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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

HonestBrother ·
No..I'm not afraid to die. To be honest I'm probably more afraid of life. Sometimes I find the thoought of death comforting.....
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

SistahSouljah ·
I'm not afraid to die. Not even a little. The most afraid to die are usually the ones who live such a twisted life that they just KNOW they're going to hell. Either that or they have that "fear of the unknown". Not saying that I think I'm going to heaven...only God knows about all of us. But either way it goes I'm not afraid of actual death. You can't enjoy life (and death is contained in life) if you stress on that. It's not always a negative thing. Death often brings renewal...as it did...
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

Sandye ·
I am not afraid to die at all. I do think about the grief that my family will feel when I am no longer physically present with them. I think of death as transitional as I believe spirits to be eternal. My beloved Father is no longer on this earth, but I feel his presence with me and feel his love for me in my heart.
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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: 2005--In Loving Memory Of....

Fine ·
"Never To Be Forgotten" Renaldo "Obie" Benson/Singer with the Four Tops Lamont Bentley/Actor on "Moesha" Kenneth Bancroft Clark Shirley Anita Chisholm/Politician Johnnie Cochran, Jr./Famous Lawyer Shirley Horn/Jazz Singer Willie Hutch: Willie McKinley Hutchinson/ Motown Record Producer John H. Johnson/Publisher-Ebony Magazine, Jet Edward "Eddie" Patten/Member of Glady Knight and the Pips Constance Baker Motley/Attorney, Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks/Civil Rights Activist Brock...
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

MidLifeMan ·
What always gets under my skin when black people prattle on like this is how blind or stupid the individual must be. I believe in one since that this is true – on an individual basis. But under the umbrella of racism it's complete bullshit. He did not overcome racism. In an oppressive society, when you belong to the group which is oppressed, YOU do not overcome anything. You are ALLOWED and GIVEN privileges which can easily be taken away. And lets be clear Colin Powell, a Condi Rice, an...
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

UppityNegress ·
I'm rather apathetic about death. It's gonna come, so I just hope that when it does, it isn't particularly gruesome or painful. Most people don't get the chance to make that choice, though.
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

Empty Purnata ·
That's pretty much my attitude about death. It will come, but life is more important to worry about. IMHO, what is "death" but the beginning of a new life? And what is "birth" but death of an old life?
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Re: 2005--In Loving Memory Of....

Fine ·
Thx folobatuyi and HonestBrother. LOL--I have a revision: AITKEN, LAUREL/78 -- JAMAICAN SINGER BENNETT-SATTLER, JUDITH/54 -- ABUSE AGENCY LEADER BAIRD, HARRY/74 -- BRITISH ACTOR BAUGH, CECIL/96 -- JAMAICAN POTTER BENSON, RENALDO "OBIE"/69 -- MEMBER OF THE FOUR TOPS GROUP BENTLEY, LAMONT/31 -- ACTOR BERESFORD, RANDOLPH/91 -- BRITISH MAYOR OF HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM BROWN JR., OSCAR/78 -- SINGER/SONWRITER/ACTOR/PLAYWRIGHT CAMPBELL, LITTLE MILTON/70 -- BLUES ARTIST CARGILLE, PETER/41 -- JAMAICAN...
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

Empty Purnata ·
Very reasonable expression! Actually about the "saftey net" thing, one of my cousins is also an atheist, but he believes in reincarnation or subconsciousness (he believes that people either either reincarnate or that after death, people remain in a dream-like subconscious state). It's kind of unusual for an atheist to believe in afterlife, but oh well. *shrugs*
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

Empty Purnata ·
Damn straight. Clarence Thomas and Ward Connerly, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION BENEFICIARIES, BOTH OF THEM, seeks to dismantle Affirmative Action for other Blacks: http://www.civilrights.org/issues/affirmative/details.cfm?id=38727 http://www.greaterdiversity.com/employers/emp_articles03/connerly_plans.html F*ck them to death.
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

Blacksanction ·
No afraid just concerned about the method of my death. I just don't want it to be something stupid like choking on a rice cake or accidentally falling on my running chainsaw. BTW If I go can someone please pop by my house and get rid of my porn collection before my wife finds it?
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Re: Why do souls come to Earth?

Empty Purnata ·
I don't believe in eternal souls, I believe that souls are impermanent essences. My view of the soul is similar to that of a Buddhist, or Aristotle's view on the soul: http://www.answers.com/topic/soul Jesus did not teach that souls are immortal, seperate, wraithly persons either: Jesus taught that the Kingdom of Heaven is not "here or there", but that is "within you". I believe that Jesus' "Kingdome of Heaven" may have been a metaphor stressing something along the lines of...
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

Black Viking ·
I'm a Taoist as well. Some wise man whose name I can't recall said "It's the how of living that matters, not the how long." That being said, my own death doesn't scare me. What scares me is losing one of my loved ones before I'm ready to lose them. I don't think we miss the world when we die, but there is a good chance that the world misses us. As far as my passing, I could care less when I die, so long as I die well. Another wise man whose name I can't remember said "There are only two ways...
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Re: **Constantine: The Father of Christianity[With Just A Hint of Paganism!]??**

Empty Purnata ·
But, these Desert Fathers were not following the type of Christianity that you follow. If I posted to you some of their theological/spiritual/philosophical beliefs, you would call them "heretics". Origien believed in Trinitarian/Monistic Emanationism (as opposed to Creationism), he believed in Universal Salvation (everyone eventually goes to Heaven), he believed that Christ died an Exemplary death (not a Sacrificial/Atonement death), he believed in reincarnation, he believed in the...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

UppityNegress ·
OK, I see the how you distinguish the two, although there does seem to be a bit of gray area. For example, is being anti-homosexual a social or poltical issues? It seems social, IMO, but if the last wave of election count for anything, the right sure played it like a political issue. You say that political conservatives are diametrically opossed to the Black majority. The only issues I can think of now are AA and death penalty reform. What are the others?
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Re: Playing with Americans left and right hands on reparation.

MBM ·
Quoted from the article, these are things that Republicans are suing Democrats for: It's pretty pathetic that this is the best that black conservatives can do. The fact is that above and beyond any party affiliations, it is conservative ideology that was behind everything listed above. What does that say about conservatives that they are attacking Democrats because of their previous conservative positions?
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Re: Afrocentric versus Eurocentric

Fine ·
Yes. ------------------- Dusty Elbow: We "can" very well talk about Americas slavery and there is alot to talk about: Connecticut Military Law, 1784--forbade blacks from serving in military First Naturalization Law, 1790--congress declared US a white nation Federal Militia Law, 1792--only whites could enlists in peacetime militia Fugitive Slave Law, 1793--protected slaveholders rights, discouraged blacks from running away Virginia Migration Law, 1793--forbade free blacks from entering that...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Melesi ·
nikcara, You have more than one point in your post. I will try to address them, but I hope you can forgive me if I miss one or two. Do we have differing definitions of "Christian"? What is a Christian to you? Yes, Christians do differ on issues, but they differ usually because they've started from different points of view. They have different conclusions about the world to begin with, thus they have certain differences in their worldviews, which is part of the point that I made originally.
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Empty Purnata ·
Alright, here's the reality of the land: America was founded on Englightenment Principles (the ideas in our Constitution are borrowed from the French Constitution and inspired by Englightenment Age philosophy on liberty, freedom and justice). There is a radical Seperation of Church and State. Church cannot regulate religious beliefs as laws, and the State cannot regulate religious beliefs. This is mutally beneficial, it provides a safe, bias-free (in theory) system that does not make...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Melesi ·
EP, Yes, John Locke and the idea of universal rights is very European, though they did not spring full-grown from the head of the French Revolution, especially that part of it that so quickly degenerated into the Reign of Terror and was well criticized by such as Edmund Burke, a supporter of much of the American philosophy. But this couldn't have arisen without the ground of the Christian faith. It's no wonder that the Magna Carta was forced on King John in England. It was a first step...
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Re: Why do souls come to Earth?

umbrarchist ·
Because it is the only way to have any chance of escaping the second death.
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Re: Why do souls come to Earth?

MBM ·
Oh boy! What is this and where does it come from?
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Re: Why do souls come to Earth?

Empty Purnata ·
LOL, that's Evangelical teaching on the nature of why the soul incarnates. They believe that souls need to be "proven loyal to God", so they come to earth in physical bodies "tainted with Original Sin", and if they fail to "believe" (follow Christianity), they go to the Second Death after death (Eternal Hell). IMHO, a very simplistic, silly and immoral belief.
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Re: Why do souls come to Earth?

umbrarchist ·
I am not evangelical. Never was. There is no original sin. I'm a heretic. If the purpose of living is to attain human perfection, is there anything beyond human perfection? What are angels, archangels? Are there more levels to the game? What happens to souls that fail to attain the required level by the time the game ends? What is the second death? And is it accurate to say that souls in SHEOL are in heaven? umbrarchist
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Re: Why do souls come to Earth?

Melesi ·
The "second death" is a phrase in the Revelation of John describing spiritual death and one's choice of and consignment to hell. It's not considered a good thing. The western Church for a long time took the Stoic/Neoplatonist idea that the flesh is "bad" and evil, but ever since the Reformation that has not been a serious concept. Now ansd then someone would revive the idea, but it never found much currency. When the Bible became cheap and readily available, the description of the world...
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

Nmaginate ·
NO! It is exactly that unbalance relationship that leads to a stalled, halted or forsaken "dialogue." Arguably, people could say Dr. King and Pres. Lydon Johnson started a "dialogue." For sure, a number of common folk or community leaders, mostly educators and religious leaders have had "dialogues." But hardly any thing that can be regarded as a serious "dialogue" where it counts, in the halls of power. As for Clinton's deal, you can research and look for opinions about that "conversation".
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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: 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: 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: Keeping A 'Black Book' on Black Cops

Black Viking ·
No kidding! Were they expecting a different result this time? I thought these to words were synonymus in a cops mind. More synonyms. OK Johnson, explain how one of these is somehow worse than the other. There is a reason why we have such a hard time listening to these double speaking politicians, it's because they say crap like this. He won't "apologize", but he has "expressed regret"? If this is even remotely true, how did he get himself into this mess in the first place? What Police...
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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: PBS: African American Lives

Faheem ·
PBS TO OFFER SPECIAL PROGRAMMING FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH February 1 – February 28, 2006 Alexandria, VA - January 25, 2006 - From history to culture to drama to independent film, PBS features year-round programming both created by and about African Americans. In honor of Black History Month, PBS will broadcast a variety of new and encore presentations that celebrate the rich history of African Americans. The centerpiece for this month of special programs is a four-hour series by Henry Louis...
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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: Pope: Embryo = "Full and complete human being"

Empty Purnata ·
What is funny is that this "Christian" thought is borrowed from Platonism. The idea that the soul is eternal and not a part of God is Platonic and not supported in the Bible (especially the Old Testament). According to Ezekiel "The soul that sins, dies"; in Genesis, it claims that the "soul" is actually the Breath of God which retuns to breath after death. This doesn't support the Christian notion of an Eternal Soul that becomes human at conception (that's almost like saying that life begins...
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Re: Pope: Embryo = "Full and complete human being"

MidLifeMan ·
My opinion on this topic and the related issue of abortion is similar to how Thurgood Marshall looked at capital punishment. If we can not say that we will always be certain that ONLY the guilty are put to death, capital punishment has to great of a legal and moral risk – the death of the innocent. I've read from the "scientific" community various opinions on when a fetus is actual "alive" or a "complete human being". And I found that they are NOT in agreement. With that in mind, it is too...
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Re: Pope: Embryo = "Full and complete human being"

MBM ·
Someone earlier in the thread talked about understanding the full context of a quote. That's great advice. PT - the point is that we weren't discussing souls or spirits or life before birth or after death. The realm of discussion was human beings. Clear? Futile? If other human beings make these kind of judgments why can't we offer our thoughts about it? Why are you so afraid of this issue? Is it the religous aspect or are you just that uncomfortable with moral/ethical questions? To reiterate...
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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: Should God?

kresge ·
This is from an old post of mine in another thread with a few additions. ************************************************* As to the nature of God in the OT, check this out. Genesis 6:6 6 And the LORD was sorry that he had made humankind on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. 7So the LORD said, ˜I will blot out from the earth the human beings I have created"”people together with animals and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them. Exodus 4:24-26 At...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

HonestBrother ·
This reminds of the Republican/corporate media response to Joseph Lowery's comments about Bush yesterday. They're not saying anything about "free speech" there. Instead he's accused of using Mrs. King's death for political purposes. It's only "free speech" when it expresses a pro-white/pro-USA/pro-corporate-power point of view.
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

Vox ·
I think it goes a little deeper than that, though, Faheem. When I said that I can't pretend to understand the mindset, I had in mind my miniscule, rudimentary understanding of the impact on Muslims from the Middle East on the fact that they largely come from a ethnic culture that derives a huge portion of its identity from religion. Islam isn't just a religion; it is probably the primary influence on their culture (even on those there who aren't Muslim). I suspect that this makes it much...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

UppityNegress ·
The cartoons were originally commisioned to test the boundaries of free speech in Denmark. An ethnically Danish author who was writing a pro-Muslim children's book on Islam, couldn't find anyone to illustrate it for fear of violence and persecution from the Muslims in Denmark. He questioned whether political correctness in regards to Muslims was hindering free speech in the country. The newspaper drawings were meant as a test--granted, a rather childish one. The smarter option would have...
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Re: Another Danish? Noah's "I wonder what?"

UppityNegress ·
I suppose that argument would have some merit in Palestine, but that situation isn't comparable to what is happening in northern Europe. Muslims in Scandinavia especially are far from ocupied--hell, they willingly migrated there to escape the poverty and extremism of their own countries! Having lived in the area for a brief period, I can say that while there is racism (or perhaps more accurately, culturism) in places like Denmark and Sweden, the Muslims there are segregated from mainstream...
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Re: Are You a Racist?

kresge ·
Some of you may have seen this article, but I thought I would throw it into the mix from the site Race Traitor . The White Anti-Racist Is an Oxymoron: An Open Letter to "White Anti-Racists" By Tamara K. Nopper I received an annoying e-mail about white people and their struggle to do anti-racist work. I keep reading and hearing white people talk about their struggle to do anti-racist organizing, and frankly it gets on my nerves. So I am writing this open letter to white people who engage in...
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Re: Are You a Racist?

Norland ·
Organized violence is nothing but gang banging. No one's superior to anyone. The men of this world need to take a serious "time out". They've lost their minds. We're equal in birth and death. The crazies amongst us are going to destroy us. Testosterone has become a WMD. Everyone's just a product of genetics. No more, no less.
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Empty Purnata ·
That's part of how it began with my mother and father. I noticed that they began becoming more involved with the church as their physical bodies started failing them (my dad used to be an athlete and he is ex-military, he always prided himself on physical fitness, but now he is getting overweight and his legs aren't what they used to be anymore; my mother also used to be athletic, but she has put on weight over the years and after she broke her leg, she became depedent; my parents are also...
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Re: A Dick with a Gun

MBM ·
Have you heard that the guy Cheney shot just had a heart attack? Being want to expect the worst from these guys I'll lay my ultimate conspiracy theory out about this. Cheney shot and killed the guy. It took so long to release info because they completely froze about how to deal with the issue. They spun it as "superficial wounds" and they'll announce his death as a result of some "freak" medical thing - supposedly like the heart attack. Think about it, if it were no big deal why wouldn't...
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

Melesi ·
art_gurl, I think we are talking at cross purposes. I am not talking about "art." You seem to be. That's fine, except that it confuses the issue, because you keep assuming that I'm talking about what you're talking about, and we are not. You draw an incorrect conclusion form a simple statement: +++++++++++++++++++++++++ I don't particularly care if they write or paint in a way easy for me to understand. +++++++++++++++++++++++++ Which you then say is about art. It isn't. Check the context...
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Re: A Dick with a Gun

Yemaya ·
But what is suspect to me is that you shoot someone in the face, on accident??? The last time I've personally heard of that happening is with an inexperienced kid, shooting another kid in the face, which ended up with the victim losing his eye. That was bb's and buck shot is just a little smaller. I think that there is more to this than meets the eye too MBM. But the jokes surrounding this are just absolutely HILARIOUS! I love the Elmer Fudd jokes! One of my favorites is "I thwat I saw a ...
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Re: A Dick with a Gun

Kweli4Real ·
If not as you've laid out, I can see Cheney re-enacting Joe Pesci's role in the scene from Goodfellows, where he is dispatching the guy in the truck. "Die Mutha F__ka, will ya?"
 
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