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Re: calling all fASHIONista men!!

folobatuyi ·
\ Yeah, Rowe...sorry to disappoint you but I am that one guy you described...I am a nerd...fashion is less of a neccessity to me...there are many other things on my mind...on a regular day...it is a shirt, tie and pair of dress slacks for residency and a pair of jeans when I get home and on weekends.
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Michael ·
.....be it Democrat, Republican, Independent, Green Party, or otherwise..... .....the Black community is being looked upon as being insignificant, perverted, criminal, sleazy, wreckless, backwards, un-American, treasonous, self destructive, poverty stricken, social welfare dependent, bigotted, lazy, hateful, uncaring, selfish, useless, begging, continuously playing the race card, etc., ...... ......an outlook that has more to do with a ethnic group's financial status, holdings, consumer...
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

RadioRaheem ·
how old is your friend? If she is over 30, then it sounds like she is taking the best deal on the table. I'm from the MD area, educated in DC[Georgetown U], returned to DC after grad school and have found that black women are the least approachable women of the all. Many DC black men agree with me on this. That's why there are so many mixed couples in the surrounding areas, i.e. Northern VA, PG County, Gaitherburg MD, Bethesda MD, and Silver Spring MD...have you ever been to Georgetown??
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Of course I expect MBM to follow up with a reply to the effect that "I am right" that Black people are savages or thugs or something foolish such as this. To the people of Washington DC who have defended Marion Barry, seeing him as a victim of a conspiracy by Whites who don't want him in power, working on behalf of the poor in DC this must be tantamount to Rosa Parks getting robbed in her home despite asking the thug "Do you know who I am" and he not caring . Things are NOT going to change...
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Kevin41 ·
I wonder why there is sooo much laughter when the guy speaks.....I guess it is hard to take a tom serious....when you know their first and foremost motive is to defend the stats quo and their white masters....I thought the term conservative idiot applied here......... My dad's barbershop ...byLarry Elder and personal responsibility -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: December 29, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: The following column...
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Noah The African ·
So...will things change as a result of your strategy....which is: 1) Blame everything on black liberals 2) Ignore incidents of police brutality and racism against blacks 3) Lobbying to increase the number of blacks who don't vote democratic. 4) Ignoring that the present is the summation and creation of the past. 5) being an UNCLE TOM or a white man pretending to be black how does that strategy HELP?
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

detroit1 ·
I'm sick and tired of hearing black women dog out their ex-boyfriends who were worthless, unemployed crack-heads totally ignoring the fact that he was in that same position when she "chose" to be involved with him. Ain't nobody tell her to find her man in the alley......then take him home, feed him, cloth him and buy him a playstation. These same women will also defend their bum-ass boyfriends if you say something bad about him; then turn around and hate on brothas who have themselves...
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

Frenchy ·
Generally, I'm not afraid. But sometimes, for a few brief moments, I'm absolutely terrified of dying, of everything being over before I've done all I want to do, that I'll leave my children behind and not know what became of them, etc. Doesn't last long, but it's very poignant. "Death is a friend of ours. And he that is not ready to great him, is not at home." -Francis Bacon (I think )
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

sunnubian ·
I get so sick and tired of hearing this bs from this republican lawn jockey. He acts as if HIS father is the only Black person or Black man who did ALL these things in a racist society. Millions of Black people in America did the same things he says his father did, accomplished the same things, his father did, served in WWI/WWII/Vietnam/Etc., and did so in the mist of a racist nation with the only difference being other Black people go to work every day, graduate from school (or get a...
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

qty226 ·
I guess both men/women can only see their side of things...because of experiences. But i have issues with those that 'want' more than they 'are'. As Sweetwuzzy mentioned..... "Some Sisters suffer from low self-esteem. Society, relationship experts say, teaches that Black women are the lowest on the social scale--what Zora Neale Hurston calls "mules of the world." "Men have a much higher self-esteem," says Moore. "They are taught not to settle. No matter how they look or what age they are,...
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Re: 2005--In Loving Memory Of....

James Wesley Chester ·
Among others, I did not know about August Wilson. He was from my home area (Pittsburgh), and I never heard of him until late in his life. Thanks PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

Rowe ·
"Least approachable?" Can you elaborate on this? Do you mean to say that Black women in Washington, DC are the most intimidating? And if so, whhat do you find so intimidating about these women? Yes to both questions. And the reason why brothers in these two areas are often seen with "other women" is because, Adams Morgan, Georgetown especially, are multiracial areas. I shop in these areas and they are heavily populated with people from all races and ethnic groups. Because of its many...
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

RadioRaheem ·
Good advice...I agree people need to break the 'creature of habit'. So many folks go to the exact same nightclubs, eatries, bars, etc. Break the cycle, try other places
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Re: Erykah Badu's stage show

powerflower ·
The first time I heard Erykah Badu was in the wee hours of the morning on the overnight radio show they played her first single "On & On" and my boyfriend at the time woke me up to listen to it. After that I kept hearing the song but didn't know who sang it. Then I was home from college on some break (I think Thanksgiving or Winter Break) and she was on BET with Big Les (remember her?) and they were at her house. It didn't even seem like an interview it was just like watching a visit to...
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

powerflower ·
Young people make many mistakes. When I was in high school all the guys really went for the homecoming queen/prom queen types. How many of the most popular girls in your high schools are now sitting at home or in some dead end job with way to many kids by a bunch of different guys and/or on drugs? And what about the most popular guys? They are a lot of times, on drugs, in and out of jail, unstable, and that's if they're still alive. What's cool when you're young is often not what's cool when...
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

powerflower ·
I had read the thread, and posted before. I will tell you what I think about the question you posed, but I don't think all the men are saying that all Black women are naturally bad daters/decision makers. I think that people are getting all riled up when they disagree with what someone posts and then they respond emotionally. Hey, I do it too I don't think the original post was meant to be offensive. I think it was directed at women because it came from a magazine directed at women. I wasn't...
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Re: Black Middle Class vs. American Middle Class

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
MBM: I am really flattered at the being the basis for so many of your posts. I figured that by now you could at least represent my position more correctly. Founding Premise: Some people reside inside of a system that organizes resources and creates wealth. Some people reside outside of such a system. The challenge is to CREATE a system that generates wealth and a high standard of living for the people that are of interest to you balancing this demand with other values that are important to...
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Re: What Are Women Really Attracted To?

MidLifeMan ·
Silly Question but what does this mean and why? What if his goal is to do a honest day's work, take care of his home, wife, and children to the best of his abilities? This sounds a little like the phrase "I'll date a man with potential". I HATE that phrase. To me the person is saying, "I really don't accept you as you are but will if you become what I think you can become". Maybe that's why families and children are such a mess these days. Everyone feels that they have to "be" somebody. If...
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Re: What Are Women Really Attracted To?

qty226 ·
You answered the question.... "What if his goal is to do a honest day's work, take care of his home, wife, and children to the best of his abilities?" This has nothing to do with his 'potential earnings', or what he does for a living (no matter what, i'll always have his back).......this has to do with the fact that he has an agenda, a purpose in life. He may not make a lot of money.......but hes doing the best that he can, treating me with love and respect...............thats really all i...
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

Black Viking ·
This is really where the rubber meets the road. Not to disrupt the Larry Elder feeding-fest, but I thought he was making some good points right up until he gives the "suggestion" to invest in yourself. Obviously, if your not trying to better yourself than none of this matters. It never hits home. How can you be held down by racism if your not trying to go anywhere? I think the reason that this idiot is a conservative is because he has bought the party line of the...
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Re: Erykah Badu's stage show

msprettygirl ·
I never saw that,I don't really remember even seeing it advertized. I had to look it up just now and it doesn't look familiar. I know she was in cider house rules, but I never did see all of that.
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Re: How to Date A Single Dad

Black Viking ·
MidLifeMan summed up my feelings on this pretty well. I've always been a big fan of moving as slowly as possible in relationships. I especially take my time when it comes to introductions. I was dating my ex-wife for a year and we were engaged for another six months before she even met my parents. No other woman that I have dated has been around long enough to earn the privilege of meeting my family. I'm very careful about the girls that I bring home.
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
There have been plenty of studies done on racial disparities on medical treatment. SOME have shown that even Black practitioners provide a lower standard of care to Black patients. In my view it has to do with the amount of insurance that is available to the individual based on the job that they work, the general standard of the medical facility itself (as compared to one in a more wealthy facility and YES plain ole racism. Michael has documented the tale of shoddy medical care at MLK...
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

Frenchy ·
Give me a break, Kevin41. You are the same one who said you would not want any Black gay people marching with you for civil rights. They could "stay at home" according to you. Pick up your sheet on the way out.
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Kevin41 ·
Thats okay CF...there are many who teach me things on this board, but being that I am fairly academically astute my damn self..I have to separate bullschit from actual learning material...but there is a definite core of educated people on this board who possess progressive thought. I have learned many things in areas of finance, technology, theology, medicine and other areas of academic endeavor. There is a big difference between what those people tell me and those who come in here daily to...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
"You can take your small cracks at what I think about my abilities and all that ....but for years and years, you haven't been around to watch me burn the midnight oil.... so fuck you ....because I have told you stories of people that I knew were semi-illiterate that became scientists and engineers......people probably say that bullschit to them....but none of them were around to watch those individuals, struggle and put forth efforts towards their self-improvement that most others in their...
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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

Dusty Elbow ·
The economic unit model on that picture. Is that a house, our economy or any goods in general? How does the economist come into the picture with this. It looks like depreciation is sneaking out the backdoor. Since there is net worth I googled a search for "gross worth" and a page says they are both the same. Not many pages talk about "gross worth" with google results coming at... Results 1 - 100 of about 726 for "gross worth". (1.38 seconds) with "net worth" googled at Results 1 - 100 of...
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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

umbrarchist ·
The ECONOMIC UNIT is just an abstract representation for many possible economic entities that all have certain things in common. It could be a single person living alone. It could be a family of 4. It could be a hippy commune. It could be a multi-billion dollar corporation. In some ways you could compare it to a water tank. Water flowing in is income. Water flowing out is expenses. But the tank is not prefect, there is leakage from the bottom which is depreciation. A single man living alone...
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Michael ·
"Former Aide's Guilty Plea Implicates Congressman Brett M. Pfeffer details conspiracy and bribery claims against Democrat William J. Jefferson. By Ralph Vartabedian Times Staff Writer January 12, 2006 Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.) sought bribes, jobs for his children and other favors for providing political support to a company setting up Internet service in Nigeria, according to a former aide's guilty plea, entered Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria, Va. In an alleged conspiracy,...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
...the legacy of AA, Social Welfare, our disgraceful elected representatives, and/or that no good Black middleclass who praise them. .....and pat yourself on the back if you've distanced yourself from that inept, sleazy, worthless no good Black middleclass..... ********************************** "Former Aide's Guilty Plea Implicates Congressman Brett M. Pfeffer details conspiracy and bribery claims against Democrat William J. Jefferson. By Ralph Vartabedian Times Staff Writer January 12,...
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Re: Experience with Gypsies?

FireFly ·
DAMN!!!!!!!!!! I've probably logged on too late, but... HOW EXCITING!! I hope you have the most wonderful, exciting, fun, adventurous, romantic (in every sense ), amazing and mind blowing time. SOOOOOOOOOOO envious about all that yummy Italian food you'll be eating. Buy some extra virgin olive oil and olives to take back home to the States. ciao Bella! ...we want pics!! .
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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: Are You a Racist?

Black Viking ·
I see what your getting at MLM. The only problem I have is about those who have direct experience, and that direct experience supports all of their prior prejudices. For example, if I grow up believing that Asians are the smartest people in the world even though I never met one. Then I go away to college and meet some, and they all seem to get better grades than me. I percieve that they are all smarter than me. Prejudice supported by direct experience. Do you think that white man on the Dr.
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Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

umbrarchist ·
The American Dream is a neurotic delusion for stupid White people. You can go to a lot of Black websites and see thread after thread about racism. Economics is more important than racism. I would rather have my home payed for and $200,000 in the bank and live next door to a White racist than live in a Black neighborhood and pay rent to a White man even it the White man was a really nice guy. When do our Black leaders talk about seeing tha ALL BLACK AMERICANS having their homes payed for and...
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Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

MBM ·
Well, what does the American Dream mean to you? To most I would think it is a good job, a family, a home, a car. What is wrong with that? Aren't you striving for those things? Don't you want MORE money in your bank account rather than LESS?
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Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

HonestBrother ·
Let's not talk about a family (I've had that discussion elsewhere) - but if all we're talking about is material goods: car, money, home, job, etc. then sure this stuff is attainable for many of us. Yes I desire economic security and believe it can be achieved - at least speaking for myself. But is that all people mean when they talk about the American Dream? Aren't there all sorts of other warm fuzzy connotations that attach to the term?
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Re: Vouchers ???

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
How is this RELEVANT to what BLACK PEOPLE NEED TO DO to educate our children? If Whites are pulling their kids out of Black public schools and home schooling them IS THIS IN AND OF ITSELF GROUNDS FOR OPPOSING HOME SCHOOLING FOR BLACK KIDS? You are a FUNCTION of White Folks Nmaginate. You can't find yourself until the WHITE MAN makes his move. In the equation "Y = -1 * X" You are the Y and you can't define yourself unti the White man's X has a value placed within. Shameful.
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Re: Vouchers ???

Sweetwuzzy ·
Constructive Feedback, I think you wrote to the wrong person. You took my quote, when I think you were trying to answer Nmaginate's post. And I am afraid I agree with you somewhat. Who cares if white children are pulled out of black schools !!!
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Re: Racism Out Of "Racism-Deniers"

Empty Purnata ·
But, I have a few theories on who and what CON-Feed is (and he's not the only one here like himself, Michael Lofton doesn't count, he's a Spambot): 1) A CONSERVATIVE WHITE GUY WHO VIEWS BLACK PEOPLE AS BEING "BENEATH HIM" COMING HERE TO SPAM THE SITE WITH TRIPE (WHILE PRETENDING TO BE BLACK) THINKING HE CAN GET US TO BREAK DOWN AND ACT ALL "NIGGERISH" SO HE CAN GET A GOOD LAUGH. 2) An extremely sheltered Black man who grew up in a middle-class/rich home by Black Middleclass parents who told...
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Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

FireFly ·
OK I was talking about the perception of the dream vs the reality. The dreamer asks themself: What is the dream and is the dream achievable? Does the dream translate to a plan or an ideology? Is the plan or ideology actionable? What would it take to achieve that dream? What would 'I' sacrifice to achieve that dream? Is the dream a mirage, an escape, or a fantasy. eg. I dream to become a celebrity. I do take your point about General Motors, but I feel you're nit-picking a tad... for the sake...
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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: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

AudioGuy ·
You shoulda yoked him as soon as the he signed the cc receipt... PAH-YOW!! Then taken a cab home - I know you had your "mad money"
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Rowe ·
Odd thing is, this fool has four degrees, one of them, a bachelor's degree in African Studies of all subjects! So you can imagine how shocked I was after hearing his views about African-Americans. You would think that someone having his educational background would be better informed about African History. Not surprsingly, his attitude about African-Americans is example of how some people can become once they have disassociated themselves from certain elements of society. Disgraceful.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

bigddouble ·
Nobody's saying you have to date an ugly or ignorant or disrepectful blue collar brother just because he's a brother . Likewise, a brother shouldn't feel compelled to date an unattractive (to him) sister just because of her education, wealth or career . What we are saying is that a person (man or woman) not having a "professional" job, does not make them less qualified to be a good mate. A college degree is not THE gold standard for intelligence. Ultimately, I think you have to go where your...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
And I'm also saying that being blue collar doesn't necesarily tell you about what's inside that person or what they're capable of. Yes I was a janitor once. But I was bright and curious and read a lot even then. I have a Ph.D. now. And if I dated outside my race it was in part because I had such a hard time finding a sister before I had a Ph.D. Lighten up. Open up your eyes...Realize... Isn't that a song?
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

Fagunwa ·
During the first couple of years of our marriage money was very scarce. I was in grad school and driving a cab in New York. My wife was in school and working in a day care center. We would meet up for dinner and well you know. One night I came home and the lights were off, candles lit, dinner on the floor. Wifey said she wanted a romantic dinner, no TV, no radio just our own sounds. Found out years later the electricity was cut off and she didn't want me to worry. My mother is the proudest...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

bigddouble ·
Frenchy - There were three posts after qty226's response before yours. Which one touted a double standard? Here's mine again: Where's the double standard? There was no scolding. If you set looks aside, how do you know that a blue collar or non-degreed person can't be a good mate for you? Note there have been very few discussions about people's physical preferences, outside of Rowe. We are talking about personality traits. If you know that common ratio of women to men is 10 to 1 on college...
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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

Dusty Elbow ·
Does the term and title 'net worth' only applies to the owner? It cannot seem to say the net worth of my car since its had depreciation associated with it. Or a house. Or a job. The person and or person that own can claim 'net worth' it seems? That's is very trick term 'net worth'.
 
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