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Re: Conservative Idiots

Michael ·
"I wonder how many Black people really give a schit about how they are LOOKED at ..." by Kevin41 "I wonder why there is sooo much laughter when the guy speaks.....I guess it is hard to take a tom serious .... when you know their first and foremost motive is to defend the stats quo and their white masters ....I thought the term conservative idiot applied here........." by Kevin41 ************************** ".....be it Democrat, Republican, Independent, Green Party, or otherwise..... ..... the...
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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: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Great. I return the favor of ignoring YOU on a constant basis. Now we are even.
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

Vox ·
You don't know a single thing about me, you mother fucking idiot. And at this point, all you NEED to know is that you can [edited to say] eff off. [end of edit] You bitch ass piece of shit. Whatever! It's not like you could ever effectively rebut me--- ever, not even once! So you're doing yourself a favor by making it official!
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

UppityNegress ·
Faheem, I understand what you mean about how being angry at the illegals won't actually solve the poblem of the American corporations who keep hiring them. My anger isn't directed at their success or even their being here so much as the attitudes and behaviors they exhibit while here. Realistically, if I lived in a country full of poverty and corruption, and I had an opportunity to sneak into another country where I'd have a better standard of living and be able to send money home to support...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

UppityNegress ·
My choice or words were insufficient to convey my thoughts. "Adapt" would probably be more accurate than "assimilate". Am I suggesting they start calling themselves Bob and Susy, dye their hair blonde, and leave all of their cultural trapping behind? Of course not. However, it is considered normal decency to actually learn the language of your host country, and respect the values and tradition of said country. There is a steadfast refusal of a significant portion of the Mestizo population to...
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Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

Melesi ·
oshun, You mean George James' 1954 book that says that Aristotle took from the library at Alexandria philosophical works that he copied and claimed as his own? That George James? Would it make any difference to know that the city of Alexandria was a Greek city (there is that name, you know) founded after Alexander's conquest of Egypt? That Alexander was a student of Aristotle, and therefore Aristotle was older than he was--older enough that he died thirty years before the library was...
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Re: The question must be asked?

Faheem ·
His being Black was mentioned because as a Black man in America there are certain realities we become familiar with early on in life, thus his rising to the place he was at as a Black man with the understanding that being upward mobile and Black, does not stop you from being Black thus to engage in activity that does not reflect well on yourself in an unforgiving system especially to people that look like you is border line insanity. Fortunately for us, he is a turncoat thus his fall from...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

bigman ·
Slavery (or doing the jobs Americans won't do) Our 'peculiar institution' of slavery is over, right? Wrong! Amazingly we have found yet another underclass to import and exploit - illegal immigrants. Whether you align yourself with the donkey or the elephant, you will find very few differences regarding illegal immigrants from either. From both animals we hear 'they are doing the jobs Americans won't do'. What is conveniently left out of that mantra is wages. Yes, many Americans won't work...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

EbonyRose ·
L.A. braces for protest, as Bush addresses 'emotional debate' Pending legislation spurs tens of thousands to march LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- As thousands of people were expected to protest legislation cracking down on illegal immigrants on Saturday, President Bush said he planned to toughen enforcement of immigration laws. "America is a nation of immigrants, and we're also a nation of laws," Bush said in his weekly radio address. "When illegal immigrants know they will be caught and...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

ricardomath ·
Half a million march against US immigration reform Demonstrators march in Los Angeles, California, to protest of proposed illegal immigration legislation. Half a million protesters paralyzed downtown Los Angeles, demanding amnesty for undocumented immigrants and rejection of a proposed law that would drastically tighten US immigration rules.(AFP/Getty Images/J. Emilio Flores) LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Half a million protesters paralyzed downtown Los Angeles, demanding amnesty for undocumented...
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

HonestBrother ·
Let's take English as a case study. English has borrowed extensively from other languages: theology, logic, skeptic (are all from Greek) paternity, ad hoc, ad hominem (come from Latin) kindergarten (from German) Yenta (from Russian) smorgasbord (Swedish) The tendency to borrow from Greek and Latin is most intense in the areas of scholarship and higher learning. Whereas things like "smorgasbord" seem to have been retained almost randomly (and reflect our immigrant history). But in all cases...
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Re: NAACP, Barack Obama Call for Earned Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

leart ·
Senators and many others are overlooking the fact that we are talking about "Illegal" Immigrants. So the issue is how do the U.S. Government get past allowing some people to violate the Law, and how would this "Guest" Workers Program apply to Foreigh Blacks, the Islanders, South Americans, Africans and Europeans. If the Congress want to give these Illegals some form of "Amnesty", how does that apply to those who will become Illegals once they create the program? You can expect many to start...
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

HonestBrother ·
Firstly, I'm not an Africanist nor an Egyptologist.... Never claimed to be .... I'll repost the following: And I have spent a hell of a lot time studying languages. For more than a decade I was in the practice of learning one new language every year. And I have a degree in the subject. So I do have some amount of expert knowledge. Virtue asked about the methodology. One does not have to be an Africanist to make general observations about linguistic methodology. And so I attempted to explain:...
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Re: Black Lawyer Disrespected

James Wesley Chester ·
There is band that extends geographically from the Missouri line to the Atlantic Ocean. It is about 60 miles wide and begins at that line that is an extension of The Mason-Dixon Line. For those who don't know, that line is the border of Pennsylvania and Maryland, extends across West Virginia is (roughly) the border separating Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois from Kentucky and Tennessee. The States lying to the north of the line are generally thought of as 'northern' States. The people living in...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

mirahjay ·
the below post is very similar to my feelings on this issue. Now, do know I have enjoyed many warm friendships with people who have immigranted here,but I quickly add;they all arrived here legally and speaking ENGLISH, They also arrived without a "tude", demanding a handout. I ask; are Mexicans and their supporters also going to bat for the unfair treatment of would be Haitian immigrants? The explanation we have been given for summarily returning them to Haiti as we at the same time roll out...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

EbonyRose ·
1) Well, I didn't ask you if you knew, I asked you what you thought. And yes I do think the young Black male would have gotten the job. 2) Perhaps because so many of them cross the border illegally to get here. Exactly. No, I was asking you if you thought that was a possibility. Personally, I'd tend to think there would be a company, it would hire "someone, somehow", even if they had to pay a living wage to someone like the young, Black male who was ultimately turned down for the job that...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

MBM ·
Out of curiosity, why do you think there are so many Mexican immigrants in the U.S.? Why haven't more gone to, say, Venezuela or further South into South America where there wouldn't be such an large language barrier to contend with?
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Re: Illegal Immigration

jazzdog ·
Economics! why go from one poor country to another.
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Re: Illegal Immigration

ZAKAR ·
I dont hate immigrants, not at all, I hate the policy that produces the environment for this influx to occur. We do not have a border to flow back and forth accross, we have been disconnected from our people. But being outcast in this system of white supremacy, one has to be out of their mind not to see the connection between high illegal immigrant migration and high unemployment and underemployment of African people. No one that continues to suggest we are being racist by wanting to make...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

ZAKAR ·
WHERE DID I BLAME THE IMMIGRANT.Because im not gong hoe about jumping on a Mexican bandwagon, im against them. I think about the intrest of African people thats my primary concern, everyone else seems to be looking out for their people. Why in the hell do we always put ourselves in a postion to be the ones without food on our plates. No one put a gun to any of these immigrants head and forced them to come across the border the willingly do so but we suppose to accept that as being for...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

ZAKAR ·
since you will never answer the question i asked. No we dont have anything in common with rich whites and we dont have anything in common with illegal immigrants we are in a distinct situation here in this country. Like ive said many times the mexicans ,el salvadorians and others in latin america with large african populations push the blacks to the bottom of the heap and the lighterskinned are in power. So you expect me to believe these people will come across the border and all of a sudden...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

Empty Purnata ·
Why should we close the border? What the hell is wrong with people wanting a better life for thmeselves and their families? The problem is corporations who try to keep costs down and profits up by attracting immigrants over the border to work near slave labor so the bosses can stay rich. The people we should be pitching a bitch at are the corporations. But, that's media hegemony for you. The corporate media can blame the victim and keep the powerful people out of trouble, and the American...
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Re: Howard Dean: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

Empty Purnata ·
Haha, not as long as the rich can profit off of it. On the bright side however, this cannot last forever. The facts show that every second and third world country that adopts Neoliberalism goes to shit. I'm not saying Stalin was a sterling leader but look at the living standard of the average Russian citizen under him, then compare it to the living standard of the average Russian now. Yes, Russia has a higher GDP per capita, BECAUSE there is now a class of a few rich owners who own...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

ZAKAR ·
all the africans from all of over the world make up probably 5% of all the immigrants in this country. Plus we are talking about people comming here illegally not fleeing oppression but simply to get a head. Of course i support my people from where ever they are from. I just want my people to get treated the same way everyone else who immigrates to this country gets treated. How many haitians are allowed to just walk across the borders they are stopped in the water and turned around with no...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

Kuya Pat ·
Because an open borders policy is necessary for the corrupt criminals running Mexico's gov't to stay in power: That's why the gov't south of the border always will oppose any attempt at 1) border security 2) enforcement of illegal immigration laws particularly criminals and business owners hiring and 3) Whatever is to be done about the 12 million here. Basically if a pipe breaks in your house do you first Shut off the water (border security) or do you first start mopping up the floor. Since...
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Re: Black Like GOP

Kuya Pat ·
Well if the House Republicans stand firm on border security / illegal immigration enforcement / no amnesty till the 2008 race: McCain won't win the Republican primary and someone with an R by their name will be running with the House position of some sort. Probably be running against Hilary for the D's and I just don't see her galvanizing a lot of folks given the Senate's version of the illegal immigration bill. R won't get a majority but even if they increase it to 20-30% on the illegal...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

bigman ·
you know the answer too dark of shade of brown.
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Re: Illegal Immigration

EbonyRose ·
U.S. Immigration Bill Could Hurt Mexicans By MARK STEVENSON MEXICO CITY (AP) - A proposal in Congress to legalize millions of undocumented migrants in the United States could backfire by slashing the amount of money they send home, Mexican economists warn. The argument goes like this: Mexicans who have permission to work in the United States will want to bring their families north to live with them, eliminating the main reason they send money home. That would hurt Mexican businesses that...
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

ricardomath ·
Well, we do have "minutemen" on the border...it's only a matter of time... And then there's this...
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Re: Can we please stop referring to people with the epithet "illegal"?

Yemaya ·
Exactly Jim Chester. To bring up another issue regarding this topic that I hadn't even considered until I was reading a newspaper this week. As it has been noted there are people who cross the border committing acts against US law. What about the non-violent, first time drug offenders who go to jail, get out and want to make a living for their families. These American citizens lose the right to vote and essentially many of their rights as American citizens. Should these Americans, especially...
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

leart ·
Ricardo: There are many Blacks in these Urban Communities who can't even get into the "Labors Union", but now the Firms who are doing the work are able to hire non-Union Illegals, but they never hired Black before. By the way, an Illegal is one who is in violation of the Law. I don't use the "N" word to refer to anything, but I have never heard of it being used in the same way as a Law Violator. I think you are confused, and you might be trying to compare two entirely different things. When...
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Re: Men... tell it like it is!

MidLifeMan ·
I think BV, HB and the others have pretty much covered the basic issues. But communication is a two way street. And the problem isn't just with talking it's with listening. We learn how to speak but not how to listen. But women have to be honest and accepting. No sense in asking us to open up and talk when we do we get "that's not right, or what I wanted to hear xyz". This double talks stuff is for the birds. Example, my wife a couple of years back wanted to paint kitchen. I said I would...
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Re: The Texas 10% Plan

Faheem ·
This is the second most e-mailed and read article on the WSJ website this month, Who Got Into College? In an Unusually Competitive Year, Some Schools Sought Passion; Others Went for Tuba Players By ANNE MARIE CHAKER April 13, 2006; Page D1 Who did get in this year? The question is haunting thousands of high-school seniors who are reeling from rejections in recent weeks. In one of the most competitive admissions seasons ever, Stanford, Brown and other top schools faced record numbers of...
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Re: Discrimination against Haitian migrants and their descendants in the Dominican Republic

Yemaya ·
Interesting comment by the author of this report " Large numbers of those deposited at isolated border posts had spent decades, if not their entire lives, in the DR and no longer had any links with Haiti. Some were dark-skinned Dominicans, deported simply because they looked Haitian ." What does Haitian look like?? African?? So the Dominican government is deporting people because they look African ?? If that's not racist, I don't know what else would qualify. Again this has been going on for...
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Re: Can we please stop referring to people with the epithet "illegal"?

ricardomath ·
We have had several threads in which the issue of disenfranchisement has come up. Here are a few. http://africanamerica.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/791602.../87370593/r/14070793 http://africanamerica.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/791602.../48070354/r/67470554 http://africanamerica.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/791602.../87870227/r/21170427 http://africanamerica.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/791602.../68970048/r/68570348 http://africanamerica.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/791602...1089711/r/7461010811...
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Re: Who is the BEST African American Actor?

nayo ·
from wikipedia.com Ira Aldridge From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Ira Aldridge as Mungo in The Padlock, 1820s or 1830sIra Frederick Aldridge (1807–1867) was an American stage actor. He was born in New York City to Reverend Daniel and Luranah Aldridge on July 24, 1807. Aldridge attended the African Free School in New York City. His early "education" in theater included viewing plays from the high balcony of the Park Theatre, New York's leading theater of the...
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Re: Incentives

Empty Purnata ·
In a Marxist socialist system with a democratically run government composed of the workers, they could be government-subsidized. With Syndicalism they could be funded by trade unionism. You are right that the anarcho-socialist system has the hardest time answering this question. In a system with a very minimal government, the money could come from public federal reserves (like a public piggy-bank). How can an entrepreneurs pay low wages when they do not have control of wages? You are still...
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Re: Incentives

Empty Purnata ·
Have you gone elitist on me now? True. Capitalism doesn't sound that bad in Adam Smith's original envisionment of it. Adam Smith, although a capitalist, was actually pretty socialistic in heart in many of his views. He believed that people would be able to use capitalism to benefit society as a whole and he had a real disdain for businessmen and aristorcracy. However, he also distrusted the people, he believed that capitalism could be properly used by "enlightened statesmen" and "philosopher...
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Re: A War For Oil? - Friedman

sergeant ·
In the sense that the war(s) on Hussein were an effort to prevent hussein from dominating and controlling the world's oil as he has obviously expressed his desire to do so, then yes, it was a war to 'protect' the world's oil reserves from being monopolized by a rogue dictator. But no mbm, Friedman is a fruitcake, and the ignorance regarding Korea is truly amazing considering you were presumed a 'thinking' individual mbm. (thats right, I'm not letting you hide behind friedman) Again, I will...
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Re: 30th Anniversary of September 11 : Over 3000 dead

ricardomath ·
Sergeant, You may not consider it big news, but I assure that the 30th Aniversary of 9/11 is a big deal in Chile. Many of the perpetrators are indeed alive. Our government could help by allowing the extradiction of Henry Kissinger. Image that, instead of "only" killing 3000 people, Al-Queda had actually succeeded in overthrowing our government and established a military dictatorship in the US, lasting 17 years, resulting in the widespread killing, maiming, and torturing of Americans. Do you...
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Re: A War For Oil? - Friedman

sergeant ·
"who was the greater terrorist threat, Iraq or Saudi Arabia" Saudi government was and is not believed to be stockpiling chem, bio, or nuke agents, nor producing long range missles, now are they. The Saudi government has not invaded its neighbor nations, nor has there been 12 years and 19 UN resolutions against the Saudi government. Its the WEAPONS and the ACTIONS that were the danger, terrorists without lethal weapons are pimples on the world's ass. Its hardly even comparable mbm. But I...
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Re: Welfare

Tigers37 ·
Great discussion and presentation of information. I appreciated garling1's comments...There is so much information, mostly negative concerning us about welfare. No one spends the time to discuss the impact of corporate welfare on this country's economy. Since the Reagan administration, we have been losing jobs, especially manufacturing jobs, to overseas countries, i.e., Asian where the labor costs are lower. The tax system enables companies to create loopholes to hide their profits, (Enron...
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Re: A War For Oil? - Friedman

Nmaginate ·
Damn!! I think you really need a break!! (and while you're at it... CHECK YOUR FACTS or provide some proof of your aSSertion...) You know... I went to school with a guy that thought he was a Black Russian during the Cold War when Reagan called the Soviet Union the Evil Empire and all that... Everybody knew he was mentally disturbed. And I think he knew too. But you SGT??? I don't know if you'll ever know!
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Re: Clark Enters Race

MBM ·
Here's a nice expose on Clark from the Washington Post. Clark seen as talented, testy By Vernon Loeb, The Washington Post From his plebe year at West Point, retired Gen. Wesley K. Clark was always first in his class, a step ahead of his peers. His rise to the top of the U.S. military seemed almost preordained, given his drive, intellect and burning will to win. BUT CLARK, 58, who won the Purple Heart and Silver Star in Vietnam in 1970 and commanded NATO's air war in Kosovo 29 years later,...
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Re: True or False: Diversity is our Strength.

MBM ·
Your question is nonsensical. It's like focusing on labor pain and not childbirth. Despite that, of course we'd see "strife and friction". That's the human way, unfortunately. If it was not based upon racial issues it would be on some other. For example, it is not racial diversity that is driving the ongoing struggles between the Serbs and Croats. The Russian Revolution, for example, wasn't based upon racial divisions. What about the Indians and Pakistanis? Not a racial issue there. You seem...
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Re: Bush getting desparate

blaqfist ·
Sergeant, are you a Bush apologist or what? Bush is begging these countries to come along, and he can forget about France and Germany coming along w/ out a complete reversal of the US stated policy on Iraq. Putin has already publicly said he will not endorse sending Russian troops to Iraq unless it is w/ UN mandate. If I were France or Germany under no circumstances would I help the US on this one, w/ out a public apology and an admittance that the original impetus to war as stated by US...
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Re: Bush getting desparate

sergeant ·
You are kidding me right blaqfist? Frances economy is in shambles and they have no military to really speak of its so small, and Germany is in economic recession and already have all their sparable troops in Afghanistan now. But to play nice, lets take Canada, S Korea, Australia, Japanese money, Russian military (who is getting involved), I mean the list goes on and on my friend. France has a very small weak military, much of which is already committed elsewhere anyways. Germany has a...
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Re: Caucasian Club?

ricardomath ·
I thought thatI'd check the student organizations listing here at ISU. They are listed under several categories. What follows is the list of those listed under the "Multicultural" category: There would seem to me to be several which from their names might be considered as primarily "Caucasian Clubs". They would include: Association of Norwegian Students Abroad French Club Iowa State Ukrainian Club Russian Club Russian-Speaking Students Association Zeitgeist In each of these cases, I can...
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Re: Bush getting desparate

blaqfist ·
You need to do a little more research b4 you start popping off at the mouth like that. You can forgett abbout Canada ever committing troops to the "War on Iraq", they were one of the 1st countires to come out against it at the UN, John Howard, Australias PM, is about to lose his job over his support of the war. S. Korea is a maybe, Japan also a maybe, Putin has allready gone on record that he would not send Russian troops w/ out UN mandate. So tomorrow is a big day for J-Dubya., He better...
 
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