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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Kweli4Real ·
We can't let this important issue die. http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...&address=132x2352250
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
The key distinction is OWNERSHIP AND POWER. Those who have both SEEK TO PROTECT THEIR POSSESSION. Those who don't have them seek to LIBERALIZE the rules and have more of these resources to flow their way. When it comes to international aide and financing the liberalist American sounds very CONSERVATIVE. When it comes to understanding the plight of the Mexican father to depart his family and come to the United States illegally in order to work and feed his family it seems that many of you are...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

MBM ·
Too bad, CF, you don't understand that those in power and wealth got there in large part through illegal, immoral, and exploitive ways. They seek to "lock in" their immorally obtained lead in society and fear true and free competition with anyone. And BTW - this has NOTHING to do with political and social conservatism.
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

UppityNegress ·
OK, I will entertain this idea. Please explain how giving sufficient painkillers to some Black kid with a broken arm will threaten those in power? Please explain what benefit the American health system has in providing a lower level of medical care Blacks? I'm surprised you haven't argued the other way, b/c more healthy people equals less time lost on jobs, less time spent on unemployment or disability funds, and more productivity all around. That in turn equals more money flowing through...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
The emotions, anger, etc., etc. on the part of the many victims are indeed justifiable. Most any reasonable individual would side with the victims as opposed to the perpetrators.... the perpetrators in this instance by and large being other Black people. ....Hang them Danno!!!!! ......but Oh well, far to often that is the mark and/or legacy of our own disgraceful elected leadership, and/or that no good Black middleclass who choose to join in with, honor, and/or protect the perpetrators, even...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
....more likely, it is the Black community that is nutty, backwards, sleazy, cowardly, disloyal, and/or treasonous towards itself...... ...and since I believe in the laws of this land, I don't make any attempt to justify illegal activity. ...instead it is better served to seek redress, as opposed to asking the perpetrators why they did it. ......more important than the why, is the proving that they did. Last time I checked, more so that not, those behind bars are there, because it was proven...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
"Notice how they get longer as a way to be more distracting...man behavioral science is something else........ **What I have learned is that once you find out the motivation behind a person's behavior, you are not distracted by the behavior itself and less inclined to become angry because of it. you understand what they are striving for as a goal, eliminate their possibility of accomplishing it...and go on about your merry day." by Kevin41 ************************************ I pay Kevin41,...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

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

Black Viking ·
This is the biggest and most foul pile of BS ever to come out of a criminal justice system. Before this garbage, crime statistics were the biggest. People like to use crime statistics to prove that blacks are pre-disposed towards crime. But crime statistics are NOT records of crimes, the ARE records of convictions. That's all, nothing else. The only thing that crime statistics prove is who's going to prison. It doesn't even come close to a record of crimes being committed. There a millions...
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Re: Vouchers ???

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Please review the 20/20 Special on Education in which they traveled to Belgium to consider why they outperform AMERICAN CHILDREN of all races. Educational funding gets applied to the CHILD and not the school system. The kids are allowed to obtain educational services from any outlet the parents choose. This creates COMPETITION for quality educational services. The problem is that many American educational advocates are seeking to PROTECT THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM rather than EDUCATING OUR...
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Re: Vouchers ???

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
What GROUNDS do you have for any of these statements MBM? It seems to me that you seek to protect the current public school distribution system beyond the impact that SOME of them have on the kids that are attending them. Years of promises for change seems to still pacify you today.
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Rowe ·
I agree. Hey, Sister Texas, why don't you come over to the Sistas Spot . I can better protect you over there. This forum is really for vicious discussion vultures. If you don't tread carefully, you will be eaten, dead or alive. A lot of men hang out here. So you know what that's about (Hint, hint: Ego, testostorone, addicted to being right). Come hang with the girls, we are a lot less ego driven. We can talk about beauty, fashion, and men problems.
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

James Wesley Chester ·
How do African Americans create a "unity paradigm" that works for the highly stratified "black diaspora?"---Nmaginate The group I am referencing is that group that is of unknown African ancestry. That group may be expanded to include any other person of African ancestry who a citizen of, or resident in, the United States. And I guess I should add all those involved should be speaking to the best needs for African America, as indicated in your initial phrase of the quote. Having said that...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

sunnubian ·
_____________________________________________ ______________________________________________ I couldn't agree more, but then that brings us back to that 'unity' thing, wherein the whole of African America (preferable under the umbrella of your African American Congress of sorts) has to come together (unity) to vote, build political bases, raise the funds that it would take to challange the present laws, discriminate sentencing laws, abuses of power, wrongful convictions, unconstitutional...
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Re: Kola Boof Speaks: Race & Beauty In America

Rowe ·
Sister Kola speaks volumes in her discussion about race and beauty in America. Her thorough discussion about the ways in which the White supremacist concept of whiteness has impacted people globally is reminiscent of the research done by Neely Fuller and Dr. Francis Welsing. I'm certain her analysis has been heavily influenced by Dr. Fuller's United Independent Compensatory Code. Thanks for sharing. Loved it! What is Beauty? Within a world dominated by White Supremacy it is vitally important...
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Re: Hamas shakes up Mideast politics

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Lord please help this Kneegrow. First - I support the Palestinean's RIGHT TO SELF DETERMINATION. Hamas, just like the Sunni's in Iraq have been told to engage in the poltical process rather than violent actions to get their way. Some people played this election victory as a "loss" for the USA and Israel. This couldn't be further from the truth. Second - the media did a report on a Hamas lady who was elected though she had no previous political experience. She sent 3 of her 5 sons to their...
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Re: Al-Zawahri Mocks Bush Over Terrorism War

Black Viking ·
He'll do what he's always done, with exactly the same results. If there was anything I could do to keep him from botching this thing any further I would. He should be impeached and put on trial for treason. Lucky for him I'm not in charge. Typical terrorist. Offer conditional truce but fail to specify the conditions. Official U.S. policy is that we don't negotiate with terrorists. The reality is that we don't negotiate with anyone . Why does Al-Qaida even bother with this nonesense? Please...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Kweli4Real ·
The State of the Union is bleak, and our future without change does not look much better. We are witnessing crisis in terms of our constitutional democratic republic that is presently going unchallenged. We suffer a Machiavellian administration that believes that we are a nation of men; rather than a nation of laws. An administration whose mission is not to protect the Constitution; but rather, to enrich its friends and punish its detractors. An administration that would dishonor the deaths...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
It is SIMPLY AMAZING TO ME that the very same people who CHEERLEAD for Hugo Chavez, Castro and Mugabe AGAINST the United States are now BYTCHING about the economic state of THEIR COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *This country who's LAND IS STOLEN. *This country who's wage rates were estabished via IMPERIALISM where it suppressed the development of other nations so that it's core industries (steel, manufacturing, mining) could be built up. *This country which made use of PROTECTIONIST trade policies...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

HonestBrother ·
Will wonders ever cease? He's seen the light
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Kweli4Real ·
"Now Buck. Why you complainin. Massa feeds us. Massa give us dese good clothes. He even let us sleep in on christmas. Why you gonna go complainin. It betta den bein treated like da white folk. Sho dey kin come n go as dey pleez. Sho dey kin be dumb as a rock an still git along. But wez jus gotta werk on ourselfs an let Massa be."
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Huey ·
Damn, that Uncle Ruckus is something else.
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

MidLifeMan ·
You have to ask what we/they/us/you/I think freedom really is? From OUR prospective we live under the illusion of freedom. This song represents my new found definition of freedom and the definition that is used by White men: "You are only as free as your ability to MAINTIAN and PROTECT your freedom. If you can't do this then you are not truley free." Which is why they are big on the "right to bare arms". That is why 9/11 was such a jolt to their system. They KNEW they couldn't be touched.
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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: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

ZAKAR ·
Well i have some good friends from Columbia and I also have a friend doing graduate work at Howard who is teaching in Columbia. From the way i understand it about 45% of the population is of African decent. The get treated terrible in Columbia, by the light skinned elite, by the indigenous population as well as those narco drug trafficers who operate in areas with high populations of Afri Columbians. Anyway one of my roommates is from Columbia and one weekend i was fortunate to meet one of...
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Re: games black men play

Diamond ·
I agree with you, Black Viking. A married women doesn't put herself in a position to be PASSIONATELY kissed by another man regardless of his color. QUIT playa hating!! If you don't want to play the game don't get involved... I find it insulting that you would equate your white man as the "perfect" catch but this single brotha "Brad" you describe as evil towards women. Ye without sin cast the first stone... it ain't YOU. Oh by the way, every brotha doesn't WANT a white woman. You sound like a...
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Re: games black men play

Black Viking ·
Yeah... at least "Brad" is single. What's your excuse taffy? AMEN!!! Can I get a witness up in here?!!!
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Re: games black men play

HonestBrother ·
It's nice to know that some sistas still care
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Rowe ·
It's comforting to know that I'm not alone in this. I can tell that you've had some emotional experiences with this issue as well. I'm just hoping that she'll come out of it eventually. She claims that she only wants to "build a relationship God," and that "God has personally spoken to her." As a big sister, I've always felt a need to protect my sister, because she was the youngest of four sisters. I feel as if I have failed my mission to protect her from whatever has overtaken her mind. In...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Rowe ·
My sister is only 25 years old, and yes, she has recently graduated from college and is in search for a job. So your evaluation might be correct here. More great advice. I too am beginning to have those dreams, except the goal in my dreams is to either protect or secure my sister away from harm. Then you're much more noble than I. My sister and I are not speaking to one another because I can't even have a normal conversation with her. It's like speaking to a brick wall. There is no...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

HonestBrother ·
There is no net loss for the investor class... all the pain is saved up for the poor schleps who lose their jobs.
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Kweli4Real ·
That is so true. The main problem that I have with this Free Market Globalism [besides the fact that it is all theory] is that it discounts the very real suffering of very real people, without making no allowances or better taking no measures to elevate the suffering. It assumes that all parties are equal players in the game, when in fact, very few are players [they are called owners], all the rest are the played. Anyone supportive of this theoretic philosophy, other than the already...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Empty Purnata ·
Amen! But of course, buck-dancing Kneegroids is all for it!
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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: Please, please read and digest

Noah The African ·
This is true. I have been attempting to get people to prepare for serious economic crisis for about 2 years now. For black folks we need to be ahead of the curve and start doing things now to protect our families from the finacial fallout. Families are going to have to come together and pool resources. I really don't see anyway out of this mess. The only question for me is whether the correction will be abrupt or gradual. I can only pray that it will be gradual as I am not yet fully prepared...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Pace Tua ·
Have to agree with you on this one, EP. For the most part, colleges and universities are institutions of conformity. I say this with some insight, having worked at UCSF in administration for eleven years. In general, colleges and universities are a mirror of the values of society. And in this society, the reflection is capitalism and power. For US colleges and universities, government funding, corporate funding, private grants, and alumnae contributions, pretty much spell status quo.
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Re: Conservatism and African America

MBM ·
And you need to wake up and get off these romantic platitudes that you live and breathe by. What is a corporation if not a collection of inputs? What do you think makes up those inputs CF? PEOPLE. EMPLOYEES. When you talk about "unexpressed wages", why don't you look at the other side of that coin? What about the unexpressed returns and value squandered by people like Ken Lay and Martha Stewart who defraud consumers, investors, employees etc.? What about the damage that bad strategy - stupid...
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Re: You Negroes Quit Whining, look how Oprah lives...which proves everything is fine

Black Viking ·
Ok, I've finished reading it. I love how Republicans hold up stunning examples of the upper-one-percent in this country and try to convince others that it's a cross-cut example of the average citizen. Even more amazing though, is that a lot of people actually buy it.
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Vox ·
Perhaps, Blaqfist, Arab companies should have been allowed to rebuild Iraq, and American companies should have been contracted to protect US ports.
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

jazzdog ·
While that makes sense, allowing arab companies to have a hand in rebuilding Iraqi does not allow for companies like Halliburton to get the millions of dollars that the reconstruction would surely generate.
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Texas Star ·
I overlooked this forum, and started a similar topic on the board (This would really give good cause for the levee's to be broken in New Orleans and the 9th ward not being rebuilt right now..The most lucrative port, The port of New Orleans, just so happens to be part of the deal. Oh, also did you notice the regions, seems like all the minority ports to me.. Philly, New Orleans, Miami, Baltimore, New Jersey and New York!!!!!! Things that make you go hummm) By TED BRIDIS and DEVLIN BARRETT...
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Texas Star ·
It starts: 09/08/05 "ICH" -- -- Neither the Mainstream media nor the alternative-Leftist web sites have told the true story of what really happened in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. For the people of the region it was the greatest natural catastrophe they'd ever faced. For the Bush administration it was just another opportunity to use fear and anarchy to advance their global agenda. The administration intentionally withheld desperately needed aid to the city to force Governor Kathleen...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Rowe ·
I disagree. Natural meat eaters eat flesh raw. Accordingly, natural meat eaters have claws, sharp teeth, sweat through the mouth, have a short intenstine which is two thirds the length of their bodies (humans are 30 ft. long), their jaws move up and down only, and the stomach can digest hair. Humans lack all of these natural meat eating habits and attributes. Furthermore, the human intestinal tract causes meat to stay in the body for up to 3 days. This causes toxins to be aborbed in the body...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
Rowe.... Rowe.... Rowe.... Rowe..... My Sista...... We share soooo much..... I knew there was something about you I liked... Couldn't put my finger on it... Until now.... Just wanted to let you know I think you're right on point.... By the way.... Love your avatar.... Is that a Faith Ringold portrait? UNOI? You have a PM coming..... Peace, Virtue
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

UppityNegress ·
Well, that would depend. If you wife is an American citizen by birth or naturalization, then I wouldn't care what she says. In fact, I probably agree with her anyway. But just as I'm sure my neighbor doesn't want to hear me complaining about how inadequate I find her house if she so graciously takes me in when mine is destroyed, I do not really care about the criticisms of ilegal imigrants who willingly choses to live here (against the law!), more than likely because their own country is in...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Kai ·
You must object to the above since you reject "control". Is there a way to protect and serve outside of control? Is there? I am a Fruit Of Islam serving in the Nation Of Islam. I cannot speak for other faiths, but I am certain that the NOI's doctrine is premised upon service, protection, and unity, among other things. What does Master Fard Muhammad have to do with this? I agree. Fortunately, the NOI makes no such claims. Kai
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

ricardomath ·
No, my wife is not a US citizen, although she has been a legal resident for about 3 years now. For many years she was one of those spanish speaking "illegals" that you like so much to complain about. She has worked here illegally from 1989 to 1997 when we got married. Since then she has worked here legally. Is there anything in particular that you would like her to do about the situation in Colombia? How about you tell your government to get its troops out of her country for starters? They...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

HonestBrother ·
Since I'm tired of you asking the same dumb question repeatedly I'll repost: This sounds like a "god" to me....
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Re: Babies having babies

tru2urself16 ·
I believe that they are between the ages of 16 and 19, although the oldest is 29 or 30. Faheem: I understand that nationally the teenage pregnancy rate may be down, but in my community it has risen too high for comfort. I brought this subject up because I looked around and saw the situation that was going on around me and couldn't help but wonder if it was just bad around my community or if you guys had seen this same thing happening. Gambit: I agree that it is the teenagers responsiblity to...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

UppityNegress ·
Good message that sends: if I can't actually effect change in my country, I should go to another and complain about theirs. Yeah, that'll change things, that will. I try. There was a protest a few weeks back that I participated in, but honestly Columbia isn't my problem. I am sincerely sorry about the state of affairs there, but I am not a Columbian citizen. This seems to be getting rather personal. Like I said, I'm sorry about any hardship your wife had to endure, but I still stand by my...
 
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