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Re: Why do souls come to Earth?

Empty Purnata ·
I don't believe in eternal souls, I believe that souls are impermanent essences. My view of the soul is similar to that of a Buddhist, or Aristotle's view on the soul: http://www.answers.com/topic/soul Jesus did not teach that souls are immortal, seperate, wraithly persons either: Jesus taught that the Kingdom of Heaven is not "here or there", but that is "within you". I believe that Jesus' "Kingdome of Heaven" may have been a metaphor stressing something along the lines of...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Kevin: Let me give you some CONTEXT to your statements above. Inevitably there will be some over the top incident that a Black person or group of Blacks commit. Rather than condemn THIS PARTICULAR EVENT and clearly articulate how THIS EVENT HAS VIOLATED EVERYTHING THAT YOU BELIEVE....... You (and my enemy Isome) will IMMEDIATELY do a web search and find and occassion in which WHITE FOLKS HAVE DONE THE SAME THING BUT THE OUTRAGE HAS NOT FOLLOWED. So Kevin - does this benefit the Black victim...
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Re: Black women and Pregnancy (conspiracy)

thayfen ·
I back up kevin41. Here in Detroit there was a simular trend--there were two factors in a rash of miscarrages dating from 1985--1995, these factors were Diet--most fast food, and yes, Perms. Maybe the toxic chemicals (?)
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Michael ·
I've lived in predominate Black communities, such as Oakland, Detroit, Baltimore, Compton, Watts, and South Central Los Angeles (when it was predominately Black), the working class community of Inglewood, West of La Brea when it was predominately Caucasian, stayed with a Canadian Caucasian farm family during my youth while with other family members, an integrated community such as West Adams where I continue to live until this day...... .......to which in every instance the predominately...
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Are you saying that Dr. Sowell said otherwise (with respect to the first phrase of your response)? Who are these people who are treating Black kids differently than these "OTHER CHILDREN"? As our public school increase their REsegregation they are more likely to sit next to other Black kids and increasingly be taught by Black teachers. I can speak from PERSONAL EXPERIENCE about how more than 20 years ago when I was in high school I had the dual roll of being in the "Rapid Track" in my high...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
I had an actual, admitted "WHITE BOY" drop this one on me. So I decided to share mostly because it listed those 4 central themes, those so-called Unpopular "Truths". As I read *it* all (the "White BOY" stopped at #2 and figured the statement about Standard Of Living would help him) I was like, "This Is Straight Out Of The CON-FEED Reader!" Especially this: Compare that with CON-Feed's favorite hook (among many):
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

Frenchy ·
Please do actually read the information provided. It's not just some "stuff" on the ground. It is very clearly plane parts (seats, wheels, parts of the bulkhead, etc) in some cases with the AA paint pattern still visible. Lord Have Mercy. You're one of those who will never believe no matter who have right in front of your won eyes. Yes, everything right down to the EYEWITNESS accounts and pictures from numerous news agencies could be completely manufactured. So could everything you see all...
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Re: Cathy Freeman goes bush...

FireFly ·
I found this story about the making of the series. Freeman and Mailman go bush Issue 95 By Erin McWhirter, TV Writer NATIONAL, Jan 19, 2005: It takes a lot to make Olympic gold medallist Catherine Freeman cry. Throughout her life the sports star has been through the devastation of losing big races and other personal dramas, but she rarely cries. However, a recent road trip with actress and pal Deborah Mailman changed all that. In an instant, the city slickers who spent seven weeks travelling...
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Re: father claims rights denied

MidLifeMan ·
And this means that the other parent "complies" with the court order? Just becasue the court says the father has rights to see the child doesn't mean the mother complies no more then when the court orders the father to pay child support that he complies. And it can get expensive taking someone to court all the time to fight for you rights. Any why is that? I'm sure most may say it is not the norm but I watch my brother in law get f*cked by the courts. And he DID provide ALL of the childrens...
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Re: father claims rights denied

sunnubian ·
_________________________________________________________________________ Often this may be the case when there has been a long marriage and an agreement for the wife to be a stay at home mom, etc., the court takes into consideration the number of years the wife could have been either educating herself and/or working, but instead stayed at home and maintained the household and raised the children while the husband worked and establish an avenue of independent livelihood outside the home.
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Re: 7 Police killed as they root out coca in Colombian park

ricardomath ·
From the Los Angeles Times Afro-Colombians Driven Off Land in Cocaine War By Chris Kraul Times Staff Writer January 4, 2006 PEREIRA, Colombia "” Armando Garces was reluctant to leave his mountain village even after right-wing militia members had gone door to door telling residents they had 48 hours to evacuate, or else. He didn't like being ordered to abandon the only home he had ever known. Then a daylong gun battle erupted between the paramilitary fighters and leftist guerrillas over...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Yemaya: Please note - I am not a "conservative". The labels "liberal" and "conservative" are contextual. I prioritize the value of CULTURE in shaping the ideas of the people and go a long way to translate what are "common goals" in their minds into PHYSICAL REPRESENTATIONS. It is FOOLISH for anyone to support of oppose something simply because it is "liberal" or "conservative". I choose to use REAL WORLD EVIDENCE on the impact of various policies. I support policies that produce favorable...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
IF MBM DOES NOT GET THIS THEN THERE IS NO HOPE FOR HIM. MBM - Today we can look at the large population centers in the North - NYC, Philadelphia, Camden, Washington DC, Newark, Cleveland - the list goes on. All of them have a significant class of LABOR/EMPLOYEES who no doubt could be good, union employees. They would carefully invest their wages that the union provided them. They would be shop stewards in the mill and ensure that the mill did not practice slavery. They would make sure that...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
No, ddouble... I wasn't giving a justification.... for me there are two separate emotions being expressed..... Let me try to explain a bit further..... Do these women enjoy the criminal lifestyle? No.... These women could give a lecture on it that would give inspiration to others to leave it...... --- But, the contradiction is....seemingly... any way.... that in their personal choices.... they choose men sometimes that go against the grain of everything they espouse..... When discussed......
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Rowe ·
So let's sum up your argument here. As far as you're concerned, it's women's fault that 800,000 Black men are incarcerated. It's women's fault that some Black men subscribe to a thug mentality and participate in thug behavior. It's women's fault that some Black men refuse to acknowledge and be responsible for the children that they father. And ultimately it's women's fault that a disproportionate number of Black men are not applying to colleges. All of these issues are the Black women's...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

thayfen ·
I understand where Detroit1 is coming from...I live in Detroit, and the situation is a bit different than in other regions of the U.S. Yes, there are SOME Black Women who make bad choices in their relationships and lives. As there are Black men who do the same...I grew up in a negative environment, and had to contend with the "negative-types". Over the years, I've actually helped about twenty of these people (fifteen male, five female) to get their stuff together. There were certain truths...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Rowe ·
Brother Ddouble, are you implying that women and men pursue relationships in the same ways? Haven't we all reached the conclusion that men have a tendency to select women based on looks, whereas women select men based on income? So why would I give you all the same advice that I would give women? Secondly, in my view, though the two discussions centered on the same topic, the argument that was presented then, and the argument that's being presented now are not the same. In the discussion...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

detroit1 ·
Not to leave you hanging, but sure; I pursue women of substance. (I didn't mean to infer that I didn't). I'll share. Substance to me as a balance of mind, body and soul: A combination of tacit intelligence, enticing physical and a heart sweet as pie. And like many men, I've been through a developmental stage in life where I made the mistake of seeking out sistas strictly based on how good the sight of her in tight pants/jeans fit her thighs and ass; I was totally helpless to it. Fortunately,...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Rowe ·
Sister Virtue, brother Detroit never used the word some to describe his perception of Black women. As far as brother Detroit is concerned, Black women make poor choices in men in general because we're all suffering from what he described as "cognitive dissonance." But the truth is, women from all racial categories make "bad" choices in men, and men do the same. If they didn't, they wouldn't be in here complaining about the unsuccessful choices they've made. The reason why I'm so disturbed by...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

thayfen ·
Detroit1 meant SOME women, and because I live in the area I can attest to what happens on the singles scene on Friday and Saturday nights. This has been going on for well over twenty years. This issue with people (In Detroit, it is mostly women) who testify to holding one standard, but somehow magically end up with an individual who is the exact opposite; as most men know that SOME brothers are great, and others are truly hazardous. There are many who are in strong, loving, real...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

kresge ·
I don't have much to add to what ER has said. My wife and I were there for the last two sessions. I definitely think that the the "younger" folk did get the shaft with respect to time. Part of the problem was not only the amount of time taken up by the second group, but the delay in getting right to the panels after lunch, althought I think that it was important to have the survivors or "acheivers" of Hurricane Katrina share their stories as a frame for the discussion. With respect to...
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Re: Job banks, Rubber Rooms and Lazy ass people making 64k-100k a year... doing nothing

Faheem ·
The Jobs Bank has its origins in the tough times Detroit faced in the late 1970s and early 1980s. A spike in oil prices, a harsh recession and the first major assault from fuel-efficient Japanese cars hammered the Big Three and cost tens of thousands of union jobs. The UAW agreed to its first concessionary contracts in 1982 with the Big Three, which then made three out of every four vehicles sold in America. Battling the new competition, GM developed a plan to spend $24 billion improving...
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Re: "Church Of The Spread Legs"

thayfen ·
For every woman in Detroit who asked for honest emotion (All the women who asked were married/divorced)...I, personally, ran across others (ALL single) who saw such expression as WEAKNESS--and would happily tell me so. My wife was the first who did not, and I was twenty-nine when I met her.
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Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

Melesi ·
Come, Oshun, you can do better than that. Your response was like the description some years back of those who, when accused of killing three men and a dog, would triumphantly produce the dog alive. As you well know, Alexandria was built near an old fishing village called Rhakotis, a nondescript place with nothing to recommend it. Alexandria eventually grew to cover it, but Alexandria was built there, not because there was anything about the village worth preserving or imitating, but because...
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Re: Conservative Forum Turns on Bush

EbonyRose ·
Actually, Jazzdog, the number has reached 5 ... believe it or not! This isn't the exact article I read last night, but it's pretty much the same info. I guess different reporters tell the story different ways. And for me, whether it actually "happens" or not would just be the icing on the cake!! Just to scare his azz up by a serious enough mention of it is good enough for me! Vermont towns endorse move to impeach Bush DAVID GRAM Associated Press NEWFANE, Vt. - In five Vermont communities, a...
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Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

Fine ·
MY REply was to Oshun--whom I am sure--beyond a shadow of a doubt knows exactly what I am talking about. Providing an explanation for the disceitfully plagarized religion called the Church is moot. ...Melesi--you remind me of the ostrich that sticks its head in the sand but leaves its big fat azz exposed for everyone to see...! I suggest you do some real serious research. Your lame attempt at attacking/disproving the facts that I or Oshun present to this forum shows --in fact-- your immature...
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Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

Melesi ·
oh, yes: when did you see an ostrich "stick its head in the sand"?
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Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

Oshun Auset ·
Fine, You know what, I have realized, thanks to Rowe, that I have not recognized(officially) your posts, like I should have BEEN DOING. I think you are sooo much like the younger but wiser version of me. Stop trying to justify our humanity by the enemie's standards, he stole everything ANYWAY. We were, We are, and We shall be. Honestly, I know we spend so much time prooving ourselves. Stop doing that, and start to be ourselves...it is so easy...Well, for some of us. BTW, Rowe, your avatar is...
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Re: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

Dusty Elbow ·
Panama's Indian albinos a revered elite Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:02 AM ET By Mike Power ISLA TIGRE, Panama (Reuters) - When Kuna Indian medicine man Mandiuliguina Flores speaks, everyone listens. For his dark-skinned indigenous audience, the albino shaman's milky white skin gives him special powers. In a quirk of history and genetics, Panama's Kuna tribe has one of the world's highest occurrences of albinos, revered as an elite group that the Kuna call "the children of the moon". Kuna mythology...
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Re: SHOCK AND AWE.......

Frenchy ·
I didn't get to read the original post, but I don't enjoy horseback riding. The funny thing is that I always forget that they can see for their own selves and won't go crashing straight into trees when I'm not looking. I think I might be able to deal with a pony, but horses are too friggin huge. I think if you're being pulled out by the tide, you have to try to swim (or move) sideways and inch your way closer to the shoreline. I've been playing around and realized I was much further from the...
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Re: Feingold to Call for Rare Presidential Censure

EbonyRose ·
Yes, if it's a 2-for-1, "send them both down the river" deal ... I'm all for that!! This Dennis Hastert guy will probably be too shell-shocked by suddenly becoming president and hopefully would to nothing as opposed to something to screw us up even more than we are! I would hope he would just shut-up and wait for November 2008!
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Re: Women in there twenties why?

detroit1 ·
Here in Detroit, there is currently a conference going on to address the issues of young girls including building self-esteem, self-confidence, self-worth, emotional health, social skills and the necessary tools needed for healthy relationships. www.girls-matter.org Is in the best interest of the black community that our young girls grow up into women who do not find appeal in man-sharing, who demand marriage before children, who don't use their bodies for gratification nor involve...
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Re: Why Do We Allow Hollywood to Keep Stereotyping Black Women as Oversexed?

Yemaya ·
I hear you Faheem. But you know as well as I do there is a long history of this. I believe as black women this is our river to cross. Not only is this stereotype prevalent in Hollywood and white America, but also within our own community. I defer to how many black women have been molested or victims of sexual assault. I think if you take a poll on this board, you would be absolutely astonished with the results.
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

HonestBrother ·
Stubbed a toe?.... You've failed to address anything I've said...You haven't done anything but ignore me... That is Bury your head in the sand ... Again, Melesi and I haven't agreed on anything up to this point... That we agree at all is remarkable.. How interested are you in the truth if you fail to take note of this one point of agreement?... Anyway, I've ceased to care... If you wish to embrace fairy tales so be it. That's your right.
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Re: Conditions in the Detroit area continue to decline.

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
What forces do YOU believe are contributing to the decline of the city of Detroit?
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Re: Conditions in the Detroit area continue to decline.

HonestBrother ·
Ebonygoddess, I feel the same way... I was born in Detroit and stil have a lot of family there. Last summer I visited the house I grew up in for the first time in 23 years and the neighborhood had really gone downhill...
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Re: Conditions in the Detroit area continue to decline.

Noah The African ·
I don't think that us "ex Detroiters" , myself included, should be looking back on "the D" feeling sorry for its decline and commenting about its decline when OUR ABSENSE only contributes to that fact. As far as I am concerned, as an EX Detroiter by choice, I am not qualified to complain about the situation of current Detroit when I could be making a difference there. That having been said, the answer to your question lies in why are we "EX" Detroiters if we love the city so much? Obviously...
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Re: Conditions in the Detroit area continue to decline.

Kai ·
I have lived in the great city of detroit for my entire life. Linwood!!!! I cannot understand why so many keep saying that detroit is continuing to decline. Last year detroit surpassed the neighboring suburbs in new house construction. The NFL commended the City of Detroit for being the perfect host for the Super Bowl. Detroit did a wonderful job of hosting the baseball all star game. Detroit is on the rise. Detroit has successfully seen the major expansion of it's inner city University...
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

umbrarchist ·
That water in the desert comes from the Colorado River. The population growth of the southwest has created a political water war over how the water is allocated. Of course Mexico doesn't count. The Colorado doesn't reach the ocean anymore, there have been TV programs about this. I have had Black people comment about my speech as long ago as eigth grade. When I was nine I used to correct my mother's speech which then was more correct than I hear often today. I read a lot and I think I...
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Re: Black Like GOP

telltruth ·
I'm sorry people, but I identify with neither Political Party Democratic or Republican. I only give you the the true "FACTS". On the contrary, what has the "democrats" done for Black people besides, invent the KKK, all the lynching from 1866 until the 1960's, blocking Civil Rights Acts since the 1800's and keep electing Senator Robert Byrd (Dem) a known KKK leader up until he was 40 years old and still serving in the Senate. I don't hear anything from any so called Black Leader. The...
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Re: Black Like GOP

alonzo ·
Telltruth-----After reading this and your other post you probably need to change your name. "Telltruth" is not working for you anymore. You may not be a member of either party but your opinions are surely slanted to the right. Also brother, if you're not politically active then your opinions don't count and they don't matter. This will surely be the last post of yours I respond to. Next, you're arguing points you don't need to argue among black people. I'm a democrat and I have no love for...
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Re: Black Nationalism 2006

Shango67 ·
I don't think whites have changed their attitudes inasmuch as they have refined the system of white supremacy. White folks will draw the line in the sand on this one, MBM. This is much bigger than a bus boycott to them.
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Re: Black Nationalism 2006

HonestBrother ·
I totally agree...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

MBM ·
Protest coalition heads to capital Rally pushes for immigrant rights BY NIRAJ WARIKOO FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER April 10, 2006 On the eve of a national protest expected to be held today in Washington, a diverse group of Michiganders gathered Sunday night in front of a Detroit church to rally for immigrant rights. Chanting "We are America," hundreds stood on the steps of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in southwest Detroit to protest legislation that would criminalize many in their communities.
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

Fabulous ·
DORMITORY When you rearrange the letters: DIRTY ROOM PRESBYTERIAN When you rearrange the letters: BEST IN PRAYER ASTRONOMER When you rearrange the letters: MOON STARER DESPERATION When you rearrange the letters: A ROPE ENDS IT THE EYES When you rearrange the letters: THEY SEE GEORGE BUSH When you rearrange the letters: HE BUGS GORE THE MORSE CODE When you rearrange the letters: HERE COME DOTS SLOT MACHINES When you rearrange the letters: CASH LOST IN ME ANIMOSITY When you rearrange the...
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

ricardomath ·
Well, we do have "minutemen" on the border...it's only a matter of time... And then there's this...
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Re: The Crisis of African American Motherhood?

Shango67 ·
Splendid. You have been lucid, clear, and defintely standing tall in a river of white radical feminist thought; sustained by an ocean of estrogen.
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Re: Who is the BEST African American Actor?

FireFly ·
I must say I like Don Cheadle and Denzel Washington for their acting and diversity of films - so they share my vote. And let's not forget James Earl Jones for his prolific career and talents. (I also like Jamie Foxx and Lawrence and Wesley to varying degrees) While hunting around on the World-Wide-Waste-Of-Time, I also came across this rather interesting sounding man!! I haven't seen any of his films but he was obviously a Renaissance Man with a lot of talent and flair and substance. What an...
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

EbonyRose ·
Subject: FW: The Koala and the Little Lizard A koala is sitting up a gum tree ... smoking a joint when a little lizard walks past and looks up and says, "Hey Koal a ! What are you doing?" The koala says: Smoking a joint, come up and have some." So the little lizard climbs up and sits next to the koala and they smoke a few joints. After a while the little lizard says his mouth is 'dry' he's going to get a drink from the river. But the little lizard is so stoned that he leans too far over and...
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Re: Welfare

whatzgoingon ·
I did not say that people who are on government assistance were taking the easy route. I said it would have been easy for my family to take the welfare route, and if would have been compared to the conditions that they had to work in. What I mean was that my family was above the line where poverty turns to lower middle class, but not by much. Meaning just as many people lived with welfare assistance as there were people living without it, and many more dipped from side to the other. I have...
 
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