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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

Rowe ·
Awesome stories!
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

MBM ·
Similarly, in the face of considerable evidence to the contrary, why people passively consume what they are fed by the government (a group that is known to do anything for political gain) is beyond me. At some point, if one is a critical thinker, thay have to ask the serious question: who benefitted by 9/11? Our president had zero political leverage and extremely weak popular support prior to 9/11. The public realized that, for better or worse, the Supreme Court put Bush in office NOT the...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

HonestBrother ·
I love it when a black woman cooks to express her love & care for me. Especially those down south black women. These Sistas KNOW how to cook up on some food. And you can't get restaurant food that's as good or mo better.... Every time I go home my mom cooks up my favorite dish as only she an make it. And then I know I'm loved.... Come on you fellas, SURELY you can think up one new positive thought per week?
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

bigddouble ·
Here's a helpful hint - If you see a thread in the Den started by RadioRaheem and you click it and pictures start to come up, click your Back button and leave the thread! You probably don't want to see what's in there! Have you castigated the thread starter of Eye Candy in A Sista's Spot? If I or other men here think those photos are tasteless, should we post pictures to counter that? Most of us would say NO - Know why? We don't care - It's your fantasy. Look at whomever you like, posed...
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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

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: I guess the draft will start once they start f-king with Iran

Kevin41 ·
**Democracy and Freedom of Speech my azz: L.A. Times writer defends incendiary Iraq column Wed Jan 25, 2006 5:27 PM ET By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles Times columnist who infuriated conservatives by writing that he does not support American troops fighting in Iraq -- and calling those who do "wusses" -- stood by the article on Tuesday. Joel Stein said he has been "bombarded" by hate mail over the incendiary article -- which was headlined "Warriors and Wusses" and held...
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Re: I guess the draft will start once they start f-king with Iran

Faheem ·
Here is a great piece by Pat... __________________________ Iran vs. Israel: Bush's dilemma -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: January 25, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Patrick J. Buchanan -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2006 Creators Syndicate, Inc. In the test of wills between the West and Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shows no sign of backing down. The Iranian president has said Israel should...
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Re: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

Yemaya ·
I'm going to add something else, I know many single parents of various races whose children are more well behaved than some of the children with two parent families and get better grades. Which begs the question, why?? I reality, it has nothing to do with the amount of parents in the home, but the quality of parent and parenting in the home.
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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: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Nmaginate ·
OPEY? Who are you talking to? And what are you talking about? Save the RHETORIC... and the leading/loaded, irresponsible rhetorical questions. Your rhetorical question is proof that you neither understood (or even tried) or come even close to doing anything but PROCLAIMING: Proclaiming that "You don't want that... (because I, OPEY, don't think you do - i.e. I haven't heard a word said, much less attempted to understand)." Leave your baggage at home and just deal with topics...
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Re: Conservative Whites vs. Liberal Whites

Black Viking ·
That's it! I've had it with you! Are you lost little boy? Here, let me help you find your way home... www.stormfront.org
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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: Conservative Whites vs. Liberal Whites

MidLifeMan ·
Not sure if your question was for the group or for a particluar person so if forgive my response if "jumped into the middle of the conversation". The answer is yes. To say otherwise would be to generalize. Like Malcolm realized after is trip to Mecca, it's not the race or color of the peope but the mentality. To LABEL whole groups of people as inheriently bad is wrong. The nature of men does not change with races, class, gender, or religion. We ALL have our good and bad traits. The problem...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Rowe ·
I've made no assumptions about anyone's intelligence. I've given you possible explanations as for why some occupations are less valued than others. And though you and I may have encountered people from all walks of life who we thought were "dumb," our society still rewards people for continuing their education. Why else have many of AA.org's members (myself included) pursued advanced degrees? And before you give me the speech about how "college isn't for everyone," the fact still remains...
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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

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: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Yemaya ·
The issue that I have is our country is in trouble with the economy. Underemployment is up as well as the chronically unemployed. Neither of these groups are being counted in unemployment statistics. If you don't file for unemployment, you are also not counted in unemployment statistics. Gasoline is almost $3 a gallon in some places, home heating costs have gone through the roof, which has made things from electricity and goods more costly. So the economic outlook of the common man is bleak.
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Re: Telemedicine for Africa, Testing 1 2 3

umbrarchist ·
I remember watching a program back in the 80s about the development of computerized medical diagnostic programs. Laptop computers today are as powerful and mainframes from the 80s. Where are the medical programs tha tcan run on home computers? I trust palefaces to emplement technology in a way that keeps them in control. Telecommunicating with Europe means the knowledge is in Europe and Africans are dependent on Europe. Get the books. Get the knowledge and go for yourself. And Standardize on...
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Re: Claude Steele Discusses How Group Stereotypes Can Influence Intellectual Performance

Rowe ·
The Second Slave Era 2006: The Dismantling Of the African Mind One of the things that lead me to the education profession was my experience as a job-seeker. Whenever I attended job fairs, I noticed majority of the students applying for the higher-paying positions in fields that have the greatest impact on our world (i.e., computer science, engineering, technology, agriculture, biology, and natural sciences) were Whites, Asians, and foreign students from India. The Black students, however,...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Activists keep alive memory of Iowa's civil-rights pioneers Fifty years ago, three blacks facing discrimination said enough was enough Edna Griffin challenged prejudice 50 years ago by asking to be served at the Katz Drug Store in downtown Des Moines. A year later she and two other blacks had their right to equal service affirmed. It was a watershed event in the civil-rights movement. By SHIRLEY SALEMY REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published 6/21/1998 On a hot summer afternoon, two Des...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Edna Griffin did the right thing By REKHA BASU REGISTER COLUMNIST Originally published 1/26/1998 Before institutional memory has faded, and the 88-year-old's time is over, Des Moines should erect a monument to Edna Griffin. Chances are you don't know Griffin's name. No building or street carries it. Iowa schoolchildren don't learn it when they study the civil rights movement. And when lifetime Service Awards bearing the name of Martin Luther King Jr. were handed out to the governor and four...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Edna Griffin, 1909-2000 'It was not hard for me to stand up' By DANA BOONE REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published on 2/9/2000 Edna Griffin, an Iowa civil-rights pioneer, died Tuesday morning at the Ramsey Home in Des Moines. Griffin, 90, is best known for her fight in 1948 against Katz Drug Store in downtown Des Moines, which refused to serve blacks at its lunch counter. Griffin staged sit-ins, picketed in front of the store and filed charges against the store's owner, Maurice Katz. He...
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Re: Poor Children Can Learn

ma'am ·
I think this is the school a kid in my fam went to. If I'm not mistaken, the principal tries to make sure teacher with children have their kids in the school. So they have a vested interest in the school. I'm not sure how she supposedly implemented this. They have a big problem of kids living outside of the district shuttling in. A victim of their own success. If it's the same school, the principal ranted about that during the first orientation every year. Then complimented the parents for...
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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: Props to our brother and Reverend Joseph Lowery...

Yemaya ·
I was able to catch the funeral on C-Span last night. It was one of the most beautiful funerals I have ever seen. Reverend Lowery was not the only one who made GW feel uncomfortable. I believe that GW has put himself in the position of being uncomfortable because of his tunnel vision. He truly is mostly everything negative that black people expect white leadership to be. He is the extreme negative. Basically, with the way he's treated us as a people these last few years, he got the exact...
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Re: are parents @ fault for this?

Black Viking ·
I had to vote yes, but I know it's not as simple as that. Rather than assigning blame, parents need to consider who is actually in a position to solve the problem. Parents can point fingers at anyone for there children's ills, and frequently do. I'm not saying that city, state, and even federal agencies shouldn't be involved in curtailing this activity, but they have to very careful about constricting the rights of consenting adults. The simpler and far more effective solution is to...
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Re: are parents @ fault for this?

Frenchy ·
Predators are crafty little things. They largely go where children are likely to appear. So blocking adult sites or forbiding your children from particpating on certain sites is not going to take away the threat of sexual predators (or any other kind of predator). I place the blame squarely on these adults who recognize that someone on the internet is a child and get into vulgar/suggestive/inappropriate conversations and interactions with them. Every teenager assumes they are savvy enough to...
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Re: Life After Limbo

HonestBrother ·
It's really funny. When Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod, there were those who believed that the invention was thwarting the will of God. The practice had been that if lightning struck a home to just let it burn down because it was believed that the fire was the judgement of God. Superstition sure is funny ain't it?
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

HonestBrother ·
I love Coretta Scott King who was forever beautiful, gracious, and just as visionary as her famous husband: Martin Luther King , who was studying for his doctorate in theology at Boston University, had told a mutual friend he was looking for a wife. The friend gave him Coretta Scott's phone number but when he came calling she was not impressed. "I saw this green car coming up the street and this short man," she said in an interview. "He leaned over to open the door, and when I got in the car...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Empty Purnata ·
I can certainly empathize. My mother has always been a Christian since I was born (she grew up in a moderate church). But, she always used to be a very open and somewhat liberal Christian. I even found her reading books about other religions and even Christian Astrology. But, 2 years ago, she broke her leg and found herself houseridden for several months and dependent upon other people (which was a very humbling and even humiliating experience for my mother because she's always been a very...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Empty Purnata ·
Thanks! I'm not so much concerned for myself, I'm concerned for my two younger siblings who are still in grade school. This religious mania is puting a strain on my parents' marriage (I've even heard them treaten to divorce, and they've had 4-hour long arguments several times) and they do it RIGHT SMACK DAB IN FRONT OF MY YOUNGER SIBLINGS. My little sister who used to get upset about it, now just sits there unphased even when my mom gets in my dad's face. AS A 19-YEAR OLD ADULT, TO SEE A...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Empty Purnata ·
I know what you mean, those were the warning signs with my parents too. But, as horrific as I just made my parents sound, it's not all that bad all the time. Many days, their religious shenanigans were just laughable in my mind. Like they would get all worked up in a frenzy if they saw two guys kiss on TV. It was those egrigious incidents that made them so bad. But, I'd have to say, my parents, as of late, seem to be getting better. I just had a conversation with my parents today and the...
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Re: Yes, women are still marrying for money (article)

qty226 ·
Ddouble ..... Maybe youre right.......a family can live on one salary. My family does.......mom is home. This didnt happen overnight.......it took many, many years. When its time for me and others, fresh out of college/grad school, etc, wanting to buy a home, car, plus have a family.......its hard to do. Now that im looking for that special person......im quite sure hel'll want me to have a job, career, etc.
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Re: Are You Black On The Inside?

ricardomath ·
Carlton Banks You are 50% Black!!! IT'S NOT UNUSUAL TO BE LOVED BY YOU!! Tom Jones is pretty high up in your list huh? Hey, it's OK. Yes black people tease you and make fun of you, but it doesn't make you any less of a person. Just means you should stop shopping at JC Penny and Gap and go to the Korean Swap Market more often. I suggest you also refrain from singing all the words to Backstreat Boys songs near black people. It will freak them out a bit. However, there is hope for you. You must...
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Re: Yes, women are still marrying for money (article)

donna529 ·
I HAVE BEEN WORKING SINCE I WAS 14 YEARS OLD, AND NOW AT 37 I STILL HAVE TO WORK. I ENJOY WORKING. I THINK IN A MARRIAGE, THE HUSBAND, AND THE WIFE SHOULD BRING IN SOME FORM OF INCOME. I WORK FOR A PAYCHECK, AND MY HUSBAND IS SELF EMPLOYED, AND HE MAKES MORE MONEY THAN I DO. I THINK THERE ARE WOMEN OUT THERE THAT USES MEN FOR THEIR MONEY, AND DO NOT WORK, BUT IN MY OPINION, THEY'RE IN FOR A RUDE AWAKENING. I GUESS I DO HAVE THE OLD FASHIONED VIEW ON "THE MALE SHOULD BRING HOME THE BACON, BUT...
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Re: Spiritual Autobiography

Rowe ·
My earliest experiences and thoughts about God and religon were frightening. Even though concepts of heaven and hell were not discussed in my home, I had friends whose parents were religious and attended church regularly. And so whenever I would stay the night with a friend and her family on weekends, I was expected to also attend church with them on Sunday before returning home. And this is where the nightmare begins. Unlike White ministers, who tend to be very reserved speakers, Black...
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Re: Yes, women are still marrying for money (article)

bigddouble ·
I won't generalize for anyone else, but that's not an issue for me. If you're not striving to accumulate a lot of unnecessary stuff, you can afford a home, car, savings and living expenses. If you only need 2000 sq. ft., why buy a 4000 sq. ft. home? A Kia gets you back & forth just like a Benz will. IMO, the best experiences & memories have nothing to do with the amount of money spent to create them. Financial worth is not the only measure of worth to a household. Again, that mindset...
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Re: ECA Stack

bigddouble ·
You're right on point kresge - the issue for prolonged daily use is CNS & adrenal burnout. You want to be very careful about manipulating the endocrine system. As a rookie to EC, I would recommend a pre-made. As Frenchy gets more advanced in her understanding of her tolerance and how to effective use EC, I agree that home-brewed stacks are cheaper. You can still find Ephedrine for purchase.
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

Melesi ·
art_gurl, +++++++++++++++++++++++++ Melesi... arguing art and individual perceptions of it (art is more perception that fact) is such a HUGE topic. +++++++++++++++++++++++++ Agreed. That's why I don't mind either discussing it or anyone disagreeing with me. Arguing a topic with logic and intention but without rancor is helpful. Either I help someone else think more clearly, or I learn to. Either way, it's worth it. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ You are very fond of labelling and categorizing,...
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Re: Music that soothes.....

Khalliqa ·
I really need to go to sleep.... Restless.. AMEL LARRIEUX LYRICS "All I Got" Got these feet In these shoes They walked a mile or two, Got these legs They've done work That's left them black and blue, Got these hips They aren't wide But they know how to move, Got these hands To lift the weak Or slap down a racist fool [Chorus:] This is all I This is all I got Got this place I call my home But it's no Taj Mahal, Got these pockets They ain't full grown But I won't steal from no one, Got this...
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

HeruStar ·
Melesi, If you'll allow, I'd like to give a small tangent that drives my point home. Reggae music (<--enough said)[I'll continue anyway) Bob Marleys 'No Woman, No Cry' In this piece (which I love dearly) Bob not only emphasizes the beauty of the struggle, but you also get the sense that the love between him and his woman is made much sweeter because of the struggle. They probably didn't have two penny's to rub together, but they had eachother. This song speaks volumes on life and love.
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Re: For the GOOD Brothas:(Dating outside you race)

HonestBrother ·
Qty, if it's ever going to get better between black men and black women, mutual understanding will be necessary. And what sistas don't seem to understand is that for us men EVERYTHING in this society bashes us starting with the POLICE and including black women. It's extremely difficult to be a "decent man" and not hold some bitterness towards women. Every "decent man" has experienced being passed over for a dog. Come on?! You sistas claim to want men who understand what you go through every...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
Anytime there is a competition there is winners and losers. Capitalism is all about competition and thus produces winners and losers. The only way you cannot have winners and losers in competition is to have a DRAW or TIE. Thus, if entities are competing for capital investment an entity winning those investments means another entity losing those investments. Now, I am about to go over your head in that economics are bound by the physical laws of nature of this closed system we inhabit.
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Jaco ·
I've told you what I think, you've had a load of fun attacking that, now heres something you can attack and possibly get somewhere. Why I think it. The only uninterested party who is credible, is the one who's opinion decides nothing, and has nothing to gain or lose by the situation. We only have two opinions as to the teachers intent (excluding the teacher as he obviously has the most to lose and is directly involved). 1) We have the negative opinion of someone who was in conflict with the...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Rowe ·
Brother EP, what exactly were your expectations prior to aligning yourself with this department? You even admitted to consulting with friends about the interests governing the professors teaching the courses, so why did you apply this college? During my search for graduate programs in Education, I discovered that the best way to find a college home is to do a little research . I first narrowed my choices down to three colleges that I knew were capable of helping me to reach my goals. Then, I...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
Here is a real work example of zero sum Toussiant. Who can forget the neocons' claim that under their leadership America creates its own reality? Remember the neocons' Iraq reality--a "cakewalk" war? After three years of combat, thousands of casualties, and cost estimated at over $1 trillion, real reality must still compete with the White House spin machine. One might think that the Iraq experience would restore sober judgement to policymakers. Alas, neocon reality has spread everywhere. It...
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Re: African immigrants face bias from blacks

ma'am ·
My only question is how far wide is this problem. This is no myth. I remember my family being knocked on a lot by Northern African-Americans when I was younger. For some reason, Black people from the latest Southern waves weren't as bad. We got the same comments from them as we got from biased Whites. That my family were job stealers and the like. All the stereotypes of non-American Blacks were thrown at us. That we were ignorant and barbaric. Our Blackness was always in question. In...
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Re: Could You Handle Instant Wealth?

Frenchy ·
My Results: Buying then Selling You spent $1,140,000! You're stretching that dollar a bit far, because you'll likely need to take out a home equity loan to keep up with the maintenance costs of your stuff. Even then, you may have to sell some or quite possibly all the things you bought with your previous wealth to get out of debt. Damn!
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Re: Could You Handle Instant Wealth?

Black Viking ·
My Results: The Frugal Shopper You spent $520000! You are the Frugal Shopper - A cashier's worst nightmare that only goes to discount outlets and clips coupons for every grocery item they buy. Gold diggers would love to hook up with you...if they can get past being your coupon-clipping bitch. You only spent about half or less of your new found wealth. You don't have to keep your money in a bank or stocks in order to make money. If you buy a really nice home, it can build equity and is an...
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