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Re: Aborigines target sudanese refugees

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

HonestBrother ·
Kresge, that's a good question. I suppose the immediate context is Melesi's accusation that I don't give his posts a fair reading. But to be fair, it goes far beyond that. As a single non-Christian, who has just moved to a new town, living in the Bible belt, in a place where the first thing people ask you when they meet you is "Where do you go to church?", in a place where even in the online dating community the women all declare "You can't love me if you can't love Jesus", I frankly find...
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Re: Tolerance of Intolerance?

kresge ·
I am grieved to hear about your experience. I spent 12 years in academia as a college/university chaplain. Before my theological training, however, I obtained a B.S. in physics and mathematics, and an M.A. in physics. So I think that I might be able to relate to your situation from several positions. With respect to the AA community, I think that science and mathematics, little priority seems to be given to these disciplines. There seems to be much more of a connection with arts associated...
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

HonestBrother ·
You're so sensitive So I'll try not to call you any more names. Anyway, you have something of a point. The key difference - which you have characteristically failed to note - is that white conservatives have a long history of active antagonism against black interests. Remember that Ronald Reagan began his first presidential campaign where? Ever hear of Philadelphia, Mississippi? For the bonus, do you know the only thing that town is famous for? Keep learning. You might amount to something...
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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: Now this is what I have been troubled with for a while..

Kweli4Real ·
I believe that much of this behavior is universal and is the result of a "poverty mentality." By universasl, I mean translates across the racial divide. When your needs consistently exceed your resources, saving is not even a consideration. Saving can only come when your income exceeds your needs. Anyone who has spent enough time deferring wants, because their housing, utilities, food, and transportation was greater than or equal to their income, i.e., impoverished, will eventually get to...
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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: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
A comrade remembers Griffin's fight for equality By ROB BORSELLINO REGISTER COLUMNIST Originally published on 2/10/2000 Word came down Tuesday that Edna Griffin was dead, and that got John Bibbs thinking. His mind wandered back to the summer of '48. He was 22, four years out of Tech High School and just back from the Navy, an experience he remembers as highly racist. "I was called nigger and everything else. I got five days in the brig for speaking up about that." Back in Des Moines, Bibbs...
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Re: 7 Police killed as they root out coca in Colombian park

ricardomath ·
From the Los Angeles Times Afro-Colombians Driven Off Land in Cocaine War By Chris Kraul Times Staff Writer January 4, 2006 PEREIRA, Colombia "” Armando Garces was reluctant to leave his mountain village even after right-wing militia members had gone door to door telling residents they had 48 hours to evacuate, or else. He didn't like being ordered to abandon the only home he had ever known. Then a daylong gun battle erupted between the paramilitary fighters and leftist guerrillas over...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

Black Viking ·
This is sad. I wish I lived in your town! I can honestly say I would never walk passed you in a club. But, , I've found that clubs aren't the best place to find quality women anyway. Not that they are not there, just that the entire environment is loaded with preconceptions that make it difficult to actually get to know someone, even superficially. I sure the same goes for men. Would you really want the attention of one of these men, under these circumstances?
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

HonestBrother ·
Excellent point. I never go looking for a quality date in a club.
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

HonestBrother ·
That's a good idea, EP! I have just the book. I can give it to her for her birthday! Or even Mother's Day... This reminds me of when I was a teenager. Instead of sitting me down for that talk about the "birds and bees", my folks gave me an illustrated book instead. Now I can return the favor.... One aspect of this whole thing that I find extremely disturbing.... Almost every Saturday night I attend an open mic. It's on the West Side of town (read "the poorer black side of town") and I go...
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Re: Name your favourite city or town...

HonestBrother ·
New York, NY. is my kinda town. I love the diversity and culture.
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Re: The Cost Of Slavery Was High. But Who Will Pay For It?

BanjiGirl ·
When it comes to reparations for black folks America will always come up with some excuse and nonsensical crap about what they don't owe us, etc, etc. Some of these same "white" folks are the survivors or descendants of the survivors of the Holocaust who feel that it is OK for THEM to receive financial renumeration but not for us. This attitude is basically the "fruits" of nearly 300 years of slavery- a legacy of devaluing the lives of black people. In other words they simply don't give a...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Yemaya: Please note - I am not a "conservative". The labels "liberal" and "conservative" are contextual. I prioritize the value of CULTURE in shaping the ideas of the people and go a long way to translate what are "common goals" in their minds into PHYSICAL REPRESENTATIONS. It is FOOLISH for anyone to support of oppose something simply because it is "liberal" or "conservative". I choose to use REAL WORLD EVIDENCE on the impact of various policies. I support policies that produce favorable...
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Re: African immigrants face bias from blacks

James Wesley Chester ·
Pittsburgh is '6 clicks' away from being a 'Southern Town'. Pittsburgh sits in that conjunction of Maryland, a 'southern State', West Virginia, another 'southern State', and Pennsylvania. Some may have seen the recent news item where a Georgetown basketball player threw the 'bird' in response to racial harassment by West Virginia fans. I say that to say, intolerance by African Americans to others of African ancestry is to me totally within the character of the city. They do the same to who...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

UppityNegress ·
I was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, in the town of Watts. In regards to the Black/Mestizo situation, I've noticed a few things: When Mestizos are a very small minority in a predominantly Black area, no one pays them any mind. In fact, many of the middle aged and older Black women will often be very friendly, and be a little sympathetic b/c the Mestizos (in this phase) are usually very poor, have many children, and don't speak English. This is my experience, so I don't want to...
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Re: I'd like to meet a nurse

HonestBrother ·
If you can do all that, then why can't you pay the membership fee on an internet dating site? PS: I'm a nurse... Come out and see me some time ... wanna play doctor?
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Re: I'd like to meet a nurse

Khalliqa ·
Well Howdy Nelson... Is that right? Well.... I'm interested in meeting a white man..... Let me tell you what kind of white man I'd like to meet....... * He must admit to over four centuries of slavery and degradation..... * He must apologize for it.... * He must repair the damage suffieient to the demands of those whom he has harmed... on their terms .... * He must return the land and resources to whatever people he has robbed, killed and raped.... * Then he must systematically go ahead and...
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Re: I'd like to meet a nurse

Black Viking ·
Virtue, you keep finding new ways to amaze me...
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Re: I'd like to meet a nurse

xxGAMBITxx ·
Three words, thats all I'm going to say.... "Get...a....life..."
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Re: Taylor-Wright showdown in the works

bigddouble ·
Memphis to host Taylor-Wright bout March 3, 2006 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The June 17 fight between middleweight champion Jermain Taylor and Winky Wright will be held in the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn. DiBella Entertainment, Gary Shaw Productions and Prize Fight Promotions announced the location on Friday. "Memphis has illustrated clearly that it is a boxing town and the FedEx Forum is one of the finest arenas in the country," Lou DiBella, Taylor's promoter, said. "We look forward to the...
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Re: Conservative Forum Turns on Bush

EbonyRose ·
Actually, Jazzdog, the number has reached 5 ... believe it or not! This isn't the exact article I read last night, but it's pretty much the same info. I guess different reporters tell the story different ways. And for me, whether it actually "happens" or not would just be the icing on the cake!! Just to scare his azz up by a serious enough mention of it is good enough for me! Vermont towns endorse move to impeach Bush DAVID GRAM Associated Press NEWFANE, Vt. - In five Vermont communities, a...
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Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

HonestBrother ·
I'm Bad Like Jesse James John Lee Hooker (John Lee Hooker) Recorded NYC August 30, 1966 Original release- Bluesway 'Live At The Cafe Au Go-Go' 1966 W/Otis Spann & Muddy Waters Album: The Best of (1965-74) Spoken: A little thing I'm going to do called 'I'm Bad Like Jesse James' I'm bad I'm bad Like Jesse James, uh-huh I had a friend one time Least I thought I did He come to me Said, 'Johnny?' Said, 'What man?' 'I'm outdoor' I say, 'Yeah?' I taken the cat in Get him a place to stay And I...
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Re: National Black Peoples Unity Convention-March 9-12

HonestBrother ·
I was too busy taking pictures... Just kidding... I don't know how many of you remember or know about Gary I back in 1972 (I was just a year old!). Gary I was monumental and everybody who was somebody attended (Coretta Scott King, W.E.B. DuBois, Jesse Jackson, etc). Thousands of participants. Out of Gary I came the collective vision and will to produce hundreds (even thousands) of elected black political officials across the country. One thing that struck me, and a number of others, was that...
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Re: The question must be asked?

Rowe ·
RICH PEOPLE STEAL TOO! I don't condone stealing. However, most people do not steal because they cannot afford to buy an item; they steal to save money. But what does any of this have to do with Claude being Black??? To be fair, we could ask this same question about anyone. When I shop at high-end departemtnt stores like Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, and Nordstrom, I see affluent Asian and White girls stealing all of the time. These women will selectively choose garments having no sensors...
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Re: For the GOOD Brothas:(Dating outside you race)

Kisha29 ·
For me, growing up in an all white town i had no choice, but now it's different. The only thing I have ever wanted from men, be they Black White Latino whatever, was respect. Respect me as a female and a person, not someone that you can push around. I dated several men, black and white, that were disrespectful to and those relationships didn't last long. There was one guy who even went so far as to tell me "you should be happy that I'm here with you. I could be out with some other girl." Now...
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Re: Conditions in the Detroit area continue to decline.

HonestBrother ·
Ebonygoddess, I feel the same way... I was born in Detroit and stil have a lot of family there. Last summer I visited the house I grew up in for the first time in 23 years and the neighborhood had really gone downhill...
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Re: Conditions in the Detroit area continue to decline.

blackblogger ·
I've noticed the same trend, from personal experience. And in my case it has nothing to do with gangs, drugs, or prostitution, which obviously plagues the larger cities. Dissimilarly, I beleive the real estate brokers have labeled my old community as a "black neighborhood" in a "white town." There is simply no influx of new money, or new interest. Frankly, I don't mind, because there is nothing wrong with a black neighborhood that is drug-free, gang-free, and without prostitution.
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Re: Conditions in the Detroit area continue to decline.

Kai ·
I have lived in the great city of detroit for my entire life. Linwood!!!! I cannot understand why so many keep saying that detroit is continuing to decline. Last year detroit surpassed the neighboring suburbs in new house construction. The NFL commended the City of Detroit for being the perfect host for the Super Bowl. Detroit did a wonderful job of hosting the baseball all star game. Detroit is on the rise. Detroit has successfully seen the major expansion of it's inner city University...
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

Nikcara ·
This is just too tempting; it is like the breastfeeding debate. Here we go. Since you have lived in the US for most of your life, you are aware that, we, American Blacks, say that we are Kings and Queens of Africa. Kings and Queens are well educated people or how could they successfuly run an empire. I am also aware that the first university in the world was in Timbuktu; a major city of the Kingdom of Nubia [correct me if I am wrong] not Greece as Europeans would have the non white world...
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Re: Will the Dems take it back?

MBM ·
There is SO much negative stuff going on with the Republicans - from the Iraq War to Scooter Libby to Jack Abramoff to the Valerie Plame incident (that Bush is at the center of), to the investigations of Bill Frist, etc., etc., etc. If the Republicans want to salvage this election at all, it would seem that they are going to have to do something drastic. Maybe getting rid of Delay is a piece of that plan. I'll tell you - if the Dems get Congress, you can bet that special prosecutors and...
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Re: Bush Authorized Leaks

keylargo ·
Vermont Democrats call for Bush impeachment 53 minutes ago Democratic Party leaders in Vermont on Saturday passed a motion asking Congress to immediately begin impeachment proceedings against President Bush. In an elementary school cafeteria strewn with American flags and copies of the U.S. Constitution, some 100 state party officials agreed to make the request to the U.S. House of Representatives. "You know in your own hearts and minds that something is terribly wrong in this country," said...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

folobatuyi ·
HB, Thanks for bringing this up! I have found this observation to be true right here in Cleveland. I understand that in cold climate areas, the local folks tend to be cold and reserved. But geez, I don't think an occassional wave or smile would be so unwelcomed. Ok, maybe it's the gap in my teeth that is scaring folks away. The guys give the obligatory nodd...but the sistas....hmmm? Interestingly,I have been told that I say hi too much by a sista at work yet she asked me why folks seem to...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

Fabulous ·
Perhaps it indeed depends on the area involved. . .I have yet to experience the same type of harassment from black men that some of the ladies here have mentioned. . .although I have several black female friends who speak of the same negative experiences. In my case though, I generally smile back or acknowledge most greetings in some way--out of habit. However, if a man is too pushy or out of hand, I will simply show him my gun and tell him to back the hell off. Just kidding, folks. I never...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

MBM ·
Jack and Jill has little to do with elitism within African America. As I see it, it is about trying to maintain cultural integrity within largely white suburban communities. The families come from the ranks of the professional and college educated. To the degree that that is elitist, it is. But the purpsose is to instill pride and establish links among African American children where they might not always exist. I grew up in a white suburb of Boston in the highly racist 1970's. Jack and Jill...
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Re: Black Like GOP

telltruth ·
Sorry, for the misunderstanding. I didn't give any facts you say?! How about the following verifiable "Facts": 1.The oldest political party in the USA is the Democratic Party 1792. 2.The Republican Party was founded in Michigan in 1854 by abolitionists. 3.They have an elected former Klu Klan Klansman as a Democrat Senator from W.Virginia....was a member of the Klan until he was 40 years old. 4.Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Maxine Waters, The Black Congressional Caucus, Tom Joyner and his...
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Re: Black Like GOP

Huey ·
And let's not forget when Reagan first ran his campaign in 1980, he went to Philadelphia, Mississippi. He could've went to ANY city in the South: Atlanta, Jacksonville, Nashville, MIami, Charlotte, San Antonio... But no. He had to go to the town, where it's only claim to fame (or infamy) is that Philadelphia, MS is the town where Goodwin, Schwerner and Cheney, the three civil rights workers, were brutally killed trying to register black voters. Where were the Republicans when the South were...
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

Fabulous ·
Southern Virgin There once was a young man named Billy Bob. Now, Billy Bob was a normal Southern boy looking for a nice Southern girl to be his wife. One day, at a mud wrestling match, he met beautiful Tammy Jo. They fell in love and got married. To celebrate their marriage they spent their wedding night at a Super 8 motel in their home town. Tammy Jo was very excited. She had bought some nice lingerie and Billy Bob thought she was absolutely breathtaking. As they were getting hot and heavy,...
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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: I. The Right To Healthcare and Well-Being

kresge ·
Rowe, One of the points that the chapter makes is that knowledge or will alone is not sufficient with respect to making healthy choices. They point to the types of food choices that are available in many economically depressed neighborhoods. Often these communities do not have supermarkets with departments carrying fresh fruits and vegetables. Its almost as if there is a kind of nutritional redlining going on. Houston is a wonderful example of this. I do not think that there is one major...
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Re: North Carolina Black Woman Raped by White Lacrosse Team

Fine ·
Race a Focal Point in Duke Scandal By ALLEN G. BREED, AP National Writer Sun Apr 16, 2:13 AM ET http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060416/ap_on_re_us/duke_lacrosse_race DURHAM, N.C. - Mayor Bill Bell is black. So are Police Chief Steven W. Chalmers, City Manager Patrick Baker and a majority of the city council. Durham's population is almost as black as it is white. So why is it that some blacks like Preston Bizzell, a 61-year-old Air Force veteran who said he's never experienced racism in his 30...
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

HonestBrother ·
YOU MIGHT BE A REDNECK IF 1. If you buy incence candles at WalMart. 2. If you can play the banjo. 3. Your soap on a rope doubles as an air freshener. 4. If you think a volvo is a part of female anatomy 5. Your wife's hairdo attracts bees. 6. There are more than ten lawsuits currently pending against your dog. 7. People hear your car long before they see it. 8. Your best ashtray is a turtle shell. 9. Your sophisticated show-biz cousin is a rodeo clown. 10. Your secret family recipe is...
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

Fabulous ·
Originally posted by HonestBrother: YOU MIGHT BE A REDNECK IF 6. There are more than ten lawsuits currently pending against your dog. 7. People hear your car long before they see it. 8. Your best ashtray is a turtle shell. 14. If the bell on your altar was ever worn by an animal. 15. You've ever re-used a paper plate. 16. You've ever used scissors on food. 19. You keep your teeth and your goldfish in the same glass. 22. If it takes your whole entire large family to show 25 teeth. 23. If a...
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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: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

Fabulous ·
It was a small town and the patrolman was making his evening rounds. As he was checking a used car lot, he came upon two little old ladies sitting in a used car.! He stopped and asked them why they were sitting there in the car. Were they trying to steal it? "Heavens no, we bought it." "Then why don't you drive it away." "We can't drive." "Then why did you buy it?" "We were told that if we bought a Used car here we'd get screwed. . . so we're just waiting.
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Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

tmonster ·
I agree, where is little congo or nigeria town?
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Diamond ·
I would like to share this with you: I was talking to an elderly member of my family last night about family history in the small southern town my family comes from. This particular section of the family is light, bright and next to white and one family member was known to have passed for white. She told me, there was a lot of mixing(races) in this small town and the white folks if they liked you, you did better than most. For example, she had an uncle who had murdered a man and didn't serve...
 
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