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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

FireFly ·
I feel I have so much to do before that happens. Because I'm an atheist, sometimes it's a little scarey not having a 'safety net'. Then I wonder WHY am I here? C'mon, let's not waste time, tell me my 'mission'... LOL. Well, I believe if my good motivations don't outweigh the bad, then maybe I deserve whatever I get. [insert shrug icon]. At the risk of sounding arrogant or corny, I really would like to make a positive difference somehow, somewhere, to someone. I've met people who strike me...
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

Empty Purnata ·
Very reasonable expression! Actually about the "saftey net" thing, one of my cousins is also an atheist, but he believes in reincarnation or subconsciousness (he believes that people either either reincarnate or that after death, people remain in a dream-like subconscious state). It's kind of unusual for an atheist to believe in afterlife, but oh well. *shrugs*
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

UppityNegress ·
I am a weak atheist and an agnostic (no, they're no mutually exclusive), but I practice taoist philosophy. I don't believe there is an onjective meaning to life, but that doesn't mean life itself is meaningless. Rather, it opens the possibility of the individual creating their own purpose, if they so chose. With the knowledge that all we have is the here and now (although religious taoists may believe in reincarnation), the toaist focuses on experiencing the beauty and goodness of the world,...
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Re: No one Else Wants to be a Victim

Empty Purnata ·
And Bush's PUNK-ASS had his head in the ground when he first got in the White House. Bush IGNORED several warnings of terrorist action inside the US, and he cut funding for defense against Terrorism. Do you know what Clinton was working on while the RETHUGLICANS were trying to crucify him over getting a blowjob? COUNTER-TERRORISM: http://www.cdt.org/policy/terrorism/adm-anti-terror-otl.html http://www.thecarpetbaggerreport.com/archives/1515.html Condoleeza Rice ignored a document called,...
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Are you saying that Dr. Sowell said otherwise (with respect to the first phrase of your response)? Who are these people who are treating Black kids differently than these "OTHER CHILDREN"? As our public school increase their REsegregation they are more likely to sit next to other Black kids and increasingly be taught by Black teachers. I can speak from PERSONAL EXPERIENCE about how more than 20 years ago when I was in high school I had the dual roll of being in the "Rapid Track" in my high...
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Re: Did you see my boyz today?

Sandye ·
No, MBM, I am not. I didn't start watching or enjoying football until the mid 70s. They were the team that taught me to appreciate the game. The Browns are my second favorite simply because of logistics (and my Mother would disown me), but the Steelers of the 70s were incredible. Lynn Swann, Mean Joe Green, John Stallworth, Franco Harris, Rocky Bleier, LC Greenwood, Jack Lambert, Donnie Shell, Jack Ham, Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw ... the boyz were bad and I have loved them for years - even...
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Re: Racism Out Of "Racism-Deniers"

Kweli4Real ·
In a recent departmental "Team-Building" exercise, we were asked to articulate our "Civil Rights Dream." Everyone gave the pat "I dream of the day when all people are treated fairly, with dignity and respect" or "I dream for the day when there is no longer a need for our department." And, everyone's head was bobbing, "Yep, Yep." Well, at least until they got to me, the only Black male in the division [well, there's one other, but he racially identifies with his white italian mother rather...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Frenchy ·
You guys are all completely missing the point of qty's post (and all the others posts like hers that have come before). Do none of you see the disparity between the two standards she pointed out? It doesn't strike any of you as ODD that it is fine and even considered "rational" for a Black man to want the best looking woman available ("Who wouldn't choose a video girl over a 200 lb woman?" was the gist of the quote, I believe), but a Black woman is immediately scolded (as we see from the...
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Re: How about those Blue Devils?????

ocatchings ·
Speaking of upsets the Duke/Georgetown game wasn't as big as North Dakota surprising Wisconsin as some "experts" felt Duke would lose. Again the under-dog does it again Also, If I may get your opinion on the athlete vs. others debate......... Concerning Olympic b-ball, do we need athletes or team players? I personally feel he US will not medal in the next games due to the egos we have on the court. catch
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Re: How about those Blue Devils?????

MBM ·
Both - but we defintely need to focus on TEAM more so than just throwing guys together. I read that Kobe committed to play. That's a good start.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

qty226 ·
I think a lot of men, dont understand this.........because they simply dont want to. Its really not that hard to understand!
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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: I guess the draft will start once they start f-king with Iran

Faheem ·
Here is a great piece by Pat... __________________________ Iran vs. Israel: Bush's dilemma -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: January 25, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Patrick J. Buchanan -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2006 Creators Syndicate, Inc. In the test of wills between the West and Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shows no sign of backing down. The Iranian president has said Israel should...
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Re: Al-Zawahri Mocks Bush Over Terrorism War

Black Viking ·
He'll do what he's always done, with exactly the same results. If there was anything I could do to keep him from botching this thing any further I would. He should be impeached and put on trial for treason. Lucky for him I'm not in charge. Typical terrorist. Offer conditional truce but fail to specify the conditions. Official U.S. policy is that we don't negotiate with terrorists. The reality is that we don't negotiate with anyone . Why does Al-Qaida even bother with this nonesense? Please...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Major Barber ·
Perhaps we need to have Affirmative Action in the NBA. I want to be the old short Black guy on the team, so I can make $400,000 a year for sitting on the bench. For the last 50 years, we have known the standard: 4.0 and 1600! What has changed since the mid 50's? I was a former product of Affirmative Action and it destroys your soul. As a young man who scored on over 1200 on my SATs, I received scholarships without trying. I pissed the opportunity away. Later in life having to work hard to...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Nmaginate ·
Major ... What/Where is the NBA's equivalent to an SAT? But, yeah... A guy with no B-Ball skills should get paid on GP just like an electrician or plumber should. Or better yet, a guy with no musical talent receiving an American Music Award for clangin' on a keyboard like a three year old. Somehow, somewhere this NBA stuff has to make some kind of sense. As for your personal story... KEY PHRASE: "Later in life..."And that's happened everywhere at all times, etc., etc. Hell, no doubt, people...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Kweli4Real ·
You're joking, Right? As Huey stated, AA had nothing to do with your "losing your soul" or "pissed [your] opportunit[ies] away." First, I distinctly recall that you to be a non-Black troll so you've begun with a lie. But even if you were Black, your so-called "loss of soul" is better described as insecurity and/or self-hate. Your pissing away of opportunities can be ascribed to youth, ignorance or stupidity, but not the OPPORTUNITY provided by AA.
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

MBM ·
Because the objectives of a university have nothing in common with that of an NBA team.
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Nmaginate ·
Ummm... What happened with COLIN POWELL when he "moved forward"?? SKILLS or SKIN COLOR?? Educate yourself before you regurgitate BS you've been indoctrinated with. Make sure you learn what a FALSE DICHOTOMY is along the way... But, go ahead, let somebody else FRAME the issue for you. But, FYI, it's not working here. Why the NBA? And not the NCAA? You know, The Road To The Final Four...
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Re: Feminist, Masculinist, or Other

Black Viking ·
I voted other, because I consider myself neither. The concepts of matriarchy and patriarchy (or feminism and masculism) place one above the other, but I just don't think that's real. I think it's an illusion. The average woman is better suited to certain things than the average man, and vise versa. But none of these roles are set in stone because there are a great many levels of proficiency. For example, most would agree that the average man is better suited to playing basketball than the...
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Re: Who Were You In Your Last Life?

Khalliqa ·
Your past life diagnosis: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I don't know how you feel about it, but you were female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere in the territory of modern South of Latin America around the year 000. Your profession was that of a dancer, singer or actor. My profession is accurate.... As a child I was a ballet/modern dance dancer and went on to choreograph dances for my high school band dance team.....
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Re: The One....

Khalliqa ·
It's hard for me to believe that a brother with such great credentials is not snapped up already..... But may I add, hmmmm... not on the Beyonce bandwagon? I'm a lover of the intelligence of the human mind.... which the sister does not strike me as having in any significant quantity..... however I understand her allure....and it's not just her physical attributes.... it's her acceptance of her feminine attributes and the power and acceptance of those qualities that generate the magnetic...
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

Empty Purnata ·
I think Melesi is approaching the advanced stages of Fundamentalism. Sirens are blaring in my head after reading this thread. He sounds like how I used to sound 2 1/2 years ago when I was a Fundamentalist. Everything modern, postmodern or intellectual is some sort of stealthy, pernicious attack on Christianity. Everything is some subliminal plot by the "intellectual elites" to deceive the masses. This especially caught my eye: Sounds like he's saying that Modern Art is a plot to set up a New...
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

FireFly ·
I'm not sure whether that would be such a bad thing... better than the world being run by GW Bush and fundamentalists (of any brand). that's called Graphic Design
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

Melesi ·
EP, +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ He sounds like how I used to sound 2 1/2 years ago when I was a Fundamentalist. Everything modern, postmodern or intellectual is some sort of stealthy, pernicious attack on Christianity. Everything is some subliminal plot by the "intellectual elites" to deceive the masses. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Thank you for your thoughtfulness. Exactly where did I blame or accuse things "modern," especially for being an attack on Christianity? I quoted y Gassett, not...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Rowe ·
Brother EP, what exactly were your expectations prior to aligning yourself with this department? You even admitted to consulting with friends about the interests governing the professors teaching the courses, so why did you apply this college? During my search for graduate programs in Education, I discovered that the best way to find a college home is to do a little research . I first narrowed my choices down to three colleges that I knew were capable of helping me to reach my goals. Then, I...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

HonestBrother ·
Is this a tag team effort? Constructive Feedback disappears and this guy shows up?
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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: New Black Conservative Website

Isome ·
Tag team effort... concerted effort... indicative of the need for con servatives to be accepted... the desire to disrupt or dissuade ...it's something.
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Empty Purnata ·
You know what, I've had a theory for a while, and the new popularity of this "Toussaint" figure, as well as that "Jaco" character is giving credance to my theory. I think that a while back, Sargeant, Roy Bankins or Shebakoby went over to the Free Republic board and gave them the link to AfricanAmerica.org. Then they created a thread warning them about a "Black Leftist" forum and urged them to migrate over to this board and pose as "Black Conservatives" to shut down normal conversation and...
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Re: Gunmen attack Nigeria oil complex

Texas Star ·
Nigeria Militant Leader Warns Foreign Oil Workers to Leave Amid Fresh Violence By Osmond Chidi, AP WARRI, Nigeria (AP) - A Nigerian militant leader reportedly warned foreign oil workers out of the country's troubled delta by midnight Friday as an army helicopter gunship exchanged fire with militants in the latest violence to strike the region. The British Broadcasting Corp. reported militant commander Godswill Tamuno had announced his Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta was...
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Re: What About The Debt Blacks Owe To America?

BanjiGirl ·
First of all white people did NOT end slavery as an act of benevolence. They ended slavery when it was no longer profitable for them. By the 1830s plantation slavery was no longer profitable for slave masters. The new form of slavery "colonialism" was the new avenue of wealth. Mother England led the colonialization process. In other words enslave the "black bastards" in their native lands instead of spending good money to ship them to America to work impoverished plantations. Let them...
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Re: What About The Debt Blacks Owe To America?

nayo ·
"""Once slavery "ended" and the slaves were let go, America, Brazil, the Carribbean and Latin America were finished with us. We were let go not "freed". Now it was time to ship in the white Europeans and now the Asians and Hispanics to enjoy this wealth. Black folks can all go to hell! Now to show you how twisted is the thinking of Europeans, if a pet owner was to abandon his pet on the freeway or be found not providing food or water for said pet his irresponsible ass would go to jail or pay...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
IF MBM DOES NOT GET THIS THEN THERE IS NO HOPE FOR HIM. MBM - Today we can look at the large population centers in the North - NYC, Philadelphia, Camden, Washington DC, Newark, Cleveland - the list goes on. All of them have a significant class of LABOR/EMPLOYEES who no doubt could be good, union employees. They would carefully invest their wages that the union provided them. They would be shop stewards in the mill and ensure that the mill did not practice slavery. They would make sure that...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

MBM ·
OK - since you asked! Conservatives and Liberals
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
Great! It would be nice to see..... Her beauty was captivating.... I have a cousin that looks like that.... Hmmmm... I did not see where his question made reference to him approaching shallow Bimbo's... If there are many here who are confused and in pain.... then is it wrong to offer solace through understanding? And I have been away from the board for many months until now... so even if he or others have expressed their grievances before.... usually this is the mark of one who is trying to...
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Re: NUBIAN Queen Ti Unearthed

TruEssence ·
Great post! That statue is very beautiful! For me it gives off a strong energy and power. I love the fact that it has not been manipulated.
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Re: Jerry Rice vs. Michael Jordan

Black Viking ·
Sorry folks... I should have put all this in the original post. Now you can make an informed decision... ------------------------------------------------ Michael Jordan *Five-time NBA Most Valuable Player (1987-88, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1995-96, 1997-98) *Ten-time All-NBA First Team selection (1986-87 to 1992-93, 1995-96 to 1997-98) *Selected in 1996 as one of the "50 Greatest Players in NBA History" *A member of six Chicago Bulls NBA championship teams (1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1995-96,...
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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: Job banks, Rubber Rooms and Lazy ass people making 64k-100k a year... doing nothing

James Wesley Chester ·
I don't believe this 'rubber room', other such 'labor surge' pools are initiated by 'the company'. It is more likely these 'labor pools' are a consequence of a union demand. The Steel Industry did something similar to this in the 50s and 60s. AFL-CIO demanded that the steel industry provide jobs for their sons and daughters. In negotiation after negotiation, this demand was made. GIVE MY KID A JOB OR I WILL STRIKE!!!! So,...'the company' made a job for the kids. All workers with 'x' number...
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Re: Job banks, Rubber Rooms and Lazy ass people making 64k-100k a year... doing nothing

Faheem ·
The Jobs Bank has its origins in the tough times Detroit faced in the late 1970s and early 1980s. A spike in oil prices, a harsh recession and the first major assault from fuel-efficient Japanese cars hammered the Big Three and cost tens of thousands of union jobs. The UAW agreed to its first concessionary contracts in 1982 with the Big Three, which then made three out of every four vehicles sold in America. Battling the new competition, GM developed a plan to spend $24 billion improving...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Yemaya ·
Here's not so much an opposing view, but a different view on how the symposium went. I enjoyed the symposium for the fact that it even exists, but I can understand where the author of this article is coming from. Although we love our educated black folks and they have great ideas, the masses want some action. Why is Tavis Smiling? And Why are we watching? Every year, radio/tv commentator Tavis Smiley holds a forum that brings together "the best and the brightest" African-Americans from...
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Fine ·
The Bush Family and the anomaly called Al-Quaidas are thick as thieves. Starting with the daddy, they've been shaking hand, hugging-kissing and cutting snide little back table deals for decades with the Saudis....! Doesn't anyone remember Fahrenheit 911? I'm not a bit surprised to hear of this new development. It's all a dayum facade anyway. 1. the gub'ment doesn't run shit. the two-party game covers up the Hegalian Dialectic system--the real operative at work 24/7. 2. the feveral reserve...
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Re: The Rise of Fascism in America

Empty Purnata ·
At a signal from the Principal the pupils, in ordered ranks, hands to the side, face the Flag. Another signal is given; every pupil gives the flag the military salute -- right hand lifted, palm downward, to a line with the forehead and close to it. Standing thus, all repeat together, slowly, "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands; one Nation indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all." At the words, "to my Flag," the right hand is extended gracefully, palm...
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Re: Marcus Garvey Was A Colonialist

Nmaginate ·
This seems like a pretty good source (you can provide yours)...
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Re: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

Kai ·
Peace.... Scientists Find A DNA Change That Accounts For White Skin By Rick WeissWashington Post Staff Writer Friday, December 16, 2005; Page A01 Scientists said yesterday that they have discovered a tiny genetic mutation that largely explains the first appearance of white skin in humans tens of thousands of years ago, a finding that helps solve one of biology's most enduring mysteries and illuminates one of humanity's greatest sources of strife. The work suggests that the skin-whitening...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

Kai ·
Peace.... Actually I was doing both. I made a statement, and I asked a question. I never said that every man likes a promiscuous woman. There is always the rule, and the exception to the rule. I would say that men who date specifically for the purpose of finding a wife are the exception. My request for an admission was directed at men who date women hoping for a sexual encounter. Men who will only date women that they would marry have no standing as it relates to this issue. Yes I have My...
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Re: Terrell Owens Finally Released by Philadelphia Eagles

bigddouble ·
for my man TO! Most people assume the Eagles organization behaved so upstanding and honorably from start to finish. Looking forward to the "other" side of the story. T.O. to tell Philly story in book, disses Eagles in rap -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ESPN.com news services NEW YORK -- Now that he's signed with the Dallas Cowboys, Terrell Owens wants to talk about his two seasons in Philadelphia. He is writing a book called "Ineligible...
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Re: Terrell Owens Finally Released by Philadelphia Eagles

leart ·
I don't know what the exact wording is in the collective bargaining agreement, but there has to be something done about loopholes in Contracts whereby a player can just refuse to play unless he got more money. In T.O.'s case he had just signed his contract a year or so earlier. I've seen some other Players renegiotate their contract with less fanfare, but there has to be a rule where a Player agrees to a certain Contract for a specific Period of time, and he has to live up to that. I also...
 
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