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Re: Impeach Bush?

Michael ·
...More likely the Democratic Party is losing steam, in trouble, losing its following, etc., etc. " Democrats target Alito, but miss the mark January 12, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting...
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Re: Impeach Bush?

Michael ·
...More likely the Democratic Party is losing steam, in trouble, losing its following, etc., etc. " Democrats target Alito, but miss the mark January 12, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting...
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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 ·
Edna Griffin did the right thing By REKHA BASU REGISTER COLUMNIST Originally published 1/26/1998 Before institutional memory has faded, and the 88-year-old's time is over, Des Moines should erect a monument to Edna Griffin. Chances are you don't know Griffin's name. No building or street carries it. Iowa schoolchildren don't learn it when they study the civil rights movement. And when lifetime Service Awards bearing the name of Martin Luther King Jr. were handed out to the governor and four...
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Re: 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: One Man Battling the Democratic Party

1milehi ·
http://adeebafolami.com/archives/2006/perryman2.html
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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: Reparations-Baseball

Tigers37 ·
Blaqfist, Thought you might be interested, there was an articale in today's paper concerning including Negro League players in MLB pension play. MLB doesn't want to pay it, of course, but it'll only cost $3M to start and $410K a year to maintain. The parameters are to include any Negro League player who played 4 years or more. A couple of arguments is that this threshold will let white players in who could also benefit, who have a $1B lawsuit. There are also some Negro League players...
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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: Spike TV?

Huey ·
I see that the new TNN has finally become Spike TV. Spike Lee must've dropped the lawsuit.
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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 April 16, 2003 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ NEWS OF THE WEEK ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ * LEADING GOLF CLUBS REMAIN ALMOST LILY-WHITE: This past weekend Mike Weir of Canada won the Master's Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, displacing African-American Tiger Woods as champion. This year the tournament was marred by protests from women's groups who demanded that...
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Re: Racist social events/situations in America

Kevin41 ·
THE RACE RELATIONS REPORTER Weekly Bulletin October 23, 2002 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ NEWS OF THE WEEK ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ * SUPREME COURT TO DECIDE CASE ON RACIAL BIAS IN JURY SELECTION: The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments this past week from a black man who claims that the jury which placed him on death row in a murder case was selected on the basis of race. The black man had been convicted...
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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: 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: Michael Jackson: Pedophile?

Lofton (Guest) ·
Well said Solomonic, I can't call it. Normally I'm the first person to say you're innocent until proven guilty. In this case, you have a man who paid out millions to make the whole thing go away. That money would have been better spent paying lawyers and having his day in court. To me, if you have nothing to hide you go to court and stand up for yourself. If for nothing else, it stymies the ambitions of future extortionists. by Solomonic "Peripheral issue: Funny how we blacks vehemently...
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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: 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: It Doesn't Look Like We've Lost Jobs, in fact a gain of 2.6 million MORE jobs under Bush!

Lofton (Guest) ·
"Read the other post Lofton....I am not about to play that stupid azz "chase lofton's repetitive posts" game. Like I said in the other post....my reality is your reality if you are black as you claim to be......so save the bitching.....get out and do something to rectify the situation since you have your panties in a bunch.....don't just whine and moan.....make a change your damn self........" by Kevin41 ....well I'm controlling the game, while you continue to play that stupid *?*^# chase,...
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Re: The Case for Repatriation: Revisited

Yssys (Guest) ·
There are currently two teams filing in courts for reparations, The Cochran Firm and Deadria Farmer-Paellman. I read Mr. Cochran's book "A Lawyer's Life" and he discusses his reparations lawsuit. He expressed a desire to work together with Ms. Farmer-Paellman or any other lawyers so that they can be on the same page. I think that's an excellent idea. Unity and the limitless resources that these lawyer teams have would be able to access from a unified stand would move this process along a lot...
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Re: The Case for Repatriation: Revisited

Vox ·
So why can't you just save some money and go? What is the point of waiting? Why is the lawsuit necessary? Save some money, then move, set up shop, and sue anyway. What's stopping you, exactly?
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Re: Why Should We Just "Get Over It"?

MBM ·
The Case Against Reparations Sometimes a bad idea is so pregnant with mischief that it compels our attention. One such idea is now propelling a movement to secure reparations for American slavery. The seeming simplicity of this plea is truly seductive. In skeletal form the argument looks like this: Once upon a time some white people enslaved some black people; the institution of American slavery robbed "the black community" of its inheritance; the long years of servitude produced enduring...
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Re: George F. Will just doesn't get it, but then ...

Kweli4Real ·
...And Wills and Reynolds say that discrimination is a thing of the past ... Meredith fires exec over racist remarks 'We've got to quit hiring all these black people,'O'Brien allegedly said according to lawsuit The Associated Press Updated: 12:19 a.m. ET March 12, 2005 DES MOINES, Iowa - Meredith Corp. fired the head of its broadcast group last fall after documenting his repeated comments criticizing blacks, including: "We've got to quit hiring all these black people," according a company...
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Re: Rice versus Clinton

Michael ·
There are two sides to every coin. Now here's the other side, and the Clinton Administration or any other Democratic Administration have yet to bring prosperity into the Black Community! "black unemployment is in double-digits under this administration...at the same time W spoke against maintaining AA in the Michigan case...I guess black people have not been disenfranchised enough yet for racist southern whites and bootlicking house negro blacks......wow" by Kevin41 ....More likely those who...
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Re: Slavery profits are aim of bill

Michael ·
"The bill also comes against the backdrop of a lawsuit filed in federal court in New York in 2002 on behalf of 35 million blacks. The lawsuit asks for billions in reparations from the bank FleetBoston (which is now owned by Bank of America), the insurance company Aetna and railroad company CSX for money that it alleges their corporate predecessors made in the slave trade." "Involvement in slavery is difficult to track through human - or corporate - generations, Hood said. "Going back and...
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Re: Slavery profits are aim of bill

Kevin41 ·
Why I will never be patriotic: High Court Won't Revive Race Riot Lawsuit By SHAUN SCHAFER, Associated Press Writer Mon May 16,11:03 PM ET The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to revive a lawsuit filed by hundreds of people affected by a 1921 race riot that reduced the city's then-thriving black community of Greenwood to ashes. The refusal, which came without comment, left intact the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that it was too late for victims and their descendants to sue...
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Re: US Supreme Court Refuses To Revive Tulsa Race Riot Lawsuit

Vox ·
I found the CASE on Findlaw.com. The difference between this case and the Japanese internment reparations payment is simply that in the Japanese case, the US government was willing to issue payment on its own, whereas in the Tulsa case, the city government of Tulsa and the state government of Oklahoma weren't. A court probably wouldn't have forced the US gov't to pay the Japanese victims. The Tulsa riots are not alleged to be the responsibilty of the US government. Before this case was...
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Re: Smiley's Think Tank

Michael ·
Indeed this is true. Electricians, Plumbers, Machinists, etc., etc., in many instances earn as much money, if not more than those who possess that university degree. ************ County to Pay Woman Shot by Deputies The victim, who was struck 10 times and suffered nerve damage in the possible 'contagious fire' case, will get $200,000. By Jack Leonard Times Staff Writer May 18, 2005 Los Angeles County agreed Tuesday to pay $200,000 to an unarmed woman shot 10 times by sheriff's deputies who...
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Re: Pseudo-Blackness

Michael ·
Sometimes it pays to travel alone. Good for you IRONHORSE, in that you did not follow the crowd. Instead, you used your own good judgment. Consequences for Assault and Battery in California. All other states have the same or similar penalties for the crime of assault and battery on a person! These days, intentionally assaulting anyone who has not harmed you in any way can lead to misdemeanor or felony criminal indictment, or a civil lawsuit for damages. In the event a minor commits a crime...
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Re: Ideal reparations.

Michael ·
Yep, IRONHORSE, a few people on this board have attempted to say that I'm Caucasian, or have no connection to the Black community too. Unfortunately for them, it is also more insults, name calling, your an "uncle tom", you can't possibly be Black, "you sound just like a white man", etc. ....to which my response to this crap continues to be: ....Sorry to dissappoint you Kweli4Real, Kevin41, Herustar, Nmaginate, Shemika, Vox, etc., but there is no way that you can destroy my credibility as it...
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Re: Pseudo-Blackness

Michael ·
.....and it is a matter of someone's opinion as to who reality fits that first or second category. Some of the people characterized as being in the first or second category truly deserve commendation for truly living like a member of the third category. .....whereas some of the individuals who claim they are in the third category are as phony as phony can get, meaning as reality would have it, they truly belong in the first or second category! Yep, IRONHORSE, a few people on this board have...
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Re: Pseudo-Blackness

Michael ·
Well Kevin41 I tried to give you an excuse for your actions. All you've done is succeeded in showing that you are obnoxious, pompous, and perhaps need therapy! ...and be it in person, the streets, etc., etc., should anyone, be it Caucasian, Black, Hispanic, Korean, a Kevin41, etc.,etc. show disrespect towards me, the same or equivalent disrespect will be shown in return. ....and with regard to self-hatred, these individuals have proven by their own actions that they not only hate themselves,...
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Re: Michael Jackson Verdict

Glow ·
I don't think MJ did it and the mother and family are smucks seeking to get paid. That woman is a lawsuit whore and wants money the easy way.
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Re: Michael Jackson Verdict

Frenchy ·
She was offered a settlement before the criminal charges were brought and turned it down. There's no way for her to get money from the criminal case that is taking place now and she has yet to file a civil suit against him on behalf of her son. By all accounts, Michael Jackson is stone cold broke by now between his out of control spending, inability to take financial advice, borrowing hundreds of millions of dollars against all of his assets, and huge legal fees. He can't even afford to pay...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

Kevin41 ·
that is between you and the Sentinel.....if you are so adamant about being wronged, file a lawsuit...but do not for once think you are going to include the black race in stating your displeasure about YOUR situation and not get asked to substantiate your accusations. I personally believe you do not have a valid argument and are bitter as a result..again, that is YOUR personal issue, not that of this board and the black race.....espcially since all you ever say is that you were wronged and do...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

Michael ·
....same response which is.... I don't see any reason to respond to the nonsense that you continue to post. Sincerely, Michael Lofton
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

Michael ·
"yep.....you are such a weasel azz person Lofton...you make excuses not to take action but at the same time you feel like youv'e been wronged....if you felt that BS you state was true, you'd sue em for 50 cent if you had to....but you are all hot air Lofton...you talk a big talk and speak bad of others to try and create tension amongst others...but everyone else is under control and you just continue to spew emotional BS that you are scared to follow up on...if you were real....you would...
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Re: Attempt to revive reparations suit dismissed

Kevin41 ·
Do Courts Have the Power to Order Reparations? Compiled by the DiversityInc staff -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2005 DiversityInc.com The reproduction, duplication, distribution, photocopying, publication, modification, copying or transmission of material from DiversityInc.com is illegal and strictly prohibited unless you have written consent from this site. Violators will be prosecuted. For licensing or bulk subscription information click...
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Re: Attempt to revive reparations suit dismissed

Michael ·
"Attorneys for the slave descendants say they want to use any damages to create a fund that would be administered under court supervision to help correct problems in the black community." ....more malarkey Yah, right, who are they trying to fool..... .........Other than squander, play games, be deceitful, and treasonous many of these individuals, pertaining to our own Black leaders, attorneys, etc., etc., haven't done much with the resources they have at their disposal.
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Re: Oil industry showing American hospitality to their workers from overseas

Dusty Elbow ·
H1-B Visas Shaft U.S. Workers, Enslave Others Recent case of abuse of H-1B visa workers in the United States overlooks bigger issue. Exclusive to American Free Press By Tony Blizzard Predictable abuse of congressional legislation allowing special immigration exceptions for "high-tech" workers brought to the United States under H-1B visa recently surfaced again, this time in Tulsa, Okla. The John Pickle Co., manufacturer of industrial equipment"”including boilers and other pressure holding...
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Re: Congress just may be growing a pair ...

James Wesley Chester ·
Hooray for Arlen Spectre (the 'silver bullet' guy). It's about time Congress 'grew a pair'. I wish someone would file an actual lawsuit, on their own such as done by Rep John Conyers. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: How will the Washington Supremes rule today on gay marriage?

ricardomath ·
so sue me... Gay marriage case began with unusual call By CURT WOODWARD, Associated Press Writer Sat Jul 29, 2:56 PM ET King County Executive Ron Sims, who helped foster one of the original lawsuits by same-sex couples seeking to marry in Seattle, addresses a news conference Wednesday, July 26, 2006, in Seattle. The state Supreme Court upheld a ban on gay marriage Wednesday, saying lawmakers have the power to restrict marriage to unions between a man and woman. The 5-4 decision disappointed...
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Re: Pacifying the Masses

Vox ·
And as you seem to realize, that's no redemption at all. The purpose of a lawsuit like that is to attempt to be "made whole" after being harmed. Obviously that doesn't quite work in wrongful death cases. But even if it did, being made whole only evens out the loss. The only actual good that can come out of a tragedy like this is if the protest efforts result in actual systemic change, so that it rarely happens again. I feel apologetic, by the way, for not paying more attention to this case.
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Re: Let's just talk EVIDENCE - MICHAEL JACKSON!

Kevin41 ·
So now MJ has been found innocent and the same self-loathing negroes with their inbred white following are not trying to rebut that schit with the same fervor they presented their argument finding the guy guilty......like the Kobe case.....it is just some poe azz whites trying to milk a rich black out of money.....i guess bush is in office....because that sounds backwards to the self-hater and inbred racist white half-brother......this is no surprise: Fraud charges filed against mother of...
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Re: Why blkCONS cannot logically justify their stance on issues

Michael ·
....as if to say, our own Black leadership have not been afforded the opportunity to serve the Black community. More so than not, our own Black leaders have chosen to serve their personal friends, themselves, and/or outsiders at the expense of the Black community! Can't honestly say our own Black leaders, and/or other Black people in positions of influence, have not had a chance. Since our own leaders have truly failed to competently serve the indigent, the poverty stricken, the...
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Re: Issues: KATRINA

Kevin41 ·
KATRINA'S AFTERMATH A Barrier That Could Have Been Congress OKd a project to protect New Orleans 40 years ago, but an environmentalist suit halted it. Some say it could have worked. By Ralph Vartabedian and Peter Pae Times Staff Writer September 9, 2005 In the wake of Hurricane Betsy 40 years ago, Congress approved a massive hurricane barrier to protect New Orleans from storm surges that could inundate the city. But the project, signed into law by President Johnson, was derailed in 1977 by...
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Re: To Those Who Oppose Affirmative Action! (READ THIS!)

Nmaginate ·
Again - Throughout our government, A POLITICAL INSTITUTION are POLITICAL APPOINTEES. Despite his light qualifications Brown's nomination was approved by the Senate. And political appointeeship doesn't make it any less of an "AA" program. In fact, that was part of what actual AA was enacted for: To Break Up The Old Boy Network or all kinds of Nepotism. That the Senate approved doesn't strengthen your defense and deference. He attempts to prove that their brand of AA has allowed "unqualified...
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Re: The Worst Case Republican Scenario

Isome ·
He comes out of the gate with the same garbage you hear all the time from undercover bigots with white skin. First off, civil rights legislation only dictates that you cannot discriminate based on age, race, national origin, etc. when hiring. That's it! There's nothing strict about that, unless you want to discriminate and feel unduly restricted. Second, many states have at-will employment, which allows employers to discriminate based on age, race, national orign, etc. with impunity.
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Re: Not Modeling The "Model": The New White Flight

Nmaginate ·
Please link that to whatever statements, yours or mine, to which you think it is relevant. To be clear, you and I both know you were trying to suggest that Asian-Americans did not resort to or did not have to resort to "protest" in order to gain admissions when I clearly demonstrated that they, in fact, did. The degree or extent to which they did is irrelevant. They didn't get to 50% by osmosis or out of the kinds of someone's heart. LAWSUIT equals one very well documented and LOUD (in terms...
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Kweli4Real ·
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/11/29/opinion/main1083723.shtml
 
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