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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

Black Viking ·
There is a GIANT difference between stealing a man's money...and tying him to a tree and setting him on fire. Are you unclear on this concept?
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Re: Black enterprise: Understanding Africa's Persistent Poverty

umbrarchist ·
If you own the tree then you make those people pay for being in your shade. You must do capitalism right. Yeah spread the stupid imperialist thinking. I have emailed 2500 economists about the depreciation they ignore. 15 responses so far. umbra
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Re: Black enterprise: Understanding Africa's Persistent Poverty

Dusty Elbow ·
Yeah I had too laugh initially with the shade tree part of the article. But I think Black Enterprise did that to save them some grace of supporting Hernando deSoto ideas outright in their article. But only a capitalist thinks and turn profit off anything they touch. Didn't the story the King Midas golden touch is a European capitalist type of thinking. So this type of thinking isnt rare.
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Re: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

MBM ·
As a parent of two young school age boys I have seen this phenomenon first hand. Little white boys can swing from the ceiling and they are "cute". Let a little black boy do anything - exibiting energy and vibrance outside a very narrow prescribed box of behavior - and it's a problem. The elephant in the room is white racism against black children. Black kids never get the benefit of the doubt that white teachers would want for their own kids (hence they generously shovel it out for other...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

Omega4ul ·
Freedom of Speech is one thing but DISRESPECT is another. I dont think the image deserves the riots and killings but I do think the images are insensitive and disrespectful. Many americans do not understand why this is a big deal. Black americans should be more understanding. If the Danish Press publish a cartoon of a black slave hanging from a tree with black 'urban thugs' pointing guns at him, with a caption that read "Bush's Dream come true".... I think my first respose would be to riot.
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

Black Viking ·
I agree. But I don't think they understand that violence inspires more violence. Shocking really, considering current global events. There are far more constructive ways of dealing with disrespect. As I said in an earlier post, if African-Americans blew something up or burned something down everytime we were disrespected there would be nothing left of America by now. I hope so... for their sake as well as ours.
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Nmaginate ·
When you can raise intelligent questions and, more, make intelligent statements and, even still more, answer questions intelligently then you can talk. I'll ask you again: How can someone run the risk of being unemployed when NOTHING IS LOST?? Explain the "pain" and stop the Mickey Mouse, MEALY MOUTH BS! Why would actual economist (as opposed to a shade-tree ideologue) talk about present and short-term "PAIN" (while praying for long-term, off in the distance "gain") if there is/was NO NET...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Funny how you wouldn't answer the very question that I put forth with regard to left-wing progressivism in our community AMONG BLACK PEOPLE. Here is my shot: The Black community has traditionally been bound by CULTURAL PRECEDENT. For the longest you had a mother and grandmother who warned against "Shacking" and who could read the character of a "date" that you brought home the very first time they met them. Economically, prior to our forefathers moving North we worked the land. There was a...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

MBM ·
What wing of the conservative movement is driving/running the Republican party and the over-all conservative agenda today? Is it so unreasonable to question those who support a movement which at its heart does and has promoted an agenda which is directly inimical to African America's interests? If it is an African American who is supporting that same Anti African American Agenda, then is it wrong to attempt to better understand that? A tree hugger is out to save a tree and the environment. A...
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Re: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

Dusty Elbow ·
Panama's Indian albinos a revered elite Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:02 AM ET By Mike Power ISLA TIGRE, Panama (Reuters) - When Kuna Indian medicine man Mandiuliguina Flores speaks, everyone listens. For his dark-skinned indigenous audience, the albino shaman's milky white skin gives him special powers. In a quirk of history and genetics, Panama's Kuna tribe has one of the world's highest occurrences of albinos, revered as an elite group that the Kuna call "the children of the moon". Kuna mythology...
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Re: Kid Games

ma'am ·
-Dozens. "Your mama's so. . ." -Hide and Seek. -Head Up, Seven Up. I think that was the only game I used to cheat at. -Super Soaker fights. -Fire Hydrant. Nothing like playing in the hydrants during a hot day. -Tree climbing. Climb then see who'd jump from the highest height. I blame this on my messed up back. -Acting out movies and movie videos. I always wanted to be Baby when we did Dirty Dancing, but I'd only butt in during the last few minutes rather than play Baby the entire movie. For...
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Re: Kid Games

tru2urself16 ·
Oh we were so bad kids. We used to play "Bloody Knuckles" and "Quaters" "Bloody Knuckles": the point was you and your partner made fists and took turns hitting each others closed fist until one either quit or somebody's knuckles turned blood-red(and trust this was not easy for some dirt black little kids ) "Quaters": was basically just like bloody knuckles except you held quaters between your finger as you hit the other persons knuckles. ***I was not an active participant in either of these...
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Re: Kid Games

Kweli4Real ·
All of this brought back soooo many good memories that Ijust have to smile. There again I feel bad because it seems that kids today don't know how to play outside. I remember getting up early on saturdays so that I could get my chores done early. I'd be out the house by 10:00a.m. and wouldn't see it again until about 2 minutes before the street lights came on. We'd have to play just around the corner because if we didn't, someone's mother would see us and make us go home for lunch or dinner.
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Re: Gordon Parks dies at 93

Fine ·
I will always remember "The Learning Tree"
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Re: Kid Games

TruEssence ·
I love all of those too! Tic tac toe and hangman were the games we would play instead of paying attention in chruch...trying not to get caught playing! I also remember playing hop scotch with tree branches and rocks and double dutch! I used to love the technique some of my friends would use to jump in!
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Re: Gordon Parks dies at 93

HonestBrother ·
Great movie!
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Re: Marcus Garvey Was A Colonialist

Oshun Auset ·
That is largely because the folks who went bakc went back with a European/Western worldview. Precicely why Garvey said not EVERYONE should go back. Are you serious?...Do "they" want us back? WTF are you talking about? There are over 3000 Africans from the West who have moved back to Ghana alone. I know and visited a few while I was there. Yes, I went to Africa... All the 'Natives'(lol) I met asked why don't more of 'us' from the West come HOME. "our" culture is but a branch on the tree of...
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Re: Marcus Garvey Was A Colonialist

Empty Purnata ·
So the African-Americans that he wanted to go back to Africa, what kind of Africans would they be? What would they do once they were over there? The idea of a "Provisional African President" always sounded strange to me because it sounded like he was planning on "us" setting up some sort of government in Africa. I just said "natives" as a term for the aboriginal people that live on the continent, lol. Anyway, I don't view "us" (African-Americans) as being somehow "racially" different than...
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Re: Too Much Sex?

Rowe ·
Sex is derived from sexus. Sexus means to cut off, separate, take a part of and amputate. The full meaning of sex was understood in African society. And according Dr. Llaila O. Afrika, author of African Holistic Health , sex is part of the Tree of Life. Sexual abuse cuts off life. Animals and plants that have excessive sex have short lifespans. Fruit trees that produce large crops year afer year have short lifespans. In men, excessive ejaculation of sperm causes impotency, weakens thinking,...
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Re: Where should Reparations funds come from?

Frenchy ·
*Yemaya approaches every white person she sees with a clipboard.* "Sir, have you or any one in your family tree ever own slaves, benefitted from slave labor, knew someone who owned slaves and didn't criticize them in any way, laughed during a showing of 'Roots', or ever used the phrase 'What's the big deal? Slavery is over'?" "You have?" *Fills out an invoice.* "Please remit your payment immediately." There really are a whole lot of people that should be getting a bill if we are going to...
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Re: Who is the BEST African American Actor?

nayo ·
from wikipedia.com Ira Aldridge From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Ira Aldridge as Mungo in The Padlock, 1820s or 1830sIra Frederick Aldridge (1807–1867) was an American stage actor. He was born in New York City to Reverend Daniel and Luranah Aldridge on July 24, 1807. Aldridge attended the African Free School in New York City. His early "education" in theater included viewing plays from the high balcony of the Park Theatre, New York's leading theater of the...
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Re: Pan Africanism 2006

ZAKAR ·
As an African(blackman)in America, it is impossible for you to have a negative view of Africa and a positive view of yourself. Its like loving the fruit but hating the tree. How can you have fruit without the tree. To say it simple if you look deeply you actually hate yourself.Unless you actually know brothers and sistas from the Continent, spent time with them, I think it is highly ignorant to say things about how different we are from Africans on the Continent, or from the Carribean or...
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

EbonyRose ·
Subject: FW: The Koala and the Little Lizard A koala is sitting up a gum tree ... smoking a joint when a little lizard walks past and looks up and says, "Hey Koal a ! What are you doing?" The koala says: Smoking a joint, come up and have some." So the little lizard climbs up and sits next to the koala and they smoke a few joints. After a while the little lizard says his mouth is 'dry' he's going to get a drink from the river. But the little lizard is so stoned that he leans too far over and...
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

Fabulous ·
Two lawyers are stranded on a deserted island. They've been there for many days with only a little food and water, and they're losing hope. Every day, the first lawyer climbs a palm tree and scans the horizon, searching for rescue. One day, he can't believe his eyes. He quickly jumps out of the tree and finds the second lawyer, and he excitedly tells him, "you won't believe what just washed up on the beach". "It's a gorgeous blonde, and she's naked!" The second lawyer says, "You're kidding!
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Re: Black Alpha Male - in short supply.

Blacksanction ·
When no one pisses on the same tree that you do. Then you can be declared the Alfa male unless you have pissed own your shoes- again.
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Re: Appreciating Black Beauty

HonestBrother ·
We did not have all that Jesus and the utter dermination to force him on everything and everyone around us. Black people have gotten the worst forms of Western religious fanaticism... And black women are particularly bit by this bug... a Jewish god nailed to a tree is their ideal man - which does NOT bode well for the rest of us... You do not see Africans sending goddamned missionaries to the other side of the world to spread Orisha worship... we did not get this from Africa... puhlease....
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

Fabulous ·
Height of patience: A naked woman lying down with her legs apart under a banana tree. Height of frustration: A boxer trying to scratch his balls. Height of Innocence: A teenager girl applying Clearasil to her nipples. Height of Unemployment: Cobwebs in the hole of the prostitute. Height of laziness: A guy lying on a girl and waiting for an earthquake to do the rest. Height of Competition: A guy peeing beside a waterfall. Height of Sophistication: Sucking nipples with a straw. Height of...
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Re: Black Alpha Male - in short supply.

HonestBrother ·
Re: Black Alpha Male - in short supply.
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Re: You Know You Were Raised Black When. . .

UppityNegress ·
--Your mother made you climb the tree and pick the switch you got whipped with -- "Light bulb" is pronounced "lite bug" -- The smell of burning hair and grease brings back memories of childhood -- You used to buy sweets from a "candy house" in your apartment complex, which was just some woman selling junk from her apartment -- This candy consists of kool-aid, pixie sticks, and now-and-laters -- You drank a sugar/colored water concoction known as "orange drink" and actually thought it was...
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Re: Is Christmas Christian?

Melesi ·
Nmaginate, It would be useful if you would think once in a while. Did I say that computers had anything to do with Christmas? You will look in vain for any indication from me that I think so. No, I was talking about your reasoning, which is as sanitary as the inside of rotting whale. You asked if, providing I used a Christmas tree as part of my Christmas celebration, which Biblical tradition that supported or obeyed. My answer to you of 12:48 today is quite clear enough to show even you that...
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Re: Caucasian Club?

Nmaginate ·
<< link >> << link 2 >> [This message was edited by Nmaginate on September 22, 2003 at 10:58 AM.]
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Re: Parallel Universe?

Melesi ·
Afroman, Why do you want to believe in parallel universes? I'm not sure that you show a reason for believing in them, yet you begin with them and end with them in your post. Why? First, a thought that is not a quibble even if it may seem like one: if a universe is "parallel," then it does not intersect with this one, and therefore there's no way to access it. We can know nothing about it. Second, human consciousness is part of this universe, that is true, but human consciousness has been...
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Re: Where would I be now if my parent's never met?

Melesi ·
MBM, For the sake of this argument, I'm going to leave some things out of this post. It'll make it more pointed and thus be merciful to those who read it. It'll be a lot shorter, too. I think that I agree largely with Vox on this issue. That's not really important, but it does let you know why I would ask the next question: When you say that you think that we were "meant" to be, what do you mean? To be "meant" needs a "mean-er," someone who "means" to have an action occur. A tree, not being...
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Re: Something of a Revelation

soul_doctor73 ·
If my linguistic analysis is your motivation then you are barking up the wrong tree. However you intend to promote your intellectual prowess means very little to me. It makes no difference to me what you believe concerning my post. I did say 'objectively', need I define the word? You are *still* talking of lingustics. Proof positive that this is above your current spiritual comprehension. You are wasting my time with these comedic antics to buff your ego. And you are further waisting your...
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Re: Christian ORIGIN of RACISM!

Afroman ·
By excellence, Ifa Orisha , Vodou, Santeria or Lucumi, (different names but the SAME african religion) are very powerful! Good when use for such purposes and bad when use to accomplish evil. Besides, in the Fon language of Dahomey now called Benin in East Africa, Vodou means "Sacred", "Spirit", "Deity" or "Divine spirit". Ifa Orisha or Vodou is part of everything in Nature. The Lwa or spirits of Vodou are like branches of a Great Tree or Great Root (God or Bondye). The spirits are within the...
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Re: How many thought Willie Lynch was real?

Our Empowerment ·
Just thougt you might want the unabridged version, instead of just the reviews. > ... its time for Prosperity > > > [This message was edited by Our Empowerment on October 09, 2003 at 02:44 AM.]
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Re: How many thought Willie Lynch was real?

sunnubian ·
I found this at http://www.freemaninstitute.com/lynch.htm along with a lot of commentary disputing it as not being real or his not being a real person Willie Lynch Speech The following is courtesy of The Freeman Institute and has been credited to William Lynch, a White slave owner, who reportedly made the speech on the banks of the James River in 1712. We substituted the word "BLACK" for the more degrading word that was used. This speech and additional material is on this web site not to...
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Re: Mary Magdalene: Prostitute or Apostle?

Prophetessofrage ·
Hi Melesi, yes the 'translators' did purposely DISTORT the Bible to teach SEXIST as well as RACIST evil and this is why women are oppressed under the banner of the 'religions' calling themselves Christians. There's just too much evidence out there to refute the blatant patriarchy evil. Modern day white religions all have their origin from the Bishops who gathered at the various councils to decide what white males and their colored proselytes mentality and will for 'women' Christians would...
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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: third eye?

Faheem ·
Melesi, again I must say that much of what you are saying sound like guess work and has no foundation in actual facts. You admit that genetic change due to migration is still a thesis but yet you offer it up as if it is actual fact and I am simply expressing to you my belief that such a belief is incomplete and false at best based on its inability to answer several question which you in turn just push to the side as an anomaly as it relate to the way which mutation happen. It also appears...
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Re: third eye?

Melesi ·
Faheem, Sometimes it depends on what we're looking for, because we only see what we already recognize. How we already classify animals and plants determines in large part how we think about them. This goes for the transitional forms, too. Now, there are two errors we can commit about the fossil record, and they are that 1. the fossil record is so well known and complete that we know all the details of its history, and 2. the fossil is so fragmentary as to be of no use. Neither is true.
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Re: Michael Jackson's legal problems:Where does the Black woman weigh in?

Prophetessofrage ·
VOX stilled SEARED from the last beatin' eh? Well, here's some SCARRING words that you FORGOT to imitate.... Hi My sisters, long time no hear from (on this board) eh? At any rate, the reason I'm writing you is because of a incident I recently experienced. A stalker by the name of VOX reminded me of how dangerous are the times we live in. It seems a girl can't post a heartfelt feeling without a BLACK MALE jumping up being the FIRST to denigrate her. Well, that's what this VOX handle character...
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Re: Michael Jackson's legal problems:Where does the Black woman weigh in?

IMMORTAL LOGIC ·
PROPHETESS OF RAGE SPEAKS THE TRUTH!!! I've researched her words thoroughly on the whole african mother/african father thing and discovered she's correct for the most part, and HERE'S THE PROOF. There actually is an african father seen here but he does'nt actually have sons or daughters but is in fact assisted by a magic patriarchical unicorn named "Earl" and 2 chauvinistic robots named "larry 3.0" and "Compu-stud 3000" And it is through these two robots that the african father and "Earl"...
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Re: Michael Jackson's legal problems:Where does the Black woman weigh in?

RadioRaheem ·
LOL *********************************************************** 'Sometimes life is obscene' - Black Crowes Commerical Hall of Fame - All time list 'Who in the hell left the gate open???' 'Somebody put roots on me' 'I've fallen, and I can't give up!!!'
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Re: Breaktime--Now, for something a little lighthearted

Our Empowerment ·
Interesting how the bullet didn't seem to find any brain. It is funny, but all I could see is the reporter making an excuse for the shooter (like it was an accident). If the bullet rickershaed(sp) off a tree branch then ok, but 'up in the air' for sound, I don't think so. My guess is his job was to fire near this guy's head and his missed missing his target. Maybe they should try again, until they get it right, dead right or even dead wrong!
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Re: She used to do what??

henry38 ·
After questioning the woman and establishing the facts that this is true, it becomes more of what your position is in life or what you are aspiring to become in future and look at how this information is going to affect you. To give an example if you intend to become a Policeman, a Judge or hold any high PUBLIC office then trust me your enemies to stop your progress can use this woman's past misdeeds against you and you would be legless and NOT have a hope in hell to beat off any onslaught.
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Re: She used to do what??

IMMORTAL LOGIC ·
First one would have to verify the story for themselves before comming to their fiancee with anything, she's soon to be wifey, she gets benefit of the doubt more than anyone. If it's proven, and she did, I guess the next question is "why", I personally can't think of any circumstance why she can't get a job that maintains her integrity and dignity but again future wifey gets benefit of the doubt. Personally I can't see me stickin' around, cause you know most of us fellas on some level think...
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Re: She used to do what??

PhoenixFemme ·
Apparently, Social Darwinism is alive and being nurtured by Henry38. Kwelie4Real makes sense - this is basically an exercise in how secure men are. Remember Chris Rock's joke about a man asking his girlfriend how many men she had been with? No matter what the number, a man can't handle it. "Two?! Two?! *shakes head* I guess that just how you were raised."
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Re: She used to do what??

henry38 ·
Logical man in many cultures in the world from all of Asia right down to Africa people do not marry without knowing something about the woman. It is true that in America you live in a liberal society but look around you and your record on marriage and divorce? Marrying a woman without knowing anything about her is like looking at a tree and ignoring the fact it has roots. It is the roots that make the tree. Likewise it is the history of the woman that shapes her character. If you ignore this...
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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!

mocove ·
nmaginate: cut with 'white' noise! do some good: plant a tree in da 'hood.
 
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