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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

James Wesley Chester ·
There is an apprehension. I don't look forward to it, though as I've said on this board, I really thought I would be dead by 50. I have a friend who always says he wants to die quietly in his sleep like his father, and not kicking and screaming like the other three guys who were in the car with him. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Aborigines target sudanese refugees

FireFly ·
thanks for this... I haven't been reading newspapers the past week so it's news to me. One thing though, Toowoomba is in Queensland and Balga is in Western Australia. If you look at a map of Australia you'll see we are a h-u-g-e continent and these places are very far apart. And very different. On a positive note, most people feel this way: "Ms Maasakker said the Sudanese had added another dimension to Toowoomba, and made the town more cosmopolitan." and also this way... "Mr Farrell said the...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Interesting. So let me ask you MBM - you have some measure of wealth in your posession. A house, a car, computer equipment. Can we conclude that you have gotten these things as well from skullduggery and thuggery but just is lesser portion than they did? Did Michael Vic or Earl Graves, both of whom are millionaires receive their fortunes in the manner that you indicate? You are throwing out some gross generalizations today man.
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Re: Should Black People...

powerflower ·
When your discomfort is based on your own biases, misinformation, ignorance, fallacious assumptions, etc. it is on you to make yourself comfortable, not on me to go out of my way to make you comfortable when I didn't do anything wrong in the first place. If you're uncomfortable, then you circle the block until you don't see any more Black folks. You get off the elevator an wait for the next car. You keep yourself within your comfort zone. Don't tell Black men that they need to do these...
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Re: What Are Women Really Attracted To?

Max ·
ddouble said: What does being a "professional" have to do with love or being a good mate? ------------------------------------------------ High social-status (and the perks that go along with it); this is important to alot of men/women when choosing a mate. For many, love for a potential mate can ONLY occur if all the superficial elements are "correct" (house, car, job, clothes, social-connections, etc). I'm not hatin, this is just how some men/women operate.
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Re: What Are Women Really Attracted To?

bigddouble ·
High social status has nothing to do love IMO. Someone that craves a person's status before considering getting involved is not concerned with love . You called it right - it's superficial . Which is as far away from love as you can get.
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Re: Hey Old(er) People ... ?

AudioGuy ·
Not that I am old, but I am a HUGE fan of hip hop... correction REAL hip hop... An O.J. is a rental car. (remember the hertz commecials with O.J. Simpson running thru airports to get to the rental counter?)
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Kevin41 ·
Once again...i'll save my time and efforts and use them to learn and dialogue with the like-minded progressives who are indicative of my own educational and intellect level......once you give a damn fool attention...it is a warped form of flattery to them....because they really do believe that interacting with them lends credibility to their nonsense...that is not the case..and you try to show people the flaws in their thinking as a courtesy...but by no means should their ignorance become...
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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

umbrarchist ·
I am saying there are three types of depreciation: Physical Depreciation Psychological Depreciation Legal Depreciation Physical depreciation is like your car wearing out, or your house needing a new roof every 20 years. These are the result of use and environmental factors. They must be fixed or replaced by consumers and businesses, but businesses make money on the consumers. Psychological depreciation is the result of a reduction in people's willingness to pay a certain amount of money for...
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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: 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: 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: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

FireFly ·
First off, I think it's important for everyone to assess and reassess their goals frequently. Because life, and our lives don't remain static. So it is a great question to ask of ourselves - what is our version of the American (or Australian) dream? Wanting a house (territory), a car (mobility), and income (security) is fine, however the perception and reality of the so-called American Dream depend entirely on the person dreaming the dream. OK call me a wet blanket but... A lot of people...
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Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

umbrarchist ·
That is an interesting sentence. What is the reality of a dream, any dream? I don't give a damn about any dreams. I am talking about understanding reality and manipulating it into a more desireable future reality. The future is coming and will enentually be the current reality, but what it will be like depends on decisions we make and actions we take today. But our decisions depend on our understanding of current reality. That association between income and security for instance. There are...
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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: Experience with Gypsies?

Frenchy ·
I made it back (obviously). Had a wonderful time the first few days and then I got really sick (still sick now). Nothing like trying to find a doctor in a foreign country at 2am. I spend a couple of days in bed, but then I was back out on the street because I had so much I wanted to see. BUT, other than that, everything was wonderful. Yummy, yummy pasta, magnificent sights (all the monuments are sooooo HUGE! everywhere I went I felt so small and, sort of, insignificant), really friendly...
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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: 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: 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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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

HonestBrother ·
I love Ruby Dee. Her talent and longevity. Her dignified beauty. Her eyes. And last but not least her lifelong devotion to Ossie Davis. Ruby: "How to ride the rough waves in a relation long enough for the waters to get calm? When does it sink in that overcoming difficult times gets easier with practice? How do you drag some of the good feelings, good times vibrations into the stormy places? To love someone long and deep is a "consummation devoutly to be wished"!... It is day by day, one step...
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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: For the Sistas of AA.org

Black Viking ·
I love all of this. Wow, that's too powerful for words.
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Re: Experience with Gypsies?

Frenchy ·
Here's a pic of a Smart Car. All of the streets are pretty narrow, so you see a million of these cars. There are even Smart Work Trucks and Smart Taxis. They almost look like toys, but they're pretty spacios on the inside considering the size.
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Re: The Greatness of Spike Lee

HonestBrother ·
"4 Little Girls" is great (and extremely difficult to watch at times). Another recent work by Spike is "A Huey P. Newton Story". This is fantastic! It stars Roger Guenveur Smith (Smiley from "Do the Right Thing") in a one man show. You can get info and purchase the DVD at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000EMYBQ/qid=1137806...07846&s=dvd&v=glance Editorial Reviews Product Description: A Huey P. Newton Story is an intimate portrait of Huey P. Newton, the late co-founder of the...
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

MBM ·
WHAT EVIDENCE? You see a picture with some "stuff" on the ground and are told that it is airplane parts - and that is evidence? You assume alot. You assume that the debris came from the plane. You assume that the debris was actually ever even there (folks can do wonders with digital photography these days you know). The fact of the matter is that the planes that hit the twin towers acted radically different than whatever hit the Pentagon. The fact of the matter is that (despite this occuring...
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

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

Frenchy ·
I'm sorry. My grasp of English must be tenuous. I was not aware that when you said, AND I QUOTE: "In fact, in my eyes, it suggests that there was NO plane," you actually meant "Yes, there was a plane and it was shot down by a missile and crashed into the building" (which, by the way, I don't particularly have a problem with people believing because it doesn't require them to ignore the proof that a plane did indeed crash into the Pentagon).
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

MBM ·
Frenchy - your powers of comprehension and discernment are waning fast. Either stop drinking, or start! Here is a scenario: There was a plane. It approached the Capitol. It was shot down . . . somehwere. A missile was purposefully shot into the Pentagon to manufacture the more politically feasible/digestible scenario that was force fed America. OR There was a plane. It approached the Capitol. In the process of shooting it down one missile errantly hit the Pentagon.
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

Frenchy ·
Tis you who should pick up a drink (and a clue). The plot gets thicker by the minute! So now we have TWO missiles! We shoot down the plane for some reason. And then we go on to shoot our own selves at the Pentagon. And then presumably clean up the "real" crash site of the plane and litter the Pentagon with the bodies and fuselage. This sounds reasonable to you?? THIS? sounds better and more realistic than a plane ran into the Pentagon? Weee! Now we have a Smart Missle that is bright enough...
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

MBM ·
Frenchy - you are incredible. I'll post the scenarios again. Perhaps this time you'll READ them. To be clear - there was a plane. It just didn't hit the Pentagon as the scenarios above suggest - AGAIN.
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

ocatchings ·
Not jumping on eiher bandwagon but if one were to use your example, then that would leave wreckage of a large plane somewhere. Given the fact that missiles don't destroy planes it would be even more difficult to "hide evidence". catch
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

MBM ·
Frenchy - darling - do you understand anything about politics? Do you understand that a weak president shooting down an American plane would be political suicide? What if they shot the plane down and it really didn't have any "terrorists" on it? They made a mistake and thought a plane that was returning to land was in "attack mode" and shot it down. Who knows? Do you know anything about Dick Cheney that would lead you to believe that he would NOT shoot down an American plane? If the primary...
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

AudioGuy ·
The plane that I posted in this thread was a C-130 military aircraft... roughly about the same size as a 757. Also the building that it hit was an apartment building... not made with super reinforced concrete - amazingly it did not crash completely through the building... There were report that the plane that hit the pentagon was flying at approx 300+ mph... between 0 & 15 ft off the ground... and people were able to recall what airline it was? I have seen a vehicle moving at 100 mph...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

AudioGuy ·
*I know I'm gonna "catch it" for this, but...* I think that by virtue of the fact that there more women than there are men, limits the choices of women severely... If a woman is then "holding out" for a "Denzel the doctor" does that really make sense?? I also think, based upon my observation - however limited it may be, that a man will date/marry a woman regardless of her station in life... she could be working on the fryer at Mickey D's, but if she's cute she has almost as good a shot at...
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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 ·
And the 3 of you are completely missing the point, as has been pointed out to all of you repeatedly by several different people, so I don't know what exactly you're patting yourselves on the back for. Of course not! Otherwise the high social status, high income, buff male idol wouldn't be so valuable!! The reality is that women should be able to voice wanting one of these men without you and the rest of society coming in to talk us out of it... the same way that you can want a high social...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Black Viking ·
I can't add anymore to this argument, but I think this should be repeated as many times as necessary.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

FireFly ·
isn't this saying let's ditch classism, but it's OK to discriminate on looks? Like I said... for some men the booty calls before anything else ! And it could be argued that it implies... who gives a fck about her brain as long as she's a good fck.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Huey ·
DING! DING! DING! We have a winner!!
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Rowe ·
Frenchy, you are something else girl.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

bigddouble ·
DING, DING, DING - We have another winner. I've expressed this in other threads. Everybody can't get the instant dream life (add perfect man/woman & stir ). Yes, it happens, but it's not the norm. Did anybody really read that Ruby Dee quote: To me, it's about knowing that things will never be perfect. It's about finding someone you're willing to love & argue with. It's about allowing yourself & your partner to evolve. It's not about picking a ready made package off the shelf.
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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 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 finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

FireFly ·
you posted it so I have to comment....not every black man dates a white woman due to the above. My guy has dated black women, hispanic women and white women. When he was in college he found a few issues where sistas did not want to date him coz he was black not brown, and he was a studious type. Now, he has a degree and a career, is older, works out, and has lots of life experience and he can date whoever he wants. He does get approached by women from time to time. The first question they...
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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: 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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