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Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

Sandye ·
IMHO, we should be striving to become a unified, self-sufficient African American community. We should encourage and support small individuals who have the potential to be the next Donald Trump or Bill Gates. We should establish more of our own banks, improve our urban "blight", develop business and professional incubators to enable us to decrease our dependency on those who seek our demise rather than our growth. Education is certainly key to self-sufficiency and we should strive to...
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Re: What is a Sellout?

Nmaginate ·
Don't believe that's such a problematic thing. The problem comes in when the range of possibilities, the range of "acceptables" are so broad... no one statement can capture the essence. Now, too often that may be the problem: Trying to give a simple, hard answer to a question that is at least as fluid as it is complex (complex in the sense that it's broad and one almost has to speak in broad generalities in an attempt to arrive at definition). And honest observations would reveal that...
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Re: 7 Police killed as they root out coca in Colombian park

ricardomath ·
From the Los Angeles Times Afro-Colombians Driven Off Land in Cocaine War By Chris Kraul Times Staff Writer January 4, 2006 PEREIRA, Colombia "” Armando Garces was reluctant to leave his mountain village even after right-wing militia members had gone door to door telling residents they had 48 hours to evacuate, or else. He didn't like being ordered to abandon the only home he had ever known. Then a daylong gun battle erupted between the paramilitary fighters and leftist guerrillas over...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

HonestBrother ·
Adding to what Kresge and Vox are saying, I'll offer that I went through my own fundie period as a teen. At first my enthusiasm was boundless but then I began asking questions - being myself that is - and my moment of cognitive dissonance was the realization that the people in the religious circles I frequented placed very low value on reading books that weren't religious - even then they had to be Christian books expressing a VERY specific point of view. It wasn't forbidden just not...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Rowe ·
Yes, among other issues, this topic is a heavily debated issue in Washington, DC. In fact, a popular radio host by the name of Michael Baisden discusses this issue quite often on his radio program. And each time that he brings this issue up ("Single Black Women"), a swarm of Black women call in to voice their concerns. I'm only 29 years old, and right now, I'm doing OK in terms of dating. But after listening to all of these women well into their 30's and 40's calling and complaining,...
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Re: Babies having babies

Frenchy ·
Out of curiosity, what are the ages of the soon-to-be fathers?
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Re: Babies having babies

Faheem ·
What you see befoe your eyes, can not be extrapolated out and made to apply to society at large. Teen pregnancy is at the lowest rate it has ever been since they started tracking it in the mid 70's. There are still a lot of young folk having babies but it is nothing like it was in the 80's or early 90's.
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Re: Babies having babies

qty226 ·
Gambit..... Thanks!! My special day was spent doing homework/assignments and sleeping!! Im not sure if youre still out of the country....but i'll PM you to say hi!! In any case.........i feel you. After parents have done their part....its up to the teenagers, to make wise decisions. As Faheem mentioned.......the stats shows that teen pregnancy has dropped. I hope the decline continues.
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Re: Babies having babies

xxGAMBITxx ·
Oh that sounds like...well that sounds kinda rough actually! LOL Sorry to hear it. Got back stateside on tuesday. Got a couple days off so I'm catching up on schoolwork and bills myself...plus you know my daughter is a handful. I pray the decline continues. We as a people don't need any more obstacles.
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Re: Babies having babies

tru2urself16 ·
I believe that they are between the ages of 16 and 19, although the oldest is 29 or 30. Faheem: I understand that nationally the teenage pregnancy rate may be down, but in my community it has risen too high for comfort. I brought this subject up because I looked around and saw the situation that was going on around me and couldn't help but wonder if it was just bad around my community or if you guys had seen this same thing happening. Gambit: I agree that it is the teenagers responsiblity to...
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Re: Was Your First A Virgin, Too?

Frenchy ·
Who are these older, predatory women taking up with teen boys?? I would NEVAH think of sleeping with some teenager. And if I ever found out some older women was trying to bed my teenage son, I'd have her ass in the slammer for statutory rape so fast her head would spin. A grown man who's been around the block is hit or miss. What on earth can an unexperienced teenage boy possible do for you?! Unless you're into kids. As far as I'm concerned, they're pedophiles. Blech! That's horrific. I am...
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Re: Was Your First A Virgin, Too?

ZAKAR ·
He probably wouldnt have said anything to you about it. Especially if he liked it That's horrific. I am so terribly sorry to hear that. Please dont feel sorry about that it was a pleasant experience, lol, and with all this hype about it the fact of the matter is it exceptable for older women/ girls sleep with teenage boys, most men in their teen years fantacized it and its more common than you think.
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Re: African American Suicide

Huey ·
I did remember one teen guy who committed suicide because he gotten this underage girl pregnant, or so the story goes. He was like 16 or 15, and the girl was younger. Granted, that's not an excuse to get out of being a father, but there had to have been something that made him panic to take his own life. Maybe fear of prison for fear of being a deadbeat dad. I just don't know. Plus, didn't Phyllis Hyman committed suicide? She left a note and everything.
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Re: Condi for President? No thank you.

xxGAMBITxx ·
Condi for president..hhmmm... Thats like putting Jeffery Dahmer in charge of a shelter for teen runaways...
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Re: I. The Right To Healthcare and Well-Being

MBM ·
The biggest thing that is stuck in my brain from reading this first Covenant is the extraordinary disparity in the quality of life as it relates to health that African Americans suffer versus whites. Many currently ask whether racism still exists. I would have them consider the following statistics displayed in this chapter: A quote under the "What the Community Can Do" section sums it up: Thoughts?
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Re: Do you think the government is reading AA.org?

Frenchy ·
If the government has time to track online teen diaries and prosecute said teens for any slight against Bush, they certainly have time to actively monitor any message board that touches on politics. IMO, there's very little that they don't monitor. Weren't the just going crazy over trying to get all of our internet search histories from Google and Yahoo? I don't think they'd infiltrate the site and try to influence people with some sort of intelligent thought. I think they're more apt to...
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Re: Do you think the government is reading AA.org?

Len ·
I agree Frenchy. Also, I suspect the government has intelligence to go undetected in terms of IP address. In other words, the government can possibly tap into AA.org's host network and monitor without visibility. Therefore, I would not necessarily assume its (the government) among the guests viewing the board.
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Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

MBM ·
I didn't mean necessarily to stay there, but in the way that Jews send their kids to Israel in their teen years or they used to send them to kibbutzes there - we need to start getting to know each other better and sending our kids over so they grow up with Africa in their consciousness. If a percentage of African Americans decided to go and live there then all the better.
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Nikcara ·
MBM, sorry I left you hanging, hearings left and right. Not that you will agree with what I am about to say but I agreed with all that you have offered since my last post on this issue. It is unfortunate that those who have not been members feel the need to decry the merits. You are all right, while they may be eligible all Black children will not be members of J&J, just like all Black children will not be members of the NAACP youth council, the Urban League teen group or the Crips and...
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Re: Was Your First A Virgin, Too?

caribbeanflavored ·
I THINK PEOPLE ACCEPT IT MORE THOUGH BECAUSE OF THE DOUBLE STANDARD. GROWN WOMEN CAN SLEEP WITH TEEANAGE BOYS BUT IT'S VIEWED AS A FANTASY BUT WHEN GROWN MEN DO IT TO THE TEENAGED GIRLS, THEN HE'S A PEDOPHILE.
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Re: I. The Right To Healthcare and Well-Being

Rowe ·
Another problem with the church and how it's antiquated beliefs contribute to the AIDS and teen pregnancy epidemic is the unrealistic expectation for majority of single men and women to "abstain from sex until marriage." This requirement may have been attainable during a time when people were married (most of them prearranged) soon after young men reached puberty and young women got their first menstrual, but times have dramatically changed. People are now putting off marriage until much...
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Re: 9/11 - The Anniversary, The Legacy

Afroman ·
Inequality Before and After 9/11 by Paul Street I'll always remember the day I tried to engage in that silly exercise called "speaking truth to power." It was early December of 2001. My topic was American policymakers' decision to place nearly a million black people behind bars and to mark more than one in three black males with a felony record. As a member of a Chicago-based council of advisers working to help ex-offenders "reintegrate" into the "free world," I was invited to a pleasant...
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Re: How can we get BET off the air?

blaqfist ·
Soul Doc. that was an outstanding letter, I have printed it and will pass it around. I would like to add you to my e-mail list. We need to hook up. You can e-mail me at blaqfist@blackplanet.com. I applaud the success that Robert L. Johnson, has had financially. Guy starts a business off with a 500K loan and in less then 25 years sells the company for 3 Billion. That aint bad in anybodies book. But I do have some complaints about BET that transcends making money. I find that even BET's musiq...
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Re: How can we get BET off the air?

whatzgoingon ·
Add me to the list! I am a young un and I think BET is one of the worst thing going for black people these days. I couldn't tell you where it is on my cable channels. As you all have said, it adds nothing (positive) to Black experience ever since they took Tavis Smiley and Teen Summet off the air.. Unfortunately, many of my peers seem not to mind it so much as long as they continue to play the latest 50 Cent or Jay-Z video. My only concern would be should we advocate for change within BET or...
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Re: How can we get BET off the air?

Nykkii ·
blaqfist-i understand your point, but i have to agree with those who have said it's ENTERTAINMENT. if the dollars of "your's, mine, and theirs" is saying these are the artists we listen to, then those are the artists that are going to be shown--booty shakin, fornicating thrusts and all. is what's being show negative to the image of the black woman? only in the mind of people who can't think beyond what they see on tv. if you see scantly clad women shakin what their momma's gave them and then...
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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 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: What is an African American?

James Wesley Chester ·
Sergeant is a special brothuh. In spite of his approach, he is on the same page as the rest of us. P.S. No one noticed, or at least were too kind to mention it. The title of the thread should have benn "WHO is an African American?" This language thing will trip you up. It is truly a bitch. I think I told the story from my teen years when I was challenged for being "Welsh" based on my name. I was in a "funk" for a couple of days. A mentor (James Murphy) cleared the haze. We all need help. He...
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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: The Racist Tapestry of Lord of the Rings

nayo ·
Maybe the 'semantical' use of the conceptual phrase, 'racist tapestry' is misleading or misconstrued, or not providing an assesment of what 'I' feel about LOTR. But, let me say this, do I believe that LOTR perpetuates, even on a subliminal level Western (and, White male supremacy) Imperialism, yes. Perhaps, to trumpet LOTR as a purely 'racist' narrative on the rise of western culture is not honest, but, it is also dis- honest (for me anyway) to critiques this film as a purely a fairy tale,...
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Re: The Infamous Letter of Willie Lynch

Prophetessofrage ·
Okay, it's a new year and i'm going to put a stop to this madness before it gets anymore out of hand. Djon or mania or whaterver your name is, I scrolled past much of what you said, as it isn't worth it. Let me say this, I don't seek to engage in talk to people who belong in a rubber room and if I did I would belong in a rubber room. That's why I'm going to put a stop to your comments before you show yourself as sick as Melesi. First of all, I have never nor will ever engage in a debate with...
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Re: The Racist Tapestry of Lord of the Rings

Nmaginate ·
That's some unqualified, cliche' BS. That may be something worth noting but that BS doesn't hold in all cases in all times. That's just some excuse White people, in particular, have come up with to excuse the gross, horrific and brutal nature of the past. Juvenile logic at best. That crap, as I have said so recently, is like a child - teen or toddler - saying, "Everybody else is doing it..." So, yeah... if you think that's something to condone in parenting, giving a pass or less than...
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Re: How black male bashing and black woman bashing affects black children

NSpirit ·
Good topic I think though, that there is a fine line between "bashing black men or women" and preparing a child for the realities of adulthood. I think it is always appropriate to tell and 11 or 12 year old black girl not to trust every guy that gets in your face. and I think it's appropriate for men to tell their teen sons to steer clear of lil fast tail girls who might "trap him up" all because hormones can't be controlled. Is that bashing?
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Re: How black male bashing and black woman bashing affects black children

henry38 ·
No that is NOT bashing that is common sense and any good parents looking out for their children would do that. Bashing on the other hand is where one Parent deliberately or foolishly ridicules or puts the other down to the child or teen to carry favour with the child or for whatever reason. That is a no no if you BOTH don't want to loose the children or damage their self-esteem. From my experience where parents have done this the children leave home and rarely come back with the...
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Re: gender schools

NSpirit ·
Single-gender schools gaining favor, success By Massie Ritsch / Los Angeles Times LONG BEACH, Calif. -- As they sit separated by a hallway, the boys and girls of Jefferson Leadership Academies in Long Beach don't cite research to explain why they concentrate, learn and behave. And they don't care whether their public middle school violates federal law. Something about their school is working, they say. And if they took classes together, it wouldn't. "You can ask your teacher something...
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Re: OKay, Delta ... Let's get down to it!

DeltaJ ·
Why? You think whites or asians WANT to be discriminated against? Did the Irish want to be? Did the Jews want to be? Where do you get the idea that black folks are the only ones with race or ethnic issues? Thats crazy. Do white woman WANT to be discriminated against? Does anyone force people of color into jobs on the farm any more? Anyone force people of color to drink from certain fountains, use separate restaurants, get off buses before their stops. WHAT are we talking about here. Is it...
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Re: The Sons and Daughters of Hip Hop

blackoutloud ·
ER I welcome your constructive criticism and curiosity, in my free moments I have spent this day formulating a response to your questions. Forgive me as I have a few things to say before I get to your request. In essence, the points I am about to present characterize both the economics and politics of the hip-hop generation, which I might add includes all of today's young people, not just hip-hop artists. My initial interest in replying to your response has heightened after reading Kresge's...
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Re: Aruba who dunit...

EbonyRose ·
LOL ... y'all are funny! But, according to the momma, it wasn't a "brother" who did it at all!! However, isn't it funny that the two Black men are still sitting in jail. Mom: Aruba 'boys know what happened' Alabama woman says security guards should be released ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) -- The mother of a missing Alabama teenager said Sunday that she believes three young men who were with her daughter the day of her disappearance know what happened to her. Beth Holloway Twitty, 44, said Aruban...
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Re: Cultural Tie Gets in the Way Of Graduation

ricardomath ·
Montana Leader Defends Bolo Ties Governor Backs Md. Teen Denied Diploma "In Montana and anyplace in Indian country, a bolo tie is dressed up. A tie is a tie," Gov. Brian Schweitzer says. By Ann E. Marimow Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, June 11, 2005 A Charles County high school's decision to deny a diploma to a senior who wore a bolo tie to graduation didn't offend just the student and his family. Montana's governor is mighty annoyed, too. "To have some high school say that a bolo...
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Re: African and Black American Relations: An African Perspective

4YAINFO ·
SweetWuzzy: I concur; AA's and A's have been spoon fed misinformation about one for decades which regurtitates as distrust and suspicion. It's rare when the media focuses on those of who try to bridge the info-gap. A particular program in Harlem ,N.Y. where Sengalese and AA teens meet, discuss issues and share in teen oriented activities has proven to be highly successful but one would have to look far and wide to locate this program in the current media.
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

Michael ·
"Unemployment for black people in the 90's was half of what it is now...and was the lowest since the depression...but Lofton...you do not read too much...you express your opinions and you seek out people who agree with your opinions even if they are racist and hate the hell out of black people. You are not too factual in your travels and do not seek academic information that truly outlines the landscape from a factual standpoint. You only assert yourself when there is no burden of proof for...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

Michael ·
"I was right...you decided to return and showcase your stupidity once again. Kevin is right, Lofton. Give it up man, it only gets worse and you only get more ignorant from here." ....unlikely, more likely though these individuals days are numbered, numbered because they are truly incompetent, treasonous, deceitful beyond belief, and/or un-American. Either way demographic changes, and redistricting will remove this trash from elected office! ************************ Searching for Lessons in...
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Re: Why Are There More "Baby-Mamas" Than Wives?

Nikcara ·
Rowe: I don't get it. You take what I say, at least in this thread, completely out of context and then imply that I am part of the problem. I agree with your analogy about the lioness, but the kids that I am referring to in this instance do not have that kind of mother or they would not be in the position to consider having sex under age in the first place. You know this, yet you persist in demonizing me on an issue that practically speaking we agree on. I am fine with the fact that you are...
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Re: Was Race a Factor in Aruba Arrests?

EbonyRose ·
Aruba's Missing Teen Case Highlights Race Date: Monday, June 13, 2005 By: Michael Norton, Associated Press ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) - When a white teenager from Alabama disappeared, the search drew people from every shade of the rainbow-hued population on Aruba, a Dutch Caribbean island where 52 ethnic groups coexist relatively peacefully and four of every 10 people are immigrants. Still, the case brought questions about Aruba's race relations after two black men were quickly detained for...
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Re: For first time since slavery, black lives not improving

Maisa ·
I think this is the right spot to put my message. i've looked all over the forum but i think this is it. Here goes Posted 7/28/2005 10:28 PM Updated 7/28/2005 11:49 PM Disappearance draws media's gaze By Mark Memmott, USA TODAY Eleven days after a young, pregnant woman who is black and Hispanic disappeared in Philadelphia, the national media are giving her the type of attention they previously devoted to white women. LaToyia Figueroa, 24, who is five months pregnant and the mother of a...
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Re: Black Teen killed by Racist

Popcorn ·
I need to return to my own star-system. I can't possibly be from this hateful place. . .
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Re: Are we in Phoenix?

ExtremeFOI ·
Yea brother i use to play in tournaments as a teen. Do you know of Stephen Muhammad he is a believer and a 2400 rated International Master www.thechessdrum.net
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Re: Morality without religion.

Serenity4Ever ·
I personally think that if we could make morally sound judgements and always do the "right" thing, then we wouldn't need religious doctines, dogmas, or principles to guide us through this thing called life. Morals and values are not innate--- they are taught to us through parents, schoolteachers, preachers, and other adults that played a major part in our formative childhood/teen years. Therefore there is no "natural sense of appropriate behavior". People have to be taught what's right and...
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Re: Morality without religion.

Black Viking ·
Then, how do you account for people who make moral sound judgements based on life experience, instead of religious doctrines, dogmas, or principles. You're right. There is no natural sense of appropriate behavior. But, there are natural consequences for all behaviors... both inappropriate and appropriate. When you say "The LAW", which laws are you referring too? Just because religious doctrines acknowledge certain Natural Laws, doesn't necessarily mean that they invented or enforce them.
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Re: Why is it...

Oshun Auset ·
Men should say they don't want to be on the phone, or that they aren't going to be able to call back. But I have witnesses, since my teen years, that often women would take that 'truth' as a sign that the man doesn't like them, or they won't accept what the guy is saying, and they then manipulate the men into committing to calling them back as a condition of getting off of the phone pleasantly.(even if they have no intention to call back, are busy, and have expressed that fact prior to the...
 
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