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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

MBM ·
It is that very self-interest that you describe above that is at the root of just about all of humanity's problems and evils. Either we learn to accept the fact that we're all in this together and that we live in a community of human beings all over the Earth, or, we will continue to exploit and pollute and harm each other to humanity's ultimate demise. BTW - for all of you whp are motivated by scripture, what did the Bible say about "the least of these"? I guess Bush, conservatives, and...
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Re: Recipes... Part 2

HonestBrother ·
Moroccan Chicken baked with Orange-spiced harissa sauce 1/4 cup Harissa sauce (see Art Girl's post) 1/2 cup Orange juice 1 tb Grated orange peel 1/4 cup Cider vinegar 2 tb Vegetable oil 1 ts Ground cinnamon 2 ts sugar (optional) 3 lb Chicken Combine all the ingredients to make a smooth paste, thinning with orange juice as needed. Separate chicken breast from skin (try not to cut or tear skin). Spread sauce between skin and chicken (you can do this with other pieces as well) and spread the...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Kevin41 ·
**Yep, but dis he implicate the whites involved in many of those decisons? nope....and don't get me wrong, I don't excuse shit black people do wrong...I just do not let house niggs and racist inbreds present ANYTHING to me as a BLACK THING. Now when I brought this to Lofton's attention he gave homeboy a green light and continued to castigate the darkies....In addition, if his concern was just faulty services and incompetence, he would have brought forth the fuck-ups the white folks at UC...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Kevin41 ·
See what I mean everyone? This guy is trying to pull on emotional heartstrings in others that are not even there. You all are too preoccupied with your own lives to let what anyone say in a message board have a bearing on you and negatively affect your mentality. Now I specifically outlined the relative comparisons and all I get is a hateful response that is supposed to elicit anger from me. Well, that is not going to happen. The other tactic Lofton employs, which someone else (EP, I think)...
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Re: Afrocentric versus Eurocentric

Fine ·
Yes. ------------------- Dusty Elbow: We "can" very well talk about Americas slavery and there is alot to talk about: Connecticut Military Law, 1784--forbade blacks from serving in military First Naturalization Law, 1790--congress declared US a white nation Federal Militia Law, 1792--only whites could enlists in peacetime militia Fugitive Slave Law, 1793--protected slaveholders rights, discouraged blacks from running away Virginia Migration Law, 1793--forbade free blacks from entering that...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
"Nah Isome...those days of giving little mikey attention have fizzled down to nothing......what the hell...i made a decent effort up front to communicate so to hell with it......i read some of the old posts Ricardo chronicled and I was really too damn diplomatic in the first place...just takes a minute to figure it out when you trying to give a fool the benefit of the doubt. Remember when I said so in the thread about New Years resolutions? Well as you can see today is the 7th.....once I get...
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Re: Recipes... Part 2

HonestBrother ·
Correction: Moroccan Chicken baked with Orange-spiced harissa sauce 1/4 cup Harissa sauce (see Art Girl's post) 1/2 cup Orange juice 1 tb Grated orange peel 1/4 cup Cider vinegar 2 tb Vegetable oil 1 ts Ground cinnamon 2 ts sugar (optional) 3 lb Chicken Combine all the ingredients to make a smooth paste, thinning with orange juice as needed. Separate chicken breast from skin (try not to cut or tear skin). Spread sauce between skin and chicken (you can do this with other pieces as well) and...
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Re: What makes caucasians white?

Black Viking ·
It is also a contributes very strong support for the "Out of Africa" human migrational theory. Thank You for posting this.
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Re: The Effect of Public Schools on Our Kids

Rowe ·
Perhaps novice teachers may discuss this issue on a day-to-day basis; however, just like in any other profession, after gaining experience, knowing how to teach students becomes second nature. Sure, that's one of the purposes for attending the workshop: to network with other teachers. Other purposes include exposure to new teaching strategies and better ways to assess students. Jean Piaget (1896-1980) and Lev Vygotsky (1986), both pioneers in the field of educational research, believes...
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Re: The Effect of Public Schools on Our Kids

Rowe ·
Good points.
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Re: Tolerance of Intolerance?

kresge ·
HB, Is there a particular situation or circumstance which you have in mind with this question? As a former college chaplain in a multifaith context, it was my responsibility to both promote a free exchange of ideas while simultaneously protecting the rights of all within an academic community. This meant that any religious group had the right to gather, publicize their events, beliefs, etc. What was not allowed was coercize or aggressive evangelism? Thus, if you were a Christian group who...
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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: BLACK PEOPLE IN THE BRITISH ISLES

msprettygirl ·
I see he ain't got nothing to say to that, he want to ask for a challenge and then not respond-jasmine was right he's just a troll
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Nikcara ·
I am a Christian, I am heterosexual, I think gays should be allowed to marry, I think women have the right of choice and affirmative action is desparately needed because children are still being left behind. Law in the USA is not about morality it is about power and money. It was law that enslaved my ancestors using the Christian Bible, it was law that separated the races under Jim Crow using the Christian Bible , it was law that cause the police to sick dogs on citizens because they were...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Melesi ·
nikcara, You have more than one point in your post. I will try to address them, but I hope you can forgive me if I miss one or two. Do we have differing definitions of "Christian"? What is a Christian to you? Yes, Christians do differ on issues, but they differ usually because they've started from different points of view. They have different conclusions about the world to begin with, thus they have certain differences in their worldviews, which is part of the point that I made originally.
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Re: What makes caucasians white?

FireFly ·
I posted this article coz it was recent. The theory of human migration is not new itself, just the discovery/testing of this gene. I just present information - I don't put any spin on it. It's up to the individual to assess the information as they sit fit to read further or ignore. Posting information on the internet is not validating it. Academics, researchers and historians do that job. Obviously the above poster knows all this info already - good for you. I didn't, and maybe someone else...
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Re: What makes caucasians white?

Black Viking ·
I'm sorry. Maybe you misunderstood me. I was not being sarcastic. I was not aware of the information that you posted. My thanks were sincere.
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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: Law, Morality, and Christians

Empty Purnata ·
Alright, here's the reality of the land: America was founded on Englightenment Principles (the ideas in our Constitution are borrowed from the French Constitution and inspired by Englightenment Age philosophy on liberty, freedom and justice). There is a radical Seperation of Church and State. Church cannot regulate religious beliefs as laws, and the State cannot regulate religious beliefs. This is mutally beneficial, it provides a safe, bias-free (in theory) system that does not make...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
MBM - I am not sure who is worse between you or Empty in your theory that you can have man transform into behaving like ANTS, practicing 100% socialism above their own concerns. You and many other libs act like ultra-conservatives when it comes to the consideration of sending funds outside of America rather than spending it on your fellow Americans. There are many rich people who seek to keep their money for spending on their own families while people in New Orleans live in RELATIVE poverty.
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

HonestBrother ·
How about the law which gives Congress the right to authorize the President to declare war?
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Re: Should Black People...

AudioGuy ·
BV, Wouldn't "comfort" come under "the pursuit of happiness"?
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Re: Should Black People...

AudioGuy ·
In a word (or 2), HELL NO!! I was just playing "devil's advocate". An argument that I have heard made by white folks to justify their behavior is the "pursuit of happiness". *We have a right (as guaranteed by the constitution) to feel comfortable in our neighborhoods, and we don't feel with "them" here.*
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Re: Christian Psychologist Admits Manic-Depression Amongst Pentecostals

Melesi ·
EP, Actually, I'm not surprised. The sample is very likely self-selecting, but it is important for all that. Certain personality types are attracted to fundamentalism and to pentecostalism, and to find bipolar and manic-depression there figures. This doesn't mean that we have the right to sneer at them (I'm not saying that you are doing so, though it would be difficult to suppress a self-satisfied snicker), for they really need education as well as help. Given the etiology of both disorders,...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Melesi ·
EP, Yes, John Locke and the idea of universal rights is very European, though they did not spring full-grown from the head of the French Revolution, especially that part of it that so quickly degenerated into the Reign of Terror and was well criticized by such as Edmund Burke, a supporter of much of the American philosophy. But this couldn't have arisen without the ground of the Christian faith. It's no wonder that the Magna Carta was forced on King John in England. It was a first step...
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Re: Should Black People...

Black Viking ·
If so, the technically it would be "the pursuit of comfort". The right to pursue happiness doesn't guarantee that your going to catch it. Ultimately I agree with powerflower on this one. If my presence makes someone uncomfortable, they have a "right" to go somewhere else.
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Re: Why do souls come to Earth?

Johnny Destiny ·
Quote: Why would a soul choose to leave Heaven and come to Earth? Not only is Earth, no doubt, a rather sordid place compared to Paradise, they can also screw up and get sent to hell for eternity. ________________________________________________ First MBM, the soul cannot choose to do anything whether it want to or no. This is so because the human soul is the infinite State, and the infinite State is our entire universe. Since this is now admitted as true by the learned, how can a soul...
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Re: Sago Mine Explosion - Another Bushco Production?

Empty Purnata ·
Kanye West claimed during Hurricane Katrina that "George Bush doesn't care about Black people." Kanye West was half-right. Bush doesn't care about Black people, but he doesn't care about non-rich White either, that's what alot of people seem to be missing. In fact, the whole Republican Party is geared towards rich-White business-owners, managers and the wealthy, elite capital class. They only pander to working-class Whites becuase they know working-class Whites make up a major voting bloc of...
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Re: Athletes and Entertainers that's who!!

James Wesley Chester ·
You are right of course. But who is propogating this idolitry? It certainly is not the practitioners of these professions. I say it Madison Avenue. So where is the fix? That's the implicit challenge of the thread. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Nick Cannon "I'm addicted to white women"

msprettygirl ·
huey i think you are right she probably is a black latina. powerflower-no bobbie did not say that huh? he did seem like an idiot to me for some reason now i know why.
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Re: What Are Women Really Attracted To?

bigddouble ·
High social status has nothing to do love IMO. Someone that craves a person's status before considering getting involved is not concerned with love . You called it right - it's superficial . Which is as far away from love as you can get.
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Re: How to Date A Single Dad

Frenchy ·
I'm not saying that two people know if they will be getting married after a few months. I said that they should know whether or not the relationship is serious by that point, and if it is, introductions, concessions, and compromises need to be made. I don't think the teenage girl is too young to understand either (especially since she's about at the age where she has her own interest in the opposite sex). She might not want to let go of the foul behavior, but she knows what time it is. I...
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Re: What Are Women Really Attracted To?

Max ·
ddouble said: High social status has nothing to do love IMO. Someone that craves a person's status before considering getting involved is not concerned with love. You called it right - it's superficial. Which is as far away from love as you can get. ------------------------------------------------ I understand what you're saying, and, yes, I guess if a person gives little thought to a potential-mate's intrinsic qualities then they are cheating themselves out of a fullfilling & meaningful...
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

Kevin41 ·
Well Frenchy, If you insist...maybe i'll just go out on a crusade against their azzes and then you'll be satisified with your take on my positions with them. Will that satisfy your need to tell me what I really think about gays when I said specifically I really do not give a damn if they suceed or fail and I would not assist or inhibit them? Next time, just don't ask me....do like CF and tell me what I think....and then schit will be the way you see it and not how I said I embraced it.......
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Re: Why do souls come to Earth?

umbrarchist ·
I am not evangelical. Never was. There is no original sin. I'm a heretic. If the purpose of living is to attain human perfection, is there anything beyond human perfection? What are angels, archangels? Are there more levels to the game? What happens to souls that fail to attain the required level by the time the game ends? What is the second death? And is it accurate to say that souls in SHEOL are in heaven? umbrarchist
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Re: Recipes... Part 2

FireFly ·
You can buy jars of this commerically, but it is fun to make and worth the fiddle... Moroccan Preserved Lemons Makes 10 10 thin skinned lemons 1 1/2 cups rock salt 1 litre (32 fl oz) boiling water juice of 1 lemon 8 cardamon pods 2 small red chillies, optional 2 bay leaves, optional olive oil, to cover Scrub the lemons well and soak in wate for about 3 days, changing the water daily. This disperese the gas and acids contained in the fruit). Remove from the water and cut four pockets end to...
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Re: Why second chances don't work.

Black Viking ·
This is probably the part that most people skip when they trying to go backwards. They never really figured out for themselves why the break-up happened. I think most relationships have a "straw that broke the camels back". When we think about why the relationship ended, we only think about the last straw. We don't think about the pile that came before that. Then, if we can talk outselves into believing that the straw was a small thing (It was just/only...add anything), then we try again,...
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Re: Why do souls come to Earth?

Melesi ·
EP, Evangelicals, I think, don't need to prove themselves loyal to God. You might have a more Catholic theology there. Where Catholics and Orthodox pray about "being made worthy to be heard in the presence of your divine majesty," and such, evangelicals would never choose to pray like that. The Reformation idea of "sola fides, sola gratia, sola scriptura" ("by faith alone, by grace alone, by Scripture alone") is very strong. It's not always thought through among us, logic not always being...
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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: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

umbrarchist ·
I am saying there are three types of depreciation: Physical Depreciation Psychological Depreciation Legal Depreciation Physical depreciation is like your car wearing out, or your house needing a new roof every 20 years. These are the result of use and environmental factors. They must be fixed or replaced by consumers and businesses, but businesses make money on the consumers. Psychological depreciation is the result of a reduction in people's willingness to pay a certain amount of money for...
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Re: The Wall Street Project: The Continuing Conversation for Parity

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
PARITY? That's funny - when I listen to Bloomberg or CNBC each morning on the ride to work I hear about "financial justification", "shareholder value" and "bottom line profits". It seems to me that Sir Jesse Jackson is attempting to apply to Wall street some concepts that don't necessarily fall into their way of doing business - and that is GREEN. Very soon few workers will need to worry about their "Pensions". An increasing number of their employers will be switching to 401k programs. The...
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Re: The Wall Street Project: The Continuing Conversation for Parity

MBM ·
You are showing either you naivete or bias CF. White males hire white males. Period. In fact, there would be no affirmative action in employment if white males could be trusted not to break the law and hire without regard to race and gender. Because they are unable to do so, there must be a law in place to "force" them to do what is right as opposed to what they want to do - which is (like Bush) hire their boys.
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Re: The Bridge: Black Men & White Women (article)

thayfen ·
Excuse me, please... I have issue with "over-simplified" and "Deeper psychological/social" issues. MLM, do you mean: 1) Love/empathy/trust/loyalty is not relevant in human pair-bonding? 2) People who do not use color-of-skin as leading criteria in the choice of their mates are somehow psychologically deficient? 3) Who are you to dictate this to others?
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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: The Bridge: Black Men & White Women (article)

HonestBrother ·
Issues? like? In my experience you're right on the mark.
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Kweli4Real ·
In following the confirmation hearings, I found one [actually several] of Alito's comments, "Curious." He was asked about something that he wrote arguing that the constitution is silent on the "right to privacy." [And, it is] The question [and answer] was framed in terms of the "right to privacy" announced in the Rowe decision. Alito was asked, with respect to his earlier comments, how he would approach the "right to privacy" question, if raised. Alito's response was that he would " approach...
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Re: Bush, 'No Child Left Behind', and National Testing

Kevin41 ·
That goes right along with what I stated is a big problem with education..is that we teach kids thing to learn but not learning concepts such as comprehension and retention........
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

HonestBrother ·
He could command if only he wanted?: Sheesh! How tragic! So let me ask: Why didn't the Christians of the 19th century follow St. Paul's example? That's what you advocate right? Do as the Bible commends? So why didn't 19th century Christians follow that example??: wish the slaves well, bid the masters regard their slaves as brothers, and remark that they could command if they wished it but wait instead for it to come from the heart???
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

HonestBrother ·
You're right. I could avoid the illness by undergoing a frontal lobotomy. No thanks. I think I'll pass.....
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Re: Prove Christ exists, judge orders priest

HonestBrother ·
Was 2Pac self-destructive? Yes. Was he a role-model to follow? No. But he was a brilliant young man who was angry and confused just like a lot of us are. People forget Pac died when he was 25 - I think people try to forget. How many people have their sh*t together when they're 25? I was confused and self-destructive at 25. And, with all respect, I believe that the refusal to place 2Pac in that context, plays into the tendency that denies human complexity to black folk. But it's neither here...
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