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Re: The Black Commentator vs. The Wall Street Journal

Nmaginate ·
FULL OF SHIT. WHITE SHIT at that. What the hell are you talking about? What the hell is "The National Standard of Living", WHITE BOY?? And how does that BULLSHIT relate to the reality of things here in America? Note: First, you will have to quantify what the "National Standard of Living (N-SoL)" is. Once you do that, with respect to whatever you're referencing (i.e. whatever it is that makes you call the SoL "national"), you will have to demonstrate how that is what is going on. Don't PUNK...
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Re: Conservatives and Liberals: Why We Believe What We Believe

Black Viking ·
This is the part that confuses me about America. Realistically people should be voting for their own economic interests. But there are so many more "have-nots" than there are "haves" that I don't understand how conservatives get a foot hold at all. The only explaination I can find is ideological manipulation. The vast majority of "haves" are conservative for the reasons you stated, but they have some how convinced a huge number of "have-nots" that they have something worth preserving as...
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Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

umbrarchist ·
This is a graph of the bankruptcy rate for the United States. Notice on the left that it is not linear, near the bottom it is 100, near the top it is 10,000. This is the American dream in the REAL WORLD. Since Christmas I have emailed 1200 economists about this ignoring consumer depreciation business. I have gotten back 5 responses. One of them said my information was "interesting." They can't solve a grammar school algebra problem for 50 years and it's "interesting." umbrarchist
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
The TACTIC OF THE KNEEGROW..........arrange things so that a LABEL can be placed on a person and then characterize the person via the LABEL. All words that he says - EVEN THE ONE'S THAT YOU AGREE WITH - will be discounted because they have been produced by the person who holds this label. All DEBATE ENDS. Very effective strategy Empty. for the record the label that I often use (Black Quasi-Socialist Progressive Fundamentalist) is a operative description that the actions of those who are...
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Reading for COMPREHENSION is fundamental. I SAID FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE WHITE LIBERAL RACIST as long as the Black man does not express any notions of REAL INDEPEDENCE - such as the drive for REPARATIONS - then the Black man will remain in the good graces of the White Protective Liberal. When Ted Kennedy is "attacking the system" on behalf of the BQPF he is a friend who will help them acheive their goals WITHIN THE SYSTEM ITSELF. When the issue of REPARATIONS comes about it is TED...
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Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

MBM ·
I'm not sure what you are asking. Clearly there is a positive correlation between consumer debt and bankruptcy. That that correlation increases exponentially with greater debt is intuitive. What specifically are you asking? "consumer depreciation business"? Are you just noting that consumers are, on average, buying more "stuff" now than before and financing it with consumer debt? Are you inferring that the whole idea of the American Dream is something that is designed to advance consumerism...
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Re: Vouchers ???

Isome ·
The competition argument doesn't fly. It's bogus from top to bottom, unless schools are going to be changed to for-profit entities, "competition" does nothing. If the change is what's being suggested however, then the proponents of "competition" have not considered the logical chain of events, which includes refusing admittance to the "least among us", in order to maintain or boost student performance and increase profits. ...public school districts in Los Angeles, Baltimore, Dallas,...
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Re: Vouchers ???

James Wesley Chester ·
The competition argument doesn't fly. It's bogus from top to bottom, unless schools are going to be changed to for-profit entities, "competition" does nothing. If the change is what's being suggested however, then the proponents of "competition" have not considered the logical chain of events, which includes refusing admittance to the "least among us", in order to maintain or boost student performance and increase profits.---Tsome It is not 'the logical change of events' of competition to...
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Kevin41 ·
CF...you can talk about my momma all you like...because my parents were not the racially afflicted coons like yours who raised you with those antebellum views where colored folk like them knew their place..plus I know you would never have the balls to say schit in my face...and even though what a coonin azz lackey says never bothers me......i'd stomp your azz beyond recognition just because of your level of bitch azz imposition......you are a weak azz dick sucking failure as a black man, you...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Black Viking ·
Just out of curiosity, do you ever have anything good to say about the black community? You seem to do alot of nitpicking in order to hold the worst of us up as a poster child for blacks everywhere. The above statement is completely false. Not "snitching" is a criminal behaviour, not a black behaviour. You find it in all criminal orginizations, from petty street gangs all the way to international syndicates. And, I shouldn't have to add, all races and cultures. Do actually know anyone who...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

HonestBrother ·
Thanks for the heads up, CF! As a college teacher I now have a warning to be prepared for the * intellectual confusion * you're sending my way. And note the correct spelling of A-C-H-I-E-V-E-M-E-N-T Echoing MBM, you still don't get it. You're not addressing a bunch of failures in this forum. Some of us success stories * are * the result of the supposed fundamentalism you rail against. Another * lesson on leadership * : modify what comes out of your f*cking mouth to take into account who your...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

RadioRaheem ·
EVEN MORE!! http://www.sptimes.com/2004/10/02/Floridian/More_responses_to__Do.shtml More responses to "Do Black Men Still Want Us?" Spirited comments about romantic options and worries Letters to the Editor Published October 2, 2004 Where is the love? A magazine asks whether black men still desire black women. Eight men offer their answers. Black women speak out Earlier this week, African-American men answered women's question "Do Black Men Still Want Us?' Now women discuss their romantic...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

RadioRaheem ·
My take on Part One:...in bold When elementary school teacher Patti Hairston picked up Monday's edition of the St. Petersburg Times, she braced herself. "I knew there would be negative things said about black women by black men," she said. very interesting, esp. since the writer of the original article was merely seeking the 'other side' of the Essence article. Lori Chung, 28, associate TV news producer, single, Brooklyn Personally, I don't feel the love from black men to black women and...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

RadioRaheem ·
My Take on part two..in bold http://www.sptimes.com/2004/10/02/Floridian/More_responses_to__Do.shtml Andre King Great article on the status of black man/woman relationships. I don't think that that is the end of the black man's opinion on this, however. Even though there were a variety of opinions on the subject, most of them seemed little more than simple preferences. And that is what I think all of this boils down to. If I were to date a woman of another race, I would date her because I...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

nayo ·
Name-calling? Darn. I especially agreed with this: "Most of the so-called love I've seen has been a lot of infantile degradation..." Ad nauseum. I recently had a black fellow, ask me could I find him a girlfriend. Ask me could I find HIM a girlfriend. I said my name was'nt 'Hitch'. Then, he goes on to say, "you sure got some big legs...I see those big legs everyday, and I say mmmmmmmm. Where yo man at, gurrl? Let me give you my phone number, and you tell ya girls about me. ya heah. I'm 53...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Black Viking ·
I know this thread seems to have gotten a little bit off track, but no one has been attacking you personally. You actually don't need to know anything at all in order to be a part of this community. Just be willing to share, and hear what others have to share. I'll be the first to say that there's alot I don't know, and I usually ask more questions than I offer answers (I'm sure Nmaginate will back me up on that one ). Like Rowe posted earlier, there are many forums in this community that...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Huey ·
I hear ya, HB. I was talking to my remaining single male friends about and one of them said, "Looks like I'm gonna have to save up for a mail-order bride." On some days, it sounds like a good idea, sometimes.
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Re: Now this is what I have been troubled with for a while..

Kweli4Real ·
I believe that much of this behavior is universal and is the result of a "poverty mentality." By universasl, I mean translates across the racial divide. When your needs consistently exceed your resources, saving is not even a consideration. Saving can only come when your income exceeds your needs. Anyone who has spent enough time deferring wants, because their housing, utilities, food, and transportation was greater than or equal to their income, i.e., impoverished, will eventually get to...
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Re: Now this is what I have been troubled with for a while..

Lamp ·
I have always thought the some of our overspending is a way for us to feel accepted by the larger society. Our way of saying, yep ya'll treated me bad and disrespected me but now I have your attention cause I'm driving a 50K dollar car.. Or I can buy my kids these designer clothes. It gets us attention. The materialistic things may be one of the few things some of us think we have to live for. I'm not knocking spending at all.. Just have everything else in order. If you do not have money to...
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

FireFly ·
Quite right, but it is some Australians, not all Australians. Perhaps the most important process that has been stalled is Reconciliation. A lot of Australians want our federal government to say 'Sorry' to the members of the Stolen Generation, and the indigenous population. There has been a century-long struggle for rights for Aborigines in Australia. What has it achieved? One thing is the right to vote. That it took until the late 1960s is outrageous. Another issue is a treaty. Australia has...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

folobatuyi ·
oyinbo...hmm...Nayo..are you Nigerian? just curious.
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Empty Purnata ·
Such fucking tripe. "If God chose to eliminate racism....." FUCK YOU! (not you, the other guy) So what's the excuse for the majority of White Aemricans only making $40,000 a year? Why is it that so many White students who are barely passing get into college easier than high-scoring Black students? Blacks score lower on tests because they are poor (Standardized tests are a poor way of judging intelligence, if that's what the racism-downplayers are getting at; there's that racism out of...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
I know one thing, that IF RACISM STOPPED TODAY... IF WHITE PEOPLE LEFT TODAY stuff hits me as a Poor Man's BIZARRO inverted take on this James Baldwin quote:
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Re: Raids across Brazil free 4,000 slaves

Dusty Elbow ·
Much work ahead for Brazil elite to understand the effects of past and present slavery in binging their slogan "order and progress". The elite look as tired as ever. Slavery has a slogan to "You work, I eat". And its written all over this article.
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
Well, Kevin... when that "White Boy", a self-professed CONservative, quoted this line from Project 2019, I exposed him and his whole entire charade and scheme. He latched onto this Project 2019 (and quotes Larry Elder, Star Parker, Williams, McWhorter, etc.) and tried to celebrate saying silly shit like "Black Leaders agree with me" even after I've broke his ass down several months ago where he put his tail between his legs and just cried uncle: "I'm done with "race"..." Well, something...
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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

umbrarchist ·
The car is an asset. The house is an asset. The car would be an asset that just about certainly depreciates. The house could be an asset that appreciates but not necessarily. There can be market appreciation and physical depreciation. Have you ever had a roof leak and had to pay for a new roof? In order to realize that appreciation you must mortgage or sell the house. If you mortgage you take on a liability and must pay every month. If you sell, where do you live? Net worth applies to the...
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

MBM ·
I never said it never existed. Quite the contrary. I just said it never hit the Pentagon. For example, say Cheney's order to shoot down all incoming planes was actually executed on this plane. Is it so implausible, in the panic of 9/11, for someone (Rove?) to manufacture the story that that flight hit the Pentagon as opposed to was shot down by American planes? Can you understand the extraordinary political risks associated with a president - already with the shakiest of politcal footings -...
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
I was believing the media hype for 5 years. This one post has convinced me that I have been duped. Thank you audio guy.
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Nmaginate ·
First, you have to appreciate the probolems that the mass attendance of HBCU's has, the way you seem to suggest it. It's something that's not exactly feasible, financially or geographically, no matter how much I support the idea. So, what are the incentives to make this happen and to get more African-Americans to go to already struggling HBCU's? Me, I'm in favor of a permanent, "unified" Black Congress of sorts that purposely sets out to house the whole spectrum of Black ideas, philosophies...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Empty Purnata ·
And with that said, instead of being "Democrats" or "Republicans" or "Independents" or "Libertarians", I think we should create our own parties that address OUR (the Black Community's) particular needs. None of these other parties arddress our needs, and we need to stop giving them our support. Now we can do fusion voting (belonging to these other parties, but support the main parties if need-be), but I think we need to have less membership within them en masse. I'm all for the...
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Re: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

thechosen ·
Yes. Bush used pointless but touchy arguments in order to divide people and win votes.
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

sunnubian ·
_____________________________________________ ______________________________________________ I couldn't agree more, but then that brings us back to that 'unity' thing, wherein the whole of African America (preferable under the umbrella of your African American Congress of sorts) has to come together (unity) to vote, build political bases, raise the funds that it would take to challange the present laws, discriminate sentencing laws, abuses of power, wrongful convictions, unconstitutional...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Nmaginate ·
SUNNUBIAN, we've had several discussions here about that African-American Congress... In my view, the first order of business would be to Coordinate Organizations, etc. with Similar Functions. And COORDINATION is the whole idea of UNITY as I see it. The fundamental philosophy would be that We're All In This Together with the fundamental assumption being that We All Want What's Best For The Black Community. For this to happen, IMO, it will take a Phil Jackson like statesperson who can keep...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Noah The African ·
I think that actions are motivated by emotions, when not motivated directly by instinct without thought. Some emotions thus produce an instinctive reaction, such as fear producing the action resultant of fight or flight. Unity is an action and hence requires a prerequisite emotion to motivate towards the instinctive reaction to the emotion. There is nothing that creates unity more than a shared enemy. This is why this nation always embarks upon a campaign of demonizing an entity in order to...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
I'm not even saying that women should "lower" their standards. Here's a list of people who probably do NOT earn 6 figures or a comparable salary Albert Einstein Add almost any college professor to this list -(even many at Ivy League Schools) Most teachers/administrators in junior colleges Teachers in elementary and secondary education Most people in literature or the arts. Etc. I could go on if a really tried but I have a life But my point is not that women need to "lower" their vision. They...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Frenchy ·
This is NOT the point, AG. No one is encouraging women to date only a Denzel. No one is saying Denzels are the only quality men. No one is saying that we want the right to hold out for a Denzel. WOMEN SHOULD HAVE THE OPTION OF STRIVING FOR A "DENZEL" WITHOUT HEARING A BUNCH OF FRIGGIN LIP ABOUT HOW WE NEED TO REFOCUS/REVISE/RETHINK BECAUSE WE DON'T DESERVE IT OR BECAUSE WE'RE NOT GIVING THE "LOWER-RUNG" OF BROTHAS A CHANCE OR WHATEVER OTHER REASON. The same way that men can strive for the...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Frenchy ·
Then what are you doing in this thread? The standards are what they are. The "cream" is what it is. Why do you give a shit what we consider the best to be unless you want us to change it BY LOWERING IT TO INCLUDE YOU AND YOUR PEERS? Isn't that your gripe? The cut-off is too high for your liking? Why should women give a shit what is to your liking with respect to the mates we choose?? See my point? That is bullshit semantics. There IS a hierarchy. The top is the top. PERIOD. Men put women in...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
Here's a list of people who probably do NOT earn 6 figures or a comparable salary Albert Einstein Add almost any college professor to this list -(even many at Ivy League Schools) Most teachers/administrators in junior colleges Teachers in elementary and secondary education Most people in literature or the arts. Etc. I could go on if a really tried but I have a life But my point is not that women need to "lower" their vision. They need to broaden/expand their vision.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
According to you, you're dating down to consider the men below
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

AudioGuy ·
We men strive for the woman who is the prettiest available ... again, regardless of her station in life... Women, on the other hand, strive for the prettiest available and the mercedes ... Frenchy... back away from the computer, these are just opinions - nobdy is claiming to be Dr. Phil here. It is not a reduction !! I can't speak for anybody anybody else, but I contribute to this because it is a discussion forum . Quite obviously, yes.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
You don't want to "settle" for or for ???????????????????? Fine. Then don't "settle". Oh I forgot Frenchy's wisdom: OK. I've had enough black woman AAA (Awful Ass Attitude) to last a lifetime. Ya'll can get the f*ck on and explore your options. Don't settle.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

RadioRaheem ·
where is the proof? is the rate higher than Professional athletes? Are Black women willing to be married toa cheater if the money is right? I thought there was a man shortage? are you sure this isn't gold digging??
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Re: Kola Boof Speaks: Race & Beauty In America

Rowe ·
Sister Marimba Ani (1994), speaking on the collective hypocrisy exhibited by Europeans in Chapter one of her book Yurugu: An African-Centered Critique of European Thought and Behavior believes hypocrisy is a "way of life" for Europeans. She would undoubtedly agree with the explanations you and Brother Nayo have provided. Hypocrisy as a Way of Life Marimba Ani Within the nature of European culture there exists a statement of value or of "moral" behavior that has no meaning for the members of...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

bigddouble ·
Hang in there HB - we are clearly stating our desire for an honest dialogue (if that wasn't clear before) about criteria in choosing a Black man. Yes, we have presented uncomfortable theories & questions. We may get uncomfortable answers & counter-theories, once we actually get some substantive ones. Now the ball is in the ladies' court. Let's see what happens. Maybe a new thread is in order...
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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: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Rowe ·
I don't need to click on every thread to know what to expect. Considering the media already bombards us with images of Black women as sluts and hoes, yes I do find these images offensive, and I do become uncomfortable looking at them. I imagine it's the same feeling that you may get whenever you turn on the news to see yet another Black man being handcuffed and hauled off to jail. My purpose for visiting African-America.org, and other progressive venues, is to get away from these demonizing...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Yemaya ·
Great post Noah! We don't allow ourselves to see other black people as being "black like us" and vice versa. Often times the majority of our people are suffering from the sames types of issues and don't even know it because there is a certain amount of disconnect. Some of the disconnect is external and some is internal. If we overcome the internal disconnect, we can definitely overcome the external disconnects.
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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: Hamas shakes up Mideast politics

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

Nmaginate ·
Or we can actually be honest and get off the ideological soapboxes. How about that? ************************************************************************** ************************************************************************** Compare & Contrast: "We can either march forward under the illusion that a discipline gap exists because teachers are a bunch of racists ..." "What remains unclear is how people who are concerned with fairness and equality would seek to institutionalize the...
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