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Re: What Are Women Really Attracted To?

folobatuyi ·
I am with Midlifeman on this one....the statement of wanting a man with a purpose in life is quite a vague statement and is one that continues to confuse the hell out of me...don't understand it...Experience has taught me that the concept of what a meaniful purpose for a man varies quite widely between females regardless of race...and it usually entails a minimal of where the lady sees herself...ie if she is a doctor, chances are she would want someone no less than a doctorate. not saying...
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Re: Why do souls come to Earth?

Johnny Destiny ·
Quote: Why would a soul choose to leave Heaven and come to Earth? Not only is Earth, no doubt, a rather sordid place compared to Paradise, they can also screw up and get sent to hell for eternity. ________________________________________________ First MBM, the soul cannot choose to do anything whether it want to or no. This is so because the human soul is the infinite State, and the infinite State is our entire universe. Since this is now admitted as true by the learned, how can a soul...
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Re: King Kong, The Movie

Ms_secondhalf ·
Opinions are like.... elbows , Rowe. Everyone has at least... one. In my opinion, people of color have bigger fish to fry than to worry about a silly movie. You may feel differently. That's fine.
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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: Should Black People...

Diamond ·
QUOTE]Originally posted by AudioGuy: Is there a correlation between "fear being good" and your bookstore experience? It would seem to me that your fear was unwarranted... based on the story...[/QUOTE] A little fear makes you aware of your surroundings when walking. I thought the young man was a THUG out to snatch my purse or an out-patient from the near-by asylum out to do me harm. Only to discover, the young man was doing what I was doing, continuing his education and buying books for class.
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Re: Athletes and Entertainers that's who!!

Kevin41 ·
Faheem, I have read as much under topics associated with social normalization of children and how their value systems are established...good post bro...insightful indeed........If you look at the social rewards (money, fame, women) associated with those sports, they tend to be distracting from the realistic (most likely to succeed) approach to upward mobility....I used to say that VIBE magazine could confuse the hell out of a youngster with the emphasis on materialism it contains......and...
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

Frenchy ·
Nice try. We were talking about BLACK gay people when I asked you the question and you responded, AND I QUOTE: "let black gays march with the gay rights types......they have more in common than I do with any of them" ( Full Text here ) Because you do contradict yourself. You express something and then claim to not feel one way or the other. As the quote above demonstrates, you clearly have formed opinions about gay people, the gay movement, gay BLACK people, etc.
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
"1. It is his attempt to have the last word as EP stated when describing childish behavior. 2. The infammatory nature of his posts is intended to distract from the content of the previous post that cannot rebut. Based on the hateful nature of his posts, an appropriate response would be emotional and inflammatory and therefore sucessfully take the discussion away from the points he cannot rebut or renders his statements moot. 3. In the spirit of blast emailing, his posts and long and...
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

Michael ·
" Shut the hell up Frenchy ...if I didn't like gays or was against their agenda i'd be proud to tell your azz just that. If you understand the context of my post, you would see that I said that gays tend to take their agenda and confound the issues that are related to people disconnected from them and their issue(s). You are the example of the kind of person i mentioned that when you say you are not against gays, they make you be someone against them anyway. If I say my stance on an issue is...
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

humblelynn ·
Geeesh, did I miss something? I thought the topic was about what one minister's views regarding the KKK and his homophobia???? Where did Jesse Jackson fit in here?
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

ricardomath ·
Lynn, meet Lofton...
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Re: What Are Women Really Attracted To?

Max ·
ddouble said: 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. ------------------------------------------------ I understand what you're saying, and, yes, I guess if a person gives little thought to a potential-mate's intrinsic qualities then they are cheating themselves out of a fullfilling & meaningful...
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

Kevin41 ·
Well Frenchy, If you insist...maybe i'll just go out on a crusade against their azzes and then you'll be satisified with your take on my positions with them. Will that satisfy your need to tell me what I really think about gays when I said specifically I really do not give a damn if they suceed or fail and I would not assist or inhibit them? Next time, just don't ask me....do like CF and tell me what I think....and then schit will be the way you see it and not how I said I embraced it.......
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

Kevin41 ·
and Frenchy..based on the posts I have placed in here....if I was truly against gays and their agenda, what makes you think I would have a problem coming out and saying it...hell I'd express my disdain for their azzes in a similar manner that I did for blkCONS....and I know damn well my take on them is not up to broad interpretation.....so if you see a contradiction in something I say, ASK me about it and i'll tell you where I really stand so there won't be one...its not like i'm going to...
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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: Why do souls come to Earth?

Melesi ·
EP, Evangelicals, I think, don't need to prove themselves loyal to God. You might have a more Catholic theology there. Where Catholics and Orthodox pray about "being made worthy to be heard in the presence of your divine majesty," and such, evangelicals would never choose to pray like that. The Reformation idea of "sola fides, sola gratia, sola scriptura" ("by faith alone, by grace alone, by Scripture alone") is very strong. It's not always thought through among us, logic not always being...
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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

Dusty Elbow ·
Question: Is depreciation based on "market value at the time" because if so it could be like an old mint baseball card that increases even thought "naturally" it is decressing. If they stop making computers for a year and you got the latest line before the stoppage and you wish to resell it on the market wouldn't you get an appreciation on it even though its "naturally" depreciating.
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Melesi ·
HB, Yes, the northern abolitionist movement included people who were not Christians, but that really is beside the point. Wiliam Wilberforce in England was a Christian who almost a hundred years before the American Civil War spearheaded the British abolitionist movement. Christians here were encouraged by his success and worked very hard to abolish slavery all through the country. It's what led to our Civil War, you'll remember. They worked with many who were not Christian, but they worked...
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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: Black Men and the "Criminality Gene"

Vox ·
Wow, didn't I read a post here recently from somebody saying that blacks are treated better in Britain than we are here? This article shoots that notion straight to hell. Do they even have advocacy groups there? Can something be done about this?
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

HonestBrother ·
The point is that I could sit here and argue with you forever. But your mind is made up and no amount of logic and evidence is going to change your mind. I don't enjoy arguing just for the hell of it. My time is rather limited. So why bother? I'm not sure that anything good comes of it. I'm not sure if anyone on the site gets much from looking at the two of us go back and forth hogging a thread. Why bother? And I did present evidence for my statement. Philemon. And you didn't dispute what I...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

HonestBrother ·
I Repeat:
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Re: Bush, 'No Child Left Behind', and National Testing

FireFly ·
I'm divided over the value of national tests. They can provide a basic overall sketch of generic skill levels, and make a nice colourful barchart, but fail to give an indepth picture of regional requirements, specialized skillsets, and demographics. I agree with Kweli4Real that teaching children how to think has more long term value that anything else. Frustratingly, in most institutions (and the public imaginaation) the arts are viewed and treated mostly as trivial and with little academic...
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Re: Prove Christ exists, judge orders priest

Fagunwa ·
Did I introduce 2pac into this topic or did you? How does what you wrote differ from what I wrote besides the justification for poor behavior? How did I deny human complexity to 2pac or by inference any other african? In fact the word complex is in my post. I thought Vox was making a joke so I injected a little humor in a post, did I enter your house unawares? I have been 25 years old but I was not "confused or self-destructive" I was in grad school (wait maybe I was confused) . Sorry I...
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Re: Prove Christ exists, judge orders priest

HonestBrother ·
OK. I hijacked the tread. I'm guilty!
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Re: The Bridge: Black Men & White Women (article)

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

James Wesley Chester ·
The hell with the Wall Street Journal. I think Blackcommentator has a problem with African America. If you disagree, with their opinion, you are cancelled. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: No one Else Wants to be a Victim

MidLifeMan ·
Everyone thought is father was joking when he said, "this is a New World Order". These m*utherf*ckers are not playing....
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Re: The Black Commentator vs. The Wall Street Journal

Kweli4Real ·
Faheem, I also found that segment [that you highlighted] a powerful and well organized rebuke of white hegemonic thought.
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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: No one Else Wants to be a Victim

Nmaginate ·
I was wonderin' when you were going to get tired of suckin' on Kevin's balls and when you were going to start trying to give somebody else (H-B, apparently) intense, unsolicited and numerous head jobs because you just like that suckin' sound your mouth makes. They don't call you The Greatest (SUCKA) for nothing! Hell, you're SUCKA Leadership material!! Your title is: HEAD Sucka!
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Re: Question for Kresge?

Rowe ·
The following passages are excerpts taken from author Rosemary Radford Ruether's, Sexism and Godtalk: Toward A Feminist Theology . Woman, Body, and Nature: Sexism and the Theology of Creation 1) "The establishment of this relationship between male and female spheres depends not only on males as definers of culture but also on the burdening of women with most of the tedious, day-to-day tasks of economic production. Males become a leisure class with relatively little to do but decorate...
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Kevin41 ·
Ya'll know when whites get on welfare they really need the money...which is not bad......black folks just want welfare to buy rims......they do not really need it like the whites.....come on...I thought you all knew that....and you call yourselves progressives (end sarcasm)...
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Empty Purnata ·
Remember, a subsidy for White people is a vital subsidy. A subsidy for Black people is wasting tax dollars.
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Nmaginate ·
I had a co-worker, a pretty "squared-away" guy... well, a guy that's pretty much a model employee come at me in much the same way your co-worker did. I mean, here it was and otherwise smart and "good guy" coming at me saying some patently dumb shit about "[Black] people listen to leaders like Jesse Jackson... <*bullshit*><*bullshit*><*bullshit*>" when [1] He and I had never had a conversation about Jesse and [2] He and I had never had a conversation about politics per se,...
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Nmaginate ·
And with that noted, CON-Feed? What do "White Socialist leaning individuals" sound like and why in the hell does your WHITE ASS think your issues with "socialists", etc. resonates here? So, there you go. Put up or SHUT THE FUCK UP!! You have to demonstrate how this ERRONEOUS idea, your assertion that people here "sound like White Socialist leaning individuals"... how sounding like White Socialists (name five such, prominent and public and actual White Socialist or STFU) is as bad or worst...
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

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

HonestBrother ·
Un-CON-structive Feedback, that's not a claim. That's a fact. Do you dispute its accuracy? Only an idiot would be ignorant of the significance of the statement "I believe in states' rights" within the context of American political life. But then I promised not to call you any names. It wasn't just a 'visit'. It was the first stop in a * Presidential Campaign * to a po dump town only known for one goddamned thing. You know...I almost agree with this statement. I won't lie. I've had my...
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Nmaginate ·
Yes, READING IS FUNDAMENTAL... And you have yet to show compentency in even the most rudimentary, pre-school level material. The first thing you need to do is figure out who the fuck you're talking about. At first you said: White Socialist leaning individuals Now, you're trying to pawn off this BS idea (i.e. something you're more or less making up as we go) of: WHITE LIBERAL RACIST First, let me say: TO HELL WITH YOUR BS "Who's The Better WHITE MAN Game." I don't give a single, solitary fuck...
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Re: Vouchers ???

Nmaginate ·
I don't think either JWC or SweetWuzzy quite got Nmag's clear point. With all the anti-school desegregation machinations where Whites tried to get government funding for their private schools... I'm like trying to see how come that RACIST history is ignored or forgotten. To answer Sweet... The intention is for Whites to obtain government subsidies for their private school perogatives. The problem and even the reason for concern over integration is how it is an American Social/Political Fact...
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Re: Vouchers ???

Empty Purnata ·
Now there is no debating that. Anyone who tries to deny the fact that "school vouchers" have a racist past, and most likely a racist modern-day intent, have their heads buried in the ground. Of course, many White racists will deny it to the end, and their Black-faced, chicken-eating, greasy-grinnin', coon-shuffling lackies will follow them to the ends of the Earth and beyond.
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Re: Vouchers ???

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

Empty Purnata ·
Oh wait a minute, they AREN'T Black Conservatives? No wonder they so openly criticize the Republicans. I always thought they were Black Conservatives because I once typed "Black Conservatives" into the search engine and their site was one of the first websites to be listed. My bad.
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

Nmaginate ·
Art_Gurl, it's a (linked) commentary from the web-mag, The Black Commentator. The author is ANTHONY ASADULLAH SAMAD, an occasional contributer there. As for the books, I can vouch for WHY WE CAN'T WAIT. I've had the occasion to re-read/review it over the last few years. Perhaps it would shed some light on how the "race" conversation was "called to a halt" because MLK's actual ideas don't mesh with those who love to profess a belief in a "colorblind society." Perhaps you can tell me what you...
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Re: "?Who Choses Whom?"

Max ·
It depends on who's pursuing whom- man initiates, women choose/rejects or vice versa. Gambit said... A woman knows who she is willing to hook up with, as soon as the dude walks into a room. --------------------- I don't agree with that. I wish I had a quarter for everytime a heard a woman say: "I ain't even wanna talk to that nigga, at first, cuz I thought he was ugly; but he started looking good to me the more I got to know him...he aiiight." (Usually, 9 months later, they both end-up in...
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Re: A Declaration of Unity and Vested Interest in America

James Wesley Chester ·
No, I didn't write it. But does kinda look like 'my stuff'. Right? Out of curiosity, and with it being the MLK Holiday, I thought I would post this piece without credits. This piece is the seminal resolution of the Free African Society Convention of 1817 held in Philadelphia at Bethel A.M.E. Church. The convention and its resulting resolution was in repudiation of the American Colonization Movement to deport African American-Americans. It is the seminal document to the foundation of African...
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Re: Do Fathers Have rights???

SistahSouljah ·
The father should be told. Where it goes beyond that...I don't know. Fathers have rights and yes they seem to be limited in today's society. The thing that gets to me is when a guy abandons a kid for years then one day shows up like ta-da "I want to have say on this that and the other". WHERE THE HELL WERE YOU back in the day? Don't show up now and get parental! And the only reason why this is tripping me out is because the father of my baby did the same. Never bought a damn thing and barely...
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Re: House of Representative is like a Plantation...

Lamp ·
well if you ask me, Hilary is just another white person looking to benefit off of our trials and tribulations.. hell everyone wants to side with us when its convenient for them. I don't say anyone giving us some pay back for the past 4\500 years.
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Isome ·
The above post is why online communities like this are frequently distracted from unifying dialogue. Don't look at MBM... look at the shyt-stirrers and misfits who are hell bent on telling other Black folks that the white people way is the only way to go. While it goes without saying that we don't always agree, for the most part, we can disagree without losing sight of our commonalities. It's people like the above who are the malevolent, disruptive sources in online communities, and there...
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