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Re: Should Black People...

UppityNegress ·
Making them feel comfortable? That's absolutely ridiculous! It's one thing to say that seeing a group of teenagers talking loudly and wearing oversized clothing makes one uncomfortable--I don't like being near any race of teens, as a matter of fact (barely out of my teens years myself, funny enough). But then some people will persist in feeling threatened because you are Black, irregardless of how neatly dressed or well spoken you are. I've experienced situations like this, only with Asians...
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Re: Discribe posters as a Drink

Frenchy ·
Why is that? My List: MBM - Martini, very dry with a twist . So much like James Bond, disappearing from the board for awhile and then returning with something sleek to say. And I don't even think I've seen you lose your cool. Such a mystery. Sandye - Cosmopolitan . Always mellow and sophisticated. Audio Guy - Pina Colada . Tropical, sweet, and somehow both damn fresh and traditional. kresge - Diesel (1/2 pint Lager, 1/2 pint Cider). Doesn't fit neatly into any particular category, but...
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Re: Question....

Sandye ·
Yes - it is a far better computer for graphics and it does not perform well with Microsoft products and some industry-specific software. For example, my accounting program comes only for PCs. Sorry I forgot to pose my last question ... so here goes! Why is American getting fatter while the diet industry is booming - and what is the purpose of ordering a diet coke with super size fries?
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Re: Question....

Khalliqa ·
Hi Sandye I hope this doesn't come off too quippy.... But I think the answer to both situations is "lack of discipline"...... Next question: Why do we have no choice regarding the biological manipulation and selling of food? Peace, Virtue
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Re: Marijuana.

soul_doctor73 ·
It's not the war on 'drugs', it's the war on Marijauna. How many commercials are shown regarding the physical harms of specific drugs? I see Marijuana. I see cigarettes just recently. Maybe 'X'. I'm still waiting on alcohol. But no crack, no heroine, no coke, no meth commercials. But on the news, you see drug 'related' crimes concerning these drugs. Crackheads and junkies who will *kill* you for their fix. But no weedheads or budsmokers out roaming the streets, suffering from withdrawls,...
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Re: Russell Simmons Eyed As New NAACP Prez

Vox ·
MBM, I know what you're saying, if you're saying that the societal conditions existed before hip hop did. You're right, to a point. But let's look at what we're faced with here. California street gangs terrorizing neighborhoods in parts of the country (like mine) where gang culture was mocked, dissed, and clowned until gang-glorifying rappers started becoming video superstars. Then it went from being laughed at as "backward" and "bama" to taking firm root. The social conditions that exist...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

Frenchy ·
I knew it! What a bunch of jackasses. Well, white folks better lock up their olive skinned young boys. They've got book deals already!!! Laughing and grinning all over the news like this is the best day of their lives, practically drooling over all the money they're going to make. Ugh! God, I hate capitalism! Anybody with money can be acquitted even against the strongest evidence, it was a given this child-molesting freak was going free with the shaky evidence against him in this case. They...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

chilewillow ·
This particular case should never have been brought to trial and had little to do with guilt or innocense and everything to do with MJ. Most of the witnesses for the prosecution had serious credibility problems, including the women who testified to seeing MJ serve wine to young boys. Much of the "evidence" was hearsay, and a strong argument could be made that the District Attorney of Santa Barbara County had been after MJ since the early 1990's. Based on the totality of the evidence...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

chilewillow ·
The evidence in this case was irrelevent in the decision to charge MJ; much of it was put together after the charges were filed. In Mr. Sneddon's eyes, anything would have worked. To him, MJ was political, a career making opportunity. "Evidence" is often not the centerpiece on which the outcome of a trial is based, much as it should be. American history is replete with examples of people convicted with little or no evidence. Only on "Law & Order" is hearsay evidence inadmissible. In a...
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Re: Real Life Moral Dilemma

James Wesley Chester ·
The MCL has been set at 0.2 ppb because EPA believes, given present technology and resources, this is the lowest level to which water systems can reasonably be required to remove this contaminant should it occur in drinking water.---EPA Whst Coke and Pepsi are doing is criminal in this country. If such an allegation were made in this country, both companies would be front-page news for immediate shutdown of the SUSPECTED facilities, and then for the firings of those in charge of the...
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Re: Real Life Moral Dilemma

jazzdog ·
All that is good JWC, but the point being missed is that while it is Coke and Pepsi, the products are bottled and produced locally by what I would assume are local distributors. It would be one thing if they were bottled with the chemicals here in the US and then shipped to India, but any chemicals found in the stuff comes from local sources and local producers. As for Bush getting involved you would think that the bonehead would concentrate on more important matters liking bringing the...
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Re: Real Life Moral Dilemma

James Wesley Chester ·
This is a corporate violation of human rights that is ALWAYS just below the surface,... and I know 'always' is not always true. I've seen this treachery from both sides of the legal fence, as in compliance and enforcement. I know for an absolute fact corporate will kill if it makes money, AND they see a way to excape, or evade getting caught. Coke and Pepsi corporate are putting in a pleasure drink what they would be 'drawn and quartered' for here. Remember the next time you see their...
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Re: The Funnier Side of Life

Frenchy ·
You Know You're From Atlanta When... You give directions starting with, "Go down Peachtree" and include the phrase, "When you see the Waffle House." You only drink Coke or Diet Coke - drinking Pepsi is blasphemy. You know to wear sneakers to the airport. The 8:00 AM rush hour is from 6:30 to 10:30 AM. The 5:00 PM rush hour is from 3:00 to 7:30 PM. Friday's rush hour starts Thursday afternoon, and lasts through 2:00 AM Saturday. You use "Sir" and "Ma'am" if there's a remote possibility that...
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Re: From the Mouth of One Racist to Another!

James Wesley Chester ·
The arrogance of Bennett's statement is absolutely flagrant. This looks at African Americans as though THEY are the ones who are in the wrong. I credit Bennett with the drug problem in African America in the same manner I hold the former chairman of Ford responsible to the last 20,000 dead in Viet Nam. Bennett's rationale was what the society was looking for to ratinalize the disparate punishment for coke vs crack, as well as not legalizing drugs. His actions were key to repressing African...
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Re: A new 'game' ...

MBM ·
greasy soul food and a heart attack? No - really - how about: pizza and Coke
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Re: Love Oprah

sunnubian ·
____________________________________________ Amen. The first time I heard of this it was being called just 'crystal' and 'ice' - this was back in the eighties and the reason I happened to even hear of it was because one night a certain person I know was driving home late at night down a highway and happened to see a mercedes overturned off the highway; he stopped to help and try to call EMS for this person, but this person begged and pleaded and offered money for him to just call his wife...
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Re: Love Oprah

Isome ·
In the meantime, every now again the news will show a drug raid on an upper-middleclass home that nets hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars worth of drugs, and the occupants are not of African descent. But, oh' it's the inner-city dwellers who are always slanging drugs and living off of ill-gotten gains.
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Re: Dating a sista/brotha after she/he went white...

Shango67 ·
That would be really DEEP if it actually was true or a part of this discussion. Anyway... as to the topic... I really wouldn't know first hand. I have not knowingly dated a sista who shared her life with a white boy - and I never will. Besides, those kind of sistas usually return to a watered down version... someone like a Shelby Steele or Bryant Gumbel. I would be way to intense for a sista who is coming back home. My cousin married a white boy for all the wrong reasons. She is a graduate...
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Re: When Did Black People Give Up The Right To Be "AFRICAN"?

Oshun Auset ·
We never did. Oh...and FYI. The term 'African-Amerikkkan' was first used by Jesse Jackson in a speech, and caught on after that. IMO he is an agent(but that's a whole 'nother discussion) We as a people went through the Black Power movement and identified ourselves as Black. The logical progression, once we got over the self-hatred and therfore aversion to identifying as 'Black' would be to then identify with the culture, and landmass we originate from, Africa. IMO, this progression was...
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Re: O'bama's address to school children

Kweli4Real ·
I'm convinced that there is a group of people, sitting around in a 1970s decorated room [picture ... beanbag chairs, lava lap and blacklight posters with a Pink Floyd/Maggot brain compilation playing in the background] smoking dope/doing lines of coke/snorting meth, while doing shots of Tequila saying to each other: "Those a$$holes'll believe anything. Okay. Okay. [taking a long hit] You think that was some crazy sh!t? Watch this ... {In a hushed tone} 'Hey america [insert wildest, most...
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Re: A Different Approach To Fighting Drugs

Cholly ·
Quote by MBM: "Maybe instead of wasting resources on catching/arresting people with personal supplies of drugs, perhaps we should direct all of our drug fighting and law enforcement resources on drug manufacturers, importers, and dealers. Perhaps leave some street drug fighting money to go toward treatment and public awareness efforts against drug use, but direct just about everything toward the bigger and more meaningful fight." Positives: 1. Hit drug production and manufacturing at the...
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Re: A Different Approach To Fighting Drugs

NSpirit ·
Cholly i'mma have to agree with you on that one When did the conversation expand from decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana to a legalized drugfest?
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Re: Oprah Winfrey Show 5 October 2002

MBM ·
I can see why we are not loved around the world. It's interesting though. There seems to be a clear difference between how other countries and peoples embrace us culturally versus politically. Culturally, pretty much the world over, people like, admire, and aspire to the Western lifestyle. Remember how in Russia there was an entire black market on Levi's. Coke, Hilfiger, Nike and other "American" brands are almost universally seen as "cool" abroad. In addition, African American youth define...
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Re: What life Is Really Like For Many In Baltimore.....

Carla (Guest) ·
"The police believe that Mr. Brooks set the fire because {his victims reported Mr. Brooks' drug activity to the police}." The details within the article that this post refers to should be required reading for anyone who believes that casual drug use {of marijuana,or ecstasy which is a type of methamphetamine, or cocaine} is 'innocent' and does not support an industry that is responsible for serious crimes including murder. In fact, there is just one degree of separation between the person...
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Re: Crack vs. meth

Kweli4Real ·
And don't forget ... The Meth trade is controlled by white folks from manufacture to distribution; whereas, with crack [once the coke got into the country] was controlled by Black folks. If you believe that money is power, know that Crack made more than a few goal-directed Black folks millionaires.
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Re: Ludacris & Pepsi

msprettygirl ·
I did not know that about Papa Roach-I don't follow that music at all! Have you all noticed the tremendous amount of soft drink ads/commericals now featuring blacks, especially rappers? (i.e pepsi,coke,7-up,kool-aid) ------------------------------ The Lord is on my side;I will not fear:what can man do unto me? (Psalms 118:6) If God brings you to it - He will bring you through it.
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Re: Who is Black????

MBM ·
Thanks, but here I don't necessarily have an opinion (yet) either way. I'm just honestly trying to understand your thinking, and sharing my thoughts as well. And in any event, I certainly respect the right of someone to characterize themselves in whatever way that makes sense to them. Gotcha. In any event, as being black or white or purple is a largely subjective characterization, there would seem to be little logic or science involved in that determination. While most of the time one's...
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Re: Black men and White Women

Jazhawk ·
ROTFLMBO. Sorry for laughing but did you post this as an historical musing or is this part of your mental weaponry in the war against interracial relationships? white man1: This coke is nice. where your sister at? I hear she got a new source. white man2: Yeah she does but I think it might be too good. white man1: Too good! Dang I need to get some of that. white man2 She should be right back in a minute. You can get some, but that's not what I'm talking about. white man1 {sniff, sniff} Doe...
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Re: "Get this f------ n----- out of my classroom" Says the third grade teacher..

Taharka ·
I with jazhawk on this one. She only said it to another adult, and as far as I know she has the right to say the n word if she chooses just as anyone else has the right. No student heard it, and she never said it to the child. Far as I'm concerned, its more important to see what it is the child is doing that is frustrating her so, and get that corrected before he ruins his life. All this fake 'flabbergastedness' over a word we almost ALL use or hear all the time is only being stupid in my...
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Re: Is Life Sacred Or Not?

MBM ·
So your "absolute" morality is that you are "pro-life" - but only in certain circumstances? Is that it? That doesn't sound like "pro-life" to me. It sounds like you're just against abortion. A purely "pro-life" stance would seem to be one that honors and respects all life - without regard to the particular circumstances that surround that life. Period. While it may be logical and convenient to kill in self defense, for example, Ghandi certainly would not have. BTW - can you explain to me how...
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Re: Lawmakers consider lessening crack penalties

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=8991020 For the life of me - in considering the DEBATE PATH that many people are taking on the subject of sentencing disparities - I can't understand why they just don't tell DRUG DEALERS to sell COCAINE TO BLACK PEOPLE RATHER THAN CRACK. Take a listen to the audio interview from News and Notes when it posts later to day at the link above. The guy who is being interviewed makes it all about RACE. If you use the drug that BLACKS most...
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Re: There's Nothing Like . . .

MBM ·
popcorn, Coke, and some Raisinettes at the movies!
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Re: Is It Time To Decriminalize Drugs?

Frenchy ·
Drugs are already somewhat legal. You can get a prescription for Meth from your doctor, just like you can for Prozac or any other common drug. Same thing with Speed. The fact that these things are available in prescription form does not get rid of or reduce drug crimes or drug addicts because potency is drastically reduced (for several reasons) once pharmaceutical companies have a hand in manufacturing. So, people would still be searching for the good, street-grade stuff. And there's not a...
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Re: Is It Time To Decriminalize Drugs?

Khalliqa ·
Re: Is It Time To Decriminalize Drugs?
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Re: Change in Reparations strategy

blaqfist ·
We could actually demand (hold hostage) companies that are not selected... Namely, if we put Coke on the list, tell Pepsi to kick up some money or we are going to drink something else... Same to Burger King, Six Flags ect..
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Re: Change in Reparations strategy

James Wesley Chester ·
"Namely, if we put Coke on the list, tell Pepsi to kick up some money or we are going to drink something else...'--- blaqfist I was starting to sign on to this approach. Boycott has been successful for us in other areas, most notably the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama. The above quote however isn't simply boycott. It is something more. It's a demand for payment with a consequence for failure. It doesn't sound like reparations. The current approach is reimbursement under law. Growing...
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Re: Change in Reparations strategy

Yssys (Guest) ·
Just to point out something here about this particular tactic, not passing judgement on the action, but when Jesse Jackson does the same thing for whatever motive he may have he's been called an extortionist. He was labeled as being essentially bad. As you know we are a very complex community now, which is just a nice way of saying we are not unified; do you have any other ideas on how we can trump these people to put the pressure on to get reparations from the government? They have directly...
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Re: Change in Reparations strategy

JanesT ·
(the bigger question/concern should be the rewards we receive when we get reparations.) I'm anxiously awaiting to hear what you think these 'rewards' are going to be blaqfist. And it would not be the 'man' losing those jobs for us jazzdog. If we put pressure on businesses, and they MUST then layoff workers, we'll have done this to ourselves. You say it might be worth it, I say its a pipedream that will never happen. Black folks aren't going to pass up coke and McDonalds any more than they...
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Re: Change in Reparations strategy

James Wesley Chester ·
Black folks aren't going to pass up coke and McDonalds any more than they are going to pass up watching cable or shopping at walmart.---JaneT Point taken. But that is not to say boycott is not an effective tool. To be effective, the target of a boycott has to be seen as oppressive/repressive by the aggrieved community. Clearly, if those looking for redress of their grievance are not willing to take the reaction to what they do, they should simply stay home. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Change in Reparations strategy

toussaint ·
Boycotts are a very effective way of achieving goals, without a doubt. However, what about all the people - including many blacks, who work for these firms? I don't think they would support it.
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Re: Change in Reparations strategy

Kuya Pat ·
Reparations ie corruption of blood is a bad idea and would harm the black community more than anything else. As a pratical matter I don't see the Vietnamese, Chinese, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, Hispanic, white, etc. communities voluntarily giving up their money to the black community for the actions of people's ancestors. Hell everytime someone goes on a rant about this you pretty much piss off every other ethnic group in the States because they don't want to pay for it.
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Re: Men: Ask Women

SistahSouljah ·
That's true AG, but even if she has issues I don't think an outwardly ignorant man is going to fix them. But yo, who are we to even judge right? We don't even know if it's true. And if it is true, well.............I wish them the best. We only see what's on TV. Lil Jon might be the most brilliant man in hip hop. (Doubt it, but still). I saw a high school pic of him in Blender magazine. You think he looks bad now, he looked like some sort of animal back then with enormous ears, gargantuan...
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Re: Men: Ask Women

Oshun Auset ·
For real? That's scary! He looks like a 'creature' now...Poor thing. He can't help it. Maybe he has a heart of gold or something...You never know.
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Re: Georgia Asks Employers to Rat Out Job Seekers Who Fail Drug Tests

Neomelan ·
Why don't do they swab our genitals down for evidence of moral turpitude. Or give us a Rorshscach blot test to see if we harbour bad thoughts or evil feelings. You're hired to make money for the company not to be a Scout Leader. Such hypocrisy as the CEO snorts coke off some hookers tits on the company account. Neomelan
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Re: Georgia Asks Employers to Rat Out Job Seekers Who Fail Drug Tests

Norland ·
Please, they've done enough with our genitals over the last 4 to 5 to 6 (how many, too many) centuries. That's why we're all flucked up now. Don't forget they used testicals for tree ornaments; probably ate 'em for lunch. I'll bet that CEO does a whole lot more than snort coke on the tid days. A whole lot more. The hooker is probably "one of the guys". Ya know how dey do!!!!!
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Re: Billionaires Use Money To Influence School Election. Critics Fear 'Re-segregation' In North Carolina

Yemaya ·
ANd what's so funny about the Koch brothers is that everytime I hear their names they are pronounced "Coke", but anyone from the NE knows that the names are properly pronounced Kot-sch, Yes, they are JEWS! The piece in the orange, Sunnubian, on point. Too much classism, or "I'm blacker than you"-ism or I'm more conscious than you -ism going on with our people. Its a point of pro black consciousness and focus on the big and small scope. Which is why last year it was noted people were calling...
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Re: Domino's Delivers Racist Receipt to Customer: "N*GGER DON'T TIP"

EbonyRose ·
Reference: File charges against the bozo and sue dominos. I'm also trying to figure out how the machine was programmed to print that message? If it was handwritten that would be one thing, if not could it be some flaw in the equipment? Nope. The workers there are allowed to type in little 'customer notes' into the computer that they usually use for 'repeat' customers ... just in case they want to give you a little appreciation or a little something extra for patronizing their business often.
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Re: Report: NYPD Targets People Of Color

Momentum ·
Originally Posted by NSpirit: I would say No Shit Sherlock but this info is helpful in contextualizing those arguments where the ethnic majority in America wanna throw out FBI stats about how much crime blacks commit. This shows that police literally almost NEVER stop and interrogate whites! A cop would have to stumble across a white person committing a crime and even then they're likely to overlook it in pursuit of a Black person to arrest, beat, or kill. White people are literally getting...
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Re: DMX on the OWN Network's 'Fix My Life'

Kocolicious ·
DMX has mommy issues....like MOST rappers have mommy issues. Otherwise they wouldn't bash black women they way they do. They are merely little boys living in a man's world without the skills to be mature adults. And the only to surpass it and heal..is to go to extensive therapy. There's no way around it. Sorry fellas. I know most men don't like folks polking around in their heads....but! We as a people have NEVER resolved the hurt as a culture[what was done to us before and after coming to...
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Re: Nigeria Loses Billions Annually on Oil Theft

Kocolicious ·
Even youth from other countries NEED some positive to do. They need to learn a trade if they can't go to school just like youth in America need to do something positive and learn a trade if they don't wanna go to college. People's needs are the same all over the world.
 
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