ricardomath ·
'US climate policy bigger threat to world than terrorism' By Steve Connor, Science Editor 09 January 2004 Tony Blair's chief scientist has launched a withering attack on President George Bush for failing to tackle climate change, which he says is more serious than terrorism. Sir David King, the Government's chief scientific adviser, says in an article today in the journal Science that America, the world's greatest polluter, must take the threat of global warming more seriously. "In my view,...
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