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Re: The Bridge: Black Men & White Women (article)

qty226 ·
Interesting..... I dont understand how can she stop her child, from 'acting white'........when the childs father is white. Too bad i missed that show.......
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Re: Black Men and the "Criminality Gene"

Black Viking ·
This is the biggest and most foul pile of BS ever to come out of a criminal justice system. Before this garbage, crime statistics were the biggest. People like to use crime statistics to prove that blacks are pre-disposed towards crime. But crime statistics are NOT records of crimes, the ARE records of convictions. That's all, nothing else. The only thing that crime statistics prove is who's going to prison. It doesn't even come close to a record of crimes being committed. There a millions...
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Re: The Bridge: Black Men & White Women (article)

Black Viking ·
I saw the show. It was very interesting to me because I'm bi-racial. The question that kept comming to me about that mother was, "How do you act white? Is there a specific way that white people act?" The mother also said she thought her daughter wasn't black enough. So, of course, similar questions present themselves,"How black is black enough? How does one portray blackness?" I think the mother's unaddressed problem is that her daughter is more than half-white. She has very Aryan features...
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Rowe ·
No, because Black children are not White or Asian children. Black children are just as academically capable, smart, and competent as other children , but because they are Black, they are often times treated differently than other children, particularly in academic environments. Thus, whatever "academic handicaps" that Black students develop as result of past and present mistreatment is not "self-inflicted," but inflicted upon them by society. And this is what "racial identity education"...
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
NOT another RONALD REAGAN KICKED OFF HIS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN IN PHILADELPHIA MS claim. I have posted the TEXT AND VERSE OF HIS WORDS several times and asked anyone to detail for me the RACISM in his speech there. They all resort to the SYMBOLISM angle in which a visit to Philly MS is RACIST. I went to an Indian Gaming casino in that city. THERE ARE SEEMINGLY NOW MORE BLACKS LIVING IN THIS CITY THAN WHITE. Is it RACIST for me to go there? %%%%% DisHonestBrother: Black people have had a...
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Re: Vouchers ???

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Please review the 20/20 Special on Education in which they traveled to Belgium to consider why they outperform AMERICAN CHILDREN of all races. Educational funding gets applied to the CHILD and not the school system. The kids are allowed to obtain educational services from any outlet the parents choose. This creates COMPETITION for quality educational services. The problem is that many American educational advocates are seeking to PROTECT THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM rather than EDUCATING OUR...
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Re: Vouchers ???

Sweetwuzzy ·
Thats exactly what I said. The money is attached to the child . And this creates competition.
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Re: Vouchers ???

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Little fella is so worried about what THE WHITE MAN is doing that he can't bring himself to focus on WHAT BLACK FOLKS ARE DOING or NOT DOING. You know I just don't understand some of you. Particularly the AFRO-CENTRIC TYPES . For so, so, so long we heard that A BLACK CHILD WILL NEVER LEARN IN THE WHITE MAN'S PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM. This Black kid will ALWAYS be indoctrinated by THE WHITE MAN'S HISTORY, the White man's style of learning that is enforced. When these same people HAVE THE...
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Re: Vouchers ???

Nmaginate ·
Yahoo!! PUSSY!!! Over << here >> PUSSY!!! Man, I feel like the Gap Band singing, "You Can't Keep Runnin'"... But your PUNK ASS is full of sprints. Why is it that RHETORIC is the only and best tool in your busted ass tool box, CON-Feed? Never the one to engage. So you just BULLSHIT! Now, let's have it. What is the source of your Flailing, Grasping ISSUES? You obviously will never understand or submit to comprehending ENLISH!!! What's up with this connection you're trying to...
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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: Vouchers ???

Nmaginate ·
And that is exactly the problem. And you can't rule out a figurative rush to "Profit." All of that, I can explain but the point is, you really wasn't reading carefully at all (see below). But, maybe you could just better articulate the idea about "competition" and actually explain/elaborate on how such "competition" can and will benefit ALL or as many children as possible and, particularly, a big (as opposed to a little) chunk of "the least among us." It can't be that hard if your actually...
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Re: Do Fathers Have rights???

Sweetwuzzy ·
Yes
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Re: Vouchers ???

Isome ·
Not public education, quality education through the siphoning off of funds by private schools. Of course it is the logical chain of events. The issue includes transferring money from public, non-profit entities to private, for-profit entities. Private entities compete with other private entities and their incentive to be the best is profit . To that end they are empowered to make student admission decisions that public schools cannot make.
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Re: Do Fathers Have rights???

MidLifeMan ·
What if it was the other way around. What if a a mother went away and then came back. Chances are she could receive custody - remember t6he movie. Kramer vs Kramer One of my wifes friends has a 11 year old son. She has never told the father of this child existence.
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Re: Vouchers ???

DogBreath ·
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Sweetwuzzy: After reading Sowell's article, I clicked on his link to the Rose and Milton Friedman website. What is everyones position on vochers? Why are you for or against it ? Please do not resort to petty attacks such as "sell out," "Kneegrow," or Uncle tom !!" I really want to know how everyone feels about this?? I do not know if you saw this, but John Stossel did a show called "Dumb in america." I was a little annoyed how the show did not present both sides...
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Re: Vouchers ???

James Wesley Chester ·
I guarantee you that black children will suffer the most from the voucher system. Keep in mind that private schools can be very selective when it comes to admissions. They DON'T have to take any and all comers. If a child tries to gain entry from a low performing school and brings with him/her a discipline record as long as a cafeteria table, do you actually believe they will allow said student to walk their hallowed halls?? Nope.---DogBreath Rather than 'naysay' the thing, why not take the...
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Re: US Imperialism In Latin America

Isome ·
Hmmph... well here is what's what... In general, Americans then and now, prefer the illusion of US good intentions to the truth of US imperialistic and profit-making motives in its foreign policy. Ward Churchill, responding to criticism of his use of the terms technocrats and little Eichmanns , said "... simply pointing out that if U.S. foreign policy results in massive death and destruction abroad, we cannot feign innocence when some of that destruction is returned. " Willfull ignorance...
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Re: Do Fathers Have rights???

Frenchy ·
Yes, I think the father should be told. However, some men are very vocal about not wanting anything to do with any potential pregnancy, so I can understand women who just make the decision alone to have an abortion (or raise the child without a father).
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Re: What 'white' muso's get you groovin'?

Black Viking ·
First and foremost, Metalica till death. After that the list gets long and complicated. 3 Doors Down, Matchbox 20, Rage Against the Machine, Pearl Jam, Depeche Mode, Nickleback, Nine Inch Nails, Papa Roach. That's just off the top of my head.
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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: 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: For the Sistas of AA.org

MBM ·
Two quick memories immediately come to mind. First: my mother used to always tell me that 'I can do anything I want to do'. That was a tremendously empowering and self-esteem enhancing message that continues to yield benefits to me to this very day. Second: I have absolutely wonderful memories of my grandmothers lovingly rubbing my back when I was a child. There was no better feeling in the world than to be laying on either of my grandmothers' laps getting my back rubbed! I have been so...
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Re: Queen Candace*

Fine ·
Vox--I am currently at the library--as promised. All signs point to -- Queen Shanakdakhete. She is most likely the Ethiopian Queen that sat waiting for Alexander the Great at the borders of Ethiopia. The timetables are way off, however... Dr. Chancellor Williams gives the "near confrontational meeting" as 332BC. However... Queen Shanakdakhete's chronological position is much debated (i.e. I wonder why, my insert). Dunham suggested 177-155BC, Hintze 180-170BC, Wenig 170-150BC, Shinnie...
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Re: father claims rights denied

Frenchy ·
What a complete joke. Unless those kids live with you, you are not buying them all that they need to survive and thrive. If it pains you to not have those gifts deducted from your financial obligations, then stop buying the stuff and just give the checks. Sometimes I wonder if people like this were ever in the picture. It's like they don't have a full comprehension of how expensive it is to raise children... like they don't know that children need things daily, they don't follow some kind of...
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Re: father claims rights denied

sunnubian ·
Yea, he's not telling the whole truth. During most child support/custody hearings ample time is alloted the non-custodial parent to spend with his/her kids; and oh, about how child support took his entire disability check, by law disability cannot be garnished for the purpose of child support . . .
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

Rowe ·
I love grandmothers. They hold the world's wisdom in their hands. Thanks for sharing your stories.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

thayfen ·
If I may, a little about myself:...besides my humble education: I'm 5'6", weigh 147, I'm losing my hair and I wear glasses. I have been informed on many an occasion by many a Sista, that while I have a great personality"”I'm respectful, patient, loving, generous, loyal, dedicated and funny...I'm not their "cup of tea". They loved me, but could never be "in love" with me. I understood this, kept the bitterness at bay and continue to enjoy friendships with five Sistas which has spanned these...
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Re: Cathy Freeman goes bush...

FireFly ·
I wish I could name-drop and say I've met her but I haven't. Cathy never appears in the celebrity news pages either... seems she does her own thing. Black + White art/photography magazine ran some portraits of her a few years back and she looked hot! Quite a change to see her out of her sports gear. I don't know if you've ever seen Cathy interviewed? She comes across as such a down-to-earth, sweet-natured, almost child-like woman. Very charismatic and very natural. And yes, very sexy. Check...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

MidLifeMan ·
I was blessed with 3 mothers – my mother and my two sisters. My oldest sister use to carry me around with her like I was her baby. Unfortunately, my fond memories are few due to the fact that my mother worked, and my sisters are much older and weren't around a lot when I was growing up. I only saw my mother's mother once a year if that. But the thing I love the most and admire the most is the strength of black women. I've watched my mother, sisters, and many other women for that matter, deal...
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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

bigddouble ·
The problem is that there is no accountability for the money paid via child support. The custodial parent does not have to prove they are using the garnishment exclusively for the care of the children. I think the custodial parent should have to produce receipts, verifying proper usage of the support payment. Additionally, anytime the custodial parent wants to request a change in custody status or support payments, you have to show up (with representation if you don't want to get screwed) or...
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Re: father claims rights denied

Nikcara ·
Sorry, but men whether they are good fathers or bad get screwed on child support. The Bad need to get screwed and I have no problems putting them in jail, yes I said jail. I had a man arrested the second he walked into the courtroom, but that is another story. Good fathers get truly screwed because they want their kids but the mothers use the children as pawn for money. It is totally discretionary for the mother. But men, unlike women will not usually fight for their children. Our...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

HonestBrother ·
I love Lauryn Hill! This sista is brilliant, talented, and beautiful. And a few years ago one of her songs really made a difference in my life. I had just turned 30 - which for some reason was traumatic - and I had broken up with a girlfriend. Then I learned that my unmarried sister was having a baby. And for some reason this last piece of news hit me the hardest. I fell into a funk. It was Lauryn Hill's song To Zion that made me realize something very good could come out of the situation. I...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

folobatuyi ·
Awesome story, dude! . I too love Lauryn Hill...her Miseducation CD was the shit and a rare one in these times!
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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: father claims rights denied

sunnubian ·
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Nikcara: "Good fathers get truly screwed because they want their kids but the mothers use the children as pawn for money. It is totally discretionary for the mother." -------------------------------------------- This is not a totally true statement, though I am sure, no I know that there are some mothers out there like that, but usually, court ordered childsupport has a formula for computing childsupport, which takes into consideration both parents incomes which...
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Re: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

MBM ·
As a parent of two young school age boys I have seen this phenomenon first hand. Little white boys can swing from the ceiling and they are "cute". Let a little black boy do anything - exibiting energy and vibrance outside a very narrow prescribed box of behavior - and it's a problem. The elephant in the room is white racism against black children. Black kids never get the benefit of the doubt that white teachers would want for their own kids (hence they generously shovel it out for other...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

FireFly ·
I know that's not funny, but it is. The last few responses reminded me of two extremely cool work friends from way back, Jenny & Malclom. I used to work with Jenny and one day she introduced me to one of the Reps/Suppliers called Malcolm. Nice guy, he had his own partnership in a retail office supply store. He also had a great sense of humour and was very left wing. Malcolm was 40+ when I met him. Both had had divorces and each had a teenage child. Malcolm hated elitism of any kind, so...
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Re: Your house is burning...!!!!

FireFly ·
that's a tough one! I love books and I tend to keep them because they become part of me and where I've journeyed. Depending on which room I'm in, it would be between a copy of The Happy Prince , by Oscar Wilde, that my aunty gave me as a child - precious stories and precious gift from someone very special. Or, Native Nations, by Edward S. Curtin. To cut a long story short, he was a photographer in the 1800s and set about compiling a 12 volume set of books detailing and recording...
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
I actually "stole it" from another chat board. A particular member was making use of it as Noah the African could tell you. I first saw the picture and was touched by the POWER and the SYMBOLISM of it. It is a picture of (I assume) an innocent African child who is hungry and unprotected. The vulture in the background doesn't care about his race, global politics or any violation of the human rights of this child. To the hungry vulture this HUMAN is nothing but a PIECE OF MEAT that might fill...
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

Noah The African ·
I am not apologizing for jax slit! I would if you posted something that warrents an apology. You have posted likely close to a millions words in your many debates on other and this forum combined. You have taken tht time to articulate in detail how you feel about black leadership...how you feel about liberalism....how you defend conservatism and bush in essays that have hurdreds of words. Yet....all you can say in regards to that photo is to say it is a powerful image? How come you could not...
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Re: father claims rights denied

Nikcara ·
By Sunnubian I am not sure where you practice law, but in NJ, child support is calculated based on both incomes, thereafter, the non-custodial parent, pays in cash or check directly to the cusotidal parent or to the child support office[in NJ it is called the Probation Department], who converts the cash into a check that is either deposited directly into the custodial parent's account or mailed to him or her. The Custodial Parent has the discretion to spend the money as he or she see fit.
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Re: father claims rights denied

sunnubian ·
"I am not sure where you practice law, but in NJ, child support is calculated based on both incomes," ----------------------------------------------- I could have sworn that I stated that, but anyway, since that is how it is caculated, how can it be unfair to either party, especially to him or whichever parent does not actually have the children? -------------------------------------------- "thereafter, the non-custodial parent, pays in cash or check directly to the cusotidal parent or to...
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Re: father claims rights denied

Nikcara ·
Sunnubian: It is clear to me that you do not practice law in NJ because if you did you would know that child support paid via wage execution is monitored by Probation so the case automatically goes there, but you would know this if you practiced law in NJ. At any rate, I do not have the time to constantly check your facts. Suffice it to say, getting your hair done is not what child support is for and if you think that type of behavior is appropriate then we have many things to disagree about...
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Re: father claims rights denied

xxGAMBITxx ·
Nicara is right on. I fought. I mean I fought hard. Anything thing I could get on my ex wife I did. I had documented everything and anything. I went to court like I was ready for war. And I won. The ex could'nt even put up a fight. When we split I left with the money and a game plan and I executed it; and this is in Ohio where a man has damn near zero chance of getting custody unless he shows he is determined and sincere. Men better start returning to the "hunter" mentallity we're known for...
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Re: What is a Sellout?

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
MBM would label Condi Rice a "sellout" despite the fact that he consumes every bit of oil that she insures continues to flow into this country. BUT!!!!!!!!!!!!! He will say NOTHING about the following SAMBOS who's messages have a MORE DIRECT IMPACT ON OUR YOUNG BLACK PEOPLE EACH DAY: THE NEWS OF THIS SAMBO'S ARREST MADE IT TO RUSSIA: http://newsfromrussia.com/world/2006/01/14/71136.html THIS SAMBO GOT CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER IN THE DEATH OF ANOTHER BLACK MAN This Sambo killed a BLACK MAN...
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Re: What about dating single mums?

xxGAMBITxx ·
I've done it. No big deal. Just remember that she has to split her time and that her main focus is (not to mention should be) her child/children.
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Re: Pope: Embryo = "Full and complete human being"

James Wesley Chester ·
I like the 'viable on its own without assistance' approach. But that's science, and science says, 'Yeah, but that fetus can survive with assistance.' I still prefer the first practice of viability. The Pope's interpretation is religion. I'm not Catholic. When I was a child, until I was a full adult, you didn't take your pregnant wife to the Catholic hospital unless you didn't care about the life of you wife. They would let her die without blinking an eye. And...tell you that's the way God...
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