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Re: Inner City Conservative Journal Espouses The Continuance of Historically Black Colleg

James Wesley Chester ·
I'd love to see Black activist, conservative and otherwise, meeting in the halls of a Black Think-tank within a HBCU for the purpose of arguing/negotiating/setting a true Black agenda in and for america.---K4R This has to happen. There will be disagreement as to the goal, but ultimately there will have be some authority, or oversight, acting in the name of 35 MM African American-Americans. And...that's where the divergence will begin. But, that's alright when you stand at any point of a...
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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: Movie: What If The SOUTH Had Won?

Empty Purnata ·
Wow, that does sound like an interesting movie! I think I might check it out now, you've tweaked my interest. I've wondered that same question before too, what would America be like if the Confederates won the War? Would the USA be divided in half along the Mason-Dixon Line? Would North America be Canada, the USA and the CSA? What would life be like for Blacks and other non-Whites in the CSA? What would the USA be like? Would the Confederation stay together? I have a feeling that even if the...
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Re: Does anyone have problems with this?

Dissident ·
The regular police are bad enough. Outsourcing municipal law enforcement services to private contractors (which could easily be mercenaries which they used during Katrina) doesn't provide the same level of oversight and responsibility. So yes, I do have a major problem with this.
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Re: Racist social events/situations in America

Kevin41 ·
Giuliani, Clinton & 7 Other White Guys: What's Wrong With This Picture? By Linda Bean © 2003 DiversityInc.com October 14, 2003 "Two days in New York that will inspire you for years." That's the promise behind the "World Business Forum -- Leadership Speaks," a mid-May symposium that aims -- according to a really well-done brochure -- to bring together "nine eminent leaders and thinkers speaking on topics of utmost importance to the business community." Of course, all nine eminent leaders...
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Re: What is an African American?

Nmaginate ·
Sergeant = Mountain : Mountain = Sergeant Twettle DEE = Twettle DUMB!! Silly Rabbit !! (Sgt./Mtn.) The Other WHITE Drink!
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Re: It Doesn't Look Like We've Lost Jobs, in fact a gain of 2.6 million MORE jobs under Bush!

Lofton (Guest) ·
"Lofton and Sgt who like to sing that "how gud we's gots it" tune." by Kevin41 .......and this is for those who may not know but need to know, the Kevin41's input don't count for anything, because such information is a misrepresentation of the reality of it. Well, Unemployment has always been high in the Black community. It was high during the Clinton, Nixon, LBJ, Reagon, Bush, administrations, etc., etc. Besides, the amount of money given to the many jackleg poverty pimping Black preachers...
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Re: The Infamous Letter of Willie Lynch

djonmaila ·
"It won't be found because it's a hoax. If we make ourselves familiar with 18th-century writing and speech patterns we will easily see that this is not an 18th-century document. It's a modern forgery." Exactly. I have never been able to find anyone who could get around that. The shame of it is that we already know what was going on during slavery and we already understand what belief systems were in place to maintain it, so the addition of this letter (which exists nowhere outside the...
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Re: Hmmmmm....MARS or RACIAL EQUALITY.

Noah The African ·
Try using that philosophy in your own life. Why do you need more money? Why do you strive for more money? Why do employers throw money at you to solve problems and perform tasks for them? Why is money a valid instrument for problem solving in the private sector, but invalid in the public sector? If money has been thrown at problems and the problems have failed to be solved, it is more likely do to a poor planning, poor oversight, poor funding or a combination thereof. It is simply asinine to...
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Re: Let's do some detective work - Walter Williams

MBM ·
Well, it's an important distinction. Conservatives want limited government so they can be left alone to "do their thing" without the encumbrance of government oversight, taxation, and intervention. Others are actually more purely anti-government for philosophical reasons. If you are really against being subjugated by the elite class through the vehicle of government - then that's an entirely different matter.
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Re: Let's do some detective work - Walter Williams

toussaint ·
Conservatives aren't the only people who want the government to leave them alone. Libertarians and liberals also want the government to leave them alone in certain areas (for libertarians, most areas). It's just a matter of which areas for most people. I'm not sure I quite catch on to what you're saying here.
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Re: Let's do some detective work - Walter Williams

DeltaJ ·
Conservatives want limited government so they can be left alone to "do their thing" without the encumbrance of government oversight, taxation, and intervention But thats a very simplistic and incomplete view mbm. That hardly covers the ground at all. First off, the constitution itself clearly defined the limitations on government, and conservatives respect the constitution. Secondly, its FREEDOM, not government, that the society should be pursuing. Each law, each legistlation, each...
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Re: NEA Calls for Education Secretary Rod Paige to Resign

Kevin41 ·
**Conservatives are just racists who use politics to preserve historical white advantages in this country....... The Good News That the Thernstroms Neglected to Tell by Theodore Cross "Blacks attend college at a rate that is higher than it was for whites just two decades ago. But the good news ends there. The gap in academic achievement that we see today is actually worse than it was 15 years ago." "” No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Learning by Abigail and Stephan Thernstrom Abigail...
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Re: Fowler Poised to be First Black NFL Owner

MBM ·
Errors in bio arise for Fowler Craig Harris The Arizona Republic Feb. 17, 2005 12:00 AM Reggie Fowler, the Chandler businessman working to buy the Minnesota Vikings, was scrambling Wednesday to correct misleading information that his public relations firm had issued about his childhood, education, professional football and business career. Contrary to a three-page biography that Minneapolis-based Tunheim Partners released at a Monday news conference, when Fowler announced he was buying the...
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Re: Fowler Poised to be First Black NFL Owner

James Wesley Chester ·
The media will pick this guy's nose. I don't like the deal. Not that my opinion matters. Based on the current information which is not confirmed, he is risking more than 50% of his net worth at $210 million dollars. He has a foundation business requiring, daily,management oversight. He has a team that needs a home up and running within the next 5.5 years. This man needs major, major help. I wish him well. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Thurmond tried to link King, communism

James Wesley Chester ·
In the 50s, if you worked for government, even at the State level, you had to sign a loyalty oath, and be fingerprinted. Strom Thurmond did everything he could to prevent the rise of African America with restrain-by-any-means of any, and all people of African America. He was an outspoken, in-your-face bigor. His oversight, and look-the-other-way practice killed many African American-Americans, as in dead-and-buried. All of that 'afterwards stuff' means 'jack'. He stood on the termination of...
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Re: Steroids - Do You Care?

kresge ·
As I said in the past with respect to this topic, I do not really care about steroids and professional athletes. While I do not endorse the practice of taking steroids, we are talking about grown persons making a choice. Moreover, if they are doing it with medical oversight, the health risks are less than those for alcohol or nicotine, not to mention a host of other drugs. As to the issue of integrity of records, as I heard Bryant Gumbel say on TV, what about those sports legends who never...
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Re: The Pope? Can somebody explain to me ...

kresge ·
See refers to his jurisdiction, office, and authority. The cardinals are chosen by the Pope. While most tend to function also as bishops, i.e., the heads of diocese or districts within the Catholic church, there are some who don't. All cardinals under the age of 80 will be permitted to vote for the next Pope. Because of the longevity of JPII, it will be the case that of those who vote, almost all will have been apointed by him. Cardinal Ratzinger is over heads the Congregation for the...
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Re: Was Emmit Till Actually Murdered At the End of WWII?

James Wesley Chester ·
It was brought to my attention by reputable sources that Emmit Till was murdered by Caucasians at age fourteen, in either 1945 or 1946. These individuals stated they were protesting his death, with a number of other individuals right after WWII.---Michael In what city? Ooops!! My oversight. Baltimore. Someone has failing memory, or I think somebody lied to you. I didn't hear of such an event, either in the death of Till, or the street protests. When? Where? Since I clearly didn't read all of...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

chilewillow ·
Mr. Lofton, One of the citation in your last post, "Prison in the Cards" appears to be inconsistent with the statement you made to link to the document. I quote from that document: "The Bush Administration has taken a do-nothing approach to the fact that the imprisonment of underprivileged African-Americans has reached epidemic proportions". and... "Let's make sure we're the country of the second chance," President Bush told the crowd, without mentioning how his administration would rectify...
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Re: Can They Take Us To The Promised Land?

Noah The African ·
I have to concur with Faheem and go further by saying it is, in my analyses, outstanding and dominant as a truth, among the various truths whose compilation produces the reality. In regards to CF's call for measure of effectiveness, let me use an analogy. Say that a person has an infection in their body of some sort. A doctor then prescribes penicillin in the wrong (insufficient) dosage, which helps in the short run but allows the infection to linger, mutate and become more deadly to the...
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Re: "They were warned last November that New Orleans was one of the "Disasters Waiting t

sunnubian ·
_______________________________________ Taking on the Week's Big Issue Facts and Rumors: Federal Power in a State of Emergency First, a note to all the Debaters: Ordinarily, Wednesday would mark the beginning of a new week for The Debate -- it's the day a fresh topic would be introduced for discussion until the following Tuesday. But this is no ordinary week. So we're bending the rules to make room for a few more days of Hurricane Katrina, and we'll introduce next week's issue, the Roberts...
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Re: To Those Who Oppose Affirmative Action! (READ THIS!)

Kevin41 ·
Louisiana Officials Indicted Before Katrina Hit Federal audits found dubious expenditures by the state's emergency preparedness agency, which will administer FEMA hurricane aid. By Ken Silverstein and Josh Meyer Times Staff Writers September 17, 2005 WASHINGTON "” Senior officials in Louisiana's emergency planning agency already were awaiting trial over allegations stemming from a federal investigation into waste, mismanagement and missing funds when Hurricane Katrina struck. And federal...
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Re: Did Anybody See...?

MBM ·
Katrina contracts worth billions raise worries about waste By Seattle Times news services WASHINGTON "” Lawmakers who approved more than $60 billion to help rebuild the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina said yesterday there are worrisome signs of wasteful spending. Citing no-bid contracts and relaxation of government spending rules to speed the flow of money to the stricken area, House members said government auditors need to be aggressive in their oversight. "I fear that the days are soon...
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Re: Conservative Policies

Kweli4Real ·
All of this is waaaayyyyy, But, CF, you said ... As I've opined before, when your signature tag included the Malcolm quote that spoke to our not having to agree on each other's tactics or strategies, only that we have a common outcome; I'm so glad you've abandoned that quote, for I don't believe that you believe this. Faheem, has you pegged. Now, back to the question at hand ... Personally, the only "Conservative" policy that I support is rooted in the Republican platform. It has to do with...
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Re: Conservative Policies

Sweetwuzzy ·
Thankyou for answering my question !!!
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Re: Conservative Policies

Tannenisis ·
Here are my problems: Except the setup of the police system isn't usually for the benefit of the little man. They are an extention of the War on the Poor. If anything, there should be support for more oversight of police forces. True, but government does serve its purpose. If not for federal government, the Deep Southern States, like Louisianna and South Carolina, would be destitute. These states are usually in the red financially, but federal funds sustain them. Further, government always...
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Re: Stanley "Tookie" Williams

Cobb ·
Well we know that the Urban League did its best to document every lynching at their inception, which was when about 1920? So you'd have a little over 40 years since the failure of Reconstruction where plenty might have slipped through the cracks with no black oversight on the stats. Still, even if you more than doubled the adjusted figure of about 4300 to 9000 you'd still fall short of the gang violence in Los Angeles County alone . I cannot believe that the NAACP, and the Urban League in...
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Re: Well Speaking of Sambo's, UTs, and Traitors, Mindless sick nitwits .........

Blacksanction ·
I really hope you guys were not at work doing these posts The issue at hand is that 6000 people are getting screwed in a land grab under the guise of ED. Whether you're a bleeding heart liberal or a cement head conservative this is just wrong but typical, considering who is running that state and country. There needs to be strict oversight of ED claims or it will eventually lead to civil unrest (perhaps that is what is needed to get the laws to protect property rights).
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Re: The Cruel Denunciation of "Duke" Cunningham ...

James Wesley Chester ·
Either become a real member of our community while being honest about your motivations or buy some advertising or something---LibDem I rejected the possibility that this poster was the voice of an entire orgnization. Why would anyone do that I thought, particularly if the organization was focused on 'black' issues. Clearly, the focus is not, overtly, aligned with African America. It is disappointing to find not only an organization, but one that is the reflection f the thought, approval, of...
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Re: Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice hasnt filled Assistant Secretary of Civil Rights..

Fine ·
Civil Rights: vacant Actually, the "Civil Rights Movement" succumbed before the 1st Million Mans' March. The six foot hole was covered after th 2nd Million Mans' March. And, the headstone was officially and quite ceremoniously laid [I might add] when Rosa Parks expired. ^^^^^^^^^^^ War Crimes: vacant That oversight is 'intentional'. If this seat/position were filled would that mean an active/invesigative department head would be sifting thru AmeriKKKa's pile of dirty chyt in the War ['on'] Iraq?
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Re: Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice hasnt filled Assistant Secretary of Civil Rights..

Empty Purnata ·
And the real issue is: CIVIL RIGHTS ARE CONSIDERED A PRIVILEGE AND NOT A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT AND A HUMAN RIGHT. That's why the Civil Rights Act of 1965 is up for being repealed.
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Re: Ulterior Motives For Bush's Spying On Americans

Isome ·
Officials Fault Case Bush Cited Internal breakdowns, not shortcomings in spy laws, were at play before Sept. 11, they say. By Josh Meyer, Times Staff Writer WASHINGTON "” In confirming the existence of a top-secret domestic spying program, President Bush offered one case as proof that authorities desperately needed the eavesdropping ability in order to plug a hole in the counter-terrorism firewall that had allowed the Sept. 11 plot to go undetected. In his radio address Saturday, Bush said...
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Re: The Effect of Public Schools on Our Kids

NJRoadie ·
I don't know NJ. I don't know what is going on in your district. But again your district does not represent the norm, and it reads as if you are attempting to make a connection between what is taking place in your district to what is taking place all over the nation, when it is not. " I think I've stated plenty of times that what happens in NJ is my ONLY point of reference. Specific to this situation - NJ is a densely populated state with lots of urban areas. I think it is fair to look at...
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Re: Justice Dept. Probing Domestic Spying Leak

Rowe ·
I'm having difficulty understanding why people are so up in arms about this. It is not as if Bush and his administration are going to eavesdrop on your personal conversations. And as far as Bush "breaking the law," what president has not broken the law? I'm just waiting for the day when Bush's term is up. The hypocrisy has become unbearable.
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Re: Pulling Back the Curtain On the Black Upper Class

Khalliqa ·
My thoughts? He is happy coming from a succession of Black people who are accepted by white folks..... and he wants to share this information with more people so they can be happy too.... Peace, Virtue
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Re: Trump says blacks who stayed home were ‘almost as good’ as those who voted for him

sunnubian ·
Andrew Appel and a Sequoia AVC Advantage voting machine. | Alex Halderman THE FRIDAY COVER How to Hack an Election in 7 Minutes With Russia already meddling in 2016, a ragtag group of obsessive tech experts is warning that stealing the ultimate prize—victory on Nov. 8—would be child’s play. By BEN WOFFORD August 05, 2016 Facebook Twitter Google + Email Comment Print MOST POPULAR Trump: I don't need daily briefings Dem congressman: Electoral College has 'right' to weigh Russian hacking...
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Re: So Much For Democracy ... Again!!

EbonyRose ·
You know what, Yssys? I think the biggest problem with the Prez being able to sort out our domestic agenda is that he doesn't have a clue of what to do or where to start!! Distractions are a Godsend to him right now. And though he may run, he certainly cannot hide from it! Or you're right ... and "ex" he will be!! I also saw a news program the other day with the man who is in charge of the billions of dollars that Sadaam and son stole from the bank and were unable to take them with them!
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Re: Toussaint, please explain your philosophy on the role of government!

Kevin41 ·
toussaint, you and delta must be the same person....your brand of contrarian ignorance is amazing..... ____________________________________________________________________________ you posted: quote: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Originally posted by Kevin41: To support your point....the GOV"T just found out that some airlines were not using certified mechanics and that some of the maintenance logs were forged listing procedures that were not...
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Re: The other side of "Father's Day"

Khalliqa ·
Father's Day Dialogue: Person A: " Let's celebrate Father's Day!" Person B: " Can't celebrate mine I was abused, molested and/or abandoned, it will be hard for me to be festive" A: "Well celebrate mine, or celebrate someone who deserves it then" B:*blinks at the oversight and lack of sensitivity to the admission of trauma* Ummm well.. I'm not really in the mood to celebrate anyone's father.. I'll leave that to you all who are happy about it .. A: *silence* That's quite childish of you.. well...
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Re: The other side of "Father's Day"

EbonyRose ·
You don't have to answer this, but I was just wondering ... The 'bad dad' thing notwithstanding .... Are you generally happy in your life?? More happy than not, I mean ....
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Re: The other side of "Father's Day"

Khalliqa ·
Why? And should I consider this a negative *bait* into some other point that often happens on this board?
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Re: The other side of "Father's Day"

EbonyRose ·
No, you should consider it a well-intentioned question about your personal well-being. I just wanted to know if you considered yourself a 'happy' person or not. If life was good for you. Or not. I've drawn my own conclusion .. but, thought I'd ask and give you a chance to respond, on the chance that I might be wrong .. and I'd prefer to have your answer since the question was about you. So, I asked. Again, you don't have to answer it. And, in fact ... never mind. I apologize for being concerned.
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Re: Open Letter to Baucus: We Don't Have the Votes For You

sunnubian ·
WHO THE "BLUE DOGS" ARE, ___________________________________________ About Blue Dogs in the 110th Congress Why old-school Democrats will set the curve in the 110th Congress WASHINGTON (By Jonathan Hawley and Sahand Moarefy, Harvard Review) February 10, 2007 — In the 1994 midterm elections, Republicans dramatically took control of the House of Representatives. Upon assuming office, their new majority implemented an organizational structure that gave power not only to established congressional...
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Re: Time To Elect A BLACK PRESIDENT!

Nmaginate ·
"MOCK" GOV'T Model African Americans need democratic self-determining processes (elections) to establish what it is they want and who speaks for them, and a permanent mechanism (parliament or assembly) to endow that leadership with the full authority of the will of the African American people. Both the process and the mechanism can be brought about by African Americans themselves, outside of any institutions and processes currently established by Anglo Americans. It need not depend on Anglo...
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Re: Time To Elect A BLACK PRESIDENT!

Nmaginate ·
Mr. Chester... You made me open up my dictionary on your term - suzerain = semiautonomous of sorts. What's the problem? Native Americans are autonomous or perhaps semi-autonomous and would be a prototype of which we are nowhere close. All our homage - aka taxes is rendered to Ceasar! There's is not! So you bring up a good example. Again I ask: What's the problem? Why do we have to be "limited by parameters set and controlled by the United States" and stay solely "within the parameters...
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Re: Time To Elect A BLACK PRESIDENT!

Jim Chester ·
Nmaginate: Sounds pretty good to me too. In my envisioning the future of African America, most if not all of the above could be seen. All those things become even more possible when they come from a real place. What do you call your place? I call mine African America. And by the way, thanks for dropping the hyphen in "African America." You used it ten or more times and nary a hyphen. That's the African America I know. Thanks Seriously, what do you call your place? Everyone in America is from...
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Re: The VIRTUES of Black Nationalism

Nmaginate ·
AfroMAN... You know I have to represent! MBM... I was wondering what you think of the segment and idea below. It's part of my "Time To Elect A Black President" post which is more about a Black gov't idea. I admit what's posted below is way more practical and already in move-in-condition in terms of implementation. (And I see or guess you've been talking to Jim Chester ... huh? ) Yssys... You are right... we need more emphasis on all things African (African American)... African Americans need...
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Re: Black Voting Rights Under Attack

Barwick ·
You're kidding.. you link A to B, B to D, D to F, F to C, C to E, and E to G.. and all of a sudden now A is out to get G.. Give me a break. THE HORRIBLE RACISTS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAH!!!! It's a friggin' oversight, there's no way that someone can go completely through every single name of some tens or hundreds of thousands of voters to make sure they're not a criminal. They took a quick way out and it didn't work out correctly. So they OBVIOUSLY must be racist. *(#@%...
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Re: Biracial Adoption, soon to be final

Jim Chester ·
I read more of the postings and have a better understanding of the family. It doesn't change my assessment. Families such as this deserve better assistance than is being provided by the primary care agency in the system namely, Children and Youth. Thousands of such children are placed in such circumstances each year. The philosophies driving the placement system are those of European Americans. Not because there is a planned malice, but simply because European Americans control the agency,...
 
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