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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
And YOU seem to know the talking points of the WHITE SOCIALIST rather well. You see MBM - you have an open ended heart. You and other fundamentalist believe that you have MORAL SUPERIORITY because you stand for PROVIDING MAXIMUM BENEFIT FOR THE MASSES. How touching. You fail miserably when it comes to the concept of EXPECTING SOMETHEM FROM THE POOR. My wife and I COULD have a 3rd, 4th or even 8th baby. We know that by doing so it would impact us financially, time-wise, housing-wise and...
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Kweli4Real ·
We can't let this important issue die. http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...&address=132x2352250
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Re: 'No Child Left Behind' - A Thought

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
MBM: IF vouchers cause school funding to be reduced once these children depart the school then what say you about the drive by Rep Kendred Meeks to impose smaller class sizes upon public schools that will require many, many new schools to be constructed? IF there are less pupils at these original public schools DO YOU FIGURE THAT THEIR FUNDING WILL BE CUT and thus YOU ARE IN STRONG OPPOSITION TO MEEK'S drive......RIGHT? (That is if you follow logic).
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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: '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: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

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

Yssys (Guest) ·
I think that this is such a relevant and interesting topic, I decided to bump it back up to the top of the discussion board. When I was in high school, I was fortunate enough to go to a presidential library and browse through the declassified files of that administration. I was incensed to discover that long before WWII so-called American citizens were being spied on and massive amounts of information was being documented an stored on non-violent organizations. Organizations such as the...
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Re: Black Middle Class vs. American Middle Class

Nmaginate ·
Constructive Feedback?? Sunnubian?? Comments on the actual question at hand? And that set of questions make up one whole question to the tune of the one quoted, in bold, above. Now, with Asian-Americans "making more income" than any other group and excelling in education... YOUR ANSWERS? As for these blanket statements:So please make sure you are comparing Like Sets in every demographical sense. And even with that... YOUR ANSWERS?
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Kweli4Real ·
Is anyone following the confirmation hearings? I was reading the GOP list of witnesses for Alito when I came upon this: I find it interesting that Kirsanow is a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights AND a partner in a law firm whose labor/employment law section [where he practiced] is widely known for its union-busting and aggressive, employee-hostile tactics.Kirsanow will be in the 5th panel and is a "discrimination is a thing of the past" civil rights
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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: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Kevin41 ·
** This is why we must push to educate the black populous. For the last few years, the CalStart program that sends lower-income people to the CalState schools had a surplus of money. While a teacher in that system, I was able to get people to encuorage others they knew to apply for and utilize the monies available. Between that and contributing to black organizations for thelast 20 years and taking young black males to Camp Sigma to learn about self-esteem, acacdemic acheivement and gang,...
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

Empty Purnata ·
HELL, even the 9-11 Commission itself admits that no evidence of a plane (or the alleged people on Flight 77) was ever found: http://911research.wtc7.net/planes/attack/flight77.html I had this dicussion with my mother a while ago, and she got so upset that I kept debunking her "evidence" that she started yelling and cutting me off. She kept saying that if the goverment was lying, they wouldn't leave info open like that to be debunked. I told her that experts and scientists can debunk lies,...
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

Empty Purnata ·
Which link? Was the 9-11 Commission link invalid? The damage caused by the "plane" that supposedly hit the Pentagon is not compatible with that of a plane (where is the wing damage?). There was never any evidence that a plane hit, nor were any bodies of the "passengers" ever found. So let's see a BIG-ASS BOEING 757 hit a building, only caused a small hole barely bigger around than the fuselage, caused no wing damage, didn't even plow very far into the building, didn't disturb the lawn one...
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Re: Civil Rights Focus Shift Roils Staff At Justice

Kweli4Real ·
Politics Alleged In Voting Cases Justice Officials Are Accused of Influence By Dan Eggen Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, January 23, 2006; A01 The Justice Department's voting section, a small and usually obscure unit that enforces the Voting Rights Act and other federal election laws, has been thrust into the center of a growing debate over recent departures and controversial decisions in the Civil Rights Division as a whole. Many current and former lawyers in the section charge that...
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Re: UBUNTU

Nmaginate ·
I think the pre-Civil Rights act idea makes a solid case. There is plenty of LIVING SURVIVORS and plenty of WELL DOCUMENTED internment-like practices that composed that bulk of American History, to say the least. I could say more, I guess, but, since you introduced the term UBUNTU via the Reparations group, I'd like to know what type of lessons from South Africa and its Truth & Reconciliation Commission or other precepts do you think we can draw on. Also, with respect to UBUNTU ,...
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Re: Executives' Pensions Are the Deal of a Lifetime

Kweli4Real ·
In another thread, CF cited to spouse abuse in Africa and eluded to oppression in some Arab states. He then asked for the Capitalistic equivalent. Well, CF, here ya go:
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Activists keep alive memory of Iowa's civil-rights pioneers Fifty years ago, three blacks facing discrimination said enough was enough Edna Griffin challenged prejudice 50 years ago by asking to be served at the Katz Drug Store in downtown Des Moines. A year later she and two other blacks had their right to equal service affirmed. It was a watershed event in the civil-rights movement. By SHIRLEY SALEMY REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published 6/21/1998 On a hot summer afternoon, two Des...
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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: A Dick with a Gun

Kweli4Real ·
You mean this Harry Whittington? http://www.austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/1999-09-03/pols_feature3.html Whittington seems to be a "fixer." I wonder what they were discussing, just before the gun went off?
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
Here is a real work example of zero sum Toussiant. Who can forget the neocons' claim that under their leadership America creates its own reality? Remember the neocons' Iraq reality--a "cakewalk" war? After three years of combat, thousands of casualties, and cost estimated at over $1 trillion, real reality must still compete with the White House spin machine. One might think that the Iraq experience would restore sober judgement to policymakers. Alas, neocon reality has spread everywhere. It...
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Re: Please, please read and digest

Faheem ·
The U.S. is still trying to flex its muscle towards Iran while China and Russia are using the U.S. arogance to their advantage. ========================== China-Iran Energy Talks Complicate Nuclear Standoff February 17, 2006; Page A6 China and Iran are trying to conclude a multibillion-dollar oil-and-gas deal in coming weeks, underscoring how China's appetite for energy could undermine Washington's efforts to isolate Iran. An agreement would seal a memorandum of understanding signed by China...
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Texas Star ·
Updated Title: The Dubai-Al Qaeda Connection: Smoking Gun for Bush?/poll by Hummingbird Tue Feb 21, 2006 at 10:10:30 PM PDT Lots of stuff has been going back and forth over the whole Dubai Ports scandal, but one thing that has been neglected has been the phrase in the media: "There are connections between the United Arab Emirates and Al Qaeda" but it's been vague and hasn't really said much, other than some people from the Emirates participated in 9/11. Considering that any independent...
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Re: One Man Battling the Democratic Party

1milehi ·
http://adeebafolami.com/archives/2006/perryman2.html
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Re: Potential reduction in Child Support payments for non-custodial parents

bigddouble ·
More on the new formula calculation: The new child support formula Published on: 03/16/06 Georgia is changing the way child support payments are calculated. Last year, the General Assembly passed a law saying that when the amount of child support is calculated, noncustodial parents will no longer pay a flat percentage of their incomes; instead, the income of both parents will be taken into account. It also passed a "parenting time" adjustment that would give noncustodial parents a reduction...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Kai ·
Peace.... I believe that the black community has witnessed the end of a very long era which was dominated by a "leader/follower" model. In this modern age of super information it is practically impossible for any person to withstand the scrutiny which comes with leadership. If there is any dirt on you, even if it is buried deep in the recesses of a hidden closet, it will come out to destroy any leader raised to the position of "Black Messiah". I do not think that we are lacking quantity, or...
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Re: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

Dusty Elbow ·
Published April 1, 2006 (Photo by LISA DEJONG/Associated Press) Group's founders: Debbie Wilson (left) and Francia Malone, shown in Flint earlier this month, have co-founded the Flint Area Albinism Network. Wilson and Malone, who are black, want to shed more light on the condition. Flint group offers help to those with albinism Black women form nonprofit network to assist, educate By Rose Mary Reiz Associated Press FLINT TOWNSHIP - Strangers used to come up and ask Francia Malone's parents...
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Re: Uncle Tom's Cabin

nayo ·
Good one. I found this really bad film version of 'Uncle Tom's cabin; and watched it through it's entirety, and we discovered that it was in fact 'sambo' who was the jerk. I'm also reading 'Slavery Defended', by McKitrick (1963) which presents many of the 'top minds' during slavery who vociferously defended African inferiority and the 'need' and good of slavery. :websource:http://www.ysursa.com/history/Reference%20pages/civil%20war/proslavery_defense.htm Topic: The Proslavery Defense > Q:...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Diamond ·
Virtue, You are so right, we don't discuss the hurtful things we have done to ourselves. We are quick to point out what the white man has done to us but we very seldom discuss what we do to ourselves. I am ashamed to say that I have heard of the paper bag test. Not only with the J&J but with other black organizations. For example my church, I heard it said by someone I respect that a presbyterian is a baptist that has made it. In addition, my presbyterian church has a history of only...
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Re: The former president is making sure '08 is about Hillary

Fine ·
Financial endorsements are surmounting for Hillary at the same rate as a presidential candidate... -------------- Hillary Clinton Returns Wal-Mart Cash WASHINGTON - Sen.Hillary Rodham Clinton gathered checks from Hollywood friends, John Kerry's wife and even a former Republican congressman, but records filed Friday show she returned cash from an even older ally "” Wal-Mart. Senate records made public Friday detail how Clinton, D-N.Y., raised a whopping $6 million in the last three months of...
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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: What Ever Happened To...

msprettygirl ·
For Release: August 18, 2003 Marketers of Copa Hair System Agree to Settle FTC Charges GoodTimes Entertainment to Pay $100,000 in Civil Penalties and $200,000 in Consumer Redress GoodTimes Entertainment Limited (GoodTimes) and GT Merchandising & Licensing Corporation (GTM&L), direct marketers headquartered in New York City, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they made unsubstantiated claims for the "Copa Hair System" (Copa), and placed unauthorized charges on...
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Re: True or False: Diversity is our Strength.

ItAintEazy ·
*Sigh* 41 percent of CEO's surveyed in 1995 said affirmative action actually improved corporate productivity (Faye J. Crosby and Sharon D. Hertzberger "For Affirmative Action" in Affirmative Action: Pros and Cons of Policy and Practice , edited by R.J. Simon, P. 55) An analysis of 100 of Chicago's largest firms over a 13-year period found no statistically significant relationship between the firm's share of minority workers and their profit margins or returns on equity (Liz McMillen...
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Re: A War For Oil? - Friedman

Kevin41 ·
This is for fools who embrace right-wing propoganda just to feel closer to "dem gud white folk" ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Blix Says Iraq Probably Destroyed WMDs ASSOCIATED PRESS SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - Former U.N. chief weapons inspector Hans Blix believes that Iraq destroyed most of its weapons of mass destruction 10 years ago, but kept up the appearance that it had them to deter a military attack. In an interview with an Australian radio...
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Re: VOTE

Lofton (Guest) ·
Hello Everyone, As I type the political debate is being aired on KNBC, from 6-9:30 PM, Pacific Time. Very interesting session to which the question and answer session is very open, and frank. Don't care for Arnold Schwarzenegger or Bustamante. The Republican Tom McClintock appears to use common sense approach in reducing taxes, government spending, and improving the economy within California. _______________________________________________ Of Course I Can't Speak for Everyone, but I'm Voting...
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Re: CHRISTIANS how do you expect to get along in this world thinking like this?

Melesi ·
You make discussing with you difficult because of your unrelenting bias. You ask more from emotion than from curiosity. Your questions are polemic, your point is your point of view, and your motive is anger and offense. Such a stance is not amenable to fact and reason. I suppose That God does not "need" our help in telling others about him, but he has given us that task in the Great Commission at the end of the Gospel of Matthew: "Going into all the world (the literal translation of the...
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Re: Need advice- Am I too hard on my brother

Our Empowerment ·
Key largo, you set us up so much what kind of advice would you expect us to issue other than a slighty varied reitteration of your position. I have an uncle that is just about a senior citizen now, he too was the last in a long list of children. I was spoiled all of his childhood. And because he was well built physically and handsome, he got that pampering thoughout his adulthood. Because he really didn't know how to properly take care of his self, he didn't financially prepare for his...
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Re: Racist social events/situations in America

Kevin41 ·
Race Relations Reporter: The Race Relations Reporter is a weekly electronic bulletin of news, surveys, and a chronicle of race-related incidents of discrimination, hate crimes, and hate group activity from across the United States. This bulletin is sent to subscribers each week at their personal e-mail account address. Subscriptions are $24 for 52 weekly issues. See sample, below: THE RACE RELATIONS REPORTER Weekly Bulletin August 20, 2003...
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Re: Racist social events/situations in America

Kevin41 ·
THE RACE RELATIONS REPORTER Weekly Bulletin August 14, 2002 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ NEWS OF THE WEEK ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ * BLACKS MAKING SLOW PROGRESS GAINING BOARD SEATS AT THE NATION'S FOUNDATIONS: According to a survey conducted by the Council on Foundations, blacks hold 507 seats on the board of directors of the nation's foundations. Blacks hold 6.3 percent of all board seats. Black men hold...
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Re: Good News From Colombia (for once!)

ricardomath ·
New Bogota Mayor Says He'll Work for Poor Mon Oct 27, 6:16 PM ET By ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press Writer BOGOTA, Colombia - Mayor-elect Luis Eduardo Garzon pledged Monday to work for Bogota's poor after becoming the first leftist to win the top office in Colombia's capital "” a victory that represented a political setback for the violent campaign of Marxist guerrillas. Garzon, the former head of Colombia's biggest labor federation and an ex-communist, declared after his win Sunday that...
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Re: Michael Jackson: Pedophile?

Lofton (Guest) ·
Michael Jackson's Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Booking Number and Photo! Similar allegations surfaced against Jackson a decade ago, but they never led to criminal charges and in 1994 the probe became inactive. Jackson had maintained his innocence but reportedly paid a multimillion-dollar civil settlement, and the child would not testify in any criminal proceeding. I find it hard to believe that any truly innocent individual would pay off a multi-million dollar civil settlement for alleged...
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Re: County's Poor Areas Tripled-Los Angeles

Lofton (Guest) ·
"Racial and ethnic features of area poverty have also changed, the report said. The Latino proportion of the population living in very poor neighborhoods increased more than threefold between 1970 and 2000, while the black share of the population living in very poor neighborhoods declined dramatically." But this reference is not entirely the reality of it, because the largest homeless population in the Los Angeles County, etc., etc., has been, is, and continues to be Black people. As far as...
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Re: I love the men of the Nation of Islam

Prophetessofrage ·
Hi Black women here is just one quick source analyzing the SECURITY FORCE OF NOI. I didn't have time to get the archives from NOI which tell the truth about how our tax dollars were not allowed to go to NOI. However, here is a source analyzing NOI and the security forces black men sought to establish to curb violence in our neighborhood. Mind you, it's just a source, for the real deal I'll put NOI's own words up next week so you can see for yourself what really happened.
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Re: WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN SCARING OFF BLACK MEN?

thelawofMAAT ·
Djon, here is an interesting article on the scyrocketing incarceration rate of bw. black women have had a 700% increase in incarceration while black men have had a 150% increase. what really gets me is that no one talks about how fast black women are being imprisoned. Leaders like jesse Jackson would rather trumpet the endangered black male than address problems concening black women. Black women have had the sharpest increase in incarceration and i haven't heard a word about this from Jesse...
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Re: Black Coalition Announces Gay Marriage Support

ricardomath ·
Here's a profile of a black woman from my wife's country, Colombia, Piedad Córdoba, who is a senator and a human rights activist. She reciently survived an assassination attempt by the rightwing paramilitary death squads, and was kidnapped in 2000 by them for her human right efforts. My wife used to frequently read in the newspaper about massacres of groups of gays in her city by rightwing paramilitary groups when she lived there. It was part of what they call their "social cleansing"...
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Re: Introduction to Voodoo in Haiti

shebakoby ·
I won't leave ANY religion "alone" if IT IS NOT THE TRUTH. How DO YOU "KNOW" that "orisha" are NOT demons? Do you think they're gonna F***ING tell you ? " If they are from the Negaverse, OF COURSE they'd lie to you! "[/Sailor Mars] The whole goal of Demons is to DECEIVE! Do you think they'd actually admit WHAT THEY ARE if they thought it would dissuade people from trying to hang out with them? F*** NO! Think about this for a minute! GOD TOLD US THEY ARE DEMONS!!! It's RIGHT HERE in His...
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Re: The Infamous Letter of Willie Lynch

sunnubian ·
Meaning of Place Name: Lynchburg, Virginia Lynchburg, Virginia: From the original patentee, John Lynch, brother of Charles Lynch, the reputed originator of what is known as "Lynch Law." Lynch Law in America By Ida B. Wells-Barnett in 1900 Related Resources "¢ Ida B. Wells"¢ Lynching"¢ Lynch Law in Georgia OUR country's national crime is lynching. It is not the creature of an hour, the sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury, or the unspeakable brutality of an insane mob. It represents the cool,...
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Re: Revisiting Rwanda and the death of 800,000 Tutsi's

Faheem ·
Part three... The sudden drop in income for small farmers resulted in widespread famine, as farmers no longer had income with which to purchase food. The consequence for the Rwandan state elite was just as devastating; the money required to maintain the position of the rulers had come from coffee, tin, and foreign aid. With the first two gone, foreign aid became even more critical, so the Rwandan elite needed more than ever to maintain state power in order to maintain access to that aid.
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Re: Affirmative Action primarily benefit White Women!!! Not minorities!!

Les Apt ·
seen the benefits of 30 yrs of networking, like older business owners have. It's more of a 'the rich get richer' circle ..." My point was/is, the blind eye White businesses turn to losing a majority of opportunities to White businesses for non-competitive reasons; while zeroing in on AA/Set-aside programs, that constitute a relatively small percentage of the opportunities, as the evil that is to be stamped out.[/QUOTE] I said nothing of the sort. I said that newly-established subcontractor...
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Re: Introduction to Voodoo in Haiti

shebakoby ·
It can do a lot of other things too that are not so benign... I'm talking about ATHEISM, not the Common American Religous Creed of "I can worship God in the woods" type deal or rejection of "organized" religion. Although, atheism IS a 'religion.' DUDE. The problem is NOBODY can scientifically study ANY OF THAT $#**!!!!!! F***ING NOBODY!!!!! I have to go with God's word for it cuz that's all we got aside from demonic revelations. I'd rather trust God on this than a pack of hostile spirit...
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Re: Pres. Bush is being pressured for Black Male Commission

Yssys (Guest) ·
OK, I can be very cynical at times and now is one of them. I don't believe in my heart that GWB will ever form a commission for Black men unless it is to find out a way to increase cheap or free labor from them. So although the Rep's intentions are good, but we know GWB will not even pay any attention to this issue unless it has some benefit mainly to keep him and his party in power. For example the measure to offer "temporary citizenship" to illegal immigrants, the payoff a gain of the...
 
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