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Re: Justice Dept. Probing Domestic Spying Leak

Blacksanction ·
It is can be either- whatever direction they are given re strategic policy of the government of the day. The part that everyone likes to miss is that the interception of telcom in and out of the US has been going on for decades. Think about it... the US does this with its allies so I listen to your people and I listen to yours and then we trade the information. Agents of the state (whether Fed, State or local police) depending on the circumstances do engage from time to time in unlawful acts...
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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: **Constantine: The Father of Christianity[With Just A Hint of Paganism!]??**

James Wesley Chester ·
A few years ago, I talked about St. Augustine as a part of a presentation celebrating Kwanzaa. I mentioned the African popes of the Catholic Church and St. Augustine noting that he was African, as was his mother. I didn't know she revered and called 'Mother Something'. A member of the audience was the head of a local agency and a 'biggie' in the lay membership if the a large Catholic congregation. He was pissed. When I finished he approached and wanted to know where did I get my information...
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Re: King Kong, The Movie

4YAINFO ·
The black character called "Hayes" was thrown in to the movie to "balance" the scences of so-called "the blood-thirsty savages".
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Re: 'No Child Left Behind' - A Thought

MBM ·
First who is Kendred Meeks. Funny that there are NO citations for that person in all of Google. Second, most schools are built with a combination of local, state, and federal funding hence your assumption that building schools somehow reduces per student funding does not necessarily apply. Third, even if per student funding decreased, lowering the teacher/student ratio in some instances might overcome the reduced funding. This is particularly the case when it is part of a planned, strategic...
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Re: 'No Child Left Behind' - A Thought

Negrological ·
i am of the opinion that children should be able to attend any school. if the school in your local district stinks you should have the option to have your child go elsewhere. however, i do not believe schools should be stripped of funding...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Here we go again folks. KEVIN - Can you tell me WHO ON THIS BOARD has the qualifications to "TEACH YOU SCHIT"? I know that you are intellectually SUPERIOR to most of us. The fact that you have been bestowed a the certification of "doctorate" by the American education which attempts to certify the KNOWLEDGE and LEARNING that a person acquires. We all know that a Black man, having not finished high school and never gone to college - COULD GO TO THE LIBRARY FOR YEARS AND YEARS (as I see some...
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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

Dusty Elbow ·
Some related news of how things worked with IT in Australia with migrants. Migrants blamed for IT jobs cut By Jewel Topsfield, Canberra January 10, 2006 AUSTRALIA'S intake of skilled migrants with information technology expertise should be reduced to improve the prospects of local IT graduates who are struggling to find jobs, says an immigration analyst. Bob Kinnaird, of labour market consultants Kinnaird and Associates, said the Federal Government had brought in large numbers of IT workers...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Kevin41 ·
Affirmative Action: Who Benefits? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Contents A Policy That Suffers an Identity Crisis Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Affirmative Action Where Do We Go From Here? Bibliography -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Policy That Suffers an Identity Crisis Few social policy issues have served as a better gauge of racial and ethnic divisions among the American...
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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: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

FireFly ·
fair enough - I just took that if something had 'halted' then whatever it was had already begun. Keep in mind I have zilch experience and knowledge of a lot of US politics - local and national - just a rough 'outline', so things like Affirmative Action, or when Clinton asked in 1997 'to begin a great national conversation on race and conciliation' that I have a limited view - limited to access on information, limited in viewpoint as an outsider, and a white outsider to boot. I have to ask a...
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Re: House of Representative is like a Plantation...

Faheem ·
There is no watering over her analogy, there is nothing she can say or for that matter you can say that can juxtapose rich folk and bureaucracy with the way Plantations were run. While Plantation reality contradicted parts of the constitution, local and state law were in accordance with Plantation life. Plantation realities were far more than violations of parts of the constitution and I do not believe her analogy makes sense and lessens the impact of the role of Plantation in our...
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

FireFly ·
Quite right, but it is some Australians, not all Australians. Perhaps the most important process that has been stalled is Reconciliation. A lot of Australians want our federal government to say 'Sorry' to the members of the Stolen Generation, and the indigenous population. There has been a century-long struggle for rights for Aborigines in Australia. What has it achieved? One thing is the right to vote. That it took until the late 1960s is outrageous. Another issue is a treaty. Australia has...
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Re: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
I just heard this man on our local news say that "some people pick and choose the SINS of others to make use of as a means of isolating them. We need to look at someone's sin and say THAT'S ALRIGHT BROTHER WE ACCEPT YOU." So let me get this straight. Though God hates sin, he does not rank one sin over another. Sharpton just said that homosexuality is sin based on his argument. He is only asking that we ACCEPT PEOPLE'S ACTIVE SIN. Can you now understand the CULTURAL problems that we have as a...
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Re: Cathy Freeman goes bush...

FireFly ·
I found this story about the making of the series. Freeman and Mailman go bush Issue 95 By Erin McWhirter, TV Writer NATIONAL, Jan 19, 2005: It takes a lot to make Olympic gold medallist Catherine Freeman cry. Throughout her life the sports star has been through the devastation of losing big races and other personal dramas, but she rarely cries. However, a recent road trip with actress and pal Deborah Mailman changed all that. In an instant, the city slickers who spent seven weeks travelling...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Rowe ·
I don't need to click on every thread to know what to expect. Considering the media already bombards us with images of Black women as sluts and hoes, yes I do find these images offensive, and I do become uncomfortable looking at them. I imagine it's the same feeling that you may get whenever you turn on the news to see yet another Black man being handcuffed and hauled off to jail. My purpose for visiting African-America.org, and other progressive venues, is to get away from these demonizing...
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Re: Gunmen attack Nigeria oil complex

Texas Star ·
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/africa/01/25/nigeria.hostages.reut/index.html WARRI, Nigeria (Reuters) -- Villagers fled Nigeria's lawless delta on Wednesday amid fears of military reprisals after a wave of attacks on foreign oil companies by ethnic Ijaw militia. The army deployed more troops to key installations and oil companies tightened security around their offices a day after heavily armed men stormed the headquarters of Italian oil firm Agip, robbing a bank on the premises and killing...
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Re: Hamas shakes up Mideast politics

Yemaya ·
I read the papers this morning in my local area and the headlines are catchy. Here's one from the New York Post: " HAMASTAN: Mideast vote creates terror state " Here's another from the NY Daily News: " HAMAS WINS, PEACE LOSES " and " TERROR TRIUMPHS " This is definite media bias. Pro-Israeli media bias. The Palestinian people voted these folks into office. That's democracy and the US is still against it. Either the government wants democracy in the Middle East OR they just want the...
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Re: Hamas shakes up Mideast politics

Empty Purnata ·
Don't you know? Didn't you get the memo? It's only DEMOCRACY if Republicans or right-wing people who support American corporate/social interest are elected. If anyone else is elected, it's Liberal/Socialist/Communist/Progressive Tyranny or Pro-Terrorism. Duh, everyone knows that. Only Republicans and right-wingers know what's best for people.
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Re: PBS: African American Lives

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

FireFly ·
that's mad! excellent! ok, I'll be going mid Feb, and although I know that Oahu island is the most built up and commercialised, due to budget and time, I will probably spend most the week there... I have a few questions, so can I get back to you in a day or so? I hear the North Shore is very natural and green and worth driving to??? I'm disappointed the big surfing contest is in March coz my boo is a bit of a surfer. Two questions please - safe natural beaches to swim at, and also I would...
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Re: Anyone been to Hawaii?

Black Viking ·
Sure, get back to me whenever. Beaches are easy. The North Shore is beautiful and worth seeing, but the turbulent waters are better suited for surfing than swimming. I wouldn't suggest swimming on the North Shore, it's dangerous. If you're into sunsets, the best place to watch is Makakilo Beach. For swimming I prefer Magic Island. It's a cove (not actually a separate island despite the name) in Ala Moana Beach Park. There is a large rock wall that acts as a wave break and makes swimming...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Marking a civil-rights victory D.M. honors those who fought, won Edna Griffin sits amid friends and family at the site of Des Moines' former Katz Drug Store, where she was denied service 50 years ago because of her skin color. By SHIRLEY SALEMY REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published 7/8/1998 Fifty years after being denied service at a downtown drugstore soda fountain because of the color of their skin, Des Moines civil-rights pioneers were honored Tuesday with proclamations, a plaque -...
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Re: Anyone been to Hawaii?

Black Viking ·
No, there aren't many Afican-Americans here at all. Those that are here are usually military, so there only here as long as they're stationed here. The racial climate here is a little strange. Hawaii is predominantly Asians (Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Philipino) and Pacific-Islanders (Samoan, Tongan, Tahitian, Hawaiian), but there are no clear lines drawn. Hawaii is often refered to as the "Melting Pot of the Pacific" for good reason. Nearly all of the people here are mixed in some way,...
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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: The One....

HonestBrother ·
As a scholar, I'm a research mathematician by education and profession. I'm also a student of religion and philosophy. As an artist, see the thread HB's Art Show in the Music-Entertainment-Arts Forum. I also write poetry, fiction, and essays. As an activist, I've advocated for a number of causes in my community. Currently I'm working on a somewhat unusual project. I'm putting together a Black History Month photo exhibit featuring local people - updating and democratizing the imagery of black...
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Re: The One....

HonestBrother ·
At the risk of sounding grandiose, my "mission" is to contribute towards bringing about a Black cultural renaissance. That's MY thing. Or at least what I'm about can be summarized in those words. It's why I went into education as a profession. Knowledge is indeed power. And it's at the root of a lot of my other endeavors. As a photographer, one thing I'm trying to do is to capture diverse images of African American life. I think it makes a profound difference to the way people see themselves...
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Re: The One....

Khalliqa ·
Grandiose?.... Not at all.... May I ask what type of renaissance? ..... Arguably we've had several.... From what are moving from and what are we moving towards? How do you assess whether the knowledge you disseminate is absorbed properly? How do you assess its qualitative effect? I thought you were a seer.... you are also a storyteller.... beautiful.... May I ask in what area are you seeking talent? A writer..... I am writer.... I appreciate the creative mentality that must go into writing...
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Re: A Dick with a Gun

Kweli4Real ·
"Uhmmm, Alex ... I'll take cover-up for a thousand, please." At the very least, it's an example of covering up incompetence.
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

James Wesley Chester ·
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

ZAKAR ·
I hope you didnt interpret what I said as wanting to deminish African Americans in the African American Studies Department because it couldnt be further from the truth. I just simply state that just by ignoring our history before we came to the US is not gonna help anyone, and wanting to isolate our problems here in America as local when its all in a global context. Epecially with the type of Economy the World is moving into. It would be much benifical to teach our children all our history...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Rowe ·
I get so very tired of people suggesting that we "do away" with the educational system, offering no recommendations as to how we are to get the masses of Black children to perform academically on par with other children. These people are often the least likely to do anything about the problems they observe in our nation's education system. I understand, fully, people's gripe with the "educational system." I work within this sytem on a daily basis, but we need to grow up and accept the...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Oshun Auset ·
Hats off to a fellow socialist. I'm a Nkrumahism - Tureism scientific socialist Pan Africanist. I like the fact that the local anarchists always offer t get arrested for 'us' at protests.
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Empty Purnata ·
Haha, I know what you mean. It always seems that Leftists are the only ones sticking up for non-Whites and the oppressed. You're a Nkrumist? KEWL! Kwame Nkrumah was one of my favorite people in African history!! Him and Patrice Lumumba (who I have pictured in my new avatar). Hats off to you too, comrade.
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Re: The Importance of Looks Test

Huey ·
Black Viking I got 55% also. I must admit though, there was one question was quite strange about a person wearing glasses could make or break chances of dating her. I knew of a woman who was a trainer at my local Gold's Gym. She was so hot; cute face/brunette hair, athletic yet feminine shapely body. She wore glasses, but they complemented her face. In fact, she was sexier with them on rather than off. One time I saw her running on a treadmill. She had her dark hair braided in a long plait...
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Re: Gunmen attack Nigeria oil complex

Texas Star ·
Nigeria Militant Leader Warns Foreign Oil Workers to Leave Amid Fresh Violence By Osmond Chidi, AP WARRI, Nigeria (AP) - A Nigerian militant leader reportedly warned foreign oil workers out of the country's troubled delta by midnight Friday as an army helicopter gunship exchanged fire with militants in the latest violence to strike the region. The British Broadcasting Corp. reported militant commander Godswill Tamuno had announced his Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta was...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Empty Purnata ·
Oh SHIT! Don't tell me CON-Feed is back! (sigh) Well, I guess now we're going to have to deal with him tag-teaming with Toussaint (at least Toussaint makes more formidable arguments because they are typical Neoliberal arguments formulated by professional exploitation-supporting economists). I guess he didn't get enough the first time around. Oh well, we need our local village idiot and punching bag back. Welcome back, CON-Feed! Ready for more intellectual embarrasment?
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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: Conservatism and African America

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
IF MBM DOES NOT GET THIS THEN THERE IS NO HOPE FOR HIM. MBM - Today we can look at the large population centers in the North - NYC, Philadelphia, Camden, Washington DC, Newark, Cleveland - the list goes on. All of them have a significant class of LABOR/EMPLOYEES who no doubt could be good, union employees. They would carefully invest their wages that the union provided them. They would be shop stewards in the mill and ensure that the mill did not practice slavery. They would make sure that...
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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: Gunmen attack Nigeria oil complex

Texas Star ·
Bodies burned in open after Nigeria riots kill 146 By George Esiri 2 hours, 2 minutes ago ONITSHA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Christian youths burned the corpses of Muslims on Thursday on the streets of Onitsha in southeastern Nigeria, the city worst hit by religious riots that have killed at least 146 people across the country in five days. ADVERTISEMENT Christian mobs, seeking revenge for the killings of Christians in the north, attacked Muslims with machetes, set fire to them, destroyed their...
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Re: Are Today's Women Deserving Of Marriage

tru2urself16 ·
About the dinner thing what some people fail to do is prepare. My grandmother worked 50+ hours a week at a local hospital but there was always a homecooked meal waiting for her family. It's all because on Saturday and Sunday night my granny was making dinner for the week and putting it up. She would prepare it right to the point of where all she had to do when she got home was get a box of cornbread and mix that to gether warm her meal up and start fixing plates. My mother did that too, all...
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Re: Are Today's Women Deserving Of Marriage

Rowe ·
My mom did too. What she would do is take out the meat that she was going to prepare early in the morning so that it would be thawed out before she came home from work. Not only does cooking save time. It saves a hell of a lot of money.
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

kresge ·
You did not miss it, because it was not raised. This was the substance of the question on my index card that I handed in. Democrat and Republican do not constitute the political spectrum. There was no question about the viability of third parties, even on the local or state level. I think that is a serious oversight. I am not even saying that it has to be a so-called African American party, but there I think it behooves black folk to "think outside of the box" in this respect. This was also...
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Re: The Five Major African Initiation Rites

Rowe ·
Some points that are especially poignant: This transition to adulthood is exceedingly difficult in Western societies because there are no systems of adulthood rites to systematically guide and direct the young person through this important stage in his or her life cycle. Unfortunately, in Western societies there is no fundamental guidance or transformation from a child to an adult that is required or expected. This "leave it for chance" approach to adulthood development is the root of most...
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Re: Bush Warned About Levees

EbonyRose ·
I definitely think the school buses should have been used ... or at least tried to have been used and that it was a mark against the local governement for not doing so. But I hope that isn't all that psycho is bitching about!! There's plenty of blame to go around. He's probably guilty of something himself!
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Re: Does good love making require skill?

Kai ·
Good question. Not necessarily. Completely casual sex has different rules. Interesting. I will not disagree with you assessment, I will disagree with your view of time. Perhaps everything that usually takes hours, or months, can be acheived in a very intense moment. If sex is the end game, then perhaps one adept at the game will find a more direct route to checking his mate. Once again, effective foreplay can happen in the check out line at the local grocery store. There is something primal...
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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: What are you listening to right now?

Black Viking ·
No Virtue, I didn't forget about you. Just been busy. What I did forget though, is that the re-mix was done by a local underground D.J. that I never actually met. I came by the cd through a friend. I don't recognize the music it's mixed with, but basically it's a little faster (more BPM's) with a slight techno feel to it. It's quite engaging. Thank you for making me think of it. I haven't listened to it a quite some time.
 
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